Enter to Win Hulafrog’s Family Vacation Giveaway

We could all use a vacation, right? Hulafrog contacted me with this contest, and I had to share. I’d love to take the kids to see some of our National Parks, and I think this trip is so amazing.

THE ULTIMATE NATIONAL PARKS FAMILY VACATION: A once-in-a-lifetime family vacation to Utah’s Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks guided by Austin Adventures, the family-owned Montana-based company that has been curating one-of-a-kind experiences for families for over 35 years.

TRIP DURATION: 6 Days, 5 Nights

VALUE: Up to $15,000

To learn more about this trip or to enter the giveaway, check out the Hulafrog website here.

2022 Earth Day Freebies and Deals!

Earth Day is April 22, 2022. Unlike in past years, there aren’t a lot of cool freebies for those of us in Southern CA. There are freebies in other parts of the country, but I won’t focus on those because, well, I’m in Southern CA, and freebies in the midwest don’t do me any good.

Freebies:

Deals:

There are a lot of free shipping deals, or free samples when you purchase deals for Earth Day, but I’m not really about those. One deal that I do love that is available all year round, but really ties into Earth Day is the the H&M clothing recycling offer. You’ll recieve a 15% off voucher when you take in a bag of clothes to be recycled, up to 4 vouchers for a large trash bag. More info and details can be found here

If you have a little kid, Target is running it’s carseat trade-in April 18-30, 2022. During that time, guests will have the opportunity to recycle an old, expired or damaged car seat and redeem a coupon on their Target app or Target.com/circle for 20% off one car seat, stroller or select baby gear. The coupon can be redeemed through May 14, 2022.

And if you are looking to recycle or sell your old technology, check out Gazelle. 

You can sell or recycle your old technology (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) and earn cash or a discount on a new/new to you device. Help Mother Earth and yourself!

Despite what you read online there are NO Origin Freebies, Disney Store Freebies, Free milkshakes on the west coast, Mac Freebies, Sephora Freebies, Ice Cream Freebies, or free coffee from Starbucks. 

And don’t forget, there will be more Freebies and Deals on Friday morning!

2021- It’s Earth Day, Y’all!

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Once again, there are not too many freebies for Earth Day. Between the pandemic and stores not being open or making a lot of money, there are barely any freebies. I’m not posting deals for Earth Day, because really, do we need to go out and shop?

While the free day to visit the National Parks has passed for earth Day/National Parks Week, don’t fret. There are several other days as well. You can find the complete list here. The only National Park in San Diego is Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma. If you have a 4th grader in your home (We do!!), Check out Every Kid Outdoors. It’s a free program for 4th graders and their families to visit National Parks for free through August 2021!

The next Freebie isn’t super fun, but it might be needed. We’ve been doing a lot of deep purging and cleaning the past year, and I’ve got a bunch of papers that need to be shredded (oh hi 20-year-old tax paperwork!). Check out your local Office Max/Office Depot- Armed with this coupon (Scroll to the bottom of the page)  you can score up to 5 lbs of shredding for FREE!! This deal is valid through 4/24/2021.

And perhaps my favorite freebie this April: if you live in Southern California and have utilities with SDG&E, PG&E, or SoCal Edison, you can join OhmConnect for free and start conserving electricity and earning money (as well as saving on your utility bills). And through the end of April, when you sign up and connect your utility account (it literally takes 5 minutes), You’ll earn $25 straightaway! You can learn all about OhmConnect here. We’ve been using it for 5+ years, and have saved hundreds on our SDG&E bill, and earned almost $1000 from OhmConnect.

And once again, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but…

Despite what you read online there are NO Origin Freebies, Disney Store Freebies, Free milkshakes on the west coast, Mac Freebies, Sephora Freebies, Ice Cream Freebies, or free coffee from Starbucks. 

So, that’s it. I know, it’s kinda depressing, but I’ll be on the hunt for freebies for you this week, and I’ll report back on Friday morning.

 

2020 Veteran’s Day Freebies

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In addition to a free meal, There are many museums and amusement parks are offering free admission, including the USS Midway located in San Diego, CA. As a special thank you for your service to our nation, Active Duty Military and Veterans and up to two additional family members will receive free admission to the USS Midway Museum on November 11, 2020. For more information, click here.

National Parks are waiving their admission price on November 11, 2019 to everyone!

Flagship Cruises & Events – Veterans, active duty, retired, and reserve members of the military to enjoy a free ride on the Patriot Jet Boat or the narrated Harbor Tour. Military family members and friends can purchase 50% off tickets with an active-duty military member. This deal is valid for both Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.

Grace For Vets – Free Car Wash

Great Clips – Free Haircut or Haircut Card

Target – 10% off Military Discount Nov 1-11th

 

National Park Freebies!

download.jpgNational Parks are a wonderful way to get into nature and learn all about our nation’s history (both man-made history and the history of the natural world). There are 61 National Parks in the US.

The National Parks Service wants everyone to explore the outdoors, and they are offering free admission to everyone on the following dates in 2020:

  • January 20: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • April 18: First day of National Park Week
  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  •  September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day

If you have a fourth grader, the National Parks Service wants you and the kiddos to visit the parks! For more details, click here.

 

2019 Veteran’s Day Freebies

a480c0f99b8b6578a86a997c14a14036.jpgTomorrow is Veteran’s Day, and there are so many companies that want to show their appreciation for those who have served.

Below are just a few, the complete list of over 100 freebies for Veteran’s Day can be seen here.

  • Starbucks – Free coffee
  • Subway – Vets and active military get a free six-inch sub on November 11 at select locations
  • Olive Garden – Free meal
  • On The Border – Free meal
  • Denny’s – Free Grand Slam on Nov. 11th
  • Dairy Queen – Free medium Blizzard
  • Dunkin Donuts – Free donut
  • BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse – Free Entree & Dr. Pepper

In addition to a free meal, There are many museums and amusement parks are offering free admission, including the USS Midway located in San Diego, CA. As a special thank you for your service, the Midway and Qualcomm have partnered to offer Active Duty and Veterans and up to three (3) additional family members FREE admission to visit the historic USS Midway Museum.

  • Visitors must present their Military ID / show proof of service at the Midway’s ticket booth to receive offer.
  • Offer valid now through November 17th.
  • The Midway is open daily from 10am – 4pm.
  • This promotion does not apply to online ticket purchases.

National Parks are waiving their admission price on November 11, 2019 to everyone!

2019 Earth Day Freebies and Deals!

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Like all good things, the era of tons of great freebies to celebrate a holiday is pretty much over. Earth Day is 4/22/19, but most of the celebrating will be done over this coming weekend.

If you live in Ohio, Mary from Mission to Save has some great freebies here.

For those of us in Southern CA, there aren’t tons of freebies.

Through 4/27/19, you can get up to 5 lbs of shredding for free from Office Depot/Office Max. Coupon can be found here.

4/20/19 is a free entrance day at any of the National Parks. There are several other days as well. You can find the complete list here. The only National Park in San Diego is Cabrillo Monument on Point Loma.

If you live in San Diego, Check out the Earth Fair in Balboa Park. It is very busy!

Despite what you read online there are NO Origin Freebies, Disney Store Freebies, Free milkshakes on the west coast, Mac Freebies, Sephora Freebies, Ice Cream Freebies, or free coffee from Starbucks. 

So, that’s it. I know, it’s kinda depressing, but I’ll be on the hunt for freebies for you this week, and I’ll report back on Friday morning.

Freebie Roundup!

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It’s that time again! Let’s dive into spring with some new samples!

Free Color Sample of Kelly-Moore Paint (these samples are great for small projects, like painting wooden craft kits)

Free Sample of Natures Design Supplements (They have a limit of two samples per household!)

Free Bottle of Diet Standards Prenatal DHA

Free Samples of Seni Pads & Briefs

Free Sample of Naked Essentials Jerky Bites or Kibble
Free HydroMassage Massage on April 15th-22nd

Free Comic Book Day on May 6th

Free 2017 National Parks Entrance Days (there is only 1 National Park in San Diego county- FYI)

LEGO Monthly Mini Build – Free LEGO Race Car

If you are going to be near a Penzey Spice store tomorrow, here is an awesome freebie! Free Penzeys Embrace Hope Spring/Easter Mini Gift Box In-Stores

Another program that I love is Social Nature. They offer coupons for free natural products in exchange for honest reviews. I’ve sampled many really tasty products, including Ezekiel products (they have yummy high protein English muffins).

Here is my post all about how I score free stuff, beyond finding cool samples like these online. There are a lot of programs that are looking to share full size products with you for free!