Monday, March 30, 2009

Sample Sunday - Your Guide to This Week's Free Samples

Here’s this week's list of free samples. Walmart samples lead the way this week. Get 'em while they're hot:

Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer

Eucerin 24-Hour Moisturizer

Cottonelle Toilet Paper and Wipes

You can also get yourself a couple of free 4-packs of Cottonelle by printing out the Cottonelle coupons on my blog here. This toilet paper is 99c at my local supermarket. Print out a couple of the 50c coupons and if your store doubles them, you’ll get it for free!

Zyrtec

Emergen-C Blue


To see what still may be available from previous weeks, check out my Sample Sunday page.


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Victoria's Secret Pink Nation Gift With Purchase

If you're a fan of Victoria's Secret, you've probably taken advantage of all the cool Victoria's Secret offers I've told you about recently. If you're a fan of Victoria's Secret's Pink line, you'll want to sign up at Pink Nation for offers and promos. Once you sign up, you'll instantly be able to print a coupon for a free gift with purchase (I've heard through the grapevine that it's a tote) and $10 off any $35 Pink purchase from now until April 6, 2009.


Recycle Your Cosmetics Packaging - Get Free Origins Samples

Yesterday, Origins launched its Reuse, Reduce, Recycle program. It is the company's attempt to keep cosmetics packaging out of our landfills. You can now take your empty cosmetic tubes, bottles, jars, etc. - regardless of brand - to your nearest Origins retail store or department store counter nationwide (except Nordstrom, Canada and Puerto Rico). All returned packaging will be sent back to a central location where products will be recycled or used for energy recovery. To thank you for your efforts, you'll receive a free sample of your choice of one of Origins' high-performance skincare products.

If you're in Los Angeles, join Origins on April 2nd for a recycling event and to get free full-sized products if you're there early enough!

Free Ice Cream for Kids at Brusters

Get free ice cream for your little ones at Brusters! Thanks to Mom Advice for posting that children under 40" tall can get a free baby ice cream cone. I called my local Brusters and it turns out that this offer is available every day of the week and there is no purchase required.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sample Sunday - Your Guide to This Week's Free Samples

Here’s a list of the free samples you can take advantage of this week:

Dove Hair Therapy System

Underjams

Pegetables Dog Treats

Crest Whitestrips

Roots of Nature Hair Remedies with Shea Butter and Green Tea

Spa Specifics Velvet Milk Collection for Feet

To find out what's available from previous weeks, visit my Sample Sunday page.

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Free Comic Book Day - May 2, 2009

Comic book fans - for locations on where to get your free comic books, go to FreeComicBookDay.com.


A Dress You Can Wear 25 Ways for $9.99!

A dress for $9.99 that you can wear 25 ways? Well, I'm curious! Thanks to Jessica Shops for posting about this fabulous deal on the Infinite Dress that usually is $199 and is on clearance for $9.99. For sizing, info. on all the ways you can wear the dress and to purchase, check out Graveyard Mall. For my zip code, shipping was $5.99.

Free Sample of Bare Escentuals

You've seen the Bare Escentuals ads - now try the product for free. Bare Escentuals is giving out free 10-day supply samples of bareMinerals SPF15 foundation along with a brush (and if you're a minimalist like me, it will last much longer than 10 days!). You can either go to your local Bare Escentuals location to pick up your sample or you can order it online and pay $3.95 to cover shipping and handling. Check out the Bare Escentuals site for locations or to order online.


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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Get 40% off Victoria's Secret Clearance Items


The other day I posted about how you can get 25% off at Victoria's Secret. This deal is even better - go to the Victoria's Secret clearance section and get 40% off any clearance item with code SAVE40! This offer ends on Sunday 3/22/09.

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More Free Diapers

I found an interesting post today over at Engineer A Debt Free Life. The blog talks about a company that does paid diaper surveys (they send you a pack of diapers, you provide your feedback and they send you $10 for your participation). I called the number and left a message and will hopefully get a call back.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Walgreens Diapers for $2.50 per Pack

Walgreens jumbo packs of diapers are 2/$9 this week (thru 3/21). $4.50 a pack. Hot deal. But because you're a smart shopper, you can get them for merely $2.50 a pack!


Go to your pharmacy and pick up the red "$50 in Great Savings" booklet and use the $2 coupon that's in there (it expires on 6/30/09). This turns out to around 7-9c per diaper - the retail price on most diapers is 25 or 26c).

Last time Walgreens had a deal like this, I ordered a special shipment from my local Walgreens manager in order to take full advantage of this offer. For the coupon, the register will usually take $2 off each pack, but it depends on your store's register (I've been to the same store and one day it will take $2 off each pack and the next day it will limit it to one pack per transaction). Remember that since the $2 coupon is a Walgreens coupon rather than a manufacturer's coupon, you can keep it and re-use it. In my opinion, the Walgreens premium diapers (the ones in the green pack) are of similar quality to the high end brands.


Remember - if they don't have the size you want, get a raincheck so you can go back at any time in the next few months to get the same deal.


And... if you took advantage of the Huggies deal I wrote about last week, this is a great way to use up your $10 register receipts that you received.

100 Things You Can Make For Free

Convenience aside, have you ever sat back and thought "I wonder if I could make that?" Well, check out this cool post by Bliss Tree. There's a list of 100 things you can make for free. OK, I don't think I'll be trekking out any time soon to make my own maple syrup or a back yard shed, but I'd try making fingerpaints and mouthwash (not at the same time). And yes, I've made play dough from scratch and it was totally cool and lasted months!


25% Off Any Victoria's Secret Purchase

Victoria's Secret has been very generous with coupons lately. Here's another one. A 25% off coupon on any full price purchase. If you plan on visiting more than once, be sure to also pick up some free body scrub or some free panties.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sample Sunday - Your Guide to This Week's Free Samples

Here’s a list of the free samples you can take advantage of this week:

Parent’s Choice Formula - Read my previous post about how you can get free Parent's Choice formula every month!

Kotex

Johnson and Johnson ActiveFlex Lightweight Cohesive Tape

More Kotex...Kotex Ultra Thin Overnight Pads with Wings

The below is a picture of what I’ve received for free in the past month. Utilize Sample Sunday, use your coupons and pay attention when you open the mail or when you’re in the store and you can easily get free samples.

Cheerios – A coupon arrived in the mail from General Mills. When it went on sale, the cereal was free after coupon.
Organic Weetabix – I sent in a rebate that was on the front of a box. They were mean to send me a coupon for free organic dried fruit, but they ran out of those, so they sent a coupon for a free box of Organic Weetabix instead. This week, you'll find $1 coupons for Weetabix in the coupon section of my blog.
Kashi Frozen Dinner – I posted about this here. This sample is still available. Rumor has it that it expires on March 15th.
Del Monte Peaches – I posted about this here. This is no longer available.
Yogi Tea – I posted about this here. Since then, I’ve received not only the sample I requested, but they’ve sent me other samples too. They have temporarily stopped the free samples, but they have a mailing list that you can join as they'll probably offer more in the future.
Emergen-C – You can get yours for free here.
Don Francisco Coffee – This offer has expired.
DenTek Floss Pick – I posted about this here. The samples are gone, but you can still get coupons here.
Quaker True Delights Bar – I posted about this here. This sample is still available.
Tuna – I signed up for free at Vocalpoint, and they send all sorts of free things and coupons. This time, they sent coupons for tuna and when the tuna was on sale for 50% off at Kroger, I was able to get it for free after coupons.
Band Aid Closures – I was in the bandaid isle and noticed that these were on closeout, so they were free after coupon.
Gillette Shampoo – This was on sale at the store. I then combined the coupon in my local paper with the P&G EasySaver e-coupon that I got by linking my Kroger card to the EasySaver site and it was free.
Pampers Diapers, Wipes, Body Wash and Lotion – I posted about this here. As of today, you can still get the wipes.
Viva Paper Towels – I posted about this here. As of today, samples are still available.
Tena Serenity – I posted about this here. Samples are still available.
Poise Liner – I posted about this here. Samples are still available.
Kotex Liners – I posted about this here. This is the same link as above. They just renewed it.
Always Liners – I posted about this here. This offer has ended.
Stayfree Liners – I posted about this here. This sample is still available.
Carefree Liners – I posted about this here. This sample is still available.
Playtex Gentle Glide – I posted about this here. This offer has ended.
Garnier Lotion – I posted about this here. This sample is still available.
Womans Day Subscription – Get yours free here.
American Photo Subscription – This offer has ended.
More Subscription – I posted about this here. This offer has ended.
Working Mother Subscription – I posted about this here. This offer is still available.
Body and Soul Subscription – I posted about this here. This offer has ended.
Elle D├ęcor Subscription – I posted about this here. This offer is still available.
Orville Redenbacher Popcorn – I posted about this here. The samples are no longer there, but they still have lots of coupons to give away. Actually, once you use the coupon with a sale, the popcorn will be almost free.
Sally Hansen Nail Polish - I'm a member of the All You Reality Checkers readers panel, and they send me free stuff to review.
Cottonelle Toilet Paper - There was a 50c coupon in the paper and after it was doubled at my local store, the toilet paper was free.
Dr. Pepper – I posted about this here. This offer is still available.

If you want even more samples, check my Sample Sunday page or better still, sign up for free updates!

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Free Breakfast at Ikea March 20-22

If you're in the area, stop by Ikea for free breakfast and coffee on March 20-22, 2009. Not valid at Ikea Charlotte, Hicksville, Houston, Pittsburgh and Ikea Direct. Go to the Ikea site to grab your coupon and to find the location of your nearest Ikea along with breakfast hours. While you're at it, check out the fabulous frugal furniture finds at this place.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

Free Chuck E. Cheese Calendars/Tokens

A couple of years ago, I headed down to Walmart to look for some reward calendars for my then 2-years old. I found a couple of calendars, but these look much cooler. If you're looking for a way to reward your little tike's accomplishments (getting dressed, brushing teeth, cleaning room, potty training, manners, etc.), go to Chuck E. Cheese to download your free calendars and print them out. Mark the days off with a pen as your child accomplishes his/her goals, take a calendar to Chuck E. Cheese and you'll get 10 free tokens as a reward (and be sure to check local circulars for additional tokens).

Where to Pick Your Own Fruits and Veges

Have you ever gone to a farm and picked your own fruits and veges? Well, if you haven’t, you really should give it a try. There’s just something to be said about getting produce directly from the source.

If you’re interested in picking your own produce, check out http://www.pickyourown.org/. The website lists farms (and farmers markets) in the USA and other countries along with crop calendars so that you can plan your trip. They also have an abundance of resources on finding canning equipment and supplies, making jam, preserving, etc. I looked up my own county and it turns out that in a 20-30 minute drive, I can pick blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, muscadines, apples, pears, pumpkins, scuppernongs (not even sure what these are – will have to google this), tomatoes, figs, squash, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, muscadines and more and we’re not even in a rural area!

Be patient with the site, it takes a while to load, but it’s worth it if you’re serious about finding local places to pick fresh fruits and veges.

I took my sons to the strawberry patch twice last year. We picked strawberries and made strawberry jam and strawberry ice cream. We were so hooked on home made jam that I then went on to make peach jam and pear preserves. We also went to a pumpkin patch, at which point I made pumpkin pies from scratch (I guess I was feeling particularly domesticated last year). I wanted to pick apples too, but by the time I figured out where we could go to pick them, the season was already over. With Pick Your Own, I’m not going to miss the apple-picking season this year. What’s funny to me though is that we live in the Peach State, and we don’t have a peach orchard in our county! Go figure…


Free True Blue Spa Item and Bath and Body Works

Go ahead and pamper yourself like an Affluent Pauper. You can use this coupon to get a True Blue Spa travel item (worth up to $6) with any purchase at Bath and Body Works thru 3/15/09. You can find products as low as $1 at Bath and Body Works.

Free Panties at American Eagle's Aerie Store


You can get free panties at Aerie (American Eagle's version of GapBody). Yep, I didn't even know that American Eagle had a store called Aerie until Northern Cheapskate wrote about this hot deal. But then again, what better way for American Eagle to get people in to their Aerie stores than to offer free underwear. Click here to print your coupon for free panties! This offer is valid through 3/18/09.


Speaking of getting people in to stores, did you take advantage of the Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy Friends and Family event that I wrote about last week? I found that BR had the best deals. Many of the items are already marked down by 30% and with the Friends and Family event (thru March 15) you get an additional 30% off. As if that isnt enough, you can then get an additional 10% off if you're a BR cardholder! Hey, it got me in the doors, and let me tell you, the stuff in there is nice! I hadn't been in to a BR in over a year - I was always disappointed by what was on the racks. I hope new designer Simon Kneen keeps up the awesome work... and Gap Inc., you'll be issuing Family and Friends passes again to the public in the Fall, right?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Old Navy, BR, Gap Hot Coupons

15% off, 30% off, %75 of a $100 purchase...check out these great deals courtesy of Freebies4mom. Yep, the economy is tough. It used to be that you could only get these types of deals on friends and family day. Freebies4mom writes:


Shopping this weeekend?Print a 15% off coupon (click on the Old Navy logo in the top left corner, there are 12,488 left to print). Shopping March 12-15? Print a 30% off coupon (also valid at Gap and Banana Republic, thanks to Baby Cheapskate). Feeling Lucky?Get a $75 off $100 coupon next Thursday (they will make 1,000 available sometime on Thursday) Plus 3,500 people will get a $50 off $100 and 25,000 will get 20% offIt's a new source of printable in-store coupon for Old Navy! Hunt for a coupon and then print it out at OldNavyWeekly.com. The coupons are limited so you've got to be fast to get yours! Keep clicking around and find the best coupon for you. Each coupon can only be used once (it's got a one-time use barcode on it). The coupon is valid for only one week. I'm assuming they'll offer the same number of coupons as last week, but we will find out. I do have to warn you that Old Navy's website will experience very heavy traffic on Thurdsay. You've just got to try and hope you are lucky to get on after they post the new coupons!

Free Mini Brownie at Godiva

Visit any Godiva store from now thru March 12, tell them what item you'd like to see dipped in chocolate and they'll give you a free mini brownie as a way of thanking you for your feedback! For more info and other Godiva promotions, visit the Godiva site.


Three Pack of Huggies for $5!

At Walgreens this week, a pack of Huggies Gentle Care Diapers is $10. Use this $5 coupon and you'll get the pack for $5. Or buy a regular jumbo pack of Huggies Diapers for $10. Use this $3 coupon and you'll get the pack for $7. If you purchase more than $25 worth of participating items in this week's Walgreens flyer, you'll get $10 off your next Walgreens order. The way I plan to use this? I plan to buy 3 packs of Huggies Gentle Care for $30. I'll use three $5 coupons (if you hit the backspace bar, you'll get two coupons and get a friend to print the other one), so I'll pay $15 at the register. I'll then get $10 back towards my next purchase. So essentially, I'll get 3 packs of diapers for $5! Yey - this is great because I only have two packs of diapers left from the amazing free diapers I got from Walgreens a few months ago.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Buy 5 Items, Get $5 in Savings

Another rebate form worth keeping on hand... If you purchase 5 items from the following list: Hungry Man dinners, Aunt Jemima Pancakes, Mrs. Pauls Fish Sticks, Duncan Hines Brownies, Van de Camps Fish Sticks, Pinnacle Foods Group will send you five $1 savings coupons. For more info. and the rebate form, click here. I'm going to use this and purchase Lenders bagels. I know that Publix often has these bagels "buy one get one free", so they work out to less than $1 per packet when they're on sale. I'll purchase 5 packets for under $5 (if they go on sale before this offer ends) and get $5 in savings back from Pinnacle. You must purchase the items by 3/31/09.


Get $5 Rebate from Birds Eye

I hope you managed to take advantage of the $1.99 copy of Madagascar 2 that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. That deal has ended, but Birds Eye Viola is offering a $5 rebate when you mail in a proof of purchase from the Madagascar 2 DVD and 2 bags of Birds Eye Viola. Get your rebate form here. Of course, we're always trying to get a deal on top of a deal here at Affluent Pauper, so if you know of any current Birds Eye coupons available, please comment. The rebate deal is valid until 5/15/09.

Free Redbox Movies on Wednesdays

Back in December, I posted about how Redbox issues codes for free movies on Mondays. Well, during March, you can get codes for free movie rentals on Wednesdays also. Today's code is DVDONME.


For other codes, check the Inside Redbox site.

Sample Sunday - Your Guide to This Week's Free Samples

Sorry for the delay folks. Our house got hit by lightning last week, so we're busy scheduling a slew of contractors to come in and fix the damage. But, we finally have an internet connection... so check out what's free this week...

Aveda Color Conserve (it appears that this will enter you in to some type of Shape Magazine sweepstakes, but it appears that you’ll also get a free sample)

Ziploc Fresh Shield Freezer Bags (this is from Costco, but you don’t need to be a new member)

Kotex

Natures Source Tote Bag (first 18,000)

L’Oreal EverPure Sulfate Free Haircare (you have to log in or register, then type “special offers” in the search bar. They also have several coupons)

To see what might still be available from previous weeks, check out my Sample Sunday page.

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