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1 year FREE Membership to Care.com for Military! $140 Value!



If you are an Active Duty Military Family then get in on this AWESOME Offer from Care.com, where you can find information and services like care givers, nannies, camps, tutoring and more for your little and big kiddos right now you can get 1 year Membership to Care.com for FREE!

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Top 10 Freebies (May): I heart Mom

Every month I list my favorite Top 10 freebies.
In honor of Mother's Day on May 13th this month's freebie theme is "I Heart Mom" 

While some of these freebies for Mom are specific to this month, other freebies listed can be used all year round to reward Mom for being Mom ; )


1.  Michael’s Special Mother Day Events - May 4-12

2. Take your Mom to visit a local botanical garden for FREE on National Public Gardens Day – May 11, 2012. Download your free tickets from Better Homes and Gardens.

3. Mothers and Grandmothers are invited to a special afternoon of refreshments and stories at the Mothers Day Doll Tea Party at Pottery Barn Kids stores on Saturday, May 12th at 3 and 4pm. Enjoy tea-time with your child who may bring their favorite doll or teddy bear to share in the fun. RSVP required. Find your nearest location.


4. Make a Picture Frame Planter, 10 a.m at Lowes on Saturday, May 12th.  Personalize it with photos ofand then plant something together.  Sign up here to reserve your spot.

5. TCBY will offer free frozen yogurt to moms on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th.  Moms will have the choice of their favorite flavors such as popular White Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry or limited time offer Watermelon Sorbet served in a cup or cone. To find a participating TBCY location, visit the store locator on http://www.tcby.com/ or contact your local store for details.

6. Send your Mom a Well Wish from Yogi Tea, along with your personal selection of tea. When they receive the ecard, they'll have the opportunity to register their mailing address for their FREE sample of Yogi Tea. 


7. Buying a Mother's day gift doesn't have to cost anything - re-purpose a glass jars with decorative paper to make beautiful vases, pick your spring flowers and voila  beautiful centerpiece for your Mom straight from the heart.


9. Grab an 8×10 Photo Canvas for free - just pay shipping.

10.  Printable Mothers Day Coupon Book - Offer from All Free Printables. Create a cute coupon book for kids to give mom. Coupons good for breakfast in bed, taking out the trash, washing two loads of laundry and more. They also have blank coupons you can fill in. To choose your coupon cover scroll over the the choices then click on it and print. then do the same to print the coupons.

Oh and Don't forget to come enter to win $300 Cash in our Pamper Mom Cash giveaway event

Another Free Mother's Day Card

ag 1659 lowres 7x5 fc shadow Free Mothers Day Card With Free Shipping From Cardstore
 
Here's another totally FREE Mother's Day card!

This time Cardstore is offering a FREE Mother’s Day Card! Just use the code LUVMOM at checkout to get a FREE card with FREE shipping. This offer is valid through May 6th!
 
Need another Mother's Day card - head on over here
 


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FREE Mother’s Day Card with FREE Shipping


 
Treat (a partner company with Tiny Prints) is offering a FREE Mother’s Day Card!
 
Your card will also ship for FREE! Just use code FREETREAT at checkout.

**Tip: Choose to send the card to yourself to get it shipped completely free. If you choose to have it sent to the recipient, you will be charged $.45- the same cost as a stamp.


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WOW 8 FREE boxes of Kotex Natural Balance liners - HURRY print

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Free Baby Talk Magazine Subscription

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Gutzy Gear Review & Giveaway #GutzyGear


My son is in 1st grade and my daughter will be in Kindergarten this fall.  Both classes require backpacks.  This year my son adorned his backpack with knick knack keychains, pins and other paraphenalia which gave his backpack a unique look.  I did the same as a kid and would sew on patches and clip on buttons.  Its amazing how my children have grown into independent souls, soon they will be packing for college so I'm going to embrace each stage of their life as much as possible because they sure do grow up fast.

Gutzy Gear allows children's self expression.  The entrepreneurial founders of Gutzy Gear created back pack straps that offer customization with Gutzies that are patches that offer personal, interactive, and fun personalization to any backpack.  The Gutzies allow children to literally  "wear their heart on their sleeve" and express their unique personalities, hobbies and passions.  As a busy mom I love how easy it is to attach the Gutzy straps an each Gutzy.  They strap on with velcro and even the Gutzies attach on with velcro - no taking out the iron or needle and thread as the Gutzies just stick on and plus they can be moved up and down the strap as needed.  There are 28 different and fun Gutzy designs to choose from.

BUY IT
At only $9.99 for the back pack straps and $4.99 for a double pack of Gutzies its not a bad price to allow your children to show their individuality.  If you are traveling this summer, Gutzy Gear would be a great investment allowing you to identify your children quickly in a crowd or on the backpack on the baggage carousel.  Grab a set online at the Gutzy website here or find a local store near you here.


My daughter loves her customized backpack and is now set for Kindergarten in the fall.  I shared sets with my children's friends at a playdate and everyone including the moms love the Gutzy gear, especially the ease of use.



(1) Lucky reader will win a Gutzy Gear starter set. 
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Giveaway ends May 7th, open to US residents only.


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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing


I've been a couponer for as long as I can remember.
My Mom was and still is a big couponer and collector of freebies and so from experiencing this throughout my childhood this trait has been passed on naturally to me. The reason for my Mom's deal seeking activities was not for fun or as a hobby but as a necessity because our household of four were living off one chef's paycheck.  My mom would cut coupons from the paper to lower our grocery bills and collect any kind of tokens in the paper for free toys and paraphenalia. While I never had the branded sneakers or barbie toys that my friends had my mom was able to provide us with healthy home cooked meals and clothes on our back. 
My husband and I are very blessed in all aspects of our lives, we both have good paying jobs, however, I still get comments from others "why do you need to coupon, you can afford it?".  I do it because I can!  Why pay full price when you don't have to?  Coupons are free money - with a little time spent couponing and matching grocery ads with coupons  I can put the money I saved away in the bank or splurge a little.  There are so many ways to save money through couponing - I love to share my findings here at The Freebie Junkie - if you want to find a comprehensive guide to couponing then read on....

Rachel Singer Gordon writes the popular couponing blog MashupMom.com.  This blog is one of the top 5 blogs that I read on a daily basis.  In addition to her blog, Rachel has written several deal seeking books such as Point, Click, and Save: Mashup Mom’s Guide to Saving and Making Money Online (CyberAge, 2010).  Rachel's latest book is "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing".  I received a copy of the book for review and started to read it as soon as the mailman dropped it off in my mailbox.

This book provides you with all that you need to know about couponing!   Couponing is no longer just about waiting for the Sunday paper to arrive with scissors in hand.  There are so many resources out there for coupons such as online printable coupon sites and instore coupon catalina machines.  Rachel details the coupon basics which are the different types of coupons available and then how to use each most effectively.  Couponing has moved on with technology and its not just about the grocery store.  Online and mobile couponing is discussed which adds a new dimension for saving on everyday household goods.  Planning and organizing is a feature that I need work on because my handbag is stuffed full of coupons and you'll find me the crazy lady sifting through her bag in the aisle looking for that one coupon!  This is a great book for the beginner couponer and even if you are an avid couponer its great to have a comprehensive guide at hand.  There are new couponing tricks that I didn't even know or think about in this book!

BUY IT
Buy the book at Amazon.com for only $11.41 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25 and also preview the book at Amazon before buying!



Disclosure: I was provided a book for review and giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion. All other opinions may vary.




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Secret Code Word to $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


 


The Secret Code is "Addicted to Freebies"

 



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Marvelous May! Get Printing


Its the first day of the month! May is an exciting month for us as we celebrate my son's birthday. 
He will be turning 7 : ) 


At the beginning of each month coupon printing sites load up with new printables.  Check these and match them against your grocery list.  Its free money!


Coupons.com


Redplum.com


Coupon Network.com


SmartSource

You just need ink and paper and a pair of scissors : )

    Free Domino’s Artisan Pizzas (Facebook offer)


    From Monday, April 30, 2012 through Thursday, May 3, 2012, Domino’s is giving away more free Artisan Pizzas:
    Monday, April 30, 2012 — 25,000 free Artisan pizzas
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 — 20,000 free Artisan pizzas
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 — 15,000 free Artisan pizzas
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 — 15,000 free Artisan pizzas
    They don’t say what time each giveaway is happening so like them and watch their facebook page for when the giveaway goes live each day.
     
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    COME ENTER TO WIN $400 Extreme Cash Giveaway




    Welcome to the MAY EXTREME CASH GIVEAWAY!


    We are thankful for our readers and giving away $400 Paypal Cash to (1) lucky reader


    There are lots of entries available and this giveaway will go on for a whole month, so take your time! Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back every day and claim your daily entries too.



    Giveaway ends 6/10 and is open worldwide. Good luck! You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs.
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    New 10 Point Pampers Gift to Grow Code


    Here's another new Pampers Gifts to Grow code 

    FB4CHILD23DAY12 (10 points)


    If you are new to Pampers Reward program, collect codes found inside Pampers diapers and wipes products. 

    No kids or kids in diapers - no problem, periodically Pamper release new free codes.  Patiently collect them and redeem them for cool prizes and even gift cards. 

    Sign up here to grab 100 free points. 
    How many points do you have?

    CVS: Free Ultra Touch Mini Meter


    CVS has the Ultra Touch Mini Meter on sale for $10 this week.
    Use the $10/1 Ultra Touch Mini Meter coupon to get it free.
     
    Consider donating this to your local shelter : )


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    FREE 1 year subscription to Men’s Fitness



    Hurry and sign up to grab a  FREE 1 year subscription to Men’s Fitness courtesy of Rewards Gold! Great freebies for hubby to keep him motivated


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    Did you win the $800 Hello Spring Cash Giveaway?



    Didn't win? Come enter these FABULOUS giveaways below

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    Mom’s the Word” Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Bags by eBags


    Before marriage my husband and I took many vacations together.  We met up at fun cities in Europe and America.  After we got married our travels took us even further and we toured Hong Kong, Bangkok and even Austrailia.  I look back at all our travels with fondness.  Since we had the two little ones our travel has been limited.  As you all know traveling with little ones is not only expensive as thats two more flights to pay for but also packing for kids is not fun.  Often for our weekend trips to the beach or Grandmas we fill our trunk completely and so packing for a flight where baggage is often an extra charge this sure can add to the trip expense.

    Now that our 7 and 5 year old are mobile and independent we're starting to think about trips again.  I'd love to take the children to a place where we've visited so that we could share our experience.  For now, just a trip away to the beach or to a state we've never been to would be great.   For Mother's day wouldn't it be great to receive luggage with a promise for a family trip? 

    I was offered the opportunity to review an ebag product in the “Mom’s the Word” Gift Guide, items for moms by moms brought you by Bags by eBags.  I chose the wheeled laptop convertible below.


     This is a great pick for a trip for my needs because it can be used as a carry-on and can hold my laptop for my blogging needs while big enough to hold the kids art supplies to keep them busy on trips.  Plus the wheels mean I can load it up as much as I want.  I love the stylish mono-pole handle system and the wide base that means it doesn't tip easily.  The luggage is convertible though so if you need you can use it as a backpack too.  I love luggage that has compartments and this bag offers secret compartments that I can stash the kids candy.  Whether you are a Mom who needs luggage for a getaway or a family vacation there's choices galore at ebags.


    BUY IT
    The price for the wheeled laptop convertible on ebags.com is only $101.99+ free shipping!  

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    Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest opinion.  All opinions are of my own, others may vary. 


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    No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars Review & Giveaway



    Every Christmas my husband's godmother sends over a divine Cherry Cheesecake for our families to enjoy on Christmas eve.  She makes it from scratch and everyone looks forward to the cheesecake each year even making room after Christmas dinner for this delight.  I do have a copy of the recipe but it looks complicated and I don't really have the time to bake a cheesecake.

    Cheesecake does not have to be time consuming or difficult to make.  Check out Plentiful Pantry Inc. who has a delicious new No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars that is easy to make and simply chills in the refrigerator prior to serving.  The cute package contains a cheesecake base which is an Oreo cookie crust that you simply mix with melted butter.  The cheesecake filling is just as easy to make combining hot water and two packages of cream cheese (I substituted for light cream cheese and it turned out really well).  My daughter helped me and she couldn't wait the 1 hour it needed to set.  Every 5 minutes she asked if the hour was up : )


    When the hour was finally up we found a new exquisite dessert that was delicious and we knew that it didn't take hours to bake.  I look forward to serving this at my next party and fooling everyone to think that I had been baking for hours.

    BUY IT
    Purchase the new Key Lime Cheesecake Bars for only $8.00 per dessert mix.


    (1) Lucky reader will win their own No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Bars.  Simply enter to win through the rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway ends May 15th and is open to US residents.




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    Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.





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