Friday Freebies: Get lucky on Friday the 13th with back-to-school 2010 bonanza!

Friday freebies, lucky friday the 13th back to school stuff
Friday freebies, lucky friday the 13th back to school stuff

This week's Friday Freebies is devoted to all things back-to-school. There are school supplies, free meals for students, free 2-day shipping, and even a last-ditch free vacation before school starts. Enjoy!

Get free back-to-school supplies for the 2010-11 school year through Vista Print, which continues to be generous with its free offers. You pay a few bucks for shipping, but that's it. The free back-to-school offer currently includes these supplies: wall calenders, perhaps with summer vacation photos (orig. $16); photo flip book, 10 pages of 4" x 6" photos and captions of your choosing (orig. $10); 100 postcards to announce a new address, a birth, a party, or something else (orig. $25); and a stamp with black ink good for approximately 5,000 impressions (orig. $13). Click here to get these free school supplies.

This is bizarre. Starbucks is giving away free business cards that you can customize with your name, phone number, and email. It's a bit of a joke as the titles you can chose between include "CEO of everything," "that guy," and "center of the universe," among others. I'm guessing the company is using the stunt to collect email addresses for their mailing list. Call me pessimistic, but time will tell. You can also get a free Doubleshot Energy+Coffee drink when you buy one. Print the Starbucks coupon here.

More back-to-school deals! Here are the best freebies I found for the week ending Aug. 14, 2010, starting with deals at Staples. A 12-pack of stickies are FREE, a 4-pack of Pentel highlights are FREE, Scotch grip-tape dispenser is FREE, 120-sheets of Staples filler paper is $.01, a 20GB flash drive is $1, a ream of Staples brand paper is $1, 50-sheets of photo paper is $1, there is a buy-two, get-one-free offer on binders and notebooks, all Jansport backpacks are 25% off, all HP laptops and computers are 25% off, get $5 off a $50 purchase with in-flyer coupon (expires Aug. 14) and any lunch accessory is 50% off. Check out Target and Office Depot's back-to-school deals.