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Safe Sites for Finding Deals and Freebies

Posted by at 8 December, 2009, 10:36 am

It’s about time that I finally publish some posts for all the MompreneursOnline members! I’ll be doing my best to provide some valuable tips at least once a week.

As we all know, there are probably millions of freebie and deal websites out there on the Internet highway, but which ones are safe? We all want to save our hard earned dollars so I thought I’d share some sites I trust…in no particular order:

  1. Retail Me Not – Offers coupon and discount codes for 40,000 online stores
  2. Free Fun Guides – Publishes City Guides to Fun Free Things to Do
  3. Cities on the Cheap – Another great site for finding free or discounted deals locally.
  4. Wallet Pop – Offers some great money saving tips as well as a Wallet Pop Daily Deal
  5. Coupon Cravings – Erin hosts some fabulous giveaways and shares some great deals/discounts.
  6. Freebies4Mom – Heather is the master when it comes to finding freebies and shares her great finds on her site.
  7. Coupon Divas – Kitty provides a slew of printable coupons on her site.
  8. Kids Meal Deals – Great site for finding Kids Eat Free restaurants.
  9. ConsumerQueen – Melissa not only offers links to freebies and deals, but also offers coupon tips.
  10. – My husband and I regularly use Craigslist to buy and sell goods. We’ve had great success in locating some awesome deals saving us thousands of dollars.

If I can’t find what I’m looking for on one of these sites, like say a GoDaddy coupon code so I can renew my domains, I’ll conduct a search on Google for “godaddy promo codes 2009″. More than likely or will pop up.

Before I buy anything online, I’ll search for an online coupon code. It really only takes a few minutes, but can save you a few bucks!

Do you use a site not listed here to save money? Please share it with the rest of us by leaving a comment!


Julie Northrop

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Greetings from Freebies Mom!

Posted by at 29 April, 2009, 7:38 pm

First and foremost, I should warn you all: I love, love, love to chat, but I will do my best to keep my posts short and sweet. I am the proud mama of two endearing and manipulative kiddos that I adore (10 & 14) and I am married to a very understanding and supportive husband. He has to be since I tend to be loaded with ideas!

Before I started down the entrepreneurial highway, I was an executive assistant for over ten years and then a stock broker for a few years.  It wasn’t until after the birth of our son, that I started researching work at home businesses. This led me to  Ellen and Pat’s Mompreneurs book which I read many years ago and actually still have and recently had autographed by our awesome leaders!

Having the flexibility of being home with my kids was extremely important so I’ve tried my hand at being a Creative Memories Consultant, a Heritage Makers Consultant, a sales rep for Robert Dawson then ventured into my own businesses: desktop publishing, stamped note cards which evolved into using my own photography and I sold these to upscale resorts throughout Arizona.

I even joined the ranks of mom inventors and have a prototype of my invention. Right now this project is on hold due to funding and limited time resources. I will tell you that one of our own, Nancy Cleary, created my product name! That’s one creative lady!

I’ve been a member of for a few years, but it’s only in the last year or so, with some encouragement from Leslie Haywood (Inventor Mom), that I finally stopped lurking and joined in. To me, is where I come home to relax and chat with all my good friends.

As for my title of Freebies Mom, well I love tracking down freebies and discounts. I’m the creator of Free Birthday Treats, a nationwide directory showcasing businesses offering birthday freebies and discounts for adults, kids and pets. In this economy, birthdays tend to be put in the “not necessary” pile and are overlooked. My mission is to make it known to millions that you can have a spectacular birthday by indulging in these offers just waiting to be claimed.

I’ll be sharing  numerous tips and resources that lead to freebies and sweet deals so be sure to check back to see what’s going on.

I’m honored to be blogging for and look forward to contributing to this fabulous forum.

Julie Northrop

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