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5/31/2013

$2.00 off any Imagine soup


Print your coupon for $2.00 off any Imagine soup, which will get you a cheap or near-free Imagine item.

"Lowe's Decorating with Paint and Color" in paperback for $0.37 shipped


Amazon has got Lowe's Decorating with Paint and Color in paperback for $0.37 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.  I love full-color design books; they give me great ideas for decorating.

Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Blender for $28 with free shipping (goes for $36 on Amazon)


1SaleADay has got the Cuisinart SmartStick Immersion Hand Blender with the 2-cup plastic beaker for $27.99 with free shipping, today, 5/31/13 only.  I have confirmed with my contact at 1SaleADay that this model is BRAND NEW and not refurbished.  This is model #CSB-76MR that is going for $36.38 on Amazon.
  • Immersion hand blender equipped with powerful 200-watt motor.
  • Blade provides smooth blending.
  • Protective guard helps prevent splattering.
  • Simple push-button controls and lightweight design for one-handed operation.
  • Dishwasher-safe stainless-steel blending shaft.
  • 2-cup plastic beaker included (microwave-safe).
  • 18-month warranty.

$0.75 off Garden Lites





This popular coupon has reset, so even if you've printed it before, go ahead and print it again: $0.75 off one box of Garden Lites souffles.  I love these kosher, healthy, delicious, gluten-free souffles.  I used to get these at Whole Foods for $3.99 a pop, but now they are sold at Target and Walmart for $2.69, and starting again in June, they'll be sold in bulk at Costco.


Organic blueberries for $1.99 per pint today only, at Whole Foods



Just a reminder that today, 5/31/13, Whole Foods is having a nationwide sale on organic blueberries for $1.99 per pint!  I'll be buying a ton and freezing about half of them.

$0.50 off Chicken of the Sea Premium Select tuna


Print your $0.50 off one Chicken of the Sea Premium Select tuna coupon here.  Try to use it at a store that doubles coupons under a dollar (like King Soopers in Denver) to maximize your savings.

Kroger affiliate shoppers, get a dozen Simple Truth egg for free when you buy three Kashi or Silk products


Kroger affiliate shoppers (like King Soopers here in Denver)  get a free dozen Simple Truth eggs when you you purchase any three select Kashi or Silk items from your local Kroger affiliate store and use your shopper's loyalty card.  The dates that this offer is valid in your community, and the list of eligible Kashi and Silk items are here.  Simple Truth is Kroger's national store brand for organic and natural foods.

While you're taking advantage of this offer, sweeten the deal with these coupons:

Get 11% off CVS and 13% off on Regal Cinema gift cards this weekend at Raise.com


Buying Raise.com gift cards has become an important layer of saving money for me.  First of all, even without any promo codes at all, all of their gift cards are discounted.  That means that when I pay with a gift card from Raise.com, I'm automatically saving money, even if I never clip another coupon or use another promo code.

Now, parenthetically, you might think that I'm losing out on credit card points by paying for things with gift cards, but I'm not, because I'll pay for the gift cards that I buy on Raise.com with my credit card, so I still get my credit card rewards.

When Raise.com stacks the deck by offering a promo code discount on top of their already discounted cards, I pay attention.  This weekend, when you enter promo code TAKE5, you can receive an additional 5% off gift cards from CVS.com, Regal Cinemas, and Hancock Fabrics.  Of these vendors, the two that interest me the most are CVS and Regal Cinemas because I buy stuff at CVS and attend Regal Cinemas all the time.

Let's start with Regal Cinemas.  Joshua and I go to the movies quite a lot.  It's one of our favorite date nights.  About 2/3 of the movies we see are at a Regal Cinemas theater, so I belong to their Regal Crown Club rewards program, and I also download coupons from RecycleBank that give me $2.00 off every Regal movie ticket.  (I try to buy reduced ticket voucher packs from Costco, but they are usually $8.50 per ticket, and since we usually are charged $10.00 per ticket, I do slightly better with the $2.00 coupons; you can't combine vouchers and coupons.)

Raise.com has got $25.00 Regal gift cards for $23.00, a savings of 8%.  With the promo code TAKE 5, you'll get an additional 5% of that $23.00 off, or another $1.15, which drops the price on those $25.00 gift cards to $21.85.  Let's do a little math.  Say I buy two of those $25.00 gift cards, or $50 in gift cards, and pay $43.70.  Right away, I've saved myself  $6.30 (almost 13% of that $50.00), and I'm also going to save $2.00 on every ticket with my coupon.  So I'm going to be able to buy 6 tickets at $8.00 each with those gift cards ($48.00) and still have $2.00 left over in the balance.  If I bought those 6 tickets without doing anything, that would cost me $60.00 (at $10.00 per ticket).  Using the gift cards and coupons, I'll have paid $43.70 and still have $2.00 left over.  That's almost like getting two tickets for free.  That's what I mean by layering on the savings.

Now let's look at the CVS gift cards.  We don't have any CVS stores in Denver, but I use them frequently when I go to Omaha (my husband travels there on business) or New York, where my family lives.  Between the numerous coupons, specials and ExtraBucks rewards, I do very well at CVS.  CVS gift cards are currently discounted by 6% on Raise and with the 5% promo code, your final discount will be around 11%.  Imagine supplementing all of those discounts and ExtraBucks at CVS by an additional 11% discount right out of the gate!

And don't forget, if you're a brand new user to Raise.com, you can get $5 off your first $75 gift card purchase, when you click through this link and enter promo code RAISE75AF at checkout.  That's like getting an additional 7% off your purchase before you even buy anything, on top of the regular Raise gift card discounts.  The $75 minimum doesn't have to be on one gift card; it can be spread over several gift cards in one purchase.  You can only use one promo code at a time, so while this discount is higher than 5%, you also need to buy a minimum of $75 in gift cards, so figure out which one will work best for you right now.

Paying for stuff with discounted gift cards just makes tons of frugal sense and is my latest item on a list of no-brainer, low-effort ways to save money.

(And don't forget that if' you've got gift cards from stores that you never frequent, you can also sell them through Raise.  You'll lose a little money on the transaction, but better to have the cash in your pocket than to be dragging around a gift card that you'll never use.  We unloaded a few gift cards at non-kosher establishments that we had received through work this way, and are going to use the cash to treat ourselves to a fabulously expensive kosher dinner the next time we're in New York.)

Up to 22 gigs of free cloud storage from Copy.com


I've finally decided to organize my computing life.  I'm putting all of my mp3 music files into cloud storage.  Cloud storage is a system where I can store my files remotely online and access them securely over the Internet.  This way, I'll free up my hard drive, the countless thumb drives I own, and my backup drive as well, and I'll be able to access all of my music files when I'm traveling, as long as I can log into any wifi connection. And music files don't contain sensitive or personal information, so I'm not really concerned about security. You can email a file from your Copy.com drive if you like, or you can share it securely with anyone you choose.

There are tons of free cloud storage offers out there, but the one that keeps popping up as one of the best is on Copy.com.  They will give you 15gb of free storage automatically, but when you sign up through someone else's referral link, you'll get an additional 5gb.  If you tweet about their service on Twitter, they'll throw in an additional 2gb.  (Note that you can tweet about their service, delete the tweet and disconnect your accounts immediately after they give you the extra 2gb, if you so choose.)  So that's 22gb that you can get IMMEDIATELY upon signup.  Then, if you refer someone, you can get an additional 5gb.  One of the nicest things about this service is that there is no restriction on file size, so if you want to upload a long and huge video, you can, as long as it doesn't exceed the amount of space that you have.  I'm going to upload my wedding video.

So, let's get started.  Here's my referral link.  If you sign up through my referral link, you'll be able to get 22gb instead of 17gb if you sign up on your own.  Feel free to post your own referral links on the Daily Cheapskate Facebook page after you've signed up.

I really like the Copy.com service.  It feels good to get those enormous music files out of my hard drives and free up some space.

$1.00 off any Raid product

$1.00 off any Raid product

15% off in-store at Petsmart



Get 15% off your in-store purchase with this printable Petsmart coupon here, good in-store from 6/4/13-6/9/13.  Remember that Petco accepts Petsmart coupons, so you can use it there as well.

Buy-one-get-one free coupon for Edge Shaving Gel


Click here to enter to win a buy-one-get-one free coupon for Edge Shaving Gel.  I think the "enter to win" part is just for fun, as I'm pretty sure everyone gets a coupon (I did).

5/30/2013

Tiffany glass reproduction lamp for $77 shipped



This elegant lamp with an antique brass finish is 11" x 8" and made up of over 200 pieces of art glass.  Beautiful.

Get a FREE siddur from Koren Publishing


Koren Publishing is trying to build their email list and new subscribers will receive a FREE Koren Talpiot siddur! Click here, fill out the form and request your free siddur.

Technology on a budget: $70 tablet

Dear Daily Cheapskate,

I get green with envy when I see people on the train with their iPads, but there's no way I can afford to drop $500 on a tablet right now.  This is probably asking too much, but are there any decent tablets out there for less than a hundred bucks?
-Benyamin W., Kew Garden Hills, NY



Benyamin,

Yes there is!  And it's gotten some really great reviews as well. Walmart has got the Nextbook 7" tablet for $69.00 with free ship-to-store (or $4.97 shipping).  It's about the size of an iPad Mini.  It runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system and connects to the web through WiFi. Like an iPad, it works through a touchscreen, and you can read email, surf the internet, read e-books, view photos, play games, listen to music and watch video files on your tablet.  This tablet received 3.9 out of 5 stars over 370 customer reviews.  (Amazon has got it for $91.99.)
  • 1GHz Cortex A9 processor
  • 1GB DDR3 of system memory
  • 8GB on-board storage memory, additional memory via microSD card slot
  • 7.0" touchscreen, 800 x 480 resolution
  • Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Front 0.3MP webcam
  • USB 2.0 port, Micro-USB 2.0 port, mini-HDMI port, 3.5mm jack
  • 1080p HD video playback
  • G-Sensor
  • Up to 5 hours of run time on a full charge
  • 7" Android Touchscreen Tablet PC with WiFi weighs 325.9 g; 192mm x 11.3mm x 117.66mm dimensions
  • Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Google Latitude, Games
  • Office Suite, Chrome and Google Play (for applications)
  • Music Player
  • Media Formats: AAC, MP3, H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, AVC

Still available: FREE $10 gift certificate to Szul jewelry that can be used on everything on the site

Szul.com Facebook Free $10 Gift Certificate


Just a reminder that this EXCELLENT deal is still available (through 6/3/13) Szul Jewelry will give you a free $10 gift certificate (good on any purchase except for the Daily Deal, with no minimum) when you like their Facebook page. Just click on over here and like them and your gift certificate will just show up.You can print it and hold on to it for future use.  Mine was good through 6/15/13.


When you want to redeem the gift certificate and purchase something at Szul, don't enter the gift certificate number in the coupon box; instead enter it in the gift certificate box (about two screens later in the checkout process).

Since Szul never charges for shipping (ALL of their items ship for free), you can apply the whole gift certificate toward the price of the jewelry.

You can use this gift certificate for ANYTHING at Szul (except for the Daily Deal) and happily, they have extended their Memorial Day Sale for a few extra days, but if you need some suggestions on what to buy, here are three special finds.


If I could save time in a bottle....

Szul.com has got this sterling silver hourglass pendant for $28.20 with free shipping, so it will be $18.20 after the gift certificate.  The hourglass is filled with .50 carats of all natural diamond dust (diamond dust quality ranges from H-K and is finely grained to create an overall white look). The hourglass measures 27mm x 7mm and hangs from an 18 inch chain crafted in 925 sterling silver. This necklace averaged 4.72 out of 5 stars over nineteen reviews.  Here's what one reviewer had to say:
This pendant is even more fabulous than it looks on your site! It is cute with a quality, fine silver chain and the hour glass is breath-taking. I had to search the internet to find two more for my daughters since you were sold out! They will treasure this necklace, I'm sure! My friends are all jealous.
I actually bought this necklace last year and I love it!  I get tons of compliments on this unusual piece, and I agree with the reviewer:  it looks even better in person.


This antique style .925 sterling silver and peridot bracelet is on sale for $78.80 with free shipping, so it will be $68.80 after you use the gift certificate. 




The gift certificate offer will only be around for another three days, so grab it now and make sure to redeem it before it expires. One free gift certificate per Facebook account.

$1.00 off two Snyders flavored pretzels

Save $1.00 
on any two (2) bags of Snyder's of Hanover Flavored Pretzel Pieces or Sandwiches

Print your $1.00 off any two bags of Snyder's of Hanover Flavored Pretzel Pieces or Sandwiches here.  I'm partial to the honey-mustard ones for road-trips.

Organic blueberries for $1.99 per pint tomorrow at Whole Foods


Tomorrow, 5/31/13, Whole Foods is having a nationwide sale on organic blueberries for $1.99 per pint!  I'll be buying a ton and freezing about half of them.

Free sample Maxwell House K-cups


Click over here, drag and drop the magnets and save the message to request your free sample of Maxwell House K-cups.

Frigidaire 5,000 BTU air conditioner for $115 with free shipping


Who would have thought that Amazon would have a great deal on an air conditioner unit?


Get this Frigidaire window air conditioner model #FRA052XT7 for just $115.00 with free shipping.  This air conditioner is 5,000 BTUs, so it will only cool off small rooms that are 150 square feet or less.  It's got an antimicrobial filter that reduces bacteria, room odors, and other airborne particles, and a pleated quick mount window mounting kit that makes it easy to install in your window.  It got 4.1 out of 5 stars over 309 customer reviews.  The identical item cost $149.09 on Target.com.



If you've got a larger room to cool, Amazon has got this 10,000 BTU Fridigaire air conditioner unit with remote, (model #FRA103BT1) for just $289.99 with free shipping.  This air conditioner got 4 out of 5 stars over 44 customer reviews.  (Appliances Connection has it for $322.00)

When shopping for an air conditioner, make sure you match up the size of the room to the number of BTUs of the unit. These are the recommended BTU's for a given cooling area from Consumer Reports:
  • Small room: 5,000 - 6,000 BTU for 100-300 sq. ft. 
  • Medium room: 7,000 - 8,200 BTU for 250-550 sq. ft. 
  • Large room: 9,800 to 12,500 BTU's for 350-950 sq. ft. area.
When buying an air conditioner unit, I like to stick to well-known brand names like Frigidaire, LG, or Freidrich.  Buying one online has the huge advantage of cheap or free shipping deals for a very heavy item, like the free SuperSaver shipping on Amazon, whereas ordering them from a brick-and-mortar store will usually entail a delivery fee.

The one thing about an air conditioner that is different from buying other appliances is the seasonality of demand for it.  So one of the best ways to save money on an air conditioner is to buy it NOW, before the real hot weather begins.  I can almost guarantee that the price on this air conditioner will be higher come July and August.  Buy something you need when other people haven't thought of it yet and you'll probably save a bundle.

Men's clothing and accessories for 20% off on Amazon


Get men's clothing and accessories for 20% off on Amazon, when you click here to see the eligible items and enter the promo code 2ODADSI3 at checkout.

I just got my husband the 100% cotton sultan's stripe robe pictured above for $29.59 after the promo code.


The Calvin Klein polo pictured above is $20.98 after the promo code.  There are tons of great ties, cufflinks, belts, wallets, apparel, etc. all available for 20% off, so you can snag a few nice buys here.  Make sure everything you buy has got free shipping (they sneaked a few items in with exorbitant shipping prices, so check before you checkout).

Download "How to Draw" for free


Download the highly-rated (4.8 out of 5 stars) e-book How to Draw by Amit Ofir, for free (normally $9.99), for a limited time.   This 400-page book is wonderful if you like to draw with your kids or are an art teacher, and according to the reviews, it's even instructive and fun for adults to use to learn to draw.  

Since Amazon's #1 seller is the Kindle, they call e-books "Kindle books," but if you don't own a Kindle, it's not a problem at all to read this with ease. Here are some supereasy instructions for reading Kindle eBooks on pretty much any device, including smartphones, computers and tablets.  I read Kindle books on my laptop and iPad all the time.



5/29/2013

Offer extended through 5/31/13: Get a free, full-color personalized Father's Day card from Treat.com

Treat Father's Day Greeting Cards

UPDATE:  Treat has extended this offer for another two days:

Get a free Father's Day card from Treat.com, when you click here, create your card, and enter promo code TREATDAD at checkout.  

After you personalize the card, you can have it sent to you (along with a spare envelope for you to remail it to your Dad) and pay absolutely nothing at all, or you can opt to pay $0.46 for a stamp and have Treat.com send it on directly to your Dad.  Either way, the full-color, personalized card itself is totally free.  Click here to get started. Free card offer expires tonight, 5/28/13 at 11:59 pm (PT).

Hammock chair for $37.95 shipped


Friends of ours just bought a new house and asked me to find a hammock chair for their new backyard.  I went to Walmart's site first, and I didn't really see anything of quality below $60.00.  Imagine my surprise when I saw this beautiful hammock chair on Amazon for an impossible $37.95 with free shipping.

At that price, I was convinced that it had to have crummy reviews, but surprise, it got 4.8 out of 5 stars over 21 customer reviews, with 18 of those reviews giving this item a perfect 5 stars.   The weight capacity of this swing is a generous 265 lbs., and I love the colorful design.  You can hang it inside or outside and the reviews cover both usages. Measures 38-3/8" x 15-1/8."  Great buy.

5/28/2013

Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain Rolled Oats for $1.97 per lb.


Gluten-free-ers, Amazon has got a great deal on Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.  Get four 32 oz. bags (8 lbs.) for $15.76 with free Prime/SuperSaver shipping.   That works out to less than $2.00 per lb., one of the best prices I've ever seen for this GF staple.

Sprouts specials tomorrow: $0.33 Zevia six packs and more


Zevia soda 6-packs will be going on sale tomorrow (5/29/13) at Sprouts for 3 for $10.00, or $3.33 each.  Snag these 6-packs for $0.33 by stacking:
Also, Earthbound Farm 10 oz. frozen organic fruit will be on sale for $3.00.  Get it for $1.25 by stacking:
Spectrum 29 oz. organic coconut oil (these are the VERY large jars) are going on sale for $9.99.  Get it for $7.99 when you use this $2.00 Spectrum coupon here.


And just fyi, Macabee mini pizza bagels will be on sale for $2.50 for a 7 oz. box.  These will probably sell out, so make sure you get a raincheck if they do. Sprouts rainchecks NEVER expire.



$1.00 off two Starkist pouches




Starkist pouches routinely go on sale at Target for around $1.00 or so, so hang on to this and wait for a sale to score some ubercheap tuna pouches. 

Free $10 gift certificate at Szul = fantastic deals on jewelry


Wow!  Szul Jewelry will give you a free $10 gift certificate (good on any purchase with no minimum) when like their Facebook page.  Just click on over here and like them and your gift certificate will just show up.  You can print it and hold on to it for future use.  Mine was good through 6/15/13.
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When you want to redeem the gift certificate and purchase something at Szul, don't enter the gift certificate number in the coupon box; instead enter it in the gift certificate box (about two screens later in the checkout process).

Since Szul never charges for shipping (ALL of their items ship for free), you can apply the whole gift certificate toward the price of the jewelry.

You can use this gift certificate for ANYTHING at Szul and happily, they have extended their Memorial Day Sale for an extra day, but if you need some suggestions on what to buy, here are three special finds.


If I could save time in a bottle....

Szul.com has got this sterling silver hourglass pendant for $27.65 with free shipping, so it will be $17.65 after the gift certificate.  The hourglass is filled with .50 carats of all natural diamond dust (diamond dust quality ranges from H-K and is finely grained to create an overall white look). The hourglass measures 27mm x 7mm and hangs from an 18 inch chain crafted in 925 sterling silver. This necklace averaged 4.72 out of 5 stars over nineteen reviews.  Here's what one reviewer had to say:
This pendant is even more fabulous than it looks on your site! It is cute with a quality, fine silver chain and the hour glass is breath-taking. I had to search the internet to find two more for my daughters since you were sold out! They will treasure this necklace, I'm sure! My friends are all jealous.
I actually bought this necklace last year and I love it!  I get tons of compliments on this unusual piece, and I agree with the reviewer:  it looks even better in person.






The gift certificate offer won't be around forever, so grab it now and make sure to redeem it before it expires. One free gift certificate per Facebook account.

Free CVS Body Wash




Remember last year's free CVS Body Wash offer?  It's back!

Request your coupon for a free CVS Body Wash here (in-store only).  You'll receive the coupon via email.  Offer available through 5/31/12 and coupon must be redeemed by 6/23/12.  One per household; not valid in New York.

Summertime fun for the kids: scooters and pogo sticks $20-$25

It's summertime and your kids are just raring to get moving.  Walmart has got a few great deals on scooters and one on a pogo stick.  (Remember pogo sticks?)


  • Aluminum scooter deck.
  • Full grip tape coverage for safety with Disney Lightning McQueen decorations.
  • Racing red frame.
  • Push button folding mechanism.
  • Push button handlebar height adjustment.
  • Push button handlebar folding mechanism.
  • ABEC 5 Bearings.
  • Black Scooter tires.
  • Rear foot brake with fender.
  • Black comfy grips.
  • Easy to fold — easy to carry.
  • Weight capacity: up to 150 lbs.
  • Intended for children between the ages of 5 - 11.
  • Assembly instructions included.
  • Assembled dimensions: 21"L x 12"W x 21"H.
  • Limited lifetime warranty.

  • Aluminum scooter deck.
  • Full grip tape coverage for safety with Disney Princess decorations.
  • Perfect Purple frame.
  • Push button folding mechanism.
  • Push button handlebar height adjustment.
  • Push button handlebar folding mechanism.
  • ABEC 5 Bearings.
  • Pale Pink tint Scooter tires.
  • Rear foot brake with fender.
  • Pink comfy grips.
  • Easy to fold — easy to carry.
  • Weight capacity: up to 150 lbs.
  • Assembly instructions included.
  • Assembled dimensions: 21"L x 12"W x 21"H.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Walmart's got this green Razor Scooter for $24.94 with free in-store or FedEx office pickup (or $5.97 shipping).
  • The Razor S is built from a sturdy material that holds up to use and abuse through the years.
  • T-tube and deck fold up into a compact footprint, so riders can fit the scooter inside a bag or carry it at their side.
  • Scooter weighs approximately 6 lbs.
  • 98mm inline-style urethane wheels.
  • ABEC 5 bearings.
  • Patented rear fender brake.
  • Weight capacity: up to 143 lbs.

Remember how much fun pogo sticks were?  They're back!  Walmart has this blue Airzone POP Pogo Stick  for $19.97 with free in-store or FedEx office pickup (or $2.97 shipping).
  • Age range: 5-9 years.
  • Deluxe Coil Technology provides a super smooth rebound every time.
  • Comes fully assembled for instant fun.
  • Maximum weight capacity: 80 pounds.

Dynex USB plug-in PC keyboard $4.99 with free shipping


Best Buy has a special deal on this Dynex USB plug-in PC keyboard, just $4.99 with free shipping.  If you wear down computer peripherals the way we do, you'll grab this offer.  My husband and I destroy about four keyboards each per year, so we keep a closet full of extra peripherals bought on sale, waiting to go.

Unfortunately, Best Buy allows only one of these keyboard purchases per customer and this deal is good today, 5/28/13 only.

(If you've got a Best Buy $5 Reward Zone certificate in your account, this keyboard will be free!)
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