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Free Friday: Spook-tacular Halloween Freebies!

Disclaimer: Feel free to look at previous Free Friday posts to see if you can find any other freebies that are still active, but only this week’s freebies are new. Many older ones will be expired.

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to get excited than with some spook-tacular Halloween freebies! These Free Friday freebies are sure to frighten you with their awesome-ness!

PennySaverUSA.com has brought together as many Free Friday freebies as we could find, all for you! Check them out and see what swag you can get this weekend!


FREE Krispy Kreme Doughnut on Halloween: Since you’re going to be dressed up in your costume anyway, might as well detour from your trick-or-treating for a bit, and stop by your nearest Krispy Kreme location. Show them that you’re dressed in your costume, and get a free Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Doughnut. No purchase necessary. Find your nearest Krispy Kreme location.

FREE Cup of Folgers Coffee: The best part of waking up… is to a free cup of coffee from Folgers. ‘Like’ the Folgers Facebook page and fill out the required information. Choose between Traditional Blend or Vanilla Biscotti Ground Coffee, and click on ‘Submit’. Expect your free sample of Folgers Gourmet Coffee to arrive in six to eight weeks.

FREE Pretzel Sticks or Parmesan Sweet Potato fries from Chili’s: Don’t miss out on this Facebook offer from Chili’s, valid this weekend only! ‘Like’ Chili’s on Facebook and click on ‘Get Offer’. You’ll be sent an email with a coupon for your choice of free Pretzel Sticks or free Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries at participating Chili’s locations. Please visit the Chili’s offer post for more details.

FREE Pizza from Sbarro: In celebration of National Pizza Month, if Sbarro gets 100,000 new “Likes” by Nov. 1st, they will donate 50,000 lunches to food banks in their communities, and a special Free Pizza Day” will be unlocked for all fans of their Facebook page. Once you ‘Like’ the Sbarro Facebook page, click on the link at the bottom right to be notified once they reach enough likes for “Free Pizza Day”.

FREE Meals at IKEA: Every Monday, you can get free breakfast at IKEA until 11am. On Tuesdays, take the kiddos into your local IKEA, where kids (12 and under) get a free combo meal from 11am to close (valued at $2.49). If you want to eat at IKEA three days in a row, then stop by on Wednesday, so you can get a free dessert ($2.99 value) with the purchase of any hot entree ($4.99 and up).

FREE Pretzel Sample at Auntie Anne’s: Every Saturday from October 13 through November 10, Auntie’s Anne’s will have their Sampling Saturdays. Visit your local Auntie’s Anne’s location to get your free sample, every Saturday!

FREE Pinkberry: Get some FREE fro-yo from Pinkberry when you sign up for a Pinkcard Loyalty Program. You’ll receive such perks as a free small pinkberry with topping when you register your card, and free pinkberry on your birthday! Find a Pinkberry location near you to sign up for your Pinkcard today!

FREE Stuffed Pizza Rollers from Pizza Hut: Sign up for the Pizza Hut email program, Pizza Party, and new members will receive free stuffed pizza rollers with their next online order.

FREE GODIVA Chocolate: Want free GODIVA chocolate every month? then join the GODIVA Rewards Club to receive great perks, such as a FREE piece of chocolate every month! Just visit a GODIVA boutique and provide your Rewards Club number, phone number or email address to confirm membership and eligibility. Another great perk is if you spend $20 in any given month, you get a free gift the following month. This will be especially awesome with the upcoming holiday season, and need for gifts of delicious chocolate!

Free WhopperFREE Whopper from Burger King: Love whoppers? Then you’ll love this freebie. Head on over to Burger King’s Facebook page to claim their newest offer. Click on ‘Get Offer’ to have a coupon for a Buy-One-Get-One-Free Whopper emailed to you. The coupon expires November 4, 2012.

FREE Original Chicken Sandwich from Burger King: Similar tot he Whopper offer, you can get this freebies through the Burger King Facebook page. Like Burger King on Facebook, and click ‘Claim Offer’ to receive your coupon for a buy-One-Get-One Free Original Chicken Sandwich at Burger King.

FREE Papa John’s Pizza: It’s NFL season, and that means pizza and wings! For 17 weeks, Papa John’s is giving away 120,000 FREE Pizzas. If you sign up for the Papa Johns Papa Rewards program, you’ll be enrolled for the chance to win a FREE Pizza. If you’re already a Papa Rewards member, then you’re automatically enrolled, but if you’re not, register now for your chance to win a FREE Pizza. If you’re chosen as a winner, you’ll receive a promo code sent to your account email address. Visit PapaJohns.com for more details.

FREE Drink at Starbucks: This freebie is great for those that order drinks for their coworkers or bosses. It’ll also come in handy this weekend, if you’re picking up Starbucks on the way to visit friends and family. It’s called the “Starbucks Runner Reward”. When you buy four drinks at Starbucks, you’ll get the fifth drink for free! You can download the form here to make ordering easier.

FREE Appetizer or Desert at Chili’s: Going with the trend, this is another freebie that you redeem through Facebook. “Like” Chili’s on Facebook and fill out the form to join their Free Appetizer or Desert Fan Club. Once you’ve submitted your info, you’ll be taken to a page where you have the option to either print the coupon, or email it to yourself. You can also locate the Chili’s nearest you, and share the freebie with friends!

FREE “Creation” from Cold Stone Creamery: Sign up for the My Cold Stone Club and get a buy-one-get-one-free “Creation” coupon in your inbox right away. You’ll also get another coupon emailed to you on your birthday!


FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils: If you’re visiting the pumpkin patch this weekend, then you’re probably going to take one of those pumpkins home with you. If you’re not sure what you’re going to carve, use these free pumpkin stencils. You can choose from a variety of spooky, funny, or crazy faces.

FREE Pumpkin PatternsL Download even more patterns fro pumpkin carving from PumpkinMaster.com.

FREE Halloween Crafts eBook: Looking for some great crafts to do for Halloween, then look no further. Download this free Halloween Crafts eBook filled with 31 different craft projects, sure to get you in the crafty spirit for Halloween!

Hair Care

FREE Haircuts at JCPenney: In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, during the month of October, JCPenney salons are offering a free haircut and style for breast cancer survivors. Call or stop by your local JCPenney location to schedule a free appointment.

Skin Care & Makeup

FREE Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream from Walmart: If you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon with the new skincare/makeup trend, BB creams, then now’s your chance. BB stands for Beauty Balm, and it combines skincare and makeup to perfect skin in 1 simple step. Get your free sample of Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream by going to Walmart.com. Click on ‘Get a Free Sample’, fill out the required info and short survey, and expect your free sample to arrive in 4 weeks.

FREE L’OREAL Revitalift Sample: Redeeming this freebie for a free sample of L’OREAL Revitalift is very simple. Just choose any of the websites listed as a referral and enter your name, address and email to receive your freebie in 10-15 days.

FREE Mascara from Maybelline: Like Maybelline on Facebook, and fill out the form for a chance to win a FREE Mega Plush Mascara or trip to NYC for Fashion Week!

FREE Sample of the Calico Minerals 3-Step System: If you want to revitalize your skin, try this 3-step system from Calico Minerals. It harnesses the power of the Dead Sea’s 26 minerals, to reveal amazing, supple, radiant skin. Simply fill out this form and allow 4-6 weeks to receive your freebie in the mail.


FREE Candle from Bath & Body Works: This weekend only, Oct 26-28, redeem your offer for a free candle from Bath & Body Works at locations nationwide. No purchase is necessary, but of course it’s only valid while supplies last. visit the Bath & Body Works Facebook page, and click on ‘Get Offer’. You will be emailed the coupon to take into any /bath & Body Works location. You can choose any 1.3 oz candle ($3.50 value). Limit 1 per customer.

FREE Sample of Finish Quantum with Powerball Dishwashing Tablets: If you have signed up for this freebie in the past, you may not be able to sign up again. Click here and fill out the form to receive your free sample in the mail in 4-6 weeks.


FREE Music from Pepsi: Download FREE NFL Theme Songs from Pepsi Music. Get popular tracks from artists like Kelly Clarkson, Wiz Khalifa, Aerosmith, Travie McCoy and more


FREE Lancome Fragrane: To get your free sample of La vie est belle fragrance by Lancome, visit the Lancome-usa.com, fill out your name, address and email, then look out for your freebie in the mail!

FREE Sample of Gucci Premiere Fragrance: Sign up to get your free sample of the new fragrance from Gucci. Fill out the form and wait for your sample to arrive in the mail. Once the form is submitted, you’ll be provided with a request ID and a link to track the status of your sample’s arrival.


FREE 7-Day Membership to Gold’s Gym: This offer is still valid, so if you’re looking to start a new gym and get your fitness on track, then sign up for a 7-Day FREE VIP Membership at Gold’s Gym.

FREE Swole Sports Nutrition Sample Pack: Keep your summer fitness routine going strong with a free Swole Sports Nutrition Sample Pack from SwoleSports. Visit SwoleSports.com and fill out the quick form to receive your sample pack by mail.


FREE Kids Admission to the San Diego Zoo: During the month of October, from October 1-31, in honor of the San Diego Zoo’s founding, children ages 3-11 are admitted free to the Zoo and Safari Park, when accompanied by an adult admission. There are some exclusions to the Kids Free Admission, so please visit the San Diego Zoo FAQ section, scroll down and click on the ‘What and when are “Kids’ Free Days”?’ to get more info.

FREE Lego at Toys “R” Us: On Saturday October 27, from 12pm to 2pm, children 5 and up can receive a free LEGO Exclusive Monster City Mini Pack at participating Toys “R” Us locations. Limit one per child and quantities are limited, so show up early.


FREE Airborne Samples: It’s almost cold season, so it’s time to get prepared. Get 4 free samples of Airborme today, so you’ll be ready to face the Fall and Winter healthy! ‘Like’ the Airborne Health Facebook page and click on ‘Get 4 FREE Samples!’. Just fill out the required information, answer their short survey, and look out for your samples to arrive in the mail. You’ll get the New Airborne Hot Soothing Mix, the Airborne Plus Energy, Airborne Chewables, and Airborne Effervescent.

FREE Airborne Samples from Walmart: In addition to the free Airborne Sample you can get from the link above, you can also snag 4 more Airborne freebies from Walmart.com. Just fill out the required info and click submit to receive 4 more free Airborne samples.


FREE Beech-Nut Toddler Welcome Kit: If you’ve got a toddler at home, then sign up to get a free Beech-Nut Stage 4/Stage 5 Toddler Welcome Kit. When you sign up, you’ll also receive their FREE monthly eNewsletter with great tips and advice for having little ones. Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery.

FREE Kids Haircuts at JCPenney: Every Sunday, starting November 4th, kids can receive a free haircut at JCPenney salons nationwide. I recommend calling your local JCPenney salon location and making an appointment, since this will be a very popular freebie.


FREE Natural Balance Delectable Delights Dog or Cat Stew from PetCo: Treat your pet to a delectable delights dog or cat stew. Print this coupon to get one free, (up to a $2.99 value) at any petco store. Sales tax is not included in the coupon, which expires 11/30/2012.


FREE Business Card Sample from MOO: If you’re looking to market yourself or your business then you need great business cards. Don’t want to commit to an order of 250 and be unsatisfied? No problem. With the MOO Business Card Sampler, you go through the same process as a normal order, but you’ll be sampling just 10 cards. It’s quick, easy and FREE. They’re the same professional quality as a paid order, the only difference is that a small MOO logo is included on the cards.

Enjoy all of the freebies we’ve found for this installment of Free Friday, they’re sure to help break the monotony of the school and work week, and make the weekend that much better!

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PennySaverUSA.com’s Free Friday is a collection of third party promotions, offers and freebies that we’ve assembled from the web and elsewhere (the “Promotions”). The merchants and the products/services identified in the Promotions are not affiliated with PennySaverUSA.com, Harte-Hanks Shoppers, Inc., or any of its affiliates (“PennySaverUSA.com”). The inclusion of a Promotion in Free Friday should not be construed as an endorsement of PennySaverUSA.com or its products/services by such merchants. Free Friday and the Promotions are provided “As Is.” PennySaverUSA.com makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding the Promotions or the products/services included therein, including but not limited to whether the Promotions will be honored, have expired, are accurate or error free and disclaims all implied warranties to the extent applicable.

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Free Friday: Halloween Weekend equals food freebies galore

Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, odds are you do celebrate food freebies. Thanks to the haunted holiday, this Free Friday features a significant number of food freebies. For a little balance there are also a couple of beauty product freebies. On with the show …

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Take your kid to IHOP today for a free scary face pancake.

IHOP serves as this week’s Free Friday opening act. The popular breakfast chain is offering up a free Scary Face Pancake to all children 12-and–under today (Friday, Oct. 28) until 10 p.m. No purchase is necessary and no coupon is required.

Another kids eat free offer comes from Boston Market. Print this online coupon and bring it in to get a free kids meal, with the purchase of an adult entrée. The online coupon is valid from Saturday, Oct.29-Monday, Oct. 31. (Thanks Free Sample Momma)

T.G.I. Friday’s has its own food freebies this weekend. If you wear a costume to any of their participating locations from Saturday Oct. 29-Monday, Oct. 31, they will give you a free appetizer! It appears the choices are mozzarella sticks, pot stickers or crispy green bean fries. (Thanks The Reali$tic Couponers)

Two corporate titans combine for this next Free Friday food freebies offer. Today (Oct. 28) through Monday, Oct. 31, Walmart is giving away free Starbucks ice cream. Just stop by the Bright Ideas Station at your local Walmart to pick up your free ice cream.

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Free Friday has the best beauty product freebies.

The last two food freebies this Free Friday are only available to Southern California residents. KFC locations in Southern California have an online coupon on their Facebook page for two free large sides with the purchase of an 8-piece meal. Palomar Pizza & Pasta in the San Diego area, meanwhile, has a SaverTime voucher for a free slice of pizza that you can redeem at the Vista Palomar Park’s FREE Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-4 p.m.

This edition of Free Friday might be packed with food freebies, but as promised, there are a couple of beauty product freebies as well. Boss will mail out a free fragrance sample of its new BOSS Orange scent to anyone who provides their name and mailing address.

Likewise, DOVE is mailing out free Dove® Nourishing Oil Care Leave-In Smoothing Cream to anyone who signs up for their email list and gives their name and address.

Have fun Trick-or-Treating if you celebrate Halloween, and if not, enjoy all the freebies it has resulted in!

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One week left to enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash Contest for a chance to win $300


Enter our Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest for a chance to win up to a $300 cash prize.

The entries are flowing in for PennySaverUSA.com’s Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest and the competition is intense. With Halloween less than a week away, we expect the submissions to get even better over the next few days.

You have through Nov. 1 to enter the Co$tume Bash for Cash online contest, because we wanted to give people a chance to send in their Halloween photos from this year.

If you are planning to wait, however, do keep in mind that some of the entries we’ve already received are nothing short of spooktacular.  To become a finalist, you better bring it with a costume that is truly epic.

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This online contest entry was shared on our Facebook page. Click on the image to visit our page and share yours now.

This online contest has two categories: Ghastly Grown-Ups (for adults) and Little Monsters (for kids). There will be one winner for each category and each winner will receive $250 … unless they have downloaded our new mobile phone garage sale app MOGASA, in which case the prize will rise to $300.

On the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 2, we will pick three finalists for each category, and the winners will be determined by a three-day vote from Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Friday,  Nov. 4. We will then announce the winner in this very blog on Monday, Nov. 7.

MOGASA is completely FREE and lets you find and get directions to garage sales in you area. You can also post an ad for your garage sale through the app at no cost. Download it now for the iPhone or Android.

Should you be struggling to come up with costume ideas, we will put up a post on Thursday with suggestions from PennySaverUSA staffers. Included in the post will also post a funny video of what current and former employees dressed up as when they were kids. Stay tuned …

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What Costume Did You Wear To Trick-Or-Treat?

What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

As kids, we all dressed up to venture out into the night to retrieve the candy that was rightfully ours. By house number two, the costume was falling apart, the rubber band on the Spider-Man mask had broken and you had already eaten a week’s allowance of sugar by the time you got home and were ready to REALLY dig into that candy.
Ah, to be young. Our PennySaver Web Team recounts their earliest Halloween Costume memories.

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Press Release: Online Classifieds Site PennySaverUSA.com Celebrates Halloween This Year With New Theme Page for Discount Halloween Merchandise


Leading online classifieds site PennySaverUSA.com unveils a new Halloween-themed page showcasing the latest deals for Halloween merchandise available in local neighborhoods.

BREA, CA, October 28, 2010 (MARKET WIRE) – PennySaverUSA, the leading provider of free online classified ads, has gotten into the spirit of Halloween by releasing a themed page packed with local listings for bargain Halloween goods. For consumers looking to save on Halloween costumes, Halloween decorations, and party favors, the Halloween page is an excellent source for great local deals.

The Halloween page is also a great way for online sellers to get more exposure for their listings. By posting an ad in the online classifieds categories for Halloween costumes or Halloween decorations, sellers’ ads will be prominently displayed on the Halloween landing page.  As a free ad enhancement, advertisers can highlight their listing with a Halloween icon to promote their ad for free.

“Families on a budget can find all kinds of local deals with online coupons and online classifieds at PennySaverUSA.com,” says Loren Dalton, President of PennySaverUSA.com, “In celebration of Halloween, PennySaverUSA.com’s new Halloween page makes it easier for budget-minded readers to find discount Halloween costumes and bargain Halloween decorations. By using an online classifieds site to buy and sell locally, families can save this Halloween for the upcoming holiday season.”

As Halloween stores seemingly open up on every corner, the online classifieds site provides a place for shoppers to trade-in their old Halloween merchandise for new or like-new items without spending a lot of money. Shoppers can also find ad listings for Halloween events like costume contests, fairs, carnivals and more on PennySaverUSA.com.

For more information on the Halloween merchandise available on PennySaverUSA.com, please visit: http://pennysaverusa.com/halloween.

About PennySaverUSA.com™
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Tweet Your Halloween PennyShout Greetings!

Today at 5pm PST is the deadline for you to Tweet your Halloween greetings to friends and family via #pennyshout and your message will appear FREE in the PennySaver next week!

Messages have been flooding in via @PennySaverUSA on Twitter because time is running out! All you need to do is send a Tweet and include: @pennysaverusa, #pennyshout, your California Zip Code and your personal message. It will appear in next week’s PennySaver publication. Pretty cool, huh?

Examples: “@pennysaverusa #pennyshout 92835 Happy Birthday, Momma!

So, go send your message and be sure to check your PennySaver next week!

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How To Save Money and Still Have A Fun Halloween

For parents of small children,  Halloween night is a special time for memories to be created and shared. Who ever said that you have to spend a lot of money to make Halloween fun for the kids? We’re here to tell you about multiple ways to save on costumes, decorations and treats.

The stores this time of year begin filling up with the newest styles of costumes for kids, and they can get rather expensive, especially with more than one child to dress up for the holiday. Halloween is one holiday where buying used items seems extremely reasonable. Most costumes are worn one time and then put away, so usually the elements of wear and tear aren’t issues. We are encouraging parents to sell their old costumes via classifieds to help other parents out and to make a little extra money to use for their own fun. Take a look at our Halloween page to see what is being offered up and what kind of deals you can find, and sell your old costumes while you’re at it! If you aren’t finding what you want you want, you can always try to make it from scratch, using items that you have around the house. So often, the best costumes are those that came from the imagination of the person wearing it. It can also create a great experience for a child and parent by allowing them to work together on such a fun project. We even have a section just for Halloween masks, which might be the hardest part of making a homemade costume look legit.

Halloween is a great time to decorate the house and yard with spooky gravestones, cobwebs and ghosts.  If you have decorations from years before, maybe it’s time to sell them to earn enough money to change it up this year. Some houses do the same theme every year; why not change things up and go scarier, or funnier? And if you want to save money, you can easily make your own scary decorations using household items. Create spider webs by pulling cotton apart, use old cardboard for gravestones, old sheets for ghosts, and the staple of Halloween, The Jack-O-Lantern! You can find hundreds of carving patterns free online, and you just need a few bucks to buy the pumpkins themselves.

After the trick-or-treating, you will probably have a few kids who have had too much sugar that need some activities to ride out the evening.  You can always take the kids to a “Haunted House”, but those can often be pricey and out of the way. If you decide to stay in, you can always show them the horror classics, such as The Wolfman or Frankenstein, that you can probably find at your local library or video store. These movies might scare the kids a bit, but are still very tame compared to a lot of what is out there today. And there are thousands of scary stories online to print and read to them to keep them on the edge of their seats!

As far as treats go, there is so much choice out there for Halloween candy, but sometimes the classics are the best. A bag of Candy Corn mixed in with a bag of peanuts is a delightful snack for the evening…. Easy, cheap and delicious.

Halloween doesn’t need to be expensive. It just needs to be fun!

Do you have any ideas for ways to save while preparing for Halloween? Comment below!

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Halloween Costumes on PennySaver!

Every year, we have a huge amount of people that come to PennySaverUSA.com to sell and buy their Halloween costumes, so we thought that we would make it easier! We’ve set aside a page just for Halloween ads and, whether it be for costumes, decorations, parties or haunted houses, we have you covered! Check out this video from our UX Zombie Aaron, and he’ll show you how to place a FREE Halloween ad.

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Dawn of the Deals!

Halloween, just like any other holiday, can get expensive. Why let your pocketbook decide how much fun you’ll have this Halloween?  This is where we come in! We’ve set aside a special spot on PennySaverUSA.com for you to come for all of your Halloween needs!

Are you still holding onto your costume from last year’s Halloween festivities? PennySaverUSA is providing a Halloween Trade-in, where you can sell your old costumes and pick up one for this year while you’re at it. If you’re not sure what you want to dress like this year, our Halloween listings are a great place to come to decide and know that you’re getting a good deal at the same time. We’ve split up the costumes into departments: Adults, Toddler, Baby, Pets and a special section just for Halloween Masks!  Also, are you tired of the tombstone and witch from last year’s “scene of the macabre” front yard display? Sell it and try something even spookier this year. You can also sell and purchase Halloween Decorations for your home too!

Also, we’re providing a great place to advertise all of your Halloween Events!  Advertise your Haunted Houses, Fairs and Costume Contests with us and get more people in the door.

Go to the link below to get started! http://www.pennysaverusa.com/halloween/

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