Thursday, June 19, 2008

Free stuff -- get it?

Cheap stuff is good.

Free stuff is better.

I was touring some personal finance blogs a few weeks ago and happened upon one called I've got A Little Space To Fill.

The blogger had a post with links to free stuff. Free stuff? Too good to be true? Sure, sometimes it is. But sometimes companies are perfectly willing to send you free stuff in hopes you'll like it enough to buy it.

Then I did a Google search for 'free stuff canada' and hit upon Canadianfreestuff.com, which has a messageboard where people post links to freebies around the net. I spent some time signing up for a ton of goodies, knowing full well I was just as likely to be drowning in spam within days.

But, with a few small exceptions, (I'm looking at you, Readers Digest ... although that was from my sweepstakes entry phase) I've had no spam problems and no junk mail.

And, bless corporate Canada, I'm getting my free stuff in the mail!

First up was a three-pack of OB Tampons! W00t! OB tampons in a cute little plastic carrying case. These bad boys are TINY, yo! Okay, so I don't have the requisite parts for tampon use, but my partner does. The lack of an applicator is a concern, but I'll leave out the gory details here cuz -- hey, it's FREE! Coupons, too.

Next, a sample of the new fragrance from Lacoste arrived. No, not a little bottle. It was a peel-away-single-application sample attached to a postcard. I haven't tried it yet to see if it stinks, but, hey, it's FREE!

Yesterday I got another envelope. Wow, a pack of Carnation Breakfast Anytime, in my favourite flavour, chocolate! And it came with a coupon for a free box of more. FREE!

So, if this continues, ever few days, I'm going to come home to more and more free stuff. Hot diggity damn.

2 comments:

  1. Also see http://smartcanucks.ca/

    I think it is organized better. Got links for free stuff as well as a coupon section.

    Having a baby=lots of cool free stuff. Especially these days, as the baby bottle people are falling over themselves offering freebies due to the BPA backlash. (Maybe a good idea to order some to put away, no?)

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  2. Yep, there are some great finance blogs out there actually. I have some links on my blog also. Some good ideas on them too. Canadian Free Stuff has a great financial forum there to learn from. Very cool.

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