Friday Freebies: Free Sephora Mascara, Sam's Club and Cookies!

girl looking at cookies - Friday FreebiesThis week's Friday Freebies marks another grab bag of high-value freebies, including free Sephora mascara, free membership to Sam's Club, and a Kindle cookbook. For foodies, there are two free cookie offers, plus free cheese fondue, and free tomato seeds. Hope these freebies make your weekend extra enjoyable!

Here's another great makeup freebie from Sephora. Stop by the Sephora makeup counter inside any jcpenney, ask for a free Express Service, and you'll get a free Sephora mascara, called 7-in-1 Full Action Mascara. The deal expires Apr. 7, 2011. An Express Service is a quick makeup lesson on topics like smokey eyes, foundation, faux lashes, lips and concealer. Sounds like a great way to learn how to apply makeup and get a free mascara. You must print out the coupon through the above link to get the free mascara. One per person. If the Sephora counter is out of Full Action Mascara, ask for a free custom sample of another product. Caveats: Not valid at freestanding Sephora stores, at Sephora.com or JCP.com/sephora. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Not redeemable for cash or credit.Make a dinner reservation now and eat for free at the fondue restaurant Melting Pot between Apr. 11 and April 14, 2011. Sound cheesy? Your meal will be. To get a free cheese fondue appetizer, click the link above and then click on the Reservations page. Find your nearest restaurant and click "View Reservation Information," where you'll find a freebie code. When you call your nearest Melting Pot, mention this code when you make your reservation.

The free fondue is only available for those who make reservations over the phone, not online. Freebie spots are limited, so call now if you're interested. I've never eaten at Melting Pot, but it claims to be North America's largest fondue chain, with 142 restaurants in 36 states, D.C., Canada, and Mexico. The first location had only three items on the menu: cheese, beef, and chocolate fondue.

Note, MeltingPot.com automatically plays really annoying music, so mute your volume if you're at work. Caveats: Each free cheese fondue serves two individuals, i.e. you get one freebie for every two people. Only at participating locations in the U.S. The cheese selection varies by location. Not valid with any other offers. While supplies last. No rain checks. You pay tax and tip. One free cheese fondue per household.

Get a free one-day membership to Sam's Club through Jan. 31, 2012. You have to pay a 10% surcharge on anything you buy, unfortunately, unless you become a member or live in Calif., S, S.C., or Elmsford, N.Y. The annual fee to join is $40 or $35 for a business membership. To redeem the free, one-day Sam's Club membership, go to the Member Services desk at your local Sam's Club. You can pay with cash, debit card, a Walmart Credit, MasterCard or Discover. Checks are not accepted.

Caveats: Photocopies of the free one-day pass are not accepted.Get a free cookie through Mar. 14, 2011 and a free coffee, hot chocolate, tea, or cappuccino through Apr. 30, 2011 at Pilot Travel Centers. "Like" the company's Facebook page to get access to the coupons through the above link. Print them and bring them into a participating location to get your freebies. One per person. Not accepted at Pilot Food Marts or Restaurants. Got a QuickChek nearby? Print this coupon for a free jumbo M& M cookie. Expires Mar. 14, 2011. One per customer. Photocopies not accepted. No purchase necessary on either freebie.

Get free tomato seeds from Heinz and Red Robin when you share a little info about yourself. If you don't immediately see the offer, it is the first of three scrolling promotions. Enter your name, your child's name, your address, and check the box that says you are 18 or older. Click "Submit" and your seeds will arrive in 4-5 weeks. The idea is to get your kids and you involved in the Red Robin website, which has games, kid recipes, and a spot where you can email your best riddle for consideration on the Red Robin kids menu. Expect to receive email and snail mail from Heinz and Red Robin as part of signing up for this freebie. You should be able to unsubscribe from any email lists if you choose. Caveats: Free tomato seeds are available while supplies last. Unclear if the offer is limited to one per household.

Get a free DVD rental when you present a report card with a B average or higher at Blockbuster. You can get one free movie rental per grading period, although progress reports are not accepted. This is a great deal, though there are some things to be aware of:
  • The free rental does not include new releases and they are in standard DVD format
  • You have to present your original report card signed by a parent or guardian
  • The report card must have been issued in the past 30 days
  • The free rental must be made through the Blockbuster account of the student's parent or guardian
The good news is that if you have multiple kids with good grades, they can each get a free movie, even if they are all on your account. Students from kindergarten through high school are eligible. Caveats: College students are not eligible for a free rental. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or coupons. Not valid on games, defensive driving or equipment rentals. You pay taxes. Not valid at Blockbuster Express kiosks.

Get a free Kindle cookbook that has 25 recipes for your slow cooker from Circle of Friends. Amazon does not allow you to peek inside the book and look at the table of contents, unfortunately, but a description of the book says it includes recipes for chili rellenos, shredded chicken sandwiches, country corn pudding, and triple chocolate cake. No idea how you make a cake in a Crock Pot! This free cookbook was published just last month, in February 2011. It is ranked No. 7 in the free Kindle store. Of the 12 reviews Circle of Friends has received, it averages 3.5 stars. If I had a Kindle, I would certainly download it. What have you got to lose? Also checkout Amazon's new Kindle lending library.

If you live in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Arkansas, it's not too late to hop on the free glasses giveaway at CoastalContacts.com. The glasses and frames truly are free, but you pay for shipping and handling (usually $10-$15). Get details on the free glasses.

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