1/13/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

Sorry this has been so late today.

The big kid tested positive for ‘Rona, and so I’ve been dealing with a sick kiddo (he mostly has a headache and is “soooo bored” that he’s taking naps a lot), plus little sister had to quarantine because of close contact (she and I both tested negative on Tuesday). And I’m rocking my annual sore throat that culminates in losing my voice for a week.  Other than that… We are doing great!

I’m going to try and include links to free local events as well. Please remember to follow all local public health guidelines. In California, that means wearing masks inside businesses and public spaces.

I’m working on new birthday freebies for 2022 as well. If you know of any, please drop me an email!


Free Fire Ant Temporary Tattoo
Free Maddy’s Sweet Shop Shortbread Snaps
Free Soapbox Vitamin Complex Shampoo
Free Makebreak: Silver and Snow Paint Pour Art at Michael’s
Free CVS Health Baby Wipes
Free Wildlife Services Tick Remover
Free Just Crack An Egg Omelet Rounds at Walmart
Free Lane Bryant Gift Card Giveaway
Free At-Home COVID Test (Anthem Insurance holders only)
Free Veggiecraft Farms Veggie Pasta
Free Beauty Services at Aveda
Free OUI Juicy Couture Play Eau de Parfum Set
Free Sample of Hermes Paris Fragrance
Free SOS Hydration Kids Electrolyte Drink Mix at Walmart
Free Candle & Diffuser + $75 eGift Code
Free Emerald Ash Borer Temporary Tattoo
Free Sample of Enemeez Mini or Enemeez Plus Samples
Free Racecar Track Sets
Free NotCo Plant-Based Milk Alternative
Free Sample of Yes Life CBD Oil & Hemp CBD Pain Relief Cream
Free Coca-Cola with Coffee at Walmart
Free I Am Still Serving Decal
Free Mexican Fruit Fly Temporary Tattoo
Free Bestway Slide ‘n Glide Party Kit
Free Defend the Flock Magnet
Free Spotted Lantern Fly Stickers
Free Vital Proteins Collagen Peptide at Select Stores
Free Soapbox Vitamin Complex Conditioner
Free Hallmark Card Every Month
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Smart Battery Powered Toothbrush
Free Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Temporary Tattoo
Free Origins Original Skin Matte Moisturizer
Free Lintbells YuMOVE Joint Health Supplement for Dogs


Dani Leopard Clutch ONLY $14.99 Shipped (Reg $29.99)
Pocket Collared Coat ONLY $14.97 (Reg $55)
Kate Spade Bailey Shoulder Bag ONLY $89 (Reg $359)
Divatex Quick Dry Hand Towel ONLY $2.93 (Reg $10)
Bella Pro Series 4.2-qt Analog Air Fryer ONLY $29.99 (Reg $60)
Hunter Women’s Tall Boots ONLY $79.97 (Reg $150)
Little Tikes Whale Teeter Totter ONLY $25 (Reg $75)
Champion Boys Basketball Shorts ONLY $9.59 (Reg $24)
Lancôme Eye Makeup Remover ONLY $16 (Reg $32)
Spider-Man Hat And Wallet ONLY $8.30 (Reg. $20)
Lenovo Smart Clock 2 ONLY $49.99 (Reg $70)
Philips Sonicare One Rechargeable Toothbrush $23.95 (Reg. $40)
Victoria’s Secret Classic Backpack ONLY $12.99 (Reg $30)
MUK LUKS Women’s Sarina Boots ONLY $27.99 (Reg. $60)
Ulta Love Your Skin Event: 50% Off Lancome, Murad and More
NuWave 15.5-Qt Air Fryer Oven $110 + $25 Kohl’s Cash
Chatties Fuchsia Glitter Clog for Girls ONLY $7.99 (Reg $20)
Brother P-Touch PT-M95 Label Maker ONLY $24.99 (Reg. $50)

Sephora: New Birthday Freebies for 2022!

The 2022 Birthday Gifts from Sephora have arrived! And this year they are awesome!  Choose a mini set from Laura Mercier, amika, Tatcha, or Olaplex. While supplies last.*

I’m most excited about the Laura Mercier mini set, and my birthday is next month, so I’ll be posting more birthday freebies as they start to arrive in my inbox!

*Beauty Insiders are eligible to redeem one birthday gift per year. Redeem in Sephora US and Canada stores, on sephora.com and sephora.ca, in Sephora at Kohl’s stores, on kohls.com, and at Sephora Inside JCPenney Stores. Gift selection may vary at Sephora Inside JCPenney. Must provide Beauty Insider email address at the time of redemption. No purchase is necessary for in-store redemption. Merchandise purchase required for online redemption. Redeem two weeks before or after your birthday or any time during your birthday month. Offer not valid on jcp.com. If you are having problems redeeming online, please contact customer service at sephora.com/contact-us. A birthday gift is provided “as is”. Substitutions may occur. Valid while supplies last. This offer is subject to change, alteration, or termination by Sephora at its sole discretion at any time.

1/7/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

It’s the first Friday of 2022, and there are some awesome free freebies and deals this week.

I’m going to try and include links to free local events as well. Please remember to follow all local public health guidelines. In California, that means wearing masks inside businesses and public spaces.

I’m working on new birthday freebies for 2022 as well. If you know of any, please drop me an email!


Free Covergirl Clean Fresh Brow Gel
Free 2022 Fashionphile Calendar
Free Seaworld Teacher Card
Claim $12 in the Welch’s Juice Class Action Settlement
Free Genexa Kids Cough & Chest Congestion
Text for $10 Off at Lane Bryant = Free Item
JCPenney Portraits – Free 8×10 for Military Families
Free Sample of WowButter Creamy Peanut Free Toasted Soy Spread
Free 2022 Defend the Flock Chicken Calendar
Focus Group Needs New Members – Pays with Visa Debit Cards
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Milwaukee Die-Cut Decal
Free Field + Farmer Dressing & Dips Coupon
Free $5 Amazon Gift Card
Checkout 51 – Free Winter Wellness Essentials Sample Box
Free Sample of La Roche-Posay Toleriane Moisturizer
Free Heineken 0.0 Sample Pack
Free Protein2O Drink Mix Sample Pack
Free 2022 Paint the Park Calendar
Free 2-Year Subscription to Garden & Gun Magazine
Free Facial Serum + $75 eGift Code
How I Scored a $266 Breast Pump & Accessories for FREE
Free Celltrient Cellular Health Supplement Packets
Free 2022 Enginetech Wall Calendar
Free Wild Planet Wild Tuna Pasta Salad
Free Cool Beans Frozen Wrap
Free Jfoodo Miso Chatterbox Kit
Free Stomp Rocket Toy
Free Large Fries at McDonald’s
Free Charmin Mega Roll Extender
Free Celltrient Cellular Health Supplement Packets
Free American Spirit Butt Pouches & Gift
Free NHL Center Ice Channels Preview – Last Day
Free Michael’s Craft Events
Free Zesty Paws 8-in-1 Bites for Dogs
Free Olly Sleep Gummy Vitamins at Select Stores
Free Books, Journals, Stickers & More


dreamGEAR Starter Kit for Nintendo Switch ONLY $39.99 (Reg $100)
Kate Spade Darcy Small Bucket ONLY $99 (Reg $359)
Luminarc 4-Piece Glassware Sets ONLY $3.99 (Reg $25)
Today Only: 30% Off Your Online Order at Old Navy
TCL 50-Inch Roku Smart TV ONLY $298 (Reg $450)
Nine West Ivani Combat Boots ONLY $35.99 (Reg $90)
Old Navy: EXTRA 40% OFF Clearance
Women’s and Men’s Zebra Crocs ONLY $20 (Reg $55)
MUK LUKS Carey Boots ONLY $27.99 (Reg. $65)
Men’s Jogger Sleep Pants ONLY $9.60 (Reg $30)
Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Sandal Slide ONLY $19.97 (Reg $40)
Ralph Lauren Pillows ONLY $8.99 (reg $25)
Witty Cold-Weather Boots ONLY $19.99 (Reg $50)
Bella 2-Slice Extra-Wide Toaster ONLY $14.99 (Reg $30)

January 2022: New Healthy Freebies From Social Nature!

 If you are into Organic/Natural/Healthy products, then Social Nature is right 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.

Social Nature has rounded up products that are available to try at a local grocery store or mass merchandiser near you.  Apply to Try the products that interest you to see if you’re a match here.

Here are some of the new sampling opportunities:

And one of the things I love about Social Nature is that they don’t leave our friends with food allergies out.

There are sampling offers for Gluten-free, nut-free, meat-free foods frequently.

Canadian Friends- You are in luck, there are sampling opportunities for you too! So if you love trying new products, check out Social Nature!




Smart & Final Now has and App and Digital Coupons!

Smart and Final, a California based grocery store has entered the 21st century! We have one close by, so it’s our go-to for milk or other mid-week items. They are known for having club-sized items without having to join a club, and they have a lot of foodservice sized products.

In their store flyer for this week, there was an ad for their new app, complete with a 15% off coupon when you download their app and clip the digital coupon! Woo Hoo!

Once you sign up and add your phone number and email, download the app from wherever you get apps. You can log on and you’ll find the usual manufacturer coupons, but you’ll also find these sweet coupons:

The Pepsi coupon snuck in there, but 15% off, and savings on eggs (valid in CA only, other states may get other coupons instead) are both great.

I don’t really do much paper couponing these days unless it’s coupons I receive in the mail (usually from Social Nature), so saving money at Smart and Final has been limited to apps like Ibotta and Fetch Rewards in the past. And with the prices of food going up, this 15% off coupon could be a great way to save if you need to start your year off with a large shopping trip. And you can combine that coupon with others, so you can still clip other digital coupons, and use rebate apps too!

Tips for Getting a Deal on Glasses!

Kids are rough on everything, including glasses. The big kid usually goes through 1-2 pairs a year, just in day-to-day wear and tear (and being a 10-year-old boy). Luckily I’ve found some ways to save money on glasses and I thought I’d share.

1- Take advantage of existing vision insurance. Look on the back of your kid’s health insurance card to find out which company handles the vision coverage, or give your child’s health insurance carrier a call. My kids receive one eye exam and 1 free pair of glasses per year. I’m not sure if it’s available in all states.

2-If you need help getting glasses or vision exams for your kids, check out Vision to Learn. They operate in 13 states and partner with the Boys and Girls Club, offering free eye exams and eyeglasses for kids. If you aren’t in a state where they operate, check out InfantSEE.  They offer Kids 6 months-1 year a free eye exam.

If you are 65+, you can obtain a free eye exam from Eye Care America.

3- Onto the deals. Once you have your prescription in hand, check out online stores like Abbe glasses. They have great deals on frames and lenses. I scored two pairs of glasses for under $50 for the big kid with their BOGO sale. ILoveGlasses also has good deals as well. Both of these companies are great for budget-conscious families. If you are looking for something a little higher-end (or for grown-ups), I also like Warby Parker.

They have a great glasses try-on program, and they also sell Contacts. In fact, they have a free contact offer.

Having used Warby Parker before, their glasses are great, and their service is amazing! We bought glasses online, and later when they needed to be adjusted (helpful tip: Don’t roughhouse with kids when you are wearing glasses), we took them to our local Warby Parker store and they “tuned up” the glasses FOR FREE!

And if you are wondering what to do with all of the old eyeglasses in your house that are no longer your current prescription…. The Lions Club helps recycle eyeglasses and get them into the hands of the needy. You can find out more about how and where to recycle your unwanted eyeglasses here.  I also recommend checking with your local optometrist’s office. They frequently partner with local Lion’s Clubs to collect old glasses. You could help a person in need get the glasses they can’t afford!

What are your tips for saving on glasses and contacts?

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12/32/2021 Freebie Friday!

It’s Friday! And the last Friday of the year, and usually that would mean a blowout freebie and deal post, but not so this year. Between supply chain shortages, the uptick in the new variant, there aren’t tons of great freebies or deals, but I’m always on the lookout.

But, fear not friends, I’ve still got some good stuff for you!




New Freebies from Try Products!

I posted about Try Products over the summer. There are a few new freebies from Try Products now. Try Products has amazing products for you to try absolutely FREE.  It’s 100% Free. No credit card is required EVER!

Here are the latest new offers:

12/17/2021 Friday Freebies!

This was my busy week. Doctor’s appointments, Bitty getting her casts off (and into walking braces/casts), an IEP meeting, and the last week of school for the year! WOO! The kids are looking forward to decorating cookies, going to look at Xmas lights, going to the zoo, and playing Legos.

There are still more holiday events going on around town. For more information and resources click here.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

There are some pretty cool freebies this week!


Free Josh Bilicki Racing Hero Card
Allure Beauty Enthusiasts – Free Beauty Products
Free MaryRuth’s Megadose Vitamin C Liposomal
Free $20 Dessert Credit with Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Free CleanWell Botanical Disinfecting Wipes
Free Wiley Wallaby Gluten-Free, Low-Sugar Party Pack
Free St. Jude Patient-Art-Inspired Sticker Pack
Free Dude Wipes at Walmart
Free Tinted Acne Patch Treatment + $40 eGift Card
Free Combo Meal at White Castle
Free Stop Soldier Suicide T-Shirt
Free Eucerin Sunscreen Sample Kit
Free débutante Taste of Japan Cooking Party Kit
Free Pack of Siete Tortillas Product Coupon
Free Noosa Yogurt Product Coupon – 1st 500
10 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Subscription to The Red Bulletin Magazine
Free 30-Day EverTears Self-Heating Eye Compress & Heating Pads
Text for $10 Off at Lane Bryant = Free Item
Free Kindra Essentials Kit
Free Subscription to Hudson Valley Magazine
Possible Free $200 Senior Citizens & Weight Loss Research Study
Free Sun-Maid Recipe Booklets
Free Snickers, Milky Way, or Three Musketeers at Casey’s
$3 for 1 Year of Healthy U TV (reg. $69)
Free Thermo Pro Food Thermometers
Free Froyo for Your Birthday at SweetFrog
Free Charlie Moore Autographed Card

12/10/2021 Friday Freebies!

We’ve had a busy week- Decorating our tree, checking out local lights, and wrapping gifts! And the kids and I are going through our closets and cleaning out the clothes that no longer fit or serve us to share with others- I’m a big fan of hand-me-downs.

There are a bunch of events coming up over the next week. Toy exchange tomorrow, and more information and resources here.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

There are some pretty cool freebies this week!


Free Fresh Cravings Hummus
Mack’s Free Ear Plug’s Giveaway – Every Weekday at 11am EST
Free 2022 Snort Calendar
Free Sample of CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Free Coffee or Tea at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Claim $25 in the Godiva Class Action Settlement
Free Special K Protein Meal Bars Chatterbox Kit
Free Olly Sleep Gummy Vitamins at Select Stores
Free Sample of Chanel Perfume
Free Farmacy Beauty 3-Day Healthy Skin Sample Set
Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell
Free Holiday Chocolate Candy at Big Lots
Free $50 Charity Donation Card
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Subscription to Vanity Fair Magazine
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Toasted Breakfast Burrito at Taco Bell – Today
Free Coffee or Fountain Drink at Pilot Flying J
Free Happy Hippo Kratom Sample
Free Subscription to Cosmopolitan Magazine
Free Samples of Astroglide Lubricant
Free Sample of Derma E Hydrating Day and Night Cream Duo
Free $25 Teens Research Study
Free Rockstar Energy Drink at Casey’s
Free Catit Creamy Cat Treats
Free Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier Sample
Free Church Mutual 2022 Calendar
Free $5 Amazon Prime Video Credit
Free Brown Scapular
Free Hot or Iced Coffee at Pret A Manger on Fridays
Free 2022 Erie & Arts Calendar
Free $200 Household Appliances Research Study
Free Lane Bryant Gift Card Giveaway
Free Youtheory Daily Fat Burner


New Apple AirPods 3rd Generation ONLY $139.99 (Reg $179)
Arizona Men’s Graphic Hoodie ONLY $10.49 (Reg $44)
Disney Minnie Mouse Phone and Camera ONLY $10.99 (Reg. $22)
Funkoverse Marvel 100 4-Pack ONLY $20.15 (Reg. $40)
Kate Spade Glitter Crystal Stud Earrings ONLY $19.99 (Reg $32)
Fortnite Early Game Survival Kit Figure Pack $9.93 (Reg. $20)
Martha Stewart Mattress Pad ONLY $16.99 (Reg $40) – Any Size!
Hot Tools Mid-Size Pink Hair Dryer ONLY $17.99 (Reg $50)
My Little Pony Izzy Moonbow Set ONLY $5 (Reg $15)
Kate Spade Lexy Shoulder Bag ONLY $89 (Reg $399)
Disney Raya Fashion Doll ONLY $6.05 (Reg. $16)
Minnie Mouse Cell Phone & Camera Set ONLY $10.99 (Reg $22)
50% OFF Sweatshirts and Sweatpants at Old Navy