Fru-Gal: Forty fabulous finds that can save you all sorts of money

Deborah Morris, The Fru-Gal
Deborah Morris, The Fru-Gal

Feel like all you're doing these days is spending money? Well, here are my 40 Fabulous Fru-Gal Finds, designed to save you some money.

Hope you have as much fun with them as I did. Now, let's see how much money you can save.

1. Text NICE to 727272 each day until Dec. 10 to get Redbox's Holiday Deal of the Day. The promo codes are valid for one of the following offers per transaction: free one night rental, 75 cents or 50 cents off any Blu-ray Disc, $1 off any 2 discs. Text SHOPPERS to 727272 to receive a code for one free DVD rental good until Dec. 7.

2. Join SavingStar for free and register your grocery and drugstore loyalty cards there. SavingStar is offering a mystery freebie Friday deal giving you a free item. Click the eCoupons you want and they'll link them to your registered store cards. When you use your card at checkout, your savings are automatically added to your SavingStar account. The savings are not given at checkout in the store and are not printed on your receipt. When your accumulated savings in your SavingStar account reach $5, you can pick your payout from a deposit into your bank or PayPal account, an Amazon gift card, or a donation to American Forests.

3. Enter the code Kfrf-east-ofpo-ints to receive 50 free Kellogg's Family Rewards points. This offer is for a limited time. Points can be redeemed for coupons, books, magazines, toys, sweepstakes entries, donations and more. Not a member? Join to get exclusive coupons and earn rewards from your favorite Kellogg's brands.

4. Receive a $5 prepaid gift card by mail with purchase of small bag of Cascade Platinum via mail-in-rebate.

5. Purchase specially marked Kellogg's products to receive a free book from Scholastic.

6. Get a free entrée when you sign up for Mi Abuelo's rewards.

7. Join Toys "R" Us Princess Party Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., Dec. 6. Go dressed as your favorite Disney Princess, meet Geoffrey and create your own Disney Princess themed ornament. For children 3 and older.

8. A coupon in the current Staples' flyer offers 20 percent off shipping services at the store through Dec. 6.

9. Sign on to your Kroger online account every Friday to load your Friday Freebie item to your loyalty card.

10. Target Red Card holders (Target's credit card which gives you free shipping online and 5 percent off your order) get a variety of holiday specials. Through Dec. 7 card holders can enter the Big Thanks Sweepstakes to win free Target gift cards. From Dec. 7-13 every time you go shopping at Target, you can get a free drink from the Target Cafe when you show your REDcard.

11. Buy Triaminic Liquid 4 ounce at CVS for $5.99 and use a $1 printable coupon at to receive $5 ExtraCare Bucks, making this item free.

12. Buy a two-pack of Scunci Headbands or a three-pack of Octopus Clips for $2 at Walgreens and receive $2 register reward.

13. Sign up for a free ASPCA Pet Safety Pack.

14. Get a free sample and a $2 coupon for Depends Underwear.

15. Get a free issue of Bridal Guide and other magazines at

16. Send a personalized message and two complimentary Yogi Tea samples to a friend.

17. Answer two questions to receive a free TENA trial kit.

18. Get a free Sesame Street Fire Safety Coloring book at

19. Receive a free "Proven Winners Gardener's Idea Book" at

20. Receive a free child safety latch starter kit at

21. For a free Jiffy Recipe Book go to

22. For savings on the Kaspersky Internet Security for Windows, receive instant savings of $7 then send in for $45 mail-in-rebate so the final cost is just one cent.

23. Buy one Glade Wax Melt Warmer at Walmart and receive a $5 egift card.

24. Until Dec. 6, Kmart is doubling manufacturer coupons up to $2 value with purchase of $25 or more (calculated before coupons) in grocery, household and drugstore merchandise at Kmart.

25. Various rebates are available with the UPC from Musselman's applesauce.

26. Yankee Candle is offering a new promotional code for buy two, get two free any size jar candles. The code is Jar374. Visit Offer expires Dec. 31. Sign up for the rewards program before ordering to get 3,000 points just for joining.

27. For $2 at Subway, you can buy either a six-inch meatball marinara or a six-inch cold cut combo sub because of the Subway $2 Holiday Customer Appreciation event. No coupon needed.

28. My Coke Rewards is offering members up to $20 to spend on holiday greeting cards at Shutterfly for only 5 points. Expires Dec. 27.

29. The Chick-Fil-A "America's Cattle Call" calendar is now available at participating Chick-Fil-A restaurants. The calendar is $7 and includes 12 free food or beverage coupons.

30. Target is offering free shipping when you purchase online at Expires Dec. 20.

31. Through Dec. 24, Target is offering a different toy each day for 50 percent off with the Target Cartwheel app.

32. Take the kids to Home Depot from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 6 for a workshop to build a Holiday Yard Stake.

33. Join PinchMe for new samples available every Tuesday.

34. Buy a special Starbucks Tumbler for $30 and get one grande brewed coffee every day for the month of January 2015 free when you use it.

35. Get a free Christmas video from Santa.

36. If you participated in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, fill out this form to receive up to two free books from Scholastic.

37. Watch a short video to receive a free sample of dry body spray antiperspirant from Walmart.

38. Get a free 5x7 photo with Santa at participating Walmart locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6, 7, 12 and 13.

39. Disney Movie Rewards will post a new code each day from Dec.1-25 on its Facebook page worth 5 points.

40. Hallmark is offering 12 days of specials.