What can you get for free when your holiday budget is spent!
|December 13, 2010||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Freebies & Gift Cards, Gifts, Holidays|
I have spent my budget but am left with a few people that I would like to give a little more to. These suggestions exclude: Buying things with airmiles or points, handmade coupons for services or Buy One Get One free offers.(ALL good ideas, but here are other ones)
Here is what I found and where you can get things:
*Free stuff coupons (those *group buying sites sometimes offer free things and I found a coupon for FREE 1/2 dozen bagels for a friend) – Check daily or else you might miss a freebie!
*Coffee Samples (Lately, Starbucks is giving away their flavored instant coffee packets, just ask for one! I got two)
*Hair Samples (Ask your hairdresser for fancy salon shampoo/conditioner samples)
*Perfume & Beauty Samples (Though harder to get than the past years, you can still find perfume samples at many department stores, try Sephora or Kiehls who are a lot more generous with samples)
*My Loulou magazine (Lucky in the US) had a coupon for a FREE cup of tea at a national tea shop.- Check your magazines for these types of offers.
*Save.ca had a coupon a month ago for a FREE bottle of Vaseline Lotion. – Some coupon sites offer free product coupons. Good place to look!
*Plants made from clippings – You can easily make plants from clippings. Spider plants are really easy to grow. Great gift for someone who just moved into a new place.
Would love to hear more suggestions if you have any!
Note: Samples are best given a few at a time in a little bag. People love to dig into goodie bags!