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*Expired* Welcome Readers of The New York Times

by Freebies4Mom on September 24, 2009 9:12 am

I’m thrilled you found me by reading “A Clip-and-Save Renaissance” in The New York Times today because I’m here to spoil you with the hottest freebies plus learn how to save money on the products you use daily. I do this by sharing the hottest free samples, coupons, rebates, blog giveaways, sweepstakes, and free resources. My blog is not just for moms, because I mainly share free stuff that everyone uses. It really should be called “Freebies 4 this Mom” because it’s all about what I get for free that I want to share with you.

In the article you probably noticed the reference to how I bought $160 of groceries for only $30. Above is a photo of that purchase and I explain here how I took bought items on sale, using coupons, and took advantage of an instant savings promotion at Kroger to get about 80% off. I bought food to stock our pantry and fridge with, and most of it is food we normally eat. The exceptions are the Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks which we are using to pass out to trick-or-treaters instead of candy. Oh, and all those cookies we bake and share with neighbors and friends.

That expired coupon mentioned that I used after-the-fact to Save $10 was a coupon that was valid on the day I went shopping. But I forgot to use the coupon so I did return to the store later and they gladly gave me the $10 because the coupon was valid for the day I shopped. I always encourage you to return to the store if you forgot to use a coupon or find a mistake on your receipt. It’s part of being an empowered consumer. I do not encourage you to use coupons that are past their expiration date already.

I don’t want you to be overwhelmed with all the free stuff I have to share with you, but I blog about the hottest freebies and coupons daily so I recommend that you subscribe to Freebies 4 Momby email, in a feed reader, or even on your mobile phone so that you don’t miss any of the free stuff!

My 4 Favorite Freebies
Bear Naked Granola Cereal Sample – get a free sample by mail plus a coupon to Save $1 on any Bear Naked product Sorry, no longer available

Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal Sample – get a free sample by mail, Kashi loves to send out samples and coupons Sorry, no longer available.

Emergen-C – get free samples of this fizzy vitamin drink to try

Free Music Downloads – build your free music library, there are over 1,000 free songs to explore at Amazon.com

My 4 Favorite Money-Savers
Ebates – only the easiest way to get cash back on almost all of your online purchases, plus get a $5 bonus just for signing up!

Coupons – save money at your grocery and drug store using high-value coupons

Sweepstakes – I share the most winnable ones with thousands of prizes, this is a fun way to win things and spoil yourself a little (or a lot).

Giveaways
Enter my giveaway to win a $200 Lowe’s eGift Card and Luvs Diap
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(1 month supply).
These giveaways are now closed. I love to give stuff away and host special giveaways exclusively on my blog. Check out the giveaways you can enter to win right now!

My 4 Favorite Money-Earners

Swagbucks – just use this as your search engine and start earning free gift cards, it’s easy because you don’t have to do anything extra just your normal online searching

YouData – it’s simple, you glance at ads in the YouData box in the right sidebar and every Friday they pay you via PayPal

Sweepstakes I share the most winnable sweeps with lots of small prizes, but it’s amazing how many of my readers are winning prizes with values over $1,000!

More Money-Earners find them in my ongoing “Money 4 Mom” series

Connect with Heather at Freebies 4 Mom
I like to stay connected with my readers because I love to help others and they help me right back with the best freebie tips. I love it when readers leave comments on my posts too!

Facebook Fan Page – find out about the hottest freebies from Heather

Email Heather – be patient because I do try to respond to most of the email I get from readers (and I get a ton)

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Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam September 24, 2009 at 9:52 am

Whoot whoot…so excited for you! And yes, I have had many shopping days like this at Harris Teeter with their triple coupons…so fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kim September 24, 2009 at 9:57 am

Congrats on the new publicity! You deserve it for such a great blog. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

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Amy September 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

Congratulations, Heather, I am so proud of you!

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Money Savin' Momma September 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

Congrats on being in the NY Times! How exciting!

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The Frugal Girls! September 24, 2009 at 12:40 pm

That's so exciting! Many congratulations ~ you deserve it!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rachel @ Surviving The Stores September 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm

What a great article!! I am SO tempted to register with the NY Times so that I can comment on the article in response to the other comments.Really, there are NO coupons for products you use? Um… I sure hope you brush your teeth and shave! No coupons for organic or healthy items? HA!Ok, my rant is done. ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Thrifty Divas September 24, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Hi, Heather! Congratulations on the publicity in the NY Times! How exciting for you and we're all so proud of you! You represent the mom blogging community so well!I love the fact that you explain how to be an empowered consumer (and you linked back to it in this post). You are helping to educate everyone and make them smarter shoppers!I enjoy reading your blog – thanks for all of the great information!

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Lori September 24, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Heather-Congrats!Also, I have to say that going back if you make a mistake has always been worth it. I've done it at Kroger during a Mega Event and at Target. Both times I was not given a hard time. They were very nice to me

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Gloria from FunandFrugal.com September 24, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Congrats on being in the NY Times, Heather! That's awesome! ๐Ÿ™‚

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