Freebie Friday! Some great ones today ~ Enjoy!

$15 off a purchase of $15 or more at Catherines Outlet Online Use Code CA9292A6

FREE Sample of Swiffer Duster

FREE Sample of Saturdays Hallmark Card

FREE Sample of Vital Radiance

FREE Sample of Ensure Healthy Mom

Printable COUPON for Target: $5 off Chicken Little Movie with qualifying purchase of Tide, Downy, or Bounce

FREE Printable Grocery Lists and Iron On Transfer Designs from Skinny Cow

New Point Program for Rewards ~ Contribute Travel Reviews for iExplore

$5 of $5 purchase or more at JcPenney Use Code A65C

FREE Shipping on purchase of $50 or more at JcPenney Use Code A6SH

FREE Sample of Revvida Energy Drink

Education Freebie (Teachers/ Homeschoolers): FREE Sample of Nicky's Folders

Business Freebie: FREE Catalog and Samples of Walsh Products (lables/envelopes/filing/etc.)
Thought for Thursday ~ ATM Cards

Liz Pullman Weston has a new article up on MSN Money, entitled "Leave Your ATM Card at Home" (Can you tell, I've been doing a lot of newsletter reading this week? LOL)

Here's the link

Some valid points and a good argument for leaving the plastic at home... I think I'd be kind of lost without mine, though, I'm so spoiled by the ease of use.

What are your thoughts? Share them in the comments section below!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Health Tips, Resources, Kids Games, and more from the USDA My Pyramid website

25% off Hasbro products at Use Code SPRING25 Expires April 4th

Printable COUPON for New York & Company. Take $30 off a purchase of $75 or more

Printable COUPON for Payless Shoes. Take $5 off a purchase of $25 or more

FREE Sample of True Lemon

Cook for the Cure ~ FREE Dinner Party Kit

FREE Recipe Booklets from Sunmaid

FREE Summer Concerts (& Giveaways) CMA Music Festival Tour (various locations across the U.S.)

Educational Freebie (Teachers/Homeschoolers) FREE "Where Does the Evidence Lead" DVD & resource materials

FREE Star Motorcycles DVD

Thought for Wednesday ~ Car Scams

While visiting, an interesting article immediately snagged my attention.

If you've ever considered buying a used or new car online, or want to stay abreast of the latest Internet scams, then "Car Scammers Target Web Buyers, Sellers" by Lisa Goddard, will be of great interest to you too:

It never ceases to amaze me the lengths that thieves will go to. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Freebies & Fun

Arbor Day FREE Tree Giveaway! Use Code BSFTO

FREE Schick Quattro Midnight Razor

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Gel

FREE Subscription to Golf Digest Magazine

FREE Subscription to Beautiful Woman Magazine

$15 off your order at (discount prices will show on website)

FREE Subscription to Interview Magazine

FREE Subscription to Horticulture Magazine

FREE Sample of Slim Mints

Thought for Tuesday ~ Lower Prescription Costs

Everyday I find myself talking about ways to save, and today was no exception. My local pharamicist gets the award for tip of the day though -- if you have a monthly prescription, if possible, ask your doctor to prescribe it in a 90-day amount, rather than the traditional 30-day supply.

This will benefit you by 1) saving you eight trips to the pharmacy (possibly even twelve if you use an online service such as Medco and 2) by saving you oodles of dough in copays.

Thumbs up for this great suggestion ~ worth checking into!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample of Parent's Choice Organic Baby Formula

FREE Sample of Delices De Cartier fragrance

REBATE: Gillette Venus Vibrance FREE After Rebate ex. 12/06

FREE Subscription to Edutopia Magazine to qualified subscribers (Education Freebie)

FREE Arabica Gourmet Coffee Sample

FREE Digital Subscription to U.S. News and World Report

FREE Sample of Dove Energy Glow Body Lotion

FREE Sample of Dove Calming Night

FREE Sample of Dove Ultimate Clear Deodorant

FREE Sample of Dove Shampoo and Conditioner

FREE Earth's Best Rice Cereal Sample, Coupons, Feeding Guide, and offers

Thought for Monday ~ Deterring Identity Theft

A friend shared a story with today about a wallet that had been turned in at her store. Their was no driver's license to help them locate the owner, but it did have the person's Social Security Card, a few credit cards, and some bank information, including routing and passcodes. Using the name from the social security card, my friend was able to find the person in the phone book to reunite her with the wallet.

Good thing a caring consumer turned the wallet in, it was an identity thieves dream! According to the Federal Trade Commission over 500,000 Americans will fall victim to identity theft each year, and each one of these victims will spend countless hours fixing the damage.

Here's a few precautions you should take to minimize your risk of identity theft, should your possessions fall into the wrong hands:

1) Keep your social security card in a lock box, vault, or another private and secure place. Do not carry it with you. Rather, memorize the number in the event you should need it.

2) The same goes for bank passwords, ATM codes, birth certificates, and other important documentation. It's worth it to memorize as much as possible.

3) Make photo copies of every ID and Credit Card in your wallet, front and back sides. Keep the copies in a safe place. This way you will have easy reference to contact companies to cancel and replace the information you are missing.

4) Limit the number of credit cards you are carrying. If you aren't using it regularly, remove it from your wallet and store in a safe place, or consider canceling your account.

A few simple steps of precaution can really make a difference!

Freebies & Finds

Take the Purina 30-Day Challenge (FREE dog or cat food)

FREE Sample of Friskies for Cats

FREE Walking in Ireland DVD

FREE Sample of Degree Men Deodorant

FREE Sample of Pure Purple Hugo fragrance for women

FREE Sample of Downy plus Whitening

FREE Sample of Lancome Perfection Foundation at your nearest Lancome cosmetic counter. Check here for the closest location and details

FREE Sample of A Touch of Pink and A Touch of Sun fragrances

FREE Krispy Kreme Creamy Caramel donut

FREE Redbush Tea Sample


Weekend Fun ~ Take a chance to win!

Here's a bunch of Instant Win contests available right now, each with a good number of prizes to be won. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you take home a prize today!

Disney & The Weather Channel "Forcast for Smiles"

1-800-Flowers "Your Very Own Ireland"

DiGiorno Free-Throw for a FREE Pizza

Tommy Boy "Reveal your Inner Tommy"

Peter Cottontail Easter Egg Hunt

Days Inn "Win Gas & Go"

Gap "Pick My Pocket"

Quaker - Win a box of Breakfast Cookies

BlueFly "It-Bag-A-Day Givaway"

Bombay "Room of Your Dreams"

Destination Doritos Instant Game (Click on "Promos")

Gillette Satin Care "Design your Perfect Beach Day"

Wendy's "Corner Raves"

Quilted Northern "Trade Up Everyday" (Daily Prize)

Crunch "Crunch 'N Winner"

Best of luck to you!
Thought for Friday ~ Irish Cream Brownies

Okay, so it's really not a thought, but a super delicious family recipe I meant to make on St. Patrick's day and wound up making this week instead. It's great for any occasion, and I hope you enjoy this yummy treat!

Irish Cream Brownies Brownies

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
1 cup flour

1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur
8 oz. white chocolate (chopped into little pieces)

Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Prepare an 8x8 baking pan by dusting a light coating of cooking spray or if you prefer, use butter to coat the sides and bottom.

Melt chocolate and butter together in a heavy saucepan over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Whisk sugar, vanilla and salt into chocolate mixture, followed by the eggs, one at a time. Continue whisking mixture until it is shiny and smooth.

Add flour and whisk just until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan and level top. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until cake tester/toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely in pan before working with topping.

For topping, heat liqueur to a boil in a heavy sauce pan. Remove from heat and whisk in white chocolate until it is completely melted and mixture is smooth. Refrigerate until mixture becomes thick enough to spread, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Spread topping over brownies and refrigerate until cold. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to serving.

Freebies & Deals

Dollar 4 Dollar Sale at Book Closeouts Buy $25 worth of books (or more) and get $25 worth of books (or more) for FREE

FREE $5 Savings Certificate with a copy of the Spring JCPenney catalog

FREE Migraine Relief Kit from Pfizer

Barnes & Noble 9th Annual "Dive into Summer Reading" Reading Program for Kids. Printable Activities and information on how kids can earn FREE Books participating in the program.

The Swiss Colony 20% - 70% Hopping Easter Sale
Thought for Thursday ~ Giving

While many of us struggle daily to make ends meet, it's sometimes difficult to think about giving. Yet, the satifaction, warmth, and overall good effect we have on the world at large and ourselves when we help others in our life, can often lighten the load of our burdens.

So in the spirit of giving, here's a few free gift ideas to get started:
  • a smile
  • a hug
  • an ear to listen
  • a shoulder to cry on
  • passing along a coupon we won't use to a friend in need
  • sharing great freebie finds & deals
  • a quick email note to let someone know you care
  • donating shampoo and soap samples to a Woman's shelter
  • offering to read a book for your child's class
  • (Add yours here! Please comment and let us know your ideas!)
So many ways, let's all spread a little free sunshine today!

Freebies & Finds

$15 off Dale & Thomas Popcorn Use Code EX32XD1T at checkout.

New exclusive offers for Paypal customers including free shipping offers and discounts.

Chocolate lover? Get 5 lbs of Russell Stover chocolates for $19.99 PLUS add any Easter Sweets item and get 20% off your entire order!

FREE Taxcut Standard Software download from H&R Block

FREE One year subscription to Interview Magazine (have to qualify for offer)

FREE Sample of Dove for Darkened Hair

FREE Topins Dog Treat Sample Pack

FREE Support Cancer Awareness with a FREE Bracelet

FREE Samples of Nexxus Therappe Humectruss

Thought for Wednesday ~ Auto Safety!

An interesting tidbit found on the TEA Driver Training and Education website - completion of a driving safety class might qualify you for a discount on your insurance and even a possible waiver for a speeding ticket dismissal.

These courses are typically four to eight hours in length (1 to 2 days) and might be well worth your investigation to put a few hard-earned dollars back in your pocket!

Check out your local Driver and Training Education or Department of Motor Vehicles website, and make a quick call to your insurance agent to see if you might qualify for special discounts or programs.

You'll find a U.S. DMV state by state guide at

I wasn't able to find an International resource page, so if anyone knows of one, or has information to share, be sure to post it in the comments sections!

Freebies & Finds

Printable COUPON for 40% at Reebox online and B&M stores

For 60% off, use code 87539

Kohls in-store clearance (yellow-tags) will be 70% off starting today. Check out the website for online deals and sales too.

Rumor has it that Claires B&M stores are having their 10 items for $5 clearance right now. This has been confirmed in several states, including GA - be sure to check your local store!

Win a FREE Box of Garnier Color Breaks

FREE Samples from Playtex

FREE Samples for of Brisky pet food for exotic pets

FREE Copy of Hidden Valley Ranch "Small Bites: Ranch Dressing Recipes for Kids"

FREE Icecream at Coldstone Creamy on your birthday

Printable COUPON Buy 1 Get 1 Free American Greetings Carlton Cards

Thought for Tuesday: Libraries!

A highly under-used resource for freebies, resides in our own backyard. In addition to paper books, many local libraries have videos and audio books available to sign out. You'll also find free Internet access, magazines, local and national papers, quality children's programs such as craft-making sessions and reading hours, free book marks and informational pamphlets, book sales, and of course, all the latest best-selling books just waiting for you to borrow.

So, save your pennies and be sure to check out your local library!

Freebies & Finds

FREE Sample of Post-It Sortable Cards

FREE Wine Corkscrew from Wallys

FREE Recipe Guide from California Pistachios

FREE Sample of Dove Energy Glow

FREE Samples and offers from Walmart ~ Poise Pantiliners, IAMS Dog Tarter Treats, Optix Contact Lenses, & Nicorette Gum

FREE Pack of Dentyne Soft Chew Gum

Office Depot is offering a FREE Retro Mini Fridge ($99 value) with any $75 + purchase. Add item #708356 to your purchase, then use code 093637705 at checkout.

FREE Sample of Blue Star Ointment
Hippety-Hop... it's on the way!

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you'll find some super fun spring freebies and ideas at the following websites:

Hersheys, wallpaper, screensavers. Also recipes and ecards and more too!

M&M Bright Ideas Invitation Maker, e-cards, ideas, recipes, and lots more.

Printable Letter from the Easter Bunny

Free Needle Point patterns and projects

Ladie's Home Journal
Decorating, Crafts, Family Fun and more.

Free Stuff for Teachers and Kids
History, Traditions, Lesson Plans and more.

Free Stuff for Teachers and Parents
Printable Books, Lesson Plans, Songs, Games, Crafts, and more.

Activity Villiage Printables
Bookmarks, Scrapbook pages, Notecards, Cards and more.