Friday Freebies: 2011 Calendars, Kindle Books and Credit Report
Get a free 2011 calendar from the online party store Oriental Trading when you fill out a simple request form. Share your name, address and email, plus sign up for the store's email list, which you can unsubscribe from later if you like. The downside to the free 2011 calender is that it is basically a yearlong promotion for party supplies at Oriental Trading. Each month includes a money-saving offer, tips and ideas to plan parties and reminders for pseudo-holidays, like National Ice Cream Day. On the other hand, it's free. Caveats: Available only to residents of the U.S. or Canada.I'm not sure if this free 2011 calendar from American Muscle, a company that sells aftermarket Mustang products, showcases muscle or skin. It's hard to tell from the sign-up page, which features both a dirty hand gripping a wrench and a blond beauty in skimpy clothes. Share your email, name, country, state, which Mustang you own and your address to sign up for the site and to get the free calendar. I'm assuming you can always unsubscribe from the site. Caveats: Available to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. While supplies last.
Get free Kindle books on Amazon's site for the top 100 paid and free Kindle downloads. Note, stick to the right column only if you want freebies. The left column is for the top paid Kindle books, though it is clever of Amazon to put them on the same page to entice you to spend. Free titles include, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Year She Fell, Pride and Prejudice, Happily Ever After, Sudoku, A Taste of Magic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Adventure Game, Dracula, Treasure Island and The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.
Get a free credit report once a year from AnnualCreditReport.com, a site sponsored by the three major credit reporting companies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. You can request your free credit report online, over the phone or via the mail. The last two options are not instantaneous, however. If you have not taken advantage of this free service in 2010, now is the time! The only downside is that the report does not include your credit score. Still, you'll need the report to find any errors that are affecting your score. It is very important to know your credit score, according to Consumer Reports.
Get a free sample of Emergen-C Blue when you share your name, address, email, gender, year of birth and answer three multiple-choice questions about your use of Emergen-C powdered vitamins. You can join their email list or opt out. The Blue powdered vitamin packet has a berry flavor and is so named because for every box of Emergen-C Blue sold, 20 cents goes to the Surfrider Foundation, which works to improve water quality. Caveats: For U.S. residents only. If you recently requested a previous free sample of Emergen-C, you may not be eligible. The free sample takes about four weeks to arrive.
Here is one great reason to save the coupon inserts that arrive in your Sunday newspaper or, in some regions, the weekly mail. Clip the $2 off one Olay Body Wash coupon from the Dec. 26, 2010, Proctor & Gamble coupon insert and head over to Dollar General, which has this liquid soap for just $2. That means the Olay Body Wash is free!!!
Get a free movie rental when you pay for two others from any Blockbuster Express kiosk and use coupon code HH987. The coupon expires Dec. 31, 2010, at midnight local time. Make sure you have three movies in your cart before punching in the coupon code to get the third movie free. The freebie is only for one night, so if you keep the third DVD longer, you'll pay $1 per night plus taxes. Blockbuster Express kiosks also have a selection of "hot" videos that are $3 the first night and $1 each night after. You can reserve a video online, then pick it up at the kiosks to avoid disappointment. Selection varies, but new releases at some Blockbuster Express kiosks include Shrek Forever After (rated PG), Toy Story 3 (G), Sorcerer's Apprentice (PG), How to Train Your Dragon (PG) and Ramona and Beezus (G). Caveats: One coupon use per customer. May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid at Blockbuster store locations.You must have a credit or debit card to use Blockbuster Express kiosks.