This week's Friday Freebies is so tight with free offers I could barely pack them into one post! Who knows whether the Steelers or the Packers will win this Sunday's Super Bowl, but we can celebrate the big game with free pizza, kids' busywork coloring pages, and football-themed digital picture frames. Plus, there is a hot free sample from Origins, free museum entrance, a Coffee-Mate giveaway, and free coffee. Let the game begin!Papa John's is offering a very tasty freebie -- a free Super Bowl pizza to every American -- if the big game this Sunday goes into overtime. Which it never has. But if it does, the chain estimates it'll give away 100,000 large pies. To get in on the deal, make sure to open an account with Papa John's and sign up for Papa Points by Feb. 5, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Registering makes it easy to order pizza online. Then, if the big game goes into overtime, you'll get a credit of 25 Papa Points, which you can redeem online for a free pie. The chain figures buzz about free pizzas -- even if they don't have to give any away -- is worth more than buying an ad during this Sunday's Super Bowl (up to $3 million for a 30-second commercial, in case you were wondering). "We'd rather give away millions in free pizzas than spend millions on a spot," Papa John's marketing chief Andrew Varga told USA Today. If you can't wait for a post-Super Bowl overtime pizza, Papa John's will be randomly giving away pizzas to customers who order a pizza online on Super Bowl Sunday. Caveats: You must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. to be eligible for this deal. Void in Puerto Rico. One free pizza per person.
Print out these free coloring pages to keep kids entertained while you are watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011. This freebie is courtesy of PartySuppliesHut.com, which also has a free Super Bowl word find, word search and word scramble. You'll need paper and a working printer to get these free coloring and word activities. Print out as many as you like.
A graphic designer is giving away free Super Bowl digital picture frames -- one in Green Bay Packers colors and another in Pittsburgh Steelers colors. The picture frames fit 4" x 6" PNG overlays so you can drop your photo in after you download the file. Start by clicking the above link, then look for the "Download them HERE" link to get the ZIP file, which has the digital picture frames. Caveats: For personal use only. Please don't abuse this freebie! It may take a few moments to download the ZIP file.
Get a free sample of anti-aging Plantscription serum from Origins, which claims this wrinkle product reduces the visible signs of aging within four weeks. The freebie is for a 1.5 ml sample, so I doubt that would last four weeks unless you only used it on a tiny spot on your face. On the other hand, why not request the free sample and try? To get the free anti-wrinkle serum, log into Facebook, "like" the Origins page, and click on the "FREE Sample" tab. Then share your name, address, and email. You can opt into the Origins email list if you choose. It's unclear how long this freebie will last. Caveats: One sample per address. Available to U.S. residents only while supplies last. Results may vary. No purchase necessary.
Bank of America is expanding its Museums on Us program, which gives free museum admission on the first full weekend of the month to anyone who holds a BofA or Merrill Lynch debit or credit card, to include 150 new museums and cultural centers across the country. The next free weekend is Feb. 5-6. With so many folks watching the Super Bowl, you may just have the museum to yourself. Other free weekends in 2011 are Mar. 5-6, Apr. 2-3, May 7-8, June 4-5, July 2-3, Aug. 6-7, Sept. 3-4, Oct. 1-2, Nov. 5-6, and Dec. 3-4. The new museums and cultural centers include the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque and the SITE Santa Fe, the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio and additional museums in Bridgeport, Conn., Savannah, Ga., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., Memphis, Tenn., and Williamsburg, Va. Old standbys include The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.,The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, Calif., MUZEO, Los Angeles, and the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Mo. Caveats: The freebie is for one general admission ticket to the participating museum. You'll need a photo ID along with your debit or credit card. The free admission is not valid for special exhibitions, fund raising events or ticketed shows. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Free admission does not guarantee reservation. If the museum is not open both weekend days, the freebie may just be for one day. Call ahead to check.
Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. PST on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. That's when Coffee-Mate is giving away 100,000 coupons for free bottles of Coffee-Mate to its Facebook fans! Make sure to log in or create a profile so you can take advantage of this offer. "Like" the Coffee-Mate page to get details on receiving the freebie coupon. Caveats: Offer good in the U.S. only. Expires at 11:59 p.m. PST on Feb. 4 or when 100,000 requests have been made. One freebie coupon per person per email address or two coupons per household or address. Expect the freebie to arrive in 2-3 weeks.
This month in New York City, Boston, and Washington, D.C., the online food order site SeamlessWeb is giving away 350,000 cups of coffee. Hot dang! Through Feb. 6, 2011, 16 restaurants on the East Side of Midtown NYC will be handing out free coffee. Later in the month, restaurants on the West Side of Midtown, the Upper East Side and the Upper West Side and Lower Manhattan will be doling out free coffee. In D.C., the free coffee giveaway is Feb. 7-27, and in Boston the coffee freebie ends Feb. 4, 2011. The freebie is a stunt to draw attention to SeamlessWeb.com, which facilitates ordering food and having it delivered through its website and smartphone app. Get $5 off your first order through Apr. 30, 2011, with coupon code FREECOFFEE. The coupon is for personal, not corporate, accounts and there is a $10 minimum order to use the coupon. Seamless currently works with more than 5,000 restaurants in 27 cities.
Starbucks is so sure you will like its VIA instant coffee that the company is challenging you to a taste test. Buy any 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- or 12-pack of VIA from a Starbucks or a grocery store and if you don't like it, return it to Starbucks for a 12-ounce bag of free Starbucks House Blend ground coffee. This offer is valid for VIA purchased between Feb. 2, 2011 and Aug. 31, 2011. The taste test guarantee is good on VIA black coffee, flavored coffee, and iced coffee. Depending on which size of VIA you buy, the cost will range from $5.95 to $9.95, so you are getting a fairly even trade. Use VIA coupons, and get an even better deal! Make sure to send in the rejected VIA with your original receipt (make a copy for your files), the original UPC bar code, and this completed web form. Caveats: Not valid on VIA 3-, 10-, 24-, and 50-packs. Request must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2011. Your House Blend coffee will arrive 6-8 weeks after you submit the form. One per household.
Don't forget to take advantage of Kids Night on Broadway, when children 6 through 18 years old can snag a free ticket to a Broadway show and a free dinner in New York City. The free ticket dates are Feb. 6 through Feb. 10, 2011. A child gets a free ticket when an adult goes to the show with them and buys a regular-priced ticket. If you cannot get to New York for this promotion, a similar deal for free show tickets is happening across the country. Not sure how much selection is left this late in the game, so don't delay any more. Use coupon code KNOB2011 as you check out. Make sure the child brings identification proving his or her age. Kids can also get a free meal when an adult buys a regular meal. Discounted parking rates are being offered, too. Caveats: Limit eight tickets per order. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of two and each prints out at half price. You pay standard service fees and theater restoration fees. Not all shows are appropriate for all ages. Offer not valid on prior purchase, cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions, some shows may not discount all seats. No refunds or exchanges, all sales final.
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