I’ve only been doing deals/giveaways for awhile. A few things I’ve gotten: 50th Anniversary Bottle of sparkling grape juice from R.W. Knudson, a $100 giftcard for Hannaandersson from Savings.com, a $20 giftcard from Uppercase Living Blog, a $25 gift certificate for Restaurant.com from ShopatHome, and a Cocalo bedding set from Totsy.com for being Mom of the Week. I’ve gotten free movie tickets, a G2 phone, toys, food, lotions, perfumes, skincare, makeup, simulated diamond earrings, shirts, a of paige mens jeans (retail $210), post-it notes, detergents, magazines, $15 border bucks, money, coffee, etc. I’ve gotten starbucks cards for $1, $30+ retail value lotions 2 for $10, diamond earrings for $5 and so on and so on…. I’ve done all this with roughly only 4 to 6 hours a day to myself in approximately 60 days. I know there are other blogs that do this all day long as a job and they post for you (some of which I am going to list in here) but I don’t have the time to do that on here and also
It does take some time but it doesn’t have to take ALL your time. You are never going to catch all the great deals out there no matter what you do so resign yourself to accepting that you’ll catch a few here and there in your own time. This is a helpful post on how to find deals while doing exactly what you are already doing not to give you a second job you can’t possibly keep up with. There are things people do everyday online: You check your email, you check your Facebook, you shop and you read. These are ways to do /exactly/ what you are already doing just adding a little extra time. I am not going to get into coupon clipping (that takes too much time) and I’m not going to get into shopping store deals (like Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, etc), this is just something to do for a little extra fun in your free time. If you want to know how to do couponing, stockpiling or store deals/coupon matching I put a few blogs at the very end that are really good at that under Giveaways. So… here is how to start.
Also, Foxy Freebies will send you a daily email of Freebies… but I’ve noticed some of them run behind others so I was hesitate to put them on here on first. But if you’ve missed it from another resource and they still have freebies available then it’s worth it to add them as a backup.
I can’t believe I almost forgot Groupon! It was the first place I’d started out. I don’t know what else I can say about them outside of, THEY’RE A MUST HAVE. I mean their local deals are amazing. Stuff for families, singles, food, spas, skydiving? I mean come on, you really need to sign up for this place. You’ll get one email a day telling you what’s available in your area and that’s it. Livingsocial is also a place with daily deals AND vacation deals! Another must have deal place. I got two tickets to Pizzaworld complete with a large pizza and sodas for $9. It’s really great to have these sites when you have families. AND Localdeal, you get $5 credit just for signing up with them.
Thrifty Wifey does deals and also puts up these once a day giveaway links for places like Toys R Us and All You, etc. They’re fun little games that you may or may not win at but I like spinning wheels so what the hell. She also has her own giveaways and is quick on freebies and deals also. One of my favorites I haven’t forgotten yet in the midst of all my emails. Plus you can tell she’s honest in her posts that have her opinions. I like that. I like blunt honest people. I would have put this on the DEAL place cause she does do lists of deals also but I wanted to stick it in the middle of these other blogs for giveaways.
MnMspecial has a lot of good giveaways too. I hadn’t been there for a little bit, I just read the emails and last night was too tired to go through all of them to find the good ones. However! It’s a really stylish blog that has some really good giveaways.
Mommy Kat and Kids does a Friday link up of giveaways. Tons of giveaways, also with expiration dates. It’s a great resource and plus she has some pretty awesome giveaways of her own.
There is also Ebates! I just haven’t used them so I have no personal experience. =/ However, after looking at them they do a higher percentage back at some of the stores. You can check them out too!
It’s a lot in the beginning so you can do a few things at a time to see how much you can fit into your tight schedules. Don’t go overboard unless you have the time to! Just do what you normally do and see what happens. A few extra emails and a few extra friends on Facebook doesn’t hurt, after all you can’t receive anything in life unless you are willing to give in a little. I’ll put up a notice whenever we get our fan page up and then it might be smart to “like” us too. I always toss up the freebies or almost freebies on my personal Facebook page and will eventually put them there along with updates on why I haven’t done another Provocative Dialog yet, or where is that update on the Cult mess and why did you stop putting up recipes. All of which I’ll get to writing once I get my house back in order from the Holiday craze. Till then…
…. an ending note. If you want to read one of the funniest Mommy blogs I’ve ever read you should go subscribe to I’m a Lazy Mom. She sometimes puts up deals, generally on her Facebook which is just as humorous. She’s funny and smart and I can’t help but love reading her. You will to. No, she has no idea I’m writing this so it’s not an endorsement. Ha!