It’s true what they say: The best things in life are free. Hugs, hikes, laughter, apps… Wait, apps? Hang on, let me amend that axiom a bit: The best things in life are free for a limited time. Like this: Amazon is offering a free Android app bundle worth $100, but only until tomorrow. Does life get […]
It’s infuriating that so many businesses offer free meals to kids for their birthday. Is turning 7 years old really an accomplishment worthy of free food? No way. Turning 30 and not having any kids of your own is an actual accomplishment that should be celebrated with a free feast. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many birthday freebies for single slobs like me. I navigated the sloppy seas and found the best birthday freebies for slobs. Most of these birthday freebies require you to join some sort of digital fan club so links are included. This is your plan of action to have the ultimate slob birthday for free. Put on your favorite eating shirt and let’s get started.
Your first stop on the slob express should be for coffee. A birthday boy needs his morning jolt to handle the busy day ahead. Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Starbucks will all give you free coffee for your birthday if you sign up for their fan clubs. Lots of local shops will give you free coffee too so you may want to ask about birthday freebies next time you’re in your favorite shop. Personally, I’ve always preferred free stuff from giant corporations over people with a independent business. The perceived social justice of getting something free from a giant corporation makes the coffee taste that much better.
I know it’s en vogue right now to accept boredom, embrace boredom, even seek out boredom. (If you love boredom so much, pundits, why don’t you marry it!) But you know what? Boredom sucks! And it sucks the most when you’re behind the wheel, with nothing to do except fight the road rage that’s building inside you because you’re so insanely bored.
Audiobooks to the rescue! For long commutes and road trips alike, there’s nothing better than a book–especially when it’s a free book.
For a limited time, LivingSocial is offering a free two-month subscription to Audible, the Amazon-owned audiobook service. And within that subscription you’re entitled to two totally free books–one per month.
When you fire up your Web browser, what’s the first thing you see? Unless you’ve modified the default home page, chances are good it’s MSN, Yahoo, or some other news-oriented site. I don’t know about you, but the headlines I typically see make me want to dive under the covers and stay there.
Seriously, do you really want to be slapped in the face with all that negativity, all that bad news, every time you open your browser? I certainly don’t, which is why I’ve changed my home page to something far more positive.
Yes, you can do that. I’m always surprised at how many people never bother to choose a new home page, perhaps because they think that’s the way the computer was set up, and that’s how it has to stay. Nuh-uh. You can set your home page to Facebook, Twitter, Fluffy Kittens on Tumblr, or whatever you like.
Before this, various Comedy Central shows had their own apps, but most of them (like The Colbert Report’s) let you watch only clips. Now you can see the latest episodes of over a dozen shows, in their entirety, the day after they air.
In other words, at long last, you can stream last night’s “Daily Show” on the train ride to work. In your face, boredom! (Just try to keep the laughter down. Some of us have work to do.)
If you have a dog or an animal shelter near you, don’t miss out on the Beneful and Purina offer. Your four-legged friend will love you for it. Especially, those that are without homes (your efforts will go a long way). Grab your neighbors, friends and make it a group effort.
And for you, get yourself a coupon for a free burger or wrap at a EVOS near you on January 30th. For all the healthy dessert lovers out there, get a free 6oz yogurt from Menchie’s for National Frozen Yogurt Day on February 6th.
Plus there’s more, check out the list!
Freebie #1: Beneful Healthy Smile Dog Food Sample – Offer is available again. “Like” them on Facebook on to get the form.
Target is offering free credit monitoring for one year to anyone who has shopped at a store located in the USA. It turns out that the data breach was larger than they thought and the hackers were able to breach two different databases.
If you shopped online and you stored your credit card info, you’re accounts may also have been affected. So even if you didn’t shop at Target over the holidays, your account(s) may still have been compromised. So thanks to those hackers, we are all now gifted with credit monitoring, possibly a blessing in disguise? Sign up below for free.
Freebie #1: Neutrogena Samples Inside Walgreens 1/23 – January 23rd from 4pm – 9pm inside your local Walgreens.
You. Yeah, you. I know what you’re thinking. “I don’t need this whole cloud thing. It’s too confusing. And, anyway, nothing bad will ever happen to my data.”
That’s some serious denial you’ve got going on there, kid.
For starters, data loss isn’t a matter of “if”–it’s a matter of “when.” And occasionally copying important files to a backup drive won’t do you a lick of good if a virus chews through your system or a fire/tornado/hurricane takes out your house. Oh, and don’t forget theft. Burglars love to make off with laptops and the hard drives connected to them. (Sorry for the scare tactics, but it’s time for some tough love!)
As for confusing, I agree that some cloud services are an unitutive mess. But there’s one I find admirably easy to use, and it’s more versatile than most.
Do you like wine? If so, you can score two bottles courtesy of the TBS TV show Cougar Town and the app Drync. The offer goes live each day at 11am EST and you’re going to have to put a little effort into it, but it will be worth the energy.
The list of 2014 free National Parks admission dates is now ready. You should start planning your trips to the great outdoors and get yourself a day or two for free.
Freebie #1: Crime & Punishment eBook ($20 value). You’ll need to create a Downpour account (it’s free) to get the ebook. Plus, they offer a free ebook each month. Add the book to your cart and go to checkout. Enter the code crimefree (tip: type it in rather than copying and pasting).
Did you find a new smartphone under the tree? Time to stock it with apps–the little programs that enable your phone to do way more than just making calls and sending text messages.
Indeed, right out of the box, your phone can handle basic communications chores. It can also snap photos, play music, check the weather, and so on. But those features are just the tip of the app-powered iceberg. When you’re ready to take your handset to the next level, check out these five must-have apps. They’re available for Android phones and iPhones alike.
This week, you can get a free 4 pack of GoGo SqueeZ. Just scroll down the list and grab that one first because it won’t be live for long. They’ll mail you a free product coupon that will be valid on January 11th only.
Another freebie you should definitely take advantage of is the free 15 lb. bag of NUTRO Dog Food. Just purchase it in stores and send in the rebate form to get up to $39.99 back.
Freebie #1 - Dolce & Gabbana “The One” Fragrance Sample. Choose the fragrance for either women or men and fill in the form.
Freebie #2 - Hado Labo Skin Plumping Gel.
The year is coming to a close and that means you need to sign up for your birthday freebies for next year!
It’s a great way to make your day even better. You can literally eat all day (and week) for free.
Get the kids and let them type in their list so Santa can get it A.S.A.P.! The personalized video or phone call from Santa are cute too. Imagine the looks on the kids faces when they receive an email or phone call from Santa. That would be priceless. Take a few minutes to watch Santa’s reindeer cam.
These days I read books mostly on an electronic device, be it a Kindle or my smartphone. And I’m starting to make the same transition with magazines. There’s a lot to like about reading, say, Entertainment Weekly (don’t judge me!) on my iPad, not the least of which is that it typically gets “delivered” there two days before the print version arrives in my mailbox.
If you’ve never tried reading magazines this way, now’s your chance. For a limited time, you can get a free three-month subscription to AnyTime. Normally that would cost you $30. Just click the green Purchase button in the top-right corner of the screen, then apply coupon code DEALNEWS3 when you get to the checkout screen.
AnyTime is an all-you-can-eat (sorry, all-you-can-read) digital magazine service for iPad.