Yeah. I love contests. Especially when I win. I used to be one of those people who would say. Awww. I never win anything. Then I realized I wasn't really trying. There are some great sweepstakes, intstant-win and giveaways out there.

Every Wednesday I'll bring them to you, right here. I never show contests that require completion of sponsor offers and blah blah blah. Just enter your info and click submit. Sometimes you might be required to subscribe to their newsletter, but usually that just gives you more opportunities to save.

So here are this weeks great contests...

Birds Eye - ( 6000+ winners, ends 1/15/09)
Campbells Cruise - (4000 winners, ends 3/31/09)
- only kids can enter this one, with parents help of course
Secret Flawless Diamond Giveaway - (9 winners, ends 6/30/09)
-you need a code but they will e-mail you one.
Jelly Belly - ( 2000+ winners, ends 7/31/09)
PACE - ( 120000+ winners, ends 7/31/09)
- you need a code but they will give you one.

Tuesday's Treats

One way that I reward myself for sticking to healthy eating and squeezing in some exercise, without slicing off a hunk of cheesecake...FREE stuff. Now although there is no instant gratification (some freebies can take up to 10 weeks), I assure myself that it is on it's way.

I love surprises and when I run (because that is exercise) to the mailbox I can't wait to see what FREE rewards are waiting for me. Then I run (because that is exercise too) back to the house to show everyone what I got.

You can get your own I DID IT rewards too. Every Tuesday I'll show you the best new freebies and the old faithfuls that are still shipping their goods.


More Magazine - 10 Free issues, not a trial subscription (thanks Freebies4Mom)
Oxy Fresh Toothpaste
St. Josephs Aspirin
Bausch and Lomb - Lens Cleaning Tissue
Kerasal - foot cream
Paradise Island Microwave Popcorn
Fruit Roll-Ups - (thanks Freebies4Mom)
Dove Hair Care
Dunkin Donuts Coffee - get it while it lasts.
Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner
Betty Crocker Coupon Book - New newsletter subscribers only
SnapFish - 50 free prints and Flip Book - New members only

Walmart Freebies
Always Infinity
Ultra Gain Detergent
Benefiber On the Go
Kotex Light Days
Good Nights

Costco Freebies
Cosamin DS

Kirkland Diapers
Poise Pads
Kotex Light Days

Kroger Freebies
Nicoderm CQ

Check out what I got this week in my mailbox.

Wow. That's a lot of free stuff.


Run to your mailbox and back. Right now, come on get up. Did you do it? Good. Feel ambitious today? Take your family for a walk around the neighborhood. They will love to get out, all together, take the dog if you have one. Quality time, exercise and fun all in one, easy for everyone, activity. Don't come back until your feet are tired or the sun goes down, whichever comes first.


Mondays are always hectic in our house, so Monday's will be dedicated to ideas and products that ease the Manic Monday Syndrome.

Getting back to work, getting the kids back into the weekly routine can be hard after a relaxing (or crazy) weekend.

Planning dinners for the week on Sunday nights can help. I hate Monday after work coming home at 6pm and remembering that I didn't take anything out for dinner. Planning meals for the week can also help keep your family healthy. No pizza delivery or drive-thru take out because it's easier and more convenient.

I always plan for one SALAD for dinner night. Not your typical lettuce and tomatoes but a good chef, grilled chicken or broiled steak salad. An at home salad bar is great when you have small kids. They love to sit at the table and make their own. I cut up tomatoes, cheese, carrots, cucumbers, whatever is in the fridge and place on a big platter or cutting board in the center of the table. How easy is that and affordable other than lettuce, you can get creative use what you have. Walnuts, dried cranberries, even shredded cheese that's been in the freezer for a month can be a great addition to a salad. No dressing you can find great recipes for homemade dressings, easy and cheaper than store bought.
Leftover lettuce?? I hope so. It's good for stuffing pita pockets or rolling up tortillas to make sandwich wraps the next night. I also take out plastic containers before clearing the table and make lunches for the next day, whatever is leftover goes into the containers and into the fridge. Healthy dinner becomes healthy lunch. Again avoiding the fast food bulge and saving your wallet from an $8 burger meal attack.

Speaking of salad, you could win a board game, movie or home entertainment system with the Fresh Express Dine-Inn to Win instant win game. Although I haven't won this one I'll keep trying. You need a code but the site will give you a free one. This contest ends December 31. Not much time to enter but give it a shot.


Get down on the floor. Right now. Wherever you are your office, living room, bedroom, library, internet cafe, I don't care, just do it...

Do 25 crunches. YES 2 5.

Hands behind your head but don't pull your head up with your arms. push your belly button towards the floor and don't let your lower back leave the ground. Pretend there's an apple under you chin so that you don't over extend your neck. Use your stomach muscle to lift your head and shoulders off the ground about 2-4 inches (whatever you're capable of) count to 2 going up and 2 going down. Crunches should be slow and controlled. Not 20 times now, 25.

Did you do it? Don't lie to me, it won't make you any healthier.

Congratulations. You've just burned off 1/4 of the donut you ate for breakfast.


I discovered a really cool blog which became the inspiration and motivation for my blog. It's name? I thought you'd never ask...

Check out her site it's the reason I decided to blog. She has everything freebies. Think it's similar to my site? Some aspects, yes. However my blog adds the "fit body and mind" idea to the equation. We can trim your budget and your midsection, without much effort and some fun mixed in.

Though I can't begin to compare our sites (her's is fabulous). I can gaurantee that over time you'll look at my site and see new and exciting events, freebies and healthy tips.



Welcome to my blog. Fit N' Frugal.

The premise of this blog... Live fit with a lean wallet.

I hope to bring you the best freebies, giveaways, and sweepstakes on the web to one place. Who doesn't love free samples in their mailbox? I certainly do. These days we could all use some good free stuff.

I also hope to motivate you, not to look like a magazine cover model, but to live a fit and healthy life. As a nurse I am all too often faced with helping people recover from horrible illness and disease caused by not only obesity but unhealthy lifestyles. Simple changes to your daily routine can have a huge impact on your health. No fad diets or cleanses here!! Trust me I love a good cheesecake.

I hope you enjoy my blog don't forget to subscribe.