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Sometimes you find freebies in the strangest places!

by Freebies4Mom on April 23, 2008 1:41 pm

Like discarded on the sidewalk as if the coupon were trash? I was walking into Kroger last week and I saw a Kroger Catalina laying on the sidewalk, a little trampled but still completely legible. It was a coupon for a free bouquet of flowers, as part of this Good Housekeeping promotion. It was a coupon I was familiar with because I had accidentally purchased the items required to trigger it printing for me at the register and had enjoyed my free flowers last week. The flowers only cost $3.33, but free was the only way they were coming home with me so I was happy to find another coupon to use!

And all because I was looking at where I was going, spyed a coupon on the ground (oh, these litter bugs!), and was able to use it before it expired. So, you never know where you’ll find your next freebie? It reminded me of a coupon tip I wrote “7 Tips for Gathering Coupons as you Shop“, so I wanted to mention it, especially for my new readers.

Keep an eye out for those stray coupons at the Grocery Store, you will be surprised that some people will throw away wonderful coupons simply because they don’t use any coupons (yes, there are those type of people out there – I know you aren’t one of them!). Or it may just be accidental or intentional littering.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather April 25, 2008 at 12:17 pm

What a great find, Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your free sandwich at Chick-fil-A!


Elizabeth F. April 25, 2008 at 12:12 pm

I thought of this post again today. I was leaving the YMCA this morning and I saw a coupon lying ont he ground for a FREE Chick-Fil-A Sandwich!! I’ll be using that one or giving it to my hubby. Just lying there on the ground. Freebies really do come in the strangest places! 🙂


Heather April 24, 2008 at 8:40 am

Thanks for sharing, everyone! Glad you are also finding great coupons and giving coupons to others!


Brent April 24, 2008 at 8:26 am

The other day there was $5 off any purchase catalina left in my cart at Meijer. I was so excited!! – Kate


sheiladoherty April 23, 2008 at 6:29 pm

I’ve picked up good Catalinas that people dropped several times. So sad that I used to be one of those!


Tasha Via April 23, 2008 at 4:19 pm

very helpful, thanks=)


Elizabeth F. April 23, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Wow! That’s great. If I spy a shopper looking over some items comparing deals, and I have a coupon that they could use (that I probably won’t use) I ask them if they want it. They are usually surprised and thankful! It makes me feel good to know I just helped them get a good deal. Then, they usually start telling me how they need to start clipping coupons and I tell them a good site or two online as well.I hope they will get inspired.


Heather April 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for sharing, Michelle! It’s wonderful to hear from kind-hearted readers like you who help others save money with coupons!


Michelle at Bargains 4 Detroit & Beyond April 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

I’m one of those coupon fairies. If I have a coupon that’s going to expire soon and I’m not using it, of course, I try to leave it on the shelf next to the product. Especially things that are on sale and baby products. I know I’ve appreciated the ones I’ve found so I try to spread the love.I also will approach people and hand them coupons if I have one and I’m not going to use it.


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