Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sign up through the site, search for a local organization that's participating, do your day of envelope-stuffing or candy-striping with some friends, and then go enjoy some REAL fun at Disneyland! Sounds like a good deal to me, and it couldn't hurt to polish that halo a bit, right?
"From Oct. 2 - 5, Starbucks invites customers to join the Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew Taste Challenge at their favorite U.S. Starbucks location. Participants can taste Colombia Starbucks VIA™ next to fresh-brewed Pike Place™ Roast and challenge themselves to guess which one is Starbucks VIA™. Starbucks VIA™ Taste Challenge participants will receive coupon for a complimentary Tall brewed coffee on their next visit as well as an offer for $1 off a Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew purchase."
So even if you hate VIA, you'll still get a free tall brewed coffee out of the deal. And if you just hate Starbucks coffee in general, well... this probably won't convince you otherwise.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Let this be a lesson to all of us that the words "sushi kit," exciting though they may seem at first, don't necessarily mean it's something fun.
Alas, this freebie is nothing like that. It's Dove the soap company, and soap is definitely not something you want to shove in your mouth straight from the mailbox. Still, you can get a set of 6 Dove thank-you cards by signing up for their online newsletter; the first 20,000 are eligible.
30% off any item, in-store, good through October 7. And 20% off any item online with promo code SLK6665H, through October 5. Let the savings commence.
Monday, September 28, 2009
The offer is good for the first 20,000, and you can use your coupon through October 2. Pick up a thing of pasta, a bag of salad, and a jar of sauce, and you've got your $10 right there - then cap it off with free loaf, and you're DONE. Actually, I may have just talked myself into dinner.
Then you can get started forking over $40-50 per game, like the rest of us chumps.
3 free Bluntville cigars when you complete the form and send it in. It appears that you will receive Vanilla, Honey, and Sweet flavors, each in their own individually wrapped color-coded packages. And yes, you are allowed to wear pants while smoking them if you wish.
Friday, September 25, 2009
- 3 free samples with every order
- $3.50 off a $10 purchase with promo code 28166
- Bag of 10 free samples with a $25 order
- Free shipping on a $50 purchase
Clinique Bonus Time is more my speed, but if you have some high-end salon products or fancy makeup you've been wanting to get, maybe now is the time.
- $5 off list price 1 Hardcover Fiction Book
- $5 off 1 DVD or Blu-ray Disc over $10 Or 1 CD over $10 (At Borders stores only*)
- $5 off list price 1 History or Politics book, 1 cookbook, 1 craft book, or 1 Business/Finance book
- $3 off 1 borders book club title
- $2 off list price 1 Romance Book, 1 kids' book, 1 Stuffed Animal, Or 1 magazine
- $1 off list price 1 large Mocha or Latte at our Seattle's Best Coffee Cafe (At Borders stores only*)
Panda Expresses are not conveniently located for me, so I'll have to enjoy this one vicariously through you panda-proximate readers. Let me know how it was!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Get $15 off a $100 purchase, good through October 5. Just in time to give your wardrobe a little fall makeover!
Well, anyway, if you transfer prescriptions to Rite Aid and use these coupons, you can get up to $50 in gift cards, which is quite the bonus. Personally, I think Rite Aid is somewhat sketchy and not all that pleasant to go into, but I suppose I could deign to enter for $50 in band-aids and lip gloss.
Get your free 2010 calendar poster, tastefully adorned with seasonal New Yorker cover images, before October 31. If they send it rolled up in a tube, that would indeed make it suitable for display, but if it comes folded in quarters with big crease marks that will never come out, maybe not so much. Welp, only one way to find out!
Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a strip of condoms stapled to the front, but there's always the hope that it's either unwrapped, or wrapped in transparent, embarrassing plastic! You definitely want your mailman to know you're interested in contraception AND saving money.
- Free chocolate every month
- Free gift each month when you spend $10 or more
- Free standard shipping for one online order
To get your free chocolate, you go into a Godiva store, present your membership card, and point at the one you want, I gather. Luckily there's a Godiva store within a few blocks of my office, so I have a new place to go for lunch once a month. Chocolate lunch, that is.
Well, I can help you with at least one of those problems: here's a $1 off coupon for a bag of PopChips (looks like any size). It's good through December 31, so once you find them at a store near you, you can click "print" again, and again, and again.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Proceeds benefit the Seattle Public Library, so open your wallets, readers.
I'm still mad that my BF refuses to join me in a "Jon & Kate + 8" couples costume (I was even willing to be Jon!), but I'll get my revenge - er, find something better - on this site.
There's also a giveaway in which you can win a Smart Car decorated to look like a giant creme-filled cupcake. Just saying.
I haven't bought or consumed anything from Little Debbie in years, but I am occasionally intrigued by their bizarro holiday cakes, and Halloween is coming up.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
As I understand it, the first million people to become a fan of "Woody" (Wendy's non-pigtailed big brother?) will all get a coupon for a free burger once there are a million fans. They're up to 800,000+ now, but THEY NEED YOUR HELP. And possibly all your friends' help, too.
Of course, if you wait for a Borders coupon for 25%, 30%, or 40% off any item, you can score an even better deal on Moleskines there - but B&N does seem to have a larger inventory, so if you want a limited-edition design or a special color, this might be the time to strike.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I don't know how much of a hard sell they make you sit through before giving you your one-week, 14-day pass, but if you're gym shopping and curious, you might want to take advantage of this offer.
I just checked Seattle and it looks like they have tickets available for multiple days, so give it a try if you're interested in seeing girls pounding on each other with roller skates!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Come to think of it, this isn't really a freebie at all. Nevermind. Carry on.
(That offer came from this page - check it out for more offers. Thanks Amanda!)
- 25% off one item online (expires Sep. 21)
- 30% off one item in-store (expires Sep. 26)
- BOGO medium beverage (expires Sep. 26)
Anyone want a latte?
There's also this Big Kahuna Reef matching game, which seems to be decently reviewed and rated, so if you like matchy puzzle fun rather than nail-biting time-trial cakework, you could try that one, too.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
However, Opinion Outpost (that's my referral link) is free for anyone to join, and you can earn cold, hard cash, which is arguably just as good. You earn points for completing (or partial points for being disqualified from) surveys, and if my shaky math works out, it's about $0.01 per point. So a typical survey might get you 20 points, or $0.20, which doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up pretty quickly and they're easy to polish off in a couple of minutes while you're waiting on hold or whatever. I've cashed out $50 so far from the site, which isn't too shabby.
There are plenty of other good sites out there if you look for them, many of which pay in cash. Just remember, a legitimate site will never charge you to join up, will explain its rewards system clearly, and won't require you to participate in any "special offers" or "premium memberships." If you're going to waste time in front of your computer, you might as well be making money, right?
Anyway. On October 3, you can stream "The Wizard of Oz" for free via Netflix online. I gather it's to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the movie or something like that. Netflix members can also watch it in hi-def for free on their Netflix-ready viewing devices. Come to think of it, it has been a long time since I saw the movie...
Book your travel by September 28, and you can travel between now and early February 2010. Check the offer page for full details and get flying!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Right now, there's a promotion where you can earn 25 free points - enough for a free drink. Go to the Pick Up Points page, click on the TGIF icon, and it will take you to a signup page for TGIF's rewards club. If you join that, you'll get your 25 points and you can cash 'em in for a free drink coupon. Whew! If you're REALLY thirsty, it could be worth it...
Monday, September 14, 2009
I haven't been able to verify this one on the Krispy Kreme official site, so if you try this and it works, let me know in the comments!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
P.S. Be green, pass your magazines along to friends and family when you're done with them! Better yet, start up a magazine exchange and get all the benefits of subscribing to many magazines without all the cost or wasted paper.
I guess it's not entirely true to say that this isn't for me, because I did get this for my dad for Father's Day this year the last time they ran this special. Don't wrinkle your nose - he'd be proud of me for sniffing out such a deal! Thrill your thrifty male relative just as much, if you so desire... but beware, if your dad is anything like mine, you'll probably get half the magazine back in clippings with post-its attached.
If you care about your body more than I care about mine, print the coupon and drink up! (Thanks, Cheryl!)
Anyway, one free tanning session at Hollywood Tans, and you may find a location near you here.
Friday, September 11, 2009
30% off the list price of any item, either in-store or online with the promo code. Go nuts! Because that's all you're going to get today for free.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sign up for a free sample of Snikiddy Snacks using the link on this page, and use promo code babybix sample to get your electronic coupon for the free bag. Then, sit back and prepare for wholesome cheesy goodness.
- $2 off list price 1 magazine
- $2 off list price 1 romance or science fiction book
- $2 off list price 1 kids' toy or game
- $3 off list price 1 sports book
- $3 off list price 1 test-prep book
And, it goes without saying, nary a free coffee beverage in sight. Harrumph. You can do better than this, Borders. We'll try again tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Honestly, that probably means all the best stuff is already gone, but I'm gonna look anyway.
Try your free sample here and feel the soothing warmth of grandma-in-a-cup.
Actually I'm a little dubious about this whole deal, but evidently how it works is you buy heavily discounted gift certificates to a certain restaurant, which are maybe valid with minimum purchase amounts at some participating restaurants. Essentially, you're buying a BOGO coupon, so think about what that's worth to you before you buy these "gift certificates." Also, during the checkout process they try and get you to agree to sign up for some monthly scammy service called Shopping Essentials or some such. You're fine if you just uncheck that box, but make sure you pay attention or you'll have to fight it out later with getting it canceled.
To celebrate 9/9/09, they're having a special discount where you can get a $25 certificate for $1 with promo code NINETY. There are some decent restaurants in the Seattle area, so if you're willing to jump through the rules 'n' restrictions hoops, try it out.
- 50% off any one regular-priced item at Michaels
- JoAnn.com: 40% off one item (promo code SED256) or 50% off one item (promo code TTF253A)
Speaking of which, I should really get started on my paint-by-numbers Pope.
Sign up and soothe the itchy beast!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The free sample is available to Vocalpoint members, so sign in or register for free to get this and other samples or coupons for other products in the future. The only requirement is that you agree to review the sample and give them your opinion, so do let them know if it sloughs off a layer of skin or gives you shingles or something. Hey, you can't sweat if you don't have skin, right?
"This exciting new detergent from Palmolive provides a natural, glowing shine that redefines clean. It contains no dyes, no unnecessary chemicals, no heavy fragrances. It is also an extremely environmentally friendly product: Its phosphate-free formula is biodegradable and leaves no harmful residue on dishes. Its bottle is even made of post-consumer recycled plastic!"
Which makes it a bit ironic that they're handing out free plastic mini-bottle samples, but, you know, it's all for the planet. Sign up for yours and strangle the Earth today!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Come to think of it, I never did get the one that I had sent to my work address... do you think they're on to me?!
I've found Walmart sample offers to be easy, fast, and don't lead to being on a ton of other junk mail lists. I know, it kills me to say anything positive about Walmart, but they do have a good sample system going...
Thursday, September 3, 2009
No, it can't perform complex mathematical equations or help you write that Intro to Philosophy essay, but a burrito is still an essential and totally relevant school supply. Viva los burritos de escuela!
You can locate a museum near you here - there's a pretty decent selection on there, including a few in Seattle I haven't been to yet. If the weather doesn't improve pronto, a museum may be the best place to spend the holiday weekend, which is a sad thought.
Seattleites, there aren't any participating FTDs in Seattle - the closest one is up in Edmonds. So it's probably not on your way to work that day unless you live up north... you'll just have to find some other way to be a good neighbor.
There's also a coupon for 40% off the list price of a book, which is the highest that their book coupons really go, so if you've been eyeing a certain book for a while, now is your time to buy!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The last time they ran this offer, I wasn't able to find the qualifying Blue Bunny boxed items in Seattle, but if you've seen them around and know where to find them, tell us in the comments!
BOGO adult meal with purchase of two drinks, or BOGO breakfast with purchase of two drinks. Valid until September 6.
The whole site is a bit mysterious and I can't quite figure out who owns it or what their interest in granola is, exactly, but if you're craving some free granola bars and don't mind giving them your personal information, have at it.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
- Become a Facebook fan of Baja Fresh.
- Print out this entire page, so that it shows your name at the top
- Take the printout to a Baja Fresh along with ID to prove that it's you
- Prepare to nom
Okay, so maybe it's not that hard. Maybe this says more about my laziness that I'd rather sit here eating leftovers than go get a free burrito with purchase of a large drink...
I mean, look how happy that housewife on the webpage is... if I thought I could possess even a fraction of that joy by eating mashed potatoes, I'd never stop. Ever.
Be that as it may, you can try a free one with the coupons on the PDF. It looks like some enterprising soul duplicated them and put several copies on one handy form, so don't get too greedy - share with your thirsty, corn-syrup-loving friends.
Anyway, 30% off the list price of any item. Go nuts (if there's anything left that you haven't used a previous coupon on)!