One reason that I love Easter is that it's a relatively low cost holiday. I always manage to find small basket fillers throughout the year either through yard sale/thrifting or getting good deals on clearance. It's also easy to gather kid freebies throughout the year and hoard them for stockings and baskets. The only purchase I make right before the big day is for chocolate bunnies.
I guess this isn't necessarily completely free since it includes a purchase and a stamp but I thought it seemed like a good deal. I was buying my Quaker Instant Oatmeal at Big Lots but now will have to find another cheap source or even make my own.
Send in 1 valid Quaker Instant Oatmeal UPC and receive a free copy of The Chimpanzees of Happytown while supplies last. Mail the UPC with your name, address, email address and phone number to:
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Also, if you haven't already ordered the free Planet Heroes dvd I think it's still available through this link.