FREE LEGO Police Boat W/$35.00 Purchase at

LEGO Brand Retail

Our family pretty much keeps LEGO in the black bricks,
so I am being honest when I tell you the above deal is a
good one.

Even if you already have the Police Boat in your
house, if you take advantage of this deal, you now will have
a very inexpensive gift for a neighbor child on their birthday
or during the holidays.

The above banner pretty much says it all.

Spend $35.00 at and get a FREE LEGO City Police Boat.

Click on the banner above or HERE to to advantage of this GREAT deal.

It is warming up in Florida. Get some FREE travel info for Alaska.

Travel Alaska
I know, some of you are asking, “Mark, seriously, Alaska?” My reply is that because this is one of the states that I have wanted to visit for such a long time, that maybe, just maybe, you my faithful readers would be interested in traveling there also. The form to fill out is one page, and pretty much basic mailing info. So click on either the banner above, or HERE, and sign up.

Sample products from Quaker or Playtex…

Here are two links from to some products that you might be interested in receiving FREE SAMPLES of.

Enjoy, Mark

FREE sample of Quaker Life Bar

FREE sample of Playtex Sport

Two New Deals from

Here are two new offers from

Gift Certificates: Weekly Promo Offer 300 x 250

Dinner of the Month Club:
NEW! Dinner of the Month Club at

Italian Days at Publix Gift Card Giveaway.

From February 17th through March 2nd, visit your local Publix to take advantage of the great savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands such as Progresso, Green Giant, Pillsbury, Muir Glen and Totino’s, and save $5 when you purchase 20 participating products.

While visiting Italian Days at Publix, you can also enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes, sponsored by General Mills, for a chance to win one of four grand prizes of $10,000 worth of free groceries or one of 200 $100 Publix gift cards being given as prizes.

There are three easy ways to enter for a chance to win the Sweepstakes. Enter via phone, mail or at – a convenient one-stop website, where you’ll also be able to download great coupon savings on some of your favorite General Mills brands and other great offers from Publix.

Here’s how it works:
Click – Stay up to date with the latest General Mills promotions happening at Publix by visiting Once you’re registered and logged in, you can participate in any current promotions.

Call – If you’d prefer to enter the sweepstakes and participate in other promotions via telephone, feel free to call the General Mills/Publix hotline, at 1.800.627.6059, and be sure to say that you want to enter the Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes. Please be sure to provide your complete contact information (Full name/address/zip code/phone #).

Mail – If you prefer to participate via mail-in entry, print and mail your complete contact information (Full Name/address/zip code/phone #) to P.O. Box 43425 Atlanta, GA 30336 and be sure to write “Publix Italian Days Sweepstakes” on the outside of the envelope.

The above information, and the $25.00 Publix Gift Card that we are giving away are courtesy of General Mills and MyBlogSpark.

To enter to win the $25.00 Publix Gift Card provided to us by MyBlogSpark and Publix, DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING + LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS PAGE:

1. Become a fan of FrugalFloridan on Facebook, and leave a comment.
If you are a triathlete or interested in running events, please consider “liking” the following on Facebook as well, Sommer Sports, and TriFlorida Events. These are Facebook pages for Sommer Sports, Inc a great company that I have been involved with for over a decade and could use some Facebook love.

2. Subscribe to our feed via email (using Feedburner) and leave a comment.

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and email us your direct link to the blog post.

4. Follow us via (must have at least 10 followers) then tweet the following: “@FrugalInFla is having a $25 Publix GC Giveaway. More info:”

Don’t forget to leave a comment about (or a tip on) how to use your favorite Italian Days item ON THIS POST only. This contest ends on Tuesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:59PM ET. The winner will be announced on 2/24/11.

Disclaimer: This give away is being sponsored by General Mills and MyBlogSpark. They provided the information, and the $25.00 Publix Gift Card to give to the winner of this contest and one for our use. All comments and opinions are my own.

Osceola, Orange, Lake, Polk Readers: Help Raise Money for American Heart Association on 2/12/11

If you are looking for a VERY EASY way to help raise money for the American Heart Association, PLEASE enter the 3rd. Annual Kiss-im-mee 5K To Pound Out Heart Disease on February 12, 2011.

Enjoy running, walking, or just plain strolling through historic downtown Kissimmee, past the beautiful lakefront, and through historic neighborhoods in the third annual Kiss-im-mee 5K Run! The race is Chip Timed and awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers.

To register for this event, click HERE.

I sincerely hope that you will help make this event a huge success.

Thanks, Mark

Clothing Swap Info

Quick and Easy Children’s Clothing Swap! Why buy new clothes for kids, when you can swap ’em for a fraction of the price?

Sign Up  for Free today at!

Coupons in the 02/8/11 All You magazine.

The February 18, 2011 issue of All You magazine landed in our mailbox on 1/18/11. If you have never seen All You magazine (exclusively at WalMart stores or various sites online), it is packed with money saving coupons and is one that I read every month as soon as it arrives in our mailbox. Kathy and I regularly find coupon match-ups weekly using this magazine.

If you would like to subscribe to this magazine (12 issues/$19.95),
please click HERE or the cover image above.

Here are the coupons, all of which are manufacturer:
B1G1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail or Moisture Renew Lip Gloss (exp 2/28)

B1G1 Glade Fabric & Odor Eliminator (exp 6/30)

50¢/1 Halls Cough Drops (exp 3/31)
50¢/1 Starkist SeaSations product (exp 3/31)
50¢/1 New York Brand frozen product (exp 4/18)
50¢/1 Reames Egg Noodles (exp 4/21)
50¢/1 Minute Rice (exp 4/30)
50¢/1 Mezzetta or Napa Valley Bistro (exp 6/30)

55¢/1 Smithfield Bacon (exp 3/31)
55¢/1 Eggs carton WYB Kikkoman product (exp 6/30)

75¢/1 Colgate Wisp product (exp 3/31)
75¢/1 Eight O’Clock Coffee (exp 3/31)

$1.00/1 Marrying Daisy Bellamy by Susan Wiggs (exp 2/25)
$1.00/1 Whey Protein Plus (exp 2/25)
$1.00/1 Nature’s Bounty product (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Disney or Marvel Multivitamins (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Ester-C product (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 Osteo Bi-Flex Liquid, 6 pk (exp 3/4)
$1.00/1 White Cloud bathroom tissue (exp 3/21)
$1.00/1 Woolite All in One Carpet Cleaning Tool (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Quaker Instant Oatmeal (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Hartz Crunch ‘n Clean Dog Biscuits (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste (exp 3/31)
$1.00/1 NYC (New York Color) product (exp 4/1)
$1.00/1 Taco Bell Home Originals (exp 4/30)
$1.00/1 Quaker Life Soft Baked Bars (exp 5/31)
$1.00/1 Campbell’s V8 Soup (exp 5/31)
$1.00/1 Downy Wrinkle Releaser (exp 6/1)
$1.00/1 Mucinex-D (exp 9/30)

$1.00/2 Fit Me product (exp 4/21)

$1.50/1 Olivari Mediterranean Olive Oil (exp 4/1)

$1.50/3 Hormel Chili, Hash, Bacon Toppings, Spam, Dinty Moore, Chicken Breast or Compleats (exp 4/18)

$2.00/1 Birds Eye Steamfresh WYB 1 Van de Kamp’s or Mrs. Paul’s item (exp 3/18)
$2.00/1 K-Y product (exp 4/30)

$3.00/1 Flexamin product (exp 3/4)
$3.00/1 Neutrogena Cosmetics (exp 3/15)
$3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamin D (exp 5/31)
$3.00/1 Nature Made Vitamins (exp 5/31)
$3.00/1 PreserVision Eye Vitamins (exp 5/31)

$3.00/2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (exp 4/30)

$4.00/1 Osteo Bi-Flex softgels, caplets or powders (exp 3/4)
$4.00/1 K-Y Couples Lubricant, Intense, Kissable Sensations or Intrigue (exp 4/30)
$4.00/1 Nature Made CholestOff (exp 5/31)
$4.00/1 Nature Made Fish Oil (exp 5/31)

$6.00/1 Nature Made Coenzyme Q10, 100 mg (exp 5/31)

There you have it, all the coupons from the February 18, 2011 All You magazine. Remember, you can have this magazine mailed to your home. Click HERE for more information.

Just earned 39 Swag bucks! I love

I just did a search online, and BAM! look what I earned:

Every once in a while I will earn 50 Swag bucks, and once in a while I will hit 100 Swag bucks. Lately it has been harder to get those numbers again, so I am happy to make the 39 Swag bucks. BTW, I like redeeming 450 Swag bucks for a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card.

Funny thing is is that I just did this post about a few minutes ago

For those that have no idea what swagbucks is, it is a search engine that pays you to use it. No, NOT EVERYTIME you search, but you will be surprised how often you will gain “Swag Bucks” just for typing a few characters into their search bar.

Here is the painless method to join (and find out more prior to signing up):
1. Go here and register.

Both Kathy and I have enjoyed searching via SwagBucks, and like telling people about the company.

Welcome to Friday, aka Mega Swagbucks Day

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day (MSBD), which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks denominations – up to 10,000 in one search! It’s completely Free and Swag bucks can be traded in for rewards such as gift cards, electronics, apparel, household goods and much more!

For those that have no idea what swagbucks is, it is a search engine that pays you to use it. No, NOT EVERYTIME you search, but you will be surprised how often you will gain “SwagBucks” just for typing a few characters into their search bar.

Here is the painless method to join (and find out more prior to signing up):
1. Go here and register.

Both Kathy and I have enjoyed searching via SwagBucks, and like telling people about the company.

Orlando Sentinel, Sundays ONLY, $10.00 for 1 Year

Groupon has a HUGE money saver today (1/5/11). Get a 1 year SUNDAY ONLY subscription to the Orlando Sentinel, for just $10.00! Newstand price is $1.50 PER COPY.

Go HERE for more info.

Albertsons $5/$50 Coupon in 1/5 Orlando Sentinel

Take a few minutes on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 to go to the corner market, which around here usually means the 7-Eleven, CVS, or Wags, and look at today’s Orlando Sentinel.

If you are lucky enough to live within 5 miles or so of an Albertsons, there should be a $5.00/$50.00 coupon on the front page of their insert. This coupon is valid 1/7-9 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

If you are tired of driving to the corner market just to purchase the Orlando Sentinel, why not sign up for home delivery (at up to 65% OFF)?

Read this POST from the other day for all the details.

You might be asking yourself, “How did Mark find out about this coupon?”. Here is how I did it, I went to the customer service counter at the Albertsons near Windermere, and asked for the form to fill out so that I could receive the weekly newspaper insert. I filled out the form right there, and THEY FAXED it to Boise, ID. It takes 2-3 weeks or so to receive the first copy. USUALLY the insert will arrive in our physical mailbox on either Monday or Tuesday. Sometimes it is not there until Wednesday. Which ever insert is in the Orlando Sentinel, that is the insert that I receive.

Money Maker at Walgreens!

The Children’s Osocillium didn’t work this morning so beware, but the Finish deal did.

Finish 20ct Gel Packs, $3.49
1 – $2.25 from SS 1/2
Final Cost $1.24

But you get $1.50 in RR!!! I’ll be getting more

Debt Free Christmas!

Last year at this time I made a plan. Not to go into debt for  Christmas. I love how much more relaxed and stress free our holiday was because we weren’t concerned about paying bills in January. Here’s how we did it.

Opinion Outpost –  $100 in Amazon money. Click HERE to sign up.

Click & Earn
My Points – $80 in department store gift cards. Email us for an invite.
Swagbucks – $100 in Amazon money. Click HERE to Sign Up.

Home Parties
Premier Jewelry – $400 in free jewelry. If you live in Orlando, email Linda at to set up your home party.

Credit Card Offers
Chase Disney Rewards – $300 in Disney money just for signing up!

iPhone Apps:
There are a bunch of FREE “Sign-In/Check-In” types of apps for the iphone, but here are two that Mark uses every single day, and he has earned GameStop gift cards, Amazon cash, and more.

Shopkick: Very simple to use, check in at a store, and scan the bar codes shown. Can use this app all day, and the points add up fast. Can “check-in” to a store without having to actually be inside the store. Click HERE to download Shopkick via the iTunes AppStore. When registering from your iPhone, please use promo code reddeer21. Entering the promo code will add 100 “kickbucks” to your account.

Free Stuff
I saved all the free candles, body wash, socks and such to use a filler in gift baskets.

Next year my goal is to do even better! How did you do this Christmas? Mark & I hope that you had as close to as possible debt free Christmas. Did you find any year long money saving methods that worked better for you than others? What were they so we can all learn from each other.

Free Clorox Wipes at Publix!

Clorox wipes are on sale for $2.00 at Publix.

Use  $2/2 from Yellow Advantage Buy(store coupon)

and $2/2 from All the Trimmings (manuf coupon)

Get 2 FREE (except for the tax,  darn it)

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