Friday freebies

Seems there were more freebies than usual this week, including free Aveeno hair products, coupons, a recipe box, mocha drink, doughnuts, and a reusable bag. And you can get free tax help. Don't wait, take advantage!

Get a free sample of Aveeno Nourish shampoo and conditioner when you answer a few questions about your hair. Seems like a small price to pay.

If you don't clip coupons from the Sunday newspaper, don't fret. You can save money on groceries, toiletries, and lots of other products with coupons printed from websites. Here's my short list for which Web sites to go to for online coupons.

Get a free recipe box when you create an account on the Web site of WearEver, which makes cookware.

This is the sweetest deal I've found so far. Buy a dozen doughnuts at Krispy Kreme and get 12 Valentine's day cards. Each one has a coupon for a free doughnut so you can rest assured your special someone has a sweet day.

Sip a free mocha drink from McDonald's when you drop in any Wednesday now until the end of February. No purchase or coupon necessary.

Snag a free reusable bag from Nursery Water. So what if it is hot pink and you don't have children? The company gives out 100 per day so if they are gone, try again tomorrow.

Get free retirement advice Jan. 22 and Tuesday, Jan. 26 courtesy of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. I know I need that help!