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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:


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 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. 92

    Hi Tina I’m looking for Pantene prove shampoo coupons
    Please help me .
    Thank you

  2. 94
    Claudia guerra says:

    How so I add you as personal shopper? Clicked on link but was given random lady.

  3. 96

    Hi Tena
    May God bless you for all you do for us!
    I wanted to ask if its possible to get poins from purchases online (like Walmart) through topcashback and swagbucks same time for the same purchase?
    Cause I wanted to buy shelves similar to yours.. And what was the deal for yours, couldn’t find it in any link?
    Thank you

  4. 100

    When will you begin giving us the breakdowns for Publix ! 🙂

  5. 102
    Aja Garcia says:

    I recently saw a post about you wanting writers for the blog. Unfortunately I can no longer locate it. Are you still looking at candidates, if so can you send me the info again please?

  6. 104

    Hi Tina, I need some guidance on Walgreen ecoupon and paper coupon. Here’s an example of the problem I always have: I bought 3 Tides and 3 Dawns to make the total $20. I gave them 2 paper Tides coupons and 2 paper Dawns coupons. I have 1 Tide ecoupon, 1 Dawn ecoupon, 1 Wagreen ecoupon earn 7000 points if buying over $20. However, when I check out, the system most of the time don’t pop up my high value digital coupon. Can you please tell the rule of ecoupon and paper coupon? I do understand that the number of coupons cannot exceed the number of items and I always avoid that by take back 1 of my paper coupon, but it still never take all of my ecoupon if I combine with paper coupons. Thank you!

    • 105

      Hi Jenny. I’m not sure why that would happen. It should automatically take off your ecoupon and then your paper coupons. I would ask an associate next time you are in stores to see if they can figure out why it’s not working for you. Hope that helps. 🙂

      • 106

        They always scan the paper coupons first, then apply the ecoupons. It happened to me most of the time when I try to make my purchase up to $20 or $30. The associates don’t have a clue. Managers don’t know the answer either. I feel bad that sometime I have to hold up the line and end up walk out with nothing. That’s why I’m trying to figure out what caused it so I can avoid it but still in puzzle 🙁

  7. 108

    Hi Tina!
    Can you tell me a good place to start off with getting freebies in the mail? Like what’s a legitimate site?

  8. 110

    hi Tina, you might want to update the age of your kids 😉 (it says 4 years and 10 months)

  9. 112

    OK, I bought the dry spray deordorants (axe and dove). The deal was to submit them to ibotta for rebates. So whoopee, there is none on ibotta. What happened?

  10. 114

    Hi Tina, I was wondering if you know about any awesome deals for a vegas trip. Me and my boyfriend are going for a wk at the end of January and staying at the golden nugget. Any tips or deals down there you would suggest?

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