- Kids eat free at IKEA July 1 -4, 2011. Here’s the deal: Choose one combo meal valued at $2.49. Children under 12 only. Child must be present. Limit one combo meal per child. No purchase necessary. Participation varies. Not valid at IKEA Houston or IKEA Direct.
- Kids eat free at Fresh Choice July 2-4th. You’ll need these coupons to take advantage of these deals.
- Kids eat free at select Applebee’s locations on July 4th. So far I’ve found Applebee’s locations in New Jersey, upstate New York, and Florida but you may want to ask if your local location is participating, too.
- Kids eat free on Sundays at Qdoba, with the purchase of an adult entree.
- The Newseum in Washington, D.C., will waive its admission price for all youth visitors, 18 and under, regularly $12.95, beginning July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 5.
- Active military now get free admission/access to some New Jersey beaches that normally charge a fee.
- Visiting New York City this summer? You can enjoy free movies outdoors in Bryant Park every Monday evening, thanks to HBO and Bank of America. These free outdoor movies, part of the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival 2011, run through August 22nd. This Monday’s film is “Easy Rider.” Here is the movie lineup for the summer.
- A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts is offering free “Make & Take” arts and crafts activities for children ages 2–12, from June 1 through August 31, in all 135 A.C. Moore stores.
- Guess this is a sign of the lagging economy: the free movies that Regal Cinemas offered last summer are no more. In 2011 Regal is offering $1 movie tickets during the summer. That’s still a good deal, to be sure, but free is better.
- Discovery Cruise Line announced that, during the summer of 2011, families traveling with children will be able to cruise for less because Discovery is offering its cruises free to one child under 12 per family.
- VIRGINIA RESIDENTS ONLY: Get free admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for children age five years and younger. These passes are good through September 5th.
- BJ’s is offering a Free 60-Day Trial Membership running through July 5.
- Check out the Kids Bowl Free website for free places you can take your family this summer for free bowling!
Note: Suddenly Frugal readers take advantage of these deals and opportunities at their own risk. Suddenly Frugal is not liable or responsible for any injuries, feelings of disappointment, or anything else that goes wrong when pursuing these freebies.
Most mothers teach their kids to cook and clean. Leah Ingram’s mother taught her to compost. These days she’s passing along this green message to her own daughters as they all try to live a green and frugal lifestyle as The Lean Green Family. She’s the author of “Suddenly Frugal:How to Live Happier and Healthier for Less.” Visit her blog, Suddenly Frugal.