Freebies…

After a few days “off” I have decided that I will no longer be offering free samples and other stuff. Most of my blog traffic comes from that. However, for those that would still love to receive freebies and free stuff, know about coupons, get the best deals on the web, and many other great savings, please follow the links below. I have been researching sites in the past few “off” days and I have found that all the below named sites offer free, real, legitimate, and researched freebies, samples, coupons, and great deals…

  1. Sally Saves Freebies
  2. Hip2Save Daily Deals
  3. Freebies 4 Mom Daily Deals
  4. Mysavings.com Most Recent Freebies
  5. Free Sample Monkey In Order of Latest Samples

I have not wanted to leave my readers totally empty-handed, so I have found these sites just for you, and you, and you, and you and on and on and on…

Getting freebies in the mail is so nice. It is nostalgic to me. I remember having a pen pal and hoping that the next mail delivery would bring a letter from her. I loved reading the mail. Then I “grew up” (which I am still a kid at heart-you have to be when you have a 12 and 7-year-old) and began to receive bills in the mail deliveries. Today it is nice going to the mailbox and having name brand freebies mailed to me. I have been told in life that nothing is free, but the sites I provided above do have things that are free. Collin from hip2save also provides coupon match-ups for all of you couponers looking for a great deal. I am not a surreal couponer. I do not use a coupon just because I have a coupon. I only use what I can make meals with or use the kind of soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and things of that nature. I have watched shows and news on television that makes me wonder if people are that obsessive compulsive, selfish, self-centered, or planning on preparing for the end of the world. I love hearing about people like  me that donate to their local charities (Shelby Helpliine Ministries for me).

Let us always have hope! Especially during this season. I have children and sometimes get lost in the holiday gift giving, but let us not forget about giving gifts from the heart. I have said many times that I do not have family nearby. Taking the time out of my busy life to hope for them is a better gift than any other material gift. At least that works for me. All of us have been through hard times, the loss of a job, the loss of a relative, and many other things. Just have hope for the season and remember why we actually give gifts…the wisemen

Jingit – Earn Online

***UPDATE*** I have learned more about Jingit. You apply for a free Jingit Visa Debit Card for your payment through US Bank. There is a $3.00 fee at first, and you have to earn that money before you can apply for the debit card. Then after that, your Jingit payments will be added to the debit card. You can download the app to your Android or iPhone and use the app to “check in” when visiting a local WalMart store. 

 

I have been hearing a lot about Jingit lately. I was not real sure what the hype was about until now. It is a neat and easy way to earn a little bit of extra cash each week. All you have to do is look for the Jingit logo located on an on-line ad and click on the logo. Then you will earn money by taking a survey, watching on-line ads, and providing your feedback. You take the survey and Jingit will pay you real cash. Go here to learn more.

If you sign-up, you will need to verify your cell phone number and e-mail address. Once you do that, then it will take you to your homepage in Jingit. You can go to account profile and get the mobile app. While you are located at your Jingit homepage, search available ads, videos, and surveys. Potentially you could earn up to $15 per week.
The only thing I am not clear on yet is how to receive the money. Before I signed up, I watched the video located here. The video mentioned something about signing up for a free Jingit Visa debit card to spend your earnings, but I am not sure of how you receive your earnings. I will try to learn more through the next couple of days and update for clarification.

Try it out and let me know what you think!

November 16, 2012 Free Samples

Free Jovinno Hairwax


Jovinno Hair Wax is a hair product that gives your hair a glow and helps hold it in place. This hair wax is claimed to be light-weight and easy to shampoo. Click here to register for your free sample.

Free PictureMe Portrait Studios Single Page of Printed Gift Tags

If you are near a WalMart, then click on this link and print off a coupon for one, free, single page of gifts tags and redeem before 12/31/12. I can think of about 50 things I could do with these. 🙂

Free Prilosec OTC® Sample

If you have frequent heartburn, why not try out this sample before you buy a full box? Click here and fill out the form to see if you qualify for a free sample

Get ahead with Christmas card list

I am posting this kind of early, but I received a card from my favorite aunt today and it reminded me of something I read recently. She is card crazy. It doesn’t matter which holiday is coming up, we always get a card from her. Today we got a Thanksgiving card in the mail. She usually writes a small note and tells us what she has been up to and what current things that she and my uncle are doing. They are in the Silver Sneaker’s program at the local YMCA and for their age, they are in really great shape! With the card she sent me, and the article I read along with this time of year, I wanted to share something I think is a little different. Then I would like to see what you think.

Cards can get expensive. You have to buy them, and they can get costly depending on how many family members and friends you have. Then there is the postage. One year I had all of my Christmas cards returned to me because they were square shaped and the postage wasn’t suited for that kind of envelope. Needless to say, I wasted a bunch of money, and ended up going to the dollar store to buy more cards so I could at least send late. I didn’t want my family to think I wasn’t thinking about them since all of them live in different parts of the country.I just feel like if I can’t send a gift, or be with my family and friends, then I should send my time. I was always taught that it was the thought that counted.

I would rather buy a box of cards than buy a single cards like for my husband’s or children’s birthdays. I like making those occasions really special and sometimes it takes me over a half an hour to find the perfect card. So during Christmas, I buy a box of cards, have everyone in the house sign it, put it in the envelope, add a sticker to the seal, put a address label on it, put the postage stamp on it, drive it to the post office, and then finally mail it. It takes a lot of time! It is worth it, but this year I am thinking about trying something new.

Like I said, I don’t have any family members living near me. Todd’s side of the family lives real close, but the closest family members I have are in Southern Ohio. So, this year I am thinking about sending e-cards. I am just afraid that it will take the personalization out of sending a regular card. Before I started getting bills in the mail, I remember always wanting to be the first one who got the mail in the morning to see what surprises there were if there were any. And even now I know my aunt will send something in the mail at any given time, so it is still kind of exciting to get mail. I just don’t know how the receiver of the card will feel this year if I don’t send a written card. 

In the article I read, it said that going digital this year could save time and money. I once know how to send e-cards, but I forgot how to send them. So, in the article I read, there is a helpful website that will help me and you (if we decide to replace paper greetings) choose a free virtual photo card from the selection available on their website. The website is Paperless Post. The homepage says that you can sign-up, but in real fine print below the sign up with facebook link there is a link that says Skip and Browse Card Designs. There are holiday cards, invitation cards, notes & greeting cards, save the date cards, and even designer cards. Just make sure that you look at the price. Some cost money while others are free.

Sending pictures during the holidays is something my family used to do when all of us were together, so try out the free photo cards and save even more money, time, and hassle.

Would you send Christmas e-cards or for any other holiday, birthday, anniversary, or any other occasion?