Free 1/2 gallon of Choc. Milk with purchase of 2 Reg. Gallons

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Sign up to win “Free milk for a year” and you can get a coupon for a free half gallon of chocolate milk with the purchase of 2 gallons of regular milk.

We go through tons of milk and my hubby loves chocolate milk as a treat. It says you can purchase any brand of milk to get your free half gallon of chocolate ($3 limit). I am wondering if I might even be able to find some organic chocolate milk to use the coupon on?

Sign up quickly before it reaches its limit!

Were you able to get your coupon?

Free lately. I think my mailman hates me.

I gave my mailman some homemade chocolate covered pretzels for Christmas. Do you think that makes up for all this stuff he has to lug around for me? No, I didn’t think so either.

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Here are a couple pictures of some of the things I have received lately (some more recently than others). I received most of the items in the mail after filling out forms online for free products or coupons for free products.  As you can see, some of the samples even come with high-dollar coupons.  Although not all samples come with coupons, many do.  Because of this, I always sign up for samples for the products I know that we like in hopes they send a coupon or two my way with the little sample.  It’s so fun to go to my mail box every day and see what is waiting for me.  As you can see, I also receive many magazine subscriptions or free single issues in the mail.  Since taking the picture I have even received a copy of “Traditional Home.”

A few tips regarding freebies:

Get an email address to use for when you sign up for freebies, offers, clubs, word of mouth programs, etc.  Decide what information you feel comfortable giving out and what you don’t.  On a few occasions I was not comfortable with the amount of information they were wanting or I did not feel that the site looked very reputable and I passed on their offer.

Try to only sign up for samples that your family or a close friend could use.  Many of these samples have limits so I refrain from signing up for them if I am not very interested in them (in order to save them for someone else).  Also, because of their packaging, they can create some waste.  Always be sure to recycle the packaging and get the sample to someone who can use it.

This is also true with magazines.  I have passed up a few free magazine subscriptions because I knew that I would not be interested enough in the magazine to justify the waste they create.

Have you gotten anything free lately?  I want to hear about it!

Also, let me know if you have any questions at all!

Take it from me. You should ALWAYS carry your coupons.

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Part of the view from our room

I have been fairly absent lately.  Sorry.  Absent for good reasons though!  After a wonderful weekend celebrating the 4th of July and a few days of preparations, my husband (of 5 years) took me to Seattle for our anniversary.  We stayed at the Westin on the 45th floor and had an amazing view.  We could see the Space Needle, the lake, and the down town area.  We had a great time exploring many parts of Seattle.

After a couple mini trips and one big trip road trip with our twinners to Disneyland I was SO excited about the simplicity of just packing for the two of us.  So easy, so simple, so fast.  The previous trips we literally packed EVERYTHING.  I tell myself that the best part about driving is that you can take almost everything the kiddos need. And we did! We took dish soap and a washing bin, hand towels, prepared meals and ingredients for other meals, utensils, a skillet, 2 coolers, toys, blankets, 2 portable high chairs, 2 pack ‘n plays, a folding table, in addition to all the normal stuff like luggage, diaper bag, etc.  We joked that we would never have to go home if we did not want to. It took days (okay, maybe weeks) to prepare and we did not forget a thing.

This trip was to be different.  My carefree attitude must have carried over to when we loaded the car.  Half way to Seattle a mental picture of my toiletry bag sitting next to my sink popped into my head.  “Hum,” I thought.  Did I possibly pack it perfectly only to leave it at home? After a call to my mom confirmed it, we had to figure what to do.  We made a call to a pharmacy near our hotel to replace one of my prescriptions and looked up the nearest upcoming Target.  I was thrilled to find that all my coupons were in my coupon bag I tossed in the van “just in case.”  This included the “Proctor and Gamble Saver,” which saved my buns and took the sting out of replacing some of the things I could not do without.  It felt so great to not have to pay full price even though I needed the stuff pretty badly (especially since not a single item I needed at Target was on sale.)

Lesson: Don’t ever get too cocky about your packing skills and ALWAYS carry your coupons.  You never know when you might need them.

Some Freebies and a Coupon

Here are a list of some of the best freebies that are new out there right now.

  • Moneysavingmom also had a post about signing up for a free Yoplait Whips coupon go HERE to see that post.
  • Go HERE for a coupon for a free 12 oz beverage at Seattle’s Best at Borders (expires the 25th).

Coupon to print

  • Go visit CommonSenseWithMoney.com to see a post that contains a coupon for $1.50 off a box of Kashi cereal or TLC bars.  If you wait for a sale you should be able to get some great healthy food for a good price.