I made out like a bandit with the CVS/Excedrin deal today!

by hatter - Samples
Jan 6 8:48 am

2 free ES, 2 free Migraine, & a 20ct. bottle of PM (for $1.50 after my $3.50 coupon + additional $0.60 off CVS sale price). And not only that, but one of my free ES bottles came w/ a free bottle of 8ct. PM attached to it!  Only 1 tho, the cupboards were pretty bare at my CVS and that was the last “freebie within a freebie” left. But I got my $10.00 ECB, another $0.50 ECB for “fall spending,” AND a coupon for $4 off a $20 purchase! That’s $26.15 in merchandise, $14.50 ECB (if you count the $4 coupon)…. and all I spent was $1.50!!!! Plus I still have 4 Excedrin coupons left!!!

Birthday Freebies

by hatter - Coupons/In Store deals, gifts, Samples
Jul 27 11:38 pm

Mom’s been a little jealous of all the freebies I keep getting, so I arranged to take her on a freebie hunt for her birthday yesterday.  I signed her up online at several places over the past few weeks and waited for the birthday coupons to roll in. I called ahead to all the desired locations to verify their participation and then printed out the coupons of her choice.
First she got a free Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity from IHOP (2 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, 2 pancakes topped with blueberries and whipped cream $8.50 value), then we hit the mall for a free birthday gift from Sephora (which I saw mentioned here awhile back), and of course tried all the tester makeup and perfumes lol. The current gift was an eye kit with travel/purse sized eyeshadow, liner, and mascara. Mom was impressed… and the girl even threw in 2 samples of Time Arrest face fluid and a sample of DDF wrinkle cream. Considering their prices, I’d say it was a $20 gift. :)
Godiva was conveniently located directly across from Sephora, and thanks to Free Stuff Times I’d already signed mom up for the monthly chocolate thing, so we went there and she got to pick out any chocolate she wanted. She chose a clam shell truffle… it was quite large actually. The woman even gave us all a free square of dark chocolate she had just cut up. :) From there it was onto Cold Stone Creamery, where I signed her up to receive  a free creation for her birthday  (regular sized small, any flavor + 1 topping $3.50 value). We’d never been there before, and it was fun watching them work the ice cream and sprinkles together. A friend who was with us also had a coupon, 2/$5 for the same thing mom got ($2 savings).
She had any number of free bday dinners at her disposal, but by then we were all too full and tired to go on, lol. But I did toss the bodycology lotion sample I had just received in the mail into mom’s goodie bag as well. :)

So over $56 worth of food/merchandise between 3 people was had for a grand total of $20 (not including tip + tax @ IHOP)… just for registering everywhere online. And mom had a blast claiming her free stuff and getting all kinds of well wishes from everyone! I’m looking forward to claiming my freebies in January! Thanks for the ideas, FST!

Christmas in July!

by hatter - Samples
Jul 21 7:35 am

I started this freebie thing about 10 weeks ago, and for the past 4 weeks it’s been like Christmas in my mailbox! Here’s a list of things I’ve received so far…. most everything came with some sort of coupons. :)

– Kellogg’s All Bran Wheat Flakes sample – came w/ a packet of “Bran Buds,” crunchy thingies you can sprinkle on yogurt & what-not… plus coupons, recipes and a Kellogg’s All Bran sleep/eye mask.
– PetSmart PetPerks card – So my fur babies can get birthday freebies. :)
– 7oz. box of DaVinci parmesean filled multi-color tortellini pasta + several recipe cards. No coupons tho, that was disappointing.
– Bacon Salt sample + sticker & coupons
– Pantene, Physique, Dove Hair, John Frieda, and Aveeno shampoo & conditioner samples; L’Oreal EverStrong shampoo-conditioner-overnight repair treatment samples
– Olay Total Effects Body Wash; Secret Clinical deodorant; Burt’s Bees toothpaste sample; Eucerin Skin Care sample; eb5 Facial Cream & eye firming samples; Borba Age Defying Concentrate; Jovan perfume samples
– Stayfree UltraThin Thermo Control sample + coupon
– U by Kotex samples: tampons, pads, pantyliners (they sent me two sample boxes of this by mistake lol)
– Playtex Gentle Glide; Playtex Sport
– Tampax Pearl & Advantage tampons
– Always pads, pantyliners, feminine wipes; Always tampons & pantyliners
*as of right now, my total tampon count is at about 20, and about a dozen pantyliners/pads. O.O
– American Apparel Thong
– Dr. Scholl’s For Her Insole sample
– Neti pot; Breathe-Right Nasal strips; several Prilosec OTC samples; Zantac 150; Castiva pain relief
– All OXI-Active detergent; Purex 3-in-1 laundry sheets
– Purina ONE 7oz. Cat Food sample
– Benefiber Orange Sticks; Special K Protein Meal Bar; Kellogg’s Fiberplus Chocolate Chip bar; Everlast Energy Bar
– True Lemon, Lime, and Orange samples
– Avery sticky pads & labels; MomsRising.org MOM bumper sticker; Well-Being For Dummies book; Lakota Indians gift set w/ address labels, 2 any-occasion cards w/ envelopes, dream catcher notepad
– 10 free music downloads courtesy of e-music/jose cuervo; Gypsy Vanner Horses DVD
– free tree planted in my state
– names of all my loved ones on a chip in the next Mars Rover
Bonus freebie grab from a stay at Holiday Inn… toiletry condiments!

Amazing! That’s not even everything I’ve received… and much more is on the way! Thanks Free Stuff Times!