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:
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…
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 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, sign up here for my Beginners to Couponing Training. Free, of course. (Coming Up Soon)
Okay, let’s start saving!
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: Run deal, glitch, MM (Moneymakers)
- I love making babies. There’s nothing like holding a newborn
- I’m a recovering hoarder
- 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.