Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A special invitation from Santa!

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE PORTABLE NORTH POLE. This holiday season, help Santa Claus send a personalized video message to your loved ones, all the way from his Village at the North Pole!
Let me just tell you this is SO cute!!! This is a must see and its of course FREE.

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic

From the Lowes site:

"From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say, "I built it!", our Build and Grow kid's clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe's store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project."


I'm bringing my little one to try this out this week. Its a 3 part project that builds a train. The first week is this Saturday building a caboose. Then next week we will build a passanger car. I believe they will make the last part of the train on the following week but they have not released the date for it.

I cannot wait till I tell him we are going to build trains. They are his favorites.

So go sign up and build a train.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Entering some giveaways

Im entering last minute to these giveaways. The blogs that are with this are AWESOME so I will be reveiwing them all and posting about each. Just as soon as Im done entering of course.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Freebies 4 Mom Giveaway!!

From their email:

"Giveaway: Hefty Odor Block $50 Gift Card

Hefty provided Freebies 4 Mom with a $50 Walmart gift card plus Hefty waste bags coupons to give to one lucky reader to win. They also provided me with a package of their new Hefty CinchSak with Unscented Odor Block waste bags to try and I loved that they helped block odor in my kitchen trach can. If you would love to win this gift card then fill out the short form below to enter my giveaway.
Hefty likes to help consumers save money by offering high-value coupons.  Visit Hefty on Facebook to print two coupons to Save $1.00 on one Hefty Odor Block Kitchen Garbage Bags.  Just “Like” the Hefty Facebook page, then look under the “Coupon” tab to print two coupons .  Want to save even more on Hefty products? You can go to Coupons.com to print two more general coupons to Save $1.00 on one Hefty Waste Bags coupons (click on the “Household” category to find it quickly).
I love that the Hefty Odor Block technology takes care of odors without covering them up with fragrance.  I used to sometimes empty the kitchen trash before the bag was full because of odor, and since using Hefty Odor Block I have not done that.  Plus I no longer have problems with the trash bags tearing open thanks to Hefty’s strength.  So, next time I need to buy trash bags, I’m using my coupons to buy Hefty Odor Block because I’m happy with how this product performs in my kitchen.
Enter This Giveaway
You must complete the form below to enter this giveaway once per person. If you can’t view the entry form below click here (you may need to scroll down until you see this giveaway). If you still can’t view the form, please
email me with your name, answer the question below and use the subject line “Hefty Giveaway“. Please answer this question: What’s the most important product feature for your kitchen garbage bag to have?
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Giveaway Guidelines and Disclosure
Hefty is providing the prize(s) for this giveaway at no cost to me. This giveaway is not administered or sponsored in any way by Hefty or its affiliates, but soley by Freebies 4 Mom. Any questions or comments regarding this promotion must be sent to Freebies 4 Mom and not to Hefty. I received a box of Hefty kitchen garbage bags as a thank you for hosting this giveaway. My product review is my honest opinion and is not reviewed or edited byHefty . For more information about how reviews and giveaways are conducted on Freebies 4 Mom, please read my Disclaimer, Disclosure, and Privacy Policy. The email addresses that I collect for this giveaway will only be used for the purpose of contacting the winner(s), and will never be sold or given to anyone. This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. You may enter only once per person. This giveaway will close Tuesday, November 23 at 11:59 pm (CT). I’ll announce the first name and first initial of the last name of the winner(s) in a new post the next day and contact the winner(s) by email. I will draw the names of the winner(s) by using the random number generator at Random.org from the eligible entries received. If a winner does not contact me within 72 hours by email, I will draw a new winner. The winner(s) will receive their prize directly from Freebies 4 Mom.
Good luck and remember that you need to complete the form above to enter this giveaway. You are welcome and encouraged to post comments here, but comments will not be considered as entries in this giveaway. Just for fun, please leave a comment and: What’s the most important product feature for your kitchen garbage bag to have?
Thanks for entering and come back after Tuesday, November 23 to find out who won, or visit my Winners section under the “Giveaways” category in the menu bar. "

Now go give some love and win something :D

Couponers United Giveaway

GIVEAWAY: $10 Starbucks Card OR Dunkin Donuts Card! winners choice. To Enter, leave a comment below letting me know your fave coffee drink. Second entry, post about this giveaway on YOUR facebook page, with this link: www.facebook.com/couponersunited , then leave another comment letting me know you did. BONUS: If ...I reach 4300 "likers" by tomorrow I will choose TWO winners instead of ONE!


General Mills Pssst... Network

From their website:

"Pssst…is all about some of the best known food and consumer brands in the country. If you would like to receive news about new products (and even samples and coupons from time to time), you can become a member.
Pssst… also offers a behind-the-scenes look at General Mills and occasionally an opportunity to give your opinion about products and initiatives. Pssst… is fun and it’s free to Join."

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Black Friday

Since Thanksgiving is next week, I might as well post some black friday info. Enjoy! Is anyone actually going out for it? Send in pics of your goodies. :D

Black Friday

Class Action Suits

Did you know that some these class actions (if you qualify) can get you freebies. Things like free makeup, a discounted membership or even money back! I never knew that. So I checked out the site. It looks simple enough follow the guildlines and, again if you qualify, fill in the claim forms. Once done submit and sit back. Way to easy. You may not qualify for all but I'm sure there will be plenty for you to claim.

Check out Top Class Actions.


What is ChaCha.com you ask? ChaCha is a service that you can text or call, with questions, anytime for free. Answers come within minutes via text reply.
Become a ChaCha Guide. You must be 18 years or older and speak English. You will also need to be able to work in the U.S and have high-speed internet. To be successful you need great writing skills. As a guid you earn per answer you search. There are 4 job titles you can apply for. There is the transcriber which gets $.03 per voicemail transcribed. The Expeditor can earn $.02 per answer and corrected text. The Generalists and Specialists can make $0.10 and $0.20 for each answer. You can not make a living working for chacha but some extra spending cash is always nice. You can make your own hours. Log in whenever you have free time. ChaCha does not directly employee you. You will be considered an independent contractor.
I registered for this last night and let me tell you, they dont just let anyone in. You are given training and have to be tested just to apply. Once you make it through all of this, then you will be able to answer questions and make money.
"Simply text your question to 242242 (spells ‘ChaCha’) or call 1-800-2ChaCha (800-224-2242) from your mobile phone to ask any question. What are you waiting for? Ask away!"

Not only is this a freebie service but you also can make money off of becoming a guide. WIN/WIN

DarcusTori Jewelry

Just got my email for more free jewelry from Darcus Tori. Here it is:


Genuine Turquoise Heart Earrings.
Cost: $0.00 after coupon
Regular Price: $26.95
Turquoise Heart Shaped Earrings

Add Earrings to Shopping Cart
Use Coupon Code 0704 on Checkout page.

Follow this link:


Limit 3 per customer please.


Yellow Citrine Square Stud Earrings
Regular Price: 59.95
After Coupon: FREE

Add Necklace to Shopping Cart
Use Coupon Code 0801 on Checkout Page

Follow this link:
Limit 3 Per Customer

And here are the ones I got last time:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Barrilla Pasta Daily Win Game

Barilla's Pasta Fridays Sweepstakes

Choose to share a meaningful meal with family or friends and you could win a FREE pasta meal! Every week is a new chance to win.

With every click, Barilla will donate $1 to Meals On Wheels Association of America, up to $150,000.

**If you're a winner, we'll notify you by email. Come back next week and choose to have another meaningful meal for another chance to win.**

Cheerios Instant Win Game

Sign up for $4 in instant savings and a chance to win a FREE box of Cheerios. They are giving away 50,000 prizes. Let me know if you win!

Contest open till 12/31/10. 148 winners daily.

**Over the coming weeks you will receive 4 emails each with a $1 coupon.
If you win a free box of Cheerios® cereal, you will be notified by mail
in the next 6-8 weeks. **

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hershey's Drops Instant Win Game

New instant win game for Hershey's.
From the site:
Everyone can enjoy the happiness in HERSHEY’S Drops starting in December, but you can be the first today! See if you are one of the instant winners and be entered for the Grand Prize: HERSHEY’S Drops for a year!

Instant Wins

Every day, during the promotion, we will give away 80 free bags of HERSHEY’S Drops! You can log in daily, for a chance to win instantly.

Grand Prize

One lucky winner will receive HERSHEY’S Drops for a year, and that winner could be you! By simply logging in, you could experience a whole year of A LOT OF HERSHEY’S HAPPINESS IN A LITTLE DROP.

What are HERSHEY’S Drops?

A LOT OF HERSHEY’S HAPPINESS IN A LITTLE DROP. Enjoy the bite-size goodness of HERSHEY’S, without a candy shell and without the mess. They are perfect for snacking and sharing. PURE HERSHEY’S HAPPINESS – ANYTIME, ANYWHERE. HERSHEY’S Drops are available in Milk Chocolate and Cookies ‘n’ Crème.

Right @ Home

This is a great one sign up and once a month you will get an email with coupons and an entry for the monthly give away.

Heres what I won:

My Coke Rewards

If you drink Coke products you may want to join My Coke Rewards. Coke brands include Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani, Powerade, Minute Maid, Fanta, VAULT, Barq's, Fresca, Pibb, and Mello Yellow. My Coke Rewards is a program where you collect points by purchasing and entering codes on caps or packages of Coke products. You can enter the codes at www.mycokerewards.com, or text message the code to COKE (2653).
I bring this one up because I have been a member for a while now and just won a free (not even a point needed) bottle of coke. :D The one catch with this is you HAVE to put in at least one code every month in order to keep your balance. Its not hard to do, I get the occasional Sprite and pop in the code. Some of the gifts are high cost but if your a soda drinker it shouldnt take you that long.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Free Helpful Apps

There are TONS of free apps out there. The following is a list of ones I myself have researched and am enjoying. I do not have an Iphone but I do have the Ipod Touch. There are others that work for the Iphone but these will work on both.

I Love Free Things- Just like their website but now you have updates right on your Ipod. Keep up with freebie offers even when your not home.

Giftbox Holiday Shopping List- Keep track of who you buy for and what you buy them easily. This is a good way to not over buy for someone. It gives you a place to list what you have purchased for each person. I also note next to each item where I have hid the present. I'm beyond forgetful. This will save on searching last minute for your hiding place.

Free Stuff Times- Just like the I Love Free Things app. Never miss another freebie or sample again.

Amazon.com- When your in a store and you see a great deal but you think to yourself "is this cheaper online" look no further then your trusty Ipod. You can quickly check the rate online (think shipping as well) and deside if the deal is best.

Ask Dave Ramsey- From what I have gathered on this app, its a call in show that discusses different money saving ideas. This app has audio clips of the answers and also written out versions. You can search by topic to narrow your question/answers.

Yard Sale Mapper- Now where was this app this past summer! This thing is AMAZING. It takes all of the craigslist yardsales and puts them at your fingertips and get this they are all on a map. Never will I again spend a whole day mapping out the best route for hitting the most yard sales. Also when you click on the yard sale you are heading for it gives you a look at their ad.

The Better Buy- If you are like me you have stood in front of a large amount of product in a store and wondered to yourself "is it better to buy this for this or that for that". Well rack you brain no more! This app is just great. Here is the explaination from Coupon Cravings:
"Here’s how it works. If you have the prices for two comparable items, just enter the price and the quantity (e.g., 24 cans, 12 rolls, 14.5 oz, etc.) for the first item, then the same for the second item. In a flash, The Better Buy will tell you which is the better deal.
I especially like this app because many times I’ll be at the grocery store planning to buy the larger bottle of ketchup or dishwasher detergent but then will notice that the smaller bottle is marked down. No longer will I need to try to figure out the math in my head, The Better Buy will be able to tell me on the spot which one I should purchase."

Sale Saver- This is like The Better Buy. When your out shopping and you dont know what the price of something would be after the % off, this app will do the work for you. You can even set the sales tax so you get the REAL price.

Yoink- This is like the mobile version of freecycle. Its new so you may not have as many free things as freecycle or free on craigslist. I'm sure this will take off with the amount of Ipod and Iphone users out there! On my first try there were 3 listed.

Wi-Fi Finder- This one is great for someone like me who has the Ipod Touch not the Iphone. It locates free and paid Wi-Fi.

Well those look to be the best ones. If any others are located of course I'll post them. If you know of one please dont hesitate to tell me I missed it. Thanks!!

Today I will be away kind of...

Today will be a very slow post day. I'm doing some research on apps that help with freebies, samples and getting the best deals. Tomorrow or MUCH later tonight I hope to post. The list is long so far but don't fret it will be worth the wait. I promise

Get Your Friends Involved!

Theres a great deal going right now so PLEASE send me your email address in a message and I will send you the link. Then send it on to your friends to get yourself one! :) Email me at stacey_gane@yahoo.com with the subject "$25 Amazon Card"

Get $25 Amazon gift card when you invite 15 friends. Only friends that register before 12/20/2010 will be eligible. You will receive the $25 gift card by email as so...on as 15 friends are eligible.

Amazon.com Gift Cards

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This is a great site for freebie although you have to pay shipping (not to expensive). The only problem I have had with their company is that they send you emails ALL the time. Check out Vistaprint for free business printing and personal printing projects. Here are some that I have gotten so far:

 Jewelry labels for my handmade jewelry

 Jewelry business cards for my handmade jewelry
and last but certainly not least is the gag gift I made for my BF.

Im working on getting some free t-shirts, pens and other goodies for giveaways on this site. Stay tuned! :D

Thrifty Is Not A Four Letter Word Anymore

Just came across a great article talking about how many Americans are using thrift store and other no name retailers to cut costs. Check it out:


Monday, November 8, 2010

Smell you later!

Here are some fragrance samples:

Click here and fill out the form. You’ll be able to select your sample on the right. They let you choose between Hugo Man, Hugo Element or Hugo Deep Red.

Click here and fill out the form for you free sample of Lacoste. You’ll be able to choose between Challenge, Essential Sport, and Touch of Pink.

Free Sample of Gucci Guilty Fragrance

You don’t have to “Like” them on facebook for this one.
  1. Go to the Gucci Guilty tab and click where it says “Click to Activate.”
  2. Scroll down to where it says “The Fragrance” and click “Discover It” underneath.
  3. It should take you to a page where you can click “Order Sample.”
  4. Scroll down and there’s a form where you can put in your shipping info.

Cook Book-Light & Easy

Play the Heart Smart challenge game. Earn 250 points and you’ll be able to request a Free Light & Easy Recipe Cookbook. They’re general questions about health, so it should only take a few minutes to do. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Thanks to Samplestuff.com for posting!


 Wise Foods is giving away a trial of one of their hearty entrees. From what I can tell its just like a MRE. To me this sounds great. Im gonna throw the thing in my emergency bag in my trunk. Got to love living in New England were an emergency bag is actually necessary. Go get one for yourself.

Crafty Savings

For those of you that know me you already know I'm crazy about crafts. I'm into things such as scrapbooking, painting, jewelry making, candy making, decoupage, and much much more. Anyway I find that handmade gifts are best to save money during the holidays. If you have a talent why not use it to make someone feel special. A handmade gift is made with that person in mind and its unique. I bring this up because one of my favorite sites The Frugal Girls has great ideas and instructions for making gifts. Go ahead and check it out you won't be disappointed. And heres a quick peak at some of my work:

Better Homes and Gardens

How about a 1 year subscription to Better Homes & Gardens? Get your one-time entry in for the Avon Anew sweepstakes and it could be yours. They are only giving away 10,000 between October 11 and December 17.  You can only enter once.  So get on it. Hope you win.

Thanks freebies4mom for posting!

P.S. Looks like they have a daily giveaway on the Better Homes & Gardens website. Might be worth keeping an eye on.

Free Sample Snuggle Fabric Softner

Ok who doesnt like good smelling extra soft laundry. Well looks like Lifescript is giving away a sample of Snuggle. Just fill out the survey and there you go.

ER Visit

Just a quick note sorry about not posting lately. I ended in the ER on friday and have been out of commission for the weekend. Lets get this party started. Im going to check for samples and info for you now.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Kmart Shop Your Way Rewards

Heres a great thing if you have a Kmart near you. I joined this thinking OMG not another stupid card on my keychain. Well I was wrong about this one! What is it you ask?

Shop Your Way Rewards is a FREE program that rewards you for shopping. As a member, you earn points buying the things you want and need. Then you can redeem those points at checkout when you shop online or in store. The more you shop, the faster your points and special benefits pile up.

  • Earn 10 points for every $1 you spend*
  • Earn and redeem points in store at Sears, Kmart, and the great indoors
  • Earn and redeem points online at Sears, Kmart, Craftsman, Lands' End, mygofer, and the great indoors
  • Take advantage of exclusive, personalized bonus offers to pile up points fast
  • Earn your way to VIP status and get exclusive bonus offers-only for our best customers
  • Redeem points for everyday items or save up for something special
  • Return items without a receipt
  • Be eligible to win K'Ching Surprises - which are instant prizes at checkout in Kmart stores. No purchase necessary
Let me just tell you, they do add up and the do come in handy.

Sorry about the picture quality but my phone stinks. In the pic I have UnderJams ($8.99 on sale this week), 2 Renuzits (5 for $5 on sale this week), Triaminic double pack ($9.99), Reeses 1.5 oz pack ($.89) and Classic Scream movie candy classics ($3.99 after 50% off holloween candy sale) So the total so far is $25.86. I had coupons of course. I had 2 $1 off renuzits, 1 $1.50 off UnderJams, $2 off Triaminic, and a K-Ching suprise coupon for a free Reeses 1.5oz. So the new total is 19.47 (btw im just not doing tax on this for simplicity). So now here comes the fun part. After shopping at Kmart for last couple of months I used my Shop Your Way rewards points. My total for the whole kit and kaboodle......$1.80 thats it. The people in line behind me actually clapped and said good job.

So in conclusion go get yourself signed up for Shop Your Way Rewards. They are rewarding and save you a bundle in the end.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Free Renuzit

Let me tell you I HATE having a smelly car and these Renuzit cones work great!

Just like Renuzit on their facebook page and they will let you print 2 coupons for $1.00 off. This in most stores are only $.99. So thats FREE! Hurry these will go fast.

Coupon Cheat Sheet

Here is some coupon lingo to help when checking our coupon friend sites:

P&G: Procter & Gamble Sunday insert
RP: Red Plum
SS: SmartSource
$1/1, $1/2: One dollar off one item, one dollar off two items, etc.
2/$1, 3/$2: Two items for one dollar, three items for two dollars, etc.
B1G1: Buy one item get one item free
B2G1: Buy two items get one item free
Beep: Sometimes the register will beep when a coupon is scanned to indicate that the cashier need to take an action, like entering a price.
Blinkies: Grocery/drugstore coupon dispensers with blinking lights
Catalina: Catalina coupon, prints from a separate machine when your receipt prints
CC: Competitor Coupon
CRT: Cash register tape, usually used when referring to CVS coupons that print with receipt
DND: Do not double
Ea.: Each
ECBs: ExtraCare Bucks, CVS loyalty rewards system
ETS: Excludes trial size
Exp.: Expires
FAR: FREE After Rebate
GC: Gift card
IVC: Instant Value Coupon, Walgreens' store coupons found in ads and monthly booklet
MFR: Manufacturer Coupon.
MIR: Mail-in rebate
OYNO: On your next order
OOP: Out of pocket
OOS: Out of stock
Peelie: Peel-off coupon found on product packaging
PSA: Prices starting at
RRs: Register Rewards, Walgreens' Catalina coupons
Q: Coupon
SC: Store Coupon.
SCR: Single Check Rebate, Rite Aid monthly rebates program
Stacking: Using both a manufacturer's coupon and a store coupon on one item
UPC: Universal product code, bar code
Tearpad: Pad of coupons attached to a display, shelf, or refrigerator door.
+UP Reward: Rite Aid reward program
WFC: Weekly Flyer Coupon.
WYB: When you buy
YMMV: Your mileage (or manager) may vary, meaning some stores might give you a deal but others might not

Note found these on several different sites and put together. If there are any missing please let me know and of course as I find new ones I will update you.

Another Free 2011 Calendar

Sign-up as a Betty Crocker and you’ll get a free 11″ x 11″ 2011 Wall Calendar. You will need to be a new member and make sure you choose one of the three enewsletters (Betty Crocker, Dinner Made Easy, or Bisquick).  The calendar has one recipe each month. You should receive your free calendar within 6 to 8 weeks. 

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for posting!

Free Coffee

Ok if your anything like me, you CANNOT live without your coffee. I actually drink it like its water or so I'm told. So this is going to make my day.

Visit Folgers on Facebook and get a free sample of Folgers Special Roast coffee for the first 100,000.  Just “Like” the Folgers fan page and then click on “Free Sample” tab. You do need to allow the “Folgers Sampling” application.

Thanks to Freebies 4 Mom for posting this one!

Sorry For The Delay

Quick update before I begin posting. Ive been away for a couple of days and thought that I could update this via email. I guess I was wrong. So I will try to make up for it this week. Dont forget to follow this blog if you like it and of course share it with your friends.