Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Daily Freebies March 31, 2009

Here are today's freebie finds:

Quaker Oats Mini Delights- Free sample.

Emergen-C- Free drink sample, stickers, coupon. New link added 4/12.

Billy Boy Candy Pocket Tin
- Free sample of Billy Boy Candy Pocket Tin.

April 1, 2009- Tim Hortons Free Chicken Wrap

On April 1 enjoy a Tim Hortons Chicken Wrap for Free from 11:30am to 2pm. Limit one wrap per customer.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Free Homeschool Curriculum

This organization provides free homeschool curriculum for homeschool families who have a financial need. This will be a huge blessing for my family, and so I wanted to pass this along.

If you have homeschool materials you can donate, please do so!

The Book Samaritan

April 21st- Ben & Jerry's Free Ice Cream

Tuesday, April 21st is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means...
free ice cream for you!

As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 31 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are happily giving it away!


http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/feature/free-cone-day/

Daily Freebies March 29, 2009

Today's Walmart Freebies- Cottonelle toilet tissue and flushable wipes, Metamucil, Parents Choice Baby Formula, Nicoderm CQ, Eucerin lotion, Zyrtec, Old Spice Body Wash, Crest Whitestrips, Jergens Natural Glow moisturizer, Gain laundry detergent, Kotex pads.

Friendly's Ice Cream- Join Friendly's BFF and get a coupon for free 3-scoop ice cream.

Kashi- Free box of granola bars (Canada only).

Immunity Action Bottled Water- Free bottled water, T-shirt, and other stuff. This appears to be a contest rather than guaranteed free stuff, but worth entering I think.

PETA- Free stickers for kids. Note- Be sure to look at these before ordering.

Stickers- Free sticker sample kit.

Sun Crystals- New artificial sweetener product free sample. (Personal note- In my educated opinion all these artificial sweeteners (including Splenda) contain cancer-causing chemicals. Use at your own risk.)

Perfume- Celine Dion Sensational fragrance sample. Expired.

Poster- Anatomy of an Entrepreneur free poster.

Horse Freebie- Emerald Valley Equine Formula sample.

Daily Bread- Free sample, but they'll send the sample with a sales person. Offer is limited to residents of locations where Daily Bread has authorized representatives.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Free Seeds 2009

Looking for free seeds for your garden? Check out the links below!

Plant Food
- Not seeds, but a free sample of plant food. This is a legit offer, but you'll need to browse the site to get the sample.

Basil Seed- Free pack of basil seeds. Update- Now offering free pack of basil seeds with purchase only.

Bentley Seeds- Free sample. Scroll down to choose what type of seeds you want a sample of and click for the form.

Wildflower Seeds (Georgia only)- To request free seed packets or seed sources, call GDOT communications at (404) 463-6455.

Free Campbell’s Tomato Seeds- Link is on the right. enter Code 1: P8039 and Code 2: U6 and choose any variety.

Winter Sow Seeds- This offer requires you to go through the website (if you don't want to play the games just click next on each page) and at the end of your "tour" you will need to print the page with the seed offer and mail it in with a SASE within 7 days to get your seeds.

Seeds for the Hungry- Free packet of seeds for people willing to share what they grow with the hungry.

Bee-Friendly Wildflowers- Send SASE to:
Häagen-Dazs Saves the Honey Bees Program/Domino
50 San Francisco Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133

Sunflower Seeds- We'll send sunflower seeds to each participant in our project.

Seeds for Kids- Free seed packets for kids.

Today's Freebies March 22, 2009

Here are your daily freebies:

Noisy Planet
- Free posters, pens, pencils, and car magnet. Protect your ears! Temporarily Out of Stock

Free Thomas & Friends Wooden Train
- At Toys R Us Today! Print the coupon and take it to your nearest Toys R Us store March 21 and March 22 for your free train.

Cream of Wheat- Free sample. Expired.

Krispy Kreme- Join "Friends of Krispy Kreme" and get a coupon for a free donut.

Aquafresh- Free toothpaste sample.

Energy Drink- Lion's Challenge kit- includes both a 8.3-ounce can of Red Bull and a 12-ounce can of Roaring Lion Energy Drink. Only 1000 per month.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Religious Freebies 2009

I will list all religious freebies here and categorize by religion. I'll update this post as I find more.
Note- Offers that are for a specific denomination will be listed under that denomination rather than the generic "Christian".

Christian:

Book- Free copy of "The Beast- Who will Worship it?" (32 pages).

Bumper Sticker- Free "Not I, But Christ" bumper sticker.

The AntiChrist- Voice of Elijah is offering a free booklet titled "The AntiChrist".

How to Study the Bible- Free booklet.

Our Daily Bread
- Free daily devotionals sample. (US and Canada)

Partners in Grace- We will send you a free copy of Peter’s new book ‘Partners in Grace’ (e-book will be sent for those outside North America).

The Dove- Free daily devotional "The Word for you Today".

Christian Music Downloads- Free and legal Christian music downloads.

Bible Bookmarks for Kids
- They accept orders from churches only, not individuals.

Disability Awareness- The sample packet includes one of each of the following:
  • John 10:10 "Full Life" Poster
  • Adult Bible Study
  • Youth Bible Study
  • Bulletin Insert
  • Sermon Outline
  • Litany
Holy Land Cup- To receive this offer without making a contribution today please call 1-714-971-4000 or write to: Crystal Cathedral Ministries, PO Box 100, Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92842.

My Bible First- Children's materials. If you're interested in free samples, please call our office at 877-242-5317.

"Jesus First" Pin- Visit the website for how to request the pin. This is a snail-mail offer by Jerry Falwell Ministries.

Free Salvation Materials
- Scroll to the bottom of the page to order. They will send sermon tapes, gospel tracts, bible study guides. They will also send you a KJV Bible if you are in need. If you need materials in languages other than English, contact them as I understand they can help with that.

Tortured for Christ- Free book.


Catholic:

Fatima Holy Water- Request free Fatima Holy Water. (US and Canada, maybe others)

Contraception: Why Not?
- Free CD

Miraculous Medal
- Fill out a short survey for a free Miraculous Medal.

Free Brown Scapular

Catholic Sacramentals-
Get a free rosary, scapular, and miraculous medal.


Jehovah's Witness:

Request a Visit- Jehovah's Witnesses have a number of publications, including a bible, bible study guides, and magazines they offer for free. You can ask the people who visit you what is available. These are free.

Judaism:

Request a Shalom Baltimore Welcome Kit

Click here or call 410-466-INFO (4636) to receive a free Shalom Baltimore Welcome Kit sent courtesy of Jewish Information Referral Service (JIRS).


Passover Poster-
Free passover poster.

Religious/Political:

Consistent Life Ethic Bumper Sticker- Send an email for the free bumper sticker.

CD and Booklet- Pro-Choice Exposed.

Baby Freebies 2009

I will update this post as I find more baby and toddler freebies.

Huggies- Huggies Pure & Natural Sample. (I got 2 diapers in the sample I ordered.)

Sippy Cup- Free sippy cup from Juicy Juice. I received one and its great!

Winn Dixie Baby Club- Free baby stuff, points on baby purchases, special offers via snail-mail.

Goodnights
- Free Goodnights Boxer sample.

UnderJams Night Wear- Free sample of UnderJams night wear. (US and Canada)

Canada Freebies 2009

I will update this post as I find more freebies for Canadians only!

Kashi- Coupon for free box of Kashi Granola Bars (Canada only).

Heinz Baby Club- Sign up for the Heinz Baby Club and receive information and special offers throughout the first year of your baby’s life.

UK Freebies 2009

When I run across freebies for you folks in the United Kingdom and surrounding areas I'll post them here. I will update this post whenever I find freebies for you.

Seeds- Free packet of seeds, one per household.

Whites Premium Dog Food- Free sample.

Pet Freebies 2009

All pet freebies found this year will be posted here, so check back for the newest pet freebies!

Science Diet- Several current promotions include coupons and "buy one get one" offers.

Whites Premium Dog Food- Free sample.

Timberwolf Organics- Free cat or dog food sample.

Rachel Ray's Dog Food- Free sample of Nutrish dog food.

Pegetables- Gourmet Natural Vegetable Dog Treats Free Sample.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream- Free Sundae and Free Parfait for your dog!

Kitten Kit- Sign up for a free Purina Kitten Care Kit.

Flint River Ranch- Free dog or cat food sample (Link on bottom of page). When ordering a free sample you don't need to enter payment information!

ADT Pet Alert Window Cling- Order this free window cling to inform rescue personnel that you have pets in the home.

Benny Bullys Pet Treats- Get a free sample of Benny Bullys cat or dog treats. (When I tried to sign up for this one I was referred to a dealer and told to ask them for a sample. I know others have received this though, so it may depend on where you live.)

Mighty Dog- You get a coupon for a free can of Mighty Dog canned dog food. Sometimes you get a coupon for the free can and sometimes you get a coupon for a free can when you buy 5. Expired.

Drontal Plus Cleanup Bags Dispenser- There has been a mixed response with this freebie offer. There are some reports of people not receiving the freebie, but others have reported receiving and enjoying this freebie.

Purina Puppy Care Program- I'm not exactly sure what you get (I didn't sign up as I don't have a puppy). If you have trouble with the link, click here and scroll down for link on bottom of page.

Breath-A-Licious- Free bone that freshens breath, cleans teeth, and aids in digestion.

Greenies
- I have posted this one before, and am posting again because Greenies are awesome! My cats love them more than any other treat. You can sign up for a cat sample, dog sample, or both!

Doggie Delightz- Free sample. Made from only the finest all natural and organic ingredients, are just as healthy as they are delicious! Expired.

Cesar Dog Food Sample- First you need to register, then sign up for the freebie. Registration link HERE and freebie link HERE.

Yesterday's News Litter- This is for a coupon you can print out for $1.50 off. My cats hated it, but I may try it on my rats. I have read that this is good for critters. (Some users have reported problems using this coupon at Wal-Mart, but have had no trouble at Petco and PetSmart.)

Frosty Paws Birthday Club- Sign your pet up for the birthday club for a card and coupon for a free treat on your pet's birthday. Alternative links: One

Turtle Food- Free sample of turtle or tortoise food. This is a mail-in offer.

Blue Dog Food- Take the "True Blue Test" (easy and quick) and you'll get a Blue Welcome Kit with a $5. coupon off a bag of Blue Dog Food.

Blue Cat Food- Same as above, but for cats.

The Goodlife Recipe- Coupon for $3. off cat or dog food, and $1. off cat or dog treats.

Freebie Categories

I am finding lots of freebies today and so I've decided to bring back Freebie Categories. As I get posts up in these categories I'll place links to them in this post.

For new visitors to my site- I only post freebies and offers that I have personally checked. There are no "endless survey" freebies here, no freebies that require a credit card, no scams or shams. Only genuine freebies are listed here. I cannot guarantee you will receive a freebie you sign up for- some companies are better than others at actually mailing them out. If I find I have listed a freebie that nobody ever receives, I won't list freebies from that organization any longer.

Occasionally I go through all my freebie posts and check links. I always post when I do this. I have found a surprising number of freebies still available a year after they first are posted, so its worth it to check my old blog posts. Older posts will list the last date I checked links.

Freebie Categories:

Pet Freebies


Religious Freebies (Not just Christian, but all religions)

Baby Freebies

Magazine Subscription Freebies

Teacher & Homeschool Freebies (I always specify if a freebie is available to homeschools)

Today's Freebies March 21, 2009

Here are today's freebie finds:

Volpi VIP Club- Be the first to try new Volpi Italian meat products as a member of our VIP Club tasting panel, and get exclusive offers and member discounts. Sign up is absolutely free!

American Sign Language (ASL) classes online- There are 45 full lessons with practice cards, workbooks, Curriculum Master Sheet, and a vast library.

Beyond Seven Condom Sample- Get a free latex condom from Beyond Seven.

Eye Facts for Children Poster- You can print the poster or request one be sent to you free of charge.

Shampoo Sample
- sample bottle of one of the highest quality shampoos we've ever seen: Aveda Black Malva Pure Plant® shampoo. Note- During the sign-up process they'll ask you to take a survey. This is a real one and you can choose not to take it and still get your sample.

Free 5 Pack of Humalog Insulin Pens with Prescription
1. Complete the questions below, read and accept the terms, and click the submit button.
2. Print the voucher and visit your doctor to see which Humalog® KwikPen® is right for you.
3. If you receive a prescription, take it and your voucher to the pharmacy to get a free five pack of Humalog® KwikPen®, Humalog® Mix 75/25 KwikPen® or Humalog® Mix 50/50 KwikPen®

Lanset Samples for Diabetics- Try Unistik 3 for yourself.

Free NASCAR decal for your favorite Chevy driver- This would be great to save as a stocking stuffer!

Vegetarian Starter Kit
- Not sure what is in the kit, but going Veggie is healthy!

Free Killian’s Irish Red Brewmaster’s Tasting Kit- Enter site by entering your birthdate, click "Begin Journey", then on the left is the link for the tasting kit. -register and use one of these codes: P3W9L4T M9N7K3K or W3K4H96 -includes tasting glasses, a bottle opener, and a tasting guide. Resident of AL, CT, HI, IN, KY, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, OR, SD, UT, VA, VT, or WV.

Twilight Stuff- Join Twilight Anonymous if you are a Twilight fan. They sometimes send out free stuff.

Monitor Wipes- Free sample of Ringtonica Monitor Wipes.

Wal-Mart Freebies- Don't forget to check these a couple times a week- they change often! Today's Wal-Mart Freebies include: Tampons (a couple different brands), Lemonade Drink Mix, Baby Formula, Kotex pads, and Crest toothpaste.

Old Navy $75. off $100. Coupon

I don't shop Old Navy but thought some of you could use this. From what I understand, you need to go to www.oldnavy.com when the website updates each week (as coupons are limited) and mouse-over parts of the site until you find the coupon you want.

The Old Navy coupon website has been updating at between 6-9PM western time on Thursday evening for the last 3 weeks.

Here is a video (not by me) that shows what to do:

Old Navy Coupon Instructions

ChaCha is Hiring Guides!

If you have been interested in signing up to be a ChaCha Guide, now is the time! Please use my email as a referral- i.think_ican@yahoo.com and sign up at this link- Be a ChaCha Guide.

If you have any questions about ChaCha feel free to email me at the email address above. I can help you with the sign up process and getting started as a guide.

How much ChaCha pays- Chacha has changed its pay structure twice since I started as a Guide almost a year ago. The current pay, as of this post, is on a per question basis. Most new Guides average $2 to $3 an hour. Many experienced Guides make about $5. to $6. an hour.

I think ChaCha is an excellent way to make a bit of extra gas or pizza money, but not a great way to make a living.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How to Invest in the Stock Market for Free!

Originally in this post I linked to one of my AC articles, but it appears the article was "spammy sales copy" so was removed. No bad feelings here, but I'll post the article here in its original entirety as I am very proud of my first "Spammy" article!

How to Invest in the Stock Market for Free!
Take a Gamble on Today's Stock Market Without Using Your Own Money!
By Rebecca Rosenburg
The stock market is crashing. Pink slips are coming. College graduates are beginning to think that working at McDonald's will be the best use of their shiny new Masters degree. Thoughts of jumping into the stock market now are just plain crazy! But what if you could do it for free?

Last fall I became the proud owner of Circuit City stock, GM stock, and a couple others. A year ago I would have never imagined that I, a single parent living below the poverty line, would be a stockholder! While watching my Circuit City stock tumble in defeat after a bankruptcy and my GM stock hit all time lows one could expect me to be stressed out, biting my nails, and wanting to groan in agony. Instead, I am indifferent. Of course I would like my chosen stock to be on the upswing, but I don't worry. I'm not worried about my stock tumbling and yo-yoing because I didn't pay for it. Nope, I didn't pay a cent!

While doing some research online I found a company that often has promotions to entice people to start investing. The promotions I found last fall offered a $50. bonus just for signing up and making one trade! A current promotion offers a $25. bonus for opening a new account and making a trade.

This is what I did:

First, I opened an account with Sharebuilder using a $50. promotion code. Sharebuilder is a subsidiary of ING Direct. I then funded my account with $15. and looked at various cheap stocks. After I found Circuit City trading for less than a dollar, I made my first trade. The transaction or trading fee was $9.95 and the cost of 5 shares of Circuit City stock was a dollar. I transferred what was left of the $15. I had funded the account with back into my savings account. One month later, there was $50. in my Sharebuilder account. I transferred the $50. to my savings account replacing the amount I spent of my money and ending up with profit.

After my first trade I started doing more research, learning about market and limit orders, what cheap stock was at greater risk, and all about dividends. At the end of this journey into the stock market, my results are as follows:

I invested $93. of my savings.

I deposited $150. into my savings account from the promotions- meaning I replaced the $93. and got an additional $57. to add to my savings!

I am the proud owner of 46 shares of stock spread between 4 different companies.

Granted, 46 shares of stock isn't much to brag about. However, this is a great way for families of limited means to dip their feet into the stock market without risking any of their hard-earned money! This is also a great opportunity for all kinds of people and families to buy their first stock or buy stock for a loved one.

This blog lists current Sharebuilder promotions and when you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see the most recent comments from people who have used the promotions. One note- never use the promotion GIFT50 or any variation thereof. This promotion is only applicable to people who have been given a gift certificate. Current promotions as of March 4, 2009 are: TRADEUP50 (This promotion applies if you transfer to Sharebuilder from another broker) and SHARE25 (For any new Sharebuilder account get a $25. bonus). Check the blog often for new promotions!