Monday, April 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday for 4/19/10 and 4/12/10

Happy Mailbox Monday everyone!

If you read my previous post (The Ultimate Contest Win: An Unforgettable Weekend in Napa, California) you would already know that I wasn't able to write up a Mailbox Monday entry for April 12th because I was on vacation in Napa, Ca from April 9th to April 12th for an awesome contest I won. I decided to make this a double Mailbox Monday entry.

I'll start off with my most recent freebies. Here are the freebies I received from April 12th to April 17th. (I wasn't in the mood to divide up what I received into categories so I just took a group picture of everything.)

Monday April 12th:
-Talika Lipocils Eyelash Conditioner from the February 2010 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to talika.com the retail value is $55.00!

Tuesday April 13th
-Ritz Munchables Pretzel Crisps sample

Wednesday April 14th
-Wells Fargo Financial Organization Kit from Real Simple Magazine Sweepstakes

Thursday April 15th
-Wired Magazine
-Vogue Magazine
-Entertainment Weekly Magazine
-Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to neimanmarcus.com the retail value is $30.00!
-T3 Blowout Set from January 2010 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to beauty.com the retail value is $30.00!
-Nivea A Kiss of Protection Lip Care from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to beauty.com the retail value is $2.99.

Saturday April 17th
-Glee Gum from @gleeks (http://www.twitter.com/gleeks)
-Color Mark Gray Root Touch Up from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways
-Almay intense i-color for brown eyes from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways

Here are the freebies I received from April 3rd to April 10th:

Sunday April 3
-Leed Solar Speaker from @IntelGameOn (http://www.twitter.com/IntelGameOn)
-Downey Fabric Softener Sample from Sam's Club*

Monday April 5
-Free Dove Product Coupon
-Free Pace Coupon from the Pace Hand-Pick & Win Instant Win Game
-Marie Claire magazine with Jessica Simpson on the cover
- @ladyladuke (http://www.twitter.com/ladyladuke on Twitter) Artist Frock Cover Up from @CleverGirlsColl (http://www.twitter.com/CleverGirlsColl on Twitter) Project Runway Thursday Twitter Party
-Puffs Tissue Sample from Vocalpoint
-Full size Aveeno Stress Relief Lotion from http://www.aveeno.com
-Clinique Kohl Shaper Eyeliner from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to bergdorfgoodman.com the retail value is $15.50.

Tuesday April 6
-Bar of Dove Soap from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways*

Wednesday April 7th
-Clarins Eyeshadow Vibrant Violet from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to clarins.com the retail value is $20.00.
-Rickys Bobby Pins/Hair Clips from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways

Thursday April 8th
-Kotex U samples with 1 pad, 1 panty liner, and 2 tampons
-Entertainment Weekly
-Victoria's Secret So Sexy Detangler from the August 2009 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to victoriassecret.com the retail value is $14.00.

Saturday April 10th/Monday April 12th
-$25 Arco Pump Pass I bought from giftcardmall.com with a $25 Mastercard I won from Coke.
-Lierac Micro-abrasion Cream from the February 2010 Allure Magazine Giveaways. According to lierac-usa.com the retail value is $38.00
-Peanut Chews Candy
-Mystery Flavor Stride Gum Pack

(*Missing in the picture are the bar of Dove soap from Allure's August 2009 giveaways & Downy Fabric Softener Sample from Sam's Club. I forgot to put them in the picture and I'm too lazy to gather up everything again for another picture.)

If you have any freebies you've received in the mail lately feel free to share them with me and the other Mailbox Monday participants at http://www.afrugalfriend.net.


14 comments:

Mandie said...

Wow, girl! You got a lot of really good stuff over the last couple of weeks, haven't you? I wish I had the patience to go and look for all this kind of stuff. I would love to have some of this stuff. The one thing that caught my eye, though, was the Aveeno Stress Relief lotion. Have you used it? Do you love it? I use the body wash and I love it. I don't know that it necessarily relieves my stress (I have to much of it, ha!) but I love it none the less. Definitely can't hurt to try anyway, hmm?

Have fun with all of your freebies!

Mandie

Traci said...

Holy Crow. A vacation to Napa *and* all that other stuff....so jealous ;-) Twitter seems to really pay off for you on the giveaways, too!

Heather said...

Wow Nice week

Dana @ The Coupon Challenge said...

Great weeks!!
I missed the clinique

Money Saving Maine-iac said...

Holy cow girl! You got some REALLY nice stuff in your mailbox!

Happy Mailbox Monday!

Emmi said...

Awesome! You need to teach me how to do that twitter stuff!

Thankfully Thrifty said...

WOW! You're quite the winner!!! Way to go!

Leandrea said...

You are definitely an inspiration. What a great trip and a great mailbox!

Candace said...

Wow! I'm impressed. Congrats on your trip!

KatieBug said...

Wow you had a totally HOT week!!! (well 2 weeks)

I try for the Allure stuff but no luck so far. Way to go, I'm lovin your mailbox. Happy MM!

Tara said...

Wow! You must have been quick to win those Allure freebies! They look AWESOME!

Post Grad said...

That's exactly how I got started. Good luck with the job search. I'm trying to save money to move but can't move without a job, hehe.
I love Wired! Got gift subscriptions for birthdays and stuff for family and friends.
:)
Great weeks!

Debra @ A Frugal Friend said...

While it's an amazing mailbox monday I just have to say that was the longest trip report ever! WOW....that was one eventful trip. I've always wanted to go to Napa.

HAve a great week and get some rest!

Jocelyn said...

Mandie - I find out about most of the freebies from slickdeals.net/forums. I check the site at least once a day so it doesn't really involve a lot of searching around. I haven't tried the Aveeno Stress Relief Lotion yet but knowing you use the body wash makes me feel better about it. I'll try it sometime in the future. I'm trying to finish off my tube of Chanel lotion first before trying another lotion.

Traci - The vacation to Napa was the best win for me. It was a vacation I really needed. I love entering contests on Twitter because sometimes the odds are better there.

Heather - Thanks! :D

Dana - Thanks! Aw, hopefully you'll catch the Clinique giveaway next time :D

Money Saving Maine-iac - Thanks! Happy Mailbox Monday to you too!

Emmi - Thanks! For the Twitter giveaways, I created a Twitter account for giveaways and then I just find companies or people and see if they are having a giveaway.

Thankfully Thrifty - Aw, I do my best to win. I usually enter for contests that have prizes I'm interested in.

Leandrea - Aw, I'm flattered I can be an inspiration! To win takes a lot of patience and determination :D

Candace - Aw, I'm glad you're impressed. The trip was one of the best prizes I've won. I'm used to winning little prizes so it was a great feeling to finally win a big trip.

KatieBug - I've been doing Allure giveaways for a year now. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. When I do Allure giveaways, I enter right at 9 am California Time and then just hope the prize comes.

Tara - Whenever I enter for the Allure freebies I do my best to enter right at the time they say they'll have the giveaway. Most of the time the giveaways are at 9 am California time so right when the clock turns 9 am I submit my entry.

Post Grad - It's nice to see that I'm not the only post grad into freebies and entering contests :D Sometimes I feel like I've received more from freebies/contests than I would have if I had a paying job. I want to move out too but I don't have enough money either. I actually got Wired from unused Alaska Airlines miles I had.

Debra - Aw, I just wanted to write down everything that happened on my trip. I honestly could have kept going but I had to stop lol! I hope you'll be able to go to Napa soon. It's so beautiful.