March 19, 2011

My Junk Drawer Gives Me Free Stuff

I finally tired of opening my junk drawer and not being able to close it so I decided to clean it out a little.


After removing the larger items on top {which all belong somewhere else but apparently we are too lazy to put them up so we shove them in the junk drawer} the items that are supposed to live in my junk drawer were revealed. 


You may be wondering why I have so many Box Tops and Coke product tops in my drawer.  Well they are the reason my junk drawer gives me free stuff. 

Coke Product Tops = FREE MAGAZINES

Coke product tops have codes printed on them, when entered on the My Coke Rewards website, the codes turn into points.  With those points you can get all sorts of things.  A lot of the stuff is junk, sweepstakes, or require too many points; but I discovered I could order magazines with the points.  I save all caps and when I am really bored {3-4 times a year} I enter the codes on the website.  My points accumulate and once a year I get 5-6 magazines for FREE!!! 

Instead of reading them when they are delivered {I have enough blog feeds to read} I stash them away out of sight and when beach season rolls around I have plenty of reading material for those lazy days on the beach.



My sons’ school collects the Box Top and receives money when they turn them in.  With the money they receive from Box Tops the school provides all of the children’s school supplies!!!!  It is so nice to not have to shop for their school supplies each year.  I let the Box Tops accumulate and turn them in 2-3 times a year. 


The hardest part about saving these things was remembering to keep them when I first started.  It is now second nature for me to throw the Box Tops and Coke tops in my junk drawer.  The entire family eventually caught on and they remember also! 

Do you know of other easy ways to get freebies?  If you do, I would love to hear about them!


MommyToTwoBoys said...

I HATE my junk drawers! They make me mad every time I open them. But I also collect things that equal "stuff" too. Our school does box tops too. I love that the school get money and my son's class gets a popsicle party if they have the most box tops.

I did the Tropicana Rewards, which just ended, and have been doing the Pampers rewards forever now. I literally got both of my boys great birthday gifts last year from entering in those darn Pampers codes!

Meg O. said...

Hey, what a good idea! Free magazines sound like a great thing to me!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Yep I do the same thing and just ordered a magazine from the coke rewards. I will be adding another one to the batch in a few days.

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