Though the universe is a lively and positive one, today I find myself choosing to be respectfully quiet in mourning. A dear friend of mine has been injured during a tradegy which has led to the loss of her daughter, a beautiful child of a very young age.

Please take today, this very moment, to give those you love an extra hug and to let them know how very much you care for them. I care about each of you, my dear readers. Thank you for sharing each day with me here and thank you for understanding the silence of today.

Much love,
NOTE: Welcome back! Hope you all had a very enjoyable holiday weekend!

Thought for Today ~ Angels for Hope

There's a lovely volunteer service available, Angels for Hope that sends little crochet angels to those in need. Thier mission is to help people send a message of hope and caring by providing them a symbol and the means to deliver it.

What a wonderful mission!

Today, let's take a moment to offer some hope to those in need. Send a card, make that phone call you've been putting off, drop by a friend's house with cookies in hand, or if you need to, call on the Angels for Hope to lend a helping hand.

One small guesture can really make a dramatic difference in someone's life!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Magnet From Guinness

FREE Bookmark and $5 Gift Certificate when your child participates in the BuildABear Summer Reading Program

COUPON: $2 off Nair Products ~ Also play the sweepstakes game to win free samples or prizes

FREE Information and Sample from American Health Vitamins

PRINTABLE: Baby Tooth Chart from Anbesol ~ Great for Scrapbooks!
Thought for Today ~ Barbecue!

Getting ready to grill this weekend? Here are some great websites offering tantalizing recipes for your backyard feasts:


Barbecue Online

Recipe America


BBC Food

That's My Home

Alan's Kitchen


NOTE: The blog will be closed down for the long holiday weekend, but be sure to check back on Tuesday for your daily dose!

Freebies & Fun

COUPON: 20 FREE 4x6 Digital Pictures from Fujifilm Printable Coupon

FREE Advance Movie Screenings

David's Seeds Anniversary Tour Information (FREE Samples, Games, and more)

FREE Sunkist Take a Stand Kit for Kids

FREE Subscription to American Cheerleader Magazine

FREE Chamonix Skin Care Samples
Thought for Today ~ Budgets!

One of the websites mentioned in The Mom's Guide to Earning and Saving on the Internet is worth mentioning again and yet, again. Visit Better Budgeting for articles, tips, and so much more!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Cook Once, Eat Twice" Recipe Brochure

FREE Color Design Guide

FREE Sample of Metamucil Products

COUPON: FREE Coupons for Luigi's Italian Ice

CONTEST: Papa John's 100 Sizzlin' Days of Summer Contest

FREE Sample of Olay Daily Regenerating Serum
Thought for Today ~ Budgets!

One of the websites mentioned in The Mom's Guide to Earning and Saving on the Internet is worth mentioning again and yet, again. Visit Better Budgeting for articles, tips, and so much more!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Cook Once, Eat Twice" Recipe Brochure

FREE Color Design Guide

FREE Sample of Metamucil Products

COUPON: FREE Coupons for Luigi's Italian Ice

CONTEST: Papa John's 100 Sizzlin' Days of Summer Contest

FREE Sample of Olay aily regenerating serum
Today is the Day to:

Snag your Allure Play Safe in the Sun Beauty Box ~ Order taking begins at 12:01 pm!

For those not familiar with this ~ Basic details: This exclusive offer, an estimated $185.00 value this year, is yours for just $24.99. It includes beauty essentials from your favorite brands, all designed with sun in mind. The proceeds are donated to charity (usually dedicated to Skin Cancer research.)Be safe and enjoy!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample of Pretty Feet and Hands

COUPON: FREE Summer Travel Kit when you buy $15 or more of books at Toys R Us

FREE Subscription to Red Herring Magazine

FREE Online Trial of the Matrix Game

FREE Sample of Advil Allergy Sinus

FREE Medical Alert Necklace for Diabetics

FREE Six Month Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens when you register with ClubMom

SURVEY: Join the Kelloggs Net Panel ~ Gives Points for Surveys
Thought for Today ~ Keeping Kids Safe

Did you have a chance to catch the Dr. Phil show on Monday? If not, here's a link to the highlights You'll find lots of information every mom needs to know about the "dark side" of the Internet.

Also, a website featured on the show was Family Watchdog:

All very worth checking out!

Reminder: May 24 is the day the Allure Play Safe in the Sun Box will be available!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Samples of Emergin Face Cream

FREE Samples and Offers from Dove

Free Priority USPS boxes for Shoes (Great if you ebay or for gifts too!)

(Business Freebie) FREE Earbud from Sprint PCS Business For current PCS customers

FREE Sample of KODAK Inkjet Photo Paper

FREE Sample of Gevalia Coffee

PRINTABLES 92 Days of Summer for Kids from Family Fun Magazine
Thought for Today ~ Rebate Ripoffs

Rebates. Love 'em? Hate 'em?

Check out what Melinda Fulmer on MSN Money has to say about them...

Very interesting article:


Freebies & Fun

FREE Subscription to Antiques Magazine

FREE Sample of Pixelclean Travel Wipes LCD Cleaner

FREE Subscription to Electronic Gaming Monthly

FREE Subscription to Computer Gaming World

FREE Sample of Olay Regenerist Night

FREE Subscription of Batanga Latin Music Magazine

FREE Crest Glide Deep Clean Dental Floss

FREE Sample Pack of 3M Print To Last Computer Paper

FREE Sample of Nivea for Men
Weekend Frees & Fun:

DEAL: 25% off entire purchase, FREE 8 Pack of AA Batteries and FREE Standard Shipping with any $9.99 and up order Use Coupon Code MDAY

FREE Issue of Teen Ink Magazine

CONTEST: Win Big With Wrigley Sweepstakes

FREE Bag of Purina One for Cats or Dogs

CONTEST: The Ultimate Spring Training Experience Sweepstakes

CONTEST: People Magazine Summer Style Watch Sweepstakes

CONTEST: Hershey's S'Mores Fun Family Time Sweepstakes

CONTEST: Kraft Bull's-Eye "Can You Go Pro" Contest

FREE John Deere Homestead Magazine
Tip for Today ~ Gas Prices!

Got your attention, huh? I know we are all hurting with the high gas prices so when I ran across this tool from MSN Autos, I knew it was something to be shared.

This nifty website scans all the gas prices in your area (by zipcode) and returns the best prices and locations to buy for your use. Visit it each time you need to fill up and you'll see the savings add up in no time:


Freebies & Fun

FREE Dr. Scholls Guide to Foot Fashion and Comfort

FREE Book ($15 value) “How Dog Food Saved The Earth” from Pet Promise

FREE Grilling Pork Brochures "The Daily Pork"

FREE "The Perfect Recipe" Cookbook

FREE Ringtones from Purina

FREE "Beauty Tips for Celebrations and Special Occasions" Booklet from QTips

FREE Baush and Lomb Wear and Care Kit

FREE Samples of Digestive Advantage Products from Ganeden Biotech
Thought for Today ~ Auction for Juvenile Diabetes

The Second Annual Auction for Juvenile Diabetes sponsored by author, Brenda Novak, along with helpers from around the globe, is underway!

If you love to read, are an aspiring writer, or you're just looking for some truly neat items like handmade quilts, Aquoya saltwater pearls, and gift baskets galore, then be sure to check it out

Freebies & Fun

FREE Samples from Family Circle Magazine: Sample of Rainbow Light Women's One Vitamin, Samples for Teens from Being Girl, and coupons from Stoneyfield Farm Organics

FREE Samples of Natural Formula Products

CONTEST: Bugles Crunch To The Finish Sweepstakes

FREE Sample of Pure Makeup by Maybelline

CONTEST: Hallmark Channel Father's Day Sweepstakes

FREE Success Rice Recipe Booklet

COUPON: Printable Buy One Get One Free coupon for Off! PowerPad Lamp
Thought for Today ~ Powerful Girls!

Want to learn more about calcium, weight loss, and your child's health? The National Bone Health campaign has provided an excellent resource website including a Powerful Bones Toolbox to answer questions, educate, and provides some awesome freebies too moms and daughters.

Visit for all this and more:


Freebies & Fun

FREE "Women, Skin Health & Beauty" Book

FREE Sample of Downy Plus Whitening

FREE DRC Diaper Rash Cream Sample Call 1-800-587-3721 and select option 52

FREE Copy of Good Housekeeping's Blend It Book

FREE Sample Herbal Essences Body Envy or Hello Hydration

FREE Sample of Ashanti's Precious Jewel Perfume

FREE Printables from Arm & Hammer

FREE Tree Pruning Guide from The National Arbor Day Foundation

FREE Sample of Eucalan Lavander and Woolwash

COUPON: Free Printable Coupon for Airheads Candy
Scoop for Today ~ Medical Study Website

If you are between the ages of 18-85, you are eligible to volunteer for medical research studies. Whether you are in optimal health or have a health-related issue, you may be able to partake in a study and earn a little cash and other perks in the process.

A great website to visit is They offer a free directory service and match patients/participants to studies internationally.

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample of Fancy Feast Cat Food

FREE Samples and Coupons from Brillo

FREE Customized Luggage Tag from Travolocity,,TRAVELOCITY3163mkt_main,00.html

CONTEST: Lunchables Join The Brigade Game

REBATE: Free Cars Beach Towel with Purchase of Participating P&G Products
Happy Mother's Day!

Enjoy YOUR day!

Best Wishes to you from
Weekend Contest Fun!

Wonders of the World Music Series Sweepstakes

American Greetings Mother's Day Spa Getaway

CMT We'll Pick Up Mom Sweepstakes

Food Network's "Ultimate BBQ" Sweepstakes,2677,FOOD_23336_44411,00.html

Bahama Breeze Caribbean Cruise Sweepstakes

Looney Tunes Hithtory In Tha Makin' Sweepstakes

Clorox Formula 409 Summer Entertaining Sweepstakes

Betty Crocker Have a Grilling Party on Us Sweepstakes

Scotch Brite Win A Bathroom Makeover Sweepstakes

British Airways Wimbledon Instant Win Sweepstakes

Angel Soft and Sparkle Instant win Game Daily

Febreze Poocharelli’s Prize Wheel Instant Win Game
Freebies & Fun

FREE Cooking Light Limited Edition Mini-Magazine and DVD

FREE Jovan Sexy Fragrance Sample

FREE Jiffy Recipe Book

FREE Bic Comforter 3 Razor

Scrapbookers- Join the new Primedia Scrapbooking Survey Panel

FREE Subscription to American Baby Magazine 1=8174">>1=8174
Thought for Today ~ Mother's Day Crafts

Looking for a few fun ideas for your children, or even a craft or two to complete for your own mom? Check out these sites for some fabulous Mother's Day Crafts:

Danielle's Space

Home School Zone

Fabulous Foods

All Free Crafts

Family Fun

Activity Villiage

Apples 4 The Teacher

Better Homes & Gardens


Freebies & Fun

FREE Samples from Nexxus

FREE Subscription to PlayStation Magazine

FREE Sample of Aquaphor

COUPON: Free Popcorn at AMC Theatres

FREE Subscription to Computer Gaming World

FREE Sample of Rincinol

FREE Zippered Bag Kit and Information on Merina Birth Control Call 1-800-495-2288

The main website has just been updated! Stop by to check out the all new Call Center list for job opportunities, along with new tips and links.

We'll be back tomorrow blogging with your daily fix of freebies!


We know how much you love The Mom's Guide to Earning and Saving Thousands on the Internet and so please consider sharing these resources with other moms too.

A great way to say Happy Mothers Day is to share the wealth and opportunities!

May Contest Fun

Shape Magazine 25 Days of Giveaways

Tyra Banks Show Daily Giveaway

Hershey's Cinco de Mayo Sweepstakes

Lowes Motorspeedway Get in the Groove Contest

VH1 Classic Poison’s Roadie for the Day Sweepstakes

Dunkin Donuts Coffee For A Year

The Wall Street Journal Online’s Tenth Anniversary Sweepstakes

Travel Channel's "This Job's A Trip" Sweepstakes

Toby Keith’s “White Trash With Money” Sweepstakes

Fox News Network Breakfast With Fox & Friends Sweepstakes

Simple Green Summertime Sweepstakes

Lifetime TV The Mother of All Months Sweepstakes

Lifetime TV Get Bathing Suit Ready Sweepstakes

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River Street Gourmet Spring Has Sprung Sweepstakes

Nikon Stunning Snapshots Sweepstakes

State Farm Countdown to Cars Giveaway

Lifetime TV Bring Out Your Beauty Sweepstakes

Dillard's Water Performance Sweepstakes

CMT Celebrate With Rascal Flatts Sweepstakes

MTV Power of Four Sweepstakes
Today is the day to....

Go for a FREE Skin Cancer Screening


Pick up a FREE Comic Book


Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Sundaes at Baskin Robins on May 7

Freebies & Fun

(Limited Area) FREE Sample of the Boston Globe

Free Subscription to Everyday Smart Moves™ Magazine

FREE Coupons, Samples, and Offers from Wisk

FREE Gatlinburg, TN Vacation Guide

FREE Sample of Serenity Activewear Underwear Call 1-866-318-9346 - Pick Option #3 for the Sample of Active Wear

FREE Insecticide Sample

FREE Step Up and Play Kit for Dogs
Thought for Today ~ What are your thoughts?

I'd love to know what about this blog you like the best... what you'd like to see more or less of? Do you have us bookmarked? Have you shared the link with a friend? Take a moment to post your comments-- Remember, it's all about you!

Freebies & Fun

PRINTABLE: Free Pooh Bear Wishing Stars

FREE Eye Exams - see if you qualify here

FREE Bag of Pet Promise for Dogs or Cats

COUPON: Free appetizer (up to $8) at TGI Fridays

FREE Music CD and Magazine Subscription from "Asleep By Dawn"

FREE Healthy Balance Sample Kit from Old Orchard - Call 1-800-330-2173

FREE Subscription to Hollywood Life

FREE Subscription to Boating Life

FREE Sample of Degree Ultra Clear

DEAL: $10 off purchase of $30 or more at Bath & Body Works

Free Skin Cancer Screenings on Saturday, May 6.

Check for availability in your area here

Freebies & Fun

FREE Herbal Essences Hello Hydration or Body Envy Sample

HOT DEAL: Leap Frog Leappad Learning System for $17.99 at Graveyard Mall

COUPON: Printable Coupon Savings from Betty Crocker

DEAL: Yankee Candle 12 for $12. Votive and Tart sale

COUPON: Printable Coupon Savings from Pillsbury

FREE Olay Total Effects Cleansing Cloths

(Health Freebie) FREE "Tame the Pain Kit"

FREE Subscription to Body & Soul Magazine

Free Comic Book day is May 6. Check to see if there is a participating store near you:

Thought for Today ~ Berries & Cream Diet Dr. Pepper

Every now and then there's a new product that makes you go "wow!"

Anyone else super surprised by the nostalgic cream soda taste? Very yummy. Have you tried it? Thoughts?

What other new products have caught your interest? Let us know in today's comments!

Freebies & Fun

FREE Swiffer Duster Sample

(Business Freebie) FREE 10-Pack of Office Depot Brand CD-R's

FREE Sample of Rolaids Plus

FUN Join the Snyder's of Handover Pretzel Club for membership exclusives

FREE Fly Swatter from Kane Exterminating Corp

FREE Sample of Glad Force Flex Bags

FREE Sensational Walnut Recipes Free Brochure Offer

PRINTABLE Free Customizable, Printable Bookmarks from Nestle Signatures Neat way to add some inexpensive personalization when gifting or borrowing a book to someone.

FREE Fancy Feast Gourment Gold Sample