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TFSS-07 – Free Courses Online

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

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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
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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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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
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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?

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.

TFSS-05 – Free Stuff For Father’s Day

Free stuff for Father’s Day, printed Daddy Ties that are wearable and personalized baseball cards for Dad.

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Intro :09

Show Sponsor 1:20
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Discussion Topic 1:39
Father’s Day is June 21, 2015. It’s a time to celebrate and honor dads everywhere, and what better way to do it than with stuff we can get for free!
Father’s Day Cards
Sweet Scarlet Designs
Free Food
Dads eat free at Beef O’Brady’s
Buy One Get One Free Coffee at Caribou Coffee for Father’s Day (must be a member of Caribou Perks by 6/17).
Papa John’s free pizza for Papa’s Day with purchase of $25 gift card.
Check the restaurants in your local area for free food on Father’s Day.
Free Entrance/Admission
Silverwood Theme Park, Idaho – When a family brings Dad to the park and PURCHASES their tickets online or at the front gate, Dad gets in FREE! June 20 & 21, 2015.

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, Georgia – Purchase an admission ticket at regular price and Dad gets in free.

Florida Aquarium, Tampa, FL. – Fathers receive free admission to the Aquarium on June 20th and 21st (Saturday and Sunday) with the purchase of a full price paid admission.

Zoos– Dads get in free at various zoos across the country.

Free Gifts To Make
Lakeshore Learning – Free crafts for kids Saturdays 11 AM- 3PM. Ages 3 and up. No reservations necessary.

Free Junior Chef Class – Williams Sonoma Father’s Day Fun With Dad. Ages 5–13.

Free Custom Father’s Day Baseball Cards 10:35

Free Father’s Day Printable Daddy Ties 11:37

Wrap up and Close 14:56
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TFSS-04 – The Quality of Free

Trade-offs in quality when something is given away for free. Also free Internet radio and free unlimited access to movies, music, e-books and more.

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Intro :14

Show Sponsor 1:28
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Discussion Topic 1:48
We discuss the potential tradeoffs in quantity and quality when getting something for nothing. We’ll also tell you how you can subscribe to free Internet radio and a 30 day trial of free movies, music and photo storage.

Free Stitcher Radio 11:21

Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial 12:50

Wrap up and Close 16:56
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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Free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime

I do quite a bit of shopping on Amazon. I can find just about anything I’m looking for at Amazon.com, and at amazingly low prices. The only issue is the shipping. Although some of the items I purchase qualify for free shipping, many of them do not, and the free shipping is ground only, so if I need it right away, it’s not always an acceptable option.

Then there is Amazon Prime. For only $99 a year, I can get all the 2 day shipping I want, plus unlimited access to Amazon Prime movies, music e-books and more. However, I still have to pay an annual subscription fee.

However, I signed up for a Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial. All I had to do was sign up and I got a FREE 30 day trial period with full access to Amazon Prime, This includes:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items and no minimum order
  • Instant access to Amazon Prime Video and streaming of over 40,000 movies and TV shows
  • Unlimited, ad-free access to Amazon Prime Music and over a million songs and hundreds of playlists
  • Access to Amazon Kindle’s Lending Library and access to over 500,000 e-books
  • Free unlimited photo storage with Prime Storage

I did have to provide a credit card, but I wouldn’t be charged a membership fee until the end of the 30 day period. I watched the clock on it, and just before the end of the trial, I cancelled my trial subscription and no fee was charge. I received 30 days of Amazon Prime absolutely free!

Important: you do need to stay on top of the calendar with this. They will bill you for the $99 annual subscription at the end of the trial. However, as long as you remember to log in to your Amazon account and cancel your subscription in time, you won’t have to pay it.

Of course, if you like Amazon Prime, go ahead and pay the $99. Considering the unlimited 2-day shipping, unlimited access to Prime Movies and TV Shows, music, e-books and photo storage, it’s a really good deal. Even if you use only a couple of Prime features, it is well worth the price. But don’t take my word for it, Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial yourself. You can’t beat that.

Free e-Book – How to Make Money Blogging

w_monc01c8Are you a blogger? Have you ever wanted to start your own blog? Can you make money with it? If so, How?
How to Make Money Blogging is a Free eBook that gives you the scoop on making your blog profitable. Learn tips and tricks from the Money Saving Mom and starting earning real money from your blog.

Download this free eBook today & learn the ins and outs of making money with your own blog. It covers:

  • Necessary Traits of Successful Bloggers
  • Ways to Set Your Blog Up for Success
  • Tips for Writing Top-Notch Content
  • Ways to Build & Increase Your Readership
  • Tips for Maximizing Your Earnings with Affiliate Advertising
  • Tips for Selling More Sidebar Ads
  • The Pros and Cons of Joining and Ad Network
  • Ways to Use Your Blog as a Springboard to Earn Additional Income
  • About the Author
  • Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Download your e-book How to Make Money Blogging now. It’s Free!

TFSS-03 – Tips To Avoid Freebie Scams

Freebie scams, free donuts and a free e-book on how to make money blogging.

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Intro :08

Show Sponsor 1:18
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Discussion Topic 1:38
We give you some important tips to help you avoid freebie scams. We’ll also tell you how you can get free donuts and a free e-book that teaches you how to make money with a blog.

National Donut Day 2015 10:19

Free e-book – How To Make Money Blogging 11:25

Wrap up and Close 13:42
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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