I have been menstruating for over half my life. I'm used to it. I'm, dare I say, pretty good at it. The monthly act of going to the drug store and buying my tampons, cramp meds and assorted accouterments that no longer faze me like it did when I was fifteen. I don't think there's anything unusual about the ease with which I deal with the emotional terrorist that is Aunt Flo.
But if I were the sort of woman who, let's say, wasn't comfortable getting their Tampax rung up by a bored-looking teenage clerk in a primary colored vest, I could get a period subscription box, filled with a combination of feminine protection products and sweets, delivered to me in a plain, unmarked receptacle once a month. That's right–the subscription box trend has expanded to the realm of reproduction. But are they worth it? I sent away for a few of them to find out.
Are you ready for the weekly freebie list? First, there's a
couple of freebie offers from previous posts that are about to
expire I'd like to remind everyone of. First, you have until
August 31st to get the kids (K-6th grade) a free haircut at JCPenney. All their salons in the USA
are offering the freebie. Appointments are required. Free
Summer Plays at the Disney Store ends August 26th.
Here's a few back to school freebies, including one for
teachers! If your a teacher Staples is giving out free gift bags
with bonus coupons to the first 100 teachers at each store. Check
the link for the date in your area for Staples Teacher Appreciation Day. I've posted this
next freebie before but I want to remind everyone about it. For the
entire month of August, JCPenney's is offering free haircuts to all kids K - 6th grade.
Appointments are recommended. The free haircuts are available at
all JCP Salons in the USA.
It's a new year and a great time for everyone to sign up for their
birthday freebies! All you have to do is sign up for the offers
that you like below. Sometime during your birthday month you'll
receive an email with instructions on how to claim your freebie,
you may have to print a coupon or sometimes it's as easy as showing
I.D.. Grab yourself free meals all day long, or $5 off some shoes.
This week we cover the debt ceiling debate (because it won't go away), the NFL lockout, relieving stress, financial challenges faced by women, better food labels, dubious product labels, and a dog that doesn't do a very good dog paddle.
This week is all about women. You can get samples of L'Oreal Youth Code, some foot cream (it's sandal season!) and a sample of Giorgio Armani perfume. There are a few feminine product samples
available this week, liners and tampons. You can even score a Garnier shampoo and conditioner sample
from Garnier's Facebook page. I included a Breathe Right Strip sample so you can get your other half to stop
snoring so you can sleep better. Don't forget to grab a free Red Dress Pins to raise awareness of women's heart health.