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WIN A Bag Of Freebies From The National Women’s Show #Giveaway

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Have you ever been to The National Women’s Show before? My first experience with this event was last October in Toronto.  I arrived to find other women showing up with suitcases and carts, which had me a little confused.  That is until I entered the show only to find hundreds of booths set up by merchants and businesses, and almost all of them were giving out coupons, samples, pens, bags, and other assorted promotional materials.  In fact, I was given a large, reusable bag full of free goodies at the door even before I had even stepped into the show.  You know how much I love my freebies!

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This year I had the chance to experience The National Women’s Show in Ottawa at the downtown Ottawa Conference Centre.  I attended the show with my friend, Lyne, from the Ottawa Mommy Club, and her mother.




We had a great time checking out all the booths, and we managed to fill our free reusable bags with all kinds of free goodies.  My fave freebie? I loved the compact mirror and brush from Ottawa radio station Majic 100 (cute!), and the moose keychain from the Ontario Lottery Corporation. There were all kinds of delicious food samples being offered.  I spotted the Kawartha Dairy Company booth and…well…even though it was only 11AM, I ran over and grabbed a little dish of their Death By Chocolate – *DROOL* I was told that one of their most popular ice crean flavours, Moose Tracks, is sold at Costco in Ottawa.  Guess where I’m going next time I need (want) to buy ice cream?

Anyone recognize the logo in the picture on the right ^? It belongs to our friends from the Chicken Farmers Of Canada.  They had a booth set up and were very busy running a little seminar and answering questions while we were there.

One of the highlights of our visit to The National Women’s Show was being able to meet up (for the second time!) with the great folks from CheeCha Puffs.  They are one of my favourite Canadian companies (they are from Calgary).  You won’t find a company more enthusiastic, or more interactive with their fans and customers, than CheeCha Puffs.  Even though she was going nuts at their booth with requests for CheeCha Puffs, Tracey took the time to chat with Lyne and I and even join us for a photo.  Be sure to say hello if you ever spot the CheeCha Puff family at an event near you!



Be sure to check out The National Women’s Show if you ever get the chance.  They usually hold shows in both Spring and Fall in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.  Maybe one day they will come west!

Guess what? I was thinking of my House Mates while I was at The National Women’s Show.  I requested a few extra freebies so I would have some to share with you!  I’m giving away a Fridgidaire Reusable Bag containing some coupons and freebies I gathered at yesterday’s show – including the cute mirror and brush set I got from Majic 100 – to one lucky House Mate! Here’s how you can win:



  1. April 29, 2013


    CONGRATS to Brenda P. for winning this giveaway!! Hope you enjoy your prize, Brenda!!

    Thanks to all of you for entering!!!

  2. April 27, 2013


    I love the razor samples and laundry/dishwasher detergent the best, but any sample is wonderful, love being enlightened about new products I haven’t tried yet!

  3. April 26, 2013

    Kim Barrett

    I’ve received many great freebies-and my husband has to ooh and aah over everyone of them- but the free sample that started it all was from a home show in 1976: It was a dime from the Royal Bank! (But you might think the loyalty card I have for Eileen’s Ice Cream is the better freebie. They sell Kawartha Dairy ice cream!)

    • April 26, 2013


      Oooh! I love how your husband gets excited over the freebies also! I love your RB freebie…but yes, gotta love that loyalty card that gets you Kawartha Dairy ice cream! Yum! Thanks for entering, Kim!!

  4. April 26, 2013

    Christina Ferguson

    I absolutely love the P&G sample boxes. It’s a fabulous way to try the new products out there before buying them.

  5. April 26, 2013

    Crystal Dubeau

    My favorite freebies, is a chocolate bar, and the cereal trial box that I received with all the new flavors… (I haven’t received a whole lot of samples yet)

    • April 26, 2013


      A cereal trial box with all the flavours? That sounds cool, Crystal! Don’t worry…you’ll collect all kinds of awesome freebies in no time. Thanks for entering!

  6. April 26, 2013


    I one time got a free sample from Kashi that was a full sized box of crackers. I also love the P&G Samples.

    • April 26, 2013


      Gotta love those full sized samples, eh Christina? Thanks for entering!

  7. April 25, 2013


    I love all the mixed sample box freebies. My favorite has to be a beautiful bracelet from Korena Loves though

    • April 26, 2013


      The bracelet must have been nice! I never saw that freebie, MamaOf2WildThings. Lucky you 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  8. April 25, 2013

    Cheryl Grandy

    My favourites are boxes of several different items such as the ones from SampleSource and P&G, because by the time they arrive I’ve forgotten what will be in them and everything is a surprise – just like opening a Christmas stocking.

    • April 26, 2013


      Yes I love those too, Cheryl! I just received my box from SampleSource the other day and it was jam-packed with great samples. Thanks for entering!

  9. April 24, 2013


    Hmmm. I’ve got some samples of Moroccon Oil, Hair Colour & Facial Hair removal kit from Olay. I think those are good ones!

    • April 24, 2013


      Those are good ones, Ambreen! Ones that are “different” also. Thanks for entering!

  10. April 23, 2013

    Laurie P

    some of my fav freebies….the bag of goodies from the Life fest show a while bask AND the free Keurig I got a couple weeks ago….coffee anyone? 🙂

    • April 24, 2013


      Oooh…I like that freebie – a Keurig! Yes please! Love coffee 🙂 Thanks for entering, Laurie!

  11. April 21, 2013

    Sydney D

    A ‘Movember’ pack including a schick hydro silk razor, 2 schick hydro men’s razors, 2 travel size shaving creams, 2 full size speed tick power antiperspirants and a lady speed stick fresh infusions deodorant! my ipad mini i won was probably the best, but that was from a contest 🙂

    • April 21, 2013


      Now that’s a cool freebie, Sydney! Hmmm…where was I when that was offered? I would have jumped all over that because I rarely can get good freebies for my man. Congrats on your win also – that’s a pretty awesome prize! Thanks for commenting!

  12. April 20, 2013


    I won a beautiful earrings and bracelet set from Lia Sophia at a wedding show. It was neat 🙂 I also love cheecha puffs.

    • April 20, 2013


      That’s a nice win, Asleigh890! I have to say, I’ve never received jewelry for free (either as a freebie or a win)…except junky stuff 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  13. April 20, 2013


    Have received so many freebies over the years that I’ve lost count. I guess the ones I find most handy are the everyday useful ones. I use my freebie keychain that has an LED light at night a lot to see when opening doors etc..

    • April 20, 2013


      Oh that sounds like a good (and very useful!) freebie, nsconsumer! Where did you get that from? Thanks for entering!

  14. April 19, 2013

    bailey-eileen dexter-parr

    I love any surprises that are freebies, it’s always nice to try a new product!

    • April 20, 2013


      I would have to agree, baily-eileen dexter-par! Any and all freebies are good 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  15. April 19, 2013


    I love all the FPC’s – it’s seems like I always have free yogourt in my cart!

    • April 19, 2013


      Free yogurt in your cart is a great thing, Francine! Lucky you 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  16. April 19, 2013


    L’Oreal Hair Brush (love it the best I ever had) and a bag of wild Canadian rice (live this too)

    • April 19, 2013


      Ok I’m jealous, Kim! I would love a free brush – yours sounds awesome and I need one 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  17. April 19, 2013


    I received a free chocolate bar once, very tasty! P&G sampler is always fun to find in the mailbox 😀

    • April 19, 2013


      Mmmm…free chocolate bar! Now that’s my kind of freebie, KittyPride 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  18. April 18, 2013

    Amy Heffernan

    I enjoy the free product coupons. Bars are good. 🙂

    • April 19, 2013


      Me too, Amy. I LOVE FPCs 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  19. April 18, 2013


    Love all freebies especially grocery and beauty aids

    • April 18, 2013


      I would have to agree, Kim. I love how those ones help save me money on items I would normally buy. Thanks for entering!

    • April 18, 2013


      Yep, the freebies from P&G sure are good, tankgrrl! Thanks for entering 🙂

  20. April 18, 2013

    Lisa A.

    I love the free running shirts – Tanks from Kellogg’s and technical tees from Vector! I do love the P&G sampler packs too!

    • April 18, 2013


      Great choice, Lisa! I got one of those Vector shirts and it was nice! Thanks for entering 🙂

  21. April 18, 2013


    free coupons for yogurt and other food

    • April 18, 2013


      Yes, the free coupons for food products definitely help with the budget, Maria! Thanks for entering!

  22. April 18, 2013

    Karla Sceviour

    The free cereal coupon I just received a few days ago,,I got a gigantic box .:)

    • April 18, 2013


      Hi Karla! Oooh! Sweet! Gigantic, eh? That’s great! Thanks for entering 🙂

  23. April 18, 2013


    I love chechapuffs!

    • April 18, 2013


      Yay! Another Cheecha Puff fan 🙂 Thanks for entering, Kathryn!

  24. April 18, 2013


    free shampoo samples!!!!

    • April 18, 2013


      Those are nice, Julie 🙂 I get those a lot and never have to buy trial sizes when I travel. Thanks for entering!

  25. April 18, 2013


    My favorite freebies so far are nail polishes and make up!

    • April 18, 2013


      I’m jealous of the nail polish freebies…never got any of those 🙂 Thanks for entering TammyD!

  26. April 18, 2013


    I have received full-size shampoo and conditions a few times. That was pretty great.

    • April 18, 2013


      Those freebies are definitely great. I love full-sized freebies – especially of things we all use on a daily basis. Thanks for entering, 409cope!

  27. April 18, 2013

    Brenda Penton

    Hi Sandy! I’ll have to agree with others, I love the sample boxes and of course my box of Cheecha Puffs was awesome! Been a buyer since 🙂 So many great freebies that I have lost count. One was one I got today, a hardcover Quaker Oats cookbook! Total surprise!

    • April 18, 2013


      Oh I love all those too, Brenda (esp the CheeCha Puffs!). A hardcover Quaker Oats book? COOL! That is a great freebie! Thanks for entering!

  28. April 17, 2013


    i got the new peanut butter cherrios! and my kids fought over them, they said they were the best they have ever had. i didn’t try them though.

    • April 18, 2013


      Oh you just reminded me, hollymessana, I just got my coupon for those the other day. I never ended up getting them the first time around so I was able to get the coupon that is good until May (?). Looking foward to trying them, especially after your comment. Thanks for entering!

  29. April 17, 2013

    Elaine Jasvins

    I won $50 Butterball coupon, basically a free Christmas turkey. Yummy!

    • April 17, 2013


      Wow, Elaine! That’s a great win! Congrats! Thanks for entering 🙂

  30. April 17, 2013

    Cathy C

    SampleSource was awesome & a mag subscription Loved that

    • April 17, 2013


      Those are great freebies too, Cathy. I love the magazine ones..have received so many free magazines over the years 🙂

  31. April 17, 2013

    michelle tremblett

    I won a case of CheeCha Puffs 🙂 and various husband has not ran out of razors in about 3 years.

    • April 17, 2013


      A whole case! Lucky you, Michelle! Lol…more razors…seems we are all doing well with those. Thanks for entering!

  32. April 16, 2013

    angela m

    Box of cereals and bars from kelloggs

    • April 16, 2013


      Oh I got that too, angela. I like that one 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  33. April 16, 2013

    Marilyn Legault

    free milk coupons, and Maynard candies, and don’t forget all the free gum and P&G samples. I haven’t had to buy a razor in years.

    • April 16, 2013


      LOL…oh right! I forgot about the razors – I haven’t had to buy any in years, either. Love ’em. Thanks for entering, Marilyn!

  34. April 16, 2013


    My favorite freebie is the J&J baby gift basket ($15 value)

    • April 16, 2013


      Oooh yes! I like that one too, angel! Thanks for entering!

  35. April 15, 2013

    Christina Leek

    Arbonne freebies, of course!! Pure, Safe & Benficial! Plus I won 6 months worth of Dempsters bread… that’s a freebie! Yay!

    • April 16, 2013


      Bread that’s an awesome win 🙂 Yep, the Arbonne samples are sweet too! Thanks for entering, Christina!

    • April 15, 2013


      Yes, those SampleSource Boxes are awesome 🙂 Thanks for entering, TheMommyMix!

  36. April 15, 2013


    you can but Moose Tracks at Kitchener Costco too!

    • April 15, 2013


      I think they probably sell that one flavour at all Costco’s? I should have asked 🙂 Thanks for entering, sarahmiller!

  37. April 15, 2013

    leanne saunders

    Moose Tracks is also at Costco in Kitchener!

    • April 15, 2013


      Like I said to Sarah…I bet they carry that at all Costco’s 🙂 Thanks for entering, leanne!

  38. April 15, 2013

    Chantal J

    I love the sampler boxes from P&G and samplesource.

    • April 15, 2013


      For sure, Chantal! That’s one of my faves also 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  39. April 15, 2013


    Love Cheechapuffs – they are so generous!

    • April 15, 2013


      You are soooo right, Jemrah! Thanks for entering!

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