Category Archives: School and Office Supplies

2012 Tax Exemption Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend for Texas Residents ~ Save The Date!

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Be sure to mark the 2012 back-to-school tax-free weekend on your calendar to save on clothes, school supplies, and more!

Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits August 17-19, 2012 on the following categories:

  • Clothing (under $100)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • School Supplies (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

 

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Groupon: $17 for $70 at VistaPrint (75% OFF) PLUS Another 30% OFF All Products

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Groupon has a fantastic daily deal on personalized items!  For $17 you get $70 to spend on customized business cards, calendars, invitations, photobooks, t-shirts, mugs, and more personalized merchandise at VistaPrint (great gift ideas!).   You have to buy this offer by Wednesday, June 27, but the Groupon voucher is valid until September 26, 2012.

And, if you use this link, you’ll get another 30% OFF all regularly priced VistaPrint products site-wide!

Here are the easy steps for getting this offer:

  1. Go here to sign up for today’s 75% OFF VistaPrint deal.
  2. Select Fort Worth as Your Groupon City. If the deal doesn’t show up on the front page, go to the “Groupon’s Favorite Deals” link (on the right hand side of the page) and navigate to the offer.
  3. Buy your Groupon before the end of the day, Wednesday.
    You do have until September 26, 2012 to use your Groupon. Since there is a limited quantity of these certificates available, I would recommend not waiting too long to make your purchase.
  4. That’s it! Easy-breezy, right?

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Tax Day Freebies & Coupon Roundup ~ Cinnabon, Chili’s, P.F. Changs, Mayfest, Sonic and More!

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The tax man cometh and so do the FREE goodies and discounts for Tax Day 2012!  To show their empathy towards our tax plight, many businesses and organizations are giving away lots of freebies and deals in the coming days. We’ve compiled several promotions that will hopefully put some money back in your pocket and brighten up tax return day!

Note: Most offers are valid April 17th only. Click on links for more details of each offer.

Restaurants

  • Cinnabon ~ FREE Cinnabon Bites – 6-8PM, April 17
  • P.F. Chang’s ~ 15% discount for orders placed online, April 17
  • Chili’s ~ Get a  coupon for a FREE appetizer or dessert, April 16-18
  • Sonic ~ Enjoy 50% OFF drinks and slushes! 7AM-11:30PM, April 17
  • Subway ~Participating locations are offering buy one get one FREE 6″ Sandwiches, daily before 9AM during April
  • Arby’s  ~ Get a coupon for FREE value curly fries, April 17

Events, Grins, & More

OH, NO! Forgot it was Tax Day?

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GREAT SALE: Save 25-70% OFF Select Closet Storage & Organization Products at Amazon

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If one of your goals for this year is to reduce clutter and get organized, you might want to check out this fantastic sale going on now on storage and organization products at Amazon ~ savings up to 70% OFF & FREE shipping on most orders over $25.  Go here to view the sale.

Here is a sample of some of the bargains we found:
The great price on these clear hanging pocket organizers really caught my eye. In my home, I use these for not only organizing jewelry, but small art supplies as well.

 

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REMINDER: College Students Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks & Get FREE 2-Day Shipping

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A reminder for our Spring Semester college bound friends…

 

Save a Bunch This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and anything else that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students!  Plus Amazon offers various other programs that will help you save on college costs including:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles ~ up to 30% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks ~ potentially saving hundreds of dollars on your book tab.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, iPad or just about any computer for 80% of the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need the book and can extend or buy the book at any time.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here to get the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and more.  Learn more here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 6 months from
the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student. Learn more about eligibility here.

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Get a FREE Meal From Chipotle This Week!

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Happy news!! You can get a FREE meal at Chipotle this week!

Details, details
How: Purchase a burrito, salad, order of tacos or bowl on Tuesday or Wednesday (August 16-17).  Bring your receipt from that day to any Texas-based Chipotle during tax-free weekend (August 19–21) and receive a FREE burrito, salad, order of tacos or bowl.
Where: All Texas Chipotle locations. To find one near you, click here.
When: Original purchase must be made August 16-17, 2011. FREE meal with valid receipt will be given anytime during business hours, August 19–21, 2011.

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Reminder For College Students: Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks & Get FREE 2-Day Shipping

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A reminder for our college bound friends…

 

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and anything else that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students!  Plus Amazon offers various other programs that will help you save on college costs including:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles  available ~ up to 30% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks ~ potentially saving hundreds of dollars on your book tab.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, IPad or just about any computer for 80% of the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need and can extend or buy anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping on textbooks and more.  Learn more here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 1 full year from
the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student.

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Sam’s Club: FREE Weekend Membership August 5-7

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If you aren’t a member of Sam’s Club, you can try them out FREE with no upcharge this weekend at their back-to-school open house ~ Friday August 5 to Sunday August 7. 

Do note that Sam’s requires that purchases be made with cash, a debit card, MasterCard, Discover card, or Wal-Mart credit card (they do not accept checks).

Details, details
How:
To learn more about Sam’s open house, go here.
Where: To find the nearest Sam’s Club store, click here.
When: Weekend event takes place August 5-7, 2011.

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Happy FREE Shipping Day!! Plus Get CASH REBATES On Lots of Purchases! December 17th

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Free Shipping & Guaranteed Delivery by Dec. 24!

We are celebrating National Free Shipping Day today at Frugal in Fort Worth! Today, nearly 2,000 online stores and mail-order catalogs guarantee FREE delivery by Christmas Eve.

Since many retailers have great pre-Christmas sales going on now, we are finding today the perfect time to finish up our shopping from the comfort of home (yipppeee ~ no lines & no parking hassles!).

Get a list of participating stores at freeshippingday.com.

Save even more with Ebates!

Take a look at Ebates before you place your online shopping order. You can save even more from some of your favorite online stores with double cash back rebates ! It doesn’t cost a thing to sign-up, and with today’s free shipping day, it’s a really easy/no-brainer way to save a bundle on purchases you’d be making anyway.

Some of our favorite online spots offering cash rebates/Ebates on your TOTAL purchase PLUS FREE shipping today, include:

  • Ann Taylor Loft – 6% cash back
  • Barnes and Noble – 8% cash back
  • Best  Buy – 1% cash back
  • Coldwater Creek – 4% cash back
  • eBay – 3% – 7% cash back
  • Eddie Bauer – 6% cash back
  • Entertainment.com – 35% cash back
  • GAP – 8% cash back
  • Godiva – 8% cash back
  • JC Penney – 3% cash back
  • Kodak Gallery – 20% cash back
  • Kohl’s – 4% cash back
  • Lands End – 6% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 6% cash back
  • Macy’s – 5% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 5% cash back
  • Old Navy – 8% cash back
  • Sears – 4% cash back
  • Sephora – 6% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% – 2% cash back

New to Ebates? Learn More or Sign Up for FREE here.


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FRUGAL ALERT: Big Lots 20% OFF Entire Purchase Coupon ~ Expires Tomorrow (October 8, 2010)

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As if Big Lots prices aren’t cheap enough, this weekend, they are running a special coupon for an additional 20% OFF your entire purchase!  This is a great time to fill in the gap on your food pantry, personal care items, office/school supplies and other household items.

Details, details
What:  Get the 20% OFF coupon here.
When:  Coupon valid through Saturday, October 9, 2010
Where:  Big Lots Stores ~ Find a location near you, here

Thanks to our wonderful reader Cheryl S. for sharing this great coupon with us!

 

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Your Savings Guide to the State Fair of Texas
(How to Get FREE & Discounted Tickets)

Mortgage Rates Hit A Record Low ~
Is Refinancing Your Home a Wise Option?

 



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Back to School Art Supply Savings: Enjoy 40% OFF At Michael’s, 25% OFF At Hobby Lobby & 40% OFF At Aaron Brothers

Do you have art supplies on your back-to-school supply list?
These coupons just might come in handy!

Note: You can print and share these coupons as many times as you
want, but in most instances, only one coupon can be used per store
visit or transaction.

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10 Easy Strategies to Save a Bundle on Prescriptions

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15% OFF Discount At Container Store
~ Discount is Good ALL Year!

75% OFF Tools & Home Improvement at Amazon



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FRUGAL ALERT: Get a FREE Meal From Chipotle!

                

Happy news!! You can get a FREE meal at Chipotle this week! 

Details, details
How: Purchase a burrito, salad, order of tacos or bowl on Tuesday
    or Wednesday (August 17th-18th).  Bring your receipt from that day
    to any Texas-based Chipotle during tax free weekend (August 20th–
    22nd) and receive FREE a burrito, salad, order of tacos or
    bowl
.
  For more info, click here.
Where: All Texas Chipotle locations. To find one near you,
    click here.
When: Original purchase must be made August 17-18, 2010. 
    FREE meal with valid receipt will be given anytime during
    business hours, August 20 – 22, 2010 

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$25 OFF Kids Clothes & Shoes: BACK TO SCHOOL Sale At Amazon ~ Limited Time.

A sale worthy to pass along and share…    

Get Big Savings on back to school clothes and shoes at Amazon!
It’s hard to believe that school is back in gear in a matter of weeks! If
you want to miss some of the frantic back-to-school shopping and get some
really good deals on clothes, take a look at Amazon’s online sale.     

Right now, they have select kids’ clothes & school gear deeply
discounted PLUS:
    

A little sample of some of the bargains we found:    

:: Girl’s: graphic t-shirts for $6.82 plus Cargo Capris for $6.91!
    See the full selection of girls’ sale items, here.
    


Great Deal! Back to School Graphic T-Shirt ~ $6.82 Girls Belted Cargo Capri for $6.91    

:: Juniors: Mickey Mouse shirt for $7.95 or Belted Pants,$8.67
    See the full selection of Juniors’ sale items, here.
    

      

:: Boys: Short Sleeve T-Shirt for $4.68 or Skechers Sneaker $28.78
    See the full selection of boys sale items, here.
    

         

:: Back-to-School Sale on Backpacks ~ up to 50% Off. 
    See all Backpacks on sale at Amazon for Less than $30, here.    

       

:: Great Deals on School Uniform Separates ~ up to 50% Off.    

    

::  And finally, I had to show you this smart pair of red 
    Mary Jane shoes that are part of Amazon’s 20% OFF
    when you buy 2 pair sale
Appropriately named “Sunshine,”
    they just make me want to skip! :)
                                     

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Summer Reading Program for Kids = FREE Books from
Barnes and Noble, Borders and Half Price Books
     

  Try These Test Kitchen Favorites!     

    Please Share with Teachers You Know:
15% OFF Discount At Container Store
~ Discount is Good ALL Year!
    

      

    

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FRUGAL ALERT: Half Price Bookstore 50% OFF (and More) Printable Coupons!

                                     

I have two favorite spots for getting bargain books, Amazon.com
for their great daily discounts & seemingly unending selection and
Half Price Books for their basement prices and evolving collection (it is
like a new treasure hunt every time I visit)!
  

If you are like me and have an ongoing “wish list” of book titles you’d like
to read, you just might want to use these printable coupons from
Half Price Books (good July 12-18).
 

The coupons offer up to 50% OFF extra savings and change daily:   

  • 40% OFF one single item – July 12-13
  • 30% OFF one single item – July 14 – 15
  • 20% OFF one single item – July 16 – 17
  • 50% OFF one single item –  July 18

Details, details
What: Click here to print your weeks worth of Half Price Books
    coupons. Limit one coupon per customer per visit.
When: Coupon discounts are different each day and  are
    valid July 12-18.
Where:  Find a Half Price Books Store near you, here.  

    

   

                                                      

A Special Savings Tip For My Teacher and Librarian Friends
Did you know that teachers, librarians, and other educators can get
a year-round 10% discount on everything at Half Price Books? Just
fill out an Educator Discount application form at any Half Price
Books store. Click here for more info.
  

Please be sure to pass this along to anyone you know who might benefit.  

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• Guide to FREE Fort Worth & Dallas, Fourth Of
July Celebrations & July 4th Fireworks Shows
   

•  Cheapest Prices on Magazine Renewals, up to 90% OFF!  

FREE Monthly Jazz Series in Fort Worth   

   

  

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Get FREE Copies of Your Tax Returns at Staples

 

Staples Copy & Print Center is making this week less taxing by providing FREE copies of your tax returns! 

Details, details
What: Get FREE copies of your tax forms at Staples! Valid for 30 black and white copies, printed double-sided on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Get more details here (then, click on “see all offers” button).
When: Now through April 15th.
Where:   Available at Staples stores only.  Find a location near you, here. 

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 Yankee Candle Coupons: $10 OFF OR
Buy 2 Candles Get 1 FREE
 

• Great Sale! 75% OFF Tools & Home
Improvement at Amazon
!
 

  

 

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