Free Samples at Walmart.com?Can anyone tell me how I can get to the site for WalMart Free Samples. I have tried. It said "Free Samples", but never showed anything below that. Where are the Free Samples? Thanks again.
Is Your US Post Office Designated For Closure?I was surprised by this list because I assumed it would be small town offices that will be affected but that is not the case because there are quite a few closing in big cities as well.
Link: Contact the White HouseAre you tired of Congress and the President's wrangling over the budget? Do you want to pan or praise the job Mr Obama is doing? In short, do you want your voice to be heard in the Oval Office and the hallowed halls of Congress?
Link: Jazz On The TubeA website I really appreciate is Jazz on the Tube: It has television clips of jazz performances from as early as the 60's, and a great search engine for videos of jazz artists. They have a daily email celebrating featured artists, with a video link, and short biography.
Links: Word Of the DayI 'subscribe' to two dictionary sites, Dictionary.com and M-W.com (Merriam-Webster) for a word of the day to be sent to me. Sometimes they are familiar, sometimes funny, sometimes impossible for me to say, etc. I occasionally pass them on for various reasons.
Link: Give Kids A SmileEach year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation's dentists and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country.
Link: Online Instrument TunerMy hubby just found a ukulele at a thrifty shop for me! I am now learning how to play it and tuning is a big issue. Imagine my surprise when I found an online tuner.
Link: icantfindmyphone.comIf you misplace your cell phone and have no way to call it, you can go to icantfindmyphone.com and enter your number. Your phone will ring shortly and you will be able to find it!
Free Coupons From Barilla?I keep asking for Barilla coupons and each site I go to says they have them, yet, when I go to that site, "they do not". How can I get Barilla coupons?
Finding Your Cell PhoneI have a great tip for when you can't find your cell phone or your land line portable phone. I tried it and it works great! Just go to this site, type in your number and click "Hello" and it will ring!
Jiffy Free Recipe Book?I am looking for the free Jiffy recipe cook book. Does anyone know how I can get a copy?
Link: Free Drum Sticks and Book or DVDIs there a budding drummer in your family or among your friends? Go to www.playdrums.com for a coupon for a free pair of drum sticks and either a book or DVD.
Link: Ask Uncle PhaedrusWhile trying, unsuccessfully as it turns out, to find a recipe for someone at ThriftyFun, I did find this very unusual website: Uncle Phaedrus Consulting Detective and Finder Of Lost Recipes
Frugal Living Link ExchangeAm looking for other bloggers/site owners who would like to exchange links for similar sites such as mine (thrifty, frugal, one income type living).
Link: PocketMod Personal PlannerThis is wonderful, and so useful. Print this on the back of ads in newspapers that are inserts, and they don't have any printing on the backs, I get plenty of these each week, because the little booklets are only printed on one side.
Link: Best and Worst Cookout FoodsSummer is almost here, and that means outdoor parties and cookouts with friends and family. If you're trying to eat healthier, it can seem hard to find good choices at the picnic table.
Link: Hillbilly HousewifeI wanted to share a site that was shared with me:
Link: Special DietsThis is an excellent site from Finland (in English) for anyone needing to go on a special diet; i.e.: Cholesterol-free, Fat-free, Vegetarian, etc. Select the diet plan, and it will list the foods you can eat. It's also the best, easily understandable Nutrient Information of foods, that I've ever seen.
Link: Food Tips and Recipes at the Utah State University ExtensionI've just found the most fantastic site and wanted to share. It's the Utah State University Extension site. Family and Consumer Sciences (under Families and Communities) was a great section for home hints...
Link: Dollar Stretcher CraftsYou might really enjoy this site - it has lots of everything:
Drugs.comYou want information on drugs; e.g., an old tube of ointment you don't know about? See www.drugs.com.
Check Real Simple Website for Holiday IdeasThis is a really great site, I just spent the last 20 minutes looking at wrapping ideas and holiday decorating :
bestdealmagazines.comI was having a hard time this year coming up with cheaper gifts for friends and family. I found this wonderful magazine site that has many magazines for under $5.00 for a one-year subscription.
Virtual DogHere's a fun game dog lovers can play. Just type in commands like "sit" or "roll over" and watch the dog do tricks!
Frugal Blogs at HustlerMoneyBlogHustler$ just posted a LARGE list of frugal blogs. You might find one of interest - although they tend to be the 401K/stocks/bonds financial wizard types rather than us.
Locating SpeedtrapsWant to locate places in your area where there are speedtraps? Here's a site where you can find the ones in your area or list the ones you know.
Normal Rooms from Around the WorldNormal Room is a web site which has images of homes from all over the world, there's lot's of interesting places, such as Ethiopia, New Zealand and Argentina. All photos are uploaded by users, some homes are ugly, some beautiful, some boring, some funky. I just thought that you might find this site interesting.
Free Sites, Free Things, (Or Discounts) And Free InfoBorders Bookstore: Buy books you need (like student school books) or enjoy and receive $5.00 reward for every $150.00 spent.
Link: Do You Remember Love?This is a beautiful story about Love.
Free E-CardsI remember that in a previous newsletter you were asking for freebies for any occasion if you want to send an e-mail card. These places have some that are free.
Verify Online Information At Snopes.comVerify Online Information At Snopes.com. We get so many emails to our inboxes, how do you know what you can believe and can't. This trusted website dedicates it's time to sorting through the mess so we don't have to take the time.
Online Book ExchangeOnline Book Exchange. You enter in the books you want to trade and the ones you want. If anyone wants them, you print out postage on the site. The only cost is $3.99 per book for shipping (and you don't pay for the books you send.)
WWII Web LinkWWII Web Link. All you ever wanted to know about WW II. There is also information on Food Rationing that all of us who are living frugally could learn from.
Clay Pot Gingerbread PalsHere's a link to some Clay Pot Gingerbread Pals
Thundercloud.netThundercloud.net. I would like to tell Everyone about this web-site that is a Must Have if you own a computer, are planning to buy a computer or are using a computer that is not your own.
Third Age NewsletterThird Age Newsletter. I love the Third Age newsletters (of course, I am a Boomer). On a recent visit, I saw in the "Money" section some great financial FORM LETTERS from Bank.com for consumer complaints! Really great templates.
Online JournalsOnline Journal. At Oprah's website, if you look on the sidebar to the left - there is a journal option, which is a great way to have a FREE online journal. You can even share it with others, if you like.
Free OffersFree Web Offers. Here is a few FREE things from web sites. Free sample of Olay Definity Intense Hydrating Cream.
Free Mazes Online?I love working mazes. Where can I find free ones to print out on-line?
Canadian Sites for Grocery Coupons?Grocery Savings. Does anyone know of a Canadian site for grocery saving coupons or a local shopping site to compare prices? They have them all over the U.S. but so far I have not been able to find this in Canada.
Another Freecycle?I was wondering if there is another site like Freecycle on the internet. A friend is trying to find a site to locate furniture by bartering, swapping or for free.
AntiPhishing WorkgroupPhishing is rampant. The best advice I can give you is do not click on a link from your bank, Ebay, Paypal, the IRS or your credit card company. Go to the sites directly and login from there. To see if the email you received is a phishing email look for it on the linked site . . .
Custom Printable Greeting CardsI have found a web site where you can create custom, printable greeting cards. You can even include a personal message for the inside of your card.
Mystery Shopping Links?I would like to give mystery shopping a try. Does anyone have any links to legitimate sites where I can find assignments in my area? Or any tips to keep in mind?
50 Plus Joke ListsHere's a site sent in by someone helping with this site. It is for those aged 50 Plus and has two joke lists.
Seattle SimplicitySeattle Simplicity is a blog by a 30-something single female, on a journey of simplicity. She shares her thoughts and her finances on her blog.
Country Living Websites?Does anyone know a site that list old fashion methods for living? Like how to butcher hogs, make lye soap, can sausage, etc.? If there is no such place, I wish someone would start one.
What Are Your Favorite Links?I thought it would be fun to request web addresses of great sites for us "Frugalers". If you have some favorite sites please share their web address with us. Sometimes I find myself going to the same sites over and over; new ones would be nice.
New Simplicity Blog SpotMy name is Rebecca Kennedy, and I've just started a new simplicity blog called Everyday Simplicity. I'm also starting a local simplicity group here in San Antonio, Texas.
Looking for a Freebie Site?Before my computer broke I had my favorites organized and really didn't know web addresses. I use to go to a freebie website and thought it was called yes-its-free.com. For the life of me I can't find the thing.
Home Organization Websites?I'm looking for suggestions from ThriftyFun readers as to some of their favorite websites to help with home organizing their home. I am familiar with flylady.net, and I'm interested in what other sites people have found to be really helpful.
"Habit Changing" CalendarSimple Savings have just released a FREE "Habit Changing" calendar. It is brilliant. I recommend it to everyone. There is an US and Australian version...
The Breast Cancer Site Needs ClicksPlease tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman. It takes less than a minute to go to their site.
Site for Childhood RecipesSpeaking of childhood foods, which I saw a post about recently, a blast from the past fun site that has things you have not see for years is
Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
LowerMyBills.com - Remedies for High Long DistanceIf you are tired of paying a high price for long distance, I suggest checking into some of the smaller companies because they many times charge lower rates and don't charge as many fees. Go to http://www.lowermybills.com. and find out about these types of companies as well as other ways to lower your monthly bills.
Fru-Gals.net: Frugal LivingMy new website on frugal living offers support and motivation to anyone wanting to embrace a thrify lifestyle. Please visit and check us out!
Frugal for LifeI have started a Resource/ Blog where I like to cover Simple and Frugal living. Feedback is always encouraged and we get into some wonderful conversations.
Furl - Bookmark Your Favorite SitesIt's wonderful if you like to save web pages into your favorites. What I like the most is that I can save these web pages (especially things from ThriftyFun) and refer back to them. It is not adware and you do not have to download anything, if you prefer. It is free!
SundaySavers.com - Shopping AdsIf you do not subscribe to a newspaper that has store ads, go to www.sundaysavers.com before you go shopping. It has the most recent store ads for probably any department, clothing or food store you can think of. Saves the cost of your newspaper if that is only reason you get it.
BeaniesforBaghdad.comNeeded Beanies, School Supplies, Soldiers Care Packages to send to Iraq to our soldiers. Have direct contact and our soldiers are asking for these items. Would appreciate any help.
Answerpool.comA fun and free site to get answers to most of your everyday questions is www.answerpool.com I been a member for years and it been very helpful.
JustFrugal.comI would love to be included on your links page! My site is a frugal and family values site with a small message board.
GasBuddy.comLooking for the cheapest gas prices? GasBuddy.com is a not-for-profit site to help you find the lowest prices in your neighborhood.
AllReferHealth - Poisons and OverdoseHere is a site with lots of information about Poisons and Overdoses. If you have trouble with anything, it's a good place to look for symptoms and what to worry about for poisonous stings, medicines, cleaning products or poisons.
Good News Garage - Cars For People in NeedI found this site for people that are in desperate need of a car, however, it's for the New England area only (VT, CT, MA, NH).
National Don't Call Registry - Stop Most of those Annoying Telemarketing CallsRegister up to 3 phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry at http://www.donotcall.gov
Works with cell phone numbers as well as land line telephones.
PetFinder.comPetfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 7,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database.
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Howtocleananything.com How To Clean AnythingIf you need the answer to how to clean something quickly this website probably has the answer for you.
FuelEconomy.orgThis page lists the best fuel economy you can get in a new car. It goes Hybrid (Insign,Prius,Civic), VW Diesel models, then the normal gas Civic, followed by five Toyotas (Echo, Scion XA and XB, Camry, and Celica).
Fax to People without Fax MachinesI have had Callwave for some time now and a bit ago, as part of your regular service, they added a really cool feature. You are able to recieve fax's. Good news for me since I don't have a fax machine. But better? I figured, in a way I do. I can fax things to myself from a pay fax or from work, and send them to others who do not have fax machines either. This has worked out great. All you need is a Callwave account (way cheap for all the things it does, mainly let you know you have messages when you are online, but also free fax in and 800# of your own for messages)
Organize your DVD's OnlineI joined (FREE) this site and it's great!
Half.com - Discount Books, Video Games and MoreSomeone wrote in recently about buying used books from Amazon.com. You should also check out Half.com, a division of eBay. You are buying directly from an individual ...
Sampson's Animal Sanctuary (Alabama)Non-profit animal sanctuary providing a safe haven for all kinds of animals.
Book CrossingGive your books a good home instead of having them kick around and collect dust.
Free Tetris Game at 007ArcadeGames.comThis is a really relaxing game. They have pac man and space arcades with really nice sounds and video. Some cool games. I like to do them to de-stress from housework.
Household Printables - Abbys Good StuffThis is a great site for a lot of free household printables that I thought everyone would like.
PuzzleChoice - Free Wordsearch Fun OnlineHere is a great site to do interactive word searches. The writing is kind of small. By Racer
Free Dogpile ToolbarThis is the address to get the Dogpile Toolbar. It has a ticker of the latest news. Each time you open internet explorer, you can go to view, explorer bar, and dogpile toolbar to have the ticker run the latest news at the bottom of the screen.
Yahoogroup Lists For Buying and SellingUnlike ebay there is no charge to list items for sale daily if you are a member of a Yahoo group thats sells/buys/ or trades items. Join yahoo groups today! List freely!
This Ecological Footprint Quiz"This Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates how much productive land and water you need to support what you use and what you discard. After answering 15 easy questions you'll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to what other people use and to what is available on this planet."
The Animal Rescue SiteYour Daily Click Helps Animals Survive! Millions of animals are rescued by shelters every year. Your daily click each day donates food for pets.
AnySoldier.comDo you get the Christmas cards in the mail an don't know what to do with them? Go to http://anysoldier.com/ and get names of our service people who do not get much mail. Also cost is the same as sending mail here in the states. This is very rewarding also and just a small way of letting them know we have not forgotten them. By JODI
Vaccine ExemptionsThe parents of children of which the school has not honored their rights about vaccines are entitled to money damages from the school. - Racer
Brighter FuturesThe desciption is: Brighter Futures teaches Financial Literacy to everyone desiring to learn how to make their money work for them, instead of working for their money.
Rumela's Craft Recipes This site has a long list of craft recipes. Thank you to melody_yesterday for recommending it.
The Humane Society of the United States"The Humane Society of the United States makes a difference in the lives of animals here at home and worldwide. The HSUS is dedicated to creating a world where our relationship with animals is guided by compassion. We seek a truly humane society in which animals are respected for their intrinsic value, and where the human-animal bond is strong." - HSUS About US Page
Government Benefits (U.S.)Go to www.benefits.gov, simply answer some questions and you are then presented with a list of programs you qualify for and resources available to you. And there is no charge for this service.
SecondHarvest: Finding a Local Food BankThere is a zip code locater to find the nearest food bank. Excess from the garden can be given to them. They will come to pick up barrels of food also from any event.
Ready.govGreat information to help keep your family prepared in case of a disaster.
Mercola.comMercola.com has an excellent free newsletter that has great tips on nutrition, and what foods cause what kinds of allergies, milk, things that are unhealthy for kids. I would consider this required reading for any new parent to be, or even long time veteran parents who want to keep on top of the health scene! My children have benefitted greatly by the food articles, and the sugar free substitute articles. There is no better place to go for accurate information. The most wonderful place to go for parents who want to clarify the vaccine issue.
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HSFree.com: Site for Teaching Materials for HomeschoolersHi, I am new so I am not sure if anyone has submited this tip yet. I homeschool my three boys, and money is tight, I needed a cheap way to school them I found out about a great web site, http://www.hsfree.com It gives you free sites for teaching materials you need to teach your children.
CoolSavings.comPrint coupons from your computer at CoolSavings.
CarTalk.comWebsite for the Car Talk radio program, which you can listen to on NPR.
MommySaversAre You a Thrifty Mom? Then Mommysavers.com is the site for you! You'll find shopping tips, budgeting advice, and money saving tips from real moms just like you.
Rural Route 2Recipes, true stories, articles and books from down on the farm.
SoapNaturally.orgAustralian soap making site with tons of recipes and tips.
CreativeHomemaking.comA source for recipes, cleaning tips, crafting articles and more.
DaniellesPlace.comThis site is dedicated to teaching children through crafts and activities. You will find hundreds of inexpensive crafts and activities for children. Most of the crafts and activities on this site are Bible-based and are great to use in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, preschool, and home school.
FrugalFun.comOver 500 useful articles on marketing, entrepreneurship, and pleasureto help you enjoy life more, build a more profitable business, and learn to save money on the best things in life... everything from how to avoid credit card fraud to how to have a $300 wedding.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT (University of Connecticut)Integrated pest management (IPM) is a sustainable approach to managing pests. IPM practitioners base decisions on information that is collected systematically as they integrate economic, environmental, and social goals. IPM applies to any situation, agricultural or urban, and is flexible enough to accommodate the changing demands of agriculture, commerce, and society.
The Dollar StretcherA fantastic frugal living site with an enormous archive full of money saving information.
Cool Christmas LinksSome great sites for Christmas ideas, one for carols, recipes, ecofriendly holidays, gingerbread and more.
Link: Can I Vote?There have been problems with voter registrations in some states. To check on the status of your voter registration use this site.
Vote 411 - Information About Elections in the U.SVoter participation in the United States is dismally low. In the 2002 mid-term elections, only 42% of eligible voters went to the polls to decide who would lead our country and make our nation's laws. Research continues to show that a lack of information about the voting process and the candidates is an overriding cause for low voter participation.
Good News for Spatini Fans!Todd posted this in the feedback: Good news for Spatini fans! I just posted my clone recipe for homemade Spatini.
Preparation for VotingWell, it's finally here, after nearly 2 years of primaries and the last month filled with political calls, mailers and commercials, it's time to vote.
Expired Coupons Help Military Personnel Overseas?I read somewhere that we can send our expired coupons to wives in the military. Does anyone know of an address where to mail them to?
Discount Clothing Websites?What your favorite discount clothing websites? Share them here.
Looking for a Chocolate Lab Screensaver or Desktop Wallpaper?I'm looking for a link for any good pics of chocolate Labs or chocolate Lab puppies for a screensaver or desktop wallpaper. I've tried screensavers.com & other sponsored links on Google search with no results. Any ideas?