Brad's Favorite Freebies: Arby's Shakes, Coca-Cola & GNC

This week's freebies roundup includes: Arby's Shakes, Coca-Cola & Children's Books! 
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National Hot Dog Day is 7/23: How To Get A Free Dog

The average American consumes 60 hot dogs a year, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. Yes, that's a real organization.

What hot dogs may lack in nutritional value is made up for with cultural significance. In the power rankings of Americana, hot dogs rank somewhere between baseball and apple pie. The founding fathers may not have intended it, but encased meats have carved out a small yet important niche in American history (never mind that they originated in Germany).

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Brad's Favorite Freebies: Boston Market, Shutterfly & Nesquik

This week's freebies roundup includes: Boston Market, Shutterfly & Nesquik!

Restaurant Freebies

Celebrate 7-Eleven Day with 9 Days of Freebies!

Happy 7-Eleven Day! In the middle of summer, a cold drink can be an amazing treat. It's an even better treat when the drink is free. In honor of its birthday (it's turning 87!) a.k.a. 7-Eleven Day on 7/11/14, the convenience store is giving out freebies for nine days.

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Like To Complain? You Can Get 8,000 Free Miles From Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines recently rolled out an interesting promotion. They're giving away 8,000 free rewards miles for writing a 140-characters-or-fewer complaint about any airline.  Read more

Brad's Favorite Freebies: Chick-Fil-A, 7-Eleven & IHOP

This week's freebies roundup includes: Chick-Fil-A, 7-Eleven & IHOP!

Restaurant Freebies

  • IHOP: $0.56 Short Stack Pancakes at Select Locations (7/8 Only)
  • Chick-Fil-A: Dress Like a Cow, Get a free Meal (7/11 Only)
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63 Places Where Kids Eat Free (Or Almost Free)

Raise your hand if you remember being a kid, misbehaving at restaurant - it probably involved clanging silverware or stacking sugar packets - and hearing this from your parents: "Knock it off or we're never coming back here!"

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Brad's Favorite Freebies: Long John Silver's, Bass Pro Shops & Lipton K-Cups

This week's freebies roundup includes: Long John Silver's, Bass Pro Shops & Lipton K-Cups Sample!

Restaurant Freebies

The 7 Best Free Summer Music Festivals

Summer means a lot of things, but if you're finally thawing out from this year's apocalyptic winter, there's really only one thing on your mind: getting outside. Few things go better with summer air than a cold drink and live music - especially when it's free.

When most people think music festivals, there's a good chance they're thinking of one of the big three: Bonnaroo, Coachella, or Lollapalooza. While these fests have consistently stacked lineups and are set in iconic locations, they're also notoriously expensive. If you weren't lucky enough to buy a face-value ticket before they sold out, be prepared to pay $430 for Bonnaroo, $562 for Lollapalooza, and $825 for Coachella.

If you just cringed at those numbers, you're not alone. Thankfully, plenty of free alternatives exist. Here are our picks for the best free music festivals this summer.

Virgin Mobile FreeFest

Columbia, MD (September 20th)

Free music festivals

Virgin Mobile FreeFrest is - you guessed it - a free one-day festival sponsored by Virgin Mobile and Samsung. This year's lineup is yet to be released, but last year's featured plenty of names familiar to any music fan: Robin Thicke, MGMT, Pretty Lights, Vampire Weekend, and others. While there's no cost of admission, there is a suggested donation of $10, which goes to fight youth homelessness. Over the past four years, FreeFest has raised nearly $800,000 for the cause.

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Brad's Favorite Freebies: Outback Steakhouse, Lowe's & Nexxus Sample

This week's freebies roundup includes: Outback Steakhouse, Lowe's & Nexxus Sample!

Restaurant Freebies

  • Outback Steakhouse: Free Appetizer with Purchase when you mention the "Tonight Show" (6/16-6/19 Only)
  • Sonic Drive-In: Half-Priced Shakes (6/19 Only)
  • Mimi's Cafe: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Entrees with purchase of 2 Beverages (exp. 6/30)
  • Subway: Free Malificent Backpack with Subway Fresh Fit For Kids Meal Purchase
  • Hometown Buffet: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Dinner Buffet Coupon

Retail Freebies

  • Lowe's: Free Kids Build & Grow Clinic at 10 a.m. (6/28 Only)
  • Apple Store: Free 3-Day Kids Workshop for Ages 8-12
  • Newcastle: Free $1 Check when you follow Newcastle on Twitter (must be 21+)
  • Shutterfly: Free 8x8 Photo Book when you donate at least $1 to American Cancer Society
  • Shutterfly: Free Wedding Guestbook
  • 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: 8 Free Country Song Downloads (exp. 7/15)
  • Disney: Free App Download of Disney's Frozen Free Fall Puzzle Game
  • Audible: Free 1-Month Membership + 1 Free Audiobook
  • Disney: Free Game Download of Disney Infinity PC Game

Free Samples

  • Nexxus: Free Nexxus Color Assure Sample
  • Crock-Pot: Free Crock-Pot Seasoning Sample
  • Escada: Free Born in Paradise Fragrance Sample
  • Suave: Free Sample of Suave Professionals Natural Infusion
  • Eucerin: Free Lotion Sample
  • Love2Love: Free Fragrance Sample
  • Purina: Free Sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Food

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!