Finding Freebies

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June 3, 2014

Please don't take free items just because you are too cheap. As a result, items that had been free we now have to pay for. Here are just a few examples.


When you go to McDonalds, you are only supposed to take the ketchup and napkins that you need for that meal. Not enough to take home to last for the next month. Our McDonalds now gives 2 ketchup per person for free. Beyond that you have to buy them, even if you need more for that meal.

Our local hardware and paint store now charges for paint sample chips, stirrers and paint can openers. The reason is people were taking all the paint chips to use for crafts, stirrers to use for other projects and same with the paint can openers. Used to be if you bought a can of paint, those items were free.

Last week, I watched a lady at the bank take the bowl of suckers meant for kids, and dump the contents into her purse. I used to own my own store, and people would take the toilet paper out of the restrooms for home use. All this does is raise the prices for others. And, it's rude.

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March 21, 2006

My best frugal tip is to order as many freebies you can get. I visit free sample sites and get make-up, shampoo/conditioner, lotions/perfumes...

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November 30, 2016

Christmas is coming and supermarkets are now open with cheaper items and more freebies. Some brands would drop down their prices and sometimes items would come out with bags, mugs or anything for free.

An Eden cheesekeeper and grater that came free with purchase.

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April 24, 2018

Most of the large supermarket chains offer free full-size items every week. They work via mobile phone app or mailing list. Just sign up and they'll notify you when something free is available for pickup.


You usually have 2 to 3 weeks to get it, so it's pretty convenient.

Free products from the supermarket next to a smartphone.

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Kelly Ann Butterbaugh
September 7, 2011

Several websites gather all the free samples, coupons, and great offers. A few have a hidden agenda that makes their operation look a bit shady, but others are legitimate sites that are harmless free fun.

Sample size toiletry containers

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April 2, 2007

It's almost time for fairs again. When you go, be sure to look out for freebies like pencils/pens/keychains/note pads/post-its/sun visors and the like!

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June 23, 2006

Lately I have been frequenting hospitals with my youngest (he has epilepsy, and has done a lot of tests!) Besides making a binder up for all his medical information (in case I need to repeat incidents/dosages of meds), I have seen how much hospitals DISPOSE of things like plastic washing tubs, medical equipment (scalpels, arm wraps, med dosage) and food...

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August 10, 2006

Freebies from Hotels, Restaurants, Etc. Save freebies that you get at hotels/motels, like soaps and shampoos, etc. Also save condiment packages that you get at restaurants. . .

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February 2, 2018

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Sample of Haircare and Beauty Products

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September 13, 2019

If you are a frequent shopper of the grocery store Vons, every Tuesday you can check Von's Facebook page for the WORD OF THE DAY. You will find the freebie in the store, tell the cashier at check out - the word of the day and the item is free.

A bottle of Acqua Panna water.

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November 21, 2017

Amazing Savings just opened near me. To celebrate, they gave out umbrellas. You did not have to buy anything. This was not advertised, but I have had similar experiences in other stores, so I went just to see.


Who cannot use an umbrella?

An umbrella given away at a store's grand opening.

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November 4, 2008

I am really into finding samples. I know the usual sites: WalMart, Freebies 4 Mom, FreeGrabber and some Yahoo groups. I am looking for some other really great freebie sites. I am looking for ones that are easy to use and offer great freebies. Any suggestions?

Sarah from Statesville, NC


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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

The best ones I have found are: and - both recommended by a thrifty funner - I also go to - and - but the first 2 seem to be the best and most current.

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November 4, 20080 found this helpful

My favorite is and they have good samples and sweepstakes posted all the time.

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