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Hey there! My name is Tina, also known as Free Stuff Finder. I’m an obsessive-compulsive deal hunter and couponer, and a mom of two little ones (aged 4 years  and 10 months). Welcome to my world of savings!

I’m an only child, born to immigrant parents who worked hard so I could live the American dream.  My parents had separated early on and I was raised by a single mother who hustled to put food on the table. Money was always tight. Frugality isn’t just a habit I have developed, it was all I had known growing up.

As a kid, I didn’t have a lot of things. And so when I became a mother, I wanted to provide the world for my kids without breaking the bank.  Living on a single income, I needed to get creative.

I started with Free Sample hunting. I got to the point where I was getting freebies in the mail every few days. Overtime, the stuff I was receiving piled up. Here’s a picture in one corner of my storage:

Yeah, I know. It looks hoarder-ish. Actually, I was in the middle of sorting when my husband snapped this picture. Stop judging me. lol. Okay, here’s a more presentable and organized haul pic from two weeks of free samples:

Yup. Everything you see is a freebie I got as a result of spending hours online looking for Free Sample deals.

Our site has been around since 2006. So we know a little about freebie findin’. Overtime, what started as a little hobby transformed into one of the largest Free Sample sites on the planet.

Up until recently we had primarily been known for blogging about the latest Free Sample offerings. That is, until I accidentally became an extreme couponer. It’s true, it was a total accident!

It all started with some free baby wipes. I went out. I did it. I came home with Free baby wipes – and I WAS HOOKED. I dove in head first and learned everything I needed to become a couponing pro.

Within two months, my husband had to start building storage shelves, because I now had a stockpile:

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In years past I had only done simple deals here and there from running this site, but looking back, I had always misunderstood couponing. I never knew how much fun, productive and addictive it could be.

This is gonna sound a little weird, but I feel as though I’ve found my life’s purpose.  Before blogging about freebies and coupons, I was a motivational writer. I wrote about living a happy life and overcoming life’s struggles. I loved it, BUT I felt as though something was missing…

…until now.

To say I am passionate about saving money, finding deals and teaching others how to coupon and save would be a massive understatement. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this.

Enough about me. Here are some things to know about this site:

We share the latest freebies, samples, sales, and couponing deals every single day of the year. That’s 365 days. Rain or shine, someone is always out finding the latest deals and posting them on the site. If there’s a hot offer, you can be sure we’ll report it here.

This site specifically focuses on offers in the USA; although, select free sample offers do deliver worldwide. If you are in Canada, visit our sister site at Free Stuff Finder Canada. If you are in UK or Ireland, go to Free Stuff Finder UK.

Make sure to bookmark this site and set it as your homepage, so you’re always in the loop for the latest deals. Make sure to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel, Follow me on Facebook, Follow me on Instagram, Follow me on Twitter, Google+ and on Pinterest.

And if you haven’t already, make sure to sign up to our weekly VIP newsletter. It contains a summary of deals from the week, sent every Tuesday morning. Plus, exclusive giveaways happen every week so subscribers have a chance to win a box of free samples from my stockpile or a $25 gift card. It’s only once a week, so it won’t be super overwhelming.


Are you new to Free Stuff Finding? If so, check out my 5 Tips for Free Stuff Finding.

Are you new to Couponing? If so, check out my Free Video Coupon Class Here. :)

Okay, let’s start saving!

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Random facts about me:

  • I’m addicted to reality TV
  • I love these TV shows: Shark Tank, Survivor, Amazing Race, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and True Blood.
  • I hope to be on “The Amazing Race” some day
  • My son was born 8 weeks premature. We were in the hospital for 2 months
  • I’m married to a Photographer
  • I worked as a software engineer for amazon.com for 6 years
  • I was a gogo dancer
  • My favorite color is hot pink
  • My nails are always painted
  • These words are music to my ears: Free, Run deal, glitch, MM (Moneymakers)
  • I love making babies. There’s nothing like holding a newborn
  • I’m a recovering hoarder (kidding)
  • I love penny hunting
  • I live on the west coast
  • I’ve lived in India for 6 months
  • I am an INTJ
  • I have an addictive personality
  • My favorite things to stockpile: Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products, diapers and soup.
  • My favorite cocktail: Cosmopolitan
  • My favorite Non-Alcoholic drinks: Cold Starbucks Refreshers and Diet Pepsi
  • Favorite Food: Crunchy salads, Sushi, Italian
  • Favorite Stores to Coupon at: CVS, Target and Walgreens.

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  1. 23
    Stephen Adamchick says:

    Tina; I am looking for where I can get everything by mail , you have very little , and I live in WILKES – BARRE PA . iHAVE NONE OF THE STORES THAT YOU HAVE I HAVE WALMART – K-MART – REDNERS MKT -BURGER KING – MC DONALS STORES LIKE THAT . THANK YOU STEPHEN ADAMCHICK

    • 24

      Hey Stephen. Sorry to hear you don’t have too many stores in your area. We do often post deals for both Kmart and Walmart. Also keep in mind that Walmart will price match other stores’ ads so you can take advantage of that. As for getting stuff in the mail, we frequently post deals for freebies and free samples. Make sure to take advantage of those also. :)

  2. 25
    Gladys Newbury says:

    Hi Tina,

    How long have you done couponing for? Wha city do you live in? Do you ever do a coupon class in person?

    My husband and I are both Veterans. We are also full time students at CSUSM. I started couponing last year on my down time. I’m trying to learn more on how to save on mostly everything we buy.

    Gladys Newbury

  3. 27

    Hi Tina,
    I started couponing recently after seeing and learning tips from your site. I love watching the videos you post on the site. I was inspired watching them and learning more on how to do couponing. i am still a newbie.

  4. 29
    Yamilex Rodriguez says:

    I’m trying to print the dial hand sopa foaming coupon and the caress coupon but it doesn’t want to print out from the red plum i don’t know why can you help me.
    I can print out from coupons.com but not red plum

  5. 35

    Tina will you ever come out with an app for I phone 6? An app would be more convenient to use while I’m actually shopping at my favorite store Target to look for my deal instead of printing and using up all my printer ink..

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