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  1. Losing Weight? There’s An App For That

    March 20, 2011 by Jill

    Reviewed by Jill Harness on March 20, 2011.

    Everyone knows it’s hard to lose weight (if it weren’t, America wouldn’t have an obesity problem). The trick is to find what works for you. What works for me, and may benefit you as well, is the Calorie Counter app on my Windows phone. In fact, it’s working so well that I lost six pounds in my first week.

    The app was created by FatSecret and is available on all of the major smartphone operating systems, but if you don’t have a smartphone, you can always go ahead and use the FatSecret webpage instead.

    Essentially, all you have to do is track what you eat every day and how much you exercise. The system will be able to tell you how many calories, carbs, etc. you’re taking in and compare your calorie intake to the amount you should be consuming if you want to lose weight. If you slip up one day, it’s easy to stay motivated, because the diet calendar can still show you how many calories you have lost in an average day since you started using the program. There are a handful of foods and restaurants that aren’t on the list, but you can always look them up online and add them to the app where it will be available from there on out.

    And of course, the service is one of the Cheapskate’s favorite adjectives -free!

    I give the Calorie Counter app 4.5 out of 5.


  2. Free Tacos At Jack In The Box Today

    August 11, 2009 by ruetheday

    Today, August 11 only, recieve two tacos for free at any participating Jack In The Box. Just bring in your coupon (get them here) and enjoy.


  3. Nationwide Freebies This Weekend

    July 10, 2009 by ruetheday

    Today is national cow appreciation day. To celebrate, put on your best cow costume and get a free combo meal at Chick-fill-a.

    As if that wasn’t good enough, tomorrow, 7/11, is national 7-Eleven day, where you can get free small Slurpees and your local franchise may even offer other special deals to celebrate.

    For more info: Visit their respective websites Chic-fil-a and 7-11

  4. Free Paint

    June 26, 2009 by ruetheday

    150_93454Looking to paint your bedroom, a piece of furniture…anything? You’re in luck. Glidden paint is giving away a free can of paint in any color you choose. It’s easy, just choose your color, answer some questions and you’ll have it in a few weeks.

    Go to their site to check it out.


  5. Free Birthday Meals In San Diego

    June 14, 2009 by ruetheday

    2552746558_939642c44fLet’s face it, your family doesn’t want to spend all kinds of money taking you out to dinner on your birthday. They want to go somewhere and eat some good food and they already bought you presents, but why make them pay an additional $10-$20? And after the family and friends dinners, wouldn’t you be happy to have a few free meals to go? Here’s a few places in San Diego that offer free food for birthday diners:

    The day of:

    -Onami: This is a great, all you can eat sushi and Japanese food restaurant, meaning it is a little pricey usually. On the bright side, if you eat there on your actual birthday, you get a coupon to come back again for free.

    -Ihop: While participation varies by location, many Ihop’s will give you a free meal just for coming in on your birthday. Call ahead for details.

    -Disneyland: So it’s not in San Diego and it’s not a restaurant, but you can save yourself a $70 admission fee for visiting on your birthday. It’s a great deal that can leave you with fantastic memories. Also note, the registration is not mandatory, it merely makes admission faster.

    On a set day of the month:

    -The Boathouse: This upscale restaurant selects one day of the month to offer a free prime rib meal with the purchase of another meal for all people born on a particular month.

    Emails for near-birthday coupons:

    -Rubios: When you sign up for their Beach Club, you get a free taco automatically. When your birthday rolls around, they give you a free meal worth up to $7. No other purchase is necessary.

    -Mimi’s Cafe: Sign up for Mimi’s eclub and you’ll receive a coupon for a free breakfast worth up to $10. For your birthday, they’ll send you a coupon for $10 off you next meal over $20.

    -Black Angus: If you want a steak for your birthday, sign up for their Prime Club and receive a buy one get one free meal coupon for your birthday.  Your meal can be worth up to $19.99.

    -Red Robin: Get a free birthday burger when you register at their website…best of all, there’s no other purchase necessary.

    -HomeTown Buffet: When you sign up here, you can get one free buffet dinner when you purchase another buffet dinner. You’ll recieve another coupon like this for your birthday.

    -Coldstone: Get a free like-it size ice cream for your birthday when you register at their site.

    Know any other freebies? Let me know in the comments!

    Photo Via Aloha Orangeneko [Flickr]


  6. Free Franklin Covey Planner

    March 19, 2009 by ruetheday

    If you have a Franklin Covey store near your home and you recently lost your job, be sure to stop by and pick up a free day planner this Saturday, March 21.


  7. Free Burger Shot

    March 10, 2009 by ruetheday

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    If you’ve been itching to try the new BK burger shots (I have, and they’re actually quite good) now’s your chance. On Saturday, 3/14 Burger King is giving away free burger shots between 11 AM to 2 PM. I’m not sure if “one” means one shot or one pack, but either way, one free tiny burger is yours if you stop by your local BK this Saturday.


  8. Free Pancakes at Ihop

    February 24, 2009 by ruetheday

    For National Pancake Day, you can get a free short stack at Ihop today between 9 A.M. and 6 P.M. Pass it on.


  9. Free Kashi Frozen Entree

    February 24, 2009 by ruetheday

    success_3_entreesWowzers, one thing the recession’s good for is freebies. Here’s a link for a free Kashi frozen dinner, which look quite tasty I must say.


  10. Free: Sandwiches & $20 Vet coupons

    February 23, 2009 by ruetheday

    WOWZERS. I know I haven’t been writing on here for a while, though I really should be since it’s one of my only profitable blogs. But hey, what’s a little six months between friends? Besides, you’ll have to forgive me when you see the goodies I have lined up for you today. Free Quizno’s subs! And $20 off your next vet trip, of course, you have to be quick, they’re only giving out 80 coupons every hour between 9 AM and 9 PM EST. It is possible to get one though, I did!