Deb Morris: Fru-Gal

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As we plunge head-on into the holiday season, be warned that the spirit of goodwill can send you a fury of shopping urges to show your friends and family how much you love them by lavishing them with gifts.

When I visited the Fayette Mall I was amazed at what great deals the stores are offering this season. You can give some wonderful gifts at amazing prices. Start your mall journey with a visit to guest services where you will receive a Season of Savings coupon booklet. In this booklet there are deals on many stores, restaurants and personalized services. Use this as a guide.

You will be tempted to want to overspend at this time of year, no matter how frugal you live your pre-holiday day-to-day life. Remember when giving a gift, you shouldn’t be reminded of that gift in January with your credit card bill, so keep your budget in line.

Want to save money?

The new Black Friday is Cyber Monday. On November 30 tap into the 500 virtual vendors that will offer special discounts on items from clothes to electronics. Watch for early shopper and first-time buyer deals. Visit for retailers.

Get $10 of your purchase of $10 or more at! Use coupon code GR8VALUE at checkout to receive your discount. They have a big sale going on right now and the code doesn't expire until December 18, 2009.

Use the following coupon for $15 off $15 purchase at The Limited. It also is good for $50 off a $150 purchase, $30 off a $100 purchase. Expires November 23rd.

Receive $15 off your purchase of $15 or more at Chadwicks with the code CH15OFF. Code expires November 23, 2009.

Get samples and coupons with your mobile phone now using

(texting charges do apply)

Get your FREE sample of New Green Works natural laundry detergent- Text NATURAL to 467467

Get a free LUBRIDERM sample- text MYSKIN to 467467

Text EXPLUCKY to EXPRES (397737). You’ll get a coupon sent to your phone for $25/$50 purchase at Express stores! The coupon expires 1/7/10.

Get 40% off your $40 purchase from Adidas shoes. If 5 friends use their coupon, you get a free pair of Adidas shoes of your choice.

Receive $5 off a purchase at Build-A-Bear Workshop expires 11/30

Talbots want you to enjoy 20% off your purchase along with free shipping with offer code 020556520$E4jAPs5hLB73ZioAIqrFp.B7Q-VJSt/doc.html?t_params=PASSWORD%3DAPs5hLAIqrFpBK%2524E4jp1HZcNb91mJo%26TLB_CUST_NUM%3D020556520&om_rid=AIqrFp&om_mid=_BK$E4jB73Zio$

Buy any two regularly-priced Yankee Candle Housewarmer large jar candles and get two more FREE!

Become a Pink Nation Member at Victoria Secrets to receive a coupon for $10 off your $50 pink purchase

Exclusive in-store Victoria Secret offer now through November 25. Free Victoria Secret Undies with any store purchase plus $10 off any full-priced bra

Too faced cosmetics wants you to try their playful makeup line in delightfully girly packaging giving you 30% off your purchase when you enter “luckybreaks” at checkout.

Get $10 off any $30 purchase at Bath & Body Works expires November 22

Give the holiday favorite makeup must-haves from Smashbox with $25 off your $100 order using code ELLEHOLIDAY at checkout.

Daily Wish from American Express offers random very limited time but amazing deals for American Express cardholders.

Send your friend a personalized e-card with a coupon to try GREENIES from PetCo. This is a $4.49 value.

Want to help family and friends take the guesswork out of shopping with an online gift registry tool. lets you click and add coveted items anytime, from any site on the Web.


Sign up to receive your FREE Mueller’s Meal 12-month, weekly meal planner.

Get a free iTunes Fall Sampler when you become a fan on Facebook.

Just select your favorite variety of Dunkin Donuts coffee to receive a 1.1 oz. sample pouch by mail.

If you take your loose change to get counted by a Coinstar machine and choose to receive a gift card instead of cash you win two ways. First, you won't be charged a counting fee. And secondly, through 12/6/09, you will earn an extra $10 when you cash in at least $40 in change.Mail in your form to the address below to receive your bonus $10 certificateCoinstar Holiday 09 Bonus OfferDepartment D, PO Box 6112Douglas, AZ 85655-6112


Bring your child into Lowe’s on November 21 from 10am to 11am and they can build a awesome snowman. Just sign up online.

Disney Store Pajama Party located at the Fayette Mall on November 20 from 5:30 to 6:15. There will storytime, games and snacks available.

Non-members and members, join Sam’s Club for the Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club on Friday, November 20 – Sunday, November 22 from 11am to 6pm located at 1063 New Circle Rd.