National Coffee Day Deals & Freebies 2016

National Coffee Day: Freebies and Deals

National Coffee Day Freebies & Deals 2016

Thursday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. As usual, many restaurants and retailers like to oblige by offering freebies and deals. I’ve worked to round up as many of these as I can find. You might also want to check out what coffee freebies were available last year for comparison’s sake.

Free Digital Greeting Cards: Send your fellow coffee lovers a free digital greeting card, courtesy of Punchbowl.

Caribou Coffee: Get a FREE medium brewed coffee when you buy 1 lb. of Amy’s Blend from 9/26-10/2.

Coffee Beanery: Participating locations will offer any size coffee for just $1 on 9/29.

Coffee Culture: Pick up a FREE small coffee on 9/29 all day long.

Corner Store: Get a FREE coffee on 9/29 with the coupon available on the Corner Store mobile app.

Cumberland Farms: Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 for a FREE hot or iced coffee on 9/29.

Dunkin’ Donuts: Get a medium hot coffee for 66¢ on 9/29.

Dunn Brothers Coffee: Celebrate National Coffee Week with a different deal each day. Today’s deal (9/28) is a FREE small cup of brewed coffee with purchase of a fresh baked pastry.

Gloria Jean’s Coffees: Come in between 2-5 p.m. for a FREE 8 oz. White Chocolate Chiller or a small cup of coffee.

IKEA: IKEA FAMILY members get FREE coffee or hot tea at the restaurant, all the time.

Krispy Kreme: Get a FREE small coffee and a FREE Original Glazed doughnut on 9/29.

Kwik Trip: Text COFFEE to 77887 for a FREE 16 oz. Karuba coffee on 9/29.

LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee: Buy a 16oz collector’s travel mug for $1.19 and they’ll fill it with coffee for FREE on 9/29, limit 1 per customer.

Peet’s Coffee: Get a FREE medium cup of drip coffee with purchase of a fresh food item on 9/29.

Pilot Flying J: Get a FREE small cup of coffee (or hot tea or cappuccino) with this coupon on 9/29.

Smoothie King: Get a buy one, get one FREE deal on coffee high protein smoothies on 9/29.

Starbucks: Load your Starbucks Rewards card with Visa Checkout via the app, and you’ll get $10 extra. More details here.

Stewart’s Shops: Get a FREE coffee – any size, any flavor, hot or iced – on 9/29.

SuperAmerica: Pick up FREE coffee or cappuccino on 9/29, any size.

Top Pot Doughnuts: Pick up a FREE cold brewed coffee throughout the day on 9/29.

Wawa: Get a FREE cup of coffee, any size, on 9/29.

Are you aware of any others? Please leave a comment below!


Best Deals at Target – No Coupons Needed {Only Your Smartphone!}


Jump to the deals!

I (Laura) live in the land of Target, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to run into Target for “just one thing” here or there. Since I am the queen of efficiency, I hate to let a savings opportunity go to waste, but I usually haven’t clipped any coupons before heading to Target since it’s not in my normal routine.

I’ve often wondered what the best Target deals are that I can get without using coupons (just my smartphone), but I couldn’t find a list of only these deals anywhere, so…why not start my own? I ran the idea by Angela and she said “go for it,” so…here we go!

The deals listed here are either “good enough” prices on their own without using coupons, or they use a combination of Target Cartwheel, Target mobile coupons, or cash back apps like Ibotta or SavingStar to help you save. No scissors required, ya’ll.

Tips for Shopping at Target Without Coupons

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • Target REDcard. If you’re not already using a REDcard when shopping at Target, why not? You’ll automatically save an extra 5% on everything in the store, plus you’ll get FREE shipping on orders placed at It’s easy to sign up, and credit and debit options are available.
  • Cartwheel. Before using this list, you’ll want to download the Cartwheel app to your smartphone. Cartwheel savings can be stacked with sale prices and any cash back offers, plus as you’re shopping, you can scan the bar codes of items you’re interested in to see if any current Cartwheel offers apply to them.
  • Ibotta. Ibotta is the most commonly used cash back app. After making your purchases, you’ll need to log in to the app and select the applicable offers, then take pictures of your receipt and submit it to Ibotta. Within 24-48 hours they’ll add the credit to your Ibotta account which you can cash out after reaching a minimum threshold. Another cashback app that is handy to already have downloaded is Checkout 51.
  • SavingStar. This list doesn’t include printable or insert coupons, but it does include SavingStar offers as they can be added via your smartphone. Again, you’ll need to take pictures of your receipt and submit them to SavingStar to see the credit in your account.

Last updated: September 27th, 2016

Weekly Deals (through 10/1)


$10 off select Pet Care purchase of $40+
Text PETS to 827438 for a mobile coupon
Also available online with coupon code PETS, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!


Free $25 Target Gift Card with select Baby purchase of $100+
Text SAVE to 827438 for a mobile coupon
Also available online, plus save an extra 5% and get FREE shipping with your REDcard!

Amope GelActive Everyday Heels or Flats Insoles $9.99
Submit for Try Me FREE rebate (exp 10/23)
Bottom line: FREE

Yoplait Yogurt, 6 oz

Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups, 5.3 oz $0.89
5% off Target Cartwheel (exp 10/29)
Plus, get $1 back via Ibotta when you buy 3 (exp 10/6)
Bottom line: $0.51 each when you buy 3

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TOMS Shoes: Discounts of up to 40%, now at Zulily!

toms zulily banner

TOMS Shoes Discount!

Zulily has launched a special sale on TOMS with discounts of up to 40%! This sale includes many styles for men, women, and children:

TOMS Styles for Men
TOMS Styles for Women
TOMS Styles for Kids

Besides being totally stylish (and comfortable) shoes, TOMS has a really great cause: for every pair you buy, one pair will be donated to a child in need! I bought a pair of TOMS early this year and I l-o-v-e them. I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth out of them already!

toms kids shoes

To shop the TOMS sale, you do need to be a member of Zulily to see the sale (but it just involves signing up with an email address and password you create).

While this sale runs through 10/2, I recommend shopping early for the best selection and size availability. Head to Zulily to check out the sale!


Robeez Sale on Amazon: Up to 70% off (as low as $8.79) + FREE shipping with Prime

As a mom of four, I l-o-v-e me some Robeez. These soft-soled shoes actually stay on little babies’ and toddlers’ feet, not to mention they’re just so stinkin’ cute!

I found a great Robeez sale going on right now on Amazon where you can save up to 70% off list price. Prices start at $8.79 (many styles have different price points depending on size) and Prime members will get free shipping.

Some of my faves:

Robeez Big Bird

Robeez Soft Soles RBZ Big Bird Pre-Walker (Infant/Toddler): $9.99+

Robeez crab

Robeez Soft Soles Touch & Feel Crab Pre-Walker (Infant/Toddler) $15.99+


Robeez Infant Girl’s My Fairy Tale Shoes, Espresso: $8.99+


Robeez Soft Soles Peek-A-Roo Circus Act Pre-Walker (Infant/Toddler): $9.99+

Head to Amazon to check it out!


Fred Meyer Extra Savings Booklet: 9/14 – 10/11

Fred Meyer Extra Savings

One additional way to save at Fred Meyer is by checking out their Monthly Savings Booklet. You’ll find the coupon booklet located in the Customer Service department of your store. I also find them next to the weekly ads, when you first walk in. If you are new to Fred Meyer, or want to brush up on ways to save, please check out my Fred Meyer Shopping Guide.

Here are your deals good from 9/14 – 10/11. In the interest of time and space, I’m just going to highlight the deals that are standing out to me. However, you can see the entire monthly coupon booklet at Also, some of the advertised products do not have price points, they just alert you to coupon savings in the store.

I’ve highlighted my top stock-up deals in red.

Dannon Greek Yogurt
$0.88 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)

Simply Lemonade, 59 oz

Tillamook Sour Cream, 8 oz

Flav-R-Pac Frozen Vegetables

Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Kroger Apple Juice, 64 oz

Pompeian Vinegar, 16 oz

Home Sense Trash Bags

Sunny D Citrus Punch, 64 oz

Stagg Chili
$1.25 each with booklet coupon (limit 4)

Santiam Vegetables
$0.59 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)

Starkist Chunk Light Tuna
$0.69 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)

Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 16 oz
$3.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 3)
Stack with $0.55/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: $3.44

Kauai Coffee
$4.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)
Stack with $1/1 coupon from 9/11 SmartSource
Bottom line: $3.99

Cascade Sparkling Ice
$0.88 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)

Jolly Time Popcorn
$1.50 each with booklet coupon (limit 6)
Stack with $0.50/1 coupon from 8/14 SmartSource (exp. 9/30)
$1/2 coupon from 8/14 SmartSource (exp. 9/30)
$0.60/1 coupon from 8/14 SmartSource (exp. 9/30)
$1/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $0.50

Gillette Shave Gel
$1.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $2/1 coupon from 9/25 P&G
$0.50/1 printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as FREE

Oxy Max Face Wash
$2.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 2)

Colgate Toothpaste $2
$0.75/1 Colgate Enamel Health printable coupon (if included in sale)
$0.75/1 Colgate Total Daily Repair printable coupon (if included in sale)
Bottom line:

Dial Foam Soap

Scunci Hair Care Accessories
Save 25%

Huggies Diapers $8.99
$2/1 Huggies Little Movers, Little Snugglers, or Overnights Diapers coupon from 9/25 SmartSource
$4/2 Huggies Diapers coupon from 9/25 SmartSource
$2/1 Pull-Ups printable coupon
$2/1 Huggies printable coupon
Bottom line: as low as $6.99

Ricola Cough Drops

Iams Dog Food, 9.3 – 15.5 lb bag
$15.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 2)

Purina One Cat Chow, 22 lb bag
$17.99 each with booklet coupon (limit 2)
Stack with $2/1 coupon from 8/28 Red Plum
$1/1 coupon from 8/7 Red Plum

If you’re planning a trip, make sure to stop by my Fred Meyer page for additional current deals!


Groupon: One-Year Seattle Times Sunday Print Subscription for $27 (vs. $204.78 newsstand cost!)

Seattle Times Description

Couponers! I have an excellent deal for you! For a limited time only, you can score a Seattle Times subscription with Sunday print edition for a big discount on Groupon. Even better, through today only (9/27), you can save some extra bucks!

Option One: 26 Weeks for $18 $20 (reg. $103.74 – newsstand cost)
Option Two: 52 Weeks for $27 $30 (reg. $207.48 – newsstand cost)

The 52-week subscription is such an incredible deal. This works out to a total of $0.52 per issue, delivered to your front door. You’ll more than recoup that cost with just a coupon or two. Additionally, this Groupon subscription includes digital access.

Here’s the fine print stuff you need to know:

Promotional value expires 60 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for new subscribers (must not be active for at least 60 days). Valid in The Seattle Times home delivery areas within King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, Skagit, Mason, & Thurston counties. Cancellation required after Groupon timeframe expires to prevent continuing delivery. Recipient’s name, address, and phone number required at checkout. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

I’d encourage you to snag this deal quickly as it’s available for a limited time only and thousands have taken advantage of this deal already. Remember, the extra savings is good through today only (Tuesday, September 27th). Head to Groupon for the full scoop.


Amazon: up to 60% off Samsonite Two-Piece Spinner Sets (9/28 only)

60% off Samsonite Spinner Luggage

Today only or while supplies last, you can save up to 60% off Samsonite Two-Piece Spinner Sets on Amazon! Samsonite Spinner 2 Set I’m personally digging this 2-Piece Samsonite Hardside Set for $129.99 – 61% off the regular retail price of $329.99!

Remember – this deal is good today only. So head on over to Amazon to shop the entire selection.


Fred Meyer Coupon Deals 9/25 – 10/1: Save a Bundle Deals + More!

Fred Meyer Ad 9/25

The new Fred Meyer ad started yesterday, Sunday, September 25th, and runs through Saturday, October 1st. As always, make sure to check out Fred Meyer’s ecoupons before heading out – you might find a few good ones to apply to your shopping list!

You might wish to check out my Ultimate Fred Meyer Shopping Guide to make sure you’re making the most of your Fred Meyer shopping trips, too!

As usual, I’ve highlighted my favorite deals in red.

Large Hass Avocados

Fresh Foster Farms Chicken Drumsticks, Thighs or Whole Fryer

Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Fred Meyer Butter, 16 oz
$2.50 each (limit 2)

Mandarins, 3 lb Bag

Fritos or Cheetos

Hershey’s Fun Size Candy
$2.50 each after $4/4 in-store manufacturer’s coupon

Jif or Adams Peanut Butter
$1.25 each with in-ad coupon (limit 4)

La Croix Sparkling Water or Fred Meyer Water, 24 pack
$1.99 each with in-ad coupon (limit 2)

Kroger Vegetables, Tomatoes or Beans
$0.50 each with in-ad coupon (limit 6) Read More…


Fred Meyer 2-Day Weekend Sale (9/23 – 9/24)


Fred Meyer is running a 2-day sale today (Friday, September 23rd) and tomorrow (Saturday, September 24th).

There are a couple notable coupons as part of the sale:

  • 20% off Apparel, Accessories & Shoes
  • 20% off Housewares (includes appliances, vacuums, cookware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, dinnerware, serveware, flatware, table linens, chair pads & kitchen coordinates)

Here are a few additional highlights from the sale:

3M Command Hanging Solutions
Buy one, get one free with in-ad coupon

HD Designs Paint Applicators
Buy one, get one free with in-ad coupon

All Luggage
Buy one, get one free with in-ad coupon Read More…


Amazon Daily Deal: Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoes $49.99 (reg. $119) – 9/23 only!

Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoes

Today only (9/23) or whiles supplies last, Amazon is offering select Mizuno Wave Rider 19 running shoes for men & women for just $49.99 each, a savings of 58%! These highly-rated running shoes retail for $119.99, and this is the lowest price they’ve been on Amazon. In fact, the previous price low was $89.99, so you’re looking at a substantial price drop.

While I’ve not personally run in Mizunos, my husband has, and enjoys them. I also know many friends in the running community who speak highly of this brand.

Head to Amazon to check it out – but remember, this special pricing is good today only!