Freebies http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/8135/all en-US How to Get Magazines for Cheap (or Free!) http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-get-magazines-for-cheap-or-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-get-magazines-for-cheap-or-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/girls-reading-78744826-small.jpg" alt="girls reading" title="girls reading" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Beautiful, glossy magazines may be your guilty pleasure, but they don't have to cost you a pretty penny. There are ways to get them at a discount or even free. Check out some of these suggestions:</p> <p>RELATED: <a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Where-Get-Free-eBooks-Audio-Books-Books-30118371">13 Ways to Get Free Books</a></p> <h2>Your Local Library</h2> <p>There are so many <a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Services-From-Library-25766579">free goodies</a> to be had at the library, one of which includes an extensive collection of magazines. Not only do libraries have current copies, but they will usually have backdated copies as well. They might even have copies of magazines that aren't currently being published.</p> <h2>Doctors' or Dental Offices</h2> <p>In waiting rooms, you'll usually see a collection of magazines to thumb through. Ask the receptionist if you can take the old copies when they get new ones. They are usually pretty accommodating.</p> <h2>Online Forums</h2> <p><a href="http://slickdeals.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?sduid=0&amp;f=13">Slickdeals.net</a> is a cool forum that specifically features awesome free subscriptions, so it's a good source to check out once in a while. Past deals have included Every Day With Rachel Ray and Better Homes and Gardens.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Magazine Giveaway Sites</h2> <p>Some sites like <a href="http://www.rewardsgold.com">RewardsGold</a>, <a href="http://www.mercurymagazines.com/pr1/100/10000">Mecury Magazines</a>, and <a href="http://www.freebizmag.com/">FreeBizMag</a> will give you free magazines if you fill out a questionnaire and qualify for the freebies. Always read the fine print when you're signing up for these sites, and be careful when reading the emails they send out.</p> <h2>Subscriptions</h2> <p>Subscribe to your favorite magazines to enjoy huge discounts. You can either go to the official site or visit sites like Amazon and Magazines.com, which offer the same popular magazine titles at up to an 80 percent discount. You can also get a mail-in subscription signup form from the pages of the magazine.</p> <h2>Daily Deals</h2> <p>Magazine subscriptions often pop up on daily deals with phenomenal savings, so keep an eye out for them if there is a magazine you've been wanting to subscribe to.</p> <h2>Redeem Awards</h2> <p>If you have travel or credit card points that you need to use up, you can opt to redeem a magazine subscription. If the point program doesn't let you redeem the points for magazines, then there are magazine subscription services that let you exchange points for free subscriptions, such as <a href="http://magsformiles.com/index.php">magformiles</a>.</p> <h2>Hold a Magazine Swap</h2> <p>Pick a good time for your magazine swap, and invite a bunch of people to come over with magazines. Not only will you get a chance to get rid of the magazines you've already read, but you'll also be able to get new ones for free. The people you hang out with tend to share common interests, so there's a good chance that you'll be interested in the magazines they like.</p> <p>And when you're done with the magazines, don't trash them &mdash; here are some great ideas for <a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Uses-Magazines-23289183">upcycling them</a>. You can even turn the scraps of paper into <a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Make-Picture-Magnets-26848190">cute magnets</a>!</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magazines are fun to read — but buying them at the store can get crazy expensive. Learn how to get magazine fix and save. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-guestpost-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Guest Post Blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com" style="border:none;"><img alt="" src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/u921/POPSUGARrgb.jpg" style="height:95px; width:300px" /></a></p> <p><em>This is a guest contribution from our friends at </em><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/"><em>POPSUGAR Smart Living</em></a><em>. Check out more useful articles from this partner:</em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Things-Get-Internet-34864942">16 Free Things on the Internet to Snag Right Now</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Watch-Movies-Free-31004765">11 Ways to Watch Movies For Free</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Free-Ways-Entertain-Yourself-Home-30926585">68 Mostly Free Ways to Entertain Yourself at Home</a></li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/popsugar-smart-living">POPSUGAR Smart Living</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Consumer Affairs Freebies Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:00:25 +0000 POPSUGAR Smart Living 1141164 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Become One of Those "Lucky" People Who Scores Great Deals http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-become-one-of-those-lucky-people-who-scores-great-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-become-one-of-those-lucky-people-who-scores-great-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/shopping-77736298.jpg" alt="shopping" title="shopping" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A friend recently commented that I have the best luck at getting deals and freebies.</p> <p>&quot;I don't think it's luck,&quot; I replied. &quot;I'm pretty sure it's genius.&quot;</p> <p>No one likes to admit their success is just luck, right? But it made me think. Is it possible to make your own luck when it comes to frugal living?</p> <p>I think it is. Here are my best 11 tricks for becoming a frugally lucky person and finding more than your share of deals and freebies. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-you-win-sweepstakes?ref=seealso">How to Win Sweepstakes</a>)</p> <h2>1. Be Patient</h2> <p>You know how they say that if you want a dog, you should just wait, because eventually the right dog will come to you? I feel the same way about stuff. It may take years, but eventually, that end table or juice maker you need or want will probably turn up at a bargain price. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andbreathe-become-more-patient-in-9-easy-steps?ref=seealso">9 Easy Steps to Become More Patient</a>)</p> <p>This year I decided I wanted a record player. I started looking for them at rummage sales, but never found quite the right one. I considered just buying a new one, but I am way too cheap for that. So I waited. I even bought some brand new Beatles records on clearance and left them sitting on a shelf for the player that I hoped I'd find eventually.</p> <p>Within a week of buying those records, I saw the perfect record player &mdash; sitting on the curb! It was so new it had a USB port, and someone was just throwing it out. I'm using it to play my Beatles records right now, and it sounds great.</p> <p>Was this luck, or just having the patience to wait it out? Ask yourself this: How many times have you bought something new, only to find a much better deal on it a week later?</p> <h2>2. Be Constantly Vigilant</h2> <p>To a true bargain hunter, walking through a store or even down the street is like playing a video game. You have to always be on the lookout for treasure you can scoop up.</p> <p>If I have extra time, I will always pop into an unfamiliar store just to see if they might have a clearance shelf. If it turns out to be a store with good deals, it'll be on my list of places to check back often.</p> <h2>3. Be Assertive</h2> <p>It feels awkward to ask for a better deal &mdash; whether it's haggling over a used car or simply asking for a markdown on about-to-expire milk &mdash; but remember that the worst that anyone will say is &quot;no.&quot; I have found that most store employees are happy to help you save money if they can. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-negotiate-with-confidence-and-strike-the-best-deal?ref=seealso">How to Negotiate With Confidence</a>)</p> <h2>4. Be Persistent</h2> <p>When I first joined <a href="https://www.freecycle.org/">Freecycle</a>, I was able to easily get rid of stuff that had been cluttering up my house, but I didn't find anything I needed. Still, I kept my email subscription active, and I kept watching the offers. Eventually, items came up that interested me &mdash; but I wasn't the first to ask for them, and I didn't get them.</p> <p>I continued to stick with it, and over the years I have gratefully accepted a number of useful items, including a futon, a bike trailer, and, most recently, a new-to-me bicycle.</p> <h2>5. Use a Checklist</h2> <p>When I need something, I go through a number of steps before breaking down and paying full price for it. My checklist looks like this:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Ask for it on Freecycle</p> </li> <li> <p>Search Craigslist</p> </li> <li> <p>Compare prices</p> </li> <li> <p>Search for coupon codes</p> </li> <li> <p>Shop through Ebates</p> </li> </ul> <p>I rarely buy something without going through my checklist, and when I do, I usually regret it.</p> <h2>6. Stay Up to Date</h2> <p>Just as doctors must constantly read medical journals to keep their knowledge fresh, so must bargain hunters keep up with bargain blogs to know the latest trends. (What? Bargain hunting is a lot like performing surgery, don't you think?)</p> <p>Besides Wise Bread, I read <a href="http://moneysavingmom.com/">Money Saving Mom</a>, <a href="http://www.mashupmom.com/">Mashup Mom</a>, <a href="http://wantnot.net/">WantNot.net</a>, and <a href="http://www.bradsdeals.com/">Brad's Deals</a> to find out what's new in the bargain world &mdash; and simply to find hot deals.</p> <p>In addition to the field research mentioned in item two, I also interrogate fellow shoppers about their shopping experiences. When a friend rents a car, I want to know if they got a free upgrade, and if so, how. Some friends might be annoyed by questions about prices, but kindred spirits love sharing how they got a deal.</p> <h2>7. Try New Things</h2> <p>Once I had never heard of <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-2822544-10817658">Groupon</a> or <a href="http://www.ebates.com">Ebates</a>, and now they are go-to sites in my deal hunting routine.</p> <p>Of course, the new thing you try won't always work out. When my husband and I were buying our first home back in 2001, we signed up for a new online real estate agency that promised to share its commission with buyers in the form of a 1% rebate. Not only did the company offer substandard service, but it ended up going out of business just before we closed our deal.</p> <p>My husband was not happy with me for making our first buying experience more difficult in pursuit of a one percent rebate. But in my defense, we <em>did</em> end up finding a great place to buy, and we got the rebate. It just turned out to be a huge hassle.</p> <h2>8. Embrace Serendipity</h2> <p>Many frugal shoppers believe in strictly sticking to a list. I try to enter a store with an open mind. A few months ago I went to Salvation Army in search of a curtain. I didn't find it &mdash; on that trip &mdash; but I did find a Batman bedspread for my son's bed. Every night when I tuck him in, he thanks me for that bedspread.</p> <h2>9. Be Creative</h2> <p>In the same vein, there are bargains that you have to think up a use for before recognizing them as bargains. My grandmother &mdash; a Depression baby &mdash; is particularly good at this. Think old tablecloths as Halloween costumes and <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/lolabell57/repurpose-thrift-store-finds/">old tableware as bird feeders</a>. If only I were <em>really</em> crafty I could do much more in this area, but I do what I can. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-common-kitchen-cast-offs-you-can-repurpose-into-cool-new-things?ref=seealso">Repurpose These Kitchen Cast-Offs Into Cool New Things</a>)</p> <h2>10. Be Shameless</h2> <p>A lot of people are embarrassed to pick something up off the curb or out of a trash can, or even buy something second hand. I am not, and I have benefited greatly from this lack of shame. I even dabbled in <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/encounter-with-a-freegan">freeganism</a> for the first time recently, finding some mostly good produce discarded outside my regular grocery store.</p> <p>Remember <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKC5jjFkfgo">George Costanza and the trashcan eclair</a>? When I was a schoolgirl, &quot;garbage picker&quot; was about the worst insult anyone could hurl. But I hope that environmental consciousness, the concept of upcycling, and shows like <a href="http://www.history.com/shows/american-pickers">American Pickers</a> have helped people get over this. If not, that's more treasures for those of us with no shame!</p> <h2>11. Have Fun With It</h2> <p>All the tips above are useless if you don't enjoy the thrill of the bargain hunt. This is not a list of virtues &mdash; to be honest, some of these habits make me extremely annoying to my family and friends. If you are strictly looking at a cost/benefit analysis, you may be better off spending your time studying investments or working overtime to earn more money than hunting for bargains.</p> <p>But if you feel like a million bucks when you discover that one gem that every other shopper passed by? If you love having a good hunting story attached to every piece of decor in your home? Then these tips should help you win more often.</p> <p>Now go forth and get winning!</p> <p><em>What makes you frugally lucky?</em></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-become-one-of-those-lucky-people-who-scores-great-deals" class="sharethis-link" title="How to Become One of Those &quot;Lucky&quot; People Who Scores Great Deals" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Frugal Living Deals Freebies General Tips discounts finding deals frugal luck haggling Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:36:18 +0000 Carrie Kirby 1132808 at http://www.wisebread.com Hurray! Annual Freebie Calendar http://www.wisebread.com/hurray-annual-freebie-calendar <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/hurray-annual-freebie-calendar" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/dozen_donuts.jpg" alt="Man with donuts" title="Man with donuts" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="158" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Don't you hate it when you find out today <em>was</em> free ice cream day by seeing photos on Facebook of your friends chowing down? Print out this calendar of the freebies that tend to come up year after year, and you'll never be caught unawares. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a>)</p> <h2>January</h2> <p>New Year's Day freebies on Jan. 1 have included <a href="http://forthemommas.com/free-stuff/free-sheetz-coffee-on-new-years-day">free coffee at Sheetz</a> (seriously, this is the name of a store chain), and in a few areas, a whole <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/blog/stay_tuned/2011/12/free-donuts-to-ring-in-the-new-year.html">box of Dunkin' Donuts</a> for the first few customers of the morning.</p> <h2>February/March</h2> <p>IHOP usually gives away short stacks of pancakes once a year, on or near <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/01/ihop-free-pancake-day-2011_n_829705.html">&quot;Pancake Day,&quot; or Shrove Tuesday</a>. In 2012, this was <a href="http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/">Feb. 28</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day">Ben &amp; Jerry's Free Cone Day</a>&nbsp;comes <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_%26_Jerry's">between late March and early May</a>.</p> <h2>April</h2> <p>Every year a number of businesses offer something <a href="http://www.taxdayfreebies.com/">free on Tax Day</a>, on or around April 15. Past Tax Day offers have included coffee at Starbucks and food at Panda Express, Cinnabon, and Arby's. Also watch for local Tax Day promotions, like special happy hours.</p> <p>In the past, Baskin Robbins has offered its <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/141042619296709/">cones for 31 cents apiece</a> in April &mdash; not free but almost. In 2012 they didn't host this event.</p> <h2>May</h2> <p>The first Saturday in May is <a href="http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992">Free Comic Book Day</a> &mdash; check to see if your local shop is participating.</p> <p>Haagen-Dazs usually chooses a <a href="http://moneyland.time.com/2012/05/08/free-cone-day-today-at-haagen-dazs/">day in May to give out free cones</a>.</p> <p>May 8 is Teacher Appreciation Day, and <a href="http://funfamilyfreebies.blogspot.com/2012/05/happy-national-teacher-day-to-all.html">Buca di Beppo, OfficeMax, and others</a> have offered teachers goodies around then. Homeschooling parents can sometimes collect those freebies as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.savingscow.com/2012/05/06/happy-nurses-day-freebies-for-nurses-for-national-nurses-week/">National Nurse's Week</a> falls in May, and certain chains such as Cinnabon and Buca di Beppo like to treat healthcare workers to a little sumpin-sumpin.</p> <p>For the Mommas has a nice <a href="http://forthemommas.com/free-stuff/mothers-day-freebies-2012-2">list of Mother's Day freebies</a> that were offered this year, including a free cone at TCBY and some buy one, get one free offers.</p> <h2>June</h2> <p>The first Friday in June is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Doughnut_Day">National Donut Day</a>. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, and other shops have offered a free donut on this day in recent years, sometimes requiring a purchase.</p> <p>A lesser-known freebie day, <a href="http://www.freerpgday.com/index.htm">Free Roll-Playing Game Day</a>, was celebrated on June 16 in 2012.</p> <p><a href="http://www.takemefishing.org/assets/downloads/FreeFishingDays.pdf">Free Fishing Days</a> (PDF), when you can fish without a license, are locally scheduled by individual states, but most of them fall in June.</p> <p>Dads can usually snag some freebies on Father's Day, such as <a href="http://www.fathersdayfreebies.com/">free breakfast at Ikea and buy one, get one free coffee at Caribou</a>.</p> <h2>July</h2> <p>Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been known to give out <a href="http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2012/0711/Free-Slurpee-Day-Celebrate-7-Eleven-s-birthday-on-7-11">free Slurpees</a> to celebrate its &quot;birthday&quot; on July 11.</p> <h2>August</h2> <p>Whether you have kids in school or not, you should pay attention to the ads at office supply stores as summer winds down. As they compete to bring in back-to-school shoppers, OfficeMax, Office Depot, and Staples often offer a few items for free. Sometimes the goods are free upfront &mdash; usually smaller things like a pack of crayons or pencils. More expensive items, like backpacks, may be offered free or for a penny after rebate.</p> <h2>September</h2> <p>In honor of Make-a-Wish Month, Cold Stone Creamery usually holds <a href="http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/promos/makeawish/">The World's Largest Ice Cream Social</a> during September, where you get a free creation and are invited to donate to Make-a-Wish. Last year, this happened on Sept. 27.</p> <h2>October</h2> <p>Walgreens often offers free photo collages around Halloween.</p> <p>Chipotle used to give away a free burrito to kids who dressed like one on Halloween, but in recent years they've <a href="http://fastfood.ocregister.com/2010/10/30/chipotle-says-no-to-free-halloween-burrito-yes-to-2-deal/77728/">charged $2 for it</a> &mdash; still a frightfully good deal.</p> <h2>November</h2> <p>On Black Friday (day after Thanksgiving), you can often find department store coupons for $10 off any purchase, which can lead to a free $10 item. Sometimes restaurants offer free coffee and other treats to tired shoppers.</p> <h2>Your Birthday</h2> <p>This is the best freebie day of the year! You can sign up for everything from <a href="https://www.baskinrobbins.com/content/baskinrobbins/en/signin.html">free ice cream</a> to <a href="http://dennys.com/?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=cpc&amp;utm_term=free%20meal%20on%20your%20birthday&amp;utm_campaign=%28UB%29+Free+Birthday+Meal+P-&amp;utm_content=s3JECKqk1|13101032436&amp;gclid=CNG9_aaKtrECFSQ0QgodoBQAJQ#/specials/specialsMenuLeft3">free meals</a> &mdash; and many, many local bars will give you a free drink as well. You can also check out our <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/big-list-of-birthday-freebies">Big List of Birthday Freebies</a>.</p> <p><em>What did we miss? Leave your own favorite annual freebie in the comments.</em></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/hurray-annual-freebie-calendar" class="sharethis-link" title="Hurray! Annual Freebie Calendar" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrie-kirby">Carrie Kirby</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Food and Drink Freebies Shopping calendar free things to do freebies Wed, 01 Aug 2012 10:36:41 +0000 Carrie Kirby 944698 at http://www.wisebread.com FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado) http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/2794635231_96f8e52378.jpg" alt="iPod Touch FREE" title="iPod Touch FREE" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You only have 30 days left to take advantage of this one, but it's a great offer for a great product. The big picture is simple &mdash; open up a BBVA Compass Build-To-Order Free checking account in Colorado and you get a FREE iPod Touch valued at $199.99.</p> <p>Of course, the small print does ask a little more of you, but nothing you wouldn't be doing with your current checking account. You may see other offers like this have ended, but I picked up the promotion card today at my own branch (so I'm not eligible, obviously) and asked when it ended. April 30th was the answer. There may be similar promotions in your state, so do some checking.</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://www.mymoneyblog.com/images/0911/bbva.gif" /></p> <p>Here are the major details:</p> <ul> <li>To qualify for this offer you must open a new <a href="https://www.bbvacompass.com/personal/checking/build-to-order/">BBVA Compass Build-To-Order Free Checking</a> account by April 30th.</li> <li>The minimum deposit must be $25.</li> <li>Within 6 weeks of opening the account, have your first direct deposit of at least $300 from an unrelated third party (your paycheck most likely).</li> <li>For at least 6 months after opening the account, have your minimum $300 direct deposit continue once each billing cycle.</li> <li>You will have to pay $9.95 shipping and handling for your iPod Touch.</li> <li>If you don't comply, you'll pay $180 for the iPod Touch.</li> </ul> <p>There's some more legal jargon, but that's the big idea. Basically, if you change banks and do what you do now with the new BBVA Compass Bank account, you'll bag your iPod Touch. If it's just not worth the hassle, fair enough. Certainly something to consider though, especially if you're looking for a new bank anyway. And the iPod Touch also allows you to do mobile banking, which is another reason to take advantage of this deal.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-8gb-ipod-touch-from-bbva-compass-bank" class="sharethis-link" title="FREE 8GB iPod Touch From BBVA Compass Bank (Colorado)" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies apple freebie giveaway ipod special offer Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:10:57 +0000 Paul Michael 6179 at http://www.wisebread.com Museum Day September 25, 2010: Free Admission This Saturday only!! http://www.wisebread.com/museum-day-september-26-2009-free-admission-this-saturday-only <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/museum-day-september-26-2009-free-admission-this-saturday-only" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/museumday.png" alt="museum day 2009" title="museum day 2009" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="169" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On September 25, hundreds of museums and cultural venues are participating in <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/about.html">Museum Day</a>.&nbsp; Enjoy free general admission for <strong>ONE DAY ONLY</strong> (except for museums that are closed on Saturdays, the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">admission card</a> works for Sunday, September 26).&nbsp; </p> <p>Just go to <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/about.html">Museum Day</a>, download and fill out the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">admission card</a>, find a <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venue.html">venue</a> that's participating, and present the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">Museum Day admission card</a> to receive free general admission! </p> <p>The restrictions are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>One time use on September 25, 2010 unless otherwise specified</li> <li>Card must be presented for free general admission</li> <li>Admission Card will be collected upon entry</li> <li>General admission only</li> <li>Does not include entry to special exhibits or IMAX screenings</li> <li>Admission Card is good for general admission for you plus one guest</li> <li>One Admission Card per household</li> <li>Not for use with any other offer</li> <li>No rain checks</li> <li>Some participating museums may already have a free admission policy year round and are participating in the &quot;spirit&quot; of the day</li> </ul> <p>Get your family and friends together and go out this weekend to enjoy all the culture you can handle!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/museum-day-september-26-2009-free-admission-this-saturday-only" class="sharethis-link" title="Museum Day September 25, 2010: Free Admission This Saturday only!!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/deals-and-coupons/freebies">Freebies articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies free museum museum day Fri, 25 Sep 2009 03:20:44 +0000 Lynn Truong 3650 at http://www.wisebread.com Free download of Suze Orman's latest book: 2009 Action Plan http://www.wisebread.com/free-download-of-suze-ormans-latest-book-2009-action-plan <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/free-download-of-suze-ormans-latest-book-2009-action-plan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/suzeorman.jpg" alt="Suze Orman&#039;s 2009 Action Plan" title="Suze Orman&#039;s 2009 Action Plan" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="100" height="179" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahshow/20081119_tows_bookdownload">Download</a> Suze Orman's new book, <em>Suze Orman's 2009 Action Plan</em> FREE on <a href="http://media.oprah.com/sterm/action_plan_english.pdf">Oprah.com</a> until Thursday, January 15.&nbsp; The book is also available in <a href="http://media.oprah.com/sterm/action_plan_spanish.pdf">Spanish</a>.</p> <p>We also have a <strong>signed</strong> copy to giveaway.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/250-oprah-goodies-giveaway">Enter now</a>!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-download-of-suze-ormans-latest-book-2009-action-plan" class="sharethis-link" title="Free download of Suze Orman&#039;s latest book: 2009 Action Plan" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies Fri, 09 Jan 2009 01:09:14 +0000 Lynn Truong 2724 at http://www.wisebread.com Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/400_selfmagazine_capplegate_080319_selfmag.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="344" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quick deal to start the weekend off just right. SELF magazine is giving away FREE ONE-YEAR subscriptions to their popular women's publication. Covering everything from fitness and food to health and beauty, it's a great magazine for this price.</p> <p>Just <a href="http://www.condenet.com/promo/nuvaring/sweeps/nuvaring/entry/long/">click here </a>and you'll be taken to the sign-up form. As always, these deals can expire quickly so get in there fast. As with most of these subscriptions, you can expect to receive your first issue after 6-8 weeks. So if you already read this magazine, don't expect to get your next issue in the mail. You'll still have to&nbsp; pick it up at the checkout.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://www.bargainist.com/deals/2008/12/free-subscription-to-self-magazine/">The Bargainst </a>for the tip.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/treat-yourself-to-self-with-a-free-subscription" class="sharethis-link" title="Treat yourself to SELF with a free subscription" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies freebie giveaway SELF magazine subscription Fri, 05 Dec 2008 16:35:21 +0000 Paul Michael 2626 at http://www.wisebread.com Get out the Vote and Grab a Tall Starbucks Coffee for Free! http://www.wisebread.com/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/starbucks_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --><!-- @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } --><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Voting anxiety is kickin' in big time. With only a couple days left until the final vote, many are more than ready to make their voices heard &ndash; and then head back to life as normal. In an effort to reward those who vote on Nov. 4, <a href="http://www.starbucks.com/">Starbucks</a> is pouring free coffee.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Their ad (airing on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/starbucks">YouTube</a> and at their <a href="http://www.starbucks.com/">website</a>) makes it clear. Come in on Nov. 4<sup>th</sup>, say, &ldquo;I voted,&rdquo; and grab your tall coffee, no money required. It's a simple gimmick to get people to vote. I think there's a bit more to it than that, however.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">It's been three long months of listening to my closest friends, clients, and family Twitter and email non-stop about how important my vote is (as long as it's for their choice of candidate). I'm ready for the vote to take place, and our new Pres to emerge (however disappointed I may possibly be at the results.) This means perhaps we can start getting back to a time when I was less a Party member and more a gal you used to have coffee with.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Starbucks is facilitating a step in the right direction. Free coffee just might get everyone sitting down together, regardless of affiliation. The marketing guys have also figured that a few of us may also buy an over-priced (but delicious) scone, and out of our gratitude for free coffee, we may leave a killer tip.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">As with most free promotions, this is about money. Thankfully, it may turn out to be about something more. This promotion runs all day on Nov. 4, at participating Starbucks locations. Get out your vote, pull up a chair next to that voter on the other side of the partisan aisle, and drink one for free.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/get-out-the-vote-and-grab-a-tall-starbucks-coffee-for-free" class="sharethis-link" title="Get out the Vote and Grab a Tall Starbucks Coffee for Free!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies coffee freebie Starbucks vote Sun, 02 Nov 2008 19:26:29 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2561 at http://www.wisebread.com Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents! http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/360182_8531.jpg" alt="Sears going crazy" title="Sears going crazy" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Very quick and super deal for you folks, to follow my vent on mortgages. And considering what I was saying, we need to save every penny we can. Anyway, Sears is going a little gaga and selling off a whole bunch of decent clothes for 90% off, sometimes more! How much more? Well, when you <a href="http://www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_Clothing?sbf=Clearance&amp;adCell=A3&amp;sid=IAx20071211x000001&amp;aff=Y">click on the link</a> you'll be greeted by items that have been reduced from $20-$30 to just 99 cents. I'm not even sure you could find a deal like that for a used sweater at a charity store.</p> <p><img width="373" height="258" title="sears sale sweater" alt="sears sale sweater" src="/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_2.jpg" /></p> <p>As usual, these deals will go quickly and sizes will start to disappear fast. So, get over to <a href="http://www.sears.com/shc/s/v_10153_12605_Clothing?sbf=Clearance&amp;adCell=A3&amp;sid=IAx20071211x000001&amp;aff=Y">Sears</a> and get yourself some great deals (if you need them of course). If not for yourself, you could certainly fill up on gifts just in time for the holidays. I could find no indication of the sale expiration date, so take advantage of it while you can.</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sears-goes-a-little-crazy-sweaters-starting-at-99-cents" class="sharethis-link" title="Sears goes a little crazy - sweaters starting at 99 cents!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Deals and Coupons Coupons Deals Freebies bargain cheap clothing deal Sale Thu, 16 Oct 2008 20:25:28 +0000 Paul Michael 2526 at http://www.wisebread.com Museum Day 2008 -- Free admission Saturday only!! http://www.wisebread.com/museum-day-2008-free-admission-saturday-only <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/museum-day-2008-free-admission-saturday-only" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/museum.jpg" alt="Museum Day" title="Museum Day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="178" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>This Saturday, September 27, hundreds of museums and cultural venues nationwide are opening their doors and participating in <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/about.html">Museum Day</a>.  Enjoy free general admission for <strong>ONE DAY ONLY</strong> (except for museums that are closed on Saturdays, the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">admission card</a> works for Sunday, September 28).  </p> <p>Just go to <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/about.html">Museum Day</a>, download and fill out the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">admission card</a>, find a <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venue.html">venue</a> that&#39;s participating, and present the <a href="http://microsite.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/admission.html">Museum Day admission card</a> to receive free general admission! </p> <p>The restrictions are as follows:</p> <ul> <li>One time use on September 27, 2008 unless otherwise specified</li> <li>Card must be presented for free general admission</li> <li>Admission Card will be collected upon entry</li> <li>General admission only</li> <li>Does not include entry to special exhibits or IMAX screenings</li> <li>Admission Card is good for general admission for you plus one guest</li> <li>One Admission Card per household</li> <li>Not for use with any other offer</li> <li>No rain checks</li> <li>Some participating museums may already have a free admission policy year round and are participating in the &quot;spirit&quot; of the day</li> </ul> <p>Get your family and friends together and go out this weekend to enjoy all the culture you can handle!</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://deallocker.com/blog/index.php/2007/09/06/free-admission-to-hundreds-of-museums-nationwide-on-92907/">Deal Locker</a> and <a href="http://blogs.dailynews.com/bargain/2008/09/hundreds-of-museums-free-this.html">Bargain Hunter</a> for the tip!! </p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/museum-day-2008-free-admission-saturday-only" class="sharethis-link" title="Museum Day 2008 -- Free admission Saturday only!!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:06:35 +0000 Lynn Truong 2457 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://www.wisebread.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> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-food-this-week-and-a-chance-to-give-to-make-a-wish-foundation" class="sharethis-link" title="Free Food This Week and a Chance to Give to Make-A-Wish Foundation" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies Coldstone Creamery free food Make a Wish Mon, 22 Sep 2008 13:12:13 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2449 at http://www.wisebread.com Laptop travel kit - FREE after rebate http://www.wisebread.com/laptop-travel-kit-free-after-rebate <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/laptop-travel-kit-free-after-rebate" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/EC.NXX.NNBKIT.JPG" alt="notebook travel kit Circuit City" title="notebook travel kit Circuit City" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="227" height="336" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sweet deal. Circuit City is currently offering a very handy Nexxtech Laptop Travel Kit for $39.99, which comes with a $40 mail-in rebate. If you're someone constantly on the move or just need some back-up equipment, this is a great kit at a price you can't beat.</p> <p>The contents, which come in a decent travel case, are:</p> <div class="pom_bulls_l">&bull; Wired mouse</div> <div class="pom_bulls"> <div class="pom_bulls_l">&bull; 3' USB cable</div> <div class="pom_bulls_l">&bull; 512MB thumb drive (ignore the 256MB info, that seems to be out of date)</div> <div class="pom_bulls_l">&bull; 4-port USB hub</div> </div> <p>Nexxtech describes the kit as follows:</p> <blockquote><p><em><strong>Travel accessories:</strong> These accessories are great for the plane, office, home, school, or coffee shop. Since this mobile case fits into most laptop bags, you can carry it easily anywhere you go. </em></p> <p><em><strong>Contents:</strong> A 1000dpi retractable USB travel mouse with five buttons lets you move forward or backward on web pages with the side buttons. Use the three foot retractable mini usb cable for downloading photos from digital cameras. The 256MB USB flash drive is great for quick storage for presentations, photos, and other files. A four-port USB hub adds extra USB outlets to your computer so you can attach mice, cameras, flash drives, or other USB powered devices. Finally, the travel case protects your accessories and maximizes space. </em></p> </blockquote> <p>But is it any good? Well, the kit gets an average of 4.6 out of 5, based on 61 reviews so far. Seems like a winner to me. As with any mail-in rebate offer, you're required to jump through a few hoops. Read Andrea's excellent article <a href="/the-key-to-free">here</a> for more pointers on this. Bottom line, if this is something you need (or something you want to resell at a profit), I believe it's well worth 10 minutes of your time.</p> <p>The rebate is valid on purchases made between 8/10 and 8/16 of 2008. You will have limited time after that to get your rebate form back to Nexxtech (and keep copies).</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/laptop-travel-kit-free-after-rebate" class="sharethis-link" title="Laptop travel kit - FREE after rebate" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies data laptop mouse portable thumb drive USB Mon, 11 Aug 2008 15:25:13 +0000 Paul Michael 2316 at http://www.wisebread.com Save $10 on $10 and Free Shipping At Blockbuster Online http://www.wisebread.com/save-10-on-10-and-free-shipping-at-blockbuster-online <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/save-10-on-10-and-free-shipping-at-blockbuster-online" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/blockbuster.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">What's better than cheap, pre-owned movies delivered to your door? Free ones. And for a very limited time, you can take your pick of hundreds of movies at Blockbuster for the cost of tax.</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><a href="http://blockbuster.com/">Blockbuster online</a> has a large selection of new and pre-owned DVDs for you to purchase. You don't have to be a member to buy, but you do get a nice discount (5-10%) if you are. With Christmas less than 6 months away, I had been meaning to buy a few pre-owned DVDs to put in the kids' stockings, and with the latest in promo codes, I got them at a very nice price (FREE!)</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Here's what you do:</p> <ol> <li>Go to <a href="http://blockbuster.com/">Blockbuster online</a> and click on the &ldquo;Buy&rdquo; tab.</li> <li>Pick your choice of DVDs for purchase, and put them in your cart.</li> <li>Use code &ldquo;augappreciation&rdquo; to get $10 off a $10 minimum purchase (before tax and shipping.)</li> <li>Buy only pre-owned movies, and you get free standard shipping! (Discounts will not show up until you enter your credit card info, but you have a chance to review your order before you confirm it.)</li> </ol> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">For just the cost of tax, you can snag $10 worth of movies. And while the odds are slim that you'll actually find one for exactly ten bucks, it's still a great deal. I was able to get Evan Almighty ($9.99) and High School Musical Concert ($3.99) for just $4.26. And since I was set on getting these two flicks for a couple of kids, anyway &ndash; I'm convinced YOU can do better!</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">This code is valid until the end of August (or until they pull it.) Let me know how you do!</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/save-10-on-10-and-free-shipping-at-blockbuster-online" class="sharethis-link" title="Save $10 on $10 and Free Shipping At Blockbuster Online" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies Blockbuster deals freebies movies Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:38:00 +0000 Linsey Knerl 2291 at http://www.wisebread.com BOGO on The Dark Knight (or any other film you'd prefer to see...if there is one) http://www.wisebread.com/bogo-on-the-dark-knight-or-any-other-film-youd-prefer-to-seeif-there-is-one <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/bogo-on-the-dark-knight-or-any-other-film-youd-prefer-to-seeif-there-is-one" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/525006105_7107e5999a.jpg" alt="The Dark Knight in IMAX free ticket" title="The Dark Knight in IMAX free ticket" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="184" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Quick, simple deal for all you movie fans out there (which is most of you I presume). FANDANGO is once again doing a BOGO offer on movie tickets, which means you can get a free ticket to a certain upcoming movie featuring that bat fella. It's a small, independet film with no real budget for advertising, you may want to check it out.</p> <p>So all joking aside, I want to see The Dark Knight. I'm no fan of standing in line though, so I'll probably see it a few weeks after the initial release (but on IMAX for the best viewing experience for my money). I will, of course, be seeing it with a friend and we'll basically be paying half price thanks to <a href="http://www.fandango.com/">FANDANGO</a> .</p> <p><img width="230" height="346" title="Dark KNight" alt="Dark Knight" src="/files/fruganomics/u17/Picture_1_8.png" /></p> <p><strong>The deal:</strong> All you have to do is add a minimum of two tickets to your cart and then <strong>pay using your Discover Card.</strong> The cost of one ticket will automatically be deducted from your cart. Fandango ran the same promotion last year and it worked great. But get your skates on, the <strong>deal ends 8/31/08</strong>. Thanks to The <a href="http://www.bargainist.com/deals/2008/07/fandango-bogo-free-movie-tickets-wdiscover-card/">Bargainist</a> for pointing this one out.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/bogo-on-the-dark-knight-or-any-other-film-youd-prefer-to-seeif-there-is-one" class="sharethis-link" title="BOGO on The Dark Knight (or any other film you&#039;d prefer to see...if there is one)" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Freebies bogo Discover Card Fandango free tickets Tue, 15 Jul 2008 15:00:11 +0000 Paul Michael 2243 at http://www.wisebread.com We're giving away tickets to So You Think You Can Dance! http://www.wisebread.com/were-giving-away-tickets-to-so-you-think-you-can-dance <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/were-giving-away-tickets-to-so-you-think-you-can-dance" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/dance2.jpg" alt="win sytycd tickets" title="win tickets to so you think you can dance!" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="162" height="240" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are two contests both courtesy of new <a href="http://www.snuggle.com/promotions/so-you-think-you-can-dance.aspx">Snuggle with Fresh release</a> and the Fox show <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance">So You Think You Can Dance</a>. </p> <p><strong>Contest one: Win 2 tickets to the <em>So You Think You Can Dance </em>2008 tour</strong><img src="/files/fruganomics/u4/snuggle_bear_smaller.jpg" alt="snuggle bear" title="snuggle bear says hi" width="108" height="144" align="right" /></p> <p>This one is for Wise Bread readers only.  Top prize is <strong>2 tickets</strong> to one of the <em>So You Think You Can Dance</em><strong> </strong> shows on the <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/sytycd_tour.htm">2008 tour</a>.</p> <p>Additional prizes:  8 of our readers will win a Snuggle bear plus samples of Snuggle&#39;s new fabric softener and dryer sheets. </p> <p>To enter this drawing, simply <strong><a href="/forums/frugal-living/win-2-tickets-so-you-think-you-can-dance-2564.html#post19135">make a post in this forum thread</a></strong>.  We&#39;ll announce the winners on August 17.  This contest is open to US residents only. <p><strong>Contest two: Win a trip to </strong><em><strong>So You Think You Can Dance</strong></em><strong><em> </em>season finale<br /></strong></p> <p>To launch new <a href="http://www.snuggle.com/promotions/so-you-think-you-can-dance.aspx">Snuggle with Fresh release</a>, Snuggle is partnering with <em>So You Think You Can Dance </em>to celebrate Happy Dances: fun, spontaneous moves that release the freshness of Snuggle.  <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/snuggle/">Send Snuggle</a> a short 30-sec. video showing off your Happy Dance moves and you could <span style="font-weight: bold">win a trip to L.A. for the SYTYCD finale</span>!  (See <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/snuggle/rules.htm">official rules</a> and <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/snuggle/faqs.htm">FAQ</a> for more details.)</p> <div align="center"> <p><img src="/files/fruganomics/u4/snuggle_blue_smaller.jpg" alt="snuggle blue" title="snuggle blue" width="150" height="99" />    <img src="/files/fruganomics/u4/snuggle_green_smaller.jpg" alt="snuggle green" title="snuggle green" width="150" height="99" /> </p> </div> <p>I think my entry will probably look <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=x1LZVmn3p3o">something like this</a>.  What will your happy dance look like?  Check out <a href="http://www.fox.com/dance/snuggle/entries.htm">your competition</a>.</p> <p><strong>About </strong><em><strong>So You Think You Can Dance </strong></em></p> <p>I consulted our resident dance expert Linsey Knerl about what makes this show so awesome.  Here&#39;s what she has to say:</p> <p><img src="/files/fruganomics/pictures/picture-148.jpg" align="right" />&quot;What do you get when you combine the reality auditioning style of American Idol with the awesome talents of dance choreographers like <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Michaels" target="_blank">Mia Michaels</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Karaty" target="_blank">Dan Karaty</a>?<span>  </span>An entire season of breath-taking dance presentations to be performed by a hodge-podge of both trained and untrained dancers. </p> <p> Reality shows are a dime a dozen, but there’s something truly unique about <em>So You Think You Can Dance</em>.<span>  </span>You don’t have to be a die-hard fan of dance to appreciate the talent that the show seems to bring out in the unlikeliest of places. <span> </span>Hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz, swing, tap, and everything in between (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crunk" target="_blank">crunk</a>, anyone?) find their way on stage to meld together in the fantastic final performances.<span>  </span>This season has been no different in the personalities that have taken stage, and while the drama of behind-the-scenes won’t appeal to everyone, even those without a formal appreciation of musical movement could get behind <strong><em>this</em></strong> movement.<span>&quot;</span> <p><strong>About Snuggle&#39;s Fresh Release<br /></strong></p> <div id="d2" class="suggestion" style="display: block"> <p class="text">According to Snuggle, the new formula releases the Snuggle fresh scent not just when you first put on your clothes, but all day long.  <a href="http://www.snuggle.com/tips_uses/alt_uses.aspx#">Snuggle.com</a> has  a bunch of neat ideas on how to take advantage of this all day freshness: </p> <p class="text">&quot;Stop static cling on vinyl shower curtains. Mix one capful of Snuggle Ultra liquid in a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the shower curtain and lining.</p> <p class="text">Kick out bad odors. Add a Snuggle dryer sheet to your gym bag and tuck them in your family&#39;s shoes.<img src="/files/fruganomics/u4/snuggle_orange_smaller.jpg" alt="new snuggle" title="new snuggle" width="146" height="200" align="right" /></p> <p class="text">Remove pet hair. Brush clothing or fabric with a Snuggle dryer sheet to magnetically attract loose hairs.</p> <p class="text">Prevent static shock on carpets. Mix one capful of Snuggle Ultra liquid into a spray bottle filled with water and spray the carpets.</p> <p class="text">Eliminate static electricity from your TV, computer screen, or Venetian blinds. Wipe them with a Snuggle dryer sheet. Since Snuggle helps eliminate static cling, this will also help keep dust from resettling.</p> <p class="text">Soften new jeans. Fill your washing machine with water, add one capful of Snuggle liquid, soak the jeans for 1 hour, then run through the rinse cycle and dry.</p> <p class="text">Prevent thread from tangling. Run a threaded needle through a Snuggle dryer sheet before sewing.</p> <p class="text">Wipe up sawdust from drilling or sand papering. Add a bit of Snuggle Ultra liquid to a cloth and it will collect sawdust easily.&quot;  </p> <p class="text"><strong>Check out Wise Bread&#39;s other giveaways! </strong></p> </div> <p>Don&#39;t forget we&#39;re still giving away free books in the following forum threads:</p> <ul> <li>Win free copies of <em>Stop the 401k Rip-off </em>by <a href="/forums/personal-finance/ask-author-david-loeper-here-answer-your-retirement-planning-questions-1165.html">visiting this thread</a>. </li> <li>Win free copies of the <em>Frugal Family Kitchen Book </em>by <a href="/forums/frugal-living/ask-frugal-counselor-question-win-her-recipe-book-2519.html">visiting this thread</a>.</li> </ul> <p><em>Disclaimer: “The opinions expressed on this site are those of the authors and are not endorsed by FOX, 19, Dick Clark Productions, or Snuggle.”</em></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/were-giving-away-tickets-to-so-you-think-you-can-dance" class="sharethis-link" title="We&#039;re giving away tickets to So You Think You Can Dance!" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/will-chen">Will Chen</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. 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