Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Freebies

Thursday, August 28, 2008

More health and beauty freebies

FREE pet treats!

From the website: We know your pet will fall in love with our NEW Pet Greens® Treats! Our tasty treats are a great way to provide your dog or cat with the green nutrition they need to live a healthy and happy life.

Experience the power of green nutrition! Simply complete the form below and we'll send you a FREE sample of our Pet Greens® Treat for your pet to enjoy!

U.S. residents only. Limit one per household. Offer good while supplies last. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

FREE can of Neocate infant formula

Get a FREE can* of Neocate baby formula here.
*One sample can per person, household, family or address (no P.O. Boxes).
Nutricia North America retains the right to refuse if it deems not valid or complete.
Void where prohibited, taxed, or restricted by law. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.
Neocate communications will be sent to the email address provided above.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Free movie rental from Birds Eye and Blockbuster

Just got this in my email: Share your best mom story and a photo of your mom and we’ll send you a coupon for a free movie rental from Blockbuster® and your mom could be featured on our website. Share you story here.

Health and Beauty freebies

Yummy freebies, samples and more!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Household and pet freebies

FREE Aveeno tote

Receive your FREE* eco-friendly tote bag as a special gift here. It requires you to enter UPC codes from two Aveeno products; you can use these: 38137001463 and 38137001461.

*One per person. While supplies last. Allow 4 to 8 weeks for delivery of gift. If gift is unavailable, it may be replaced with an item of equal or greater value. Registration begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET ") on August 22, 2008 and ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on September 25, 2008. Void where prohibited.

FREE publications (IT)

It's no secret that IT is the fastest developing (and most money making) industry nowadays. Whether you are already employed in IT field or are considering to launch a career in information technology, I'm sure you will find these FREE publications useful.
They are available for FREE for a limited time only, so order yours today (or spread the word to your colleagues who may be interested)

Monday, August 25, 2008

FREE Silk Almond Serum with Jojoba (trial size)

Complete a short survey to receive a free trial size sample of of Nature’s Essential Ingredient Silk Almond Serum with Jojoba.

Shopping with coupons: lessons learned

Shopping during double and triple coupon days has been quite a learning experience for me. Here are the lessons that I learned:

1) if the stores are not doing this promo often, there is a great chance that they are not prepared to handle all smart shoppers that will jump in on an extra-savings opportunity. The doubling/tripling coupons started last Thursday, and there were only 3 checkout lanes open on Thurday night. The lines were huge and it took forever to check out.

2) if this is a limited-time action (ours was 4-day only promo), it will likely attract customers who may not normally shop in the store, but have a bunch of coupons to redeem. Not only this would add to the checkout time, you would also face your competition: searching for the same items you have coupons for, sometimes beating you to them and emptying the shelves if something's a particularly good deal.

3) speaking of the deals, with double and triple coupons they are awesome! I made one more trip to Shoppers during promo days (I needed to deposit my checks from surveys and reward programs, MySurvey and InboxDollars mostly, and my bank is conveniently located in Shoppers) and matched my coupons more carefully that time. Got a few products free or better:
  • Crab Classics imitation crabmeat (on sale for $1.99 each, free with doubled $1 coupon from here, limit 2 printouts per PC);
  • Easy Mac (on sale 10/$10 - 2 pks free with doubled $1/2 coupon from the most recent paper)
  • Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta (reg. $1.59/lb - better than free with doubled $1 coupon from the most recent paper)
  • Mt.Olive relish (2/$3 - free with tripled $.50 coupon from the paper)
  • French's mustard (priced between $1.20 and $1.34 - better than free with tripled $.50 coupon from the paper)
  • Rice-a-Roni or Pasta-Roni (10/$10 or 8/$10 - better than free with tripled $.50 coupon from here)
  • I also got a loaf of French bread free for a survey that printed at the bottom of my receipt last time around.
4) although it may be very tempting, next lesson is: do not try to redeem each and every coupon that you have. Just because it can be doubled or tripled doesn't mean you're getting the best deal: the product may be on sale at a competitor's store and you can get a better deal with the coupon redeemed for the face value there.

5) don't get discouraged if you can't redeem all the coupons you have! :) I have observed a couple trying to find ALL the items for ALL the coupons and getting very upset if they couldn't. It's not the end of the world. Seriously.

6) shop on Saturday. Our crazy sale run Thursday thru Sunday. All the early birds flew in on Thursday, and most of the folks I know were going to shop there on Sunday: they had to take the advantage of the promo, but needed to find/clip/organize their coupons. That leaves Friday when a lot of folks stock up for the upcoming weekend, and Saturday... when it was nice: some of the stuff that was sold out on Thursday got re-stocked and there were very few people in the store :)

7) it helps to organize the coupons by aisles. After the first trial run, I had a pretty good idea what is located where, and when I put my coupons in the order I'd expect to see the products in the store, it was a breeze to find what I needed.

8) if the coupon says "do not double" it doesn't mean it won't double at the register. This is something that I learned from comments to my earlier post, but haven't tried this time around. All the coupons I had doubled and tripled correctly (but none said "do not double" as I had separated and left those at home)

This was fun! :)
I hope Shoppers (or any other grocery store in our area) does it again!

FREE Aveeno Positively Ageless sample + coupon

To receive a coupon for $1.50 off AVEENO® facial care products and a free sample of POSITIVELY AGELESS™ Lifting & Firming NIGHT CREAM, simply complete the required information fields here and check the boxes selecting your preference. And be sure to visit the site often, as AVEENO® will have even more information and offers for POSITIVELY AGELESS™ soon!

FREE Roadmap to Success guide

Receive the FREE guide, "Roadmap to Success: Driving Bottom Line Results with People Performance," and learn from the insights of today's leading HR experts here.

Geographic Eligibility: USA, Canada

We have a winner! :)

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed their ideas for school lunches for Victoria! We have packed our first one together this morning (she decided on a seafood salad, crackers, grapes and yogos as a treat; we have froze her water bottle to keep the food cold... now keeping my fingers crossed that it thaws by lunch time! :)).

Victoria has randomly selected a winner from all the comments received, and it is....


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Staples: last week of school supplies freebies

Staples has 3 instant freebies this week: 12-pk erasers (limit 2 per customer), pencil sharpeners (limit 2 per customer), pocket folders (limit 10 per customer). No tax charged in MD, so 14 items per person are 100% FREE :)

Victoria's folders always get messy after a while so it was nice to pick up some extras for free. Our Staples had 7 colors to choose from.

Friday, August 22, 2008


So, this was true: Shoppers triples coupons up to $.50 and doubles up to $1! I spent some time clipping all and every coupon up to a $1 that didn't say "do not double" and went on a Shopper's quest last night. The store was buzzing with the couponers all looking for the same items, comparing prices and waiting patiently at checkout lanes... that seemed to take forever!

I got a lot of stuff and learned a few lessons along the way.

I will not list everything individually (and I most certainly won't remember every coupon I used), but it's over $99 worth of stuff that I paid less than $28 for! Granted, I got some items that I wouldn't normally purchase or got multiples of something only because of the coupon requirements, but I bought NOTHING that we wouldn't use, and our fridge is full, so I'm happy (and as an added bonus we'll get to try some things that we don't usually buy).

I got 4-pk Scott toilet paper (ultra mega rolls!) and Scott paper towels, Marcal napkins (that's my favorite find - only $.19 after doubled coupon!), Quacker granola bars, 4-pk of Dannon yougurt, Warm Delights dessert bowl, Glade candle, huge bag of Malt-O-Meal cereal, 3 boxes of Yogos for Victoria (she's been asking for them forever and this is the first time I actually bought them... @$.50 each after coupons and sent the UPCs for Yogos Notebook Offer too :)), Ronzoni dinner kit, Pasta-Roni, Rice-a-Roni, 4 boxes of Success Rice, Daisy Sour Cream, French's mustard (regular and 2 gourmet), 2 jars of Mt.Olive relish, 4 cans of new Campbell's Select Harvest soup, 6-pk of Fiber One yogurt, Smart Balance omega oil and buttery spread, Crisco omega oil, 2 tubs of Hilshire Farm deli meats, deli sliced Sargento cheese, Bob Evans fresh sausages, Philly Cheesecake filling (huge tub!), Hilshire Farm smoked sausage (the only item I didn't use coupon for - this is something DH asked for) and Crab Classic crab meat. (Phew, I think that's it!).

Most of my coupons came from recent papers, but here are the printables that are worth mentioning:

1) Crab Classic is on sale this week for $1.99, there's a $1 printable here, that doubles to $2 = your crab meat is FREE

2) Rice-a-Roni are on sale 10/$10, there's a $.50 printable here, that triples to $1.50, so you are actually getting $.50 overage!

3) Pasta Roni are on sale 8/$10 and 10/$10 (depending on variety), use the same coupon to get it better than free! [you can print 2 coupons per computer]

4) Malt-o-Meal cereal: HUGE bag is $2.69 (and they have great varieties too), there's a $1 printable here (or print it from the widget on the right side of my page or below), that doubles to $2 = your final price is $.69!

What did you get?

Origins - FREE gift set + FREE shipping on ANY order!

Origins Online (ELC)
OMG! Origins is doing this again! They are giving out 4-piece gift sets with every order (and you even get to choose which one you want!) and have free shipping an all orders as well! I have ordered the last time around and was absolutely pleased: the order came in two days beautifully gift wrapped and even had extra goodies in it.No code needed, but hurry to get the best selection!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

FREE Orville Redenbacher’s® Popcorn Cakes - WalMart

Another great freebie from WalMart: FREE Orville Redenbacher’s® Popcorn Cakes. Get yours here. Hurry -- there's only one flavor left (cheddar) and I have a feeling WM will run out pretty soon.

$10 off $25 at Amazon

Just came across a $10 off $25 code for Amazon. Check out their amazing clearance deals (up to 98% off!). The code is said to apply to clearance items as well! I haven't tried it yet; off to shop now :)

$10 off $25 code - CLRANC78.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Shoppers: tripling coupons up to $.50 and doubling up to $1!

My DH was so excited that we scored some free rice at Shoppers last week and said we should definitely do it again, if Shoppers would decide to make tripling coupons a standard practice. I laughed: it was the first time ever that any store in our area tripled coupons, and it was hard to believe that it would happed again any time soon.

Well, apparently I was wrong. DH has heard on the radio that this Thursday through Sunday Shoppers is tripling again - up to $.50 AND doubling coupons with values between $.51 and $1! It's even better than what they did last week (they didn't double higher value coupons). It looks like I will be going through my coupons tonight, clipping and sorting the ones that I might use at Shoppers in the next few days.

Any good coupons/deals out there?..
If your grocery stores double or triple coupons, which coupons do you use and what do you get?

FREE design magazines

We just purchased a house that needs some remodeling, so I'm actively looking for ideas. I've found some free subscriptions to design-oriented magazines, and thought I'd share. :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Crayola: FREE markers (and more!) for teachers and 20% off for everyone!!

Crayola is giving out FREE dry-erase markers to teachers here, FREE catalog here and FREE 2008/2009 school year calendar here.
Everyone else can enjoy their back-to-school savings offer -- extra 20% off any order with code: BTSCHOOL8 (expires 08/31/08)

$1 sale at BookCloseouts + $5 off $35 code

We love books and are so pleased that our kids read a lot. We visit our public library often, but it almost seems like our daughters have read almost everything that's age appropriate and interesting to them in our branch. I'm always looking for more books for them, and can hardly pass a good deal. I have ordered from a number of times and it looks like I'm off to place another order: for the month of August they have over 1000 items on sale at $1! (Click on "Promotions" and their $1 Summer Sale is right there)

To make the deal even sweeter, there's a coupon code to save $5 off $35+ order:
Code: BookSale-5

They are sending the books via USPS media mail, which usually takes a while, but is the cheapest shipping option for books.

FREE samples from DOVE - new links!

These Dove samples are offered by Univision FREE to US residents, but the request forms are in Spanish. Here's a little cheat sheet to help you fill out the forms:

Nombre -First Name
Apellido -Last Name
Direccion -Address
Ciudad -City
Estado -State
Código Postal -Zip Code
Telefono -Telephone
Correo Electronico -eMail
Fecha de Nacimiento -Birthdate
Estado Civil -Marital Status
Sexo -Sex

FREE CD: Stained Glass & Living Stones

Stained Glass & Living Stones
Electric Church
August 2007

Request your FREE CD here.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Free double roll of Scott TP - WalMart

WalMart is offering a FREE roll of Scott Extra Soft toilet paper for a limited time here.
Hurry, as I don't think this would last long: it says "while supplies last"!

School lunch dilemma and a chance for YOU to win a $5 Starbucks gift card

School starts on August 25th around here this year, and that is [gulp!] next Monday! I was flipping through all the papers that came from school and couldn't help noticing that they have raised the cost of school lunches: it's $2.90 now.

Last year we got a lunch card for Victoria, so she could get a hot and nutritious lunch at school. We had a mixed success with that: depending what's on the menu, she would either eat what she liked (usually pizza and/or a piece of fruit) or just get some milk and eat a snack that I packed for her daily. I tried packing lunches, but she brought most of them back as she "wasn't hungry", or complained that her lunch got cold and she didn't want to eat it cold (our elementary school doesn't have a microwave for students to heat their stuff. We wanted to donate it last year, but due to some norms and standards it's apparently not allowed :( I used a thermos jar and a FunTainer, but neither would keep the food warm enough until Victoria's lunch time)

So here's my cry for help here: even though we are generally happy that school lunches are available, we really don't want to spend $2.90 every day, especially if Victoria doesn't eat. We are looking for quick (to prepare and eat!) and inexpensive lunch ideas that would meet nutritious needs of a 7 1/2 year-old and would be appealing enough so she would actually eat her lunch and not trade it or bring it back. (Victoria doesn't eat peanut butter, so PB&J sandwiches are out; I usually also pack a piece of fruit and a cereal bar or crackers as a snack). Any tips on how to keep her food warm are also appreciated (like I said, we were using an insulated lunch box and a thermos jar or a FunTainer, but they weren't working well for us).

For every comment with school lunch ideas you will be entered to win a $5 Starbucks gift card. Links to your older posts are ok, pictures encouraged, but please try to limit your comments to one per day :)
One winner will be selected randomly on Sunday, August 24th, and announced on Monday, August 25th. If among the comments received we find an idea that would work for us, we may award another $5 Starbucks gift card to the author!


Free e-books from Prepared Pantry

Free samples and coupons: Cascade, Bounce, Ziploc and more

More FREE magazines!

Staples - free pencils, rulers and pencil sharpener

Speaking of school supplies, I thought I'd mention that Staples has 8-pk #2 pencils and 12" plastic rulers FREE (limit 2 per customer) this week. We also got a battery operated Slimline pencil sharpener: it's on sale for $10 this week and has a rebate for $10 pre-paid Visa card. You can submit the rebate online, so essentially you just pay tax for this cute, powerful and useful gadget :)

Other hot Back-to-School deals this week at Staples are plastic binders for $.25 each, assorted folders that are advertised for $.20 each but scanned $.05 yesterday (I'm not complaining! :)) and sturdy plastic pencil boxes for $.50 (these are great not just for pencils! we use a lot of these around the house)

I won! $5 Charity Challenge

I am so excited! I won a $5 CVS gift card @CouponCravings $5 Charity Challenge from last week! Erin is hosting a new challenge this week for $5 Walgreens gift card.
"The rules are the same as last week. Just leave me a comment by Friday at 8 p.m. ET with a little bit on how you’d use a $5 gift card from Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Walgreens or CVS to benefit your community (e.g., toiletries for the homeless shelter, canned goods for the food pantry, etc.)."
Part of the deal is "If you’re the winner, just take a photo of what you bought using the $5 gift card and either send me a link to the blog post you write about the charitable donation", but as I explained in my comment, I wouldn't rush to spend this gift card right away: I would wait until school supplies go on clearance (our CVS clearances them to 75% or even 90% off) and combined with manufacturers' and CVS store coupons, this $5 gift card can go a long way! I am planning on getting school supplies for Victoria's school: she goes to a public school and teachers often run out of pencils, pens, crayons and paper mid-year and ask for donations or spend their own money to buy stuff at regular prices. We try to stock up on great back-to-school sales at Staples and Office Depot (they offer freebies or penny items every week until school starts) and then on clearances at Target and CVS. We're making gift baskets filled with supplies and presenting them to Victoria's teachers 3 times a year: "Back-to-School" basket, then one around Christmas time, and another one in spring, when our school has teachers' appreciation week.

I will be sure to post pictures of what Erin's $5 gift card would buy, but that will probably happen towards the end of September or even in October - depending on our CVS store markdown schedule.

Thanks, Erin!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Drumroll, please!

My first giveaway is officially over - thanks so much to everyone who participated! As promised, the winner was picked tonight and it is....



in a nutshell

I haven't updated for a while: we have just bought a house and are super-duper busy right now. Excited, splattered with paint and tired. But happy :)
I still manage to carve some time for bargain shopping - mostly CVS (I had a lot of ECBs expiring this weekend, so I had to go and spend them even though I didn't really need anything), but also Staples and Office Depot for school supplies, and our local Shoppers tripled coupons up to $.50 - for the first time ever! - so we got some freebies there too. We've found Success Rice with was on sale 2/$3 with $.50 peelies on them (that when tripled, made the rice free), and here's a printable coupon for $.50 off any Rice-a-Roni or Pasta Roni (Rice-a-Roni is on sale 10/$10, so you're $.50 ahead when the coupon triples). You can print two coupons per computer I think, and you may need to register (it's free) and then click on "Printable grocery coupons", it was on the first page for me.
I can't count how many times we've been to Home Depot and Lowes this week, and I imagine this may become another part of our daily routine... We got a 10% HD coupon (that we're holding until we buy something big... which will probably happen tomorrow: we need to replace the doord) and a Lowes Bonus card, but other than that I'm not sure if there any other current offers for home imptrovement stores... Anyone?
Anyway, I'm going to pick the winner of my first giveaway and call it a night...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

101st post giveaway - CVS coupons

My blog is 100 entries long, so that's a reason to celebrate! :)
It still looks empty and ugly and sometimes I don't feel like posting, but it's very encouraging to see people stop by and comment on stuff they've found useful or share a tip that they think I may use.

I'd like to thank all of you who stop by by offering some coupons that you can use at your local CVS pharmacy. Just leave a comment (make sure I have a way to contact you if you win) and keep your fingers crossed :)

One lucky winner will receive the following coupons:
  • 2 x $5 off $30 back-to-school/stationery purchase (exp. 9/13) - these actually scan on anything in the store!
  • 5 FREE 4x6 prints from your digital camera or picture CD (exp. 12/31/09 - this is not a typo!)
  • $1.50 off BreathRX (exp. 8/31)
  • $2 off any Cristophe Beverly Hills purchase (exp. 8/31)
  • $1 off Aquapod natural spring water (exp. 9/30)
  • $3 off 2 Sally Hansen nail color (exp. 8/31)
  • 2 x Buy 2, get 1 free POWERade or POWERade Zero (exp. 8/30)
I know that a lot of CVS stores do not accept coupons printed online due to some fradulent coupons floating around, so I wanted to emphasize that these are NOT printed from the internet: these are real coupons from CVS booklets found at select stores. If I find any extras I'll throw them in as well :)

The winner will be randomly drawn on Sunday (8/17th) night and announced on Monday (8/18).
Good luck!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Free subscription to T.H.E journal

If you have school age children, here is a perfect back-to-school gift for your kids teacher(s)! I have entered my daughter's teacher's info and qualified for a free subscription to T.H.E. (Technology Horizons in K-12 Education). You can get one too -- here.

Free baby bottles

A number of leading brands is offering FREE BPA-free bottles:

Free sample of organic life teas

From the website: Every Sundance Organic Life Superfruit blend contains a fusion of exotic superfruits and health-promoting natural teas. So if you think you’ve had something similar before, you’re in for a surprise. These are vibrant, refreshing drinks, blending the best attributes of tea and juice. A hybrid of health and taste, and and each is made from carefully sourced organic ingredients. They’re an unbeatable organic combination of great taste and great health benefits. They’re Sundance—Everything good under the sun.

Select a Sundance Tea to find out what it can do for you, naturally.

Get a free sample here.

Free subscription to Online Strategies magazine

Online Strategies magazine and eZine focuses on best practices in all areas of online marketing, including e-commerce, search engine marketing, optimization, email marketing, web analytics and affiliate marketing.

Get your FREE susbcription here.

Geographic Eligibility: USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, South Africa, and Israel

Friday, August 8, 2008

$10 off $10 at Blockbuster!

Use code augappreciation to take $10 off your order of $10+ at Blockbuster.

*Promotional code expires 9/1/08. Use the code in this email to get $10 off your next purchase of $10 or more of any new or previously viewed DVDs from Discount is not valid for BLOCKBUSTER Online rental service, subscription services, BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards® or at BLOCKBUSTER stores. If purchase is less than ten dollars ($10), your account will not be credited the difference. Customer is responsible for all applicable taxes and shipping and handling for new product. Promotional code may be redeemed one time only. Not valid with any other offers. Subscriber discount will be applied to order. Limit one promotional code per account.

There's also free shipping on previously viewed movies!

Today ONLY! 80% off gift certificates at!

Today ONLY (08.08.08) New Gift Center has an 80% off sale for the first time ever! $25 gift certificates for $2!!! A lot of restaurants to choose from. Treat yourself or someone special - that's the best deal I've seen so far! (Sale ends today, 11:59 PM CDT)
Use code: FIRST

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Free magazines - Car & Driver and more

1) Qualify for your free 1-year subscription for Car and Driver magazine (from Mercury Magazines, must qualify here)
If you qualify, you may get up to 3 FREE magazines subscriptions.

2) Free subscription to Oracle magazine -
Oracle Magazine contains technology strategy articles, sample code, tips, Oracle and partner news, how to articles for developers and DBAs, and more. Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. Get yours here.

3) Get 2 Free issues of Family Fun magazine (you will not receive a bill and do not have to cancel) - here. You will need to login with your StartSampling ID, if you are not a member yet, join here FREE (they have other samples, coupons, contests and rewards for members as well)

4) Free subscription to Global Finance magazine here.
Global Finance delivers the full story; corporate finance, joint ventures and M&A, country profiles, capital markets, investor relations, currencies, banking, risk management, custody, direct investment, money management and all the rest-specifically tailored for corporate readers around the world.

Free Pedia-Pop electrolyte mix

Pedia-Pop Quick Mix was created for those on-th-go parents who are seeking the convenience of a lightweight travel-friendly electrolyte replacement product. Now you have it...JUST GRAB AND GO!

Get your free sample here.
You even get to choose the flavor - apple or orange!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Great costumes under $5

Clearance Costumes

As soon as the back-to-school sales start, I often find myself thinking about... Halloween. Only because I'm usually too late to get on the best deals: the nicer costumes seem to fly off the shelves even before the major Halloween sales start. This year I decided to started shopping (or at least looking for the deals) early: my girls are older and pickier now... And for them it's not about getting all dressed up and made up once a year: they love playing dress up and wearing fancy "princes" dresses, and regular prices for those are just outrageous!

Today I've stumbled upon a great place with an unbelievable promo going on: 5 items under $5, 5 days a week at BuyCostumes! Sadly, most of todays deals are already sold out - like this complete Cinderella costume that either of my girls would loooove. (They have a tiger mask that's just $.50 (@90% off!) and a few specials on adult-size costumes (76%-85% off) currently available through the link above)
I'll make sure I check back tomorrow: I'm excited to see what costumes will go below $5.

FREE $30 gift card for prescription (exp. 8/31)

Here is a printable coupon to get a free $30 gift card when you transfer your prescription to RiteAid. If you don't have a RiteAid or prefer to fill your prescriptions at another pharmacy check if they accept competitor's coupons (most of them do!). I have successfully used this coupon at CVS (on a new prescription), and I know that Target and Albertson's honor competitor's coupons as well.

This coupon is from RedPlum (the same company that puts coupon inserts in the Sunday papers) so it's completely legit. It expires 8/31, so there's still plenty of time to use it :)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Free Address Labels

There's a number of places that would send you free address labels - just for requesting more information or filling the form on their website. Some of them could use a donation, but it is not required to get your free labels.

Friday, August 1, 2008

School supplies: money maker @Office Depot (in-store)

Starting Sunday, August 3rd, Office Depot is having 10-pk Paper Mate pens on sale for $.25/pack; there's a printable coupon for $1 off any 2 PaperMate products here (you can print 2 coupons per PC). There are a few other penny deals advertized (pencil sharpeners, pencil cases, rulers, folders, crayons), so (hopefully) you'll be able to apply the overage towards some other school supplies that you might need. And, on top of that PaperMate contributes some %% to your Upromise account (they base it on pre-coupon price)! If you are not registered with Upromise, you might want to consider doing so (it's free!) and they help you save for college, by putting some %% of stuff you buy into your special college savings account - it doesn't cost you anything more than you pay in the store for the products you buy (and they don't care if you used coupons - as long as you pay with your registered credit card or scan your store loyalty card /for grocery stores and pharmacies/ you'll get what you're entitled to). It may be pennies, but they add up: my CVS shopping alone helped put aside over $20 into Upromise account! I hope the amount grows by the time my girls start college. :)

Friday Freebies

Free Rocking Gift from Nivea

Register now and get a free gift from Nivea.

For Women:
Duffy's new CD - Rockferry, a selection of Nivea's body-care and lipcare products

For Men:
Nivea for Men product samples and MP3 Player Skin

Offer valid between 12:01AM ET August 1, 2008 and 11:50PM EST September 1, 2008. While supplies last. Limit one gift per person/email/household. Average retail value of the gift set is $50. Offer is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age. Please allow six to eight weeks for delivery. Shipping in the US only. Sponsor not responsible for technical malfunctions or other errors.

Free potty training kits - Pampers and Huggies

The Pampers potty training kit includes:

  • A free sample of Easy Ups Trainers
  • High-value coupons
  • Fun stickers & coloring pages
  • Step-by-step potty training tips
  • Potty Progress Chart
  • Dora or Diego training trophy
Get yours here. (One per household, US & Canada)

And here's the one from Huggies/PullUps - comes with DVD and coupons. US only, one per household/per month, so if you ordered one more than a month ago, you can do this again.