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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014

Free and Cheap

A deals blog by Janine Dorsey

Janine Dorsey loves to save money: it doesnít matter if itís hers or someone elseís. She rounds up all the best deals and freebies to be found in the Tampa Bay area - †in shopping, dining, entertainment and more Ė to help you save, too.

Score free samples by mail


Break up the summer doldrums by sending some fun to your mailbox.

Free samples by mail is a great incentive to actually go outside in the heat and humidity and collect your daily delivery instead of waiting until the first frost of the fall.

Here’s a roundup of current offers we found. Act quickly if you’re interested as quantities do run out:

Purina Healthy Weight cat food

Finish dishwashing detergent

Jar of peanuts and a presidential wig Do you share a name with a founding father? Cash in on your notoriety by scoring free peanuts and a “presidential” wig. Strange.

Suave shampoo

Huggies diapers and wipes

Nivea lotion

Kotex feminine hygiene

Poise feminine hygiene

Murad acne clearing solution

Tena incontinence supplies

Escada fragrance