Showing posts from May 30, 2010

For Dad + Grads: Free Portrait Collage at Sears

Great idea for Dad or the Grad!
A free Special Moments Collage and wall portrait at Sears.
Click here for more information.
Limited time offer expires September 12

Thank you Lulu Johnson for the heads up on this.

Free samples of soap (up to 5)

Thank you Lulu Johnson for this tip! Receive free samples of our best products. No strings attached! You can let us surprise you (we will send our newest arrivals) or you can choose up to 5 from the following: ThymesOlivina Napa ValleyMediterranean SpaAromafloriaHelan Vetiver & Rum for MenThymes Sweetleaf BabyNoodle & Boo BabyLinea Bimbi Baby

Bath Body Works Anti-Bac giveaway (Today only!)

Don’t let germs get in the way! Get Bac — with the June 5 PocketBac® In-Store Event!
Date:Saturday, June 5, 2010 Time:10:00am - 9:00pm Location:Select Bath & Body Works locations This Saturday, over 1.5 million samples of Anti-Bac PocketBac® — the biggest little weapon in the fight against germs- will be given away!Click and input your zip code to see a list of participating stores.
While supplies last.
Event times may vary by location.
Please call your nearest participating store for more details.

Free AVEENO NOURISH shampoo + conditioner

Try the new AVEENO NOURISH+ Hair Care Collection! Click here to answer some questions  and select the AVEENO® NOURISH+ Shampoo and Conditioner sample you would like to try.

Free Download - 17 by Wyclef

Free Download - 17 by WyclefClick here for the link.  If this does not work, you'll need to go to the Ritz Cracker Facebook page, "Like" them, and get the link that way.

LA FOOD STREET FEST: June 15 (in Glendale)

The Gourmet food trucks are all the rage, and its always so hard to track them down.

On Tuesday, June 15th, nine gourmet food trucks will be in Glendale, CA from 6:00-10:00 pm. Normally I wouldn't post events this far from the OC, but getting 9 trucks in one location is a "must post"! Based on past experience, its best to show up early, and pick which of the 9 trucks you have your heart set on.

Personally I think the Grilled Cheese truck will be extremely busy. They've been having a great following, and are as busy as the granddaddy of gourmet trucks, Kogi (who will not be attending this street fest).

Click here for directions
Print the coupon for free parking, and bring plenty of cash, and patience!

Free Concentrated Simple Green

Get A Simple Green® Sample Kit and find out just how good Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner really is!

Concentrated Simple Green is a non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner that can be economically custom-diluted for many different uses. From floors and walls to pots and pans, from countertops to sinks and drains, from stained carpets to greasy tools, it only takes a little Simple Green to get big jobs done around the house.

Included in this kit:
•1 - 2 oz. bottle of Original Simple Green concentrated all-purpose cleaner
•1 - 24 oz. reusable custom dilution bottle with spray trigger and dilution instructions
•1 – coupon for future purchase of Simple Green

How to sign up:

Click here to start and a greeting page will appear. If you get an error message, try again later. There has been a lot of people getting the free offer, because the product they send is not a sample, but a full size bottle!

Enter a valid email to get the offer code, and then check your email for the code. Answ…

Fullerton #Restaurant Week (Aug 1-7)

I love Restaurant Week!!  Its a way to sample food from the fancy-schmancy restaurants for up to half the price.  Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County have some of the best... and now, Fullerton will be showcasing their restaurants. I just checked their web site, and it looks like they're still building it.  Check back for updates... and I hope higher end ones like "Cherch" participates. Thank you goORANGEcoast for the headsup!

June 11: Click here for an update on the participants!
Thank you Fast Food Maven!

Save 55% at award winning restaurant The Cellar Fullerton

The Cellar is an award winning French restaurant located in the heart of downtown Fullerton.   The decor was designed by the same people who did Disneyland's Pirate of the Carribean.  The setting is very intimate, and the food is devine!  Winner of the Wine Spectator's Grand Award in the heavyweight division, The Cellar has a wine list long enough to wrap around the globe twice. More than 1,400 rare and well-known grapen goodnesses are on the list, and they hail from California, Oregon, Europe, South Africa, and everywhere else grapes grow. The Cellar's menupairs each appetizer, potage, and entree with their sommelier's suggested wine. Chronic nibblers steer toward starters such as house-smoked quail ($12) paired with Northstar merlot ($17.50) or snails with button mushrooms cooked in Pernod ($10). Hearty fare includes the roasted rack of New Zealand lamb in mustard-cream sauce ($31) with a Willamette Valley pinot noir ($17.50) or the Australian rock lobster tail atop …

Free movie: The Blind Side (today only) #Orange

"The Blind Side" Fri, June 4, 7pm – 9pm at Son Light Christian Center, 172 N. Glassell St., Orange, CA (map) There is no admission charged. As this is a church, there will be no snacks or drinks allowed in the auditorium  Click here for more information or directions, or call our church office at 714-997-8501. ~~~ Based on the remarkable true story of Baltimore Ravens tackle Michael Oher. As a homeless teenager, Michael has drifted in and out of the school system for years. Then Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) and her husband, Sean (Tim McGraw), take him in, transforming Michael's life and theirs. With help from his new-found family, tutors and coaches, he realizes his potential as a student and football player ~~~

Free Arm & Hammers Advance White Toothpaste

Get a week's supply of Arm and Hammers Advance White Toothpaste.

Click here to sign up.

If the link does not work, manually type

Woot!! The 100th Post!!


Free Maximum Strength Zantac 150

Zantac 150 relieves heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach.

Click here to get a free sample through Walmart.

Free Starbucks VIA Brew coffee

Now you can enjoy coffee any time, any where with the Starbucks VIA Brew. Click here for a free sample. Thanks, Ilovefreethings for the info!

Free pass to Sam's Club (expires June 24)

One-Day Pass to Your Local Sam's Club.

Good Through June 24th, 2010.

Visit this offer, print that page out and bring it to your local Club.

Thank you ilovefreestuff for the information

June 9: Free muffins at Mimi's Cafe (w/ bfast purchase)

Thank you to OC Register's Fast Food Maven for this information! Purchase any breakfast on June 9 (between 7-11am) and get 4 free muffins.  Must present coupon! Click here for a bigger picture.

Free Tea Samples from TEASTA

TEASTA™ Free Samples Click here for the link. Use Coupon Code: TRYME

Free meal at IHOP

Sign up for the IHOP Eclub and get a coupon for a free meal.

You'll also get a free meal on your birthday.

Save 50% off New Zealand FroYo

$15 to spend on Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt for only $7.50! That's a savings of 50% off.

New Zealand Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

120 5th Street,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Click here for more informationPosted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Reminder: Krispy Kreme tomorrow!

Many Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are offering you a free doughnut tomorrow, (Friday, June 4) to celebrate National Donut Day. No purchase is necessary.
Not every location is participating in this offer, so click here for a list, and you’ll see which ones are near you.  Both Orange County locations, in Orange and Mission Viejo,  are participating, as well as in Long Beach. Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Free Limeade Sparkler beverage at Taco Bell.

Free Limeade Sparkler beverage at Taco Bell. Click here for coupon. Please present coupon when ordering. Valid through 7/11/2010 or until 500,000 free Limeade Sparkler online coupons are redeemed, whichever occurs first. Notice will be posted at if 500,000 online coupons are redeemed prior to the expiration date and any unredeemed online coupons will be void. Subject to availability; no substitutions. Not valid with any other offer. Limit one free online coupon per person.Valid at participating Taco Bell® locations in the U.S. Manager may refuse online coupon upon reasonable believe consumer has already received a free online coupon or has engaged in any fraudulent activity. Restaurant manager’s decision is final. Void if copied, reproduced or transferred and where prohibited. Cash redemption 1/20th cent. ©2010 Taco Bell Corp. Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Today only! Free funnel cake sticks from HDOS!

Sweet Tweet: Mention this tweet today only (6/3/10) and get free funnel cake sticks with any purchase (limit 1 per customer). Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Free 8x10 from The Picture People

Free portrait sheet is valid only on single image color portrait 8x10. Not valid on existing orders, reprints, enhancements, special orders, or merchandise. Offer valid in-studio only. Coupon cannot be used in combination with this or any other offer and must be presented at time of session/purchase. Limit one coupon redemption (this or similar offer) per person (individually and/or as part of a family/group). Limit one offer per family/group during event period dates (6/1/10-6/20/10). Offer expires 6/20/10. (Coupon Code: DHCEE) © 2010 The Picture People. All rights reserved. Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Pixies in the Park: June 19

Pixies in the Park is a wonderful family event celebrating its second year in Orange, CA. On Saturday, June 19th, Fairies and Pixies of all ages are invited to enjoy a day of story telling,dancing, face painting and much more. Click here for the event flyer. Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Celebrate donut day at Tim Hortons!

Celebrate National Donut Day with Tim Hortons on Friday June 4, 2010. 
Download a coupon to get a FREE DONUT with any beverage purchase! Posted via email from The OC Frugal Finder

Join Club Veg, get coupons and freebies

Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes is a healthy way of dining out. Having a coupon is also sweeter!  Click here for the latest June coupons. Note, even though its a Buy one- Get One free coupon, you will need to purchase 2 beverages.  The drinks can be changed, meaning you can start off with a soda and then later change to a coffee to end your meal.  Join Club Veg to get discounts year round. Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Free - Nicorette Cinnamon Surge Coated Gum

Costco Exclusive!
Free Nicorette Cinnamon Surge Coated Gum
20 Pieces, 2 mg or 4 mg Nicotine Polacrilex Gum

Click here to sign up for the free sample.
You will be asked for your Costco membership number.

Free Dove Damage Therapy Daily Moisture (Costco exclusive)

For Costco members: Dove® Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner
Sample Size 0.56 Fluid Oz., While Supplies Last
Click here for link (will need your Costco membership number)

Dove® Damage Therapy Daily Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner with Patented MICRO MOISTURE Serum nourishes dry, rough hair to restore softness.

Advanced damage care and repair system:

Formula with patented MICRO MOISTURE SERUM effectively nourishes hair to help lock in essential moisture. Leaves hair looking healthy, soft and smooth without weighing it down.

Save 50% on Drinks at Bacchus' Secret Cellar Wine Bar (hurry!)

Get $30 Worth of Drinks for only $15 at Bacchus' Secret Cellar Wine Bar.
Click  here for more information. Hurry... this offer ends in one day!

The Fine Print Perk expires on 12/31/10. Limit 1 Perk per customer. May buy multiples to gift. Not valid with any other offers or specials. Valid for corkage fee and wine bar tab only. Must be 21 and over to enter. Outside wine bottles not allowed. Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Reminder: Free Yacht Party today in Newport!

Click here to view the post on the Free Yacht Party

Spa Week: June steals & deals

Click here for June Steals & Deals
(Includes Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco) Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Free burger for Dad at "The Counter"

Gourmet burger joint, The Counter, is offering dad a free burger on Father’s Day– dubbed “Burger For Dad” day by the Southern California chain. All you have to do is say “I want the BFD!” and you get a standard 1/3-pound burger as long as dad is with a paying customer. Rules: The burger comes with cheese, and up to four toppings, and one sauce. Additional and premium toppings such as extra cheese, avocado, fried egg and honey cured bacon are extra.  The BFD deal is available at 22 locations including the following California restaurants: Irvine,  Santa Monica, El Segundo, Studio City and Marina del Ray, Carlsbad, Corte Madera, Hollywood, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Roseville, San Jose, Walnut Creek and Westlake Village. To find the location near you, click here. Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Free museum admission (for BofA cardholders)

Bank of America cardholders receive free admission into more than a hundred museums in the United States through the Museums on Us® program.
The Museums on Us® program through Bank of America allows cardholders to gain free admission to over 70 museums on the first weekend of every month. Participants simply show their Bank of America ATM card or check to participating museums to gain free general admittance.

The free weekends for this program are:
•January 2-3, 2010
•February 6-7, 2010
•March 6-7, 2010
•April 3-4, 2010
•May 1-2, 2010
•June 5-6, 2010
•July 3-4, 2010
•August 7-8, 2010
•September 4-5, 2010

Participating Museums in California:
•Explorit Science Center – Davis, 530-756-0191
•The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts – Sacramento, 916-653-7524
•Crocker Art Museum – Sacramento, 916-808-7000
•Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, 415-978-2700
•Museum of The African Diaspora – San Francisco, 415-358-7200
•de Young Museum – San Francisco, 415-750-3600
•San Jose Museum of …

Free sample of Tena pads

Try a free sample of Tena bladder protection pads or pantiliners. There are samples for men and women. Click here for the link Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Free Purina ONE Dog or Cat Food

Get a free sample of Purina ONE dog or cat food. Click here for the link Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

FREE Chick Fil A 8 pc nuggest (today only!)

Today, (June 2) from 11:00-1:00, get a FREE 8 count nugget with purchase of a drink and say the phrase "Eat More Chicken!"Offer valid only at the Chick Fil A off McArthur and Bristol in Santa Ana. 3601 S Bristol St
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 540-0020
Fax: (714) 540-0222 Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Free flowers from Armstrong Gardens (on your bday)

Sign up for Armstrong Garden's email club and get tips on gardening,in store specials, and, on your birthday, you'll get a free gift: any premium flower kit.

I'm not much of a gardener. My garden consists of a patio and a few potted plants. In fact, I have a terrible green thumb, so when I first read the free offer, I thought it was a pack of seeds or something cheesy.

The picture is the actual gift I received. (Gorgeous, isn't it??) And, its still living (and my birthday was in March)

First Thursdays Art Walk at Laguna Beach

Head over to the Laguna Beach Art Walk on the first Thursday of every month 6-9 PM.

June 3 the Festival of Arts presents: “Art-to-Go” at 5pm
Join the Festival of Arts artists fund as we introduce BLUE, the Art-To-Go collection for 2010. Please wear BLUE to support the theme.
City Hall - 505 Forest Ave

Other dates for 2010:
July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Learn how to brew your own beer for $5

Brew your own beer
For 3 hours of fun, and a mere $5, Home Brewing Supply Company offers a Beginner's Home Brewing Class bi-weekly on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays (next one is June 3rd).

Classes run 6:30-9:30 PM, so make sure to eat beforehand. To reserve a seat, call in advance. Click HERE for class details and directions.

Free Coffee w/ purchase at Corner Bakery

Start your day with breakfast at Corner Bakery. They have great combo's like bagel and coffee for $2.99, or for a limited time get a free coffee with any breakfast purchase, like their coffee cakes, panini, breakfast scrambles, and more!

Click here for the coupon.  Offer expires June 27, 2010 Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Filet Mignon & Hibachi Chicken for Two only $39

This month’s Benihana's Chef’s Special is a tender filet mignon and hibachi chicken for two for only $39*!

The special is served with Benihana soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, mushrooms, hibachi vegetables, homemade dipping sauces, steamed rice and Japanese hot green tea.

*The Chef’s Special is not available on Sunday, June 20th.

Remember if its your birthday, sign up for the Chef Table club, and apply $30 toward the bill. That means 2 people can dine for $9.00 (before tax and tip).

Shrek promotion at McDonald's

New promotion from McDonalds: When you purchase the Shrek pack of McNuggets, or a Shrek glassware with any food purchase, you receive a code.

Go online and enter the code. You can pick from either a free Redbox rental, free ActiVision Shrek game, or 25 free Snapfish prints.

Every code is a winner!

Free ringtones for your phone

Get free ringtones for your cell phone at Phonezoo. This is especially nice if you have Verizonwireless (like I do), who nickel and dimes you for everything. I have personally used this site, and its very easy to use. Simply register your cell phone (they'll send you a test text message), select the ring tones you want, and send it to your phone.  Note: The service is free, but you need to determine if the text message is free from your provider. If you have unlimited text messages, then this is completely free. Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Great dinner deal.. in NYC

While on Twitter, I came across The Supper Restaurant, with a great 2-course pre-fixed special from Mondays thru Wednesdays for just $15.95.  The offer is valid from 4 - 7 pm, and they deliver too!  For NYC, that's is a great deal that I could not resist on posting! Posted via email from ocfrugalfinder's posterous

Win free stuff from Allure Magazine

Each month Allure magazine has daily contests for their first 500 readers to win free beauty products. Allure does post the prizes ahead of time, so you can determine what day you want to enter.

No purchase necessary, and you will need to set up a free Allure account.

You can opt out of receiving any form of email, so no worry on spamming.

Free subscription to Lucky Magazine and other free stuff from Sephora

Get a year's subscription to Lucky magazine for FREE with any $25 order online at Just enter code: FREELUCKY at checkout.

Speaking of Sephora, sign up for their Beauty Insider. Its free, and you earn points and free gifts, free samples, and a free birthday gift! Click here for more information on the Beauty Insider program.

$5 Comedy and no drink minimum!

Come support up and coming comics and they record a Live Comedy DVD. The Laughs will be high. $5 at the door (cash only).

SHOWTIME: 9:00PM, Friday, June 4th
Radisson Hotel's Sapphire Lounge
4545 Macarthur Blvd
Newport Beach

*21 and over (with ID)
*No drink minimum
*Full Menu served until 8:45pm
*FREE Parking!

Super deals to the Anaheim House of Blues

Get Tuesday two-for-one deals at the Anaheim House of Blues in Downtown Disney. Click here to see the Live Nation ticket service is two-for-one deals for shows this week at the Anaheim House of Blues.

Wait, there's more! You gotta eat or drink, right?
Maximize your savings by doing this:

Click here and get a $25 gift certificate from for $15. There’s a minimum purchase required, and you can not use it for the Gospel Brunch or special events. They will tack on 18% gratuity to the total bill.

Note: any gift certificates you purchase from have strings attached, so read the fine print carefully to make sure this will work for you.

Oh, and they have Jukebox Fridays with free admission in the Voodoo Lounge!

FREE Gillette Fusion ProGlide

You must be able to view YouTube to get this offer.
Click here to view the video.

When prompted, select one of the 2 selections to get your free Gillette razor.


New Chick Fil A store opening in Laguna Niguel, CA on Thursday, June 3rd.
First 100 customers get FREE meals for a year! No lie! Chick Fil A does this for all their grand openings.