Every Friday I bring you Friday Freebies. Here you’ll find details and links to every freebie I’ve mentioned. Please note that some may have expired, but the current week’s were valid at the time we aired.
September 26, 2014
Free Museum Entrance
You can get two free admissions into select museums on Saturday as part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Event. Twenty different Minnesota museums are participating including the Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, The Works Museum in Bloomington and Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. To get your free entrance you need to register in advance on this Smithsonian website, then print out a voucher that will serve as your free tickets. Limit two free entrances per person to a single venue.
Through next Monday, September 29 you can get a free small coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. No other purchase necessary. No coupon required. It’s their way of honoring National Coffee Day which happens this coming Monday.
Free Mini Cinnabon
Get a free Mini Cinnabon when you join Cinnabon’s free email club. Your coupon for a free Mini Cinnabon will be emailed to you within 24 hours of signup. Cinnabon has four metro locations including Mall of America, Southdale, Maplewood Mall and Burnsville Center.
September 12, 2014
Free Creative Making Projects
Enjoy a variety of free, hands on, creative, make-it-yourself projects outside on the Convention Center Plaza tomorrow, Saturday, September 13 from 10 am – 4 pm. You’ll be able to activate toys with real audio equipment, make puppets, try Japanese weaving, and make instruments from fruit and others from PVC pipes. Events are sponsored by Northern Lights MN in honor of the National Day of Making which President Obama declared earlier this year. For full details visit the Maker Day website.
Free Lice Check
If you’re wondering whether your child might have head lice, you can get a free lice check at the Hopkins or Woodbury Ladibugs locations. Free checks are available through the end of September when you mention the code FREECHECK at the time you schedule your appointment. Call 612-804-8888 to schedule an appointment. This check is valued at $25.
Free Massages for Arthritis Sufferers
Those who suffer from arthritis can get a free massage this coming Wednesday, September 17 as part of the national Healing Hands for Arthritis Campaign. Massages are being donated by Massage Envy and are available by appointment only. To request an appointment you must first contact Brittany Fornengo of the Arthritis Foundation to confirm your eligibility (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-229-5364), then schedule an appointment at any of the 22 local Massage Envy locations.
September 5, 2014
Free Online Tutoring
With school back in session you’ll be happy to know that your 3rd to 12th grade student can get free one-on-one online tutoring from the public library through a program called Homework Rescue. All you need is your library barcode to participate. Enter your barcode on the Homework Rescue page of your County’s library website. Tutors are available from 1 pm to 11 pm daily in both English and Spanish.
Free Silk Almondmilk
You can give up to five of your Facebook friends a coupon for a free half gallon of Silk Almondmilk in their Give 5 challenge. Start by connecting your Facebook account to the Give 5 challenge web page, then answer some questions and select the Facebook friends to whom you wish to send a coupon. Your friends will receive a Facebook private message with a link where they can provide their mailing address to receive the coupon via postal mail.
Free Kids Haircuts
Kids’ Hair Salon in Blaine is offering free by-appointment haircuts during daytime hours next week, September 8 – 12. Kids ages 2-15 are eligible for a free cut. You need an appointment and can secure one by emailing the company trainer at email@example.com. Please do not call the Blaine salon, they will not be able to make an appointment for you.
These cuts are performed by licensed cosmetologists who are new to Kids Hair and need to learn their way of cutting. Free cuts are available nearly every week at varying Kids Hair locations. Carrie Rocha’s Pocket Your Dollars Facebook page always announces when a new block of appointments comes available.
August 29, 2014
Book a tee time now for 9 free holes of golf on Sunday, September 28 at Begin Oaks Golf Course in Plymouth. It is Customer Appreciation Day where everyone with a tee time between 8am and 4pm gets 9 holes of free golf. All groups will be paired into foursomes to maximize the number of people who can participate in this freebie. Make your tee time now by calling the Pro Shop at 763-559-7574.
Free Katie Perry Album
Katie Perry’s 13-song album Prism is free right now in the Google Play Store. Normally the album is $7.99. It includes the two number-one singles “Roar” and “Dark Horse.”
Free Ancesty.com Access
This weekend Ancestry.com is giving open access to its more than 1 billion records. No credit card information is required to access the free records, although you will need to create a free account. Free access is available now through Monday, September 1 by visiting Ancestry.com.
August 22, 2014
Free Keepsake Heart from Things Remembered
Brides-to-be can get a free engraved keepsake heart when they join the free Things Remembered Bridal Newsletter. You’ll need to go into a Things Remembered store to get your heart. They’ll engrave it with your name-to-be.
Free Entrance to the State Fair
Get in free to the MN State Fair if you agree to volunteer for a few hours at select exhibitor booths and attractions. These exhibits will give you a free ticket for the day you’re signed up to help. Contact the exhibit via instructions on their website for details on how to serve. A few places that need help include:
- Alphabet Forest
- Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
- Crossroads Chapel
- Little Farm Hands
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Free-After-Rebate School Supplies
By combining printable Staples coupons alongside Staples Easy Rebates you can get two items free-after-rebate this week. Items include a 4-pack PaperMate Profile Ballpoint Pens and a ream of Hammermill Copy Plus copy paper. Here’s how to get these freebies:
- Print the Hammermill Copy Plus coupon and the $1 off PaperMate Writing Product coupons from Staples website
- Buy products in-store
- Visit Staples website post-purchase to file your rebate
August 15, 2014
Free Block Party (Free Dilly Bars Included)
Attend a totally free block party next Tuesday night. Free corn on the cob, hot dogs, DQ Dilly Bars and inflatables. Entertainment is free as well including magicians, artists and musical performers. The event is sponsored Christ the King Lutheran Church in New Brighton. All the fun happens on Tuesday August 19 from 5-8 pm. Check out their website for complete details.
Free Hunger Games Movie Download
Samsung Galaxy Tab owners who download the free Hunger Games Movie Pack from Google Play will get the first two Hunger Games full-length movies totally free. Other Samsung users who download the movie pack will get access to exclusive Hunger Games content including the original screenplays. Quantities are limited.
Free-After-Rebate Palmolive and All You Magazine
Purchase Palmolive dish soap at Walmart using a coupon from the August All You magazine (also sold at Walmart), then upload a picture of your receipt to All You’s Facebook page and you’ll be sent a $5 Walmart gift card. That $5 gift card should cover the cost of both the Palmolive and the magazine. If you happen to be an All You magazine subscriber, then you’ll actually make $3 when you buy Palmolive and participate in this offer.
August 8, 2014
Free Movie at AMC Southdale
Take the family to a free screening of Sony Pictures When the Game Stands Tall next Tuesday, 8/12 at 7pm. The movie is based on a true story of a California high school football team that had a 151-game winning streak under the leadership of coach Bob Ladoceur. You do need to reserve tickets in advance by visiting this website, then creating a Sony Pictures account. You can reserve up to four tickets per account.
Free Jodi Picoult Book
Get a free audiobook or ebook download of Jodi Picoult’s newest title, Larger Than Life. Picoult is a NY Times #1 best-selling author of The Storyteller and My Sister’s Keeper. Free eBook is available from Amazon and BN.com. The free audiobook is available from Audible, Audiobooks.com, or Downpour.com.
Free Kids’ Health Screening and Safety Kit
This Saturday, 8/9 from 11am – 3pm, Sam’s Club (any location with a pharmacy) offers free kids’ health screenings as well as DNA and fingerprint kits to all members and non-members . No appointment necessary. The screening and safety kits are a $150 value and includes:
- A take-home DNA kit that provides instructions on storing a saliva sample to help find children in the event they are ever lost
- A child safety ID kit with a fingerprint form and instructions on storing personal information
- Blood pressure testing
- BMI testing
- Vision screenings (select locations)
August 1, 2014
Free Fish and Fries at Long John Silver’s
Get free fish and fries at Long John Silver’s on Saturday, 8/2. Visit any participating Long John Silver’s between 11am and 3pm and get a free crispy, golden fish fillet and natural-cut fries. No purchase is necessary, limit one per customer.
Free Story Before Bed
The website A Story Before Bed has three free books right now that are digital and read-aloud. You use your webcam and a microphone to record yourself reading the story, then a little one can access it via an Apple device, Facebook or the PC app from anywhere in the world. Free titles include: Xander and the Wind, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Rungi Chungi – The Secret of Stone Soup, and For Christmas Day.
Free Subscription to Clean Eating Magazine
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