We love anything free, so when we went looking for freebies for our annual issue, we were excited to find some great new sites: Free Sample Monkey, which aggregates the aggregators; Poshly, where you take quizzes and are entered for beauty-product giveaways; ILoveGiveaways.com, a collection of online promotions; and Etsy Giveaways (etsygiveaways.blogspot.com), the place to score handmade items for nada. Tip: Protect yourself from spam by creating a separate e-mail account.
I mean, really, what’s better than a freebie? Our story has a monster list of cool stuff to do, eat, watch, listen, and more. The list includes loads of stuff you can do anytime, including get yourself a bra measurement or a mini-facial, take the kids to a movie at no cost (except the snacks!), even fill a prescription without paying a dime. Plus, a few things only happen on specific dates this summer. Don’t miss out!
June 16 – Get Dad free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s for Father’s Day.
July 11 – Slurp up a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven.
July 12 – It’s Cow Appreciation Day. What does that mean for you? Dress as a cow and get a free meal at Chick-fil-A. (And send us a pic, please!)
August 25 – Get into national parks free for the National Park Service’s birthday (also on September 28 for National Public Lands Day).
All summer long — watch for free movie screenings in local parks.
Got a great freebie deal to share? We’d love to hear about it!
Check out our July issue, on newsstands now, for more about free classes, snacks, services, and more. Happy freebie hunting!