Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Sorry I haven't been updating frequently lately but I just started working a 3rd shift job so things have been hectic. I work until seven in the morning and then spend a little time with the wee fetus' and head of to bed until around four in the pm. After that it is basically cleaning, taking care of the children and making dinner. I might have about half an hour in there to do my own thing for five minutes. I will try updating as often as possible but just this short amount of time I have had to fight with the children for the time and jump up a few times to save a stack of DVD+Rs from the grips of my savage one year old all the while being jostled around on my bed from my three year old jumping and dancing on my bed(which she took upon herself to strip of comforter, pillows, down pillow-top and sheets) to Johnny Cash singing about Hank Williams coming to town...Can you say circus?

Okay, well I will try and update with some free samples at least every weekend, hopefully more frequently. Also I got some more of my samples in the mail I'll let you know what they are and if they were worth it.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Congratulations to Mar! I loved the toast with cream cheese and tomato! Please get in touch with me within 3 days or you will forfeit the prize to a runner up. Thank you for all the great snack ideas! A lot of you were saying fresh fruit, but fresh fruit really isn't a recipe, the fruit salad idea was good too but I just really loved the toast with cream cheese and tomato, I have found my new favorite snack, it is even quick and easy! I love it. Thank you for participating in my contest, and keep checking back I might be having another soon plus you can get a lot of cool freebies from my links!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Woot! =P

Pantene Color Expression
Sunkist Almond Accent
Playtex Sport
K9 Klearup
Nursery Bag TagsThey give away up to 100 per day! However you do have to register to sign up for the free sample offer.
AD Herb You have to e-mail them your address for the samples
Lamkin Golf Grip
San Antonio Coffee Roasters

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Crystal Light Contest

I recently got a sample pack of Crystal Light Immunity On The Go Cherry Pomegranate. I have never had Crystal Light before, mostly because I thought it would taste like crap.

WOW! Was I ever wrong! I loved this, it was delicious! I don't know if it is only this flavor or the whole lot but I intend to find out.

Now I am out to spread the word to others who haven't yet tried this wonderful and healthy drink.

I thought Vitamin Water was healthy but Crystal Light has no Sugar or Fat and only 5 calories per serving! When I saw that I felt like somebody had slapped my face! I don't know how they pack so much flavor into something that is basically 5 calories and some vitamins! This is the real vitamin water, I think I will be sticking with this now, the only thing it is missing is the cute little blurbs on the side of the packaging, talking about how that particular flavor will affect everyday situations in very exaggerated ways.

Anyway, I have (2)two boxes of Crystal Light On the go up for grabs.

To win you can:

1)Leave a comment with a recipe for a healthy SNACK, that you think would go well with Crystal Light. The snack has to be quick and easy but most of all it has to taste good! I love food, so it will have to be delicious! I will judge this myself.


2)You can blog about my contest and tell people how great Crystal Light is. You have to have a link to my blog and a link to the Crystal Light web page in the blog. The winner for this method will be chosen at random. If you choose this method please e-mail me with your url to the blog post and your name so that I will know. If you are entering this way, when you link to my contest use this URL; http://mamasampler.blogspot.com/2008/07/crystal-light-contest.html

Each winner will receive (1)Crystal Light On The Go random flavor and (1) Crystal Light Immunity On The Go Cherry Pomegranate, each of these boxes contain 10 packets of Crystal Light.

1 entry per person, per method. The same person cannot win both prizes. People from the continental US only please. I reserve the right to change or add rules at my discretion. All entries must be received by midnight on Wensday July 16th. Winners will be notified on Thursday July 17th.

Ban Vs. Dove

I recently got two deodorant samples in the mail. 1 Ban Invisible Solid in the Sweet Surrender scent and 1 Dove Ultimate Clear in the energizing grapefruit and lemongrass scent. Both smell invigorating and delightful.

The real test for a deodorant for me though is how long it lasts. For this test I kept all other factors besides the deodorant the same and before each trial I showered.

The first day I tried the Ban, mostly because it was the closer one to my location at the time of drying off after the shower. I have to say I love both scents equally, they are very refreshing. After I put the Ban on I went through my day like normal and by about 6-8pm I could tell it was wearing off slightly. I could smell B.O. under the scent of the deodorant. It wasn't bad but noticeable, all in all Ban had a good run.

The next morning after I showered I put on the Dove deodorant. Again pleasant smell, and again I went about my normal day. However the Dove was still going strong at 2am before I went to bed...in fact it is still going strong right now, I haven't yet had a chance to shower today so I would say hands down, if I can give a long lost friend a hug after not having time to take a shower for a day and I still smell awesome then Dove is the winner!

Anyway, it is not like I am a huge sweater, but I would say I fall in the normal perspiration range. So if you need something long lasting Dove would be the way to go, ban I guess would be good for people who don't perspire much or who's sweat was fairly low on the odor-meter. Even though I don't sweat a lot, my sweat ranks high on the odor-meter so it's awesome to know Dove can work wonders for me.

While we are on the subject, I also got some Fresh Mint Sensodyne in the mail and I LOVE it after the first use I could tell a difference in the sensitivity level of my teeth. My teeth have never been very sensitive but lately they are crazy sensitive. Probably a sign that I should go get a dental check up but right now I have no insurance and can't afford it. What I can afford though is a nice big tube of Sensodyne! lol =P

Well on the today's freebie list;

SunSilk Shampoo sample, awesome!
Southwest Body Cream Sample
GBC Kit Just check it out, there is a selection of samples to choose from.

Request a FREE sample of Belly Butter from Mommy's Bliss.

Call: 1- 877-457-4955 to request free sample. Use code - PNBJUL08

Quote From Site: "Mommy's Bliss Belly Butter has been created to nourish and moisturize your skin using natural ingredients and essential oils. Our Belly Butter relieves the itchiness and irritations caused by your beautiful expanding belly and even helps to avoid and reduce stretch marks!
Keeps skin elastic helping to prevent stretch-marks 100% natural Contains nourishing botanicals."

Offer is good until Dec 31 2008

I will probably have some more later tonight.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Today's Freebies

Joys of Summer Gift Pack from Clean Home Journal

The first 10,000* registrants only will receive a free 50-count box of Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags and $5 in coupons to enjoy.

Lavera makes truly natural cosmetics, 100% certified organic ingredients for sensitive skin.
You can call 1-877-528-3727
you are given a choice between skin care, makeup, and sunscreens.

Free spa kit for women using Mirena. Just fill out the form and confirm the e-mail.

Tampax Pearl
Parkside Coffee
Print Candies
Kombucha Capsules
Note cards,writing pad and address labels
Wausau Paper
Thirteen Moon Calendar*note: you can make a donation but it is not required and you also have the option to continue receiving a free 13 Moon Pocket calendar each year.
Extreme Coffee Sticker
Tape Measure
Allergy Sufferer's Survival Guide

Mom Generations

Wow, I found this site through my friend Samsakara's blog, I have to say it is very impressive. They have things for the whole family, from mothers to pets and everything in between.

Maybe you have heard of them, they were called Pinks & Blues. They recently changed their name to Mom Generations. To celebrate this change they have decided to have a HUGE giveaway!

Check them out! Hey who knows, they might end up a new favorite on your blogroll. Plus who doesn't want a chance to win some awesome mama-swag.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Free For All

For a free sample of Biofreeze you can call 1-800-BIOFREEZE
ask for the Consumer department
ask for samples of Biofreeze
She will take your information
Ask you where you plan on using the sample
and your samples will be on their way!

Pero, An all natural caffeine free substitute for tea and coffee
Pet Greens Treats
Curel Life Stages lotion
Murad Hormonal aging sample kit
Thermo Energizer Weight loss supplement
Caralox acid reflux
Teen Ink free sample issue
Skinner's Vaporizing Salve
Open heart Hope Cross
Planet Heroes DVD
Factory Five DVD
Decoration Book

More to come...


Plant Markers
Carmen Estate Coffee
Pho noodle sample
Maybelline Mineral Powder

From Lucky magazine;
On July 8th at 10am(EST) the first 100 people to enter the UPC code for any of the items on page 28 will win a cosmetic case.

Some items on the list:
(Rimmel items)
Exaggerate Full Colour Eye Definer
Glam'Eyes Mascara
Lasting Finish Mineral Powder

*Starts 10:00 AM ET 7/8/08 and ends 10:00 PM ET Open to legal residents of the 50 United States/D.C. 18 or older except employees of Sponsor, their immediate families and those living in the same household.

Lasting Finish Mineral Powder


Sunday, July 6, 2008

Birth Control Methods

I was recently having a debate with one of my friends about Withdrawal Vs. Condoms and my position was that they were both about equally effective forms of birth control. My friend however, argued that condoms must be more effective because when withdrawing you still have the factor of precum. Well here is achart from the FDA that proves me right.

I just don't understand why people would even use condoms, unless they were sporting spermicide, because if not then they are only 1-5% more effective as just withdrawing.

Most of the barrier methods aren't reliable anyway, if you want any real preventative measure it would be sterilization, hormonal or Intrauterine Devices. If you are only using barrier and natural methods don't be surprised if they fail.

We use condoms and have tried many different styles and brands and to be truthful I can't tell any difference between them. We have been using them since we got together four years ago and we have 2 beautiful little girls to show for it. (I'm hoping for a boy next)You think we would learn, I plan on getting steralized after the third, for some reason they won't let you do it unless you have three children by the same father or you have to be 26. I am only 23, if I make it to 26 without getting pregnant again that would probably be a miracle.

I want a third sometime but hopefully not until we are situated, because of my grandmother we sold our house to buy hers and then she backed out last minute. So now we don't really have a stable place to stay yet.

Josh has a pending apprenticeship as well so hopefully he gets that.

Anyway I wanted to share the information on the birth control, I thought it was pretty interesting.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

More Awesome Freeness!

Hope everybody is having a great holiday weekend! Here is what I have for you today:

Free Johnson & Johnson Mom's Kit

Johnson & Johnson is giving out a Mom's Kit .

Samples of what you get:

-Johnson's baby lotion bottle - 1oz. size
-3 Neutrogena Microderm cleansing pads
-4 Carefree pads
-4 Carefree freshness cloths
-3 packets of Neutrogena oil-free liquid makeup
-1 packet of Kool-Aid Tropical Punch
-1 sample Neutrogena lip soother glaze
-1 sample of Neutrogena 3-in-1 concealer for eyes
and a bunch of coupons for various products

Get a Free Mom's Kit from Johnson & Johnson.
Call 1-866-565-2229 and press 1 - its an automated call

For Neutrogena Make Up Kit Samples, Also they have manicure kits they will send as well, just ask about nails care products.

Call this number: 1-800-582-4048
Press 0
Ask for Coupons or samples and they will take your information and send you samples, I think they vary depending on what you say you are interested in trying.
They did not have coupons when I called but they sent me samples and a manicure kit.

If they have no samples available at the time you call and they don't offer to take your information for future samples, ask them to take your name and address for future sample offers.

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis
Playtex® Drop-Ins® Original Nurser System
JuicyJuice, free sippy cup with registration.
Scotts Extreme Rags
Kenmore Stamp Collectors Catalog plus a sampler of stamps and a $5 gift certificate
Free Book: The Complete Idiot's Guide To Wine

Hope everybody likes these and if you see any interesting freebies let me know. I was thinking about posting coupons here too but wasn't sure, let me know if you would like coupon links too.

Friday, July 4, 2008

KY Yours+Mine

My husband and I decided to buy this after all the commercials we saw and I have to say we were sadly disappointed. The Mine was warming and it did feel good but my husband said the Your lubricant didn't really make anything feel different. Then when we were mixing the lubricants I was expecting some awesome feelings but nothing happened! The commercials make you think it is going to make your groins explode in orgasmic pleasure when the two lubricants mix but nothing happens. The marketing for it was cool and the packaging is awesome, but pretty much all it is is a pretty package. I mean the bottles of lubricants are conveniently shaped as well for added uses, if they made the bottles vibrate it would be worth paying the ridiculous price, at least at the end of the day we would have a self love kit and not just some overpriced warming lubricant. If it did anything for anybody else let me know. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody based on our experience with it though.

Wal-Mart Samples

I don't know who knows about this, but if you don't know about it; on the Wal-Mart website they give many free samples away. I have gotten quite a few. Most of them are really awesome. If you haven't been there Check it Out! Keep checking back frequently because they run out of the good samples really quick and they are always putting more samples up there. Also even if there is a sample available that was already there, you can get another one because they put it back up, it is not the same sample offer as the one before.

Also Walgreens beauty department gives out free samples. When I went all I got were lotion samples but other locations might have different samples.

I just signed up to get free samples from these places as well:
2x Ultra Tide with Dawn Stain Scrubbers
free baking soda toothpaste and other baking soda offers.
Scotch-Brite Brite Ideas
Clean and Clear Morning Burst Oil Absorbing Sheets
Uncle Harry's tooth paste sample
Sally Hanson Cosmetics
Trillium Paper
Stride Gum
Free Soy candle
Free Coffee Sample
Dove shampoo Sample
Beyond Seven Condoms sample

I'll be sure to let you all know when I recieve free samples and will also review the ones I get. If you find any nice ones let me know, I love free stuff!