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*Expired* Freebies in my Mailbox: Money in my Mailbox

by Freebies4Mom on September 28, 2008 7:54 am

I got a lot of fun stuff in my mailbox that will save me money, and I hope you did too!

Pssst – I signed-up for this word-of-mouth marketing opportunity with General Mills and received a coupon for a FREE Pillsbury sweet rolls or flaky twists product as well as ten $1 coupons to share with friends. I’ve also been able to log-in and print the special $1.10 off Pillsbury chocolate flaky twists and other coupons. This program is similar to two other word-of-mouth programs I’ve talked about before: VocalPoint and SheSpeaks. They send you coupons in the mail for you and your friends, and invite you to participate in surveys to share your opinions.

Cascade Rinse Aid – I got another free product coupon in the P&G; coupon booklet that is mailed out twice a year. All of the coupons inside expire on March 31, 2009. I was happy to get the free rinse aid coupon, because I just finished my last free bottle. Now I can pick up another one for free at Target (normally priced at $3.24). I shared it with you here. My best guess is that they will offer the Home Made Simple coupon booklet again early this spring.

GeoTrax DVD from Fisher-Price
– I got a free DVD from Fisher-Price with 3 GeoTrax episodes on it (I shared it with you here). Mattel likes to mail out free promotional DVDs of their shows, and you can also still request this Planet Heroes DVD.

Gain Scent Card – I guess this Walmart sample isn’t very popular because it’s still available! Includes a coupon to Save $1 on any size Gain laundry detergent. I shared it with you here.

Ode magazine – I received my first two issues of this magazine “for intelligent optimists” that I earned by watching ads on AdPerk. I shared this new free magazine source with you here.

The freebies below are no longer available to request, but I try to offer you tips on how to get similar freebies.

Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers – Kroger sent me a coupon to try this new product for free. I love getting coupons from Kroger! The best way to make sure you are getting coupons from your grocery store is to make sure that your mailing address is current on your store loyalty card or on your account for the store’s website. If you are a Kroger shopper, here is where you can update your account information.

P&G; BrandSaver October Coupon Insert – I was surprised to get this coupon insert in my mailbox, since it usually comes inside the Sunday paper. Great to get a bonus coupon insert, but I have to admit I was disappointed because this is the promised “over $74 in coupons from P&G;” from the promotion I shared with you here. I was really hoping for some new and different coupons. But I’ll happily take the extra coupons!

$2 Cash from Nielsen – If you ever get invited to so a survey from Nielsen, the tv ratings folks, you should do it! I got an envelope in the mail with two dollar bills in it along with a 14-question survey. I was amazed that they sent me $2 before I had even filled out the survey!

Mints from VocalPoint – They are marketing the new Ford Flex, and sent out packages of mints to some VocalPoint members. You can join VocalPoint too, you never know what they will mail you! Not just coupons, free samples too, and there really is no obligation to participate in the surveys. However I believe that participation may mean you receive more mailers from them.

$5 Chevron Gift Card – What a great freebie to get! I shared it with you here.

Kotex Sample from Sam’s Club – It’s hard to keep track of the numerous Kotex sampling offers, but I attempted to round them up recently here.

The Oprah Magazine – What a thrill to get three free issues from StartSampling. I hope you got yours too if you requested it! I shared it with you on Freebie Friday.

Town & Country magazine- I received my first of three free issues from StartSampling, I shared this magazine freebie with you here. If you haven’t read it yet, I’ve got a comprehensive guide to free magazines that talks about the best sources, and best ways to reuse them.

Enough about what’s in my mailbox, what was in your mailbox this week?

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous September 30, 2008 at 10:27 pm

I worked for Neilson quite a few years ago, and yes you’d be surprised how many people throw away the surveys and TV questionnaires w/o realizing there is usually money inside (Im actually kind of surprised they are still sending out money.) Michelle, it’s completely random and based on demographic. You can’t apply for it. Too often I would call someone, have them be all excited to be involved in the television surveys and then half way thru the qualifying questions, we’d have to stop because whatever their demographic was, it had already been filled. They need accurate results that actually match the demo of that city/state/etc.


snookums September 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

Interesting, I too got the pizza dough coupons. 1 free and a TON of $1.10 off. They were asking us to try the thin crust, but we couldn’t find it at our store. we picked up the traditional crust and are happy to have a cheap-o pizza night. thanks, heather.


snookums September 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

Michelle, You don’t/can’t apply with Nielsen. In order for the ratings to not be biased, they do randomized selection on their own.


dieMutti September 29, 2008 at 12:22 am

We got the GeoTrax DVD this week too! My kids were thrilled & I was too (a free movie? Great!). Thanks for the info on getting it.


Renee September 28, 2008 at 5:49 pm

I had a huge freebie week. I got a Macaroni Grill Dinner Kit from Psst with 11 $1.25 coupons, my Green Works House Party package with coupons and items I have valued at around $150, the Kashi cookie (very yummy), the Batman Backpack I won from the Batman sweepstakes, a card for a free pink panty from Victoria’s Secret, the Homemade Simple coupon booklet, and some other little things. I even got a free sample of Enfamil baby formula (I think American Baby might have thrown my name at a few companies), which is so funny because I don’t have kids yet. I will be offering it up on freecycle.


Anonymous September 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Ditto on the P&G; and Kashi cookie dissappointment . Thanks for all the goodies Heather!!!


Anonymous September 28, 2008 at 10:55 am

this was really a great week for freebie, my mailbox was STUFFED.. i love freebies!!! yum and my cookie came too, it was a lot better than i thought it would be.


Barbara Manatee September 28, 2008 at 10:46 am

I also was kind of disappointed with the P&G; savings ad…but at least there were Pampers coupons in it! 🙂


Anonymous September 28, 2008 at 10:10 am

Pssst. says my email is in the database, but says I’m not allowed to log in. Hmmm. lou


Heather September 28, 2008 at 9:03 am

Linda – I haven’t heard of people not being able to sign-up for Pssst. But it is possible they are targeting a specific audience or a specific geographic location. Sorry!


Heather September 28, 2008 at 9:01 am

I believe it was a random opportunity because I did not sign-up for it. But once you get a survey from them, they ask you if you are interested in future survey opportunities. So, I’ll be saying yes!


Linda :) September 28, 2008 at 8:59 am

Hi Heather,I’ve tried twice to join Pssst and both times the final response after questions was *I was not who they were looking for to be on the panel”. Have you heard this from other readers?


kelly September 28, 2008 at 8:51 am

Great week, Heather! I also got a psst package but mine was for Pillsbury pizza crusts…and a package from Quaker with 10 granola bars, 2 Life cereal samples and a couple other things, plus my Kashi cookie!! thanks!


Michelle September 28, 2008 at 8:42 am

how do you apply with neolson?


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