Friday freebies: Halloween pumpkin stencils, free food in costume, and more

jack-o-lantern - Friday Freebies
jack-o-lantern - Friday Freebies

Halloween freebies are in full effect this week as we gear up for the sweetest and scariest holiday of the year. Find the perfect way to carve your pumpkin with more than 100 free Halloween stencils, get free food at IHOP and TGI Friday's when you dine in costume, plus get a free sample of all natural Tom's of Maine toothpaste. Enjoy your weekend!

There is a great free Halloween food deal at T.G.I. Friday's this weekend, Oct. 29-31, 2010. Details are on Facebook so if you don't have a log in, don't sweat it. Everything you need to know is below. On Friday starting at 5 p.m., get a free order of mozzarella sticks, pot stickers, or crispy green bean fries when you come in costume. On Saturday, wear a costume for another free appetizer, plus enter the restaurant's Frightful Fridays Costume Contest. The prize is a $100 Best Buy gift card. Check with your local chain for details. It's a good idea to confirm your nearest location is holding a costume contest before you get the whole family dressed up. Then on Sunday, all costumed children get a free kids' meal with each adult entree. The idea is to entice the entire family to Friday's for lunch or dinner before filling up on candy.