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$10 refund check (Rolaids recall) and FREE Bissell product coupon and 2 envelopes of coupons I needed. :)
 

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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

ohhh, I don't think it's "allowed" BUT if there is NOT a 'no trespassing' sign posted, there's not much they can do :)

The ones I visit aren't locked. Just located behind the building.


where do you live madjen? I was just going to donate the instant to the food bank, I don't know anyone that will use it - I can see if they will fit inside a flat rate box? That's $10 to ship - want to trade?

Oh, it's instant DECAF - uck.
 
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I received two free calendars that I had ordered online. Gave them to two of my friends who I knew would really like the subject matter.

Received 50 free 4 X 6 family pictures from WG after a mixup!!
 

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ok, I need a large flat rate box - they won't fit in a medium. :dis:

but here's a pic - so if you want them, let me know.

flat rate large = $14.95


I don't know how much coffee costs in the store - but there are 6 bottles and two packs of "coffee bags" (singles)

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I got free eye drops for my eye infection from the doctor today!!
 

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10 pounds of potatoes
4 pounds of onion's
1 pot roast
5 Christmas tins ( the charge nurse at work was going to throw them out she told me to take them one still had cookies in it residents families bring us candy and cookies all the time the tins just get thrown out)
supper at work
3 bags of Kraft home style mac and cheese
coupon inserts
 

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~ Dinner @ MIL's house (chili) :chef:
~ coupon inserts
 

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you guys are going to think I've lost my mind.... but I really don't make a habit of this... yet maybe I should start.....

A friend & I went frolicking through another dumpster last night ..... because a little birdie told me that all the xmas stuff (at all of these particular stores) would be going in the trash yesterday & today -

The plan is to go to numerous different store dumpsters tonight.....

It pains me to see how much stuff they throw away - it's just wasteful!

soooo - last nights haul, not counting the small bit my friend took home with her, or the broken/trashed stuff, we have....

28 Golden Road 2 oz chocolate covered grahams or pretzels
2 xmas ornaments -one is a singing micheal jackson ornament, I love it
2 packs xmas tree shaped marshmellows
7 candy cane ornaments
5 bags chocolate footballs
1 box divine cookies
3 boxes strawberry soft cookies
14 bags chocolate snowmen
5 bags chocolate coal
12 chocolate/almond bars
10 gingerbred cookies in tins
8 chocolate chip cookies in tins
6 double crisp santas
1 bag cookies & cream chocolate
8 little peppermint barks
9 candy cane wreaths with gummies
1 Marshmellow rudolph that little j ate while I counted.
1 xmas baby bottle pop that little j claimed
6 lollypops ; broken, but still wrapped
2 wind up santas
1 wind up snowman
1 wooden nutcracker with a broken arm that I need to fix
32 boxes of mini candy canes (30ct box)

So the plan is: I'll crunch up the broken lollypop/candycanes & store them
I'll use the chocolate to melt down to make valentine's treats (chocolate covered pretzels)

and I'm using some of the cookies as cubscout snacks ....

keep in mind, NONE of this stuff is expired - just christmas themed. :sad:
 

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1 bag of salad lettuce 1.00 off produce coupon= free
2 5x7 photo cards from Walmart ( internet offer again)
1free bag( this is a full size bag ) of m&m's buy 3 greeting cards at Rite Aid ( any 3 valentine cards made by American Greetings and get a bag of candy free coupon is in Rite aid fliers .)
 

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My mom bought me lunch today.
 

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ohhh, I don't think it's "allowed" BUT if there is NOT a 'no trespassing' sign posted, there's not much they can do :)

The ones I visit aren't locked. Just located behind the building.


where do you live madjen? I was just going to donate the instant to the food bank, I don't know anyone that will use it - I can see if they will fit inside a flat rate box? That's $10 to ship - want to trade?

Oh, it's instant DECAF - uck.
Makes sense. Now I'm wondering if the locked ones are just pharmacy trash/shred. I've honestly never gotten close, just know that they are locked and fenced in.

Thanks for the offer but DH will only drink regular coffee since he doesn't drink sodas. :)
 

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I love reading everyone's freebies.... I've never really kept track before, but will be fun trying...

wall calendar
2 blue gel pens (from drug reps at work)
fabric measuring tape (same drug rep)
 

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I just love reading everyone's freebie list. Bumplet, I am really enjoying your dumpster diving adventures! Here is my January freebie list so far:
1. dog food sample
2. coffee sample
3. coupon for free Excedrin
4. 6 free boxes of Pop-Tarts (on sale at grocery B1G1F and had 3 coupons for a free box from submitting codes online)
5. free breakfast at McDonald's using a gift card that was a Christmas gift
6. free Bounce dryer sheets coupon with purchase of Gain detergent which was on sale and had a coupon for that
7. coupon for Free Excedrin Migraine
8. another free breakfast at McD using gift card
9. free sample Kashi cereal and 4 coupons - one for $3 and three for $1
10. found a quarter on the floor in Target
11. Df gave me a free deodarizer and 2 bags of napkins
12. $20 in free food using a points gift card (still have almost $5 left)
13. another df gave us a LARGE container of pretzels (will be donated to dh's snack room at work)
14. free $10 gift card with prescription fill
15. final free breakfast at McD using gift card

That is all I can remember. Hope to post a little more soon!
 

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My bf just sent me a case of handwarmers for emergencies!! I put some in the car and some in the small critter room. I had mentioned I needed some sort of backup plan for the small critters in case the power goes out. I have a space heater, microwaveable heating disks, but if power goes out neither helps much.
 

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January 2011 freebies

Motor Trend magazine
Jet magazine
Nora Roberts paperback from bookmooch.com
Cruise Travel magazine
4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine
Truckin' magazine
Ebony magazine
Soap Opera digest
Trailer Life magazine
Parent's Choice formula sample
calendar
Bowhunt America magazine
Website magazine
Jet magazine(second)
Soap Opera digesst(second)
Marlin magazine
Opera News magazine
Flying magazine
Esquire magazine
2011 Unity calendar
2011 Lubbock Christian University calendar
 

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Sooooo.... I've been MIA for two days ... I've been spending far too much time hunting dumpster goodies!

All said, I've dived in 5 dumpsters & you wouldn't believe the amount of Christmas stuff they THROW AWAY!

I've got plans for much of it, including Toys 4 Tots, Food Pantry, Friends & Family -

Here's a pic of JUST ONE haul from a store - all still in the trash bags -

I can't even phathom making a complete list... but I can tell you an idea of what one of our common name corporations considers TRASH -

and remember: this stuff is NEW, still in packaging, in the dumpster....

wrapping paper
bows (lots & lots of bows)
ribbon
gift tags
gift bags
snow globes
ornaments
stuffed snoopy dogs
stuffed reindeer ( I put together a FULL set including Rudolph to use as a gift next year)
garland
remote control dinosaur toys
iZONE tv game system (5 of these)

that's all I can think of off the top of my head, I'll post more pics though so you can get an idea of the WASTE.

just wow.
 

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here are more pics of the goodies. :cowboy:
 

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Astounding, bumplett!

Today I got a cup of hot chocolate and fresh baked brownie free while visiting my mom and dad.
 
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