Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's Freebies- November 22, 2008

Found some freebies for you all today!

Commit Lozenges- Quit smoking now with a free 24 pack of Commit Cappuccino Lozenge

Stride Gum- Free pack of Stride gum! (Note- this is not a real lawsuit, just a fun thing to do and get free gum!)

Degree Deodorant- Free Men's Degree Deodorant.

Today I have several offers for free tampons:

Playtex Gentle Glide



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Free on Election Day!

First let me say- Get out and VOTE!! I don't care who you vote for, be it McCain, Obama, Ron Paul, or Spongebob Squarepants- just let your voice be heard.

Okay, today there are several businesses nationwide offering freebies- here you go:

Starbucks- Free "tall" coffee! Just ask!

Ben & Jerry's- Free scoop from 3pm to 5pm local time!

Krispy Kreme- Free donut, just ask!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's Freebies 10/20/08

Natrol Nutrition Club- New members will receive a one time special welcome pack with free samples of Natrol® products. Limit of one per customer or one per household. Sample Natrol products can only be shipped to residents of the contiguous United States (excluding Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico).

Head and Shoulders Shampoo- Complete the form and receive a free sample
of Head & Shoulders dry scalp care or smooth & silky.

2009 Calendar- Free Roadsides in Bloom Calendar.

Free Mouse or Flash Drive

Freebies from IBM:

"Get your complimentary flash drive preloaded with an IBM eKit"

"Get your complimentary wireless mouse and eKit"

Free Video for Teachers

This video club offers one free DVD to teachers (including homeschools) each year. These are quality DVDs! I ordered one last year and my daughter loved it, and it sparked quite a discussion. I'm excited about getting a new one this year!

Essay Contest

Use your imagination, innovation and intelligence to tell us what we can learn from this experiment. This essay and any supporting information are due February 13, 2009. You can form a team of two or work alone, and you need to recruit an Adult Sponsor.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Text for Freebies!

Now you can use your cell phone to text for freebies! If your cell phone company charges you a per text fee, that will still be charged. If you have unlimited texts or a text plan where you aren't charged per text, it is completely free!

Coupon for Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup
text TLC to 467467

Free Tampax Pearl Sample
text PEARL to 467467

Coupon for a free bottle of V8 V-Fusion Juice (46 oz.)
text FUSION to 467467

Free Matte Chance Lotion Sample & Magalog
text CHANCE to 467467

Free Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix sample
text CHEXMIX to 467467

Free Tide Total Care sample
text Tide and your mailing address to 74625

Today's Freebies October 28, 2008

It has been awhile, I know, but I've been really busy with homeschooling and working. Again you have my assurances that I will try to keep up with this!

Chipotle Free Burrito Day - Oct 31, 2008 Free Chipotle burrito at participating locations on October 31, 2008
Just wear an article of tinfoil (or go all out and wear a burrito uniform) to get your delicious prize.

Dunkin Donuts Coffee Sample- Receive a 1.1 oz. sample pouch by mail.

Escada Moon Sparkle Fragrance- Get a free sample of this perfume- enter your birthdate in day/month/year format (example, for June 28, 1977 enter 28/06/1977)

Harajuku Lovers Fragrance- Get a free sample of this perfume.

Free Digilake's Coffee Cup- This is a cute coffee cup and a simple request form. Note: After you put in your information, another tab/screen will come up offering free Folger's Coffee. That is not a valid offer. Only fill out the form for the Coffee cup.

Lactaid- Free sample from Sam's Club, no membership number required.

Tampax Pearl- Text "TAMPAX" to 467467 and receive a free sample of Tampax Pearl.

Kroger Samples- Right now you can sign up for a sample pack of Kotex products and a free sample of NicodermCQ and a $7. coupon (This is good for the coupon, the patch will be unmedicated).

Signature Scents Bath and Body
- Scent Samples- you can choose 2.

Braille Alphabet Cards- Thank you for your interest in National Braille Press and our braille alphabet cards. These are available to you free of charge.

2009 Calendar- The 2009 Unity Calendar free!

Ben & Jerry's Free Scoop- Come to participating scoop shops on November 4th from 5-8pm, and you'll get a free scoop of ice cream.

Join Obama and Biden in Chicago on Election night!

I'm not personally an Obama fan, but I understand there are some out there. If you are in the Chicago area on election night and want to join Obama and Biden, you can get free tickets for yourself and a friend!

Free Taco at Taco Bell Today!!!

Fans can visit any participating Taco Bell location on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (local time) and claim their free Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco.

This is a World Series Promotion thing Taco Bell has going on. Even if you don't watch the World Series, be sure to stop in for your free taco!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nicorette Gum Free Sample

Finally, free stuff to quit smoking that will actually help! This is a Walmart freebie- you will receive a sample pack of Nicorette White Ice that has 20 pieces in it. Offer Expired.

Nicorette White Ice Free Sample

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Today's Freebies September 16, 2008

Well, I'm freebie hunting again! (All links checked 10/28/08)

Mr. Clean Mini Magic Eraser
- Free Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, a mini one! If you haven't tried these, sign up for this! I can't live without Magic Eraser now that I've tried it! Note- If it does not load at first, hit refresh and It'll load.

Granola- Bear Naked is offering a free sample of their fruit and nut granola!

Nicorette- Free starter pack of Nicorette White Ice Mint. (Offer still good, watch the video then click for your free sample pack! 10/28/08)

Huggies- Free Huggies Diaper sample! Offer Expired

Walmart Freebies
- Current freebies (change often) are: Gain, Huggies, Kotex, Tampax, Goodnights, Jergens lotion.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis
- Free sample when you sign up for newsletter!

Betty Crocker Potatoes
- Free sample when you sign up for newsletter (if you signed up for the minis above, use a different email address for this offer.)

Bumper Sticker- Free! It says: Read my Lipstick: I'm voting Democrat! (You do not have to make a contribution for 1 bumper sticker. Just ignore the next screen after you sign up if you don't want to contribute.) Offer Expired

Spiru-tein Shaker Cup
- Free shaker cup good for any powder drinks! Has a survey, but is only one page.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

For Single Homeschool Parents- Free Magazine

This is a free magazine subscription to Homeschool Enrichment magazine for single parent homeschoolers. It is a Christian based magazine, but I have found a lot of content useful even though I am not Christian. If you are a single parent homeschooling one or more children, sign up for this!

Homeschool Enrichment Magazine

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Today's Freebies September 6

All links checked 10/28/08 and are still valid.

Free Fruit Roll-Ups- Sign up to support your school and receive the newsletter and get a Free Fruit Roll-Up Sample. Enter your school and name/address info and get some Free Fruit Roll-Ups.

Quaker Simple Harvest Granola Bars
- Fill out the form for a free sample of granola bars!

Post-it Notes- Free Sample of Recycled Post-it notes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today's Freebies 8/20/08

I've found some neat freebies today, so check them out! (links checked 10/28/08)

Purina Pro-Plan- Coupon for $3. off any Purina Pro-Plan cat or dog food (20lb bag or smaller) The printout says you must use the coupon at Petco, but as the face of the coupon does not require this you should be able to use it anywhere that will accept it.

Maxwell House Coffee- Receive a Free 13 Ounce Vacuum Bag of Maxwell House® Arabica Gourmet Coffee!

First Aid Kit-
FREE subscription to KidsHealth® magazine and a FREE first aid kit. Use gift code 0000054384. Does not work in all states and areas. Has worked in FL, DE, MI, MN, PA, IL, and other states. Offer Expired

Aromatherapy Shampoo- Receive a complimentary anti-stress bottle of Body Eclipse© Aromatherapy Shampoo. Scroll down for the form.

LilliPads (Menstrual pads)- Free sample of LilliPads with Flow-Alert.

Playtex- Free baby nurser drop-in system.

Potty Training Kit- Includes free Easy-Up sample, stickers, tips, reward chart.

Free Target Gift Card- No, this isn't one of those scams. You get a Target gift card when you do a baby registry at Target. They'll send you a card in the mail (not activated) and when you take a print-out of the registry and the card to Target you'll get a free $20. gift card!

Similac- Special offers that usually include formula and coupons. Click Pregnancy (top of page), then Tools (at top of page), then Special Offers (at right of page) to sign up for the Strong Moms club.

Fizzy Wizzies- Free Sample! Fizzy Wizzies are colorful, effervescent tablets that fizz up bath water and make kids' bath time fun and educational.After signing up for the freebie, the screen will offer a summer freebie pack or some such thing- that one is a scam. The Fizzy Wizzies are legit though!

Growing up Gerber- A Gerber mailing list that includes free samples and coupons.

Huggies Baby Wipes- Free
64-count popup tub of Huggies® Soft Skin® Shea Butter Baby Wipes!

ChaCha Work at Home Update

In a previous post I talked about ChaCha, a company that provides a real work at home opportunity. I thought I'd update you all on how well it has worked for me!

In the beginning, I was averaging $5. an hour. Now I average $8. an hour, and have made up to $13. an hour. The more time I have spent answering queries on ChaCha, the faster and more efficient I've become. I have had no trouble being paid, and since May 2008 I've made over $2,000.! So this is legit.

ChaCha has made some changes to the pay structure, and will likely re-evaluate these changes soon and make new ones. It is a growing company, and this is not to be unexpected.

If you want to apply to work for ChaCha, go to and click on "Become a Guide". When you fill out the form, please enter into the referral box. Also feel free to send me an email at that address to let me know you are signing up, and ask for any help you need. I'm happy to assist you in becoming a successful ChaCha Guide!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Free Chick-Fil-A Chicken Strips

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To receive one (1) free three-count order
of Chick-n-Strips while supplies last, eligible participants should visit participating Chick-fil-A locations from 10:30 AM until close on
Sept. 1, 2008 wearing atleast one visible article of clothing that
contains any football team logo or collegiate logo and mention this Promotion. ...

ELIGIBILITY: Offer available only to legal U.S. residents of AL, AR AZ,
NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WV, and WY.

Limit one per person.

Today's Freebies August 9, 2008

Here are today's freebies for 8/9/08:

Free Law & Odor coloring book from Arm & Hammer-
How can I order a free LAW & ODOR coloring book?

E-mail us at or call 1-888-800-2302 and request a coloring book for each of the children in your household free of charge. Please refer to our contact information for our business hours. Allow 4-6 weeks to receive your coloring books.

Free Sample of Degree for Men Deodorant

Metamucil- Yet another free sample of Metamucil. Make sure you're regular!

Metamucil Berry Burst- In case you don't like the regular Metamucil.

VCF - Vaginal Contraceptive Film- Free Sample

XCID Fast Acting Antacid Relief- Free Sample

2009 Range Riders Calendar
- May be for business but doesn't specify.

Free Bumper Sticker
- Get a free gas price protest bumper sticker when you sign the petition online.

Perfect Sleep- Free sample of Perfect Sleep sleeping aid.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Taco Bell Free Frutista Freeze

So from July 8-July 15, you can get a free sample of Frutista Freeze from Taco Bell!

Today's Freebies July 1, 2008

Ok, freebies are back! Here are today's freebies!

Walmart- Today's Walmart freebies include: Serenity Pads, Huggies Diapers, Nivea (men) shaving cream, Créme Serum by Frizz-Ease, Benefiber Fiber Supplement, Ponds Towelette.

Army Wives TV Viewing Kit- I'm not sure what they will send, but they say some kits will include an Army Wives DVD!

Clif Bar- We’ll send you a CLIF BAR Training kit. It’s got samples for your mouth and training tips for your brain.

Attune Bar- Free bar, first 100 daily. They are in California (pacific time) so try right after midnight!

KFC Gift Checks- Now through July 4, visit each day to verify the high temperature for Hell, Michigan. At 3 p.m. ET each day, the high temperature for Hell, MI will be posted on this Web page. If your town is "Hotter than Hell," enter your information for a chance to receive $3 in KFC gift checks to try KFC's Hot Wings! NOTE: First 500 people each day will win. So enter at 3pm ET! Keyword: Kentucky Fried Chicken

Planet Heroes DVD- Sign up for a free Planet Heroes Ace in Space DVD! The DVD and shipping are free for U.S. residents! Scroll down a bit, the free DVD offer is on a yellow button.

Kinderstart Magnet- Fill out the short survey (only 1 page, 13 questions) and they'll send you a free Kinderstart Magnet!

Gusto T-Shirt- How to get your free T-shirt: Sign up for a free Gusto! account. Complete 3 reviews of your favorite places. Reviews should be approximately fifty (50) words each, and must be approved by our editors. Send us an email ( with your address and T-shirt size after your reviews have been approved.

Playtex Drop-Ins-
We are offering free samples of the Playtex®
Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System, which are BPA-free.

To Go Brands- Free sample! For sample, click here. For To Go Brands home page, click here.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Pinecone Survey Invites Available!!

If you have heard of Pinecone Research, you probably have been trying to find a banner so you can sign up. If you haven't heard of it, here is some info:

Pinecone Research Company is a survey companies that pays its members $2. or $3. for each survey completed. They pay every time, very consistently. They are also fair- they don't make you spend 10 minutes on a survey only to tell you that you don't qualify. You can choose to receive your payments via PayPal or by check.

I recently received an email from Pinecone telling me I can invite people to join! If you want to join Pinecone, send me an email at with Pincone Invite in the subject field. I'll send you the invite!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

ChaCha- Work from home to make real money!

I recently learned about ChaCha from my brother. He said to get right on it, and I dragged my feet thinking this was just another online work from home scam. Once I got signed up and accepted as a Guide, I learned different! I started almost a month ago, and have made about $600. I have also been paid! This is not a scam or scheme- it is for real! Here is a breakdown-

About ChaCha-
This company is basically a human-powered search engine. They have been around since 2006 and their first idea didn't really take off- doing searches from regular internet users by having them ask questions through their website. Once folks are online, they can Google for themselves. This year they came up with a new plan that is brilliant. They do searches for mobile phone (cell phone) users who either call or text a question. The answer is found by a real, live, ChaCha Guide and sent back to the user by text message!

Being a Guide-
As a ChaCha Guide, I sign into my ChaCha Guide account at my home computer and wait for a question. I hear a ding-dong to signal a question, I hit the accept button, and read the question. I then find the answer, type it out, and hit send. Most questions take me less than 2 minutes to complete. I get paid for each answer I provide.

How I got started-
I signed up, using my brother as my referrer. I first had to take 3 short tests that tested my typing ability and a couple other things. After that, I filled out my tax information (ChaCha Guides are Independent Contractors and ChaCha files a 1099 with the IRS). I then checked out the forums, studied the material I was asked to study, and took my simulator test. About 24 hours later I got an email from ChaCha saying I was accepted as a Guide and could log in to take questions right away.

ChaCha Text Guides are paid 20 cents per answer. I average $5. an hour, though many Guides make more than I do, and some less. It mostly depends on the traffic. Most of the time it is steady, and when it is slow I use the time to check and send email, watch videos on WebridesTV (which gives me points toward Amazon GC's), and check my forums. ChaCha offers two payment options- Monthly Direct Deposit into your checking account, or a Pay Me Now option where you get an account at the First Internet Bank of Indiana. With that account you get a Debit Card so you can withdraw your money at any ATM or use it at the store like any debit card. I chose the second option. It took less than two weeks to get it all set up and get my card, and my first withdrawal was for $330.

How you can be a ChaCha Guide!
Follow this link to ChaCha's Become a Guide page and sign up! Use me as your referrer- I have noticed more Guides get accepted if they are referred. Also, feel free to email me for more information or help getting started. This is my referral and contact email for Chacha-

$5. Coupon for Science Diet

I've noticed Science Diet coupons can be hard to come by, so when I found this I thought I'd share. You just have to sign up to be a member of their club (not much spam, I promise) or sign in if you are already signed up.

Science Diet $5. coupon

Another way I have found to get Science Diet coupons is to call and ask. This will only work a couple times a year. They will say they don't give out coupons, but will ask for your address and usually send you a couple anyway.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Now is the time to get started on AC!

I have mentioned Associated Content in this blog a few times, and wanted to let you know about the latest news. First, some background:

I joined AC last year in April. So far I have made almost $90. writing from this site, and I only write a few articles each month. I have always been paid.

Here's the news-

AC has announced a contest to take place on June 3, 2008. Content Producers (CP's) will be given the topic to write on. The article must be posted on June 3. The winner of this contest will be awarded $5000. That's right, five thousand dollars! You can read all about it HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Today's Freebies May 6, 2008

I realized I haven't been keeping up here, so I'm going to try to get back on track. Here are some freebies for today.

Chex Mix- Free sample of Chocolate Turtle Chex Mix. Text "Chex" to 467467. Still Valid 7/1/08

Classroom set of Ayn Rand Books- These are intended for high school classrooms- they will not ship to elementary schools. I am not sure about their homeschool policy. 7/1/08 Still Valid.

Archaeology Lessons- Louisiana is offering curriculum/lesson materials to teachers for free. Includes homeschools! 7/1/08 Still Valid.

Kashi Granola- Free granola sample. No longer valid. 7/1/08

Mom's Kit- Johnson & Johnson are offering a Mom's Kit. Call the toll free number- it is automated so very simple and quick. 1-866-565-2229 press 1. Samples of what you get:
-Johnson's baby lotion bottle - 1oz. size
-3 Neutrogena Microderm cleansing pads
-4 Carefree pads
-4 Carefree freshness cloths
-3 packets of Neutrogena oil-free liquid makeup
-1 packet of Kool-Aid Tropical Punch
-1 sample Neutrogena lip soother glaze
-1 sample of Neutrogena 3-in-1 concealer for eyes
and a bunch of coupons for various products Unsure if still valid. 7/1/08

True Lemon- Free sample. Still Valid 7/1/08

Aquafresh- Free toothpaste sample and lots of different coupon offers. Scroll down and click on "Special Offers" (It is in very small type on the bottom, says "savings and special offers"). Still Valid 7/1/08

Always- Free sample of "Always Clean" pads. Still Valid 7/1/08

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Today's Freebies April 13th '08

Here are a few of my late night finds:

Free Boot Camp- Austin Adventure Boot Camp is offering 1 free boot camp class for both men and women. Still Valid 7/1/08

Free hypoallergenic pillowcase- A pharmacy company is giving these away- when you sign up you agree they can contact you. If you don't mind that, enjoy the pillowcase! Expired 7/1/08

Free Video on Gun Safety

Educators can order up to 3 copies (free) of McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety.

Order your DVD

Update 7/1/08- The VHS version has been discontinued. You can order the DVD Version (still free!), which includes:
  1. McGruff the Crime Dog on Gun Safety (grades K-6)
  2. It's Your Call: Playing It Safe Around Guns (grades 6-9)
  3. Firearms Safety Depends On You (general audience)

Monday, April 7, 2008

Free Comic Book May 3, 2008

May 3, 2008 is Free Comic Book Day! Participating comic book stores in North America will give away 1 free comic to customers on that day. Each store makes it's own rules.

Free Comic Book Day

Making Money Online by Working From Home

On my blog I have listed free stuff, survey sites, and other ways to earn money and Amazon GC's online. I have mentioned a few other ways to make money online, but haven't really gone into ways to work from home and make cash online.

Today I'll tell you about some ways to earn money online- actual money that will pay the rent. There is no easy way to make a lot of money (absent illegal activities) but you can make some- depends on how hard you work.

Associated Content- On this website you earn money by writing about anything you want, making and uploading videos and audio files. Some examples would be: How-To videos, audio files of written material, songs you create, original news reporting, poems, product reviews, TV show reviews, political rantings, ect. I have earned about $79. so far. They sometimes pay you a certain amount upfront for something you write, and even if they don't you get paid for page views.

DayTipper- This one is easy- you submit tips on any subject and if accepted they'll pay you. They have recently changed how much they pay, I think it is $1. per tip now. They will pay you via PayPal when they publish your tip on their site. I have earned about $10. here, and have only spent about 1/2 hour submitting tips.

ExpoTV-This site pays for your product review videos. Use your digital video camera, or even a webcam to make videos. I haven't made any for this site yet, so haven't been paid. I'm still learning the whole video camera thing :)

eHow- You can earn money by writing how-to articles and creating how-to videos. This one's on my to-do list.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Pizza Hut Deals

Pizza Hut is my favorite pizza place! Ok, maybe that has something to do with the fact that they are the ONLY pizza place in town- but they are still better than BK. I have searched for coupons and codes and found a few worth mentioning. Also, you should know that I live in a tiny town that does not have online ordering- so when I order I just call and say I have such and such coupon code from online. They have never refused one yet!

Link to coupon for $3. off your order (no minimum purchase)- This coupon doesn't have an expiration date so just right click on the coupon, save image, and Voila! You can print this out anytime you want! Expired 7/1/08

List of coupon codes- This site is the best I've found for a list of coupon codes. Remember, just because a coupon has a low success percentage doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a try- especially if you are ordering by phone! Update- Most of these won't work anymore, and most restaurants won't take coupon codes over the phone anymore either. 7/1/08

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Back to the basics- Free Stuff

Here are a few freebies I found today-

Canvas re-usable shopping tote

LED Keychain Flashlight- On right side of screen enter your email to sign up for the newsletter and you will get the flashlight. U.S. and Canada

Sign up for a free sample of ACTIV-FLEX™ Lightweight Cohesive Tape!

Metamucil- May have posted before, but what the hey! Free Sample

Enfamil A.R. Lipil- Try for free, printable coupon- needs doctor's ok

Brut- Free sample of aftershave

Almost free Spririt Jeans- This is essentially a rebate, but since it is jeans I figured I'd list it. You have to buy the jeans from their website, then print out the "try it free" certificate, send in the certificate with your paid invoice (receipt) and they will send you a refund check for the price of the jeans (but not the shipping).

Olay- Sample and offers promotion page. Free "Being a Girl" kit for pre-teens (Moms order)

Sensodyne- Free sample of Sensodyne or ProNamel toothpaste.

ACT Energy Drink- Free sample (It looks like they are looking for distributers)

Pringles- Consumers National Advisory Panel sign up- As a panel member, you’ll be among the first to sample new products and share your opinions.

What I am doing here

I have enjoyed posting this blog. The reason I started it was to make money online so I could stay home with my child (who I homeschool) and to have fun. Well, I have had fun! I enjoy finding free things and awesome deals online and posting them here. I really like having a space where people can find real free stuff.

Unfortunately, this blog as a money-making machine is a bust. Since I started this blog last Oct. or Nov. I have grossed exactly $0.89. Now I never expected to get rich or anything, but at least $20. a month would keep me going.

It takes a lot of time to find freebies and check them out to make sure they are legit. I spent at least 4 hours in January just for the Radon Awarenesss Month posts, as I noticed on other sites that people were having a hard time finding info for their state. Each day that I post a "today's freebies" post, I have spent at least an hour finding and posting the freebies. The longer the list of freebies, the longer I spent on it.

I really love doing this, but it takes up a lot of time that I probably should be using elsewhere online to make some money. I'm going to post a poll- please tell me what you think. Would you be willing to make a small PayPal donation to keep this blog going? Would taking the ads off the blog help?
I'll try to post more freebies in the coming weeks- please vote in the poll.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Watch your favorite TV shows online, Free!

I love TV, but only watch it in the evenings. Since I don't have cable, I have to find episodes online. I prefer to watch high quality episodes so I will list here TV shows that are legal and of good quality. If you have dial-up internet, it may be difficult for you to view your shows. Otherwise, find your show and enjoy!

MacGyver- Season 1
Star Trek TOS- Seasons 1-3
The Twilight Zone- Seasons 1-2
Melrose Place- Season 1
Hawaii Five-O- Season 1
Kyle XY- Seasons 1-2 (missing episodes 18-21 in season 2)
Greek- Season 1
Wildfire- Season 1-2

At you will find selected episodes (new and old, always changing) of the following shows: (Click on "watch video" at top of screen)
30 Rock
The A-Team
Alfred Hitchcock Hour
American Gladiators
Battlestar Galactica
Bionic Woman
Buck Rogers
Celebrity Apprentice
Friday Night Lights
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Lipstick Jungle
Miami Vice
My Name is Earl
Night Gallery
The Office
Late Night Show with Jay Leno

Go to to find selected episodes from:
Survivor Fans/Favorites (all episodes available)
As the World Turns
Big Bang Theory
Big Brother 9
Guiding Light
How I met your Mother
Power of Ten
Rules of Engagment
The Young and the Restless
Welcome to the Captain
The Unit (Haven't seen any episodes listed here for a few weeks, could be a bad omen :(

Friday, March 21, 2008

Today's Freebies March 21, 2008

Some new freebies I found:

Healthy, fiber rich, good tasting cookie

Free Marigold and/or Money Plant Seeds

Congratulations Amazon GC Winner!

I realize this post is a bit belated, but I wanted to make sure I congratulated the winner of my Amazon GC Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to Linda Philbrook in Oregon! She won a $10. Amazon Gift Code!

Thank you also to all who entered my sweepstakes! I really enjoyed doing this, and maybe I'll do it again sometime!


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Site Update Today

I have been going through all my posts and removing dead links. I have also added links where appropriate. I have added links to the children's contest post and the Instant Win sweepstakes post. I plan to add more freebies this week and finish updating all posts.

Thank you for visiting my blog, and be sure to bookmark!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Site to Earn Amazon GC's

Today I found a new (or new to me at least!) website where it is easy to earn Amazon gift certificates. I found out about it on Tipblog, and here is what they said:

"WebRidesTV is a relatively new car-related website where you can earn points for doing various activities on the site. The easiest (I think) is by watching videos about cars. It'll earn you 10 points per video, and you don't have to watch the entire video to get the credit. You can actually open the videos in different windows and get credit for it, speeding up the process a lot. All together, you can earn around 240 points a day. I got my points in for today in about 2 minutes.
5500 points = a $50 Amazon GC! That's about 3 weeks of clicking! Pretty amazing, considering the (small) amount of effort involved! There are a lot of other prizes you can redeem for as well, including a Wii, an iPhone, a PS3, a Tom Tom One GPS, Crutchfield GCs, caps, Hot Wheels cars, and many more items as well!"

I signed up today, and it looks promising! They give a lot of points for referrals, so if you would be so kind as to email me for an invite I would appreciate it!
If you prefer to go directly there to sign up, here is the link- WebRides

Friday, February 15, 2008

File your Taxes for Free

I recently found out that there are still many people who don't know they can file their federal income tax for free. So here is my announcement: If you make under about $55,000 a year you can file your taxes electronically, through the internet, for free.

Go to and click on "use free file to file your taxes". You will be given a choice of a large variety of companies to use. Click the link of the company of your choice, and follow the instructions. This is very easy, and the software will guide you through the entire process. If you were to go to H&R Block to do your taxes, the only difference is you would pay over $100. and a tax preparer would input your information on the forms instead of you.

Some tax tips you may not know:

-If you are very low income (under $25,000) taking deductions may actually reduce the amount of your refund. When using the tax software, input your income and dependent information as usual but do not take deductions for daycare or anything else. Record the amount of your refund, then do the tax return with deductions. See which option affords you a larger refund. Although you are entitled to use deductions, you are not required to.

-Double check all social security numbers you are using on your tax forms. Also make sure the name you file under is the same as is on your social security card. For instance, when I married I changed my name on my social security card. When I divorced, I switched back to my maiden name but I haven't taken the time to change the name on my social security card. If I were to try to file under my maiden name (which is on my W-4), my tax return may not process correctly.

-My lawyer says I have to tell you I am not a professional tax preparer, or an accountant, nor do I work for the IRS. Any advice I give is not really advice but rather suggestions based on my personal experience and the extensive research I have undertaken in the subject of low income tax preparation.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Free Seed Offers

I have found several offers for free seeds. I am not including any that require you to pay something. I will include those that ask for a SASE.

Seeds- This organization give you free seeds expecting you to share the extras of your garden with the less fortunate. Please only request the seeds if you will do that. If you are not sure who the less fortunate are, ask at a local church.

Free Seeds For Kids- Kids will need to write the request themselves, and you will need to send the request via snail mail including stamps for return postage. International orders must be accompanied by $1. for airmail postage.

Tomato Seeds- Order by snail mail and send SASE. This is an individual offering the seeds, so please be considerate and only order if you plan to use them.

4 0'clock seeds-Free, send SASE.

Seeds- 6 free packs of seeds, send SASE.

Seeds- Free seeds for commenting on the blog.

Today's Freebies 2/9/08

Here are the freebies I scouted out today:

VCF Contraceptive- Free sample of Vaginal Contraceptive Film. Actually, they send you 3 free.

Serenity- Free sample of adult incontinence product. Choose from several styles.

Scoopex-(International)Free sample (3 actually) of Scoopex, the Ultimate Disposabel Poop-Scooper

TheraCran- Free 3-day sample. This product is designed to help prevent urinary tract infections.

Dunhill-(International) Free fragrence sample.

Airborne Power Pixies- Free sample.

Flax Seed- Free sample of Dakota Flax Gold from Heintzman Farms.

New Survey Site

This survey site seems similar to wrinsiders. It is for adults 18+. You do surveys to earn points you can spend on rewards. Their site says they will be closing new registrations soon, so sign up now!


Free Sample of Variety of Academic Journals

I found this site where you can order your choice of an Academic Journal from a list. These all seem to be related to medical issues. Here are a few you can choose from:
Molecular Psychiatry
Prostate Cancer
International Journal of Obesity
Evidence Based Dentistry

It looks like you can order more than one, just fill out the form again indicating the next one you want.

Free Academic Journal

Monday, February 4, 2008

Free can of Ensure

For a coupon for a free can of Ensure and a coupon for savings on a 6 pack, use the link below. You can either print the coupons or request they be mailed to you.

Free Ensure

Also look on the Ensure website for the 24 day challenge. Sign up for this, and you will get a free 6 pack of Ensure after you buy 3.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Today's Freebies February 1, 2008

I know I've been a bit absent for a couple weeks, sorry about that. Life sometimes happens :). Today we're back with more freebies!

Yoplait Kids- Free package. Click on "Free Coupon" on right side of screen, a pop-up will come up asking if you want a coupon for a free package of Yoplait Kids yogurt. Click yes, then fill out the form. They will mail you a coupon!

Gold Bond- Free sample.

Phenoseal- Free sample of vinyl adhesive caulk.

Walmart Freebies- Today at you can get samples of Poise pads and Ultra Tide with Dawn laundry detergent.

Cobblestone Candle Co.- Free travel candle when you sign up for their online newsletter. Once you sign for the newsletter, you will get an email with a link to order your free candle.

Rhinaris- Free sample of dry nose humidifier. Choose gel or mist sample.

Don't forget to check the archives! Many of the freebies from Nov, Dec, and Jan archives are still valid!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Instant Win Sweepstakes

I recently won a small prize for my daughter in a sweepstakes and of course that made me want to enter lots more! I'll post here any "instant win" sweepstakes I find so you can try your luck too! (Most instant win sweepstakes let you enter every day, so come back tomorrow and do it again!)

Metamucil Beautify your heart Sweeps and Prizes

DQ Blizzard Sweet Sounds Instant Win

Lean Cuisine Be Good To Yourself Instant Win

Gatorade Ultimate Daytona Experience Instant Win

The Maids Sweepstakes

Discover Aveeno and Win Instant Sweepstakes

Solaris Instant Win Sweepstakes

AT&T Save Time Win Time

Fabulous Exclusive Sweepstakes

LeapFrog Think Up! Scholarship Sweepstakes

GMAC Get the Edge Instant win and Sweepstakes

Totino's Crash the Winter Games Sweepstakes- Enter Crash Code TTN3834

Wendy's Hot Juicy Hits- You don't have to enter a cup code to enter the sweepstakes.

Entertainment My Prize Spot

Sara Lee Score Big Bucks- Enter UPC 4164430928 to enter without purchase

Here are some regular sweepstakes I found while searching for instant win's:

Sea Monsters Sweepstakes

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Today's Freebies Jan. 16.2008

Here is today's list of free stuff for you!
[This post was edited 3/13/08 to remove dead links]

Auto Air Freshener- Free wood skull auto air freshener.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Today's list of Free Stuff 1/14/08

Another day, another list of freebies!

Lego Magazine- Free subscription

Huggies- Free sample. Sam's Club card number optional.

Kroger Freebies- Get a sample of Hamburger Helper Singles, Fiber One Cereal, and Nicoderm CQ patch. Kroger card number is optional.

Oxyfresh Toothpaste- Free sample

Name a Star- At this website you can name a star for free and print out a certificate.

L'Oreal Skin Genesis- Free sample. (May work for U.S., UK, Ireland, Canada) {You need to sign in to view current offers.]

Nicotine Patches/Gum-(Iowa only) The Iowa Department of Public Health began offering the nicotine patches and gum through the state's "Quitline" at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. The free, confidential program is for Iowa smokers 18 and older who want to end their dependence on cigarettes and other tobacco products. The nicotine patches and gum help reduce the symptoms of withdrawal, health officials said.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Radon Awareness Month

After my previous post about Michigan's free Radon Kits, I did some research and found some other states are having promotions for this month. Radon Awareness Month is January 2008. Check for your state below for more information. Update 2/16/08-Now that Radon Awareness Month is over, most of the offers I listed here are no longer valid. Today I am deleting all expired offers. If you do not find your state listed below, it is because they are no longer offering free test kits.
A coupon for a free test kit may be obtained HERE. I am unsure whether this coupon will be honored, but it is worth a try.
Delaware-Free radon test kits are available to all Delawareans and can be requested by calling (302) 744-4857. These test kits consist of a canister or envelope containing charcoal. To begin the test, the homeowner simply opens the canister, exposing the charcoal. The charcoal absorbs radon gases which exist in the home. In four to seven days, the container is sealed and mailed (postage is even pre-paid) to the laboratory for testing. Results will be sent to the homeowner in approximately one week.
Georgia- Free radon test kits are available. Click HERE for a list of where to get your free test kit in Georgia.
Illinois- IEMA is offering free radon test kits to help people test their homes. Requests for test kits can be submitted through the agency’s Web site at or toll-free hotline at 1-800-325-1245
Mississippi- MDH is offering the public free radon kits to use in testing their homes for radon. While supplies last, the public can request a free radon kit by simply calling the state's Radon Information Line at 1-800-626-7739
Missouri-Free radon test kit. Online Form for Missouri residents.
Nebraska- Free radon test kits can be obtained at pesticide training meetings or through the county contact. Go HERE to find your county to see how you can get your free test kit.
Nevada-For a short time, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Nevada State Health Division, is pleased to offer a limited number of free radon test kits.Visit your local University of Nevada Cooperative Extension office, or call (775) 784-4848, to receive your radon test kit.
New Mexico- To order your free radon test kit, contact Michael A. Taylor, NMED Indoor Radon Outreach Coordinator at (505) 827-1093 or
New York- Otsego County- Free Radon Test Kits are available to Otsego County residents. Call 547-7595 or 547-4230
Other New York events/promotions
North Carolina-Request your free radon test kit online HERE.
Oklahoma- Free testing by the Cherokee Nation is available to anyone who resides in the Cherokee’s 14-county jurisdictional boundary. Call Wagnon at 453-5370 or Shaun West at 453-5363
Pennsylvania- Free radon test kit giveaway link HERE.
Texas-Test kits can be ordered by calling 1-800-293-0753 or by e-mailing The radon test kit includes a small charcoal-filled plastic case, detailed instructions and a postage-paid envelope.
Vermont-For a free long-term radon test kit, e-mail your request to Please put the words “Radon Test Kit” in the subject line of your e-mail and be sure to include your name and Vermont mailing address, or call 1-800-439-8550.
Washington D.C.- Free radon test kit link HERE.
Wisconsin- Coupon for a $3. radon test kit for certain counties. Free kits: Lafayette County Health Department: 729 Clay St., Darlington, WI 53530 or 776-4895. St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce and Polk County Public Health Departments will be giving coupons for free radon test kits at the St. Croix Valley Home Builders Association Home and Remodeling Show Jan. 27-28 at the Knowles Center in River Falls.
Wyoming- Free radon test kits can be obtained by either calling the Dept. of Health at (307) 777-6015 or by filling out a form and mailing in your request.

Oil Heat Program- 100 Gallons of home heating oil

This is only a "kind-of" freebie. This program provides 100 gallons of heating oil to needy households in certain cold weather states. This isn't a freebie, per say, but rather an assistance program. As there are many Americans living in poverty or near poverty and often assistance is hard to find, I thought I would include non-government assistance programs both for the needy to get some help and for those who can contribute to have some options to give to programs that directly help individuals and families with everyday needs.

Heating Oil Program- You will need to call them to find out how to apply. They did have an online application but don't right now. I believe assistance is still available, just give them a call. The website gives information on how to contribute.

Free Stuff Today 1/13/08

Here are today's freebies!

Join the Left Handers Club- Get a certificate and "backwards" calendar

Celebrity Photos- Choose from a list of celebrities and order your free photo. There is no cost within the U.S.

Post-it Products- Play Sophie's Game- answer 7 questions correctly and you get a free item. You can play as many times as you want, but can only win once.

Free Book- Free devotional book, varies each month.

Blend of the Month Club- Join our Blend of the Month Club and receive a free sample of one of Chef Ron's savory blended creations or spices every month.

Purple Energy Drink- Free bottle of Purple

Heartland Labs- Monthly drawing for free products.

Click Fastener- Free sample

Vista Print- If you see this one on a different site, I recommend you skip it. I have not received anything from them, with the exception of excessive email spam. The link is still active here though, if you want to sign up anyway.

Body & Soul Lapel Pin- These lapel pins promote the National Cancer Institute's Body and Soul program.

Old Spice Razor- Join the Old Spice Shaving Crew and get a free razor. [Unsure if this is still valid, sign up to find out about current promotions. 3/08]

Contests For Kids 2008

Contests can be a fun way for kids to learn and win prizes at the same time! This is where I will post contests for kids that I find online, and will update this post when I find more. I posted a couple contests in Nov or Oct and if I repeat something fogive me, a lot of people don't look in the archives. Note- I will let you know if a contest is regional or requires an entry fee.

Amazing Kids!- This website hosts contests and also lists off site contests.

Kid's Turn Central- You can enter sweepstakes and find contests on this site. Currently they are giving away Veggie Tales DVD and Neopets Plushies.

Youth Wildlife Art Contest- This contest is hosted by the National Rifle Association. If your child has an interest in hunting or wildlife this one is good. This is not an active contest right now, it looks like it begins with the new school year. So bookmark this one and check back in the summer of 2008.

2008 Arbor Day National Poster Contest- For fifth grade students, contest is open now for entries. This is a school contest, and homeschools qualify.

RIF Reading Planet- Features multiple contests throughout the year.

Baltimore Science Fiction Society- (Maryland only) Ages 14-18 Young writer's contest. Entry date is March 28, 2008. This is a yearly contest.

Kids in Print Book Contest- ($10 entry fee) Kids write and illustrate their own book to enter the contest. Ages 6-19 with several age group divisions. Deadline is June 1, 2008

Crazy 4 Math Contest- Kids, share your creative math ideas! Describe how you use math in any activity you love to do — a sport, game, craft, hobby, or anything else.

Botball- A robotics competition. You will want to bookmark this one if your child is interested in robotics, it seems like a neat competition. There is a steep entry fee, which apparently covers the materials needed. They do have a scholarship/assistance program to help. This is a team competition, and a regional competition. Several U.S. states as well as several middle eastern countries can participate.

Robofest- Robotics competition. Registration will begin soon for 2008. This is a team competition.

Dream Quest One Writing and Poetry Contest- (Entry fee $10. for stories and $5. for poems) You can enter either a story or poem, and this is a contest for everyone, not just kids. Prizes range from $50. to $500. and the deadline is July 31, 2008.

National Dress Up Your Pet Day Contest- This contest is over, but this website appears to be hosting multiple contests. You may want to still check it out. [updated 3/13/08]

State Fish Art Expo- Draw or paint your state fish in it's natural habitat. For grades 4-12. Deadline March 31, 2008

Neuroscience For Kids- Poetry contest for kids grades K-12. A fun contest! [This contest has ended. It is a yearly contest, so check back next Jan.]

The Grannie Annie- Ages 9-14, International. Kids write a story from the past generation of your family. Deadline Febuary 14, 2008. [This contest has ended for this year. Check back next year.]

Save the Children Art Contest- Open to children under 18, judging in April and October each year. Deadline Dec.31 2008 (yearly contest)

River of Words- Free international poetry and art contest for kids on the subject of watersheds. Ages 5-19 (older kids must still be in high school) and Deadlines are Febuary 15 for USA and March 1 for everyone else. [This contest is over, but is a yearly contest. Check back next year.]

Ranger Rick Photo Contest- Ongoing contest, winners selected every 3 months. Age 13 and under may enter.

"Animal Rescue" Kids Art Contest- Kids 16 and under send in pictures of their favorite animals. Monthly ongoing contest, winner gets a T-Shirt.

Kid's Craft Contest- For kids ages 4-9. Prize is a $20. gift certificate to "Toys to Wish For". Deadline May 31, 2008

International Art and Story Contest- Please, draw a picture or a map or tell a story how you can get to where your hero lives. Unsure of ages or deadline.

Highlights Fiction Contest- Must be at least 16 years old to enter. Deadline January 31, 2008 [Yearly contest. Check back next year.]

Reading Rainbow- Annual Young Writers and Illustrators Contest open to grades K-3. Deadline for independent entries is March 28, 2008.

National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest- Entrants must be in Fifth grade. Visit the site for information, there is too much to list here.

The Betty Award Writing Contest- ($15. Entry fee) Open to children ages 8-12 internationally. Deadline May 15, 2008

Kids Philosophy Slam-($25 fee for schools and $2 fee for homeschools) Create art about this years topic. Each grade group has different choices for what kind of art to submit. Deadline Febuary 1, 2008 [I believe this is a yearly contest. Check back next year.]

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Today's Freebies Jan.12, 2008

Ok, here are today's freebie finds!
Post-it Super Sticky Notes- Free sample and sweepstakes

Coffee-Mate- Free bottle. Good until 4/20/08

Free Pancakes- Mark your calendar for Febuary 12, this years National Pancake Day! On Febuary 12 you can get a free short stack (3) of pancakes at IHOP. No coupon required.

Quaker Simple Harvest- Free granola bar or instant oatmeal.

Arby's- Free Welcome Kit. Not sure what the kit is yet, will post when I get it.

South Beach Diet- Free sample kit includes drink mix, granola, and coupon.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Freebie Finds for today! Jan. 2

I'm going to be on and off the computer today so check back later for more free stuff! I'll add more in the evening most likely. Also, don't forget to enter my sweepstakes for a $10. Amazon gift card- Check my Dec.'07 posts for details!

Dunkin Donuts Coffee Sample

Shea Body Lotion Sample

Arizona Tea Keychain- Click on Promos on top right of page, then click Keychain. Use only numbers and letters in the address section, no characters. Don't choose "everything" when asks what you like about the site. Also don't choose "black and white" in tea choices.

P&G Promotions- The promotions change periodically, so this is one to check every now and then. Today I saw a free Tampax sample, $8. coupon for Iams dog food, and a video contest.

Energizer Hearing Aid Battery- Sign up for a sample of their new "perf pack" and get a hearing aid battery in the perf pack sample.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Sweepstakes Sites

I know of a couple sweepstakes websites that have lists of sweepstakes you can enter. My favorite is Online-Sweepstakes! Another I recently learned of is Sweepsakes Advantage. Their link is here:

Sweepstakes Advantage - The Largest Directory of Free Online Sweepstakes on The Web!