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*Expired* Freebies in my Mailbox: My Mailbox Goodies

by Freebies4Mom on October 5, 2008 7:17 am

Another week of some great goodies in my mailbox.

Campbell’s Select Harvest – A free can of soup! And not just any can, because specially marked cans have $15 surveys on them. I already did my survey of course, but I did notice today at Kroger that my store still had cans with surveys on them. This is the first freebie I’ve received by requesting using text messaging on my cell phone. I do not encourage you to request free samples via text message unless your cell phone plan includes text messaging (i.e. you have a package plan and don’t pay for each and every text message). It took several text messages back and forth for me to enter my mailing address, and I only did it because I know I will not exceed my cell phone plan’s monthly allotment for texts. The offer is from ShopText. You send the text message “TLC” to 467467 and they will prompt you for your address to mail the coupon. They give you the option to receive future text messages, I said no, and have not received any additional messages from them. The promotion ends on Oct. 10 or when 50,000 requests have been made.

Kashi TLC Cookie – Yummy sample, you can still request one. Christina shared it with you here. Oh, how I wish they would have included a coupon in this sample!

Pssst – More coupons in the mail from Pssst (General Mills). I received a coupon for a FREE Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust as well as ten $1 coupons to share with friends. 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. It’s easy and I encourage everyone to join.

Planet Heroes
– We received “The Ace That Jumped Over the Moon” a 16-minute episode. It will make a great stocking stuffer. I shared is with you here.

Kotex Sample from Walgreens
– Another great Kotex sample, but this time with two coupons to Save $1.50 on any Kotex product. The coupons say “redeemable at Walgreens” but these are manufacturer’s coupons so you should be able to redeem them at any store (I hope). I’m going to try to use them at a different store and see if they will work. I did a Kotex Samples Roundup recently, and this one is on the list. Walgreens also has an Always Infinity sample (thanks Lea Ann!)

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub – A really cute bottle and generous sample size (no coupon). I shared it with you here.

Pull-Ups DVD – A second offer from Kroger for this potty training DVD, included a $2 coupon. No longer available from Kroger, but you can order directly from Huggies and Pampers here.

Free Magazines: American Baby, Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Ready Made. I tell you what the best resources for free magazines are here.

Enough about what’s in Freebies 4 Mom‘s mailbox, what was in your mailbox this week?

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Taylor Blue October 5, 2008 at 10:04 am

I had a good freebie week myself…I got my free issues of Parents and Interview magazines. Coupons for free Glad PlugIns and candles.My Heroes Season 1 and Season 2 that I won from Hotspex (from the surveys I fill out.)

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Linda :) October 5, 2008 at 10:39 am

Hi Heather,This week’s mailbox brought Simple Harvest Granola Bar (with $1.00 off coupon), Nicorette White Ice Mint (for my sister), and Gillette Mach3 disposable razor (with 7 coupons for other gillette products)! I guess the third time is a charm for me trying to join Pssst! Today, they finally accepted my answers and I was able to join. THANKS!

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Lea Ann October 5, 2008 at 11:11 am

Here’s my postal swag of the week. God love the mailman:http://mommyswishlist.blogspot.com/2008/09/postal-swag-of-week-92908.htmlLea AnnMommy’s Wish List

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Amanda October 5, 2008 at 12:50 pm

I found a good freebie here! Free razor or trimmer fromSchick!http://www.schicksamples.com/

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Shawna October 5, 2008 at 12:55 pm

ShopText also has a free Tampax Pearl sample, text TAMPAX to the the same number. Also once you request one sample from them they keep your mailing address on file so when you request future offers you only have to send the one text and they send you a confirmation text but you won’t have to text your address again.

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Jackie B. October 5, 2008 at 2:08 pm

I too received the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub sample in my mail this week. I have not had a chance to try it yet though. I am excited about it. I am pretty confident it will be a product that I will like. Let me know what you think of it after you try it out.

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Heather October 5, 2008 at 2:23 pm

Shawna – You rock! I just requested my Tampax Pearl sample from ShopText. You’re right, they knew my mailing address so it only took one text message to request the sample. Thanks so much!

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MaryEllen@TheDealScoop October 5, 2008 at 2:36 pm

I get frustrated b/c I request just about every sample that comes through the blogosphere, but hardly any of them show up. Does anybody else feel like this?

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Heather October 5, 2008 at 2:40 pm

I hear your frustration, Centsible Savings! Of course I don’t receive EVERY sample I request, but I do receive most. And I’m selective about what I post on my blog, try to pick samples that will be successful and actually arrive as promised. But even if a sample is mailed to you there are two problems that might occur. One is that the sample might get lost within the USPS. The other is that the sample may get stolen from your mailbox. Neither are pleasant to think about, but just wanted to raise everyone’s awareness that these can be potential problems.

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FishMama October 5, 2008 at 2:41 pm

From PSST… I got a Macaroni Grill Dinner and a free Pillsbury chocolate twist plus coupons. Do they send out different things? Or maybe cause our mail is being forwarded…. my pizza crust is delayed?

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Heather October 5, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Fish Mama – It’s hard to say, but so far it seems like they are sending the same things to everyone. I got the Twists and the Pizza Crust – wonder if I’ll get Macaroni Grill next? Of course they may be doing the marketing to specific geographic areas, it’s hard to tell. Of course I’ll be telling everyone what I get next from them! Hope you get the pizza crust next!

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Kathryn October 5, 2008 at 4:54 pm

sad week in my mailbox.All I got was the walgreens kotex sample and a rebate check for the laptop kit from circuit city.

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Adrienne October 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm

I also received the pull ups dvd. It came with a coupon….unfortunately it was already expired.I signed up for pssst and still haven’t heard back or received anything in the mail. 🙁

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Melanie October 6, 2008 at 8:17 am

I was at Kroger this weekend and they had boxes of Kashi TLC cookies for 2/$6 with $1 coupons right on the box 🙂 I am ok with paying $2 a box for them!

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Amanda October 6, 2008 at 8:26 am

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received the Simple Harvest Granola Bar (I’m glad someone mentioned the coupon, mine was stuck in the box!), a $15 Target card I had won awhile ago from the Spraychel instant win, a $5 Chevron card from their instant win, a book and $1 off another book at Target from a Kellogg’s promotion where you mailed in 2 POPs (products I buy anyway), a coupon for a free pizza crust and some other $1.10 off from Pssst!, the Planet Heroes DVD … it’s been a great couple of weeks.

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Anonymous October 6, 2008 at 9:19 am

Adrienne,I recently got some expired coupons with a couple of freebies or attached on a package of piapers I bought and I emailed a nice note explaining the situation to the manufacturer and they sent me a replacement coupon. I always figure it never hurts to ask and most manufacturers are terrific about it! Good luck! Andrea

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Julie October 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

Here’s a link to what I got this week. I forgot to include the Simple Harvest sample and coupon, too, when I blogged about my freebies: http://luv2bfrugal.blogspot.com/2008/10/mailbox-freebies-this-weekend.html Haven’t gotten a thing from Psst, though. Maybe this week? Here’s hoping!

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Brandy October 6, 2008 at 3:35 pm

I got a coupon for the free pizza crust last weekend! I love getting freebies…And the Planet Hereos DVDs are going in my nephews stocking. What a great idea!

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Petula October 8, 2008 at 8:25 pm

I’ve had a good freebie week so far too. I really like Pssst (thanks!), but I keep thinking I’m missing the follow-up surveys that they say they’ll send. Have you gotten any? I received the coupon(s) for the crust and I just received a free box of the ChexMix bars. I had already bought a box in the same flavor and wished I had waited because I didn’t even remember I had signed up for it. 🙂 I think I like Pssst better than VocalPoint… although that one is great too.

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