SOS Mom Saver: Freebies!

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When we first moved to Vegas, I was quickly informed that I would NOT be getting free things here like I had in other places we'd lived. I was told that what few coupons came weren't any good. I was told the stores here don't offer sales like I've experienced elsewhere.

What these people didn't realize is that I've heard these things in every place we've lived. Literally...Every. Single. Place. And in each and every place...I proved them wrong. Perhaps it's because I just like a good challenge. Regardless, I set my sights on proving them wrong....again. Vegas was going to be no different. I mean really, two of the BEST stores to shop at for freebies and moneymakers are national chains...which are here in Vegas as well.

I mean no disrespect when I say this, but even many long-time couponers don't know where to look to find the "super" deals. That's where I come in! I DO know where to look! I have been a super-couponer for 14 years. I was couponing before it was hip! I was couponing before there were hundreds of deal blogs and at least a dozen forums. And I'll go there...I was couponing BEFORE the internet. Yes, folks. I'm THAT old. (Even though I'll deny being a day over 29 if you ask.)

So...where is this leading? More freebies, of course! And here in the land of no grocery or drug-store freebies, no less!

Without further ado: On with the deals!

While I'm not a coffee person, my husband is. (And I won't mention who, but SOMEONE got our son started on coffee as well. Our 7 year old son.) You can't imagine how excited he was to hear the words, "Free coffee". My husband was excited too.

Every Monday in March, Dunkin' Donuts is giving away a free medium hot or iced coffee. For the next 3 Mondays, you can grab a free cup of coffee on your way in to work. Be sure to find the location nearest you!

Now that we've all had our morning coffee, let's talk chocolate. (Surely she's not about to tell us we'll get CHOCOLATE for free! WHO would give FREE chocolate?) Walgreen's, that's who. This week, you can get a Hershey's Extra Dark bar...for free!

(If you see any abbreviations or terms that you aren't sure about, check out my "Couponing Definitions".)

Walgreen's: Hershey's Dark Chocolate Bar (4-4.5oz) (You must buy 2.)
  • 2/$3 - ($1/2) March IVC bklt - 2($1/1) SS 1/10 = free!
There are also some great freebies at CVS this week. Unfortunately, none of them involve chocolate, but I guess we'll forgive them this once.

CVS: Nivea Lip Care (0.17-0.35oz) (lt. 1)

  • $2.99 (must buy 2) - (b1g1) 3/7 RP - $2.99ECB = 2 FREE!

Nivea Lip Care Free ECB CVS Thoughts of THAT Mom
CVS: Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush (lt. 2)

  • $4 -($.75) 2/7 PG or 2/21 PG - $4ECB = Free + $.75
  • $4 -($1) 2/7 PG or 2/21 PG - $4ECB = Free + $1
Oral B Cross Action Toothbrush Free ECB CVS Thoughts of THAT Mom
To find other great deals this week, head over to Savings Angel. They are an incredible resource for those just starting out in couponing. They're also wonderful for those who want to coupon (and may have in the past), but just don't have the time to put the deals together themselves. Savings Angel does it for you! There is a monthly fee for Savings Angel, but it is well worth the money if you can't or won't otherwise find the deals on your own.


Chelsie said...

I just posted your DD tip on my blog! I also came across a Dunkin Donuts Coffee Sample Freebie. YAY!

here's the blog:

Thanks again,

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

Thanks for letting me know, Chelsie. Thanks for the heads-up on the freebie as well!

I'll be sure to check out your blog!


Becky Baker said...

I listened and am going for my free coffee!! thanks Amy ;)


Thoughts of THAT mom said...

You're welcome, Becky!

Chelsie said...

Thanks Amy! Be sure to check out my columns freebies on birthdays as well as our kids eat free/cheap page. That may help with your three kiddos! I'm just a contibutor so I will let my blog person know about your button.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

Will do, Chelsie! I think we're probably already signed up for every free birthday promotion that's not specific to Vegas. (We just moved here in January.)

Thanks again!


Allison Dunaway Osborn said...

ok, I am LOVING your tips...!!!


Thoughts of THAT mom said...

How can you NOT love free coffee & chocolate? :-)

Ruth Ann Warnock said...

funny, I was loving the toothbrush tip :~) My Chey has braces so we go through them A LOT!


Fiona Salama said...

The Library is giving out coupons for a free In-N-Out Burgers to kids, for every 5 books they read! We're working on that right now!


Thoughts of THAT mom said...

Great deal! Thanks, Fiona! Do you have to check the books you read out from them or do any books count?

Fiona Salama said...

I have the same question, we are logging both, I don't think they'll actually check the titles anyway as long as the kids are reading ?


Thoughts of THAT mom said...

That's what I figured. Thanks!

Kayla said...

I have a question about, when you say they are paying you. The toothbrush example says you would receive $1.75. If that was all you bought would the cashier seriously hand you money? Or would you have to buy something else that could then be discounted?