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Free Shipping Day at Participating Online Retailers is December 17

Free Shipping Day

If you are planning to make online purchases in the next few weeks, check out

You may be able to get free shipping with delivery by Christmas Eve if the online retailer is participating on Friday, December 17.

More than 1000 online retailers are participating, with more than 60% of them offering free shipping on all orders. Codes will be posted at 12AM Eastern on December 17 at

I vaguely remember hearing about this last year, but had forgotten about it until I took an online survey a few days ago that asked if I planned to participate in ‘free shipping day’.

Small Business Saturday: Get $25 credit on your Amex card on 11/27

Small Business Saturday - American Express - November 27

Spend $25 or more using your registered American Express card at a small business in your community on Saturday, November 27 and receive a $25 statement credit!

Learn more and enroll if you would like to participate. This promotion is only available to the first 100,000 to register and you can only enroll one card (in case you have more than one American Express card).

Be sure to read all the terms and conditions. In order to receive the credit, you must purchase from an independently owned small businesses that accepts the American Express Card. You will not receive the credit if you make an online purchase or purchase from a large national chain store, franchised business or a government agency.

You can also access the form via their Facebook page.

Do you own a small business? Get $100 of free advertising on Facebook.

My sister told me about this deal… thanks Steph!

Dallas Readers: Free Pei Wei lunch at secret location (10/28)

Pei Wei Freebie

Pei Wei’s marketing folks alerted me that on Thursday, October 28 from 12PM-1PM, Pei Wei will give free Grilled Thai Sausage with a pineapple fried rice to the first 250 people to arrive at the secret Dallas location.

Check out their Facebook and/or Twitter page Thursday morning to get the location details.

From reading their Facebook page, it sounds like the location might be a public location like a park.

It’s not something we will be able to take advantage of, but I hope someone can!

Kroger DFW Deals: McCormick Grinders – free after Catalina & more free items

Kroger DFW Deals

Here’s a great deal on McCormick Grinders that I learned about thanks to Stephanie’s post at Katy Couponers.

Buy 3 ($1.00 each) and get a $3.00 Catalina that you can use on your next Kroger shopping trip! I tried it and got my $3 coupon at checkout.

While there, also pick up free Crest, Dial, Maruchan Yakisoba, Athenos Hummus, Dawn, and Pillsbury Biscuits. Get the coupon match-ups at Couponing101.

Free 8×10 Photo Collage at Walgreens


Get a free 8×10 photo collage at Walgreens through 10/23. Go here and use 8X10TREAT at checkout.

Dallas residents: Recycle and possibly receive free Dallas Stars Tickets!

Dallas Recycling RoundUp Event

Dallas is holding a Recycling Roundup this weekend!

On Saturday, October 23 from 10AM – 2PM, you can drop off any of these items:

– electronic items
– toys
– paper
– glass
– used cooking oil
– hardback books
– scrap metal
– auto and alkaline batteries
– small appliances
– fluorescent and incandescent light bulbs
– tires
– plastics
– clothing
– clean styrofoam
– packaging foam
– bubble and shrink wrap
– plastic bags and packaging (without food residue)

at one of four Dallas-area locations:

American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave, 75219
Parking Lot E
Shred truck

Lake Highlands Elementary
9501 Ferndale Road, 75238
Back horseshoe, off Lynngrove
On-site shred truck

Mountain View College
4849 W. Illinois Ave, 75211
South Stadium Parking Lot
Shred pod

Unity Church of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane, 75230
Shred truck

And the first 50 vehicles at EACH location to drop off items will receive two FREE Dallas Stars tickets!

Please note: You cannot drop off household chemicals, paint, building supplies or mattresses at this event.

For more details, download this PDF.

Coupon for free Advil (first 500,000 to register)

Register here to get a coupon valid for one package of either 24 count Advil Tablets or 20 count Advil Liqui-Gels.

This offer is valid for the first 500,000 households to register. You will receive your coupon within 1-3 weeks, which won’t expire until January 31, 2011.

Thanks Dealicious Finds!

Walgreens: Free EOS lip balm after Register Reward

There are a few free items (after Register Rewards) at Walgreens this week, but the EOS lip balm caught my eye so I wanted to mention it.

I received a free EOS lip balm by mail during a promotion earlier this year or maybe it was last year. It was their mint version and I loved it!

I am going to try to get the Summer Fruit variety using the Register Rewards I received last week for Swiffer and Clorox Wipes Register Reward purchases.

Check out the EOS lip balm and other Register Rewards promotions for this week at

Not sure what a Register Reward is? Check out this explanation at Who Said Nothing in Life is Free.

FREE: iStart Spanish! App for iPod Touch or iPhone (limited time)

If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch and want to learn Spanish, Mirai iStart Spanish! is’s featured download for today. It is the full beginner course.

Learn more or download it at iTunes.

Zhu-niverse Tour this weekend! (9/17-9/19) & $5/$25 TRU coupon

In early July, I blogged about the Zhu-niverse Tour coming to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in late September. That time is now here!

This has become “Zhu Zhu Pet” week in our house.

We kicked it off on Sunday with a combined Zhu Zhu Pet Wild Bunch Prankster Party and Zhu Zhu Flo Dance Party where several children and their moms decorated outfits for their new Wild Bunch pets… Sweetie the Bunny, Rocco the Raccoon, Stinker the Skunk and Zuzu the Hedgehog.

Most of the girls were drawn to Sweetie the Bunny, but my daughter selected Stinker! She had a difficult time choosing just one, but decided that Stinker was her favorite. They are all cute, but I am partial to Zuzu.

Here are some of Zhu Zhu pets in their new outfits:

I made little “base outfits” in white, blue and pink that the kids decorated with fabric, jewels, paint, ribbon and more as well as hats and skirts, as modeled below by my daughter’s Kung Zhu Seargent Serge!

This is my daughter’s own design, which is fun to look at when the Rock’O is spinning in circles!

Zhu Zhu Pets sell outfits, but my daughter really got into making her own! It was a fun craft project that we plan to do again.

At the party, we also played a few games, including “leaving their mark” – a hide and seek game where the kids drew Zhu Zhu Pets Wild Bunch birthmarks with chalk as clues.

The kids followed the birthmarks to find the hidden Zhu Zhu pet posters (the playground was still wet from the storms we had last week, so I didn’t want to hide actual toys for fear they’d get muddy!

We learned the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance that we will perform at the Zhu-niverse Tour stop at Grapefest this weekend!

Zhu-niverse Tour at Grapefest

Everything I’ve read about the Zhu-niverse Tour on various blogs makes it sound like a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to it!

You can visit the Zhu-inverse area at Grapefest for FREE until 5PM on Friday, otherwise you must buy Grapefest tickets to gain access this weekend. Tickets are $8/adult and $5/child (6 and older). Children 5 and under are free.

Zhu-niverse Tour Stop at Toys ‘R Us in Irving

If you can’t make it to Grapefest, there’s an indoor version of the tour that is going to be at Toys ‘R Us in Irving (7730 N Macarthur Blvd) on Thursday, September 16 from 12-5PM. And it will be air-conditioned and free!

If your child loves Zhu Zhu Pets, either of these events would be a fun outing!

Toys ‘R Us Printable Coupon

If you go to the event on Thursday, be sure to print this $5 off $25 Toys ‘R Us coupon to take with you in case you see something you like. All Kung Zhu and Zhu Zhu Pets, playsets and accessories are buy one get one 50% off this week!

Disclosure: While I was not required to blog about these experiences in exchange for products, I do want to disclose that I received 11 Wild Bunch Zhu Zhu Pets – one for my daughter and 10 to give to the children who attended the Wild Bunch Prankster Party. I also received a $20 gift card to Pizza Hut to supply pizza to the party attendees as well as a Kung Zhu hamster for including the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance at the Prankster Party. I also received 10 free tickets to Grapefest to take a group to the Zhu-niverse Tour to perform the Zhu Zhu Flo Dance and enjoy the tour stop. And finally I received a $25 gift card to Toys ‘R Us for registering to attend the Toys ‘R Us event in Irving on 9/16. My daughter LOVES Zhu Zhu pets, so this has been a fun week!

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