10/30/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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This Friday’s freebies and deals have some awesome goodies! It’s Halloween weekend, so get ready for all sorts of spooky freebies and deals!

As always, if you find an amazing deal or freebie, please share it in the comments below.

Freebies:

Free Boo Adventure Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treating at Target
Free Keds Stickers
Free Face Mask
Free Medela Breastfeeding Product Sample Box
Free K-Beauty Products
Free Hot or Iced Coffee at Circle K
Free Sample of Yes Life CBD Oil & Hemp CBD Pain Relief Cream
Free Products for SwagBag Tastemakers
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free 5pc. Chicken Nuggets at Jack in the Box
Free Genexa Kids Allergy Medicine
Free Sample of Daiwa Krill Oil
Free Phocus Naturally Energizing Sparkling Water
Free Sample of Smashbox Primer
Free Jar of Barilla Vero Gusto Pasta Sauce
Free Burger on Your Birthday at Ruby Tuesday

 

Deals:

 

How To Recoup Bank and Credit Card Fees

If you use credit cards or ATMs, you have probably been charged fees. Finance Charge fees and Out of Network ATM fees are a few ways that financial institutions make money by loaning us or handling our money.

In the past there was no way of avoiding paying those charges- once you paid them, the money was gone.

Now there are websites, apps, and programs that can help consumers recoup the fees that they have paid out. Here are a couple that I have looked into or used.

Harvest links your bank accounts and credit card accounts to their AI and once every 90 days you can request their program contact those institutions on your behalf to credit previously paid fees. Harvest takes a portion of those fees. Harvest was not able to get any money back on my behalf. I have only been using it for about 50 days. Once my 90 days are up and I can re-negotiate, I will try it again.

Cushion: I looked into Cushion, but did not use it, because it costs on average $50/year. I don’t have a lot of outstanding debt, so there was no way that I could save that much from their AI negotiations. Also, there is this:

Basically, you don’t get the money credited back to you, you earn “rewards” through Cushion’s program. A quick internet search leads me to believe that it’s mostly Amazon Gift Cards, which as much as I love Amazon Gift Cards is not what I want. I want cold hard cash in my hot little paws.

I recommend that everyone look at their bank account at least monthly (I do it once a week when I balance the checkbook-yes, I do that) and look for any fees or charges that may not look familiar. Doing the same with your credit card statement when it comes as well is a great idea. Recently I caught a $90 charge that was fraudulent. A quick call to American Express and I filed a dispute, the charge was removed and all is well!

If you find a lot of ATM usage fees on your bank statement, download your banks app to locate fee-free ATMs. My credit union has fee-free ATMs at 7/11’s!

Note that I use the term Bank- I use this interchangeably for credit union, as that’s what I use. I have been a member of a credit union for almost 30 years. There is no monthly fee for having a checking or savings account, and I have my car loan through them as well (the rate is really low). Credit Unions are great because they offer low rates, and no or low account fees. And usually, membership is free.

If you have used a service like Harvest or Cushion with success, I’d love to hear your results! Leave a comment below.

 

10/23/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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This Friday’s freebies and deals have some awesome goodies! Keep your eyes peeled for some great upcoming freebies and deals. A lot of retailers are not doing the usual Black Friday deals to keep the stores open and enforce social distancing.  Deals and freebies will be trickling out slowly from now until the winter holidays.

As always, if you find an amazing deal or freebie, please share it in the comments below.

Freebies:

Free BABE Wine Chatterbox Kit
Tasty Freebies from Social Nature!

Chalkola Chalk Markers Giveaway

Allure Beauty Enthusiasts – Free Beauty Products
Free Kinder Joy
Free Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers
Free Subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine
FREE Amazon Baby Box Samples Back in Stock
Free Boursin Cheese
Free Sample of Vitafol Ultra or Gummies Prenatal Vitamins
Free Coors Seltzer 12-Pack
Free Alpha Foods Breakfast Burrito
Free Dr. Praeger’s Oaties Oatmeal Dippin’ Sticks
Free KVD Vegan Beauty Sample at Sephora
Free Drink at Blaze Pizza
Free Sample of The Nue Co. Beauty Serum
Free UNIQLO Heattech Top Item
Free Positive Promotions 2021 Wall Calendar Sample Pack
Free Latinas en Marcha Pledge to Vote Stickers, T-Shirt & Bag
Free GoGo squeeZ Applesauce
Free Sample of Tom Ford Black Orchid

 

Deals:

Cute Buckle Ankle Booties ONLY $27.99 (Reg $60)
Buffalo Plaid Clutch ONLY $11.99 Shipped (Reg $25)
Medela Advanced Breast Pump with Tote ONLY $107 (Reg. $250)
BIC Xtra-Precision Mechanical Pencils ONLY $5.47 (Reg. $13)
NuWave Brio 7.25-qt. Air Fryer ONLY $67.99 (Reg. $130)
Save up to 30% on Simple Modern Tumblers & Water Bottles
Power Bites Chews Dog Treats ONLY $2.21 Shipped (Reg $7)
Save 50% on Lady Gaga Makeup on Amazon
Dinosaur Bring Along Backpack and Dinosaur Toy $8.32 (Reg. $23)
Hot Wheels id HiWay Hauler ONLY $2.99 (Reg. $7)
Crock-Pot Express 6-Quart Pressure Cooker ONLY $49.99 (Reg $100)
5-Minute Halloween Stories Hardcover ONLY $5.81 (Reg. $13)
MUK LUKS Women’s Patti Boots ONLY $39.99 Shipped (Reg. $76)
Mytex Deena 3-Pc Comforter Set ONLY $18.99 at Macy’s (Reg $80)
Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee Machine ONLY $99.99 (Reg $193)
MUK LUKS Women’s Clog With Fur Lining ONLY $14.99 (Reg. $32)
Room on the Broom Board Book ONLY $4.00 (Reg. $8)
MUK LUKS Women’s Kathleen Boots ONLY $36.99 (Reg. $89)
Bella Pro Series Coffeemaker ONLY $14.99 (Reg $30)
50% Off 3 Pack Booty Bands – Pay $6.49 with Coupon
Kids Nike Sets ONLY $19.99 at Belk (Reg $48)
MUK LUKS Traditional Scarf ONLY $16.99 (Reg. $40)
Amazon Fire HD 10 32GB Tablet ONLY $79.99 (Reg $150)
Modern Essentials Standard Pillow ONLY $2.99 (Reg $14)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gel Soother ONLY $3.60 (Reg. $11)
Moscow Mule Copper Mugs 2-Pack ONLY $7.49 with Coupon (Reg. $25)
Blistex Medicated Lip Balm 3-Pack ONLY $2.70 (Reg. $7)
Folding Banquet Table ONLY $40.54 (Reg. $90)
Cuisinart 10-Pc Ceramic-Coated Cutlery Set ONLY $13.99 (Reg $40)
Kids Headphones ONLY $6.79 (Reg. $20)

Coupons for Healthy Foods!

One of the most common complaints I hear from people who want to start couponing but are hesitant to is, “There are never coupons for healthy foods!” And while it appears on the surface to be correct, a few minutes of looking and I found a bunch of really great coupons for healthy food.


Save $1.00 On any Unbun product, limit one per visit
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of Green Giant® Veggie Tots, Riced Veggies, Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Veggies, Harvest Protein Bowls, or Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) package of Green Giant Veggie Spirals™
Save 35¢ On Any California Dairy Product That Carries The Real California Milk Seal

In addition to printed coupons, there are usually all sorts of deals or offers on cashback apps. There are several cashback apps that specifically cater to healthy living/organic products. Check out my list of Cashback apps to find my favorites.

If your budget is very tight and you find yourself unable to afford the produce that your family needs, there are free and low-cost alternatives out there for you.

If you need tips for stretching your food budget, here is a post I wrote a few years ago.

Parents of Littles: Join the Happy Parents Community!

Are you the parent of an infant or toddler? Check out this awesome opportunity from our friends at HappyBaby Organics!

The Happy Parents Community by Happy Baby is the place for all parents. A group to support each other, laugh together, give advice, share offers and education, and above all, work together to raise happy, healthy kids!

The community features exclusive offers, product previews, and other surprises.

And there are coupons too! Click here to print $1 off a 4-pack!

Rawr! Animal Prints on Sale at Cents of Style!

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Looking for something to spice up your fall wardrobe or looking for a quick Halloween costume? Cents of Style has a great sale this week- Animal Prints $9.96 Off Lowest Marked Price  with coupon code: ALLSPOTS

Animal PrintThis animal print collection is what dreams are made of- and with so many different items there is so much to choose from- including tops like the Chandler for ONLY $9.99 and Roux for $12.99, also sweatshirts, lounge sets, gloves, beanies, skirts, cardigans and more! There are tons of items to choose from and in sizes S-3X.

Animal Print

So whether you love animal prints or you are starting your holiday shopping early, check out this deal!

10/16/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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This Friday’s freebies and deals have some awesome goodies! Now that Amazon Prime day is over, there will be other deals (and some might say better deals).  And the Freebies- awesome!

As always, if you find an amazing deal or freebie, please share it in the comments below.

Freebies:

Free Pancakes at IHOP
2 Free Hemp CBD Cigarettes
Free Subscription to Sports Illustrated Kids
Free Sample of Clay Love Face Mask
Free Back to the Roots Terrarium Kids Grow Kit
Free Sample of Face Love Co. Antioxidant Face Oil
PINCHme – Free DIY Compressed Facial Mask
Free Back to the Roots Self-Watering Succulent Kit
Free Sample of Clinere Earwax Cleaners
Romano’s Macaroni Grill – First Responders Eat Free in October
Free Hartz Pet Toy
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free 32 oz Dr Pepper at A&W
Free Pipcorn Cheese Balls at Sprouts

Deals:

Paint by Sticker Book ONLY $6.11 (Reg. $10)
Artificial Christmas Trees ONLY $75.00 (Reg. $250)
Toy Story Glow In The Dark Wall Decals $6.09 (Reg. $16)
Rainbow Unicorn Cuddleez Plush ONLY $6.98 (Reg. $35)
Tools of the Trade 13-Piece Cookware Set ONLY $41.99 (Reg $120)
Tools of the Trade Nonstick Roaster & Rack ONLY $11.99 (Reg $30)
Melissa & Doug Farm Animals Puzzle ONLY $9.12 (Reg. $20)
Lightweight Microfiber Comforter ONLY $19.99 (Reg $110)
Melissa & Doug Beauty Salon Play Set ONLY $23.09 (Reg. $50)
Mason Jar Wall Sconce Décor Set ONLY $15.33 (Reg $28)

Today is National Dessert Day!

My kids are ready to celebrate! I’ve found some freebies and low-cost deals for those of you looking for some sweet deals (see what I did there??) and some of our family recipes if you are in the mood to cook.

 

If you are trying to stay on budget, here are a few of our family favorite dessert recipes:

 

If you’ve discovered any other awesome deals or freebies for this National Dessert day, please leave it in the comments below!

Get Ready for the Holidays with Address Labels from Mabel’s Labels!

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It’s that time of year when some of us start to think about holiday cards, end of the year letters, and other touches to make our holiday mail special!

I received an email from Mabel’s Labels this morning with some of their great deals to help with your holiday mail.

My personal favorite is the wraparound return address labels– They have 8 different designs for a variety of winter holidays.

If that’s not your speed, they have return address stamps, return labels, and perhaps my favorite The Holiday Gift Tags. It features the same 8 designs as the other holiday labels and stickers.

Kabrita: BOGO Sale!

My kiddos were all about Kabrita when they were little squishes. I got an email from them this morning with a really great deal!


For the rest of October, Kabrita USA will help families enjoy even MORE gentle Organic Goat Milk Porridge: buy ONE case of Porridge, get a second case of Porridge FREE! 

Prefer to stock up on Formula?? In November, buy ONE case of Goat Milk Formula, receive a case of Porridge FREE!

That’s two great deals! If you haven’t tried Kabrita for your kids yet, check out my post here with a deal on their free sampler package. If your kiddos have sensitive tummies, I recommend Kabrita.

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. I’ve used Kabrita for both of my kids. This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.