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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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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 ………….

Helpful Honda Brings Free Ice Cream to SoCal Communities

Helpful Honda Brings Free Ice Cream to SoCal Communities

August 2, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food, Giveaway, ice cream  |  No Comments

You don’t have to scream for free ice cream in Southern California the next two weekends —  August 3 – 4 and August 10 – 11 – - just follow Helpful Honda on Twitter and Facebook!  And check out our post for an additional giveaway.

In their continuing mission to help SoCal residents — this time with some free fun — SoCal Honda Dealers are rolling out a blue ice cream truck filled with classic street ice cream treats. Find out which communities the truck will be in by ………….

Free See's Lollypop on National Lollypop Day July 20 Plus Enter Our Giveaway for a Box!

Free See’s Lollypop on National Lollypop Day July 20 Plus Enter Our Giveaway for a Box!

July 16, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food, Giveaway, Uncategorized  |  9 Comments

Stop at a local See’s Candy shop on July 20 — National Lollypop Day — and get a FREE See’s lollypop! If you haven’t tried one of these chunky goodies, please note they’re not ordinary lollypops. These are long-lasting hard lollypops similar to taffy on a stick, made in butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate and caffe latte flavors.

My favorite flavor of See’s lollypops is butterscotch, although caffe latte is a close second. What’s your favorite flavor? Tell us and you could win a large box of these scrumptious suckers, courtesy of See’s! How do you enter?

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Free Cup of Teavana for National Iced Tea Day Monday June 10!

Free Cup of Teavana for National Iced Tea Day Monday June 10!

June 9, 2013 |  by  |  Free Food  |  No Comments

Celebrate National Iced Tea Day June 10 with a FREE 16-oz serving of Teavana tea!

The speciality tea company Teavana is handing out free cups of their iced tea  at their retail stores, with a coupon from Google Offers.  Just download Google Offers to your Android or iPhone and grab the Teavana tea offer.

To find a local Teavana store, Click Here.

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Free Cup of Coffee or Tea at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Wed. Jan. 30!

January 28, 2013 |  by  |  Free Coffee  |  No Comments

If you’re looking for a free thing to do on Wednesday, Jan. 30, head to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf where they’re handing out free cups of coffee or tea all day! The freebie isn’t just any coffee — it’s a 16 ounce size cup of their anniversary blend of coffee or tea to celebrate 50 years of being in business. Limit one per person per location.

Call your nearest Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf location to make sure they’re participating in this cool free thing to do promo. CBTL has locations in Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii (not participating :/), Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Texas. Most of the stand-alone stores are participating, but usually those coffee kiosks found in supermarkets and airports do not participate in promotions.

Enjoy your free cup of coffee or tea!

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Free Thing to Do: Cash in Coins for No-Fee Gift Cards!

December 19, 2012 |  by  |  Freebie  |  No Comments

Coinstar is offering coin savers a free thing to do this holiday season: cash in the coins for no-fee gift cards or eCertificates. The Coin to Card™ option is easy. Just pour your coins into the Coinstar kiosk. Choose Free Coin Counting and the gift card or eCertificate you like.

No need to roll, sort or count coins! And you can choose from a variety of favorite online and stores such as Amazon.com, Starbucks, Albertsons and more!

So get those coins out from under your couch cushions!

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Free Thing to Do: Free Shipping Day Monday, December 17!

Free Thing to Do: Free Shipping Day Monday, December 17!

December 14, 2012 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments

Free Shipping Day

For some folks the most wonderous day of the year is Free Shipping Day! Today, Dec. 17  is that day and more than 1,600 online merchants are participating in the one-day, online-shopping event, which guarantees delivery by Christmas Eve in the contiguous 48 U.S. states.

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Free Barnes & Noble Kids Club!

Free Barnes & Noble Kids Club!

November 19, 2012 |  by  |  Free for Kids  |  No Comments

Barnes & Noble has a book club for kids and it’s FREE! The Kids’ Club offers plenty of free fun, discounts and rewards for parents of kids ages 12 and younger.

First sign up online or in store and you’ll get 30 percent off your first purchase of one book or toy for your child. This applies to just one item.

Get $5 back for every $100 you spend. The rewards are issued as as a gift certificate up to four times a year.

Free Birthday Cupcake

Before your child’s birthday, you’ll get an email coupon good for a FREE cupcake or cookie from the Barnes & Noble Cafe. The coupon is good to use anytime during the child’s birthday week.

Once you sign up, look for the monthly email with offers and discounts.

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