Brunswick bowling July 1-4

Brunswick is celebrating America with four days of free bowling. Here are the details:

Walk into any Brunswick bowling center in America and get a free game of bowling this July 4th weekend. 
In an unprecedented free bowling giveaway, Brunswick is offering everyone one free game of bowling each day of the four-day holiday weekend, July 1-4. 
By returning every day, anyone can bowl four free games. There are no age restrictions on who can receive a free game.
“Happy Birthday, America!” said Jim Fox, president – Brunswick Bowling Retail. “This is our present to the country. What better way to celebrate our country and its freedoms than by bowling free with family and friends?” 
This national giveaway is the first of its kind in Brunswick’s history, and Fox sees it as a world record offer.
“We’d love to have everyone take advantage of our free games and set a world record for the number of free games given out over a four-day holiday,” he said. 
Brunswick Zone and Brunswick Zone XL bowling centers are located around the country and will be open throughout the four-day holiday weekend. For exact locations and operating hours, go to
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2011 summer concerts in San Gabriel Valley

It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time for those free concerts in our local parks. Here’s a list you can use to plan your musical calendar, courtesy of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
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The Counter on Father’s Day

Bring your dad to The Counter on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19) and he’ll get a free burger.

Just say “BFD.” Offer valid for a 1/3 lb. burger and one dad per paying guest. Additional and premium toppings are extra.
Find a location nearest you.
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Decorate cookies at Panera Bread

Here’s the latest about free cookie decorating events on Saturdays in June at participating Panera Bread locations to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Select Southern California Panera Bread bakery-cafes will host a free “cookie decorating” gathering to benefit  the Make-A-Wish Foundation chaptersof Greater Los Angeles, Orange County & Inland Empire and increase awareness about the foundation and Panera Bread’s Operation Dough-Nation program. Caf guests are encouraged to request the new “Flower”cookie and decorate it with their favorite color frosting and sprinkles. Make-A-Wish volunteers from will be available to answer questions and provide information on volunteer opportunities. Event is free and open to the public.

Check with your local Panera Bread to find out if it is participating.

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Ice-blended drinks at Coffee Bean

Get cooled down for summer a bit early. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is offering free ice-blended drinks today from 4 to 7 p.m.

Drinks include: Mocha Mint Chip
Cookies & Cream and Expresso Cream
Stop by participating stores to receive your 12-ounce drink.
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Free Comic Book Day

Comic book-lovers celebrate! Free Comic Book Day is back on Saturday, May 7.

Stop by your local shops to see if they are participating in this nationwide event.
See what the buzz is about on Twitter: #FreeComicBookDay.
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Mother’s Day freebies

  • Here’s a roundup of freebies celebrating mom.

  • Stop by any local Panera Bread bakery and cafe for breakfast or lunch to get a free strawberries and cream scone. Be one of the first 100 customers to mention “Panera Loves Moms” when you order to get your pastry. Visit for nearest locations.
  • Kids can bring their mom to a local TCBY on May 8 for a free cup or cone of The Country’s Best Yogurt. To find a participating TBCY location, visit the store locator on or contact a local store for details.
  • Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles is hosting a Mother’s Day Chamber Music Concert at 3:30 p.m. on May 8 at the school’s Dabney Lounge. There is no ticket or reservation required. The program will feature trios by Doppler, Milhaud and Still, a quartet by Dvorak, and Beethoven’s String Quintet, Op. 29. Delores Bing will be conductor. Check out the Caltech events calendar for details.
  • Stop by IKEA around 11 a.m. on Mother’s Day to receive a free breakfast for mom at participating locations

Know of any other May 8 freebies? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Nordstrom sample Saturdays

Sample the wonderful world of Nordstrom Beauty. Tomorrow marks another Nordstrom Sample Saturday in which the department store gives away free cosmetic samples.

This week’s freebie: Angel by Thierry Mugler (fragrance)

Check out its Facebook or Twitter for details on the freebies of the week.

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Earth Day freebies

We’ve dug up a few more freebies for Earth Day, which is tomorrow, April 22.

  • Bring in a reusable travel mug to a participating Starbucks store to receive a free brewed coffee or tea on April 22.
  • Trade in five disposable plastic bags at a Disney Store on April 22 to get a free reusable shopping bag.

If you’ve found more, let us know in the comments below.

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Tree from Lowe’s for Earth Day

Lowe’s is giving away one million trees on April 23 in honor of Earth Day. Stop by any store on Saturday to get your free tree.

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