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Thursday, April 23, 2009

FREE Pretzel on Pretzel Day (4/26)!

Pretzelmaker & Pretzel Time will be giving away FREE pretzels this Sunday, April 26th, otherwise known as Pretzel Day at participating locations. See here for locations (remember to call to see IF your local store is participating).

Recent Job Loss? FREE Franklin Planner, 4/24 & 4/25

Thanks to PYP member Ruthhallows for sharing this great resource!

From Franklin Covey:

Have you recently lost your job or know someone who has? We know looking for a new position can become a full-time job, and we’d like to help.

Drop by any FranklinCovey Retail Store nationwide this Friday and Saturday to receive a free 2009 Franklin Planner. If you do not live near a FranklinCovey Retail Store, please contact our Call Center on Friday only between the hours of 7:00am-6:00pm (MST). We’ll be able to ship you a planner, if you help pay for the shipping. (Our Call Center is closed on Saturday.)

To contact the Call Center on Friday, please call 800-654-1776.

Please provide the name of your former employer and your supervisor’s name with the date you were laid-off to receive the free planner.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dollar Store Deals

MSN Money has an interesting article picking out the Deals & Duds of the Dollar (and 99 cent) stores. It proves to be an interesting read on a couple of levels.

1. Point of reference. Always nice to have a 2nd opinion of what you think might be a good deal.
2. Dollar Store Test. My husband and I have concluded that IF an item can be replaced by a Dollar store purchase, there is no need to store it for next season, nor hoarde it. This test has saved us some serious space, honestly.

*Gift Wrap
*Kitchen Gadgets


*Electrical Products
*Jewelry & Vinyl Lunchboxes (Recalled items)

I have to concur with the article that I like to buy gift wrap, spices and cleaners at the Dollar Store when I am low and do NOT have a coupon. Although, I usually avoid the Dollar Store, in general, as I will end up spending money I hadn't intended on impulse items.

What is your experiences & thoughts?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Utah State Park Visitor Passes (FREE) with your library card

Thanks to PYP member Stephp23 for bringing this gem of info to our attention.

Library-goers soon able to 'check out' state parks
April 9th, 2009 @ 1:23pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Nearly 50 Utah libraries or bookmobiles will soon offer a state park pass that can be checked out by library card holders.

The passes will be available through the Check It Out! program by May 1 or sooner.

The pass gives day-use entry for up to eight people in one vehicle at 42 state parks. Normal day use fees can be up to $10.

Parks that are part of the program include Snow Canyon near St. George and Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border. This Is the Place Heritage Park isn't covered and visitors to Antelope Island State Park will still have to pay a $2 causeway fee to Davis County.

Nichole Mallory, coordinator of the state's Rockin' Utah initiative, says the partnership with libraries is meant to reach Utahns who might not otherwise visit a state park.

Libraries participating in the new Check It Out! offered by Utah State Parks include:

Delta City Library
Dugway Post Library
Eagle Mountain Public Library
Fillmore City Library
Garland Public Library
Grand County Public Library
Helper Library
Highland City Library
Iron County Bookmobile
Kanab City Library
Logan Library
Minersville Library
Newton Town Library
North Logan City Library
Orem Public Library
Park City Library
Parowan Library
Payson City Library
Pleasant Grove City Library
Richfield Public Library
Salt Lake County Library System -- All 18 branches
San Juan Library
Sanpete County Bookmobile
Smithfield Library
Spanish Fork Public Library
Springville Public Library
Tooele City Library
Tooele County Bookmobile
Tremonton City Library
Wasatch County Library
Washington County Library
Weber County Library
source Salt Lake Tribune

Sunday, April 19, 2009

FREE Pet Birthday Party at PetSmart Tuesday 4/28

PetSmart will have a Pet Birthday Party from 6-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday with games and free stuff.

Fun stuff for you & your pet include:

*FREE Digital Photo with Frame
*FREE Goodie Bag(s)
*Games, incl. Musical Sit

For details. For participating locations. Discussion.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

HOT! BEE's Tickets for $ .75 each

That's right! $ .75 tickets for the Utah Bees home game on Thursday, April 9th.

Go to ticketmasterto see information. Put in "KFAN" as promo code and got $.75 tickets for home opener of the BEES!

There is a $2.50 processing fee per order and your tickets are emailed to you.

Thank you so much to PYP member becksdeals for bringing this HOT family/friends night out! Discuss.

$25 Restaurant Gift Certificate for $4!

Take 60% Off with every order of $25 Gift Certificates. Use code SEASON and pay $4 thru 4/13/09.

See link details.
Monday, April 6, 2009

Cheap Summer Movies at the Cinemark Theaters

It might seem early to some to start thinking of cheap summer entertainment for the kids, but this movie program is one of my family's favorite and is a yearly tradition.

Details at the Cinemark website, but here are the basics:

The Cinemark Movie Theater chains offer this great deal. All movies are all G or PG flicks, most are animated.

•10 Weeks Of Fun Films For Kids•
•A Different Movie Every Week•
•Weekday Mornings This Summer•
*$5 pass for all 10 movies or $1 per individual movies*
($5 Series punch cards are limited and are available while supplies last.
Admission with a series punch card is limited to one person per card per movie.)

Check out website for a theater near you and movie schedule.

UT Albertsons list 4.8 to 4.15.09 is up!

The amazing Shelley has done it again! Next week's PYP Utah Albertons shopping list is done early. Week of Wednesday, April 8th through Tuesday, April, 15th is available for viewing, planning and strategizing.

View the shopping list here.
Check out the forum thread discussion, including catalina (checkout cpns) promotions, extra printables available and extra unadvertised deals around Utah.
See the complete Albertons grocery circular online early, too.

Another reason PYP ROCkS!
Sunday, April 5, 2009

Internet/Printable Coupons are Gaining Popularity! PYP way ahead of curve (Part 1)

A recent CNET news article highlighted that printable coupon sites are gaining in popularity as a source for individuals to save money. The ease and convenience is something that many of us die-hard couponers have known for years. But what are the better to print from sites AND did you know that more of your favorite stores are getting into the printable coupon game, too? (we'll discuss this in part 2 of this discussion later this week)

Pinching Your Pennies Has an Entire Forum Dedicated to Printable Coupons that is Updated Daily with the Best and Most Recent Printables Available on the Net. A must daily stop!

You can visit some of the hot coupon sites (like, mentioned in the CNET article, but if you want to know the best deals suited for your favorite grocery store that will maximize your savings, be sure to visit your state's best list. Volunteer listmakers have matched up the sale items with insert coupons AND printables, too. Your savings will be maximized IF you follow this one simple step

The CNET news article mentioned a few sites that can garner you savings in varying amounts if you choose to shop online. There's no need to mention the sites as PYP has already taken the lead in this, too. Sincy PYP's founding 5 years ago, the administration has given its site users coupon codes, discounts and hot deals to online retailers. The amount of money saved collectively can not be comprehended by me at this time, but I know it well over hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions of dollars. And since online shopping revenue is what pays for Pinching Your Pennies, it is even more important to shop online through any PYP affiliate link when you can. Besides the deals the staff find are truly amazing. Check out the online forum.

This is but a taste of how internet printable/online coupon codes help make our shopping easier. Next I'll be talking about how retailers are jumping on the internet coupon bandwagon and helping us save even more money.


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