iFalconr's Smart Bargain Finder

Welcome to iFalconr's Smart Bargain Finder, my project to share places where anyone can snag a great deal on products they are already planning to buy. Sources range from discount wholesalers (who buy in bulk and pass on savings to consumers) to the actual manufacturers (who obviously have the lowest bottom line). I also will post occasional freebies that I encounter. I hope to eventually build this humble blog into an extensive network of bargain sources. Enjoy!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Free Dentyne Gum

Go to the Dentyne homepage here and click on the Free Gum button on the bottom navigation bar. Enjoy!

Here's the link!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Free Flexible Computer Keyboard

Watchguard Technologies is offering a free keyboard. Not much to explain about this deal, except that it sounds really cool and would definitely be a useful freebie (one of the few...).

Here's the link!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Free Dove Deep Moisture Liquid Hand wash

If any of you out there are starting to feel a greasy sticky surface building up on your keyboard, its probably because you've gone from eating to typing one to many times. That problem can be easily resolved (unlike the sticky buildup) if you sign up for a free 3 Oz. sample of Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Hand Wash (quite a mouthful). Enjoy!

Here's the link!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Free song on iTunes!

For a limited time, thinkfree.com is offering a free code for an iTunes song if you register for an account on their site. Their product is actually quite cool, so check it out if you're interested in a free alternative to Microsoft Office.

Here's this link!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Free Schick Titanium Razor

Get your free Schick Titanium Razor, and enter a contest with the potential to win much bigger prizes. Either way, you get a free cutting-edge razor...what more can you ask?

Here's the Link!

Free Pedometer

Now that you've sat in front of the computer for hours looking for online freebies, don't you think it's time to get out and breathe some fresh air. Even better, take a walk and get some exercise in the process! If so, you'll be glad to have this free pedometer from the University of Virginia Health System. Here's to a healthy lifestyle!

Here's the Pedometer link!

Credit to Hey, It's Free!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Free Lenox 9 in 1 screwdriver

In return for taking a short survey, you can get a free screwdriver.

Here's the survey link!

(Credit to unitpat Slickdeals)

Free Optical Mouse from DMExpress

Take a minute and look at your right hand (or your left if you're weird). The item you are holding is refered to as a "mouse" (no relation to the rodent) and it's humble past certainly belies its true significance. If not for the humble mouse, your would not be able to visit such wonderful sites such as mine. :) Anyways, enough with the history. The title basically explains this freebie. Others have received this in the past, so this should be quite reliable. Visit DMExpress to claim your free optical mouse.

Here's the Link!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Free Year Subscription to Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine

For those unfamilar with EGM, they are a suberb magazine for gamers that provides reviews, previews, and strategies for games on everything from a PS2 to a PC. Thanks to a recent partnership between Newegg and the publishers of EGM, we (the reader) can enjoy an entire year's worth of magazines (that's 12 of them...one every month) absolutely free. The form can be found at the link below. Enjoy!

Here's the link!

Friday, July 14, 2006

For those stinky women out there...Free Degree Women Deodorant!

Now that I've insulted over half of my reader base, I would like to apologize and introduce you to this excellent offer (not that any of you really need it...). In return for your name and precious mailing address (which you've probably already given away dozens of times online), Degree will send a free sample of Degree Women Ultra Clear deodorant. According to their site, it is 100% little black dress approved. I look forward to your comments on the validity of that claim after trying it out. Enjoy!

Here's the Degree Women deodorant link!

Our first non-Freebie item - Dell DJ Ditty 512 MB mp3 player

Although this item is not entirely a freebie, it certainly can be considered a just as good deal (especially if you are in the market for an mp3 player) since it has been marked down from its retail price of $70 to a much lower $39. This $40 discount is applied instantly, so there is no need to fuss about coupon codes or mail in rebates. The Dell DJ Ditty only weighs 1.29 ounces, and is claimed to play about 220 songs (512MB) for up to 14 hours (Lithium Polymer battery). There also is an integrated FM tuner! You should check the site for all the details. Funny jab at Apple's iPod shuffle too..the bottom of the "Why Buy Ditty" column says that "Life isn't always random." Enjoy!

Here's the Dell Ditty link!

Another Interesting Freebie Site

Here's a website created by Andrew Cantino that certainly has found its niche in the freebie market. Rather than relying on a community forum to post freebies or other direct sources, Andrew has made a "free stuff aggregator" that finds deals from other top freebie sites. Enjoy!

AbsurdlyCool Freebie Finder -- Automatically find the best freebies online!

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Get you fiber from Fibersure!

Did you know that adult women are supposed to eat 25 grams of fiber a day (make that 38 grams for men)?! Although that goal is certainly reachable through natural means, it sometimes helps to have a supplement to give that extra boost to meet that goal. Whatever your reason, here's a freebie that should interest quite a few of you. Fibersure (from the makers of Metamucil) is offering free samples online, as well as a "free gift" which evidently is a mystery until the package arrives. In the past, people have reported receiving a measuring scoop, spatula, etc... Hope this helps some of you out there.

Here's the Fibersure link!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hey, It's Free!

If anyone is interesting seeing a much more established "Freebie" site, please check out Hey, It's Free! There are many cool freebies with a painless signup, so I hope you visit it in the near future. Enjoy!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Send your Name to the Asteroid Belt - Free!

This is quite a unique "freebie", but it is interesting nonetheless. I'll let the title describe what it is, and the link below should explain the rest...

Here's the NASA link!

Free (7.11 Oz.) Slurpee at 7-11 on July 11th...get it?

Just wanted to give a heads up that 7-11's nationwide will be celebrating July 11th (get it?) by have free slurpees (albeit small at 7.11 Oz) for all. There isn't any link to go to, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

Free Personalized Item at Customized Engraving online

Customize Engraving is offering a free personalized item to "qualified customers". By this, they ask that you link to them from "your blog, personal web site, or from another site (e.g., FatWallet, MySpace, Xanga, TypePad). " Pretty smart way to get reciprocal linking if you ask me... There are relatively few guidelines, and they can all be viewed at the link below. Enjoy your free item (that is if you "qualify").

Here's the link!
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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Ben and Jerry's ChuckSpelunker - Free Ice Cream

After you guys enjoy the free Cold Stone Creation on your birthday, you can head over to Ben and Jerry's for another ice cream fix. :) All you have to do is sign up to be a ChuckSpelunker. You basically will opt into their online newsletter (which isn't necessarily a bad thing) as well as occasional promotions. Enjoy your free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's!

Here's the ChuckSpelunker registration link!

Here's a Pinecone Research link...

This probably doesn't sound important to you if you haven't heard about this before, but feel free to Google this to see why this survey site just happens to be so popular...
Here's the Pinecone Research Signup link!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Free 12 Oz. Beverage at Borders New Seattle's Best Coffee Cafe (Select Locations)

I recently found a coupon posted online for a free 12 Oz. beverage from 7/8 to 7/16. Unfortunately, this particular coupon will only work for a select few locations, which are listed here.

Plattsburgh and Ithaca, NY
South Portland, ME
Brentwood, MO
Bridgewater, Flemington, Eatontown, NJ

I know that there was a recent coupon similar to this one that was valid for any store nationwide, so I'll be sure to let you guys know if it comes out again. Enjoy your free beverage

Here's the coupon!

Friday, July 07, 2006

Cold Stone Creamery Birthday Club - Free Creation!

I just found a freebie that I wanted to share. For the relatively easy process of signing up for Cold Stone's Birthday Club, you can get a free "Creation" (sounds good) on your birthday. They get your info (name, age, email) and you get a suger-laden treat! Don't you love win-win scenarios?

Here's the link!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

You would think...

You would think that bargain sites would be common knowledge. After all, any site offering true bargains should be able to gain business through word of mouth advertising and many satisfied customers. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be the case. I used Google to look for such sites with keywords such as bargain sites, wholesale companies, discount sites, etc..., but found little besides those tacky placeholder sites with flashing banners and affiliate programs that charge a fee for exclusive wholesale directories. Although it is a lofty ambition, I hope that someday, web users will be able to google such terms and find an authentic site (whether mine or otherwise) where a list of bargain companies can be easily accessed and searched through. Okay...I'll stop my rant now. Good night, and good luck!

Welcome Continued

As I mentioned in my first post, one of my current interests (bordering on a passion) is finding bargains. To be honest, I've found that it becomes more of a lifestyle than a simple interest. Although it would be impossible to instruct everyone on how to live the "frugal" life, there are certainly several areas where I can help. A major area I hope to tackle is buying products at retail locations. Although there are some things that lend themselves to the retail arena (online grocers never exactly took off...) nearly everything else can be found online at a much lower price. Despite fears of online transactions, there are countless online companies that rival the safety and security offered by your friendly local big box retailer. Some of these companies even rival the size of popular retailers, but choose to maintain only a web presence in order to cut down on overhead fees (including property costs, electricity, staffing, etc...). In turn, these savings are passed onto the consumer.

I have decided to use Google Base to categorize all of the bargain sites I plan to share. The majority of them have a web presence, but there are a few that continue business in a more traditional way (read: catalog, phone, mail). I will post all pertinent information for all the companies, which is relatively simple thanks to Google's system of attributes and keywords. I hope to eventually have every site I find useful categorized, but that is a lofty goal which will not be reached anytime soon.

In the mean time, I am open to any suggestions or questions that anyone might have. Share any companies you know of that offer a discounted price to the general public. In order to jumpstart the process, please feel free to share any impending purchases you plan to make. I'll do my best to find a company that offers what you're looking at a cheaper price, and also add it to the database. Two birds with one stone!

I hope that I have made my intentions and ambitions clear. I trust that there are like-minded somewhere out there, and I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, or criticisms that anyone might have. Good night...and good luck!

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Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Welcome to iFalconr's Blog. In this inaugural post, I will give a brief summary of my intentions and expectations in creating this blog. First of all, I'll make it clear that my main motivation is making money. As ignoble as it sounds, I don't want to skirt the truth. Since I heard from a friend of the "wonders of Adsense", I decided that I too would try it out. I had to first decide how to attract people to the site. As it turns out, I found that I had a passion that might prove to be a perfect fit for this project of mine. Namely...finding bargains.

Tune in next time for the continuation of my "brief" story!