Deb Morris: Fru-Gal

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One of the issues for people signing up for free samples is getting unwanted spam. I alway s s uggest signing up for a free Gmail account for use just for free stuff. This allows you to go in and easily delete spam. Here is how you do this.

Double click on the Internet Explorer icon on your desktop.

Click the address bar at the top of the browser, type and press Enter on the keyboard.

Click on Sign up for Gmail. It is located in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Fill out the account request form. (Desired Login Name, Password, Enable Web History, Security Question, Word Verification and Accept the Terms of Service)

When you have created your account just go to to access it from your internet browser.

I am not computer savvy but this is an easy process.

Next sign up for Facebook.

Facebook is a social networking service that lets you connect with friends, co-workers and others with similar interests. Facebook is now being used as a marketing tool. I have already seen TGI Friday’s give away free cheeseburgers and Papa John’s giving away pizzas when you become a fan of theirs on Facebook. If for no other reason start a Facebook page just for free stuff. I think these giveaways as the beginning of a trend. 

Click the address bar at the top of the browser, type in and press Enter on the keyboard

Enter your information using your new gmail email account then click on sign up.

Become a fan of Woody’s at TGI Friday’s and receive a free burger

Become a fan of Texas Pete Hot Sauce to receive a Buy One Get One Free




Target is giving out free planning kits to Schools Group s s o they can host  Family Reading Night.

Make handwriting practice worksheets for children learning to write the alphabet

Request a Free DVD – “You’ve decide to home school- do it right”


Newsman John Stossel in the Classroom DVD free from ABC News

FDIC’s Money Smart for Young Adults curriculum helps youth ages 12 – 20 learn basics of handling their money and finances.


Parents or Teachers help your children or students become a planet protector today.

Teachers get your free Remin Chronicles Classroom/Book Group Packet

Teachers get your one year free subscription to Smilebox Teacher’s Toolbox program. This will give your unlimited access to more than 900 Smilebox designs.

Classroom Aerosol Adventure Kit containing all of the materials needed to teach students about the Earth’s protective upper ozone layer, and aerosol products.

Get a free humane education lesson plan from Share the World that is designed to help students better understand and appreciate the animals with whom we share our world.

We Can! Is a national education program from the National Institutes of Health that brings kids, parents, schools, and communities together to help youth maintain a healthy weight.

Get a single copy of Brain Fact s s ent to North American based educators.

Free Classroom resources at Think Green. Help bring awareness of the 4 R’s-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover.

Xerox wants to say "thanks" to our troops by giving you an opportunity to send a free printed postcard to U.S. Military personnel stationed overseas.



Join the Roy al Canina Felines Group on Catster and receive a coupon for a free bag of Roy al Canin Feline Heath Nutrition

Get your free sample of Hill’s Science Diet Simple Essentials Treats

Every Saturday from 9am to midnight , Cesar Bistro Dog Food is giving away 1,500 Cesar Bistro Entrees.




Suze Orman and Oprah want to help you create must have documents for you and your loved ones. Download a free copy of Will and Trust Kit from Hay House from September 27 till October 3. Go to and click on the Will and Trust Link, then click on the gift code button and enter code 898989.


Every Friday, 125 people will win free lunch for a week in the Lean Cuisine Free Lunch Friday s s weepstakes. You can enter every Friday until Oct. 23.


Every Friday through September starting at 9:00am sign up for a chance to get a Free Real Chocolate coupon


Don't forget, Free Museum Admission Day at participating museums on Sept. 26


Cold Stream Creamery, 2337 Sir Barton Way 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free 3 oz Make-A- Wish Creation with a donation.


Sign up for a free Do-It-Herself workshop at Home Depot from 7  p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The topic is Kitchen Updates.


Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 26. Kids will build a Fire Truck promoting fire safety month.