Birthday Freebies **HOT** List!!

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Birthday Freebies

I am super-excited to bring you an extensive list of “birthday freebies” you can snag on the day God put you on this great green earth!
Let me know which ones you’ve gotten, which ones look promising to you, OR if you know of any more birthday freebies to add to this list.  :o)

Birthday Freebies to Enjoy:

  • Ace Rewards – $5/$20 Purchase Coupon
  • Arby’s – Free Roast Beef for signing up.
  • Atlanta Bread – Free Cookie
  • Auntie Anne’s – BOGO Pretzel Coupon by email. Arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. – updated 4/10/12
  • Baskin Robbins – 2.5oz Scoop
  • BD’s Mongolian Grill – FREE Stir Fry Meal – No other purchase required. Arrives 1 week before birthday, valid till 1 week after birthday. – updated 4/10/12
  • Ben & Jerry’s – Free Ice Cream
  • Bennigan’s – Brownie Ice Cream Dessert on your birthday
  • Biggby eWards – I received a postcard in the mail for a FREE Grande Beverage about 2 weeks before, valid through end of the month – updated 4/5/12
  • Bob Evans – Free kids meal voucher by mail, arrived about a week before, no expiration date – updated 4/13/12
  • Boston Market – $3 off at sign up, special offer for birthday
  • Bruegger’s – Free Cookie
  • Build a Bear – $5 off (no minimum!) Not sure if this coupon came from the email sign up at that link, Stuff for Fluff Club or if the programs are one in the same.
  • Burger King – Hamburger Kids Meal – arrived 2 weeks before – updated 4/3/12
  • Caribou Coffee – Free Coffee on your birthday ONLY – must sign up
  • The Children’s Place – Special coupon on yours and your child’s birthdays
  • Chili’s – Free Brownie Sundae w/entree purchase. Arrives 1 week before, valid till 1 week after. – updated 4/10/12
  • Chuck E Cheese – 20 Free Tokens for your child.
  • Coldstone Creamery – After saying they were stopping the program last year and getting nothing, I got a BOGO Creation coupon this year. Arrived 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. Updated 4/10/12
  • Culver’s – Free 1 Scoop Sundae. No other purchase required. Arrived on birthday, valid for 2 weeks after. (Sign up your kids for a goodie too!) – updated 4/17/11
  • CVS – Register and according to a reader you receive a $3 ECB – updated 4/11/11
  • Dairy Queen – BOGO medium Blizzard coupon, via email if you’re a member of their email list and have your birthday on file.  Arrives 1 week before bday, good for 2 weeks.- updated 8/25/14
  • Dave & Busters – $5 Game Play
  • Disney Movie Rewards – 100 Bonus Points – arrived on birthday – updated 4/17/11
  • Driscoll’s Berries – $.50 off Coupon via email – updated 4/16/11
  • Famous Dave’s – Free food – varies between dessert/app/dinner
  • First Watch – Free entree
  • Fuddruckers – Free Burger
  • IHOP – Entree for sign up, FREE Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity or equal entree for birthday. Arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. – updated 4/10/12
  • **For Kids – Free Rooty Jr (or item of equal or lesser value) -Arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after – Dine in only** – updated 4/12/12
  • Kellogg’s Rewards – 100 pt bonus code email on your birthday, plus Shutterfly $20 credit (as of 8-26-14)
  • Logan’s – Free NutterButter Fudgeslide w/Entree purchase. Arrives 1 week before, valid through 1 week after. – updated 4/10/12
  • Macaroni Grill – $5 offer for sign up, Free Dessert for birthday. Arrives 1 week before, valid for 3 weeks after. – updated 4/11/12
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Cup of Queso at Sign up, Free Entree for birthday. Arrived 4 days before, valid for 1 week total – updated 4/13/12
  • Noodles and Company – Free Dish. No other purchase required. Arrived Monday the full week before, valid for 2 weeks. – updated 4/9/12
  • Old Navy – $10/$50 Coupon. Arrived on birthday, valid for 2 weeks – updated 4/17/11
  • On The Border – Free Brownie Sundae or Bowl of Queso. Arrived 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. Updated 4/10/12.
  • Orange Julius – BOGO. Arrives 1 week before, valid through 1 week after. – updated 4/10/11
  • My Panera – Join My Panera for a free pastry or sweet at sign up, earn rewards on purchases through the year (I’ve received something for about every 3rd purchase). Free pastry or sweet loaded to the card about a week before birthday, valid for 60 days. – updated 4/11/11
  • Papa Murphy’s – Free Cookie
  • Qdoba – BOGO Entree. Arrived 1 week before, good for 2 weeks after. You get free chips and salsa or queso (I don’t remember which) when you sign up! – updated 4/10/12
  • Quiznos – Free Cookie
  • Red Lobster – $5 off 2 Entrees
  • Red Robin – Free Gourmet Burger. No other purchase required. Arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. – updated 4/10/11
  • **For Kids – Free Kids Meal – dine in only – arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after** – updated 4/12/11
  • Ruby Tuesday – Free Handcrafted Burger. No other purchase required. Arrives 1 week before, valid for 1 week after. – updated 4/10/11
  • Ryan’s/Fire Mountain – Free Mega Buffet – valid for 2 weeks
  • Sears – $10/$30 Coupon for use in store. Arrived a few days before, no expiration date noted – updated 4/16/11
  • Sephora – Freebie emailed to you, this year a free shower gel – Arrived on birthday, valid for 2 weeks after. – updated 4/17/11
  • Sonic – Choice of Cream Slush, Tots or Medium Drink – Arrived on birthday. – Sign up your kids too for a Wacky Pack!
  • Speedway/SuperAmerica – 200 Bonus Reward Points – Arrived on birthday, valid for 2 weeks – updated 4/17/11
  • Starbucks – according to a reader, a postcard for a free drink near your birthday.
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Free Double Steakburger with Cheese & Fries – No other purchase required – Arrived first business day of the month, valid through the end of the month. Updated 4/2/12
  • Texas Roadhouse – Free Appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs w/Adult Entree. – Arrives about 5 days before, valid for 10 days – updated 4/12/11
  • TGIFridays Gimme More Stripes – Free Dessert **NO LONGER requires entree purchase!!** Arrives first day of month, valid through end of month. – updated 4/10/11
  • Toys R Us – $3/$3 coupon card in the mail in my daughter’s name about 2 weeks before her birthday, valid through end of the quarter – updated 4/3/12

Do you have any other birthday freebies to share?

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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National Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies

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National Ice Cream Day Deals & Freebies

Did you know the third Sunday of July is National Ice Cream Day?  Many companies have gotten wise to this delicious day of celebration, and are offering some sweet freebies and deals.  Also, make sure you read all the way through, for a bonus giveaway for my Atlanta Braves fans!

Just like with Veteran’s Day freebies and deals,  Tax Day Freebies, and Mothers’ Day Deals, please check with your specific location for participation. Thanks to Mission: to Save for sharing some of these deals!

National Ice Cream Day Freebies & Deals

PetSmart – Free Doggie Ice Cream Sundaes available to pets at all PetSmart PetsHotel locations on National Ice Cream Day, July 16.  The dog-safe ice cream is vanilla flavored and non-dairy, as many dogs have challenges with lactose products. The sundaes are topped with dog biscuit sprinkles for a savory-sweet combination and a cool treat to beat the summertime heat in July.  Thanks Thrifty Jinxy for sharing this one!

Baskin Robbins -Get a free samples of its popular Polar Pizza from Noon – 5:00 p.m. at participating Baskin-Robbins locations on 7/16. In addition to the Polar Pizza Sampling on July 14, Baskin-Robbins is giving its guests several ways to enjoy National Ice Cream Month. For starters, guests who download the Baskin-Robbins Mobile App will receive exclusive offers on National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 16) and throughout the month.

Carvel– Buy One Get One FREE deal on any size soft serve cone or cup in the guests’ choice of Vanilla, Chocolate or OREO, Sunday, July 16th! (only at participating locations)

Dippin Dots – Order online in July for a chance to win your next shipment for Free.

Graeter’s– Wants to thank their loyal fans, for keeping them in business for over 147 years with $1.47 single dip sugar cones on Sunday, July 16th! Graeter’s plans to further take advantage of National Ice Cream Month in July with its annual unveiling of Summer Bonus Flavors in scoop shops and online for a limited time. New bonus flavors will be announced on June 26, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. Finally, the Graeter’s family, in support of its new relationship with the Cincinnati Zoo, has created a decadent and delicious flavor – available only at the Zoo, to benefit the Zoo.

McDonalds is offering a FREE cone on Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Just stop in at any participating location, and the offer should appear on your McDonalds app.  (You must have the app in order to get the free ice cream offer.)

Atlanta Braves & Mayfield are offering Braves fans a sweet treat!  Starting at 10 am through 2:30 on July 16, fans can stop by lot 29 at SunTrust Park for a Mayfield ice cream sample, as well as spin their prize wheel for a chance at some cool Mayfield swag.

Would you like to attend an Atlanta Braves game, on behalf of Mayfield?  I’m giving away a $75 gift card to one winner.  It’s simple to enter for your chance to win: first, comment below telling me which ice cream flavor is your favorite.  Then, fill out the form below.  One winner will be randomly picked.  Giveaway ends 7/29/17.  Good luck, y’all!

 


$75 gift card

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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REWARD YOUR KIDS’ HARD WORK: Good Report Card Freebies List!

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Good Report Card Freebies

With summer peeking around the corner, it’s almost time again to share those good report cards!  With those good grades comes great rewards, aside of course, from the vast knowledge acquired represented by said good grades.  Here is a current list of FREE rewards for kids who bring home good report cards!  Consider using them as incentives to motivate your kids to finish the year odd strong!

Also, make sure to look at all the great Kids Free Summer Reading Programs available to your kiddos over the summer break – you know, to ensure good report cards next school year.

Teachers, feel free to share this with your coworkers, students, and parents!

I HIGHLY suggest calling ahead to be sure that your area business is participating in these promotions!!  Also, if you know of other freebies not mentioned here, please let me know! 🙂

Many thanks to Saving Dollars and Sense for compiling such an extensive list!
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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Mother’s Day Deals and Freebies 2017

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Mother's Day Deals and Freebies

Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching -like THIS Sunday, y’all!  If you’re looking for some ways to help pamper your mom check out these awesome Mother’s Day deals and freebies.  Also, be sure to explore all these great Mother’s Day gifts for under $50, as well as this extensive list of bonus gift cards for moms, dads, and grads.

Super special thanks to Mary from Mission: To Save for contributing to this list for national deals!

Atlanta Local Mothers’ Day Deals & Freebies:

Atlanta Braves GameEnjoy a special Girls Night Out event at SunTrust Park and Coca-Cola Roxy.  Pregame party with Electric Avenue before heading over to watch the game.

 

Chattahoochee Nature Center – Moms get in FREE with the purchase of a regular priced admission ticket.

Georgia Aquarium – Moms get special $20 tickets with purchase of one regular-priced ticket on May 14, 2017.  **If you purchase a City Pass, that is considered a “regular-priced ticket”, so with the City Pass, you can enjoy this special for a 1/2-priced ticket for yo’ mama.

Georgia Renaissance Festival – On Sunday, the first 100 Moms through the gate receive a free flower.

High Museum – FREE admission for all, as part of their Second Sunday Funday program.  You can pose for a portrait at 1pm, and then make a cute keepsake frame while you’re there.  Extra perks for members, of course, including Eric Carle story time, yoga classes for bigs and littles, and more.

Medieval Times, Atlanta – moms are free with the purchase of a full priced adult using the offer code MOM17. Mother’s Day package upgrade available for an additional $20 during checkout or at the door. Package includes Queen Bee tote bag, souvenir glass of champagne or mimosa (cider or non-alcoholic beverage will be served to minors), and a framed photo of Mom.

Zoo Atlanta – Moms get in FREE with purchase of child or adult ticket, or when accompanied by a Zoo Atlanta Member.

 

National Mothers’ Day  Deals & Freebies

Amazon – FREE one-day shipping

Beef O Brady’s – Free meal for Mom at Beef O Brady’s with purchase of equal or lesser value up to $10 at particpating locations (5/14 only)

First Watch– Mom’s receive a free box of chocolate with purchase while supplies last on 5/8.  You may recall, my son and I enjoyed our dining experience at First Watch in Dunwoody!

Kroger: Load Kroger digital coupons to save on gift card purchases plus load a 4X Fuel Points on the Weekends coupons too.

McCormick & Schimicks – Mom will receive a free chocolate covered strawberry with her meal. It is recommended you make reservations if you plan to dine here.

Shoneys – FREE Slice of Strawberry Pie for mom with purchase of a Buffet or Entree. Also, enter to win $100 Visa gift card.

Stevie B’s Pizza – Mom can enjoy a FREE buffet on May 11th. You will need to present your voucher in order to get this offer (available on their Facebook page).

Tony Romas – 3-course meal only $28 on Mother’s day; check with your local store for details

YouFit Health Clubs – free “BYOM (Bring Your Own Mom)” Zumba® classes at Youfit (including multiple Atlanta locations) for members and non-members from May 8-19.

This list will be updated as more offers are released, so make sure that you bookmark it and check back later!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Kids Free Summer Reading Programs 2017

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With spring break behind us, summer will be here before we know it, which means it’s time for Kids FREE Summer Reading Programs 2016 I have compiled for you.  Make sure to also check out the free story times around the Atlanta area, while they’re still in session!  Super-special thanks to This Mommy Saves Money for sharing this list!

If you like this then you might also be interested in this list of Good Report Card Freebies.

Kids Summer Reading Programs

  • Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program:  This Summer, continue to read books! Children in grades 1 – 6 get ready for a Summer of reading adventures! Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal . Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between May 16th and September 5th, 2017.  Choose your FREE reading adventure from the book list featured on the back of the journal.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Tax Day Freebies 2017

Ahh, April 15th is upon us.  Can you smell the panic in the air, the long lines at the post office, of those frantic to get their taxes filed before the stroke of midnight?  Ok, so I can’t either, but you get the drift.  And in any case, with tax day comes cool Tax Day Freebies 2017.  Super-special thanks to Mission: To Save, Parade Magazine, and AJC.com for contributing to this list!

Sometimes individual franchise owners choose not to participate in freebies and discounts so be sure and call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Tax Day Freebies 2017

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Veterans’ Day Freebies 2016

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Veterans Day Freebies 2016

November 11 is Veterans Day, so make sure you pass on this information to anyone you know who is a Veteran or Active Duty so they can snag a free deal and/or a free meal! All places require proof of military service, proof of service includes Military ID, Discharge Papers, DD214 and being in uniform. What proof of service required depends on the individual establishment.

Special thanks to Gimme Freebies for contributing to this list of Veterans Day Freebies 2016.

Veterans Day Freebies 2016

Center for Civil and Human RightsThe Center offers discounted admission to both active duty military members and veterans with a valid veteran ID or DD-214 form.  [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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FREE Weekend Events 6-12-15

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In addition to all of the local festivities, there are FREE weekend events –  fun activities to enjoy with your kids, for your kids, and workshops for adults only.

Who says being frugal can’t be fun? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!  Also, check out these free and frugal ways to beat the heat in Atlanta.  Or, if you prefer to hang out at home, there’s plenty of ways to stay cool in your own backyard, and with cool backyard toys for kids of all ages, and backyard toys for little ones!

Share this page with your friends and family. If you know of any others to share, please let us know! Also, it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

:: Free Fishing Days

Check the calendar and plug in you location to see when Free Fishing Days are happening in your community.

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include Discover Truly Me Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Jewel Highlights, Meal & Memories with Dad and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 13th at 11 AM

Story time featuring Touch the Brightest Star plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Earth Day Freebies for Kids

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Earth Day freebies

Earth Day is April 22nd, how will you celebrate this year?  There’s a few local events going on, including the Decatur Earth Day Festival, crafts and storytime at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, go Party for the Planet at the Georgia Aquarium, attend the Earthshare Earth Day 20th annual party,  or check out all the great events available at the Atlanta-Fulton public libraries.

In addition to all these events, I’ve got some fantastic Earth Day freebies for kids of all ages.  Check them out, and let me know which you plan to get.  (And you can even “share” this post with your favorite teachers, homeschoolers, friends, and so forth.)

10 Earth Day Freebies for Kids

  1. Earth Day Sort – Help kids learn the difference between reducing, reusing, and recycling!
  2. Happy Earth Day Writing Activity – Kids of all ages can reflect on ways their family, school, and themselves can help keep the Earth healthy. Also encourages handwriting practice!
  3. Earth Day Coloring Pages – Creative kiddos can color the Earth with their colors of choice, or follow the color-by-code page to add critical thinking to art hour.
  4. Earth Day Poof! Subtraction to 5 – This Earth Day themed game builds fluency with subtraction facts to 5. It can be played in a small group or as a partner game. It is a fun way to practice those facts!
  5. Earth Day Word Search Freebie – Enjoy this Earth Day themed word search puzzle with 21 eco-friendly terms like atmosphere, compost, and recycle.
  6. Earth Day Bookmarks – The perfect Earth Day treat for your students. Available in full-color and black-and-white.
  7. Earth Day Survey and Graph – A fun and different way to practice graphing in your classroom while encouraging collaboration between students.
  8. Spring Coloring Book – Let your little ones COLOR & SPELL Spring words.
  9. Love the Earth Mystery Picture Graph – Students will love discovering the mystery picture by coloring in the correct squares on the alphanumeric grid using the coordinates given. This is a great addition to an Earth Day or recycling unit!
  10. April 2015 Journal – A month of free journaling for learners age 8 to 100! Read about important historic, artistic, and current events that happened during the month of April – including J. Robert Oppenheimer’s birthday and Earth Day on April 22nd. Then develop vocabulary and critical thinking skills.

Want to turn your Earth Day celebration into an educational experience? Discover new ways to learn about the amazing planet we live on (without breaking the bank!) –>  Earth Day learning resources.

Do you have a great Earth Day activity or event you’re planning to do this year, or have done in the past?  Please comment below – I’d love to hear what y’all are up to.  🙂

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

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Veterans Day Freebies 2014

Veteran’s Day is this Tuesday, November 11 – and restaurants across the country are preparing to honor our military veterans, past and present with free meals – typically for the veteran and his/her spouse.  You’ll want to call your individual location to confirm that they’re participating, just to be certain.  I’ve compiled a list of places in or near the Atlanta area that are offering freebies and discounts for Veterans Day.  Unless otherwise noted, all deals are on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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