Cheap in Erie
By Dana Massing Erie Times-News staff blogger
I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.   Read more about this blog.
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Posted: June 25th, 2013

I wish I’d seen this one yesterday.

Suave is celebrating 1 million Facebook fans by giving away products (

Yesterday, it was 50,000 samples.

Today it’s 5,000 Suave Professionals full-sized styling products and tomorrow it is 5,000 Suave Professionals Infusion full-sized products.

While my odds of winning would have been better yesterday with more products, I still entered today and will tomorrow because those freebies are full-sized. I’ll probably skip Thursday, when the prize is a designer T-shirt, but will be back Friday for the shot at a three-day, two-night trip for two to L.A. for a hair styling session with a Suave Professionals celebrity stylist.

The official rules say you can enter once per day through Friday at 6 p.m. Winners will be chosen in random drawings, the rules say. After I entered, a message told me that the winners will be announced in six to eight weeks.

Luckily, I recently received a couple more shampoo and conditioner samples that I’d applied for elsewhere so I’ve been able to continue washing my hair for free. I should now be able to make it through June and at least into early July. So that will make more than four months that I haven’t had to buy shampoo or conditioner, since I started using the freebies on March 1.

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Posted: May 3rd, 2012

Mrs. Dash is giving away 500,000 packets of her Original Blend.

Up to 30,000 free samples of the seasoning will be given away each day through July 4, or while supplies last. The giveaway began May 6.

The freebie includes four packets, .02 ounces each, plus a coupon for 50 cents off.

Go to and  then “like” it.

When I was there today at 9:09 a.m., the site said there were 26,438 of today’s 30,000 samples available. By 9:11, the number was down to 26,124.

The giveaway starts each day at 8 a.m., you can only get one per U.S. household and you have to be at least 18 years old, the rules say.

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