14,906 Coupons and 902 Handpicked Deals for 3,984 Stores


April 15th, 2014 by Candace Massari

This week's freebies roundup includes: Staples, Weather Channel & Country Music Freebies!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Arby's: Free Snack-Sized Curly Fries (4/15 Only)
  • Hard Rock Cafe: Sing a Song and Get 1 Free Dinner Entree (4/15 Only)
  • AMC Theatres: Free small Popcorn (4/12-4/15)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • Staples: Free Ream of Multipurpose Paper After Coupon & Rebate (exp. 4/19)
  • Harbor Freight: Free Scissors, a 25' Tape Measure, & 9-LED Mini Flashlight Printable Coupon (exp. 4/30)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • iTunes: 10 Free Country Song Downloads from People Magazine (exp. 5/31)
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free Samples

  • Escada: Free Fragrance Sample
  • Purina: Free Sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Food
  • Hydroxycut: Free Sample of Hydroxycut Gummies Dietary Supplement
  • Seattle's Best Coffee: Free Coffee Sample
  • Suave: Free Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Shampoo Sample
  • Hugo Boss: Free Boss Orange Fragrance Sample
  • Nivea: Free Body Lotion Sample

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

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April 10th, 2014 by Rebecca Lehmann

There's been a lot of buzz about the Heartbleed Bug over the last 24 hours, and because this is such a big deal, even though it's not explicitly about deals or freebies or otherwise saving money, we feel that Brad's Deals have a responsibility as a consumer advocate to pass along the notes on what you should do to protect yourself.

What is the Heartbleed Bug?

How to choose a secure password

Photo: snoopsmaus / Flickr

Heartbleed is being described as an encryption flaw in a secure connection protocol called OpenSSL. Basically, when your computer is connected to a secure website, like a bank or an online retailer, there is a sort of ping signal that keeps you securely connected. The Heartbleed exploit allowed hackers to replace that ping with a false ping, using it to intercept sensitive information like passwords, credit card numbers and any other data that you would submit with a secure form.

Do hackers have my information now?

No one knows for sure. This wasn't a case of catching the bad guys doing something bad, so we can't say for sure if anyone has used the exploit to get info in the past.

What you should do about it?

The best thing to do is to wait for affected websites to fix the bug with a security patch, then update your passwords. Changing your passwords before those updates are made still leaves them vulnerable to the exploit.

What sites were affected?

Mashable put together a good list that they're keeping updated as information comes in. Bookmark it and check back often. Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are just a few of the bigger names on the list.

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April 10th, 2014 by Courtney from Brad's Deals

It's that time of year again! Tax Day is upon us and will be here on April 15, 2014. If you're scrambling to finish up your 2013 financials, take a break and enjoy some of these Tax Day Freebies. This list will be updated daily with any more deals and freebies we find. In the past couple years, we saw deals and coupons coming in well into Tax Day itself, so keep checking back!
Tax Day Freebies Cookie

Tax Day Freebies:

Arby's: Free Small Curly Fry with coupon (4/15 only)
California Tortilla: Free Chips and Queso (4/15 only)
Great American Cookies: Free Chocolate Chip Cookie (4/15 only)
Hard Rock Cafe: Free Entree when you sing a song on stage (4/15 only)
HydroMassage: Free HydroMassage (4/14 - 4/18)
Office Depot: Free Shredding up to 5lbs. (through 4/29)
Schlotsky's Deli: Free "The Original" Small Sandwich (4/15 only)

If none of these freebies relax you enough on this frantic day, you can take advantage of some of these deals instead:

Tax Day Deals:

6pm.com: Tax Day sale items all $49.99 or less
Boston Market: 2 Chicken Meals for $10.40 (4/15 only)
Bruegger's Bagels: $10.40 Big Bagel Bundle with email signup by 4/10/2014 (4/12 - 4/15)
Chevy's Fresh Mex: No tax on your tab (Now through 4/15)
Esquared Hospitality: 1/2 off all alcoholic beverages at select restaurants in this group (4/15 only)
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt: Fill Your Cup for $4.15 (4/15 only)
Pizza Hut: Order online and use code TAXDAY to get a large pizza and one of three signature Pizza Hut sides for $10.99 (4/15 only)
Sonic: 50% off Drinks, Teas and Slushes (4/15 only)Sonny's BBQ: 1/2 Price Rib Platter (4/15 only)

April 8th, 2014 by Candace Massari

This week's freebies roundup includes: Ben & Jerry's, Harbor Freight Tools & Purina Cat Food!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Ben & Jerry's: Free cone between 8-12 p.m. to Celebrate Free Cone Day (4/8 Only)
  • McDonald's: Free Small Coffee During Breakfast Hours (exp. 4/13)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • T-Mobile: Free SIM Card Activation Kit
  • Harbor Freight: Free Scissors, a 25' Tape Measure, & 9-LED Mini Flashlight Printable Coupon (exp. 4/30)
  • Origins: Free VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer in-Stores (exp. 4/13)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • Act of Happiness: Create a Act of Happiness and receive a Free Download of Pharell Williams “Happy” Song
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free Samples

  • Nabisco: Free Box of Ritz Bacon Crackers
  • Arm & Hammer: Free Sample of Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Toothpaste
  • Purina: Free Sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Food
  • Hydroxycut: Free Sample of Hydroxycut Gummies Dietary Supplement
  • Seattle's Best Coffee: Free Coffee Sample
  • Poise: Free Liner Sample Kit
  • Zarbee's Seasonal Relief: Free Sample & Coupon (Click on the "get a sample free" tab)
  • Suave: Free Suave Professionals Natural Infusion Shampoo Sample
  • Emergen-C: Free Emergen-C Supplement Sample
  • Truvía: Free Natural Sweetener Sample
  • Hugo Boss: Free Boss Orange Fragrance Sample
  • Nivea: Free Body Lotion Sample
  • Gucci: Made to Measure Men's Fragrance Sample
  • Airborne: 4 Free Samples

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

Take the best online coupons and deals with you on the go! Download the newly updated Brad's Deals iPhone app today.

April 7th, 2014 by David Dritsas

How to Get a Cheap ChromebookBest Buy is offering an interesting incentive to Windows XP users who are looking to finally upgrade. From now through 4/19 they can trade in (in-store only) a working Windows XP laptop for a $25 gift card plus a discount coupon good for $75 toward the purchase of a new Windows computer, Apple computer or Chromebook.

An interesting way to use this would be to get a new Chromebook for as low as $99 (if you get the full trade-in value). For example, this  HP 11.6" LTE Chromebook  or this Acer C720 11.6" Chromebook. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for a Chromebook, which runs on the Google OS and is a category of laptop growing in popularity.

Why go Chromebook? Well, with so much of our data being stored in the cloud using online storage, it's not always necessary to have laptop with a large hard drive and tons of memory. For those who mostly use their laptops to use the Internet and read e-mail, a Chromebook can be a very cost effective way to go. And, you can still edit and read documents using free programs such as Google Docs or even do some light editing of photos and video. Everything just gets stored in the cloud instead of on your laptop. Also, using the offline feature, it is possible to look at already received e-mail and write drafts of new ones when you are not connected to the web. The same goes for Google Docs. Plus, Chromebooks are thin, very light and fast because they run entirely on solid state (no moving parts) drive storage. It's a great portable computer option.

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April 2nd, 2014 by Lindsay Frankel

The United Nations has designated April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day, and today a number of notable retailers are contributing their support for Autism Speaks, the nation's leader in Autism research, awareness and advocacy.

Just four days ago, the CDC released a new statistic for the prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States: 1 in 68 children are now being diagnosed with ASD, a shocking 30% increase from last year, when the disorder was declared an epidemic. More children will be diagnosed with Autism this year than AIDS, Cancer, and Diabetes combined, yet funding for Autism research represents only 0.6% of the NIH annual budget.

Autism Spectrum Disorder includes a range of developmental disabilities that cause challenges with language and communication, social interaction, and behavior. These challenges significantly impact a child's education and the everyday lives of that child's family, and children who are diagnosed now will continue to need support in the future. The efforts of Autism Speaks are essential in identifying prevention and treatment methods, aiding in early diagnosis and intervention, raising public awareness, and providing support and hope for families who are affected.

Here's what you can do to help:

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April 1st, 2014 by Candace Massari

We'll be moving our weekly freebie roundup from Friday to Tuesday starting today! This week's freebies roundup includes: Starbucks, LEGO Store & John Frieda Freebies!

Restaurant Freebies

  • McDonald's: Free Small Coffee During Breakfast Hours (exp. 4/13)
  • Starbucks: 20 Free Stars for Starbucks Rewards Members with codes MCATALINL, MCATALINK, MCATALINM, & MCATALINH (only 2 codes can be entered per day, valid for 5 Stars each!)
  • Subway: Free Muppets Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Jamba Juice: Free Smoothie or 12oz Juice with Isis Wallet Payment (exp. 4/30)
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • LEGO Store: Build A Free LEGO Helicopter for Ages 6-14, Starting at 5 p.m. (4/1 Only)
  • Origins: Free VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-Boosting Moisturizer in-Stores (exp. 4/13)
  • BJ's Wholesale Club: 60-Day Shopping Pass (exp. 7/6)
  • Minted: 3 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Entertainment Freebies

Downloads & Free Apps

  • Brad's Deals iPhone App: Download our App for free!
  • Act of Happiness: Create a Act of Happiness and receive a Free Download of Pharell Williams “Happy” Song
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Sephora: Free A Year Full of Recipes e-Book (exp. 5/15)

Free After Mail-in Rebate

Free Samples

If you're new to requesting freebies, we recommend creating a separate e-mail address to use specifically for freebies, otherwise you'll be filling up your inbox pretty quick. Did you find any freebies this week that aren't on our list? Let us know in the comments!

Take the best online coupons and deals with you on the go! Download the newly updated Brad's Deals iPhone app today.

March 29th, 2014 by Candace Massari

If you've been thinking about starting the Nutrisystem Diet, you'll want to first take advantage of a few money-saving tips I've listed below. I personally started the Nutrisystem diet last summer, and I love how easy and convenient it is! I've never been a huge fan of dieting, so this is by far the easiest "diet" I have ever tried, and also the most delicious.

Step 1: Purchase $100 Nutrisystem Success Gift Cards from Costco

Costco carries $100 Nutrisystem gift cards that are regularly priced at $79.99 for a $100 card, so this automatically saves you at least $40-$60 a month, depending on which plan you choose. I went with the basic 28-day plan from the beginning, but paid a $19.99 upgrade fee so I could pick my own meals.

The first month I had to purchase three cards, but now I only need two each month, and usually have a remaining balance on one that covers the rest of my bill. After reading forums as well as reviews on the product page for Costco, I realized these gift cards go on sale only a couple of times a year, and have been known to drop to as low as $49.99. Right now, you can get them for $59.99 through March 30th, 2014. If you don't have a Costco membership but think you'll be on the plan for more then a few months, it's totally worth the $55 membership fee. If you miss this sale, check out our Nutrisystem coupon page for the most current discounts.

Step 2: Bid on a $30 Buddy Bucks Coupon

If you are a new customer, head over to eBay where you can bid for a $30 off coupon to use on your first order, which is known as "buddy bucks". Look for sellers that offer a refund after your purchase, so you should be able to get this coupon for free, but at most, it will cost $0.99. Make sure that you have the coupon sent to the e-mail address you plan to enroll in the plan with, otherwise the coupon will not work.

Step 3: Sign-up for a Nutrisystem Plan

Nutrisystem is currently offering a free Fast5 Kit with a new auto-delivery plan, which includes 7 breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and 14 shakes designed to help you lose 5 pounds in your first week. For diabetic plans, you'll receive one week of free food instead of the Fast5 Kit.

A 2nd option is to get 40% off plus 1-week of free food when you sign up for a new 28-day auto-delivery plan, which works out to a better deal if you're choosing the core or select plan (the basic plan is not included in this offer).

You'll want to plan on sticking to the diet for at least two consecutive orders to avoid cancellation fees. There are three plan options; basic, core, and select, which are all 28-day auto-delivery plans that include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack or dessert. The cheapest plan is the basic plan, and as I mentioned before, can be customized for a $19.99 fee each month.

The core plan is $40 more, but only offers customization and access to their support line, as well as expedited processing of your order. I've personally been on the basic plan from the beginning, and have always received my order within 4-5 days of the processing date, so it's really not worth the extra $40. If you prefer to pick your own meals, add the customization option for $19.99. The select plan allows you to add in frozen meal items, so if you're a picky eater, this might be the plan for you. Shipping is free for all auto-delivery orders.

Step 4: Check-in at the Daily Dose for a $10 off Coupon

My final money-saving tip is to check-in daily at the Nutrisystem Daily Dose blog post. They have a banner to the right-hand side that allows you to click on it once every 24 hours, which gives you a $10 off coupon after 50 clicks. I forget to do this all the time, but if you remember, this could mean an extra $10 off every other month.

The Results:

Using the discounts mentioned above and assuming you're ordering the women's basic plan, your first order should drop from a retail price of $319.98 to $239.99 to $209.99 after the $30 off coupon. Purchase at least 2 of the $100 gift cards from Costco (for $119.98), dropping your out of pocket expense to $129.97 (which includes the cost of the gift cards plus the remaining balance of $9.99). If you plan on staying on the diet for at least two months, purchase additional gift cards now since the sale at Costco only happens a few times a year. This saves you 59% off your first month, and works out to $1.16 for each meal or snack shipped to your door, which doesn't include the fast five kit!

Overall, this works out to being cheaper then your average TV dinner diet, and is way healthier. I recommend adding tons of chocolate desserts to help fight cravings in the beginning, and stay clear of the chicken breasts and hamburger patties (they taste strange, just go with the real thing if you're craving these items). I'm also a huge pasta lover, so I love the fact I get to eat pasta everyday and not feel guilty about it.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

March 28th, 2014 by Nicole Briese

Bust out the cameras, parents— prom season is nearly upon us. They're growing up before your very eyes and inevitably, your son or daughter will soon be headed off to have the time of their lives, making memories they'll never want to forget. But creating those magical memories doesn't always come cheap.

Budget Prom Guide and Tips

Visa Inc. reports that in 2013, families spent a national average of $1,139 on the big night, covering expenses such as formal wear, shoes, hair, makeup, dinner and flowers, up 5% from the $1,028 average in 2012. If those figures are hitting you with some serious sticker shock, you've come to the right place. With a little savvy shopping, we've managed to cut those costs down to a budget of roughly $175-500 for a head to toe look! With dresses as low as $41 and jewelry starting at $8 shipped, they'll be  cutting a rug in style without breaking the piggy bank. See some of our favorites below, then head over to the Brad's Deal's Prom Guide to check out the full list of prom deals. Now that's a reason to smile— say cheese!

Hailey Prom Dress Hailey Logan Chiffon Prom Gown $99 + FS

Save 50% on this Hailey Logan Embellished Strap Chiffon Gown at Nordstrom just in time for prom, where it falls from $198 to $98.98. Shipping and returns are both free, so there's no extra charge. This is the best price we could find on this dress. It features a cage strap back and a beaded embellished V-Neckline. This dress runs small and Nordstrom recommends sizing up. Sales tax is charged in most states.

Teleflora: 25% Off Corsages+Boutonniere

Take 25% off your Corsage + Boutonniere Purchase at Teleflora with coupon code EMCS25 at checkout. This pictured blue and white Elegance corsage, in example, falls from $22.95 to $17.21 with the code. Next-day delivery adds $15.99 but may vary with location. Sales tax is charged in most states.

SwarovskiSwarovski & Sterling Silver Earrings $24

Exclusively for our readers, these Drop Earrings with Swarovski Zirconia in Sterling Silver drop from $129 to $39 to 424 at Jewelry.com with the code BRADS, plus they ship free. This is the best price we could find on something similar. They measure 7/8 by 1/4 of an inch and are set in sterling silver. Even better, buy 2 or more items and save an additional 10% on your total order, which would drop the price to $21.60. There is no sales tax (except NY).

Rhinestone Heart Tiara $18

Get this Rhinestone Heart Tiara, normally $24.50, for $18.38 in your cart at checkout at Claire's with coupon code SEVENTEEN, which takes 25% off all Full-Priced Items. Shipping adds $6. We couldn't find this exact tiara anywhere else for less. It has two hair combs and is 2" tall. Sales tax is charged in most states.

Aldo ShoesAldo: 20% Off Sitewide

For a limited time, Aldo takes 20% off it's entire Stock. These pictured Creason Sandals, for example, fall from $70 to $56 in the pictured silver color. We couldn't find them anywhere else for less than list price. They have both an ankle and a top strap and feature a 4" heel. Accessories, like this Leuze Clutch are also discounted, falling from $40 to $15.98. We couldn't find it anywhere else for less, but you can get it on Amazon for the same price if you prefer. It has a flap closure with a magnetic strap. Shipping adds $5 and sales tax is charged in states with Aldo retail locations.

Do you want $100 to spend at Nordstrom for this year's prom? Enter our Prom on a Dime Facebook Contest for your chance to win!

To Enter:

  1. Visit our Facebook Post and leave a comment telling us your best Prom on a Dime Story
  2. Share with your friends, the post with the most Likes will win!
  3. Like your favorite stories and check back on April 4, 2014 for the winner

For official rules, click here

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March 28th, 2014 by Lindsay Frankel

If you like the idea of having fast, fuss-free coffee at your fingertips but are concerned with the cost of a Keurig, we're here to console you with a brewer that won't break the bank; you'll just need to do a little strategic shopping and take advantage of stackable promotions during a three-day period. Did we mention a free cup of coffee every day for the next two months?

Another reason this is a great time to buy a Keurig? They're changing the design of the machines so that you can only use licensed K-cups, limiting the coffees you can buy. So if you were on the fence, now is a good time to pull the trigger in order to keep your access to a wider selection of coffees.

Step 1

Sign up for a Kohl's charge by March 30th. We recommend it because of the enduring savings you'll receive beyond this particular steal. When you sign up, you'll get 15% off your first day's purchases automatically, and you can expect to save at least 15% on all future online purchases using your Kohl's charge.

You'll receive 12 coupon codes per year via snail mail (18 if you spend more than $600 in a calendar year) along with other exclusive e-mail discounts, and you can try your luck in-store on a scratch-it card that will save you 15%, 20%, or even 30% on your purchase one week out of every month.

If you're a current cardholder, skip this step - you'll just need to check out with your Kohl's charge to receive these exclusive savings. Allow our Keurig deal to serve as an example of how to make the most out of the perks.

Step 2

Purchase your Keurig Elite Coffee Brewer. It has three cup sizes and a 48-oz. water reservoir, includes a 12-count K-Cup starter pack, and comes in 4 colors . It's currently reduced from $149.99 to $119.99, and your automatic discount will bring the price down to $102. You'll also get free shipping and a $20 mail-in rebate in the form of a Visa prepaid card. Currently, all Kohl's shoppers get $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 they spend through March 30th, so even though you've only spent $82 after the rebate, you can still expect to receive $20 towards a future Kohl's purchase in your email inbox, which you can redeem anytime between March 31st and April 19th. Kohl's is generous and rounds up when determining the amount of Kohl's Cash you'll receive, but stay within a dollar to be safe.

If you're not in the market for a Keurig, you can find plenty of other deals at Kohl's that will allow you to take advantage of the Kohl's Cash and cardholder discounts. Kitchenaid Mixer, anyone?

Step 3

Shop at Kohl's between March 31st and April 2nd in order to redeem your Kohl's cash and get another exclusive cardholder discount on whatever's left of your total. The time-period is critical to making the most of your savings; there is only a three day period during which cardholder discount AND the Kohl's Cash certificates are both valid. For example, you could purchase the 48-count Keurig K-Cup Coffee Favorites Variety Pack for only $15.99 after applying your Kohl's Cash. Use your Kohl's charge and the current cardholder exclusive promotional code DAISY, and you can knock an extra 20% off the variety pack, bringing your total down to $12.79. With the 48 single-serving K-Cups you'll get in addition to the 12 K-Cup starter pack that comes with the machine, you can enjoy a fresh cup of coffee every day for the next two months. The total cost of your Keurig Brewer and 60 K-cups comes to just $94.79. Oh, the sweet taste of hazelnut, vanilla, and savings.

Note: Shipping adds $6.95, but is free on purchases of $75 or more. Planning to take advantage of the discount and pad your order? Aren't you smart! See other great deals at Kohl's.

Click here for more information on store credit cards worth using.

 

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