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Who is Behind Frugal Freebies?

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Catherine of Frugal-Freebies.comHi, I am Catherine, work-at-home mom to three grown sons (Jason, Michael and Joshua), one grandson (Christopher), and married to a wonderful man named Rob.
We live in Southern Ontario, Canada. We also have a totally spoilt Bichon Frise named Buddy, who only weighs 12 lbs but keeps me safe from wild dogs all day long as he watches out the window - well, between naps that is!
I first discovered freebies and coupons Image: our little dog Buddy, my guard-dogas a young mum, and now that I have the entire internet to search - my new husband is amazed at how much free stuff I have got and how much we have saved! I started searching for free samples to help us cut costs, and before you know it, it had become a blog!
I had found so many free samples, I just had to share them with my friends. I check out every free sample site, order whatever I can get shipped to Canada, and try to remember to post a picture when the samples arrive. No scams, no long surveys, just free stuff!
Image: last four shopping trips I saved $170 with couponsIt's a lot harder to find good freebies in Canada though, I am amazed at how many US freebies I can find in comparison to Canadian freebies. I find I get more free product coupons here in Canada than I get free product samples in the mail.
But the last five shopping trips totaled a savings of $225 with coupons - even though Canadian stores don't offer 2x, 3x coupons - so it is certainly worth searching them out!
In the recent past we went to the movies for free, ate at A+W and Harvey's for free and my husband got his morning coffee for free at McDonald's.
We've gotten 6 cases of Pepsi for free, 15 bottles of Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail Juice for free, and have saved over 600 in coupons!
On Canada Day, we all ate for free at the Mandarin All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.
Come join us on Frugal Freebies and enjoy the fun and frugal life of free stuff. And don't forget about the great giveaways!
~*~ Catherine
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