Note from Barb:

As I switched website host services and subsequently lost a lot of material (aargh!) I’ve been working diligently on putting a new website together along with adding the supplemental material for The Mom’s Guide to Earning and Saving Thousands on the Internet.

Visit and have a look around- the supplemental material will be up by this weekend!

Deal of the Day

New FREE Dream Girls Ringtones from AOL

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FREE Samples of Coffee or Tea Pods

FREE Sample of New Snuggle Expessions

FREE Sample of Greenie and $20 Vet Teeth Cleaning Certificate

FREE America's Top Chefs Go Nuts For California Pistachios Recipe Book

FREE Aveeno Ageless Sample

FREE Zagat Guide to the Top Irish Pubs and Sweepstakes
FREE Printable Easter Tags

FREE "I Love My Dog" Bracelet
Thought for Today ~ Spread a Little Love Monday

Today we celebrate the ultimate freebies- love, friendship, hugs, sharing, caring, and all those wonderful feel good joys you can give and receive with no cost involved 

So, take a moment today to remember all those you love and give freely a little time, attention, and an extra hug or two!

Deal of the Day

30% Off Purchase at The Avenue Use Code 71076

HOT! Today only, Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar - $29.99 at Search for Item #519266

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample Dove Cream Oil Body Wash

FREE Samples of Dog & Cat Pet Treats from Ben Bullys

FREE Sample of Viactiv Flavor Glides

FREE 4 lb. Bag of Purina One for Cats or Dogs – Call 1 (866) 894-BARK

FREE Extreme PC Garage T-Shirt

FREE Sample of Always

FREE Sample of Aveeno

FREE Calcia Trial Kit

FREE Gardener’s Idea Book

FREE Subscription to Bridal Guide Magazine
Thought for Today ~ Cholesterol

According to the FDA Office of Women's Health, women over the age of twenty should have their cholesterol checked by their doctor regularly. Women are more likely to have higher cholesterol levels than men.

But what is cholesterol and what exactly do you need to know about it?

Here are the eight things every woman should know about cholesterol:

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Freebies & Fun

EVENT: Get free brewed coffee during "Starbucks Coffee Break" on March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon

FREE MenopauseRX Survival Kit

FREE Schick Quattro Titanium Razor and Sweepstakes

FREE Ragu-Soccer Mom Short-Cuts Book

FREE Sample of Awakening Energy Formula

FREE Sample Playtex Sport

COUPON: $3 Off Purchase of Pampers Diapers and Wipes at Target

FREE Sample of Head & Shoulders Restoring Shine

Send a FREE Personalized Cell Phone Voice Message from DiGiorno
Thought for Today ~ Frugal Travel Tips

Spring break is coming up quick and wouldn’t it be wonderful to chase away the winter blues with a vacation?

Before you set your plans, click here for Eight Frugal Travel Tips you don’t want to leave home without:

Deals of the Day

20% off One Item Purchased from Jewelry Television Use Code: DISC9013

Tupperware Sale 45% – 60% off Select Items Plus Bonus Buys

Freebies & Fun

FREE Ringtones and Greetings from AOL Mobile

CONTEST: Free Starbuck’s Shirt Daily Giveaway

FREE Sample of Tena Serenity

FREE Sample of Prilosec OTC

FREE Sample of Sunsilk Hairapy

COUPON: Free Liter of Diet Ocean Spray

FREE Sample of Degree Ultra Clear for Women
Deals of the Day

Take 60% off your Purchase at Use Code: DINE

$20.00 off Any Order at Dale & Thomas Popcorn Use Code: COMCAST2X

$15 off Purchase of $45 or more at Yankee Candle Use Code: CAT703A

Freebies & Fun

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Hallmark Magazine

FREE Samples of Dove Pro-Age Products

FREE Sample of Head and Shoulders

FREE Sample Pantene Texturize Shampoo & Conditioner

FREE Sample of Monistat Soothing Care

FREE Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Foot Creme

FREE Sample Aveeno Positively Ageless

FREE Downloadable Cookbook from Hidden Valley Ranch
Topic of the Day ~ Eight Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs

With the rising costs of healthcare and prescriptions, it can be difficult for families to afford needed medicines on a trim budget.

If you have re-occurring prescriptions or have a one time need for expensive medicines for treatment, use the following tips to help curb your prescriptions costs:
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FREE Sample of Boost Glucose Control Nutritional Drink

FREE 1 year Subscription to Popular Photography and Imaging

FREE Welcome Kit from Actiq

FREE Sample of Always Clean

FREE Sample of CortiSlim Energy Punch

EVENT: Free pancakes at IHOP on Feb 20th: Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day (also known as Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday) on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities.

FREE Sample of Sensodyne Toothpaste

FREE Sample of St. Joseph Aspirin
Topic of the Day ~ Free Online Classes

Add a little free learning to your life this month. Hewlett-Packard is offering free on-line classes on topics ranging from scrap-booking to home office to digital entertainment.

You’ll find more information and registration for classes here:

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sun-Maid Fruit & Sunshine Recipe Book

FREE 2007 Consumer Action Handbook

FREE Comic Books from the Federal Reserve System

FREE "EAT your Way Through 2007" Calendar and Posters

REBATE: Free Atkins Bar

REBATE: Free Ms. Smith’s Pound Cake

FREE Sample of Oasis Mouthwash

FREE Luggage Tags from KLM

REBATE: Free Banquet Products
Freebies & Fun

COUPON: Free Issue of Quick & Simple Magazine

FREE Samples from the Rite Care Pharmacy

FREE Samples of Kotex and Serenity

FREE Sample of BIZ Stain Activated Laundry Booster

FREE Trial Offer of Ambien CR

FREE Ringtones from AOL

FREE Sample of HEAD Shampoo & Conditioner or Hair Gel

FREE Sample Pack of 3M Print To Last Paper

Happy Valentines Day!

As a special treat for you, here’s one of our favorite articles to help inspire!


Thought of the Day: More Frugal Tips!

Have you seen those 100 calorie packs that are all the rage in the grocery store? They are expensive because someone else is doing the work for you! Buy regular packages of your favorite snacks, and use sandwich bags to divide them into 100 calorie packs yourself.

Whenever you get singles as change when out and about, save them! Always use a five dollar bill, or larger, when paying cash, and pocket those singles for later. Stick them in a bank at home, and watch your savings grow.

Use cheap conditioner, or shampoo and condition in one, to shave your legs. They'll be silky smooth and at half the cost!

Place your candles in the freezer for at least 3 hours before burning. They will burn longer and more evenly.

Sift and measure flour on waxed paper. That way you can pour the over flow right back into the container.

Add rubbing alcohol to your favorite aftershave and make it last longer! You can dilute it to make 2 or three times more than you started with, without sacrificing scent.

Soak white paper towels in vinegar and stick to your tub walls and floor overnight. This will draw the dirt off the surfaces without scrubbing. Vinegar disinfects, too!

Freebies & Fun


Free Twisters sample from Crayola for Educators

Free trial pair of Bausch & Lomb PureVision contacts

Recipes, Tips, and Coupons from Betty Crocker

Free Arthritis drug guide

Free Greenies sample for cats

Free growth chart and nursery guide
Thought of the Day: Tax time!

April 15th, is right around the corner. Tax time, many of us have a love-hate relationship with this time of the year. Taxes can be intimidating, frustrating, and downright scary. Unfortunately, they are a necessary evil that all Americans deal with every year.

If you need any tax forms, they are all available online at

If your gross income is less than $52,000- you can file online for free!

If you use direct deposit to obtain your refund, this year you can split it between accounts!,,id=108001,00.html

Don't forget the Long Distance Telephone Excise tax refund this year! The standard refund amount is from $30-$60, cha-ching!,,id=134768,00.html

Last but not least, 7 common sense tips, from the IRS to get a jump on your taxes!,,id=118985,00.html

Freebies & Fun

Free sample of St Joseph's Aspirin

Free wake up calls and a free pin from The American Heart Association

Free Sunsilk sample

Free Gillette Fusion Razor for Sam's Club members

Free cranberry recipe book from Ocean Spray

Free Healing Garden sample

Kick Butts Houseparty

Free eye facts poster for children
Thought of the Day: Free Internet Fun

Looking for something to do to kill time? There are tons of fun, and free, things to do on the Internet.

Here are a few favorite fun places to help you take your mind off your every day stresses and just have some fun!

Freebies & Fun

Del Monte Healthy Living DVD

Free Bounce Fabric Softener sample from Quality Health

Free Origami Robot Kit

Free shampoo and conditioner samples from Kiwi Magazine

Free Purina Pro-Plan Selects sample

Free Dove Calming Night sample

Free Swiffer Duster sample

Free Better Care Kit for Diabetics

Free Hints from Heloise Package

News for Today ~ Free Concert Tickets!

Ozzy Osbourne Announces Free Tickets for Fans Attending the 2007 Ozzfest ~ Heavy Metal Fans Are in for a Hot Summer Freebie!

On February 6, 2007 at the Concert Industry Consortium held in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in California, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne along with tour producer Live Nation, announced that tickets for Ozzfest 2007 will be free.

Get the details here:

Freebies & Fun

FREE Sample of Aquaphor Healing Ointment

FREE Sample of JointFlex Pain Relieving Cream

FREE Glad Plug-ins Scented Oil Refill and Coupons

FREE iTunes Download from Lil Wayne and Baby

FREE Contour Blood Glucose Monitoring Unit and Free Diabetic Cooking Magazine Subscription
Thought for Today ~ Preserving Valentines Day Gifts

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's time to brush up on ways to keep your treasures in top shape. Whether you are the gift giver or the gift receiver, use the following tips to extend the life of your heartfelt presents.

Liven Up Your Flowers. Your beautiful bouquet may come with a little packet to add to your water for longer lasting freshness, but if not, a shot of vodka added to the water in a vase will keep give your flowers staying power.

Read the rest of the tips here:

Freebies & Fun

FREE Herbal Expedition Kit

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Travel 50 & Beyond Magazine

FREE Protomold Resin Puzzle

FREE Valentines Day Pretzel from Auntie Anne’s

FREE Milk Matters Coloring Book

FREE Sample of Natures Bounty Omega-3 Fish Oil

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Hunter and Sport Horse Magazine
Freebie Fun ~ Celebrity Autographs

A super fun freebie for children and adults- celebrity autographs! To request one, simply send an email to any of the following emails below with your request. Also make sure you include your address.
Thought of the Day: Prepay Your Big (non-monthly) Bills!

This may sound like a strange idea, at first, but it really is a simple way to avoid finding yourself behind the big bill 8 ball.

How do you do this? Take some time to figure out what those big bills costing you- holiday expenses, birthday gifts, property taxes. You know the ones I am talking about.. they are not static, you don't pay them every month- but they always find a way to sneak up on you when you are least prepared. Take the total amount of anticipated spending, and divide it by the number of paychecks you receive. Deposit that amount of money into a high interest savings account, and have that money available to pay the bills before you even make your purchases.

Steals & Deals

20% off one item at
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Savings at Brylane Outlet $10 off a $40 purchase
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Freebies & Fun

Join the Clowndergarten Club

Free Spice-Mate sample

E-file your taxes for free

Free pocket heart organizer

Free sample of Viactiv Flavorglides

Free Charmin Fresh Mates sample (10 ct)

Free sample of Del Mar fragrance

Free Eukanuba Puppy Kit

Free skin care catelog and free samples

Free RoC night cream giveaway to first 50 a day; daily through 2/19/07
Thought for Today ~ Coupon Booklet Scams

An interesting money-making venture has made a popular appearance in the coupon trading industry. This business entails the sale of, or a "free" give-away promotion of, a coupon certificate booklet.

How does this work? Read the rest of the article here:

Freebies & Fun

FREE Jiffy Mix Recipe Book

FREE Sample of Lactaid Fast Act Dietary Supplements

FREE Campbell's Soup for Life Booklet

FREE Cheese Variety Guide

FREE Poster, Temporary Tatoos, and Information from Washington State Potatoes

FREE Sample Box of Remifemin or Remifemin Good Night

FREE Sample of Aquaphor Healing Ointment

FREE Sample of NasalCEASE

FREE Sample of New Luna Tea Cakes

FREE Sample of Pantene Pro-V Restoratives

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Charisma

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Hispanic Magazine

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Pink Magazine
Thought of the Day: Use those packing peanuts!

Packing peanuts are just a pain in the neck. The are messy, hard to dispose of, and take up tremendous space in out landfills. You can recycle those peanuts, and put them to good use, rather than simply discarding them.

  • Put them in the bottom of your potted plants. It helps with drainage, stretches your potting soil, and makes the overall weight of your houseplants lower.
  • Make a beanbag chair for your kids, and stuff it with peanuts.
  • Use for arts and crafts. Make a snowman, or a bird, use paints and markers. Be creative.
  • Experiment melting those peanuts with your kids.
  • Use them for any packages you send out, and include a list of things that the receiver can use the peanuts for.

Deals & Steals

Sally Beauty deals for February

Freebies & Fun

Free Jalen Rose fan pack

Send your loved one a free Aunt Annie's pretzel

Free Dove Advanced Color Care sample

Free THX optimizer blue glasses

Free subscription to Pink magazine

Free 2 week membership to Gold's Gym

Free cat treat sample

Free mud mask sample

Fun freebies from YooHoo. Join their mailing list for coupons, too.

Dove Pro-Age samples: 3 to choose from