Friday freebies: free lotion, Emeril cookbook, Fig Newtons, USA Today subscription, and more!

free fig newtons - friday freebies
free fig newtons - friday freebies

This week's freebies take care of all your weekend needs, from hydrating your skin to new recipes to cook and fascinating entertainment. All free! Enjoy.

Get a free sample of Eucerin Daily Skin Balance lotion when you sign up on its site. Getting the freebie requires you to share your name, address, and email. The free sample takes 4-6 weeks to arrive. It's unclear when supplies of this freebie will run out. After signing up, Eucerin asks you to take a pledge to care for your skin every day. Wearing sunscreen and protecting my skin is important but taking a pledge? CHEESEY!

To celebrate 20 years of cooking, renown chef Emeril Lagasse is giving away electronic copies of recipes from his three New Orleans restaurants. The cookbook includes 11 recipes, from BBQ shrimp with rosemary biscuits to Miss Hay's Stuffed Chicken Wings and a Delmonico Martini. (Stomach grumbles.) Is it lunch time? The free electronic cookbook is 32 pages (6 MB) so give it a few minutes to download if you have a high-speed connection and even longer if you use dial up. I've never tried Emeril's recipes or eaten at his restaurants. Is he any good? He must be, given his popularity.