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I know lots of people don't have the money for gifts this time of year. What I do is subscribe to several freebies newsletters. You can get a lot of goodies for free from companies. Another thing I do is go to company websites, and look for promotions. You can get a lot of goodies for free there too.
Sometimes you may have to send proof of purchases for some things. I look all year long, and put things back all year so that when Christmas comes, my five little ones get lots of goodies.
For adults, you could take a basket (I always seem to have several from gifts or flowers) as I receive free samples of things like shampoos and lotions, I put them in the basket, when I'm ready to give it, I just add a nice tea candle and a matching ribbon.
Sounds like great advice, Tonya. Where do you find out about these freebies and promotions....do tell!
Being from Ohio in the early 80's my husband moved us to Va. Beach, Va. Left with three young children in a motel room. Having little money to buy gifts for family back home I went to the mall and signed up for every credit card they offered and recieved gifts. My family loved the gifts.
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can you please tell me how you got the free talking alaram clock from poptarts promations
i went on to their site signed up but i did not find any info for this thank you
Tonya has great advice, but I went to sites like Kellog company. Signed up for their freebies too on my own, and it wasn't because of this article. They still haven't gotten me my free talking alarm clock. Did you do something else to get it Tonya? I would greatly appreciate what you have to say about this freebie.
I belong to several companies' rewards programs and often am eligible for freebies. Sometimes I don't need or want the free items, so I donate them. My family eats a lot of Special K cereal and I have received 6 bottles of Opi nail polish through the Kellogg's Family Rewards program. I am planning to include these with my holiday donation to a local charity for disadvantaged kids.
Don't forget the local animal shelter. I won a coupon for a FREE 40 lb bag of dog food; but, I only have cats. I redeemed the coupon and took the bag to the local animal shelter. If it's free and you cannot use it - donate it to someone who can.
Little advertising freebies make good little gifts. I rounded out a birthday gift bag with some dream cards I got from a drug company and gave another set to some teenagers who helped me carry my groceries up the stairs!
Some advertising freebies (like hats, t-shirts, jackets) have embroidered logos on them that can be carefully removed by hand. My Mom got some denim shirts that had advertising on them, that she didn't want to have on it. With a pair of sharp nosed scissors & a seam ripper, she made very good time on it & the logos were removed in a short time! No one ever knew where she'd gotten them from or knew that she didn't pay good money for them!