Update @ Noon: Check out the Lucky Spin and Win to see if it’s coming to your Walmart this weekend! It’s a chance to win a bag full of beauty samples and is sponsored by Lucky magazine. Thanks goes to Mandy who told me about this FreebiEvent!

It’s true that Walmart is the best source of free samples. This past week Walmart mailed me: Oatmeal Crisp cereal, Biore night serum & daily scrub sample pouches + coupon, and Gillette shampoo + coupon. If you are new to reading my blog, this is a great way to get started sampling new products for free. Just go down the list, there are 13 free sample offers. You won’t see all of these on the current “Free Samples” page on Walmart’s website – that’s because some old offers are still available or are restocked but just not advertised. I keep track so that you won’t miss out on anything!

I hope to shop at Walmart today, and I’ll be picking up a few extra copies of All You (Aug. 29 issue with purple/pink cover) because there are tons of fabulous coupons inside that I can use. You can only buy this magazine at Walmart. If you see one, pick it up and look at pg. 184 for the list of coupons inside. There are a lot of “Free with Purchase” coupons where you can buy inexpensive Kool-Aid packets as your qualifying purchase to earn the free product (Crystal Light, Kraft Salad dressing, Kraft singles, Nabisco Wheat Thin crackers, Oscar Meyer hot dogs). Those coupons make this magazine well worth the under $2 price (newstand price varies by store).

Visit the complete Walmart deals lists from Money Saving Mom , The Centsible Sawyer , and Deal Seeking Mom and if you will be doing any shopping at Walmart this week. They will help you match up those coupons you have with great prices! Just remember that each Walmart store carries a slightly different selection of products and that the prices also vary slightly by region.

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Current Samples Available:
New for this week:
Orville Redenbachers Mini Smart Cakes – I shared it with you here
Free Song Download – a new song each week

Still around from previous weeks:

Meow Mix Wholesome Goodness
Oatmeal Crisp Cereal
Downy Coupon
Alli “We Lost It” book
Tide Total Care
Kotex
Benefiber sample #2
Playtex Sport
Tampax Pearl – get a second sample here
Tena Serenity
Benefiber sample #1

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Upcoming In-Store Events:
Lucky’s Spin and Win – check the list to see if your Walmart is participating (thanks Mandy)
Ultimate Lunchbox – free samples of Smuckers Uncrustables, SunnyD, Del Monte Fruit Chillers
SunnyD Sunmobile – find out the day and time of this event at your Walmart
Hannah Montana – free 3D glasses in the back-to-school bins, read about the free music download offer here

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I’m glad to be back to my normal blogging schedule and I’ve got all kinds of good stuff planned for the upcoming week including several giveaways, so stay tuned!