Friday Freebies: Free Chick-fil-A, Slurpees, magazines and movie rentals

Friday Freebies: Free Chick-fil-A, Slurpees, magazines and movie rentalsThis week's freebies include free meal at Chik-fil-A, a free magazine subscription, two free movie rentals, and a whole lot more. If these freebies don't get your weekend off to a great start, what will?

Get a totally free meal at Chick-fil-A on Friday, July 9, when you saunter into one of their fast food eateries dressed like a cow. The key is to come "fully dressed" as a cow "from head to hoof." Attaching a pink sack to your belly and calling it an udder won't cut it. The free meal includes an entrée of your choice, a side item and a beverage. If you dress in partial cow attire -- like a cow-spotted scarf, purse, hat or other accessory -- you will get a free entrée. The idea is based on the eateries long-standing marketing campaign that shows cows trying to convert beef eaters into chicken devotees in order to save themselves.

"Cow Appreciation Day continues to be one of our best indicators of the great passion our customers have for our brand," said Chick-fil-A executive Steve Robinson in a press release. "It takes a loyal fan to dress like a cow for a free meal." I couldn't have said it better. Moo ...

If you want a free set of Ziploc bags you better act fast. Share your name, address, and email (you can also share your gender, date of birth, and phone number if you choose) in order to get the free bags. Signing up for their email list appears optional. The freebie includes:
  • One 50-count box of Ziploc sandwich bags
  • One 25-count box of Ziploc storage bags
  • One package of Ziploc containers
Only the first 10,000 people to sign up will receive the plastic bag set, which is being promoted as a "back to school" item. School kids eat a lot of sandwiches, after all. This freebie expires July 30, 2010 if not all 10,000 freebies have been claimed. Some caveats.

There's no better sugar high than a 7-Eleven Slurpee and this Sunday, July 11, the sugar high is on the house. To celebrate its birthday, the fast snack chain is giving away free 7.11-ounce Slurpees. Small, but still free. To get the deal, walk into your local joint from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., ask the cashier if they have free Slurpees. Then fill the container they give you with pure frozen sugary goodness. Filling above the cup line is totally legit. My fave combo is cherry and cola. Just watch out for a freeze headache.



Get a free magazine subscription to Woman's Day courtesy of Mercury Magazines. Share your name, address, email, and answer about a half dozen questions about where you work, what you do for a living, and what your title is to get the deal. Depending on your answers, Mercury may offer you one, two, or three more free trial magazine subscriptions related to your job. No credit card is required. I got a free subscription to Forbes through Mercury Magazines, and while it is not my favorite mag, I enjoy browsing the stories. For reference, a year-long subscription to Woman's Day currently costs $10 on Amazon.

Get two free movie rentals from a Blockbuster Express kiosk with these two coupon codes: GT16A, which expires July 31, 2010, or try coupon code GL15A, which has an unknown expiration date. The coupons are good for one free night. If you keep the DVD longer than 24 hours, expect to pay $1 per night plus tax. You don't need a Blockbuster account to rent movies through these kiosks, but you will need a credit card. Find a Blockbuster Express kiosk near you.

Get a free sample of Dove hair care products when you share your name, email, address, birth date and answer three questions about your hair. The freebie is courtesy of Sam's Club, but you do not have to be a member. The form asks for your membership number, so if you don't have one, leave this field blank. Caveats: Limit one sample per household. You must be 18 or older to submit personal information or request a sample.

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