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Friday, December 7, 2018

Freebies, Coupons & Comps


Welcome to my new follower Lynne.


I thought maybe at the end of every week I would do a post on any freebies I get in the week and also coupons and competition wins (if anyone is interested that is).

I am an avid freebie hunter, companies give away 1000's  of free samples every week, after all it is a way of promoting their products.

This is just a small selection of things I have received over the last few months.








I only spend 10 mins or so daily checking a few freebie sites. Getting freebies helps save money.

Couponing is something I do occasionally, anyone seen the show Extreme Couponing? unfortunately in the UK it is not really a big thing, but there are coupons about if you do a bit of research, sometimes you can get things completely free.


Comping ( entering competitions) has been a hobby of mine for years, of course it is the luck of the draw, as us compers say you have to be in it to win it.

I haven't really spent much time on it this year but I have won the following:

Huge card making kit
Cast iron crepe pan
Fresh fish box
Restaurant voucher
Royal mail stamp set
Sulpher (for growing veg)
6 various books

I shall be spending more time on this hobby now as I do enjoy it, and you never know what the postman is going to bring you.

I have won some really good prizes over the years, including luxury hampers, luxury skincare, jewellery, perfumes, holidays and mini breaks, a new cooker, and much more.

I still have more wins on the way, but I shall wait until I receive them before I show. 
The internet is flooded with advent competitions at the moment, so I am busy with those daily. Fingers crossed, last year I won a turkey dinner, champagne, and a hamper all in time for Christmas.



I have had just a few things this week.

Freebies ...

A couple of sachets of a supplement for joints.





These were from Checkout Smart app, you buy the product, upload your receipt and get paid by paypal back, this freebie has expired now.


This turned up today, it was a competition win.




I must just add I only do online competitions as they are free to enter.

24 comments:

  1. Wow Marlene, you've managed to get an amazing amount of stuff! I didn't know it was possible to win so much from free competitions. Where do you find them all?

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  2. Wow, very impressive. It's amazing the number of coupons they get in the States, we get hardly any and very rarely anything I would use.

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    1. It is crazy in the States, they get so much, there garages end up looking like a supermarket.

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  3. Well done marline , Wish i had the perseverance i have tried before but give up after a while lol xx

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    1. It's not for everyone, we all have different interests. xx

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  4. Wow,that is quite the haul, impressive. I have watched extreme couponing a few times and have been impressed but it is a lifestyle and can take hours to work it all out. Not sure that is for me but I am tempted to try some of these competitions you mention.

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    1. Yes I agree, I think if we could coupon like that over here it would do my head in.

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  5. Great hsul of freebies Marlene. I remember that fantastic all singing and all dancing sewing machine that you won.

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    1. Yes that's right, I used it a few times and decided sewing wasn't my thing and sold it for a nice sum.

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  6. Wow! That's quite a pile of winnings you have there. I use coupons at CVS, here in California. They give you great savings on things you buy regularly at their drug store.

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  7. You do so well with your competitions and vouchers. I remember you have previously won some substantial prizes for your efforts. I've never really looked into doing it seriously but you make it seem worthwhile. X

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  8. Thankyou Jules, this year I haven't really done as many as previous years, some years I have had many good wins, next year I am making am effort to do much more
    Xx

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  9. Thanks for the welcome :) This has inspired me to try out more online competitions. I do use coupons where possible, but that's all. Well done!

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    1. That's ok Lynne, good luck with it, I have had another prize turn up today.

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  10. I love watching Extreme Couponing when I manage to catch it Marlene. It really is a huge thing in the States.
    You did very well to get all those goodies.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thankyou Shelia, I love watching it when I can find it on the other channels.xx

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  11. Very impressive, Marlene.
    As several readers said, we have so many coupons here. But I rarely use them as I don't buy lot of those things. I wish they had coupons for fresh produce. :)

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    1. So do I Nil we eat lots of fruit, veg and salad here, in those programmes most of the things they buy isn't what I call real food.

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