Bank of America Free Museums on Us Weekend March 1 - 2

Bank of America Free Museums on Us Weekend March 1 – 2

February 27, 2014 |  by  |  Free Admission  |  No Comments

Get free admission to more than 150 museums, gardens, science centers and more this weekend, March 1 and March 2, 2014, with your Bank of America debit or credit card.

Bank of America sponsors the free Museums on Us every first full weekend of the month. You’ll find free admission to these cultural insitutions in 90 cities in 30 U.S. states. All it takes to get in free is to show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card and your I.D. at the participating venue’s ticket booth.

The offer is limited to one free admission per cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special ticketed exhibits and shows.

Disclaimer: While this is a good bargain for Bank of America customers, Free Fun Guides does not promote banking at this institution. We believe belonging to a credit union is a better value in the long run.

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Buy One Get One Free Coffee Bean Drink on Valentine's Day!

Buy One Get One Free Coffee Bean Drink on Valentine’s Day!

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has an offer that’s hard to refuse on Valentine’s Day, Friday, Feb. 14 — buy one beverage and get one free for someone you love. Or heck, buy one for someone you just like or score points with an office colleague, or treat yourself to another Coffee Bean Dark Chocolate Latte Macchiatto later in the day.

That’s the drink I’m going for on Valentine’s Day. And if my honey can’t be there with me when I buy one, I’ll just get the extra for free so he can have it later.

So share the love on Valentine’s Day! Offer good all day on Feb. 14, with buy one get one free beverage of equal or lesser value. Applies only to CBTL shop locations, not those found at Ralphs and airports.

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Get a Free Cookie On National Cookie Day!

Get a Free Cookie On National Cookie Day!

December 4, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food  |  No Comments

If you have a Great American Cookie store near you, stop by today, National Cookie Day, for a FREE regular chocolate chip cookie.  Many of the Great American Cookie outlets are in malls, so do a little holiday shopping and then treat yourself to a free cookie!

No purchase required. The freebie is only good on Wednesday, Dec. 4, National Cookie Day.
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Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on Halloween!

Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on Halloween!

October 29, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food  |  No Comments

I scream, you scream, we all scream for a FREE Krispy Skreme doughnut on Halloween! Just wear a costume to a participating  Krispy Kreme on Oct. 31 and you’ll get a FREE Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Doughnut. Check out this link to view the hauntingly delicious Krispy Skremes.

The free Krispy Kreme doughnut offer is good for one doughnut per customer at participating stores on October 31st only.

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Admission is Free for Kids at San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND & More in October

Admission is Free for Kids at San Diego Zoo, Sea World, LEGOLAND & More in October

October 1, 2013 |  by  |  Free for Kids, San Diego  |  No Comments

For a great day trip or weekend with the family this month, head to sunny San Diego where admission to the Zoo, Safari Park, Sea World and LEGOLAND are all free for kids. Yes, you heard right. All FREE for children depending on their age and the attraction.

At the San Diego Zoo, home to 3,700 rare and endangered mammals, birds and reptiles, admission is free for kids ages 11 and under.

It’s the same for the zoo’s sister site, the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where animals roam free in vast expanses designed to mimic their native habitats of Africa and Asia.

At SeaWorld San Diego admission is free for one child, ages 3 to 9, with one full-paid adult admission. The same free admission rules apply for Dine with Shamu. Additionally, kids, ages 10 to 12, can participate for free in SeaWorld’s Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin and Beluga Interaction Programs with one paid adult participation (kids must be at least 48″ tall).

LEGOLAND® California Resort and its companion attraction, the SEA LIFE™ Carlsbad Aquarium, are offering a free one-day Child Hopper Ticket for one kid, ages 12 and under, with purchase of a full-price one-day Adult Hopper Ticket.

Want more? Kids ages 12 and under get in free to 30+ San Diego museums with one paid adult admission. Just print out this coupon from the San Diego Museum Council and your kids can visit places like  the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, the U.S.S. Midway and the Birch Aquarium at Scripps for free anytime during their open hours in October. Some museums may have to collect your coupon so print out several to have on hand.

But wait, there’s even more! Check out the list of free- for-kids offers at restaurants, hotels and cruises at the San Diego Visitors and Convention Bureau.  And if you fancy a train trip, kids rides free on the Amtrak Surfliner from as far north as San Luis Obispo to Oceanside, Old Town San Diego or San Diego Downtown. One child ages 2 – 15 ride free with one adult paid ticket reserved at least 3 days in advance.

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Free Admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live Saturday September 28

Free Admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live Saturday September 28

September 23, 2013 |  by  |  Free Admission  |  No Comments

Thanks to the annual Smithsonian Museum Day Live!, Free Fun Guides has something to look forward to every last Saturday in September! But it also means museum lovers have to make some tough choices — which of the hundreds of participating  museums to see for FREE!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

Smithsonian Magazine created Museum Day Live! as a way to share the spirit of the Smithsonian museums, which offer free admission every day. Through the magazine’s sponsorship, hundreds of museums across the U.S. are opening their doors for free to anyone who shows a Museum Day Live!  ticket. It’s easy to get the Museum Day ticket, which admits two people to one participating museum. First Sign Up Here for the free ticket. The ticket is emailed to you and then you print it out.

A pretty simple way of getting into a top rated museum for FREE!

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Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut for Talking Like a Pirate on September 19

Get a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut for Talking Like a Pirate on September 19

September 14, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food  |  No Comments

Calling all Jack Sparrow sound-alikes — get a free Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut on Thursday, September 19 for “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

That’s right, matey. Just say a piratey thing or two, like “ahoy” or “shiver me timbers” at a participating Krispy Kreme and you’ll get a fresh, hot out of the oven original glazed to warm you up.

If you’re feeling a bit more cheeky and dress up like a pirate, you can score a dozen golden glazed doughnuts. Almost like finding a treasure box!

Getting the free dozen doughnuts will take more than just an eye-patch. You’ll have to sport three of the following: eye-patch, pirate hat, costume hook, bandana, pirate shirt, peg leg, parrot and knickers. NO WEAPONS ALLOWED.

So Heave Ho! and enjoy the freebie.

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San Diego's Fleet Science Center is Free for Grandparents and Grandkids September 8

San Diego’s Fleet Science Center is Free for Grandparents and Grandkids September 8

On National Grandparents Day, kids can treat their favorite nana or papa to free admission to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego.

Of course, Grandparents can do the treating, too. The only requirement for the free admission on Sunday, September 8, is that one grandparent be accompanied by one or two grandkids. That’s right, free admission for one grandparent and up to two grandkids. That’s a savings of $23 – $35!

The free admission is sponsored by Scholarshare College Savings Plan, which seems like a perfect pairing to me. The ScholarShare mascot, Diploma Dog, will also make an appearance early in the afternoon to conduct a sing-along for the kids and explore with them what they want to be when they grow up. Each child gets a “diploma” to color in Diploma Dog and to record his or her dream of a future career. How cute is that?

After spending a day at the science center’s eight interactive exhibit galleries, be sure to take a fun photo in the career character cutouts.

The Fleet Science Center will be open 10AM to 6PM on Sunday, September 8. Grandparents and grandchildren can pick up their free exhibit gallery pass at the ticket counter upon arrival. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum and along Park Blvd.

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Free LEGO Workshop for Kids Tuesday August 6!

Free LEGO Workshop for Kids Tuesday August 6!

Kids get to build and keep a cool LEGO mini-build set at their local LEGO store on Tuesday August 6. This month’s LEGO model is an outdoor BBQ grill.

Kids ages 6 to 14 are invited to build the brick mini grill at the free monthly workshop starting at 5pm. No reservations are necessary but each store has a limited supply of mini-build kits,  so get to the LEGO store early.

While the kits are not available for sale, kids can  download the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make it to Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home. Right now the site has all the instructions from all the 2013 workshops available.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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Free Things to Do for Shark Week Plus a $100 Cold Stone Ice Cream Giveaway!

Free Things to Do for Shark Week Plus a $100 Cold Stone Ice Cream Giveaway!

August 5, 2013 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week  has sailed onto TV screens and we’re going along for the ride with free sharky things to do and a $100 Cold Stone gift card giveaway! Details at the end of this post.

The weeklong fest dedicated to one of the world’s most misunderstood marine animals, is the  longest-running programming event in history. Shark Week  returns this year with ………….