It’s no secret that babies are awesome and embody a certain cuteness factor that make you fall in love at first sight. Everything about them makes you want to gush; from the smallest sock to the tiniest laugh. There’s no denying, however, that this cuteness can be costly–for lack of a better term. Diapers, formula, clothes….it adds up! What happens if your baby doesn’t like a certain product after you have already bought a load of them? That’s an added cost, unfortunately.
Never fear, because Enfamil is here. For a limited time, fill out a simple form on their site and you’ll be on your way to receiving four free samples of Enfamil A+. Apparently it’s formulated in a way to help your growing baby as he/she transitions from milk to solid foods. This is an easy way to try an item and see how you’re baby likes it without putting money into it.
I usually order samples like this because I know someone that can benefit from it. I have a friend that has a baby girl and I know that he’ll fully appreciate the gesture.
If you’re a Montreal-area resident, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard about the Virgin 96 movies in the park –or more famously known as Mix Movies in the Park from back in the day. If you haven’t ever visited one of these events, then you are really missing out. It’s a fun event with food, drinks, games, and of course, a movie. The best part? It’s all free.
At various locations in and around the Montreal area, every Wednesday there’s a new movie and a BBQ for everyone and anyone. The BBQ starts at 7pm with free Lester’s Hot dog and Free Coca-Cola, as well as a free mini-putt game. Get there early to get a good seat and make sure to bring your chair and/or blanket. As soon as the sun sets, the free movie begins!
I’ve been to a few of these when they’ve come in my neck of the woods, and the only issue I’ve ever had was the huge line-up for food, but it’s too be expected. This Wednesday, July 25th, the crew is going to be in West-Vancouver Park, Nun’s Island and they are going to be showing New Year’s Eve. Check out what they are showing September 5th; I know I’ll be there!
Frugal-gals: in my opinion, there should be no reason why you aren’t browsing at Sephora more often. They are a hub of free samples and it’s almost impossible to not get free samples when you make a purchase. I’ve been a faithful customer for years — granted, I’ve now managed to keep my shopping there under control — and have collected a bunch of free samples and new favorites because of it.
The multitude of ways to get free samples:
Each time you order online, you get 3 free samples from a small selection. They usually consist of perfume, but I’ve seen mascaras and other stuff there.
Each time you make a purchase in-store, you are entitled to at least one free sample. It varies from day to day and there’s usually only 2-3 to choose from. As well, from my experience, you usually have to ask for them.
When you are a Beauty Insider member, you get a free gift for your birthday. One year it was a Vanilla cake bubble bath from Philosophy that was superb.
By using special codes to get deluxe samples when you spend more than a certain amount. Usually it’s when you spend $25 or more.
I’ve received a deluxe sample of mascara in the past and it actually ended up becoming my favorite! The deluxe samples, from my experience, are pretty awesome to begin with and they last a while. The most recent offer they have is for a bareMinerals Finishing Touches deluxe sample set when you spend $25 or more. If you’ve been meaning to bulk up your makeup supplies, do it now!
Don’t forget to sign up for their free Beauty Insider programs which will give you access to even better deals, and a points program. You can redeem them at 100 points for an item, or at 500 points for an epic item; I managed to get 500 points and traded it in for a Kat Von D eye shadow palette!
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Coupon: Get a bareMinerals Finishing Touches deluxe sample set with orders of $25 or more.
Think outside the box with this printable coupon! For a limited time, indulge your sweet tooth at KFC with a freebie for a pack of 12 German chocolate cupcakes. I know that it’s not the healthiest option in the world, but it is an easy-go-to option for those fast, last minute treats. Plus, who doesn’t like chocolate?
First, like them on Facebook and you’ll gain access to this nifty printable coupon. The coupon only applies when you purchase the Summer Dinner box and there’s a limit of one per customer. It’s been a while since Anne and I have had KFC, but these cupcakes look delicious!
It’s no secret that babies can get expensive. I was never able to fully grasp exactly how much since I don’t have any yet. But a friend of mine who recently became a father confessed that it could run upwards of $1500 a year just on formula. It was baffling to me and it made me open my eyes to how big the costs could be. My objective here is not to put a price tag on something so precious, but I’m aware that a lot of couponers have families with little tykes of their own. So I decided that this was the perfect time to write about a site called NewBornBabyItems.com.
It’s similar to Similac and Pampers, in a sense; you sign your baby and yourself up to receive free coupons and samples. Where this site differs is that it’s not just limited to one company, but has multiple partnerships with various companies and it’s constantly changing. They are always striking deals with suppliers to bring new and unique offers to parents. They also tailor your samples and coupons for your child; sending your newborn items if you have one and Barbie promotions — if you have a girl. You can find a listing here of the suppliers.
I know I’m going to be telling my friend about this site and I even signed up another who has twins! Maybe I can finally get them into Barbie dolls and away from Justin Bieber dolls (seriously, they exist)…
This could be a great freebie for all the young Lego fans out there. It is recommended for kids of 7 years old and younger. It is good for a free 2-year subscription to the Lego magazine, which is published 5 times a year. Meaning that your kid will get 10 magazines in total.
~ When Lego sculptures are turned into art
The magazine contains puzzles, games, interviews and many more fun activities for kids. If they love Lego toys and you are trying to introduce them to the joy of reading, this could be a good starting point.
One of my guilty pleasures is anything from Starbucks. If I have a little extra money, I will treat myself to something tasty from them (but super over-priced). I sneaked in today to my local store and noticed that they had a bunch of signs posted for free Refresher drinks on July 13th. Anything with the word free peaks my interest, but after some searching, I got even more excited about this freebie.
It’s a cool drink made from Green coffee extract and contains real fruit juices and whole fruit. There are currently only two flavors available: Cool lime and Very Berry Hibiscus. Between 12pm and 3pm, stop by and pick up your free Tall drink; no purchase necessary and there’s a limit of one per person. Make sure to double check with your Starbucks because it’s only at participating locations.
I know I’m stopping by to snag a Very Berry Hibiscus. What are you getting?
I adore summer, I really do. I love being outside in the sun and just relaxing and taking advantage of everything. If you’re like me, then you’ll truly enjoy Canada’s National Parks day coming up in a few weeks. Participating National Parks are offering plenty of fun-filled activities for all ages; oh, did I also mention that park entry is going to be free? Circle the date, frugal-friends, because this great outdoor party is happening on July 21st.
Provided below is a list of participating Parks and the activities they are offering. Some range from scavenger hunts to nature walks to full out barbecues and bonfires; it’s a super awesome deal to stay frugal and to be outside in the amazing weather at the same time. There’s no danger of a certain Yogi bear stealing picnic baskets either, thankfully.
Three cheers for freebie time! While supplies last, order your free sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care laundry Detergent to extend the life of your fabulous dark pieces. Keep that little black dress black longer instead of watching it slowly fade to a grey colour. Who has ever heard of a little grey dress, anyways?
Offers like this always peak my interest; I like the chance to try something before I spend money on it. I hate the idea of buying something and not liking it or be disappointed with it; it’s money I could be saving and spending elsewhere. I personally haven’t tried this product yet, so I’m ordering a sample for sure!
Save some space for a delicious Slurpee from 7-11 on July 11th! From 11am to 7pm, all 7-11 locations will be giving away free 7.11 oz Slurpees of all colors and flavors. No need to brush up on your Simpsons trivia or to practice your best impersonation of Homer Simpson’s “D’oh”, just walk in and claim your free, tasty treat.
I recommend getting there early as there are limiting it to only 1000 free Slurpees per location. They’re a popular item on any given day and they are bound to go fast because they are free. What flavor are you going to pick up? The Fanta Blue Raspberry has always been my favorite.
Spotted by one of our regular users (thanks Gina!), this offer will apply on specially marked Kellogg’s cereal boxes this weekend. This popular cereals brand is offering a free $5 gas card with select purchases, so keep an eye open for specially marked products.
There is a limit of 5 gas cards per address and it should take between 6 and 8 weeks to receive it by mail. I tried to find more information on the Kellogg’s website but it looks like their whole promotions section didn’t work well so I couldn’t learn anything really helpful.
Please keep us posted if you see one of these specially marked boxes and let our users know where you spotted it so everyone could enjoy this deal. As usual, thanks for your help bargain hunters!
Go on the Lacoste perfumes website now and request a perfume sample of your choice. You simply have to fill in a few basic bits of information and choose which sample you would like to get.
You can choose between 4 fragrances for men (Eau de Lacoste L.12.12, Eau de Lacoste Rouge, Essential Sport and Challenge) or 2 for women (Joy of Pink and Touch of Pink). Only one freebie per household.
Upon completing the sample request form, they will give you a request ID and a URL so you can track where your sample is.
The tooth fairy is still fluttering around leaving dollars and dimes to little munchkins when they lose their teeth. It’s always a milestone and a celebration with the first tooth that falls; so why not be frugal and save by giving your tot a picture of them with the tooth fairy herself? What makes this even more spectacular is that you can get it for free.
This is a site I’ve never heard of before, but it’s quite simple to use. Upload a picture of your child and then select which fairy you would like added to the picture. From there, you can change the position, size, color and a bunch of other different options. You then have the option to either print out on your own printer or save it on your computer. Use the code below to get started on your free picture.
Now, if only that darned Tooth Fairy would actually deliver baby kittens…
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Coupon: Use this code to get a picture of your child with the Tooth Fairy for free.
The Badabing sauce is a spicy sauce that adds a little something extra to your meals. It is available in 3 different ‘hotness’ levels: Breeze, Fire and Lightning (seriously funny names). While the first one is supposed to be for people with only a low tolerance to spiciness (this is me), the last one is more like a challenge for people who like to sweat when eating spicy food (this is my boyfriend).
My boyfriend adds spicy sauce to everything he eats; burgers, pastas, salad, rice, salmon tartar, etc. And it seems like it’s never spicy enough, so I ordered the Lightning one for him. When we went to Indonesia, it was like a challenge for him to taste all the most spicy food and sauces. And he got rewarded because the food there can be really spicy, a lot more than what I can handle.
We talked about this free activity last year, but we weren’t sure if it would be continued this year. But after checking today, it looks like it will run again from July 9th to July 15th 2012; kids can play golf for free on select courses across Canada. Any junior less than 16 years old can play for free, if accompanied by 1 paying adult.
Now this sounds like a fun activity to do with your kids, if they are interested in learning how to play golf that is. And because it can be expensive to play golf, at least you won’t have to pay for your kid playing with you. Follow the link below for a full list of participating golf courses. It’s certainly worth looking into if you like the outdoors, and walking.
Happy birthday ELF cosmetics! They are turning 8 years old and have decided to give back in a big way; 8 weeks of freebies and contests and super deals. Week one has just started and it’s off with a bang! For a limited time, get a free 27-piece mini makeup kit when you spend $20 or more online. The mini-kit is valued at $15 and contains eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, lip-gloss and much more.
To get this freebie, add the mini kit to your cart and input the code I’ve provided below to get instant savings!
Not only will you be getting a free makeup kit, but you’ll also be helping out an amazing charity, because with every mini-makeup kit that they give away, they will also give one to the Beauty Bus Foundation. It’s a charity where they offer grooming services and pampering products to chronically or terminally ill men, women and children, and their caregivers. They send beauty bags, do in-home visits and even do pop-up salons in and around the Los Angeles County. It’s a pretty amazing foundation and you’ll be helping to give someone a smile.
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Coupon: Get a free 27 piece mini-makeup kit when you spend $20+.
Contact lens wearers; it’s time to rejoice once more for Clearycontacts. Not too long ago, I wrote about the neat Buy one, get one free deal from them (which is still going on and hasn’t expired yet, by the way!) which offered you an incredible offer for contacts. If that day ever comes however, that your eyes get tired and you’d rather go for a pair of glasses, then Clearlycontacts.ca is there to try and save the day once more. For a limited time, if you’ve been a faithful customer to them and have been buying your contact lenses from them, they want to thank you by offering you a free pair of glasses.
To start, surf the available selection they have for this deal and choose something that appeals to you (with over 700 styles to choose from, you are bound to find something!). The free pair includes the frames and a standard 1.5 index lenses; however, if you’d rather a lighter lens or a specialty coating, you can upgrade for a fee. Shipping is free (yay!) and returns are free as well, if for some case you don’t like your frames or you would rather switch your lenses.
This is a limited time offer, so don’t miss on your chance to get a pair of designer frames for free.
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Coupon: Get a free pair of glasses for existing contact lens customers.
General Mills are doing it again with another great freebie offer (they were giving away beach towels last summer). This time you could get a free Olympic t-shirt and a free pair of flip-flops with select purchases.
Buy a specially marked box of General Mills cereals and enter your code found inside the package using the below link to order your freebie. To get the flip-flops, simply purchase 2 specially marked packs of Nature Valley Granola Bars or Betty Crocker Child Snacks and follow the same step to order your product.
The products are available in limited quantities only, so don’t forget to get a specially marked item during your next trip to the supermarket. And from what I remember last year they had some trouble with the website, so if ever it is down when you try to enter your code, just go back later and it should work.
David’s Tea are running another free tea promotion, but this time it seems like it’s only going to be available to the dads out there. On June 17th, they will be offering a free cup of tea to all dads who show up in one of their stores (I’m not sure if you would have to show up with a kid or not to prove you are a dad). I couldn’t find much information about how this promo is going to work exactly, so don’t hesitate to leave us a comment if you know more than I do ;)
I know my dad likes tea, but I’m not sure he would really be willing to drink a hot tea if it’s 30 degrees on Sunday. But I think I would still prefer a sunny day than a rainy one with free tea. Anyway, this is a great promotion for all the men who appreciate tea, no matter what the weather like, eh Stephen?!?
Do you know what time it is? It’s my favorite time of day: it’s freebie time! To make this deal even sweeter, it’s another free underwear offer for men! Until June 17th, receive a free pair of Boris Style Underwear with your next purchase. That’s an $18.99 pair of underwear for nothing.
Here’s step by step directions to snag a pair of underwear:
Choose the items you would like to buy and add them to your shopping cart (Frugal tip: Choose something less pricey, like this Sammie t-shirt)
Add the Boris Style Underwear (item number BM13635) to your cart in the style and color you desire
Input the coupon code
Cheer for free underwear!
Real frugal-men should pick their pair in pink, just sayin’.
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Coupon: Get a Free Boris Style underwear with your next purchase
I was really happy to hear about this ‘HMV Digital free track of the week’ because I’m a huge music fan and I love to hear new albums and bands. Every week, HMV is giving away one free track from HMV Digital. It’s their online store section, where you can download music online, similar to iTunes.
When I checked last you could get a song from the album ‘Alone’ by Indicah called ‘Alone’. I listened to it and it’s not really the kind of music I like, but maybe you will like it. Give it a shot!
Earlier this week, I was discussing with the team what they think is going to be the song of the summer of 2012. My bet was ‘We are Young’ by the band FUN that you have probably heard a few times on the radio. What is your bet? What do you think is going to be the song of the summer?
I usually have the worst luck when it comes to contests, but I finally won something! Lysol has been running a contest for the past few weeks on Facebook for the chance to win one of 12,500 Lysol No-Touch Hand Dispensers. Each week for 5 weeks, they are giving away 2,500 to lucky participants and my turn was last Monday! I honestly don’t remember even entering the contest, but it was a pleasant surprise to see the email announcing that I had won. I have to buy the refills separately, but I’m not going to refuse a $10.00 item for free (Oh, I really do cherish that word!).
There’s still time to enter if you haven’t already. Just head over to their Facebook page, ‘Like’ them and fill in your details to be entered to win your free dispenser. If I can win with my string of bad luck, maybe you can too.
Also, you might want to check out Freestuffeh for more free stuff. I found out about this giveaway from them.So I thought a shout out was in order.
It’s Freebie time again! Reitmans has a deal running for a Free Beach Bag when you spend $75 or more. Best part about this deal? It applies to online and in-store purchases as well. From the looks of the bag itself, it seems like a decent size and able to hold all the essentials you’ll need. This deal runs until June 16th, 2012. It’s just a shame that it’s w/purchase.
Also, make sure to check out the other promotion they have going until June 30th. Each time you spend $50 online or in-store, they give you either a discount code for $25 off or a gift card of $25 to be used in-store. Not only do you get a free beach bag, but you get a $25 discount for a future purchase. Not too bad.
Take note, however: the gift cards and discount codes are only available for use between August 5th to September 2nd, 2012, just in time for back to school shopping.
Still at a loss for ways to get your teen out of the house this summer and to stop playing Diablo 3? What about something super frugal? You can’t get more frugal than free. From July 3rd until August 31st, teens aged from 12-17 are eligible to sign up for a free fitness program, thanks to Goodlife Fitness Canada.
Parents/Legal guardians are required to fill out the online registration for their teens for legal reasons. During the registration, you will be able to choose the gym you would like your teen to start the program with. Keep in mind that there are restrictions in place and they are all listed in full detail on their site. Some aspects of the gym, like the pool for example, are not available for teens for security reasons.
This program is available 7 days a week, from 8am-4pm for teens; giving your sleepy teen enough time to wake up and make their way there.
If you live in Toronto or the general area, I have found an amazing frugal activity to keep your kids entertained. On June 16th, present a Coca-Cola product and your child (12 and under) will get in for free. That’s a $15.00 value for the price of a coke bottle. If you’re a VC super fan you might have read that this was one of Stephens top tips to keep the kids entertained for cheap. They limit the rebate to one per family, but if you have multiple children, just buy your admissions separately to qualify for each child. Recruit friends and family if you have more then two children.
The day is promised to be filled with free samples, prizes and much more. From 1pm to 2pm, you even get the chance to meet Toronto Maple Leafs player, Clarke MacArthur. There’s plenty of excitement and appeal for kids and adults (especially if you are a die-hard Maple Leafs fan).
An excerpt from the Toronto Zoo main site:
Bring in a product label* from any Coca-Cola® product (including Fanta®, Nestea®, Minute Maid®, Five Alive®, Dasani®, Glaceau Vitamin Water® and Powerade®) and receive one FREE Child’s admission (up to 12 years of age)*. It will be a whole day of Coca-Cola® fun with sampling, prizes and more!.*Please note cans and tetra products will not be accepted and discount is limited to one per family and cannot be combined with any other offer.
Attention Men: I have a freebie meant just for you! The weekend of June 9th-10th 2012 only at Mark’s Canada, the first 300,000 lucky Canadian men will be able to walk away with a free pair or the new Denver Hayes with dri-Wear. How neat is that?! It’s rare that we see a freebie intended just for men so don’t miss out, pass this offer onto all the guys you know.
Wait, there’s more… Until June 11th, when you buy $75+ of gift cards in-store (not available online at all, sorry), they will give you a $15 cash card for free. Not only are they giving away free men’s underwear, but they are also offering you the chance to get free money (at their store). This is too good to pass up. If you’re smart you might be able to uese these offers in conjunction, try stacking. Also, if you’re an online deals only fan try stopping by our Mark’s coupon page, we update it when we have new online promotions.
This following excerpt was taken from Newswire.ca, which I thought described it well:
Canada’s leading menswear retailer, Mark’s, is inviting 300,000 Canadian men to try on a new pair of Denver Hayes® with dri-Wear™ underwear next weekend – for free. Mark’s will give the first 300,000 Canadians to visit any Mark’s store across the country on June 9th or 10th a free pair of the new Denver Hayes underwear with chemical-free dri-Wear technology.
Unlike most men’s underwear, the new Denver Hayes underwear help body sweat evaporate quickly and promise a more comfortable feel with the design of the product. Mark’s is well-known for bringing new innovation to traditional and comfortable menswear – making it the leading casual menswear retailer in the country. “
It’s freebie time! For a limited time only, Downy is giving away free samples of their new ‘Unstoppable in-wash scent booster’. It is a Facebook freebie, so you must ‘like’ them before you can request your free sample (Just unlike them after to avoid any unwanted messages, or you can use your second FB account). Sorry Quebec residents, but unfortunately you aren’t eligible for this freebie and there’s no mail-in rebate like some companies have been offering (like the Motrin sample awhile back).
Mentos are running a contest where Canadians can get a free pack of Mentos gum ‘Up 2 U’ every day (can only one per person though). There are 2000 packs a day available plus a $1000 to win each week. Our younger readers will be happy to hear that Canadian residents need to be only 13 and over to participate.
This is a Facebook contest, so you will need to ‘like’ their Facebook page to be able to get a free pack and enter the competition (as always you might want to use your second FB account).
Have you ever seen this Mentos commercial stunt they made in downtown Toronto to launch the Mentos round gum? The slogan of this campaign was ‘Make your world go rounder’ and it was run in different cities throughout Canada, including Montreal and Vancouver. You can find the other videos on youtube, but this one is my favourite.
Pretty cool eh? I would have liked to be one of the people bouncing! I heard that it was quite a hassle to stop all the traffic in Toronto…
Been needing a new Make-up brush set? How does a 7-piece brush set for free sound to you? Dynamite Canada is offering a free set when you spend $60 or more. It unfortunately doesn’t say if it’s online or in-store only and it’s a limited time offer as well. It also doesn’t say how much the set itself is worth, but it looks really nice!
They have some really nice clothes on sale that are up to 50% off from the quick browsing I’ve done. They have some nice summer styles left too as well in case you’re thinking of whether it’s worth it or not.
It’s a shame that the freebie is with a purchase only, but if you combine it with stuff on sale then there is still a definite reason to check it out.
If you haven’t heard of Pur Minerals yet, you are missing out! Pur minerals’ entire line of products are mineral based; which means none of those harsh additives from normal makeup which lead to clogged pores and oily skin. Mineral based makeup is also more breathable and gentler on sensitive skin (apparently). I have only dabbled in mineral makeup, but the few items I own come from Pur minerals.
Until June 3rd, when you spend $30 or more, they throw in a free “Summer on the go” kit which is worth $79.50. That’s a huge savings! It includes the following:
On the go eye trio
Mini Eye Shadow Brush
Deluxe size Impact+ Mascara
Iced Pearl Lip gloss
Mini Powder brush
Just include the code i’ve provided below for your freebie!