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Friday freebies 4/29

Posted April 29, 2011

Happy Friday everyone! Let’s do some freebies including free samples of John Frieda and Folgers, CVS free $5 gift card with gift card purchase, retail and mall coupons, free batteries, free plants and more!

CVS Give One Get One gift card promotion: Buy a $25 CVS gift card online and get another free $5 eGift Card. For every $25 you purchase in gift cards, you get a $5 eGift Card. All the gift cards can be used in your local store using the code you will get after purchasing the gift cards. Gift card purchase limited to $150 per transaction. If you shop CVS already, this is a FREE $5 for you. Get the $25 gift card and use it for your normal purchases and you also get an additional $5 extra to spend! Click HERE for more details.

Free chips from Frito-Lay at 3:00 PM today (April 29) on their Facebook page. They are giving away 24,000 bags of free chips (which is a lot!) so good luck! Click HERE for their Facebook page.

Long list of retail and mall coupons from! There are tons of printable coupons and online coupon codes here so if you are going shopping this weekend be sure to check it out before you head out the door. Click HERE for the list of coupons.

Free sample John Freida Root Awakening hair product from Click HERE for the sample.

Folgers Special Roast free sample when you Like them on Facebook. Click HERE for the sample.

Free sample Playtex Sport. Click HERE for the sample.

Free batteries at Office Depot after WorkLife Rewards rebate. You can get the Energizer® AA and AAA 10 Packs for free after rebate and you will get the rewards on the next quarterly statement. You can actually do this deal once a day until it expires on May 7th. Click HERE for the Office Depot website.

Free Plant Giveaway!: Christ Community UMC church is having a giveaway in their parking parking lot, Saturday, May 14 from 9 am until all plants are gone. To receive free garden plants, gardeners fill out and sign a pledge card to share some of their harvest with those in need. Come and select your plants and get ready to grow your garden! They will have a variety of 1,000 plants to give away. Christ Community UMC is located at 1082 Amelia Church Road, Clayton 27520 intersection of Guy Road and Amelia Church Road, Clayton. Additional information about Christ Community can be found

Fundraiser for local high school leadership group: Although this is not actually a freebie – it’s a great way to support a local group of teens in their quest to have productive and important careers and you can enjoy a delicious dinner while you are at it. Jennifer, the mom of the teen raising funds, posts on the Smart Shopper blog often and asked if I would include this info on the blog this week. Here’s the info from Jennifer: The West Johnston High School HOSA (Health Occupations of America) club, which focuses on leadership, health care career skills, and community outreach has made it to the big time! Each year the students attend a state leadership conference and competition. This year 9 students from West Johnston High School qualified, and were invited to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA. The trip will cost each student about $1000 each in just airfare, hotel accommodations, and conference fees.  WJHS HOSA will be hosting a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 30 from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Hwy 42 in Clayton (which is located near the new Johnston Memorial Hospital complex). Plates are $6 each and can be eaten there or provided as take out. There will be a drive through available as well. There will also be a cake walk, snack walk for the kids, 50/50 raffle, basket auction, and other fun activities. (Side comment from Faye - Please, no comments about how not frugal a $6 pasta meal is – this is a fundraiser not a see-how-cheap-we-can-eat event ). For more information, or donation opportunities contact Jennifer@ or 919.868.5548


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper May 1, 2011

    LOL heremeaj! I agree - it's probably a good thing that I did not get the coupon!:-)

  • heremeaj May 1, 2011

    Just think of the calories I saved by not getting this coupon.....but I sure did try!

  • Nancy Apr 29, 2011

    I agree marybeth - because pepsico corp includes a HUGE list of products!

  • marybethwright06 Apr 29, 2011

    i hope we get it ... please let us get it!

  • Nancy Apr 29, 2011

    This is what is on their facebook site now - so maybe, just maybe we'll get this insert too!!!! I posted about the possibility on the Sunday Insert still my heart if we get it :)

    "Thanks for your interest! We've reached the limit for this offer, but be sure to look for our Moments To Save booklet in your Sunday May 1st newspaper. You'll find over $20 in savings on your favorite Frito-Lay snacks and other PepsiCo brands! "

  • marybethwright06 Apr 29, 2011

    ha ha ... people get so mad!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2011

    Here's the latest in the free chip saga: "Hi everyone, we are having technical difficulties, we will get the coupon entry up and running as soon as we can and we will post a link on our wall. We appreciate your patience."

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2011

    Me too, marybeth - just to see if it ever loads. I don't need the chips - now it's just for fun to see how lon git takes them to rectify this mess. Too funny.

  • marybethwright06 Apr 29, 2011

    lol! I am still waiting!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Apr 29, 2011

    I think Frito Lay forgot about theie big huge 24,000 free bags of chips giveaway. There is no giveaway on Facebook and the comments are really funny from fans wondering what happened to their free chips. Another Facebook giveaway gone bad.... add it to the long list of companies not being prepared after they hyped up their big freebie. I hope they post it and somebody gets a free bag of chips. :-)