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Not Everyone Gets Freebies

by on November 18, 2009 4:17 pm

I post freebies almost every day and thousands of people get them. But guess what? There’s always a limit on how many freebies are given out. I want to remind you that the freebies are more like a random gift, something you’re lucky to get (and not everyone will get them). Please don’t be greedy with freebies.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t expect good customer service on your freebies. Sometimes the number of freebies available is announced, sometimes it’s anyone’s guess. And it’s important to remember that no matter what, you are always paying for freebies with your time (and attention). Only you can determine the value of your time and use that to decide what to spend it on.

I just wanted to leave you with one word: gratitude. I’m grateful that you’re reading my blog and I’m grateful for the companies who offer freebies. I’m hoping you will be grateful for some of the freebies you receive too! And remember that I’m here to help you get them. Sometimes it can be a frustrating experience – but you need to be a good judge of when to stop spending time trying to get a specific freebie.

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EcoBargains Seattle November 20, 2009 at 3:57 am

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the work that you do and I especially am grateful for the opportunity you gave us to get 50 free photo cards through See Here. I am on a very tight budget and was absolutely tickled by how beautiful my FREE! cards turned out. It is obviously not imperative that I have nice cards for the holidays, but the fact that I do just makes me feel fantastic 🙂 Thank you, thank you, I am truly grateful for your work, Corinne


Amy Matthews November 19, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I just was referred to your site by a friends and got those 50 free photo cards. I am very very excited and grateful. Thanks for all you do. I am grateful for having found this site.


Green Lifestyle Consulting November 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

I like your point, but I also want to remind people that receiving items through the mail and in small quantities is not good for the environment. This is not to say that freebies, free samples and trial sizes are bad – in fact they are a great way to try things out to see if you like them before committing to a large quantity and potentially wasting a large amount.As a result, I like to request free samples of things I want to try, or free coupons for items I will use. I don't request freebies just to get things and while I – like most people – like receiving items in the mail, I realize that it's better for the environment to pick things up at the store with everything else I'm buying!Alicia


sunnymum November 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Well said, thank you!


Aileen November 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I TOTALLY agree !! I look soooo forward to opening my email to see what you have for that day !!Please keep doing what you're doing ! You make a person's day everyday with your blog… at least I speak for myself !! Thanks


Kerri November 19, 2009 at 10:59 am

I definitely second that. I'm a very new fan of the blog, but I've already saved more than enough to keep me loyal and checking back often! Keep up the good work, there may be a few bad apples who don't have manners, but I assure you, you have many, many grateful and gracious readers! Thank you!


AriannaFan November 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

Well Said!


Wii are the Nelsons November 19, 2009 at 8:31 am

Thanks for posting this. I never win, but that's okay. It's fun to try SOMETIMES


Anonymous November 19, 2009 at 8:00 am

With so many people out of work these days I have been passing on the free cereal, tea and coffee samples to the food bank in our area I know it's not much but we cannot afford to donate money this year so We look for innovative ways to donate our time and anything we can


Anonymous November 19, 2009 at 7:20 am

Thank you for posting this. One giveaway I was involved in, the people receiving the free and discounted stuff were horrible. They did not think it was enough. No one HAD to give them anything…. I wish people would have grateful hearts!


3 Wee Chefs Running Amok November 19, 2009 at 6:20 am

Thank you so much for your message. You have been a blessing to our household this year. Thanks again.


AmyFam4 November 19, 2009 at 5:26 am

Thank you for all you do. Your work is such a gift to us all and I imagine it would be frustrating when people don't show their gratitude. Keep up the good work and smile knowing you enrich the lives of many.


Anonymous November 19, 2009 at 12:38 am

Since I saw you featured on Inside Edition last year, I have gotten lots of freebies….THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!


Katrina November 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Thank you for all the neat things you do have on here. Like a lot of people have written…I am always thankful for the reminders to be grateful. I also pass on the items that I will not use or have no need for. I have just recently found out about this and I try to pass on the great deals to people that will use them with a grateful heart. Thank you for all your hard work that you do!


Christina November 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Well said, Heather! I'm always grateful for whatever freebies I can find to help me stretch my budget. If I have trouble getting something, then oh, well… on to the next thing.


Sheri November 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm

I love your blog and I love every opportunity you give to get freebies. I don't get everyone but that is OK. Thanks for all you do Heather!


Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm

awwe, this post really made me smile!


Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Thanks! I couldn't agree more! I really appreciate your posts!


Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm

I have just recently found Freebies 4 Mom and love it. While I haven't won anything yet it is fun to try and the coupon section has really saved me alot of time. Seriously we should all be appreciative of the time you spend to organize everything so well here. Thanks for what you do to help us;)We should remember we are all blessed each & every day!!!!


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Epiphius November 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Thanks for rounding them up! It makes my life a bit easier and I'm so glad to have your website as a resource!I'm sorry if someone was unappreciative that they didn't win anything and they took it out on you. You do a great job here!


Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm

The freebies are much appreciated. Thank you for all you do. Received a free Dunkin donuts sample and although I don't drink coffee, my hubby does. He loved it! We appreciate you.Katie


Angie November 18, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Nice reminder for us all!!Same goes for those coupons tear pads in the stores to folks!! 🙂


Corna November 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm

Good reminder! I also pass on things that I know I don't need/wouldn't ever use.


Anonymous November 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm



denise November 18, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Thank you for posting this. It makes me feel sick when people take more than their share. Whether it be coupons, or items. Thanks for reminding us to not be greedy.


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