This blog is a hodgepodge of things I want to share, from the good deals I find to my newfound cake decorating hobby and everything in between. Enjoy!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I Love Free Things

My friends and coworkers are always telling me how lucky I am that I always win things or get things for free. I won a 2 night all expenses paid trip to the Marlboro Ranch which included tons of free gear, I won a free wedding dress from Chicago Style Weddings and house of brides and I applied for a free PlayStation Move. These are only the big ticket items, I have gotten many little things throughout the years.

When asked how I always get free things, I tell people "you can't win unless you enter". This is my only secret to winning, I sign up. I want this blog to help direct people where they can sign up to get free samples or win free stuff.

House Party!
My new favorite Web site I think everyone should check out is House Party. House Party asks you to fill out an application to host an event. Each event is sponsored by a leading brand and focuses on something the sponsor wants its fans to experience firsthand and share with their friends. The premise is that the sponsor sends you free products, then you invite your friends over and share the free gear with them. They feel that people are more likely to buy a product if they get to personally try it or if it is recommended to the by a friend.

So far, I have been chosen to host three House Parties. I have hosted a Quilted Northern House Party, a PlayStation Move Ultimate New Years Eve House Party and a Durex Girl Talk House Party. From these three parties I got tons of free gear including: Toilet Paper, Reusable Shopping Bags, a PlayStation move eye and two controllers, three PlayStation games, party hats, cups, napkins, glow sticks... and the list goes on, but you can see some of the things I have received from them in the photos.

Quilted Northern and PlayStation Party Favors

Durex House Party Favors

Free Ziplock Bags

Another free offer I recently signed up for are samples of Ziploc bags. It isn't as exciting as the House Parties, but I love anything free and I will share anything I find.


  1. I was just picked to host my first house party....could you please follow my new blog?