It’s Freebie Time!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
While a flower in your mail box is cute, freebies are better!

There are some pretty cool freebies available now and free events coming up soon!

Free LEGO Bricktober Events at Toys R Us

Free Samples of Bragg Delight Seasonings & Nutritional Yeast

Free Walmart Welcome Baby Box

Free Sample of Meow Mix Single Servings Cups

Free Sample of Carnation Breakfast Essentials

Panera Members – Free Bagel Everyday in October

Free Panda Express Entree with Any Side Item Purchase

Advertisements

Freebie Roundup!

DSC03565

 

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!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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!

 

Illness and My Birthday…

file0001442071545 The worst part of being sick as a mom to small kids is that there is seldom time to rest, which means the illness lingers. Additionally, the likelihood that you got the illness from one of those small people is pretty great.

I’ve been battling a plague for over a week. That means, yes, I spent my birthday coughing and blowing my nose…sexy, no?

Overall, it was a great day. Lil’ Man drew me a book. He was going to make me a card, but he wanted to make me something I’d keep forever, so he made a book with pictures of reptiles. He drew most of them himself, and only used stickers from his reptile sticker book a few times. It’s very sweet.  Hubs got me a new FitBit!

The kids and I spent each day after school last week collecting birthday freebies, you can see my list of the goods here and here. We sprinkled it in with trips to the park (where I sat on a bench and coughed) or other errands. Lil’ Man’s overall favorite is the mini bundt from Nothing Bundt Cake. My fav is free lunch at Rubio’s.

Other than than, I’ve been going to bed early and napping during the day while Bitty sleeps, which is the reason there haven’t been any posts in a week. Now that I’m about 75% better, there should be more posts coming, including some fun DIY posts coming up about making infused oils (it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts!).

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I posted a photo of some floral print fabric the other day. I am the costume designer for a local theatre’s production of the stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird. That’s right, before I blogged about frugal living and clipping coupons, I designed and made costumes for theatres, movies, renaissance faires, LARP’s, and historical recreationists.

So now you know what I’ve been up to.. What’s going on with you?

Save Big with Amazon Prime Day!

TOMORROW is Amazon Prime Day– That means Amazon Prime members will find Amazon deals hotter than Black Friday. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, toys, video games, movies, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more.

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 8.00.26 AMAnd there are all kinds of contests and giveaways! I know I’d love to win $10000 in Amazon GC, how about you?

What’s so special about Amazon Prime? For just $100/year, you have access to the following perks:

  • Unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Video.
  • A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (You don’t have to own a kindle either, any e-reader works! I use my iPad).
  • Plus- There are tons of Free Kindle Books available each day!

We def. get our money’s worth with Prime! Between the great TV shows and movies and free shipping, it is a very valuable service for our family!

Birthday Freebies!

file851348626627My birthday has already passed, and this year was the first year I didn’t redeem all of my birthday freebies. Between all the awesome things going on in life (Preschool, the new baby coming, and not having the energy to get off my butt and cruise all over town), I stuck mostly to the awesome free stuff that was close to the house. I wanted to share with ya’ll all the sweet stuff you can score for free just fer having a birthday!

I recommend signing up for these freebies at least a month before your birthday, so there is enough time for you to be added to their list. I have included only the freebies that I have signed up for and personally received in 2015, so there is no bunk.

Most of these offers can be redeemed any time during your birthday month, so no need to cram all of this excitement into one day! I try to pull together offers that are close to one another 3-4 a day once or twice a week in February, combined with my regular errands.

birthday-border-edges

Non-food Goodies:

  • Free goodies at Sephora (It changes every year)
  • Free swag at Aveda (Free special blended body product),
  • $3.00 ECB at CVS when you register online for the CVS ExtraCare Beauty Club
  • DSW Shoe Warehouse – $5 off birthday coupon, plus 500 points for signing up for their loyalty club.
  • If you’ve got kids, sign up for Geoffry’s Birthday Club at Toys R Us. Your child will receive a card in the mail, a gift certificate and coupons to use in store.
  • Members of the Cost Plus World Market Explorers program get a surprise birthday gift, among other perks; you will also get a 10% off coupon upon enrollment.
  • Members of the AMC Theater loyalty club, AMC Stubs receive a special surprise for their birthday.  (Stubs costs $12/year to join)
  • As a member of Swagbucks, you’ll get 50 Swagbucks on your birthday.
  • Torrid– Members of the DivaStyle Club will receive $10 off their next purchase of $10+
  • K-Mart Kids Club: Your kiddo will get $5.00 coupon to spend in the store and other birthday goodies!
  • Old Navy: Sign up for their email list and they’ll send you a $5.00 off coupon to use in store.  You can also sign your kids up too! Scroll all the way to the “Sign up and Save” box at the bottom of the page.

birthday-border-edges
Free Food Noms:

  • Red Robin:  FREE burger on your birthday and all the latest Red Robin news.
  • Cold Stone Creamery:   Free ice cream on your birthday when you buy one at regular price.
  • Rubio’s   Free plate/combo
  • Del Taco  Free Shake (You also get something free when you sign up!)
  • Starbucks – register a free Starbucks Card and get a free birthday handcrafted beverage of your choice(as well as other goodies throughout the year).
  • Benihana Japanese Restaurant – complimentary meal up to $30 when you purchase an Adult meal at Regular Price (You must sign up for The Chef’s Table club) . This used to be a FREE meal, no strings attached, it was changed last year.
  • Baskin Robbins Ice Cream – One free scoop (2.5 oz),.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream – Free single scoop.
  • Sonic Drive-in: Free Medium beverage (OMG- Cherry Limeade FTW!)
  • Denny’s: Free Grand Slam for your Birthday. They also email out other freebies and coupons.
  • IHOP: Free Rooty Tooty Fresh and Fruity combo on your birthday.
  • Arby’s Birthday Club: Offers a “surprise” This year I think it was a shake. yum!
  • Dunkin Donuts Birthday Club will kick down with a free coffee.   I’ve included DD’s, even though we don’t live near one, I love their coffee.
  • Burger King Crown Club for Kids: Free Surprise for your kiddo’s b-day!
  • Daphne’s Pita Points Club Members:  on your Birthday receive $5 added directly into your Pita Points account.
  • Jersey Mike’s: Free Sub for your Birthday!
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: When you sign up for a Smile-age Account, you’ll score a free Fro Yo for your B-day!  (I love Menchie’s!)
  • Weinerschnitzel: Free Corn Dog for your Birthday!
  • Cinnabon: Free Mochalatta Chill for your birthday, and a free minibun when you sign up.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes: Join their email list and receive a FREE Bundlet on your Birthday. (look for the link at the bottom of their website)
  • Sbarro Rewards Club: Free piece of pizza for your birthday when you purchase a drink. You’ll also get a coupon for a free slice when you sign up.
  • Pick up Stix: Free order of Cream Cheese Wontons for your Birthday with any purchase.
  • Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt: Free Frozen Yogurt on your birthday.
  • Sprinkles: Get a free cupcake for your birthday when you join the Sprinkles birthday club.
  • Pita Pit: Free Pita for your birthday when you join the Pita Pit E-Club!

Some offers that I have been told about but no longer exist include: free tokens for the b-day kid at Chuck E. Cheese, free cheeseburger at Fuddruckers (now it’s a BOGO), Free cake at Corner Bakery Cafe (It’s a free dessert WYB an entree), free brow wax at the Benefit Brow Bar.

I live in Southern CA, so I have different offers than other websites, because not all establishments that offer freebies are nationwide. Please leave your favorite birthday freebies in the comment section of this post!