Big List of Internet Halloween Freebies

101 Halloween Ideas http://www.101halloweenideas.com/hal..._ideas_01.html

Halloween Printable Coloring Pages, Ideas, and Activities http://www.billybear4kids.com/holida...en/party-p.htm

Printable Flag Carving Pattern http://www.yankeehalloween.com/flagpattern.html

More Printable Carving Patterns http://www.spookmaster.com/pumpkin-c...s-freebies.htm

Recipes for Fake Blood http://www.shades-of-night.com/larp/blood.html

Carving Tips, Printable Carving Patterns, Recipes, and More http://www.pumpkinmasters.com/

Pattern and Instructions for Scarecrow Lolipops http://www.christiancrafters.com/treat_scarecrow.html

Pumpkin Carving 101 Class http://www.pumpkincarving101.com/

Screensavers, Email Backgrounds, Fun Letters, and More http://thundercloud.net/seasonal/halloween/

Halloween Fonts http://www.acidfonts.com/halloweenfonts1.htm

Downloadable Copies of Old Horror Films http://thesync.com/features/

Halloween Recipes http://kraftfoods.com/kf/ff/Hallowee...oween+Main.htm

Halloween Crafts, Recipes, Tips, Learning Lessons, and More http://homeschoolzone.com/pp/halloween.htm

More Halloween Recipes http://recipesource.com/holiday/halloween/

All Kinds of Printables including Paperdolls and Crosswords- (this is a jam packed website!) http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/pumpkinave/

Hershey's Trick or Treats http://www.hersheys.com/trickortreats/downloads/

Safety Tips for Halloween http://www.halloween-safety.com/

Halloween Projects from HP http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/html/7706-0-0-39-121.html

Carve a Virtual Pumpkin http://www.primarygames.com/holidays...ving/carve.htm

Halloween Online Magazine http://www.halloweenonlinemagazine.com/

Online Halloween Cookbook http://www.halloweenkitchen.com/

Template for Printable Halloween Stickers http://www.kidprintables.com/stickers/halloweenpage.gif

Face Painting Instructions http://www.facepaintingdesigns.co.uk/index.html
Thought of the Day ~ Scents of the Season

Have you ever smelled a pine scented candle, and became instantly reminded of the first time your family got a "live" Christmas tree? How about an cinnamon stick reminding you of hot chocolate with your grandmother on a cold snowy day? Scents are greatly tied to our memories, and a wonderful way to sit back and reminisce about "the good old days."

Here are some inexpensive scented holiday decorations that just may remind you of something you had thought was long forgotten. :)


Freebies & Fun

Free sample of Cheer True Fit

Free sample of Alice Woodrum's Shaping Spray

Free National Lampoon DVD ~ Black Ball

Free sample of Crystal Light from Quality Health

Free sample of Gillette Fusion Balm from WalMart

Free sample of Pepcid Complete from WalMart

Free DVD about Work-At-Home scams from the US Postal Service

Free "Step up & play more" kit for you and your pet

Free Near East recipe booklet

Free sticker pack and a sweeps entry for a free ski trip

Win a T.M.X. Elmo
Thought of the Day ~ Thanksgiving

I know, I know- we were just talking about Halloween, but really, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

Thanksgiving dinner and decorations don't have to cost a fortune, and spending the day with those you love is priceless. It's the company that matters, the rest is just.... errr..... gravy (pardon the pun).

Let's start with some inexpensive holiday crafts that will make excellent decorations for your home or Thanksgiving table!

Clay Pot Turkey

Easy Dried Apple Crafts

Easy Autumn Wreath

Straw Hat Scarecrow Craft

Freebies & Fun

Free Zippo lighter from Marlboro (US)
1-800-MARLBORO Promotional code: MAR3881

Free Stretch Island Fruit Leather sample ~ Code: WM05

Free mousepad

Free sample of Triple EFX Ice

Free Christmas Printables

$2.50 coupon for CoverGirl Advanced Radiance

Quiznos Coupons and Promos

Redbook Sweepstakes

Win a Family Getaway from Snyder's of Hanover
Thought for Today ~ Saving Money on Photos!

Halloween is right around the corner and our cameras will be clicking...

We all go a little crazy when it comes to taking photos of our loved ones. If you are an avid scrap-booker, the cost of your photo habit may easily become astronomical.

There are ways to trim the cost of picture development, though. By utilizing the following strategies you’ll be a frugal photographer in no time.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/74781/tips_for_saving_money_on_photograph.html
Do you have a tip? Please share it in the comments section.

Freebies and Fun

FREE Sample of Cottonelle Flushable Moist Wipes http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=7903

FREE Sample of Senseo Coffee Sumatra Blend Sample http://www.senseotrial.com/

FREE Sample of Reach Access Flosser http://www.samplereachaccess.com/sampling/sample.htm?cid=drtv000001&Accept=Accept

FREE Sample of Barkeepers Friend http://www.barkeepersfriend.com/sample.html

(Business Freebie) FREE 2007 Calendar from Zerox http://www.office.xerox.com/perl-bin/response.pl?53365

FREE Sample of Nivea http://walmart.triaddigital.com/defaultrendercontent_ektid8814.aspx

FREE Sample of Basis Soap http://walmart.triaddigital.com/defaultrendercontent_ektid8840.aspx

FREE Sample Of Pork Chomps Dog Treats http://click.email-publisher.com/maafh3YabucNCboazwobaeQxXI/

Thought for Today ~ Freebie Overload

Admit it, you are a freebie queen.

Proof of this lies in the cabinet and boxes full of samples, coupons, and contest wins. In fact, in a few days, you’re afraid you’ll no longer be able to walk through your home without wading through a bucketful of free stuff.

Girlfriend, it’s time.

Time to clear through those irresistible promos and clear out some of those “must haves”! Here’s a few ideas to inspire and get you started on the path to freebie-freedom:

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.clubmom.com/display/265411?fromPage=219949

Do you have a tip to share on how to maximize or organize your freebies? Please share it with us in the comments section.

Freebies and Fun

DEAL: Free Shipping at Eddie Bauer, Enter Code SHIPPING at Checkout http://www.eddiebauer.com

RED HOT DEAL: 80% off Mini-Cabbage Patch Dolls at Amazon (Hurry! These will not last long!) http://www.amazon.com/s/104-8006924-6632719?ie=UTF8&search-alias=toys-and-games&field-brandtextbin=Winway%20Corp%20Ltd

87% off Pem America Zurich Comforter Set (Queen, King, Cal King) at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000BVC4W0/ref=nosim/bigbigforums-20

FREE Sample of Noxzema Triple Clean Blackhead Cleanser https://noxzemasamples.offerprocessingcenter.com/

FREE Sample of Folgers Coffee https://folgersgourmetselections.offerprocessingcenter.com/?source=[meijer]

FREE Bookmarks, Decals, and Stickers from Give Kids Good Schools http://www.givekidsgoodschools.org/site/apps/ka/ec/category.asp?c=llKUL5MUIwG&b=2025115&en=deJBIJOuGaJFKPPiF3JHIRNxEoJRITOqGfJQLRMoEaIPL7K

FREE Sample Jergens Shea Butter http://www.jergens.com/event/default.asp?action=entry&eventcode=emo-omail&hookid=3

FREE Sample of Celestial Seasonings Tea http://www.celestialseasonings.com/index.html

FREE Sample of Joico 3 in 1 Shampoo http://joico.com/html/np_triple_efx_form.php

FREE Sample of StoPain Spray http://www.stopain.com/?ParentId=8&Content=FreeSample

Thought of the Day

Winterize your home.

"You'll get a full season's worth of savings, comfort and peace of mind by
taking a few steps now to get your home ready for cold weather."

Full Article:

Freebies & Fun

Free Estroven PM sample

Free QuitAssit stop smoking guide

Free Celestial Seasonings tea sample

Free Noxema Triple Clean Blackhead Cleanser sample

Free breast self-exam shower card

Free Swiffer Duster sample and $2.00 coupon

$1.00 off Bush's Home-style Chili

$3.00 off Refresh Dry Eye Therapy

$5.00 off Vital Radiance

Pine-Sol Thanksgiving Dinner Sweepstakes

Win enough Dunkin' Donuts coffee for a year

Dial Fall into Savings Sweepstakes

Friday Freebies & Fun

DEAL: Buy one, get one 1/2 off at Payless Shoes http://www.payless.com/

COUPON: Free Appetizer at TGI Fridays http://echo.bluehornet.com/clients/tgifriday/survey.htm

FREE Sample of Habanero H.O.T Sauce http://www.hotexas.com/freesamples.htm

FREE Sample of Nicorette Fruit Chill Gum http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Brands/gsk_nicorette_fruitchill.aspx

FREE Clif Bar Training Kit http://www.clifbar.com/play/marathon_reg.cfm?location=register

FREE Sample of Grisi Cosmetic Creams http://www.biosaludecologia.com/english/cons_muestras/cons_muestras.htm

FREE Subscription to Off-Road Adventures Magazine http://www.4wheelpartsadventures.com/freeSubscription.asp

FREE Trial Issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine https://secure.hearstmags.com/subforms/cos/cos_hm020.cfm?cds_response_key=QEXS007

COUPON: FREE Bath & Body Works Mentha Lip Balm With Any Purchase at Bath & Body Works http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/emailSignup/index.jsp?clickid=header_email

FREE Sample of Lysol Sanatizing Wipes http://www.lysol.com/promos/sanitizing_wipes.htm

Thought of the Day

I like free catalogs. I like to browse through the pages and think about how neat it would be to have that throw blanket in my living room, or that cutlery set in my kitchen. I rarely buy anything from the catalogs I flip through, but it's fun to imagine.

Catalog shopping is the ultimate window shopping, considering you don't even have to leave your couch! If you have restraint, it's frugal, too. :)

Enjoy this selection of free catalogs, and happy browsing!

Freebies & Fun

Free Jewish Holiday Calendar

Free Chiquita Banana Bites sample or $1.00 coupon

Free sample of Bar Keepers Friend

Free 1 year subscription to Child Magazine from Start Sampling

6 Free issues of Bridal Guide from Start Sampling

Free issue of Redbook Magazine from Start Sampling

Free Olive postcards

Thought for Today ~ Save Money on Movies

Here's ten savvy ways to save money on movie rentals, purchases, and outings http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/70252/ten_ways_to_save_money_on_movies.html

Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving a comment or rating. This is the first article on Associated Content and we're very curious to find out if you find the information useful.

Freebies and Fun

FREE Sample of PRIA Grain Essentials™ Orchard Apple Cinnamon Crisp http://www.startsampling.com/sm/20802/captureAddress.iphtml?item=20802&source=EDIETS

FREE Gift Certificates and other Prizes, Play at NetWinner for Fun and Win (legit game, can take a little bit to accumulate points, but the game is fun and the prizes are sent promptly- enjoy!) http://www.netwinner.com/?signupCode=sharpsburgmom

FREE Subscription to Antiques Magazine

FREE Sample of NouriFusion MultiVitamin Skin Care http://freenourifusion.com/default.html

FREE Sample of Healing Garden Organics Wild Honey Body Lotion http://survey.email.coty.com/SensorPro/survey/TemplateBlankRun.aspx?SurveyId=cb34a847-d131-41df-8ab5-91c7ad8cfec4&PageId=8f0c514a-a2a4-4af7-8d50-4926d40871c6&Ox=coty

FREE Sample of Folgers Coffeee http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Brands/pg_folgers.aspx

OFFER: Do you have a Tween? Sign Up for a Chance to Test a New Cell Phone https://www.tweencellphones.com/

FREE Bowl from BeechNut (requires signing up for their newsletter) http://www.beechnut.com/bowl/
Thought of the Day

Pie! With the holidays around the corner, and fall firmly in place, thoughts of hot, freshly baked pies cooling on the kitchen counter fill my head on a daily basis . Who wouldn't want a fresh piece of apple or blueberry pie smothered in vanilla ice cream or whipped cream? Mmmmm.

Many people are intimidated by the thought of making their own pie crust, but nothing on he market comes close to a really good homemade crust. Is your crust tough? Or crumbly? These tips will help you get that tender flaky crust each and every time you make your family's favorite pies:
  • Think cold! Everything associated with making your crust should be kept as cold as possible up until the time you use it. The bowl, your pastry cutter, everything that can be chilled, should be chilled. Warm dough gets sticky. Sticky dough requires more flour. More flour means a tough crust. Be sure to refrigerate your crust, as well, before working with it.
  • The fat in your pie crust is critical if you like a flaky crust. The key is to not have your "shortening" melt before it gets into the oven. Chill your shortening, or butter, 15 minutes in the freezer before you add it to your crust recipe. This will produce the flakiest pastry.
  • After mixing, you want your crust to still be a little crumbly. If the fat has warmed too much, your dough will be sticky. Place it in the freezer for 15-20 minutes before you begin working with it. If your crust is too dry, it will crack when you roll it. sprinkle with drops of ice cold water onto your crust until it is the right consistency.
  • Remember! Try not to overwork your pie crust dough. This will result in a tough crust. The less handling, the more tender the finished product will be.

Happy baking!

Freebies & Fun

Free Fit & Fresh Chilled Shaker when you send a recipe

4 free rolls of Kodak Film for photographers

Free Simple Start Diabetes & Food DVD and Booklet

Free sample of Healing Garden Organics body lotion

Free Powerbean Coffee sample

Betty Crocker coupons, save up to $9.35

Free "Mood" pencils

$1.00 off Scott Brand Products

Thought of the Day

With a rare October snowstorm in the Northern US today, it reminds me that nature really is unpredictable. Can we be better prepared for nature's wrath? Sure. Winter is right around the corner, we should all be as prepared as we can be for the first storms of the season.

  • Keep extra bottled water on hand
  • Have flashlights, candles, and a battery operated radio on hand
  • Be sure to have plenty of batteries for the radio and the flashlights. ;)
  • Keep rock salt and deicer on hand
  • Keep foods in your house that can be eaten without electricity
  • Check your snow shovels, and/or be sure your snow blower is in good working order
  • If you live in an area that is plagued by winter storms, consider a space heater that runs on a fuel source other than electricity.
  • Before the winter hits hard, access any dangerous trees on your property, and if they pose a threat to your house, consider removing limbs, or the entire tree if deemed necessary
  • Have crafts and games available to entertain the family while the power is out, this can be a real lifesaver. lol

If you are 100% ready, with no worries or concerns, a snow day is a great excuse to drop the daily "routine" and enjoy the time you have with your family.

Freebies & Fun

Free Pledge Wipes

Free fresh mozzarella recipe booklet from Sorrento

Free Remifemin sample

Free Home Depot Workshops

Free subscription to LogHome Living (FreeBizMag)

Free We Kids stickers

Free Dove Cool Moisture sample

Free Purina Naturals Cat Food sample

Free Mesothelioma Information Kit

Free Sunsilk Sample

Free St Ives Mineral Therapy sample

Free Space Camp DVD

Free Exposed DVD from Kodak

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample of Folgers http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Brands/pg_folgers.aspx

FREE Sample of Viactiv http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Brands/jj_viactiv.aspx

FREE Sample of Sunsilk http://startsampling.com/sm/19381/captureAddress.iphtml?item=19381&source=SunsilkRMIC

FREE Fall Gift Pack from Clean Home Journal http://www.cleanhomejournal.com/offers/O4K75/?hs225=chj&hs227=46

FREE Sample of Cheer True Fit http://www.cheer.com/truefit/en_US/

FREE Sample of Playtex Sport http://www.playtexsport.com/

FREE Greetings from The White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/greeting/

FREE Sample of Fibersure http://fibersure.com/noflash.shtml

FREE Sample of Bee Pollen http://www.pollenpower.com/

FREE Sample of Claritin Redi-Tabs http://www.claritin.com/cla_sample.aspx

Note from Barb:

Still in the midst of a state to state move here, but things are finally slowing down a bit. Hopefully I'll be able to get out and enjoy the fall colors this week and be back around more frequently :) Thanks to Maureen for keeping the blog going so smoothly!

Also, thanks to blog reader, Karen, who came out to the GA book signing. It was so wonderful to meet one of our online friends!

Hugs to all!

Thought for Today ~ Halloween!

Maureen's pumpkin posts have really put me in the mood for some Halloween fun, so in honor of this spirited holiday, here's a lengthy list of Halloween Freebies and Fun:

101 Halloween Ideas http://www.101halloweenideas.com/halloween_ideas_01.html

Halloween Printable Coloring Pages, Ideas, and Activities http://www.billybear4kids.com/holidays/halowen/party-p.htm

Printable Flag Carving Pattern http://www.yankeehalloween.com/flagpattern.html

More Printable Carving Patterns http://www.spookmaster.com/pumpkin-carving-patterns-freebies.htm

Recipes for Fake Blood http://www.shades-of-night.com/larp/blood.html

Carving Tips, Printable Carving Patterns, Recipes, and More http://www.pumpkinmasters.com/

Pattern and Instructions for Scarecrow Lolipops http://www.christiancrafters.com/treat_scarecrow.html

Pumpkin Carving 101 Class http://www.pumpkincarving101.com/

Screensavers, Email Backgrounds, Fun Letters, and More http://thundercloud.net/seasonal/halloween/

Halloween Fonts http://www.acidfonts.com/halloweenfonts1.htm

Downloadable Copies of Old Horror Films http://thesync.com/features/

Halloween Recipes http://kraftfoods.com/kf/ff/Halloween04/Halloween+Main.htm

Halloween Crafts, Recipes, Tips, Learning Lessons, and More http://homeschoolzone.com/pp/halloween.htm

More Halloween Recipes http://recipesource.com/holiday/halloween/

All Kinds of Printables including Paperdolls and Crosswords- (this is a jam packed website!) http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/pumpkinave/

Hershey's Trick or Treats http://www.hersheys.com/trickortreats/downloads/

Safety Tips for Halloween http://www.halloween-safety.com/

Halloween Projects from HP http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/html/7706-0-0-39-121.html

Carve a Virtual Pumpkin http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/halloween/carving/carve.htm

Halloween Online Magazine http://www.halloweenonlinemagazine.com/

Online Halloween Cookbook http://www.halloweenkitchen.com/

Template for Printable Halloween Stickers http://www.kidprintables.com/stickers/halloweenpage.gif

Face Painting Instructions http://www.facepaintingdesigns.co.uk/index.html

Thought of the Day

Let's continue talking pumpkins, shall we? Whether you carve your pumpkin, paint it, or just set it outside your door, nothing says fall like pumpkins on the porch.

Don't know what to do with your pumpkin this year? Wondering how to make your entire house festive for fall? Here are a few resources to get those creative juices flowing this fall season:






Freebies & Fun

Win a Dooney & Bourke bag from Creme Savers

Free mini subscription to The Nest magazine

30 pounds of Clementines, free

$40.00 Amazon or iTunes GC for participating in a tax study

Free Nexxus Therappe sample

Free Senseo Coffee Pod System (offer is live again, so if you missed it last time, try again! :))

Free 4lb bag of Purina One
call 1-866-559-7387 or visit https://secure.purinaone.com/?CMP=BAC-ONE-

Wal*Mart Frozen — The Thrill of the Chill on October 7, visit a participating Wal-Mart Supercenter from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an Ice Age The Meltdown recipe book and tasty samples.

Free Polly Klaas Back to School Safety Kit

Printable Pilsbury coupons

Pepperidge Farm Instant Win Game

Win a Year's supply of Pedigree Super Chew Dog Food & get a $2.00 off coupon

Thought of the Day

Ahhh, Fall is in the air. Cool, crisp evenings, apple pie, and pumpkin carving. Speaking of pumpkins, here are some sure fired ways to pick the perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating needs.

  • Be sure your pumpkin has no mold anywhere on it, especially around the stem.
  • Avoid pumpkins with scratches and/or dents.
  • Knock on your pumpkin to be sure it has a nice "full" sound.
  • Sit your pumpkin upright to be sure it is nice and level.
  • Look for nice, even color before you choose your pumpkin.
  • If you are picking your own pumpkin, a pumpkin that is ready to be picked will have a dried, somewhat brittle stem that is easy to remove from the vine.
  • Store your pumpkin in a cool dry place until you are ready to carve it.

Look for more pumpkin tips in future blog posts. :)

Freebies & Fun

Free Colgate Spin Brush for kids

Free Sunsilk Styling Product with purchase

Join the Good Housekeeping Product Tester Panel

Nestle Crunch online instant win game

$3.00 off Bertolli Dinner for Two

$1.00 off 2 bags of Wonka Candy

Join Vogue's Talking Style Panel

Free Mad Cow Button samples

Free ring tones and wallpapers from Tone This

Free Backyard Conservation Poster

Free Showtime Preview 10/6-10/9 & Sweepstakes

Thought of the Day

We are always looking for ways to save money, and think that unless we can put away a huge chunk at one time, what is the point? The point is, the little things really add up! Something as simple as picking one day a week that you will not spend money can add up to big savings over time. Bring your lunch to work, pass on that Starbucks coffee, or make your own iced tea and skip that over priced Snapple. Start a "Spend Nothing" day this week and watch your savings add up!

Freebies & Fun

Free box of True Lemon

McCormick Spices recipe booklet
Call 1-800-632-5847 Automated #3

Free copy of The Flu: What Women Need to Know

Garnier Rewards

Free daybook for women

Free Revolon Vital Radiance sample

$1.00 off Nestle Refrigerated Cookie Dough

Sally Beauty printable coupons

$5.00 off KY Sensual Silk Personal Lubricant

Free sippy cup from Juicy Juice

Free Eucerin Redness Relief sample
Thought of the Day

Halloween is just around the corner. October 31st will be here before we know it, and ghosts and goblins will be knocking at the door. Check here for lots of Halloween do-it-yourself ideas that won't break the bank this season!


Freebies & Fun

Free Child Abuse Awareness ribbon

Free "My Child's Health" notebook from Prevacid

Free Jiffy Mix recipe booklet with new camping recipes

Free Maybelline Pure Make-up sample

Join The Semi-Homemakers ™ Club, and get free copies of Semi-Homemade web magazine and more!

Sun-Maid Raisins Fruit & Sunshine recipe booklet

Sun-Maid New Taste Traditions recipe booklet

Sun-Maid Healthier Eating recipe booklet

Sun-Maid Family Favorites recipe booklet

Free pet rescue sticker from the ASPCA

Free G-U-M Rincinol sample

Free 5lb bag of Lassie dog food

Thought of the Day

A car is one of the biggest investments a person can make in their lifetime, and repairs can be costly and frustrating. Consider purchasing an extended warranty to help pay for things after your standard warranty has expired.

Unsure of how to buy an extended warranty? Never fear, this site should help!

Freebies & Fun

Free Fibersure sample

Free Eucerin Intensive Repair Foot Creme sample

Free Always Clean sample

Free 2007 Roadsides in Bloom calendar

Free "Soup for Life" booklet from Campbell's

Free appetizer from Romano's Macaroni Grill

Free Reynold's Parchment Paper sample

Free "Teens & Money" Package

Free 5lb bag of Lassie Dog Food

Free magnifier when you join Quality Health

Free Child Identification Kit