I Hit the Daily Freebies Jackpot!
When I woke up yesterday, I had no idea what I was in store for. I didn’t win the state lottery, but I definitely won the daily freebies jackpot!
That’s right – the daily freebies jackpot.
While my son and I were anxiously awaiting the arrival of a friend for a visit, we spotted our mail lady. After greeting Brenda, I said, “Brenda, Ian is excited to see what you brought him” to which she replied “He’s going to be really happy today.”
She then proceeded to shove her arm into her mail bag and pull out two envelopes which I immediately knew were free samples. I replied, “oh, thanks” and turned to re-enter the house. Brenda abruptly replied, “Wait, there’s more.” What? There are more freebies? I have never received more than a couple in any one day. I promptly thought to myself, I hit the daily freebies jackpot! Brenda then proceeded to pull out a few more small boxes and a copy of Barron’s, the investing newspaper.
As I lugged my stash into the house, my husband replied, “Geez, what’s all that?” As if I went on a major shopping spree which he knows is very unlike me unless I am armed with a plethora of coupons. I replied to hubby, “They are all freebies!” Now in the spirit of full disclosure, my husband does not share my same passion for freebies, coupons, bargains or saving money though he is very pleased with the results.
Like a kid on Christmas morning, I initially wanted to rip into each envelope and box, but I took a brief minute to compose myself and take a picture to document this momentous occasion. (Yes, I do realize I am sounding like a complete dork, and I am ok with that.) 🙂
Please do not misunderstand my excitement for bragging about the daily freebies bounty I scored because if you follow FreebieFindingMom.com you too can be just as lucky.
Here’s a list of the freebies I received in one day:
- Gevalia single-serve cup of coffee
- Always radiant sample in a wristlet
- Woolite laundry detergent sample
- Zest bar of soap in the special edition shape of a race car
- Sample of Fixodent denture adhesive cream (ok, I won’t be using this one anytime soon)
- Samples of Pureology shampoo, conditioner and instant levitation mist
- First issue of Barron’s investing newspaper subscription
As wonderful as this day was, I would be remiss if I did not mention the one downside to winning a daily freebies jackpot. My poor mail lady, Brenda, has to haul them around. I noticed my bundle of freebies consumed nearly half of her mailbag. When she was digging out all my free samples, I apologized to her for all the freebies I consistently receive and she replied, “It’s no problem.” I suppose it helps that I am regularly gifting her homemade desserts and snacks to thank her.
I should point out one of the most important lessons in freebies 101 is to keep your mailing lady happy. She is crucial in ensuring you receive every freebie you request and in a timely manner. Not only does Brenda not begrudge me for all my freebies, she encourages my love for saving money by always giving me extra coupons from people who moved or those individuals who will not use the coupons they receive.
Start following Freebie Finding Mom and you too can score awesome daily freebies. Trust me, you’ll love it! There’s something seriously cool about receiving loads of free stuff in the mail. Hurry on over to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, You Tube or email to follow Freebie Finding Mom and start winning your own daily freebies jackpot!