Friday, January 28, 2011

*Give-Away* Purex Complete Crystals Softener

I've decided to add give aways to my blog, because hey, when you win a give away you are getting something for FREE. I enter A LOT of give aways and manage to win every other month or so. It depends how many give aways I enter in those given months.

My first give away is for the PUREX complete crystals fabric softener. A recap on what the Complete Crystals are:
Purex Complete Crystals Softener is a purer way to get laundry smelling clean and soft. It's 92% natural so it doesn't coat your laundry with oily residue like traditional oil based softeners. It infuses fibers in your laundry to leave a long lasting fragrance.
Add it directly with your laundry, so no more waiting for the rinse cycle, gunk build-up in your washer, or stains from spilling liquid softener.

I was given the chance to test the Crystals and now I'm able to share them with you. I will choose 2 winners here on my blog and 1 on Cafemom, in one of my favorite groups.  If you are interested in winning a FREE bottle of Crystals here's what you need to do:

Mandatory entry: Follow me thru Google Friend Connect.
Extra entries: 
1)List your LEAST thing you like about doing laundry. 
2) Like Purex on facebook.
3) If you are a member of CafeMom (or want to be) join one this group of awesome women.  Let them know I sent you. *You can also  enter the give away there.*

*Please leave email address to be notified of winning.*

List EACH of you entries separately in the comments because each comment will your entry into the drawing. 
*Give away ends on 11:59pm on 02/03/11 and Winners will be announced Friday 02/04/11*

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Why I search for freebies/samples!

I have had people ask why I sign up for freebies or samples when most of them are so "small" or "trial sizes". Well believe it or not these small or trial size packages come in handy. My family and I travel a lot to Arkansas to visit my in-laws and having the smaller packages are always easier to take with us and it insures we have shampoo/conditioner or whatever else even if our host doesn't. If I run out of something and can't make it to the store, I know I have back up of stuff until I can make it.
Here is my travel baggie I made up today with my freebies.

I also get TONS of feminine products in the mail, sometimes more than anything else. I have no use for them but I stock them up for visitors. It came in handy this summer when my step daughter visited. Just because you don't use something doesn't mean someone else doesn't.

My Deals of the Week!

I don't always get things for free believe it or not. :) Here are a few things I got in my mail box this week that I paid for but got a killer deal on!!

Artscow had a deal going on at the beginning of the New Year for 2 double-sided dog tags for 2.99 w/ free shipping and 2 (any size) cosmetic bags for 4.99 w/ free shipping. I got 4 personalized items for $7.98. I got 2 XL cosmetic bags and 2 dog tags. One for myself and one for my brother in law. (His is not picture, I re-sent his to him as soon as I got it in the mail.)
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The only down fall to Artscow is it's shipping time. They are located in Hong Kong and it's always taken me 2-3 weeks to receive my items. If you are ordering for someone's birthday or other holiday it's best to order at least a month ahead to insure that you get it on time.

Next deal is from my favorite shop, Fashionably Me Boutique. I've purchased numerous bows from her and she always has the best deals on bows because she has FREE shipping. I've gotten both of these bows for 11.50. Most shops charge that much for 1 bow on top of shipping. Check her out and see all that she has to offer from Sports bows (think Super Bowl) to character bows (elmo, dora, ect). Let her know I sent you. Be on the look out for a give away featuring one of her bows soon!

                                                    What deals have you scored lately?

Freebies from Jan 7 to Jan 25th

The freebies have been kind of scarce coming in lately. But I was able to manage to score a few good things. This was what was in my mail box from the 7th to the 25th.

Excedrin: (For the month of January I have received 4 FREE coupons of Excedrin total!)

Dog and Cat Food Samples: Purina One Dog and Cat food, and Rachel Ray's Nutrish dog food

The Purina one was obtained from Target Samples
To get Rachel Ray's Nutrish Sample click here!

Diet/Protein Bars: Slim Fast and Atkin's diet planner pack

I got the Slim Fast bar from Sam's Clubs Samples. Some samples require a Sam's Club member id. Others do not.
Get the Atkin's pack by signing up here

Laundry: Shout Color catcher and Purex Complete Crystals. *Did I mention I'm a Purex insider ;) *
Sample the Shout Color Catcher here.

As I've said before I received a Purex Sample pack, with a small bottle of the Purex Complete Crystals and a free coupon for myself to try out Purex. Here's what I received:

Stay tune for my give away to win your own coupon for FREE Purex Complete Crystals!

Health and Beauty: Dove Hair Care and Nature's Bounty Adult Gummies.

Get the latest Dove sample here.
Sorry but the Nature's Bounty promo has ended. :(

Food: Yoplait Yogurt
Get a sample here and here. (2 chances for FREE yogurt!)

Other Misc Samples:
Pocket Folders--Get free Items from Listia. 
 It's a new members-only site where everything is free and you can get some cool stuff without spending any money. You give away the things you no longer need, and get things you want for free.

It's all done using free credits instead of real money. Most people start with 450 credits, but this invitation gives you 550  to get more when you start. I'm already in and you can get started by clicking here.

                 So what have you gotten in your mail box lately?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Purex has a new product on the market! Purex Complete Crystals Softener!

I'm an Purex insider meaning I get to try out Purex's new hot products!! The product I got to sample was called Complete Crystals Softener in the Fresh Spring Water scent and let me tell you the scent is AMAZING and long lasting! I can't wait to try the other 2 scents!
What is Purex Complete Crystals? It's a new way to get your laundry to smell fresh and clean for weeks. Being 92% natural, this products unique crystals that infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance rather than coating your clothing with oily fragrance like traditional fabric softeners. There is no need to buy/use dryer sheets. Just use the crystals at the beginning of your wash like you do with laundry soap. The scent lasts from the washer to the dryer and to your body! Even stays fresh for weeks in your closet or dresser!!!
How it works:

If this product sounds appealing to you, then get your chance to try it soon! I will be hosting a giveaway in the next few days for a FREE bottle! 

*Disclaimer: I was no way influenced by Purex or any other company/person to write this view. This is solely my experience with Purex Complete Crystals Softener! The only I reward/payment I received was a sample bottle and a FREE coupon in order to try the product myself.*

Monday, January 10, 2011

Join Gifts to Grow now and get 100 Free Points.

"Another way to earn free giftcards and other prizes! "
From knowing exactly when they want teddy to comforting them at 3am, the list of love is endless. Gifts to Grow gives parents the rewards they deserve, simply by buying Pampers diapers and wipes. Join now and get 100 Free Points.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Freebies from January 1st to January 6th

Here is what I got for the first week of January and how and where I got them!

Click Here!

Full Free Bottle of Excedrin

Offer doesn't seem to be valid any more. One it is live again I will try and post to let you know to snag it! Go HERE for $1 off Excedrin in the mean time!

Crest White Strip and 3D White Sample
This sample also came with a P&G brand coupon booklet. I got this from Wal-Mart's sample section. This sample is gone but you can always check their site for new samples here.

Last but not least Stayfree Ultra Thin pad

This sample was scored on their website here!

$25 Wal-mart Gift card received from MyPoints

January 3rd I received a $25 Wal-Mart giftcard. Although I redeemed for it on December 15, it was in my mail box in 2011 so it made the cut to be featured first on my blog.
MyPoints is a website that you earn points by shopping, reading emails (most emails are worth 5pts each-this is where I earn most of my pts from), playing games, searching, and taking surveys. MyPoints has been around for over 10 years, so it's not new earning website that could possibly be here today and gone tomorrow with all of your hard work. Of course Wal-Mart is not the only merchant you can redeem for. You can redeem for over 75 merchants including Visa cash cards that are accepted any where Visa is accepted.

How MyPoints works:
Earn Points

* Earn Points for doing what you already do online: shopping, reading emails, playing games, searching the web, taking surveys, and more!
* The more you do, the more Points you'll earn.

Shop or Book Travel

* All the stores and brands you already love and trust are in one place, making shopping, booking travel and earning Points a breeze.
* Find the best products, prices and deals.

Redeem Rewards

* Use your Points to get gift cards for nearly 100 different stores and restaurants -- or enjoy gas cards, airline miles and hotel discounts. You pick the rewards you want.
* Gift cards are quickly delivered to your door, free of charge.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Elmer's giveaway from ClippingMoney

One of my favorite blogs, ClippingMoney is sponsoring a Elmer's giveaway. What better way to start the New Year off by winning great products?

Win it: (2) Lucky readers are each going to win their own Elmer's Prize Packs that contain an assortment of Elmer's Products.

To Enter: Visit ClippingMoney and follow her instructions!

Good Luck!!

Welcome to A Year of Freebies

Welcome to A Year of Freebies. I decided to make this blog because I got to thinking about how much free samples and products I received in 2010. This made me think about how much money did I save in 2010 by not having to buy shampoo/conditioner one month or toothpaste the next. I figured I would make a blog to help document what I got through out the year as well as help friends get some of these great products as well.

Join my freebie journey in 2011 and see what you too can get and save!!