Want to shine a spotlight on good times? Family fun takes center stage with these no-cost options. Here are a variety of ways to watch movies and TV shows, take a class, earn gift cards or find movies, music and more, all for free!
Movies & TV
Get a chance at passes to free movie screenings through GoFoBo.com, Landmark Cinemas and SeeItFirst.net. Some previews let you immediately download the tickets. For more popular films, you usually enter to win a drawing by sending a text or completing an online form.
Regal Cinemas Crown Club lets you earn rewards for going to the movies, free popcorn, soft drinks and tickets.
Watch free movies and TV shows at Crackle.com (also check the TV networks’ websites).
Theater & concerts
Check to see if Goldstar.com covers your city. If so, you may find “comp” (as in complimentary) tickets to local shows, comedy clubs, and musical performances that have extra seats that need to be filled. Tickets are free, but there is a small service charge of $2 to $3.
Books & music
Don’t pay a cent to legally download thousands of books whose copyrights have expired from Gutenberg.org. Also look for free eBooks from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, BookBub and BookGorilla. New titles are available for “check-out” for 10 to 21 days at your public library.
Stumped by CTR-ALT-DEL? Microsoft Store and the Apple Store offer free workshops on how to use all their products and devices, plus software. And don’t forget your local library for free classes on creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Get the “tools” to handle any household repair or DIY project with Home Depot’s free Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Herself workshops. Find a schedule in store or online.
Williams-Sonoma hosts free cooking technique classes. Not only can you brush up your kitchen skills, but taste the prepared dishes. Check with your local store for a schedule and to register as most classes are limited in size.
Need to entertain the kiddos on the cheap? Lakeshore Learning Stores offer free crafts for kids every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stores provide all the materials. No registration required.
Children can learn to safely use a hammer and other tools at free Home Depot Kids DIY workshops. LEGO Stores host monthly model builds for kids on a monthly basis. Even better, kids get to take home their finished projects.
Want to expand your mind? Go back to school. Check out edX or Udemy for free online courses from some of the best universities and/or specialty schools around including Harvard, UC Berkley, Cornell, Rice and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Speak your mind
Enjoy sharing your opinion with others? Join MySurvey.com and earn points for every survey you complete. Then, convert those points into cash, gift cards good at major retailers and restaurants or other goodies. For instance, redeem 2,750 points for a $25 gift card from Autozone, Payless Shoe Source, Michaels, Toy’s R US, iTunes or TGI Fridays.
Want more freebies?
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