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A few reminders for Saturday's coupon class

If you're coming to my coupon class on Saturday, I wanted to give you a few friendly reminders.

Be sure to bring a donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. It's a great cause AND it will get you a second chance to win some pretty amazing door prizes.

And if you need coupon organizer supplies, the folks from the CouponPro, an Apex company, will be on hand selling coupon binders, do-it-yourself kits, dividers and extra pages.

Donate $1 to Easter Seals, get $9.50 in coupons at Food Lion

Now through March 12, Food Lion is offering shoppers the opportunity to do a good deed and get a good deal at the same time.

Shoppers who donate $1 to Easter Seals at checkout will receive a booklet filled with coupons valued at $9.50.

Four of the coupons are manufacturer coupons for Kraft Foods products and four of the coupons are Food Lion store coupons for P&G products.

Below is a list of the coupons contained in this year's booklet.

JCPenney offers free haircuts to breast cancer survivors

                          

During the month of October, JCPenney is giving free haircuts to breast cancer survivors at its salons nationwide.

The free cuts and styles are being given in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Also, JCPenney will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each of the first 50,000 free haircuts.

Click HERE for all the details and to find a nearby location with a salon.

Please pass the word on this freebie!

Donate to a good cause, get a good deal on Bruegger's bagels

                          

Now through Sept. 22, you've got the chance to do a good deed and get a deal on Bruegger's bagels.

For a $3 donation, you'll receive a booklet with nine coupons valued at about $20, including two coupons for freebies with no purchase required.

Your $3 donation goes to Share Our Strength's anti-hunger campaign, "Dine Out For No Kid Hungry."

Here's a list of the coupons in the booklet:

Goodwill opens new store in Holly Springs

A new Goodwill store opened today, July 12, in Holly Springs, the 36th store for Goodwill Industries of Eastern North Carolina and the second store in Holly Springs.

Located at 925 Avent Ferry Road, the store opened with shoppers "lined up around the building," Goodwill spokeswoman Becky Lytle said.

Freebie reminder: Eat free at IHOP on Tuesday

                                            

Here's a friendly reminder about the first of several upcoming free food opportunities:

Starting at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28, IHOP is celebrating National Pancake Day with a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes for every customer.

In return, customers are asked to consider making a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.

The giveaway runs through 10 p.m. That's 15 hours of free pancakes.

IHOP restaurants across the country will be participating. Click here to find a nearby location.

Looking forward to Saturday's coupon class!

If you're registered for my coupon class tomorrow, here are a few reminders:

Bring a donation of canned or dried food donation for the Food Bank
of Central and Eastern North Carolina. It will get you a second ticket in our drawing for door prizes, which, I must say, are pretty nice. Gift cards and movie passes are among the items up for grabs.

Bring your extra clipped coupons in an envelope. I'll answer questions and we'll swap coupons.

If you need any coupon organizer supplies, the folks from CouponOrganizerPro.com will be on hand, selling everything from fully loaded coupon binders to sets of extra pages. Cash and checks only.

Check your in-box for an email giving you all the details on parking, check in and breakfast.

Class will start promptly at 9. We've got a lot of ground to cover. See you then.

Donate an old jacket, get 20% off a new one

For those of you in the market for a new winter coat this year, here's an opportunity to get a discount and do a good deed at the same time.

CVS deal alert: Scan your card for free shampoo

Lots of CVS shoppers are reporting that the drugstore's coupon machine is printing out a $2/2 coupon on shampoo, conditioner and styling products this week.

There are lots of possibilities for this coupon. Since it's a store coupon, you can stack it with two manufacturer's coupons to make yourself a better deal on a favorite brand.

If you're interested in scoring a couple of freebies, check the travel section for trial size shampoo or conditioner.

Or you can pick up two full-size bottles of VO5, which is on sale this week for 82 cents each.

Even if you don't care for VO5 products, consider purchasing it for donation to your favorite charity.

With your help, a storybook ending for soldiers' kids

Here's an opportunity to do a good deed and get a good deal at the same time.

All this month, Lynn's and Daphne's Hallmark stores in the Triangle are collecting donations to send recordable storybooks to soldiers serving in Afghanistan who won't be home to celebrate the holidays with their kids.

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