Every Friday I bring you Friday Freebies. Here you’ll find details and links to every freebie I’ve mentioned. Please note that some may have expired, but the current week’s were valid at the time we aired.
Friday Freebies for June 23, 2017
Free Bowling for Kids
Through the Kids Bowl Free program kids can bowl two free games daily all summer long. Pre-register each child for one of the 72 participating bowling centers in Minnesota and Wisconsin, then weekly you’ll receive coupons via email redeemable for up to free games per child per day. Shoe rental is not included.
Free-After-Rebate Arm & Hammer SLIDE Cat Litter
Get two packages free-after-rebate of Arm & Hammer’s SLIDE Cat Litter. You can purchase a 14-pound package and/or a 19-pound package, then submit the corresponding rebate(s) here. You’ll receive up to $26 back via the completed rebate forms.
Free Prescription Diabetes Medications
Blink Health is giving Type-2 diabetes sufferers a free one-year supply of the three most commonly prescribed generic meds for Type-2 diabetes. After you create a free Blink Health.com account, then order the qualifying medications through the Blink Health website or app. At the Target, CVS or Walmart pharmacy just show your Blink membership card and prescription when you pickup your medications and you won’t be charged a dime. There are no membership fees or additional purchases required. Get a complete list of participating medications and dosages here.
Friday Freebies for June 16, 2017
Freebies for dads
Dads get in free to a number of area attractions this weekend:
- The Works Museum in Bloomington is free for dads all weekend
- Minnesota Zoo is free to das on Sunday
- Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River is free to dads on Sunday
- TCBY will give dads a free frozen yogurt on Sunday
- MN United FC soccer team is giving dads free admission to Wednesday’s game with the promo code MNDAD
We have a complete list of Father’s Day 2017 deals and freebies at Pocket Your Dollars.
Free Kind brand snack bars
Send a friend two free Kind snack bars. Start at HowKindofYou.com by sending them an email explaining why you think they’re kind. The email will include your note along with a link where they provide their mailing address to receive the free bars.
Free bike helmets
Saturday morning the American Academy of Neurology is giving away 1,000 free bike helmets at the Mill City Farmers Market on the Chicago Avenue mall between Mill City Museum and the Guthrie. The giveaway starts at 8 am Additionally, live music and cooking demonstrations will run from 8 am until 1 pm.
Friday Freebies for June 9, 2017
Check out the great list of summer reading programs for your kids on Pocket Your Dollars. The best one is Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program, which lets kids turn in a reading journal for a free book at the end of the summer.
Free gallery admission to the Walker
For the first ten days of June, get free gallery admission to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Free teen summer YMCA membership
From now until June 12, High school students entering grades 9-12 can sign up for a free summer membership to any Twin Cities YMCA, which includes free exercise classes and free use of the Fitness Centers, gyms, or pool. To sign up, parents need to fill out a waiver and permission slip as well as show your child’s ID at the local YMCA.
Free Driveway Cleaner and Degreaser
This week, you can get a free-after-rebate Driveway Cleaner and Degreaser from Menard’s valued at $6.98.
Friday Freebies for June 2, 2017
Free Twins baseball clinic
The Minnesota Twins sponsor free baseball clinics around Minnesota every summer. No advance registration is required, but you do need to sign a waiver. Check out the schedule as well as other free things to do this summer in the Pocket Your Dollars 2017 Free Summer Fun roundup.
Free kids movie on GooglePlay
See the new cartoon movie “A Stork’s Journey” on GooglePlay starting Friday, June 1 before the movie comes out in theaters in July. The movie should be available to watch during the month of June and features the voices of Drake Bell, Glee’s Jane Lynch, and iJustine.
Friday Freebies for May 26, 2017
Free ValleyFair admission for military
Starting Friday May 26 and through Memorial Day weekend, Valleyfair is offering free admission for active duty or military veterans with a valid military ID. Members of the military can also purchase up to six discounted admission tickets for their family. Valleyfair is also offering the same discount for military families over Independence Day weekend.
Free inspirational poster
Biking company Specialized is offering a free inspirational poster including free shipping. Each poster includes a confidence- boosting manifesto for the not-quite-sure of themselves including a beautiful image of biking on tough terrain. Only one poster allowed per family.
Free Red Bull at Walgreens
Sign up to receive a digital coupon for a free 12 oz. can of Red Bull from Walgreens. Enter your name and phone number, the coupon will be texted to you, and when you are checking out, click the Redeem button to have the cashier scan the coupon. Coupon is redeemable through June 14.
Friday Freebies for May 19, 2017
Free New Balance shoes as a product tester
Join New Balance’s Product Tester Community and receive free prototype shoes and/or apparel to try. In exchange for the free items you are expected to provide honest timely, feedback that helps New Balance improve its products. Both kids and adults are needed as testers.
Free-after-rebate Berlitz language course
Get a Berlitz language course teaching one of six languages free after rebate from Frys.com. Buy the $29.99 for instructional software by Saturday, May 20, then submit two separate online rebates to get $30 back. Your foreign language choices include Spanish, German, French, Italian, or Chinese/Japanese. An English course for non-native speakers is also available.
Free MN Children’s Museum entrance
The MN Children’s Museum is re-opening in June and giving the community free admission during the weekend of June 17 and 18, but with the caveat that guests pre-register including selecting an arrival time slot. There are limited tickets for these free admission days so sign up soon if you are interested.
Friday Freebies for May 12, 2017
Free fishing for Mom
It’s Take-a-Mom fishing this weekend, which means mom can fish without a license on Saturday and Sunday. The timing is perfect since it is also fishing opener. If fishing is not your Mom’s thing, check out the other 2017 Mother’s Day freebies and deals we’ve rounded up for you.
Free-After-Rebate 5” Paint or Stain brush
At Menard’s this week get a free-after-rebate 5” paint or stain brush valued at $5.29. There is a limit of six. The mail-in rebate will be in the form of store credit good on a future Menard’s purchase.
Combine a Target Cartwheel discount with a printable coupon and get a free 24-ct. Zantac valued at $7.59.
Friday Freebies for May 6, 2017
Free Starbucks K-cups
Go to this Starbucks website to choose a sample pack of Lighter, Medium or Dark roast of Starbucks K-cups and a free sample of three K-cups will be mailed to your house. There’s a limit of one sample pack per household.
Free Cinnabon for nurses
Friday, May 6 kicks off nurse’s week and Cinnabon is offering a choice of three freebies including a Cinnabon Classic Roll, MiniBon Roll, or four-count of the new BonBites when you show your healthcare ID badge anytime until May 12. Limit of one offer per person per visit.
Free kids’ flowerpot project
Home Depot’s kids workshop this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon features creating a flowerpot that kids can build and then paint. No registration required, but you should arrive early at your local Home Depot store to guarantee you have a spot and supplies.
Friday Freebies for April 26, 2017
From now until Saturday, April 29 you can get five pounds of documents shredded at Office Depot or Office Max stores with this coupon.
Free art for your home
The Minneapolis Art Lending Library is offering Twin Cities community members the rare opportunity to borrow original works of art for a three-month period, free of charge. The contemporary artwork ranges from paintings to photographs and has a focus on Twin Cities artists. The next lending event is Friday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Folwell Recreation Center.
Free Nestea iced tea
Check out the Nestea website to sign up for a free 18.5 oz or 23 oz bottle of Nestea Iced Tea. A coupon will be mailed to your house in 4-6 weeks.
Friday Freebies for March 31, 2017
Free Ben & Jerry’s Cone
This Tuesday, April 4 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. Stop in between noon and 8pm to get a free single scoop cone. Ben & Jerry’s has locations in South Minneapolis and Wayzata. Limit one free cone per person.
Free Disney Family Decal
Depict your family in a free customized Disney-themed decal. Visit BuildYourDisneyFamily.com, then add your family members including pets, customize each person to reflect their personality, then download the free image or opt to have an actual decal sent you totally free of charge.
Free Museum Entrance
If you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, then you can get free admission to Mill City Museum, Fort Snelling, Minnesota History Center or James J. Hill House on Saturday and Sunday of this weekend. This is part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program. One free admission per card.
Friday Freebies for March 24, 2017
Free Admission to Crayola Experience
Nurses can enjoy free admission into Crayola Experience at Mall of America any day through April 30. Any family members attending with a nurse will receive 50% off their admission. You must present your work badge to take advantage of this offer. It is open to nurses with CNA, BSN, MSN, LPN Certificate, RN Diploma, Nursing Diploma or ADN/AS and all Certified Medical Assistants.
Free Dog Food or Treat Sample
Receive a free sample pack of “I and Love and You” dog food or treats when you complete this simple online form. You’re able to select either Jerky Bites made with real chicken and duck or Grain-Free Kibbles made with meat, lentils, chickpeas and sweet potatoes. Your free sample will arrive by mail.
Free Music Downloads
If you’ve been paying for music downloads you can legally download free tunes if you have a Hennepin County Library or St. Paul Public Library card. Connect to Freegal through the library’s website to download five songs from hit musicians like Adele, Train or Bruno Mars for free each week. The best part is you can keep them forever.
Friday Freebies for March 17, 2017
Free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen
On Monday March 20, Dairy Queen will be handing out small vanilla soft-serve ice cream cones for their annual Free Cone Day. Limit one cone per customer and donations to Children Miracle Network Hospitals are encouraged.
Free Midwest Living magazine
Get a free 2-year subscription to Midwest Living magazine by filling out this form. Allow 6-10 weeks for the first one to arrive.
Free make and take at Textile Center
Take your family to the Textile Center on University Avenue in Minneapolis for their Family Fiber Festival on Saturday, March 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. You can make a Somali bracelet, learn a Japanese braiding technique, or make a felted ball….all for free.
Friday Freebies for March 10, 2017
Free Bundt cake on your birthday
Score a free bundtlet on your birthday from Nothing Bundt Cakes when you sign up for their e-club. A bundtlet is a small cake, about the size of a cupcake.
Free Maple Syrup event
Our unseasonably warm weather means the sap is running, so check out one of the first free maple syruping events of the season at the Eastman Nature Center in Dayton on Sunday. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and you can drop in anytime to see maple syrup techniques and taste the finished product.
Free-After-Rebate Deck Wash
Get ready for your spring cleaning this weekend with free-after-rebate deck wash valued at $3.98 at Menard’s. The deck wash is part of the Made in the USA sale this week where several items are free after rebate, including driveway cleaner and degreaser.
March 3, 2017
IHOP will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a free short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes. Limit one per guest and they do ask that you make a donation to one of their partnering charities, like Children’s Miracle Network or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in return.
Free Bayer Aspirin Keychain
Get a free Bayer Aspirin Keychain, which looks like a travel-sized pill bottle attached to a keychain, when you take a pledge and sign up online. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Free Sesame Street show
Starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 5 you can see Sesame Street characters Elmo and Abby Cadabby on the K is for Kindness Tour at the Mall of America Rotunda. The pop-up tour is free with meet and greets, special activities plus 15 minute interactive live shows between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
February 24, 2017
Free Federal and State Tax Online Filing
TurboTax allows you to e-file both your simple federal and state tax returns totally free, no catch. It’s the TurboTax Federal Free edition and includes the 1040EZ or 1040A forms. This option will work for you if you made less than $100,000, don’t own a home or rental property, didn’t sell investments, don’t own a business or have 1099 income, and don’t have major medical expenses.
Free Aveda facial
Pre-book, then enjoy a free 20-minute facial at participating Aveda stores when you present this coupon. Locally participating Aveda stores include Blaine, Southdale and Mall of America.
Free Family Fun magazine subscription
Get exciting ideas for things your kids or grandkids and you can do together with this free Family Fun magazine subscription. Your first magazine should arrive in 6-8 weeks and you will not receive a bill.
February 17, 2017
If you have DirectTV, CenturyLink, Dish, or Comcast Xfinity, you can enjoy a free weekend of unlimited access to Showtime over Presidents’ Day weekend. You can binge watch their original series, documentaries, sports, movies and more until February 20.
Free Presidents Walk
Did you know that Northeast Minneapolis named streets sequentially after presidents as a way to help new immigrants learn the presidents? A community group called We Love Our Presidents meets at Northeast Library at 10 a.m. on Saturday to walk the 1 ½ miles to Northeast Middle School and learn about the Presidents along the way. You have to arrange for transportation (or walk) back to the Library for your car.
Free Bridesmaids cards
Ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding by making personalized cards on the sister-site to Shutterfly called Wedding Paper Divas. Then, use the code BRIDESMAIDS10 at checkout to get ten free cards before February 21.
February 10, 2017
Free download of Bunyan & Babe movie
John Goodman is the voice of Paul Bunyon and Jeff Foxworthy is Babe the Blue Ox in an animated movie that you can download for free for a limited time on Google Play.
Free admission to American Swedish Institute
Enjoy free admission to the American Swedish Institute every Wednesday in February between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. No coupon required. In addition to enjoying their six exhibits you will get to experience the delightful Turnblad Mansion that houses the museum. For address and exhibit details visit the American Swedish Institute website.
Free box combo at Raising Cane’s
Sign up for Raising Cane’s Caniac Club Card and get a free box combo of their signature chicken fingers and fries. You must visit one of their four Twin Cities locations, ask for a card, register it online, then within 48 hours, you’ll get a coupon for a free combo. Raising Cane’s locations are in Dinkytown, Apple Valley, Blaine, and Shoreview.
February 3, 2017
Free Ham sandwich
Get a free Ham Classic Sandwich when you download the HoneyBaked Ham app on either iOS or Android. Just select “Free Ham Classic Sandwich” when registering and the coupon will be in the “Rewards & Offers” section of the app. Locally, you will find Honey Baked Ham stores in Roseville, Minnetonka and Burnsville.
Free Winter Carnival family day
Head inside to the Landmark Center on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the Tour of Nations Passport Game, where kids can learn about each country with free activities and music.
Free Flyover America Ride for teachers
Teachers get to ride free on the Ultimate Flying Ride at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America during Teacher Appreciation Week February 7-12. Teachers can also bring four guests for a 50 percent discount.
January 20, 2017
Free bagel and cream cheese
To celebrate the St. Paul Bagelry’s 10th anniversary, the Roseville store is giving away a free bagel and cream cheese to every customer between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 21. Check out their Facebook page for more details on what they have planned on customer appreciation day.
Free concert for kids
The next offering by the MacPhail Free Family Music Series is a classic. There are two free musical open house performances of “Peter and the Wolf” on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Antonello Hall in Minneapolis. No tickets required.
Get a coupon for a free PowerBar’s Clean Whey Protein Bar mailed to your house if first you go to this website and fill out a form.
January 13, 2017
Free organic protein shake
Get a coupon for a free 11 oz. Organic Valley Organic Balance Protein Shake. You’ll have to take a fun survey and then your coupon will be mailed to you in 7-10 days.
Free Art Sled workshop
Get your Art Sled ready for the Powderhorn Park’s 10th Annual Art Sled Rally on January 28 with two free art sled workshops on January 15 and 22 at the Adventures in Cardboard Studio. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free Kon-Mari book download
If you have committed to decluttering in the year ahead, you can begin your journey with a free download of Marie Kondo’s “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” from Audible. This trendy method (and best-selling book) talks you through how to declutter your home, keeping only what sparks joy. Download for free through Audible.com using the code TIDYUP1 at checkout. Limit one per account.
January 6, 2017
Free paint sample
Get a free jar of chalk paint before February 1st when you sign up online for a unique code. Then take the code into a participating retailer to pick up your free 4 oz. sample of Country Chic, which is just enough to redo a picture frame or lamp. Limit one sample per household.
Free cinnamon roll
Join Club Cinnabon for free on Cinnabon’s facebook page to get an email coupon for a free Minibon roll.
Free Kindle Book
This weekend Amazon Prime members can curl up with a good Kindle book that’s absolutely free. There are six choices including historical family, a coming of age novel, thriller and more. Each is valued at $4.99, and all are available for a free download in advance of their February 1 release date.
December 30, 2016
Free calendar apps
If you are looking for a free calendar and planning app for 2017 beyond Google Calendar, check out Jorte for iOS and Android or Simpliday for iOS. Basic versions of both Jorte and Simpliday are available free of charge.
Free Noon-Year’s party
Bring your kids to the Como Zoo on Saturday, December 31 or on New Year’s Day to ring in the “Zoo” year during a special Noon Year’s Celebration. There will be a DJ, contests, prizes, crafts, plus a countdown to noon complete with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.
Free-after-rebate pregnancy test
Buy a First Response Pro Digital Pregnancy Test & App Access today or tomorrow, then submit this completed rebate form to get your full purchase price back up to $22.This pregnancy test is sold at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and CVS/Pharmacy locations.
December 23, 2016
Free $10 at Charming Charlie
Take $10 off any purchase today at Charming Charlie when you show this Instagram post or a screenshot of it. Charming Charlie sells women’s accessories and has plenty of items priced under $10 that would become completely free. Metro locations include Coon Rapids, Maple Grove, Minneapolis and Woodbury.
Free after rebate “green” cleaning products
Purchase The Amazing Whip-It Combo pack for $9.99 at Menards and submit it for a rebate to get the product completely free. This is one of the five free-after-rebate items offered this week at Menards.
Free science workshops for kids
St. Paul Library is offering a series of free science workshops for kids ages 8-12 next week. Scientists will lead five hands-on workshops featuring the fun side of biology, physics, and chemistry. No registration required.
December 16, 2016
Free Highlights magazine
Receive three months of Highlights magazine completely free (with no credit card information required) on the Highlights website with the code g2gdrink. Choose from four age appropriate magazines and your first issue should arrive in 2-5 weeks.
Free Chick-fil-A Sandwich
Pick up a free chicken biscuit sandwich at Chick-Fil-A on a Tuesday morning this month from 6:30 am – 10:30 am. Limit one biscuit per customer and you can drive through or dine in. All free standing metro locations are participating including Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Northtown, West St. Paul, Apple Valley, Bloomington, Burnsville.
Free Brazi Bites
Give your friend a free bag of Brazi Bites bake-at-home Brazilian cheese bread when you provide their email address here. Your friend will be emailed a request to provide their mailing address, then can expect to receive their coupon in the mail for a free 11-ounce bag.
December 9, 2016
Free kids coding workshops
Apple is offering two free hour-long coding workshop for ages 6 and up at five local stores. The workshops run until December 11 and you must register online ahead of time.
Free holiday train outing
This next week Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train will roll through Minnesota. For the last few years, it has skirted the metro, but this year you can see the train pull up and give a 20 minute performance in St. Paul, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and more locations. Check the full schedule online.
Clip this high-value $3.99 coupon for Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant toothpaste and take it to CVS to get the product absolutely free.
December 2, 2016
Free weekend at Walker
This weekend, the Walker in Minneapolis is hosting a Big Free Weekend to celebrate the launch of their new entry. There are tours, music, and art-making on Thursday through Sunday, plus an emphasis on family-friendly events on Saturday.
Free Christmas planner
Start your holiday strategy off right with an organized approach and a free Christmas planner. You can download and print planners for everything imaginable including a newsletter checklist, gift-giving list, baking list, and even a decorating room-by-room checklist.
Free gift bags
Buy up to ten gift bags at Menards before Saturday, December 3rd and mail in your receipt for a rebate in the form of Menards store credit. This is one of several free after rebate products offered at Menards this week. Check out a full list at Pocket Your Dollars.
November 26, 2016
Free 8 x 10 enlargement
From now until Saturday, you can get a free 8 X 10 enlargement from Walgreens with the code THANKYOUGIFT. If you pick it up in-store, you avoid shipping charges.
Free candy and more
Until Saturday, CVS has 17 items free after Extra Bucks including Hershey’s or Mars chocolate bars, Ocean Spray juice, or 7-Up 2 liter drinks. Check out all the deals on Pocket Your Dollars.
Free admission to State Parks
Governor Mark Dayton has declared Black Friday “Free Park Friday” at all 75 Minnesota State Parks. Everyone gets free admission.
November 18, 2016
Free muffin mix and Chobani Dip
This week you can pick up a free box of Grain Berry Cinnamon Muffin Mix and Chobani Meze Dip at Cub Foods as part of their Friday Freebie program. You need to load the digital coupons for these freebies to your account today either through the Cub app or their website, then stop into a store before next Thursday to redeem the coupons.
Free Uber rides
If you are an American Express card holder, you can get up two free rides worth $65 each from select airports from now until the end of the year. Enter the code AMEXAirport in your Uber App before requesting a ride and select American Express as payment. Note: MSP is not included, but eleven national airports are including O’Hare, Midway, JFK, Newark and LaGuardia.
Free movie screening
Take your family to a free screening of the new animated movie “Sing.” Screenings are being held at select AMC Theaters tomorrow at 10 am. Doors open at 9 am and seats will be filled on a first come, first serve basis with at least 200 seats available at each participating location. Area locations include Coon Rapids, Roseville and Inver Grove Heights.
November 11, 2016
Free meals on Veterans Day
From Applebee’s to White Castle, free meals for active and retired service members abound on today, which is Veterans Day. Some restaurants offer free entrees off a special menu, both Red Robin and Houlihan’s offer a free premium burger and fries. See our roundup of deals on Pocket Your Dollars.
Free Hero of Hacksaw Ridge book
Before you see the movie, get the free book Hero of Hacksaw Ridge shipped to your doorstep. Go to this link, fill in your mailing address, and then allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. There’s a limit of one book per address.
Free family fun day at MIA
General admission to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is always free, but this Sunday you can participate in a free family day at the art museum focusing on languages. In partnership with Concordia Language Villages, several exhibits feature emphasis on words in languages ranging from Dakota to Japanese. The fun lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Star Wars gaming event
Star Wars fans of all ages can head to Fantasy Flight Games Center in Burnsville on Friday night from 5 to 10 p.m. for a preview of a new Star Wars board game. You can play the game for free, meet the game makers, and even meet some well-known Star Wars authors.
November 4, 2016
Free STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer
Get a free 10-ounce bottle of STA-BIL Fuel Stabilizer after submitting this rebate form. The rebate offers up to $5 back on the 10-ounce bottle which is priced at $4.99 at most major retailers including Amazon. STA-BIL is a fuel additive for cars that are going to sit all winter long without being driven.
Free yoghurt for a friend
Enter a friend’s name and email into the Noosa Yoghurt website and they will get an email with a link asking for their mailing information so they can get a coupon in the mail for free yogurt. Noosa yoghurt has varieties ranging from the regular blueberry or peach to the seasonal pumpkin or even rhubarb.
Free Uber credit for new users
If you have been looking for an excuse to try out Uber, you can get a free $20 ride credit when you sign up. After you get your coupon code, enter it under the promotions tab right before you request your ride.