This week's Friday Freebies include some unusually high-quality offers, including a free issue of Real Simple Magazine, free fries without any purchase at Wendy's, and tons of free Christmas music. There is also a great offer for an almost-free baby sling (you pay $12-$15 for shipping). Happy Friday!
Get a free issue of Real Simple when you sign up with your name, email, and address. Sounds simple, right? But by signing up, you agree to get two additional free newsletters related to the same topics Real Simple covers -- beauty tips, health advice, organizing secrets, etc. It's not clear if the newsletters are emailed or snail mailed. After you receive your free issue of Real Simple, if you want to continue with a one-year subscription, just pay the $24 bill. If not, write cancel on the bill. There's no chance of being charged because you don't have to share your credit card info to get the first issue. Just make sure to return the canceled bill within the preview period.Get free fries at Wendy's with this coupon for its new natural cut fries with sea salt. The fries are made from whole russet potatoes and come with the skin on. The coupon expires Jan. 1, 2011. No purchase necessary. This coupon is valid at participating Wendy's only. Call ahead to check if your local Wendy's is accepting the coupon if you're worried about getting turned down. To print the coupon, you'll need the Coupons.com coupon printer program, which is easy to install. Caveats: One coupon per person per visit. May not be combined with any other coupons. Photocopies are not accepted.
Amazon is giving away one free Christmas music MP3 every day for 25 days beginning earlier this week, Dec. 1, 2010. So the last free MP3 will be available on Christmas day. Amazon is kicking off the free music series with "White Winter Hymnal," by the Fleet Foxes. I listened to the 30-second sample and liked it enough to download the free MP3. No word on what free MP3s are in the pipeline, so you'll have to check back daily to find out.
You can also snag discounted movies and DVDs of TV shows. Each day until Dec. 23, 2010, a single movie or TV season will be discounted by 50% or more. The titles vary by week and include comedy, family movies, and more.
For more sites that will save you money over the holidays, we've got 16 recommendations.
Tide is giving away 5,000 bottles of Tide Stain Release Spray starting today, Friday Dec. 3, 2010, at noon EST. At that time, Tide will post a link on its Facebook page to get the freebie. You'll need to log in to Facebook and "like" the Tide fan page to get the freebie link. Click on the above link to get started. I would log in a few minutes before noon and refresh the page (click the Wall or Special Offers tab) until you see the Tide freebie link. Follow the directions in the link to register for the freebie. I'm guessing you'll have to let Tide access your Facebook profile info to get the free bottle of Tide Stain Release Spray, though I haven't seen the sign-up form. It may be as simple as sharing your name, address, and email.
Download or listen to 13 free holiday music tracks courtesy of Target. The free music includes songs by Natalie Hemby, Guster, Blackalicious, Bishop Allen and Little Jackie. I've not heard of any of these groups, but hey, it's free!
Target is giving away free Purina ONE SmartBlend dog or cat food. To get the free pet food, answer three questions about Target's pet department, then share your name, address and email. You will have to sign up for Target's email list, but you can unsubscribe later if you don't find it useful. Caveats: You must be 13 or older to sign up for this freebie. The sample will take a few weeks to arrive in the mail. It's unclear how big the sample size is.
This is a hot deal, but requires you to pay for shipping, so I shoved it down here at the bottom. Get a free baby sling from SevenSlings.com that normally sells for $48 when you pay $15 for shipping and handling. Use coupon code WTE to get the sling for shipping costs only. It's unclear when this offer ends, so don't delay if you are interested. Slings run from $15-$60 plus shipping costs (if any) on Amazon, so this is a good deal. There are seven free slings to choose from, including a subtle aqua-gray, a bouncy yellow and pink, and a striking yellow and brown geometric pattern.
If you are in the market for gift cards, check out this list of gift card freebies that I compiled on my personal blog, BargainBabe.com.
Friday Freebies: Free Fries at Wendy's, Christmas Music, Real Simple, and More