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Freebies for new parents

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With the birth of the twins and all, this has been a wild week. So many things to do. So many things to learn. And nowadays, so many products to be pitched for baby. Baby products are a big business, and before your baby makes his first poopie you’ll probably start getting advertising for baby stuff. The hospital is no exception to the sales effort, as you are given so many sample packs, magazines, and other items all encouraging you to try a certain product. The upside is that there are some money saving freebies available for the asking. Here are a few good ones from all the stuff we have received.

Enfamil Family Beginnings – I list this one first because we have already received the first big sample pack. We registered with them several months ago and got in the mail this past week a sample pack with a can of powder formula plus a few formula checks (serve the same purpose as coupons.

UPromise $3 Bonus from Enfamil – Using this link, join UPromise with the promo code “DIAPER3”. This is valid only for new users. It is a pretty neat program where you register your frequent shopper cards and credit cards and are given a rebate of sorts when you purchase selected products or dine at participating restaurants. The rebates can then be transferred to your 529 college savings account, or you can request a check for cash. The rebates tend to accumulate slowly (I’ve only accumulated about $50 over 5 years), but it is free money.

20 Free Prints Online from CVS Photo Center – Simply go to CVS Photo Center online and use the promotional code “NEWMOM20”. The flyer also says that you get 10 free prints for registering as a new user, so you could probably end up with a total of 30 free prints.

Doing a Google search this evening, I also found a pretty good listing of freebies for new parents here. It will take a while to get through that list.

November 7, 2007 Posted by | College Savings, CVS, Deals, Freebies, Parenting | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Free admission at select museums from Bank of America

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Thanks to our friends over at Credit Card Watcher for finding this deal/freebie!

Bank of America is running a promotion offering free admission to select museums as part of its Museums on Us 2007 campaign. You can browse the listing of participating museums at http://www.bankofamericapromotions.com/museums . Bank of America customers simply need to show their Bank of America issued debit or credit card along with a photo ID for admission.

Unfortunately, no participating museums anywhere close to Texas. I guess the folks over at BofA don’t think we are sophisticated enough for museums down here. Hopefully this will help some of you on the East Coast and in California.

April 26, 2007 Posted by | Freebies | Leave a comment