Archive | August, 2011

Free Friday: Offers for free food and free cleaning products

The best things in life are free. A very wise person once said that, and we agree wholeheartedly, which is why we present to you: Free Friday! This week’s offers include free food, free cleaning products and more.


Chick-Fil-A has a free food breakfast offer.

Chick-Fil-A earns the top spot among this week’s Free Friday offers for free food. The fast-food chain is offering a free breakfast entrée to anyone who makes a reservation on their web site, starting Monday, Aug. 29. Give yourself a reminder to make said reservation on Monday.

Ruby Tuesday, which has been making a HUGE Free Friday push with a number of offers for free food in recent weeks, is back at it again. Simply “Like” their Facebook page and fill out a form and you will receive a free appetizer. (Thanks Saving Cents With Sense)

Panda Express didn’t want to be left out of the Free Friday fun, so they have an offer for free food as well. By printing out and using this online coupon, you will receive a free entrée item with the purchase of any 2 or 3-entrée item plate.

Dannon is putting forth a major effort to promote its new Oikos greek yogurt product, and as such is handing it out for free! Note: In CA, LA and NJ, this Free Friday offer for free food will come in the form of a mailed $1 coupon, instead of an actual yogurt.

We’ve recently highlighted a few Free Friday offers for dog food, but this week it’s time to give the cats some love. Visit the Purina Pro Plan Facebook page and complete a short form to get a can of free food for your kitty. (Thanks Eeendeavors)

free cat food

Free Friday means a free food offer for your cat!

From free food to free cleaning products. Having eaten all that stuff, you need to brush your teeth, after all. Enter this Free Friday offer from Walmart. Just for finishing a brief survey, you can get a sample of Crest Complete toothpaste. (Thanks The Daily Goodie Bag) NOTE: This deal is expired!

While the next free cleaning products offer requires a bit of time, it is definitely worth the effort. By filling out a somewhat lengthy survey, you can obtain a sample of Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser product from the top-notch brand Bioré. See, told you it was worth the effort.

Though not a free food or free cleaining products offer, this last one is so cute we just had to include it in Free Friday. Tiny Prints is offering an adorable free Christmas greeting card. You might not be thinking about Old St. Nick right now, but getting a card now will surely save you some time and money in December. (Thanks Saving the Family Money)

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Free Friday and tell us in the comments your favorite offer.

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Steals of the Week: Back to school discounts

It seems like just yesterday the kids got out for the summer, but it’s already back to school time. Hence the decision to feature back to school discounts in this edition of our popular blog feature Steals of the Week.

We’ll start with the most obvious of the back to school discounts: backpacks and a lunch container! A seller in El Cajon, CA is offering two used backpacks and a lunch container for just $5! That’s certainly a Steals of the Week worthy price.


Next up among the Steals of the Week back to school discounts is a hand-held calculator for sale in Corona, CA for only $20. Sure, it’s a real estate calculator, but it will certainly come in handy at school as well.


For the pre-schoolers and kindergartners comes this Steals of the Week entry. It’s a fun count app for the iPad that helps little kids learn how to count. And it costs only 99 cents – back to school discounts under a buck rock!

fun count app

Style is so important to kids these days. Why not take advantage of back to school discounts that help you get them looking fashionable? This Steals of the Week item is a kids tie-dye t-shirt for only $10 in Glendale, AZ. Note: Shipping is not included.

tie-dye shirt

Alright, enough with the small stuff, we are wrapping up our back to school discount with a scanner. But not just any scanner, an Epson Pro GT-S50 scanner! It comes in at a Steals of the Week quality $349 price tag in Dana Point, CA.


As always, please leave us any Steals of the Week you’ve found by searching the PennySaverUSA classifieds in our comments.

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Enter one of our online contests to win cash prizes

Next to Free Friday, this is our favorite kind of blog post. The one where we highlight the many amazing online contests we are holding!

Earning the distinction as the headliner among the current online contests is our PennySaverUSA coupon contest. Share with us your best coupon experience in 250 words or less and you will have a chance to win a $250 cash prize!

SaverTime Tweet2Win

Enter the SaverTime Tweet2Win contest!

Think about it, you will receive at least a $1 a word if you win the contest – not a bad pay rate. The winner will be determined by a panel of PennySaverUSA judges, and there aren’t a ton of entries, so your chances of winning are strong.

Next up is the latest of the incredible online contests from our daily deal site SaverTime is making its first foray into the Tweet2Win arena and will be randomly giving out one $25 gift cards every hour from 9-5 on Friday to registered users who follow @SaverTime on Twitter and retweet the message: Follow @SaverTime and RT to win a $25 Gift Card every hour on Friday 8/26! between now and 5 p.m. Friday.

As an aside, let’s take some time to send congratulations to Carrie M. who won six months of free gas & groceries from SaverTime!

For our Florida readers, The Flyer is offering trips to Disney World, Nassau Beach, the Florida Keys and Coco Key Water Resort for lucky winners. Those are some sweet online contests!

Stay tuned for even more online contests on the way and check us out on Facebook.

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Make Money Monday: Get a job

It’s time for another edition of Make Money Monday – the feature where we try to help you get a job.

This week we will highlight five of the major employment categories on the classifieds. After all, the best way to kick-start your effort to get a job is by looking at professions with the most demand.

job search

Get a job by scanning the classifieds.

The automotive industry is rebounding and that is reflected in the number of automotive openings on Get a job in a variety of different roles, from mechanic to office manager.

One field that never lacks for openings is sales. There are lots of opportunities in sales on and it’s a good place to look if you want to get a job.

The financial services sector has taken a bit of a hit in recent years, but many openings still remain. Get a job in this broad industry today by checking out the PennySaverUSA classifieds.

Beauty care never wanes – or at least it seems that way. Scan the dozens of openings in the classifieds to get a job in this burgeoning field.

Another steady area to search if you want to get a job is customer service. Peruse the slew of openings in the classifieds.

We wish you all the best in your attempts to get a job and let us know in the comments if you are hiring, so we can highlight your opening.

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Free Friday: Free offers for the whole family

A week wouldn’t be complete without Free Friday! This week we’ve got a variety of free offers that are useful for every member of the family.

Macy’s is making its first appearance in Free Friday with one of this week’s top free offers for teenagers. The department store is having a special American Rag Back to School promotion through its texting service. To get a free clutch purse, text RAGGEDGIFT to 62297 and to get a Young Men’s t-shirt, text RAGGEDTEE to 62297. (Thanks Girls With Coupons)

burberry fragrance

Among the Free Friday free offers: Burberry fragrance!

From Macy’s to Chuck E. Chees’s. The quintessential kids’ funhouse has a free offer for 10 tokens. All you have to do is print out one of their rewards calendars and mark it with a pen to show that your child accomplished any of a number of different things, bring it to the local Chuck E Cheese’s and they will give you the tokens. (Thanks the Frugal Free gal)

Next up are a couple of free offers from top-of-the-line luxury brands for mom and dad. Armani Sport is giving away a free sample of its new fragrance for men if you fill out a short form (click on the free sample button to the right of the page). Burberry, meanwhile, is giving away a free sample of its new fragrance for women if you like their Facebook page and fill out a short form.

This is a good day for our male readers to get some free offers. In addition to the Armani Sport fragrance above, you can also request a free sample of Aveda Men Pure Performance Aftershave. Click on the bottom link on the right side for the sample! (Thanks Time 2 Save)

With fall fast approaching, those of us that suffer with allergies have to prepare. BreatheRight which has a free offer for a sample is a great way to open up those nasal passages. Just register with their web site to receive your free sample.

Walgreens deserves credit for having some of the best free offers on a consistent basis, and they did not disappoint this week. Saturday only, they are handing out a free 8×10 collage print — perfect for your family summer photos. Just make sure you use the coupon code (PRINTONE).

Closing out Free Friday is another of the free offers from Coastal Contact. They are giving away 5,000 free frames today only, so don’t waste any time in capitalizing on this free offer.

One last reminder. Don’t forget to check out the free stuff section of to find more great freebies, including this one for a computer cable.

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Steals of the Week: Discounted tools

It’s a time-honored institution here on the PennySaverUSA blog. If you are a new reader, let us introduce you to this esteemed feature: Steals of the Week! In this edition we will cover discounted tools.

Harbor Freight is one of the nation’s leading stores in which to find discounted tools, and they did not disappoint with their latest sale. They have a wide array of items on sale for up to 80% off. Now that’s a Steals of the Week caliber sale right there.

harbor freight tools

The next Steals of the Week entry in the discounted tools category comes to us from a seller in Madisonville, TN. His ad is outstanding and so is his price: $100 (or best offer) for a full-featured Scroll Station Saw from Dremel. Snatch this one up right away.

scroll saw

Any time a brand new grinder – made by Makita, no less – is available for just $80 (or best offer) that’s going to make Steals of the Week. The seller is located in San Bernadino, CA and says he has even more discounted tools for sale.


It’s nice when you can get discounted tools with the original case and charger. A seller in Hermosa Beach, CA is offering his Coleman Powermate Cordless Drill for just $40. A useful item at a Steals of the Week worthy price tag.

coleman drill

We had to include one low-cost Steals of the Week option for discounted tools. This 5-piece Husky nut-driver set is being sold for just $5 in Murrieta, CA. Not bad eh?

husky driver

Please let us know if you’ve found any Steals of the Week quality items in our comments.

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Celebrate Grandparents Day with a #pennyshout

Grandparents Day is coming up soon (Sept. 11) and PennySaverUSA has come up with a creative way to say thanks to that special grandparent in your life.

By following and tweeting @PennySaverUSA with the hashtag #pennyshout, you can have your free message printed in the local PennySaver.

The one key thing to remember is to include the zip code in your tweet, so we know which PennySaver publication in which to print the message.

That’s not the only way to get a free message printed in the PennySaver for your grandparents, however. If you happen to not have a Twitter account, you can also If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can also send in your free message the old fashioned way through the phone or fax.

The number to call is (800) 995-3333 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 995-3333 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and the fax is (760) 599-1505.

The deadline to get in your free Father’s Day message is Thursday, Sept. 1.

As for gift ideas for your grandparents, look no further than and

Our online classifieds feature a number of exceptional items that your grandparents would surely love, while provides up to 90% off good and services that would be great for your grandparents.

If you don’t have Twitter or a phone, please leave your #pennyshout in the blog comments and we will make sure it gets included.

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Make Money Monday: Find work at PennySaverUSA

In this edition of Make Money Monday, our weekly blog about what it takes to find work in this tough marketplace, we focus on the jobs currently available with us here at PennySaverUSA!

There are a variety of openings with PennySaverUSA throughout Southern California, Northern California and Florida and we would love if you could find work with us.

work for PennySaverUSA

Find work with PennySaverUSA.

A vast majority of the openings are in sales, so if you have any expertise in that area, please don’t hesitate to apply. All told, 25 different offices have opening in sales, and seven of those are new positions.

Don’t worry, though, if sales aren’t your thing, there are still several other openings, so your hopes to find work with PennySaverUSA aren’t dashed.

Several offices, including Mira Loma, CA; Vista, CA; Rancho Cordova, CA and Tampa, FL; have openings in production.

Perhaps the best location for which to find work at PennySaverUSA is in Brea, CA. That office not only has sales and production openings, but web and admin positions are also available.

We want everyone who wants a job to be able to find work. Please leave us a comment if you are interested in any of the vacant positions with PennySaverUSA. And don’t forget to check out our jobs listings for thousands of openings with other companies from around the country.

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Free Friday: Get free food and so much more

Us Americans tend to be very conflicted these days. We can’t seem to agree on just about anything. But the one thing that unites us all? Free stuff! So consider Free Friday the great unifier and your pathway to get free food and more.


Get free food from Pizza Hut on Free Friday!

Making its first foray into the land of Free Friday and the home of Get Free Food, is Pizza Hut! If you like them on Facebook and make an online purchase, they will give you a free P’Zone! This offer is valid through August 21, but who are we kidding, we know most of you are going to redeem it this weekend.

Ruby Tuesday is becoming a regular on the Free Friday scene and is once again providing you a way to get free food. Just Like them on Facebook and complete a short form and you can get an online coupon for a free appetizer.

Also making a quick return to Free Friday is Pinkberry. The popular frozen yogurt chain has an online coupon for a buy one, get one free. Trust us, if you’ve never been, it’s worth the trip.

To all our readers in the South and East, this Free Friday offer is just for you. Get free food from the Huddle House, which is giving away an online coupon good for a free waffle to anyone who likes their Facebook tape measure

Given that we are in the “Dog Days” of summer, we had to include a way for your dog to get free food. Fill out a short survey to receive a complimentary sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6. (Thanks The Cents’Able Shoppin)

In case you are one of those .000001 percent of us that don’t want to get free food, we were being honest when we referenced “and so much more” in the Free Friday headline.

Harbor Freight has an offer of a free tape measure with any purchase and Pink by Victoria’s Secret is offering a free mini mist with a PINK purchase.

Let’s wrap up with a Free Friday first. We’ve had offers for free glasses before, but never one for free contact lenses! This offer is courtesy of Bausch and Lomb. (Thanks Daily Coupon Adventures)

Have a great weekend everyone and remember, the best stuff is free stuff.

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Steals of the Week: Online bargains

Every now and again, it’s important not to restrain our Steals of the Week feature. We usually like to focus it on particular items, but this time we just want to highlight the great online bargains you can find using PennySaverUSA online classifieds.

Steals of the Week hits Oceanside, CA for the first of five online bargains. The seller is offering a Hoover Spin Sweeper for just $65 (or best offer). It’s in excellent condition, according to the seller.

spin sweeper

The next of our online bargains in Steals of the Week is for a Sony PS2 silver with games! The seller has it priced at just $50 and says the controller in mint condition, but admits there is minor cosmetic damage to the frame of the console (even though it still works perfectly).


Online bargains usually don’t come from health care related items, but this one is certainly Steals of the Week quality. A seller in Oceanside, CA is willing to part with a Merits Power Chair (motorized wheelchair) for only $400 (or best offer). The best part … it includes the charger and the owner’ manual.

Miami is home to our next Steals of the Week item. A Homedics Shiatsu Massaging cushion for just $35? Sure that’s worthy of inclusion on a list of online bargains. The seller pledges that it is in great condition.

shiatsu massage

What better to wrap up the online bargains edition of Steals of the Week than a Barbie doll. But not just any Barbie doll. This one is a highly collectible Versace Barbie doll. They often sell for over $100, but this one is available for $70 (or best offer) in Reseda, CA.


As always, please let us know in the comments if you’ve found your own Steals of the Week level item in the PennySaverUSA classifieds.

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