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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Free Disneyland day pass (when you volunteer for a day).

This may not be a "freebie" in the truest sense of the word, but you do get a valuable item that doesn't cost you any money, and you get good karma, which is obviously priceless. Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program, starting January 1, 2010, gives you a free one-day pass to Disneyland or Disneyworld when you volunteer for a day at one of their participating organizations.

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?

Free Starbucks VIA taste test, Oct. 2-5.

This week, Starbucks announced the national release of its much-hyped VIA instant coffee. Personally, I like it just fine and drink it regularly, though this may have a lot to do with the fact that I have a free-coffee connection. But just in case you don't, you can get yourself a free cup of VIA coffee at Starbucks stores from Oct. 2-5, and do a blind taste test between it and Starbucks' house Pike Place Roast.

"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.


Jack in the Box has a very special deal for you... just you. It's their $1 Big Cheeseburger, "a jumbo beef patty with two kinds of cheese on a sesame seed bun." Supposedly this is a printable coupon, although it doesn't say that anywhere on the page, but if you really have your heart set on getting this beef-n-cheese-a-thon for $1, you may want to print it out and take it with you to be safe.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free holier-than-thou sushi kit from the Monterey Aquarium.

Honestly, I'm sure it was well-intentioned, but this freebie just sounds obnoxious. So you go into a sushi restaurant, whip out your own biodegradable, reusable chopsticks from your pocket and disdainfully push aside the disposables at your place setting; you "engage your sushi chef in a conversation about seafood and ask questions that will help you avoid items on the red list"; and you litter a trail of seafood-awareness cards and brochures in your wake when you leave. Seriously, Monterey Bay Aquarium? Because that sounds like an express ticket to Spit-in-your-foodsville.

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.

Free Dove thank-you cards.

Blame it on Free Chocolate Friday: when I heard about these free Dove thank-you cards, I first thought of Dove chocolate, and was like, "Awesome! Are the cards made out of chocolate? Do they have little Dove Promises attached, like when you used to get valentines in grade school?"

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.

Borders: 30% off any item in-store, 20% online.

Oh, Borders, it's good to see you again. It's been at least four days since the last coupon, and I was starting to wonder... but never mind all that now.

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.

Go "green" with Nautica Oceans.

It seems the green craze has hit the fragrance market now, with fragrances like Nautica Oceans, which says it's water-based and eco-friendly. Since perfume and cologne are, you know, based on scented oil, I'm not exactly sure how that works, but you can sign up for your free sample and find out. That glistening, open-shirted male model looks pretty pumped about being in the water, so maybe it'll have that effect on you, too.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Facebook: free Safeway French bread.

Here's another Facebook offer for you French bread lovers: become a Safeway fan on Facebook and get a loaf of French bread for 25 cents (with a $10 minimum purchase). Actually, it looks like you might not even have to befan them - you can just click and print the coupon.

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.

Wii would like a $25 Amazon gift card, please.

Just in case you're one of the handful of people left in the world who wants, but does not already own, a Wii - the price finally went down $50, so the Wii is now $199 at Amazon. Plus, if you buy one before October 3, you get a $25 Amazon gift card mailed to you, so really it's more like $175.

Then you can get started forking over $40-50 per game, like the rest of us chumps.

Sometimes 3 free cigars are just 3 free cigars.

...however gratuitous the butt shot on the offer page might seem to be. Trust me, it's just you projecting your subconscious urges onto these perfectly innocent cigars.

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

Some Ulta deals: $3.50 off, free shipping, free samples.

Ulta very much wants your attention this weekend. They are throwing the discounts around like they're going out of style:
  • 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.

Borders: Super Coupon rides again!

The Super Coupon is back, just in time for the weekend! Print this puppy and get a one-way ticket to Savings Town.
  • $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*)
OK, it's not as good as a free beverage, and yes they do have that "happy hour" dollar-off discount in the afternoons anyway, BUT STILL. Don't look your Super Coupon in the mouth.

Free Panda Express today, September 25.

Yes, it's true - print out this coupon and take it to Panda Express for a free entree-size serving of Sweet Fire Chicken, which looks like it has pineapple, red pepper, and ze spices. Oh, and FIRE.

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

Smithsonian Free Museum Day is Sat., September 26.

Don't forget, Smithsonian Free Museum Day is this Saturday, September 26! Find a participating museum and get ready to party museum-style this weekend. Don't forget to download and print your free admission card before you go, too! The card is good for up to two admissions; one card per household.

H&M: $15 off $100 purchase.

Hey, look, here's another coupon from H&M! And here I was saying they never offer coupons... I might have to rethink that statement.

Get $15 off a $100 purchase, good through October 5. Just in time to give your wardrobe a little fall makeover!

Rite Aid: Get up to $50 in gift cards when you transfer prescriptions.

I never really understood the whole mania with pharmacies offering incentives for you to transfer prescriptions. Are they such a fabulous, high-end item that there's an all-out pharmacy war where they're all trying to snatch customers out of each other's claws? I guess they could be if you have the fancy, expensive meds, although mine tend to be the $4 generics.

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.

Free New Yorker 2010 calendar.

Okay, technically I think this is for New Yorker subscribers, but I am one and they didn't tell me about this, so as revenge, I'm posting it for the world to see. Or at least the five of you who read this blog.

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!

Free Durex magazine with $25 in coupons.

I have to admit, my first thought was, "Who can I prank by requesting a copy of this on their behalf?" I mean, it's hard for me to take a "magazine" produced by a condom company all that seriously. Though, in their defense, I suppose Durex might reasonably be considered to have expertise on sexual matters.

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 Godiva chocolate every month!

Now that the Free Chocolate Friday calorie train is coming to a halt, there has to be something else out there to supplement my free-chocolate needs. Ah yes, there's the Godiva Rewards program. Evidently, when you sign up, you get:
  • 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.

$1 off PopChips coupon.

Have you had PopChips yet? They are delicious, somewhat-good-for-you potato chips that are not fried, nor even baked, but popped. They are pleasingly flavorful and crunchy. The only downside is, they're kind of expensive and sometimes hard to find.

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

Seattle: Library book sale, Sep. 25-27!

Just a heads-up that the Seattle Friends of the Library's giant book sale is this weekend, September 25-27! Friday is the members-only preview, Saturday is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday is 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Hundreds of thousands of paperbacks, hardcovers, CDs, DVDs, art prints, and posters, mostly for $1 each - how can you go wrong? Just make sure to bring your own boxes, sturdy bags, or rolling suitcases to haul all your booty home.

Proceeds benefit the Seattle Public Library, so open your wallets, readers.

More $5 magazines at Amazon: InStyle, Esquire, Marie Claire, and more.

Arrghh, I can't help it! It's a sickness, I know it, but am I really supposed to say no when they offer a $5 one-year subscription to In Style? Or $7 for two years of Esquire (it shows $12, but an additional $5 off shows up at checkout)? $5 for two years of Marie Claire is still going, too.


Lots of magazines, $5 off at

$5 off a ton of magazine titles at Barnes & Noble's online store, which brings many of them well under $10. Some of them are around $5 for a one-year subscription! That's basically the price of a single issue. Of course, logic like this is why I'm pushing 20 magazine subscriptions now, but I'll never lack for airplane reading, now will I?

20% off and free shipping at

Yep, Halloween is coming up, and it's time to start thinking about what you'll be this year. Get some help from, where you can get an extra 20% off with coupon code SCARY20. Apparently there's a costume sale going on as well. You also get free shipping on orders over $65 through September 27.

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.

Little Debbie: 75 cents off, or a free Smart Car. Your choice.

You know Little Debbie, right? Purveyor of creepy knockoff snack cakes that bear startling resemblances to brand-name fare like Twinkies or Hostess Cupcakes, as well as their own weirdly-named, garishly colored treats? Well, you can get a 75-cent coupon on their website (you need to have a coupon printer installed). And if you know anything about Little Debbie, then you know that that basically makes them free, since they cost about $1 a box normally.

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

Facebook: Free Wendy's burgers for the first 1,000,000.

Now I am an extremely health-conscious person, and so I don't really go to fast-food eateries at all, even Wendy's. But I hear these restaurants are quite popular and frequently attended, and so if you are one of those people, perhaps you'll be interested in this Facebook freebie.

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.

Barnes & Noble: 20% off Moleskine journals.

So this one, as opposed to a Borders coupon, actually is kind of a rarity. Moleskine journals really don't go on sale, well, ever - but they're 20% off now at Barnes & Noble online, for a limited time. If you have a B&N membership, you get an additional discount off of that sale price, 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.

BOGO Nathan's hot dog.

I've never had one, but I understand these Nathan's hot dogs are popular amongst the hot-dog-loving set, so here's a coupon for a BOGO hot dog at Nathan's. It expires September 30, so you have plenty of time to get your sodium nitrate on.

Borders: 30% off any book.

What's this? A coupon... from Borders?! I've never seen anything like it!

30% off the list price of one book, in-store or online with promo code SLF6635G. Have at it...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Free 14-day pass to 24 Hour Fitness.

Except I'm a little confused, because right underneath the "14 Day Pass" header it says, "One week access to test-drive a club near you." Or is this proof that the week doesn't just feel 14 days long, it actually is?

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.

Free screening tickets to "Whip It."

You know, the roller-derby movie that's coming out? Well, you can snag free advance screening tickets if you're in one of these cities: Albuquerque, Austin, Baltimore, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Orleans, New York Norfolk, Phoenix, Portland, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Seattle, Tucson, and Washington DC.

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!

Free soap for all your 2,000 freebie-loving parts.

Yes, it's LEVER 2000, and the name lets you know it's from the future of hygiene technology! And you can get your free sample here, so you can get your filthy paws on some soap. And then scrub them clean before dinner.

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Free" ice cream at Coldstone Creamery September 24.

On September 24, Coldstone Creamery will be hosting the World's Largest Ice Cream Social, which is actually a fundraising event for Make-a-Wish disguised as a free ice cream bonanza. But don't let that stop you from claiming your 3 oz. Jack's Creation, although you have to make a token donation to get one.

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!)

Students: Get MS Windows 7 for $30.

Students, you can get a copy of Microsoft Windows 7 for $30 starting October 22. You'll need a valid college email address to prove your studentosity, but that's not too much to ask, is it?

Borders: 30% off any item, 25% off online, BOGO medium beverage.

Juuuust in case you forgot, Borders has coupons! Lots of them! For everything! And they want you to know about it. I'm a little perplexed at myself, because I have a gift card to use and goodness knows there's no shortage of coupons floating around, but I haven't managed to get myself over there lately. Maybe the lure of the BOGO beverage will motivate me today.

Anyone want a latte?

FREE CAKE (game)!

Okay, it's not as good as real-life free cake, but Amazon is offering a free download of the PC game "Cake Mania." I've heard about this game and was curious, but alas, it's only for PC... us Mac users are just out of luck.

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

Earn $$$ for surveys! No, really.

I know, I know, but I'm not following that up with "EARN $20,000/MONTH AT HOME CALL ASK ME HOW," so you know I'm legit here. I belong to several survey sites, where they send you invitations to participate in online surveys in exchange for cash or rewards points. My favorite,, has gotten me more free magazine subscriptions and movie rentals than I can shake a stick at, but you have to be invited to join by a partner company.

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?

Watch "The Wizard of Oz" on Netflix for free October 3.

Okay, well, maybe this isn't such a great deal if you're already a Netflix member, in which case you could watch it for "free" using your normal monthly membership, but I guess this is a way to do it without taking up one of your allotted DVDs.

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...

Southwest Friends Fly Free to Vegas or Orlando.

Southwest Airlines is having a vacation package special: friends fly free to Vegas or Orlando. That is, every second person flies free when you book a flight/hotel package to either of those cities. In addition, it looks like you can get a free night's stay at a participating hotel when you book 2, 3, or 4 nights, so that could add up to a pretty good deal if you're planning on a trip.

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!

Free Fekkai 'poo at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Yes, that is a cryptic header, but here's what it means: bring any full or empty bottle of shampoo to a Saks Fifth Avenue and receive a full bottle of Fekkai shampoo, normally $23, for FREE. Find your local participating store here. But of course there aren't any in Washington, let alone Seattle, so you need not bother looking if you live here. Sorry, guys, they can't all be for us.

Mrs. Fields Free Cookie Day, October 1.

October is National Cookie Month (who knew?) and Mrs. Fields wishes to commemorate the occasion with Free Cookie Day, aka October 1 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Stop by your local store and pick up a free cookie! Seattleites, I know there's one downtown at Westlake Center, but check the store locator to find one near you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Borders: 30% off any item.

JUST IN CASE you were worried you'd have to go a day without a Borders coupon, I'm here to tell you: no sweat. We've got you covered with yet another 30% off the list price of one item coupon, good till September 24. And that BOGO medium beverage coupon is still rolling till September 23, so why not grab a lucky coworker and make an extended coffee break of it?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Coke product via My Coke Rewards.

Honestly, I'm not a Coke drinker myself, but the freebies are thin on the ground today and I'm just not finding much else out there. So, may I present My Coke Rewards. I guess if you're a Coke drinker, you can enter the codes found under the caps, and redeem them for prizes such as magazine subscriptions, free drinks, and the like.

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

Free creme-filled donut at Krispy Kreme, September 14.

Today, I am learning, is National Creme-Filled Doughnut Day, at least according to Krispy Kreme. To celebrate, they are giving away free creme-filled (or possibly kreme-filled) doughnuts to anyone who walks into a store and says "Happy National Kreme Filled Doughtnut Day." Easy enough, right?

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!

Borders: BOGO medium beverage.

Borders comes through again with another coupon - and finally, it's one for coffee drinks! Not quite as good as a straight-up free drink, but still pretty good: BOGO medium beverage, now through September 22. And remember, it doesn't actually specify that you HAVE to get a coffee drink, so you could always whoop it up with a hot tea or a smoothie or something.

BOGO Coffee Mate Stick Packs.

Awww, look, your sleek new Starbucks VIA packets now have a classy, creamy friend! Coffee Mate has decided that the future lies in convenient "stick" packaging and they'd really like you to try it. So much so that they're offering a BOGO coupon offer on their website. Oh, and there's a regular old boring coupon for plain old dumb containers of Coffee Mate, too, but I think we all know that that's the way of the PAST.

BOGO 50% off at H&M.

This is unusual... H&M doesn't seem to issue coupons often, probably because they're already the IKEA of trendy women's clothing. Nevertheless, when you buy one item, you get 50% off the second, now through September 20. I was just in there the other day and the entire downtown store is purple, so I hope purple looks good on you.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Marie Claire 2-year subscription for $5.

OK, this one I might actually use: Amazon is also offering a 2-year subscription to Marie Claire for $5. That is, it's $10 now (a pretty good deal on its own), and then they're offering you an extra $5 off at checkout on top of that. So $5 divided by 24 issues is like... $0.00003 cents per issue or something. What a deal!

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.

SmartMoney 1-year subscription for $5.

Continuing today's theme of freebies that aren't for me, Amazon is offering a pretty good deal: a 1-year subscription to SmartMoney magazine for $5. That is, it's $10 on sale, and there's a special promotion that will give you $5 back at checkout.

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.

Borders: 40% off "The Da Vinci Code 2: Papal Boogaloo."

Well, I may be misremembering that title a little bit, but you know what I'm talking about, right? The sequel to the super massive smash bestselling DA VINCI COOOODE is coming out on Monday morning, and you don't want to miss it! Or maybe you do, if you're anything like me. But just in case you care, here's a 40% off coupon for the darn thing, good through Monday, September 21.

Free bottle of Protein Blitz.

OK, next up in our "freebies I'll never use myself" category, we have a coupon for one free bottle of Protein Blitz. It's like a steak in a glass, apparently. I'm not really that interested in my health, which is why I spent all of yesterday at the Puyallup Fair eating deep-fried Twinkies and chocolate-covered bacon. I wish I was kidding.

If you care about your body more than I care about mine, print the coupon and drink up! (Thanks, Cheryl!)

Free tan at Hollywood Tans.

Today's theme is "stuff that doesn't interest me, but may be of use to you, because I don't know your life," and the first entry in this category is... free tanning! The one time I got a gift certificate to a tanning place, I took it in and ended up using it on fancy-pants hemp sunblock, because that was the only thing they had that didn't involve me clambering into a tanning bed.

Anyway, one free tanning session at Hollywood Tans, and you may find a location near you here.

(Thanks, Cheryl!)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Borders: 30% off any item. Again. I know.

I know, I know, it's lame and I'm sorry, but there's just nothing out there today in freebieland. Nothing except yet another Borders coupon, of course. There's always that.

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

Free full-size bag of Snikiddy Snacks.

From the name and the picture of the tot in the carseat, I'm guessing that these are intended more for kids, but, you know, everyone likes snacks. Especially cheesy poof snacks!

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.

Borders: Super Coupon returns.

Well, it says it's a super coupon, but I'm more inclined to think it's an okay coupon, or even a not-so-great coupon. These are the savings this time around:

  • $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

Threadless special: all t-shirts $9!

Just in case you don't have enough hipster t-shirts in your wardrobe, today's your day to stock up at Threadless: everything is $9!!!

Honestly, that probably means all the best stuff is already gone, but I'm gonna look anyway.

(Thanks Amanda!)

Free sample of Abuelita.

I have to admit, I've always been curious about Abuelita, the Mexican hot chocolate drink. Apparently it's as warm and comforting as your favorite grandmother, in the convenience of a portable insta-tablet. Who wouldn't want that?

Try your free sample here and feel the soothing warmth of grandma-in-a-cup.

9500% off at OMG!!!

Ahem, sorry. I got a little carried away there. It's just that makes savings sound so EXCITING!

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.

Crafty coupons: Michaels and JoAnn.

Cold, rainy weather got you fired up for a cozy evening in with your favorite craft project? Head over to Michaels or and prepare to save BIG, my friends.

Speaking of which, I should really get started on my paint-by-numbers Pope.

Free sample of Curel Itch Defense.

Winter's coming, like it or not, and that means chapped hands, dry skin, and itching! But you can fight it with enough free samples of Curel Itch Defense lotion. It claims to "instantly relieves dry itchy skin by rebalancing skin in 4 ways." Not sure what those four ways are, exactly, but it sounds like SCIENCE and that's good enough for me.

Sign up and soothe the itchy beast!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

BOGO Waffle House for Waffle Week.

Were you aware that we are right in the middle of National Waffle Week? It's true, and Waffle House is celebrating with this BOGO coupon good through December 31. That's a long time from now... surely you will have an occasion for eating waffles between now and then, right?

Borders: 30% off any item.

You know the drill: 30% off the list price of any one item in-store with this coupon. Or use promotion code SLG6537K for online purchases. Maybe treating yourself to a little entertainment media will ease the post-holiday-weekend pain?

Free sample of Secret Clinical Strength deodorant.

Yeah, I know summer's pretty much over at this point, but let's say you're a sweaty Betty year-round and you want something stronger than the average cherry-blossom-vanilla-fresh invisible deodorant nonsense. Secret's Clinical Strength is SERIOUS BUSINESS!

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?

Free Pure + Clear dish detergent.

Palmolive has a new eco-friendly dish detergent called Pure + Clear, and they are making much of its environmentally huggy formula:

"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

Last Free Chocolate Friday ever!

Come on, just try to muster up some interest in free chocolate. It's this freebie's last hurrah, after all, and just because we've grown used to stretching out our hands and having free candy bars drop into them doesn't make this less of a deal.

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?!

Free Kotex kit from Walmart.

Wow, this is quite the sample kit: six free Kotex samples, plus coupons for additional savings. What can I say - Walmart REALLY cares about your special time of the month, ladies.

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 Free shipping on orders $10 or more.

Yep, I just can't help myself... it's another Borders coupon. This time it's for free shipping with any $10 order through September 7. If only they could ship me my free small coffee.

Seattle: Free Chipotle burrito with $20 Office Depot purchase.

Everything about this offer puzzles me, but I'm going to post it anyway. Seattleites, on September 8 and 9, when you purchase $20 at Office Depot Southcenter and take your receipt to the Southcenter Chipotle, you can get a free back-to-school burrito.

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!

(Thanks, Amanda!)

Labor Day Weekend is Free Museum Weekend.

Bank of America wants to remind you that this coming holiday weekend is also their "Museums on Us" promotion, wherein admission to any of the participating museums is free if you can flash a credit card, debit card, whatever that shows a BofA logo on it.

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.

FTD Good Neighbor Day is September 9.

Perhaps you're familiar with Good Neighbor Day... if you've ever been walking downtown and noticing that everyone passing you is holding, say, a single daffodil, this would be why. Stop by your local participating FTD and get an armload of flowers on September 9, then prepare to share!

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.

Borders: Free cup o' coffee, 40% off a book.

At last! I knew if I waited long enough, the free coffee coupons would return, and here they are. This time it's a coupon for a free small brewed coffee with your choice of flavor: vanilla creme, cinnamon swirl, or hazelnut. No purchase necessary. Mmmmm.

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!


Is that enough acronyms for you on a Thursday morning? Denny's wants you to BOGO Build Your Own Grand Slam, whatever that might be, with the help of this coupon. This offer expires September 6, so get your biscuits 'n' gravy over to your local Denny's, and bring a hungry friend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Labor Day Special: Free Blue Bunny ice cream.

Nothing says Labor Day like free ice cream bars, which is why you need to take notice of this rebate offer for Blue Bunny ice cream. The deal is, you have to buy a box of Blue Bunny Aspen or Sedona bars over Labor Day weekend (the receipt must be dated Sep. 5-7), then fill out the form and send it in for your rebate.

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 Sweet Tomatoes/SouPlantation.

Periodically, the Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation chain puts out BOGO coupons, which always fills me with envy since there aren't any here in Washington. So someone out there who lives near one better go for me. Oh, and have some of those cheesy foccaccia breadsticks for me - I really like those.

BOGO adult meal with purchase of two drinks, or BOGO breakfast with purchase of two drinks. Valid until September 6.

Free Quaker Oats granola bars.

Here's a free sample offer for Quaker Oats, though I should warn you that it's not affiliated with Quaker Oats, but rather something called Granola World. The sample includes two granola bars of your choice and a short questionnaire about your granola preferences.

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

Facebook: Free Baja Fresh burrito today, 2 to 5:30 pm.

This is a little complicated for my discriminating tastes, but if you really want a free burrito, here's how:
  1. Become a Facebook fan of Baja Fresh.
  2. Print out this entire page, so that it shows your name at the top
  3. Take the printout to a Baja Fresh along with ID to prove that it's you
  4. 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...

Free Betty Crocker potatoes.

Free potatoes! Yes, Betty Crocker, I WOULD like to make mealtimes special with your tastes-like-homemade reconstituted potato sample. Therefore, I will be signing up for the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato flavor immediately.

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.

Free Frutista Freeze at Taco Bell.

It's been a long time since I went to Taco Bell, but apparently they've been working on their menu, which now includes something called a "Frutista Freeze." Note that they've cleverly misspelled the "fruit" part so as not to imply that there's any actual, you know, fruit in there.

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.

Free Bear Naked granola bar.

Seriously, I may never have to buy breakfast foods again. I just got my Fiber One kit in the mail yesterday, and here we are with another offer, this one from Bear Naked. Choose from three types of granola - excuse me, GRAIN-ola - bars, or two kinds of cereal. Your office emergency snack drawer need never be empty!

Borders: 30% off any item.

Seriously, these Borders coupons are so fast and so furious that they're starting to become totally meaningless. I hope nobody ever buys something for full price there anymore, because you can't swing a blog post without hitting like three coupons on any given day.

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)!

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