Deb Morris: Fru-Gal

Get ready for baby with lots of free stuff

My friend is going to have a baby. I am so excited. It is going to be great to be able to spend time with a baby but not have to deal with late night wake ups and crying.

I was wondering what it costs to raise a child? The Baby Center Web site — www.babycenter.com — breaks down the costs with a final figure of $340,552 from birth to 18 years old not including college. Wow! New parents start budgeting your money and start using my money saving advice. Get all the details at http://www.babycenter.com/cost-of-raising-child-calculator

Other money-saving ideas for baby, family

Certificate for free first visit nutrition gift from Enfamil.

http://www.enfamil.com/app/iwp/enfamil/certificate.do?dm=enf&id=/Consumer_Home2/Enf_Tools_Resources/Enf_Programs_Offers/BreastfeedingKit&iwpst=B2C&ls=0&csred=1&r=3432209

Certificate for free sample of Enfamil Gentlease from Enfamil

http://www.enfamil.com/app/iwp/enfamil/certificate.do?dm=enf&id=/Consumer_Home2/Enf_Tools_Resources/Enf_Programs_Offers/Gentleasesample&iwpst=B2C&ls=0&csred=1&r=343220

  Receive 10 free ovulation predictor kits and pregnancy tests from Sacred Heart Mission. http://www.freeopks.com/

Free baby items for mother-to-be or father-to-be. http://www.babytobee.com/register.aspx?vid=286

Free Udder Cover for breast feeding moms. Enter promotional code 1FREE when ordering. https://www.uddercovers.com/

Free copy of prevent blindness America’s Halloween safety tips and first aid for eye emergencies sticker.

http://www.preventblindness.net/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=1860&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&JServSessionIdr001=bkin1a7ok1.app13b

Looking for some extra mothering this time of year? Get helpful advice from a mom via test, voice, instant messages, and more. http://www.getmommed.com

Free activities to do with your grandkids with the new Grandparents Guide.

http://www.grandparents.com/books/new-grandparents-guide/index.html?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=NGGexpectingNL

Free “Be a Germ Fighter” learning poster and activities to promote germ learning at home and school from Wet Ones. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3752084

Free frog bath toy set when you buy any Johnson’s bath or lotion product. Send your original receipt (dated Sept. 28- Dec. 1, 2009) along with your name and mailing address to: Johnson/Parents GWP, 375 Lexington Ave., 10th Floor, New York City, NY 10017

Get a $1 coupon for Johnson Body Wash. http://www.johnsonsbaby.com/bathtimefun.do

Buy three Filtrete Filters and get a free certified asthma and allergy friendly bear.

http://solutions.3m.om/3MContentRetrievalAPI/BlobServlet?locale=en_US&lmd=1252954728000&assetId=1180618194580&assetType=MMM_age&blobAttribute=ImageFile

Enter your Dove UPC at www.dove.com to have $1 donated to self-esteem programs.

If you are not satisfied with the leakage performance of Luvs diapers they will refund your money. www.luvs.com

Send in used video games and earn points to purchase games like Super Mario Brothers and Guitar Hero. www.goozex.com

Combine video clips, photos and music to make a montage. www.telavision.tv

Free fast-paced fun in this action-packed challenge. www.parade.com/games

Rite Aid cold freebies

Bee M.D. Throat Drops cost $2.49. Receive $2.49 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Beyond BodiHeat Pain Relieving Heat Pads cost $2.99. Receive $2.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Breathe Again SinoMarin Nasal Spray costs $7.99. Receive $7.99 Single Check Rebate

and the final cost is free.

Carmex Lip Balm costs $1.99. Receive $1.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm costs $2.29. Receive $2.29 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Children’s Throat Cooler costs $2.99. Receive $2.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Chloraseptic AllergenBlock Gel costs $9.99. Receive $9.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Comtrex (20 ct) costs $3.99. Receive $3.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Dr. Thompson’s Coldwar costs $3.99. Receive $3.99 Single Check Rebate and the final price is free.

Sea Breeze Cleanser is $4.99. Receive $4 Single Check Rebate and final cost is 99 cents.

Simply Saline Children’s Nasal Mist is $3.99. Receive $3.99 Single Check Rebate and the final cost is free.

Simply Saline Nasal Mist is $4.99. Receive $4.99 Single Check Rebate and the final cost is free.

Sinus Buster or Allergy Buster is $8.99. Receive $8.99 Single Check Rebate and the final cost is free.

Sucrets Ice Pops or Throat Lozenges are $2.99. Receive $2.99 Single Check Rebate and the final cost is free.

Other money saving opportunities

Join The Explorium of Lexington for Museum Go Round, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , Oct. 17 on Short Street . Features original art work from area young artists and the art will be for sale. Headley-Whitney Museum invites you to decorate your own lucky horseshoe.

Become a member of Kentucky Equine Education Project. As a member of KEEP you get free admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, American Saddlebred Museum and any of Kentucky’s Pari-mutuel Race Tracks. Family membership is only $20.

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