Earn up to 17,500 SwagBucks with Children’s Fund International

Children’s Fund International has a special offer until the end of June through Swagbucks where you can earn up to 17,500 SB (that’s $175 in gift cards) for making recurring monthly donations and helping support an in-need child, improving their quality of life.

You’ll earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active – the longer you make valid donations, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn!

Earn 5,000 SB after your first month’s donation. That’s enough for a $50 gift card!
Earn 1,500 SB after your second month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your third month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your fourth month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your fifth month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your sixth month’s donation.
Earn 5,000 after your seventh month’s donation.

Click here to make your first donation and earn your first 5000 SB. As my referral, you’ll also get a bonus 300 SB paid out in early July.

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? They’re a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash! 


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Schlage electronic keypad deadbolt with built-in lever, $69.85

Today only, Amazon offers the Schlage electronic keypad deadbolt with built-in lever in Satin Nickel for $69.85 (reg. $102).

Keyless entry providing enhanced security
Reversible lever for use with doors that are either right hand open or left hand open
Outside assembly – 6.84 inches tall, 3.01 inches wide, 2.74 inches deep; inside assembly- 5.75 inches tall, 3.01 inches wide, 2.77 inches deep
Quickly add or delete user codes at keypad using the lock’s unique 6-digit programming code
Easy installation with no wiring required – 9-volt battery is included. For any further queries please contact Schlage Lock Company Customer Support Number @888-805-9837.

Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more on Amazon, or get free shipping with Amazon Prime (get your free trial). Amazon prices can change at any time.


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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, Fun & Frugal Activities for Kids, 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.

Summer Fairs and Festivals

Find summer fairs and festivals by location. This site lists state and county fairs, street festivals, food festivals, parades, arts and crafts fairs, music festivals, and more. It’s a great resource to use if you are going on vacation.

Barnes & Noble

Saturday, June 24th at 11 AM

Join in the fun for story time and activities featuring The Rainbow Fish. Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.


Home Depot Do It Yourself Workshops

Saturday, June 24th from 10 – 11:30 AM

Get the skills you need to install wall tile. This workshop will show you the tools and supplies you need to install wall tile. Then, an Associate will guide you through developing a plan for tiling and preparing the wall before you get started. Lastly, you’ll see how to mortar and seal tile like a pro. Get more information at Home Depot Workshops.

Saturday, June 24th from 11 AM – 3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.

Kids ages 3 and up design and take an Under the Sea Fishbowl craft stick. No reservations necessary. Get more information from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.



Michael’s Kids Club®

Saturday, June 24th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kids Club® – Kids 3 and up can make a Morph® Sea Creature. The cost is $2 and the rest of the supplies are included. Sign up in store, online or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.


Michael’s Family Fun Event

Sunday, June 25th from 1 – 3 PM

Slime Sunday – join in the fun to make a slime stress ball or customized slime. All supplies are free.

Toys R Us

Saturday, June 25th from 1-3 PM

Join the fun including a hula-hoop contest, R/C car racing contest, Karaoke party and more! Get the details from Toys R Us.


Sunday, July 25th

Ina Garten’s Summertime Cooking with Cast Iron (cost is $30 per person but includes a Lodge Cast Iron Pan

Learn how to utilize this cookware to prepare an amazing summer meal – Ina Garten’s Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken and Brownies. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma store for times.

Summer Activities for Kids:

Apple Camp – these are free 3-day workshops held at your Apple Store where kids ages 8-12 learn now to make movies, draw, make music and more! These free workshops fill up fast every year. Check your Apple Store website for sign-up and times.

Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp every Thursday, Saturday & Sunday from June 24th to July 23rd. Enjoy free workshops, crafts, activities and more. Check your local store listings for times and verify they are participating.

Disney Stores – Summer Play Days from June 10th – August 9th. Events take place every day at 3 PM all summer long! Participate in an event each week and receive a FREE embroidered patch. *Select stores only. Contact your local store for details.

Kids Bowl Free – Kids Bowl Free offers kids the chance to get 2 free games of bowling each day, all Summer long – over a $500 value per child. Select your state, click your bowling center and complete the registration page (registration may not be open for each center, so check back if your location isn’t open yet). Be sure to check the box at the bottom of the form that says ‘Yes, send me my coupons weekly via email!’. You’ll then receive emails when your coupons are ready, each Sunday for as long as the program runs.

Kids (Roller) Skate Free – sign up for each of your children to receive 2 free Skating Passes a week for kids ages 12 & under.

Free Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camp Programs

Kids ages 8-13 can register for Microsoft Store’s free 2017 YouthSpark Summer Camps and learn to code with games and apps, creating digital art, powering up their study skills, and having a blast in the process!

Michael’s Camp Creativity

Kids ages 3 and up can enjoy seven weeks of arts and crafts during June and July. Get more information at Michael’s.

Free Summer Movies – find family friendly movies that are free or almost free!

Summer Reading Programs – kids can read books this summer and earn free pizza, rewards, gifts and more!

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

Bank of America Museums on Us

Saturday, July 1st and Sunday, July 2nd

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2017

Here is a list of participating national parks.

  • August 25: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 30: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend

More Free Museum Dates

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

Free National Parks Pass for 4th Graders

If you have a child in 4th grade this year, your family can get a free National Parks Annual Pass to give you free entry into national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! Teachers of 4th graders can also get passes to plan free National Park field trips. This expires on 8/31 so don’t delay!

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.

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!)

Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – Kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots.

Guitar Center

Saturday, July 1st at 10:15 – learn to play the Guitar – the Workshops Series offers free workshops, online classes or in-store lessons taught by experts that will help you learn and have more fun while you do it yourself. Contact your local Guitar Center store for more information.

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.

Home Depot Kids Workshops

Saturday, July 1 10th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM

Kids can build a bug house and personalize it with paint. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin. Go to the Home Depot Kids Workshop website for more information.


Jazzercise is currently offering FREE dance fitness classes to girls ages 16-21 at participating locations. No strings attached! Contact your local Jazzercise to see if this offer is available in your area. Valid throughout 2017.

Lego Stores Free Model Build

LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build events are typically held monthly where kids ages 6-14 can build a Free LEGO Platypus Mini Model! Be sure to click on the “Open Form” button to register. You must be a LEGO VIP Loyalty Member and use an email address saved in your LEGO VIP Membership account to register. Membership and registration are free. Get more information here: shop.LEGO.com/VIP. Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time.

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.

Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

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

Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Find orchards and farms near you where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables at PickYourOwn.org and at LocalHarvest.org.

Pottery Barn Kids

Enjoy story time on Tuesdays from 11 – 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

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.

Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses. Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details.

REI Running Classes

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

SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com 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.

Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chefs

Enjoy free Jr. Chef cooking classes for kids ages 8-13 Get more info from Williams-Sonoma Jr. Chefs.

Celebrate Crazy and Fun Holidays

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Pineapple Day, Paul Bunyan Day, Beatles Day, and more. See more at Days of the Year.

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.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

Thanks More with Less Today.






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Free Coleman 5 Quart Cooler After Cashback

If you are in need of a new cooler, here is a great offer from  TopCashback. Please note that this offer is available to new TopCashback members only.

Visit Walmart through TopCashback, purchase one Coleman 5-Quart Cooler with Shield priced at $10.09 and within fourteen days $10.50 cashback will post in your TopCashback account. To save even more, free in-store pick-up is available. The $10.50 will cover the cost of the cooler and any sales tax you may possibly incur, effectively making this item a great freebie.

The deal is:
– open until 11:59pm PT on May 21, 2017 or supplies run out; whichever happens first
– available while it’s priced at $10.09; if the price changes, the deal’s over
– subject to supplies and pick-up/shipping availability
– applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback

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$10 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Credit

Nordstrom is offering a $10 Nordstrom Reward Credit for free when you sign up to be a Nordstrom Rewards member. It’s free to join. You will be able to use the credit during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, which begins July 21 and runs through August 6. You’ll receive the credit via email by July 21. If you sign up for the Nordstrom credit card, they will up the credit to $20. This should work out to be a great deal since Nordstrom offers free shipping, so you could potentially end up getting something for free.

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Free Charmin Roll Extender

Hurry over here
and fill out a short form to request a free roll extender from Charmin.


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Free Peet’s Coffee May 12

If you live near a Peet’s Coffee, you can head over on Friday, May 12, between 1-3 PM for a free coffee or espresso beverage, any size.



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Free eBook: The Ultimate Guide To Family Travel

Through May 8, you can get the ebook version of “The Ultimate Guide To Family Travel” for free on Amazon for Kindle or use the free Kindle App on your mobile devices. Amazon prices can change at any time.


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