Holiday Freebies


2013 Veterans Day Freebies

Veterans Day Freebies 2013

You probably don’t need me to remind you that Veterans Day is tomorrow. What you do need from me is a list of freebies and wouldn’t ya know it but I have just that! What are the odds?

Unless otherwise specified, these offers are extended to both veterans and active military personal and are available on Monday, November 11.

Applebee’s – Free signature entree.

Baker’s Square – Free breakfast, with a choice between pancakes, french toast, or waffles. This may be the toughest choice of your life.

BJ’s Restaurant – Free lunch entree or a one topping mini deep dish or an individual hand-tossed pizza at dinner.

Bar Louie – Free lunch or dinner.

Bob Evans – ALL YOU CAN EAT HOTCAKES! Stupendous.

Boston Market – Free whole chicken with the purchase of a family meal. Time to fatten up, kids!

California Pizza Kitchen – Any pizza from their menu.

Carrabba’s – Free appetizer, which is eh, but it’s valid on both Sunday and Monday!

Champs – Free handcrafted burger and fries. Way tastier than a footcrafted burger.

Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse – All veterans and active duty military “eat free.” There’s gotta be some sort of catch, as they’re obviously not going to let you eat 20 meals, but I’m guessing you’ll get a full free meal with maybe dessert?

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Cheeseburger in Paradise – Free burger and fries with the purchase of any beverage $1.99 or more.

Chili’s – Free entree from a select menu.

Denny’s – MORE ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES! That’s it, where do I enlist? This offer is from 6am thru 2pm.

Enstein Bros Bagels – Free bagel & shmear.

Famous Dave’s – Their promotions are location specific, so have a look at what’s available near you.

Fazoli’s – Free “Pick Your Pasta” entree with purchase of a drink on both Sunday and Monday.

Fox and Hound – Free burger because “you all rock.” Awww. Wait, they’re not talking to me, are they?

Friendly’s – Free breakfast, though they don’t mention hours.

Golden Corral – Their annual “Thank You” meal is on Monday from 4-9pm.

Hooter’s – Free meal, up to $10.99, with any drink purchase.

Ikea – Free entree, which seems weird coming from a furniture store. But it covers a sandwich, hot dish, or salad! This is valid both Sunday and Monday.

Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee for anybody with military ID or wearing their uniform. Last week’s Halloween uniforms don’t count.

Little Caesars – Free crazy bread.

Max & Erma’s – Free burger, soup or salad, and cookie.

McCormick & Schmick’s – Some fancy free entrees are being offered, but on Sunday, November 10 and it looks like it’s for veterans only.

Menchie’s – Free cup of frozen yogurt

Noah’s Bagels – Free bagel & shmear. This site looks just like Einstein Bros, so I’m guessing they’re sister companies.

O’Charley’s – Free meal up to $9.99.

Olive Garden – Free entree from their special menu. Family dining with them will also receive 10% off their meal. Families dining nearby receive eating in the presence of awesomeness.

On The Border – Free “Create Your Own Combo” dinner combination.

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Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and non-alcoholic drink. Wait, those exist?

Perkins – Free Magnificent Seven meal, which is two eggs, 3 pancakes, and bacon or sausage.

Red Lobster – Free appetizer Monday thru Thursday.

Red Robin – Free tavern double burger and bottomless streak fries.

Shoney’s – Free all-american (wooooo!) burger.

Spaghetti Warehouse – BOGO lasagne or original recipe spaghetti entree Sunday and Monday.

Sizzler – Free lunch until 4pm.

Starbucks – Free tall brewed coffee for veterans, active duty, and military spouses!

Texas Corral – Free entree from their special menu along with an iced tea, lemonade, or coffee. I bet I can safely add water to that list too.

Texas Roadhouse – Free lunch and tea or soft drink.

TGI Friday’s – Free lunch from 11am thru 2pm.

Tim Horton’s – Free donut.

UNO Chicago Pizza – BOGO entree or individual pizza.

Village Inn – Free breakfast, with a choice between pancakes, french toast, or waffles. Aw no, not again!

Wow. That was way more than I expected. Rightfully so!

Kids Bowl Free All Summer

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I’ve known about this program where kids bowl free all summer since March, but I kept telling myself that I’d “wait until summer” to post it. We’re now almost halfway through June. How in the world did that happen so fast?!

Anyway, just sign up and your children will get two free games each day this summer. Not a bad deal if you ask me. Though to be fair nobody asked me. I guess that’s what I get for being single, living alone, and working from home.

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Free Father’s Day Card from Treat

Free Treat.com Father's Day Card

Use code TREATDAD at checkout and you will get a free Father’s Day card from Treat. It’s valid today and May 28 only and is for new customers, so that’s kind of a drag. But hey, it’s worth joining for all the dads out there. Send them a card, they’ll appreciate it, I promise.

2013 Tax Day Freebies & Deals

Tax Day Freebies

Tax Day is tomorrow. Of course I did mine last minute since I’m an expert at procrastinating.

There aren’t that many freebies, but there are enough deals and specials to make this worth a post. Plus it’s a yearly tradition. Otherwise how else would we commemorate dozens of frustrating hours spent with Turbo Tax?!

AMC Theaters – Here’s a coupon for a free small popcorn. It was actually good for this weekend in addition to tomorrow. Oops.

Arby’sFree curly fries or potato cakes with a coupon. Don’t forget to enter to win $500 too!

Boston Market – Stop in for a Rib-bate* all day long. Receive two ribs meals for $10.40, no coupon needed.

* Booooooooooo

Bruegger’s Bagels – Their Big Bagel Bundle coupon is for $10.40.

Carvel – Here’s a coupon for an 18-pack of Oreo Lil’ Rounders for $10.40. This whole play on Form 1040 is getting old, fast.

Cinnabon – Two free Cinnabon Bites from 6-8pm on Monday. No coupon necessary. Judging from the pictures, no appetite necessary either.

Great American Cookies – Now THIS is a Tax Day freebie I can get excited over. Who in their right mind turns down a free birthday cake cookie?

HydroMassage – They offer a free Tax Day massage every year. Has anybody ever actually gone to one before?

Papa Murphy’s PizzaThis is unconfirmed until I can call tomorrow, but Hiffer Emily was at her local joint tonight and reportedly saw tons of flyers stating there will be $5 pizza on Tax Day. EDIT: It appears this is a $10.40 for two large pizzas deal.

QuikTrip – Print a coupon for a free hot dog or any “roller grill item.” I plan on grabbing a ton of chips, running behind the counter, and throwing them on the grill.

Schlotzsky’s – Pick up a free The Original sandwich with the purchase of a 32oz. drink and chips. No coupon necessary.

SonicDrink prices are cut in half. Make sure to turn off your speakers before visiting the site. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

White Castle – Print a coupon for 15% off your entire purchase!

If there are any I missed, please share in the comments!

2012 Bonus Gift Card Offers

Every year restaurants tend to offer bonus cash on gift card purchases. I have no idea why, but if my Holiday Gift Ideas for Guys post didn’t help you, maybe one of these will. This isn’t the end-all, be-all list, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what’s available.

Also major props to Penny Pinchin’ Mom for doing most of the legwork here. I’ve edited and added what additional offers I could find.

RESTAURANT
FREE BONUS
Applebee'sBuy $50 in digital gift cards and receive a $10 digital card.
Arby'sBut $10 in gift cards and receive a free Peppermint Swirl Shake.
BenihanaBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 promotional card.
Black AngusBuy $50 in gift cards and receive $5 in Bonus Bucks.
Bonefish GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card and sweepstakes entry.
Boston MarketBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card.
Bravo! Cucina ItalianaBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Buy a $50 gift card and recieve a $10 reward card redeemable from 1/2/13 - 2/12/13.
Buca di Bepoo Buy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card.
Buffalo Wild WingsBuy a $25 gift card and get a Blazin' Bonus card worth anywhere from $5 to $100 and redeemable in January 2013.
California Pizza KitchenBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 rewards card.
Carraba's Italian GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card and sweepstakes entry.
Cheeseburger in ParadiseBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
Chevy's Fresh MexBuy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 voucher.
ChipotleBuy $30 in gift cards, bring back the receipt by January 31, and receive a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos or salad.
Claim JumperBuy $50 in gift card and receive a $10 bonus card.
CosiBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card.
Culver'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a free double deluxe value basket.
Del TacoBuy a $25 gift card and get a free combo meal.
Denny'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Fazoli'sBuy a $20 gift card and receive a $5 voucher.
First WatchBuy $100 in gift cards and get $20 in Bonus Bucks.
Fleming's SteakhouseBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 gift card.
Furr's Fresh BuffetPurchase $30 in gift cards and get a free meal.
Jamba JuiceBuy a $25 gift card and receive a free 16 oz smoothie.
Joe's Crab ShackBuy $25 in gift cards get a winning ticket with offers including $5 and $10 off of your meal, free appetizer or free steampot.
Logan's RoadhouseBuy $25 in gift cards and receive $10 bonus bucks.
Max & ErmasBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus card.
McCormick & Shmick'sBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 rewards card.
Moe's Southwest GrillBuy $50 in gift cards and receive $5 in Moe's Bucks.
Morton'sBuy $250 in gift cards (geez) and receive a $50 bonus card.
Not Your Average Joe'sBuy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 appreciation card.
Old Country BuffetBuy $25 in gift cards and get a free meal in January 2013.
Old Spaghetti FactoryBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus certificate.
On the BorderBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card.
Outback SteakhouseBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 Bonus Card.
Panda ExpressBuy gift cards and get a free two-entree plate offer with your purchase (see store for details).
Papa Murphy'sBuy $20 in gift cards and get free cookie dough.
PappasBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
P.F. Chang'sBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card.
PinkberryBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Rafferty's Restaurant & BarBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Rainforest CafeBuy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 rewards card.
Red LobsterBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 coupon.
Red MangoBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 Share the Love card.
Red RobinBuy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus buck reward.
Rita'sSpend $10 and get a free regular-sized treat coupon.
Romano's Macaroni GrillBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus card.
Ruby TuesdayBuy $50 in gift cards get a $15 bonus card.
Ruth's ChrisBuy $250 in gift cards and get 10% off.
Schlotzsky'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Shoney'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive $10 Shoney's Bucks.
Smokey BonesBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card.
Steak & ShakeBuy $20 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus.
SouplantationBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a free meal pass.
Taco BellBuy $20 in gift cards and get one free item.
Ted's Montana GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 gift card.
TGIFriday'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 Bonus Card.
Tony Roma's SteakhouseBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $15 Bonus Card.
Uno Chicago GrillBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus voucher.
White CastleBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 card.
RETAIL STOREFREE BONUS
Barnes & NobleBuy $75 in gift cards and receive a free $10 eGift Card.
Brunswick BowlingFor every $25 spent in gift cards, you'll receive a $5 bonus.
The Children's PlaceBuy $40 in gift cards and receive a free $10 e-gift card.
CinemarkBuy $30 in gift card and receive $5 in movie dollars.
GordmansBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
Half Priced BooksBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 coupon.
L.L. BeanBuy $50 in items and receive a free $10 gift card.
RedboxBuy a gift card and receive a promo code good for one free night's rental.

Free Personalized Video from Santa

Free Personalized Video from Santa

This free personalized video from Santa offer is always a favorite of Hiffers. Well, I’m assuming their children love it more than they do. It’s fairly straightforward to set up and you’re even given the option to pay for an upgraded video with more bells and whistles, but the free one gets the job done just fine.

Free Treat.com Holiday Card

Free Treat.com Holiday Card

New and existing members alike can get a free Treat.com Christmas or birthday card with free shipping by using code TREATDOD today only. My brother’s birthday is right at Christmas, so my card will double as both. Because if there’s one thing people with holiday birthdays love, it’s getting one card and gift for two occasions.

10 Free Holiday Cards from Cardstore

Free Holiday Cards

Cardstore.com is offering 10 free holiday cards with free shipping via code CCN2433 for today only. Being able to choose a custom photo is nice, but I don’t have any children. I didn’t want to use a lame stock image, so I played outside in the snow this morning and asked strangers to take photos of me. My friends are so lucky to be on my holiday mailing list.

[thanks Laela!]

2012 Election Day Freebies

2012 Election Day Freebies

I Voted image courtesy of FourSquare.com

Oh thank the Lords of Kobol. ONE MORE DAY! Then we get a nice, relaxing 2 month break before the 2016 campaign season begins. But the relentless campaigning we’ve been subjected to can pay off tomorrow even if your candidiate of choice loses since there are a ton of 2012 Election Day Freebies! Note that all of these offers are only valid on Tuesday, November 6.

  • Boston Market – Vote for your favorite Market Bowl and then check back tomorrow for a “special offer.” I’m guessing it’ll be a BOGO or maybe even a free Market Bowl.
  • Buca di Beppo – $5 off their Famiglia meal or $10 off their Deluxe Famiglia meal with this coupon.
  • California Pizza – Here’s the only offer valid past election day. Through November 9, get $5 off any take-out order of $30 or more.
  • California Tortilla – Get a free taco by showing your “I VOTED” sticker or saying “VOTE” to the cashier. Simple enough.
  • Gordon Biersch – Snag a cheeseburger and beer for $10 with this coupon.
  • Mimis Cafe – Get 50% off on lunch or dinner with the purchase of a second entree. So it’s like half of a BOGO. Lame.
  • Olive Garden – Bring in your “I Voted” sticker and receive a free Dolcini with any adult entree.
  • On The Border – Upon liking them on Facebook, you can print a coupon for some free sopapillas with the purchase of an entree.
  • Rock Bottom Brewery – Here’s a coupon for an 11oz. top sirloin steak & beer for $20.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Code RMGTOGO will save $10 on any $20 online order.
  • Rubio’s – Grilled or Blackened Tilapia Tacos will be on sale for $1.50 after 2:30. No coupon required.
  • Starbucks – They’re giving away free Indivisible bracelets to anybody who asks for one.
  • Sticky Fingers – Show your “I Voted” sticker and get $5 off a pulled pork or pulled chicken sandwich.
  • Taco Bueno – Free chips and guacamole are promised to anyone who votes. They don’t say if you’ll need a sticker, but you might as well grab one to be safe.
  • Tijuana Flats – Any free appetizer! Note you must wear an “I Voted” sticker.
  • Tim Hortons – You can get a free donut (aww yeah!) with the purchase of any drink and by showing your “I Voted” sticker. Man, these stickers are worth their weight in gold tomorrow.
  • White Castle – Make any purchase and get a free small Sweet Potato Waffle Fry. You can either wear a flippin’ “I Voted” sticker OR print a coupon from Facebook.
  • Z’Tejas – If you dine in, they’re offering a BOGO deal on entrees. If you order to-go, get 20% off. Note this only applies from 4pm-close.

I voted via absentee ballot and I’m guessing a lot of others did (or voted early!) If you fall into this category, uh…I guess sucks for us?

Also I’ve seen a sites reporting free 7-Eleven coffee, Einstein Bro Bagels, or Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, however I couldn’t find anything from those companies confirming this. In fact Ben & Jerry’s debunked the offer.

That said, if you know of any I’ve missed, please share them below in the comments! AND GO VOTE!

[thanks to everyone who sent these in!]

Free Krispy Kreme Donut on Wednesday

Free Krispy Kreme Donut

On of my favorite holidays is fast approaching. No, not Halloween, that’s for chumps. I’m talking of course about Talk Like A Pirate Day, which is Wednesday, September 19! Now I’m not sure how many pirates ate donuts back in the day, but any buccaneer who talks like a pirate will get a free Krispy Kreme glazed donut. However that’s not all, as any lad or lass wearing full pirate attire gets a free dozen glazed donut.

Make sure your local store is participating by calling ahead or checking the image I linked to above.

[thanks to Shaynon for sending this in!]