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Monday, September 8, 2008

Money Saving Monday

I have been super excited lately about reading blogs with my new reader, Google Reader. It brings all my favorite blogs right to my reader, each time they write a new post. Now I don't have to go look at 50 blogs a day and see if they have new posts, they automatically get delivered to me.

This has helped me save tons of time and be able to read even more blogs. My favorite blogs are by crazy stay at home moms who seemingly compete who can get the most free samples and best deals weekly. They find them, blog about them, and then I go do them!

This week we saved TONS! The paper this week had great ads and coupons for us. Our "overstock" cupboard is literally overflowing into every room in our house. I took photos of our extras and I'll post them in the next day or two. Between this and Angel Food Ministries, we should have our weekly groceries down to things like eggs and milk along with our super great sales from ads combined with coupons.

I'm going to try to start posting new samples, freebies, coupon codes and great deals here each week. You can find old posts about this by searching for the label "Freebies/Coupons/Deals".

I try not to include any samples that require you to sign up for other things or answer 50 question surveys in order to get the sample, but some might sneak in here and there if they are a sample I haven't personally requested. If you do have to do something out of the ordinary, I'll try to remember to mention it.

I would recommend making a second email address to use to sign up for all these freebies, that way your regular email doesn't get filled up with advertisements. I made RSBrill@yahoo.com and use it expressly for online surveys, coupons, contests, giveaways and samples. And once a week or so I go in and delete all the mail.


One Year Subscription to TV Guide (requires you to enter a friend's email-you can use rsbrill@yahoo.com)
Carefree Sample
Fisher Price Geo Trax DVD
Fisher Price Planet Heroes DVD
Free Custom Fruit Rollup (you must sign up for a newsletter from Box Tops for Education)
Free Full Size Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
Pledge Multi Surface Wipes Sample and $1 coupon (you have to answer a 2 question survey first)
Duncan Hines Delectible Carrot Cake Free after Rebate
Night-time Renewal Kit from Tempur-Pedic!
14-day supply of Nature Made(R) Liquid Softgel Vitamins.
samples of Crystal Light, Purell, Blistex for joining REMEDYLife.
box of Touch of Gray for Men with this printable coupon!
sample pack of X2O energy drink for a quick survey!
30 minutes of tutoring for your child from Tutor.com!
Fiber One - Cereal, chewy bar, and coupons! A great sample!
Pantene Expressions - Got more free shampoo & conditioner to try! No coupon, but you can still request this sample by signing-in to the P&G website.
Head & Shoulders - Another free shampoo & conditioner sample. You can choose from smooth & silk or dry scalp.
Healthy Balance Juice - I got my $1 off 2 coupon and a 25 cent coupon with recipes for Old Orchard Healthy Balance Juice.
Hanes - You too can be getting several pairs of free underwear in the mail! Just enter Hanes Wedgie-Free Wednesday once a week and you can win this sweeps more than once!
Family Circle - You can still request 2 free issues from StartSampling. If you already have a subscription, they will simply add on 2 issues to it.
Kraft Food & Family - A great free magazine from Kraft and I was happy to see the Fall issue had 4 coupons in it.
American Baby - Yet another free magazine! Like a short version of Parents magazine.
Lactaid - Got a 4-packet sample to try for free.
Free Master Lock at Sears Hardware- In store
Free Guitar Strings
Home Depot - Free Do It Herself Workshops - register for a free in-store class and receive a 10% off coupon
FREE Bag of Purina Yesterday's News Litter
Free subscription to Pet Style News
FREE Subscription - Remedy Magazine
Receive a free sample of Mary Kay mascara
Free Sample of Oxyfresh Toothpaste

Walmart.com always has free samples. For me they always arrive exactly as they said, quickly and usually with pretty good coupons. This week their samples are:
Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes - Just add some pampering to your everyday bathroom routine.
Gain with Baking Soda - Get sparkling clean clothes with a scent you’ll love.
alli® Book – Read about real people who lost weight with alli®.
Benefiber Sticks – New single-serving size makes it simple and easy to travel.
Benefiber Fiber Supplement – Add the fiber you need to your cooking.
Cascade® Complete All-in-1 + Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – Get your dishes completely clean with the new Cascade® Complete All-in-1 formula.
Kotex Pads, Liners and Tampons – New and improved pads, liners and tampons for ultimate comfort and convenience.
Tampax® Pearl – Only Tampax® Pearl has the LeakGuard™ braid and core protection built in.
Ultra Downey TotalCare – Help keep that first-wear love alive.

Freeflys.com has an ongoing list of some free samples. You can also get a RSS feed when they get new samples to read easily in Google Reader.


Custom Fruit Rollups Coupon
You can go here and choose pictures and text to have printed on your customized fruit rollups. The price is $30 for 30 roll ups and my shipping was $7. The coupon code MYFRU10 will get you $10 off your order total.

Tons of printable Babies R Us coupons valid until 9/14 and if you shop online you can enter code 923913 for $5 off of $25.

Babycenter.com Free Shipping on $25 or more: Coupon Code SHOPPING

DSW.com Free Shipping on $25 or more: Coupon Code RSHPDSW

Gap.com Get 20% off Baby Gap purchases of $75 or more through September 21: Coupon Code BBDHNJL9C6JB

Every Monday there is a new code to get a free rental from Redbox DVD vending machines. The code is only good on Monday and the DVD has to be back by Tuesday at 9pm but you can't beat a free movie rental. Also, the code works once for each credit or debit card, so if you have more than one, you can rent more than one movie for free. Deal Seeking Mom lists the codes each Monday.

If you shop at Kroger, you can load coupons onto your Kroger card and get coupon credit by simply presenting your Kroger card at checkout. There are two sites that do this, (shortcuts.com and P&G eSaver) and they each have different coupons. The bonus is that these online coupons are typically the same as coupons in the Sunday paper, but if you load the coupon onto your card AND cut out the coupon and take it in to the store, you get the coupon credit TWICE!!


Target.com has Free Shipping when you purchase $50 or more in Baby Gear

Earth's Best Baby Food is BOGO at Publix this week. Wish we had a Publix here, thats a stockopportunity!!

Toys R Us stores have ALL DVDs and BluRay's for buy 2 get the 3rd free until Saturday. We stocked up on some for Christmas and Lil's Birthday.

Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Piper Lime have combined shipping fees of only $7 whether you shop from one store or all four. If you add something from Piper Lime to your order of any thing from any of the other three stores to your order, shipping is FREE. (if you're looking for something from Piper Lime to add to your order, Lillian is drooling over these in size 4.)

We've started using Angel Food Ministries for the bulk of our groceries. You can read a review about the program here.

Walmart.com always has a good selection of items available for 97 cent shipping.

If you have a Food Lion in your area, if you buy six gallons of milk from August to December this year and save the register "ticket" that prints with your receipt, you can turn in the tickets for a free gallon of milk. Not bad for us since milk here is $5.99 a gallon.

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