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Free Friday: Earth Day Freebies!

April 22, 2014 is Earth Day! This day is host to a number of worldwide events which support environmental protection. Celebrate Earth Day with these Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

Entertainment

Earth Day FreebiesGet a FREE Movie Ticket valued up to $12 to see the new Godzilla Movie:  (comes out Friday, May 16) at participating theaters when you purchase a $25 limited edition gift card at Red Robin. You must use the movie ticket before Friday, June 13.

Food/Drinks

FREE Coffee at McDonald’s: From March 31st through April 13th, get a free McCafe Coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours. Small size only at participating locations.

FREE Seattle’s Best Coffee Sample: ‘Like’ Seattle’s Best Facebook page and fill out form to receive free sample of Seattle’s Best House Blend coffee. Offer expires 4/30/14.

FREE $10 Bonus Card at Outback Steakhouse:  When you purchase $50 worth of gift cards for Mom, Dad, Grads or anyone for that matter, at Outback Steakhouse through June 15. Bonus cards valid from May 12-July 15.

KIDS EAT FREE on Easter at Outback Steakhouse:  When you purchase an adult entree this Sunday, April 20th at Outback Steakhouse. It’s easy. Just say “Kids Eat Free” to your server. Limit of two free kids meals per table. Offer valid for kids ages 10 years and under. Free kids meals are from the Joey Menu only.

FREE $10 Coupon at Buca di Beppo:  When you purchase two pastas (baked pastas or entrees required). Visit Buca di Beppo and fill out form to receive your coupon. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Valid for Dine in only. Limit one coupon per visit per table. Offer expires within a month of receiving coupon.

FREE Appetizer or Dessert at Black Angus Steakhouse:  Up to value of $10.99 with adult entree purchase at Black Angus. Present this offer via mobile phone or printout to redeem. One offer per table. Valid 4/1/14-4/30/14.

FREE Entree at Dennys:  When you buy 1 entree with purchase of two beverages at Dennys. Present this coupon to receive your Buy One Get One FREE Entree with purchase of two beverages. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value to purchased entree and must not exceed $10. Offer ends 4/20/14.

FREE Lunch or Breakfast Entree at Mimis Cafe:  When you buy a breakfast or lunch entree with purchase of two beverages at Mimis Cafe. Present this coupon to redeem offer. Free entree must be of equal or lesser value to purchased entry. Dine in only. One offer per check. Offer ends 4/19/14.

FREE 5 Chili Lime Boneless Wings at Wing Stop:  with any wing purchase at Wing Stop. Present this coupon at time of purchse. Valid only at participating locations. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. One coupon per customer visit. Offer expires 4/25/14.

Recreation

FREE Admission to Every National Park April 19 & April 20:  During the opening weekend of National Park Week, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to April 20, every national park will give you free admission.

Health

FREE HydroMassage Experience on Tax Day:  Business owners across the nation are uniting to eliminate stress by giving out a FREE HydroMassage on April 14th-18th. Click here to receive a coupon. Participating locations only. You are strongly encouraged to call ahead to schedule your time and make sure location is participating in promotion.

FREE Ban Refresh Cooling Body Cloths: ’Like’ the Ban Deodorant page, fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Love 2 Love Fragrance: ’Like’ the Love 2 Love Facebook page, select the scent you want, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the Escada fragrances, Born in Paradise or Especially Escada Elixir.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Indian Garnet Fragrance: Omnia Indian Garnet embodies the sensuality of the Omnia woman at dusk. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ’Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

Free 5-day supply of Laura’s Legendary Tinted Moisturizer: Visit a Laura Mercier counter at participating retailers from March 15 through April 30 and receive a complimentary 5-day supply of Laura’s Legendary Tinted Moisturizer .

Free Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Sample: Visit Garnier Fructis Facebook page and click on ’Get a Free Sample’ and fill out a short form to get a free sample of Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: Visit the Nivea Facebook page, click on ‘NIVEA Samples’ and fill out the short form for a free sample of NIVEA Brand Extended Moisture. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

Free L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Color Samples: Visit Lorealparisusa.com and fill out a short form to get a free sample of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Color. Offer expires 12/30/2014.

Free Matrix Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner Sample: Fill out form here and get a free sample of Matrix Hydrasource or Colorlast. Offer valid until 4/30/14 or while supplies last.

FREE Sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion: Visit suavenaturalinfusion.com and fill out the short form to receive your free sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Hair Care in the mail.

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a FREE Mini Matrix Vavoom Shapemaker Extra-Hold Shaping Spray.

Household

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Pets

FREE Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Cat Food Sample: Visit catchow.com and take the pledge to receive a free sample of Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Food.

Kids

FREE Earth Day Treasure Hunt at Pottery Barn Kids: The week of April 21st, children can join an eco-inspired treasure hunt and explore the local Pottery Barn Kids store for green clues and fun facts. Those who find them all can make everyday Earth day with a plantable bookmark!

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

FREE Disneyland Bears Reusable Tote Bag at Disney Store: When you bring in 5 plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd. Limit one tote bag per guest. Call your local store for more details.

FREE Kids Firetruck Foldup Activity Sheet from U.S. Fire Administration: Activity sheet, which folds into a fire truck, contains a fire safety word game and mazes that children navigate to drive a fire truck to a home and practice a home fire escape plan. Visit here and add to cart and checkout.

FREE Kindermusik Class for Your Kids: Kindermusik offers music and movement classes for babies, toddlers, big kids, and families. Visit Kindermusik, enter your zip code and fill out form. Your local Kindermusik instructor will contact you. Hurry, offer limited!


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Save Money Monday: Sign Up For Customer Rewards Programs!

Free Customer Rewards/Loyalty Programs are now being offered by many different types of businesses. If you are a frequent shopper, or if you think there is any chance you will be returning to the establishment in the future, then it is worth the few minutes it takes to sign up for a Free Customer Rewards/Loyalty Program. This week’s Save Money Monday post from Dottie Hobbs at PennySaverUSA.com will explain all the advantages of signing up for these Customer Rewards/Loyalty programs.

First off, what is a Customer Rewards/Loyalty Program?

  1. It gives consumers what they want, the incentive to frequent a business.
  2. It also gives merchants what they need, profitable customers who keep coming back.

The practice is common among book and music retailers, and ranges from large chains to independent retailers. In some instances, the customer purchases the card and receives a percentage discount on all purchases for a period of time (often one year), while in other instances, a customer receives a one-time percentage discount upon reaching a specified purchase level. (For example, a bookseller’s loyalty card program might provide a customer with a 10% off coupon once the customer has spent $200 at the bookseller.) Major retailers Best Buy and Sears offer loyalty programs that offer points redeemable for dollar-amount discounts after accumulating a set number of points along with other discounts from time to time. Independent hardware stores such as Ace Hardware and True Value added customer loyalty programs in order to compete more effectively against larger chains.

Three easy steps to help you save money when you use a Customer Rewards/Loyalty Program:

  1. Sign up for any free business rewards program offered to you.
    Even if you are a rare customer, having a rewards card for the business will eventually net you some coupons, discounts and maybe even freebies.
  2. Create a Gmail address just for your customer reward programs.
    It is very important to be cautious about giving out your personal information, and if you want, you can always make up an email address. In most cases the programs benefits are “virtual” meaning they do not require contact with your identity.
  3. Check that Gmail account for coupons and offers when you are ready to shop/or purchase a service.
    If the thought of keeping track of all these cards or bulking up the size of your wallet is overwhelming, then try using justoneclubcard.com to cut down the size of your wallet by up to 87% by literally combining up to eight rewards cards onto a single card.

Customer Advantages:

Some personal examples of rewards programs are the local fast food frequent buyers card. After five lunch entree purchases get $1.00 off the next one and after ten lunch entree purchases get one free. The local car wash has a frequent wash card, after eight get the ninth free, (I love that one!) After spending $100.00 at a local department store, either spent all at once or a combined total, I have been emailed a $10.00 reward coupon good toward anything I purchase on my next visit. Movie theaters often offer a free popcorn or drink after so many movie tickets are purchases. These are just a few examples of what you can save/receive if you ask for a free customer card or sign up with the rewards program. Sometimes you are given a bonus at the time you sign up, 10% off your immediate purchase, or a free gift.

Business Advantages:

These programs are a potent tool to attract new customers, reward existing customers, move inventory, increase spending and gather the data needed to make better business decisions. Statistics show that customers who belong to a Reward/Loyalty Program visit a business twice as often, and spend four times as much. It is a powerful means for a merchant to mold consumers’ purchase habits as well as capture, process, manage and report consumer demographics and transactions data. A merchant’s brand is reinforced and the customers are likely to buy more and more often.
It pays to build loyalty. In a well constructed loyalty card program, a customer will spend between 20% and 25% more each visit. By retaining just 5% more customers, a company can double its profits. 68% of consumers say that they spend more when participating in Loyalty Programs.

The 5 Best Reward/Loyalty Programs:

  1. Starbucks
  2. Best Buy
  3. Neiman Marcus InCircle
  4. National’s Emerald Club
  5. Intercontinental Hotels Priority Club Rewards

The 5 Worst Reward/Loyalty Programs:

  1. Celebrity Crusie Lines’ Captain’s Club>
  2. Subway
  3. Amtrak Guest Rewards
  4. Any Supermarket Card
  5. Sofitel Hotels A Club

Dottie Hobbs, Customer Service RepresentativeDottie Hobbs is a Customer Service Representative at PennySaver USA, California’s leading resource in print, online, and mobile for hyperlocal advertising, local coupons, classifieds, and business listings.

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Free Friday: National Pet Day Freebies!

April 11, 2014 is National Pet Day! This holiday is all about appreciating and celebrating the wonderful pets in your life. Celebrate National Pet Day with these Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

Entertainment

Free Friday FreebiesGet a FREE Movie Ticket valued up to $12 to see the new Godzilla Movie:  (comes out Friday, May 16) at participating theaters when you purchase a $25 limited edition gift card at Red Robin. You must use the movie ticket before Friday, June 13.

Food/Drinks

FREE Coffee at McDonald’s: From March 31st through April 13th, get a free McCafe Coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours. Small size only at participating locations.

FREE Starbucks Coffee K Sample Pack: Fill out the form at Starbucks to receive your free Starbucks Coffee K Sample Pack. Expect 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. Hurry, supplies limited!

FREE Seattle’s Best Coffee Sample: ‘Like’ Seattle’s Best Facebook page and fill out form to receive free sample of Seattle’s Best House Blend coffee. Offer expires 4/30/14.
FREE $10 Bonus Card at Outback Steakhouse:  When you purchase $50 worth of gift cards for Mom, Dad, Grads or anyone for that matter, at Outback Steakhouse through June 15. Bonus cards valid from May 12-July 15.

Events

FREE Technique Classes: Best of Brunch at Williams-Sonoma:  Want to take this year’s Easter Brunch to a new level? Take this weekend’s in-store technique class and learn to create some breakfast classics, along with new recipes to add flair to the table. Call your local store to register.

Recreation

FREE Admission to Every National Park April 19 & April 20:  During the opening weekend of National Park Week, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to April 20, every national park will give you free admission.

Health

FREE HydroMassage Experience on Tax Day:  Business owners across the nation are uniting to eliminate stress by giving out a FREE HydroMassage on April 14th-18th. Click here to receive a coupon. Participating locations only. You are strongly encouraged to call ahead to schedule your time and make sure location is participating in promotion.

FREE Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Whitening Toothpaste sample:  Visit Gettrulyradiant.com and fill out short form to receive a free sample of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant whitening toothpaste. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Love 2 Love Fragrance: ’Like’ the Love 2 Love Facebook page, select the scent you want, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the Escada fragrances, Born in Paradise or Especially Escada Elixir.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Indian Garnet Fragrance: Omnia Indian Garnet embodies the sensuality of the Omnia woman at dusk. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ’Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

Free 5-day supply of Laura’s Legendary Tinted Moisturizer: Visit a Laura Mercier counter at participating retailers from March 15 through April 30 and receive a complimentary 5-day supply of Laura’s Legendary Tinted Moisturizer .

Free Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Sample: Visit Garnier Fructis Facebook page and click on ’Get a Free Sample’ and fill out a short form to get a free sample of Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15: ’Like’ the Origins Facebook Page, and click on ‘Get Offer’ to receive your free offer by email. Print or show the email on your mobile phone to an Origins store employee, and you’ll get a free sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer. Offer expires 4/13/14.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: Visit the Nivea Facebook page, click on ‘NIVEA Samples’ and fill out the short form. You can choose to sample 1 one of two products from the NIVEA Brand including Smooth Sensation and Extended Moisture. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

Free L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Color Samples: Visit Lorealparisusa.com and fill out a short form to get a free sample of L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Color. Offer expires 12/30/2014.

Free Matrix Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner Sample: Fill out form here and get a free sample of Matrix Hydrasource or Colorlast. Offer valid until 4/30/14 or while supplies last.

FREE Sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion: Visit suavenaturalinfusion.com and fill out the short form to receive your free sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Hair Care in the mail.

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a FREE Mini Matrix Vavoom Shapemaker Extra-Hold Shaping Spray.

Household

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Pets

FREE Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Cat Food Sample: Visit catchow.com and take the pledge to receive a free sample of Purina Cat Chow Healthy Weight Food.

Kids

FREE 5×7 Photo with the Easter Bunny at Walmart: On Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th, 10am-2pm at participating locations.

FREE Emmet’s Car from THE LEGO Movie at Toys R Us: On Saturday, April 12th, 12-2pm, children ages 5 and up can build Emmet’s car from the LEGO Movie at Toys R Us and transform it into something awesome! Materials available while supplies last. Limit 1 per child.

FREE Kids Clinic at Lowes: On Saturday, April 12th, 10-11am, children can build a wooden recycling truck project. Visit Lowes and register your child for a store near you. Spots are limited.

FREE Earth Day Treasure Hunt at Pottery Barn Kids: The week of April 21st, children can join an eco-inspired treasure hunt and explore the local Pottery Barn Kids store for green clues and fun facts. Those who find them all can make everyday Earth day with a plantable bookmark!

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

FREE It’s a Small World Event at Disney Store: Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic Disney Parks attraction April 10-April 13. Kids ages 3 and up are invited to take a journey on an imaginary boat ride around the globe. Call your local store for more details.


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Free Friday: Get your April Freebies

It’s already April, and that usually means most of us are gearing up for tax time. However, here are some April freebies to help you stretch your dollars! It’s time to ring in April with these Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

Food/Drinks

freebies-03.28.2014FREE Coffee at McDonald’s: From March 31st through April 13th, get a free McCafe Coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours.

FREE Chips & Regular Drink at Quiznos: With purchase of Regular/Large Sub or Large Salad. Valid only at participating Quiznos. Click here for coupon. One coupon per person per order. Offer expires 4/7/2014.

FREE Toasted Cookie at Quiznos: With purchase of Regular or Large Sub. Valid only at participating Quiznos. Click here for coupon. One coupon per person per order. Offer expires 4/14/2014.

FREE Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s: On Saturday April 8th from 12-8pm. Is there a better way to say “thank you” than with free ice cream? Ben & Jerry’s invites fans of all ages to join them for Free Cone Day. Click here to find a scoop shop near you.

FREE Small Fry & Small Drink at Arbys: With purchase of a French Dip & Swiss. Click here to enter your name and receive coupon. One coupon per customer. Offer valid at participating locations from 4/2/2014-4/8/2014.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Love 2 Love Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Love 2 Love Facebook page, select the scent you want, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the new Escada fragrance, Born in Paradise.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Indian Garnet Fragrance: Omnia Indian Garnet embodies the sensuality of the Omnia woman at dusk. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

Free Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil Sample: Visit Garnier Fructis Facebook page and click on ‘Get a Free Sample’ and fill out a short form to get a free sample of Garnier Fructis Marvelous Oil. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery.

Garnier Skincare Sample from Walmart: Visit walmart.com and click on ‘Get a Free Sample’ to sign up for a freee Garnier skincare sample. Your sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15: ‘Like’ the Origins Facebook Page, and click on ‘Get Offer’ to receive your free offer by email. Print or show the email on your mobile phone to an Origins store employee, and you’ll get a free sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer. Offer expires 4/13/14.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: ‘Like’ the Nivea Facebook page, scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll see a form to complete for your free sample. You can choose to sample 1 one of two products from the NIVEA Brand including Smooth Sensation and Extended Moisture. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

Free Matrix Biolage Shampoo and Conditioner Sample: Fill out form here and get a free sample of Matrix Hydrasource or Colorlast. Offer valid until 4/30/14 or while supplies last.

FREE Sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion: Visit suavenaturalinfusion.com and fill out the short form to receive your free sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Hair Care in the mail.

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a free mini Sexy Hair Soy Renewal nourishing styling treatment.

Household

Free Energems Energy Supplement Sample: ‘Like’ the Energems Facebook page and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Energems. If you have previously received a free sample, you may not be eligible for this offer.

Your FREE Weekend Pass to 150 Museums: All starts with your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. Visit here and click on ‘Find a museum near you’ to find out which museums are free the first weekend of each month with a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card.

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Kids

FREE Emmet’s Car from THE LEGO Movie at Toys R Us: On Saturday, April 12th, 12-2pm, children ages 5 and up can build Emmet’s car from the LEGO Movie at Toys R Us and transform it into something awesome! Materials available while supplies last. Limit 1 per child.

FREE Kids Clinic at Lowes: On Saturday, April 12th, 10-11am, children can build a wooden recycling truck project at Lowes and receive a free apron, goggles, patch and more!

FREE Kids Workshop at Home Depot: On Saturday, April 5th at 9am, children ages 5-12 can create a free Rio 2 themed birdfeeder/birdbath at Home Depot Workshops! All kids will get to keep their craft, and will also receive a free Workshop apron, certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin. Register now since space is available on a first come first serve basis.

FREE Photos with Peter Rabbit at Pottery Barn Kids: Starting Saturday, March 22nd through April 5th, Peter Rabbit will be hopping by select Pottery Barn Kids stores to pose for free pictures with little ones. So don’t forget to bring your camera and smiles to the nearest Pottery Barn Kids location.

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

Auto Care

FREE Brake Evaluation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free brake evaluation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

FREE Tire Rotation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free tire rotation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Free Friday: Last of the March Freebies

It’s already the end of March, and that means these are the last you’ll see of ‘March Freebies’ for another 12 months! It’s time to say Goodbye to March and Hello to April with these Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

Food/Drinks

freebies-03.28.2014FREE Coffee at McDonald’s: From March 31st through April 13th, get a free McCafe Coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Love 2 Love Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Love 2 Love Facebook page, select the scent you want, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm Women’s Fragrance: Visit burberry.com to sign up for your free sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm, the newest women’s fragrance from Burberry. While supplies last.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the new Escada fragrance, Born in Paradise.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Fragrance: Omnia Crystalline illuminates and reveals the woman’s unique radiance. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

Garnier Skincare Sample from Walmart: Visit walmart.com and click on ‘Get a Free Sample’ to sign up for a freee Garnier skincare sample. Your sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15: ‘Like’ the Origins Facebook Page, and click on ‘Get Offer’ to receive your free offer by email. Print or show the email on your mobile phone to an Origins store employee, and you’ll get a free sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer. Offer expires 4/13/14.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: ‘Like’ the Nivea Facebook page, scroll down to the bottom, and you will see ‘Sample Area is locked’. Watch the video, and once the video is finished, you’ll see a form to complete for your free sample. You can choose to sample 1 one of four products from the NIVEA Brand including NIVEA, NIVEA MEN, Eucerin, and Aquaphor. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

FREE Sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion: Visit suavenaturalinfusion.com and fill out the short form to receive your free sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Hair Care in the mail.

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a free mini Sexy Hair Soy Renewal nourishing styling treatment.

Household

FREE Tide Detergent Sample at CVS: Visit cvssacingscentral.com to get a free Tide Detergent sample that fits your laundry needs. Samples available while supplies last.

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Kids

FREE Mini Model Build at LEGO Stores: Visit your local LEGO Store on Tuesday, April 1st at 5pm, and you’ll have the chance to build a cool free LEGO Helicopter Mini Model, and take it home for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. Visit stores.lego.com for more info.

FREE Kids Workshop at Home Depot: On Saturday, April 5th at 9am, children ages 5-12 can create a free Rio 2 themed birdfeeder/birdbath at Home Depot Workshops! All kids will get to keep their craft, and will also receive a free Workshop apron, certificate of achievement and a commemorative pin. Register now since space is available on a first come first serve basis.

FREE Photos with Peter Rabbit at Pottery Barn Kids: Starting Saturday, March 22nd through April 5th, Peter Rabbit will be hopping by select Pottery Barn Kids stores to pose for free pictures with little ones. So don’t forget to bring your camera and smiles to the nearest Pottery Barn Kids location.

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

Auto Care

FREE Brake Evaluation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free brake evaluation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

FREE Tire Rotation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free tire rotation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

Pets

FREE 3M Petcare Bandage Sample: Watch a short video and then complete the form to receive your free sample of a 3M petcare bandage. While supplies last.

FREE Sample of VetIQ Minties Dental Treats for Dogs: ‘Like’ the VETIQ Facebook page, and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Minties Dental treats for dogs.


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft During Tax Season

Protect Your IdentityTax season isn’t just the money-making season for accountants and tax experts, it’s also when identity thieves cash in. According to MSN Money, the IRS has stopped nearly 15 million tax returns suspected of being fraudulent since 2011. But the government’s efforts to catch tax fraud aren’t foolproof: Over that same time span, Americans have suffered $3.5 billion in losses due to tax fraud. Tax scams are a pretty common means of trying to dupe consumers into handing over their personal information, so much so that the IRS releases an annual “Dirty Dozen” list of the top tax fraud methods. Consumers need to be vigilant of these efforts and protect themselves from common fraud attempts. Here are four tips to keep your personal information secure. Follow these tax time tips from PennySaverUSA.com to keep your identity from being stolen.

File Your Tax Return Early

According to USA Today, tax experts recommend filing your tax return early just as a matter of avoiding increased fraud risks. The earlier taxes are filed, the less prepared or capable scammers will be to take advantage of you. Since many scammers will try to file a fake return ahead of you in order to receive the fraudulent return funds, early returns reduce the likelihood of this happening. The IRS receives your legitimate return first, making fraudulent returns sent in later very easy for the agency to identify. Search listings on PennySaverUSA.com to find a tax center near you.

Prepare and File Taxes Over Secure, Private Wi-Fi

Thanks to online tax preparation tools, many individuals are now able to complete even complex tax returns on their own. This saves them money while putting the quality of their return in their own hands. But how you prepare and file these returns makes a big difference in how exposed you might be to tax fraud. According to USA Today, public Wi-Fi networks can make it easy for scammers to steal your personal financial information. When preparing and filing taxes, make sure you use a secure, private Wi-Fi network that cannot be accessed by strangers.

Use Identity Theft and Credit Monitoring Services

Taking the necessary precautions will drastically reduce your risk of being victimized by tax fraud, but even a careful approach can’t guarantee you won’t be targeted by scammers. In some cases, it could be months before you are made aware of the fraud that has occurred to you. By then, the damage has already been done.

To make sure you are notified of any fraudulent activity attached to your name, it’s wise to invest in a credit monitoring or identity theft monitoring service. Companies like Lifelock specialize in providing comprehensive monitoring services to stop identity theft before it strikes. And if you are victimized, these services will let you know right away, minimizing the damage and helping you respond proactively.

Never Sign a Blank Return

If you choose to have your taxes completed by a tax preparer, one key tip: Never sign a blank return. If you do this, you basically hand over to the tax preparer the ability to do whatever they’d like with your return, including sending it to another address, falsifying documents or other attempts to commit fraud. Wait until the return is completely finished and put your name to paper only when it’s ready to be delivered to the IRS.

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Free Friday: Pi Day Freebies!

Every year, the world celebrates March 14th as Pi Day to commemorate the mathematical constant, pi! You can celebrate pi day in a variety of ways: eating pie, baking a pie, throwing pies, or even discussing the significance of the number pi. However it is you decide to celebrate pi day, you should kick off your celebration with this weekend’s awesome Free Friday Pi Day freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

FREE Food/Drinks

freebies-03.14.2014FREE Salad Topper at Olive Garden: Print this coupon for a free salad topper at Olive Garden with the purchase of an adult lunch or dinner entree. Coupon expires 3/17/2014. See coupon for full details.

FREE Salmon Sandwich at Einstein Bros.: Print this Print this coupon to take advantage of the Einstein Bros. buy one get one salmon sandwich free offer. Coupon expires 3/16/2014. See coupon for full details.

FREE Chicken Tacos at Del Taco: Sign up for the Del taco Raving Fan Club and you’ll receive a coupon for 2 free grilled chicken tacos, just for signing up! You’ll also receive a free premium shake on your birthday.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Love 2 Love Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Love 2 Love Facebook page, select the scent you want, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm Women’s Fragrance: Visit burberry.com to sign up for your free sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm, the newest women’s fragrance from Burberry. While supplies last.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the new Escada fragrance, Born in Paradise.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Fragrance: Omnia Crystalline illuminates and reveals the woman’s unique radiance. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15: ‘Like’ the Origins Facebook Page, and click on ‘Get Offer’ to receive your free offer by email. Print or show the email on your mobile phone to an Origins store employee, and you’ll get a free sample of Origins VitaZing SPF15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer.

FREE NIVEA Lotion Sample: Choose between two of NIVEA’s lotions that offer different benefits-one for smoothing and softening, and the other for long-lasting moisture. Once you’ve made your selection, you will be taken to a page with promotional video and form. Finish watching the video and you will be able to enter your info into the form, and once sbumitted, your free NIVEA lotion sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: ‘Like’ the Nivea Facebook page, scroll down to the bottom, and you will see ‘Sample Area is locked’. Watch the video, and once the video is finished, you’ll see a form to complete for your free sample. You can choose to sample 1 one of four products from the NIVEA Brand including NIVEA, NIVEA MEN, Eucerin, and Aquaphor. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a free mini Sexy Hair Soy Renewal nourishing styling treatment.

Household

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Kids

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

Auto Care

FREE Brake Evaluation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free brake evaluation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

FREE Tire Rotation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free tire rotation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

Pets

FREE Sample of VetIQ Minties Dental Treats for Dogs: ‘Like’ the VETIQ Facebook page, and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Minties Dental treats for dogs.


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Free Friday: March DST Freebies

It’s that time of the year again, Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 9th. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour. If you’re upset about losing an hour of sleep, you’re not alone. Distract and console yourself by diving right into this weekend’s awesome Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

FREE Food/Drinks

FREE Original Glazed Doughnut at Krispy Kreme: To compensate for your hour lost this weekend, Krispy Kreme is giving away one free Original Glazed Doughnut (per customer) at participating Krispy Kreme locations. No purchase necessary.

freebies-03.07.2014FREE Appetizer at Red Lobster: Fill out this form to receive a coupon valid for a free appetizer wit the purchase of 2 Lobsterfest® entrees at Red Lobster. Coupon expires 3/9/14.

FREE Salad Topper at Olive Garden: Print this coupon for a free salad topper at Olive Garden with the purchase of an adult lunch or dinner entree. See coupon for full details.

FREE Salmon Sandwich at Einstein Bros.: Print this Print this coupon to take advantage of the Einstein Bros. buy one get one salmon sandwich free offer. See coupon for full details.

FREE Fries and Drink at Arby’s: Visit arbys.com and enter your email address to receive your coupon for a free small fry & small drink at Arby’s with the purchase of a Reuben. See coupon for full details.

FREE Chicken Tacos at Del Taco: Sign up for the Del taco Raving Fan Club and you’ll receive a coupon for 2 free grilled chicken tacos, just for signing up! You’ll also receive a free premium shake on your birthday.

FREE Samples of TeaMonger Tea: Visit teamonger.com, fill out your info, and on the right hand side you can either select your 3 free teabag samples or elect to be surprised. Once your request has been submitted, you will receive your free samples in up to 6 weeks.

Fragrance

FREE Sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm Women’s Fragrance: Visit burberry.com to sign up for your free sample of Burberry Brit Rhythm, the newest women’s fragrance from Burberry. While supplies last.

FREE Sample of Escada Fragrance: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of the new Escada fragrance, Born in Paradise.

FREE Sample of Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Fragrance: Omnia Crystalline illuminates and reveals the woman’s unique radiance. Be among the first to try the new Bvlgari Eau de Parfum. Fill out the short form, and you’ll receive your free sample in the mail.

FREE Sample of Gucci Made to Measure Men’s Fragrance: ‘Like’ the Gucci Facebook page, and scroll down to the bottom where you can fill out a form to receive your free sample.

Beauty

FREE Murad Sample at Sephora: Visit murad.com and complete the short form to print a coupon to pick up your free sample at Sephora.

FREE Origins Mini Facial: Stop by your nearest Origins location and get a free Origins mini facial. Visits origins.com for more info.

FREE NIVEA Lotion Sample: Choose between two of NIVEA’s lotions that offer different benefits-one for smoothing and softening, and the other for long-lasting moisture. Once you’ve made your selection, you will be taken to a page with promotional video and form. Finish watching the video and you will be able to enter your info into the form, and once sbumitted, your free NIVEA lotion sample will arrive in 6-8 weeks.

FREE Sample of NIVEA Skincare Product: ‘Like’ the Nivea Facebook page, scroll down to the bottom, and you will see ‘Sample Area is locked’. Watch the video, and once the video is finished, you’ll see a form to complete for your free sample. You can choose to sample 1 one of four products from the NIVEA Brand including NIVEA, NIVEA MEN, Eucerin, and Aquaphor. Once submitted, your sample will arrive in the mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Express Service at Sephora Inside JCPenney: Stop by a Sephora Beauty Studio inside a JCPenney for a free express beauty service. You can get Smoky Eye, Perfect Lip, Essential Eyeliner and more!

Hair Care

FREE Nourishing Styling Treatment at jcp Salon: Drop by a jcp Salon xpress bar for a complimentary touchup, and you’ll also receive a free mini Sexy Hair Soy Renewal nourishing styling treatment.

Household

Finish Dishwashing Samples: Visit finishdishwashing.com and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Finish Power&Free.

Kids

FREE Events at Barnes & Noble: Visit barnesandnoble.com and enter your zip code to see all of the free Barnes & Noble events in your area!

FREE Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Register now for this weekend’s free Build and Grow Clinic at Lowe’s. On Saturday, 3/8 at 10am, kids will have a chance to build an awesome birdhouse!

Auto Care

FREE Brake Evaluation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free brake evaluation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

FREE Tire Rotation at Sears Auto Center: Print this coupon for a free tire rotation at Sears Auto Center. Valued at $15.00. Offer valid in-store only at Sears Auto Center. Expires 4/5/14. Please see coupon for more details.

Events

Bring Your Own Friends Day at IKEA: Saturday, March 8th is the 3rd annual Bring Your Own Friends Day at IKEA. RSVP now on IKEA.com to get your coupons including a free blue bag (while supplies last), free breakfast(until 11am) and free dessert (BOGO)! See coupons for full details.

Pets

FREE Sample of VetIQ Minties Dental Treats for Dogs: ‘Like’ the VETIQ Facebook page, and fill out the form to receive a free sample of Minties Dental treats for dogs.


PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaver USA Publishing LLC, or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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3 Tips for a Successful Garage Sale

Tips for Hosting Your Next Garage SalePutting together and hosting a garage sale can be a daunting task. That being said, it can also be fun and profitable when one lays out a fantastic plan. Here are three common sense tips to help you when planning a garage sale, courtesy of PennySaver’s very own, resident “garage sale expert”, Jim Sampson.

  1. Be Sure to Advertise!

    Once you’ve picked the date of your garage sale, you need to get the word out. By placing a classified online at PennySaverUSA.com and in print in the PennySaver, you’ll be letting all of your closest neighbors and garage sale enthusiasts know about your upcoming garage sale. PennySaver USA will also send you free garage sale signs, or you can download them from the Garage Sale Resources on PennySaverUSA.com. Place the signs around your neighborhood to pull in passersby, and you’ve got the trifecta of advertising your garage sale. Remember, you need as many people to show up as possible otherwise you won’t find new homes for your treasures.

  2. Organize Well in Advance

    Decide what you are going to sell. Look through your garage, closets, jewelry boxes, attic, basement, tool shed, way back in your kitchen cabinets . . . everywhere forgotten treasures may be hiding. Once you’ve got them corralled it’s time to clean and spruce them up so they look their prettiest when shoppers are checking them over the day of your sale. When you’ve got all of your items, you can create an “Inventory List” so you know all of the items that you’re hoping to sell, and you can keep track of what is sold throughout your garage sale.

  3. Price Every Item

    Putting little price stickers on your items is easy, it’s deciding what to ask that can be challenging. The one thing to keep in mind is people shop at garage sales for BARGAINS. If you’re looking for the actual value of your used item then selling it your garage sale is not the place. Also, be ready to haggle.

Remember, these three common sense tips will put you well on your way for a fun-filled day of meeting people and making some extra cash to boot!

Check out some of the current garage sale listings on PennySaverUSA.com.


Jim Sampson, Private Party Advertising Manager at PennySaver USAJim Sampson has been the Private Party Advertising Manager at PennySaver USA for the last 10 years, and is PennySaver’s resident “Garage Sale Expert.” PennySaver USA is California’s leading resource in print, online, and mobile for hyperlocal advertising, local coupons, classifieds, and business listings.

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Cheap and Easy Spring Cleaning

It’s almost time for spring cleaning. It can be an exhausting and expensive activity that induces dread. But it doesn’t have to be. With a little planning and some clever tips from Pennysaver USA, you can breeze through spring cleaning and save money to go out and celebrate the new season.
Cheap and Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

Get Your Cleaning Supplies Together

Gather all of the cleaning supplies you’ll use and find a pail or basket to carry them from room to room. You’ll save having to run around the house looking for that glass cleaner or dust rag. Woman’s Day suggests using microfiber cloths for cleaning instead of paper towels. They can be used dry for dusting and wet for wiping down almost any surface. You can also reuse them after machine washing and hanging them up to dry. They come in inexpensive packs and you’ll save on paper towels that just get thrown away after a single use.

Top-Down Approach

Start at the top of the house at one end and work your way down. Finish one room completely before going to the next. This gives you a feeling of accomplishment even if you haven’t finished the whole house. Take your basket of cleaning supplies with you and leave the vacuum outside of the room for the final touch.

Use the top-down method when cleaning individual rooms. Start by dusting high places, including blinds and ceiling fan, to allow dirt to fall to the floor to be picked up by the vacuum. Work your way down the shelves and walls. As you clean, pick up everything off of the floor so you’ll be ready to do a quick vacuum of the room.

Organize Now or Later

Spring cleaning gives you a chance to do some major organization. Start by cleaning out closets, the garage and basement, recommends House Beautiful. If you have kept up with those spaces, you can work on other areas as you move through the house. If you’ve ignored those areas, you’ll want to set aside time to organize them separately.

If you find that the garage and basement have a lot of junk that should just be thrown out, save money by renting a dumpster instead of hauling away multiple loads to the landfill. Every city has services that offer quick to-your-door delivery of dumpsters. For example, if you live in or around the Denver area, Next Day Dumpsters can deliver a small unit that is the equivalent of six pickup loads. The company will take it away when you’re done so you don’t have to deal with the landfill.

While you have the dumpster in your driveway, take advantage of it to haul away that yard waste accumulating in the backyard. Pick up a cart at rental place in Denver so you don’t hurt your back as you collect the limbs and leaves, wood scraps and old flower pots from your yard.

Save Money on Supplies

You can also make your own cleaning solutions and save money, says HGTV. They are less harsh than commercial cleaners, and easier on the planet. Some of the DIY cleaners they recommend include:

  • White vinegar diluted in water — Cleans floor and wall scuffs, countertops, tubs and sinks
  • White vinegar undiluted — Cleans toilet bowls, sinks, tubs, and any surface stained by hard water deposits
  • Baking soda — Cleans tile, grout and porcelain when mix with a little water to use as a scouring powder
  • Rubbing alcohol — Cleans windows, mirrors and chrome surfaces
  • Ammonia — Cleans stubborn surfaces when rubbing alcohol isn’t enough

Carissa Rogers is the Marketing Specialist at PennySaver USA, California’s leading resource in print, online, and mobile for hyperlocal advertising, local coupons, classifieds, and business listings.

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