Toluna: Hello Kitty Shampoo Product Testing (300 testers needed)

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Toluna has opened up a product testing survey for Hello Kitty Shampoo. There are 300 products available. Click here to join and take the survey.

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Free, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids and Families this Weekend

Free Activities for Kids

If you are looking for inexpensive and free activities for kids and family activities, here is a huge list for you! Please keep in mind that it is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.


:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During April, they include Grace’s Sweet Spring Break Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Meal & Memories with Dad and Mom and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Bass Pro Shops

Friday, April 24th from 6 PM – 8 PM and Saturday, April 25t from 12 PM – 5 PM

Instructional Demonstrations, Product Discussions and showing off Product Displays to help you to Gear Up for Your Escape! Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.


:: Guitar Center

Saturday, April 25th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM – Into to Ableton

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Sunday, April 26th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM – Come Improve DIY Skills at The Home Depot

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, April 25th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Butterfly Pencil Holder. Get more information here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

April 25th – 10 AM – 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a decorative Mother’s Day Card. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10 AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids

Saturday, April 25th at 10 AM

Junior Chef: Baking Bundts – kids will learn to prepare different flavors and sizes of Bundt cakes with three different glazes. The Jr. Chef’s class is suitable for kids ages 5-13. Get more information by contacting your closest store right here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, April 26th -contact your store for class time

Spring into action with your Vitamix. Get expert tips and tricks on how to make the most of this powerful machine by preparing delicious and healthful recipes, including soups, smoothies and nut butters. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.


:: Free Comic Book Day

May 2nd

Find participating stores here.

: Free Admission to National Public Gardens

May 8th

A favorite annual events just in time for Mother’s Day. Find Gardens Near You

:: Free Art Museum Day

May 18th

Many art museums will be offering free or discounted admission. Find our more information here.

:: Free Zoo Admission for Dads on Father’s Day

June 21st

Most zoos all across the USA offer free admission for Dad every Father’s Day. Contact your local zoo for details.

:: Amtrak Train Days

Kickoff is May 9th at Chicago Union Station

Community events happening all across the USA from May 9th through November. Get more information here.

:: Free National Park Entrance

August 25th
National Park Service Birthday

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.

:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, May 2nd at 11 AM

Story time featuring What Do You Do With an Idea? plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Kids Archery Workshops ongoing through November 18th

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids Learn How to Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame ~You can pre-register online here.

:: KOA Campgrounds Kids Camp FREE for Father’s Day Weekend

June 19th through June 21st

Kids camp free this weekend. Find the participating campgrounds right here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, May 9th at 10 AM

Kids make and take a Mother’s Day Planter. Register at the website here.

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Pottery Barn

May 10th at 10 AM

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders in 2015 – 2016 School Year

Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative. Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info!

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Bowling for Kids all Summer

Kids Bowl for Free all summer at select bowling centers. Get two free games for each child, every day, all summer long. She rental is not included. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Family Movies for $1 During the Summer

Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters offer 9 weeks of family movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10 AM. You can see the schedule, starting dates and movies here on the Regal website.

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at

:: Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free all Summer: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club ,( free) and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site,, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Make memories and celebrate Talk Like Shakespeare Day, Pretzel Day, World Book Night and more.See the full schedule here.

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Thanks More with Less Today.

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Get 15 Pampers Gifts To Grow Points

You can add 15 more points to your Pampers Gifts to Grow account when you enter codes FB7893219187815 and TWIT789C221CX15 .

If you are not a member of Pampers Village, you should really sign up. You can redeem points for free things like gift cards, Shutterfly gifts and ALOT more! It may seem like just a small amount of points you are getting, but they really do add up fast. We usually see new ones at least once a month. So if you have a little one, you won’t want to miss these.  Click here to get started and get 100 points when you sign up.

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Free Parents Magazine Subscription

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is offering a free 1 year subscription to Parents magazine. No strings attached.

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Free MP3 Album: Playlist: The Very Best Of Toto on Google Play

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Right now on Google Play, you can get  Playlist: The Very Best Of Toto album for free. Tracks include songs like “Africa,” “Rosanna,” and “Hold the Line.”

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112 Diapers FREE After Cashback (NEW TopCashback Members)

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If you are new to TopCashback and you need diapers, this is the perfect deal for you. New TopCashback members can get a big pack of Huggies Snug & Dry Ultra diapers through the Walmart site for $18.97. There are six sizes to choose from, to cater for newborn babies to toddlers weighing more than 35lbs: size 1, size 2, size 3, size 4, size 5 and size 6. By using Top Cashback to buy these, you will get $21 in cash back, making this deal better than free. Please note that while this offer is available to new members only, it is not limiting accounts to one per household, which means that your family can also have an account to get this deal. You can share your referral link with them as well as you will get $10 for each new member who gets this deal.

How to get this deal:

Go here to create a new TopCashback account. (my referral link)
Click the orange “Get Cashback” button which will direct you to the diapers on the Walmart site.
Add the diapers to your cart. Do not add anything else to your cart, or else it will ruin the deal.
Checkout. Choose free in store pickup.

After you are done, within 14 days the $21 will be in your account and turn payable and can be credited straight to your checking or PayPal account. Alternatively you could opt to be paid in an Amazon Gift Card, which with its 2.5% bonus on top would mean you’d get $22.05 instead of $21.

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Amazon Appstore: Get $105 in top paid apps and games for free

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Through April 18, the Amazon Appstore is offering  $105 in top paid apps and games for free. There you will find popular apps like Runtastic PRO, Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords, and Wolfram Alpha, and favorite games like Amazing Alex Premium, Pudding Monsters HD, Plants vs. Zombies, and Prince of Persia Classic and many others. Amazon prices can change at any time.

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Free Redbox DVD Rental (text offer)

Get a free Redbox DVD Movie Rental when you text the word SHOPS to 727272. You’ll have one week to use the code once you have it. Redeem it online or at the kiosk.

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