Friday, July 31, 2009
If you're flying between now and August 31, though, you can get FREE wi-fi on any plane that uses GoGoinflight. Here's how:
"While on board, select the Gogoinflight network on your computer. Next, go to a (any) website to get to the gogoinflight page. Create a new account with gogoinflight.com. When you arrive on the payment page, enter the promotional code: 159flt3161."
Then you can watch your OWN movies on Netflix, instead of paying $8 a pop to the airline.
• Sally Hansen Products
• Maybelline Products
• Clearasil Products
• Veet Products
• got2b Products
• New York Color Products
• Love’s Products
• Phisoderm Products
NY CO is that cheapo brand that occupies the cosmetics niche that Wet 'n' Wild used to fill, so you could easily get a few 99-cent nail polishes and be done. But you have until September 26 to make your purchases at Rite-Aid, so there's plenty of time to finish off those almost-empty face cleansers and restock.
Personally, I'm loving the Dove with Almonds flavor, which I only tried because these free coupons kept showing up in my mailbox, so I guess their fiendishly clever campaign is working after all. Curses!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Seattleites, you may have free admission to these museums:
- $10 off a hardcover book over $35
- $10 off a computer book or Blu-Ray disc
- $5 off one cookbook
- $5 off a history book
- $5 off a CD
- $5 off a DVD
- $2 off a magazine
- $2 off a fiction book
- $2 off a kids' book
- Buy a bag of coffee, get a medium beverage free
Surely with all those offers, there's something you want... even if it's just to scoot into an air-conditioned store for a while until the "stagnant air" alert ends, right, Seattleites?
Let's hope this doesn't go the way of the KFC free chicken or other fast-food promotional disasters...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
- Pay-what-you-can admission
- Open late Thursday and Friday
- Free iced tea with any purchase at TASTE Restaurant
- Crappy hour specials (I'm not that impressed with their happy hour "deals")
I wasn't aware that SAM was pay-what-you-can, so that's pretty cool, I guess. In more ways than one! HAW HAW HAW
....Ohhh, the heat is getting to me.
There is this slightly irritating paragraph, though (emphasis mine): "The existing AT&T Wi-Fi network at Barnes & Noble has been available to customers since 2005. Now, anybody walking into a Barnes & Noble store anywhere in the country will have complimentary and unlimited access to the network at all store locations." Wait... isn't anyone who walks into a store a customer? Just because you're not buying something at that precise moment doesn't magically make you NOT a customer, or less special.
I was about to feel a bit guilty for diverting all my business to Borders because they're so generous with the coupons and free beverages, but... not now! I will help myself to B&N's free wi-fi from now on, though, even though I'm evidently not a customer.
Check out the full list of their special offers here, and remember, their stores are fully air-conditioned... aahhhh.
Well, that's how it's supposed to work in theory, anyway, but right now it says the site is "under maintenance." Could it be that the Freebie Vice Police have caught on to their debaucherous giveaway?
For those times, why not save $10 off a purchase of $10 or more with this coupon? Good through September 30, so there's plenty of time to get that memorial tree water globe order in.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Of course, I'm still using the same trusty clamshell I've had for almost 3 years now, which I realize makes me an embarrassingly antiquated anomaly among consumers. What can I say, I watched that horrifying documentary about disfigured and sickened Chinese disposal workers scrounging through heaps of electronic trash to strip out wires and components, and vowed to use my phone until it broke...
The admission card isn't available for download yet, but I'll remind you again as we get closer to the actual day. Free culture, everyone!
I might actually pour both of them into the tub when I get home and just lie there until they melt, though.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Well, nevertheless, if you're feeling tough, you can get a free mini-facial at Origins retail stores, and get a free facial cleanser when you buy any Origins skin care product afterward. If you were planning on buying something at Origins anyway, and don't mind strangers touching your face, then this is the offer for you. There's a store locator at that link, too, so you can find the closest one to you.
Well, anyway, you can get $5 tickets to select events through this Subway promotion. Enter promo code subway$5tix at checkout. Oh, and look! There are STILL tix available for Crue Fest 2 at the White River Amphitheater. What are the chances?
Obviously, this system is totally open to hilarious abuse for gag-gifting or self-amusement purposes. Looks like I'll be receiving a bottle of "magic spice" for Dr. Y. Not Smokeabowl...
Friday, July 24, 2009
This freebie is really intended for booksellers and reviewers/media, so be kind, not greedy!
First one's free, mon petit...
1) Assorted Mugs (Excludes Sets)
2) All Hand Soaps (Liquid & Bar)
3) All Regularly Priced Jewelry
4) All Glass Kitchen Storage
5) All Lindt Chocolate Bags 20/40 ct
6) All Alex® Toys
7) All Gia Russa Pastas & Sauces
8) All Illy Coffee
I guess that's sort of like BOGO if the two items are roughly equal in price. I can't really tell if it's a mix-n-match (i.e., buy a mug, get a necklace free) or if the two items have to be the same (buy a bag of pasta, get a bag of pasta free), but if you've been wanting to stock up on overpriced "artisanal" housewares, this is your big chance. Valid through July 26, so get shopping!
Free Chocolate Friday - to infinity and beyond!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Not if Seattle Parks has anything to say about it! You can buy discounted Wild Waves tix through them for $21 a pop, and feel smug because you're supporting Seattle Parks & Rec teen programs. Tix are available at five locations in Seattle, and are good through September 7. Lazy River, here I come!
"This everyday guide to being a smart shopper is hot off the press and chock-full of helpful tips about preventing identity theft, understanding credit, filing a consumer complaint, and much more. In the 2009 edition, you'll find updated information about filing for bankruptcy, finding a lawyer, and planning a funeral, along with many other useful topics."
Never be fleeced again!
Or, since retailers are trying so desperately to push "Xmas in July" to stimulate crappy recession sales this year, maybe you can get an early start on your holiday gift shopping and snag an extra backpack gift while you're at it. They've also got a buy 4 books, get the 5th book free deal going on all books, AND it appears you will also earn $5 in Borders Bucks (aka store credit through their rewards program) with a $50 purchase.
So, to recap... you could buy 4 books, and get a 5th one free, plus $5 in store credit and a free backpack. Xmas in July, people!
Find your local Schlotszky's!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Seattleites, the one participating venue here is the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, and you may choose between Crue Fest 2 and Def Leppard with Poison. I know, it'll be a tough decision... but since it's BOGO, you can get them both! SOLVED.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Or, you know, you could just get it from the library. But far be it from me to poop on newfangled high-tech freebies.
I went to a Starbucks in our office lobby, which is a fairly tiny location and usually not that busy. They had some pastries in their case, but told us that they had received a special box of promotion pastries for the free offer, and once that was gone, they weren't honoring the coupon (although it wasn't yet 10:30). We went up the street to the 4th & Seneca location, where they had long since run out of their free pastries, but had decided to honor the coupon and just give away everything in their pastry case until it was empty rather than enrage coupon-holding customers.
In conclusion, it probably would have been better if Starbucks had phrased it "Free pastries to the first 100 customers" or whatever, so it wouldn't seem so misleading for customers who held up their end of the bargain and got denied. These corporate marketing wizards, they never learn...
Friday, July 17, 2009
In related news, the Dove Milk Chocolate with Almonds bar is pretty darn good. Especially when it's sprinkled with free sauce.
Find your nearest location here, although once again Seattleites get screwed by the lack of nearby franchises. SIGH.
Looks like they have some cute Dickies backpacks (I like the '80s paint splatter one), so if you needed a bag anyway, I guess you may as well sign up for the free Staples Rewards program and get your gift-card rebate a few months from now. You needed ten boxes of ballpoint pens and Wite-Out, right?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Feel the excitement! Hairbrushes to sing into while jumping on your bed not included.
A review of the book mentioned a study in which participants were asked to choose between a 1-penny Hershey's Kiss and a 15-cent truffle. Most people took the truffle, presumably because it was better quality. But when they reduced the price of each candy by one cent - making the Hershey's Kiss free and the truffle 14 cents - the results flip-flopped: suddenly everyone wanted the Hershey's Kiss, just because it was free. There's something irresistible about "free," even compared to a token payment; that's also why a French version of Amazon's Super Saver Shipping, which offered shipping for the equivalent of 20 cents with a minimum $25 order, bombed, whereas the American version, which offers FREE shipping with a minimum $25 order, has sucked us all into adding on items to get to that magical total.
Anyway, that's what I thought of when I saw this not-quite-free offer for a new energy drink for one cent at AM/PM stores. Sure, a penny is such a pitiful amount that most people wouldn't even bother to bend over and pick one up off the ground; but it still creates a psychological barrier when cashing in freebies. What do you think - is $0.01 too much to pay for 16 oz of manly power? Your thoughts on free vs. cheap, in the comments!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I've never seen this person's television program, but I understand she's something of a polarizing food-network personality whom you either love or hate. Well, either way, she'll feed your dog for free, which is kind of cool of her. Though I do think the name is kind of dumb.
If you've been toying with the idea of an e-reader but didn't want to pay through the nose for reading material, worry no more! There are many other options for free e-books out there, but this one sounds like a bonanza, so you may as well go nuts with the downloading.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Entertainment Weekly - 1 Year for $15 After $5 Automatic Savings
Spin -1 Year for $4.95 After $5 Automatic Savings
Marie Claire - 2 Years for $5 After $5 Automatic Savings
Esquire - 2 years for $7 After $5 Automatic Savings
Country Living - 1 Year for $5 After $5 Automatic Savings
Seventeen - 2 Years for $5 After $5 Automatic Savings
Real Simple - One Year for $5
Monday, July 13, 2009
I went to the Aveda store at U-Village, our schmancy open-air mall, and as soon as we walked in, a carefully groomed young man greeted us with cups of fancy licorice tea. I showed him my postcard and asked how it worked, and he took me over to a little set-up in the corner, where I was supposed to sit quietly in a chair and go through 12 different essential oil fragrances, breathing deeply whenever he instructed me to do so and saying "Yes" or "No" to each one. The "Yeses" went into a finalist round, and from there I narrowed it down until I had one I liked. I ended up with #12, a mint-eucalyptus-orange scent that coincidentally just so happened to be his favorite, too. What are the odds?
They ask you what you would use most (body wash, lotion, or body mist) and I chose body wash, so he dripped some into a bottle of unscented wash and shook it up, and presented it to me. I stuck around for a little bit to be polite, and he did keep showing me things and telling me about their products, but not in an excessively pushy way - but I'm not the kind of person who can be shamed into buying a $21 lotion just because I'm getting a freebie. They were actually very nice and service-oriented, and managed to hide their disappointment when I walked out without buying anything, though I do get the feeling that the b-day offer is intended to reward loyal customers (tip: don't be like me and blurt out, "I've never been in this store before!").
I was probably in there for about 15 minutes total, and I'm pretty pleased with my full-size free body wash. If you can put up with the "experience your sensory journey" spa-talk and a medium-hard suggestion sell, then you'll enjoy a very nice free gift from Aveda on your b-day.
Sign up and wallow in a year of type-A eco-yuppie porn!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Whew! Sounds complicated, but it might be interesting if there's a good concert coming up near you. Anyway, at the very least, you should swing by for your free cup of sugar slush.
I'll be there tonight by default, since the buses have been rerouted around the Junction, so if you go, maybe I'll see you there!
But I digress. At Peet's today, July 10, from 2 to 3 pm, you can get yourself a free 8-oz Tea Freddo, whatever that means to you.
They have a lot of $1 makeup items, plus some fancier stuff like mineral makeup, so you can actually get quite a lot for your $5. The only downside is that their shipping is pretty high, but still - dollar makeup spree right from your computer!
Well, if you feel like giving it a whirl, today's code is W5TXQR2. And here's the Redbox explanation guide from HeyIt'sFree.net to refresh your memory on how the whole thing works.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Well, I mean, the guy in the ad could be grinning with delight or he could be grimacing after slicing his lips off with inadequate shampoo-shave-gel, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt.
Find your closest location here, but Seattleites needn't bother, because the closest one is in Bellingham. Darn, and I was really looking forward to dressing like a cow.
Just a few questions and you're 4-6 weeks away from your free gift card!
This offer is good today only, and the photo credit expires on July 13, so you've really got to get moving if you want your free pics. But I was thinking about making a vacation photo collage anyway, so I'm on it.
UPDATE: This is the second time now that I've tried to sign up as a new customer only to have the offer magically disappear and get replaced by a less-good offer for 20 free prints. Still not bad, I guess, but don't be surprised if this doesn't work correctly for you.
Their headquarters is at 234 9th Ave. N., and the event is tomorrow (Friday), July 10th, from 8:00 to 5:00. Subsequent parties will be happening July 17 and July 24 at Metropolitan Market in Queen Anne (1908 Queen Anne Ave N.), so you have many chances for free soda.
If you don't live in Seattle or can't get to the party, you can print a coupon for BOGO bottles of Jones Soda. In Seattle, individual bottles are available at Metropolitan Market, and I think Safeway as well.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Call Lipton to request your free box of Lipton Tea at 1-888-435-3639. It's an automated call, and you'll have to submit your birthdate, address, and phone number in order to receive your coupon for a free box of Lipton Tea in 6 to 8 weeks. I still think it's weird that they don't just have a website, but maybe it's a new marketing initiative from their Chief Grandma Officer.
You do need to fill in a company name and phone number on the form, though, so it's possible they'll be calling to verify that "Cheapo McThriftwad" is in fact your business's name.
Ziploc wants to make your life easier with a free Pack-n-Go offer for the first 10,000 respondents. That's one full pack of Ziploc® Brand Sandwich Bags and one small Ziploc® Fresh Shield® Twist 'n Loc® Container - not a bad deal! Just imagine all the Goldfish crackers and raisins you'll be able to carry around with you for your sticky little relatives.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Not to worry, there's a hint of calla lily in there too, to offset all the diamond-shard scrubbing your poor hide will get. I've requested samples from NIVEA before and they actually give you a pretty generous little mini-bottle, enough for a couple of uses, so they're good to throw in your overnight bag for a weekend trip.
The translating is a little wonky, but don't let that stop you from getting your antiperspirant on.
I may never have to buy a cereal bar again, at this rate...
Coupon code: KTFWEB09, Exp: 09/09/09 (one free child or Teen (18 and under) admission with a purchase of reg. / full priced Adult admis.)
Coupon code: ROYAL09 (free upgrade online, enter the promotional code) - "Free Royalty Upgrade! Get the royal treatment as you partake in the King's Feast at Medieval Times. With the purchase of each full-priced admission, receive a free upgrade to the Royalty Package (over $20 value plus preferred seating). The Royalty Package Upgrade includes: Preferred seating, knights cheering banner, "Behind the Scenes" Medieval Times DVD, commemorative program."
Coupon code: 105WEB9 ($10 OFF Adult and $5 OFF Child admission(online only))
Go on, treat the white knight or blushing damsel of your choice to a greasy, dripping turkey leg and some fake jousting. Aren't they worth it?
Monday, July 6, 2009
No word on what the free gift is exactly, but the signup form shows a box of pencils, so it's probably that. I plan to swing by and check it out, so I'll keep you posted.
Update: OK, I went there and now I know what it is! You do indeed get a set of pencils in a little colorful gift box, inside a nice gift bag, along with a catalog. You kind of have to stand there for a minute acting like you actually care about their new line of bags, but they're very nice about handing out the freebie!
Save an extra 10% off items that are already 40-60% off, and get free shipping with orders of $49 or more with coupon code BEST723. It's only good through July 7, so if you've been planning to splurge on sparkly trinkets, now's the time!
"Surprise a friend with a coupon for a complimentary pint of new Starbucks® Ice Cream. Up to 20,000 free coupons for pints of new Starbucks® Ice Cream will be shared every day through July 19, quantities are limited to just over 800 pints per hour."
I think I'd rather surprise myself with free ice cream, but if you're feeling generous (and/or make a pint-sharing pact with a friend), this may work out just fine for you.
The code is 4J7LF6 and you can use it today only to get a free one-night rental. Read the handy guide on HeyIt'sFree.net if you don't know how it works, but basically: free movies.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
As always, check with your local AMC theater before heading down to claim your discounts, but it could be a good way to beat the heat and stuff yourself with sugar and salt on the cheap this summer.
Evidently this was originally a "buy this DVD, get a subscription free" deal, but we know better than that, don't we?
There are also some other deals like $5 lip gloss and $3 haircare, so if you need to stock up on girly bath products, now's your chance to set yourself up for the rest of 2009.