Deb Morris: Fru-Gal

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One simple act of kindness can change someone’s life. I am a true believer in karma, that when you do something good then something good will happen to you.

When saving money by using coupons, it’s good to remember that although you might not use a product that’s at a great discount, others might. Is there something who could use the product that’s free or at least very discounted? Often homeless shelters can use shampoo and other personal hygiene items. And food pantries are always looking for canned good donations.

Teach your children that charity doesn’t have to be a huge commitment but a simple gesture of kindness can go a long way.

Charitable givingš

Every time you use your Subway card, a percentage of your purchase can go directly to your child’s school.

 Earn 20 free books for your child’s classroom from Sunny D. Just have your child’s classroom submit 20 SunnyD UPC labels.

 Collect empty foil pouches of Capri Sun for your school to receive 2 cents for each pouch sent in.

Purina and Martha Stewart will donate $5 to participating shelters when you pledge to volunteer at an animal shelter.

National Dine Out to end childhood hunger is September 20 -26. Check for restaurant in your area that are participating. PageServer? pagename= GADO_homepage

Join Weight Watchers for the Lose For Good Campaign. Through Oct. 17, Weight Watchers will donate $250,000 to charitable partners fighting hunger for every 1 million pounds lost.

Trick or Treat for Unicef this Halloween. Order UNICEF boxes online or create your own canister wrapper with an online program.

Receive a free Smile Pinki Documentary DVD from Smile Train.

Teachers receive a free “Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher” poster.



Sample of Curel Itch Defense moisture lotion for dry skin.

Receive a free pay per view movie for Dish Network subscribers until Sept. 30.

Free Carnation Holiday Recipe Guide.

Free sample of Dandy-Lyon Bites.

Free sample of Bear Naked 100 percent pure and natural cereal.

Free single pack of DynaPep Energy.

Free sample of Sun Crystals All-Natural Sweetener with Stevia.

Free sample of Carmex Lip Balm.

Free subscription to Living the Country Life Magazine bhg/store/ checkout/partner/?promo Code=I7095LD02 &_request id=184075

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Cesar Bistro Entrees will be giving away 1500 free cans of dog food.

Free Hershey’s Kisses Brand 2010 Baking Calendar by mail with four proofs of purchase.

Buy any two Ziploc brand products and get a free online recipe guide

Get a Free book when you mail in one Zyrtec UPC.

Free book offer from Pediasure with one UPC. Send to: Pediasure Book Offer, 557 Broadway, P.O. Box 711, New York, NY 10012. Include the UPC and a 3x5 card with your name and address.

The Knack Free Family Event at Michael’s craft store. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 19.

Create three American Girl projects.

Free general admission for you and a guest to hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide on Sept. 26 to celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day.

Lexington Healing Arts Academy, 272 Southland Drive offers $25 student massages to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Massages are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday through Oct. 23. Call: (859) 252-5656. All massages on Sundays through December are 10 percent off.

Max Muscle, 3090 Helmsdale Place provides a free nutrition seminar for weight loss at 7 p.m., every third Thursday. Also offer free samples of all their Max Muscle products are available any day of the week. Ask for their free booklet, “10 Secrets for Getting Lean-Fast.” Call (859) 263-0080.