A recent MSN message board list of favorite freebies prompted me to write down a short list of some of my favorite freebies. Give-away programs mentioned over at MSN included frequent shopper/customer programs from MyPoints and MyCokeRewards.
Here's my list freebies or cheapies
1. Free makeovers at Sephora.
2. Free gym workouts. Ask for a trial week or month at different gyms. Ethically, I try this only when I'm really trying out a new gym for possible membership.
3. Cheap: Some ice cream chains (Ben & Jerry's and Baskin-Robbins ) either sell or giveaway away free ice cream scoops on the store's anniversary). Ben & Jerry's also has a free on-site tour with free samples.
4. Birthday freebies. Restaurants, chain stores and ice cream stores have different birthday discounts and freebies when it's your birthday. Here's the link to the Birthday club at Baskin-Robbins.
5. Free tea samples: I have called Celestial Seasonings to praise them about their wonderful teas. They have offered me coupons, free samples and a free tour, which I will take if I ever get out to Colorado.
6. Free back-to-school supplies. For a home-based writer like me, back-to-school sales feel like a seasonal gift. I look for all of the Buy-One-Get-One-Free sales of pens, paper, index cards and other supplies that I use during the year.
7. Car show giveaways: My boys went to a car show and came home with hats, tee-shirts, key chains and other really cool stuff.
8. Industry trade shows. I love the trinkets that are handed out at trade shows: I always need more pens, post-its and desk toys.
9. Here's how I get Free soda at Epcot. Free chocolate samples at Ghiradelli.
10. Television and free cable shows on the Internet.
11. Music on the Internet. Here's a link to one of my favorite songs: The Gap Band's Outstanding. I love the old school mix at offered by moongirl.
Here's the link to Outstanding at moongirl.
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