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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. 1

    Hi there, I am very brand new to this, due to my loss of public assistance I decided to start couponing. I am a working mother/wife, just don’t make enough to get things. I see people couponing. The other day I wanted to try it out after having collected my coupons. Went to Target for their tide special they currently have in ad. Well I only walked out with five items for about $36.00 plus tax. Sorry I live in Hawaii, I ask people here for tips but I think that’s it just tips. I’m a visiual person to understand anything, but I think I may have over spent with savings of about $12.00. Is there any thing that can be done to make me feel better. Not sure if I did it correctly. Any comments is greatly appreciated.

  2. 3

    I love to coupon and I love stockpiling but now that ive moved to IOWA there isn’t anywhere I can find coupons…. i’e tried sunday news paper but there is only like half of one insert we get weekly..couponing here is so hard and I have no job recently and a current student…plus a mother of two ages 4 and 6 if there is anything out there in my area to coupon I am so up for please…if anybody know of things of coupon ways out here in iowa please let me know I am suffering and super tight on money right now so I need all the help I can get. just to let you kno there isn’t cvs, target, or Walgreen I live in the country with some family so help is NEEDED thank you

  3. 4

    Today at Shoprite… L.A. Cool Gel 20 oz. are on sale for $1.99. Get them for $.50 if you get coupon from insert 6/19. I got 2 today! Limit is 8 per household! Hope you like my find!

  4. 6

    hi can you help me find free samples that ships worldwide?
    thank you so much

  5. 7
    Yesenia Charles says:

    OMG! I don’t even know how I came across one of your post on Instagram. I liked the deal, but I really didn’t pay much attention to it, nor went after it because I didn’t coupon so I had no coupons. I didn’t even know where to get them. Then the next day, I saw another post and it count my attention more than the first one. Then I kept seen even more deals, so I payed more and more attention. Then I started collecting coupons from the Sunday paper, my neighbors and basically everywhere I could. And here I am. Buying 16 bottles of Nivea body wash at only $1.37 each. Lol. All this is still kinda new to me, and I don’t know many tricks yet but now I see why you are so addicted to saving $$. I absolutely love the dedication and time you put into doing this. You are truly and inspirational woman unlike any other. I read a little about you and it inspired me more and it answered a lingering question I had of you. I would ask myself “Why does she do all this work and not even charge a membership of some sort?” It’s because you have a humble spirit because you have lived a humble life. Thank you for all that you do. This is truly changing my life, my income and the way I shop. Thank you

    • 8

      Hi Yesenia!

      OMG! I loved your comment. Thank you for writing. Your comment made me laugh and tear up at the same time. :) Please let me know if you need anything or have questions. I’m here to help. :)

      I screenshotted your comment. So that if I’m having a bad day, and I’m finding it hard to keep going, I can come back and see your uplifting comment. :)

      Love,
      Tina

  6. 9
    Deanna Phillips says:

    Hi Tina,

    Just wanted to write to say how much I love your site and breakdowns of everything and I look forward to watching your shopping trip every week. I hope someday I will get as good as you. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work!

  7. 11
    Betty Emmerton says:

    Hi Tina- I am a 78 year old widow and I ordered a free sample for the first time, Everything went through and I was accepted although when I looked at my order I found that my home address is wrong. Could you please help me? My address is 13853 – 24 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 1K1 and on the order they have my delivery address as 1853- 24 Street NW, Edmonton. I would really appreciate an answer . The order was for free sample of face cream for wrinkles.Thank you!

    • 12

      Hi Betty! I’m so sorry this happened. If the sample is still available you can try requesting it again. You could also contact the company that is providing the sample and explain to them what happened. Hope this helps. If you could provide me with the exact sample I might be able to help you further. Good luck.:)

  8. 13

    I just recently started following you on Instagram. I got out of couponing for a while and just recently decided to get back into it. I got out because it became to cut-throat. I literally saw two women fight over a product at a major big box store and I’d also get discouraged when I’d walk into a store with my coupons ready to go only to find out someone had cleared the shelves. That’s my biggest hurdle right now, but I’m determined to get over it and try and save some money. Your site has made it so easy for me to get back into the swing of things. I appreciate all you and your team does to keep us aware. P.S. The picture of your stockpile is beautiful, that’s my goal!!!!! Thank you again for everything you do.

    • 14

      Awww.. Thank you for taking the time to write Sindy. Your comment really made my morning. Thank you. Sounds like you must be living in a area with a lot of couponers. And yes, couponing can be cut-throat. What I learned is to be ok with letting things go if I don’t get in on a deal. And try to think ahead with deals. Either get there first or do what others isn’t. Ie. if there’s a sale at Safeway, I would go straight to Walmart to price match. Everyone is fighting at Safeway, while I’m scoring my at Walmart without competition. Also if I know something will be highly highly competitive, I sometimes don’t even bother, unless I know I’m early. Good luck! Don’t give up Sindy. :)

  9. 15

    Hi Tina! I just wanna share this with you. I was at a FB group for local moms in our area & a mom posted asking if anyone would sell her diapers their kid has outgrown… someone replied to her and posted a link to your page featuring a huggies diaper/wipes deal in target back in April/May 2015. I had no idea how couponing worked, but just followed your links and directions. I got the deal, and my life changed (and did the deal 1 more time, lol!). Literally. I’m a registered nurse who chose to stay home for my baby, and after being into couponing for about 2+ months now, even if I am working full-time again I would still do this! It’s amazing how much savings there is out there, that people can get legitimately, if they pursue learning about it little by little everyday. I love your videos, and your couponing 101! I’ve always forwarded your 101 link because it’s so easy to read, and very thorough. After a month of trying it myself, I’ve been sharing your site to friends that I know would benefit so much from this. Actually, in a couple of weeks I’m hosting a lil how-to talk at my home to a few friends, because i truly believe that there is more to sharing than material things… If you are financially limited, you can share this knowledge and the amount of “money” you will help your friends save becomes unlimited. You & your team are such blessings, to many families, thanks so much!

    • 16

      OMG. You’re making me tear up. Thank you so much for taking the time to write and for letting me know. It means a lot. It makes me so happy to see this. :) Thank you for providing this for me. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help or if you have suggestions. :) Have a great week! *Warm Hugs* –Tina

  10. 17
    breadhead says:

    Holly cow!! I was shocked to see your stockpiles!! Anyway, thank you for all your hard work. Your site certainly help me to save more money. I appreciate it. :)

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