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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:01 PM

For fun: The $39 Experiment

Not sure if this has been posted but:

http://the39dollarexperiment.com/

A blogger mails 100 letters to various companies asking for free samples.

A chart details what he received ( $275 worth of products/coupons ) and his attempts to auction it all off.

Old blog, but I found his letters funny - like the ones to Quiznos and Subway.


Not sure if it would be worth the time, but something a frugal might try on a bored day.





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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 10:08 PM

1. that was a fun read! thanks for posting

not sure i'm ambitious enough to do it, but an interesting concept

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:25 PM

3. Just now catching up to old posts

Glad you enjoyed it.

Takes some moxie to ask for all the free stuff, but I thought it was fun, too.




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Response to Tsiyu (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:35 PM

4. i'm not afraid to ask for credits and discounts

but usually only with someone i already have a relationship with.....

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:49 PM

5. Have you noticed that some guys WILL NOT use a coupon?


I pass along really good ones if I don't use the product, but most of the men I know wouldn't be caught dead using one. I try to tell them all that's how the stinkin' rich get stinkin' rich - the nickels and the dimes! They just roll their eyes.

Discounts are always nice, and it's cool when you get to know proprietors ( or vendors ) and they clue you in on specials. I got some new 8' landscape timbers for $.99 each that way.

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Response to Tsiyu (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:34 AM

2. There's no such thing as a "fake tattoo"

 

I think what the writer actually got from Max and Erma's were temporary tattoos

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