My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mailbox of Goodies: hurry up mail man!

Those of you who are following me on Twitter got the delightful pleasure (not!) of listening in on my my impatient waiting for my Mailbox of Goodies today, but it was well worth the wait.  Amongst other things (like hubby's absentee ballot), I got 4 magazines, a $25 giftcard, a Bounce dryer sheet sample, my 1 cent prints from Snapfish, and an offer for a $10 Target giftcard.

The four magazines that I got were 2 issues of Parents (huh? I got the October AND November issue in the same go), an issue of Family Fun, and a copy of Metropolitan Home.  If nothing, today was a FULL mailbox with those four magazines.  I'm surprised the mail man was able to stuff them in! 

My $25 CVS gift card came courtesy of Carrie over at Money Saving Methods.  I subscribed to her blog a while back, and to my surprise I won her September Raffle!  I giveaways!  Make sure you check out the "Giveaways Galore" box on my right sidebar, and don't forget to enter my latest Coupons for Troops giveaway.

I also got my 50 1-cent prints today.  My total after shipping and handling was $3.97, which comes out to about $0.07 each.  That's not too bad, considering I got them in 5 days with a long weekend squeezed in.  Instead of just getting prints of my adorable little girl, I decided to get 25 prints of two 4x6 cards that I designed.  It took me about an hour in photoshop to design the both of them, and I plan to send them out to friends and family for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I'm going to be using some #10 envelopes I already have on hand, and I will be printing my own address labels and stickers, so my final cost to send out professional-looking photocards to 25 families will be under $15 including postage.  Pretty good deal to me!

My last "freebie" is an offer from the local newspaper.  If I sign up for auto bill pay, they'll send me a $10 Target gift card.  Obviously, I signed up.  I'm currently paying $0.50 a week for 3-day delivery (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday), and won't be stopping my subscription anytime soon.  The Sunday paper is right up there on the "essentials list" with food and water.

Want to have a huge Mailbox of Goodies like I do?  Well, first you have to sign up for some of the giveaways featured in the "Giveaways Galore" box on the right side bar and hope that you win one of the awesome prizes.  Then, you can sign up for some of the freebies in the "Incoming Freebies" box.  If you're not up for the uncertainty, you can always sign up for some of my "Received Freebies", if they're still available.

Don't get discouraged if you don't find a flood of freebies in your mailbox - it takes a bit to get on all of the different mailing lists.  Not to mention that some freebies take a good month or two to get to you.  When they say 6-8 weeks...they mean it! 

1 comment:

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Love your prints...great idea!


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