Free Entry to Any National Park


Whither you live in the north or the south, by the Pacific or the Atlantic, this is a great deal for you.  April 17-25, 2010 is National Park Week here in the United States.  During the week, visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free.  Additionally there will be special events planned throughout the parks.

Please note that this is for national parks and not state parks.  If you are not sure about your local area, check the list before you arrive.

Hotel Room for $0.01


This is NOT an April Fool's joke.  Participating Red Roof Inns will be selling one room per day from April 1 - 15, 2010, for $0.01.

The details state that you can only book up to 48 hours in advance.  This is an amazing deal, but I have a feeling it will be very difficult to get.  Please let us know if you were one of the lucky ones.

Hidden Secrets of Broadway


My title might be slightly off when I call these hidden secrets, because this is in fact public information. The reason I call them hidden is because many people, even native New Yorkers, don't know about them.

If you are willing to wait until the day of a show, you will often find the tickets for half price or less.  While this makes it more difficult to plan your vacation with the risk of a show you want being sold out, it also helps to save you money if you're flexible.

When Rent first came out, they always reserved the first two rows until a few hours before showtime when they would sell the tickets for $20.  Thanks to it's popularity, other Broadway shows have embraced similar ideas.  Playbill keeps a current list of shows that offer deals, student rush, and standing room only seating.  Many of these shows offer tickets for under $30.

Another option for discounted Broadway shows is the TDF TKTS Booth which sells tickets for 25-50% off same day shows.

Please stay tuned for future travel tips.  They will all be tagged with the "travel" label.  If you know deals in a city near you, please feel free to email them to me.

Bonus Points for Disney Movie Rewards



There are a few new bonus codes available for Disney Movie Rewards.

50 Points - HT6G7K3XW
15 Points - SUPERBARK
10 Points - JIMINY
5 Points - 29VM48FNDZ
25 Points - BUDDERBALL
10 Points - DMR


I found a few additional codes but when I tried entering them, my account was blocked for too many invalid codes.  The codes above all work and I had entered them prior to the issue.  I have emailed Disney to try and have my account fixed, but take this as a warning when entering these bonus codes.

All past codes posted on Shopping4Deals were entered successfully on my account so they are safe and good to go.  The codes that didn't work are saved in a draft post and if my account is restored I'll try again to see if they actually work before posting them.

Radio Disney Jams for $4.99


Today (March 30, 2010) only you can get download the new Radio Disney Jams 12 for only $4.99 on Amazon.com.  This album was released this week and it has songs from some of today's top artists.  Since it is a Radio Disney album, the songs might be edited with Disney lyrics but normally the track list would say.

Track list:

1. One Time (Heartthrob Acoustic Version) Justin Bieber
2. Fireflies Owl City
3. Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
4. Who I Am Nick Jonas and the Administration
5. Falling Down Selena and the Scene
6. Low Day Capra
7. Shout it Mitchel Musso
8. Fallin for You Colbie Caillat
9. He Could Be the One Hannah Montana
10. Different Side of Me Allstar Weekend
11. Here We Go Again Demi Lovato
12. Give Love a Try JONAS
13. No Surprise Daughtry
14. Magic Selena Gomez
15. Battlefield Jordin Sparks
16. Boy Crazy Jasmine Sagginario

I've seen Amazon.com have similar deals before so I will keep an eye out in the future and post if it's something I think you might be interested in.

When You Have Unused or Expired Coupons


I've heard about this before, but I finally found information to help everyone do it. U.S. military bases allow families to use expired coupons for months past their expiration dates.  For the cost of a stamp, you can help our military families overseas save money when they buy their groceries on base.   They can only accept manufacturer coupons from the newspaper so do not send internet coupons.

When mailing overseas there are two ways to send them.  The first is to mail them to a specific family, however this only works if you personally know people overseas.  The second way is to mail them to the bases' family services.  If you are mailing the coupons to family services, I highly recommend writing somewhere on the envelope "contents: grocery coupons" so that they know what is in it.  Additionally ALL mail to military bases require a return address.  If you do not put a return address on the envelope it will be destroyed and not delivered for the safety of our soldiers.  Although it is overseas, military bases are considered U.S. Territory so it costs the same as domestic mail.

Instead of posting names and addresses that might change as people are transferred, I would like to direct you to this list.  The site states that it updates monthly and list February 2010 as the latest update so it is currently updated.

If you have too many coupons for an envelope (that's a good thing) and need to send them in a larger, package size, envelope you will need to fill out a customs form.  Just list it as coupons with a value of $0 and check the box that says gift. 
Source: Grocery Saving Tips

Become a Fan of Sara Lee for a $0.75 Coupon


If you become a fan of Sara Lee on Facebook, you'll be able to print a coupon for $0.75.  If your store doubles coupons, this could make for some cheap bread.

Free Doggie Sundae

Next time you head out for ice cream at Bruster's you should bring your dog for the ride.  Bruster's has a special doggie sundae.  When your canine buddy comes with you, he/she will get a free sundae.  It doesn't seem to require a coupon or have an expiration date, so just hope in the car and head over.

Free Chocolate Almond Latte at Einstein Bros Bagels


After becoming a fan of Einstein Bros Bagels on Facebook, you will be able to print a coupon for a free chocolate almond latte with any purchase.

Bonus Points for Disney Movie Rewards


There are a few new bonus codes available for Disney Movie Rewards.


50 Points - GOOFY
10 Points - LIGHT
20 Points - TINA
30 Points - GOBLOON
40 Points - GRAVEYARDS

That's 150 points in free codes.

Bop-it & Monopoly Deal for $1


Last week I told you all about a great deal at Target on games.  If you still have some of those Monopoly coupons, then here's an even better deal.  This week at Target, you can get Monopoly Deal Card Game for free with the purchase of select Hasbro games.  One of those games is Bop-it.

Buy 1 Bop It Game at $14
Buy 1 Monopoly Deal Card Game at FREE automatically with this weeks offer.
Use $5 Bop It Game and $5 Monopoly coupons from Hasbro
Use $3 Hasbro Games Target.com coupon
FINAL COST: $1 for both games



Source: Coupon Pro

Free MP3 from Amazon


Become a fan of Bezzerwizzer on Facebook and get a code worth one free MP3 on Amazon.  Hurry fast because this is only for the first 1,000 people.

Free Renu Contact Solution

Bausch+Lomb is offering a coupon for $2 off a bottle of Renu Fresh Multi-Purpose Solution.  Some stores have small bottles of Renu priced around $1.50 which will make it free after the coupon.

$10 off at New York & Company Online


Use the code 1068 when you check at at New York & Company's website to get $10 off your purchase. Shipping costs $5 (for orders under $25).

If your order is over $65, use the code 1903 to get free shipping (shipping costs $9 for orders between $50.01-$75).

If your purchase is over $85, use the code 2045 for $15.  Shipping costs  $10 for orders between $75.01-$100.

You can only use one code per purchase, but those are the current offers I could find.

Since these deals are online only, remember to enter NY&C's website through eBates, where you will get an extra 3.5% back.  If you're not already a member of eBates, you'll get an additional $5 for signing up.

Poptarts are Very Rewarding


When you purchase five boxes of Poptarts, you can enter the codes to get prizes. From now until September 29, 2011, you can enter and redeem codes.  I would recommend checking the outside of the box because it looks like they are specially marked for this promotion. 

From what I have determined from the rules, you may only enter each flavor once and redeem a maximum of five prizes.  The rewards include magazine subscriptions, movie tickets, MP3s, and more.

Hopefully Poptarts will go on sale again soon.  In the meantime, scroll over to RedPlum.com to print out coupons worth $1.25 off of three boxes so you will have them for the next sale.

(Source: Nothern Cheapskate)

Free Travel Size of Neutrogena Sunblock


Neutrogena currently has a coupon on their website for $2 off any Neutrogena Suncare Product.  This is a great coupon because it should be easy to find a travel size bottle for under two dollars.  The small bottles are great to leave in your purse or for a carry-on.

30% off Old Navy


Next time you plan to shop at Old Navy, print out this coupon before you go.  It's good for 30% off a single item (expires April 4, 2010).  Depending on the store, you might be able to use multiple coupons (one for each item).

50% Off at Coldwater Creek


Use the code AFLA146 (Expires April 6, 2010) at Coldwater Creek to get 50% off your entire online purchase.

You can get an additional 2% back when you shop through eBates.

Two Free Classical Album Downloads


Munchkin is offering free downloads of two classical CDs.  Both CDs include arrangements of Mozart and while they're marketed towards infants they are great for any age.

Free Music Download from Sunchips


Fans of Sunchips on Facebook can download a free MP3 of "So Much More" by Marc Robillard.

Online Safety, Privacy, and Other Important Information


Personal Information

When signing up for free offers, you will often need to give personal information such as your name and address. The company cannot send you the free items without an address to mail them to. Under NO circumstance should you ever give your social security number for any reason.

Although I do not collect personal information from my readers, it is possible that Blogger, Google Adsense, or one of the links you click on from my posts will. Technology such as cookies might be used by these third-parties to target their advertisements. I do not have control over this but want you to be aware of it.  Additionally, if I host a contest, I will need information from the winner to send the prize.



Signing Up for Freebie = More Spam?

Spam is email that you did not request and have no way of opting out from receiving.

While you might notice you are getting more emails after signing up for freebies and coupons, these emails are not actually spam. I highly recommend creating a free email address to use when signing up for deals instead of using your personal email address. Sites such as Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo are reliable free email sites.

When you sign up for a free offer, often times clicking submit gives the company permission to add you to their mailing list. Legally there will always be an opt-out option, but it is not always easy to find. Most of the free offers are free because the companies hope it will lead to future sales.

Some offers also require a phone number, but I recommend not giving your real phone number and avoid mobile phone numbers unless it is necessary because similar to how giving your email gives them permission to send you emails, you are giving them permission to call or text. I have a Google Voice number, however it is still in beta stages and not yet open to the public. If you have not already done so, register for the national Do Not Call Registry. You can register any phone number, including cell phones.



Printing Coupons

Most online coupon sites will require you to install special software to print coupons. This software claims to be free of spyware and adware, and does not collect any personal information about the user. I personally use this software and have never had an issue with my computer, but I have read reports from others with different opinions on the issue.  You will also notice that some coupon sites print small text around the border of the coupons which if look closely includes the IP address the coupon was printed from.

For more information on coupons see the Rules of Coupons post.



Virus Protection

So you’ve heard about viruses but have the “it won’t happen to me” complex? Protecting yourself is simple and can cost as little as no money. That’s right, there are perfectly good virus/spyware protection available for free.

I am not claiming to be an expert on this however I requested some information from my IT friend to provide you with options.  He recommends Microsoft Security Essentials which is provided free by Microsoft to all Windows’ users. You can schedule automatic updates and system scans with it to protect your computer. 

AVG is another brand of protection that provides free basic protection. 

A third option is to keep an eye out for sales and rebates at stores.  I have found year subscriptions to some virus protections for free after rebate.

Disclaimer


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Disclaimer

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Therefore, I feel that a disclaimer is a necessity. Since I have never written a disclaimer before, I have gotten help from DiscolsurePolicy.org which gives suggestions on the type of information that should be included in a blog’s disclaimer.

I have posted a Google AdSense widget on the blog, as well as a few referral links for sites that I personally use and feel would benefit my readers. These links can produce income but will not affect the content of the blog.

If offered, I will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. These compensations will not affect the content of posts and I will always give you an honest opinion. If I am given something in exchange for the post, I will inform you of that directly in the affected post.

In the future, I would be willing to use free items as reader incentives through contests on the blog.  To make a sweepstakes fair, I will select the winner using a random integer generator to choose a number.  The corresponding comment will be selected as the winner.

The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. I will always try to post links directly to this information when available.

Most images on Shopping4Deals come from Google's image search or a screenshot from the deal's website.  If you are the owner of an image and would like it removed, please email me and I will remove the image immediately.  I have created a few of the images for blog specific posts or edited together multiple images when a deal involves multiple products.

For questions about this blog, please contact me at shopping4dealstoday@gmail.com.

Pillows for $1.02 at Target


There is a coupon on Target.com for $1.50 off a bedroom pillow.  Target has Room Essential pillows priced at $2.54 so after the coupon they will be $1.04.  This is a great deal if you need extra pillows around the house.

$1.25 off Reynolds Wrap Foil


Right now you can print a coupon for $1.25 off a roll of Reynold's Wrap Foil 100% Recycled Aluminum.

Ream of Paper for $0.25

 

In the preview for next week's ad, Staples has a ream of paper for $5 with a $4 mail-in rebate.  Using the 15% off coupon I previously mentioned, the price will go down to $4.25.  Send in for the rebate and your final price is only $0.25.

This ad is the preview for next week so you have to wait until Sunday (March 28, 2010).  The offer expires April 3, 2010.

Free Special K Protein Meal Bar


You can get a free Special K Protein Meal Bar from Special K.  It will come with coupons for $1 off Special K Protein Meal Bars and $1 off Special K Protein Shakes.

Great Deal on Super Mario Galaxy 2


Super Mario Galaxy 2 won't be released until May 23, 2010, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon for a great deal.  Normally a new Wii game costs around $40 but with this deal Amazon will be giving you a $20 credit towards a future game purchase.  With some games under $20 you will end up with a second game free.

The fine print of the deal states that you will not get the $20 credit until the game is shipped so it's not an immediate thing.

Subway's Customer Appreciation Day


On April 10, 2010, Subway will be hosting a customer appreciation day.  Any footlong will be buy one get one free.  With their $5 footlongs, that makes two footlongs for $5.

On April 10th: New York, Philadelphia, Dover, Allentown, Berks, Boston, Washington DC, Baltimore, Hartford/New Haven, Providence, Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, Springfield, Binghamton, Erie, Utica, Elmira, Watertown, Massena, Salisbury & Harrisonburg.

On April 15th: Norfolk, Greensboro, Raleigh, Richmond, Greenville & Wilmington.

More information will be posted soon on Subway's Facebook page.

$1 off Command Hooks and Strips


3M currently has printable coupons on their website for $1 off command.  These coupons are a PDF file so you can print multiple copies.  Depending on what size item you want to hang these hooks can cost anywhere from $2 - $10. 

A Second Chance Deal for Toy Story 1 & 2


If you missed my post earlier this week about the great pre-order deal at Toys'R'Us there is a change to get a second deal on Toy Story 1 & 2.

Target has a price match policy so all you have to do is bring the Toys'R'Us flier with you to Target, you should be able to get both movies for $16.99 each.  Additionally Target has an instant discount at the register for $10 off when you buy both movies.  The register should take the $10 off even with the price adjustment although your Target might not follow the corporate policy about this.

If you are planning to buy Toy Story 1 & 2 this week, I recommend searching through your old VHS' to find the UPC for both movies. If you enter them on Disney Movie Rewards, you will get a $10 coupon for each ($20 total on both).  Otherwise, you can print a coupon for $5 each.


The pre-order deal at TRU included The Princess & the Frog, but this deal is only for the Toy Story movies.  However, I think you will still be pleased with the final price.


Summary of the deal.
Toy Story - $16.99 - $10 (coupon) = $6.99
Toy Story 2 - $16.99 - $10 (coupon) = $6.99
Target's Instant deal at the register when you buy two = $10 off

Total for both movies = $3.98 or $1.99 each

Both Toy Story 1 & 2 will include free movie cash to see Toy Story 3 when it comes to theaters later this year.

Buy One Get One Free Rental from Blockbuster Express


There is a new code for the Blockbuster Express.  Use the code 555G13B to get a free rental when you purchase one.  This offer expires on March 31, 2010.

15% off at Staples

 

There is a new coupon (expires April 6, 2010) available for Staples.  You can get 15% off most purchases.  Items that are excluded include the copy center, gift cards, computers, and a few others so check the details on the coupon itself.  I didn't see it mention ink, so this could be a good opportunity to stock up.

80% off Restaurant.com


Until March 31, 2010, you can enter the code COOK at restaurant.com for 80% off their already discounted gift certificates. 

Even better, eBates offers 15% back on restaurant.com purchases.

Printable Coupons for KFC


Right now you can print coupons out for KFC. You have to enter your zipcode, so the coupons might differ by region.

Free Download of Season 1 of 10 Things I Hate About You

Before the second season of 10 Things I Hate About You begins, iTunes is offering all ten episodes of the first season for free.  Just head over to iTunes and download this show.

The deal says it is good for one week only and I am not positive when it began, so hurry up on this one.

Free Ice Cream Cone from Ben & Jerry's


Head over to any Ben & Jerry's location to get a free ice cream cone on March 23, 2010 from noon until 8pm.

This deal has already expired but is being posted for archival purposes from when the blog was temporarily unavailable.

Get a Beach Towel for $0.50


There is a great deal at Target on beach towels right now. There is a coupon available on Target.com for $2 off a beach towel and a few have been spotted in the dollar section (for $2.50). Therefore, you can get a towel for $0.50.

I cannot find a direct link to the coupons but if you scroll to the bottom of Target.com they are located under the "Target Stores" heading.

Free Item from Bath & Body Works


There is another great coupon (expires March 24, 2010) from Bath & Body Works. Get a free Signature Travel Size Item with ANY purchase. To make this even better, I have heard that their 2oz bottles of body lotion are on sale for $1 to introduce new scents. That means you can get two items for $1.

This deal has already expired but is being posted for archival purposes from when the blog was temporarily unavailable.

Great Deals at Long John Silver's


There are currently two deals going on for Long John Silver's.

Deal 1: Become a fan of Long John Silver's on Facebook to get a free piece of crispy breaded fish.

Deal 2: Here is a coupon for a free drink when you purchase a Freshside Grill Platter (expires April 3, 2010)

Free 60 Day Membership to BJs


Get a free 60-day trial membership to BJ's Wholesale. They have lots of great deals and they're giving you two full months to see everything they offer and decide if you want to join. I don't see anything on the coupon that says you must cancel before a certain date so I'm assuming the free trial just expires and the...n you must join if you want. Check with customer service before doing it though. Nothing worse than a surprise charge on your credit card if they do automatically renew or something.

Cheap Boardgames at Target


Great deal at Target this week if you like board games. Monopoly and Connect 4 are both on sale for $7. There is a $5 off Monopoly and a $4 off Connect 4 on Hasbro's website and on Target.com there is a coupon for $3 off select Hasbro games and Connect 4 is one of those games.

After coupons:
Monopoly - $2
Connect 4 - FREE

Correction: I'm being told the Target $3 coupon is for a different version of Connect 4, so that one will depend on the store. Let us know if it works for you.

Free Pack of 5 Gum


Become a fan of 5 Gum on Facebook to request your free pack of gum.  You can also go directly to 5 Gum's site but they will ask you to login to your facebook account to continue.  The site mentions being one of the select few, but everyone that has clicked through so far has gotten a pack of gum.

Free Download of Steve Hofstter's CD


Steve Hofstetter, a funny comedian on the college circuit is giving away one million free copies of his CD to promote his upcoming tour. This is a digital CD so you will be downloading the tracks, not getting a CD in the mail.

Toy Story & Toy Story 2 (plus another Disney DVD) for Under $10


If you are planning to buy Toy Story 1 & 2 this week, I recommend searching through your old VHS' to find the UPC for both movies. If you enter them on Disney Movie Rewards, you will get a $10 coupon for each ($20 total on both).  Otherwise, you can print a coupon for $5 each.  If you pre-order at Toys'R'Us you'll also get a $15 coupon off any Disney movie for pre-ordering.

Some sites are also reporting a current deal at TRU for $4.99 off any Disney movie. In total, you can get the three movies for $13.98. The Toy Story movies should also include "movie cash" to see Toy Story 3 when it comes out.

Adding one more detail to this deal. If you choose the Princess and the Frog, here is an additional $5 off and you'll get a free jewelry box with the purchase.

If you're planning to buy the Princess and the Frog Blu-Ray, there is a different coupon for $10 instead of $5.

There are also a bunch of mail-in rebates for Princess and the Frog. The movie has two proofs of purchase so you can't do all the rebates, but it does give you options.

  • Band-aids has a $5 rebate when you buy two packs of bandaids and the movie. Target had some band-aid coupons last week, but I didn't see them on the website today.
  • Success Rice has a $5 rebate when you buy two packs of rice and the movie.
  • Frog tape has a $5 rebate when you buy a roll of their tape and the movie.

Summary of the deal.
Toy Story - $16.99 - $10 (coupon) = $6.99
Toy Story 2 - $16.99 - ($10 coupon) = $6.99
The Princess & the Frog - $19.99 - $15 (pre-ordering Toy Story 1&2) - $4.99 (TRU Disney Deal) - $5 (coupon) = $5 profit

Total for all three movies = $8.98 or $2.99 each

Both Toy Story 1 & 2 will include free movie cash to see Toy Story 3 when it comes to theaters later this year.

Source: My Frugal Adventures

This deal has already expired but is being posted for archival purposes from when the blog was temporarily unavailable.

30% off Juicy Couture


Sorry I didn't find this until now, but you can get 30% off today, March 21, 2010, at Juicy Couture. I say today because although it was good for a few days, it expires today. This is good in stores only. There is no online code.

This deal has already expired but is being posted for archival purposes from when the blog was temporarily unavailable.

4GB Flash Drive for $4.99 at Staples

 

This week Staples has a great deal on 4GB flash drives after rebate.  The flash drive costs $14.99 but you will get $10 back in the mail.  This makes the final cost only $4.99.

To make this even better, you can get an additional 15% off if you print out the coupon I previously mentioned.  The 15% will come off the original price making your final price only $2.75 after the rebate.

Free Shopping Bags from Good Housekeeping


Good Housekeeping currently has a promotion for a free set of three shopping bags when you purchase $25 from participating brands in a single transaction.
  • Del Monte
  • Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates
  • Hormel Refrigerated Entrees
  • Kraft 100 Calorie Pack Cheese Bites
  • Laura's Lean Beef
  • Lunchables Turkey & Cheddar Subs
  • Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna
  • Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Snack Crackers
  • Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair
  • Post Cocoa & Fruity Pebbles
  • Purina Yesterday's News
  • Simply Orange
  • Stouffer's Easy Express
  • Uncle Ben's
  • Woolite Rug Stick
Full details on how to redeem your free shopping bags can be found on GoodHousekeeping.com.

Become a Fan of Hot Wheels on Facebook for a Surpise Next Week


Become a fan of Hot Wheels on Facebook because they will be posting a thank you to their fans later this week. Not sure what it is, but free toys are always fun and make great gifts. You can also drop off toys at your local shelters or community centers for kids.

 
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