Monday, June 19, 2017

Get a great cheap mattress by mail!

A few months ago I moved into a condo that doesn't make it easy to move in large furniture. Amazon to the rescue! At first I was skeptical, but after reading a lot of reviews I found this great Zinus 8 inch Memory Foam Queen Mattress for about $165. Since I'm an Amazon Prime member I received free shipping and the mattress was delivered in a couple of days. I also got 5% cash back using my Amazon credit card and an additional 3% cash back shopping through Ebates. What a deal!

I was shocked when the mattress arrived at my door by UPS in a small box no more than 3 feet by 1 foot. I unboxed the mattress and followed the directions to let it expand. It was super easy. 

Let me tell you, I did not have faith this was going to be a great mattress, but I was wrong! I love this mattress and don't have any complaints. Years ago I was suckered into spending $3000 on a well known name brand mattress from one of the huge mattress outlets and it was crap. This Zinus mattress is way better in my opinion and at an amazing price. Amazon has lots of other cheap memory foam mattresses with good reviews that you might wanna check out here as well. The prices fluctuate, as with anything on Amazon, but it seems like the deals are pretty consistent.

If your looking for a quality memory foam mattress for cheap and don't wanna bother with a cumbersome delivery process, I highly recommend getting one through Amazon.

 *By the way, I wasn't paid or compensated to write this review/recommendation. This is just me sharing a great cheap deal. I sometimes however put affiliate links to products and resources I use and may make a small commission when you sign up or make a purchase. A cheap girl's gotta eat too!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Get $50 from Ebates when you refer two friends

I love using Ebates and now it's even better with their latest referral offer. Get $50 when you refer two friends plus you could win an Alaska cruise!

Get one entry into the Alaska cruise sweepstakes for each friend that signs up. Get $50 when two friends you refer make a purchase.

If you're not already a member of Ebates, this is my referral link you can sign up with. Ebates is my favorite source for saving money and finding great deals. You literally make money just shopping online as you would anyway! It's such a no-brainer to shop through Ebates. They post great offers, coupons and sales at hundreds of stores plus offer amazing cash back deals.

How the referral program works:
Ebates will pay you for every new member you refer to their site who then shops at their partner merchant sites. (These must be Qualified referrals, meaning real people - no pets, minor children or imaginary friends, nor referrals to friends or housemates who don't actually do their own shopping via their own account on

Once your Qualified Referral signs up at and makes purchases totaling $25 or more that earn Cash Back within one year following signing up, Ebates will pay you a $5 "Base Bonus". For the referral period starting April 1st, 2017 and ending June 30th, 2017, you can earn $50 (2 x $5 Base Bonus + an additional $40 bonus) once you get your second Qualified Referral.

You can see all the terms and conditions on the Ebates website.

Get cracking and share with your friends this great source to save money! Happy shopping!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Give $20 Get $20 from LivingSocial Restaurants Plus

Have you seen this deal from Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial? They are currently offering up to $20 cash back to new members that sign up for their Restaurants Plus Program. In addition, refer your friends and get another $20 for every one that signs up and participates! That's one of the best referral offers I've seen.

It goes like this: Give $20, Get $20. Every time a friend signs up with your invite code, they'll earn 100% cashback on their first meal (up to $20). Once they've dined, you'll get $20 credited to your account! Free meal, free money!

The more you invite, the more you give, the more you earn. That's what friends are for.

You can start by signing up with my invite code. You'll get $20, I'll get $20 and we'll both be happy. Then send your own invite codes to your friends and soon everybody's happy!

I've been using the Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial program for several months and it's awesome, easy and totally free. 

Basically the program works like this: Activate any credit and/or debit cards (not including cards requiring use of PIN) you plan to use through the Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial website. Then make a qualifying purchase at any participating restaurant, bar, or club in your area. That's it! You don't need to keep track of a special card or remember a membership number. Just make purchases as you normally would at participating locations. If your purchase qualifies you'll  receive the corresponding cashback on your monthly card statement. The entire process is easy and automatic.

You can find answers to all the details on the Restaurants Plus by LivingSocial Help Site and Refer-A-Friend Terms and Conditions page.

Hurry, I'm not sure how long this offer will last!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taco Tuesday

It's Taco Tuesday, so what better excuse to celebrate?! Cheap tacos, cheap beer, a reason for mid week drinking - I'm in!

I found these Funny Taco Tuesday Tshirts on Amazon and had to share. My favorite is the Make Tacos Not Walls shirt but there are several humorous designs to choose from.


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Must have items for Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you this Star Wars Day! Don't miss out on these fun Star Wars items that make perfect gifts for you or that Star Wars fan in your life.

First and foremost, don't miss out on these fun Star Wars Light Up Lightsaber Chop Sticks

Complete your Star Wars theme dinner party with a set of Star Wars Dinner Plates

Be the envy of the party in your new Star Wars Suit

For the classiest of Star Wars fans, this Star Wars 5 Panel Canvas Art Print would look perfect above your sofa

Finally, end your Star Wars Day wrapped up in this Star Wars Being Darth Vader Comfy Throw with Sleeves


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cheap Cindy: Free Stuff on Your Birthday from Over 100 Places!

Another year older, another year wiser. If you haven't signed up for your birthday freebies lately, now is the time.This huge list of where to get free stuff on your birthday (and year round in most cases) has just been updated:

 Cheap Cindy: Free Stuff on Your Birthday from Over 100 Places!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Free Satisfries at Burger King this weekend

Get free Satisfries at Burger King this weekend – No purchase necessary!
Head on over to Burger King on Saturday 10/12 and Sunday 10/13 only. Limit one per customer.

See details on the Burger King website

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free Honey Sesame Chicken Breast at Panda Express

Panda Express is offering a FREE Single Serving of Honey Sesame Chicken - no purchase required! Simply print the coupon or show it on your mobile device at participating Panda Express restaurants. Valid Wednesday, 10/2/13 only.
Click here to find a location near you

Monday, November 19, 2012

$5 Magazine Subscription Sale from Amazon!

Grab yourself an early holiday gift with this great deal on more than 40 popular magazines from Amazon. This offer expires December 3, 2012 so hurry! $5 Magazine Subscription Sale

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Macy's $10 off coupon

Get out & shop this weekend using this coupon for $10 off a $25 purchase at Macy's. Valid only on 11/09/2012 & 11/10/2012 till 1pm each day. See coupon for details & exclusions.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Elf Yourself is back!

It's back! The popular free Elf Yourself from OfficeMax is up and running for Christmas 2011. This fun little creation by JibJab allows you to upload photos to create a dancing elf or elves. You can create up to 5 elves this year for a group video. Select from 9 dances for your elf to perform: 80's, Hip Hop, Disco, Classic, Country & more. You can also choose singing elves this year.

Once you've made your selections, you can download the Elf Yourself creation, email it to people, post it to Facebook or other sites. You can also purchase products with your Elf Yourself image on them, such as mugs, greeting cards, playing cards etc.

So have some free Christmas fun and "Elf" yourself, your friends, your pets - whatever you want. Hurry, this year's Elf Yourself ends 1/15/2012.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day Freebies 2011

Here is a list of Veteran's Day Free stuff offers & discounts being offered to active duty military & veterans (offers may vary by location, so check with your local businesses before going):

National Veteran's Day Freebies:
For my Seattle area readers, check out this fantastic list of local free Veteran's Day offers!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New Blockbuster Express Free Movie Rental Codes - Expire Sept. 12

Enjoy some free movies this weekend with these 9 new promo codes, each good for free movie rentals at Blockbuster Express kiosks. These codes are valid on the $1 DVD 1-night movie rentals.

Use the promo codes when you pay at a Blockbuster Express kiosk or use them when you reserve a movie on Limit of one free rental using each promo code per credit/debit card. Locate a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

These codes expire September 12, 2011 at midnight, each code can be used once per credit card account:


Stay informed about these & other deals by following Cheap Cindy on Twitter and becoming a fan of Cheap Cindy on Facebook.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jansport Bonfire Sessions - my favorite freebie experience ever

I've been keeping busy this summer attending local festivals & free concerts in my area, so when I heard something called The Bonfire Sessions by Jansport was coming to Seattle, I decided to check it out. This turned out to be my favorite free thing of all time.

The premise was that the first 125 people who lined up at a specific location would be loaded onto a bus, taken to a secret spot out in the woods & treated to a free concert by The Moondoggies. A surprise bonus was promised to the first 50 people in line. There were also slight mentions of free food & drinks. This sounded like a fun adventure, so I was game.

The announcement said people could start lining up at 11am, so I got there around 9:30am, fully expecting to find a mob of people clamoring to get in line. To my surprise, no one was there. Did I have the wrong location? The wrong date? I decided to wait it out in a nearby coffee shop where I could keep an eye on things from the window. Shortly before 11 I could see a few lost souls drifting around, so I ventured over & discovered, thank goodness, that they were there to line up too.

Our small group chatted for awhile, everyone a bit surprised at the low turn out, when a truck drove up pulling a colorful Jansport trailer behind it. Yay! I was finally sensing this was for real now. Some folks from the Jansport promotion crew came over to our little group & gave us a few more details on how this was to work. We were to line up and at 6pm a bus would come & take us to the festivities. Ummm...say what?? Yep, we had to stay in line for 7 hours. In the hot sun. Yikes.

We all decided to brave it out, agreeing to take turns saving each other's places in line for bathroom & food breaks. The folks from Jansport promised to keep us entertained during our wait, which they did for the first few hours. The Jansport trailer opened up & out drove an old VW bus, brightly painted to match the trailer. It was parked in front of us & left open so we could all take turns sitting inside to cool off momentarily. Music, candy, bubbles, playing cards, sidewalk chalk & yo-yo's were provided, which brought out a lot of fun & creativity among us.

The line slowly grew by a few more people as the clock ticked on. Some were reeled in off the streets by the promoters, others showed up as news was spreading by word of mouth. The numbers jumped a bit faster when the promised bonus surprise for the first 50 people in line was revealed. Free backpacks. The promoters brought out armfuls of colorful Jansport backpacks & we were allowed to select the one we wanted. Some were simple, others had fancy laptop sleeves & insulated pockets built in. The average retail price for one of these backpacks is in the $25 range, many exceeding that price, no doubt. Now this was getting fun.

Finally two large buses showed up & our crowd of now 80 or so brave souls were beyond ready to make our way to the secret destination. After a near 30 minute ride we were let off at a small trail surrounded by trees. Turned out we were at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, a 10-acre property that serves as a recording studio for various musicians. How cool is that? We ventured into beautiful greenery, passing the studio itself, which is a large converted old barn, as we continued down through trees that surrounded us, draped with white lights, and crossed a small wooden bridge lined with luminaries, over a glimmering pond. On the other side was a bonfire and large tables spread out with all the makings for hot dogs, which even included a veggie dog option. A barrel full of sharpened sticks stood off to the side & we roasted our dogs over the fire. Another nearby table offered various drinks, including beer & several non-alcoholic choices. Up one of the trails was another option for food, gourmet burgers provided by Charlie's Bun's & Stuff. Everything was all you can eat/drink - and 100% FREE. Yep.

Up a little farther there was a large, but cozy, open grassy area. A stage was set up off to one side & there was a large bonfire area in the center of the field, surrounded by hay bundles for sitting. Outdoor games were an option for anyone that wanted to play. Bean bag toss toys & glow in the dark Jansport frisbees were sprinkled throughout the field. We all relaxed, ate, drank, laughed, played & just took it all in.

About 8:30pm or so The Moondoggies made their way to the stage and played an awesome concert. Some of us stood, some danced, others sat around the nearby bonfire, each & every one of us feeling privileged to be a part of this great & secret show. After a short intermission we gathered around the big bonfire, as The Moondoggies sat with us & played an acoustic set. It was so intimate & felt like we were hanging out with old friends. It was amazing.

The night had to come to an end, sadly, as we were loaded back onto the buses & returned to our starting point in Seattle. We had a great time, got free stuff, made unforgettable memories and some of us even made a few friends.

This was easily my favorite freebie experience, ever, by far.

I hope Jansport decides to continue the Bonfire Sessions & selects Seattle again next year. I can't wait. Additional shows are planned this year in Montreal Canada on Sept. 10, 2011 with the band Stars & in Austin, TX on September 23, 2011, the band still unannounced.

You can find more information about the Bonfire Sessions free concerts on the Jansport Unzipped Blog.

Stay informed about these & other deals by following Cheap Cindy on Twitter and becoming a fan of Cheap Cindy on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dairy Queen BOGO 1/2 off Blizzard

Dairy Queen is having a Buy One Get One 1/2 Price Blizzard event at participating locations from August 15 - August 21, 2011. You can see the announcement on the Dairy Queen Facebook page.

Nummers! :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

13 new promo codes for free movie rentals at Blockbuster Express kiosks

13 new promo codes are out for free movie rentals at Blockbuster Express kiosks. These codes are valid on the $1 DVD 1-night movie rentals.

Use the promo codes when you pay at a Blockbuster Express kiosk or use them when you reserve a movie on Limit of one free rental using each promo code per credit/debit card. Locate a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

These codes expire July 22, 2011 at midnight, each code can be used once per credit card account:


These codes expire July 18, 2011 at midnight, each code can be used once per credit card account:


Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Blockbuster Express Movie Codes - Valid until June 24, 2011

New promo codes are out for free movie rentals at Blockbuster Express kiosks. These codes are valid until June 24, 2011. Use at checkout to receive free 1-night movie rentals.

Use the promo codes when you pay at a Blockbuster Express kiosk or use them when you reserve a movie on Limit of one free rental using each promo code per credit/debit card. Locate a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

The codes to try are:


Good luck, & remember, one code per credit card used.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Supercuts coupon for $5 off

Get a coupon valid for $5 off at Supercuts & have a chance to win great prizes, including an all-expense paid trip for 2 to the 2011 ESPN ESPY Awards in LA, by entering the Supercuts contest here. Everyone who enters gets the $5 coupon, so even if you don't win the contest you'll still be a winner!

Plus, read my other blog post: Find Haircut Coupons Great Clips, HairMasters, Fantastic Sams and More to get more great deals at other salons.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Old Country Buffet BOGO Free Meal Coupon via Facebook

Hurry over & "like" Old Country Buffet on Facebook to receive a Buy One Get One Free meal coupon & more special offers in the future.

In addition, go to the Old Country Buffet website, sign up for their eClub & receive even more coupons, discounts & special offers! (You can also join the eClub for other restaurants in the Old Country Buffet family, such as Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, Fire Mountain, Granny's Buffet or Ryans & receive offers from them as well.)

Plus, those 60 & older can join the Seniors Club for additional discounts.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Free movie rental at Blockbuster Express - promo code only valid today, 5/2

Monday's aren't all bad! Get a free movie rental at Blockbuster Express kiosks today: enter promo code HELLOMONDAY at checkout to receive a free 1-night movie rental. Valid today ONLY, May 2, 2011.

Use the code when you pay at a Blockbuster Express kiosk or use it when you reserve a movie on Limit of one free rental using each promo code per credit/debit card. Locate a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tax Day Bites! 2 free Cinnabon Bites on Monday, April 18, 2011

What's tastier than a tax refund? Cinnabon Bites!

On Monday, April 18, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., participating Cinnabon bakeries will give away two free Cinnabon Bites to each guest.

See more details about the Tax Day Bites promotion & find a Cinnabon location near you to take advantage of this sweet offer.

Stay tuned for more tax day freebies!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get a free movie rental at Blockbuster Express - code valid today only!

Get a free movie rental at Blockbuster Express kiosks: enter promo code MONDAYCOMP at checkout to receive a free 1-night movie rental. Valid today ONLY, April 11, 2011.

Use the code when you pay at a Blockbuster Express kiosk or use it when you reserve a movie on Limit of one free rental using each promo code per credit/debit card. Locate a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's April 12

Ben & Jerry's will be giving away free ice cream cones on Tuesday, April 12th, in honor of their annual Free Cone Day tradition. Use the online Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop locator or the new iPhone & Droid app to find a shop near you.

The event is scheduled to take place at participating Scoop Shops from 12pm-8pm, but check with your local shop to verify hours.

More information can be found on the Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day 2011 Event Facebook page announcement.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

$10 off $50 Lowes Coupon

Use this Lowe's Project Starter coupon for $10 off $50. Valid online or in store. Limit one coupon per transaction. Expires 4/4/2011.

Promotional Coupon cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon or discount. Coupon is good for a single receipt purchase of any in-stock or Special Order merchandise only. Coupon is not redeemable for cash, is nontransferable and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Void if altered, copied, transferred, or sold through any online auction. Limit one coupon per household. Not valid on previous sales, purchase of services or gift cards. This coupon is valid in the U.S. only and will expire on 4/4/2011

**Update: the promotion appears to be over & all of the available coupons are gone. Sorry**

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Starbucks free Petite dessert March 10-12 from 2-5 p.m. with drink purchase

Starbucks® is celebrating it's 40th anniversary & are offering a Free Petite Dessert with the purchase of any handcrafted drink. You can find out more about this promotion in this Starbucks YouTube video.

Details from the promotion:

In celebration of their 40th anniversary, Starbucks is reclaiming what they do best: elevating the coffeehouse experience.

The perfect way to complement a warm cup of their delicious coffee is with new Starbucks® Petites -- delicious sweets perfectly sized for a well-deserved afternoon treat. There are eight different Petites in all, including Cake-Pops, Whoopie Pie, Mini Cupcakes and Sweet Squares. And because each Petites is under 200 calories, you can still feel good about treating yourself.

Petites are made with simple, great tasting recipes that use high-quality ingredients. They're free of artificial flavors, artificial dyes, high-fructose corn syrup, artificial preservatives and artificial sweeteners.

Come to Starbucks March 10-12 from 2-5 p.m. and get a free Petite when you buy any handcrafted drink.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Panda Express: Free Golden Treasure Shrimp Tomorrow, March 9th

Get a printable coupon for Free Golden Treasure Shrimp at Panda Express -valid tomorrow March 9, 2011 only. Single serving. No purchase necessary. Limit one coupon per person. While supplies last. At participating Panda Express locations.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Free pancakes at IHOP March 1 for National Pancake Day

Get free pancakes at IHOP on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m., for IHOP National Pancake Day. Receive one complimentary short stack (three buttermilk pancakes).

There is a limit of one free short stack per guest at participating IHOP restaurants. Dine in only.

In return for the free flapjacks, IHOP asks you to consider leaving a little something behind for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities. IHOP began its National Pancake Day in 2006, and since then, has raised $5.35 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local charities and given away more than 10.1 million buttermilk pancakes.

Photo: asolario,

Monday, February 14, 2011

Dozen Free Valentine's Day cards & doughnuts from Krispy Kreme

Celebrate the Season of Love with Krispy Kreme's Valentine's Day Assortment and Valentine's cards! Now through February 14, 2011, sweethearts everywhere can enjoy the company's delightful treats, which include the Sprinkled Heart doughnut, the Chocolate Iced doughnut with Valentine's Sprinkles and the Chocolate Iced Heart with Red Drizzle doughnut.

For each dozen Valentine's Day Assortment purchased, customers will receive 12 Valentine's cards, each with a coupon for one FREE doughnut, or one free small hot chocolate or free small hot coffee.

(PRNewsFoto/Krispy Kreme)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Free Valentine's Day MP3 Music Downloads from Amazon is offering a Free Valentine's Day Playlist of MP3 Downloads which includes:


1. No One's Gonna Love You / Band Of Horses

2. When U Love Somebody (Album) / Fruit Bats

3. Valentine's Day/Matt White

4. You And I / Secondhand Serenade

5. L.O.V. / Fitz & The Tantrums

6. One Time For Love / Ginuwine

7. It's Your Love / Cherryholme

8. You Don't Know Me / Anna Wilson

9. Believe / Brian Courtney Wilson

10. I Will Be Waiting / Daphne Willis

11. God Gave Me You / Dave Barnes

12. Next To Me / Civil Twilight

13. Everybody Needs Love / Drive-By Truckers

14. Love Let Me In Again / Kelley Stoltz

Looking for more free music? Check out this article on how to get free MP3's which includes several links for free legal music in the resources section.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

6 boxes of Stash Tea for $9.67 plus free shipping via Amazon

Amazon has select Stash Premium Teas in 20-Count Tea Bag Boxes (Pack of 6) for $9.67 plus free shipping when you checkout with Subscribe & Save. That's only $1.61 per box.

Using Subscribe & Save at Amazon is easy. Just select a delivery interval on the right hand side of the order page. Once your original order ships you can cancel the Subscribe & Save option, if you wish, by simply going to "Manage Subscribe & Save Items" on your Amazon account page and selecting the cancel subscription option.

Prices at Amazon change regularly, so don't wait too long to snatch up this deal.