Check back regularly for new information about my favorite freebies, sweepstakes, discounts, paid surveys, product tests, online focus groups, and anything else I am excited about and want to share! I will do my best to give you opportunities to add to your income a little here and there and make your trips to the mailbox a lot more exciting. For those of you who love contests as much as I do, I will also be holding giveaways of my own now and then to reward my faithful readers. Hope you have a wonderful day! Check back soon for my next giveaway!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for all of the great ideas and for visiting my site! The contest is now over and winners as selected by randomizer.org have been emailed. If your name was drawn, please be sure to get back to me within 3 days with your mailing address or another winner be drawn.

1st Prize: heidib...
2nd Prize: mdhohn@...
3rd Prize: quelleheure4@...

Check back soon for my next contest, and in the meantime be sure to come back for the latest tips on living frugally (detailed survey site info and various other upgrades are in the works). Have a great weekend!

Hi everyone! Over the past few years I have developed a knack for coming across fun and exciting opportunities online. I love to share these with others, and I have often thought of creating a blog such as this to have one central location from which to share all of my finds. So, here it is! I will not bog down this blog with a lot of small gimmes, just my favorites that I deem worthy of sharing. I will update this blog every time I find something worthwhile to share and I hope you will come back often if you also find them worthwhile.

So, without further ado, I am celebrating the launch of my new blog with a giveaway! I love contests, and I hope to hold them often here at Modern Frugality.

The prizes will be as follows:

Winner #1: $15 Amazon gift code
Winner #2: $10 Party America gift card
Winner #3: $10 NBA Store gift card

Eligibility: Open only to U.S. Residents
How to enter: Simply post a comment below (post anything you want, I'm not picky!) Please be sure to have an email on file or include it here so that I have a way to contact you if you win.
Entry frequency: You may enter one time per day throughout the duration of the contest.
Duration: Contest will end on April 25, 2009 at 11:59 pm Eastern.
Winners: Three winners will be determined at random after the contest has ended. I will email the winners and announce them here. Winners must respond with mailing address within 3 days of notification or they will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be drawn.

DAILY BONUS ENTRY #1: To gain a bonus entry, post a second comment with a tip on how I can improve my website or what you'd most like to see posted here. I am not by any means an expert at creating a website, so I would love any feedback you can offer. You may gain one bonus entry per day by posting a suggestion (please make your suggestion different from day to day).

DAILY BONUS ENTRY #2: You may gain a third entry each day by posting about this contest on another website. Twitter about it, whatever, even tell someone you know in person and that will work. Post a separate comment telling me how you spread the word.

Thank you, and good luck!

Tuesday, April 21st is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means...free ice cream for you!

As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 31 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops are happily giving it away!

Maybe it’s time for you to try a new flavor that you’ve been wondering about without commiting your hard earned dollars or it’s time for you to enjoy an old favorite and savor in the deliciousness that is free ice cream? Hey, either way it’s time for you to come on in!

Around the world, Scoop Shops are opening their doors from noon to 8:00 pm, to serve up a free scoop of your favorite flavor. Please check with your local Scoop Shop for more info!

Grab a pal and come on down to have some good, ’scream fun on us!

Who are we looking for?
Are you willing to test the product or service extensively?
Are you eager to share experiences, issues, improvement opportunities with Dell and influence our products and services?
Will you maintain strict confidentiality and not share any information from the beta testers with anyone?
If you answered yes to the questions above, we believe that you will be a good beta tester.

We are looking for product testers to test and write a review about health, fitness, and lifestyle products.

To join the MamasHealth Product Tester panel, you must live in the USA. You must also be at least 18 years of age.

Thanks for your interest in taking our survey! We are looking for active, engaged and all around FABULOUS women interested in getting fit, excited to try a new fitness video game and most importantly, who want to have fun doing it! This is a unique opportunity to participate in a nationwide video game launch, so not only will you be getting fit, but you will be participating in and supported by an online community of like-minded women! You may also be invited to host your very own house party to introduce the game to your neighborhood friends during this time.
What we’re looking for:
- Women between ages 25-45
- Preferably women who have at least one child between ages 3-17 years
- Must own a Nintendo Wii at home
- Actively participates in groups such as: PTA/PTO, school board, church, volunteer work, fundraising, professional associations, community groups, parenting groups, book clubs, etc.
- Actively seeks and shares educational knowledge and resources using the Internet, particularly around education and child development
- Has a wide ranging social network

This game is a fun, easy to learn exercise based video game for you to use, all from the comfort of your own home! It's not just a workout, but a holistic program that encourages healthy nutrition and fitness habits, which you can track using the in-game journal. A few key things:
- The game is compatible with the Wii (There is NO need for the Wii Fit Board)
- The game is designed to be used for 15 -20 minutes a day
- The game acts like a personal trainer, tracking your movements and giving you real-time feedback

If you are interested and think you are a good fit, please follow the link below and fill out our survey. Entries close May 11th, so don't wait to respond!

If qualified, you will be contacted by Ammo with further details and will receive a free copy of the game when it launches. If you know another women that might be a fit for this exciting opportunity, please feel free to forward the link to this survey to her. Thank you in advance for your interest!

The Ammo Team