freebie http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/4205/all en-US FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado) http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2794635231_96f8e52378.jpg" alt="iPod Touch FREE" title="iPod Touch FREE" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You only have 30 days left to take advantage of this one, but it's a great offer for a great product. The big picture is simple &mdash; open up a BBVA Compass Build-To-Order Free checking account in Colorado and you get a FREE iPod Touch valued at $199.99.</p> <p>Of course, the small print does ask a little more of you, but nothing you wouldn't be doing with your current checking account. You may see other offers like this have ended, but I picked up the promotion card today at my own branch (so I'm not eligible, obviously) and asked when it ended. April 30th was the answer. There may be similar promotions in your state, so do some checking.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.mymoneyblog.com/images/0911/bbva.gif" /></p> <p>Here are the major details:</p> <ul> <li>To qualify for this offer you must open a new <a href="https://www.bbvacompass.com/personal/checking/build-to-order/">BBVA Compass Build-To-Order Free Checking</a> account by April 30th.</li> <li>The minimum deposit must be $25.</li> <li>Within 6 weeks of opening the account, have your first direct deposit of at least $300 from an unrelated third party (your paycheck most likely).</li> <li>For at least 6 months after opening the account, have your minimum $300 direct deposit continue once each billing cycle.</li> <li>You will have to pay $9.95 shipping and handling for your iPod Touch.</li> <li>If you don't comply, you'll pay $180 for the iPod Touch.</li> </ul> <p>There's some more legal jargon, but that's the big idea. Basically, if you change banks and do what you do now with the new BBVA Compass Bank account, you'll bag your iPod Touch. If it's just not worth the hassle, fair enough. Certainly something to consider though, especially if you're looking for a new bank anyway. And the iPod Touch also allows you to do mobile banking, which is another reason to take advantage of this deal.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription">Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/can-cheap-applecare-on-ebay-be-trusted">Can cheap AppleCare on eBay be trusted?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Cool &amp; funky things I found FREE on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies apple freebie giveaway ipod special offer Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:10:57 +0000 Paul Michael 6179 at http://www.wisebread.com What Was Your Worst Job Ever? Tell us and Win $10! http://www.wisebread.com/what-was-your-worst-job-ever-tell-us-and-win-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what-was-your-worst-job-ever-tell-us-and-win-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/scared girl.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="320" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">It&rsquo;s time for our weekly trivia question: What was your most hated job?<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Share your sad, tacky, or scary employment experiences and be entered to win a $10 Gift Certificate!<o:p> <br /> </o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Maybe it was years ago, or perhaps you&rsquo;re still struggling through one of the most dismal career experiences in history.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>We want to hear about it!<span style="">&nbsp; </span>My worst job involved telemarketing for one day&hellip; I was called every foul name in the book and I was only 17!<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Another horrible job scenario had me <a href="../../../../../../6-warning-signs-that-it-is-not-the-job-for-you">peddling pizza coupons on the wrong side of town</a> for commission only.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>(Glad I escaped that one unharmed.)<o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">What about you?<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Do you have an icky tale to tell?<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Share your thoughts on this provocative question, and be entered to win one of two $10 Amazon gift certificates.&nbsp; The randomly-selected, winning answers will be read live on <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com/WiseBread/2009/06/18/ING-Directs-PresidentCEO-Arkadi-Kuhlmann">Wednesday&rsquo;s<i> Living Large on a Small Budget</i> Blog Talk Radio Show</a> (where we will be discussing business values and the economy with <a href="http://www.ingdirect.com/">ING Direct</a> CEO Arkadi Kuhlmann.)</p> <p>&nbsp;Those of you who aren&rsquo;t familiar with the &ldquo;drill,&rdquo; read below for full details:</p> <h2>Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate</h2> <p>We're doing two giveaways -- one $10 Amazon gift certificate for a random comment, and another one for a random <a href="http://www.twitter.com/">tweet</a>.</p> <h3>How to Enter:</h3> <ol type="1" start="1"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Post your answer in the comments below, or</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style=""><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer.&nbsp; Include &quot;<a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread" title=" @wisebread #moneytippers">@wisebread</a>&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.</li> </ol> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <p>At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.</p> <h3>Giveaway Rules:</h3> <ul type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Contest ends Wednesday, June 17th at 7:59pm CST. Winners will be announced June 17th between 8:00 &ndash; 9:00 pm CST during our live Blog Talk Radio broadcast, and will be contacted at the conclusion of the broadcast (or you can call in live to claim your prize!)</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="">You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="">Only tweets with &quot;@wisebread&quot; will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="">&nbsp;Good luck!&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>***We have our winners!&nbsp; Congrats to these winning entries!</strong>&nbsp; (Your prize is on the way!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </strong><span class="status-body"><strong><a href="http://twitter.com/birdingbev" class="screen-name" title="Beverly Robertson">@birdingbev</a></strong><span class="entry-content"> Worst job? Motel maid in college. Only one summer, but cleaning toilets and stripping beds w/ sketchy sheets, too much.</span></span>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Comment #13 -</strong><a href="../../../../../../what-was-your-worst-job-ever-tell-us-and-win-10#comment-306953" class="active">Worst job: working for a</a> <strong> </strong><strong>Submitted by Mary</strong><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="date">&nbsp;</p> <p>Worst job: working for a company that didn't pay me for four months straight. I went from October to February with no paychecks. In San Diego. I had to call my dad and beg for money to pay my rent.</p> <p>Alternately, working at IHOP as a hostess when I was 16. 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM, on your feet with no breaks, and if you were hungry at the end of your shift, you had to pay for your own food. One morning the cash register broke at 10:30 AM - which was right when the after-church crowd decided to come on over for some pancakes.</p> <p>I did learn how to carry six water glasses at once and how to count out money so it snaps, though.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style="">Additional Crappy Job-Related <st1:city w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Reading</st1:place></st1:city>:<o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style=""><a href="../../../../../../how-to-survive-and-thrive-in-a-job-you-hate">How to Survive (and Thrive) in a Job You Hate</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style=""><a href="../../../../../../why-a-bad-first-job-is-good-for-you">So What&rsquo;s Better: A Great Job with Average Pay or a Sucky Job With Fantastic Pay</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style=""><a href="../../../../../../10-important-signs-that-your-job-sucks">10 Important Signs that Your Job Sucks</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style=""><a href="../../../../../../should-i-take-a-job-that-pays-less-than-unemployment">Should I Take A Job That Pays Less Than Unemployment?</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style=""><b style=""><a href="../../../../../../6-warning-signs-that-it-is-not-the-job-for-you">6 Warning Signs That it Is Not the Job For You</a><o:p></o:p></b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-was-your-worst-job-ever-tell-us-and-win-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-budgets-are-they-hot-or-not-your-chance-to-win-10">Ask the Readers: Budgets - Are They &quot;Hot&quot; or Not? (Your Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-old-were-you-when-you-started-saving-answer-and-win">How Old Were You When You Started Saving? (Answer and Win!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-is-a-penny-saved-really-a-penny-earned">Ask the Readers: Is a Penny Saved Really a Penny Earned?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/planwise-is-giving-away-up-to-1250-to-wise-bread-readers">Planwise is Giving Away Up to $1250 to Wise Bread Readers!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hp-giving-away-500-to-a-lucky-wise-bread-reader">HP Giving Away $500 to a Lucky Wise Bread Reader</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways freebie giveaway trivia worst job Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:48:40 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3272 at http://www.wisebread.com Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/400_selfmagazine_capplegate_080319_selfmag.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="344" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quick deal to start the weekend off just right. SELF magazine is giving away FREE ONE-YEAR subscriptions to their popular women's publication. Covering everything from fitness and food to health and beauty, it's a great magazine for this price.</p> <p>Just <a href="http://www.condenet.com/promo/nuvaring/sweeps/nuvaring/entry/long/">click here </a>and you'll be taken to the sign-up form. As always, these deals can expire quickly so get in there fast. As with most of these subscriptions, you can expect to receive your first issue after 6-8 weeks. So if you already read this magazine, don't expect to get your next issue in the mail. You'll still have to&nbsp; pick it up at the checkout.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://www.bargainist.com/deals/2008/12/free-subscription-to-self-magazine/">The Bargainst </a>for the tip.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Cool &amp; funky things I found FREE on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies freebie giveaway SELF magazine subscription Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:35:21 +0000 Paul Michael 2626 at http://www.wisebread.com Get out the Vote and Grab a Tall Starbucks Coffee for Free! http://www.wisebread.com/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/starbucks_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --><!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Voting anxiety is kickin' in big time. With only a couple days left until the final vote, many are more than ready to make their voices heard &ndash; and then head back to life as normal. In an effort to reward those who vote on Nov. 4, <a href="http://www.starbucks.com/">Starbucks</a> is pouring free coffee.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Their ad (airing on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/starbucks">YouTube</a> and at their <a href="http://www.starbucks.com/">website</a>) makes it clear. Come in on Nov. 4<sup>th</sup>, say, &ldquo;I voted,&rdquo; and grab your tall coffee, no money required. It's a simple gimmick to get people to vote. I think there's a bit more to it than that, however.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">It's been three long months of listening to my closest friends, clients, and family Twitter and email non-stop about how important my vote is (as long as it's for their choice of candidate). I'm ready for the vote to take place, and our new Pres to emerge (however disappointed I may possibly be at the results.) This means perhaps we can start getting back to a time when I was less a Party member and more a gal you used to have coffee with.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Starbucks is facilitating a step in the right direction. Free coffee just might get everyone sitting down together, regardless of affiliation. The marketing guys have also figured that a few of us may also buy an over-priced (but delicious) scone, and out of our gratitude for free coffee, we may leave a killer tip.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">As with most free promotions, this is about money. Thankfully, it may turn out to be about something more. This promotion runs all day on Nov. 4, at participating Starbucks locations. Get out your vote, pull up a chair next to that voter on the other side of the partisan aisle, and drink one for free.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stop-being-a-slave-to-starbucks-how-to-quit-caffeine">Stop Being a Slave to Starbucks - How to Quit Caffeine</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/going-short-at-starbucks-worth-it">Going Short at Starbucks: Worth It?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies coffee freebie Starbucks vote Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:26:29 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2561 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Preview of Refund Cents Website – Extended for Wise Bread Readers ONLY! http://www.wisebread.com/free-preview-of-refund-cents-website-2-days-only <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-preview-of-refund-cents-website-2-days-only" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/coupons_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="333" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp; I realize that I learned about the Refund Cents deal very late in the game, and I apologize to all of you who couldn't take advantage.&nbsp; In speaking to Michelle, the owner, she has agreed to give Wise Bread readers an exclusive preview that is good until the 21st!&nbsp; Just use the following logon info:</strong></p> <p><strong><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy">username: wisebread<br /> password: wisebread<br /> </span></font></strong></p> <p><strong>The link that takes you directly to logon is:</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><font size="2" color="navy" face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial; color: navy"><br /> <a href="http://www.refundcents.com/login.asp" target="_blank">http://www.refundcents.com/login.asp</a> </span></font></strong></p> <p><strong>Have Fun! </strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Refund Cents tops my list of money-saving websites. With coupon codes, a great reader community, and lots of last-minute and rarely-heard-about deals, it&rsquo;s saved me lots of money over the last 2 years. Membership will cost you a bit, but for the next few days, you can use the site for FREE! Try before you buy.</p> <p>This is not an affiliate offer. I don&rsquo;t get anything from this. Yes, Michelle who runs Refund Cents, is giving everyone a chance to preview the site in hopes of getting a few paying subscribers from the deal. (That&rsquo;s how I became a paying member years back.) If you&rsquo;re at all curious what kinds of great deals are popping up every day across the country, this is a great site to browse.</p> <p>Here are some of the reasons I&rsquo;ve kept renewing my Refund Cents subscription for the past two years:</p> <p>Last year, The American Girl website sold many of their toys and books for 29 cents and 49 cents. A free shipping code got me a whole bunch of great Christmas presents for less than $4!</p> <p>One reader recently posted about an instant-win call-in promotion from HyVee that was listed very few places online. One hour later, I was claiming my $15 Target gift card for my daughter!</p> <p>Several times a day, readers will share their unwanted codes for Pampers Gifts to Grow Program, the Coke Rewards incentives, or one-time use Free shipping codes. These go fast, but it&rsquo;s great that they share!</p> <p>The <u><font color="#0000ff">Comprehensive Guide to Walgreens Shopping</font></u> is amazing! There is also an up-to-date CVS and Rite Aid section with dedicated deals for the ultimate freebie hound.</p> <p>The <u><font color="#0000ff">Grocery Boards</font></u> are organized by store. They list deals and coupon combos and are updated by the members. This is great for those of us who live in an area not serviced by the bigger couponing sites like Coupon Mom or the Grocery Game (which are both very good, as well.)</p> <p>Michelle maintains a list of all printable and in-store only offer forms. This makes it easy to keep track of the best deals offline, too! Previews of the next week&rsquo;s newspaper coupons and in-store deals can help me to plan ahead in my shopping.</p> <p>Membership to <u><font color="#0000ff">Refund Cents</font></u> is very affordable. On-line membership is about $1 per month. If you'd also like to receive the monthly print magazine <em>RefundCents</em>, in the mail, the cost is $25 per year and includes access to the website.</p> <p>This website has been great for me. I don&rsquo;t have a lot of time to hunt down deals or scour websites for the most relevant info, but this has given me a good balance of saving money and time. If you&rsquo;re at all curious if the site could help you save, give it a look! With 29 years of experience, Refund Cents has been a valuable resource to my family.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-preview-of-refund-cents-website-2-days-only">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-bowling-balls-just-pay-shipping">FREE bowling balls - just pay shipping</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-big-kahuna-of-coupon-books">The Big Kahuna of Coupon Books</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/did-office-max-hire-an-accountant-with-an-i-q-of-62">Did Office Max hire an accountant with an I.Q. of 62?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/secret-discount-codes-just-in-time-for-mothers-day-lets-go-shopping">SECRET DISCOUNT CODES just in time for Mother&#039;s Day - let&#039;s go shopping!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/coupon-of-the-month-30-off-a-30-purchase-at-shopnbc">Coupon of the month! $30 off a $30 purchase at ShopNBC.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals coupons freebie refund cents Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:50:55 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2529 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Bag of Yummy Corozonas Chips! http://www.wisebread.com/free-bag-of-yummy-corozonas-chips <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-bag-of-yummy-corozonas-chips" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/corazonas_logo.gif" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="186" height="87" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A couple weeks ago I received a small sample of Corozonas Tortilla chips. I think I requested it a while ago and I totally forgot about it. They sent me two flavors, one was Baja Bean Dip and the other was Magarita Lime. I was pleasantly surprised because I really enjoyed the chips.</p> <p>They were quite tasty and had very bold flavors.&nbsp; The Baja Bean Dip flavor was actually quite spicy. The chips also included whole oats so they looked quite interesting. The company claims that their tortilla and potato chips actually reduce cholesterol so that makes them quite different from other tortilla chips I have tried. More detailed nutrition information<a target="_blank" href="http://corazonas.com/products/mmm-mmm_chips.html"> is available here</a> .</p> <p>A couple weeks ago I received a small sample of Corozonas Tortilla chips. I think I requested it a while ago and I totally forgot about it. They sent me two flavors, one was Baja Bean Dip and the other was Magarita Lime. I was pleasantly surprised because I really enjoyed the chips.</p> <p>They were quite tasty and had very bold flavors.&nbsp; The Baja Bean Dip flavor was actually quite spicy. The chips also included whole oats so they looked quite interesting. The company claims that their tortilla and potato chips actually reduce cholesterol so that makes them quite different from other tortilla chips I have tried. More detailed nutrition information<a target="_blank" href="http://corazonas.com/products/mmm-mmm_chips.html"> is available here</a> .</p> <p>&nbsp;Anyway, I am glad the company is offering everyone a chance to try this product for free with their coupon offer.&nbsp; To print the coupon you need the SmartSource coupon printer which you can dowload for free at SmartSource.com. After that is installed you can click the <a target="_blank" href="http://slickdeals.net/?sduid=92667&amp;sdtid=817456&amp;sdfid=4&amp;u2=http://coupons.smartsource.com/Web/index.aspx?Link=M2AS36B3LXRLU">coupon link here</a> .&nbsp; Each computer can print two coupons and each coupon is good for a bag of Corazonas chips up to a value of $3.29. On the Corazonas site you can find a store that carries the chips with <a target="_blank" href="http://corazonas.com/locate.php">their store locator</a> .</p> <p>Happy snacking!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-bag-of-yummy-corozonas-chips">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags">Wal-Mart Celebrates Its Own Green Efforts with Free Reusable Shopping Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies chips freebie snacks Sun, 11 May 2008 02:23:56 +0000 Xin Lu 2080 at http://www.wisebread.com Throw a House Party for Free http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/throw-a-house-party-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/balloon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Word-of-mouth marketing is something we all do &ndash; all the time.<span> </span>And while I prefer to stick to sharing authentic testimonies with my family and friends, I can always be persuaded to &ldquo;share some love&rdquo; with a larger circle of friends if it won&rsquo;t cost me anything.<span> </span>In fact, some of my most favorite companies have been the &ldquo;sponsors&rdquo; of several gatherings this past year at my home via the <a href="http://www.houseparty.com/">House Party website</a>.<span> </span>Here&rsquo;s how it works:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sign up.</strong><span> </span>By visiting the House Party website, you can easily enter all your info to get on board for future parties.<span> </span>Their privacy policy is pretty tight.<span> </span>I have never been spammed as a result of joining.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Word-of-mouth marketing is something we all do &ndash; all the time.<span> </span>And while I prefer to stick to sharing authentic testimonies with my family and friends, I can always be persuaded to &ldquo;share some love&rdquo; with a larger circle of friends if it won&rsquo;t cost me anything.<span> </span>In fact, some of my most favorite companies have been the &ldquo;sponsors&rdquo; of several gatherings this past year at my home via the <a href="http://www.houseparty.com/">House Party website</a>.<span> </span>Here&rsquo;s how it works:</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Sign up.</strong><span> </span>By visiting the House Party website, you can easily enter all your info to get on board for future parties.<span> </span>Their privacy policy is pretty tight.<span> </span>I have never been spammed as a result of joining.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Pick a party.<span> </span></strong>Would you like to share Gerber&rsquo;s newest baby food?<span> </span>Are you looking to give your buddies a test drive in your Ford?<span> </span>Perhaps you dig that newest Cartoon Network show and want to have a preview party of the new season?<span> </span>It can all happen, but only by an early application.<span> </span>View all the <a href="http://www.houseparty.com/events">available parties</a>, and choose the ones you would be most interested in hosting.<span> </span>By signing up for the pre-invitations, you can be alerted new parties as they open.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Apply.<span> </span></strong>Once you found a party you like (Hershey&rsquo;s Bliss Chocolate, anyone?) answer the quick application questions, and wait to be accepted.<span> </span>Usually only 10,000 people are picked as party hosts, so don&rsquo;t expect to be accepted to every party you apply for.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Plan Your Party.</strong><span> </span>Once you hear that you have been chosen to host the party, you are ready to plan.<span> </span>The website offers email invitations, a blog, places for photos and video, and frequent updates on the party details.<span> </span>Choose to have your party on the national party dates, or pick ones that fit your own unique schedule.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Have Fun!</strong><span> </span>When your prize package gets to you (and they are usually worth $100 or more) you can share the goodies with your guests, and you will be all set to have a great time.<span> </span>Past party packages have included food, gifts, prizes, games, coupons and exclusive promotional gear from companies that I love!<span> </span>There was no need to sell anything or try to get guests to sign up for anything.<span> </span>We just kicked back, enjoyed the swag, and let the products speak for themselves!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Resourceful guests that I know of have used the parties as ways to reach out to their community, and there is plenty of opportunity to share the love!<span> </span>(The last Gerber party provided party hosts with several cases of baby food, which went over very well at local daycares, shelters, and schools!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The concept behind House Party is brilliant:<span> </span>Get people talking about your product in a natural setting in their homes, and give them enough gear to do it eagerly!<span> </span>I don&rsquo;t know about you, but I&rsquo;m in.<span> </span>If it&rsquo;s a product that I love anyway, it&rsquo;s a cheap way to get my crew together and enjoy some fun products.<span> </span>Check out <a href="http://www.houseparty.com/">House Party&rsquo;s website</a> for all the current events &ndash; you might find there&rsquo;s a party just waiting to happen!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-copy-of-what-to-expect-the-first-year-book">FREE copy of &quot;What To Expect The First Year&quot; book.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-make-you-wanna-holla-presentation">The Make You Wanna Holla Presentation</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Cool &amp; funky things I found FREE on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies free freebie party Tue, 15 Apr 2008 02:55:24 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2008 at http://www.wisebread.com Wal-Mart Celebrates Its Own Green Efforts with Free Reusable Shopping Bags http://www.wisebread.com/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/recycle.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">Wal-Mart gets its fair share of negative press (and Wise Bread bloggers aren&rsquo;t excluded.)<span> </span>However, a recent article in the new National Geographic&rsquo;s Green Guide magazine really had me thinking about some of the ways Wal-Mart has led the way with environmentally-friendly initiatives.<span> </span>Regardless of how you feel about Wal-Mart&rsquo;s status as a commercial superpower, you really have to take a look.<span> </span>(And while you&rsquo;re at it, snag a free shopping bag!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">On April 19th, Wal-Mart stores everywhere will be celebrating Earth Month by partnering with Kellogg&rsquo;s and <a href="http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Sustainability-Article_ektid39874.aspx">giving away 1 million reusable shopping bags</a>.<span> </span>The bags will usually cost a buck to buy, but starting 8AM next Saturday, you can have one free!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Wal-Mart gets its fair share of negative press (and Wise Bread bloggers aren&rsquo;t excluded.)<span> </span>However, a recent article in the new National Geographic&rsquo;s Green Guide magazine really had me thinking about some of the ways Wal-Mart has led the way with environmentally-friendly initiatives.<span> </span>Regardless of how you feel about Wal-Mart&rsquo;s status as a commercial superpower, you really have to take a look.<span> </span>(And while you&rsquo;re at it, snag a free shopping bag!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">On April 19th, Wal-Mart stores everywhere will be celebrating Earth Month by partnering with Kellogg&rsquo;s and <a href="http://walmart.triaddigital.com/Sustainability-Article_ektid39874.aspx">giving away 1 million reusable shopping bags</a>.<span> </span>The bags will usually cost a buck to buy, but starting 8AM next Saturday, you can have one free!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I have been following Wal-Mart&rsquo;s plastic waste war for quite some time.<span> </span>The recent article in Nat Geo&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.thegreenguide.com/magazine/">The Green Guide</a> detailed Wal-Mart&rsquo;s journey from their plastic bag recycling receptacles to finished sustainable products and charitable donations to community organizations.<span> </span>(The full story can be seen in the debut issue.)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">However, it is Wal-Mart itself who seems to have the most to say about their green efforts.<span> </span>Wal-Mart&rsquo;s goals to generate zero-net waste is a lofty one, but they have taken amazing steps toward eliminating unnecessary waste, including:</p> <ul> <li class="MsoNormal">Implementing the &ldquo;Sandwich Bale&rdquo; &ndash; a method of pressing loose plastic (shopping bags, etc.) between two stacks of cardboard before bundling for transport to recycling centers.<span> </span><strong><em>Wal-Mart estimates that this effort alone has diverted more than 97 million pounds of plastic from landfills</em></strong>.</li> </ul> <ul> <li class="MsoNormal">Developing the &ldquo;Super Sandwich Bale&rdquo; &ndash; this new practice from 2007 allowed Wal-Mart to include aluminum cans, plastic hangers, water bottles, office paper, paperback books, and other recyclables into ONE gigantic bale for transport.<span> </span><strong><em>Wal-Mart estimates that this has resulted in the diversion of millions upon millions of pounds of aluminum, office paper, and plastic from landfills.</em></strong></li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li class="MsoNormal"><span class="MsoHyperlink"><strong><em><a href="http://www.kidsrecyclingchallenge.com/index.html">The Kids Recycling Challenge program</a></em></strong></span><strong><em> </em></strong>currently rewards schoolchildren with $5 for every 60 gallon collection bag they bring in to Wal-Mart recycling centers, in addition to cash prizes for the most motivated classrooms!</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Additional efforts include the recycling of cardboard boxes, paper recycling efforts at the corporate office, tire recycling at the auto repair centers, and a procedure for closed-loop recycling for suppliers (which allow some of the recycled materials to go back to manufacturers for the creation of new product at a lower cost.)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Granted, all of this green goodwill won&rsquo;t give Wal-Mart a free ticket into the hearts of many Americans.<span> </span>In fact, USA Today mentioned in a Sep 25, 2006 article that <span>&ldquo;<strong>Wal-Mart </strong>isn&rsquo;t pushing sustainability solely out of the goodness of its heart. It has realized that it can make money by selling products that are environmentally friendly. <strong>It can make millions selling recycled trash </strong>and save hundreds of millions by cutting transportation costs.&rdquo;</span><span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">But is this so bad?<span> </span>Whether companies are motivated by money or morals, the outcome can be a great one for our planet.<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">I&rsquo;m taking advantage of the free bags on April 19, and if you&rsquo;re in the neighborhood, you might as well, too!<span> </span>Kids can also get free Wild Flower Seed Cards from Wal-Mart and Nickelodeon on this special day.<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em>(More information on Wal-Mart&rsquo;s initiatives can be found on their fact sheet <a href="http://walmartstores.com/Media/factsheets/fs_2323.pdf">at this link</a>.)</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-snag-a-bag-for-free">9 Ways to Snag a Bag (For Free!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies freebie green recycle shopping bag Wal-Mart Sun, 13 Apr 2008 02:09:16 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2000 at http://www.wisebread.com A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th! http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/disposable camera.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">My junk drawer is full of almost-expired disposable cameras.<span> </span>Dropping one off at the local Walgreens is not only a great way to avoid waste, but it won&rsquo;t cost me a dime!<span> </span>Here&rsquo;s the scoop on the next great freebie from Walgreens!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Maybe you just got your free ink refill from Walgreens last promotion.<span> </span>Not surprisingly, they&rsquo;ve found another super way to get you back into the store.<span> </span>Free photo development is a weakness of mine, and if you&rsquo;re game, you might want to pop in and take advantage, too!<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">My junk drawer is full of almost-expired disposable cameras.<span> </span>Dropping one off at the local Walgreens is not only a great way to avoid waste, but it won&rsquo;t cost me a dime!<span> </span>Here&rsquo;s the scoop on the next great freebie from Walgreens!</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Maybe you just got your free ink refill from Walgreens last promotion.<span> </span>Not surprisingly, they&rsquo;ve found another super way to get you back into the store.<span> </span>Free photo development is a weakness of mine, and if you&rsquo;re game, you might want to pop in and take advantage, too!<span> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.walgreens.com/dmi/filmcoupon/default.html?ec=hn524r_getcoupon">Here&rsquo;s the link to the printable coupon.</a><span> </span>Take it in to any participating Walgreens store this <strong>Wednesday, April 9th</strong> along with your roll of film or disposable camera, and there is no charge for one set of 4X6 prints and negatives.<span> </span>I&rsquo;ll admit that I&rsquo;ve almost completely gone online developing through a service that both stores and prints my photos.<span> </span>However, this is great for getting through the pile of disposables that I am just too lazy to mail in.<span> </span>The promotion will develop 35mm, APS-film or the disposables with <strong>any number of exposures</strong>!<span> </span>(Time to take in that roll of 48!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The one-hour photo service may be slow on this day, due to high volumes of processing.<span> </span>I would plan on dropping off your film and expecting to get it later in the day.<span> </span>Also, it might be a great time to take advantage of some additional deals that Walgreens is offering, including:</p> <ul> <li class="MsoNormal">200-speed 35 mm film (24 exp) for <strong>99 cents with coupon</strong></li> <li class="MsoNormal">Size D and C batteries (4-pack) for <strong>99 cents with coupon</strong></li> <li class="MsoNormal">Scotch Tape (3-pack) for <strong>99 cents with coupon</strong></li> <li class="MsoNormal">Wal-itin 24-Hour Allergy Relief (30 ct.) <strong>FREE after Rebate!</strong><strong> <br /> </strong></li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal">You might also want to look at other <strong>FREE After Rebate</strong> products from this month&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.walgreens.com/store/rebateclub.jsp?_DARGS=/store/rebate_page.jsp_A&amp;_DAV=2&amp;start=7">Easy Saver Rebate Catalog</a>, including: Aquafresh Extreme Whitening Toothpaste, Colgate 3600 Clean Manual Toothbrush, SoyJoy bar, Just For Men Haircolor, Tums Quickpack, and jane Be Pure Mineral Blush.<span> </span>(Offer expires April 26, 2008)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><span>For more great tips on saving at Walgreens, see Nora&rsquo;s article on <a href="/free-shopping-at-walgreens">how to shop for free</a></span></em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-ink-refill-day-at-walgreens-is-back">Free Ink Refill Day at Walgreens is Back!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags">Wal-Mart Celebrates Its Own Green Efforts with Free Reusable Shopping Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies freebie photos Walgreens Mon, 07 Apr 2008 15:35:29 +0000 Linsey Knerl 1988 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Smashbox Cosmetics at Nordstrom - DEAL OVER http://www.wisebread.com/free-smashbox-cosmetics-at-nordstrom-deal-over <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-smashbox-cosmetics-at-nordstrom-deal-over" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/Cosmetics_1.jpg" alt="" title="cosmetics" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="160" height="121" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The only thing better than free makeup is really great free makeup! For those of you who adore Smashbox as much as I do, there is a special treat in store for those with a Nordstrom near them.</p> <p>Nordstrom Department Stores will be giving away one FREE Smashbox &quot;Fusion Soft Lights&quot; blush in an adorable Smashbox pouch between August 31st and September 2nd! This little blusher/bronzer has a $30 value, and all you have to do is print out <a href="http://www.smashboxonline.com/nordstrom/promo.asp?osadcampaign=Nordstrom728x90swf">the coupon</a> at their website and bring it in to a participating Nordstrom. Limit one coupon per customer -- no purchase necessary.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-smashbox-cosmetics-at-nordstrom-deal-over">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wal-mart-celebrates-its-own-green-efforts-with-free-reusable-shopping-bags">Wal-Mart Celebrates Its Own Green Efforts with Free Reusable Shopping Bags</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies freebie makeup Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:27:48 +0000 Linsey Knerl 1052 at http://www.wisebread.com Is this the weirdest freebie ever? http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/0003242902301_500X500.jpg" alt="Clueless giveaway" title="Clueless giveaway" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="250" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Anyone who knows me knows I'm no fan of WalMart. Aside from their horrific treatment of workers and the impact they have on the economy, their stores just suck all the energy out of me. Which is why I don't go there. But a friend told me today of a WalMart Exclusive DVD that made me laugh out loud. Seriously, this one is a killer. It's the Clueless Whatever! Widescreen Edition DVD with, wait for it, <a href="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5925651">FREE TRANSFORMERS BEACH BALL!</a></p> <p>I had to stop and think about that one (after I stopped laughing). Why have these two seemingly unrelated movies been thrown together? And not just that, but two completely different target audiences as well. As someone in advertising, I was clueless (pardon my pun).</p> <p>Why Clueless and Transformers?</p> <p>Why Transformers and a beach ball?</p> <p>Why bother with a Widescreen edition of Clueless (it's hardly Blade Runner or Apocalypto)?</p> <p>So I sat down and scratched my head some more, pulling the few remaining hairs out of my noggin. And then it hit me. It's supposed to bring two completely opposed target audiences together, right? No, that can't be it. Hang on, I have it...the movie is called Clueless, the promotion should be clueless! Bravo, wonderful idea WalMart. That's why you're the leader of retail. With that in mind I have some more DVD promotions for you. My treat, use them as you see fit.</p> <p><img width="281" height="400" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_3_0.png" alt="ChuckNails" title="ChuckNails" /></p> <p><img width="290" height="400" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_2_0.png" alt="Austin" title="Austin" /></p> <p><img width="304" height="400" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_1.png" alt="Pope" title="Pope" /></p> <p><img width="258" height="400" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_4.png" alt="Care " title="Care" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription">Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Cool &amp; funky things I found FREE on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-new-walgreens-development-free-photos-on-april-9th">A New Walgreens Development: Free Photos on April 9th!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies Clueless dvd freebie giveaway strange unusual WalMart Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:01:56 +0000 Paul Michael 1039 at http://www.wisebread.com Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt. http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/freetee.jpg" alt="army national navy shirt" title="army national navy shirt" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="173" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A quick free offer for you folks. No shipping, no tax, just a completely free t-shirt from your one-and-only Army National Guard. This is obviously part of the recruiting drive the ANG is going through to boost the numbers, but just remember to uncheck the box that allows a local recruiter to contact you (unless of course you actually want to sign up, which is your call entirely).</p> <p>To get your free t-shirt, just <a href="http://www.highroadsolutions.net/clients/lmo/forms/form_tshirt.php?email=&amp;source_code=tshirt_cart">click this link</a> and fill out the very simple form. In a few weeks, you'll have another free t-shirt to add to your collection. Enjoy.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Cool &amp; funky things I found FREE on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/throw-a-house-party-for-free">Throw a House Party for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank">FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-this-the-weirdest-freebie-ever">Is this the weirdest freebie ever?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription">Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies Army free freebie giveaway National Guard promotion t-shirt Thu, 19 Jul 2007 22:14:37 +0000 Paul Michael 865 at http://www.wisebread.com Did Office Max hire an accountant with an I.Q. of 62? http://www.wisebread.com/did-office-max-hire-an-accountant-with-an-i-q-of-62 <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/74014259_ca63b3987c.jpg" alt="Dunce" title="Dunce" width="402" height="301" /></p> <p>I think I may be losing my grip on reality.</p> <p>Recently I received four coupons in the mail from my local Office Max. Two coupons were for $10 off a purchase of $10. I&#39;m not the best number-cruncher but I figured that meant I got two $10 items for free. I was right. I strolled into Office Max, picked out two $10 items (pack of batteries, paper supplies) and after tax the grand total came to around $1.40 for $20 worth of product.</p> <p>&quot;How on earth could Office Max benefit from this?&quot; i pondered. &quot;Perhaps people will come into the store and buy way more than $10 worth of stuff?&quot; I then thought. Seemed like a reasonable conclusion to me. </p> <p>Then, I get two more coupons from Office Max, each offering $15 off a $20 purchase IF I sign up for MaxPerks, their reward card. I wonder to myself why Office Max is so eager to get me back to the store, but I need a few more things so I return.</p> <p>First, I buy a case for my external hard drive. Retail price $19.99. I hand over my coupon and the cashier doesn&#39;t even blink. He doesn&#39;t ask me to sign up for a form, he doesn&#39;t care that the coupon requires MaxPerks membership to be valid. I just get $15 deducted from the bill and walk away with a $20 item for just $5. &quot;Could this happen again?&quot; I once again wonder. </p> <p><strong>This is where the story gets even more strange.</strong><br />I go back to the same Office Max store the next day and, armed with my coupon, pick out a microphone/headset combo for my computer. Retail price $19.99. </p> <p>The cashier asks me if I&#39;d like to buy an extended warranty on the $20 item. I laugh and say no. But then he says &quot;Well, if you buy the $2.99 extended warranty I can give you a $10 coupon good for this purchase.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Ah yes, but I&#39;m already using a coupon&quot; I honestly respond. </p> <p>&quot;Oh, that&#39;s ok, it still counts&quot; he replies with a big grin. &quot;But you&#39;ll need to grab a few things to bring the total up so that I can deduct the addtional voucher.&quot;</p> <p>Dazed, I walk around the store trying to find something else I need and settle for a few packs of gum and some mints. </p> <p>My grand total came to $25.40. After a lot of fiddling with the system, he duducted the $15 voucher and the $10 voucher, so I paid 40 cents for the whole purchase. And once again, I never even had to sign up for the MaxPerks card to get the discounts. </p> <p>So, can anyone tell me what is going on with OfficeMax? Is the idea to make customers so amazingly happy that they&#39;ll come back and spend more money? I doubt I&#39;ll go back unless I get another voucher because generally I find Target has the things I need for a little less.</p> <p>If anyone from OfficeMax corporate office can shed any light on this &quot;give the store away for free&quot; promotion, I&#39;d love to hear about it, too. Because quite frankly, I can&#39;t see how this one turns a profit. </p> <p><em>Super photo by <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/wiseacre/">Wiseacre</a> . Thanks. </em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/did-office-max-hire-an-accountant-with-an-i-q-of-62">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/selling-your-groupon-coupons">Selling Your Groupon Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-turn-unwanted-gift-cards-into-cash">How to Turn Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/don-t-cash-that-insurance-check-it-may-not-be-yours">Don’t Cash That Insurance Check; It May Not Be Yours</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-category-on-craigslist-to-be-renamed-haul-away-my-old-bulky-broken-crap-for-free">“Free” category on Craigslist to be renamed “Haul away my old, bulky, broken crap for free.”</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-psychology-of-free-and-its-power-over-you">The Psychology of Free, and Its Power Over You</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Consumer Affairs Insurance coupons free freebie gifts incentives Office Max protection Thu, 19 Jul 2007 21:50:41 +0000 Paul Michael 864 at http://www.wisebread.com Cool & funky things I found FREE on Craigslist http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist <p> <img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/bike.jpg" alt="bike sign" title="bike sign" width="240" height="180" /></p> <p>It&#39;s amazing what people will throw away these days. Or give away. And that&#39;s why I&#39;m a huge fan of <a href="http://denver.craigslist.org/about/cities.html">Craigslist</a> . </p> <p>Not only is a great place to sell all that stuff you thought no-one would buy, it&#39;s also an ideal way to get your hands on some great things for almost nothing. Or even better, actually nothing!</p> <p>Here are a few of the items I found for FREE on my local Craigslist. The free button is located in the For Sale section of the Craigslist site. If you don&#39;t find at least a few things on there that you could find useful, I&#39;ll eat my hat (but not to worry, I&#39;ll find a free one on Craigslist anyway).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A COOL VINTAGE TURNTABLE &amp; CABINET</strong><br />Free of charge. I just have to go pick it up. They&#39;re trying to replicate these things for hundreds of dollars these days. And someone is just giving this one away. Ha!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/cab2.jpg" alt="free cabinet" title="free cabinet" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A MICROWAVE STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BRADY BUNCH ERA</strong><br />You just can&#39;t beat vintage stuff. I love it. And this one still works. I love the old wood and black plastic. Classic!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/microwave.jpg" alt="Microwave" title="Microwave" width="300" height="225" /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A TV &amp; CABINET - SOLID WOOD, AMAZING CRAFTSMANSHIP, GROOVY BABY</strong><br />As you can see, I have a penchant for the older, cooler items. That&#39;s because they have character baby, something sadly lacking in this modern day world of plastic and vinyl.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/tv.jpg" alt="TV" title="TV" width="300" height="225" /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A SOFA WITH MORE &#39;TUDE AND STYLE THAN I CAN HANDLE</strong><br />My wife would no doubt kill me if I actually picked this up. But if I had the kind of pad that could handle this kind of classic style, I&#39;d snap it up. I saw several modern furniture designers rip this off a few years ago in London.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/sofa.jpg" alt="sofa" title="sofa" width="300" height="225" /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>A KEG-O-RATOR FRIDGE</strong><br />Seriously, what red-blooded male wouldn&#39;t want a Keg Fridge in his garage or basement? And why pay for it when some generous chap is giving a perfect one away for free! Score!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/fridge.jpg" alt="fridge" title="fridge" width="225" height="300" /></p> <p><strong>A REDWOOD DECK - 12&#39;8&quot; X 23&#39;8&quot;</strong><br />I mean, even as scrapwood it&#39;s worth something. But this is a complete Redwood Deck. All it needs is to be rebuilt on your own property (cut to size of course) and then stained to brighten it up. What is that? $1000 saved on timber?</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/deck.jpg" alt="Deck" title="Deck" width="300" height="225" /> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>SOLAR PANELS - NOT JUST FREE, THEY CAN CUT YOUR POWER BILL</strong><br />I don&#39;t know the going rate of large solar panels to power your home, but I imagine they&#39;re not cheap. Someone moved into a house and these were sat at the bottom of the garden. </p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/solar.jpg" alt="solar" title="solar" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p><strong>THE BEST FOR LAST - FREE BEER!</strong><br />Yup, someone had a friend who worked in a liquor store and he left this behind as a gift when he moved out. They don&#39;t drink beer. I do. Looks like 50-60 cans for my beer fridge. Woot!</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/beer.jpg" alt="beer" title="beer" width="300" height="199" /> </p> <p>So, that&#39;s what I found. Let me know if you find a mega-free deal worth shouting about. After all, you can&#39;t beat free. Unless of course someone pays you take it away! Happy hunting.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cool-funky-things-i-found-free-on-craigslist">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-category-on-craigslist-to-be-renamed-haul-away-my-old-bulky-broken-crap-for-free">“Free” category on Craigslist to be renamed “Haul away my old, bulky, broken crap for free.”</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/feeling-patriotic-grab-a-free-national-guard-t-shirt">Feeling patriotic? Grab a free National Guard t-shirt.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-9-secrets-of-highly-successful-craigslist-sellers">The 9 Secrets of Highly Successful Craigslist Sellers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-weird-things-to-sell-on-ebay-for-extra-cash">6 Weird Things to Sell on eBay for Extra Cash</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-25-best-things-to-buy-on-craigslist">The 25 Best Things to Buy on Craigslist</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping craigslist free freebie garbage giveaway junk old recycled second hand trash Thu, 19 Apr 2007 06:11:53 +0000 Paul Michael 529 at http://www.wisebread.com