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!

Stop by any Red Mango store on Saturday, May 2 from 12-4 p.m. to try out a free Tangomonium frozen yogurt. Click here for more details and here to find a location near you.

Staples is currently offering 20 free copies of your resume and 40 free business cards. Just stop by any Staples store between now and June 13, 2009 to get these for free. More details here.

Borrowed from Frugal Fairhope...thanks!

Here are the instructions from "Freebies 4 Mom" on how to snag your free card:

1. Select your Hallmark paper folded 5x7 card (I selected the "Top Reasons Photos" card because I could put 7 photos on the front, remember that you can select any paper or photo card, not just the ones featured)

2. Personalize the text/photos on the front, inside, and back of the card

3. Sign-in to your Hallmark account (or create one for free)

3. Mail it directly to your recipient so that Hallmark pays for that stamp if you'd be mailing it anyways. Select "I want Hallmark to mail this card for me" and enter your recipient's address.

4. Choose your arrival date (soonest is May 6) and then add the card to your shopping basket.

5. Enter Code: APRILCARD. The code is not case-sensitive. The total cost without the promotion card would have been $3.91. The entire $3.91 will be deducted on the order screen. Your cost - FREE!

6. Check out and "Submit Order Now". You will not be asked for any billing information because your total was $0.00.

Borrowed from Freebies 4 Mom...thanks!

Click here to request a free 2 oz sample of BabyGanics All-Purpose On-The-Go Cleaner. Looks like the perfect size to throw in the diaper bag for quick clean-ups.

Note: If the form soesn't go through, try putting a space in the Address 2 field.
Check your CLER accounts for a new study on "Assorted Consumer Behavior Studies" that pays a $5 Amazon gc. (It's a quickie...it says 15 minutes but took me 2-3 minutes max, so unless you get different questions it shouldn't be bad at all.)

There's also a new $1 Paypal survey up at the UCLA Anderson Behavioral Lab.


Celebrate Carvel's 75th anniversary with a free Iceberg on Thursday, April 30 from 3-7 pm. Limit 1 per person. Click here to find a location near you.

Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. Click here for details and to find a participating store near you.

Become a member of "The Chef's Table," and a complimentary Benihana Birthday Dinner certificate, maximum value of $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax) will be emailed to you for use during the month of your birthday.

Domino's is giving away free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Just stop by any of their participating locations and you can get a free carry-out order of their new Bread Bowl Pasta!

I have heard that this promotion is not available at every store, so please be sure and call your store ahead of time to make sure they are participating.

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!

Through May 30, 2009, get a free small Root Beeer Float or Freeze at A&W with any purchase by printing your coupon here. If your location carries Slushies or Limeades, you can also get one free with any purchase using this coupon.

Borrowed from Coupon Cravings...thanks!


Link your Leapfrog learning toy to the Leapfrog Learning Path and receive a free Leapfrog Learning Rhythms CD. Offer valid through 7/1/09 or while supplies last. Limit one per household.

El Pollo Loco locations are offering a free 2-piece Chicken Meal on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. The "Taste The Fire" Chicken meal includes one flame-grilled leg, one flame-grilled thigh, tortillas, and salsa. Limit one per customer until 8:00 p.m.

More details here.

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!


Based on incredible demand from our Mom network, we are putting together our first Parent Tested Parent Approved Mom Panel and we are now accepting applications!

PTPA is committed to helping parents find the latest and greatest products and providing the best service for our participating companies and parent members. As a result, we have created a group of Mom ambassadors to share their expertise.

As a part of a community of uniquely qualified women known as "parent tested parent approved moms," your experience and recommendations could have a significant impact on manufacturers, the quality of family products and on consumer purchasing choices.


1) An online presence including a blog, and either a facebook or twitter account.
2) Availability to answer emails from interested parents on a weekly basis and participate in product testing and online surveys.

3) Applicant must be willing to commit to the following:

* Monthly surveys regarding products

* Product Evaluations (you get to keep the products in exchange for your honest opinion)

* Blogging about PTPA to help bring awareness of our program and our winning products

* Willingness to display the PTPA Mom Panel button on your site

* Posting the latest and greatest PTPA winners (content and images provided by PTPA)


• Products for you to test
• Content for your blog on the latest and greatest products including images
• Giveaways for contests which you can offer through your blog to visitors
• PTPA button for you to use on your website
• PTPA will post your profile including a link to your blog on our Parent Tested
• Parent Approved Mommy panel page and will announce you as a new member of our panel to our database of 12,000 parents.


31 Cent Scoop Night
Wednesday, April 29, 2090
5-10 pm

Join us for 31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins®
and help us honor America’s firefighters with a $100,000
donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)
National Junior Firefighter Program.

Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream
scoops to 31 cents*. At some locations, you may also have
an opportunity to make a donation to local fire charities.

Click here to find a location near you.

Through May 4, 2009, you can send a FREE 5x7 paper card from Hallmark.com for any occasion! While this promotion was specifically created for Mother's Day, you do not have to send a Mother's Day card.

Go here and create a card up to $3.49 in value (excludes cards with sound and invitation/announcement cards). Personalize your card and add photos if you'd like. Then, when you go to check out enter the code CARD4MOM. You'll get the card for free plus shipping will be free as well.

If you don't have anyone you need to send a card to in the next few weeks, you can even order a card for a future date and have it scheduled to be sent then. How cool would that be for people like me who always forget to send cards until the event is almost past?!

Borrowed from MSM...thanks!


Print the above coupon for a free BBQ Pulled Pork Slider from White Castle. Limit one per customer. Expires 6/30/09. Click here to find a location near you.


Visit any participating KFC restaurant on Monday, April 27 to receive a free piece of new KFC grilled chicken. No coupon necessary. Limit one piece per person.
Thanks to everyone for all of the great ideas posted in response to my giveaway! 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!