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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Free Home Depot Workshops for People of All Ages!

Home Depot offers free workshops for people of all ages who want to learn new things to build. All you have to do is go to the official site and register for an upcoming class that piques your interest. A workshop will only be available on a certain day and time. New classes will be scheduled every few days.

As mentioned before, there are workshops for people of all ages. The different categories are: Do-It-Yourself Workshops, Do-It-Herself, and Kids Workshops. You will be able to learn things as simple as painting walls to something as big as installing your own toilet.

Be sure to sign up for a class you want quick while you can!

TFSS-07 – Free Courses Online

Free educational stuff, including a free online academy and free courses on your iPad.

Teaser :00

Intro :09

Show Sponsor 1:15
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Discussion Topic 1:34
We tell you where you can get educational classes, courses, study guides and other resources free online.
Coursera
Alison
Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
edX

Free courses at Khan Academy 9:16

Free courses from universities on your iPad at iTunes U 10:20

Wrap up and Close 12:14
Comments, questions or suggestions? Do you know of some freebies to share? send them in to comments[at]thefreestuffshow.com. Or submit them to our web site at thefreestuffshow.com! Like our show? Take our Audience Survey!

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Centrum MultiGummies Multivitamins review

Centrum MultiGummies MultivitaminsI don’t like to swallow pills of any sort, and the larger they are, the less I want to swallow them. Although I feel the need to take a vitamin supplement at my age, I don’t do so consistently because most of the multi-vitamin supplements I’ve tried in the past are rather large, so I usually wind up settling for chewables.

About a month ago I received a free bottle of Centrum MultiGummies Multivitamins. I’ve tried gummy vitamins in the past and I like gummy bears and gummy fruit snacks, so the I gave them a try.

The bottle contained a mix of three flavors, berry, cherry and orange. My preference was the cherry, although they were all good. According to Centrum, there are no artificial flavors, which probably explains why each flavor wasn’t particularly strong. They didn’t seem to have that slight vitamin flavored after-taste that I get from some other gummy vitamin products I’ve tried, and while soft with a tendency to stick to the other gummies in the bottle, they didn’t stick to my teeth. As gummy vitamins go, they weren’t bad at all.

As for the vitamin content, each serving of 2 gummies contains the following:

  • Vitamin A – 4,000 IU
  • Vitamin C – 30 mg
  • Vitamin D3 – 400 IU
  • Vitamin E – 40 IU
  • Vitamin B6 – 1.6 mg
  • Folic Acid – 300 mcg
  • Vitamin B12 – 10 mcg
  • Biotin – 150 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid – 6 mg
  • Iodine – 80 mcg
  • Zinc – 5 mg

Overall, I liked these gummy vitamins and would try them again. If you would like to give them a try, you can print this coupon for $2 off Centrum Gummy Multivitamins.

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TFSS-06 – Does a Zero Price Equal Free?

Does a zero dollar amount mean an item is free? One fast food restaurant says no. Plus, free food that is really free.

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Intro :10

Show Sponsor 1:21
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Discussion Topic 1:42
We discuss whether or not an item with a zero dollar amount means it is really free. Rick and Tommy say yes. The manager at a Burger King in Rock Hill, South Carolina disagreed.

How to get a Free entree at Chick-fil-A on Cow Appreciation Day 14:23

How to get a Free Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwich with purchase of a drink 16:29

Wrap up and Close 19:20
Comments, questions or suggestions? Do you know of some freebies to share? send them in to comments[at]thefreestuffshow.com. Or submit them to our web site at thefreestuffshow.com! Like our show? Take our Audience Survey!

©2015 Savoia Media. All rights reserved.

Burger King says zero price item isn’t free

Burger King menu board

This menu board at a Rock Hill, SC Burger King advertises a zero dollar King Deal that wasn’t free.

I always thought a zero priced item means the item is free. Apparently Burger King disagrees.

On the morning of June 25, 2015 I walked into a Burger King restaurant on Cherry Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina and noted a section on their menu board which stated “King Deals starting from $0.00”. On further inspection I noticed a listing for a Sausage Burrito with an advertised price of zero dollars and zero cents. When I inquired about it I was told that the price was incorrect. When I pointed out that it was officially posted on their menu board at the advertised price, I was informed that it was a pricing “download error”.

Well, that may or may not be true, but error or no, if the price of an item it is publicly displayed on their menu board in their restaurant, as far as the customer is concerned, that is the price. If isn’t the actual price, and the management refuses to honor the price that advertised on the menu, isn’t that considered false or misleading advertising?

I think so, and so did the customer ahead of me who also tried, and failed, to get a Sausage Burrito for free, as the menu board implied. Apparently Burger King disagreed.

I asked the manager why he wouldn’t honor the price on the menu when the item was posted as zero dollars and zero cents. I could hardly believe his response.

Hear his surprising answer to my question in Episode 6 of The Free Stuff Show Podcast. We’ll also discuss why we think his response was not only incorrect and perhaps even a little bizarre, it was also poor customer service. Do you agree or disagree?

Chick-fil-a’s Cow Appreciation Day 2015

Have you ever wanted to walk into a restaurant dressed as a cow? Then this freebie is for you! Chick-fil-a is offering a full complete meal on July 14th to anyone who comes in fully dressed as a cow. If you are partially dressed as a cow, then you get a free entree! They have named this day “Cow Appreciation Day”. So get ready for July 14th, 2015 by getting that cow costume ready!

The official page for “Cow Appreciation Day 2015” can be found here.

Take FREE courses on your iPad through iTunes U!

If you own an iPad, you already know all the cool things you can do with it. It seems that no matter what you want to do, there really is an app for that. Then there is iTunes U. This is a free app for your iPad or iPhone that allows you to take online courses offered by major colleges and universities, as well as K-12 and continuing education at no charge!

To enroll in iTunes U, simply download the app to your iPad or iPhone or install iTunes on your computer (for either PC or Mac). Then go to iTunes U and browse the courses.  The content is Courses are presented as lectures, books and videos. Choose the course you want, download the content, and class is in session! Although there is no actual school or college credit, there is no cost, either. Plus, you can learn at your own pace.

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