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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: 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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Free Friday: Spring Freebies are Here!

Yesterday, March 20th, marked the Spring Equinox, the official first day of Spring! It’s time to pack away the winter clothes, watch the flowers bloom, and enjoy warmer weather and much longer days. Step into Spring with these fresh Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

Food/Drinks

Spring FreebiesFREE Lipton Natural Energy Tea Sample: Choose one of the ‘tea’ options, and fill out the form to receive your free Lipton Natural Energy Tea sample in the mail. Your sample will arrive in 4-6 weeks.

Fragrance

FREE Fine Fragrance Mist at Bath & Body Works: Today’s National Fragrance Day, and Bath & Body Works wants to celebrate with a free fragrance offer. ‘Like’ the Bath & Body Works Facebook page and click on ‘Get Offer’. You will receive the offer in your email associated with your Facebook account. Print or show the offer in-store to redeem. Offer expires 3/21/2014.

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 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 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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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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Save Money Monday: Start Using Coupons NOW!

It’s no secret that everyone wants to save money. It may seem like a difficult feat, but with these tips from PennySaver USA, saving money will no longer be just a dream, but will soon be reality, all it takes is 30 minutes.

Learn to coupon like a proJust set aside 30 minutes each week to prepare and plan ahead, and you’ll start to save some serious cash on products you use everyday. Coupons can be used not only on food, but things like shampoos, paper products, pet food, cleaning supplies and more. Once you start using coupons and see the savings, you will more than likely want to continue using coupons on a regular basis. For this installment of Save Money Monday, here are a few helpful ideas to help you become a couponing pro:

First you need coupons, and there are many ways to collect coupons:

If you plan on a serious coupon career, (which might take longer than 30 minutes a week), a good filing system will also help:

  • Coupon Files
  • Binders
  • Shoeboxes
  • Recipe Boxes
  • Storage Containers

Listed below are a few ways to keep your coupons in order, but you really want to use whatever works best for you:

  • Categories
  • Store
  • Store Aisle
  • Expiration Date

Helpful Hint: Remember to purge your coupons about once a month to get rid of all expired coupons, creating more space for new coupons.

Once you have clipped your coupons, check the local stores in your area. Not just grocery stores, but drug stores such as Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid also have weekly offers already in place to match the weekly coupons offered, and they offer extra store incentives for customers with a free store membership. It is like they have done most of the work for you. Some stores also offer BOGO. (Buy one get one), double coupon offers and rebates for even more savings.You will find that sometimes buying name brands using coupons and store incentives, are often less expensive than buying the generic brands offered.

There are a few downsides of coupon shopping, often the savings are so good the product sells out very quickly leaving the shelf empty, but most stores will offer a raincheck on the items sale price if you ask and will honor the coupon as well. You can even ask the store when they receive shipments and if possible, plan your shopping accordingly. Believe it or not, stores want you to use coupons, because they benefit as well by often earning a handling fee from the manufacturers. Stores have been accepting coupons for so long that the checkout process is not as time consuming as it once was. Many stores now even accept mobile coupons, and will scan the coupon right from your mobile device. If you are worried about the line behind you getting a little long and impatient, it could be because they have just realized they are going to pay full price for the same product you just bought for half price or less!

The first one cent–off coupon was issued in 1895 by C.W. Post to promote his new cereal. According to WomansDay.com,

“a coupon is still one of the single best ways to get people to buy a product. Even if you forget to bring it to the store, clipping the coupon jogs your memory and you’ll likely buy the product anyway.”


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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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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Don’t Blow Your Tax Refund – Do One of These Smarter Things Instead

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax RefundEverybody loves getting a tax refund. But before you go out and spend the whole thing, stop to consider some other, wiser things you could do with it. The suggestions below from PennySaver USA may not be as exciting as getting the latest tech gadget or some brand new clothes, but they will pay dividends for years to come.

Pay Down Debt

Large balances and high interest rates cost you big bucks and may end up damaging your credit. Use your refund to pay down your debt, especially if you are having problems making payments on time. You could save hundreds to thousands in interest and improve your ability to get good loan rates in the future.

Save It

Deposit your refund in a an income-bearing account, such as a money market account or a certificate of deposit, or buy savings bonds with it. A couple of years of saving your income tax refunds this way will create a solid nest egg. If you’ve nothing saved for retirement, this is the perfect opportunity to open an IRA.

Invest in Home Improvements

A mortgage is the biggest investment many people will make. Use your income tax refund to make improvements that will protect or increase the value of your home. It’s a better alternative than borrowing to make improvements or letting the value of your property slip. Energy-efficient upgrades improve your home’s value and save you money over time by reducing heating and cooling costs. Search the home improvement classified ad listings on PennySaverUSA.com.

Use It for Education

Consider using your refund to finance tuition for a certification or professional conference that will improve your employment skills and career opportunities, which in turn increases your earning potential. Or if you have a child or grandchild, consider depositing it in an education fund. Some states offer taxpayer credit for contributing to a 529 plan that helps someone go to college.

Start a Business

If you’ve always dreamed of opening your own business, now may be the time. Apply your refund to startup costs. If you need additional funds, apply for a loan through the Small Business Administration. Or, if you receive regular income from a structured settlement, sell your future payments for a lump sum of cash now.

Get Insurance

If there is some type of insurance you want or need but haven’t been able to afford, use your income tax refund to get it. Life insurance, flood insurance and renter’s insurance protect your family and property and provide peace of mind. If you spend it on expensive shoes or a down payment on a new car, you’ll get some enjoyment, but insurance will protect you and your assets.

Book Your Vacation

Use your refund to book your summer vacation. Buy airline tickets and make hotel reservations now, and then bank the rest for spending money. If you already have a vacation fund, add your refund to it, so you can spend time on a tropical beach without going into debt. Start your search now and browse through vacation rentals on PennySaverUSA.com!

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Free Friday: Weekend Freebies!

Start your weekend off right with all of these awesome Free Friday freebies brought to you by PennySaver USA!

FREE Food/Drinks

FreebiesFREE 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 Kids Meal at Olive Garden: Print this coupon for a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree at Olive Garden. Coupon expires 3/2/2/104. Please see coupon for full details.

FREE Seasoned Fries at Wingstop: Print this coupon for a free order of regular fries with any wing purchase at Wingstop. Coupon expires 2/28/14.

FREE Sample of Neuro Sleep: Visit sleepwithneuro.com today and click on ‘Get Smaple’ to get a coupon for a free sample. Neuro Sleep is a drink that helps you get a better rest. Sold only at participating locations.

FREE Frozen Yogurt at Red Mango: ‘Like’ the Red Mango Facebook page, and click on ‘Get Offer’ to receive your free offer by email. Print the coupon or show on your mobile device to receive one free frozen yogurt with the purchase of another.

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.

Miscellaneous

FREE Item at Bath & Body Works: Print this coupon and redeem for a free item up to a $14 value with any purchase of $10 or more. Offer valid in-store only, through February 23, 2014. See coupon for full details and restrictions.

FREE AMC Movie Ticket: Print this coupon to redeem a free ticket at AMC Theaters with the purhcase of a ticket for a qualifying Oscar-nominated movie. Movies include Blue Jasmine, the Wolf of Wall Street, Captain Phillips and more. Offer valid Monday-Thursday through 2/27. See coupon for full details.

FREE Yankee Candle: Print this coupon to take advantage of the Yankee Candle ‘Buy One Get One Free’ Offer. Present this coupn in-store to receive free Yankee Candle with the purchase of another. You can also redeem the offer on yankeecandle.com using promo code FREEJAR. Offer valid through February 23rd. Please see coupon for full details and restrictions.

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 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.

FREE Sample of Pantene Shampoo & Conditioner: Fill out this form to receive a free sample of Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner. Your sample will arrive via mail in 4-6 weeks.

FREE Hair Care Samples from L’Oreal Paris USA Select your hair care problem, and join the L’Oreal Paris Rewards program to receive your free sample in the mail. If you have previously receive a free sample through L’Oreal Paris, you may not be eligible to receive another free sample.

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 Kindermusik Class: Enter your zip code and see if there is a Kindermusik location near you that is offering a free Kindermusik class. For children ages 0-7.

FREE Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: Register now for this weekend’s free Build and Grow Clinic at Lowe’s. On Saturday, 2/22 at 10am, kids will have a chance to build their very own claw game!

Auto Care

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 3/1/14. Please see coupon for more details.

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 3/1/14. Please see coupon for more details.

Pets

FREE Sample of Beneful Healthy Smile Dog Food: ‘Like’ the Beneful Facebook page and click on ‘Get Your Free Sample.’ Fill out the form, and you’ll receive your free sample of Beneful Healthy Smile Dog Food in the mail.


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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