Who doesn't enjoy perusing the headlines of entertainment magazines in the checkout lane? Now, you'll be able to keep up on all of the celeb gossip from the comfort of your own home... with two FREE one-year electronic subscriptions to Star and OK magazines!
These are digital subscriptions, so you'll need a smartphone or tablet to access the free Zinio app, which powers these subscriptions.
It's Halloween party and Fall Fun Fair time again, and if you're a parent, you just may find yourself in the same situation as we are:
Yes, that's my son (the ninja!) showing off the new goldfish he won at his school's fun fair. We were not planning to get another fish, but fortunately, thanks to a Meijer fish tank clearance last year, we were prepared for a new fish's arrival.
If you suddenly find yourself in the same situation this season with a newly-acquired pet fish, you may want to check your local Meijer for another fish tank clearance. I just got back from the Algonquin Meijer, and the entire back wall of the pet section is filled with small and large fish bowls and tanks on clearance!
Betta bowls are $2.75 each, and large fish bowl/tanks are $3.75 each. I saw Dr. Seuss, Barbie, Hello Kitty and Avengers styles. The price sure is right if you need a home for a new fish.
Back in September, many large, secret Facebook groups devoted to coupon resale and misuse were unceremoniously shut down. Speculation ensued online as to whether this was a random decision on Facebook's part or whether there was industry involvement.
Coupons In The News has a story today with additional details about the shutdown:
Finally, a definitive answer to the question first raised a month ago – is Facebook really shutting down coupon groups?
Yes – and investigators working on behalf of the coupon industry are behind it.
Facebook has repeatedly refused comment on the issue. But a firm that specializes in corporate security and risk management now confirms to Coupons in the News that it was their company that investigated and alerted Facebook to nearly a hundred groups engaging in questionable coupon activity. And Facebook responded by shutting the groups down.
Brand Technologies president Jane Beauchamp says the company conducted a months-long undercover investigation of a number of Facebook coupon groups – many of them “secret” and invitation-only. The main focus was on groups that openly discussed and advocated coupon fraud, such as decoding coupons’ bar codes, exploiting so-called “glitches” that allow you to use high-value coupons on lower-priced products for which they’re not intended.
“We investigated, presented to our clients and after their review, Facebook reviewed the groups we documented as well, and took action that corresponded with their community standards,” Beauchamp told Coupons in the News.
Facebook’s community standards include a prohibition against users “promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others.” Defrauding companies and retailers by misusing coupons – and then boasting about it and teaching others how to do it – would certainly seem to be a violation of that Facebook policy.
This has been a busy week for news regarding coupon misuse on Facebook. Earlier this week, the CIC announced its own investigation into illicit coupon activity on Facebook.
There are only NINE Fridays left until Christmas. (Can you believe it?) Each Friday, as we get closer to the holiday, I'll share a fun or interesting gift with you...
Today's gift idea? A Paw Clean Canine Footbath!
I have one of these, and I can tell you that it's one of the simplest, greatest ideas I've ever seen for dog lovers. Whenever your dog comes inside with muddy paws (which, this fall, seems to be every other day at our house!), you fill the Paw Clean with warm water up to the fill line. Gently put your pet's paw inside and swish the bottle around. It has a split neoprene top to seal around your dog's leg so the water doesn't splash out. The mud washes away and stays in the bottle. It also comes with a microfiber cloth to wipe the dog's paws off after washing.
I'm telling you, this thing is so simple and yet so effective. You could probably make one of these out of an empty soda bottle (hey, there's another gift idea, crafty people!) but the size and design of this makes it worth the money. I picked mine up at an L.L. Bean store over the summer for $9.99. Amazon has them for a little more.
Here are a few photos of mine:
And, to my beautiful sister, if you're reading this... don't buy one. Already got you one for Christmas!
Have you found a fun or interesting gift item online you'd like to share? Feel free to share it, and I may feature it as a future Friday gift idea...
Head over to SavingStar to load a new "Freebie Friday" offer!
Purchase through Sunday night and receive 100% of the purchase price back on your SavingStar account.
In Chicagoland, SavingStar offers can be redeemed at Jewel-Osco, CVS, Mariano's, Kroger, Piggly Wiggly, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Meijer, Dollar General, Family Dollar, Kmart and Peapod. Some stores load offers to their loyalty cards (Jewel, CVS, Mariano's) and others use post-redemption of receipts -- snap a photo of your receipt and upload it.
*Note to Jewel-Osco shoppers: If you no longer have a Jewel-Osco card, you can also use a Upromise card at Jewel to redeem SavingStar ecoupons at Jewel. No Upromise card? Call 877-932-7948 to request a new Upromise card.
Checkout 51, the ecoupon app (which you can use over the web too!) has new ecoupon offers to load. Most Checkout 51 ecoupon offers are valid at all stores. (If an offer is store-specific, the site or app will tell you so.)
Here's a peek at some of the new offers. Offers valid today until 11:59PM EST next Wednesday evening:
- .25 off pumpkins
- .50 off tomatoes
- .25 off bananas
- .25 off salad mix
- $1 off Pledge
- .75 off Superpretzel
- $1 off Wild Garden hummus
Some offers from previous weeks continue this week too.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Nonni's. I have been compensated for this giveaway.
UPDATE: Giveaway has ended! The winner is samminas!
Super-Couponers, here's a tasty giveaway you won't want to miss!
Nonni's Biscotti makes delicious, twice-baked biscotti treats that are sold coast to coast in supermarkets around the country. To celebrate the warmth of the holiday season, Nonni's has two new limited-edition holiday biscotti flavors: Pumpkin Spice and Gingerbread!
Want to try them? You may be the lucky reader who wins both of these new flavors of Nonni's Biscotti to enjoy! To enter, simply post a reply in the comments! This Nonni's Biscotti Bites giveaway begins today, October 23 2014, and runs for one week. The giveaway will end on October 29, 2014 at 11:59pm CST, and on October 30th, one winner will be chosen via a random number generator!
Beginning 10/26, 22oz. Twizzlers Twists Halloween candy will be on sale for $1.88 per bag. Buy two and use this $1.60-off-2 printable. Pay $2.16 for two, or $1.08 per bag!
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Target.com announced today that it's offering FREE shipping on all holiday orders. The holiday shopping season is already underway (!) so this is something to keep in mind if you see something great at Target.com but the shipping cost was a deal-breaker. Not anymore...
This week's Viva paper towels deal just got better with the addition of a new $1 printable coupon! To refresh...
6-roll packs of Viva paper towels are on sale for $5.99. They're also part of a National Catalina:
Buy 2 & get a $3 Catalina
Buy 3 & get a $4 Catalina
The IVC book has a $1 coupon, and the 9/14 SS has a .60 coupon. Here's a new $1 printable too!
Buy 2 6-packs of Viva ($11.98)
Use the $1 IVC coupon (comes off each item) and two $1 printables
Pay $7.98 and get a $3 Catalina. That's $4.98 for two, or $2.49 per package. This works out to about .42 per roll!