Monday, October 4, 2010

Fabulous Freebies

When I became a mother a little over eleven years ago, I was introduced to a world of freebies when I signed up for the Publix Baby Club. I received coupons for tons of freebies, such as diapers, wipes, disposable kodak camera, film processing, formula, bottles, baby food, lipstick, pads, etc. All free. I just had to pay tax. I was told, by other mother's, that there were freebies just like those online. I was oblivious to all of this, before hand, but soon I became consumed and was blessed with quite a lot of neat stuff!

I fell out of freebie hunting, however. For quite some time, in fact. Recently, I reopened that can of worms and what a blessing it's been! When you're a family on a tight budget there's nothing like getting coupons for free (sometimes full sized) products.

Last Friday was my first big freebie day since signing up for freebies again.

In freebie coupons I received (links provided to coupons=still active coupons):

1-2.5 ounce bottle of Winter Wonderland lotion from Bath & Bodyworks
1-deluxe sample tube of Buxom (Sephora) mascara at JCPenny's
1-full size bottle of John Frieda Root Awakening conditioner at Ulta (may have expired but John Frieda has other great deals and freebies on his web page)
1-Full size bottle of John Frieda Root Awakening shampoo at Ulta
1-$5 off the purchase of $5 or more at the Avenue.
1-Free Rooty Tooty Fresh n Fruity breakfast at IHOP.
1-$5 off a meal at Chili's and $10 off a meal at Maggiano's Little Italy
1-skillet queso w/chips at Chili's
1-free bottle of dulcolax balance ($8.99 value)
2-free hot drinks at any Pilot station
1-$1 off coupon for a slim fast bar
(These are right under $1 at Walmart, making them free with coupon)
2-Free Cottenelle tub of flushable wipes (refer a friend/e-mail address to receive the coupon. I referred Darrell among others so he and I both ended up with a coupon a piece.)
3-free photo collages printed at Walgreens (I made one for my mom and had it developed at her local Walgreens as a little freebie surprise to her.)

Freebies received through the mail last week as well as today:

Nature's Bounty Adult Gummy Vitamins

Historical Thinking Poster

Dare to be Daniel Kit (They are out of kits now, but the website is really neat for children ages 9-14)

Activity/Coloring book and storybook on sun safety

The science and Technology of World War II Poster (for homeschool families or teachers...while I LOVE this poster, and think it's pretty cool, I requested it for Lindsey to give to her History teacher at school.)

Revolution of World Missions (this came really quickly and it's been a great read!)

Store coupons (uploaded to shopper's card;such as, the Kroger Plus card) have also been a God send the past few months!

The Lord has blessed our family with every single penny he's given us, as well as the ability for me to stay at home with our children and take care of our home. I've been praying for some way to financially help, in anyway possible. This week, when I go grocery shopping, there will be a few things I can mark off of the list! Hallelujah & praise the Lord!

Sites I enjoy and have been using to get all of these fabulous freebies are:

Hey, It's free!

Free Stuff Times

I Love Free Things

Check out the newest posting for mascara at JCPenny's. Looks like I won't have to buy mascara for a little while. :0)

Relishing in His goodness...


Parsley said...

Have you ever had problems with excessive junk mails, emails, or phone calls when you sign up for freebies? I always fear that....

Have a great week!

Christy said...

I haven't gotten any junk mail (in my P.O. Box) yet. I don't give out my phone number to any sites, whatsoever, so no issues there. However, excessive junk mail in my e-mail box? Absolutely! I remember it being that way, before, so I created a new e-mail account to use when filling out freebie forms. Our spam is set to high on AOL so even on the new account, all junk is going right into the spam folder.

I hope you have a great week, too, Ms. Parsley!