July Sprouts Farmers Market Monthly Freebies!

Sprouts is hooking us up and helping us stay healthy! Every month on the Sprouts app in the Digital Coupon section, there are between 4-6 free items (they are marked “SAMPLING PROGRAM”).

Quantities are limited on the app, so if you are interested in any of these, I recommend that you add these coupons (by opening the Sprouts app, click on digital coupons, and click on each coupon in the lower corner where the little green circle is) to your app ASAP.

Not all Sprouts locations will have these freebies, so I suggest trying larger Sprouts locations in your area.

These are full-sized freebies- not small sample-sized products. they are located in the store with the other products of the same type.

Not all accounts will receive all the same products.

Free Food Resources for July 2022(San Diego County)

Woo! A new month means a reminder about all of the free food options there is here in San Diego County.

Keep in mind there are still supply chain issues, so there may not be a lot of food at some distributions, especially those that serve a large portion of the community.

I recommend showing up a little early with a bottle of water and a book and waiting in line. Time passes quickly in these lines, and it’s a great time to learn from others about community food options. Remember to socially distance and follow local masking regulations.

You can find resources here for Central and East County, and Here for North County.

Our friends at Faith Chapel are super ahead of the game and sent out information regarding their 2022 food distributions early on in the year.

If you are located outside San Diego County, call 211. If you are not familiar with 211, here is their website and it can point you in the right direction.

San Diego Food Bank Distributions for July 2022 can be found here. Enter your address (or just your zip code) and the map will show you all of the distributions in your area or closest to you. You can filter by the days of the week to find food when you are available. If there is an income requirement/limit to participate, each location/listing will say such. You can learn more here about the Feeding San Diego Together Tour.

Neighbor distributions are intermixed with the San Diego Food Bank Distributions, however, they have no income requirements, and you come as you are. These Distributions are primarily fruits & veg, however, some locations may also distribute canned goods, dairy, and bread.

Super Pantry Locations can be found here (this listing is countywide). The San Diego Foodbank website also has resources for Diaper banks, free food resources for seniors, and more.

All kids in public school K-12 in the State of California are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches at school. More information can be found here. I’ll have more information on 2022 summer feeding programs as soon as they are available. 

If you know of other resources, please leave a comment! And feel free to share this post with anyone you may know in need.

July 2022: New Month, New Coupons!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

The printable coupon market is slowly coming to an end. Smartsource no longer offers printable coupons, and you may notice that there are fewer coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. This is in favor of more offers available on apps. But if you love printable coupons….

  • Coupons.com (printable coupons, e-coupons, and a cashback app)

One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

July is Here! We are in the full swing of summer with Sports Equipment & Craft Supplies (things for families to do together) on sale, and of course, don’t forget July 4th! Beverages, Hot dogs, Ground Beef, BBQ sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, and Ribs (Often times there are some really great rebates WYB beer or soda) offers will abound!

For a complete list of types of foods and items that will be on sale, check out this post on the cycle of sales.

07/01/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

This week has been a hot one! Lots of swimming and eating popsicles here, and of course, our first week of summer school.  If you are looking for some frugal adventures for this summer, check out this post.

There are so many awesome freebies and deals this week, and thankfully the weather is set to cool down through the weekend and into next week!

Mask Mandates are changing constantly in California and can vary by city and county, so please do your part if you are going to any in-person freebies.

2022 Birthday Freebies are here!


Free Subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine
Free Item at Taco Bell
Free Sample of Breathe Right Extra Strength Strips
Free Museum Admission – Bank of America/Merril Lynch Cardholders
Free Nike Products
4 Free Cinnabon BonBites + Free Birthday Treat
Free Think Baby Massage Moisture Cream Sample
Free Teaniru Tea Sample
Free ClarityRx Return to Calm Facial Mask Sample
Free Sample of Teaniru Tea
Free SMN Sampler Samples
Old Orchard Fan Club – Earn Free Juice, Gifts & More
Free Beauty Without Cruelty Leave-In Conditioner
Free Brave Robot Ice Cream After Rebate
Free Black & Decker Coffee Maker & Travel Mug
Free Clio Bars & More
Free Felt Flag Keychain Craft Event at Michaels
Books-A-Million – Free Pencil Pouch
10 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Kids Skate Free
Free Gratsy Birthday Sample Box
Free Sample of Enfagrow Toddler Formula
Free National Geographic Kids Books Explorer Academy
Possible Free Garlique Sample
Free $18 eGift Card
Free Love, Career, & Magic Fantasy Character Stickers
Free Schar Gluten Free Crackers
Free Schar Gluten Free Deli Style Sourdough Bread
Free Brave Robot x Coolhaus Animal-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches
Free Transfer Express Screen Printing Sample Set
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Crayola Fourth of July Coloring Pages
Free Fall Guys PC Game


IMUSA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan ONLY $5.99 (Reg $13)
Beach Towels ONLY $5 (Reg $12) + Free Shipping
Ring Video Doorbell with Echo Show 5 $84.99 (Reg $185)
Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Food Truck ONLY $39.97 (Reg $70)
KidKraft Mosaic Magnetic Play Kitchen ONLY $69 (Reg $130)
Bella Pro Series 8-Qt Air Fryer ONLY $49.99 (Reg $150)
BS-MALL Makeup Brushes 14-Piece ONLY $9.99 (Reg $20)

Q-insights Casual Wear -It pays $300

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

Q-Insights is currently recruiting for a 5-day online journal.

The study will run between July 12th – July 17th  and you will be compensated $300 as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here.  If you pre-qualify someone from Q-Insights will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.

Tryazon: Host a Tapple Game Night!

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.


The creators of Telestrations and Blank Slate introduce their newest edition of Tapple in this new Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, sponsored by The OP! Tapple is an award-winning, fast-paced word game that gives the family game night a rush as they compete to beat the timer. Pick a category, say a word that fits, tap the first letter of the word, then pass the Tapple wheel. No spelling is needed so kids can play too! Bring Tapple to your next game night!

Tryazon has 150 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack with two copies of Tapple, one to enjoy and one to give out as a door prize! Learn more and apply here.

Family Recipe: Tortellini Salad

This is a super easy recipe that my mom has been making for 25+ years. She got the idea from a recipe in a cooking magazine that started with a bag of frozen veggies that was thawed.

She subbed out the frozen veggies for fresh ones, added some cubed cheese, and tortellini salad became a family hit! It is great for picnics, potlucks, and family parties. It’s a staple at our July 4th party!

Tortellini Salad 


  • 1 package cheese tortellini, cooked per package directions, drained, and rinsed.
  • 1 cup of your favorite Italian Salad Dressing
  • 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained. and chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small package pepperoni (or salami- your choiceof), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained


  1. In a large bowl combine the cooked and cooled tortellini, cheese, veggies, meat, and salad dressing.
  2. Store in the fridge covered for at least overnight before serving it. Add additional dressing as needed (sometimes the tortellini soaks up a little bit of dressing).
  3. As a side dish, it serves 6-8, and as a main dish 3-4.



  • If you are vegan, sub out vegan tortellini and vegan cheese.
  • If you are Gluten Free, sub out GF tortellini.

If you like tomatoes, it’s also great with about 1 cup of cherry/grape tomatoes (I slice them in half).


AO Opinions: Upcoming Project on Health $150

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of Health.

I’m kinda bummed that I don’t qualify for this one… I’m too old.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $150 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 25-60 year olds

Q-Insights: Online Blog pays $200

QI-logoNOslogan.pngQ-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

Q-Insights is currently recruiting for an online blogging study.  Activities would include answering questions, posting photos/videos, etc..

The study would take place between July 11 through August 7. The time commitment is approximately 30 minutes per week or 2 hours total.

As a thank you for your participation, you will receive $200 for completing all activities.  The incentive is redeemable as a digital or physical gift card via Visa, Amazon, or 93 other retailers.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here.  If you pre-qualify someone from Q-Insights will call you to ask some additional qualifying questions.

Craftsy Fourth of July Sale and Free Classes!

** This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Now through July 6, 2022, Craftsy is having an awesome summer sale! Save  70% Off All Classes with code USA70!

If you are new to Craftsy and want to check it out, they also offer a lot of free classes. Here are just a few that I love: