Health & Medicine

Am I cheap? Hey, I'm just giving my 50 cents' worth

When I have told people about my Fru-Gal column, some of them ask: You teach people how to be cheap?

I always think this reaction is from people who don't look for ways to save money. Many people won't use a 50-cent coupon, thinking it is just 50 cents. I don't know about you, but in the big picture, if you had a extra 50 cents a day, by the end of a year you would be making out quite well. Are you cheap when you bring your lunch in to work, or rent a movie instead of going to a theater? In the end, my pocket probably has more quarters than theirs.

Live healthy

■ Free Stuff for Powerful Girls, including place mats and a journal to help girls learn about healthy bones.

■ REMEDYLife is an online source for information on healthful living. As a member, you'll receive offers, samples and the opportunity to participate in health-related surveys and polls.

■ The Eucerin skin care company offers a free sample of its Aquaphor skin cream. It's billed as serious skin care for the serious athlete.

■ will help you estimate your body mass index, calculate your daily calorie needs and download a personal log in which you can record your food intake and daily exercise.

■ Lamkin invites you to try a sting-free cross-line golf grip.

■ Receive a free one-year subscription to Motorcyclist magazine.

■ Order a free hazardous-waste cleanup and prevention poster from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

■ Take the Drive Smarter Challenge to help you calculate your money, gas and CO2 savings.

■ Take free online courses offered from iLearn led by expert instructors, and available around the clock to work with your schedule.

■ Order a free subscription to the Heritage Magazine for the Intelligent Collector.

■ Get a special offer on Ensure Shake, a coupon for a free shake and savings on a six-pack.

■ Receive an $8 refund from Just for Men Touch of Gray. Print out the form and send the certificate, original cash register receipt and proof of purchase.

■ Cozi offers a new way for families to stay organized and manage schedules via a free online scheduler.

■ Print a coupon for buy one, get one free Off! PowerPad Lamp to repeal mosquitoes.

■ Register to receive 2008 Christmas Seals.

■ Receive a mail-in rebate form for up for $10.99 on ­Optive lubricant eye drops.