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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and sweet baby boy, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Frugality.

Free Sam’s Club Membership to New or Pregnant Moms!

Sams Club

Sam’s Club is currently offering free annual membership to new or pregnant moms.

To get this deal you need to drive to your local Sam’s Club or be extremely patient while waiting on the phone for them.  Some people are getting through and some are getting busy signals. You can read more about it here, and decide if it’s worth trying for you.

Just call 888-746-7726 and let them know you are calling to take advantage of the new-mom membership offer.  Once you sign up, they will give you a membership number. Simply take that number to your local Sam’s Club to get your membership card which you can then use for a full year.  Sweet deal, right!?

When I called I tried entering 0 and then 0 and that gave me a busy signal.  I entered 2 and then 3 and I waited on hold for 9 minutes before someone answered.  They only asked for my name, phone number, email, and address.

Good luck!

Amazon.com- Up to 80% off Women’s Columbia Jackets and Vests

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Right now, Amazon has a HUGE Columbia Outerwear Sale, with prices marked as low as 80% off!  You can get some very low prices on women’s Columbia jackets and vests, starting as low as $7.90.

For example, this Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Full-Zip Jacket (above) is just $14.90 in select sizes and colors. This jacket is regularly sells for $60.

Columbia Vest Sale

Another example is this Columbia Women’s Arch Cape III Vest on sale for only $11.99 in select sizes and colors, regularly $60.

These are just a couple examples of the many fabulous deals you can get while supplies last. There are many styles to choose from, and prices vary by size. You’ll have to browse to find what you’re looking for.  Happy shopping!

Crayola 64 Count Only $2.99 Shipped on Amazon

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My son has recently discovered coloring and while I’m thrilled he’s enjoying it I hate the way he throws the occasional one on the floor.  This makes my daughter, who takes coloring very seriously, upset and she insists on sharpening each one to perfection.  Today, I decided to look for deals on a new box of freshly sharpened crayons for her and let him play with the well-loved set.  It just so happened that my friend, Patti from Shore Savings with Patti messaged me about this deal she found on Amazon.  Yay, perfect timing!  She’s a good friend!  Now I’m passing on this cheap crayon find to you!

Crayon Deal

Crayola 64 count crayons are on sale on Amazon now for only $2.99 + free shipping for Prime members.  Click here to grab this deal while it lasts and don’t forget to double check the price before checking out.

Amazon.com – Prime Day July 15

Prime Day


Prime Day is a one-day shopping event coming up on 7/15/15, with more deals than Amazon had on Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. Try Prime and get immediate access to deals on July 15.

Free Mijello Watercolor Sample Pack

Free Watercolor Set

For a limited time you can sign up to receive a free two-sample pack of Mijello Watercolors.  Enjoy!


Thanks, The Freebie Blogger!

Get Say Goodbye to Survival Mode (ebook) for $1.99

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Today only, the ebook version of Crystal Paine’s Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is on sale for just $1.99!!! That’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen on this book and from I’ve heard this may the only time the price goes this low.

Remember when shopping on Amazon that prices could change at any minute so double check the price before checking out.

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Zulily: Frozen Toys, Clothes, Accessories, and more up to 60% off!

Frozen on Zulily

Right now Zulily is running a sale on Frozen-inspired items.  How fun!  They have clothes, dolls, toys, dress up clothes, decor, accessories, and so much more—priced up to 60% off! Here are a few of the deals you’ll find:

Thanks, For the Mommas!

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Amazon.com: 50% off select Melissa & Doug Toys (today only)

amazon melissa and doug sale

You can get 50% off select Melissa & Doug toys today only on Amazon.

Melissa and Doug


There are over 20 different items included in this sale.  I whole heartedly recommend the piano and the blocks pictured above.  My daughter got those last year for Christmas and still plays with them almost daily!  They are well made toys and you won’t find a deal like this again this year.

M&D Sale


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Veterans’ Freebies for Veteran’s Day!


I think we are all extremely grateful for the service of our military.  Several businesses have freebies and discounts as a way of saying thank you to those past and present members of our military.  Here is a list of freebies and deals that extend past Veteran’s Day!

Restaurant Freebies

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt– To recognize and honor our American servicemen and women, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt will offer all retired and active-duty military personnel a free cup of froyo, up to 11 ounces, on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11. To claim the offer, customers should provide proof of military service, such as a military ID card, uniform photo, honors, badges, or come dressed in their military uniform. In addition, as part of its “Year of the Flavor” campaign, Orange Leaf is introducing its new, limited-time flavor, Pumpkin Spice Latte, for the month of November.

On the Border– On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is saying “Thank You” more than 150 ways this Veterans Day, as all veterans and active duty military will receive, for FREE, OTB’s “Create Your Own Combo menu,” the restaurant’s best-seller featuring more than 150 possible meal combinations, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

Applebees – at participating Applebee’s on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Veterans can get a free meal. You’ll be able to choose a meal from a limited Veterans Day menu that includes items like steak, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and lots more. View the list of menu items here.

Olive Garden – active-duty military and military veterans who provide proof of service on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 will get a free meal. Veterans can choose a free entree from a special menu of Olive Garden’s seven most popular items. All of these entrees come with freshly baked garlic breadsticks and a choice of unlimited soup or salad.

Chili’s– show proof of military service if you are a veteran or on active military duty to get your Veterans Day free meal on November 11th, 2014.

Outback Steakhouse– Free Bloomin’ Onion and beverage on Veteran’s Day with proof of service. Outback Steakhouse is also giving out a military discount of 15% off the total check November 12 to December 31, 2014.

Starbucks– Starbucks will be giving out free tall brewed coffees to veterans, active duty military, and their spouses on Veterans Day.

Shooney’s – Free All American Burger on November 11th, 2014. This is for veterans as well as active duty military while supplies last. Proof of military service is required and for dine-in only. Go here to find a Shooney’s near you.

Texas Roadhouse– Free lunch from your choice off of the Veteran’s lunch menu. Includes your choice of steak, country fried chicken, country fried sirloin, pulled pork, pork chop, cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, grilled chicken salad, or chicken critter salad plus your choice of sides plus, a free coca-cola product, tea, or coffee. Bring in a military ID, Veterans Affairs card, or Discharge papers for proof of service. Dine in only.

Denny’s – Come in on 11/11/14 from 5AM- Noon to build your own Free Grand Slam. Available to all active, non-active, and retired military personnel.

Max & Erma’s – Participating locations will be offering the Best Cheeseburger in America combo which includes choice of Tortilla Soup or side House Salad, a Cheeseburger and french fries, and a fresh baked chocolate chip cookie for dessert. Dine in only with proof of military service. Check your local Max & Erma’s to see if they are participating.

 Restaurant Free With Purchase

Cheeseburger in Paradise– The tropical bar and grill chain is honoring veterans by extending a complimentary All-American Burger with fries to active and retired military personnel in appreciation of their courage and commitment to the well-being of the country. To take advantage of this dine in offer, guests must make a drink purchase of $1.99 or more and present any of the following forms of identification when ordering:

U.S. Uniform Services Identification Card
U.S. Uniform Services Retired Identification Card
Current Leave and Earnings Statement
Veterans Organization Card

Misc. Deals and Freebies

Great Clips– On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active, inactive or retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of military service, through Dec. 31, 2014. This is not a one day freebie. The free haircut cards are good for 51 days–giving this promotion more longevity than most honoring our veterans.

National Parks– This freebie is in honor of Veterans Day but available for everyone in the military or not. Over 100 national parks will waive admission fees on November 11, 2014 in honor of Veterans Day. View a list by state here.

Knott’s Berry Farm– Free admission to all U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel and one guest. Up to six additional tickets may be purchased at Knott’s Ticket Booths for only $24 each from November 2 through 21 and for $29 each from November 22 through January 4. Military personnel may also purchase additional tickets at a participating local Military ticket office. U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel must present military ID or proof of U.S. military service at Knott’s ticket booths to receive the complimentary tickets. Veteran, retired and active military personnel must be present.

Legoland Florida– From Nov. 1-23, veterans will receive free admission to LEGOLAND Florida, along with 50% off tickets for up to six accompanying guests to experience the Park’s more than 50 rides, shows and attractions. To redeem the free admission, veterans can present their military ID to LEGOLAND Florida’s ticket window the day they plan to visit. This is the second year the Park has offered this special military offer.

Lowe’s – Get a 10% military discount for current, retired, and VA members and to their immediate family with proof. The Military Discount must be used on personal purchases only and cannot be used for Lowes.com purchases, previous sales, or the purchase of gift cards or services including product installations. It cannot be combined with the Lowe’s Price Guarantee, or promotions.

Amazon – Download the “Veterans Day Honor” MP3 album for Free on Amazon. Includes 12 songs as performed by the military bands and ensembles of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Thanks, Short Cut Saver!

Free $10 Amazon Credit When You Spend $45 on Amazon Gift Cards


Check out this great offer for Amazon Prime Members. Spend $45 or More on Select Amazon Gift Cards, Get a $10 Promotional Credit for Yourself.
Here’s how to get this great Amazon Credit Deal:

  • – Head on over here and purchase at least $45 in holiday Amazon.com Gift Card multi-packs by November 15, 2014
  • – Use promo code HOLIDAYGCS during checkout.
  • – Within 2 days after purchase, you will be emailed a $10 promotional code to spend at Amazon.com through January 1
  • – NOTE- You must be a first time gift card buyer AND an Amazon Prime Member (paid or in trial)