New PinchMe Samples Drop 10/11/2022!

Sample Tuesday is Coming on 10/11/2022- Mark your calendars, and set an alarm on your phone!

Don’t have any idea what I am talking about? PinchMe! Join PINCHme and receive free samples that you can provide feedback on.

PinchMe is awesome! Once you are signed up, they will email you reminders when new samples are about to drop, and remind you when it’s time to leave feedback.

Answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. PinchMe learns what you like and offer samples just for you.

Once you’ve had a chance to try the samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell PinchMe what you think of the samples.

I get PinchMe samples every month. Here is what arrived at the end of September for the September 2022 box. Fiona really dig the Delectables Squeeze up Cat Treats- It’s like a gravy Capri Sun for cats!

What are you waiting for? Sign up here and get on the free sample bandwagon! I’ve gotten all kinds of awesome sample/trial size items, as well as full-sized items to try out from PinchMe!

Sprouts Monthly Sampling Program is Ending!

That’s right, the Sprouts full-size sampling program has been canceled. Honestly, it was really hard to get them on the app or find them in the store, so I’m not at all surprised that this program is closing.

BUT- Never fear! With in-app coupons from the Sprouts app, as well as savings/cash back apps (find my favorites here), there are still tons of ways to save at Sprouts!

9/30/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

It’s Friday, Friday.. something something Friday, or however that Rebecca Black song goes.

Anyway, I’m stoked about the weekend. The kids and I are going to the library and park after school, we’ve got martial arts tomorrow morning, and I’m going to a bachelorette party tomorrow night!

And- there are a lot of really great freebies and deals this week.

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

Freebies:

Text for $10 Off at Lane Bryant = Free Item
Free Home Security Camera
Free Culina Plant-Based Yogurt After Rebate
Free Baby Samples & Full Sized Products from Amazon
Free Blake’s Crispy Treat at Sam’s
Free Bottle of Super Coffee After Rebate
Free Sample of Sorion Herbal Cream
Free Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum Sample
Free Viktor&Rolf Good Fortune Fragrance Sample
Verizon Up Rewards – 4 Free Fandango Movie Tickets
Last Chance for a $1 Shipped Personalized Children’s Book
Free $5 Staples Rewards
Free Jar of Outrage of Love Spice at Penzeys
Free Gratsy Box
Free Motorola Baby Monitor
Free Planters Sweet & Spicy Peanuts at Select Stores
Possible Free $125 Beverages Research Study
Free LED Flashlight at Harbor Freight
Free Bluetooth Conference Speakerphone
Free Lupii Plant-Based Protein Bar
Free Rise Brewing Co. Nitro Cold Brew Coffee
Free Copy of the Jiffy Mix Recipe Booklet
Free Sample of Derma E Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner
Free Degree Dry Spray Sample
Free Core Barat Kroger & Affiliates
Free Subscription to W Magazine
Free Vanity Mirror or Spa Set
Free Aveeno Body Wash
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Bloomingdale’s Little Freebies Box
Free Bath & Shower Set or Vanity Mirror for Tweens
Free Golden Wing Barley Milk
Free Food, Drinks & a Big Yellow Cup at Dickey’s
Free Simple Mills Nut Butter Stuffed Sandwich Cookies
Free Smartypants Kids Multivitamins at Sam’s
Free Comvita Raw Manuka Honey
Free Purina EverRoot Calming Dog Supplement
Free Tea at McAlister’s Deli
Free Coffee Every Friday at Cumberland Farms
Free Sun-Maid Recipe Booklets
Free Nike Products

 

Deals:

Raffia Earrings ONLY $6 (Reg. $10)
Tie-Dye Pajama Set ONLY $10.34 (Reg. $23)
Sofia Active Fleece Shorts ONLY $7.48 (Reg. $18)
Wireless Charger ONLY $15.95 (Reg. $27)
Conair Vanity Mirror ONLY $28 (Reg. $90)
Wildfox Women’s Sweatshirt ONLY $16.61 (Reg. $88)
Bracelet Set ONLY $4.19 (Reg. $14)
100 Colored Pencils ONLY $13 (Reg. $27.49)
Women’s Apparel Clearance from $4 at Walmart
Cheap TV Deal – 65 inch 4K Roku Smart TV ONLY $368 (Reg $448)
Rimmel Eye Liner ONLY $0.69 (Reg. $4.49)
Professional Pedicure Kit ONLY $9.98 (Reg. $43.89)
Rimmel Eye Makeup Remover ONLY $0.69 ($4.49)
Rimmel Lip Gloss ONLY $0.39 (Reg. $3.99)

9/23/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

Again this week we’ve had a lot of kiddo-based stuff happen, and I’m picking up more hours at work, so I haven’t had the energy to blog much.

Never fear, I’ve got Freebies and Deals for you!

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

Freebies:

Free Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask & LesserEveil Puff Samples
Free Goody Bag at buybuy BABY Stores
Free Haircut at Sport Clips

Free Sample of TruSkin Vitamin C Facial Serum

Free Huggies Potty Training Kit
Free Ithaca Hummus Squeeze Hummus
Free Baby Samples & Full Sized Products from Amazon
Free Axe Antiperspirant Stick or Dry Spray Sample
Focus Group Pays with Visa Debit Cards
Free Sample of Enfagrow Toddler Formula
Educators – Free LGBTQ-Inclusive Books
Free Dunham’s Gift Card Giveaway
Free Body Care Gift at Bath & Body Works
Free Food & Drinks at Circle K
Free Chiki Organic Product
Teachers – Free Zollipops for Your Class
Free Fragrance Samples from Macy’s
Bed Bath & Beyond Wedding Registry Freebies
Free Natean Toothpaste at Walmart
Free Pizookie at BJ’s
Free Small Combo Meal at Taco John’s
5 Free Tickets to SeaQuest Aquarium
Free Big Zax Snak Meal at Zaxby’s
Free Bad Athletics Scary Strong Sticker
Free Tarte Foundation
Free Blind Fate: Edo no Yami – Dojo PC Game
Free Teach Your Monster to Read App
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points

 

Deals:

Womens Shoes 75% Off – Only $9 Free Shipping
Halloween Costumes for $5 at Walmart
Cookie Prep Set 17-Piece ONLY $10.13 (Reg $29)
Surprise Toy Mini Brands Collectors Case ONLY $5.70 (Reg $10)
Vitafusion Gummy Vitamins ONLY $6.99 (Reg. $15.99)
Get 3 Free Audiobooks
Men’s 2-Piece Pajama Set ONLY $10 (Reg $40)
Coach Umbrella’s Only $26.52 + Free Shipping (reg $78)
Flat Top Gas Grill Griddle ONLY $149.00 (Reg $300)
Ring Alarm Starter Kit 1st Gen ONLY $99 (Reg $200)
Lights & Easy Robot Vacuum Cleaner ONLY $149.99 (Reg $350)
Gibson 30-pc Ceramic Dinnerware Set ONLY $55.99 (Reg $120)
Get Rewarded for Paying Your Rent – Free $30 at Sign Up

9/16/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

This week has been busy with kid and family stuff, and as a result, I haven’t had much time for blogging.

Never fear, I’ve got Freebies and Deals for you!

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

 

Freebies:

Free Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation
Free Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine
Free Entree at The Old Spaghetti Factory
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Domino’s Gift Card Giveaway
Free Highkey Dark Chocolate Candies After Rebate
Free $10 ThredUP Credit = Free Womens & Children Items
Free Gratsy Pajama Party Box
Free Let There Be Hemp Superfood Hemp Chips
Free 2023 Thrivent Calendar
Free ShiKai CBD Cream
Free Samples of ZURU Edge Dietary Supplements
Free Tena Sample Kits
Free Smile Movie Screening
Free Sample of Dark & Lovely Blow Out Cream
Free Fresh Cravings Salsa
Free Advil Dual Action at Select Stores
Free Free2b’s Allergy Friendly Halloween Party Pack
Possible Free Moonage Daydream Movie Ticket
Free Veeam T-Shirt
Free Sample of L’Oreal Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow
Free Givenchy Irresistible Eau de Toilette Fraiche Sample
Free Body Skincare Product + $50 Amazon Gift Card
Free Welch’s Fruit Snacks Best Kids’ Lunch Box Party Pack
Free Sample of M&M’s Crunchy Cookie
Free Sample of Zaffi KETO Taffy Candy Snack
Free Subscription to LEGO Life Magazine
Free Sample of Xyzal Allergy 24H
PrismPop – Free Beauty Products
4+ Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Goody Bag at buybuy BABY Stores
Free Holiday Gifts of Appreciation Sample Kit
250 Free Kool Rewards Points
100 Free Microsoft Rewards Points
Free Call of Duty Modern Warfare II for Xfinity Rewards Members
Free Crayola Fall Coloring Pages

Deals:

Halloween Costumes Extra 20% Off Coupon
5-Tier Heavy Duty Shelving Unit ONLY $59 (Reg $120)
Crafters Train Case ONLY $23.30 (Reg $67)
KidKraft Wooden Outdoor Playhouse ONLY $199 (Reg $449)
Learning Resources 12-Pc Learning Lab Set ONLY $15.49 (Reg $30)
Simpson’s Arcade Game ONLY $199 (Reg. $500) – Save 60%
Michael Kors Jet Set Zip Tote ONLY $99 (Reg $198)
Decathlon Mountain Bike ONLY $98 (Reg. $398)
Women’s Faux Suede Leather Jacket ONLY $28.79 (Reg. $48)
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder ONLY $14.50 (Reg. $30)
Sherpa Fleece Blanket ONLY $24 (Reg. $60)
Satin Neck Scarves 2-Piece ONLY $7.49 (Reg. $15)
Halloween Decor as low as $0.98 Shipped at Walmart
LED Halloween Lantern ONLY $5.07 (Reg. $18.84)
Fold-In-Half and Outdoor Table ONLY $29.68 (Reg $46)

New Freebies from Try Products!

Try Products is another free sampling program that I’ve used over the last year or so.

Sign up to try hundreds of wonderful products from brands who want to provide consumers with cleaner, greener, more natural, better-for-you choices, that you can feel good about putting in your body & home!

It’s 100% Free. No credit card is required EVER!

Here are a few of the products available to sample now:

9/9/2022 Weekly Deals and Freebies

This week has been hot, and now with Tropical Storm Kay visiting the neighborhood, it’s hot and raining!

The kids and I have been inside most of the week, between appointments and errands.

I’m excited about all of the cool freebies and deals that are available this week!

Don’t forget all of the 2022 Birthday Freebies! Make sure to check this article out and sign up for birthday freebies at least 2-3 weeks before your birthday.

 

Freebies:

Free Emergen-C Immune+ Raspberry at Sam’s
Free Kinder’s Carne Asada Seasoning at Sam’s
Free No7 Lift & Luminate Cleansing Exfoliator
Free Disney Drop Box for Disney+ Subscribers
Free Hydrinity Skincare Product
Free Bahamas Cruise for Military, First Responders & Educators
Free Drinks at Panera
30 Free You Matter Cards
Free Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub Sample
Free Fresh Cravings Hummus
Free Tate’s Bake Shop Cookies at Publix
Free Persil ProClean Discs at Select Stores
Free Sample of AERIN Rose de Grasse Eau de Parfum
Free Sample of Astroglide Lubricant
25 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points
Free Xbox One & Xbox 360 Games
150 Free Disney Movie Insiders Points

Deals 

Reusable Sandwich Bag ONLY $4.43 (Reg. $14.99)
Avia Women’s Quarter-Zip Pullover Jacket ONLY $9 (Reg. $19.90)
You and Me Gymnast Doll ONLY $9.49 (Reg. $24.99)
Women’s Fleece Shorts ONLY $9 (Reg. $16)
Large Trash Bags 86ct ONLY $20.97 (Reg. $34.50)
Barbie Chelsea Camper ONLY $19.98 (Reg. $34.99)
Motorola Smart Nursery Scale ONLY $13.50 (Reg. $29.99)
Home Hero Knife Set ONLY $29.99 (Reg. $89.99)
ED Changing Pad Cover ONLY $4.97 (Reg. $19.99)
Mop Slippers ONLY $14.09 (Reg. $26)

September 2022: New Healthy Freebies From Social Nature!

 If you are into Organic/Natural/Healthy products, then Social Nature is right up your alley. Sign up and apply to sample products that you are interested in. I get probably 1-2 products to sample each month. And most of the time it’s full-size products, not just a tiny sample.

Social Nature has rounded up products that are available to try at a local grocery store or mass merchandiser near you.  Apply to Try the products that interest you to see if you’re a match here.

Here are some of the new sampling opportunities:

  • Non-GMO Sesamemilk by Hope & Sesame
  • Ice Cream Pints & Bars by Keto Foods
  • Fruit Spreads by Bonne Mama
  • Nitro Cold Brew Coffee by RISE Brewing Co.
  • Meatless Nuggets by Quorn Foods
  • Sustainably Made Chocolate by Ritter Sport
  • Crunchy Cluster Granola by Bakery on Main
  • Low-Calorie Chocolate Bars by Gatsby Chocolate

And More!

And one of the things I love about Social Nature is that they don’t leave our friends with food allergies out.

There are sampling offers for Gluten-free, nut-free, meat-free foods frequently.

Canadian Friends- You are in luck, there are sampling opportunities for you too! So if you love trying new products, check out Social Nature!

9/2/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals

This week has been really hot here in San Diego, and across the southwest. If you need a cool place to go in San Diego County, check out the list of Offical Cool Zones here.

It’s going to be hot all weekend. We’ll be having a lot of time indoors watching movies, and late-night swim sessions.

Mask Mandates are changing constantly in California and can vary by city and county, so please do your part if you are going to any in-person freebies.

2022 Birthday Freebies are here!

Freebies

Free Food & Drinks at Circle K
Free Hot Dog at Rural King
Free Starbucks BAYA Energy Drink
Sephora – Free Laura Mercier, amika, Tatcha or Ilia Mini Set
Free The Body Shop Mango Body Butter
Free DIY Horse Craft Kit at Joann
Free Yachak Organic Plant-Based Energy Drink
Free Headspace Access for Educators
Free Tasty Bite Entree at Target
Free Sweet Chaos Fall Snacking Party Pack
Ulta – Free DryBar Prep Rally Detangler for Your Birthday
Verizon Up Rewards – Free Screen Protector
Free L’Oreal Le Color Gloss Sample
Panera Members – Free Bagel Everyday in September
Free Signature Select Pizza at Safeway
Free Museum Admission – Bank of America/Merril Lynch Cardholders
Free RID Super Max Children’s Lice Treatment Kits
Free Redbox DVD Rental

Free Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition PC Game

Deals

Womens Adidas Slides ONLY $24 (Reg. $80)
Stella McCartney Adidas Shoe ONLY $82.80 (Reg. $230)
Coach Makeup Case ONLY $51 (Reg. $150)
Coach Zip Card Case ONLY $34.64 (Reg. $128)
Coach Zak Flip Flops ONLY $16.15 (Reg. $58)
Bliss Facial Masks ONLY $0.94 (Reg $4.19)
Farmhouse Drawer Dresser ONLY $224 (Reg. $360)
Ninja Nutri-Blender ONLY $19.99 at Walmart (Reg $40) 50% Off
Tired of Missing HOT Free Samples? Get Text Alerts
Pajama Set ONLY $10.79 (Reg. $27)
Women’s Cardigan ONLY $7.74 (Reg. $31)
Kid’s Bento Lunch Box ONLY $16 (Reg. $30)
BP Short Pajama Set ONLY $17.15 (Reg. $50)
Steve Madden Booties ONLY $60 (Reg. $140)

Frugal Tips for Quality Skin Care

My skincare routine

I love good skincare products. Quality ingredients, no fillers, and botanicals and natural ingredients that are clinically proven to heal and nourish the skin.

These types of products can be really expensive. Here are a few tips for saving big bucks on quality skincare:

CVS sells Dermalogica, Vichy, La Roche Posay, Murad, and other Spa/luxury brands. If you are a CarePass member, you’ll score a $10 ExtraCare Bucks each month. Learn more about the CarePass program here. 

Also, CVS sends out 30% off coupons once a quarter. You can combine these coupons with any ExtraCare Bucks you might have.

I have been saving up my Fetch Rewards for CVS Gift Cards, which I combine with coupons and ExtraCare bucks to lower any out-of-pocket I may have.

CVS also has a Beauty Club, where you earn gifts and discounts when you shop.

FYI- CVS’s online selection varies from their in-store product availability.

Looking for some free stuff? I sample and review skincare products through several review programs:

  • Bzzagent- I’ve been a member for about 15-ish years. You can sign up here, and they’ll email you when they have products that might fit your needs.
  • Influenster- They partner with brands and expect you to share your samples (called voxboxes) on your socials and report back. It can be a lot of work, but they frequently send full-size luxury brand products (Charlotte Tillbury and Laura Mercier for example).
  • And to a lesser extend Smiley360, they mostly have cleaning supplies and house-type stuff, but sometimes they have skincare or cosmetics available. It’s like Infuenster.

You can find out more about these social sharing/Word of Mouth marketing companies where I get a lot of my free skincare products here.

If you are looking for a list of my favorite skincare products and tools, I’ve compiled an Amazon List here.