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FREEBIES received today from No-More-Rack!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on May 11, 2013 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Woo hoo!  My $30+ worth of FREEBIES from no-more-rack arrived today (see invoice below)!  That's right, FREEBIES!  I didn't pay a single cent for the items pictured below!  And NO credit card was required.  My son is going to LOVE that remote controlled helicopter!  When you sign-up w/ no-more-rack (it's FREE), you'll receive a FREE $10 credit just for joining!  If you would like to know a little more about no-more-rack, check out my blog post all about it here.  

Check out some of the other freebies I've received through the mail in the last month or two here.  And for my list of FREE, and Easy Ways to EARN CASH and FREEBIES, click HERE!

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Tips for getting the most gas for your monies at the pump!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 15, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


                                              Photo courtesy of Google images.

Only buy or fill up your vehicle in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening... your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.  A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.

Please note:  This post is NOT in my own words.  The original post/source, and more info, can be located at:  https://www.facebook.com/robert.draperii/posts/634658549893561


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FREE Chomp Soap Sample!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 16, 2012 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (2)

FREE Chomp Soap!  Sample "The MEANEST Soap on Earth!" Click HERE to try "the world's best all natural industrial hand cleaner!"

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FREE Pack of Kimtech Touchscreen Cleaning Wipes!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on April 5, 2012 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (1)

FREE Pack of Kimtech Touchscreen Cleaning Wipes!  

Click HERE to get your FREE sample! 


Is your smartphone covered with fingerprints?  Does your iPad® or Kindle® have smudges that a tissue just can't clean? Then you need KIMTECH* Touchscreen Cleaning Wipes!


• Easily remove fingerprints, makeup and skin oil/grease.

• Won't scratch glass surface; virtually lint-free.

• Wipe clean without use of chemicals.

• Come in a convenient resealable pouch for pocket, purse or briefcase.

• Dry, reusable – made of disposable microfiber. 

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Receive a $50 Walmart Gift Card w/ Kindle Fire Purchase!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on February 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Now through next Sunday (2/12), receive a FREE $50 Walmart Gift Card when you purchase a Kindle Fire for $199 at your local Walmart store!  That's a great deal! 

However, it makes me wonder...  is this a price loss leader to get people in the store?  Or is the Kindle 2 about to be released?   Anyway, remember, Walmart offers a 7 day price/deal guarantee, so if you recently purchased a Kindle Fire within the last 7 days, feel free to head back to the Walmart where you purchased it with your receipt, to get your $50 gift card!  I suggest calling ahead first though.  When I called my local store, they said they had plenty of Kindle Fires in stock; and reminded me that electronics can only be returned, or exchanged, within 14 days (unlike most other items that are allowed up to 90 days).

Note: When I called, I was told this deal is valid through 2/12, but their ad says 2/14.

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2 FREE Weeks of SiriusXM Sattelite Radio!!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on January 30, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Receive FREE access to 60 SirriusXM channels from Feb.1st - 14th, including commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk & entertainment!  "All you have to do is turn your radio on and enjoy.  It's really that easy!  You can also listen online on your smartphone, PC or Mac®!"  Click HERE!

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FREE Windex® Streak-Free Shine Electronics Wipes!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on January 5, 2012 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Hurry! FREE Streak-Free Shine Giveaway! The 1st 3K to respond will receive one package of Windex® Electronics Wipes HERE! https://www.rightathome.com/Offers/Pages/2012-01-windex-gp.aspx  "Perfect for cleaning everything from widescreen TVs to tablets and smartphones!  Windex® Electronics Wipes are the convenient way to remove dust, dirt and grime from household electronics—leaving behind only our famous streak-free shine. They work on flat-screen TVs, laptops, computer screens, tablets, cellphones, game consoles, cameras and so much more!  Learn more about Windex® Electronics Wipes here!"

FREE Batteries! Today Only! From Blockbuster!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on December 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (2)

TODAY ONLY!!  Get two FREE packs of either AA, or AAA, batteries from Blockbuster!!  

While supplies last!  No coupon needed.  And no purchase required.  :)

FREE $25 Prepaid Visa gift card for test driving a Kia Optima!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on December 1, 2011 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It's back again! Get a FREE $25 Prepaid Visa gift card for test driving a Kia Optima! Print the certificate, and bring it to a Kia dealer before the end of December! http://optimaiii.meredith.com/opp3_landing.asp

"† TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Test-drive offer is valid from 11/7/11 to 12/31/11. To be eligible, test-driver must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's license. This offer is non-negotiable and non-transferable. One $25 Kia Visa Prepaid Card per person. Test-drive and dealer validation required. Only the completed certificate with an original dealer signature and Personal Customer Code will be honored. Your envelope with the original, completed certificate inside must be postmarked by 1/15/12. All matters of program eligibility and qualification will be conclusively resolved by Kia Motors America, Inc., in its sole discretion. Offer valid only in the continental United States; void in outlying areas. Void where prohibited. Offer valid while supplies last. Kia is not responsible for mistakes or typographical errors. Kia is not responsible for lost or misdelivered mail. Kia's liability is limited to the value of the Visa prepaid card. Your Visa prepaid card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. For comments or questions, please call 1-877-883-4913. © 2011 Kia Motors America, Inc., 111 Peters Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92606."

1/14/2012 UPDATE! - I just received mine today!!  View it HERE!

FREE $2 Amazon.com MP3 credit w/ promo code "FALLMP3"

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

FREE $2 Amazon.com MP3 credit w/ promo code "FALLMP3"

FREE travel size sample of Biker Bull Leather Therapy Restorer!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

FREE travel size sample of Biker Bull Leather Therapy Restorer! http://www.leathertherapy.com/products/Biker-Bull-Sample.html

Free + Free Shipping! 11-in-1 Stainless Steel Pocket Survival Tool!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 10, 2011 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (4)

Free + Free Shipping!  11-in-1 Stainless Steel Pocket Survival Tool from 1SaleADay at http://1saleaday.com/family/  Sale ends in less than 23 hours, if supplies don't run out 1st!

Features Include:

Can opener

Knife edge



Cap opener

4-position wrench

Butterfly wrench

Saw blade

Direction ancillary indication

2-position wrench

Key ring hole

Convenient pouch

FREE LED Credit Card Light!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 8, 2011 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (1)

FREE LED Credit Card Light from Ben's Outlet! You might have to be able to get through the "friend gate" first. Let us know! http://woobox.com/v28ciu


"Help yourself to a LED Credit Card Light! When the path is dark, you'll have this credit card sized light to illuminate the way. A bulb shaped LED light flips up for instant brightness. The light comes with a standup base for hands-free lighting, and is powered by an included button cell battery. So when the lights dim, reach into your wallet and turn on the lights."

I have one of these, and it's not very bright, but it sure is cute! :)

FREE Hearing Aid Batteries!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 6, 2011 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Win a FREE Polaroid!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on September 4, 2011 at 3:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Enter to #Win a #FREE @Polaroid #Giveaway from @BensOutlet! http://woobox.com/t6a6tq

1000 FREE AT&T Wireless Rollover Minutes

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Rumor has it that you can get 1000 FREE AT&T Wireless Rollover Minutes by simply texting "YES" to 11113020 from your cell phone! Rumor also has it that every AT&T customer is eligible for this offer! Let us know if it works for you!

FREE 3M Samples for Car Owners!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 10, 2011 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

FREE 3M Samples for Car Owners!

FREE Guitar Strings!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 9, 2011 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (1)

$5 off a Jiffy Lube Oil Change!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on August 7, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Print this coupon for $5 off a Jiffy Lube Oil Change! http://oilchangecoupons.jiffylube.com/couponoffers/fivedollarsoff_coupon.pdf

FREE Pair of Noise Isolating DeepBass Earbuds!

Posted by 1FrugalMom on July 24, 2011 at 12:21 AM Comments comments (1)

FREE + FREE Shipping from 1SaleADay! Pair of Noise Isolating DeepBass Earbuds! HURRY! These might go fast (in less than 24 hours)! http://1saleaday.com/family/