Use Your iPhone to Spend Less!

The iPhone has tons of cool free apps that make it simple to save some cash. Check out some of my favorite iPhone apps and start saving money today!

GasBuddy – find the cheapest gas on the go! Locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices.

I Love Free Things – quick and easy access to free samples and freebie offers. For example, I often take advantage of their weekly list of promo codes for free Blockbuster Express movies!

Yelp – save time (and money) by checking out local reviews of where to eat, shop, drink, relax, play, etc..  Some merchants even has special deals just for Yelpers!

ATM Hunter – locate nearby ATM machines that won’t charge a fee. Plus it gives you helpful tips on how to be smarter with your money and safer at ATM locations. 

Craigslist Mobile – find (almost) anything you want and need in your budget on Craigslist on the go! 

RedLaser – scans the bar code of any product while you’re shopping and tells you how much it costs at other chains and online stores. 

Wi-Fi Finder – instantly find free Wi-Fi internet hotspots wherever you are in the world online or offline.

Grocery eCoupons – get free paperless eCoupons redeemable at over 24,000 supermarkets and drugstores nationwide.

Garage Sale Rover – quickly view garage sales from Craigslist and other sources on a map. And navigate there with GPS voice operated turn-by-turn directions.

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Free Caribbean Vacations!

Who says there’s no such thing as legitimate free stuff. I found this awesome website that gives away complimentary travel certificates to the caribbean. Most hotels and resorts are never booked to full capacity, except perhaps during the holidays and long weekends.

Some of the exotic locations include Cabo San Lucas & Cancun, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, and many more destinations. Check their website for updated information.

Check out this website, they truly give you a free trip to the caribbean! The only thing you and your guest(s) need to do is attend a 90 minute no-obligation presentation and pay the room tax.

Go to and mention the certificate promo code: GFF547 to receive your free exotic vacation!  For more frugal deals, visit TheFrugalLifestyle.


Freebies and Discounts on your Birthday!

There is an upside to turning a year older. Here’s some sweet b’day perks, courtesy of Real Simple magazine. Check with each merchant to make sure these birthday offers still apply.

AVEDA: I have taken advantage of this treat myself. Birthday-club members receive a free product – up to a $25 value – custom blended with the aroma of their choice to be redeemed within two months. The body lotion is quite popular, one time I waited almost 2 months until they got more in.

BASKIN-ROBBINS: You’ll receive an e-mail coupon for a free scoop of ice cream and a discount on a birthday cake when you join the Birthday Club.

BENIHANA: Sign up for the  Chef’s Table e-newsletter and you will get an e-mail with a gift certificate for dinner worth up to $30 to be used during your birth month.

COLD STONE CREAMERY: Sign up for its birthday club and receive a free treat on your special day.

DSW: Loyalty members, who participate in a rewards program, get a $5 certificate that’s good through the member’s entire birthday month.

EXPRESS: Customers who are store credit-card holders receive a $10 coupon to be applied toward their next purchase during their birth month.

IHOP: By joining the Pancake Revolution, you’ll eat for free three times – once when you sign up for IHOP’s mailing list, once on your birthday, and once a year after you register.

NEW YORK & COMPANY: Store credit-card holders receive a coupon for up to 25 percent off purchases (in store and online), valid during their birth month.

OLD NAVY: Subscribe to Old Navy e-mails and receive $10 off purchases of $50 or more (online and in stores) for two weeks during your birth month.

RED ROBIN: Enroll in the eClub or the Red Royalty program and score a free burger!

RUBY TUESDAY’S: Sign up for the So Connected list at and get a free burger on your birthday and other food and bar redemption offers during the year.

STARBUCKS: Toast your day with a free cappuccino (or any another drink of your choice) when you have a My Starbucks Rewards card. Pick one at any location. The more you use it, the more freebies you can get, including gratis syrup and refills. In addition, I personally have received many free drink cards in the mail after I’ve ordered 15 drinks.

VICTORIA’S SECRET: Angel credit-card holders receive either a $10-off coupon for in-store purchases or an e-mailed coupon code good for $10 off online during their birth month.

PLUS a birthday gift for your pet …

PETCO: Register Fido’s D.O.B (or adoption date) in the Birthday Club and get 10 percent off products during that month.

Save on all the things you love to do!