Looking for something to do this weekend or want to save on dining out? Check out the following entertainment freebies and restaurant deals you can take advantage of with the family!
Enjoy the Great Outdoors!
In celebration of National Parks turning 100 in 2016, you can take advantage of Entrance-Free Days at over 120 participating National Parks on September 24th. This is a perfect opportunity to relax with your family and get those kiddos out of the house for an outdoor adventure! Check out the list of participating parks here.
Free Entrance to Museums!
This Saturday, September 24th, you and a friend can check out a local participating museum for FREE thanks to the Smithsonian Magazine! Follow these steps to get up to 2 FREE tickets: * Head over here and check out the participating museums in your area.
* Find a participating museum, head over here and complete the registration form.
* Your ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information
* Print and bring your ticket to your selected participating museum this Saturday, 9/24 Keep in mind that your free ticket is good for two people per household and is NOT valid for special exhibits, IMAX film screenings or for use with any other offers. There is a limit of one Museum Day Ticket per household and per valid email address.
Take the Kids to ToysRUs!
Free Building Event at Lowe’s! On Saturday, September 24th at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Wooden Fireboat plus get a free apron, goggles and patch! If you’ve never attended one of these free Kid’s Clinics, check out my previous experience here. (Thanks, Free Stuff Times)
I ❤️ You Starbucks. Now through September 25th from 2-5PM, participating Starbucks locations will be offering hot or cold Grande Fall Beverages for just $3 each! Choose from Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino or the new Chile Mocha! YUM! I recommend calling your local Starbucks before you head over there just to make sure they are in fact participating. Head here to find a Starbucks near you.
5 Frosty’s for $1 at Wendy’s? Yes, please.
Through October 31st, Wendy’s now has their annual Halloween Coupon Booklet available for just $1 each! Even sweeter, Wendy’s will donate 85¢ of each $1 coupon book sold to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption) AND each booklet includes 5 coupons which are valid for a FREE Jr. Frosty! Yum! What a fun alternative to give trick-or-treaters this Halloween!
Note that these coupon booklets are typically not sold at all Wendy’s locations, so you may want to contact your local store before making a special trip.
$15 Off at Maggiano’s Little Italy!
For a limited time, head over here, enter your email address and select the Maggiano’s Little Italy location near you to score a coupon valid for $15 off your next visit of $40 or more (expires 10/17/2016). This coupon will arrive immediately via email and is valid for dine-in only – not valid for carryout, delivery or banquets (limit one coupon per table). Note that by requesting this coupon, you are signing up for the Maggiano’s Little Italy E-Club but you can always unsubscribe.
Make it a Pizza Night! Now through September 25th, you can head over to Domino’s.com and click on the Carry Out One Pizza at Menu Price and Get One Free offer (as shown below) to score a FREE Pizza whenever you buy one Pizza at menu price. YUM! PLUS, through September 23rd, Papa John’s is offering any large 1-topping pizza for just $8 when you enter promo code PEPPERONI on the homepage!
Save on Chinese Food!
Through 9/26, P.F. Chang’s is offering up 20% off your online order when you enter code TOGO20 at checkout! This offer is valid for orders placed online and picked up by October 26th only. Just head on over here to get started; head on over to the P.F. Chang’s Facebook page for more details. (Thanks, Ailine!)
$2 Burger & Coke at Friendly’s! Now through September 25th, participating Friendly’s restaurants in MA, NH, VT, CT, and ME are offering up an All American Burger AND Coke for just $2 in honor of Customer Appreciation Week! Go here for more details or go here to see if your local Friendly’s is participating. Limit one per customer.
Have a Ruby Tuesday nearby?
Now through October 30th, Ruby Tuesday is offering up 6 different specialty burgers with endless fries (one each week for 6 weeks) for only $6.99 each. This week’s burger (valid thru 9/25) is an Empire Melt Cheeseburger with 8 ounces of beef, layers of melted New York Cheddar, American, and Swiss cheese and topped with fresh lettuce, sliced tomato, pickle chips, and fresh red onion. YUM!
Go here for the weekly burger options. Plus, if you haven’t yet, be sure to join Ruby Tuesday’s SoConnected email club as you’ll score a FREE Burger on your birthday (up to $10) and a FREE Appetizer with the purchase of an adult entree just for joining. Sounds good to me!
FREE Edible To Go Item!
Now through October 31st or when the first $1 million in products are given away (approximately 166,945 codes), you can score a FREE Edible To Go item (up to $5.99 value) whenever you download the FREE Edible Arrangements mobile app! With this coupon, you can score a FREE Smoothie, Fresh Fruit treat and more! Go here or here for more details.
Save on Steak at Outback Steakhouse! Through September 25th, participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants are offering up a coupon valid for $5 off 2 Dinner Entrees (or $2.50 off the purchase of one adult entree) OR Kids ages 10 or younger Eat FREE (up to $5.99) with any adult entree. These coupons are valid for dine-in or curbside take-away orders.
FREE Pretzel? Oh. YUM.
For a limited time, when you download the Wetzel’s Pretzels app (for iOS or Android) to your mobile device you’ll score a FREE Pretzel! And, it’s SUPER easy! Go here for all the details on how to snag yours.
Free Pancakes for Kids at Denny’s!
Head on in to your local participating Denny’s restaurant any day during the month of September from 4PM-10PM where they are offering up free pancakes to kids 10 and under with the purchase of an adult entree. Your kiddos can choose from Jr. Cinnamon Pancakes, Jr. Strawberries & Cream Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Pancakes and more!
Save on Subs at Subway!
- Monday – Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki
- Tuesday – Oven Roasted Chicken
- Wednesday – Turkey Breast
- Thursday – Italian B.M.T.
- Friday – Tuna
- Saturday – Black Forest Ham
- Sunday – Meatball Marinara
In the mood for Italian?
Through October 15th, head on over to OliveGarden.com where they are offering $5 off your $30 online To-Go Order when you use the promo code 5OFF30 at checkout! Also, for a limited time, whenever you purchase one entree, you can take one home for FREE – NO coupon needed! Here are a few ways to make use of these promotions…
- Score FOUR Olive Garden Entrees, 2 Soups/Salads, 4 Breadsticks & Pumpkin Cheesecake for Under $30
- Score FOUR Olive Garden Entrees, 2 Soups/Salads, 4 Breadsticks & Kids’ Meal for Under $30
- Score TWO Olive Garden Entrees, 1 Soup/Salad AND 2 Breadsticks For Under $12
Calling all Shrimp Lovers!
For a limited time, Red Lobster is back with their Endless Shrimp Event! You can choose two of FIVE different flavors to start – including the new Parmesan peppercorn Shrimp! After you try the first two you can order additional shrimp flavors one at a time. Go here for more details.
Free Schlotzsky’s sandwich, anyone?
For a limited time, Schlotzsky’s is offering up a FREE small The Original sandwich when you download the Schlotzsky’s Lotz4Me Rewards app (iTunes or Google Play). You will be able to find this deal under the News & Offers section of the app – valid for 30 days.
Even sweeter, mobile app users will earn $7 off your 7th visit ($6 minimum purchase), receive exclusive offers, referral bonuses and more.
Got little Chipotle fans?
Every Sunday in September, kid’s can eat FREE whenever you buy a burrito, bowl, an order of tacos or a salad – NO coupon needed! The free kid’s meal comes with a Dragons Love Tacos activity sheet and includes fruit or kid’s chips AND an organic apple or milk drink.
These kid’s meals are priced at $3.75-$4.75 at my local restaurant, so this is a nice discount! Please note that this offer is only for kids 12 and under and not valid for catering orders.
Yummy Free Bagel from Panera!
If you’re a MyPanera member, you may be able to score a FREE Bagel every day during the month of September! Just be sure to log into your account to view your rewards or check your Inbox for an email with the Subject Line “Get a free bagel every day this month..” IF you also have this email/offer in your account, just present your MyPanera card to redeem your reward for a FREE Bagel. There is a limit of one free bagel per day and spreads are not included.
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Slurpee Alert! 7-Eleven has extended their Buy 1 Get 1 Free Slurpee Celebration through September 25th – score a FREE Slurpee when you buy any size Slurpee. Even sweeter, if you participate in 7Rewards, both Slurpee drinks redeemed during the BOGO Celebration will count towards the ‘Any 7th Cup Free’ program.
PLUS, if you live near a 7-Eleven, simply text SIXFLAGS to 711711 to score a mobile coupon valid for a FREE Medium Slurpee (expires 12/31/16). Note that this store coupon excludes Hawaii and is not valid with any other discount or coupon.
AND, participating locations are offering up a 20-pack of Halloween Treat Coupons valid for a FREE Small Slurpee Drink for just $5 (plus tax where applicable) – that makes each Slurpee just 25¢ each!