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FAN-tastic Freebie Friday – {Almost FIFTY Freebies!}

I haven’t done a FAN-tastic Freebie Friday for you guys in awhile… So I put together a HUGE list this week! The whole idea behind FAN-tastic Freebie Friday is to give you guys a big THANK YOU each week – by searching, finding, and sharing the best freebies, coupons, and other cool stuff that’s available out there on the web with you! I’ve had a ton of emails lately asking me where it’s been. So, I promise to get back on track, and get you guys a big post every week! Pinky promise.

FAN-tastic Freebie Friday:

Beauty & Health Freebies:

  • Find You Bliss Sample includes a .5 fl. oz. pouch of bath/shower gel and .3 oz. pouch of body butter.
  • Live in Love: The new fragrance from Oscar de la Renta – get a sample today!
  • Dove: Get samples of the new Care and Repair line from Dove.
  • Free Arthritis Kit: Get a guide to managing your symptoms, access to tools and features, and more.
  • Kleenex: Get a free sample of the new Cool Touch Kleenex tissues – just in time for cold and flu season!
  • Prilosec: Get a free sample and coupons of this totally amazing heartburn medicine. It’s pricey to buy – so stock up on free samples for the holiday season!

Baby & Kids Freebies:

  • Potty Training DVD: Get some help with potty training with this kit from Pull Ups!
  • Simply Right: Get a free package of their infant baby formula, your choice of variety.
  • Baby to Bee: A great way to find a ton of baby samples and free offers.
  • American Baby: Get a free years subscription! Comes with tons of great coupons and free offers.
  • BabyTalk: Another great magazine – and these are great even if you have bigger kiddos, since they’re loaded with great diaper and toy coupons.
  • Baby Book: Get full online access to this interactive baby book site. I’m still using it to add updates for Abby, and I love it.
  • Gifts to Grow: Join Gifts to Grow now to get 100 Free Points. I use mine for free Shutterfly photo packages!
  • Baby Calendar: Get this freebie from Hylands – it is seriously very cool, with the most helpful info. I had one of these when Abby was an infant, and I really liked seeing the season-specific info every month.
  • Planning Family: Great resource for name brand baby samples, and they send out really cool online coupon codes for awesome companies at least once a month – for freebies like baby slings!

Free Cash:

  • Inbox Dollars: Sign up today, and get $5 bucks free when you set up your account. Totally free, no strings, get paid via check when you earn $25.
  • Global Test Market: Take surveys – when you hit 1,000 points, get a $50 check!
  • OneOpinion: Registration takes 60 seconds or less and each new member earns $5 upon registering. and $1 or more for each completed survey.
  • SwagBucks: Search, Shop, Earn! Points can go towards PayPal cash!
  • MySurvey: This one has great product test opportunities too – and you earn points towards cash or cool stuff.
  • Valued Opinions: I love their motto – Don’t just give your opinions away, be rewarded for them!

Food Freebies:

  • Boston Market: Eat home-style cookin’ anywhere $15 For A $25 Boston Market Gift Card.
  • Free Honey Packets: Add them to your cart, check out, should get them 100% free shipped. Worked for me, but could change.
  • Pilsbury: Sign up to get samples and coupons, and a free calendar offer too! Plus, every month they do giveaways to members for free full-size products.
  • The Daily Sip: Discuss new wines with the group, get big discounts and special offers too! Holidays are coming – use the community to find great new options in your price range.
  • Mr. Food: Sign up for the newsletter to get a FREE copy of the No Bake Dessert Cookbook!

Home Freebies:

  • Seventh Generation: Sign up to get first dibs on their next sample giveaway – they’re doing them all month!
  • Glade: Are you the only person who hasn’t signed up for Right @ Home yet? You get a monthly newsletter from SC Johnson, with full size product giveaways, high value coupons, and samples. Plus, if you’re extra active on the site, you’ll see more random coupons and samples – I do!
  • CanvasPeople: If you haven’t taken advantage of the amazing FREE canvas offer, this is the time to do it! They offer one for free, because honestly, once you get your free one, you’ll want more! We LOVE ours.
  • Creating Keepsakes: Get the new DVD for only $4.95, shipped free, plus get a bonus paper crafting kit totally free! Love it. Nice stocking stuffer.

Organization Freebies:

  • ShopSanity: ShopSanity is a FREE online shopping tool that organizes your receipts, tracks your packages and saves you money with price adjustment alerts. Totally cool.
  • Post-It: Get samples of the new Neccessorize line from Post-It!
  • UPS My Choice: Get alerts before packages arrive, Electronically authorize packages for drop-of, re-route to other locations and many other options.
  • AboutOne: Busy moms, this is for you! Get organized today with AboutOne – safely store, manage , and organize super important info like photos, kid’s artwork and health records, receipts for home repairs, school records, and tons more. Access it all right from your smart phone too. This is a lifesaver for me, and totally free!
  • UPromise: Start Your Kid’s College Savings Today – Join Now. It’s simple to set up, and I cashed out a check for about $250 last year. I started a new account to save up for Abby – every little bit helps.
  • Credit Sesame: A great way to get a totally free, and totally legit, copy of your credit report and score.


  • Savings Star: SavingStar is a new eCoupon service that’s totally paperless – so there’s nothing to clip or print. Get over 30 eCoupons worth over $50!
  • Cellfire: No clipping! Load coupons directly to your store loyalty card, easy peasy.
  • Dove: Dove Personal Care Products – Up to 23% off with these savings coupons.
  • Always the best selection of coupons for families. Remember – I have a widget on my sidebar that automatically updates with the newest available coupons, multiple times per day. Check it when you’re stopping by!

A few more freebie sites:

  • Freeflys: Get some super cool new freebies every day.
  • TFS: That Freebie Site! Not as many freebies as some of the others, but they update daily, so you can find a few good ones.
  • Woman Freebies: All of their samples and coupons are targeted towards the ladies – lots of make-up, hair care, and skin care goodies.
  • MySavings: A HUGE selection of free samples organized by category! One of my favorites.

Whew! That’s a lot of free stuff!

Make sure to share this with your freebie lovin’ friends too – the ‘share’ buttons make it super easy peasy to respost this to Twitter or Facebook, so all of your favorite people can snag all of this great free stuff too! Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for reading!

Start Earning Today – Avon Gives You Unlimited Opportunities!

Want to Earn Extra Holiday Cash?

Avon has products for everyone – from the amazing Anew skin-care line, to the trendy cosmetics and accessories from Mark, to the new super-fun baby products in the Tiny Tillia line – even great stuff for guys too! Such an extensive selection, all at really affordable prices, makes it so easy to sell!

Tomorrow Starts Today! Start reaching your goals!

Whether you’re entering the workforce, returning after the kids are grown, or just want to be your own boss, becoming an Avon Independent Sales Representative offers unlimited opportunities. Even if you’ve never sold a product before, you can do it – with Avon. As the world’s leader in anti-aging skincare, fragrances and color cosmetics, we make it easy for you to sell and succeed, right away!

Earn from home, and earn online. Be your own boss! Learn more about the earnings opportunity of becoming an AVON representative and join today! Click Here to get started!

Why Direct Sales?

Direct Sales gives busy moms what they need most – flexibility and freedom! YOU set your hours. YOU decide how much you want to earn. And YOU run your own business, the way YOU want. If you’re interested in checking out some other amazing companies you can join – Check out the Direct Sales Directory! New businesses are being added daily, and you can access it easily whenever you visit Sunshine and Sippy Cups, just by clicking the Directory tab up top in the navigation bar.

Check out the Directory today – and find YOUR perfect fit!


Free Case of Kids Squeezable Applesauce and More! #freebies #kids

Join Me at Survey Spot!

I told you guys before about how I maximize my earnings with survey sites – As I go through my email each day, I quickly move every survey invite into a special email folder. Then, once a day I try to take from 30 minutes to 1 hour to go through it, and fill out as many surveys as I can. Many I don’t qualify for – but there are tons that I do! And, my very favorite thing is getting FREE products to test – Like I just qualified for today at Survey Spot! We’re going to get a case of totally free squeezable kids applesauce packages to test out in our home – AND get paid for giving our opinion on it! This happens several times a week here. Super cool, right?

More about Survey Spot:

Frequent opportunities, average of 24 surveys a month. You’ll earn prize draw entries every time you participate in a survey for a chance to win up to $12,000! Click Here to do the quick sign up! You earn points for every survey – you can redeem them for gift cards of PayPal cash!

What I’ve tested lately:

I shared pictures with you guys of some of my recent test items – things like diapers, snack foods, dog food, laundry detergent, baby teething gel, salad dressing – and tons more. This is something that really makes a difference in my families budget – the free products mean I’m saving money, and the checks, PayPal cash, and free gift cards we earn help us pay bills or buy fun stuff.

Want to get started?

The link to sign up for Survey Spot is above – and if you’re a Survey Spot member already, make sure to check your account for this survey!! – and you can find tons more of my trusted Survey Sites too!

Coupon Blogger ContestLove my frugal tips? Then I’d LOVE your help in making it to Round 2 in the Cheap Sally contest! I’m just one spot away from making it – so every single vote counts!! Thank you so much for your support in what I do!!


Want to Earn FREE Toys and Earn Cash this Holiday Season??

Need extra money for the holidays?

Keep reading to learn how YOU can earn extra cash – and FREE Toys – this holiday season with Discovery Toys!

Join DT now for just $99! – And get a full 3 months to pay!

The Discovery Toys Educational Consultant Business Kit can be yours for just $30 down. It includes 10 DT products plus all of the catalogs and business materials you’ll need to get started – PLUS 3 months of your own personal DT website!

Success Start Plan

And with our Success Start Plan you can earn a full rebate on the business kit and up to $325 in free products! This is a perfect time to get started with the very busy and very profitable holiday season just getting started. Joining my team is fast and easy and I will provide you with all the training you need to make lots of money in the 4th quarter!

How to Contact Me:

  • Want to shop online? Check out my personal Discovery Toys website!
  • Follow me on Facebook for new product updates and promotions!
  • And read more about why I got started with Discovery Toys, and why I am SUPER excited to be part of their team!
  • You can also email me directly with any questions –! I’d love to hear from you.

Coupon Blogger ContestGive me a vote of support! I’m one spot away from making it to Round 2, and voting ends this weekend! Every single vote makes a difference right now – Thanks so much!


Women’s Small Business Month Giveaway – Become a Dove Chocolatier

Dove Hostess Package

Who Loves Chocolate?

Well, considering that over $16 million in chocolate was sold in the U.S. in 2010, a LOT of us love chocolate! In fact, the US consumes almost half of the entire world’s chocolate every year. And if your a chocolate junkie like me, you know that Dove makes some of the best products you can buy! If you host a party, as soon as your guests eat it, they’ll be back for more. That’s a tasty repeat business for you.

What exactly is a Chocolatier?

A Chocolatier is the name given to the amazing DOVE CHOCOLATE DISCOVERIES team members. A Chocolatier gets to sample delicious chocolate, encourage purchases, invite their friends and family to super fun Chocolate Tasting parties, and encourage others to join them in earning an income as a Chocolatier. At Chocolate Tasting parties – where the host invites her friends – you’ll share delicious new treats and demonstrate easy entertaining ideas. Sounds fun, right?

Dove chocolate party invites

Interested in Earning an Extra Income?

You don’t need experience to be a Chocolatier, just an ability to share your enthusiasm for chocolate. Like most direct sales careers, this requires NO previous sales experience, and only a small start-up fee! Then you have total flexibility to set your own hours, be rewarded for your energy and effort, and grow your business at your own pace. You’ll get an amazing start up package – in the top pic you’ll see the training videos that they partner with some yummy chocolate chai tea, and helpful information to get you started. You’ll also get some amazing recipe books and invitations, to get people excited about your first party! The start up package includes TONS of Dove products too, you’ll read more about them in a minute…

Why Direct Sales is the Perfect Fit for Busy Moms –

Whether your a stay at home mom who wants to earn a full time income while still spending time with the kids, or a working mom who just wants a fun part-time job to earn extra holiday cash, Direct Sales is the perfect option for you! I myself just jumped into direct selling, and am now a Discovery Toys Independent Sales Rep, and I am incredibly excited for a chance to start building my own business, while still spending my days with the baby.

Six reasons to consider joining the more than 15 million Americans in the direct selling industry:

  • Freedom: Work for yourself and be independent, setting your own business goals.
  • Flexibility: Set your own hours and schedule work around family priorities.
  • Finances: Pay bills, take that special vacation or replace your full time income. How much you earn is entirely up to you!
  • Fuel your development: With top notch training programs and tools, you’ll gain entrepreneurial business skills and savvy that will make you a hot commodity in any market.
  • Friends: Meet new people through Tasting Parties and a supportive network of Chocolatiers.
  • Fun: Love what you do and share that joy. It doesn’t feel like work when you make people happy! After all who doesn’t love chocolate?

Sound like a great option for you?

I am a big fan of Direct Sales, and have worked for other companies in the past. {I made President’s Club with Avon when I was only 19!} To help busy moms easily compare Direct Sales opportunities, find the perfect company to join, and give them an easy way to get started, I’m starting the new Direct Sales Directory, which will launch very soon! I want to give you a way to quickly get an idea of what’s out there, and some great reps to get information from. Stay tuned, and you’ll see it later this week! Why not join the growing group of entrepreneurs who’ve started their own chocolate businesses and party your way to sweet rewards! Learn more at Dove Chocolate Discoveries – it’s only $79 to get started right now!!

Dove Chocolate Discoveries Kit

Win a Full Chocolate Discoveries Kit!

Or…. You can WIN the entire business kit from me!! One lucky fan will win the same great Dove Chocolate Discoveries Starter Kit that I got to check out. Super cool, right?? Use the easy peasy Rafflecopter entry form to enter to win! Whether you decide to join this great Dove for this great Direct Sales Career, or simply enter to win some tasty treats for holiday entertaining – Good luck!

{Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of DOVE Chocolate Discoveries and received a Starter Kit to facilitate my review.}
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Don’t be the only one missing out on this….

MySurvey Free Product TestDo survey sites really work?… There are a few reasons why I LOVE survey sites. I am on an incredibly tight budget – and the free gift cards, cash, and rewards that I earn from filling out quick surveys make a BIG difference in our life. These rewards help me do pretty much all of my Christmas shopping, which is amazing.

I also love the chance to do in-home product testing! So cool. Most of these sites will send you out FREE Full Size products, and you try them out with your family, then give your opinions. Then, they PAY you for sharing your thoughts about the FREE stuff they sent you. How can you not love that?

Don’t Miss Out!

Don’t be the only one missing out on all of this good stuff! As you can see from the pic’s here, these companies really are legit, and you really do get free stuff. Every site listed on this page is one that I use myself, and have gotten rewards from.

You can see that my recent tests have included a new natural teething gel for baby, Bounty Paper Towels, Cover Girl Mascara, Brand Name Dog Foods, and Salad Dressing. I’ve also done several diaper tests in the past month. I’m super excited for the new line of Pantene products that are coming soon too….. And I DO NOT want you guys to miss out on stuff like this!

Tips Coming Soon….

I’ll be sharing a post in a few days about how to get the most out of these types of sites when you don’t have a lot of time – so stay tuned for my best tips.

Until Then…

Check out this huge list of my trusted survey sites, and sign up for as many as you can. The more you sign up with, the more chances you’ll get for free stuff. You only do the surveys you have time for- just delete ’em if you’re busy! All of these sites are ones that I have used, earned at least one reward from, and that I can recommend confidently to you. There are a few of them that are referral links, and I earn a few cents when you’re join me – you’ll get links like that to share with your friends too, once you sign up. It’s not big bucks, but it does add to your earnings when you share your favorites with others, and help them learn how to use them too!

Free Products:

  • MySurvey – Take Surveys, Get FREE Products to try out, and Earn amazing Rewards!! {See the Cover Girl Mascara I got in the pic? Super cool.}
  • Synovate Opinion Panel – This is my VERY favorite! If the link doesn’t work – then they’re not currently taking apps. This can be tough to get into, but SO worth it!
  • Shoppers Voice – Join and you will automatically be eligible to receive exclusive money-saving coupons, free product samples, and other special offers by mail and email. Plus, you’ll also be instantly entered into the Grand Prize draw for $10,000 cash!
  • Global Test Market Panel – Test free products in your home and earn rewards. After you get to see new products and ideas before anyone else, it’s easy to understand why businesses don’t want their new ideas to leak out!
  • Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel – Must be over 18. Earn points that you can redeem towards seriously amazing stuff: I used to do this, and redeemed points for kitchen appliances and other cool home stuff. Been trying to get approved again forever!
  • Toluna – I just got the baby teething gel from Toluna, to test out at home. Plus, last week I got to do an interactive survey session, and earned $50 for it!!
  • Survey Spot – Frequent opportunities, average of 24 surveys a month. You’ll earn sweepstakes entries for each survey, to win $12,000! I get TONS of baby products to test from them!

Earn Gift Cards!

  • Valued Opinions – Every survey earns you points, and you turn those into FREE gift cards!
  • MyPoints – Earn with surveys, shopping, and SO much more. Then turn those points into FREE gift cards, hundreds to choose from! {One of my favorite sites!}
  • Consumer Advisory Panel – Earn gift cards for sharing your opinions, and enter to WIN $50 gift cards for completing surveys too!
  • SwagBucks – the easiest way to earn free stuff on the web! Redeem for my favorite, Amazon gift cards, or even PayPal cash!
  • Ipsos I-Say Young Adults Survey – Only for young adults, which means ages 18-30. That means I am now an “old” adult, since I’m over 30. No fair.

Earn CASH rewards!

  • Vindale Research – Earn from $5 to $75 per survey!
  • Inbox Dollars – Earn $5 bucks cash today, and request a check every time you hit $20. Plus, earn .10 cents per coupon you print and redeem. Sweet!
  • DollarSurveys – Take free surveys and earn a dollar for each survey you complete! Visit everyday for more surveys, and you can cash out via PayPal every Friday!
  • Opinion Outpost – Join the survey research panel and start taking surveys to earn cash!

Sign up today!

It is SO easy to earn a really huge amount of cash, gift cards, and free products – all just by sharing YOUR opinions on products you use every day. Companies are all competing for the attention of busy moms, and want to learn what they can do to get it, so your opinions are VERY valuable to them! There is no “catch”, it’s easy to do, and you will love the rewards.


You can check out the FAQ section on any of these sites for more info, or feel free to ask me some questions in the comments! I’ve been using these sites for years, and should be able to answer almost any question you have!! And make sure to use the social buttons to share these great opportunities with your friends on Facebook and Twitter too! They’ll love you for it :)


HUGE Weekend Freebie Resource!! #freebies #giveaways

Welcome to the Weekend Freebies List!! 

Remember, right click a link to open it in a new window, so you can keep this list open, and get all of the freebies if you want ’em! There are a bunch of good ones in here today – enjoy!

Beauty Freebies:

Starbucks free stuff

Health and Energy Samples:


  • Learn about new wines, get sweet discounts, and join a community of other wine lovers– The Daily Sip!
  • Sign up for a FREE HomeSav Shopping Account, to check out their “social shopping”, super fun.
  • Save up to 90% on new daily selections of amazing kids stuff – great brands – Sign up for the updates here!

Burt's Bees for BzzAgent

Product Testing and Surveys:

  • Join the super-fun Smiley 360 for a chance to sample FREE full size products and share them with your friends too!
  • Check out the easiest way to earn free stuff on the web- Swagbucks!!
  • Sign up for a Free Crowdtap Account for chances to get amazing free stuff– I’ve gotten Free Old Navy outfits and jeans, and just applied to get a FREE workout outfit for me and a friend, and another for a FREE coat! Very cool.
  • Get $5 bucks FREE when you set up your Inbox Dollars Account today! Cash out when you reach $20!
  • Join to try out more cool products – see my latest shipment in the picture! I’ll be giving away some of those goodies soon!

More Fun Free Stuff:

  • Join the Puppy Chow Healthy Start Program for great coupons, freebies, and cool stuff! Click Here.
  • I just won a $50 Starbucks card – see the fun stuff I bought with it, in the pic above?? – in their giveaway, which is still going on now! Sign up to join too!
  • Learn about the new Debit Card fee coming soon to Bank of America, and maybe others too! I get the best frugal tips from Learnvest Free Daily Updates.
  • Get a $100 Gift Card for Travelocity for only $50 bucks!! Limited time!!
  • This is one of my favorites: Get your entire credit report, organized and easy to understand – including your credit score and comparisons to national averages – totally FREE. This is completely legit, I’ve been using it over a year now, and it has helped me SO incredibly much to build my credit back up.
  • Get a Free Life Assistant – add info about your life as it happens, keep it all organized, amazing free site! I use this non-stop!
  • Free Art of Ironing DVD for all of you little homemakers!

Love it? Share it!

If you guys love these great freebies, share ’em with your friends on Facebook and Twitter too! Have a WONDERFUL weekend, and thanks for reading!