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First Time at Freebies 4 Mom?

by Freebies4Mom on January 2, 2009 7:51 am

Welcome to Freebies 4 Mom, a blog by a mom of two toddlers who is passionate about helping others save money on their everyday purchases. You can save money by requesting free samples, using coupons, getting rebates, winning blog giveaways and sweepstakes, and learning how to live a more frugal lifestyle by getting things for free. My name is Heather, and I want to help you get the most out of your first visit.

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I try to select ads that are good resources, but because I am unable to screen and approve each and every ad shown in my ad spaces I am unable to endorse or recommend the advertising content. Freebies 4 Mom is my job, and the only way I get paid is by dedicating space to advertising. You’ll find ad space in both the left and right sidebars, and text ads between the top three posts in the main content area. Please focus on what I post in the main content area as the hottest and best freebies available. Please read my Disclaimer, Disclosure, and Privacy Policies for more information about Freebies 4 Mom.

What is Freebies 4 Mom about besides getting free stuff?
I want you to be a smart and empowered consumer. My job is to educate you about how to save money on everyday purchases. I do not want you to request every single freebie you come across. Please read Be a Smarter Freebie Finder. Learning how to stand up for yourself as a consumer is important. That’s why I wrote Be An Empowered Consumer. It’s all about asking for what you want, giving feedback to stores and companies, and standing up for yourself to help you save money.

Thanks for visiting Freebies 4 Mom and I look forward to spoiling you with freebies!

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Eva March 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I don't know how to use these blogs, but I have profitted well from your's and others lately and found a couple of GREAT DEALS I don't know how to post. For mom's in the midwest, there is a coupon for a free Upbeat drink to redeem at Hy-vee stores @ Upbeatenergy.com at thr top right of the page and I'm not sure how many times you can go back and print it. Afullcup.com also has a link for $5 off Smart ones meals. They are 5/$10 right now at Kroger and you get a catalina register coupon for $4 off your next order, making them 10/$11. They are good too. Especially the turkey ones.Eva

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Heather January 30, 2010 at 12:07 am

Karen -I would be cautious, because it is unusual for someone to offer you a flat rate for an ad. If you want to offer advertising space on your blog, then you should set your own rates. Some of the ads on my blog are paid per view and others are paid per week. It's important that you can preview ads before they "air" on your blog. Or to have the ability (if you are in an ad network) to block certain types of ads that you don't want on your blog. An option for setting-up ad space on your blog that is priced on competitive bidding is Project Wonderful (I learned about it from BlogCoach.org).-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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karen January 27, 2010 at 8:26 pm

I was wanting to know do you get paid when someone clicks on your aids only or do some ads pay you each month a flat fee? I have a guy emailing me all the time wanting to pay me a flat fee every month to put his ads on my blog. Is this ok? or a con. Thanks karen

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Anonymous October 17, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Are sites like Vocalpoint and Shespeaks worth the time?

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Anonymous August 22, 2009 at 9:43 pm

Last week I saw a link or website that showed like the sale items at CVS, Walgreens and showed where you could get a coupon to. Then it gave you the final price you would have in the item. Does anyone know where this is?

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Heather August 15, 2009 at 7:14 am

Look in the right sidebar where it says "Subscribe to Freebies 4 Mom" and enter your email address. If you have any problems, just send me an email! Click on the "Contact" button to email me.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous August 15, 2009 at 3:06 am

I saw You on tv and want to subscribe to get your daily e-mail but I can not find the subscribe link on the right hand side in any of pages.

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Anonymous July 30, 2009 at 1:58 am

Hi:I am new to couponing and freebies. I love this site. I found your link off babycheapskate.com. I just wanted to let you know I won the $25.00 Huggies gas card this morning on my first try after I entered the 6 points you posted today. I just wanted to say thank you. I also wanted to say that I love your posts, they are very informative and I find that they never send me on a wild goose chase like some others I have encountered. Thanks for all the free information.

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Ashely July 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Aww thanks for everything you do!! I love your site!!<3 AsHIe

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Heather June 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Olivia – Creating a custom header is not something I did myself on my blog, but it is something you can learn to do yourself. Or you can look for a designer to create one for you. I encourage you to check out Blogcoach.org for the best blogging support around.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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olivia June 17, 2009 at 10:17 am

I have recently dipped into the frugal world in the past year and it has helped me so much!! I do however own a blog and was wondering if ANYONE would be willing to give me a tip? I have searched high and low on different topics and cannot seem to find anything Im really searching for. So I figured to leave a comment in hopes that someone would help me out a little. What im looking for help wise : How to make my own custom header and how to apply it to blogger. And Im having some trouble with google analytics. Thats just a start lol.PLEASE if anyone would be so gracious to assist I will be very appreciative.Thank youowner.rainbowexchange@gmail.com

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Heather June 13, 2009 at 7:32 am

You should NEVER pay for a free sample. Please read my "Be A Smarter Freebie Finder" for more advice.-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous June 12, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I am disappointed in the free samples…you have to pay for offers just to get the "free" sample. it certainly is not worth it.

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Anonymous May 4, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Arby’s is offering a free FruiTea on May 6 at participating locations (no other purchase necessary).

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Anonymous April 21, 2009 at 9:22 am

Hi, I was just wondering what the best way to take advantage of coupons was. I have heard that they are no good unless it was something you would normally buy. How do you keep track of everything to maximize savings? Do you keep a running list of items you need and then wait for coupons or do you buy when you have a coupon??? Thanks in advance for your help! I love your site by the way!

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Anonymous March 24, 2009 at 9:32 am

Wasn’t there a sign in link on the right side of the home page at one time ? I can’t remember if I noticed it or not. I thought there was one when I first signed up for email updates. Thanks !!!

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Beth March 24, 2009 at 8:45 am

I really enjoy reading your blog. I think it’s hip and your layout is fabulous. Keep up the great work.

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Heather March 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Jovel – You get the grocery card savings cards from your local grocery store. Shortcuts.com is for Kroger-owned grocery stores. -HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Jovel Johnson March 17, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Hi!I’m not a mother, but I love to save. Why pay more when you can pay less? lol. I just want to know, where or how do I get those savings cards to use on websites like Shortcuts.com? Is that a stupid question? I started signing up on the site and then they were asking me for card information. And do I have to pay for the card?

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Anonymous March 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm

The Staples in my area (Allentown, PA) would not honor the coupon for Purell hand sanitizer for their small sample sizes.

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Anonymous March 3, 2009 at 9:43 am

Sorry about that last post make that TWO down vests!

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Anonymous March 3, 2009 at 9:43 am

Local Illinois Sears has Land’s End winter gear @ 75% off – I bought down vests for $24.50. Originally each one cost $39.95!

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Anonymous March 1, 2009 at 8:12 pm

I have three more Pampers Gift to Grow reward points if anyone is interested. I believe today is the last to enter them.D79JTKFCTYJFTVHD79JTKPTNXHXPRCD79JTKHPJXTTKVP

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Catherine February 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Our own Economic Package – Each week, I make a grocery list, my son can take the list and search the internet for coupons. So he does not eenter any sites that may not be good – I have the popular sites listed in my favorites on the computer. He then receives half of the savings. A math and computer lesson for him and a time and money saving idea for me.

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Catherine February 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I am having a problem printing the coupons. The paper is coming out blank. Yes, I do have ink in the printer.

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Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 5:38 pm

HELLO TO ALL, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO FREEBIES FOR MOMS. I DID NOT BELIEVE ANYTHING WAS FREE ANYMORE BUT THIS WEBSITE HAS PROVED ME WRONG.

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Anonymous February 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

StarbucksStore.com is offering free samples of their new instant coffee.

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Anonymous February 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

I was surprised to learn that I won a large stuffed Boyds Bear from the Little Debbie Sweepstakes. I received my prize in the mail last Friday.

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Anonymous February 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

RETAILMENOT.COM offers another Pampers Gifts to Grow Rewards code – GIVE09UNICEFGTG.

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Blair Van Bussel - { Blair Nicole Photography } February 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

How can I donate something to be given away? Or have something postd to share with your readers? I am currently giving away a gift certificate for one of my portrait sessions and would love to share with your readers, or I would be happy to send this to you to hold your own drawing.

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Anonymous February 6, 2009 at 11:36 am

You have a really cool blog.Here are free valentine’s coupons and printables for you:http://seasonalfundepot.blogspot.com/

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Anonymous February 5, 2009 at 9:12 am

what am I doing wrong I click on profile select anonymous and it will not take it?

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martha February 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I love your site I have also emailed a few good leads like the time oprah’s website was giving away the photo book.. I got it and I loved it!! Anyways now that everyone is saving all of this money some people might need some help cooking the food they are saving on. I’ve started http://www.10-itemsorless.blogspot.com It’s fairly new but I have included some recipes and I need help with getting it started can anyone please help I wanna be succesful like Heather too!! mamakelly02@yahoo.com

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Stephanie January 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Have you run into instances where a store (in this case Target) will not take internet coupons because they will not scan? I was trying to use 2 coupons tonight at Target that I printed off of Target’s own website, but they wouldn’t scan. They would not enter the numbers manually, so I had them take the items off of my total. I find this really odd when you are trying to use current coupons that are being offered on their website.

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Amy January 27, 2009 at 6:17 am

Freebies For Mom,I have a new blog, http://www.sensibleliving365.blogspot.com that I started in January. I am planning on having a monthly giveaway, but am first looking into ways of promoting it. Do you list links to other blogs for their giveaways? My first giveaway would be for the book “Money Matters for Newlyweds” by the late co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries, Larry Burkett. Please let me know…thanks!

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Anonymous January 25, 2009 at 5:35 pm

I saw your interview on Jan. 01 and when I saw it I remember saying to myself “Is that even possible to get stuff FREE in the mail?” LOL boy was I joking myself. Ever since I subscribed I received everything I signed up for. Gosh, I love it. I’m a 23 year old single girl with no kids but I have 9 nieces and nephews. My sisters and sisters-in-law really appreciate the fact that I always have a little something for their kids. Whether its coupons or maybe a little something that came in the mail. Your e-mails that i receive I always take the time to read them and make sure I didn’t miss anything! Everything you do is helpful. Of course the FREEBIES are the best! I make sure to check your site every Friday 🙂 I was one of those regular people that got coupons and never paid attention to them. Ha! That won’t happen again. Every little discount that I get I make sure to use it. I honestly can say that I have saved money ever since I started and it hasn’t even been a month yet! Thanks again for what you do.

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reesespeanutbuttercups January 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

I am wondering the trick to coupons. How are people getting things for free? Can you use more than one coupon for the same item? rnicolerees@gmail.com

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Heather January 15, 2009 at 7:36 am

Response to Comment #14 – All Walmart stores should still accept printable coupons, but you’ve got to really be assertive in order to use them. Call Walmart corporate to tell them that your store is not accepting them and talk to your local store’s manager about accepting your legitimate printed coupons. Read more in my Walmart Freebies Roundup-HeatherFreebies 4 Mom

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Anonymous January 15, 2009 at 12:18 am

I use to take my online printable coupons to Wal*Mart. They just recently like in the past month have stopped taking the online coupons. Bummer!! They said that people were bringing in fake coupons. Its ashame that some people have to cheat and mess it up for everyone else just trying to save and get a deal. Hopefully in the future they will except them again. Great website. Thanks so much. I love getting samples and coupons. Keep up the good work Heather.

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DONETTE January 13, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I TAKE MY ON-LINE COUPONS TO THE WALMART AND TARGET IN MY AREA AND I HAVE NEVER HAD NO TROUBLE WITH THEM TAKING THEM.

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Anonymous January 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

Online coupons are great, but what stores will take them? I’m from Northeast Wisconsin and as far as I know there is only one that will take them, but only up to $1.00 off. I’m very disappointed in Walmart not taking them!!

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Anonymous January 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm

i love your website. i send it to everyone i konw

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Qyrun Quiamco January 9, 2009 at 11:05 pm

hi…are your freebies available 4 mom at my place??

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Anonymous January 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I try to visit your site everyday. I encourage friends & family to visit. The free sample can win my family and I to products. I hope companies will offer bigger and more samples if they want my family to buy their product. Sunsilk has my buisness permanently.

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Morgan January 8, 2009 at 11:10 pm

You have a great site! I have enjoyed signing up for several of the freebies you have on here. I’m impressed that you keep this up while taking care of 2 toddlers!!!

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Anonymous January 8, 2009 at 9:30 pm

how do you moer free stuff most of the things you have to sign up for things and complete that before you can get your free sample

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Anonymous January 7, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I like the fact that you have coupons and website that access to them. I am glad I seen this website on tv.

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jessica January 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm

how do you get more free samples

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Anonymous January 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

I saw your tv spot when I was visiting my parents Christmas Day was impressed. My husband and I kept repeating your web address and he was the first one to check out your site and I would rather think that going to the mailbox was like Christmas Day rather than the dread of checking it with only bills… so thanks for your site.Marlene

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Johnese January 3, 2009 at 10:26 am

Your TV spot on Inside Edition caught my husbands attention – he thought it was a brilliant idea! He was right again. I am disabled by MS and shopping is a real challenge for me. The new products are great to try and talk about savings in a tough economic climate.

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Anonymous January 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm

wish there were more freebies that you are not required to participate in whatever they are trying to promote. like buying magazines and such.

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Anonymous January 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

saw your clip on TV, think you are great, keep up the good work and continue to be an inspiration for all moms everywhere 🙂

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