The Fru-Gal: No matter your age, deals and discounts available if you look

Contributing columnistJuly 21, 2013 

The Fru-Gal Deborah Morris

When you are young you get the child menu pricing at some restaurants. As you get older, you can find a student discount at some stores. Hit 55 and some stores start to give you a senior discount.

What deal can you take advantage of to save you money? Is there a group or club that you belong to that gives discounts to members? Some health insurance plans give additional discounts on preventative maintenance programs like gym memberships. Take any savings you can get.

Pet lovers:

› Join the My Cat Chow Perks reward program to start earning points toward free cat products. You receive 10,000 free perk points just for registering and are able to redeem your points for free items like tote bags, mouse pads and water bottles. Myperks.catchow.com/?ev#   › Receive more than $10 worth of Halo Pet food coupons when you sign up for the enewsletter at http://  on.fb.me/17nwDKl   Brides and grooms:

› Sign up to receive a personalized promotional code for a free wedding guestbook on Shutterfly. http://on.fb.me/13BkmoB   Teachers:

› Sign up for Star Rewards at Office Depot for specials throughout the year . http://bit.  ly/11ZNNQ2   › Teacher Appreciation Day at Staples is in August. Check the store’s website for times and dates. The first 100 teachers will receive a free shopping bag plus 20 percent back in Staples Rewards on everything you can fit in bag. http://bit.ly/15OVs2F   › Sign up for Barnes and Noble’s Educator Program to receive 20 percent off the publisher’s list price on purchases for classroom use and 25 percent off during Educator Appreciation Days. http://bit.ly/fUliRE   › Teachers earn a $10 reward in MaxPerks dollars every time they spend a minimum of $75 on qualified purchases at OfficeMax. Sign up at http://bit.ly/NrF4gi.

Parents:

› Get a free subscription to American Baby Magazine. http://bit.  ly/12KhzGY   › Get a free ticket for Baby’s First Circus from Ringling Brothers. Sign up to receive a ticket voucher via mail that can be exchanged for a ticket to any Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey performance . There’s no expiration date. http://  bit.ly/H8HOIb   › Get a free sample of Home Educating Family magazine. http://  bit.ly/16XL1c4   › Students who purchase a new Dell PC over $699 can receive a $200 eGift Card. http://bit.ly/YnHr9d   › Students can get six months free of Amazon Prime that includes free two-day shipping and free release date delivery on video games, DVDs, books and more at Amazon. http://amzn.to/1bLcIsn   › Qualified high school and college students are eligible to receive two money-saving coupons, valid in-store and online, and a 10 percent discount when you register for the Jo-Ann student discount program. http://bit.ly/1bLcO30   › Purchase qualifying Sony digital movies at Toys R Us and receive $10 movie cash to see The Smurfs 2. http://bit.ly/17nyq1Z   › Your child can get a call from Disney’s Monsters Inc. characters Mike or Sulley from Pull-Ups. http://  bit.ly/KONr0b   Military:

› Operation Homefront is partnering up with Dollar Tree to launch the 2013 Back to School Brigade where school supplies and backpacks are donated to children of deployed, wounded, active or inactive duty service members . http://  bit.ly/kmiVPg   › Help welcome home military members with a free banner or jumbo card from Build A Sign. http://bit.ly/2aX1Kv   › Home Depot offers a 10 percent discount up to a maximum $500 at all U.S. locations to active duty personnel, reservists, retired or disabled veterans and their immediate families. Homedepot.com   › Lowes offers a regular 10 percent military discount to active duty military members and retired veterans, or VA recipients . This 10 percent discount is also extended to the immediate family of those who are currently serving, retired veterans, or VA recipients. Lowes.com   › Active duty military and reserve members receive a $500 rebate on any new Toyota. http://bit.  ly/NzVpAH   Seniors:

› 10 percent off at Dunkin Donuts (55 and older).

› Every Wednesday get 15 percent off at Kohl’s (60 and older).

› First Wednesday of the month get 20 percent off your purchase at Rite Aid (65 and older).

› Receive 10 percent off your purchase the first Wednesday of the month at Kroger stores (60 and older).

› Sign up for AARP to receive senior discounts for hotels and entertainment. And make sure you link your Walgreens Balance Reward card to your AARP to receive special offers each month. http://bit.  ly/1bLdTYF  

Deborah Morris’ weekly column, The Fru-Gal, can help you save money. Feel free to share tips on The Fru-Gal blog at Kentucky.  com/living   and visit her website, Fru-gal  friends.com.

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