Tasty Freebies from Social Nature!

 If you are into Organic/Natural/Healthy products, then Social Nature is up your alley. Sign up and apply to sample products that you are interested in. I get probably 1-2 products to sample each month. And most of the time it’s full-size products, not just a tiny sample.

Most of the time, Social Nature will mail me a coupon for a free product and I go to my local Target, Sprouts, or other retailer and pick up the item. I’ve gotten products valued at $20+ too (recently sampled and reviewed skincare products, kombucha, frozen entrees, and veggie burgers to name a few).

Right now, Social Nature has TONS of great products available for sampling- from Ice Cream, skincare products, meat alternatives, and more.

Like Wine? BABE Wine Chatterbox Opportunity!

If you are looking for something new and fun, check out this opportunity, courtesy of our friends over at Houseparty by Ripplestreet! This new Chatterbox opportunity will keep your adult thirst quenched.

Say goodbye to stale, boring wine, and hello to BABE Wine. It’s the cute, delicious, take-anywhere wine in a can that pairs well with literally everything, and it’s been awarded gold medals twice in 2020 for best sparkling wine in the World. One can of BABE = 2 glasses of wine; 3 cans = 1 bottle. Try all three BABES: BABE Rosé, BABE Grigio and BABE Red.

You must be 21 or older to be a Chatterbox for this event.

This event is only open to residents of AZ, CA, IL, NV and OH.

If you’re selected as a winner, you’ll get a great Chat Pack:

  • 1 $15 Gift Card
  • 1 Card with a QR code to help you find BABE Wine in a store near you

Apply now and if selected as a winner, you’ll receive a Chat Pack delivered right to your doorstep. Invite a friend over, who is at least 21 years old, to try BABE Wine with you. You don’t have to throw a party, but you’ll want to celebrate when it arrives! After you try BABE Wine, chat about your experience, share your opinions and post a review on the site. That’s it!

Get the chatter started! Apply now.

No Purchase Necessary. Open to AZ, CA, IL, NV & OH residents 21+. Begins 9/24/20 & ends 10/21/20. See Official Rules at https://www.ripplestreet.com/events/Babewinechat for prizes & details. Msg & data rates may apply. Void where prohibited.

ENJOY RESPONSIBLY. © 2020 Anheuser-Busch, LLC, Babe Rosé Carbonated Rosé Wine, Babe Grigio Carbonated Pinot Grigio Wine, Babe Red Carbonated Red Wine, Modesto, CA

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.


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


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)

Staying Healthy This Fall and Beyond!

Fall and Winter are the prime time for illnesses to go around, especially the flu. While the flu shot isn’t effective against all strains of influenza, it does help to keep those to receive it safely again many strains.

Most insurance companies offer no or low-cost flu shots, but if you are uninsured and facing financial difficulties, even $20 for a flu shot can be out of reach. Thankfully there are organizations and resources to help keep you healthy and safe.

If you are in San Diego County, Champions for Health offers free Flu shots, PCV13 shots for those over 65, and Tdap shots for those between the ages of 10-64. They have opportunities all over San Diego County throughout the fall.

If you or your children are in need of vaccinations (flu and beyond) but are without insurance, the san Diego County Health and Human Services Agency offers no-cost vaccines. More information can be found here.

In addition to vaccines, there are a lot of other ways you can stay healthy this fall and winter. Most of us are already doing them!

  • Wash your hands frequently- use soap and water and scrub for at least 20-30 seconds.
  • Try not to touch your face.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when your sneeze (either with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your elbow).
  • Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands with soap and water.
  • If you are wearing re-usable/cloth masks, make sure to wash and dry them frequently. Disposable masks should be used once and thrown away. Please remember to clip the elastic ear loops before throwing the mask away- animals can get caught up in the loops.
  • Avoid sick people, and if you aren’t feeling well yourself, do not go out in public.
  • Eat well, include lots of vitamin and mineral rich foods.
  • Stay Hydrated. This is my favorite water bottle.

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!

10/9/2020 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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This Friday’s freebies and deals have some awesome goodies! I’m headed out to do errands this morning, but I’m so excited to share all of this great stuff with you!

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


Ulta – Free Tarte Mascara for Your Birthday
Free Covergirl Simply Ageless Skin Blurring Serum
Free 8×10 Photo Print From Walgreens
Free Magazine Subscription -Allure, Food Network, Instyle & More
Free Goody Bag at buybuy BABY Stores
Free Bowl of Queso at On the Border
Free Pair of Nike Air Zoom Pulse Shoes for Medical Professionals
Free Box of Kraft Mac & Cheese at 7pm EST
Free Midterm Survival Kit Tote Bag, T-Shirt, Candy & More
Banfield Pet Hospital – Free Office Visit & Consultation
Free Mika & Sammy’s Dog Treats
Free Sample of Estee Lauder Beautiful Belle Fragrance
Free Climate Can’t Wait Sticker
Free Sample of La Mer The Concentrate
Free Chobani Probiotic Beverage for Kroger & Affiliates
Free Bud Light Seltzer Friendsgiving Chatterbox Kit
2 Free Moisturizers
Free Jar of Vero Gusto
Free Persona VitaminPacks
Free Subscription to Watch! Magazine
Free Vote Face Mask
Free Hairlaya Hair Extension Sample
Free Sample of Valentino Voce Viva Fragrance
Free $5 Off $20 with Flu Shot at CVS
Free T-Mobile Test Drive Hotspot Device
Make Extra Money From Home for the Holidays
Free Flu Shots at Walgreens
Free $20 If You Have a Fishing or Hunting License



A Tale of Magic Hardcover Book ONLY $7.70 (Reg. $19)
Kids Shoes as Low as $3.75 at Macy’s
Mini Chupa Chups Lollipops ONLY $0.04 Each on Amazon
Free 7 Piece Clinique Gift Set (Worth $105) with Purchase
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Body Lotion ONLY $4.66 Shipped
Martha Stewart Down Alternative Comforter $25 (Reg. $110)
Disney Baby My First Library 12-Book Set $8.67 (Reg. $16)

San Diego, CA Area Residents: FREE Produce and Perishable Groceries- Every Friday in October!

It’s back for the month of October! Every Friday in October, our friends over at Faith Chapel understand that with all that’s going on in the world that some of us still need help finding healthy food during this difficult time. And that’s it not always safe for us to go to the store or hit up a farmers market.

Distribution is happening this every Friday in October (8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th), beginning at 10:00am.

This is a drive-thru style event, so you don’t have to leave your vehicles.

Here is a picture of what was available in previous weeks! Sometimes you get produce, sometimes is eggs, milk, and other dairy products and meat- it changes weekly!

Faith Chapel is located at 9400 Campo Road Spring Valley, CA 91977

UCSD Eyemobile for Children- Free Eye Exams and Glasses!

The UCSD Eyemobile for Children will be making its way around San Diego County this month offering free eye exams and free eyeglasses to kids 3-16-years old. Call to make an appointment (858)822-2585.

  • Chula Vista 10/13/2020
  • National City 10/15/2020
  • City Heights 10/20/2020
  • Barrio Logan 10/22/2020
  • El Cajon 10/27/2020

For more information, please visit their website. Thanks to Lena at San Diego Regional Center for the heads up on this program!


And if you are looking for freebies and deals on glasses and contacts for adults, check out my post here from July 2020.

10/24/2020 Free Paper Shredding Event! (San Diego and LA)


If you are like us, you’ve been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing during the quarantine. That might mean you’ve got a box of paperwork to dispose of. Thankfully, North Island Credit Union and California Credit Union are hosting a Shred Day on October 24, 2020 from 9am-2pm at the following locations-


  • Glendale HQ 701 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
  • Rosenell Branch 420 N. Rosenell Terrace Los Angeles, CA 90026


  • San Diego HQ 5898 Copley Dr. San Diego, CA 92111
  • South Bay Branch 45 N. Broadway Chula Vista, CA 91910

Shred Day will be a PAPER ONLY event. No electronic items will be processed.
At this contactless drive-thru event,   all members must stay in their vehicles and have their shred items packaged in a bag(s) or box(es) in their back seat or trunk.

10/2/2020 Friday Freebies & Deals

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This Friday’s freebies and deals: This week is chock full of Freebies! I’m stoked. Both kids are back to school (part-time), so I’ve got a little wiggle room in the morning to get some writing and deal-hunting done! Also, now it’s October- Time to get Spoopy!

If you find a cool deal or freebie, please leave a comment!

Free Chips and Guacamole at Rubio’s

Free Red Chocolate Bar at Walmart

Free Digital Issue of Clean Eating Magazine

Free Ice Cream at Baskin Robbins

Free Sample of Wanderer Eau de Parfum

Free MegaFood Women’s One Daily Multivitamin Soft Chews

Make Money from Home

Free Taco at Rubio’s

Free Tub of Enfamil NeuroPro

Free $3 VUDU Movie Credit

Free Cards Direct Greeting Cards

FREE Amazon Baby Box Samples Back in Stock

Free Beauty Spatty Tools Spatula

Free Sample of Giorgio Armani My Way Fragrance

Free Sample of La Roche-Posay SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk

Free Pint of Nightfood Ice Cream

Free 1 Year ShopRunner Membership

Free Copy of Amazing Me It’s Busy Being 3! Book

Free Coloring Book for Adults App



Get A Slice for $5.00 on October 1st at The Cheesecake Factory

3 Grilled Chicken Tacos for ONLY $2.49 at Del Taco

Starting Friday 10/2, Get $10 Off $40 at Cheesecake Factory

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Footlong Subs at Subway

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Boneless Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub ONLY $3.69 (Reg. $9)

Germ-X Hand Sanitizer In Stock – Large 32oz Bottles NOW $3.99

LEGO Disney Frozen II Olaf Kit ONLY $7.99 (Reg. $15)

Essentials Cotton Bath Towel ONLY $2.80 (Reg $8)

Disney Toy Story 4 Add-A-Charm Jewelry Set ONLY $5.99 (Reg $15)

Gaming headsets with Noise Canceling Mic ONLY $16.99 (Reg $30)

Melissa & Doug Luke & Lucy Twin Dolls ONLY $20.99 (Reg $40)