July 19, 2013 — -- intro:
As temperatures soar past 90 degrees in cities across the U.S., companies are offering ways to cool down with freebies and promotions.
Some of these deals are expiring soon, so be sure to read the fine print, get in while supplies last, and check for restrictions at particular locations.
Leave a comment if you know of another great promotion that will beat the heat and save some dough.
quicklist:title: Free Workouts From Town Sports Internationaltext: Town Sports International's gyms in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are opening its doors to the public for free workouts every time the temperature hits 90 degrees or above. Reference the "heat wave promotion" at the front desk of New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Philadelphia Sports Clubs or Washington Sports Clubs.
Access is permitted except 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. This promotion began on Thursday and ends on Saturday, Aug. 31. You must be at least 18 years old and have a photo I.D.
quicklist:title: Jetblue's 2HOT2HANDLEtext: Travelers who got the shaft after missing Jetblue's very limited 90 percent off promotion can receive a consolation prize of 25 percent off fall flights from New York's JFK/LGA/EWR airports. Fliers can use the code more than once.
Book by Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT for travel Sept. 3 to Oct. 31. using promo code 2HOT2HANDLE. The promo code is good for all days and all domestic flights (including Puerto Rico), as long as there's an available seat.
quicklist:title: Uber's Ice Cream Trucks on Demand text: On-demand car service app is bringing back its ice cream truck on-demand service in 33 cities on Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Though no cash is required -- as everything is paid with your Uber account on your iPhone or Android -- the company says demand for ice cream trucks "will be very high and availability very limited."
"It may take multiple tries to find an available truck. Please be patient! We'll be working all day to deliver as much ice cream as possible," Uber said on its website.
quicklist:title: Regal Cinemas $3 off any soft drink text: Relaxing in a movie theater is an easy way to escape the heat if you can beat the crowds for a seat. Expiring on Sunday, Regal Cinemas's deal offers $3 off any soft drink via a mobile coupon. Check out Florida's Sun-Sentinel for other Friday Freebies.
quicklist:title: Free Nathan's Hot Dog at Sunoco text: Before this deal expires on Saturday, drivers, cyclists and melting pedestrians can get a free hot dog from participating Sunoco gas stations with this mobile coupon, in celebration of National Hot Dog Day.
quicklist:title: Free Movie Ticket or Tub of Twizzlers with Office Depot Purchase text: Expiring Saturday, get a free $12 movie ticket and $5 in concessions with a $75 purchase at OfficeDepot.com. Or, spend $50 or more and receive a "Tub of Twizzlers," which is a box of 105 pieces. Valid only at Officedepot.com or by phone or fax. The coupon codes are 16890313 for Twizzlers and 87980478 for the movie ticket.
quicklist:title: Buy One Get One Free Movie Ticket text: Visa Signature Cardholders are offered a free movie ticket if you buy one movie ticket via Fandango. Offer ends Aug. 2.
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