Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Fall Brandsaver Samples

Dear Diary,
Just a quick note to tell you about the new fall brandsaver samples that just became available. If you want them better act fast. These samples do come and I have been quite impressed with them in the past.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Bandaid sample

Dear Diary,
Just want to tell you about a site that I visit regularly called Well right now this site has a perfect fit band-aid sample up for free. But you gotta act fast. Livingwell samples disappear very quickly.
Ah now I've got that song stuck in my head; I'm stuck on Band-Aid Brand cause Band-Aid's stuck on me...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

O.B. Tampon sample

Dear Diary,
Here's another free sample for ya. o.b. tampon
enough said

Monday, September 21, 2009

CK for Men for free & h1n1 study

Dear Diary,
Did you know that Matchstick often sends out products/product samples to try for free? Well right now they have a promotion on that you can try CK for men for free. They will send you samples and the idea is to share them with family & friends and spread the word about the products. Sometimes they ask you to fill out a short survey about the product after you have tried it and spread the word. There product samples are usually in limted supply so if you want to try CK for men for free, ya better hurry.
Also discovered there is h1n1 study going on and if you qualify you could earn yourself a $5 GC for Shopper's Drug Mart. I did qualify but they had enough people in my area like me already so I'm out of luck on this one. But you still have a chance. Be sure to read the requirements of this study and understand what type of commitment and involvement is required on your part before you agree to participate.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

P&G Brandsaver coupons &Try Me Free Offer

Dear Diary,
You must know by now how much I love coupons. Well P&G Brandsaver is offering a bunch of them right now. Sometimes you can get these coupons in your local paper but if you didn't get them or would like a few more, here's your chance to get them now. But don't wait cuz these coupons won't be there forever.
Oh before I forget, wanted to tell you about how I often take advantage of try me free or mail in to get a complete refund deals. Companies trying to promote a new product will often have coupons that let you get the product for free or mail in to get a refund upon a purchase of the product. The rebate forms are often available where the product is displayed in the store. Just the other day, I found a 'Try it on us' rebate form for the new S.C. Johnson Fragrance Collection by Glade. You can choose from a scented reed diffuser or a couple of soy based candles. I purchased the multi-wick soy based candle. Now all I have to do is send in my original sales receipt with the form to get my money back. Well I may not get the taxes back and a stamp is needed as well, but the candle is pretty much free. Hey these would make a great Christmas gift for a teacher, crossing guard etc etc you know what I mean, or you could add them to a stocking. Oh and speaking of soy candles, apparently that's the way to go these days if you like to burn candles. Soy and Beeswax candles are much better than regular ones for health reasons.
By the way, this offer is limited to 1 per household.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Early Bird Gets Free Dozen Roses

Dear Diary,
They say the Early Bird Gets The Worm, well in this case this early bird got a free dozen roses. Yes you read it right! But I wasn't the only Early Bird getting free roses this morning so if you want some better get there quick. My local florist opened at 7 a.m. this morning and I was there. FTD Good Neighbour Day; check it out for participating florists in your area. (my local florist was collecting donations for the food bank)
Oh and by the way the idea is to keep 1 rose for yourself and share the rest with family, friends & especially neighbours.
Can't remember the last time I had roses in the house cuz buying roses isn't frugal you know. Well gonna enjoys these and share a few with some good neighbours. I guess that packet of flower food I found yesterday, will come in handy.
Have a Good Neighbour Day

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Frugal socks & clothing store coupons

Dear Diary,
Yesterday I decided to go through my clothes and toss out a few things I wasn't wearing. I like to do this in September cause for me September is a new beginning of sorts. While I was sorting through stuff, I realized I have a lot of identical socks. And you may wonder why I have lots of the same socks?? Well it's because of my frugal sock habits. You see for quite some time now, I've been in the habit of buying packages of socks or several pair of the same kind of socks. That way if one of the pair of socks gets holey, you only have to toss out the 1 sock instead of both because you will have several matches for it. Now if you really want to be frugal you could darn the sock but I'm not a big fan of socks Darned socks. My dm use to do this to all my holey socks when I was growing up but enough is enough.
Anyway now that I've purged a few items from my closet, it might be time to do some re-stocking lol. It just happens that while I was browsing the Internet this morning I found some great coupons that you can get if you sign up for their deals and offers; what a coincidence. ( Old Navy $10 off $50 purchase, GAP 10% any purchase, Banana Republic 20% off $125 purchase) And by the way Old Navy has some great deals on maternity, baby and toddler gear at the moment so if you're thinking what I'm thinking you might want to head to Old Navy and combine this coupon with the great sales. Not that I'm in the market for maternity wear just so you know.
Oh and here's the link to sign up for these coupons
cheers frugaldebb

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Absentee Blogger & The Little Red Hen

Dear Diary,
Please excuse me for being an absentee blogger. It's not that I had nothing to tell you. I almost always have something to tell you just as much as I'm almost always frugal. If that makes any sense. I was away at a cottage way up North trying to get some R&R and being frugal of course. Hard not to be frugal when there is no place to spend money.
Anyway when I returned I had some nice surprises waiting for me such as P&G samples (oh how I love these), Olay Regenerist samples and in the past few days I received my Veet Prize pack from a win. This prize pack contained 4 boxes of Veet Hair Removal Gel Cream and Wax Strips, 1 box of Crunch & Munch, 1 baggie of M&M's, 1 Veet tote bag, 4 pairs of spa slippers, 1 $15 I-Tunes GC and 1 $10 Blockbuster GC.
Of course ds ran off with the gift cards. He always pokes fun at my contesting, but when I win something that he likes or wants, he's first in line to collect the prizes. Almost reminds me of the story of the little red hen who makes bread. And no one wants to help her to make it, but everyone is there to help her eat it lol!