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TGIF! FREE Popcorn at Cinemark (Today Only), Pumpkin Decorating Event at Michaels & More

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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!


FREE Popcorn at Cinemark! 🍿

Today, September 30th only, Cinemark is offering up a FREE medium popcorn to Cinemark Connections members who have downloaded the free app available in iTunes or the Google Play Store. Go here for details on how to snag this freebie.

Home Depot

Take the kids to Home Depot!

Just head on over here to register now for the FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop that will be hosted on October 1st, where kids can build a FREE Fire Truck with Real Wheels! These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered at all Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.


Decorate Pumpkins at Michaels!

This Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd from 1-3PM, Michaels is hosting a Great Pumpkin Event. Kids and adults can make a silly monster or a mummy pumpkin whenever you purchase a 9″ craft pumpkin for $7 (regularly $16.99). Michaels will have FREE supplies available for you to create one of these creatures! Head over here for details.

LEGO Star Wars

Celebrate Star Wars at Barnes & Noble!

On Saturday, October 1st at 4PM, attend a Free LEGO Star Wars Build event to celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with fun building events. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Go here to RSVP and for more details.

You can also attend storytime and activities on Saturday, October 1st at 11AM featuring Highlights! Fun with a Purpose. Go here for more details.


Save on the Storks Movie!

Have a Red Robin restaurant nearby? Through October 2nd, purchase a $25 Limited Edition Movie Themed Red Robin Gift Card at your local Red Robin Restaurant or online and you’ll snag a FREE Fandango movie code (up to a $10 value) to see Storks in theaters.

Papa Murphy's

$9 Large Pizza at Papa Murphy’s!

Through October 2nd only, Papa Murphy’s is offering up a Large Gourmet Delite Pizza for just $9 (regularly $13) – valid in-store only! Just show this Facebook page to redeem this offer in-store.


Heading to Chuck E. Cheese soon?

Now through October 31st, hop over here and vote for your favorite Chuck E. Cheese Pizza and then on November 3rd, you’ll receive a coupon for a FREE personal pizza of the winning pizza flavor with ANY pizza purchase. Your coupon can be redeemed on November 8th only, just make sure you also mention the Election Day discount along with presenting your coupon at checkout!

*Go here to view Chuck E. Cheese military offers and more!


Celebrate Bricktober at ToysRUs!

During the month of October, ToysRUs will be celebrating “Bricktober” by offering different LEGO building events each weekend. Plus, attend each event and you’ll receive a stamp to put on a Junior Master Builder Certificate! And, you’ll be able to collect a FREE exclusive minifigure set with any LEGO Construction purchase of $50 or more each week. Go here to view the upcoming events and dates.


FREE Coffee Next Week at 7-Eleven!

Starting Monday, October 3rd through October 9th, 7-11 will be offering up a FREE cup of ANY size coffee when you scan your 7-Eleven app at the register. Limit one free coffee per member per day at participating locations – not valid on iced coffee. Go here for more information.

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!

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.


In the mood for pasta? 🍝

Now through October 2nd, participating Carabba’s Italian Grill restaurants are offering up a FREE Spaghetti & Meatball entrée for you to take home whenever you order any Spaghetti entrée! This offer is valid for dine in only – just mention this offer to your server to redeem. Go here for more details.

Lone Star Steakhouse

Save on Lone Star Steakhouse Gift Cards!

Now through 10/7, Lone Star Steakhouse is offering up a $100 gift card for just $70! Keep in mind that standard shipping is $1.95, making this gift card only $71.95 shipped to your door. Remember – gift cards can be combined with coupons for additional savings and make great gifts too!


Save on Yankee Candles!

Through today September 30th, head on over here to print a coupon valid for $20 off a $45 OR $50 off $100 Yankee Candle purchase. Or, if you prefer to shop online, you can use the code COZY246 at checkout to receive the same discount. Shipping is free on $100 orders; otherwise, it’s $5.99!


Big Savings at Bath & Body Works!

While supplies last, Bath & Body Works is offering up a FREE 2016 Christmas Preview Guide & Coupon Booklet with ANY in-store purchase! This booklet will include a preview of upcoming holiday fragrances AND several coupons valid both in-store and online. Go here for more details.


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.

Ruby Tuesday Burger

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.


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.


Last Day for Free Pancakes for Kids at Denny’s!

Last day! 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!

For a limited time, participating Subway locations are offering up a 6″ Sub Of The Day for only $3.50! Each day of the week, a different 6-inch sub will be available for just $3.50…

  • 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

Olive Garden

In the mood for Italian?

Ending soon! Through October 2nd only, whenever you purchase one entree, you can take one home for FREE – NO coupon needed! Plus, through October 15th, head on over to where they are offering $5 off your $30 online To-Go Order when you use the promo code 5OFF30 at checkout! Here are a few ways to make use of these promotions…


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!

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

T.G.I.F…Enjoy your weekend!

Join The Discussion

Comments 12

  1. mini

    just an fyi – The B&N lego build event is not something you are allowed to take home- you build with B&N legos and leave at the store…

    • charliesandwallysmommy

      Is tru the same way this time

    • Stacey

      It may be different per store. Last year we were able to take ours home.

  2. Jaimie

    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful events, Collin! My husband and I are expecting our little pumpkin next year and I can’t wait to take her/him to these events! Thank you for your time and dedication to your blog!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Aww, how exciting! Congratulations! You’re welcome Jaimie!

  3. Sarakate25

    Yep had 2 movie cash so I went to Cinemark got 3 big candies and med popcorn for $3!!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Such a great deal!

  4. Bensmom

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I received in my email today a 25% off entire purchase coupon for Michaels that’s good through tomorrow. So if you went to dot he pumpkin event you could save 25% off the pumpkins too!!

  5. kelly

    This is such an awesome round up, thank you Collin!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome Kelly! Enjoy!

  6. Sue

    please do not post barnes and noble events. they are terrible. no fun. no one shows up. you can’t take home the legos. the free book was computer paper that they color on. I usually don’t complain about free events but these two were terrible.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      So sorry to hear about your experience Sue 🙁 Thanks for the feedback!

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