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Free Wet Synergy Adult Lubricant sample US/Canada

Wet Synergy Adult Lubricant sample

Adult Lubricant sample

Ok – we are all adults here.  So why do these offers for free adult lubricant samples always make me feel like a stammering kid?  I guess I need to grow up.

Get a free sample of Synergy adult lubricant from Wet.  These two are supposed to work in tandem and that’s all the detail I’m going into *blush*.  At any rate – this is for the US and Canada.  This offer has been around for a while, but it is still a valid free sample and Wet does send out their samples as promised.  They are delivered discreetly and take about four to six weeks to arrive.  You do have to be 18 and you have to verify your email address by clicking a link they send you before they will send you a free Wet Sample – so if you want the sample, be sure to verify your email address.

So…. anyway, enjoy your free Wet samples – and I’m going to go sit in a corner and blush till I am the same shade as purple on their product packaging.  That’s OK.  It is a a lovely shade of purple.

AMBER’s NOTE: Their sample page will be up and running at 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. PST daily each day and off on the weekends. Sample requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Don’t miss our other finds just for adults as well.

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Free Astroglide Personal Lubricant Sample

Free Astroglide Personal Lubricant Sample

Free Astroglide Personal Lubricant Sample

Get a free sample of Astroglide personal lubricant.   You can choose from Astroglide X, Astroglide, Astroglide Natural, Astroglide Gel and Sensitive Skin formulations.  US only

The Astroglide Naturals if made with Aloe, Vitamins C and E, and Chamomile.  The original Astroglide formula is their basic formula.  Both of these formulas was water based and water-soluble.  Astroglide X is silicone based and designed to last longer.

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A verification email will be sent to the email listed on the form to verify your request. UNLESS YOU VERIFY YOUR REQUEST AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED ABOVE, YOUR SAMPLE CAN NOT BE MAILED TO YOU!

Be sure to check out the other  freebies on the site as well

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FREE Lifestyles SKYN Condom Sample

Lifestyles SKYN Condom Sample

SKYN Condom Sample

Like them on Facebook and get a free SKYN Condom Sample from Lifestyles Condoms. Skyn Condoms are made from Polyisoprene and are ideal for those who want to avoid a latex reaction.  You can even choose between large and regular 🙂  So… I wonder, does any man actually order in any size but large?  Wait… Don’t answer that.  The question was rhetorical.   This offer only available to people who are 18 years or older.  While the form asks for your country, the rules state that this free sample is limited to the residents of the United States only.

Be sure to see my other posts about  freebies,  freebies and  samples

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Free Replens Long Lasting Moisturizer Sample and Printable Coupon

Free Replens Long Lasting Moisturizer Sample

Free Replens Long Lasting Moisturizer SampleGet a free sample by liking them on Facebook.  You can also ask for a Replens $1 off coupon on their website.   Replens is a personal moisturizer for women.  US only.

Just give them your name and address and they will send you a free sample.  They ask if you have received a sample previously.  Limit one per address.

Be sure to see my other posts about freebies for adults, feminine hygiene samples, free health stuff, personal lubricants and freebies for women.

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Free Personalized Samuel Adams Magnet and Trip Giveaway

Samuel Adams Magnet

Samuel Adams MagnetGet a free personalized Samuel Adams magnet.  Just like them on Facebook, upload a photo of you and your can of Samuel Adams and they will send you a magnet featuring your photo.  You will also be entered to win one of four Samuel Adams Adventure Prize Packs.  Each prize pack winner will receive one (1) of four (4) available prize packs: Golf Pack, Hiking/Camping Pack, Beach Pack or Fishing Pack.  You have until July 31, 2013 to enter.

I don’t drink beer – so no Sam Can photos for me.  Guess I will sit this one out.  Good luck to all!

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What is the Cost of Your Vices

Cost of Your Vices

Cost of Your Vices

Are you willing to be a quitter to save money?  What do you do to save money? Clip coupon?  Try free samples before you buy a product?  Encase your entire house in plastic sheeting to cut energy bills? Do you know the cost of your vices?

That weekly lottery ticket and daily latte may cost more than you expect.

I found this cool tool on eBay Deals called the “Cost of Your Vices.”  Just answer the questions about your lifestyle and they will give you an estimate of how much money you could save.

Just out of curiosity, I ran the “Cost of your Vices” tool for myself.  Wanna see my results?

  • Smoking: I don’t smoke.
  • Coffee Consumption: I do drink coffee sometimes.  I’ve recently cut back from 2-3 cups to a few cups a week.  I selected one cup a day as an average.
  • Alcohol: I drink about 2-3 mixed drinks or glasses of wine a week.
  • Fast Food: I’m a vegetarian, so I rarely eat fast food.  Other than a baked potato from Wendy’s or burritos from Chipotle, I find fast food completely unappealing.  Since I definitely don’t eat these items on a weekly basis, I selected the “I don’t eat fast food” option.
  • Lottery Tickets: I don’t buy lottery tickets, but my husband sometimes does.  However, he rarely buys them and, when he does, he only purchases one or two.  Since the lowest option was 7 lottery tickets a week and our consumption is less than one a month, I selected that we don’t buy lottery tickets.  While we do buy them, less than one lottery ticket a month is a long way from 28 lottery tickets a month.
  • Soda: I have seriously cut back on my consumption of diet sodas recently.  Now, a 12 pack of Pepsi Max lasts about a week.  The tool’s lowest options were 1-2 per week or 14 per week.  I drink more than 1-2, but not quite 14.  However, since 14 represents the closest option to my real consumption, I selected that.

The “Cost of Your Vices” tool told me that I could save $1160 by giving up soda, $503 by giving up coffee and $187 by giving up alcohol.  That adds up to $1850 a year.

Where they over-estimated my spending

Since “Cost of Your Vices” tool generates figures based on average estimates, I made some adjustments customized to my actual spending habits.  I spend less on soda than they suggest.  A case of Pepsi Max at full price runs about $5 a case.  I rarely buy it at full price and stock up when it is on sale.  At target, that about 4 cases for $12.  That works out to about $3 a case.  In the sake of fairness to cover taxes and the occasional time I do pay full price, I rounded it up to $4.  52 cases a year (1 case a week) costs about $208.

I like good coffee.  I usually spring for Gevalia.  Of course, I must have a little creamer.  I buy a package of coffee every two weeks and a bottle of creamer weekly.  That works out to about $388.96 a year.  However, there are 4 of us drinking that coffee regularly.  That means my actual consumption is about $97 a year.  I believe the “Cost of Your Vices” tool’s estimate is for coffee from a coffee shop.  Personally, I don’t like busy coffee shops and rarely buy from them.  As such, I am saving $406 by foregoing the over-priced latte and having a high quality coffee at home.  I save even more buy using coupons for my favorite coffees and creamers.  I also won’t buy brands I don’t like, even with a coupon.  It’s just a waste of money if the product won’t get used.

Where they under-estimated my spending

The “Cost of Your Vices” tool estimates that I spend about $187 on alcoholic beverages.  I buy about a bottle of wine a week.  I don’t go for pricier wines and usually buy Yellow Tail Reserve Shiraz.  That averages about $9 a bottle and I try to buy it on sale.  So, I actually spend closer to $468 on wine a year.

Conclusions for My budget

Based on MY personal shopping habits and tendency towards frugality beyond that of the average shopper,  if I completely give up coffee, soda and wine, I would actually save about $773 a year.   By making my own coffee at home, I save much more than if I was buying it from a local coffee shop.  If you are like me and want to save money, but don’t necessarily want to end your coffee intake, consider using coffee coupons and make your own at home.

I normally live a pretty healthy lifestyle, so the only “vice” that I have is drinking 1 glasses of wine a day.  I actually don’t consider that bit a vice and have read many studies linking a glass of red wine to better heart and kidney health.  Of course, you can always run the risk of too much of a good thing leading to health problems.

I am trying to eliminate diet sodas.  Soda is bad for your teeth and the artificial sweeteners probably aren’t that great for me.  I have cut back significantly.  Before January, I was drinking several 12 packs a week.  If I can eventually stop drinking them completely, that would net an extra $208 a year in my pocket.

Future Savings

A pack-a-day smoker with no other vices could save $2044 annually just by cutting back!  Holy cow!  That’s like my rent payment for several months.  Of course, that’s based on the average price of a pack.  Depending on your brand, you may save even more or not spend as much as the tool suggests.

Eliminating some habits may save more than just the cost of your vices.  For instance, quitting smoking saves the cost of the pack, but may also cut future medical bills.   Over-consumption of fast food and soda contributes to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure.  Cutting back here could also improve your health and save money on future medical bills.

While moderate amounts of coffee and wine may have some health benefits, drinking too much of either hurts more than just your pocketbook.  Too much caffeine can cause anxiety issues, headaches and insomnia, while too much alcohol causes neurological disorders, liver problems and serious interpersonal issues.

Tips for using the tool

In short, once you find out the cost of your vices, decide how accurately it applies to you.  Do you actually spend more or less in some categories?  Adjust accordingly.  Decide what you are willing to eliminate or cut back on.  Are there some areas where you could save more by making minor changes, such as making your own coffee at home?  Or bringing a home-made meal for lunch instead of eating fast food during the work day?  Are there some things you would be better off completely eliminating?

I would love to know how you stacked up with the “Cost of Your Vices” tool!  Did you do better than I did?

 

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