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dinner and dessert for the 3 of us
1 can shave cream for dh
digital multimeter
set of screwdrivers
2 boxes special K
full size bottle bubble bath from BBW
reusable grocery bag
dinner and dessert for the 3 of us, enough LO's for lunch too
can shave gel
 

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* Time magazine for January

* great amount of sandwich meat & cheese from New Yrs Eve leftovers from MIL's house.
Thurs 1/13

Publix:

5 boxes Jolly Time popcorn (free w/ coupon)

5 J&J mini first aid kits (free + w/coupon)

1 box J&J gauze pads (free w/coupon)

1 24ct box Excedrin ES (coupon for free bottle)

1 bonus 8 ct box of Excedrin PM (taped to above box)

4 12oz bottles of Maalox (free + w/coupons)

2 travel size dayquil (free + w/coupon)

2 travel size nyquil (free + w/coupon)

2 boxes ronzoni pasta (free w/coupon)

2 boxes swiss miss hot cocoa (free w/coupon)
 

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Haircare products (brands we like, too!) and lotions from Bath & Body and other brands. Thanks Freecycle!

2 of the Bath & Body items were unopened so I'm putting those in my Christmas presents box.
 

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Here is my most recent update through today.

What I have gotten free in January 2011:

1) I got the newspaper and my first group of coupons for 2011 completely FREE.
2) I have a companion pass so that I fly free with him. We flew today, so my flight was free.
3) I got a free soda on the flight.
4) DH flew on air miles today, so his flight was free, too.
5) We stayed in the Holiday Inn Express on points, so our room was free.
6) We both had a free breakfast at the hotel.
7) We went through Burger King and got two of the BOGO free chicken sandwiches for our lunch (DH, DS, and myself), so we had a total of four, two being free.
8) Redbox movie (first Monday of the month free movie)
9) Cold Stone ice cream (for my birthday)
10) A bottle of Bath & Body Kitchen Lemon Anti-Bacterial Soap was given to me.
11) Dinner free at Cracker Barrel from son: Pork chop, baked potato, broccoli & rice, biscuits, and tea
12) Candle - gift from a student
13) Free ham and biscuit from McDonald's
14) Can of Progresso soup (w/coupon)
15) Quarter Pounder w/Cheese BOGO
16) Gift basket of bath and body items
17) $10 Cold Stone gift card
18) Sonic Burger BOGO
19) Package of Perdue precooked and sliced chicken
20) Free Redbox movie (Salt)
 

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Wow - I'm having a great January!

Here's my list so far:

Time Magazine for January

Sandwich Meat & Cheese from MIL's (New Year's Eve leftovers)

7 books from a friend

1 spicy chik fil a sandwich

4 coupon inserts from MIL

2 loaves of bread (from thrift store, they give you day old bread w/ purchase, I found a bag with two loaves of garlic type bread)

3 rolls of xmas wrapping paper & 1 bag of bows

5 boxes Jolly Time popcorn (free w/ coupon)

5 J&J mini first aid kits (free + w/coupon)

1 box J&J gauze pads (free w/coupon)

1 24ct box Excedrin ES (coupon for free bottle)

1 bonus 8 ct box of Excedrin PM (taped to above box)

4 12oz bottles of Maalox (free + w/coupons)

2 travel size dayquil (free + w/coupon)

2 travel size nyquil (free + w/coupon)

2 boxes ronzoni pasta (free w/coupon)

2 boxes swiss miss hot cocoa (free w/coupon)

4 Atheno Greek yogurts (free w/ coupons)

2 4ct AAA Rayovac batteries (free w/ coupons)

2 Reach floss (free w/ coupons)

Went Dumpster Diving in the drug store dumpster: (I get a tip call the day they have to throw it out, so it's neatly stacked in bags I can get to) It's so sad to me how much they throw away.

4 Folgers decaf coffee (22oz)
26 Godiva chocolate bars (3 oz)
1 Folgers classic coffee (33oz)
1 Maxwell House coffee (34 oz)
1 box qtips
2 boxes Folgers singles (19 ct ea)
1 bag Apricots
3 razors
1 can chicken broth
1 can Lysol
1 bottle bioluxe hair spray
4 ct apple sauce (the little ones)
2 boxes Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal
1 xmas snowglobe
5 boxes Stove Top Stuffing
1 box Quaker chewy bars
1 can Campbells soup
10 bags Oatmeal Raisin cookies 12oz
24 packs ramen
3 boxes Kraft mac & cheese
6 packs cookies 5oz
6 bags Starbucks coffee 12oz
2 Kraft Parmesan cheese
3 jars Tasters Choice decaf instant coffee (yuck!)
3 jars Maxwell HOuse decaf instant coffee (yuck!)
1 bottle Axe shower gel
1 bottle BOD mens body spray - leaky, I tossed it.
1 Discovery Kids fish lamp - It works!!
1 Fun Save ATM bank - works!!
1 Zone Mini game system, not tested to see if it works yet

Sample in the mail today:
John Frieda shampoo/conditioner

* Remember, just because it's in the dumpster, doesn't mean it's expired yet, or damaged - IF it's going out of date within the next month, or they change the packaging, they toss it out - so sad.
 

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Here's a pic of some of my dumpster goodies.
 

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Here's a pic of my Publix freebies.
 

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Free body wash w/a coupon for my son it was $3.50!!
Platex tampons
 

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Wow - I'm having a great January!

Here's my list so far:

Time Magazine for January

Sandwich Meat & Cheese from MIL's (New Year's Eve leftovers)

7 books from a friend

1 spicy chik fil a sandwich

4 coupon inserts from MIL

2 loaves of bread (from thrift store, they give you day old bread w/ purchase, I found a bag with two loaves of garlic type bread)

3 rolls of xmas wrapping paper & 1 bag of bows

5 boxes Jolly Time popcorn (free w/ coupon)

5 J&J mini first aid kits (free + w/coupon)

1 box J&J gauze pads (free w/coupon)

1 24ct box Excedrin ES (coupon for free bottle)

1 bonus 8 ct box of Excedrin PM (taped to above box)

4 12oz bottles of Maalox (free + w/coupons)

2 travel size dayquil (free + w/coupon)

2 travel size nyquil (free + w/coupon)

2 boxes ronzoni pasta (free w/coupon)

2 boxes swiss miss hot cocoa (free w/coupon)

4 Atheno Greek yogurts (free w/ coupons)

2 4ct AAA Rayovac batteries (free w/ coupons)

2 Reach floss (free w/ coupons)

Went Dumpster Diving in the drug store dumpster: (I get a tip call the day they have to throw it out, so it's neatly stacked in bags I can get to) It's so sad to me how much they throw away.

4 Folgers decaf coffee (22oz)
26 Godiva chocolate bars (3 oz)
1 Folgers classic coffee (33oz)
1 Maxwell House coffee (34 oz)
1 box qtips
2 boxes Folgers singles (19 ct ea)
1 bag Apricots
3 razors
1 can chicken broth
1 can Lysol
1 bottle bioluxe hair spray
4 ct apple sauce (the little ones)
2 boxes Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal
1 xmas snowglobe
5 boxes Stove Top Stuffing
1 box Quaker chewy bars
1 can Campbells soup
10 bags Oatmeal Raisin cookies 12oz
24 packs ramen
3 boxes Kraft mac & cheese
6 packs cookies 5oz
6 bags Starbucks coffee 12oz
2 Kraft Parmesan cheese
3 jars Tasters Choice decaf instant coffee (yuck!)
3 jars Maxwell HOuse decaf instant coffee (yuck!)
1 bottle Axe shower gel
1 bottle BOD mens body spray - leaky, I tossed it.
1 Discovery Kids fish lamp - It works!!
1 Fun Save ATM bank - works!!
1 Zone Mini game system, not tested to see if it works yet

Sample in the mail today:
John Frieda shampoo/conditioner

* Remember, just because it's in the dumpster, doesn't mean it's expired yet, or damaged - IF it's going out of date within the next month, or they change the packaging, they toss it out - so sad.
While it is fantastic that you have found a way to benefit from this process and reduce the waste, it is a shame that the food and medical supplies are not donated to those in need or homeless shelters rather than going to the dumpster, ending up in landfills unless someone like you saves the things from the dumpster.
 

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While it is fantastic that you have found a way to benefit from this process and reduce the waste, it is a shame that the food and medical supplies are not donated to those in need or homeless shelters rather than going to the dumpster, ending up in landfills unless someone like you saves the things from the dumpster.
I agree whole heartedly.

Just so you know, the items don't all stay with me - I share with family, friends & the food bank.

But just think, this is ONE store - I can't imagine the waste nationwide!!!!
 

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Bag of potatoes
Bag of celery
Bag of carrots
Box of granola bars
Bag of Marshmallows
2 gallons of Milk
Jug of Apple Juice
2 pounds of Bananas
Pkg of Chicken breasts
1 Pork shoulder
8 pack of Power-Ade
5 Lean Cuisine Pizzas
4 packages of Hot Pockets
2 ltr of Diet Pepsi
1 large pan Pizza (winner of a coupon form our local pizzeria!)



Magazines: (most from rewards programs)
Good Housekeeping
Martha Stewart Living
Redbook
Better Homes and Gardens
 

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I keep finding free toothpaste I hit a bogo on Total today at Walgreens and with it they were giving away a mirror and a sample of Wisp
a free donut from Tim Hortons it is a promotion that for 5 days you get something free
Day 1 -a donut
Day 2 -Toasted buttered bagel
Day 3 -muffin
Day 4- hot breakfast sandwich
Day 5 - you get a 5.00 Tim Hortons gift card
Free pizza tonight at work and candy
and some coupon inserts.
another bottle of Malox
(I forgot to add you have to buy a med or large coffee to receive the free item)
 

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I have received 3 large bags of name brand clothing for my girls. They are all set for spring, summer & fall of next year.
 

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~ loaf of whole grain bread
~ coffee at work
~ chip clip

Doing the grocery store thing today. Looking forward to finding some deals.
 

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Bag of potatoes
Bag of celery
Bag of carrots
Box of granola bars
Bag of Marshmallows
2 gallons of Milk
Jug of Apple Juice
2 pounds of Bananas
Pkg of Chicken breasts
1 Pork shoulder
8 pack of Power-Ade
5 Lean Cuisine Pizzas
4 packages of Hot Pockets
2 ltr of Diet Pepsi
1 large pan Pizza (winner of a coupon form our local pizzeria!)



Magazines: (most from rewards programs)
Good Housekeeping
Martha Stewart Living
Redbook
Better Homes and Gardens
WELCOME!!

Man, folks, how are you all scoring all this stuff? Coupons?? I saw the dumpster post but even those of you not going to dumpsters are scoring more than I could ever hope to! I'm on Freecycle for my area and I watch Free postings on Craigs List of my area.
 

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WELCOME!!

Man, folks, how are you all scoring all this stuff? Coupons?? I saw the dumpster post but even those of you not going to dumpsters are scoring more than I could ever hope to! I'm on Freecycle for my area and I watch Free postings on Craigs List of my area.
other than the dumpster .....

coupons used on sale items (stores here double), free samples in the mail, friends/family that pass stuff down (like books or clothing).

My MIL gave me the xmas paper/bows because it was so cheap for her to buy on sale - she didn't let me pay her back.

I hope you find some great freebies soon!! Keep your eyes open, you may just not be seeing them..... like pennies in the parking lot :)
 
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dinner and dessert for the 3 of us
1 can shave cream for dh
digital multimeter
set of screwdrivers
2 boxes special K
full size bottle bubble bath from BBW
reusable grocery bag
dinner and dessert for the 3 of us, enough LO's for lunch too
can shave gel
2 lg pkgs stayfree pads
can shave gel
 

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Went Dumpster Diving in the drug store dumpster: (I get a tip call the day they have to throw it out, so it's neatly stacked in bags I can get to) It's so sad to me how much they throw away.

3 jars Tasters Choice decaf instant coffee (yuck!)
3 jars Maxwell HOuse decaf instant coffee (yuck!)

* Remember, just because it's in the dumpster, doesn't mean it's expired yet, or damaged - IF it's going out of date within the next month, or they change the packaging, they toss it out - so sad.
Wow! I didn't know drug stores would allow dumpster diving. The ones here are locked in shed type buildings and fencing around it.

It's a shame you don't live closer. My DH loves instant coffee! lol
 
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