Do you like free things? Of course you like free things. This is America, the land of the free and the home of the sample! Would you believe me if I told you that it is possible to grow your fund by getting things for free? Of course you would believe me, I have a very honest face.
“But Kristen B.,” you might say, “where do I get the free things? How do I learn about the free things?? Tell me, Kristen B.! Tell me!” And I will. Here’s where you get the free things:
Check Couponing to Disney frequently. The dedicated team here at Couponing to Disney post dozens of freebies throughout the week. Let me say that again. Someone else finds a freebie, puts it on the webpage for you, and you get free stuff. That is a win in my book. My very first freebie was four years ago. Kristin posted about a free Cinnabon for National Cinnamon Roll Day (or something.) I sent my husband to the mall and he returned with a Cinnabon. “Was it free?” I asked. “It was,” he said. And darned if it wasn’t the most delicious Cinnabon I have ever eaten. The lesson here is that Couponing to Disney loves you and wants you to have free things. You may need to supply your address (for the sending of the free things) or your email (for the notification of future free things) to the companies doing the giving, but in the end you get free things. Did I mention free things?
Write a Company about a product you Love. We see this in SavEars all the time. People write to companies about a product they love and often times, they will get something from the company as a thank you. It may be free things, or coupons, or a new product to try. Companies love to get feedback from consumers and will often reward them for taking the initiative to do so.
Write a Company about an error or mistake. While companies don’t love hearing about the mistakes with their product, I’ve found that if given the chance they generally want to make things right. If you get a faulty product, before you go buy another brand, get in touch with the company first. Explain the issue in a calm and respectful manner, and more often than not they will make it up to you with interest. I once got an order of cards from Shutterfly for a handsome little boy’s 8th birthday party. Trouble was, I have no sons. Who knows what became of the My Little Pony Invitations I had made. But Shutterfly not only corrected the problem, they gave me expedited shipping on my new order and a gift card with free shipping for a future use. I’m not saying to go into every situation expecting free things, but it stands to reason you catch more free things with honey than vinegar.
Follow your favorites. We’ve talked about that, so I’ll just leave this here for you to peruse.
Collect loyalty points! Loyalty cards and memberships are a great way to score freebies. Pampers, Huggies, Disney Movie Rewards, Kelloggs,… Collect those points and watch the free things come in. And if you get overwhelmed, no worries. Couponing to Disney has you covered there, as well. We’re always posting when new codes come available. Airlines, cinema and restaurant chains are all big on loyalty cars. Check in with your local places, too. Our favorite place is a local chain and they’ve got a rewards app where we scan our bill and get one point for every dollar spent. Everywhere you go, make sure to ask if they have a loyalty program.
Now maybe one or two of you may be a little skeptical. “But Kristen B., I don’t need free dishwasher cleaner. It takes me 47 seconds to put my address for this thing I don’t really want and my time is valuable.” Your time is valuable, friend, and I promise you those 47 seconds are not wasted. You might not need dishwasher cleaner. But someone you know does. And maybe you also got some free dishwashing detergent. And some gloves. Then you find a sale on sponges. Done. Throw all those cute, useful things in a decorative basket and voila, you’ve got a Christmas present, Teacher Appreciation Gift, or a Welcome to the Neighborhood gift.
The picture above was a freebie I got in the mail this week from a deal Kristin featured on C2D. Not only did I get two nice sized sample bottles, my friends at Dove threw in coupons for $1 off hair care, $1 off body wash, and the big ticket item, FREE Dove or Dove Men Spray Antiperspirant. Those first two coupons save me $2 my next grocery trip and the big one is going to be a small part of my husband’s Father’s Day Present. That’s a lot of free things for the low, low price of the time it took me to enter my name and address.
Every dollar you would have spent on something you can get for free goes straight into the Disney fund. So chase those freebies! You’ve got nothing to lose, and only Dole Whips to gain.
Are you a Freebie addict? What’s the best freebie you’ve scored? Tell me all about it on the comments!
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!