Thursday, March 14, 2013

We love freebies!

I have a confession : I have a love for free things! 
Free - the perfect price to pay for things. 
I always sign up for free samples : beauty, household, food & drink, even paint!
Yes, I've received free paint.

I was quite happy over the weekend when my P&G sample pack arrived.
Coupons and samples of shampoo, conditioner, laundry detergent, fabric softener, and more ...
I got giddy when I received the Target Beauty Bags.
The little free things that excite me.

So yesterday I got quite excited when a big white envelope was stuffed in our mailbox.
YAY, finally!
My free lunchbag.

Since we eat a lot of lean cuisine meals (they make great lunches), I joined their rewards program.
Get free stuff for eating, sounds like my kinda rewards.
Anyway, you get codes from the meals, add them to your account online, and receive points to redeem for goodies. And from Jan-March, they have a bonus program to get a free lunch bag. Sweet!
So, I got us a free lunch bag, and I've been banking my points to use for something good (they are adding gift cards...). And it's a pretty roomy bag too. 

Here are a few of my favorite freebie/rewards sites:

Friday, March 8, 2013

We Survived ... the Snowquester!

We got slammed by a snowstorm!
We ended up with about 10" or so of snow, and no power for 2 days.
So we loaded up what we could into our truck, crammed in a car seat and us and some overnight bags, and drove to my in-laws to stay warm (since they have a kerosene heater, and little kids need heat). My in-laws live 1.5 miles away from us, however, due to all the snow and wind there were trees and power lines/poles down all over, which led to us needing to take the 'long way' over to their house - a 16 mile trip took us not quite an hour and a half. We also got to drive under a fallen tree.
Luckily the snow stopped later in the afternoon, and we were able to get back out in the truck to bring some take-out home for dinner, Chinese, Yum!
Chinese food has never tasted so good.
And we got power back Thursday evening, so we were able to come home and relax.