Freebie Roundup!

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I keep getting requests for more free sample posts, so here you go!

Free $5 Off $5 Pre-Owned GameStop Coupon
Free Subscription to People, Real Simple, W & More
Free Palmer’s Eventone Cocoa Butter Moisturizing Sunscreen
Free Sample of Nutty Berry Burst SPIRU-TEIN Shake
Free Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Free Sample of Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover at Ulta
Panera Members – Free Bagel Everyday in June
Free I Love Birds Decal

Free samples are a great way to try new products and offset your household budget.

Another program that I love is Social Nature. They offer coupons for free natural products in exchange for honest reviews. I’ve sampled many really tasty products, including Ezekiel products (they have yummy high protein English muffins).

Here is my post all about how I score free stuff, beyond finding cool samples like these online. There are a lot of programs that are looking to share full size products with you for free!

Freebie Roundup!

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It’s that time again! Let’s dive into spring with some new samples!

Free Color Sample of Kelly-Moore Paint (these samples are great for small projects, like painting wooden craft kits)

Free Sample of Natures Design Supplements (They have a limit of two samples per household!)

Free Bottle of Diet Standards Prenatal DHA

Free Samples of Seni Pads & Briefs

Free Sample of Naked Essentials Jerky Bites or Kibble
Free HydroMassage Massage on April 15th-22nd

Free Comic Book Day on May 6th

Free 2017 National Parks Entrance Days (there is only 1 National Park in San Diego county- FYI)

LEGO Monthly Mini Build – Free LEGO Race Car

If you are going to be near a Penzey Spice store tomorrow, here is an awesome freebie! Free Penzeys Embrace Hope Spring/Easter Mini Gift Box In-Stores

Another program that I love is Social Nature. They offer coupons for free natural products in exchange for honest reviews. I’ve sampled many really tasty products, including Ezekiel products (they have yummy high protein English muffins).

Here is my post all about how I score free stuff, beyond finding cool samples like these online. There are a lot of programs that are looking to share full size products with you for free!

 

It’s time for some freebies!

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I haven’t done a Freebie round up in a while. Everyone likes free stuff!

 

Here are some legit free samples you can order:

Free Subscription to Parents Magazine

Free Extend Nutrition Bar

Free Color Sample of Kelly-Moore Paint

Free Lens Cloth & Cleaner at Walmart Vision Centers (This is one of my fav freebies-I use it to clean our phone screens!)

Free Sample of Belcando Grain Free Dog Food

Free Custom Disney Family Decal

Free Sample of Truvia Nectars & Truvia Naturals

Free Samples of Mario Badescu Skincare

Free Sample of SPLENDA Naturals Stevia Sweetener

The best part is most samples come with a coupon with a high value and a longer expiration date than those in the paper!

What are some of your favorite freebies that you have recently discovered?

Free Samples!

file7261245785846.jpgEveryone loves a full mailbox, at least when it’s not full of bills! I’ve been stalking a few sites online looking for some samples of products I’d like to try, and I thought I’d share them with you!

Here are just a few of the freebies I’ve recently signed up for!

Celebrate World Blood Donor Day with Free, Limited-Edition Nexcare Bandages

I love a good freebie, and as a mom, you can never have too many bandages! This freebie is great to add to your car first aid kit!

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In honor of World Blood Donor Day – Tuesday, June 14th – Nexcare Bandages announces the official launch of the eighth annual Nexcare Give Campaign in partnership with the American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers, to raise awareness about the increased need for blood donation.

How to receive free bandages:

  • Visit NexcareGive.com and pledge to support blood donation and receive free, limited-edition bandages, share your personal blood donation stories, and locate a blood center nearby.
  • Share your pledge to support blood donation on social media using the hashtag #GiveInspires
  • Participating American Red Cross and America’s Blood Centers nationwide will also be joining this celebration by handing out free Give Bandages to donors throughout the week leading up to World Blood Donor Day.

About Free Bandage Designs:

  • This year’s theme for the Nexcare Give Program is Feel the Beat, Give Blood,” celebrating all those who “give” around the world. The 2016 limited-edition collection of bandages features five vibrant dance-inspired designs reflecting different styles andcultures from around the globe

 

Giving Back: Blessing Bags (A Tutorial)

One of the reasons that I coupon is so that I can have the fortune to help others. Many couponers donate to causes that are dear to them.  My local Coupon Group donates HBA to Naomi’s Closet in Santee, CA. We also support one of the local American Legion posts with two of their service projects: Coupons to overseas families and homeless veteran outreach.

We are able to donate and help others because we use coupons and shop sales. Many times we are able to pick up free items to donate, or items that are 80%+ off the regular price.

My mom’s group has made blessing bags in the past (We usually make some to be handed out at a local homeless camp on Christmas Day). For those who are not familiar with the term, a blessing bag is a small bag (usually a ziploc type bag) filled with:

  • small or travel sized toiletries
  • snacks like crackers, tuna in a pop-top can or pouch, granola bars, instant oatmeal
  • bottled water
  • hard candy
  • lip balm
  • safety pins
  • socks
  • hand/baby wipes
  • razors
  • an extra ziploc bag
  • Feminine Hygiene supplies
  • A large trash bag folded up (It can be used as a rain poncho)

I try to keep a couple in my car and I hand them out when we see those in need while we are out. For those of you who aren’t native to Southern California, there are a lot of homeless here. We have good weather most of the year, so it’s ok to sleep outside 6-8 months of the year. According to the 2014 Homeless census in San Diego, there are over 8500 homeless residents in San Diego. That’s just the number that were counted, there are many more that were not.

Last year Lil’ Man and I made blessing bags several times and we plan to make more this year.

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Examples of what we put in our blessing bags last year.

I keep all the samples I request in an up-cycled baby wipe container under my bathroom sink.

I also go through my HBA stockpile for items like BIC razors, lip balm, and toothpaste I picked up for free after coupon and store sale.

My parents travel a lot for my dad’s Board position in a non-profit, so they always have a stash of hotel soap/toiletries. My parents give us a grocery bag full to assist in the cause.

Last year, Lil’ Man and I sat on the floor and put together 26 bags. Not every bag had the same items in it, but they each contained a variety of HBA, snacks, and supplies.

Blessing bags area great way to help those of your neighbors who may be on the streets. If you live in an area where there isn’t a large visible homeless population, consider making blessing bags and donating them to a shelter or checking with your local churches for homeless outreach.