Monday, September 28, 2009

Free crochet patterns

My oldest daughter (8) is learning how to crochet, and we just love these simple patterns (and the convenience of downloading them for free! :)) These patterns use a little yarn, and are quick to complete, so Vicki has enough patience to finish what she started and is very proud of herself.

You can download your copy here and see for yourself - these projects are great for beginners, but the result makes you feel like a pro! :)

Free book for survey from Lysol and Scholastic

Click here and complete "Parent Survey" on the right.

Fine print:


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To receive your free copy of a book published by Scholastic Inc. (“Scholastic” or “Sponsor”), simply visit the survey area for Lysol on Scholastic’s web site at (the "Site") and submit your entry by fully completing the survey and contact information in the online form on the Site. Book Redemption Program begins August 1, 2009 12:01 a.m. EST and ends either (a) when 1,000 books have been given away or (b) January 31, 2010 Midnight EST, whichever occurs earlier. One entry per person and household. No copies, facsimiles or reproductions of the online entry form will be accepted. Duplicate requests will constitute fraud. Incomplete or invalid requests and/or requests from clubs/organizations/businesses/commercial entities/groups are void and will not be processed or returned. All entries shall become the property of Sponsor. YOU MAY ONLY ENTER THIS BOOK REDEMPTION PROGRAM ONLINE. NO OTHER METHOD OF ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the holder of the e-mail account. All decisions of Sponsor will be final. By participating, participants agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.

2. Eligibility. Promotion is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), age 18 or older as of date of entry. Void where taxed, prohibited or restricted by law.

3. Books. Subject to these rules each eligible entrant to submit a completed online survey with contact information will receive one (1) free copy of a book published by Scholastic (estimated retail value: $3.99). The Sponsor’s decisions in all matters related to this promotion shall be final. Books are non-transferable, non-assignable and no cash alternative will be offered. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery from the end of the promotion.

Free Adobe Acrobat 9 Discovery kit

Get your complimentary Adobe Acrobat 9 Discovery Kit and find out how it may help you improve your productivity here.

Free culinary magazines

  • Taste of Home (26 issues in digital format, including the most recent October/November 2009)
  • Food Arts magazine (free 1-year subscription)
  • Free subscription to Food Product Design magazine (USA and Canada)
  • Family Style magazine from Publix (select states only: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee)
  • Asia Food Journal (Geographic Eligibility: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, China )

Friday, September 25, 2009

FREE eBook - Fun Crochet and Knitting Patterns (Red Heart Yarn)

With autumn quickly approaching, Red Heart Yarn presents this collection of fun crochet and knitting patterns. With patterns for afghans, sweaters, hats, scarves and more, this eBook is a great resource for your favorite hobby. With 9 crochet patterns and 10 knitting patterns, you are sure to find just the thing for your next autumn project.

Find quick and easy patterns and great homemade gifts for any occasion here.

September 26th - Smithsonian Museum Day

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Saturday, September 26th is Smithsonan's Museum Day. You can print a pass for free admission to a bunch of museums nationwide. For complete list of participating museum and venues near you, click here.

Free sample of Kotex overnight

This sample is different from the ones that were posted before: you may have gotten it from startsampling, or WalMart, and this time it's from All You magazine.

Order your sample here. (US only, 1 per household)

Free preganancy planner

If you are pregnant or planning to be the NEW NWHRC Pregnancy Planner is just right for you. Use its colorful, easy-to-read pages to help prepare you for each trimester and for when Baby comes home! The 48-page planner includes a 10-month calendar section to record checkups and other notes. Plus, order the Flu-Free and a Mom-to-Be card, offering easy-to-understand flu facts and prevention strategies.
Order yours here.

If you are expecting or had a baby recently, you may want to register with Planning Family for more freebies and special offers.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Free subscription to Remedy Life magazine

Get your free subscription (and possible free samples!) -- Remedy Life magazine.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Free calendar poster for The New Yorker

To get your own 18" x 26" 2010 calendar poster from The New Yorker, click here.

FREE eBook: Quick & Easy Knitting Patterns

In this eBook you'll find:
  • Knit Afghans
  • Knit Socks, Scarves, Hats and Gloves
  • Knitting for Baby
  • Knitting for Kids
  • Kitchen Knits
  • Misc. Knitting Patterns
Download yours today for free here.

Free cereal samples - YUMMY! :)

There are a lot of free cereal samples that are currently available. I may have posted some of them before, but in case you missed them, here's your chance to order them:

We love these cute little boxes: they are so handy to keep in the car for a snack, and the girls love to play 'store' with the boxes. Most of the samples also come with coupons.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Freebies for new and expectant parents

  • Enfamil: free gift for breastfeeding moms
  • Sign up for free samples from BabyToBee (free magazines, baby food, etc.)
  • Free Beechnut (baby food) starter kit here. (One offer per customer. If you have issues, please call us at 1-800-Beech-Nut (1-800-233-2468) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. While quantities last.)
  • BabyUniverse: win a $250 gift card (no purchase necessary)

Free cookbook: 27 Secret Restaurant Copycat Recipes

This cookbook features 27 quick easy copycat restaurant recipes perfect for any occasion. These copycat recipes attempt to replicate recipes found in the most popular restaurants. This is a collection of copycat recipes of famous top secret recipes that are almost as good as famous restaurant recipes. From Cracker Barrel copycat recipes like Old Country Store Fried Apples to McDonald's copycat recipes for Big Mac Sauce, these copycat restaurant recipes let you replicate that classic restaurant taste. Spice up your cooking with a copycat recipe. These copycat recipes are not exact replicas, but the copycat recipes are close to the originals.

Get yours here.

Free 28-day supply of Olay Pro-X from VocalPoint


If you're a member of Vocalpoint, you can sign up here for a free 28-day supply of Olay Pro-X Wrinkle Smoothing Cream.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Coupon for FREE Venom Energy drink

Here is a coupon for a free bottle of Venom energy drink. It may print as "Buy One Get One Free", but when paired with a BOGO sale, you can get 2 FREE bottles with each coupon.
Hurry, as this coupon is so HOT it won't last long.
It's a bricks coupon, so you can print two copies per computer.

Free kids activity book from Lysol

Go here to request your free copy of R.B.'s Activity Book for kids (from Lysol).

"The activities focus on a variety of health and safety issues that are important to children today. Aimed at 6 - 9 year olds, the program allows children to engage in fun activities as they learn about various health and safety topics."

If you are a parent, you can request up to 5 copies, teachers or health care providers can order up to 30. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.You can also download and print it right away.

Free Downy Wrinkle Releaser

Get a coupon for a free Downy Wrinkle Releaser ($2.99 value for 3 oz. travel size) when you submit a photo of something wrinkled... or something that's not. Your coupon will be emailed to you immediately after uploading one photo. Check their store locator to find what store near you carries this product.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free GeoTrax Train DVD

Go here to order your FREE Steamer & Samuel Save the Day DVD. (Select your country above the picture to proceed; US only at this time).

One per household, allow 12 weeks for delivery -- just in time for Christmas! ;)

Freebie Friday: more free magazines!

Purex 3-in-1 sheets: Win a Year's worth of clean laundry

Purex has launched the new revolutionary product this spring - 3-in-1 sheets that combine load's worth of detergent, softener and anti-static all in one powerful sheet. I'm excited to be one of the Purex insiders and help spread the word about it! Not only do these sheets WORK, Purex also gives you a chance to win them every day by tweeting about it. You can also win a year's worth of clean laundry from Purex here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Free cookbooks and recipes

I love to cook and am always on the lookout for new recipes, ideas and shortcuts. Below are some free cookbooks (some a downloadable and some are mailed). Feel free to share your favorite recipes! :)

New -- Free magazine subscriptions

Welch's Harvest: donate 8 glasses of juice with 1 click

Welch’s is donating one milling glasses of juice to Feeding America. You can help by clicking “Donate Now” button on the Welch’s Harvest of Help web site and Welch’s will donate eight 8 oz servings of 100% juice for every click. It only takes a second of your time and is 100% free, but each click means a lot.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free samples of Enfamil and other baby formula

Enfamil LIPIL® Formulas. For your baby's feeding issues try our specialty formulas. For your free sample click here.

Also, if you haven't requested these before, free samples of WalMart and Sam's Club generic baby formula are still available:

Free book: "Navigating Your Health Benefits for Dummies" 2nd ed.

Fill out a form here. You may request a download or get it via snail mail.

Features of 2nd Edition
With this guide, you can learn how to:
•Maximize your health benefits in a tough economy
•Choose health benefits during Open Enrollment
•Buy your own benefits
•Use tax-advantaged accounts
•Get paid to get fit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free magazines

Monday, September 14, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Winner of the Stop and Shop giveaway

It's Saturday, September 12th and that means that our $10 Stop and Shop gift card giveaway is over.

Our winner is comment #11, Lada!
Please email me with your mailing address.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Free Kitchen crafts ebook

Click here to request your FREE Kitchen Crafts eBook loaded with patterns that are low-cost and easy to make.

Free magazine subscriptions

Free Rheumatoid Arthritis info kit

Do you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis or care for someone who does? Request free information kit with possible samples here.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

FeelGood Campaign

As it gets colder, I find myself counting my blessings more often and... tend to think more of those who are less fortunate. Turns out, I'm not alone -- Lands' End has started a FeelGood Campaign: with every FeelGood purchase they donate a cone of yarn to Warming Families Foundation that knits clothing for the homeless. Each cone makes up to 28 hats!

If you are not making a purchase at this time, you can still help by knitting a hat and sending it to a participating volunteer group in your area, or by simply spreading the word and encouraging your friends to participate.

Don't know how to knit? Check out this video with Vickie Howell, best selling crafts author and host of TV's Knitty Gritty. Wouldn't that be a good starter project?

Free feminie care samples

Free Pangea Organics Skin Discovery Kit from Allure

Pangea Organics

Sign up for a free Skin Discovery Kit from Pangea Organics Care and Allure magazine. No purchase necessary.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Help spread cancer awareness and have a chance to win Electrolux washer and dryer

Want to do something good and have a chance to win something awesome? Read on!

During September, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Electrolux and Kelly are holding a "Text-a-Thon for a Cause" to help raise support for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund whose mission is to fund research to find a method of early detection and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer.


Throughout September, you can donate $5 to the cause by texting "KELLY" to 85944 from your mobile phones (standard text messaging rates apply) - or logging on to Also, every time you log on to the Web site, you'll be entered for a chance to win an amazing contribution to your home - a luxury front load washer and dryer from Electrolux in Turquoise Sky, the color inspired by the teal ribbon of ovarian cancer awareness.

Also during September, visitors to Kelly Confidential can help spread awareness for this important cause by sending a virtual T-shirt to a friend. For every virtual t-shirt sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to the OCRF. Fashion-forward Moms can also purchase a limited edition T-shirt designed by Ripa; 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the T-shirts will go to OCRF.

Free Wildlife calendar (through 9/15)

Get your free 2010 Wildlife calendar here.
US addresses only; must be requested before September 15th.

Unbelievable deal: FREE IT certification study guides!

ExamForce IT Certification Study Guide Bundle

  • 70-631 TS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Configuration – 29 pages
  • 70-640 TS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration – 78 pages
  • 70-290 Managing and Maintaining a Server 2003 Environment – 45 pages


  • N10-004 CompTIA Network+ – 75 pages


  • 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (Provided as two study guides)
  • CCNA 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part II (ICND2) – 51 pages
  • CCNA 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) – 71 pages

1Z0-040 Oracle Database 10G New Features for Administrators Practice Exam

This practice exam provides sets a baseline of knowledge and helps test takers focus their study where they need it most.

CramMaster 1Z0-040 covers the following Oracle recommended objective categories:

  • Installation
  • Server Configuration
  • Load and Unload Data
  • Automatic Management
  • Manageability Infrastructure
  • Application Tuning
  • Support for Analytical Applications
  • System Resource Management
  • Automating Tasks with the Scheduler
  • Space Management
  • Improved VLDB Support
  • Backup and Recovery Enhancements
  • Flashback Any Error
  • General Storage Enhancement
  • Automatic Storage Management
  • Maintain Software
  • Security
  • Miscellaneous New Features

SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ Special Edition Practice Exam and Study Guide

CompTIA's Security+ exam is a critical step for anyone interested in IT security. It's a key component in the Department of Defense's 8570.1 initiative that mandates federal IT workers and contractors gain security certifications to work with the federal government.

ExamForce's SY0-201 CompTIA Security+ covers the following CompTIA's recommended objective categories:

  • Systems Security
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Access Control
  • Assessments and Audits
  • Cryptography
  • Organizational Security

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Snapfish: FREE prints + FREE shipping

Visit Snapfish Today!
Right now (and through 9/13) you can get FREE prints and FREE shipping at You get 20 FREE prints just for signing up, but you can also get 50 FREE Digital Camera Prints through this link. Use code FREELABOR or SHIPLABOR at checkout to have your order shipped free. (Exp. 9/13)

Note: this may be for new accounts only and may not work in combination with existing credits.

$10 Stop and Shop gift card giveaway

My Blog Spark and General Mills offered me a challenge: they have provided me with the $10 gift card to Stop and Shop to see how much I can stretch it.

The timing could not have been better: Stop & Shop stores are having a Back-to-School Saving Event is taking place September 4-10!

Here's more info about the Back-to-School Saving Event:

Great sale pricing on the participating General Mills brands: Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Reeses Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Cookie Crisp, Fruit Snacks, Old El Paso Dinner Kits, Pillsbury Strudel, Pillsbury Scrambles, Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, Yoplait Yo-Plus Multi-Pack, Fiber One Yogurt Multi-Pack, Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookies, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, Pillsbury Sweet Rolls and Yoplait Delights

Additional savings for you or your school, depending on which Stop & Shop location you shop:

If your Stop & Shop store sells gas --
Buy four (4) participating General Mills items and you’ll automatically earn 100 points on your Stop & Shop card
For every 100 points earned, you'll save 10¢ per gallon of gas (Please note: Total discount cannot exceed price per gallon)
Just swipe your Stop & Shop Card at the pump to redeem your Gas Rewards

If your Stop & Shop store doesn’t sell gas --
For those Stop & Shop locations without gas stations, don’t worry – you’re not left out of the savings – if you buy five (5) participating General Mills products, you will receive 20 Bonus Box Tops for your school.

While I'm planning my shopping trip and getting my coupons ready, YOU have a chance to win $10 Stop and Shop gift card of your own, courtesy of MyBlogSpark and General Mills. Just take a look at this week's Stop and Shop circular and leave a comment, telling me what would you get if you won.

The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday, September 12th.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Awesome sale at Current Catalog!

Current Catalog

Current Catalog has a spectacular sale -- up to 90% off! (Click on "Sale", then "Hot Deals" and there you have it :)

You can save even more with the following coupon codes:

98EDWY - Free shipping on $40 - Expires 09/06/09

981DER - Free shipping on $40 - Expires 10/02/09

15% Off w/Promotion Code: WEL9AM - Expires 09/14/09

or go through this link for 15% off.

New FREE magazines and publications

Friday, September 4, 2009

Awesome deals at FashionBug + codes!

I hardly ever shop for myself these days, but I just couldn't walk past this deal: through this link you get access to Fashion Bug's secret sale, where tops and shoes are just $4, bottoms are $7 , jewelry is $3-5, purses are $5-7 and underwear is just $1 each! Unbelievable values up to 95% off!
And on top of that, there are discount codes that you may use to save even more:
776281008 - Take $10 off your $25 order - Expires 09/08/09
776286007 - Take $10 off your $25 order - Expires 09/24/09
776290207 - Free Shipping on $75 - Expires 09/30/09
776214306 - 15% off your order - Expires 12/31/09

But hurry, as the better stuff sells out fast!
I just got three dressy tops, three pairs of shoes and bikinis for $21.xx including tax and shipping!
Secret Sale @FashionBug Valid through 9-07-09.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Free magazines

Free sample of Huggies and Huggies rewards codes

Get a free sample of Huggies Little Movers diapers (sz.3-5) here.
Also, if you are participating in the Huggies Enjoy The Ride Rewards, below are the new codes you may use:

PWZLK XCQNS QSPGB (5 pts expires 11/30/09)





Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Blue Bunny Ice Cream (Labor Day weekend)

1) Purchase any Blue Bunny® Aspen or Sedona Frozen Yogurt Granola Novelty over Labor Day
weekend (September 5-7, 2009). Cash register receipts must be dated 9/5, 9/6, or 9/7.
2) Include this rebate form, the original receipt and the original UPC bar code from the package.
Claims must be postmarked by 9/19/09 and received by 9/23/09 to be eligible.
3) No photocopied, altered, faxed, substitute or counterfeit receipts will be accepted.
4) Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of rebate check. Wells' Dairy, its afiliates or agents are not responsible for mail not received as a result of loss, damage or delays by the US Post Office. All
disputes and claims of non-payment will require you to provide a photocopy of your entire submission. Not valid in conjunction with any other discount offer.
5) Complete and return this form in an envelope along with your receipt and the original UPC bar code from the package.
Mail to:
Blue Bunny Aspen or Sedona Free Oer
Dept. J
PO Box 6000
Douglas, AZ 85655-6000

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September 13th -- Grandparents day

Did you know that Sunday, September 13th is a National Grandparents Day?..
Frankly, I didn't. I only have one Grandma living, and she's thousands miles away -- in Russia -- and probably has no idea that here, in the US, Grandparents are recognized with a special day.
My kids' grandparents, on the other hand, are very close, they live just 15 minutes away and are always there if we need someone to watch the girls, and we want them to know how much we love them and appreciate everything they do for us. My daughters are coloring a special Grandparents Day coloring page from ChuckeCheese's, making collages with pictures and are going to bake cupcakes and throw a tea party for grandparents.
What will you do?

Join Moms Meet and get a FREE subscription to Kiwi magazine

Join Moms Meet and get a free subscription to Kiwi magazine for yourself or a friend as well as access to exclusive downloadable Moms Meet content.

Free sample of Bear Naked granola or cereal bar

Go here to pick your free sample of Bear Naked granola or bar. You get to choose between fruit + nut, chocolate + cherry, tropical fruit, cranberry raisin or banana nut.

Yum! :)

*Offer is valid until 12/31/09 or while supplies last.

You must be 18 or older to receive a sample.

Limit one sample per family, household, address or email address. Samples contain approximately one serving size. Limited quantities available. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Free Scrubbing Bubbles Fall CleanUp gift pack

First 10,000* to respond will receive one free Scrubbing Bubbles® Toilet Cleaning Gel. Go here to register.

*If you have won/received a gift from Right At Home in the past 180 days, you are not eligible to win this gift pack. Offer is limited to the first 10,000 qualified entries.

Free eBook: PCI Complianace for Dummies

Go here to request your complimentary copy of PCI Complianace for Dummies book.

*PCI Compliance for Dummies arms you with the facts, in plain English, and shows you how to achieve PCI Compliance. In this book you will discover:
  • What the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is all about
  • The 12 Requirements of the PCI Standard
  • How to comply with PCI
  • 10 Best-Practices for PCI Compliance
  • How QualysGuard PCI simplifies PCI compliance

New free magazines --