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PennyRaine.com

I recently mentioned that I follow the blog of Penny Raine and enjoy her eBook collection, Creatively Simple.  She sent out a newsletter today announcing the arrival of 4 new eBooks.  These eBooks are “Best of” compilations from her newsletters and they do qualify for the 50% discount announced earlier this week.

In addition, she occasionally posts a FREEBIE on her web-site.  She has one there now and the title is 101 Ways to Save Money: Study Guide.  I downloaded it earlier today, but haven’t had a chance to take a look at it yet.  Since this blog is dedicated to frugal living, I thought you’d want to know about 101 ways to save money!  🙂

[Edited to add]  DUH!  It’s a good thing I usually double-check my published posts!  I forgot the link for Penny’s FREEBIE!  Here it is…PennyRaine.com.


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Macaroni Grill: Sign Up and Save

A hearty ~~THANK YOU~~ goes to Jill of Frugal Plus for posting about this!  I love Macaroni Grill!  And while it isn’t exactly cheap eats, it is (in my humble opinion) good eats.  So, a couple times a year (when I’m already in Greensboro), I sneak over and indulge. 🙂   In order to spare my budget just a little bit, I only order a cup of soup and a cheesecake.  Now, they give you free bread anyway. So, I get soup, bread, and a delicious dessert for less than the price of one entree.  Yum!  By the way, I don’t want any fruity stuff on my cheesecake.  I always ask for their chocolate ganache.  I love a good chocolate and I love a good cheesecake.  A good chocolate on a good cheesecake is my foodie version of  Heaven on earth!

OK, so here’s the deal, if you go here and sign up for the Mac Pack, they’ll send  you updates and special offers.  I’ve already registered and confirmed.  In my first official email, I received a coupon for a FREE appetizer.  So, next time I sneak over there, I’ll skip the soup, get the FREE appetizer, and enjoy my cheesecake!   I get to have my cake, and eat it too!  *giggle*

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Psst!  In case you were wondering, I do draw on the paper tablecloth.  Well, sometimes!  I usually prefer to play a word game.  Like where you think of a word or phrase (such a Macaroni Grill) and see how many words you can make out of it while waiting for your food to arrive.

Like this…

M A C A R O N I G R I L L

car, girl, cram, ram, grim, liar, rail, ail, air, groin, coin, man, can, ran, clam…

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Pedigree Adoption Drive FREE Dog Food Coupon

Did you adopt a shelter dog in 2009?  If so, you may qualify for a coupon toward a FREE 20 lb. bag of Pedigree.  Click here for the details.

[Note:  If the link fails to completely load for you, try refreshing it.  It opened for me only after I tried a second time.]

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FREE DVD Offer from Brainy Baby (Must pay S&H)

Brainy Baby is offering a free DVD.  Choose from their four most popular DVDs.  You can only get ONE free DVD and you must pay $6.95 for S&H.

Click here for the details.

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Food Lion: Private Brand Super Sale

OK, I just received word of this in an email directly from Food Lion.  But, I’m having a hard time finding the details on the site. I’ll be brutally honest, I didn’t look very hard ‘cuz  I have about a million other things to do online tonight.

Basically, you can save up to $10.00 on Food Lion and Home 360 brand items at Food Lion from 1/06/10 through 1/12/10.  Last time they had this sale (about 6 months ago?), I bought enough to receive the maximum discount.  And, to the extent practical, I purchased the least expensive items to qualify.   If I remember correctly, I had to buy 10 items for each $2.50 in savings.  I purchased 40 items for a total savings of $10.00.

So, for example, if you purchase 10 qualifying items at $1.00 each, you’ll get $2.50 in savings and only spend $7.50 on the 10 items. Depending on what you need, you might even be able to find items that cost less than a $1.00, thus maximizing the value of this deal!  I will be taking advantage of this special later this week.  And, frankly, I’m glad they’re doing it early in the month while we still have money to spend!  🙂

By the way, you can only save the $10.00 ONE TIME.  I don’t recall for sure, but you probably have to have a Food Lion card to qualify.

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Shutterfly: FREE 16×20 Calendar Poster w/ Coupon Code

Register or sign in with Shutterfly and enter coupon code FREECALENDAR.  The coupon code will remain in your account and be automatically applied when you order.  Offer expires January 17, 2010. (New registrants will also receive 50 free prints.)

Please note:  This offer is available through Target.  You will be given the opportunity to receive special offers from Target when you register.

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Blog Recommendation: Daily Essentials and Deals

Megan, author of Daily Essentials and Deals, has a family friendly blog site with (in Megan’s words) a three-fold  purpose:  “First to help me get my daily dose of the Bible (and be accountable), second to focus on family, and of course to talk about THE COUPON DEALS!”  I subscribed to Megan’s blog several weeks ago and have found her coupon links very helpful.  I also enjoy her posts and pictures.  If interested, you can subscribe to her blog.  Or, just drop in and visit her site once in a while.  I recommend subscribing because, as does mine, her blog has some time-sensitive offers.

Also, as a fun bonus, she sponsors giveaways.  The current giveaway is a bottle of lotion from Skin MD, which the company provided to Megan for the giveaway.  Click here to see the details and then leave a comment for an entry in the giveaway.  The giveaway is open to everyone!  :o)

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Michael’s Coupons: A Printable Page FULL of Them

OK, here we go!  As it gets closer to Christmas, many of the businesses that communicate with me via email are pulling out all the stops and offering bigger and better and MORE discounts!  Michael’s is no exception!   There are FIVE different printable coupons on the linked page.  Enjoy!

Michael’s Coupons

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Snapfish Customer Exclusive: $1.00 Off 64-Count Crayola *and* 60% Off Michael’s Custom Framing

Register for FREE at Snapfish, then access the Snapfish Partner Deals page.  The first coupon is for $1.00 Off a 64-Count Crayola Crayons and a BONUS offer of 48 hours of FREE printing on the new Lights, Camera, Color! web site where you can turn photos into coloring pages.  The Crayola coupon is valid through 12/31/09.   The second coupon is for 60% off  a framing order at Michael’s and is valid through 12/29/09.

Also, you will earn 20 FREE 4×6 prints when you complete your first photo upload at Snapfish!

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A.C. Moore Coupons, Valid Through 12/19/09

A.C. Moore currently has 3 coupons listed, including a coupon for 50% off the regular price of one item and 50% off a custom framing order.

A.C. Moore Coupons

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