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Freebie roundup

Published April 12, 2012 7:11 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Here are some free offers available while supplies last. I update this list each week.

Tax Day freebies:

Cinnabon: Participating Cinnabon locations are offering two bite-size cinnamon rolls April 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., no coupon required.

Frozen yogurt: Marble Slab and MaggieMoo's are offering a free scoop of frozen yogurt April 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Go to Marbleslab.com or Maggiemoos.com to find a location near you.

Panda Express entree: Panda Express is offering free single-serve portions of its Shanghai Angus Steak at participating locations on April 17. The single-serve portions are tiny but make a nice snack or child-size meal. Go HERE and print the coupon you'll need to get this offer.

Free copying/shredding: Through April 16, Office Depot is offering customers 25 free one-sided copies and up to 5 pounds of document shredding. For more information, go HERE.

Curly fries: Arby's is offering a free serving of its seasoned fries on April 17. Go HERE and click on "Get Started" to print.

Other freebies:

Seattle's Best Coffee: The company is offering free samples on its Facebook page HERE.

Aveeno shampoo: Text HAIR3 to the number 467-467 to receive a free sample of Aveeno Active Naturals Shampoo. Or you can go HERE to get a sample of TRESemme shampoo and conditioner.

Family Fun magazine: Get your free subscription HERE. You can also get Dwell, Martha Stewart Living or any of a number of other magazines HERE. Shape magazine is available HERE. All of these offers are available while supplies last from one of several survey companies. You may have to fill out a brief survey to get the magazine depending on the offer. I've tested all of these personally — these are all legitimate offers.

Coupon booklet: Go HERE to request a booklet filled with coupons for products such as Cascade dishwasher detergent, Dawn liquid and Mr. Clean.

Pretzel: National Pretzel Day is April 26, apparently, and Pretzelmaker locations are giving away free pretzels that day. Just say "National Pretzel Day" to claim yours. Go HERE for more information about this offer.

Hot beverage: Flying J and Pilot fuel centers are offering a free hot beverage to their Facebook fans. Go HERE to print this offer, good at participating locations through May 31. (Facebook offer.)

Mystery freebie: Zevia natural soda is offering some type of free offer to those who sign up HERE on the company's Facebook page. Maybe a free-product coupon? The soda is sold at Smith's Food & Drug stores, Whole Foods and other stores.

Still available:

Country music: Go HERE to download eight songs from artists who were nominated for Academy of Country Music awards. This offer is from People magazine, which periodically offers free song downloads.

Magazine subscription: Go HERE for a subscription to Better Homes & Gardens magazines. This offer is from is from FreeBizMag.com. (These free magazine offers really do arrive.)

Photo prints: Walgreens is offering 25 free 4×6 digital prints at Walgreens.com with the code FREEDEAL. Select in-store pickup and you won't pay any shipping charges. Offer is good through April 15.

Aquarium admission: The Autism Council of Utah is co-sponsoring Autism Night at the Living Planet Aquarium in Sandy from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 23. Admission to the aquarium that night is free to families who have children with autism and there will be educational activities, a scavenger hunt, and other activities. Go HERE for more information.

Magazine subscription: Go HERE to get Ski magazine for free from Mercury Magazines.

Admission: Red Butte Garden is offering free admission on April 27. Go HERE for more information.

Lipton tea: Go HERE to request a sample of a new Tea & Honey product.

Children's book: The Utah Kids Ready to Read! program provides a variety of educational resources HERE. Plus, if you take a survey on this site, your children will get a free book sent to them. Look for the "Free Book" banner on the left side of the page. (My free book arrived today.)

Free Wall Street Journal subscription: Survey company Rewards Gold is offering a free 26-week subscription to The Wall Street Journal newspaper. I have received this freebie in the past. On Saturdays, it even arrives with a Smart Source coupon insert. Go HERE to request yours. You can also get a subscription to Martha Stewart Living magazine HERE.

Coffee: Go HERE for a sample of Gevalia brand coffee.

Apps: Go HERE for the top free iTunes apps.

Fiber supplement: Go HERE for a sample of Fiber Choice.

Dog treat: Go HERE to request a sample of Beneful Baked Delights.

Lotion: Go HERE for a sample of Eucerin anti-itch lotion. (Facebook offer.)

Free admission: The Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City offers free admission the third Saturday of each month (and the first Wednesday). Go HERE for details.

Baby formula: Go HERE to sign up for Similac StrongMoms program or HERE for Enfamil Family Beginnings.

Knit/crochet patterns: Arts and crafts chain Michaels has a bunch of free patterns HERE.

Fun pass: Boondocks Fun Centers in Draper and Kaysville are offering a free attractions pass on you or your child's birthday. Go HERE for details. (You must pre-register for this freebie prior to your birthday.) And don't forget, either Utah location offers children tokens for A's and B's on their report cards, up to 18 free tokens per report card.

Breakfast: Denny's is offering a free Grand Slam breakfast on your birthday, too. Details are HERE. (Click on "Eat Free" at the bottom of the page.)

Laundry detergent: Get a free sample of Purex UltraPacks detergent HERE. (These are restocked daily.)

Newsweek subscription: While supplies last, you can go HERE to request a free subscription to Newsweek magazine, You'll have to sign up with survey company Rewards Gold, complete two surveys and refer two friends to the company for each offer.

Kindle books: Amazon.com is offering a bunch of free fiction and nonfiction e-books right now. For a list of top-selling free Kindle titles, go HERE. Remember, you don't need a Kindle to read Kindle books. You can read them on any of a host of other devices. Go HERE for more information.

Tax preparation: Go HERE for a list of free tax preparation programs offered by the IRS and private companies.

Recipe booklet: If you like to bake with raisins, you can go HERE and get a recipe book from Sun-Maid Raisins.

Laundry aid: Try Shout Color Catcher by signing up HERE.

Coupon book: Get a booklet filled with coupons for Procter & Gamble products HERE.

Apps: Go HERE for links to a host of free apps for your mobile device.

Cereal: Get a free sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares HERE. (Facebook offer.)

Fish oil: Go HERE to request a free sample of Sundown Naturals brand fish oil. (Facebook offer.)

Theme park admission: Active-duty military personnel and as many as three of their direct dependents can get free one-day admission to an Anheuser-Busch park, including SeaWorld, as part of the "Here's to the Heroes" program. The offer extends to active members of a Reserve or National Guard unit. Go HERE for details.

Breakfast and more: IKEA in Draper offers free breakfast on Mondays and free kid's meals on Tuesdays. Go HERE for more information. Join the IKEA Family program — it's free to join — and you can get a free coffee or tea on every visit. Go HERE for details.

Photo prints: Sign up for a Walmart photo account (it's free) and you'll get a coupon via e-mail for 25 free 4x6 prints. Select in-store pickup so you don't pay any shipping. Go HERE for this offer.

Toy Story app: If you have an iPad, you can go HERE to get a free Toy Story app with games, activities and a read-along version of the movie from iTunes. The site also is offering free downloads of Sesame Street episodes HERE.

Disney shows: Go HERE to watch full episodes of Disney Jr. shows.

Online quilting class: Website Craftsy.com is offering free online qulting classes HERE. For me, it's easier to learn quilting techniques by watching a video than reading a book! For more information about Craftsy.com, go HERE.

Magazines for families with babies: You can get free subscriptions to American Baby or Baby Talk.

Children's e-books, audiobooks: Barnes & Noble offers a free storytime for children and other sites provide free audio and e-books for kids. Go HERE for more information.

National park admission: Admission to any national park is free April 21-29 and other days throughout the year. Go HERE for more information about the national park system and other free-admission days throughout the year.

Android apps: If you have an Android device, you can go HERE for the most popular free apps from Amazon.com.

Music downloads: Go HERE for the 100 most popular free music downloads on Amazon.com. More than 100 albums are available to download at no cost as well. Go HERE for those titles.

Splenda: Go HERE to sample one of two new varieties of this sweetener.

Potty training success DVD: Go HERE to order a free booklet and DVD from Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of Pull-ups.

Movie rentals: Have a Blockbuster movie-rental kiosk near you? Sign up for the company's e-mail list HERE and get a free-rental code. To find a kiosk near you, go HERE. If you rent from Redbox, you can earn one free rental each month by joining Redbox's text club. Go here to learn more. Don't forget, you can use free-rental codes DVDONME, BREAKROOM and DVDATWAG (the last one is good only at Redbox locations at Walgreens stores) to get free rentals from Redbox. You can use each of these codes once per credit card account.

Mcdonald's parfait: Salt Lake County residents who join the Commit to be Fit challenge HERE can get a coupon for a free fruit and yogurt parfait at McDonald's. After you sign up for this free program, a printable coupon will be e-mailed to you.

Parents Choice formula: Go HERE to request a free sample.

Lactaid Fast Act: Go HERE for this supplement designed for dairy intolerant people.

Atkins Starter Kit: Go HERE for a kit that includes three Atkins bars.

Prilosec OTC: Go HERE to get a free sample of this heartburn medication. Go HERE for a sample of Zantac OTC.

Beech Nut Toddler kit: Go HERE to sign up for samples of foods designed for toddlers.

Simply Right Baby Formula: Go HERE for a sample.

Breathe Right Strips: Go HERE for a sample.

Emergen-C drink mix: Go HERE to get a packet. Or get a sample of Emergen-C for kids HERE.

Lego Club/Lego Club Jr. magazine: This one has been around a while, but it's one of my favorite free offers. Go HERE to order a free two-year subscription. Issues typically contain free comic books and occasionally, Legoland offers.