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!