Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Follow - April 30th

Friday Follow

Welcome to Young Wife and mom! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a look around and check out all the freebies and deals that I have. I'm sure to have something for you. I hope you will come back to see the goodies that I find this week.
Thanks again!

Freebie Friday

Here are this weeks best freebies, samples, and deals.


Nursing Care Instant Relief sample - this is available for nursing (or soon to be nursing) mothers. It contains one reusable cooling pad and four treatment sleeves. Fill in the form to request your kit which will also have a coupon in it.

Gillette Razor Giveaway - they are giving away 1,000 samples a day. Today's giveaway begins at 10am ET. Check out their FB page for the pin to enter and go to the application.

Self breast exam reminder sticker - scroll down to select the button to add the sticker to your cart and chekcout.

Bagel from Einsteins Bagel Bros - "Like" them on FB, click the 'Offers' tab and print out your coupon!/einsteinbros

Rewards Codes
Disney Movie Rewards - 25 pts using code 'FPSNN83JX9'
Huggies Enjoy the Ride - 5 pts using code 'BFRJWLQPSGZJPGB'
       and another 5 pts using code 'BJBNWFHCHRFFPGB'
Pampers Gifts to Grow - 10 pts using code 'GTGLEARNMORE089'

Emeril's 20th Anniversary Cookbook (pdf) - Visit the article and click on the download link.

Recipe (pdf) from Carrabbas Newsletter - Make sure you join their Amici Club for great extras like this

Amazon MP3 credit (value of $1.29) when you fan/like Toyota on FB and go to the Giiv application. Copy the code and enter into your MP3 account. Code expires April 2011.

Television episodes, songs and videos on iTunes

Deals has $25 gift certificates on sale for $2 using code 'MEAL' at checkout; A savings of 80%! Check out the website to find participating restaurants in your area. Most of these have stipulations for the minimum purchase amount and days for use. Expires TODAY!!

Physician's Formula BOGO Free Coupon - I normally don't buy this makeup line because of its price but this coupon makes it affordable. "Like" their FB page and click the 'Instant Rewards' tab. Enter your info and they wll email your coupon. Coupon obly valid at Target stores.!/PhysiciansFormula?v=app_10339498918&ref=ts

Mega Swagbucks Day!
Earn more rewards with your internet searches. Since I have started with Swagbucks in January, I have earned and redeemed 8 $5 Amazon e-giftcards ,not including the two I plan to get today. It's easy to earn with Swagbucks; all you do is use them for your internet searches instead of google, yahoo, ask, bing, etc and they reward you (randomly) with points that they call Swag Bucks or SB.

Look through their prize store and aim for a goal. Prizes start at 1 SB and every Friday, the Swagbucks team gives out higher SB for searches! With a normal search may get you a 10-15 SB but on Mega Swagbucks Day you could get a 30, 40, or so on SB for one search! I love getting free stuff for doing something as simple as searching. They will even start you off with 30 SB! Get started here earning Swagbucks today!

Have a lovely day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mailbox Monday

I used to post my mailbox/inbox freebies daily or as I recieved them, but I've decided to dedicate my Monday posts to them. Here are the freebies that I have recieved over the past few weeks. Just a few minutes daily can land you some great stuff for free! Later in this post I will tell you how to get great freebies of your own!

Free in my mailbox:
  • Snapily 3D Mothers Day Card (did not have to pay shipping thanks to Money Saving Mom)
  • Orville Reddenbacher's Cheese Popcorn Sample (full bag)
  • Working Mother Magazine (Free subscriptiion)
  • Cosmo Magazine (Free subscription)
  • Vogue Magazine (Free subcription)
  • Parents Magazine (Free subscription with Boppy purchase)
  • Family Fun Magazine (Two free issues)
  • American Baby Magazine (Always free subscriptions)
  • Baby Talk Magazine (Always free subscriptions)
  • Emergen-C 4pk Sample
  • Teekanne Pomegranate Tea Sample
  • "Living on a Dollar a Day" Book thanks to Viewpoints (retweeted their giveaway and won)

 Arriving this week in the mail:
Messenger Bag thanks to Viewpoints (answered a question they posted on FB)
Fatheads tradeable wall art thanks to (retweeted their giveaway)

Free in my inbox:
Coffee for two from Corner Bakery Cafe (still available *Today Only* on thier FB page)
TGI Fridays Stars and Stripes Temp Card and coupons for a free appetizer and free line jump
$5 gift certificate from E.l.f. cosmetics for answering a question on thier blog

How can you get awesome freebies like these?
  1. Open a separate email account for freebies only (some freebies automatically sign you up to subscribe to newsletters and you don't want that clogging your primary email.)
  2. Open a free Facebook (FB) and a free Twitter account. Protect your info by showing the least amount of info such as having info visible to "only friends" on FB and protecting your tweets on Twitter.
  3. Fan & Follow your fave companies. They often give out discount codes or promotions
  4. Fan & Follow Freebies 4 Mom, For the Mommas, Katiecouturexo Freebies, Money Saving Mom and the Freebie Blogger for freebies as they become avaible. (Have SMS updates sent to your computer to get updates sent to your phone instantly)
  5. Join, Fan & Follow Viewpoints for samples and giveaways (You can also join them through MyPoints and get points to write reviews with them as well. These points go towards giftcards)
  6. Join Vocalpoint for great freebies and coupons (these often show up randomly)
  7. Join Kraft First Taste for coupons for free or almost free grocery items to try.
  8. Register at Mercury Magazines. When new magazines that fit your profile (I did mine as homemaker) then you will receive and email with an invite to apply for the free subscription. I get several free magazine titles from them.
  9. Sign up for your favorite restaurants' dining club. You're almost guaranteed to get awesome rewards.
  10. Note: When filling out freebie forms, put as little personal info as possible such as instead of your whole name e.g. Jane Doe put J. Doe and use a phone number you rarely answer. I use my cell more than the home number so I always use my home (unless I really want to receive mobile updates or something.) Try not to put any personal info on your children. Use nicknames instead.
  11. Have fun! I use freebies as a way to try new stuff, have stuff for rainy days, and as a way to curve my shopping impulses. If I'm getting loads of stuff in the mail, do I really need to go BUY something - not unless its neccessary.

If you have any great freebie sites that I have not listed, please let me know! I love finding new sites and if you have and trouble finding any of the sites I have listed I can get you the direct link. Thanks and happy freebie hunting!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Freebie Friday Goodies!

Facebook Freebies
Einstein Bros Bagel is offering a Free Bagel with printable coupon from. Become a fan on Facebook and click the 'Offers' tab to print yours.

Carrabba's Italian Grill is giving away a printable coupon for a free dessert (with purchase of appetizer) if you become a fan of their Facebook page. Then click ther "Free Coupon' tab and enter the application to print your coupon.

Gillette is giving away a free razor to the first 1,000 every day for 10 days (today is the second day and the giveaway time and pin changes daily. Today's giveway begins at 3:30pm ET. See their Facebook page for the new pin.

Around the Web Freebies
My Precious Kid is giving away a free car seat ID tag to new and expectant parents. Request yours here.

Amazon is giving away a free episode of "Inspector Gadget". This is the first episode of the original classic. I watched a little of the episode and it brought back a lot of childhood memories. Download the episode here.

Other free videos from Amazon including the first episode of Planet Earth, 6 episodes of Justice League, Superman, and Batman as well as many pilot episodes and behind the scenes. Check them out here.

Tropicana Juicy Rewards is offering one free point using code 'HMEK9-TKRMF' - You can redeem the point for a Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream printable coupon  for BOGO FREE SINGLE SCOOP SUNDAE. Code expires 05/10 while coupon expires 14 days after redemption. Enter your code here.

Just Pay Shipping Deals
All You is offering a free 5x7 flipbook with 10 pages through Snapfish using code 'ALLYOUMOM' at checkout. This is good for the first 10,000 uses. You will have to pay around $2.00 shipping.

Walgreens is giving away 25 free 4x6 prints from when you buy 25 using code 'DOUBLE25' - Expires tomorrow 4/24. Free in-store pickup or pay shipping ($.12 per print)

$10 off $10 at JCPenney using coupon code '4BESTMOM' and only pay $5.95 shipping or $4.50 for store pickup.

Kelloggs is giving away a free re-useable tote when you send in any 4 UPC's from any 10oz or larger cereal box. Print your order form here. Shipping is $1.75 per bag (3 different designs!)

Udder Covers is offering a free nursing cover designed for nursing moms using code 'Thanks'. These are great for baby shower gifts. Pay shipping of  $9.95. Valid once per transaction. Order yours here.

Around Town Deals
Walmart has great clearanced women's/juniors clothing. On my trip wednesday I was seduced by the clearance section where I was delighted to find MAX AZARIA and Miley Cyrus/MAX AZARIA clothing marked down to $1.00! Most of these items were marked around $7.00 but when I ran them under the price scanner (always a must when clearance shopping) they rang $1. Needless to say I went back and picked up more. After 2 more trips to the scanner and picking up a pair of skinny grey knitted pants for $3, I left with 13 pieces of clothing for $15.
 I scored:
2 white tie-dye tie back shirts
2 off white screen tees
2 Batwing striped tees
2 striped skirts
4 cropped pants
1 pair knit pants

So be sure to check out your local Super Walmart and keep these tips in mind:
All sizes are not equal. A size 4 (or SM) in Womens is roughly a 9 or 11 (M/L) in Juniors. This goes for pricing too. One size may be $1 while others are $7 so remember to check the scanner before checking out.

Don't knock it...until you try it on. It may be a different style then you're used to but it may be a good change.

While one color may be on sale, another may not so be flexible. Are you willing to pay $7 for the blue shirt or $1 for the white one?

Have fun! Shopping is a great way to relieve stress (Leave the husband and kids at home! lol)

Lastly...Mega SwagBucks Day!
Not really a specific freebie but every Friday searches using Swag Bucks can result in very high SB amounts. On average I'm getting around 15 SBs on winning searches but last Friday I hit a 30 spot!! If you're not using Swag Bucks as your search engine then you're missing out on getting rewarded for doing something you already do. The SBs you get from searches can be redeemed for cool prizes like Amazon and Pay-Pal gift cards and other prizes. Today is THE day to join and get rewarded! Get started here.

I will update this list if any good stuff I find out about any other goodies today!! Have a great Friday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Late Start to Earth Day!

To view my Earth Day notes better, click here.
This e-card was made using, a free and earth friendly way to send greetings.
Have a Great Day!! Come back tomorrow for Freebie Friday!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Article on Ways to Earn Extra Money

As a SAHM and wife to a college student, extra money would be lovely!

All has published an article of interest describing a few ways that women can earn extra money from home. These jobs are categorized based on your personality such as being creative, an avid photo taker, or even, a packrat. Granted you probably will not make a living from these ideas at first, put a little effort into it (except maybe the packrat one) and it could go from a hobby to a viable source of income. I'm thinking of trying the creative idea (for me it could be selling premade scrapbooks or kits...hmm sounds like a good way for me to get back into it!), maybe the writing one and definitely the packrat (maybe I should look into this ASAP since we're moving soon!)

Take a look for yourself and dig deep to see what you may have been missing out on.

Check out's article here!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Attention Bloggers! Make your blog mobile for FREE!

Last night (or should I say early morning) I was looking around on for items to add to my blog when I came across an ad to create a mobile site. I thought "What a cool idea! Let me try it out." So I went on to create a mobile site using Widgetbox's Basic version (Pro version available for a fee.) I created a Post page and a Twitter page for my mobile site. You do have the options to add YouTube, polls, photos and other content pages to your site. Overall I am very pleased with the look of the site. Some of the formatting gets lost when transferred to the mobile site but I think it is still great to see the posts on the go.

To the right is an acutal copy of the site as it became live (the live view of the site while creating it only works with Google Chrome and Safari.) The free version is all I need right now, but I may look into trying the Pro Version soon with their 7 day trial. This mobile site works best with iPod Touch, iPhone, Android and other smart phones. I will have to try this on my cell phone (not a smartphone) just to see how well it works.

I have added the link to the mobile site on the top left column of the blog to allow for anyone to access the mobile stie from their phones. When you're creating your mobile site, you do have the option to automatically re-route all mobile users to the mobile site but I wanted to give my readers the option of visiting either site.

Create your mobile site at

Photo Book Around $3.25 Shipped & 2 Free Photo Coasters

ArtsCow has done it once again. In addition to their great Mother's Day deals (see right column for details) they have released this offer for new members: A 20 page 5x7 photobook for $2.99 plus tax! You may have to pay shipp. The company is overseas so the measurement is listed differently. Create your account at, make your book and use code 'PBKS299' at checkout. If you're lost for ideas check out their gallery.

Then they also have a freebie listed on their Facebook page. Become a fan, go to their coupon application, and refer at least 3 friends. Then you will be presented with a unique code to get your 2 free coasters - available in square, circle, and heart shapes. Create your coasters and add 2 of them to your cart. Enter the code and your order will be completely free. This is only available to the first 3,000 orders or 4/22/10 (whichever comes first) so make certain to order this ASAP (even if you're not finished with your photobook yet!)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mother's Day Deals!

Here's a list of great deals that even the tightest of budgets should be able to take advantage of. Included are deals for photo greeting cards, photo books, jewelry and home furnishing items.

  • 3 Free Cards from Shutterfly - Just pay S&H ($.99) and tax using code 'CARDS4MOM'. These are personalized cards that you can add your own photos and wording to. I have used these in the past and LOVE them!
  • Free Card from Photoworks - Free with any order over $1.00 using code 'Card4Mom'. I recommend buying one card and get the second free with the code then you only pay one shipping cost. I have not purchased these before but Photoworks has superb quality photobooks. They are part of the American Greetings Card company. Exp. 4/28
  • Free Card from Kodak Gallery - Just pay S&H ($.99) using code 'Mom4Mom' I have not purchased these before but Kodak has good quality photobooks. Exp. 4/27
  • Free 3D Card from Snapily - Just pay S&H ($2.22) using code 'gift4mom'. I have never tried these before but have heard good things about them. Great if you're looking for something other than the traditional greeting card.
  • Photobook from SeeHere - 50% off & free shipping using code 'mombook'. You can get one for $3.50 plus tax shipped! I have not ordered these before but their photocards are wonderful in quality. Exp. 4/20
  • Photobooks from CVS - BOGO free books starting at $12.99 using code 'BOGOBOOK'. I have not ordered anything but prints from CVS. Exp. 4/26
  • Watches, Keychains, and Pillow Cases from Arts Cow - These are $3.99 to $5.99 SHIPPED! I suggest looking at these ASAP because they are an international company and shipping can take a while if they get a wave of orders but I highly recommend them for price and quality!

Be Beautiful!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Freebies, Freebies, Freebies!

Another Friday, another list of awesome freebies! I will be out of town this weekend but I do have an awesome Mother's Day post for you tomorrow that you can see a preview of on the column to the right.

Facebook Freebies
  • BOGO free Fandango Movie Ticket code from Tropicana (Juicy Rewards) - Go to their fan page to get the details. If you're not a member, today is a good day to join. Click here to get started. EXPIRES TODAY!!
  • Free Bagel from Einstein Bagels - To get yours, fan Einstein Bros Bagel on Facebook and click the offers tab to print your coupon. EXPIRES TODAY!!!
  • Free Small Popcorn from Regal Cinemas - To get yours, fan Regal Entertainment Group on Facebook and click the image of the coupon and print. Expires 4/29/10
  • **Still Available: Fill-A-Bag Clothing Sale Free Tote Bag and 25% off at Babies'R'Us - Get a tote and whatever clothing you can fit in the bag is 25% off. Print your coupon here. Expires 4/22/10
  • **Still Available: Hotprints Hotbook - Free hotbook aka photobook. They have just released a new Mother's Day template! =) Make yours here and make sure to link your Facebook account to get it free!
Freebie Giveaways

Free Snapily 3D card from Heather at Freebies 4 Mom - The first 80 readers who successfully comment and email Heather at Noon CT. Make sur to check out her post before noon to get all the info. Good Luck!

Mega Swag Bucks

Not really a specific freebie but every Friday searches using Swag Bucks can result in very high SB amounts. On average I'm getting around 15 SBs on winning searches but last Friday I hit a 30 spot!! If you're not using Swag Bucks as your search engine then you're missing out on getting rewarded for doing something you already do. The SBs you get from searches can be redeemed for cool prizes like Amazon and Pay-Pal gift cards and other prizes. Today is THE day to join and get rewarded! Get started here

Note: I will be updating this throughout the day if any new freebies should become available. Have a great Friday!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I've Been Honored!

I have been awarded this honor by Shanna over at The Autry Family blog! If you haven't checked out her awesome blog, make sure you stop by and say 'hi.'

As part of my award, I have the pleasure of sharing 10 things about me and then passing on this award to 10 other fabulous bloggers. So here we go!
  1. I am very shy...until I get to know you.
  2. I hate public speaking.
  3. I have been to Canada a few times
  4. I cannot bake cakes even the boxed ones (but hey at least my brownies are edible)
  5. I love to try new foods
  6. I want to eat at one of Iron Chef Morimoto's resturauts
  7. Peach Snapple, Milano cookies, and Fererro Rocher are my go to foods on a stressful day.
  8. I was a tomboy growing up
  9. I love basketball and tennis (playing, not watching)
  10. I love scrapbooking and digital photography related crafts.
And the fabulous bloggers that I pass this award onto are:
Make sure you check out these awesome bloggers! Have a great day!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Great Weekend Deals!

There are a few great deals out there today; all photo related! Of course there's the Snapfish free shipping deal that I already posted earlier today. But there's also 20 prints for 20 cent at Walgreens. Use code '20PRINTS' at checkout. They will be available to pick up in store for the $.20 plus applicable tax. You can also ship them for around $1.50 total including tax. Finally, a cute photo gift featuring your child and the Tooth Fairy from . Valued at $10 this photo is yours free using code 'fairy-proof.' Have fun guys!

Snapfish: Free Shipping on Everything!!

This is an offer that is too good to pass up! Free shipping on everything! Think about all the great Mothers and Fathers Day gifts you can make and purchase without having to worry about shipping costs. You have to be quick though because this offer expires Monday at 12:00am!

While you're there, be sure to spin the birthday wheel for your chance to win some great prizes. Just click the birthday celebration link. I just won a free 16x20 photo collage poster!!! =)

Friday, April 9, 2010


Yes! It's my favorite day of the week again: not just because its the weekend, but because there are freebie lists everywhere today. So here are some of the great ones out there that are available:

Facebook Freebies:

  • Free Bagel at Einstein Bros Bagel - "Enjoy a FREE Bagel this Friday, April 9th on us! Make sure to visit our Fan Page to click on the offer tab to get your free coupon and then make sure to visit us on April 13th for $2 Tuesday!"
  • Free Cup of Coffee for Two at Corner Bakery Cafe - "From now through April 26, when you visit us on Facebook, click the Connect tab and invite a friend to Connect at the Corner. You'll receive a coupon for yourself and a friend to enjoy two free cups of hand-roasted coffee on us."
  • Free Tote and 25% Apparel & Shoes at Babies'R'Us - Get a free tote and 25% whatever clothing and shoes can fit in it during their Fill-A-Bag Clothing Sale. Valid now until April 22. Get your coupon here
At Restaurants:
  • Free Chips AND Drink at Quiznos with Sub or Salad Purchase - Get your coupon here

Around the Web:
  • Free Photobook from Hotprints - This is available once monthly for free but you must have a Facebook account or use the (once per account) code of  "free4friends." Make yours here
  • Free 8x10 from Walgreens using code "BIG8X10"- This one is free to pickup in store or around $1.00 to mail. Make yours here
  • Free Baby Car Seat ID tag - These are a great thing to have in case of accidents (not that we want we want to think like that but its best to be prepared) in the event that you can't respond to emergency workers about your child. I already have mine =) Get prepared here
  • Free MP3 from the Soundtrack of “Secrets of the Mountain”  thanks to Vocalpoint - "...daring moms to bring back family movie night!" Get yours here
  • Free MP3's from Walmart including artists The Rocket Summer, Paper Tongues, and Julieta Venegas. Download them here
  • Free Business Card sample pack from - These are very cute and a great start on your Mommy Cards. Make yours here

Mega Swag Bucks:
  • Not really a specific freebie but every Friday searches using Swag Bucks can result in very high SB amounts. On average I'm getting around 12 SBs on winning searches but last Friday I hit a 40 spot!! If you're not using Swag Bucks as your search engine then you're missing out on getting rewarded for doing something you already do. The SBs you get from searches can be redeemed for cool prizes like Amazon and Pay-Pal gift cards and other prizes. Today is THE day to join and get rewarded! Get started here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pampers Wants to Give You $1.00 off Your Cell Phone Bill!

This offer is only available for 24 hrs, ending tomorrow April 8th at !0:59am Eastern. As a special Thank You to their Facebook fans, Pampers is offering $1 of your phone bill by texting a Gifts to Grow code from inside one of thier products (wipes, diapers, etc) to 69220. The credit will appear as "P&G Text 2 Save" on your cell phone bill within 60 days. This offer is only good for AT&T and Cincinnati Bell cellular customers. Limit one code per number.. See all the info here on Facebook.

P.S. - You can still enter your code into your Gifts to Grow account after you text it in! =)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Rewards Programs

I just wanted to tell everyone about all the great free rewards programs there are out there from diapers to grocery items. Even though I don't purchase many of these items, I still do pretty good in getting points awarded to my account and rewards from bonus codes and promotional codes. These programs are not spammy at all with their emails and if you don't have a facebook account yet I strongly recommend it even if its just to get the scoop on great stuff like these!

  • Disney Movie Rewards: Codes are located in newsletters, Facebook posts, and by purchasing select Disney DVDs. Rewards include signed posters, magazine subscriptions and other Disney products. Sign up here and fan them on Facebook here.
  • Huggies Rewards: Watch their website videos, participate in polls, promotional codes are in Facebook posts, and by purchasing Huggies diapers. Rewards change often but include coupons for free packages and sweepstakes. Sign up here.
  • Pampers Gifts to Grow: Codes are located in Facebook posts and by purchasing Pampers products including wipes. Rewards include donations, photo deals, and others. Sign up here and fan them on Facebook here.
  • Tropicana Juicy Rewards: Codes are by signing up, in Facebook posts, and purchasing select Tropicana OJ. Rewards include local attractions and coupons for retailers like Foot Locker. Sign up here and fan them on Facebook here.
  • Pop-Tarts Sprinklings: Codes are in newsletters and by purchasing select Pop-Tarts Boxes. Rewards include e-cash movie tickets, free boxes of Pop-Tarts, and free magazine subscriptions. Sign up here and fan them on Facebook here.
  • My Coke Rewards: Codes are located on caps of participating products. Rewards includes Free Coke products, sweepstakes and other cool stuff. Sign up here.
Have fun!! =)
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