Freebie Friday: December 15, 2006

Happy holidays and welcome to your dose of freebies for the week. I would like to begin with a couple of great letters I received this week and thank our tipsters for their great finds!

Woke up in the middle of the night with the tv going and on comes a freebie offer. It is is It’s an offer for a coupon for dog and/or cat food. Thought you could use it in the Friday Freebie column. I look forward to Fridays. Thanks for all the hard work.


Update from Carol:
Today I received my coupon booklet for the Purina One Challenge. Pretty fast service. I signed up for both cat and dog. So I got a coupon for both. They total approx $14. Great deal!


Dear Amy,

I think you have a lovely blog.

I took note of your citation of the “Where to Stop & Where to Go” free guide to bathrooms in the U.S. I’m a PR person in NYC, and I did the publicity for this nifty little guide written by Arthur Frommer with Novartis’ sponsorship (Novartis is my client).

I have two other freebies you might like to check out for your blog. I hope you like them –
· – This site, with a free downloadable brochure, features terrific tips to help moms sleep better, a sleep quiz, list of sleep resources, etc. It is sponsored by my client, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, with useful information about insomnia from actress Debi Mazar, a mom of two; and Dr. Suzanne Griffith, a psychiatrist and sleep disorders specialist. (Note: The site contains no information about Takeda’s medication for insomnia, Rozerem.)
· “Navigating Your Health Benefits For Dummies – This is a handy free guide to making sense of the complicated world of health insurance, written in a congenial and conversational style. My client is Aetna, which teamed up with the Financial Planning Association to create the guide (note: it contains no information about Aetna’s products). It can be ordered through this web site,, a fine resource in its own right. (I read your sobering article about going without health insurance.)

If you have questions about these two resources, don’t hesitate to ask. Many thanks for considering them and thanks for an excellent blog.

Cordial regards,


Hi Amy,

I don’t know if you count this as a freebie since you have to buy it first and then mail in the rebate – but you can get a full refund of your money so all you have to pay for is the stamp. Free

Banquet Drumsticks: Free Banquet

Crock Pot Meal: Free

Banquet Wings:

These have made great have-on-hand meals for us and you can’t beat the price! 🙂 Have a great week!

Monica (The Homespun Heart)


Another freebie… (recipe book).

Have a great day!

Monica (The Homespun Heart)

And if that wasn’t enough freebies, here are a few others that made the cut for the week!

Get a free sample of sausage from DePizzo Sausage Company. This company has several flavors to choose from.

Sign up to receive a complimentary one year subscription to Old House Journal magazine. The form is lengthy, but you can click through and answer, “No” to all of the questions.

Sign up to receive a free subscription to For Her Information magazine. This is a quarterly publication.

Here is a reminder on a freebie that you can do this week with your kids (this appeared in a past edition)…Here is a fun freebie for the kids! You can call Santa every day, twelve days before Christmas, and he will have a new message each day for you. It is a toll-free number and would be something really fun to add to your Christmas Jar this year! The number is 1-800-972-6242.

AT&T; is offering free wireless access at their Wi-Fi locations nationwide (except at McDonalds).Use this code when you connect: WP96-gVMB-7N. This code expires on December 31, 2006.

Print out this coupon for twelve free tokens for Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.

Sign up to receive a free Family Tree Maker Magazine (only available in the U.S.).

Download (for FREE) TaxCut Basic Software from H&R; Block.

Sign up to receive a free sample of Dove Ultimate Clear Smooth Cashmere Deodorant.

Walmart has a new sample available of the new Soft & Dri Clear Glide Deodorant. Please allow up to four weeks for delivery.

Get a free subscription to CNET Digital Living Magazine.

Visit this site with your children. It has a free Santa Tracker, to track where he is located on Christmas Eve.

In select cities, you can sign up to receive a free bag of MountainKing Butter Red Potatoes.This freebie is available in these cities only: Indianapolis, IN Birmingham, AL Kansas City, MO St. Louis, MO Columbus, OH Phoenix, AZ Dallas, TX Houston, TX. Go to: and fill out form.

Get a free Always Have a Happy Period kit. It includes samples, note cards and other fun stuff.

The PR agency also asked that we share this contest with our readers. is running an essay contest where they’re looking for inspiring women who prefer to turn negative feelings into positive ones. They want to hear from women who make it possible to have a happy period even when it sometimes feels impossible. Beginning 8:00 AM ET on 11/13/06, consumers will be able to visit: submit an essay with 1,000 words or less expressing in their own words how they embrace and brighten up those not-so-fun days during their period. will select 10 finalists and post their entries. The public will then be invited to vote on the ten entries beginning 2/12/07 through 3/5/07. All finalists will be awarded prize packages that include an assortment of Always products, money for college, and donations in their names to HERO, an awareness building and fundraising initiative of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) dedicated to supporting children living in HIV/AIDS-affected communities in Africa.

For the teenager in your life (or in yourself!), you can download Ashlee Simpson’s album (almost in its entirety) for free on

On this particular website you can personalize a letter to Santa but, it shows you the option of getting a postmarked address for the letter with that special touch.

How about giving for free? Jeffrey Strain offers an amazing article on how you can give to charities without opening your wallet. This is a great read for those of us who want to help, but don’t have the funds to do it!


Published December 15, 2006 by:

Amy Allen Clark is the founder of You can read all about her here.

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