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Free Diaper Sample

EarthBaby is a compostable diaper service started by two Bay Area dads in 2008. These dads searched high and low for a convinient and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers. Though single use compostable diapers were available, no service existed to compost them – no matter what, they’d still end up on a landfill..

Disposable diapers constitute the 3rd largest contributor (by volume) to US landfill sites (based on 2008 data). EarthBaby is looking to decrease this volume considerably by diverting m ore than 16,000 pounds of diaper waste from Bay Area landfills each week by converting it to nutrient-rich soil.

If you’re interested in trying one of these diapers, you can simply enter your information here to get a FREE sample. Unfortunately, this service is currently only provided for the San Francisco Bay Area, but if you are in this area, this is a wonderful cause that is worth trying.

Free Mountain Green Laundry Detergent Samples

Not a bad deal here! Detergent can be so expensive, especially the kind I want for my family (biodegradable, plant-based, no harsh chemicals, safe for sensitive skin, etc.)

I stumbled upon Mountain Green products while I was researching the laundry detergents out there these days, and I really love what I see here. As of right now, you can only buy Mountain green  products on Mountain Green’s website or at their manufacturing facility in Arizona. If you prefer to purchase at a store, they are able to be found at SOME natural/health food retailers.

Most importantly, Mountain Green is giving out (virtually) free samples on their website for $2. Laundry samples are available for Lavender Laundry Detergent, Free & Clear Laundry Detergent, Lavender Fabric Softener and Free & Clear Fabric Softener. You can specify in the Customer Notes which product you’d like to choose – you get 5 trial sizes!

Give it a try here and let us know what you think!

Free Sample Concentrate 128

Did you know that when you buy any kind of ready-to-use cleaning chemical at the store, that they are 95% water? News to me!

Concentrate 128 is a concentrate cleaning product that relies on you to dilute and mix on your own. They are taking an initiative to go green by using this concentrated product – just think about how much money and resource that’s been wasted on shipping water back and forth around the country!

Concentrate 128 is a powerful, peroxide cleaning solution that cleans any surface not harmed by water, from windows to floors – it’s up to you! It can be used in spray bottles, mop buckets, carpet extractors, etc. It’s 100% biodegradable AND cost efficient. Since it is so highly concentrated, one quart of Concentrate 128 can make up to 128 courts of all purpose cleaner at less than $0.05/quart – hence the name!

Get a free sample of Concentrate 128 here and let us know what you think!

Free 11×14 Canvas Print!

I LOVE THIS.

CanvasPeople is offering 2 options for FREE canvas options for any picture you upload.

You can get a free 11×14 canvas or a free 8×10 canvas and JUST PAY SHIPPING (should be about $15 – so not totally free, but considering these are usually $50+, this is an incredible deal).

You simplu upload your picture, and then can choose options (sepia? black and white? color enhancement?) and they’ll simply print it for you and send your way.

Vitacost: So Many Free Samples!

Stumbling around the internet today, I found this seemingly awesome outlet for free and discounted products: Vitacost.com

On the free sample section of their site, products are free of charge for a single unit, though shipping fees apply ($4.99). BUT there are about 20 free samples to choose from at any time, so I would say that’s totally worth it!

From Tom’s all natural products, to vitamins, to protein powder, to Kind Bars – there are so many things I would love to try on this site to product test before I ever purchased full size.

Even better, when you are ready to purchase full-size product, this site has incredible deals – so you can go right back to the source you initially found the product on for purchase!

Vitacost prides themselves on a few things:

  • Best prices
    • Vitacost offers savings up to 50% off of retail on the healthy products you want and need, including vitamins, supplements, health foods, sports nutrition products, bath & body favorites, even home and pet products.
  • Endless product selection
    • Vitacost carries over 45,000 different selections of healthy products! If they don’t carry what you’re looking for, just get in touch with the, and they will make the magic happen.
  • Easy shipping
    • For orders over $49, free! For anythign else, only $4.99.
  • Top-ranked customer service
    • In the book of Linda Anders, this is the most important quality in a company. Vitacost has an online Help Center as well as a toll free phone service from 8am to 9pm.

Check it out, let us know what you think!

Save $32 on Amazon Prime

I don’t know how I just caught wind of this when the Emmy’s were on Sunday…BUT, fear not, we have time to capitalize on this!

To celebrate Transparent (Amazon original series) winning 5 Emmy Awards, Amazon is offering an incredible deal on Friday, September 25th ONLY. New Amazon Prime members will only have to spend $67 for their first year  using Prime. Normally, this costs $99, so this is a $32 discount.

I’ve preached the perks to Prime to you all before:

  • Free 2-day Shipping
  • Unlimited Deliveries
  • Access to Prime Instant Video
  • Tons of Kindle Perks

Check out THIS PAGE on Friday to sign up for your discounted Prime. Don’t forget, you can always cancel if you don’t think this is worth $99/year next September, but I don’t think you will 🙂

FREE Ebook on Canning, Pickling, and Freezing

I see a lot of ebooks out there in the world every day that are free – if you aren’t aware of these resources, always check Amazon! A ton of ‘classics’ are free and they run a good deal of temporary promotions outside of these as well.

There’s one in particular that is being offered for a limited time. Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding: Recipes to Preserve Food, Family, and the American Way is a book that is not only FREE right now, but one that will help you maintain some money-saving habits through the process of food preservation.

These days, canning preservation is not nearly as common as it was awhile back, but it’s an incredibly budget friendly way to maintain food.

Reviews look incredible – say that it is a must-read for canning newbies, and that the instructions make things sound super easy.

Check it out! Let us here know how you fare!