Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The "Not So Plain" contests of the day!

Each week I roll through hundreds of online contests, freebies, giveaways and sweepstakes of sorts. Sometimes it frustrates me with the number of entries I "process", versus the number of things I've actually won. (which equals a big ZERO) However, I do feel like many of these people are sharing products and items that are most definitely blog-worthy, and I'd like to start sharing them here! :)

My favorite entry today, mostly because I am a nerd who cannot stop reading:

For those of you that have a little person at home (probably about 3-4 years and under) this is an adorable backpack giveaway!

And who doesn't want a shot at $200!?

The entries for these contests are simple, but can be time consuming. For those of you who are used to entries in the blogger-style, these will be a breeze! If you aren't familiar with how to go about these, please feel free to comment and let me know! I am always happy to help.

And just in case... here's a few pointers!

On to the freebies! Who doesn't love free stuff?

First:  I love centsablemomma for freebies! Who of us has the time to look through Wal-Mart ads, match them to our coupons, and find the best deals? She does! :)  Check out Wal-Mart's deals of the week + the coupons to make them free!

Centsablemomma's "Mailbox Monday's" are always one of my favorite Monday reads. Check here for an AWESOME listing of freebies for this week! 

Another great site that I've had good luck with ~

They are great! They have a wide varitey of samples that are REALLY free (for the most part) and you WILL receive them, without signing up for any extra spam mail or junk to pilfer through in your inbox. 

I also think its pretty neat that Wal-Mart is now doing freebies. 

I can say on this one, I've signed up for a few from here, and not received anything as of yet. They usually say 4-6 weeks for processing on most freebie sites, and I can't remember what Wal-Mart's policy is. Please feel free to let me know if you have bad luck with this site and I won't continue to recommend it. 

Thunderfap is a new site that I'm currently testing for "freebie greatness". I recently signed up for the Playtex Sport sample, and received it within two weeks. I have a few more I'm waiting on, but in the meantime, I recommend signing up for their email list. It comes once a week on Sunday, and only once, and I've gotten no unwanted emails. 

Let me know your thoughts on these, good or bad. Everyone has different experiences with these sites, and we want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly! :)


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