The biggest freebie surprise this week came in my Sunday paper that I picked up at Kroger. See that dark brown flyer with punch-out coupon? It’s for a free iced coffee at Starbucks – valid in Texas so I guess these are showing up in the Sunday paper across the state. Those in Atlanta had a slightly different coupon in their Sunday paper (and slightly better) that The Affluent Pauper shares here.

Walgreens came through for me in a big way. The $48.36 rebate that I thought was lost, is now back in my wallet. And I will never give a cashier my gift card again, I’ll swipe it myself and press the “Gift Card” button.

Do you shop at HEB? I got my HEB Goodness magazine, several recipes inside. Also, Tatiana and Katherine told me about this deal: “Purchase 5 products from these participating brands (Pantene, Herbal Essence, Olay, Cover Girl, Duracell, Crest, Venus, Tampax, Always) and get one Schlitterbuck. Once you collect 3 Sclitterbucks, you’ll recieve (2) FREE Tickets Schlitterbahn ($80 Value). Excludes trial sizes. Offer good from 6-25 through 7-1.” Please see your HEB store for more details.

I got my first All You issue (August 1) and shared a few of my favorite coupons from it with you here. It wasn’t free (I paid $12) but considering all of the coupons I’ll get from it and that they just mailed me a $10 check for completing a survey, it’s almost free to me. My readers say you might want to look into these sources of low cost subscriptions: QSP and USSMAG. Please note that I have not used either of these subscription services, so I encourage you to do your own research before deciding to buy a subscription from them.

Other freebies I received:

Planet Heroes DVD “Here Comes the Sun” 16 minute episode (still available)

$10 off next $10 purchase @ DSW – just sign-up for DSW Rewards

Special K Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupon – from Vocalpoint, read more here and if you complete surveys and reviews you will be more likely to get free stuff in your mailbox

Country Home magazine – free subscription from ValueMags (no longer available)

Nivea Natural Tone creme – Walmart sample (no longer available)

What some of my readers are getting in their mailboxes:

After receiving the Emergen-C sample {click on Share the Good} a few months ago, they contacted me and wanted me to take a survey for them. Well I did, and even though it’s been a little while since I did it, I got their “thank you” in the mail today, which came in a huge envelope. It was a folder type thing with two coupons on it and 14 packets of Emergen-C in it!!! Every packet was a different flavor or for a different purpose. I was pretty much dancing after I opened it, and so I thought you might like to know about how rewarding it is to do their surveys if they ask you.”Renee

I received the April Showers gift pack from Clean Home Journal. I was really excited! It had a 3 pack of Ziploc Twist n Lock Containers, a Glade Plug In and 1 refill, and TONS of coupons. I also received a sample of Seattle’s Best Coffee and the Walmart sample of the Vaseline Men’s Lotion–a 2 oz. tube! Yesterday was a great day for freebies! Thanks for all your hard work and letting me know about all these great deals!!!!”Ami

What did you get in your mailbox/inbox/doorstep/newspaper this week?