Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm addicted

I think I have a problem, and they say the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem.

What's my problem? Freebies! I find myself looking at different sites every day that offer free samples, free trials and even awesome coupons (I should find more coupons). I sign up for samples almost on a daily basis from shampoo samples all the way to a free silver spoon. Yes, I signed up for a free spoon.

I don't really know how it started, I just remember hearing one day on the radio about this woman called the consumerqueen. She makes a weekly appearance on a station for her "Deals of the Week." It just so happens that she announced something (I can't remember what) that I thought at the time I totally needed. So I went to her blog and signed-up so I could partake in the freebie.

It's all down hill from there. From that day on I have found myself consistently looking at her forums for free stuff that other members post. I have found a few "freebie" web sites that I regularly visit. Don't get me wrong, I have received some really neat stuff but I almost feel as though it is an addiction. I can't seem to help it with the current state of the economy. I guess my opinion is hey, free is awesome I might as well get it while I can.

Now don't get me wrong, I've always been a bargain hunter. I try to shop when things are on sale and I always look for coupons for any online purchase. I try to be as "thrifty" as possible. Maybe I learned that while being a poor college student, life was easier that way.

So I have to ask, do you have a similar (if not the same) addiction? If so, what are some of your favorite sites for amazing deals?

EDIT
Per request, here are some of the sites I visit:

Consumer Queen (you have to sign-up to find her freebies in the forum)
Shop4Freebies
P&G Everyday Solutions
Walmart Freebies
Amazing Freebies

7 comments:

Kym said...

wait, wait.. they're FREE? like free-free? hmmm.. uh-oh. haha!

i wouldn't call mine an addiction, but i used to always buy things JUST because they were on sale... even if i didn't need them. then one day i had this conversation with a guy:

me: i HAD to buy it, i saved 50%!!!!
guy: yeah but wouldn't you have saved 100% if you didn't buy it in the first place?

hahaha!

Tamela said...

I am a coupon addict. I don't like to buy stuff if I know I can find a coupon for it. I always sign up for the free chocolate coupon on fridays.

Lil' Woman said...

HAND OVER THE SITES NOW!!!
Mama wants in on the freebies! :)

Moonjava said...

Don't worry, I do the same thing...although I have yet to receive a few freebies that I signed up for aeons ago...

Melissa said...

LOVE LOVE freebies! Can't wait to check out those sites =)

klynch said...

OO OVE FREEBIES!! THANK YOU!!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Visiting from SITS. I love freebies too & coupons. I can't wait to check my mail everyday for stuff that I signed up for & get mad when I don't get anything. Have you checked out Vocalpoint.com?

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