Birthdays are one of the most expensive yearly celebrations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find birthday freebies – everything from free food to gift cards. While these won’t work as a replacement gift, it’s a nice way to treat yourself or someone you know on their birthday free of charge.
We’ve broken down these birthday freebies into 10 categories so you can easily find what you’re looking for.
Free Gift Cards & Coupons
The great thing about gift cards and coupons is that you can spend them any way you like. Benihana restaurant offers the most popular birthday gift card promotion - a $30 birthday certificate when you register for Chef’s Table. Meanwhile, Don Pablo’s offers a $10 gift card on your birthday, while Ace Hardware will give you a free $5 coupon when you sign up for their Rewards program.
Who doesn’t love cake on their birthday? And what about ice cream and other desserts? Lots of places offer free dessert on your birthday, but here are some of the more popular ones:
• Dairy Queen – free birthday ice cream when you join their fan club
• Baskin Robbins – ice cream on your birthday when you sign up
• Big Boy – free dessert when you join their email club
• Buffalo Wild Wings – birthday dessert when you join their e-club
Fast Food Freebies
Many fast food places run birthday themed promotions that usually involve signing up for their online club. Better yet, these promotions often include immediate sign-up bonuses to go along with the birthday promotion. Check out some popular options below:
• Del Taco – sign up for their raving club for 2 free chicken tacos, as well as a free premium shake on your birthday
• Firehouse Subs – get a free sub on your birthday with valid I.D. (no sign-up)
• Genghis Grill – get a free birthday stir-fry bowl by signing up for their club
• Taco Cabana – sign up to get a free flauta plate on your birthday
• Schlotzsky's – sign up with their eclub for a free birthday sandwich
• Great American Cookies – sign up for free birthday surprises
Aside from fast food places, you can also find birthday freebies at standard restaurants. Here are some popular locations that offer free food or dessert on your birthday:
• Applebee's - dessert shooter on your birthday when you sign up
• Black Angus Steakhouse - get a free steak dinner when you purchase a second entree on your first birthday as a member
• Denny's - no signup required, just show up on your birthday with your I.D. to get a free Grand Slam
• IHOP – free meal on your birthday when you sign up
Free food and coupons are pretty nice, but what about free merchandise? While these freebies are more difficult to come by, there are several places where you can sign up to receive a free gift for your birthday.
• Aveda – receive a birthday gift with a $20 value when you sign up
• Bare Minerals – free gift on your birthday when you sign up
• Old Navy – sign up for their emails and you will receive a free birthday surprise
• Sephora – sign up for a free complementary gift during your birthday month
Freebies for Kids
Nobody loves birthdays more than kids. Promoters have caught onto this, so there are tons of freebies that are specifically meant for children. Check out some of the best ones below:
• Barnes & Noble – free cupcake for your kid’s birthday and 30% off any children’s book or toy
• Chuck E. Cheese – sign up for E-Club for free tokens on your kid’s birthday
• Ryan’s – sign up for birthday club for a free kid’s meal on their birthday
• Bashas' – receive free birthday cake every year through age 10
• Toys R Us – join their rewards program and your child will get a free card and gift every year until 10
Movies freebies are quite rare, but we did find a few. Harkins Movie theaters offer free popcorn on your birthday. Meanwhile, if you become a member of Disney’s Movie Rewards program, you receive 100 points for free on your birthday.
Outside of movies, there are several other entertainment freebies you can get. One awesome offer is free admission to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament – a medieval theme dinner theatre which includes jousting and sword fighting tournaments. Another neat offer is free bowling at AMF Bowling and other birthday promotions.
Free Birthday Songs
This is certainly one of the more unusual freebies – birthday songs. Unlike commercial music, these songs are completely free to use, download and share. For example, 1happybirthday.com allows you to create personalized birthday songs that will actually use the name you’ve chosen. You can listen to the song, download it, or send it to a friend. Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood for birthday music, check out this totally free album with 140 birthday tracks.
The freebies we’ve discussed above are either online promotions, or span across multiple states and countries. But what about freebies that are specific to your local area and aren’t found anywhere else? Thankfully, there is a website that helps with just that.
On BirthdayFreebies.com you can enter your city and find birthday freebies that are specific to that one place. Better yet, the website is not limited to the United States and also lists freebies for Great Britain and parts of Canada.
Posted by Sallie Stone at 10:42:00 AM
It’s the age of information, when everything is digitized and information is easily accessible. Even books have gone from paper versions to being stored on a computer in the form of e-books. There are various applications and devices that cater to this format of book reading; one of the more popular includes the Kindle, produced by the internet marketing company Amazon.
There are a countless number of online libraries which offer free downloads of e-books under just about every topic. With all the choices available, it can be difficult to choose which ones would be the best. Some may not have as good a selection as others, or they may be difficult to navigate. Additionally, there are some which may contain risks such as viruses or corrupted files. With these things to consider, it is helpful to know which sites are the best for downloading great books. Here is a tool to help determine the best options available, listing many of the top websites offering free e-book downloads.
Best Websites for Free Ebooks
Free Kindle Books
What this site lacks in design, it certainly makes up for in selection. It features a long list of titles separated by author for quick finds. As the website name suggests, all the books found on this site are in a file format that is natively compatible for a Kindle reader. This means that any books you download from this site can easily be transferred to your reader, without the trouble of converting it to MOBI or PRC.
The Free Library
Few online libraries have such a wide array of e-books as does the Free Library. Consisting of thousands of books in categories that are nearly as numerous, it is almost certain that whatever your needs, you will find it here. The only genre missing from this library is fiction, excepting classical works, however, the huge number of nonfiction books make it worth mentioning. Aside from books, they also present a large number of periodicals and online articles for readers. Many of these texts can be easily found in a format readable for Kindle.
Planet eBook is very selective in the books they host, and as a result their selection is very limited. However, it does allow for a better quality in the books that are posted, in both the content as well as the formatting. The library is kept for classics, hosting well-known books such as Alice in Wonderland and A Tale of Two Cities. All files on this site can be downloaded in PDF format.
Produced by Amazon, Mobipocket hosts several hundred listings of books free for download. As the name of the site suggests, these are all produced in the .mobi format, which is used for Kindle. Here you can find a wide number of books, including translations in several languages.
With its slogan “Library to the world,” Bookyards contains literally thousands of books for free downloads. The books come in PDF format, which is fairly easy to convert to a Kindle readable file. They have books of every type, from classics to modern fiction to gaming.
Poetry in Translation
This one sets itself apart from most e-book websites in exclusively providing only poetry books. It includes translations on assorted texts from Greek, Italian, Chinese, and Latin, just to name a few. Commentaries and critical works are also available. All texts are available in .mobi format for the Kindle.
Though many of the titles found on this site require a purchase, there is also two reserved sections for public domain books and original books, which are free. Separated both by category and by author for easy browsing, it is simple to find the books you need. Once you have made your choice, it is easy to download the book in a format of your choosing- including one compatible for Kindle.
The Baen Free Library is an offshoot of Baen Publishing and hosts a wide number of books categorized by title, series, and author. Many of these are books that would be difficult to find elsewhere, since Baen specifically targets midlist authors who are not well-known. Depending on the book, you may either be able to download the whole novel or just a few sample chapters. Each book is readily available in a Kindle format.
Some versions of the Kindle reader support audio files. For these, LibriVox is dedicated to providing free e-books in audio format. All of their books are ones that already exist in the public domain, making them free for distribution and without cost. The file transfer for audiobooks is the same for texts.
Here can be found both text documents as well as audiobooks for free downloads. Selections include classics, poetry, and more, in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Files are available in a variety of formats, including .mobi.
Free E-books.net promotes quality e-books in just about every topic under the sun. Hosting literally thousands of books, from the famous to the obscure, it promises a wide range for selection. Some of the books are written by well-known authors desiring to share their works with the world. Thanks to their easy registry, many of the manuscripts are by newer up-and-coming authors who would not otherwise get a share to publish their writings. Each book can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including PDF. The Mobipocket format, which is generally more ideal for a kindle reader, is only available with a membership purchase; however, a PDF is free and can be easily converted.
Project Gutenberg specializes in distributing many old classics, offering books that since their date of publication the copyright has expired, making them a part of the public domain. Here is a great place to unearth those difficult-to-find books for either study or pleasure reading, with no membership and no fees.
Free Tech Books
This site takes a different turn in narrowing their selection to a particular genre: technology. Specifically, computer technology. Despite the limitations, the range still manages to be very wide within that topic. Free Tech Books works by linking to various sites that are owned by either the author or publishers of the book, and who under certain conditions freely distribute them.
Get Free E-books
The books found on Get Free E-books were compiled by the creator of the site, who uploaded many of them from his own collection. Others were gathered from across the internet, linking with author’s and publisher’s sites who have posted their own books as free for distribution.
Similar to Online Free E-books, E-book Lobby also works with nonfiction material. They are a little more expanded in that they include such works as cookbooks, memoirs and biographies, and much more. Though the bulk of their selection involves reference books, there is also a small section containing fiction books, including children’s books.
The eBook Directory
The eBook Directory is a collection of e-books from around the Web, featuring several different categories including children’s, literature, self improvement, marketing, and more. Additionally, many of these amazing reads can be downloaded in a file format specifically for the Kindle reader. Indeed, many of these books even come directly from Amazon, the internet store that was the creator of the Kindle.
Aside from those hosted in its online store for purchasing, Amazon also offers selected e-books for free downloads.
With nearly 30,000 books to choose from in its library, Many Books certainly works at living up to its name. New updates to the site include a genre filter and the ever-increasing store of books. Browse by author, title, or genre, or if you have a specific name in mind you can use the search bar near the top of the left-hand side of the page for quick access.
These are just a few of the sites available which offer free e-books for downloads. With all the books available from just these few, however, there is enough to keep a book lover happy for a lifetime! Books of every type can be easily found for a free download, so there is something for everyone.
Posted by Sallie Stone at 10:41:00 AM
Stickers are so awesome, we can see them everywhere - the back of a vehicle, on someone's traveling bag, laptops, any place you can think of. Why do people do it, though? The answer is simple. Some of us use stickers to express ourselves, what we stand for or what we do for a living. Others like a particular product (like soda), so they stick one anyway. Looking for some free stickers? The following list will let you choose from your favorite ones. Check them out!
These guys sell camping gear, traveling bags, moto luggage, hats and T-shirts. Mosko Moto's cool-looking logo is the well-known Basilisk Lizard, often seen running on water surfaces. If you'd like some free stickers from these guys, you can order them here: https://moskomoto.com/pages/p-38-giveaway
SkyRun, Telluride, Colorado
One of the prettiest ski towns in the U.S., Telluride offers natural beauty seen nowhere else on this planet. SkyRun Vacation Rentals is a beautiful ski resort located in Telluride and guess what? They got the most epic free stickers you can find on the Internet, and I kid you not! If you're a big fan of skiing and snowboarding, you should sign up for these awesome quotes. Here's the link: http://telluride.skyrun.com/stickers
You must have heard of this exclusive retailer of Burton, The North Face, Mammut, Patagonia, etc. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, climbing, fitness gear; you name it - they got it. Turns out they got some 'sticker love' for us, in the form of their official logo. You can easily find them on the following link: http://www.backcountry.com/Store/global/stickerRequest.jsp
Probably the most famous skateboarding brand, worn by millions of skaters worldwide. Besides selling skateboarding equipment, Element has its own clothing line, as well as men's accessories. You will easily recognize them by having a brief look at their logo. If you're a fan, feel free to apply here: https://us.elementbrand.com/page/help/free-element-stickers
Blue York Campaign
This powerful eco campaign is basically about preserving New York City's sharks, as they are an important part of the city's ecosystem. They are hunted mostly for their meat and fins, of which various dishes are made. To increase global awareness, the Blue York's organizers offer free stickers with awesome sharks printed on them. Want it? Visit their official website (http://blueyork.org/) and scroll down to the bottom, you'll find it quickly.
Specialized in outdoor gear at affordable prices, they got some really cool products, I kid you not! Besides, if you sign up for their newsletter, they will send you one of their funny 'but honey' stickers. How to get one? Open the following link: http://buthoney.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=d30ad2b44df315e0bb6b788e9&id=ad9c18f210
Are you into IT? Web design, programming, app developer? You will surely love DigitalOcean's free stickers! All you need to do is fill out a single question survey and wait for their mail patiently. Free orders here: https://stickers.digitalocean.com/
To all those living (or have previously lived) in coastal towns, these clothes are what you need. Comfy T-shirts, shorts, accessories, etc. are but a part of what you can choose on their website. Of course, they were kind enough to offer us free stickers. Where's the free stuff? Click here: http://coastapparel.com/free-stickers/
Yellowstone or Bust!
If you love travelling, you will definitely want this sticker on the back of your vehicle! The awesome 'Yellowstone or Bust!' sticker comes with a free Wyoming Travel Guide, so if you ever find yourself in this state, it will surely come in handy. Hey, you never know where the roads might take you! Either way, order it here: https://www.wyomingtourism.org/roadtrip
The Normal Brand You must have seen people wearing their clothes. There's a variety of men and women collections, along with cool-looking accessories. The best thing is you won't have to do any surveys except input mailing details. Grab a free 'Normal Brand' sticker here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IA6wf1EuS1u6XNf_oq84pvCWPJldiNQXCVdm6M2_G68/viewform?c=0&w=1&fbzx=931527871060539418
Jadelynn Brooke 'Happy' Stickers
Girls will definitely love these pink stickers, especially having one on the back of their cars. It may take 2-4 weeks for the sticker to arrive, but you'll get it for sure! Get yours today at http://www.jadelynnbrooke.com/pages/happy-sticker-request
Posted by Sallie Stone at 10:39:00 AM
Known for its classic animated movies like The Lion King and world-famous entertainment complexes, Disney offers some of the best ways to bring the whole family together. However, when accounting for the price of accommodations, food, tickets, and other expenses, going to Disney World or Disneyland can easily cost you thousands of dollars.
This is why we’ve done some research and compiled a list of completely free Disney stuff for the whole family to enjoy. Below you will find a list of 10 Disney freebies and activities you can enjoy without spending a dime - whether you’re at home with the kids, or visiting one of Disney’s theme parks.
Free Crafts, Printables, and Recipes
The family section of the Disney website has tons of free crafts and recipe ideas that provide a great way for parents to bond with their kids and channel their creativity. You can bake Disney-themed cookies, recreate famous Disney characters and much more. In addition, there are free printables that include coloring pages, party accessories, board games, and other fun activities.
Free Disney Movies
While you’ll be hard pressed to find the newest Disney animated movies for free, there are several websites where you can watch older films free of charge. Some of the names on this list include timeless classics such as The Lion King, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Monsters, Inc. and Hercules - all great options for family viewing.
Free Disney Video Games
If you’re looking for more interactive entertainment, Disney has a massive online library of free video games. These include games based on classic characters like Mickey Mouse, as well as Disney’s newer films and TV series like Descendants. With many different categories ranging from action to puzzle games, you’re sure to find something for the kids to enjoy.
Free Disney Parks Vacation Planning Videos
Thinking about visiting Disney World or Disneyland? Disney offers free planning videos that provide information for potential visitors of its two entertainment complexes. The videos include a complete tour of all the parks and hotels at the two locations, as well as tips for finding the right accommodations and information on special events.
They are especially useful if you want to visit one of the resorts, but aren’t sure which one to choose. The videos can be watched online or ordered as a DVD.
The famous Atlantic-style Boardwalk at Disney World is one of the most popular Disney venues that you can visit for free. Although you may decide to spend money on the shops and restaurants, there are many ways to enjoy your time free of charge.
For starters, you could check out the free Ballyhoo guided tour. However, if you really want to find some free entertainment, visit the Boardwalk in the evening - there are street performers that do magic tricks, juggling, and other fun performances. You might also get a chance to see the 9:00pm fireworks from nearby EPCOT Park.
Disney Springs, previously known as Downtown Disney, is a large entertainment area of Walt Disney World. Built around a scenic lake, the Springs offer a mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Much like the Boardwalk, the area is free to enter and you can get away without spending a dime.
Some free options here include: the interactive fountains; the Lego Imagination Center, a massive outdoor playing area filled with Lego blocks; and free live music at some of the bars.
Watch the Fireworks
Disney World is famous for the nightly fireworks display at three of its four parks - Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. And it just so happens that you don’t have to pay to get a good view of the most popular one - the fireworks show at Magic Kingdom Park.
The fireworks can easily be viewed from one of the park’s resorts. Ideal observation spots include Disney’s Contemporary resort and the beaches of Bay Lake, at either the Grand Floridian or the Polynesian Village resorts.
One of the well-kept secrets of Walt Disney World are the completely free, behind the scenes tours found at several resorts. Chief among these is the “Wonders of Wilderness Lodge”, which takes visitors through one of Disney World’s most popular resorts. This daily walking tour looks at the history and inspiration behind the Wilderness Lodge, known for its distinct national park themes and Native American art.
Meanwhile, if you’re a fan of free food and African culture, the Animal Kingdom Lodge offers a daily culinary tour of its two restaurants - Jiko and Boma. In addition, there is a third culinary tour of another African theme restaurant - Sanaa.
See Live Animals
Yet another great way to take advantage of free resort exploration at Disney World is to visit the popular Animal Kingdom Lodge. While the lodge itself is quite interesting, the real gem here are the African animals that roam just outside the hotel.
There are a number of great spots to view the animals - you can walk around the outside of the hotel, go out to the back, and also get a good view from some of the indoor hallways. Why pay for a zoo when you can go to one for free?
Free Monorail and Boat Rides
One of the best ways to get around Disney World is to take the completely free, futuristic monorail that connects EPCOT Park, Magic Kingdom Park, and its nearby resorts.
Better yet, you can also get a free boat ride - after all, Disney World is known for having lots of lakes that connect the different areas of the complex. You can cruise around Crescent Lake, take the boat that visits the Magic Kingdom resorts, and even take the free Sassagoula River Cruise, which takes you from Port Orleans to Disney Springs.
Posted by Sallie Stone at 10:38:00 AM
Rebates are a very popular sales promotion tactic, especially with expensive items like computer parts. But it’s also possible to find online deals that are completely free after rebate. In these cases, you can get all your money back as long as you’re willing to go through the rebate process.
Check out the 3 websites below for free after rebate deals on many different items including electronics and home appliances.
Freebie Depot lists all sorts of freebie deals, including a free after rebate category. Typical items that you can find here include computer parts and peripherals, cables, cleaning products and kitchen appliances. This website is your best bet for finding free after rebate deals, with new items posted daily.
You can either check the “free after rebate” page, or the “free after rebate offers by expiration date” post which lists currently active offers by their expiration date. Be sure to read through the provided instructions so you understand all of the requirements to get the rebate.
Dealigg is a website that lists online deals and coupons, including free after rebate offers. The site is unique for its community approach – users are able to vote on deals they like, making it easier to find the best items.
There are two ways to find free after rebate items on Dealigg – you can either visit their “free” page which includes all offers that are free, or enter “free after rebate” in their search box. Look for any items with a price of “$0.00 (after rebate).”
Similar to Dealigg, Slick Deals is a website that offers various online deals and coupons. If you’re looking for free after rebate computer parts and consumer electronics, then this is the place to visit. Slick Deals has an entire page dedicated to free after rebate deals from TigerDirect, a popular computers and electronics retailer.
In addition, Slick Deals users contribute new information daily through a forum-like comment system found at the bottom of the page. Be sure to check out these comments for specific details on how to redeem a rebate for a specific item, as well as details on things like shipping.
To sum up, you can find some great free after rebate deals online, but do keep in mind that companies like to use rebates for a reason – they take time to fill out, and you must meet all of their requirements to actually receive the rebate. A completely free watch, for example, may turn into a $20 shipping charge before you know it, so be sure to read all of the provided details.
Posted by Sallie Stone at 10:37:00 AM
This is a list of free stuff you can get from the internet.
Auctions for Free Stuff - Listia is an auction site like Ebay except they use a credit system instead of real money. You can earn credits by giving away your unwanted stuff, using their offers wall (surveys) and being an active member. You will receive 1,000 credits for signing up.
Celestia - Here is a great tool for students that lets you Zoom through the solar system, and this gives you real-time views of planets, moons, comets, stars, and more.
Classical Music Library - Free download every week.
Coloring Books for Grown Ups - Free coloring books to download and print.
Cool Freebies - Freebies from the community of Reddit. Look for the items marked global.
Famous Restaurant Recipes: Copycat Versions of America's Favorite Restaurant Dishes - Free PDF copycat restaurant recipes e-book.
Free 3D Glasses - Request your free pair of either white or black 3D glasses.
Free Letter Opener - Get this free tool by mail. Not available in all countries.
TobaccoFree.org - Free tips to help anyone who needs it to quit smoking.
The Best Freebie Book in the World... Ever! - Great freebie e-book with over 10,000 digital items. The e-book is available in four formats: PDF, Epub, Mobi (Kindle) and Microsoft Word.
Teaching of the Ascended Masters - The Summit Lighthouse is giving away a free e-book chapter of their book, "Talk with Angels: How to Work with Angels of Light for Guidance, Comfort and Healing" and a free e-book copy of their book, "Violet Flame to Heal Body, Mind and Soul".
Your Guide To Internet Freebies - This PDF e-book tells you all about internet freebies and the pitfalls to avoid. Read it online or download it to your device.
Freebies United States
Breathe Right Nasal Strips - Choose clear or lavender as your free sample.
Dove Beauty Samples and Coupons - Dove periodically offers free samples by mail. To see current offers search, "free Dove samples" in your favorite search engine. My link will take you to their offers page.
Free Cookbook by Mail - Sun-Maid 100th Anniversary Cook Book.
Bath Tablets for Kids - Request your free sample of Fizzy Wizzies. These tablets fizz up bath water and make bath time fun and educational.
DVDS for Teachers and Homeschoolers - Izzit.org gives you one free DVD a year by mail if you are a teacher or homeschooler.
DVD for Kids - Free 3-D animated Christian movie for kids by mail. The movie is called, "The Adventures of Donkey Ollie".
Free T-Shirt - T-Shirt outlet is giving away free t-shirts in the United States and Canada. These shirts have a typo or other printing imperfection. Check back with this site if they don't have a t-shirt you like in your size. They are getting new inventory all the time.
Jiffy Mix Recipe Book - Free recipe book offer by mail from Jiffy. Yummy cornbread recipes.
Mr. Rebates - Cash-Back Shopping at over 1000 Stores!
Nivea Sample - Request your free sample by mail of Nivea Nourishing In-Shower Body Lotion.
QuickRewards.net - Get rewarded for taking surveys, visiting websites, playing games, shopping at over 1,300 stores, trying out products, signing up for offers, reading emails, printing grocery coupons and much more! Redeem your earnings for gift cards or cash. No minimum cash out policy so feel free to cash out daily! Most redemptions are processed within 24 hours. Over 10 years of quality customer satisfaction. Join QuickRewards.net today!
Saving Star - Join this website to get free grocery items throughout the month.
Truvia Natural Sweetener - Receive two sample sachets and a valuable coupon by mail.
TxtDrop.com - lets you send text messages for free in the United States and Canada. You will need to enter your email address to get replies, your friend's mobile number and your message. TxtDrop will send your message instantly.
Yogi Tea - Send two samples of Yogi Tea to a friend to brighten their day.
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Posted by Sallie Stone at 7:23:00 PM