Archive | July, 2012

Save Money Monday: Food on the Table Giveaway!

In this Save Money Monday post, we’re introducing you to one of the best sites to get all of your grocery shopping/dinner time needs in order, Food on the Table.

Food on the Table is both a web and mobile service that creates meal plans and generates grocery lists. After selecting food preferences and dietary needs, members can choose from various recipes that fit their lifestyle, and Food on the Table automatically builds a grocery list for each item needed. It then goes a step further by showing the user local sales on grocery list items. It is meant to take the stress out of meal planning by providing recipes, organizing a grocery list, and fitting into your budget.

The better way to plan meals and save money!

The better way to plan meals and save money!

Seriously… the only thing it doesn’t do is get the groceries for you and make you dinner.

Since we are obsessed with this wonderful site, we want to pass on the word and share the experience with our loyal readers and followers. Sign up for a free account today and start planning your meals!

To make this even sweeter, we’re holding a rafflecopter giveaway to give one lucky person the opportunity to win a premium membership to Food on the Table and a $25 grocery store gift card of your choice!

There are many ways to earn entries into the drawing, so the more you complete, the better your chances are for being chosen as the winner! The contest starts August 1, 2012 at 12:01am EST, and ends on August 7, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. See here for complete rules.

Giveaway starts August 1st. Good luck to everyone! :)
Food on the Table Rafflecopter Giveaway


If you have any problems entering the giveaway, please contact us at feedback@pennysaverusa.com so we can resolve the issue right away. Thank you.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Free Friday: Olympics Opening Ceremony Freebies

Disclaimer: Feel free to look at previous Free Friday posts to see if you can find any other freebies that are still active, but only this week’s freebies are new. Many older ones will be expired.

In celebration of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, for today’s Free Friday, we’ve rounded up some freebies sure to get you pumped for the Olympics games! Check out these freebies and see what swag you can get this weekend!

PennySaverUSA.com has brought together as many Free Friday freebies as we could find, all for you!

Food/Drinks

FREE Order of Queso & Chips at Chili’s: Join the Chili’s Email Club to get special offers and discounts , plus when you sign up you get a FREE order of Skillet Queso & Chips. Sign up now to get your free appetizer at Chili’s.

FREE Large Soft Drink at AMC Theatres: If you’re going to take a break from watching the Olympics and watch a movie at an AMC Theatre this weekend, print out this coupon and take it with you for a free large soft drink. Expires 8/2, so this is your last “weekend” to use this coupon to get a free large soft drink!

Keep Calm and Freebie On

FREE Sample of Tea Forte: You can get the free Skin-Smart eco teabags in the mail by liking the Tea Forte page on Facebook, and filling out the short form. You don’t get to choose which flavors you want, but they all seem tantalizingly intriguing. You’ll be receiving three of the following flavors: cherry amrzipan, cucumber mint, honey yuzu, lychee coconut or swiss apple. Personally, I’m hoping to get lychee coconut as one of my three.

FREE Lipton Tea&Honey Mango-Pineapple Mix: Get your free sample of the new Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple To Go sample packet, by filling out a simple form through their facebook app. You must be 18 or older to get this offer. once you’re all signed up, you’ll see a confirmation page confirming your submission, and that you’ll receive your free sample in six to eight weeks.

FREE Sample of Vplenish Vitamin Packet: Vplenish is the world’s first taste-free vitamin that dissolves clear in any hot or cold beverage. To get your free sample, Fill out the information in the orange box labeled ‘Request Info’, on the top right hand corner of their website. You are prompted to make a donation, but that is optional, and won’t affect whether you get your free sample.

FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bruegger’s Bagels Sign up for their Bruegger’s News emails and get a FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese. Yummy! Visit their Facebook page to sign up! They’ll email you the coupon within 24-48 hours.

FREE Sample of NECTRESSE™ Sweetener: Get a free sample of NECTRESSE™ 100% Natural No Calorie Sweetener by filling out the form on their website, NECTRESSE™ Sweetener tastes like sugar and is naturally zero calories per serving. It’s 100% natural with
nothing artificial. You’re going to love the way it tastes, so get your free sample now!

Household

Free Purex Laundry Detergent: If you missed this offer previously, then here’s your second chance to sign up for this free sample offer from Purex for a Purex liquid detergent or UltraPacks detergent sample offer. Just click on the link, and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail. You can check out the links to see which one you prefer. Both the liquid detergent and UltraPacks work on all washing machines.

Skin Care

FREE Sibu Beauty Product Sample: By entering the contest on their Facebook page, while supplies last, you’ll receive a free sample in the mail of one of their beauty products. Once you fill out the form you’ll also receive a VIP coupon code to save on their site.

Fragrance

FREE True Reflection Fragrance by Kim Kardashian: If you’re interested in trying out Kim Kardashian’s sultry new fragrance, True Reflection then you’ve found the right post. Click on the link to fill out the very short form and wait to receive your free sample by mail.

FREE Jimmy Choo Fragrance at Nordstrom: Stop by your local Nordstrom store Saturday, July 28th for a free sample of Jimmy Choo fragrance. One sample per customer, please. Available in store only and while supplies last.

Hair Care

FREE Sample of Matrix Exquisite Oil: Like them on Facebook and share your exquisite life moment to get your free sample. Fill out the form on the ‘Consumers’ tab with your name, address, and ‘exquisite life story’. Click ‘Enter Contest’, and you’ll receive your free sample and be entered to win their New Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Collection or the Grand Prize of a $500 Amex Gift Card.

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo & Conditioner: If you missed it, here’s another chance to get a free sample of Garner Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner. Go to this link and fill out the easy form to get your free sample in the mail.

Makeup

FREE Week’s Supply of Select Foundations at Sephora: Find a participating Sephora location near you and stop in for your free complexion consultation and take home a week’s supply of the right foundation for you.

Personal Care

FREE Breathe Right Nasal Strips: If you or a loved one have a serious snoring problem, then sign up to get two free Breathe Right Nasal Strips. All you have to do is fill out their registration form, and you’ll receive your free sample by mail.

FREE HerbaCleanse Sample: If you’re looking to cleanse and detoxify your colon, then HerbaCleanse is for you. Get your free 10-capsule pack today by filling out the form on their site. You’ll receive the 10-capsule pack by mail, and can only be shipped to addresses in the US.

Fitness

FREE 7-Day Membership to Gold’s Gym: If you’re looking to start a new gym and get your fitness on track, then sign up for a 7-Day FREE VIP Membership at Gold’s Gym.

Kids

FREE Jelly Kids Multi-Vitamin Sample: This offer is still running, so here’s another chance to grab this free sample for your kids! It’ll make taking their vitamins fun, especially when they’re jelly beans! Fill out the very short form, and you’ll receive your free sample via mail.

Pets

FREE Purina Cat Chow Sample: Your cat is special to you, so make sure to give them the best. To try a free sample of Purina Cat Chow – Healthy Weight, like the Purina Cat Chow page on Facebook and fill out the form. to receive your sample by mail.

Sports

FREE Sample of Universal X Spiders Sports Tape: If you’re feeling active inspired by the upcoming Olympics, then definitely sign up to get a free sample of Universal C Sports Tape. Just fill out the simple form on their site, and receive your free sample in 4-6 weeks. SpiderTech products are designed to be worn during strenuous exercise and even in the swimming pool. So go ahead, give your life-long dream of being on the Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team a shot.

It doesn’t take very long, and it’s awesome checking your mail and seeing your free samples arrive. So what are you waiting for?

Get your freebies now!

Rating 3.00 out of 5

Pet of the Week: Fall in Love with Belle and Her Smile

This week’s PennySaverUSA.com Pet of the Week blog is all about a canine smile that you won’t be able to resist.

“Belle” is the adoptable pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She’s a 5 year and 8 month old, 101 pound, spayed, female, blue-coated, Great Dane. Her big goofy smile will draw you in immediately.

How could you resist Belle, and her big goofy Great Dane smile :)

How does a sweet, Great Dane end up in an animal shelter? Belle was surrendered to RCHS by her family when they moved someplace that does not allow pets. They’re trusting Rancho Coastal Humane Society to find someone that will love Belle the rest of her life.

While Belle gets along great with other dogs, she seems to prefer the company of people and would love to sit on the couch with you. You can take sweet Blue “Belle” home for only $145, which includes her medical exam, up-to-date vaccinations, spay, and microchip identification. If you can’t adopt her, maybe you can sponsor Belle until she is adopted.

For more information about Belle or other dogs, cats, and rabbits that need families, contact the Rancho Coastal Humane Society.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Location:

389 Requeza Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

Contact: SDpets.org | (760) 753-6413

Adoption hours: Wednesday – Monday, 11AM – 5PM

Adoption fees: $145 (includes medical exam, up-to-date vaccinations, spay, and microchip)


Rating 4.00 out of 5

Free Friday: National Lollipop Day Freebies!

Disclaimer: Feel free to look at previous Free Friday posts to see if you can find any other freebies that are still active, but only this week’s freebies are new. Many older ones will be expired.

Today’s not only Free Friday, but it’s also National Lollipop Day! Check out these freebies and see what swag you can get this weekend!

PennySaverUSA.com has brought together as many Free Friday freebies as we could find, all for you!

Food/Drinks

FREE Lollypop from See’s Candies: To celebrate National Lollipop Day, stop by a participating See’s location and get your free See’s lollypop only on July 20th. Click on the banner at the top of the page to find a location near you.

Get your free See's Lollypop on July 20th!

FREE Sprinkles Cupcake on Your Birthday Sign up for the Sprinkles Birthday Club and receive a free cupcake on your birthday every year! They have locations across the US, so see if there is a location near you. All you need to do is fill out your name, date of birth, zip code and email to sign up, then enjoy your free Sprinkles cupcake every year on your birthday!

FREE Lipton Tea&Honey Mango-Pineapple Mix: Get your free sample of the new Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple To Go sample packet, by filling out a simple form through their facebook app. You must be 18 or older to get this offer. once you’re all signed up, you’ll see a confirmation page confirming your submission, and that you’ll receive your free sample in six to eight weeks.

FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bruegger’s Bagels Sign up for their Bruegger’s News emails and get a FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese. Yummy! Visit their Facebook page to sign up! They’ll email you the coupon within 24-48 hours.

FREE Quick Sticks: Stick it to diabetes with your free Quick Stick Starter Kit. Fill out the form on their site with the required information, and you can send the Free Starter Kit to yourself, a loved one, or a friend. Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

FREE Gamma Fuel Stick Pack Drink Mix Sample Like them on Facebook and fill out their form to sign up. Choose from one of three flavors: Blue Ice, Fruit Punch or Lemon-Lime, then check your email to confirm your address and then await the arrival of your free sample!

Household

Free Sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent: Target really loves their laundry freebies. If you didn’t sign up for last week, you still have a chance to snag yourself a free sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent. As usual, all that’s required is to fill out their short survey–this week, it’s 8 questions long, and then fill out your name and address, and wait for your sample to be delivered via mail.

Skin Care

FREE 7-Day Sample of Perfectionist by Estée Lauder: From July 19th-21st, stop by a participating Estée Lauder counter to pick up your free sample of Perfectionist. NO purchase necessary.

FREE Sibu Beauty Product Sample: By entering the contest on their Facebook page, while supplies last, you’ll receive a free sample in the mail of one of their beauty products. Once you fill out the form you’ll also receive a VIP coupon code to save on their site.

Hair Care

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo & Conditioner: If you’re interested in a free sample of Garner Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner go to this link and fill out the easy form to get your free sample in the mail. Reverse 1 year of hair damage in 1 week!

FREE Sample of Matrix Exquisite Oil: Like them on Facebook and share your exquisite life moment to get your free sample. Fill out the form on the ‘Consumers’ tab with your name, address, and ‘exquisite life story’. Click ‘Enter Contest’, and you’ll receive your free sample and be entered to win their New Matrix Biolage Exquisite Oil Collection or the Grand Prize of a $500 Amex Gift Card.

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo & Conditioner: If you missed it, here’s another chance to get a free sample of Garner Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner. Go to this link and fill out the easy form to get your free sample in the mail.

Fragrance

FREE Ralph Lauren Fragrance Sample: Stop by your local Nordstrom for their Sample Saturday! This Saturday’s featured item is a free sample of Ralph Lauren Big Pony for Her. You can choose from one of the four fragrances to sample. Available in store only and while supplies last.

FREE Sampel of Eau De Lacoste 2012: Head on over to the LAcoste site for more info on their Eau de Lacoste 2012 Fragrance Collection. Click on ‘Order Sample’, to the left of ‘Buy Now’ button, and fill out the form to receive your free fragrance sample(s) in the mail. Hurry, they only have a limited supply!

Kids

FREE Jelly Kids Multi-Vitamin Sample: Grab this sample for your kids! It’ll make taking their vitamins fun, especially when they’re jelly beans! Fill out the very short form, and you’ll receive your free sample via mail.

Recipe E-Book

FREE Grilling Recipes E-Book: Since it is still National Grilling month for another week, claim your free Grilling Recipes eBook from Food & Wine Magazine. Fill out the from which also signs you up for the American Family Community. While your eBook is loading, you’ll be presented with offers. These are all optional and only sign up if you’re interested in them, otherwise you can click on ‘Skip the Offer’ until you get to the screen where you can click on ‘Download your free eBook!’

It doesn’t take very long, and it’s awesome checking your mail and seeing your free samples arrive. So what are you waiting for?

Get your freebies now!

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Real Estate Blog Series: The Pros and Cons of Renting in Metropolitan Areas

PennySaverUSA.com strives to bring you the best resources and information about everything we have to offer. This will be the first installment in our Real Estate Blog Series. We’ll bring you the best tips when it comes to anything real estate, and provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to make the best decision.

The Pros and Cons of Renting in Metropolitan Areas

Renting out a property in the city can seem to be a daunting task, and in many ways it is. There are a lot of perks for moving your business to a metropolitan market. In order to make a sound decision if a city rental would be good choice for your property investment and business, Dusty Henry of All Property Management has put together some pros and cons.

The Pros and Cons of Renting in Metropolitan Areas

Pro: Location and Population

While geographically large cities are not always “centrally” located in the state; big cities are usually the central hub for many other large towns surrounding it. These big cities are often the cultural epicenters for communities as well as a high source of employment opportunities. Cities like these typically get to this size because of the big businesses that settle in them. This means there are more people with high profile/paying positions than you might find in a rural area.

Metropolitan areas are also more densely populated. This means you are working with a larger pool of people to draw from in potential renters. Working with more people means better odds of finding the right tenants.

Con: More People, More Problems

More people may mean more potential for finding the right tenant, but it also means that you will definitely find a lot of unqualified people applying for your rental. The time you will put into tenant screening will likely go up exponentially when you rent in a densely populated area. In property management, time is valuable (especially if you are managing multiple properties). You do not want to waste too much time looking for a tenant, but you also do not want to rush the job and end up with someone who will be harmful to your investment.

Pro: Appeal of Convenience

Urban areas typically have a leg up on access to a wider variety of local resources, shops, entertainment, etc compared to someone who lives in an outer rural area may have to travel all the way into the city to pick up something specific they need. With cities providing many jobs to outlying areas, a city apartment or home rental can be very appealing to potential tenants as it would greatly lessen their commute.

From a management standpoint, you also have the convenience of having a wider selection of maintenance companies to work with in the case that something goes wrong with the rental.

Con: City Limitations

Just as if you were to manage a property in a far removed rural area, the city has just as many limitations. There are some safety concerns that come with city dwelling. There are likely going to be city ordinances that you will have to follow as to what you can do to the property. This is likely to happen at any place that has an HOA (Homeowners Association) as well. Depending on where in the city it is located (whether it is literally on the street or in a suburb within the city), there may also be a risk of vandalism to the building, which sometimes cannot be foreseen.

This first guest blog post was written by Dusty Henry of All Property Management. Property owners in San Diego can connect with homeowners easily with All Property Management. They have a wide directory of property managers and free quotes make finding the right person to manage your property painless and simple.

Rating 4.00 out of 5

Free Friday: Friday the 13th Freebies

Disclaimer: Feel free to look at previous Free Friday posts to see if you can find any other freebies that are still active, but only this week’s freebies are new. Many older ones will be expired.

If you’re a little worried about it being Friday the 13th, then let these lucky freebies change your mind and make this Friday the 13th the best day of the week!

PennySaverUSA.com has brought together as many Free Friday freebies as we could find, all for you!

Food/Drinks

FREE Starbucks Refreshers Beverage If you missed your chance at a free Slurpee, or just prefer Starbucks then don’t miss this one. Stop in to any participating Starbucks location from Noon to 3pm Friday, July 13th, and enjoy a FREE Tall (12 oz.) handcrafted Starbucks Refreshers beverage. It’s completely free, no purchase necessary. There are two flavors available, Cool Lime and Very Berry Hibiscus, so stop by a Starbucks near you, for this one day freebie!

FREE Meal at Chick-fil-A on Cow Appreciation Day!

FREE Meal at Chick-fil-A It’s Cow Appreciation Day! To celebrate, Chick-fil-A will award a FREE meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who goes to one of their 1,600+ locations, fully dressed as a cow. Visit their site for full rules and guidelines, and you can even download a ‘Cow Starter Kit’ to put together your cow get-up.

FREE Sample of Dippin Dots Clusterz in celebration of National Ice Cream Day on July 15th, Dippin Dots is giving away free samples of their new Dippin Dots Clusterz on National Ice Cream Day eve on Saturday, July 14th. Print the coupon from their site, and stop by any participating location on 7/14 from 7-9pm to enjoy your delicious treat.

FREE Lipton Tea&Honey Mango-Pineapple Mix: Get your free sample of the new Lipton Tea & Honey Mango Pineapple To Go sample packet, by filling out a simple form through their facebook app. You must be 18 or older to get this offer. once you’re all signed up, you’ll see a confirmation page confirming your submission, and that you’ll receive your free sample in six to eight weeks.

FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese from Bruegger’s Bagels Sign up for their Bruegger’s News emails and get a FREE Bagel with Cream Cheese. Yummy! Visit their Facebook page to sign up! They’ll email you the coupon within 24-48 hours.

FREE Vega One Nutritional Shake: Head on over to their site and sign up for the Vega Newsletter to get your FREE trial pack of Vega One! Vega One Nutritional Shakes are made exclusively from plant-based whole food ingredients. Just one serving will provide you with a foundation of the complete nutrition your body needs to start your day!

Household

Free Sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent: Target really loves their laundry freebies. This week, you can snag yourself a free sample of Woolite Extra Dark Care Detergent. As usual, all that’s required is to fill out their short survey–this week, it’s 8 questions long, and then fill out your name and address, and wait for your sample to be delivered via mail.

Skin Care

FREEBody Lotion from Bath and Body Works: Like the Bath and Body Works Facebook Page and click ‘Get Offer’ on their recent post to receive your coupon for a free 2oz. lotion sample from their new line of Signature fragrance from Paris. It’s valid July 13th-July 15th. No purchase necessary, just stop by a Bath and Body Works this weekend to redeem your offer in store.

Hair Care

FREE Sample of Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo & Conditioner: If you’re interested in a free sample of Garner Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner go to this link and fill out the easy form to get your free sample in the mail.

Eye Care

FREE Contact Lens Solution from Bausch & Lomb: If you’re a contact lens wearer looking to try a new lens care solution, then go for it, and take the Biotrue Challenge from Bausch & Lomb! All you need to do is answer a short survey, and fill out the form with your information to receive a free sample of their Biotrue Multi Purpose Solution.

Mobile Apps

FREE Grill-It! App: It’s also National Grilling Month, so celebrate by getting the Grill-It! App for free, TODAY ONLY! Head on over to the Amazon Appstore for Android and download the app. It’s fully equipped with great grilling recipes, professional (and tantalizing) photos, and detailed instructions. FREE fro a Limited time only!

It doesn’t take very long, and it’s awesome checking your mail and seeing your free samples arrive. So what are you waiting for?

Get your freebies now!

Rating 3.50 out of 5

Announcing the Winner of our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute?” Contest

After more than 900 entries, thousands of votes, and a close race up until the last day, it’s our pleasure to finally announce the winner of our “So You Think Your Pet’s Cute?” Contest. We diligently checked the votes of each entry to make sure they were valid, and the contest was kept fair to everyone.

Personally, this was one of my favorite contests that we’ve run, because every single pet submitted was super cute, and have family and friends that truly love and care about them! I want to thank everyone that entered and voted. I hope you all enjoyed the contest and will stay connected with us for more contests in the future!

So without further ado…

The winner of our $250 prize is:

Congratulations Cali Lollipop!

A brief bio on our fabulous winner and what she plans to do with the prize money…

Cali Lollipop is a 2 year old Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie Mix). She is 3.8 pounds but her small size is definitely not equivalent to the size of her heart. With not a bad bone in her body, Cali Lollipop’s favorite thing to do is give “Puppy Smooches” to everything she encounters (whether human or furry) and never passes a flower without stopping to take time to sniff it. Her name (Cali) definitely suits her because she is a true CALIfornia girl. She loves the outdoors and the beach. She has vowed to use her cuteness to help others that are less fortunate than she is. She will be donating portions of her winnings to both Puppy Rescue Mission (who transport animals out of military war zones to the safety of the United States and loving homes) and Operation Pet Pals (founded by Spike Taylor to provide stuffed animal companions and supplies to those lonely in Nursing Homes and hospitals). Just like her name, Cali Lollipop is one of a kind and filled with sweetness; the true love of her “paw-rents’” lives.

Honorable Mention to our 4 runner ups (2-5 respectively). Thank you so much for being a part of our contest:

Buster, Casper, Pots and Nike!

Rating 4.40 out of 5

Free Friday: It’s Almost 7-Eleven Day

Disclaimer: Feel free to look at previous Free Friday posts to see if you can find any other freebies that are still active, but only this week’s freebies are new. Many older ones will be expired.

We’ve already made it through the first week of July. Time is just flying by, but we’re just that much closer to 7-Eleven Day, and our opportunity for a free slurpee!

PennySaverUSA.com has brought together as many Free Friday freebies as we could find, all for you!

Food/Drinks

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven It’s cool when places have numbers in their name, because if there’s a corresponding day on the calendar, they’re obligated to give the public something free. Take 7-Eleven for example, it’s corresponding day is July 11th, also known as “7-Eleven Day”. You know what that means… Participating 7-Eleven locations are giving away a FREE 7.11 oz Slurpee next Wednesday from 11am to 7pm! Visit the 7-Eleven website to find participating locations near you.

Free Starbucks K-Cup Packs from Target Target has a free sample offer for free Starbucks K-Cups Coffee. Just head on over to their free sample page and complete the very short survey and form to receive your free sample via mail. I’m not sure if it makes a difference, but I said YES when asked if I own a Keurig, and NO that I haven’t tried the Stabucks K-Cups before. I don’t know if different answers make any difference.

Free Red Bull 4-Pack Need some wings? This Summer, Red Bull is giving away a free Red Bull 4-Pack. This one’s not as easy as filling out a form, but it’s still pretty simple. Share a photo or video of you and your friends sharing and enjoying your summer. Use Twitter, Tumblr or Instagram to upload a photo with the hashtag #shareyourwings, or use Facebook Connect to share a picture with them via your photo gallery. Once your picture has been approved, get ready to receive your complimentary Red Bull 4-Pack to share with your friends.

Get a free sample of Finish Dishwashing Detergent

Get a free sample of Finish Dishwashing Detergent

Household

Free Finish Dishwashing Detergent Sample: Visit their Facebook page and fill out their quick and simple form to receive your free sample of their Wild Poppy Nourishing Body Cream. The form includes Step 2 to share with your friends, but it’s only optional, and skipping this step won’t prevent you from receiving your free sample.

Skin Care

Free Body Cream from Bodycology: Visit their Facebook page and fill out their quick and simple form to receive your free sample of their Wild Poppy Nourishing Body Cream. The form includes fields to enter email addresses of friends you’d like to share the sample with, but these are only optional, and leaving them blank won’t prevent you from receiving your free sample.

Hair Care

Free Sample of Garnier Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo & Conditioner: If you’re interested in a free sample of Garner Fructis Fall Fight Shampoo and Conditioner go to this link and fill out the easy form to get your free sample in the mail.

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner: Garnier Fructis is currently offering two different free samples. So, I would recommend also filling out this form to get a free sample of the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo and Conditioner, which boasts that it can “Undo up to 1 Year’s Damage in 1 Week”.

Free Sample Pack of Aveda Damage Remedyy Products: If you’re interested in getting a free sample pack of Aveda Damage Remedy products, including Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo, Restructuring Conditioner and our Daily Hair Repai, then click on this link to print out the coupon. Head on over to any participating Aveda store and present your coupon to receive your free sample pack. If there are no locations near to you, you can still receive the free sample pack with any purchase of $30 or more on Aveda.com, and entering REPAIR at checkout.

Kids

Free Amazing Spider-Man Digital Comic With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie this week, you know this will earn you a bunch of brownie points with your kids. Visit the Marvel Digital Comic Shop to get your free copy of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 digital comic book. Under the image of the comic book, there’s a link that says ‘Get Digital Comic’. Once you click on that, it adds the comic book your cart. Click on your cart and proceed to checkout. If you already have an account, just sign-in and complete the order. If not, it only take a few minutes to quickly create an account. Once you’re finished with the checkout process, click Read Now, and enjoy!

Events

Free Museum Weekend for Bank of America Cardholders: If you are a Bank of America customer, you can visit participating Museum for free on Sturday July 7th and Sunday July 8th, just by showing them your ID and Bank of America/Merill Lynch card. For more information, visit their page to get full details and find participating museums near you.

It doesn’t take very long, and it’s awesome checking your mail and seeing your free samples arrive. So what are you waiting for?

Get your freebies now!

Rating 3.75 out of 5

Top 10 Tuesday: Things to Do for the 4th of July

Our Forefathers must have been thinking about us and how we would celebrate this day for years to come, when they put their John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence in 1776. July 4th is a great day for a national holiday (not to mention the great sales). The weather’s beautiful, school’s out, and friends and family can take vacation time to travel and see each other. With such great conditions, comes so many options for spending the day.

For this week’s Top 10 Tuesday, here are our Top 10 things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July!

  1. Soak Up the Sun at the Beach

  2. Grab the SPF, beach towel and umbrella and head on over to your local beach. Make some sand castles, collect some sea shells, play some beach volleyball, and catch the waves. If you’re lucky, maybe your beach is also doing a fireworks show at the end of the day that you can stick around for. It’s prime beach weather, so make the best of it!

  3. Hang out by the Pool

  4. If there’s no beach close by, or you’re just not into dealing with the crowd, grab your sunglasses, and lay out by the pool. Kick back, and sip some home made cocktails, while getting your tan on. Not down for the lazy vibe? Get your Michael Phelps on and do some laps in the pool. Swimming is one of the best exercises for your body.

  5. Play at the Park

  6. If you’re not about the aquatics for the Fourth of July, keep it dry by going to the park. Spend some time throwing around a frisbee or a football. Whatever floats your… well not boat, but you get it. This is a great option for the little ones and any four-legged friends.

    Fourth of July BBQ

    Fourth of July BBQ

  7. Have a Picnic

  8. Pack up a yummy picnic basket and grab a blanket. Head out the door and enjoy the wonderful July weather. Pick a picnic spot at the park, beach or even your front yard. Just be outdoors and enjoy the day.

  9. BBQ it Up with Friends & Family

  10. If you’re the life of the party or the hostess with the mostest, then the Backyard BBQ scene is definitely for you. If you’re the one hosting the shindig, then make sure you’ve got the grill going at all times with enough hot dogs and burgers for everyone. If you’re the life of the party, get on the dance floor and show off your moves.

  11. Bake Brownies, Cupcakes & Other Goodies

  12. This is one of my personal favorites. I have a killer sweet tooth, so any chance I get, I love making some delicious goodies. The Fourth of July is a great excuse to fire up the oven and start baking. You can make some yummy cupcakes, cakes, cookies or brownies and decorate them like the American Flag. If you’re having guests over, any of those options are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

    Go to a Local Fireworks Display

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than with fireworks lighting up the night skies? Find out what events are going on in your area, and check out their fireworks displays.

    Fourth of July Fireworks

    Celebrate our nation's independence with fireworks lighting up the night skies.

  13. Watch the Macy’s Fireworks on TV

  14. The Mac Daddy of all Fireworks Displays, is undoubtedly the Macy’s Fireworks Show over the Hudson River in New York City. If you live in New York, then you definitely need to see the fireworks show live, at least once in your life. If you can’t see it live, then grab the best seat in the house and watch it on your television. You get to see the same spectacular show, without the residual smell and smoke.

  15. Shop the 4th of July Sales at the Mall

  16. Want to beat the heat and stay in the cool air conditioning? No problem. Head over to your favorite indoor mall, and grab all of the 4th of July sale items you can carry. Don’t want to go anywhere? That’s cool too. Bust out your laptop and browse through PennySaverUSA.com to find great deals on what you’re looking for!

  17. Educate Yourself on Independence Day

  18. Yes, it’s great to have fun and enjoy yourself, but don’t forget why July 4th is a Holiday. Dedicate some time out of your day to look up the history behind the Fourth of July. If you’re a know-it-all, then challenge yourself to find out something new about our nation’s Independence Day that you didn’t already know.

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

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