Monday, December 31, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Sorry for the unplanned blogging absence! I've been having a nice time with my family rather than sitting in front of the computer.

Free Stuff:
Downloads from Amazon Unbox.

Sample of Weird Fragrances (like Ash Tray). Via Fat Wallet.

Photo mug and 20 4×6 prints from Target. Details at ProBargainHunter.

Co-pay card for Lipitor purchases. Via Fat Wallet.

Sample of Friskies cat food at

Contests & Giveaways:
Goal Call Mondays at Go Workout Mom. Every Monday, post a comment with your health-related goal(s) for the week, then the next week comment with your results. You'll be entered in a random drawing for a surprise reward.

The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger at Serious Eats. Ends 1/7.

Tao Gomi Doodle All Year Coloring Books at mod*mom. Ends 1/21.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Freebies, & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of 25 minutes of direct assistance at (new customers only). Via Go Workout Mom.

Compostable Guitar Picks at Green LA Girl. Ends 12/28.

Peter Luger steaks at Serious Eats. Ends 12/27.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Free Stuff, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
8x10 photo at Walgreens with in-store pickup and code VERYNICE. 12/21 only. Via SlickDeals.

Contests & Giveaways:
$500 worth of beauty products at Temptalia. Ends 1/10.

Ornament Storage Box from Sterling Pear at Design Mom. Ends 12/23.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Contests & Giveaways

The Original Mod Squad DVD at Momsational. Ends 1/4.

D'Artangan whole boneless heritage applewood-smoked ham at Serious Eats. Ends 12/20.

Kids music CD at Z Recommends. Ends 12/21.

Photograph of the Year contest at Photography Corner. Ends 1/15.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Redbox DVD rental with code FREEDVD. Expires 12/24. Via SlickDeals.

Contests & Giveaways:
Southside Market Sausage at Serious Eats. Ends 12/19.

Angelina Ballerina: A Star Collection DVD Box Set at Classy Mommy. Ends 12/19.

$50 Amazon Certificate at PF Blog. Help PF Blog set his 2008 financial goals. Ends 12/20.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Just Like Sugar sweetener. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Target coupon for $3.00 off two Huggies products at Baby Cheapskate.

2008 Calendar from Horizon. Freebies 4 Mom

Sample of Head & Shoulders from Wal-Mart.

Dora the Explorer coloring pages at Free Stuff 4 Kids.

Contests & Giveaways:
Zac Posen Abbey Satchel at FabSugar. Ends 12/28. Must be registered to enter.

$50 Zingerman's Gift Certificate at Serious Eats. Ends 12/18.

You Need a Budget at Free Money Finance. Every day through December 31, so check back for the day's post.

An Arctic Tale DVD at Momsational. Ends 1/2.

$20 Amazon certificates daily this week by guessing the closing number of the Dow Jones Index at The Sun's Financial Diary.

Win a Wii at GeekSugar. Must be registered to enter.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD at Goodyblog. Ends 12/19.

Green Goody Box for coming up with the best green new year's resolution at Low Impact Living. Ends 12/27. Via Emerald City.

Martha Stewart Living Cookbook at Serious Eats. Ends 12/24.

$25 Amazon certificate at Wise Bread by sharing your favorite financial web sites. Ends 12/23.

Boon Fluid or Safe Sippy cups at Z Recommends. Ends 12/19.

Wordpress Blog Theme at ProBlogger. Ends 12/22.

Radiant Cut Green Amethyst Pendant worth $699 at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/21.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Quick update: Now I'm sick!

The flu bug that Alex caught early last week is now making its way through the rest of our family. Posting will be slow while I recover, so thank you in advance for your patience!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Huggies.

Sample of Aquaphor. Via The Bargainist.

Sample of Simply Nutrilite Nutrition Bar. Via Absurdly Cool Freebie Finder.

CVS coupons at Sense to Save.

Sample of Garnier Fructis 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner. Freebies 4 Mom

Contests & Giveaways:
My Mommy's Tote at Parent Hacks. Ends 12/14.

Russ & Daughters NY Nostalgia Package at Serious Eats. Ends 12/14.

$50 Izabella gift certificate at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/17.

BabyGanics Healthy Home Starter Kit at Momsational. Ends 12/21.

French Bull tableware and accessories at Hostess with the Mostess. Ends 12/14.

The Cradle Beta Launch Giveaway. Ends 12/20. Via An Island Review.

Krups Panini Maker at Apartment Therapy. Ends 12/14. Via An Island Review.

Charles Worthington London hair products at Temptalia. Ends 12/17.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gifts for the Star Wars fan:

Marc and I are huge Star Wars fans, so we have quite a few related items in our house. Here are just a few gift ideas (contact me if you want more!):

  • R2-KT, or as I think of it, the pink R2-D2. Check out the web site and buy the actual toy here for only $9.99.
  • Republic Commando novelsby Karen Traviss. I read the first bookin this series when it first came out and it was excellent. Marc gave me the latest bookas a Hanukkah gift, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. It's a different look at the clone troopers than was given in the movies, and fans of the Republic Commando video gamewill probably get a special kick out of these books.
  • Star Wars miniaturesare a fun thing to collect, even if you don't play the board games. I don't. I simply display my favorite miniatures on my desk.
  • The Clone War Adventurescomic books are lighter and faster reading than the Republic Commando books, and in the wonderful artistic style featured in the fantastic cartoonversionthat was on the Cartoon Network a couple of years ago.
  • Finally, the Star Wars Kids web site has relatively easy craft projects that you can make to give to the Star Wars fan in your life. I made the Yoda doll last year, and Marc loved it.

Disclosure: The Amazon links are affiliate links, the others are not.

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Reynolds Parchment Paper. Barg

Dropps laundry detergent with mail-in rebate. Fill out this form to get the rebate form by mail. (I’m including this because I’m curious to try Dropps myself.)

Contests & Giveaways:
CC Bright Night LED Night Light Bulb at Green LA Girl. Ends 12/14.

Giveaway a Day at Marie Claire.

Polaroid Pixie Video Camera at Z Recommends. Ends 12/14.

Instructables & CRAFT Contest - Submit your new gift project to the Instructable Homemade Holidays group to be eligible. Ends 1/13/08.

High School Musical 2 DVD at Momsational. Ends 12/21.

Sumo Omni chair at Free Money Finance. Ends "[s]ometime later this week."

HARDWARE handbags at Wardrobe Oxygen. Ends 12/23.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Sun Crystals natural sweetener. Freebies 4 Mom

Sample of Always Clean wipes. Via SlickDeals.

Signed Freakonomics bookplate.

Tissue from CVS. Click through to Freebie Fanatics for links to printable coupons, which expire 12/16.

Sample of Head & Shoulders. Via The Bargainist.

Sample of Mary Beth Soaps. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Contests & Giveaways:
Super Woobee at Parent Hacks. Ends 12/12.

4 Princess Bows $20 gift certificate at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/15.

Interactive books at Momsational. Ends 12/21.

Red iPod Nano at Casa Sugar. Ends 12/18. Registration required.

A World of Adventure game at Z Recommends. Ends 12/13.

Calorie King book at DietHack.

Scholastic Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics sixteen-DVD set at Z Recommends. Ends 12/12.

My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Super Sleuth Christmas Movie at Mom Reviews. Ends 12/14.

Set of Discovery Girls "Fab Girls" books at Momsational. Ends 12/22.

WordPress for Dummies at ProBlogger.

$50 eBay certificate at Momsational. Ends 12/22.

One-year subscription to Dwell at mod*mom. Ends 12/31.

Something Wicked candles at CasaSugar. Must be registered.

$250 REI gift card at FitSugar. Ends 12/17.

K'NEX at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/12.

4 Passes to The Golden Compass movie at GoodyBlog. Ends 12/14.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Update: Things are crazy around here

I'm sorry for the lack of posts! Things have been so crazy around here - mix together an injury requiring a trip to Urgent Care on Saturday evening, a stomach virus, and family birthdays, and you get a whole lot of chaos and a super busy mommy.

So I apologize for not bringing you the usual links to samples and giveaways, and I promise to get back to my usual posting routine as soon as I can. In the meantime, I highly recommend you check PRIZEY for giveaway links, and sign up with Start Sampling for (what else?) samples, which often include one-year magazine subscriptions.

Oh, and there's a huge sale going on at Amazon right now. I got the boys' Christmas gifts for 70% off (just one big toy apiece; they'll get plenty of gifts from their grandparents).

You can use these Amazon search methods at The Consumerist to find great deals, or check out sites like SlickDeals for listings. Happy shopping!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Contests & Giveaways Part II

Prize pack of Parents Magazine-branded toys from 5 Minutes for Mom. Ends 12/9.

Blueflip Art print at Super Punch. Ends 12/7.

$3,000 toward a holiday party from Cascade. Ends 1/6/08.

$3,000 toward new cookware from Dawn. Ends 1/6/08.

Trip to Key West, FL from Mr. Clean. Ends 1/6/08.

Hollywood Getaway from Swiffer. Ends 1/6/08.

Warm Biscuit Bedding at An Island Life. Ends 12/9.

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Dove Hair Care at Wal-Mart.

Sample of Purina Naturals Cat Food at Wal-Mart. ACFF

Contests & Giveaways:
BabyLegs at Parent Hacks.

Olive Kids name tags at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/10.

Whole Foods Immune System Support Gift Basket at mod*mom. Ends 12/24.

Several prizes, including a Canon a570 IS digital camera package at Million Dollar Journey. Ends 12/13.

Olive Kids Personalized Placemats at Momsational. Ends 12/20.

Various prizes for sharing obscure trivia at Neatorama.

Pure Essentials products at An Island Review. Ends 12/10.

$25 Amazon certificate at Baby Cheapskate. Ends 12/9. Comment on how you save money during the holidays.

gabbybaby shirt at Momsational. Ends 12/19.

FlyJane pumps at The Budget Fashionista. Must register to win. Ends 12/10.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Angelina Ballerina plush doll. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Reusable shopping bag from RiceSelect when you join their Flavor Club. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Contests & Giveaways:
Professor Pocket: Our Silly Farm Adventure at Parent Hacks.

Year's Supply of Dropps Free + Clear Laundry Soap Packets at mod*mom. Ends 12/24.

Scholastic Gift Club of the Month at Bloggy Giveaways. Ends 12/8.

Kaboost at Tangled and True. Ends 12/6.

Klutz Make Your Own Shrink Art Jewelry Book at Momsational. Ends 12/18.

The Family Dinner Box of Questions "Eat, Drink, Play and Be Happy" at Momsational. Ends 12/18.

Sonic Underground DVD set at Momsational. Ends 12/18.

Live Earth CD/2-DVD set at Green LA Girl. Ends 12/6.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Freebies, Contests & Giveaways

Free Stuff:
Sample of Signature Spices. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Sample of Dove Advanced Care. Via Freebie Fanatics.

Contests & Giveaways:
30 Minutes a Day: Grade 1 for Homeschooling or extra enrichment book at Momsational. Ends 12/17.

Thg Daring Book for Girls at Parent Hacks. Ends 12/4.

Organic Style Garland and Wreath at CasaSugar. Ends 12/7.

Swim with Amanda Beard Sweepstakes sponsored by Speedo. Ends 1/16/08. Via The Budget Fashionista.

Planet Mom T-shirt at The Mommy Blog. Ends 12/15.

Huge giveaway at Goodyblog (lots of different stuff). Ends 12/14.

$25 Amazon certificate at Baby Cheapskate. Be one of the first 20 people to send Angie an email with the answers to the questions in her post to be eligible for the drawing.

Comfy Easy PC at An Island Review. Ends 12/5.

Kaboodle $25,000 Wish A Day Contest. Ends 12/24.

Beauty Cast Babe kit at Momsational. Ends 12/15.

Alaskan TourSaver at Scribbit (for Alaskans only). Ends 12/7.

Carmen Electra Aerobic Striptease exercise DVDs at Momsational. Ends 12/20.

PictureItPostage personalized stamps at Momsational. Ends 12/15.

Bop-a-Lots DVD at Momsational. Ends 12/15.

M.A.C. Cosmetics Brush Set and Royal Assets Cool Eyes Palette at Beauty and Fashion Tech. Ends 12/12.

Easy Comfy PC at An Island Review. Ends 12/5.