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*Expired* Thrill of the Freebie

by Freebies4Mom on June 16, 2008 4:16 pm

How did you get that for free? I get this question a lot from family and friends. Then I explain the sale, the coupon, the free sample or other promotion that enabled me to get something without paying money for it. There is a bit of a thrill to being a freebie-hunter. Because some of the things you are getting for free are things that other people are paying full-price for. It’s like being on the inside-track, and it’s not just to save money – it’s for the thrill of the freebie. And I’m not talkin’ about more stuff, but useful things that we normally use in our households. That’s why I’m blogging about freebies, to share the thrill of the freebie with you. What freebies are thrilling you lately?

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Michelle June 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm

My husband is in the army and i am a full time college student (even in the summer) so being able to be a contributing member of our houshold feels really great! I love that my husband thinks all the stuff i get for free is great. He is fascinated by the deals i make. And i am fascinated and proud of the work he does.

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Julie June 17, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Guess I should have waited until the mail had gone today before I posted the first time!Besides free magazine and coffee for me, my kids received the free lemonade stand from Sunkist today! Pictures (and links) are posted on my blog: http://www.luv2bfrugal.blogspot.com.

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Lucy June 17, 2008 at 11:59 am

the best part of all regarding the thrill of the freebie is making me feel like i am contributing to our home with these fantastic deals. it feels good to add something more that enhances our lives. plus my SO calls me his freebie queen every time the mail arrives.

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Julie June 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

“The thrill of the freebie” really came home to me this past Sunday night. I’ve been CVSing only since the end of March (saved over $800 on merchandise!), and have begun using my freebies to stock our church’s mission closet. I can’t tell you the thrill it was to take a missionary wife to the closet, and to watch her excitement at selecting items I was able to “purchase” for free: kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste, gummie vitamins, a Brita pitcher since they can’t drink the water in Spain, etc. Besides taking care of my family, THIS is why I do what I do!

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Angie June 17, 2008 at 8:59 am

This week I am so excited about the free stuff I got, I am setting it all out on the table and adding to my pile. I used a bunch of coupons for free stuff, and I am doing the Walgreens, and RiteAid rebates, and I got free samples in the mail. NOW comes the other best part about free stuff…giving away what I don’t need:)

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Elsie June 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm

I amazed my family the time I came home with three free diabetes glucose meters. Recently, however, I got a free travel-sized pillow and two Clinique freebies.

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Kelly June 16, 2008 at 10:57 pm

This is why I like this blog — the thrill of a freebie is great! Thanks for all your work putting this together. I’m going to learn from your techniques!

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Amanda June 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Well ~ this wasn’t free, but I did get 4 bags of Russell Stover’s Private Selection Organic Dark Chocolate for 99 cents each. These were $3.99 bags marked down to $1.98 on the endcap at my Target, then I used buy one get one coupons from the paper. Since I consider dark chocolate medicinal :-), this was a great deal. (They also had the organic Belgian milk chocolate.)

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Melanie June 16, 2008 at 7:55 pm

I love the fact that I will never have to pay for toothpaste, cereal, razors, or soap again! These are always great deals at CVS and Wal-mart and my stockpile is growing everyday with house hold items such as paper towels and dish soap. I can’t wait to see what I get for FREE next week.

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Angela June 16, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I’ve been getting a easy thirll lately with the trial size old spice body wash useing the 1.00 off coupons to get them free. Also loveing the johnson & johnson softlotion for 1.00 makeing it free with the 1.00 off any johnson & johnson product coupons from the instant win game.

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Betsy McK June 16, 2008 at 7:06 pm

Today I got:1 lb. bag of double bubble gum(4 kiddos),1 20oz. drink (4 me), 8 pk. paper towels,2 cross action power tooth brushes, 1 refill for the tooth brushes, 2 boxes Hershey’s snacksters, 4 boxes of Kellogs Smart start cereal, revlon tweezers, revlon emery boards, 2 Huggies baby washes, 2 boxes of Hefty ziploc bags, 2 60 ct. boxes of Advil Liquid gels, 2 packages of land O’ Frost sandwich meats, 4 lunchables Jr’s, 6 Beechnut baby foods jars, 3 Gerber Graduates meals, 1 Gerber Graduate puffs, 6 kandoo wipes, 2 morning star sausage patties, 1 morning star chicken patties, Foster Farms whole grain nuggets, 3 40 lb. bags of soft water salt pellets, 1 gallon shamrock milk,1 shamrock milk shake,loaf of bread, 2 bags simply potato,& 1 lb.block tillamook cheese. All items we need and use on a dialy basis for only $54.77!!! My savings total were right at $150.00.I can’t believe the savings I’m getting for matching my coupons up with sale products and all the tips for freebies I find on your site. Thanks so much! My husband is very happy with my huge savings. Not to mention everything is name brand which doesn’t really matter to me, but the name brand stuff is usually cheaper then the store brand. Woo hoo

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Mandy June 16, 2008 at 6:57 pm

I got a great freebie today – I had to take my son into the pediatrician for croup, and asked the nurse that was taking his vitals if they had any good free samples, particually Eucerine Lotion for his eczema. She brought back a small bag with quite a few little bottles of all varieties in it – they are just right for vacation, or to carry in my purse. So the moral of the story is to just remember to ask because you might be plesantly suprised!

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