It’s spring break season and seems like summer’s right around the corner, so for this week’s Friday Freebies, we offer you great free ways to keep your kids busy — and happy! The giveaways companies offer are remarkable, if you just know where to look. We’ve searched and sleuthed all over the country to bring you the best free stuff for children that we could find.
Friday Freebies as seen on GMA
1. AMF Bowling Centers: 2 Free Games every day of the summer! Retail value: $904
AMF Bowling Centers are once again offering their terrific summer freebie, where children 15 and under can enjoy two free games on the house — every day of the summer! Just go to the website above to register your kids. You will be able to download a coupon, good for a week, that then replenishes every week. Shoe rental is not included. Note that this freebie doesn’t start until May. We’re sharing it early, so you can make your plans, because it’s such a generous offer.
Available every day between May 14 and September 3, 2012. See company website for rules.
2. Just Me! Music: 3 Personalized Elmo Songs/Greetings. Retail value: $4
Just Me! Music will give your little ones a thrill, when you download these three free Elmo songs and Greetings addressed right to THEM, using their name! There are hundreds of names to choose from and Elmo says your child’s name repeatedly during the recording. Use the code “elmogma” to redeem this offer.
Available until May 28, 2012. See company website for rules.
3. Ben and Jerry’s: Free Ice Cream Cone. Retail value: Up to $5
Every year the fun folks at Ben and Jerry’s host “Free Cone day,” on which they thank their customers for their business by giving them an ice cream cone on the house. That day is coming next week, on Tuesday. This freebie is available to kids — and adults — of all ages.
Available April 3, 2012 12-8pm. See company website for rules.
4. JC Penney: Free pair of bunny ears! Retail value: $4
Redeem this offer by visiting a JC Penney store.
To celebrate spring, JC Penney department stores are giving away free bunny ears in the children’s department.
Available: The giveaway starts Sunday April 1, 2012 and will continue until the bunny ears run out. See store for rules.
5. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: Free Children’s ticket. Retail value: $12
Ringling Brothers’ “Baby’s First Circus” program allows parents of babies under 1 year of age to register for a free ticket. You have to register before your child turns 1, but then the voucher you receive has NO EXPIRATION DATE! Your child can use it any time in the future, by redeeming it at the box office when the circus is in town.
Available: Sign up during your child’s first year, then use any time. See company website for rules.
Web Exclusive Friday Freebies
6. Sears: Free Portrait Sitting and 10-by-13-inch print with special effects. Retail value: $44.97
Sears’ Portrait Studio will GIVE you a photo shoot AND a large print, which in keeping with our kids theme this week, you could use to document your little munchkin’s growth. Sears will even add special effects for you, such as a black and white photo with splashes of color.
Available until May 31, 2012. See company website for rules.
7. MyPublisher.com: Offer: Free 5-by-7-inch photo book. $19.99
MyPublisher.com has a great giveaway for new customers who try its service. Create your own 20-page photo book on their site and they will give it to you at no cost.
Use link above to redeem the offer. Voucher expires 14 days after you sign up. Please be aware that other deadlines may apply. Customers do have to pay for shipping. See company website for rules.