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!


Being able to use your computer in a variety of places is a necessity for many people. But should you have to sacrifice your mouse’s functionality and ability for the convenience of using your computer in places other than a desk or table? Our client is excited to announce that they have a mouse that will be able to solve this dilemma!

Our client has designed a innovative mouse that works on almost every surface. It is also very sleek and compact, as well as possessing other interesting and cutting-edge features.

Centercode is looking for test participants who use their computer and mouse in many different places and surfaces. If you are unhappy with your mouse’s response on couches, glass tables, and even desks and tables, then this is the test for you! You need to have an available USB port to use this mouse.

If you fit the above description, please apply for this opportunity. Please remember that volunteering for a beta test involves a time commitment and a mandate to keep the product's details secret. If you are unwilling to commit to both of these requirements, please do not apply for the project.

Required Qualifications

Windows XP/Vista or Mac 10.5 or higher operating systems
Available USB port

Optional Qualifications
Glass table for testing purposes

Participants in Centercode projects get the opportunity to see new products before anyone else. Actively engaged participants have the chance to help improve the quality of a product, learn from the experience and meet like minded people in their area of interest. They also can earn a chance to test on other projects.
In addition to these benefits, our top performers (really active and engaged participants) have a chance to earn incentives which can include a sample product, gift certificates or other great stuff.


Click the above link to request a free Schick Quattro Titanium Razor. The site has been loading very slowly, but give it some time and you should be able to get through.

The $4/1 Glade Fragrance Collection coupon is back! Go print yours here. Use your browser's back button to print two per computer. But hurry! These will go fast!

Then, after you've printed yours, here's how you can snag free candles:

Target is currently running a deal where if you buy 2 Fragrance Collection Candles, you'll get a free $5 Target Gift Card. Buy 2 small Glade Soy Candles at $5.79 each. Use 2 $4/1 coupons and pay $3.58 plus tax out of pocket. Get back a $5 gift card making these free plus a small bit of overage after the coupons and gift card!

At Walgreens, the small Glade Soy Candles are priced at $5.99. Use the $4/1 coupon stacked with the $2/1 Walgreens coupon from the April EasySaver booklet to get these for free after the coupons. Plus, if you purchase them today and use this coupon, you'll get an additional 15% off your order, making them free-plus-overage after the coupons!

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!

Office Depot is offering 20 free copies of your resume and free faxing to five different domestic number now through May 30, 2009. See more details here.


Click the link and fill out the form to get 10 free FoodSaver Freeze and Steam bags.

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!
International Design Firm IDEO (www.ideo.com) is currently conducting paid in-home interviews with people ages 22-70 in the Phoenix area on the subject of digital communication and entertainment in the home. All interviews will take place April 27th-April 29th (time of day is flexible.)

Interviews will last 90 minutes and those selected to participate will be compensated $150 for their time.

The purpose of the interview is for individuals to share their opinions, ideas, and unique experiences…and inspire our design projects!

We are specifically seeking people that fall into one or more of the following categories:

You are having Direct TV installed for the first time and/or setting up ‘extras’, such as ‘Video On Demand’ or HD DVR.
You are looking to upgrade your broadband speed and/or requiring tech support.
You are setting up a home entertainment network, or ‘man cave’ including games console, home theatre, etc.
You are someone getting started with broadband and looking to expand your use of it.
You recently moving houses, and setting up a new home network.
You are getting your landline fixed.
You are switching telephone and/or broadband providers.
You are connecting multiple entertainment devices in a single home network.
You are creating a wireless home network (either for entertainment or productivity purposes).
You are connecting your TV to the internet (e.g. Tivo or Hulu user).
You are someone who uses wireless networking, such as a Wireless Card.
You are hooking a new device in to an existing system, such as Blu-Ray DVD, gaming system, or new computer.
You are someone with a networked home office you use as your primary business location.
You are someone setting up a home network that is ‘heavily loaded’ with lots of digital equipment.


If you fit into one or more of the above categories, and are interested in participating, please reply to this email with the answers to the following questions:

Best Phone:
Household income:
Gender and age of kids living at home:
Occupation (including student or homemaker):
Do you own or rent?
Urban, suburban or rural?

1. How do you fit into the above criteria? (More than one is fine, but it’s VERY important that you explain this in detail so we know how you will fit for our study! We are especially interested in any unique or extreme experiences.)

2. What types of communication services do you have? Please identify who your service provider is and if you bought a bundled package.
Cell/Mobile phone service:
Home phone service:
Cable TV service:
Dish/Satellite service:
High Speed DSL Internet Service:
High Speed Cable service:

3. Please tell us about your digital landscape at home: How many of the following systems do you have in your household, who makes decisions around them, who uses them and how often?
Cell Phone:
Home Phone:
Gaming System:
Home Theater System:

4. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being savvy) how tech savvy are you? (please explain)

5. Have you ever used any branded tech support services, such as Geek Squad, TechSolutions, or Zip Express?

6. What and when was your last purchase/set-up/support experience?

7. Please tell us a little more of what you do online (blog, gaming, social networking, etc.) and what websites you visit regularly?

Those selected to participate will be contacted by phone to schedule a time. Thank you for your interest in our research. You may forward this opportunity to anyone you think would qualify and be interested in participating.

Carolyn Hodges
Research Coordinator

The first 10,000 people who have recently lost their job and who submit the redemption form will receive a free bag of Dogswell dry food for dogs. Entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2009. Continental U.S. only.
NOTE: THIS ENDED EARLY - "Thank You! Due to an OVERWHELMING demand we're shutting down our free chocolate offer early. We knew you loved our chocolate (we do too!), but we had no idea how much! Thanks to everyone who wrote in. We will be contacting you to let you know when your chocolate is on it's way."

Click on the picture to view details. Basically you get friends to sign up for the newsletter at dylanscandybar.com and earn free candy bars for doing it.

The link to sign up for the newsletter is here:

Offer ends Tuesday, April 27, 2009 at midnight.

Click here to send your mom a free California Ripe Olives recipe book with delicious and nutritious recipes for every occasion and season. Our gift while supplies last.

Sign up to become an All You Reality Checker here and then you can go here and sign up to receive a coupon for a free pasta dish from Marie Callender's.

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!
Don't forget to take advantage of all of the Earth Day freebies tomorrow:

Reynold's Wrap Recycled Aluminum Foil rebateBeginning at 4:22 am EDT on April 22, 2009, you can download a mail-in-rebate up to $3.99 for one roll of Reynolds Wrap Foil from recycled aluminum. Quantities are limited.

Free Limited Edition Aveeno Envirosax Bag to the first 1,000 to sign up here:
For each bag given away, the AVEENO Brand will donate $10 to Global Green USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing climate solutions by creating green homes, schools and communities.

Earth Day Mickey Mouse Tote Bag
Bring in 3 plastic bottles to any Disney Store on April 22, 2009 and receive a free tote while supplies last. Click here to find a Disney Store near you.

O'Charley's Free Lemonade - Also on April 22, O'Charley's is celebrating Administrative Professionals Day:

Stop by Wednesday, April 22, and let O'Charley's show our appreciation with a free Strawberry Lemonade, our signature drink, made-from-scratch with the freshest ingredients. Locations here.

Happy Earth Day!
It's time again for the Allure Play Safe in the Sun Beauty Box! This is a popular item, so if you're interested be prompt or you'll miss out. From the May 2009 issue of Allure magazine, here are the details:

To order the Play Safe in the Sun beauty Box go here:
**NOTE: The link is not up yet. It normally comes up right at order time.

A $150 value, our Play Safe in the Sun Beauty Box is yours for just $39.99, available exclusively here and for a limited time only

$5 from each purchase will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation

Your Beauty Box will include the following products:

-Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Fix
-Arbonne No Sun Intended Bronzing Powder
-Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF70
-Ban Vanilla Twist Antiperspirant
-Burt's Bee 25th Anniversary Beeswax Lip Balm
-Coppertone NutraShield Faces SPF 70+ with Dual Defense
-Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun-Damage Daily Eye Cream SPF 15
-jane iredale - The Skin Care Makeup Facial Blotting Papers
-Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer
-John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go-Blonder Shampoo and Conditioner
-Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Tri-Wheat Leave-in Conditioner

These generally take 4-6 weeks for delivery. Last year the form was set to come up at 12:01 pm EST, as with most of the allure giveaways, so I would try then.

Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal is on sale this week for $2.50/box at Walgreens. Use the $2/1 coupon here and you'll get the boxes for $0.50 each--which is a great deal in and of itself. But wait, that's not all!

There are numerous reports of folks also getting a Register Reward when buying three or more boxes. And here's what it looks like this unadvertised Register Reward deal is:

Buy 3 boxes of Post Trail Mix Crunch Cereal, Get $2 Register Rewards
Buy 4 boxes, Get $3 Register Rewards
Buy 5 or more boxes, Get $5 Register Rewards

So, if you're able to print more than 2 of the $2/1 coupons, you can get the cereal for free after the coupons and Register Reward. And if you are able to get a hold of five coupons, it can be a nice little money-maker after the coupons and Register Rewards.

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!

Note: I was able to print 2 in IE and one in Firefox, so if you're having problems try a different browser.

Don't forget to get your free ice cream on Tuesday! See my original post here for details.