Free Michaels Valentine’s Craft Classes for Kids & Family!

If you’re looking for free crafty things to do for Valentine’s Day then head to Michaels!

The arts & crafts store is holding free and frugal Valentine’s crafting classes for kids and families  Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday before Valentine’s Day on Thursday, Feb. 14.

The Valentine’s  fun starts on Sat. Feb. 9, with a Kids Club event Free Valentine's craft at Michaels10 – 11:30 am where kids can make and take a Valentine’s party heart love bug bag. The cost is a nominal $2 to reserve 30 minutes for your child to create. Sessions start every half hour.

The free family crafts start off on Sunday, Feb. 10 when anyone can decorate a wood heart frame 1 – 3 pm.

On Monday, Feb. 11, families can join in the free crafting fun by painting a sweet heart frame for a valentine. Free Valentine's heart frame craftClass is scheduled for 5 – 7 pm, so it’s perfect for after school and after work.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, it’s origami time! The free family craft class shows you how to create with the art of paper folding to make a cute heart bookmark. Class is 5 – 7 pm.

Enjoy the valentine fun and Live Free!

Free Groundhog Day Fun with Punxsutawney Phil and Foursquare!

January 31, 2013 |  by  |  Holiday  |  No Comments

Free things to do alert: Watch live as celebrity groundhog Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual Feb. 2 Groundhog Day weather prediction, plus earn the 2013 “PA Groundhog Day” Foursquare badge for free!

Every year since 1887, Phil has made his Groundhog Day appearance at Gobbler’s Knob in the Pennsylvania Wilds to predict either 6 more weeks of winter or an early spring. If the sun is out and Phil casts his shadow, we’re in for a second winter. If the skies are cloudy, we’re in for an early spring.

We all can’t be there with him in person, but we can watch the festivities live online! Just click on the live stream. Phil’s Prognostication happens at approximately 7:25 a.m. EST, when he’s brought out of his protective box by tuxedo clad members of the mysterious Inner Circle.
Foursquare Groundhog Day Badge
For more free fun, check-in to Foursquare on Feb. 2 and earn the 2013 “PA Groundhog Day” Foursquare badge! You don’t actually have to be physically in Gobbler’s Knob to earn the badge. Here’s how it works:

1. Follow visitPA on Foursquare by going to

2. Check in anywhere in the world and shout “groundhog” between 12:00am – 11:59pm EST on February 2, 2013

If you are lucky enough to check in from Gobbler’s Knob, show your check-in to the attendant at the Groundhog Tent — the first 500 to check-in will receive a free customized Groundhog Day box with a Slinky® inside! Made in Phil’s home state of Pennsylvania, Slinky is the state’s official toy. Slinky® Master Tom James, the son of the toy’s inventor, will be onsite to sign the special boxes.

Live Free!

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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.

Live Free!

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Free Thing to Do While Waiting for Santa: Watch the Reindeer Cam!

Here’s a fun free thing for the kids to do while waiting for Santa Claus to arrive — watch the Reindeer Cam!

Dubbed Santa’s Official Reindeer Live Feed, you can watch real reindeer prance and hang out at the North Pole while they get ready for their big night out pulling Santa’s sleigh. See Santa feed the reindeer at 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. As we write this, we’re watching the reindeer snooze at about 4 a.m. EST. Yep, you can even watch the reindeer at night if they’re in camera range.

There’s also a Reindeercam app for the iPhone and iPad for the frugal price of $1.99 so you can watch the reindeer on the go.

Kids who have been nice this year might see their names projected on the reindeer barn wall. How do you get on the nice list? Send a letter to Santa (mailing address provided on the site), write a review of the the Reindeercam app or donate $1 or more to the reindeer fund.

The site also has a micro store with a couple of cute reindeer items at frugal prices. Worth taking a look at.

Live Free!

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Free Home Depot Build-it Workshop for Kids Saturday Dec. 1!

Kids ages 5 to 12 can build a picture frame at the FREE hands-on Home Depot workshop this Saturday, Dec. 1, 9am to noon.

Home Depot’s free workshops for kids are offered at all stores every first Saturday of the month. At this Saturday’s free fun workshop, kids can build a wooden picture frame, paint it and embellish it. Kids can turn the frame into  a great holiday gift for someone like the one shown here!Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

At each free workshop, kids are introduced to a new project and are taught do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. In addition to keeping their handmade project, each child receives a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Live Free!

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It’s Buy One Get One Free at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Valentine’s Day

According to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s Valentine’s Day Facebook poll, many of you would choose a coffee shop for a first date. Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time or just need a little caffeinated love with an old friend, head to CBTL on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14 for a FREE sweet deal: Buy one drink and get the second one (at equal or lesser value) FREE!

No coupon is necessary to enjoy this Valentine’s Day freebie. Just show up at a participating CBTL retail location. Does not apply to a CBTL inside a Ralphs, airport, or Hawaii location.

How do you know if your local CBTL is participating? Check their Website for the location of your choice and give them a call.

Joy to the free!

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Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Valentine’s Day Cards

February 7, 2012 |  by  |  Free Food, Holiday  |  No Comments

Looking for a sweet deal for Valentine’s Day? How about 12 FREE Krispy Kreme donuts and Valentine’s Day cards?

Krispy Kreme, which has 3 specialty doughnuts including two heart-shaped ones just for Valentine’s Day, is offering 12 FREE Valentine Cards with a purchase of a dozen doughnuts. Each Valentine card is good for a FREE doughnut of choice for you or for your Valentine. Offer good for one set of 12 cards per dozen purchased. While supplies last.

So grab a dozen doughnuts for the office this Friday and treat yourself and your Valentine to a dozen more for free!

Joy to the free!

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Free Gift Calendars for the Military on Dec. 11!

December 10, 2010 |  by  |  Freebie, Holiday  |  No Comments

Airforce Academy Calendar

Do you know someone in the military serving overseas that could use an awesome Christmas gift? Well the folks over at are offering free calendars with free shipping when you buy for a member of the military overseas. The deal runs from 6 am (ET) to Midnight tomorrow, December 11th.

Upon checkout, enter the promo code “wikileakthis” and up to $18.95 will be taken off the calendar price, along with free shipping (you must select APO/FPO shipping.)

You’ll need to provide a credit card, but just for verification purposes.

This is a great gift idea, and they definitely have some cool calendars, especially in their vintage section.

Some further details from Asgard Press:

•  The free giveaway begins at 6am ET on Saturday, Dec. 11, and ends at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 12.
•  The sender (that’s you) must be a U.S. resident with a valid credit card.
•  The recipient must be a currently deployed service member with a valid APO/FPO address.
•  1 free calendar giveaway per person, please.
•  Please do not send one to yourself. The spirit of the promotion is to connect those of us at home with loved ones who are far across the sea.
•  Feel free to order more than one calendar, but only one calendar will be deducted from your total.

ZooLights at the National Zoo are FREE!

Admission to our country’s zoo, the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is always free but its nighttime display of ZooLights during the holidays isn’t — except this year! ZooLights are Free Dec. 3-5, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 17-23, Dec. 26-30 and Jan. 1 from 6-8:30 pm.

ZooLights features ZooThousands of environmentally-friendly lights illuminating life-sized animal silhouettes, dancing trees, building and walkways. Stroll through the Zoo after hours and see not only the dazzling light displays but the Zoo’s live animals.

Free Zoo Admission

Shake Paws with Panda Claws

Thaw your paws inside the animal houses while peeking in on nocturnal animals. The Small Mammal House, Great Ape House, Reptile Discover Center, Think Tank, and Kid’s Farm are open every night of ZooLights. Each week ZooLights highlights a different animal house with special animal activities and interpreters.

Plus visit the zoo’s two new train highlights: the Zoomagination Station (inside the Zoo’s Visitor Center and sponsored by Amtrak®), and the FedEx Panda Express train ride on the Great Meadow across from the Great Ape House. At Zoomagination Station, the Amtrak® Wildlife Train is on display inside the Asia Trail gift shop with an old-fashioned steam engine, Thomas the Train, and animal figurines. The FedEx Panda Express takes kid on a fun ride around the Great Meadow for just $2.

While in the Visitor Center, stop in the auditorium to see the yummy display of gingerbread lion habitat contest entries, sponsored by Starbucks. Make someone else’s holiday bright by supporting the Zoo’s canned food drive. The Zoo is filling an old hippo crate with canned goods to be delivered to D.C. Central Kitchen.

Free Scoop of Ben & Jerry’s When You Buy $10 Gift Card!

November 18, 2010 |  by  |  Free Food, Holiday  |  No Comments

How sweet it is to treat yourself to Ben & Jerry’s ice cream when you buy a $10 gift card for someone you love! That’s right, during the holiday season if you tuck a $10 Ben & Jerry’s gift card into a stocking you get a cup of cool all to yourself. Good through Dec. 31, 2010. Hello Chocolate Fudge Brownie!