Karen Hellier

Freelance Writer, Coupon Lady, eBay Entrepreneur: Helping You Save Money and Work From Home

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Money Saving Deals You Don’t Want to Miss This Week, Including Free Coffee

Free Coffee on 9/29/17 for National Coffee Day

Hello all my money saving friends. There are some deals out there I just don’t want you to miss this week so I am posting about them and hopefully, you will read this post in time.

Friday is National Coffee Day and Sunday is International Coffee Day

If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, you won’t want to miss this special day. On Friday, 9/29/17, various coffee hot spots are giving away free cups of coffee in honor of National Coffee Day. Some are for Friday only, and some go through the weekend until Sunday night because Sunday, October first is International Coffee Day. Here’s a list of where you can get free coffee:

Friday Only

Wawa – 1 free cup of coffee, any size

Dunkin Donuts – buy a medium sized cup of coffee or larger and get one free medium-sized coffee. Use the extra cup for a friend, or take it home for yourself!

Cinnabon – get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee all day long

Cumberland Farms – Text the word FREECOFFEE to 64827 to get a coupon for a free cup of coffee from Cumberland Farms

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

 

Krispy Kreme – get a free hot or iced premium blend coffee Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 7-11 – 7Rewards members get one free cup of coffee per day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This can be for hot coffee or 7-11 chillers.

Enjoy your free coffee!

Good Deals at CVS This Week

This week, until Saturday, September 30, you can get some good money saving deals at CVS. You will need to get a CVS card in order to take advantage of these deals and to collect your Extra Bucks Rewards, which are like coupons to use on your next purchase, for those of you who are not familiar with the Extra Bucks Rewards program. The Extra Bucks have an expiration date on them of approximately one month so you have one month from the day the register prints them out to use them.

FREE CANDY

The best deal is something that is free. If you buy a bag of Trolli candy for $2.00, you get an Extra Bucks reward of $2.00 at the register, making it free. Just don’t forget to use the Extra Bucks coupon before it expires. Not a candy person? Give it to a friend with children or save it for a stocking stuffer at Christmas.

Free Trolli candy and a deal on Maybelline mascara at CVS

Free Trolli candy and a deal on Maybelline mascara at CVS

MAYBELLINE MASCARA

I love the Maybelline New York Great Lash mascara because it is the only one I can wear all day without it smudging. The money saving deal here is that you buy 2 for $5.99 each and you will get an Extra Bucks coupon at the register for $5.00. That brings your cost down to $6.98. There were also coupons in the Sunday paper recently for $2.00 off one Maybelline product so that brings your cost down to $4.98 if you have 1 coupon and $2.98 for two if you have two coupons. You can probably guess that I had two coupons so paid $1.49 for each mascara. I love it when we can combine manufacturer’s coupons with Extra Bucks. What a great deal!

CVS Extra Bucks for the Maybelline mascara

CVS Extra Bucks for the Maybelline mascara

Freebie Fridays

Some stores have started giving an item free each week which is very exciting. I will be writing a more detailed post about Freebie Fridays, but for now, I just wanted to mention this because tomorrow is Friday and I don’t want you to miss out. If you live near  Kroger, IGA or K-Mart store, make sure to download their coupon for the free item.

For the items from Kroger, the coupon is downloaded to your card and you have two weeks to pick it up so you don’t have to actually shop on that day, but you do have to download the item to your card each Friday.

For IGA and K-Mart Friday Freebie items, you have to go to the store and pick up your item on Friday, Saturday or Sunday because, after Sunday of each week, your free item coupon expires. You give them your telephone number when you check out and if you have downloaded the item, the amount of the item will come off your bill.

If you know of any other stores that offer Freebie Friday items, please leave the information in the comment section below.

If you would like to share the information in this post with your friends, especially the free coffee offer for tomorrow, please feel free to use any of the sharing buttons below to get the word out.

Happy Saving!

What I Got For Free in August, 2017

You know how people always say, “You can’t get anything for free these days?” Well, I am here to prove they are wrong. You can get lots of things for free, and I am here to show you how.

I will be doing this once a month starting with this month, August 2017. I will post what I got for free, and how I did it so hopefully, you can get the same or similar things for free as well. I would love for all of my readers to join the, “If it’s Free, it’s for Me Club.” Of course, that’s not really the name of a club, but being a frugal person, it’s a lot of fun to get things for free.

If you aren’t subscribed to my blog yet, feel free to add your email in the space in the top right area of this blog so you won’t miss my monthly update of what I got for free every month.

Unfortunately, I just thought of this idea for a blog post half way through August. So I am sure there are more things that I got for free in this month, but these are the ones I documented.

A Free Dress from Kohl's with Kohl's Cash

A Free Dress from Kohl’s

A Free Dress from Kohl’s

 

I will start with the one thing I forgot to put in the main picture. I love shopping at Kohl’s because there are sales all the time. And I’m not talking about a 20% off sale. While there are those types of sales at Kohl’s, there are also frequent huge markdown sales where shoppers can get items for such a great price, it almost feels like stealing! But it’s perfectly fine.

The dress above had an original tag of $59.00 on it. It’s a Sonoma brand and when I found it on a clearance rack it had been marked down to $7.14 at the end of the summer season. I had a $10.00 Kohl’s cash certificate from a previous shopping trip the week before, so the dress ended up being free.

Free Products from Kroger

 

It definitely pays to sign up for a shopping card at every store you go to. Most people know to do that, but some are resistant to it or feel it’s fine to use the store’s card at the cash register.  But if you do sign up for those store cards, some of those stores will send you coupons throughout the year. And also, some stores offer you gas points, like Kroger, so it really makes sense to sign up for a store card. My husband and I have a Kroger store card, and Kroger sends us an envelope full of coupons. This past month they send us an envelope full of coupons which included a free coupon for a 58 oz.

My husband and I have a Kroger store card, and Kroger sends us an envelope full of coupons periodically. This past month they send us coupons which included a free coupon for a 58 oz. container of Tropicana orange juice and a free jar of Ragu spaghetti sauce. Both are products we enjoy and use.

A Free Sample of Gliss Shampoo and Conditioner

 

This nice sample of Gliss shampoo and conditioner came from my searching the web for free products. Just so easy to go to the website and sign up, and within one week, it was in my mailbox. Free samples and coupons are a much better surprise to find in the mailbox than bills. Sorry, it’s a small sample so no picture but you can see it in the top picture.

Free Bic Razors

 

Every time I see high-value coupons for razors in the newspaper, I always save them. Last year the coupons matched various razors. This year a coupon recently came out for $3.00 off Bic razors. The particular packages in the picture are priced at $2.87 at Walmart. Combined with the coupon for $3.00 off, the razors are free. I had three coupons, which meant three packs of razors for free.

Ralph Lauren Flannel Nightshirt

Ralph Lauren Flannel Nightshirt

Free Ralph Lauren Men’s Night-Shirt

 

This is a used men’s night shirt by Ralph Lauren. I actually have the same night shirt in a different size and I love it. It’s a men’s night shirt but it’s a soft flannel and I just love the feel of it on those cold winter nights. I got it for free at a second-hand store that I visited for the first time in July, and then they sent me a coupon for $5.00 off anything during my next visit. Of course, I went back the next time I was in the area. I was pleased to find this great night-shirt that I got for free because it was marked down to $4.99 and the $5.00 coupon covered the total price. I will sell it on eBay and can definitely vouch for how comfortable and cozy it is.

Free Samples from Pinch Me dot com

Free Samples from Pinch Me dot com

Great Free Samples from Pinch Me

 

These samples were all from the website Pinchme dot com. They included:

  • 1 packet of Slimfast Creamy Chocolate Advanced Nutrition Smoothie
  • 1 sample packet of ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep-Aid
  • 1 Gillette Endurance deodorant with a $1.00 off 1 coupon
  • 1 two-piece sample of Orbit Gum
  • 1 Carbona Color Grabber (8 pack)
  • 1 Carbona Super White Laundry Whitening Sheet (pack of 2)
  • 1 coupon for a free box of Graze snacks
  • 1 $30 gift card to Hello Fresh on my first order
  • 1 coupon for a free 8 x 8 photo book from Shutterfly (I have to pay shipping & handling)

I have written a thorough review of Pinch Me dot com previously on this blog. The link to that is here if you would like to read it:

Pinch Me…it’s too Good to be True!

 

Or if you would just like to join the website and get free samples in your mailbox each month, go here:

http://www.pinchme.com/?referral_code=77PD2

 

Now it’s Your Turn

That’s what I received for free during the month of August of 2017. Did you receive any of the same items? Anything different? I would love to hear about it in the comments below. See you next month with another list of what I got for free!

 

Disclaimer: I may or may not receive some type of credit from referral codes listed in this article.

 

Pinch Me…it’s too Good to be True!

Free Products in the Mail

You know that phrase when people say, “Pinch me…it’s too good to be true,” or they may tell you they had to pinch themselves because something is too good to be true? Well, I have discovered a website called Pinch Me and at first, I thought it was too good to be true.  This website sends samples to you for free. I have been a member there for over a year, and it is the real deal so I wanted to share it with everyone I know!

I don’t know about you, but I love getting mail. I especially love getting mail that isn’t bills. Mail makes me feel loved and every time I see the bright aqua box from Pinch Me in the mail…yep, I feel loved!

How it Works

Here’s how it works…you go to the Pinch Me website and sign up. Don’t worry, I have included a link below.

Next, they ask you a series of questions like how many people live in your household, do you have children under 18 living with you, how many pets do you have, etc. These questions are designed to help them match you to the samples. Of course, they don’t want to waste samples on people who won’t use them because they do run out of samples each month and want to make sure each sample gets to someone who can and will use it.

Then, once a month on a Tuesday, you get an email reminding you that it’s free sample day on the Pinch Me website and you head right over there to pick out your free samples. In case you are wondering if it’s worth the hassle because what kind of samples can you possibly get for free, here’s a list of just some of the samples I have gotten in the past year. I put a star next to the ones I liked the best.

In case you are wondering if it’s worth the hassle because what kind of samples can you possibly get for free, here’s a list of just some of the samples I have gotten in the past year. I put a star next to the ones I liked the best.

Partial List of Samples I Have Gotten

*Oil of Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash

*Skinnypop Popcorn

*Gold Bond Ultimate Strength Resilience Lotion

*Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion

*Milk Bone Good Morning Daily Vitamin Treats (Well, my dog liked these!)

Advil PM Caplets

Dentek Comfort Clean Floss Picks

Breathe Right Nasal Strips

Beyond Grain Free White Meat Chicken Egg Recipe Dry Dog Food

ZZZquil Sleep Aid

*Purina One Smartblend True Instinct Dry Dog Food (Yes, the dog again!)

*Sundown Natural CO Q-10 Gummy Vitamins

*Olay Regenerist Luminous Perfecting Cream

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

Goddess Garden Facial Natural Sunscreen SPF 30

*Nexcare Sensitive Skin Bandages

Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste

Pond’s Rejuveness Anti-Aging Cream

Brylcream Classic hair cream

***Starbuck’s Caramel Caffe Latte K-Cup Pod (Delicious)

Livrelief Pain Relief Cream

*Shout Color Catcher

*Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash

Plus I received numerous free coupons, some to go along with these products and some just came along in the package without a sample.

Free Stuff from Pinch Me dot com

Free Stuff from Pinch Me dot com

Yeah, But What’s the Catch?

Okay, by now you are probably saying to yourself, “Okay, what’s the catch?” Seriously, there is no catch, BUT they do want you to write a review of the products you have received. They want totally honest reviews, but the reviews don’t have to be very long. You have up to one month after you receive the product to go to the review page. If you do all of the reviews, you have a chance to earn more free products.

Another possible catch (if you are still with me and reading this article) is that the offers are only available to people who live in the 48 continental United States. The website clearly states that they do not ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Guam, the Virgin Islands, or to international addresses.

I have been a member for approximately one year and still can’t believe I am getting free stuff in the mail every month. And what I like about Pinch Me is that these are products either myself or my husband really do use.

Try it for Yourself

Would you like to give it a try and get free stuff in your mailbox too?

To join Pinch Me and get free stuff for yourself just click on this link below, fill out the information, and have fun!

http://www.pinchme.com/?referral_code=77PD2

 

Disclaimer:

I just wanted to let you know that the above link was provided to me by the pinchme dotcom website and there’s a random chance I may win a prize of some sort due to people clicking on this link.

Please be assured that is NOT why I wrote this article. I truly enjoy getting free items from this website and I want my readers to have the opportunity to do so also!

 

Have you tried Pinch Me before? Do you enjoy getting free stuff in your mailbox? Please feel free to leave a comment below!