Sunday, March 1, 2009

Be Green with Freepeats Giveaway

In my little house I have lots of baby and kid stuff taking up space. Space I could be using for more preschooler and kid stuff...groan. Then I discovered Freepeats and my frustration came to an end. This is a website that speaks to my inner green cheapskate because it's all about sharing what your little ones don't use anymore and getting things they do need. Angie Wynne, founder of the popular frugal parenting website, Baby Cheapskate, recently announced the expansion of This online forum allows parents to pass on gently-used baby, kid, and maternity items they've finished with and pick up similar items for free from other nearby parents.

Freepeats groups are up and running in 47 major U.S. cities with dozens more openings planned for 2009. I was happy to see that a major city close to my little town was represented. There are over 17,500 members now registered at Freepeats. Offerings have included bouncers, swings, cribs, infant formula, baby and toddler clothing, zoo tickets, diapers, strollers, high chairs, baby gyms, parenting books, toys, and more. It took little convincing that this was worth the minuscule one time membership of $4.95 for me to have the opportunity to acquire items I would have paid, over my kids' lifetime, thousands of dollars. Plus, I love finding a good home for my children's clothes, toys and equipment. I would rather give it to someone in need than get a few dollars for it at a yard sale or consignment shop where I have had to put in so much energy for so little.

Freepeats is growing by leaps and bounds. The site has been featured at's Planet Green website, Apartment, Nickelodeon's Parents Connect website, Green Deals Daily, and in the pages of Readers Digest, Parenting magazine, and several local publications. Here's your chance to participate to in a green movement that connects you to other families and if needed, provides you with things you need for your growing family plus let's you give back to other's all with a simple click.

Win it!

So how does this sound to you? Are you curious? Well, Freepeats would love to have you as a member and so would I if you live in my area (wink, wink). They have generously donated ten, yes, I said ten, free lifetime memberships. If this kind of eco-friendly and economic-friendly forum appeals to you then go to Freepeats and see if there is a group close to where you live. To get a chance to win one of ten lifetime memberships leave a comment by midnight est March 15, 2009 with the following info:

  • The Freepeats group you'd like to join.
  • One item you'd giveaway
  • An e-mail where we can reach you if you win
For more chances to win choose one of the following ways to earn an extra entry or combine all three to get three extra entries!
(each extra entry needs a comment and way to contact you)
  1. Follow my blog or subscribe to it
  2. Twitter about it and follow me on Twitter.
  3. Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to Freepeat. If you are not a blogger, forward this post to 2 of your friends and cc us on the email (laterbetty[@]gmail[dot]com)
A random winner will be selected on March 16, 2009 and notified by e-mail. Good luck!

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The Dreamer said...

1) Pittsburgh
2) Baby clothes galore
3) addeviant006 at gmail dot com


Mama Krit said...

What a fabulous idea! I definitely have tons of stuff to get rid of, my drop and roar dinosaur is just collecting dust. :) I would love to be a part of this. And why didn't I think of this!? :)

La familia Sobaje said...

I would join Freepeats Los Angeles and would give away a brand new grocery cart cover still in the box. laurensobaje at yahoo dot com

Kristy said...

1) NYC
2) Baby blankets and a baby bath
3) krazyisty at gmail dot com

Kristy said...

I am following you on Twitter (Krazyisty)
krazyisty at gmail dot com

Jenn Clark said...

1 - Raleigh-Durham
2 - receiving blankets, clothes, cloth diapers
3 - miscjenn at gmail dot com

Kim said...

I would love to join the Omaha Nebraska group. I have baby clothes and soon maternity clothes too.

Sarah said...

Cleveland, OH and I would give away maternity clothes.

Emily said...

I would love to win this lifetime membership to the Freepeats in Salt Lake City, UT. I would give away toys my children have outgrown, but still work great, and clothing, especially seasonal clothes that are still wearable but won't fit by the next season!

mlesdeals at yahoo dot com

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

I would love to join the Seattle group - and I'd get rid of the extra crib. It was given to us and I hated that it was white.

stormraven at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I would join the group in Indianapolis, IN. I have tons of maternity clothes and infant clothes that can be gotten rid of.

Rock Star Ma said...

Las Vegas NV.
Baby bouncer

Kendra said...

Seattle group, baby girl's clothes, aardvark428(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

maternity and baby girl items