free food http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/1882/all en-US 5 Perfectly Respectable Ways To Get A Free Meal http://www.wisebread.com/5-perfectly-respectable-ways-to-get-a-free-meal <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-perfectly-respectable-ways-to-get-a-free-meal" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/white tablecloth dinner setting.jpg" alt="dinner table with white tablecloth" title="dinner table with white tablecloth" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&rsquo;re willing to be patient, gracious, and alert to opportunities, you can enjoy free meals on certain occasions. Here are ways that have worked for me.</p> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>1. Volunteer.</b> Volunteering doesn&rsquo;t guarantee a free meal but if you volunteer, you&rsquo;ll often find that meals are offered during stints that span the breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. Sponsoring organizations will typically let you know if a free meal is offered, either for all volunteers or those working at designated times.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Sponsors of sports or themed events will typically give a ticket or pass to volunteers that can be redeemed for a meal. Clean-up days or outreach blitzes often have meals as an incentive to attracting random people for single-day activities. Other groups that have deeper relationships with volunteers may host annual appreciation events, such as a thank-you breakfast, so watch for an invitation if you volunteer routinely.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>2. Donate blood.</b> Like volunteering, timing and alertness are crucial to getting a free meal when giving blood. Free snacks should be available at the donation centers and mobile blood drives but events hosted by community organizations may offer more support.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Thanks to a retired nurse and skilled consumer advocate who coordinates blood drives in my area, there are meals and homemade desserts (rather than packaged snacks only) available to donors. A good time to schedule a donation is around lunchtime (give or take an hour) so that you can eat before or after giving.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>3. Attend a business celebration. </b>Businesses will often host special events to show appreciation for loyal customers or commemorate some milestone, such as the opening of a new location or an anniversary. Look for flyers at your favorite merchants or ads announcing special events. The meals may be hot dogs and chips but larger scale, celebratory type events tend to be focused on building goodwill in the community and are less intimidating than private, sales-oriented dinners.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>4. Accept an invitation. </b>It can be perfectly okay to accept an invitation for a breakfast, brunch, luncheon, or dinner without making a contribution (though small gifts are welcome). The convention of expecting guests to contribute to hosting an event is somewhat new and nontraditional; exceptions are covered dish or potluck meals, parties planned as a group that happen to be hosted at someone else&rsquo;s home, and generally accepted rules among a set of friends that everyone will bring an item. Reciprocal invitations (at a later date) are appropriate but some creativity (find <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/fabulous-party-ideas-for-the-frugal-minded">frugal party ideas</a>&nbsp;here) can minimize your expenses.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><b>5. Be a guest speaker. </b>If you happen to have expertise that you&rsquo;d like to share, you should be able to find community groups and civic clubs that have a recurring need for guest speakers at their meetings. These meetings will often be accompanied by a meal, which should be offered to you at no charge. Bonuses are the opportunities to learn about community happenings, showcase your capabilities, and network with group members.&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <p>More resources for free food:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-in-your-yard-edible-weeds">Free food in your yard</a></li> <li><a href="http://frugalliving.about.com/od/eatforfree/tp/Eat_Free_On_Birthday.htm">Eat free on your birthday</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break">College Student Eating Survival Guide</a></li> </ul> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/julie-rains">Julie Rains</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-perfectly-respectable-ways-to-get-a-free-meal">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-3-course-meal-from-garbage">a 3-course meal...from garbage.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-diy-kitchen-skills-that-will-save-you-money">7 DIY Kitchen Skills That Will Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/burn-more-calories-with-these-8-frugal-foods">Burn More Calories With These 8 Frugal Foods</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paint-a-room-and-wash-your-face-more-uses-for-powdered-milk-than-you-ever-imagined">Paint a Room and Wash Your Face: More Uses For Powdered Milk Than You Ever Imagined</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/top-5-ways-to-hustle-free-drinks">Top 5 Ways to Hustle Free Drinks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks Food and Drink free food free meals Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:09:16 +0000 Julie Rains 3255 at http://www.wisebread.com Free Food This Week and a Chance to Give to Make-A-Wish Foundation http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-this-week-and-a-chance-to-give-to-make-a-wish-foundation <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-food-this-week-and-a-chance-to-give-to-make-a-wish-foundation" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/coldstone.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="375" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">I love the free ice cream days at ColdStone Creamery.<span>&nbsp; </span>Another one is coming up real soon, but before you rush out to snag your treat, check out these other promotions for this week only. <span>&nbsp;</span>(And read about a chance to help make dreams come true!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.kahalacorp.com/">Kahala</a> (the company behind ColdStone Creamery) has always had success with its free ice cream promotions.<span>&nbsp; </span>Past years&rsquo; efforts have dished out millions of creations and have managed to raise over $2.8 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.<span>&nbsp; </span>This year, they have decided to expand into all of their restaurant brands, and with a free treat every weeknight, it could be really successful!</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Here&rsquo;s the windup:</strong></p> <p>&ldquo;Monday, Sept. 22 &ndash; <strong><a href="http://www.samuraisams.net/">Samurai Sam's</a>:</strong> a free grilled eggroll</p> <p>Tuesday, Sept. 23 &ndash; <strong><a href="http://www.blimpie.com/">Blimpie</a>:</strong> a free 3-inch cold turkey sub</p> <p>Wednesday, Sept. 24 &ndash; <strong><a href="http://www.tacotime.com/">TacoTime</a>:</strong> a free small order of Mexi-Fries&reg;</p> <p>Thursday, Sept. 25 &ndash; <strong><a href="http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/">Cold Stone Creamery</a>:</strong> a choice of two 3-ounce ice cream Creations:</p> <p><strong>Emily's Creation</strong> &ndash; Nutter Butter&reg; ice cream mixed with yellow cake, Kit Kat&reg; and white chocolate chips or <strong>Jack's Creation</strong> &ndash; Marshmallow ice cream mixed with OREO&reg; cookies, chocolate chips and fudge</p> <p>Friday, Sept. 26 &ndash; <strong><a href="http://www.thegreatsteak.com/">Great Steak and Potato Company</a>:</strong> a free small Great Fry</p> <p><em>Participating US stores only. Please call to verify participation. Not valid in TacoTime stores in IN, MI, IA, CO and the Seattle area. Not valid in Blimpie locations within Hess convenience stores.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><strong>And the pitch:</strong></p> <p>While donations are optional, the folks at Make-A-Wish are hoping you will purchase a paper Wish Star for a buck.<span>&nbsp; </span>Proceeds go to help see 150 wishes come true for very ill children.<span>&nbsp; </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">More info on Make-A-Wish is available at their <a href="http://www.wish.org/">official website</a>.<span>&nbsp; </span>(Thanks to <a href="http://www.frugalfreebiesanddeals.com/">Frugal, Freebies and Deals</a> for the heads up via <a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Twitter</a>.)</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-this-week-and-a-chance-to-give-to-make-a-wish-foundation">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-for-diabetics">FREE food for diabetics</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/give-a-dog-six-bones-free">Give a dog SIX bones...FREE!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-copy-of-what-to-expect-the-first-year-book">FREE copy of &quot;What To Expect The First Year&quot; book.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break">College Student Eating Survival Guide (Until Spring Break)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-12-month-supply-of-contact-lens-cases-coupons">Free 12-month supply of contact lens cases &amp; coupons</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies Coldstone Creamery free food Make a Wish Mon, 22 Sep 2008 13:12:13 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2449 at http://www.wisebread.com College Student Eating Survival Guide (Until Spring Break) http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000002848152XSmall.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="372" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Spring Break is around the corner but your non-existent budget is blown. As a college instructor, I see this every semester: panic stricken faces looking up at me. And it isn’t about the paper they haven’t turned in yet, it’s about not having budgeted their semester well. I was a student for seven long years. Here are a few tricks of the trade I learned. Take notes my students, and swallow your pride.</p> <p>How will you survive the next few weeks until you go home to Mom and Dad with a car full of laundry and a scheme to get them to help you out until the end of the semester? Getting a job or second job will take too much time and effort away from your studies—you don’t want your grades to go south. Odds are your rent or dorm is paid for but you do need to eat…</p> <p>Eating seems to be a major expense for college students not on some sort of meal plan. And even students that are on meal plans, often find they underestimated. There are other ways to eat.</p> <p>•Make friends with your professors and get invited over for dinner. My friend Jennifer and I survived countless poor Friday nights by getting invited over for dinner. We stuck together and would make sure we could bring a friend--- since there are lecherous professors out there, bringing a friend helps keep everything on the up and up and you get a free meal and possibly wine or beer too.</p> <p>•Art openings. You are in a college town! There are bound to be a few art openings. Find out when they are and attend. Many times galleries in an area will team up and have a bunch of openings on the same night. This way you can walk a few blocks and hit wine, bottled water, cheese, fruit, and veggies dipped in dressing at a few places so you won’t look like you are hovering over the food necessarily.</p> <p>•Collect recycling. Honestly. One of my college apartments was next to a grocery store and I saved all my family’s recycling to put in the machine out front which would spit out coupons to use in the grocery store. Even today when my husband and I take in recycling we sometimes collect about $9-11 dollars worth of free groceries for our troubles.</p> <p>•Work that bakesale for that cause you kind of care about. There will be leftovers and if you sample before hand you can make recommendations.</p> <p>•Check out conferences and meetings on campus. 9 times out of 10 your college will put out a little catered spread at various functions on campus for people who are attending to have a snack. Dress a little nicer than usual. Odds are they aren’t going to know that you aren’t one of the attendees and they’re just going to dump that make your own sandwich tray or take it home to their family anyway.</p> <p>•Open houses. Hungry on Saturday and campus options all closed? Head into the community. Granted the food will be similar to the art openings but beggars can’t be choosers and it’ll at least be fresh. Dress nicely, talk about being pre-law or pre-med and how that house will make a great starter home.<br />•Date someone in culinary school. My sister was the queen of dating culinary academy students. In the first four years she lived in San Francisco I don’t think she ever paid for a meal. Ever. In every kitchen in town she seemed to know someone who would at least get her and her date a complimentary appetizer. Later as a bartender, she received comp drinks from other bartenders. Even if you aren’t going to date the culinary student, by all means flirt. They work in some pretty nice kitchens and that’ll be a great switch from eating wine, cheese and grapes from the open houses and art shows.</p> <p>•Speaking of flirting and desperate eating in college situations. You can always scrounge up a few pennies for coffee at a coffeeshop. Go in late at night. Be kind to the waiter or waitress. Smile. You might see a free piece of pie. I am forever grateful to the guys at the Apple Pan in Westwood down the road a piece from UCLA. Thanks for feeding me!!!!!!!</p> <p>Plan for the future:</p> <p>•Think about getting a part-time café job when you get back from spring break. You can survive well on just about day old anything. Your café won’t be able to sell those day old bagels or quiche but there isn’t anything wrong with them. </p> <p>•Tell your grandparents to buy you gift cards to grocery stores that are near your school or to put money on your meal card for the next semester. They don’t know what to buy you for your birthday anymore—this is a great solution for them to help with college and for you not to have to wear that ugly sweater they were going to buy you.</p> <p>So look at all those solutions and you didn’t have to even dumpster dive! Mom and Dad would be so proud of you. Any graduates out there with more food advice?</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/maggie-wells">Maggie Wells</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-moonshine">How to Make Moonshine</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/eight-natural-ways-to-make-water-more-flavorful">Eight Natural Ways to Make Water More Flavorful</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/win-your-next-potluck-with-one-of-these-23-cheap-easy-potluck-dishes">Win Your Next Potluck With One of These 23 Cheap, Easy Potluck Dishes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/milking-it-5-easy-homemade-cheeses">Milking It: 5 Easy Homemade Cheeses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-old-fashioned-skills-that-save-you-money">7 Old Fashioned Skills That Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Food and Drink free food starving students Sat, 08 Mar 2008 00:52:30 +0000 Maggie Wells 1893 at http://www.wisebread.com Cow Appreciation Day! http://www.wisebread.com/cow-appreciation-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cow-appreciation-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cow.jpg" alt="man in cow suit" title="man in cow suit" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="375" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you just itching to pull out that cow costume? Or have you ever wanted to dress like a cow and get rewarded for it? Then, Friday, July 13th might just be your day!</p> <p>Chick-Fil-A&rsquo;s second annual <a href="http://www.chickfila.com/documents/cowAppreciationFAQs.pdf">Cow Appreciation Day</a> will take place next month. This could mean a free meal for you!</p> <p><strong>From Chick-Fil-A&rsquo;s website:</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Q: What is Cow Appreciation Day?</strong><br /> A: For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire in the nation&rsquo;s second largest chicken chain. In celebration of July 13, Cow Appreciation Day, an unofficial &ndash; yet nationally recognized holiday, Chick-fil- A will award a free combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of the chain&rsquo;s 1,200-plus restaurants fully dressed as a cow.</p> <p><strong>Q: What does &ldquo;fully dressed as a cow&rdquo; really mean?</strong><br /> A: &ldquo;Fully dressed like a cow&rdquo; means effort to be dressed like a cow from head to toe. &ldquo;Partial cow attire&rdquo; means just a cow accessory, such as a cow-printed hat, vest or purse.</p> <p>Mark your calendars! On Friday, July 13th, Chick-Fil-A is the place to be!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/jessica-harp">Jessica Harp</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/cow-appreciation-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flights-from-europe-to-the-us-from-14">Flights from Europe to the US from $14.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/big-list-of-student-discounts">Big List of Student Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/big-list-of-senior-discounts">Big List of Senior Discounts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break">College Student Eating Survival Guide (Until Spring Break)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-bowling-balls-just-pay-shipping">FREE bowling balls - just pay shipping</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Deals Chick-fil-a free food Mon, 25 Jun 2007 16:40:46 +0000 Jessica Harp 774 at http://www.wisebread.com FREE food for diabetics http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-for-diabetics <p><img width="391" height="175" title="Glu1" alt="Glu1" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/pg_nwp_glucerna_520X233.jpg" /></p> <p>Get them quick folks, because I can't find an expiration date on either of these special offer pages. The good folks at Glucerna are giving away cereal and milkshakes completely free. That's great news for you frugal readers who have to live with diabetes, or know someone who does.</p> <!--break--><!--break--><p><img width="267" height="150" title="Glu2" alt="Glu2" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/header_shake_0.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>FREEBIE 1 - SHAKES (up to $11 value)</strong><br /> <a href="http://glucerna.com/offer/landing.aspx?s=shakes">Click here</a> and enter the promo code COOKING2.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img width="317" height="156" title="Glu3" alt="Glu3" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/header_cereal.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>FREEBIE 2 - CEREAL (up to $5 value)</strong><br /> <a href="http://glucerna.com/offer/landing.aspx?s=cereal">Click here</a> and enter the promo code JOURNAL</p> <p> <strong>Other GREAT offers</strong></p> <p>Register at <a href="http://www.diabetescontrolforlife.com" title="www.diabetescontrolforlife.com">www.diabetescontrolforlife.com</a> <a href="http://diabetescontrolforlife.com/">here</a> and use promo code <strong>CATALINA </strong>to receive an email with a printable $10 off coupon for a multipack of shakes or 2 boxes of Glucerna bars. You can print the coupon twice!</p> <p>You can also get a $1.25 printable coupon for Glucerna <a href="http://glucerna.com/offer/">here</a></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-for-diabetics">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/give-a-dog-six-bones-free">Give a dog SIX bones...FREE!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-can-do-to-reduce-your-risk-of-diabetes">10 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-copy-of-what-to-expect-the-first-year-book">FREE copy of &quot;What To Expect The First Year&quot; book.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/optical-illusions-that-make-you-fatter-and-your-wallet-lighter">Optical Illusions That Make You Fatter and Your Wallet Lighter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/stapler-stapler-free-20-swingline-stapler">&quot;Stapler. Stapler.&quot; - FREE $20 Swingline Stapler</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Freebies cereal diabetes diabetic diet drink Food free free food Glucerna shake suger-free Tue, 22 May 2007 22:58:21 +0000 Paul Michael 672 at http://www.wisebread.com a 3-course meal...from garbage. http://www.wisebread.com/a-3-course-meal-from-garbage <p> <img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/498229_parking_entrance_copy.jpg" alt="Dumpster" title="Dumpster" width="225" height="300" /></p> <p>Why buy groceries, when you can get your weekly shop for free? Many people do it, but there is a catch. Instead of going in to your supermarket through the front door, you have to go to a different department. The dumpster. </p> <p>It&#39;s estimated that the US alone throws away roughly $100 billion in food every year. And most of it is perfectly edible. It&#39;s a crying shame, and it&#39;s the reason Freeganism is becoming more and more popular in the US and western Europe.</p> <p>In the more indepth follow-up to this article, I&#39;ll cover the many factors involved in Freeganism and what it means to live life the Freegan way. But to whet your appetite, here&#39;s some quick footage from CBC following a few people who take food from the dumpster and make great food from it. What a society we live in when people are starving on one street corner and they&#39;re throwing food away on the next.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/-_L612od8Ng" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/-_L612od8Ng" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/a-3-course-meal-from-garbage">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-perfectly-respectable-ways-to-get-a-free-meal">5 Perfectly Respectable Ways To Get A Free Meal</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-5-credit-cards-for-groceries">The Best 5 Credit Cards for Groceries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/baby-carrots-the-frugal-idea-that-isnt">Baby Carrots: The Frugal Idea That Isn&#039;t</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/college-student-eating-survival-guide-until-spring-break">College Student Eating Survival Guide (Until Spring Break)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-produce-workers-guide-to-storing-25-common-fruits-and-veggies">The Produce Worker&#039;s Guide to Storing 25 Common Fruits and Veggies</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink food leftovers free food free meals freeganism garbage supermarkets waste Sat, 31 Mar 2007 17:59:25 +0000 Paul Michael 430 at http://www.wisebread.com