Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Super End of Year Deals

Yes, I know that I am supposed to be on vacation but here are some super deals I received from emails:

Yankee Candles

Large Jar Candles $25
Medium Jar Candles $12


Save 75% on select holiday merchandise


50% and 75% off of some items

Harry and David

50% off of some holiday items

Fanny May

60% off of some holiday items

Ghirardelli Chocolate

50% off select gifts


70% off some items

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I will be on vacation for two weeks. Happy hunting for coupons and discounts!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Harry and David

Harry and David are offering free shipping. Their site is located at

Update: 25 percent off!

Monday, December 21, 2009


There weren't any discounts or freebies listed at the Wonka site and no mention of any coupons in the newsletter. At least they didn't have an annoying non working captcha like the other candy company.

The site is slow to load but made to be fun. The theme music is fun and you can turn it off if you like.

The site is located here at

Schakolad :(

Schackolad has a website but there appears to be no coupons, no discounts and no freebies. I was unable to sign up for the newsletter to see what was there because they had a captcha set up that was not working. There was also no audio component for that spam protection for persons who use screen readers. I am wondering here why if you aren't giving out any freebies you have so much security?

I don't feel it's worth your time to visit the site and there is no 800 or other number to call if you have a problem but here it is anyway...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ghirardelli Chocolates: No Discounts or Coupons

Ghirardelli Chocolates

No discounts or coupons are listed.

There is a contest at but it has expired. :(

Friday, December 18, 2009

Godiva Chocolates

Godiva Chocolates' website lists good freebies for joining their email service.

When you join the Godiva Chocolate Rewards Club, they promise:a free piece of chocolate every month,a free gift each month you spend $10 or more, free (shipping standard) for one online order and exclusive online special offer every month

Their website is located at

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nestle: No Coupons

Currently Nestle is running no promotions and has no coupons on line. It was not worth the look.

Nestle has a site at

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hershey's Chocolate

Signed up for free newsletter. Hopefully there will be coupons as promised.

Hallmark: 40% off

The Hallmark sign up program Crown Rewards sent out a coupon today for $40 off of one item. This may vary because the email specified a local store.

Their site is located at

There are other sales listed there such as the following:

Buy one roll of wrapping paper and get the second for 99 cents
Spend thirty dollars on cards and get 30% off
Free stamps and mailing of cards with certain conditions

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fannie May Chocolates

Fannie May Chocolates has a website at

They offer specials and free gifts with orders for signing up for their free newsletter.

Currently if you order $60 or more of candy they will give you a gift certificate for $25.

They have a dancing chocolate contest at which boasts free shipping.

I saved $13.25 with the free shipping for making a chocolate dance.

Rossetta Stone Sale!!!

Off topic but a great sale is that Rossetta Stone is having a sale where some of their products are a whopping $125 off! For those of you that don't know, Rossetta Stone is a company that specializes in helping people learn different languages.

Their website is located at

I noticed some sets where $288 off.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Chocolate Week

A week dedicated to chocolate...yum... give some to your sweetie and don't pay full price. ;)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Seattle's Best Coffee

The Seattle's Best Coffee website loads amazingly slow. The after all that wait you just see a blurry coffee cup coming at you. Fortunately it doesn't "spill".

There is a section called "special offers" at

That mostly includes special products for the holidays and the buy a bag of coffee beans get a free coffee on Friday promotion.

They have an email sign up section but no word on what that means.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fisher Price

Fisher Price Toys has a sale section of their website located at:

They have the Giggle Elmo on sale for $10 and sales on Planet Hero and GeoTrax items today.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Petsmart is running a 25% off sale on some of thier pet holiday items.

You can visit their site at

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Borders- 30% off any item

Borders is running a coupon special for their email members. It is 30% off any item. That is one of the best promotions that they run. In general Borders does a very good job making sure their are useful coupons in the email for those who have signed up and wish to buy something at their bookstore.

E Toys Sale:Up to 30% Off R/C vehicles, 20% Off Snow fun, 10% Off Electronics

An E Toys email arrived today stating "Up to 30% Off R/C vehicles, 20% Off Snow fun, 10% Off Electronics".

The link to their site is:

They also have free shipping at the moment.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Petco has been doing well keeping up useful sale emails. They currently have free shipping, some toys at 50% off and a contest. The contest asks for stories about if you pets have been naughty or nice. They are fun to read, come with a plug on products of course and generate some good web traffic.

Read away:

Main site:

Monday, December 7, 2009

Toys R Us

Toys R US emails have been very disappointing over all. They send a special email of a sale that lasts one or two days with no lead time on it.

Saturday, December 5, 2009


EToys used to have really great deals. They have not been as good the last few years.

Their site is located here at

There is a "great deals" tab on the top and an email sign up. There sign up is the simplest easiest one around. All you have to do is give you email. If only they were all that way!

Friday, December 4, 2009

KB Toys

KB Toys went out of business and as I understand things, Toys R Us bought the brand name.

Their site is located at

It redirects you here: This site is hard to find specific toys easily but it looks like it may have some good coupons.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Toys R Us

Toys R Us has a site at There is a clearance tab at the top. Unfortunately it is unwieldy to use.

I did not like the website over all. It tries to do too much and its not easy to find things.

The surprise on the site is a RSS feed for product safety and recalls. I thought that was a super feature for the website.

There is an email sign up that promises sale information. I don't know if there will be any coupons. It is located at

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Subway-Free Cookie

Subway is offering a free cookie with a purchase of a $10 card.


Legos offers free shipping on orders over $99.

Sales are located here:

This week, my favorite is the tanker truck toy at half off.

There is a sign up. I have not received the activation code yet so I cannot report on any good discounts or freebies this way yet. The link is

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

FAO Schwartz

I signed up for their email service but have not received any offers or emails at all.

Their website states free shipping on certain items. That was the best I could find for any discounts or freebies for this store.

Their link is

Monday, November 30, 2009

Toy Week

This week, to get ready for the holidays we will look for toy sales, discounts, coupons and freebies.

If you know of any please comment.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! May all you have a great Thanksgiving and remembering the good you have had now and or during your life. My favorite stories to share with children and to be grateful for are those wonderful persons I have met, even for just a few minutes. These people took the time to be kind and loving to others.

This is a great time to teach children and grandchildren about our life and about life and how to be kind and loving to each other and how each good thing we do can spread like a seed to make a new good thing with more seeds of good. Remember that good not just bad can multiply and help change others. This is especially important to know and to do in these difficult times. If things are hard and people are bad, how can there ever be good? We must try hard to find the good especially in difficult times and be grateful and multiply good to others.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Petsmart: Pet Holiday Items Sale

I received an email today that said,"This Friday only - 50% off PetHoliday toys, collars, rawhide, pet apparel & more."

For some people who do not have children, presents for their pets make them feel very happy to be remembered. Other people find this fun and nice also. It depends a lot on the person.

(Yes, I know I am supposed to be on vacation but I wanted you all to not miss out on fifty percent off sale.)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Vacation Week

No, sorry. It won't be a week filled with vacation coupons.

I will be on vacation this next week. Happy hunting for coupons and discounts!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pet Insurance

Have any of you tried a good pet insurance program? If so, please comment.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pet Smart

Pet Smart has a site located here:

They claim many coupons and online only discounts each month.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Petland had a nice website when I went surfing for this topic. They are located on the East coast. If you have tried them, please let me know.

Their website is located at


Petco's site is located at

You can sign up for an email service.

They have an online circular which is a great idea so you can view the information on sales before you go to the store and even print it up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Borders Books: Three Great Coupons for Three Days Only!

Borders Books has three great coupons with some exclusions.

50 percent off hard cover best seller

30 percent off a hard cover

20 percent off any one item

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pet Week

Welcome to pet week. We will explore various discounts and freebies for your pets. If you have a pet insurance, store, or online store that you like, please chime in with it. Thank you very much.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Submarines/ Hoagies

This category across the board for those I have signed up for, do not have any discernible regular coupons coming via the email. Hopefully there will be something good to report later.

Friday, November 13, 2009


If you use their click on coupon button, going online to hunt for deals is well set up by them. They have a variety of products with specials. I have not been able to compare the online coupons to flyers and do not know yet if they are exclusive to persons who sign up for their email service. I do know that regardless the coupons are well done and an incentive to chose them over another restaurant and to regularly visit the site.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Toy Coupons!

Target came out with toy coupons in the mail this week. I was told by Walmart staff that Walmart will honor the Target coupons. This included a ten dollar off coupon among other amounts.

Scooters :(

Scooters by far has the most disappointing sign up service that I have tried. Most of the offers through the email have been the same offers that everyone gets if you just visited them in person. The coupons that have come exclusively to those who sign up are very short lived. The net effect on me as a customer is that after signing up for their email service is that I want to visit them less.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Barnes and Noble :(

So far this proved to be the most difficult to use and evaluate. I sent an email to them and still have no reply.

Krispy Kreme Free Doughnut for Veteran's Day!

According to the email"

"Krispy Kreme will give away one free doughnut of any variety to all veterans and active military personnel who visit a participating U.S. Krispy Kreme store on Wednesday, November 11. This is a small gesture to thank the dedicated men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. We salute you! "

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Borders Books

Borders Books continues to be the best at providing regular coupons via their newsletters. The best percent off so far I have seen is 40% off. Other promotions such as buy one get one free are very good to know of also but are not exclusive to people who sign up to be come members.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Marriott Hotels- $100 off coupon

Information for a coupon for Marriott Hotels for one hundred dollars arrived to day via their email newsletter.

You can sign up for their program here at

Tabasco Sauce- 50 Cent Coupon

Tabasco sauce has a 50 cent coupon located here:

They are promoting the idea of trying Tabasco sauce instead of crushed pepper on your pizza. This is the first time with all the newsletters that I receive where a company added a good coupon to an new idea or promotion like that. It was great job and a great coupon for a great product.

There are other great uses for Tabasco sauce also. I like to use it in my homemade spaghetti sauce. I add just a couple of dashes, depending on who is eating it. The sauce imparts some zing but not a lot of heat at that level when added during cooking.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Newsletter Coupon Evaluation Week

This week I will explore some of the best and the worst of the newsletter and email discount and freebies that I have been watching.

Interesting article on umami

The article, Molecular mechanism for the umami taste synergism, may be found below:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

MSG in the H1N1 Vaccine?

According to this website, They stated " MedImmune’s H1N1 vaccine contains monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed protein gelatin, and various forms of phosphates. "

I do not know if that is true but if you should avoid MSG, it would be best to check out if the vaccine really has MSG in it or not.

If you do this, please get back to me and let me know what you have learned. I'd like to know how/why there would be MSG in a vaccine.

Another interesting MSG link

The below link gives the chemical formula, C5H8NNaO4 • H2O. It states that MSG is a glutamic acid and was first isolated in 1886.

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) - Characteristics of MSG

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

MSG Links

Below please find, some links about MSG that I found on the Internet.

The first one was a surprise. It had good discussion and links to some really great sites on MSG. It also issued a warning that scientists are working on a MSG alternative for food. Whether that would avoid the side effects for those harmed by MSG or even if that is a consideration is not clear. Hopefully, since MSG can make some people extremely sick, an alternative would be discovered. Hopefully, companies see the benefit in health and in dollar profit for such a discovery and related research.

Here are the links from the above site that impressed me:

These describe what may be categorized as a fifth sense of taste, umami, whose receptors are tripped by MSG.

Monday, November 2, 2009

MSG Week

Hi, this week I will go a bit off topic and talk about MSG in food. One of my friends gets extremely sick if she eats MSG and others I know get sick also.

MSG stand for mono sodium glutamate. It is a flavor enhancer that can make some people very ill and not bother others the same way.

GO ALICE, an Internet resource from Columbia University, lists several other words to look out for incase you should not eat the MSG food additive. These are: hydrolyzed protein,
sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, autolyzed yeast and yeast extract. There may be other names as well.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cousin's Subs- 50 % OFF...a franchise

There were no easy to find coupons, discounts or freebies but a surprise discount. It was something we have not covered yet in this blog,franchising.

They are running a special promotion for half off a franchise start up cost. Those of you with about $12,500 to use for a single unit franchise, can check it out at

Friday, October 30, 2009

Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's which describes itself as a gourmet sandwich shop, also has an overly busy site but it is less annoying than the Subway site.

They do not have any clubs to join from what I saw,nor any coupons,freebies or specials

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I was not able to find anything other than a special offers page.

It is located here:

The good thing is that you do not need to join. The bad thing is that it appears to be a regular promotion and nothing special for taking the effort to hit the web.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Subway's website is cluttered with too much action. Too many images moving in different directions detract from looking at the site, finding information quickly and wanting to stay. It's a good site over all but the lack of focus with the animations is very annoying. If we are stuck viewing a zippity news scroll by, it should be at the bottom where the impact would be better and less distracting after viewing the flash at the right.

They have an email sign up at:

It promises news and promotions but sadly no word of discounts of freebies.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This was covered before, a month ago, but in interest of Hoagie/Submarine week here and to keep it handy dandy for you, it is:

A word of warning to you MSG sensitive folks. They have monosodium glutamate in some of their foods. What's worse, if you ask the employees, not all of them have been trained on this topic so they can give you the wrong answer.

They offer a free cookie on your birthday if you sign up for their email newsletter. Other than that there is no mention of any coupons, discounts or freebies.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Submarine/ Hoagie Week

Hello All,

This week I will be focusing on finding coupons, freebies and discounts for food at restaurants that serve sandwiches like submarines and hoagies, depending on what your part of the world calls them.

If I don't cover one of your favorite places for these types of sandwiches, please reply below so I can add them in later.

Discount Freebies

Sunday, October 25, 2009

KFC: Tomorrow is UNFry Day

According to a recent email:

"KFC has declared Monday, Oct. 26, "UNFry Day" and restaurants across the country will be giving away free* samples of Kentucky Grilled Chicken (KGC)."

Now it said samples, so I don't know how much food that equates to but the free part is good.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Denny's has a Breakfast Club located at

Unfortunately, it does not say if there are any promotions or freebies available to those who sign up.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Waffle House

The Waffle House has a sign up at

No word unfortunately if you can receive any freebies or discounts if you join.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Original Pancake House

No deals found but their site is easy to navigate.

The link is

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

IHOP-No Deals found :(

No deals found at IHOP. There site was not easy to use and loaded slow for me. If any of you know of any coupon or freebie deals, please post.

This is the main site:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pancake Week

Hi, this week I will focus on places you can go to get pancakes. Please comment with your favorite places or any place that you would like me to check out for freebies, discounts and coupons.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

National Donut Day

Just when is National Donut Day, you ask? Why June 5th, of course!

I haven't found any recent information on this but it looks like two of the donut franchises listed earlier have had in the past free donuts on that day.

It's worth putting it on the calendar for next year if you are a big donut fan at least as an excuse to celebrate if nothing else,

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dunkin Donuts

I covered this franchise earlier but will repost here to make it easier to find for people looking for donut deals.

Dunkin Donuts has contests for freebies located at

The lucky winner of one of the contests will receive a year of free coffee.

I haven't had any coupons or freebies hit the email box yet, just advertisements. :(

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lamar's Donuts-Free Donut and Coffee!!

Lamar's Donuts has a "Lover for Life Card" that you can pick up at the restaurant. They also have an online sign up that promises a free donut AND coffee! That some great freebies!!

What's more? Their site says, special offers, free birthday donut, buy 11 dozens and get 1 dozen free, buy donuts on five different occasions and get a free donut on your 6th visit, buy five coffees and get the next free,and a free donut on National Donut Day.

Check it out at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This week's email coupons, deals and news

Just one this week from all the places I signed up.

Scooter's- One day only (15th), Free Harvest Moon Latte

Scooter's tends to run very short promotions. I feel that a promotion should last at least a week and if it's a special for sign up only customers it should last a month. Otherwise they should give more than 24 hours notice about it.

I have been very disappointed in how Scooter's runs their discount promotions.

There is another problem with how they run promotions. If you sign up for their free coffee at the end of the month you may only have a few days or even just one to use it. So if you choose to sign up, make it at the beginning of the month since they have a poorly run set up that only permits the coupons to run until the end of the particular month that you sign up for.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Krispy Kreme Donuts

Krispy Kreme Donuts (Doughnuts) has a "Friends" program. It does not say if any coupons or freebies are available just "special offers".

It is located here:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Donut Week

This week will focus on finding coupons, discount freebies and donut deals

I am not sure how true or serious this is but I found this on my search for deals:

Donut USB drives as reported at

That site has a link to a company site that has other food shaped USB drives at

It worth at least a look for a laugh.

If you have a favorite doughnut place please post here and I'll check out their deals.

Baton Rouge

The city of Baton Rouge has online coupons for restaurants.

I found this:

The coupon link is on another site so check at your own discretion as you should everything on this blog and on the Internet.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rouge Magazine

Clairol has a free subscription promotion to Rouge Magazine.

It is located here:

What is nice about this is that the magazine can come BOTH via the internet and snail mail.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Red Door Spas

They have a promotion where you can receive $25.00 off of a retail purchase with a spa package booking.

The link is here:

This week's email coupons, deals and news

Chili's- Advertisement for 3 courses, 2 people for $20.00, not a coupon that I can tell

KFC- Nine coupons

Red Lobster- 4.00 off any two adult dinner entrees and 3.00 off any two adult lunch entrees

Red Robin Welcome Aboard- $3.00 off coupon

Ruby Tuesday- Buy one get one Sunday brunch free. Best deal this week!

Scooter's- $1.00 off maple spice latte advertisement, not a coupon

Red Lobster Delivers- not to your door but your mail box!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Red Lobster

Red Lobster has a contest going on and will automatically enter you in it when you sign up. You also get a free birthday gift but it does not say what it is.

You can sign up here:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Red Hot and Blue

Red Hot and Blue, a barbecue chain has an email sign up club. Unfortunately they have a limited area for service AND require your physical address besides other personal information.

Unfortunately all they tell you is that you get "special member benefits, info and gifts" but whatever those are are not enumerated.

The website itself loads slow and is not easy to navigate. The link buttons on the bottom are not crisp and hard to read. It would have been better for the site to have not used flash and have added some GIFs for the buttons.

The link for the club is here:

If anyone tries that please let me know.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Red Robin- Free Birthday Burger!

Red Robin has free sign up gift and free burger on your birthday! Now that's my kind of birthday freebie!

Their email club is located here

You can download a free copy of the "Kid's Cook-Off Cookbook" here

Monday, October 5, 2009

Red Week

This week will feature restaurants with the word "red" in the title. If anyone has a favorite "red" restaurant please feel free to add it here and I will try and check it out this week.

Betty Crocker Coupons

Betty Crocker has an email sign up for coupons.

It is located here:

They tell you how much the coupons are worth before you sign up. Today it was $20.35

Their best coupon was a dollar off. They also show images of products and the amount of the coupon.

Besides signing up for the email service, you have to install a coupon printer.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pillsbury Coupons

Pillsbury has a sign up for coupons located here:

The great thing is that they tell you how much is available in coupons AND they show you a break down for each coupon. Today it is $24.40 with a dollar off as the largest single coupon.

The bad thing was is that you have to install a coupon printer.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Old Days

Does anyone remember the old days where you could afford the newspaper and get coupons from there and that there were places and groups you could go to for coupon swaps?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Barnes and Noble- $25 sign up :(

Barnes and Noble has a club to join that touts over $50 in coupons. The catch is they want you to pay $25 to join. That's pretty hefty for an unknown coupon or discount.n I won't be joining. If you have tried this please let me know what you thought of it. Thank you.

The link for the expensive club is

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Outback Steak House- No coupons found :(

I couldn't find any freebies or discounts or birthday specials at the Outback.

There is an electronic newsletter that you can sign up for but it does not even hint that a coupon might come your way much less any freebies.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ruby Tuesday- Free Birthday Burger

Ruby Tuesday restaurants have an email newsletter that you can sign up for located here:

You can get a free "hand crafted birthday burger". I don't know what that is but freebie burger sounds great to me.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This week in email newletter-land...

Scooter's has been disappointing in that they have sent a coupon less than 24 hours before it expires and another, the welcome one, three days before it expires.

Dave's Famous sent a nice coupon that expires in a month that gives you a free dessert.

Ruby Tuesdays sent a buy one entree and get another free coupon.

KFC sent sent a link to nine coupons! I haven't compared them to any flyers yet so that will be interesting later to do and see how they compare.

Chili's sent a joining coupon for free chips, salsa and queso if you purchase an entree. We tried that and it was very good and ample enough to be an appetizer for a family of four.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hardee's-$1.00 Bologna Biscuit Combo

Hardee's changes their online coupons.

Today it was $1.00 off a bologna biscuit combo.

You can check here for the coupons at

Has anyone tried that particular biscuit? Is it any good? If so please let me know.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cheddar Barrel- No Freebies Found

No freebies or discounts I could find at Cheddar Barrel but I did find some free online games for kids.

The link is

Click on the fourth icon from the top. It is red and says "Fun N Games".

They have a newsletter, elsewhere, but no notes on if there will be any coupons in the future.

I've signed up for it and will post here if I get anything good in the email.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


A word of warning to you MSG sensitive folks. They have monosodium glutamate in some of their foods. What's worse, if you ask the employees, not all of them have been trained on this topic so they can give you the wrong answer.

They offer a free cookie on your birthday if you sign up for their email newsletter. Other than that there is no mention of any coupons, discounts or freebies.

Friday, September 25, 2009

TGIF Fridays

It looks like TGIF Friday's has some great coupons and perks, when you sign up for their "Give Me More Stripes" recognition program.

The link for that is here:

The site states that after you sign up, you immediately get a free coupon for a dessert or appetizer and a one time free pass to the head of the line.

It also states that after spending a hundred dollars you receive a coupon for free food.

This is by far the best restaurant discount freebies I have found online to date. It looks like there's another reason to say... Thank God It's Friday.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Applebee's- No Coupons and No Freebies :(

I checked out Applebee's, a competitor of Chilli's, and did not see any online coupons discounts or freebies.

If anyone, knows where to find any please let me know.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chili's: Free Chips and Queso

Chili's Restaurant is running a promotion when you sign up for their email club- free chips and queso!

You can sign up here:

Unfortunately, it does not say that there will be any coupons in the future coming via email.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Borders Books

It's a good week to go to Borders Books!

A link to the 30 percent coupon can be found today off the home page at:

There is a nice 20 percent off coupon. It is found here today:|G_Borders+Brand|General+Brand_Exact|visit+borders+page

If you register for their rewards programs, coupons will be emailed to you from time to time.
The link is

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has a section online where you type in your address and the locate a store and coupon.

At the bottom on the right,hard to notice, is an email sign up for coupons.

Tabasco Sauce

If you join their e-mail newsletter, you can print the promotional coupon and should get other coupons in the future according to their site.

To register, go to

Friday, September 18, 2009

Popeye's Fried Chicken

Popeye's has their coupons linked to a restaurant locator page. You go to the below and pick the part of what part of the world you want to go get that great chicken.

The link for that is here:

After that then you look for the store in the area and there is an online coupon link right below that.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Dunkin Donuts

Dunkin Donuts has contests for freebies located at

The lucky winner of one of the contests will receive a year of free coffee.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scooters: Coupon for Free Coffee

Scooters will give you a coupon for free coffee after you join their E-Club. No birthday required!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Starbucks has revamped its website since I last visited. They've made some great improvements as it loads faster and is easier to navigate.

They've added a new promotion, a free beverage on your birthday if you register at this link:

Unfortunately you will need a Starbucks card and account to do this. I haven't tried this yet. It looks like there is a cost involved besides the set up time. No free lunch here or as it seems truly free beverage.

Has anyone tried this? Is there a hidden cost for the card, other than customization?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kentucky Fried Chicken Coupons

KFC has online coupons you can print at

They also have an email club at

I did not see anything special for birthdays and you need, unfortunately, to register for both.

It would be better if they ran active promotions each week online and specials for persons who visited their site. That could keep the web traffic flowing and interest higher.

They should also make the move that other fast food chains have made online to have a bright and friendly kid's sections with a few games and pages to color...and the occasional free parfait.

For those of you with children, Webkinz has been a big success by taking advantage of online games for kids.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Birthday Freebies and Discounts

Everyone likes something free on their birthdays and other days.

For children there are often birthday clubs at fast food places that they can join.

Here are some links:


Burger King

Kids who dress like cows on cow appreciation day can get free food at Chick-Fil-A

For adults some of the links are:

Famous Dave's



What birthday freebies and discounts do you know of?

What was your ultimate birthday freebie that you received?

What type of birthday freebies and birthday discounts would you like to see restaurants, clubs, parks, etc. offer?

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