Friday Freebies: Free Charity, Aveeno Shampoo, and Ice Cream

aveeno shampoo - friday freebiesHappy Friday! This week's Friday Freebies features several items that will help get you in the mood for Springtime, including free Aveeno shampoo, free Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and a way to give to charity -- for free! Let's get started:

Get a free $15 gift code for DonorsChoose.org, a site that lets you give money to a specific classroom project. The code is available for a limited time. To get the free gift code, text "possible" to 77177. You'll get a reply asking for your zip code. Send it and within seconds you'll get a text message with a unique $15 gift code for DonorsChoose.org. Use your free $15 gift code to fund any classroom project in a school across America, like buying science equipment or basic supplies. You are the donor so you get to choose. The gift code I received is valid until June 30, 2011, plenty of time to use it. Redeem your free $15 gift code for DonorsChoose.org here.By getting the free $15 gift code, you agree to receive 10 text updates per month from Waiting for Superman, a movie about our nation's public education system. The free $15 gift code for DonorsChoose.org is a promotion between the charity site and the movie. Caveats: One gift card code per person. Also note that to avoid receiving Waiting for Superman updates, you will need to text "STOP" once you receive your $15 gift code.

I love Aveeno lotion, so I'm curious about this free sample of Aveeno shampoo and conditioner that is available while supplies last. Is Aveeno shampoo and conditioner any good? To find out, answer three questions about your hair, then share your name, address, email, gender and date of birth to get the free sample. You can choose from a formula for color-treated hair, a formula for damaged hair or grab a free Aveeno sample to add volume or shine. I wish there was one for frizzy hair. By submitting the request form, you agree to receive emails and snail mail from Aveeno and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson. You can always unsubscribe from the emails. Stopping the snail mail may be more difficult. The free sample of Aveeno shampoo and conditioner will arrive in 8-10 weeks. Caveats: One sample per household. You must be 18 years or older and a resident of the U.S. to receive this free sample. The deal ends Dec. 31, 2011, or until supplies run out.

Get a free sample of Eucerin lotion when you take a pledge on Facebook to take care of your skin. You'll also have to share your name, address, and email to get the free Eucerin sample. The free sample is for Eucerin Daily Skin Balance lotion. You may opt into Eucerin's email list if you wish. You can always unsubscribe later. Unclear how long the free samples will last. Expect it to arrive in 4-6 weeks. Unclear if there are any residency requirements.

Twitter access is yours with this free in-flight Internet coupon from Gogo through April 14, 2011. You'll find Gogo Inflight Internet on select flights on American, Air Canada, Air Tran, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, US Airways and Virgin America. The free in-flight Internet coupon for Twitter access does not, unfortunately, include wider Internet access. It's just a teaser. If you do want full Internet access, buy a Gogo pass before you get into the air, where rates are slightly higher. Single flight passes start at $5 and go up to $35 for a monthly pass. For using free Twitter on your flight, you'll automatically be entered to win a $10,000 grand prize. No purchase necessary

Free ice cream day at Ben & Jerry's is coming up! Mark your calenders for April 12, 2011 and be sure to stop by your nearest Ben & Jerry's for a free ice cream scoop between noon and 8 p.m. A promo page for the free ice cream day is on Facebook but you don't have to have a coupon or be on Facebook to take advantage of this freebie. Sadly, I have not been able to take advantage of free ice cream day at Ben & Jerry's for a few years, but when I did way back when I received a free full size scoop of my flavor of choice. That's one hot freebie! Caveats: Check the free ice cream hours at your local store as they may vary. No purchase necessary.

Grab a free movie rental from Redbox when you reserve a movie online. After you pay for and pick up your movie, you'll get a coupon code for a free rental. So really this is a buy one, get one free coupon. The cool thing about reserving a movie online is that you know exactly what you are going to get -- no chance you'll drive all the way to a Redbox and then not be able to find a movie you want to watch. The free movie rental is for one night, so if you keep it longer, expect to pay $1 plus tax per night. Caveats: One free movie rental per person. You will need a credit card or debit card to rent a movie through Redbox. Set up an account if you don't already have one to get this free movie rental. To get more free rentals and coupons from Redbox, sign up for text alerts or the company's email list.

Print this free BJ's membership pass and get into the warehouse club for 60 days without paying a dime. A one-year membership costs $50, so a two month free pass has a value of slightly more than $8. As a bonus, you will not have to pay a surcharge when you use this pass. Some "free membership" passes tack on a 5% or 10% surcharge to make up for the fact that you are not paying the membership fee. With this free BJ's pass, you only pay for what is in your cart. Steer clear of the worst deals at the warehouse club and instead go for the best warehouse deals. The free BJ's pass is good for 60 days and must be activated by July 5, 2011. Stop by the member services counter before you shop to redeem the free pass. Caveats: The free BJ's membership pass is good for new members only.

As part of World Backup Day on March 31, 2011 there are a bunch of computer freebies which Notebook.com found, including 5GB of free storage from SpiderOak and free backup software from CrashPlan.

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