Friday, January 31, 2014

Fred Meyer Freebie Friday - 1/31/14 - Hormal Rev Wrap

Go to your Fred Meyer account, and upload a coupon for a free Hormel Rev Single Wrap.  You can only upload the coupon today, but it is good for two weeks.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

February 1st - Bank of America CardHolders - Free Admission to Anchorage Museum

From the Anchorage Museum Website:

On the first Saturday of the month Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders will gain free general admission to the museum as part of Bank of America’s nationwide Museums on Us program.
Visitors must show their credit or debit card along with photo ID at the front desk upon arrival. Offer is valid for one free admission ticket per cardholder and is nontransferable.
Bank of America cardholders also receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at the museum shop on these days. (No other discounts apply.)

This is a great way to cure cabin fever at an unbeatable price!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Saving Star Healthy deal of the week - 20% back on Pears!

Hurry over to Saving Star and load an offer for 20% back on Bartlett Pears.  I am loving this easy way of saving on produce.  I'll have to run to Fred Meyer today and report back on the price of pears this week!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Savingstar - Free Ajax through 1/26

Hurry to your Savingstar Account and load the e-coupon for a free 14 oz dish soap.  Then, buy it at Fred Meyer on or before January 26th & you will be completely reimbursed.

If you don't have an account yet, It is so simple to set it up.  Go Here, link your Fred Meyer Card, add offers, and shop at Fred Meyer.  When you buy an item, the money is added to your account.  It can be cashed out for Gift Cards or Cash right to Pay Pal.

Fred Meyer Free Friday Download - Aquafina FlavorSplash Sparkling - 1/24/14

Here’s your Free Friday Download! Enjoy one free bottle of Aquafina FlavorSplash Sparkling. Go crazy with Berry Loco or get a burst of flavor with Color Me Kiwi! Get your coupon today only:

Hurry and load this coupon to your Fred Meyer Card.  Its only available to download today, but you have two weeks to redeem!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rare Chance to Save Money on Milk!

Do you use Ibotta yet? If not, run on over and sign up!  Right now, you can get 50 cents back just for buying  milk.  I'm sure you were going to buy milk before the 26th anyway!

How does Ibotta work, you ask?  First, download the app on your smartphone.  Look at the offers you may want to redeem.  Buy the items & upload the receipt.  You earn money that can be cashed out for gift cards or cash.  Simple!  The offers are changing all the time and its great to pair them with sales you were already scoring.

You can even earn cash at some fast food joints and the movies.

Check it out if you haven't already!  If you use this link, I get some cash and you get $2 to start out with.  We all win!

Frugal Anchorage Happenings - Weekend of January 25 (Including Anchorage Symphony!)

Anchorage Symphony FREE Neighborhood Concert

Saturday, Jan 25 2:00p to 3:00p
The Anchorage Symphony invites you and your family to a free Anchorage Symphony Neighborhood Concert, Saturday, January 25, at 2pm at Bartlett High School. An hour in length, this casual concert features audience favorites including Overture of 1812, Ride of the Valkyries, Superman and much, much more!
The concert is free and open to the public on a first, come, first served basis; seating begins at 1:30pm. Arrive early as seating is limited!

Spinning Fiber - Eagle River Spinners

Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chugiak-Eagle River Library - Program Room
See how fiber is spun into yarn at the Eagle River Spinners meeting. If you are interested in trying your hand at spinning, call Sandy Quimby at 696-2680 ahead of time to arrange for an extra wheel and fiber

Sunday, January 26, noon-5pm, anno 1913
All events are free; $5 parking for non-members.

Join us around the wood stove to learn the secrets of sourdough. Learn how to maintain and cook with your own sourdough starter. We will make sourdough pancakes for you to sample until supplies run out.

Before railroads, airplanes and automobiles, winter transportation in Alaska was primarily done by sleds. We’ll have a vintage dog sled and Crow Pass roadhouse artifacts. Learn how mushing back then differs from today’s winter sport.

Learn about the history of the Iditarod Trail and its roadhouses and towns along the way from BLM Trail Coordinator Kevin Keeler.

Today’s featured poet is Robert Service from the Klondike. Hear his newest poems fromThe Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses.

Bring your fiddle, banjo or guitar for some old-time jammin’. Clapping and foot stomping allowed!

Hungry for a 25 cent bowl of hot bean soup, or some fresh-baked goods with coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? A silver dollar buys you a fine roadhouse meal at 1913 prices!

Read more here:

Apply to host a healthy baby home party by Seventh Generation

healthy baby home party | Seventh Generation

Companies love getting people to try their products.  A trend in the last few years have been getting people to host parties in which they try products.  Seventh Generation is accepting application to apply for a Healthy Baby Home Party.  Click the link above to apply.  Your kit would come with lots of great products from companies like Seventh Generation, Zarbees (love them!), and Stony field.

Good Luck!  I've been able to try a lot of great products this way (Pull Ups, Hershey Spreads, Cottenelle, NICE!, and other brands) through parties like this.  The kits often come with great coupons for you and a friend.  I'll post other opportunities as I find them!

OutBack Steak House - Free Food on Sunday

I have an email address that is solely used for coupon offers and mailing lists.  If I buy a product or eat at a restaurant, I want to be on their mailing list.  I earn lots of free items and get lots of savings this way.

Today I got an offer for a free appetizer or dessert from Outback good on January 24th.  You may want to check your email or join the Outback mailing list to see if you scored one!

(I my experience, all the Outback coupons work here in Alaska.  Some places - like Cattle Company - will honor coupons, but the price may be a bit higher.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FRED MEYER DiGiorno Pizza 3/$9 with coupon stack

FRED MEYER DiGiorno or California Pizza Kitchen 2 for $9

Fred Meyer has in an ad coupon for $9 for two Digornio Pizzas.

There is a new coupon out on for Buy 2, Get 1 DiGiorno Pizza Free.  Hurry and print that coupon because it will go fast!

Carrs Match Ups 1/22/14 - 1/28/14 with the Famous $5 Friday!

Here are the deals for this week's Carr's $5 Friday.  You can find the full ad at
I am including coupons found in lower 48 papers and not just local Anchorage papers.  So many people I know order coupons from regions with better coupons.  (I'll do a blog on these resources soon!)
Be sure to check your J4U account to see if you have any personalized coupons to match with the sales.
(I put my favorite deals in orange!)
$5 Friday!
Primo Taglio Mesquite Turkey or Provolone Cheese - $5.00/lb
Blueberries 18 oz - $5.00  (But really, if you need to buy blueberries and you live in Alaska, lemme take you berry picking next fall!)
County Fried Dark Meat Chicken 8 Piece - $5.00
Signature Cafe Express Special - $5.00
Florida's Natural 89 oz or Minute Maid Orange Juice 128 oz - $5.00
Safeway SELECT® Artisan Fresh Fruit Flan Handcrafted - $5.00
 Safeway Home Bath Tissue or Paper Towels or Pantry Essentials Bath Tissue 12 Roll or 6-8 Roll Towels - $5.00

Foster Farms Party Wings 2.5 lb - $5.00 (Stock up now for the Super Bowl!)
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 4.8-15 oz or Frito Lay Variety Pack 20 ct - $5.00

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Free Bigelow Tea Sample & coupon

Go to Bigelow Tea's Facebook for a sample of Constant Comment Tea and a coupon.

Often samples won't ship to Alaska, but Bigelow Tea ships here.  I've enjoyed quite a few cups of Tea thanks to their samples!

Why aren't you "SwagBucking" Yet?

I just cashed in my 5th Amazon Gift Card from Swagbucks today.  That is my 5th one just this month!  Our Budget is tight so coupons help a lot.  But earning gift cards through Swagbucks helps a whole lot too!  I cash out with Target cards, Pay pal, or Amazon cards.  Every little bit helps.

I earn most of my Swagbucks through watching videos and doing surveys.  It can take a little time, but there are great resources to help you out.  I use the forums at to help as well as the Facebook group "Swagbuck Offers that Credit."

*Disclaimer:  If you sign up under My Link, I will earn some swagbucks from you signing up.  I just want to be transparent about that.  But  I really believe in Swagbucks and wouldn't post it on my page if it were not legit and useful!

Monday, January 20, 2014

New Savingstar Coupon - $5 when you Buy $20 Dole

Savingstar  is a great tool to save more money at the store.  Basically, the way it works is you register your store card with Savingstar.  You load offers to your card.  They have great deals like $1/1 All detergent and Get $4.00 back when you spend $12.00 on any Smart Ones® breakfasts before March 26!

On top of these great options, on 2014, they've added great healthy coupons to help keep the house stocked with healthy food.  I;ve redeemed 20% off cucumbers and apples so far this year.

Finally, they've been doing Freebie Friday.  This weekend I scored free Barrilla Pasta.

Locally here in Alaska, the store that works with SavingStar is Fred Meyers.

The newest coupon available is  Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any Dole® Frozen Fruits, but here is a listing of other great offers:

Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on Bagel Bites®, TGIF® and Delimex® products.
Save $5.00 when you spend $20.00 on any Snyder's of Hanover® Pretzels (5 oz. or larger).
Save 50¢ when you buy any ONE (1) Snyder's of Hanover® Tortilla Chips 14 oz or larger
Save 50¢ when you buy TWO (2) BOXES any Nature Valley® Granola Bars
Save $1.00 when you buy FIVE (5) CUPS any variety Yoplait® Greek yogurt
Save 75¢ when you buy TWO (2) BOXES any flavor Ultimate Betty Crocker® Potatoes
Save 60¢ when you buy THREE (3) Old El Paso® products
Save 75¢ when you buy THREE (3) BOXES any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Dishes
Save 40¢ on any three (3) Campbell's® SpaghettiO's® pastas

That's just a small listing be.  Be sure to check out all the available coupons at SavingStar.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Free/ Inexpensive Events This weekend - January 18th

10th Annual Indigenous World Film Festival - January 17 & 18, 2014
This free event presents 19 films from around the world including Alaska, Canada, New Zealand and South America and more.
See Alaska Native Heritage's Website.

See the Eagle River Nature Center's Website for me info on these events:

Saturday, January 18, 11am-3pm
Guided hike (Registration required)
Join volunteers Bob and Ann Fisher for a 7.5-mile round trip scenic hike from the Potter Trailhead to McHugh Creek and back. Hikers will meet at the parking lot just past the Chugach State Park Headquarters, located at mile 115.2 on the right side of the Seward Highway. There is a $5 parking fee (AK State Park day passes honored)Hikers should be in good shape, but may be beginners. Hikers are advised to bring a daypack with snacks/lunch, water and wind/snow clothing. Snowshoes and/or ice cleats may be needed. The hike is limited to the first 12 people (at least 18 years old) who register by calling 694-2108.

Saturday, January 18, 2pm
All-Ages program
Since owls are active at night, many people haven't ever seen an owl up close, but here’s your chance. Meet Archimedes the Great-horned owl, a live education bird. Ginamaria Smith will present Archimedes and share information about what makes owls unique, why they’re incredible hunters, and which types you can find here in Alaska. Cameras are encouraged!

Sunday, January 19, 2pm
Special Author Visit
Alaska author Kaylene Johnson will talk about writing her bookCanyons and Ice, which chronicles the wilderness travels of long-time Nature Center volunteer Dick Griffith. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

MLK Day Free Legal Clinic - January 20th

The Alaska Bar Association is holding its annual Free Legal Clinic this monday.  Its held yearly for low income families to get legal advice on civil matters.

The Anchorage clinic is as follows:

12pm - 6pm
Mountain View Community Center
315 Price Street

For me info, visit their Website.

Fred Meyer Freebie Friday - 1/17/14

Sign into your Fred Meyer Account and add This Coupon for a free Mt. Dew Kick Start.

Most Fridays Fred Meyer Features a freebie you can load right to your card and redeem in store.  Last week I loved my yogurt!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1/17/14 - Carrs - $5 Friday!

Fridays are my favorite days to shop at Carrs for the famed $5 Fridays.  Often there are great deals you can pair with coupons.

*** Remember, if they are out of an item, get a rain check.  They are good for 90 days and 6 items.

  • 8 Piece Dark Meat Chicken- $5.00
  • Strawberries 2 lb - $5.00
  • Bolthouse Farms Smoothies 15.2 oz - 2/$5.00'
  • All American Sub Sandwich $5
  • Bar S Sausage 24 oz or Ball Park Beef Franks 30 oz - $5.00
  • Marie Callender's Pot Pies 40 oz - $5.00
  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Pint - 2/$5.00 (Or $2.50 each)
  • Gorton's Skillet Crisp, Simply Bake or Premium Selections 8.2-17.2 oz - $5.00
    $0.50/1 Gorton's Seafood Product, exp. 4/12/14 (SS 01/05/14 #2)
    Final Price: $4.50 each
  •  Kettle Potato or Late July Organic Chips 8-8.5 oz Kettle or 5.5-6 oz Late July - 2/$5.00 
  • Wild Alaskan Cod Fillets - $5.00/lb
  • Black Forest or Pink Champagne Cake 8 Inch - $5.00
  • Debi Lilly Design Mini Chic Rose Bouquet - $5.00
  • Smithfield Marinated Pork Sirloin Roasts 23 oz - $5.00
  •  Arm & Hammer Cat Litter 10.5-20 lb - $5.00
    $1/1 Arm & Hammer Clumping Cat Litter printable
    $2/2 Arm & Hammer Clumping Cat Litters, exp. 2/28/14 (SS 08/25/13)
    Final Price: $4.00 each
  •  Quaker Popped Rice Snacks 3.03-3.52 oz - 5/$5.00 (Or $1.00 each)
    $0.75/2 Quaker Bars Cookies, or Popped Rice Snacks, exp. 2/28/14 (RP 01/12/14)
    Final Price: $.63 each wyb 2
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars 8 ct Bars or Del Monte Fruit Cups 4 pk 3.75-4 oz - 2/$5.00 
  • Quaker Life 13 oz - 2/$5.00 \
    $0.75/2 Quaker Oatmeal, Instant Oatmeal, or Cold Cereal, exp. 2/28/14 (RP 01/12/14)
    Final Price: $2.13 WYB 2
  • Nabisco Variety Packs 20 ct - $5.00
  •       ** I have a $1/1 in my J4U account

  • Caribou Bag 12 oz or Peet's Single Cup Coffee 10 ct - $5.00
    $4/2 Peet's Single Cups, exp. 1/31/14 (SS 12/08/13 #2)
    Final Price: $3.00 each wyb 2
    Thanks to WeUseCoupons for the original lower 48 prices and coupons.  Always have to adapt them for Alaska.