Category Archives: Freebies

August
8 - 2014
March
11 - 2013

How to Find Redbox Codes

Currently, Americans can find over 40,000 Redbox kiosks in stores around the country. Each machine offers DVD rentals for just over $1.00 per day, and games are available for $2.00 per day. Consumers now rent thousands upon thousands of these discs every 24 hours. Fortunately, the company offers Redbox codes that allow people to save money on their rentals. These promotional codes offer discounts on one or more discs and even free nightly rentals. These codes are available directly through the Redbox kiosks in some cases. When a person chooses a rental, the machine might display a promotional offer. A common discount offers one disc without charge for choosing three DVDs or games total. On the other hand, another discount might simply reduce the price for adding on a second DVD. Kiosks won’t display these savings opportunities each and every time. Consumers can find Redbox codes through other means, though.

March
5 - 2010

Friday Wrap-Up: “I Confess” Edition

Tomorrow night, a great old band, English Beat, will play live in my hometown of Denver. I don’t think I’ll be there, but I’ve had this song in my head. Here’s a hint — the photo at right is about remedying a slip-up. I rent a shared office part-time. Usually, I bring my own coffee from home in the morning, in a nice stainless steel mug that my husband orphaned.

February
18 - 2010
February
11 - 2010
December
21 - 2009

Cookbook Winner! $3 Meals

My giveaway for Ellen Brown’s delicious cookbook, $3 Meals: Feed Your Family Delicious, Healthy Meals for Less than the Cost of a Gallon of Milk, must have struck during a too-busy holiday season, because those of you who entered had great odds! Nevertheless, one lucky reader will get a little extra holiday gift to help start the New Year cheap (and yummy, and healthy). I used the random number generator at Random.org to pick a winner from all the comments received on that post, and that winner is …

July
14 - 2009

Food, Inc. – Free Screenings

If you are reading this in the Denver area, today is the day to hit up the local theater for a free screening of Food, Inc. Chipotle is sponsoring screenings around the country on a first-come, first-served basis. See the complete list here. I haven’t seen the movie, although I would like to. The official site for the movie is here, and it includes a trailer (which will hopefully appear below) as well as other information about the issues of what is in our food (besides bugs).

June
30 - 2009
June
26 - 2009

Friday wrap-up: Farrah & Michael tribute edition

It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.

June
4 - 2009
May
18 - 2009

Great deals & freebies this week

It’s one of those days already — the classic Monday. I have a pile of work assignments and a big ol’ dentist appointment for Mlle. Cheap this afternoon, but I also have spotted several great deals just begging to be shared. If you don’t already follow me on Twitter (@CheapLikeMe), you might not know that while I sometimes post deals here, I prefer to use posts to provide more info and sometimes just quickly tweet great deals on Twitter. If you’re interested in catching all of those, go over there and follow me, plus some of the great Twitterers out there.

May
6 - 2009
May
5 - 2009

The scavenged garden makes gardening free

Gardening season is getting underway around the United States — from those in the South getting summer plants rolling, to those in the North finally able to stick a shovel in the ground. But with President Obama promoting “victory gardens” where Americans grow some of their own food (to promote thrift, food safety and a do-it-yourself ethic), it’s all too easy to join many other “green” trends where “green” refers to environmentally friendly solutions, but also to laying out a lot of money for something people used to just do.

April
18 - 2009
March
10 - 2009

Find books for cheap or free reads

If you love to read, you know the cost of books can really add up. A tempting new hardback can run $25 or more. It’s a small price to pay for hours of enjoyment — and sometimes, years of memories, a new skill or a new perspective on life. But when times are tight, books are an area where you can trim costs.

January
28 - 2009
January
26 - 2009
December
23 - 2008
December
12 - 2008
November
14 - 2008