How to Get Free Amazon MP3 Credits All Month

Did you know you can get FREE MP3 credits for Amazon.com? Yep, until the end of the month of September, every time you redeem your Swagbucks points for a free Amazon.com gift card, you’ll also get a free MP3 credit as a bonus!

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How to get free MP3 Credits on Amazon

When you snag an Amazon.com Gift Card during the month of September, you will be rewarded with a $1 promotional credit for Amazon MP3. With over 20 million songs, they’re sure to have that new song you’re lovin’ lately, an oldie you don’t already have in your collection, or your toddler’s favorite song that she loves to listen to 127 times in a row. Start earning reward points with Swagbucks.com today to snag your Amazon.com Gift Card and $1 Amazon MP3 promotional credit before Sept. 30th. Pretty sweet deal, right?

 

 

More ways to earn free Amazon gift cards

Watch the video to learn about another cool new way to earn Swagbucks – Shop & Earn! With the crazy-busy holiday season coming soon – You can save a ton of time and money by doing your fall shopping online. And if you shop through Swagbucks, you’ll also earn awesome free rewards too…

 What are you waiting for? Join Swagbucks today!

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Free Fisher Price Toys: How to Have a HouseParty

HouseParty.com – The budget hostesses best friend!… If you’ve never heard of House Party, you can read details here – How to host a House Party. The basics are just to sign up on their site, apply for parties you’re interested in, invite friends when you get approved, and party it up with your free party packs when they arrive. Totally simple, and totally awesome.

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Why House Party Rocks

Ok, as a long-time member of HouseParty.com, I admit – the parties aren’t always as good as they used to be. If I could offer the brands that sponsor parties a word of advice, it would be to choose fewer hosts, and send those hosts bigger packages – instead of trying to send very bare-bones packages to a huge amount of people. It makes the hosts more excited to get a generous package that they feel good about inviting friends over to share, it makes them more likely to build buzz for your brand, and it just gives a positive vibe to a TON of people who received a sweet package from you. The whole point is to get people talking about you, spreading the word about new products, and building some great buzz for your brand, so you want to make sure the packages you send make people excited enough to do that. And…. One brand who clearly TOTALLY understands this is Fisher-Price – Check out the package that they sent us this weekend:

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Fisher-Price Toddler House Party

Ok – this isn’t the greatest pic ever. We unloaded the GIANT box of free toys in the spare bedroom that’s still kind of a mess after my brother and the kids moved out – and it was getting late, which meant not a great amount of light. But neither Abby or I could wait until morning to check out this big ol’ package…. And ohmyHECK, we were not disappointed! Here’s what we received:

We still have one more shipment on the way, with all of the other goodie bag gear – Fisher Price coloring books, DVD’s, coupons, and more. So that if the kids find a new favorite while playing with this new fall line-up of fun toys, moms can save some bucks if they want to head out and purchase them too! Awesome, right?

Learn more about the upcoming Fisher Price House Parties by following #FisherPricePlaydate on Twitter – or check out @HousePartyFun for updates on upcoming parties you can apply for!

So – now that you know how awesome these packs from House Party can be – make sure to sign up for a free account today, to get updates on new parties to apply for over the holiday season. They have everything from food and wine, to basic household supplies like the new Kleenex hand towels – to totally fun party packs for holiday entertaining, like the Kmart Halloween party that’s open to applications now. So get signed up and apply to host some fun {and totally FREE!} parties today!

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Free Local Family Fun Passes to Print Today – And More!

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you were an early reader of this site, you’ll remember that I started out as a much more “Frugal Living” style of blog. One of my first big successes was my How to Get Free Stuff series, where I showed pics of the amazing amount of goodies I got completely free from things like entering giveaways, joining awesome mailing lists, or signing up for the best rewards programs. I still do all of that stuff, but as the blog evolved and grew into something a little different {I call it Smart Solutions for Busy Moms} – I stopped sharing as many of my frugal-style tips and tricks. But – sometimes I come across a new program that is so awesome, I can’t help but share it with you guys… And as you have probably guessed, I have one to share with you ladies today. It will rock your socks.

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“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship”- Benjamin Franklin

So what is this awesome new program that I think is worth joining? Why join yet another rewards program? I know those are the questions you’re thinking right now, lol. Well – first off, the more programs and mailing lists that you’re on, the more amazing cool stuff you’ll get. I mean, I get super cool free samples in the mail I’m not even expecting – simply because I’m on a list of interested peeps somewhere. I find super helpful emails each day with the best new offers for free or deeply discounted deals on things I need for the fam – just because I’m a part of so many great rewards programs. So this stuff is seriously worth joining. {Get a list of great newsletters I recommend to get freebies and cool stuff here.} And this new program from Scott’s is one of the cooler ones that I’ve seen in a long time – It’s actually simple to join and get started, the rewards are the type of things that you actually want and need, and it’s just really honestly cool.

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“A penny saved is a penny earned.” – Benjamin Franklin

When I signed up – for Yakima, Washington, and then entered my zip for a Family Fun Pass – They let me choose from the location I wanted, so I requested a free admission to our local skating rink – Skateland. They emailed within a minute, printed my voucher – easy peasy, and done. Seriously – sign up to see what free Family Fun Passes are available for you this month, then keep checking back each month for new ones. No strings – just free, and super cool.

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Want to get started earning free family rewards asap??

Of course you do. It’s simple. It’s free. It gives you cool free stuff. And it’s from an awesome brand. If that hasn’t sold ya – here are a few more goodies – You can buy super cool ticket packages to see of the best racing events this summer. Or get 3 full free months to try out that new Blockbuster movie by mail program. You can get super sweet discounts on Hertz car rental too. Or get great coupons instantly for Scott’s brand products. Awesome, I know. So use this form to sign up now – without even having to click through to another site.

If the form doesn’t load or work for you – you can also find it in my sidebar all month, or click here!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up, get your freebies – then use the tweet button below to share with your own friends or networks. Or use my easy peas share buttons to post to Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, or whatever social media you love most. Because, friends don’t let friends pay full price, right? And this is such a sweet program you totally have to share it! It’s brand new, so most of your friends may not have even seen it yet! And it is rockin’ – for real.

 Join Scott’s Free Rewards Program for New Freebies Every Month – Including Free Family Fun Passes for August! 

{Disclaimer: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Scott. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating and am able to earn additional rewards throughout the campaign.}

 

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Free Cupcakes for People Like Us – Mothers!

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Free Mother’s Day Cupcakes!

I told you about the other free cupcakes giveaway from Sprinkles Cupcakes last week, to celebrate the new movie People Like Us. Well now they’re doing another SWEET freebie – {yep, as always, pun intended. I’m so punny…} – On Mother’s Day, May 13, head into any Sprinkles Cupcakes location and say, “People Like Us” to get a totally free cupcake to celebrate people like us – Mothers! {And, watch for the movie premier, in theaters June 29, 2012.}

Love Cupcakes? Check out my Pinterest Cupcake Idea board filled with super fun ideas today!

 

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Gettin’ Free Swag Like a Rockstar Giveaway!

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Weekly Freebie Round-Up and Giveaway!

When I started this site, I used to share loads of great freebies and deals with you guys each week. Over the past few months, I’d cut back on that a bit – I figured, there were SO many blogs sharing that type of stuff, you didn’t really need my help to find them.

But… I’m back!

I’ve had a ton of emails lately, asking me to bring back more of that content. It seems that while there ARE lots of sites sharing this stuff, some of you guys prefer to get it Sunshine-Style, in one BIG freebie list each week. And, I’ve heard that you miss some of the unique finds that I come across too – So look forward to seeing a new one each Friday from now on – along with a little mini giveaway thrown in too! I’ll be giving away a couple of coupon bundles each week – just as a thank you for being so awesome! Just leave me a comment with your favorite freebie of the week, and I’ll draw a couple winners NEXT Friday! So get all these goodies, and watch your mailbox start filling up full of free swag every day, rockstar style – like the pics above of my daily mail! Good times.

Fun Kids Freebies

  1. Free Sandwich Box: This is adorable – Visit Rudi’s Organic Bakery on Facebook, upload an image of your kiddo’s artwork, and they’ll make it into a customized sandwich holder! Totally free, and so fun.
  2. Organic Valley: Sign up to receive Organic Valley’s Farm friends newsletter and receive a free Farm Friends welcome kit!
  3. Kinect: This is a giveaway to win a Kinect from M&M’s – and I’ve heard that some people are getting a runner-up style prize of a code for a free year of XBox Live?? Let me know if YOU get it!

Baby Essentials Freebies

  1. Old Navy: Sign up for their email updates, to learn about awesome stuff like the major baby sale going on now. AND – I just got a $10 off coupon in my email, since this month is my birthday! Sign up so you can get one too.
  2. Plum District: Register for Plum District today and get great deals for Moms, by Moms. They are one of my faves, and you can earn free credits to get tons of great kids toys and clothes, totally free. Click Here to check it out.
  3. Printable Diaper Coupons: There are tons of other free samples and tools available on Everyday Family, but I use it most for the printable diaper coupons. Such a helpful resource!
  4. Mommy Page: Another similar site – subscribe to get a daily email filled up with samples, coupons, and giveaways just for new moms.
  5. Free Baby Book: This is an online baby book, and you can let your friends and family join in on creating it too – so everyone can add their fave photos and memories. Very cool.

Food & Household Freebies

  1. Mrs. Dash: Free spice giveaway! Each day on Facebook, 30,000 fans will get sample products – Get yours before their gone!
  2. Free TV: Enter for your chance to win a $5,000 Home Theater Package from P&G. This would be SOO awesome. The form is a little weird – fill out your info, click the button if you want to get promotion updates from P&G {good stuff} – then click that blue box that says, “Click her to open, read, and accept the rules.” I couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t submit, then realized I had to open that and click accept!
  3. Mio: Free bottle of MiO(r) Blueberry Lemonade Click Here to request yours. This stuff is SO great to throw in your bag and take with you for the kids. Love it.
  4. Craft Warehouse: They’re celebrating National Scrapbook Day this weekend with a ton of fun freebies, giveaways, and cool activities. Get your pass here.
  5. Remodeling: Get up to 30 FREE Samples from Smith+Noble. Hundreds to choose from. Order now for FREE! Click Here to see what they’ve got.
  6. Treats Guide: Sign up for the Diabetic Health newsletter, and get a cool Sweets & Treats Guide book to help you make healthy choices!
  7. UPS: Sign up for My Choice – it’s totally free, and is one of the my FAVORITE tools of all time. You can tell them where to put your packages, change them to your work location if needed, electronically sign for them in advance if you won’t be home – and even get alerts sent to your phone before things arrive. Awesome, seriously.
  8. Glade: Get a free spring scents package – {And if you haven’t tried them, you MUST smell the Polka-Dot Petal! Love it.} – SC Johnson is giving 5,000 gift packs away – good luck!
  9. TFS: Stands for That Freebie Site – you can browse here each day, and find new updated samples almost every hour.

Pet Freebies

  1. Meox Mix: Get a free sample of Meow Mix for your furry friends, plus a $1.00 coupon in the mail. Awesome.
  2. PetCo: Print out this coupon for a totally free pouch of Natural Balance Cat Food, so you can try before you buy and make sure your furry buddy will like it.
  3. Purina: Learn how to love your puppy with Purina’s FREE Puppy Care eBook! It’s got some really helpful tips in it.

Beauty Freebies

  1. Fragrance: Get a free sample of the new Lady Million Fragrance – a fresh, fruity type of scent. Just fill out the quick form to claim it.
  2. Woman Freebies: They send out a newsletter once each day, with new fashion and beauty samples, and great giveaways. They’ll often include really high-value cosmetic coupons too. Great resource that I use a lot!
  3. Clinique: Get a free 14-day sample of Clinique City Block Sunscreen. Visit the Facebook link to learn more on how to get it – you’ll love it!
  4. Garnier: Get a free sample of their new Sleek n’ Shine products from Walmart.
  5. Bath & Body Works: This is AWESOME – send a friend a free Facebook card for Mother’s Day, and they’ll throw in a coupon for a free product! Love that.
  6. Color Care: FREE Fekkai Glossing or Technician Color Care Collection Sample for Costco members.

Enter to WIN!

Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below to enter to win – First, tell me which freebie on this page is your very favorite! Then do as many – or as few! – of the additional entries as you want. The more you complete, the more chances you have to win! And if you’re feelin’ lucky, check out the rest of the sweet swag that I’m giving away this month too, and enter to win them all – listed in the sidebar!

Love free swag? So do I! Grab a bunch of cool stuff off of this huge list- and then tell me your favorite, for a chance to win a little MORE free swag from me! :)

{This post contains sponsored content & affiliate links. Some of these offers earn me a few cents when you sign up, which helps keep this site running. But – I ONLY share and endorse companies I trust. So no spam, promise!}

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Sometimes the Past is a Present…

People Like Us

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I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this movie – but hadn’t stopped to take a minute to see what it was all about until tonight. Why made me take a break to watch the trailer – finally? Well, I got an email that tomorrow is Brothers & Sisters Day, and Sprinkles Cupcakes has partnered with People Like Us to celebrate – by giving away FREE cupcakes at all of their locations. Awesome, right? But then maybe you’re like me, and thinking – what does this movie have to do with Brothers & Sisters Day? Which is why I was finally intrigued enough to Stop the Blog for a minute {lol}, and check out some clips from the movie. And since I know YOU are interested now too – here ya go, ladies:

Rethinking the meaning of family

Here’s the official info: “In a story inspired by true events, Sam, a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, is tasked with fulfilling his estranged father’s last wishes—delivering an inheritance to a sister he never knew he had. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Pfeiffer, PEOPLE LIKE US opens in theaters June 29.” The unofficial info: I predict needing a tissue or two for this film! I’m such a sap – it’s not too touch to get me cryin’ during a movie. But this one seems like the kind of thing to really get me – a mom who is struggling to provide for her kiddo as best as she can, an older brother who wants to help her out, and protect her…. Yep, totally gets me. {Love you brother!}

Brotherly {and Sisterly!} Love

If you want to do a little celebrating for Brother’s & Sisters Day tomorrow {which is May 2nd} – Check out the link for a fun quiz to learn how much you really know your own bro or sis. And make sure to find the Sprinkles Cupcakes location nearest to you for your FREE cupcake tomorrow! {Details in that link.} I don’t have one near me – but if YOU get one, share a pic on my Facebook wall tomorrow so I can be totally jealous. Happy Celebrating!

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Baby Shower Gift on a Budget {Hint, start with free samples!}

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How to use free samples to make a perfect baby shower gift

A bloggy buddy of mine put together a totally awesome list of current baby freebies, to make it super easy for you to go through and get all of the best free goodies that are available. If you’re a new mom, or a mamma-to-be, I’m sure this will be a HUGE help for you! But even if you’re not expecting, you can request all of these great samples to put together an incredibly helpful baby shower gift, without spending big bucks.

How to put it all together:

Check the new mamma’s baby registry, to find a diaper bag that you know she’ll love. If she’s not registered for one yet, you can check out a couple of my favorites – JJ Cole Tote Bag, or the SOHO Diaper Bag, which is a total steal at only $15! Then, stuff all those helpful pockets in the bag full of great sample products for the new baby. A friend of mine did this at my shower – and it was the most helpful thing! I loved being able to “try before I buy” – as a new mom, that giant aisle of baby care products can be a bit overwhelming!

The best baby freebies

Use this list to get some great samples and coupons – then visit Midget Momma’s site to see the rest of the list. {You’ll see her link at the bottom.} For more fun gift ideas, check out my Baby Shower board on Pinterest!

  1. FREE Sample of Enfamil Formula– Print out the certificate and take it to your doctors office to get your sample. Pick from 3 different Enfamil Brands
  2. Enfamil Bright Beginnings club– Coupons and FREE Samples $250 worth the baby freebies just for signing up!
  3. FREE Parent’s Choice Baby Formula Sample– fill out the form and get a sample in the mail
  4. FREE Baby Calender from Hylands– fill out the form and it will be on its way to your mailbox
  5. FREE Sample of Simply Right Baby Formula Sample– fill out the form and it will come in your mailbox
  6. FREE Beech-Nut Starter kit– fill out the form and get samples in your mailbox
  7. FREE Sample of Honey Suckle Breast Milk Bags– so helpful for new nursing moms.
  8. FREE Sample of Huggies Good Nights– These are one of my favorites.
  9. FREE Visit to Ringling Brothers Circus – Baby’s first trip to the circus, ticket to the circus.
  10. FREE Samples and coupons from Pampers– Scroll to the bottom of the page to find them.

And there’s more! If you loved this list of free baby samples, make sure to visit Midget Momma’s site to see the rest of the list – and give her a big thank you for putting this great list together for us!

Check out the rest of the New baby Freebies list from MidgetMomma

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