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Friday Free Stuff


free summer activities

Who doesn’t love free stuff? Whenever we are going out of town, I always Google “free stuff in ……..” You’d be surprised at how many things pop up. Of course, free is not always better. I wouldn’t go out of my way to stand in line for something just because it’s free, but it’s always nice to score a good deal. Here is a small sampling of free food and fun you might want to take advantage of this summer.


Bowling– Register your child at kidsbowlfree.com for two free games of bowling on multiple days.

Movies– Buy one movie ticket with a Visa Signature card and get one free every Friday until 8/21/2015

National Parks– Free admission on August 18th, 19th, and 25th

Zoos– Free admission for Dad at select zoos on Father’s Day

Museums-Many museums have free admission every day, but you also get free admission to select museums on July 4th and 5th as a Bank of America credit or debit card holder.

Movie Rental-Free Redbox movie rental with confirmed email address.


Free spaghetti or lasagna for Dad on Father’s Day at Spaghetti Warehouse

Free chips and salsa for joining Qdoba’s reward program.

Free hamburger (also works for turkey burger or Boca burger) at Red Robin during your birthday month after joining royalty program.

Free medium Domino’s pizza for the first 20,000 people to sign in after a major league baseball no hitter. Sign up at mlb.com/Dominono

Free grocery item every Friday from Kroger’s Free Friday Downloads.


Fee DIY workshops for adults and kids at Home Depot

10 free trees when you join the Arbor Day Foundation (cost to join is $10, not totally free, but a great deal!)

Free kid’s book from Barnes & Noble when your child registers and reads 8 books this summer.

Always Free

Parks, libraries, and most trails are always free. We’ve been using the heck out out of all those this summer. Before planning an activity the costs money, check to see what free community events are taking place where you live. Why pay for fun if you don’t have to?

What’s the best free event you’ve been to recently? Have you ever stood in line to get something mediocre for free?

About Kim Parr

Kim Parr is a private practice optometrist, freelance writer, and personal financial blogger. You can follow her journey to 20/20 financial vision at Eyes on the Dollar.


  1. My favorites are free classes through places like Coursera, Udemy, LA Public Library, Ed X…so great! I just wish I had more time to be a student more often! 🙂

  2. I can’t believe that these are free especially the food section. Thank you for sharing this free stuff! I have a lot to do to enjoy those while it’s free.

  3. I like to attend the local universities’ music department’s concerts. I used to pay for season tickets to the symphony, but this is almost as good, and free!

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