TMR Frugal Living Tip #24: Bring Samples on Vacation

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Today’s thrifty tip is bring samples on vacation. Why carry all those full size containers of toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant, shaving cream, shampoo, and such? It would be much easier to bring the smaller travel sized samples. Unless you have a coupon to make it either free or under 50ยข cents, then don’t buy the travel size items in the store.

Just spend a little time daily requesting free samples. Look through my FREEBIE LIST HERE to find many samples to request. I post new ones daily.

You also get great coupons that you can buy again for later. Some coupons do have the wording “not good on travel or certain size items” so do read the fine print.

If you bring the smaller items, then you will have more room for your souvenirs. Less chance of having something leaking in your suitcase. If you leave behind a travel size item then you won’t be so upset compared to leaving behind a $5 or more item.

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My Freebies for the Week

I went yesterday to do my weekly big 3 shopping. Yep each week I hit Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS to get the weekly deals.

First Stop- Rite-Aid:
1 Crest Whitening w/ Scope [$3.19] -75 cent coupon

Total- $2.65 w/ tax
I’m getting $3.19 back with rebate so free and made a 54 cent profit!

Second Stop- Walgreens:
Cheerios [$1.99] -$1 coupon (printable)
Pert Plus [$3.79] -$2 coupon

Total- $3.00 w/ tax
I’m getting $3.79 back from Walgreens FAR so I made a $2.00 profit. If you have that TMF rebate you can get even more. I already did one.

Final Stop- CVS:
2 Glade Air Fresheners [$1.76] -88 cents BOGO coupon
2 Puff Tissues [$1.76] -50 cent coupons (2x 25cent)
4 Crest Whitening Toothpaste [$7.96] -$4 ECB & -$2 coupons (2x $1)
Dove SkinVitalizer [$9.99] -$3 ECB & -$3.50 coupon
6 L’Oreal Vive Shampoo [$20] -$9.99 x3 BOGO coupons -$6 coupons (6x $1)
Colossal Express Mascara [$4.99] -$2 ECB -$1 coupon
Infusium Family Size Shampoo [$5.99] -$3 coupon
2 Intuition Razors [$7.98 ($3.99 raincheck)] -$6 coupons ($3x 2)

Total- $14.65 w/ tax
I also had a $5/30 CVS receipt coupon I used. None of the items were free but they were very cheap after coupons and ECB’s. I used all my ECB’s this trip since I wanted the lowest out of pocket cost.

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Don’t forget there are only 2 weeks left to enter the Tupperware Drawing. I have several entries already so don’t miss out on these great prizes!

Top Prize- $50 Gas Card to Texaco, Shell, Exxon, or Chevron
2nd Prize- $25 Tupperware E-Gift Certificate to my site
3rd Prize- $10-15 Retail value of bowls

Again the ways to enter are as follows:

1 Entry- For every $25 you spend. Spend $100+ and I’ll give you an extra entry. Instead of 4 then you would get 5 for $100+ order.

1 Entry- Open an Online Gift Registry. If someone buys you an item from your registry, then I’ll give you 1 more entry. We have Wedding, Baby, and more.

1 Entry- Open an Online Party. You can invite anyone in the 48 US States by email. For every order you receive, then I’ll give you 1 more entry.

2 Entries- For each person that opens an online party of their own from yours. They must mention your name, and you must have an active online party to get the entries.

5 Entries- For signing up as a Tupperware Consultant. Email me at the top if interested that says under Contact Me. We have a new consultant bonus when joining.

1 Entry- Write a 50 word post on your blog about my Tupperware Drawing. You can copy/paste the prizes and please link to the this url= http://www.thriftymommaramblings.com/2008/08/enter-great-tupperware-drawing/
Just leave a comment or email me with a link to the post on your blog.

This drawing ends ends at 12AM CST on Labor Day, September 1st 2008. The drawing will be held the following day, and all winners will be posted here. Click on the catalog either at the top or the text link below to enter. Good luck!

Direct Link to My Tupperware Site

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