Mail is a pretty big deal in my house. Each day, when I pick the kids up at school, I ask them to guess how many freebies we’ll have in the mail. On a good day we’ll arrive home to find the mailbox stuffed to overflowing and several more things balanced on top of it. Even on a slow day, there’s usually at least one freebie tucked in with the rest of the mail.
Requesting freebies is such a simple thing. It takes no time at all; and yet, it add so much fun to our afternoons, while helping us to save money. I mean, take a look at all of the stuff that we got last week:
- A can of Progresso Creamy Potato Soup
- A bag of Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips (those will go in my vacation stash)
- An eight-load bottle of Method Laundry Detergent
- A package of dates
That’s a really nice haul, and it didn’t cost us a cent! I can hardly what to see what we’ll get in the mail this week.
Want to brighten your day with a bunch of mailbox freebies?
Here’s how to get started/increase your current flow of freebies:
- Join BettyCrocker.com, BoxTops4Education.com, Pillsbury.com and LiveBetterAmerica.com. They each give out 10,000 samples each month, and they’ll email you when it’s time to request yours (that’s where the soup and chips came from)
- Like all of your favorite brands on Facebook, so you’ll get a notice in your feed anytime they offer up a free sample
- Sign up for consumer test panels
- Request free magazine subscriptions. This article lists lots of places to get them
- Find a couple deal blogs to follow. I check Hip2Save and ICraveFreebies throughout the day