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Free Friday: Halloween Weekend equals food freebies galore

Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, odds are you do celebrate food freebies. Thanks to the haunted holiday, this Free Friday features a significant number of food freebies. For a little balance there are also a couple of beauty product freebies. On with the show …

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Take your kid to IHOP today for a free scary face pancake.

IHOP serves as this week’s Free Friday opening act. The popular breakfast chain is offering up a free Scary Face Pancake to all children 12-and–under today (Friday, Oct. 28) until 10 p.m. No purchase is necessary and no coupon is required.

Another kids eat free offer comes from Boston Market. Print this online coupon and bring it in to get a free kids meal, with the purchase of an adult entrée. The online coupon is valid from Saturday, Oct.29-Monday, Oct. 31. (Thanks Free Sample Momma)

T.G.I. Friday’s has its own food freebies this weekend. If you wear a costume to any of their participating locations from Saturday Oct. 29-Monday, Oct. 31, they will give you a free appetizer! It appears the choices are mozzarella sticks, pot stickers or crispy green bean fries. (Thanks The Reali$tic Couponers)

Two corporate titans combine for this next Free Friday food freebies offer. Today (Oct. 28) through Monday, Oct. 31, Walmart is giving away free Starbucks ice cream. Just stop by the Bright Ideas Station at your local Walmart to pick up your free ice cream.

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Free Friday has the best beauty product freebies.

The last two food freebies this Free Friday are only available to Southern California residents. KFC locations in Southern California have an online coupon on their Facebook page for two free large sides with the purchase of an 8-piece meal. Palomar Pizza & Pasta in the San Diego area, meanwhile, has a SaverTime voucher for a free slice of pizza that you can redeem at the Vista Palomar Park’s FREE Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m.

This edition of Free Friday might be packed with food freebies, but as promised, there are a couple of beauty product freebies as well. Boss will mail out a free fragrance sample of its new BOSS Orange scent to anyone who provides their name and mailing address.

Likewise, DOVE is mailing out free Dove® Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream to anyone who signs up for their email list and gives their name and address.

Have fun Trick-or-Treating if you celebrate Halloween, and if not, enjoy all the freebies it has resulted in!

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One week left to enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash Contest for a chance to win $300


Enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest for a chance to win up to a $300 cash prize.

The entries are flowing in for’s Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest and the competition is intense. With Halloween less than a week away, we expect the submissions to get even better over the next few days.

You have through Nov. 1 to enter the Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest, because we wanted to give people a chance to send in their Halloween photos from this year.

If you are planning to wait, however, do keep in mind that some of the entries we’ve already received are nothing short of spooktacular.  To become a finalist, you better bring it with a costume that is truly epic.

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This online contest entry was shared on our Facebook page. Click on the image to visit our page and share yours now.

This online contest has two categories: Ghastly Grown-Ups (for adults) and Little Monsters (for kids). There will be one winner for each category and each winner will receive $250 … unless they have downloaded our new mobile phone garage sale app MOGASA, in which case the prize will rise to $300.

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 2, we will pick three finalists for each category, and the winners will be determined by a three-day vote from Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Friday,  Nov. 4. We will then announce the winner in this very blog on Monday, Nov. 7.

MOGASA is completely FREE and lets you find and get directions to garage sales in you area. You can also post an ad for your garage sale through the app at no cost. Download it now for the iPhone or Android.

Should you be struggling to come up with costume ideas, we will put up a post on Thursday with suggestions from PennySaverUSA staffers. Included in the post will also post a funny video of what current and former employees dressed up as when they were kids. Stay tuned …

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Pet of the Week: A cat named Atlanta in San Diego

Most of us here at have pets and are huge pet fans. We’re also big supporters of pet adoption. As a result, we’ve decided to launch a new blog feature in conjunction with local Humane Societies called Pet of the Week.

Each Wednesday we will spotlight a new pet up for adoption from one of the local Humane Societies and share a story from one of our readers about their personal experience with pet adoption.


Kicking off our Pet of the Week feature is Atlanta, pictured on the right. Here is the full description from the San Diego Humane Society:

Atlanta is a gorgeous kitty hoping to find a special family and home to cherish. With bright eyes and an eclectic spirit, she enjoys playing with feather toys, sunbathing and watching birds flutter outside her window.

While Atlanta enjoys spending time with her people friends, she is also very comfortable spending time on her own.  Atlanta has a kitten-nature and is very curious and fun-loving.  She will do well in a variety of homes.  For the Fall into Love with a Furry Friend promotion, from September 6th through October 31st of 2011, her adoption fee is $25 and includes her spay, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, and a certificate for a free veterinary exam!

Atlanta is available for adoption at the North Campus of the San Diego Humane Society:


572 Airport Road

Oceanside, CA 92058

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Now it’s time to share a touching story from one of our PennySaverUSA Twitter followers, Sandy (reach her @ @SLN319), who adopted an adorable dog several years ago. Here is her story (her pup’s picture is on the right):

My dog means a lot to me. His name is Cujo (because I just love horror movies). I decided to adopt him because I wanted a small dog as well as a new friend to the family. Dogs love you unconditionally and they give you much joy and happiness everyday.  The benefits of pet adoption is to save a life — your pet will be healthy because most dogs are neutered and all are vaccinated.  You’ll also save money as adoption is inexpensive and there’s a wide selection of animals to choose from. I highly recommend it! Cujo has been a beloved part of our family for eight years now.

To have your adopted pet story featured in Pet of the Week, please leave your story as a blog comment, tweet us, Facebook us or email us. Thank you.

Rating 1.67 out of 5 is having a Co$tume Bash for Cash: Enter our newest online contests’s online classifieds are a fantastic resource for buying and selling, our online coupons are an outstanding resource for everyday saving and our daily deals are an exceptional resource for significant discounts of up to 90% off. But let’s be real: Our online contests are the most fun part of the site.

That’s why we are so bone-chillingly thrilled to howl about one of the most spook-tacular online contests ever held: The Co$tume Bash for Cash contest.

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Enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash contest.

You can win up to $300 for submitting the best Halloween costume photo in the latest of our online contests. There are two separate categories, and the winner of each category will win $300 (if they have downloaded MOGASA, our awesome FREE garage sale mobile phone app) or $250 if they have not downloaded MOGASA. Download MOGASA for the iPhone or Android now to have a chance at winning more cash.

There will be one winner among all the Ghastly Grown-Ups (adults) and one winner among all the Little Monsters (kids). You have until Nov. 1 to enter the contest, so if you want to wait until the day after Halloween to send in your killer costume photo, feel free to do so (just make sure you don’t forget).

The staff at will pick three finalists in each category and we will open it up to voting from Nov. 2-Nov. 4 on this here blog. The photo that gets the most votes in each category is the winner!

Please also share your photos on the PennySaverUSA Facebook page or the MOGASA Facebook page. We want this online contest to be enjoyable and interactive as possible.

Also, if you live in California, take advantage of the giveaway from our daily deal site Just for subscribing to daily deal emails (or getting a friend to sign up, if you’re already a member), you will be automatically entered for a chance to win four tickets to the SOLD OUT So You Think You Can Dance Show at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. The prize package also includes round-trip airfare (if necessary), a limo ride and accommodations at a luxury Downtown LA hotel.

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Save Money Monday: Nominate a local business for a coupon or deal

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is one of our favorite shows here at As such, we’ve decided to borrow from their concept of asking viewers to submit restaurants they want Guy Fieri to visit on the show, for Save Money Monday. But we are putting a little twist on the idea: We’d like you to nominate a local business you’d like to see us feature coupons or daily deals for on

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Nominate a local business to appear on our daily deal page.

Just drop the name of a local business in the comments that you really like and we will see what we can do about getting a coupon or daily deal from that business.

For more information on the difference between a coupon and a daily deal, please take a look at last week’s Save Money Monday blog post.

The PennySaver family, including, and is nothing without our loyal community of readers and fans and we really appreciate your help in providing coupons and deals for the local businesses that you frequent.

We can’t promise we will be able to come up with a coupon or deal for every single small business you nominate, but we can promise we will give it our best Save Money Monday shot!

Thanks again for being such amazing readers and please help us help you by nominating your favorite local business.

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Buy and sell Halloween costumes on

Online classifieds are a phenomenal source for buying and selling Halloween costumes and decorations. To make that process even easier for you, has developed a special Halloween landing page, specifically for buying and selling Halloween costumes and decorations.

One of the most fun occasions of the year is dressing up in your Halloween costume and either attending a party or taking your child trick or treating. The problem is that it’s no fun to dress in the same costume year after year and it’s so expensive to annually buy a new one at the store. solves those issues. You can sell your old Halloween costumes and use the money you make to buy yourself a new one all on our online classifieds Halloween landing page.

It’s a win-win situation. That person who was searching for the exact vampire costume you wore last year can buy it from you, enabling you to then buy that new Captain America costume you’ve had your eye on.

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Get your Halloween decorations from our online classifieds.

While Halloween costumes are a blast, there is more to the holiday than just getting dressed up. Getting your house or apartment full of decorations can be just as much fun. Having trick-or-treaters drop by in amazement as the see the detail you put into your decorations is always satisfying. also has a Halloween decorations online classifieds section intended to help you make your place as spooktackular as possible.

And don’t forget … we also currently have Halloween paid icons available for just $2.50, so that even your online classifieds ads look sharp. You wouldn’t want to put up an ad for one of the awesome Halloween costumes you are selling and not include a snazzy Halloween icon, after all!

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Here at we absolutely love online contests. Our favorite part: Announcing the winner of our online contests!

The most recent of our monthly online contests, the Penny the Pig Trivia contest, was a huge success and generated nearly 600 entries.

The competition was fierce and the vast majority of entries contained the correct answer to the trivia question (how many pennies make up $250?).

Without any further ado, it’s time to reveal which of the entries with the correct answer was randomly drawn as the winner.

Congratulations to Russell H.!!!

The California native provided the correct answer of 25,000 and was thrilled to be randomly chosen as the winner.


Sign up for SaverTime daily deal emails to be automatically entered to win!

He was quite succinct when asked for his response to winning, saying “THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

And yes, he really included that many exclamation points.

So please join us in congratulations Russell H. with a nice message in the comments and please stay tuned for the next of our online contests, which is coming next week.

In the meantime, make sure to participate in the So You Think You Can Dance giveaway from our new daily deal site By signing up for the SaverTime daily deal email list or referring friends to sign up with your affiliate link, you are automatically entered for a chance to win four tickets, RT airfare, limo ride and hotel stay to the SOLD OUT “So You Think You Can Dance Show” at the Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles.

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Free Friday: Freebies include food, beauty products and more

Sometimes it can seem like forever before another Free Friday rolls around, but it has finally arrived and we have a number of exceptional freebies available this week.

We don’t want to make you wait any longer for the freebies, so let’s dispense with the pleasantries and get right to it!

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Free Friday + Marinara Mondays = free pasta!

Kicking things off this Free Friday is popular Italian restaurant chain Buca di Beppo. In honor of World Pasta Day on October 25, the eatery has developed “Marinara Mondays”. If you purchase an entrée or baked pasta dish any Monday in the month of October, you will receive a free spaghetti marinara. To get the online coupon, click the button on the top right of the page.

If pasta doesn’t float your boat, perhaps this next Free Friday freebies offer will be more enticing. Back Yard Burgers will send you a coupon for a FREE burger just for signing up for their eClub newsletter. Sounds worth it to us!

Now that you’ve had your Free Friday main course, it’s time for dessert. Great American Cookies is handing out a free cookie to anyone who donates a used book at one of their locations throughout the month of October.

Now that you’ve had such a feast, it’s time to make sure your cat is fed. This Free Friday freebies offer from Royal Canin comes in handy for that purpose. They will send you a free Selective Discovery Box of their cat food that they pledge will satisfy even the pickiest of kitties.

Eating well for free is great, but it’s not everything. Hygiene is also very important. Luckily Free Friday also delivers in this area with a pair of awesome freebies.

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Free toothpaste on Free Friday? You betcha!

Giorgio Armani is giving away a free sample of its new Armani Sport Code fragrance for men if you “Like” their Facebook page and fill out a brief form. (NOTE: The form is at the bottom of the page).

Arm & Hammer, meanwhile, is also entering the freebies fray this Free Friday. If you finish a short survey, they will send you out a free sample of their Advance White toothpaste.

Holding up the anchor leg this Free Friday is a very unique and useful mobile app. This is a must-download if you ever visit garage sales. MOGASA is the best mobile garage sale app on the market, as it allows you to find local garage sales in your area, make trails with directions to visit multiple sales in the same day and share your finds through social media. The best part: It’s TOTALLY FREE to download.

Until next time …

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Free Friday: Use these freebies to have a fun night out

Times are tough for many people these days, so this week’s Free Friday is all about helping our readers have a fun night out at no cost with several freebies.

There’s nothing like some great music to get your Free Friday outing started. Lady Foot Locker of all places is currently running a Facebook freebies promotion in which they are giving free downloads of popular music from artists such as Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift (get her new fragrance for free on her Facebook page) and Enrique Iglesias. Remember to use the promo code: ITSALADYTHING to download your tunes. (Thanks Couponing to Disney)

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Get a free Icee at AMC Theaters on Free Friday!

Now that you have some Free Friday party anthems blasting in the background, it’s time to apply your makeup and get yourself looking your best for when you head out. Enter this freebies offer for cosmetics from GlitterBug Cosmetics.

Now that you are all ready to hit the town, drop by your local Denny’s to grab a quick snack. Get a free cheese quesadilla with this online coupon for freebies on Free Friday. The coupon is only valid at participating locations.

Next Free Friday stop: The movies! Swing by any AMC theater to get a FREE Icee. All you have to do is head over to their Facebook page and give it the old “Like” to print the online coupon. NOTE: This online coupon is only valid on Friday. (Thanks Frugal Fun and Fortune)

You just saw an outstanding film (hopefully) and you’re suddenly in the mood for a nice cold Coca-Cola. Thankfully, they’ve entered the Free Friday freebies fray with an offer for a free Coca-Cola on their Faecbook page! It’s slightly complicated, but check out Coupon Mamacita for a clear explanation on the three steps necessary to obtain the online coupon.

Before you head home and call it a night, stop by the local Safeway to pick up a Free Friday midnight snack. The grocery chain has a freebies offer for free open nature ice cream. Just “Like” their Faecbook page to get the online coupon. (Thanks Money Saving Mom)

It wouldn’t be a Free Friday outing if you didn’t have a way of documenting it right? Well, with this freebies offer from Canvas People, you can. They have a special right now, where you can get an 8×10 canvas for free!

Just as you get ready for sleepy time, you realize your little puppy completely missed out on the Free Friday fun. Not to worry. Natural Nibbles is giving away free samples of its dog treats. (Thanks “The” Cents Able Shoppin’)

Have a stupendous Free Friday night out!

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Welcome to the world of online coupons and print coupons

Couponing takes a lot of work. Luckily PennySaverUSA is here to help. We are transitioning the weekly jobs blog feature Make Money Monday to become a new online coupons feature called Save Money Monday.

The feature will run each Monday starting next week.

The rewards for using online coupons and print coupons are enormous, as they can result in $1,000s of savings each year. The mission for Save Money Monday is to provide you with strategies and guidelines on how to most effectively use online coupons and print coupons.

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Get online coupons for free dessert and more with

A great place to begin your journey into the world of online coupons and print coupons is right here with PennySaverUSA. We have a robust section for online coupons on Additionally, California’s PennySaver, along with Florida’s The Flyer are the weekly home for the best print coupons in each state.

Groceries, oil changes, party rentals, home improvement; the list goes on and on for the types of online coupons you can find on Likewise, a recent look at the PennySaver or Flyer would result you in getting print coupons for stuff like furniture, shoes and carpet cleaning.

The savings those various online coupons and print coupons could provide is significant. Save Money Monday will not stop at just PennySaverUSA online coupons and print coupons, though. We will also share with you some of the best online coupons resources from around the web.

Up first: Daily Coupon Adventures. It is a Los Angeles-based blogger that does a fantastic job with coupon roundups and scenarios and puts the content in an easy-to-read format without overwhelming the user. Check it out.

We hope you enjoy our new Save Money Monday feature and welcome to the world of online coupons and print coupons. Please leave in the comment any amazing coupon sites you have come across.

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