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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?
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.
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.
Khan Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational courses and classes to assist students of any year. It was started in 2006 by Salman Khan and continues to be a very useful source of education.
The classes themselves are in the form of Youtube videos explaining the topic and giving examples. The different subjects provided include Math, Science, Economics and finance, Arts and humanities, Computing, and Test prep. Each subject has multiple videos explaining many of the details in each.
Khan Academy also has a points system that rises with each video that you complete. Practice quizzes are also an option.
If you are in need of some extra learning, you can sign up for Khan Academy free at any time.
Has your dad ever wanted to star in his very own baseball card? Or maybe you are a dad who would like your face on a small collectable trinket to call your very own? On one day of the year, this dream is possible.
This year, Father’s Day falls on June 21, a Sunday. To celebrate it, Sam’s Club, in conjunction with Unilever, the makers of Dove Products and Degree for Men, is offering an opportunity for you to create a baseball card as a gift for your father or husband.
All you have to do is visit the page on Sam’s Club’s official website and fill in the card with a photo as well as a message. The card is then available to print right then and there from your home, or you could request for it to be printed for free at Sam’s Club’s Photo Center and can pick it up later.
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and the father freebies are flowing in!
We wish every dad and husband out there the best Father’s Day!
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:
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.
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Here’s a day specifically for all you pastry lovers. National Donut Day 2015 is right around the corner. This interesting event, which takes place on Friday, June 5, consists of most Donut stores around the US and Canada allowing every costumer who walks in to take one free donut of any flavor.
Most donut vendors, including Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts, are participating in this country-wide event and are offering ANY flavor of your choosing, as opposed to limited options. The only obstacle now is… which flavor do you choose? The classic glaze? The delicious filled ones? Let us know which flavors are your favorite in the comments!
For more info on National Donut Day 2015, check out its official website.
Tired of downloading multiple podcasts? Stitcher is the answer! Stitcher is a free app allowing you to listen to thousands of podcasts and radio stations on the go or at home.
All you have to do is sign up or download the app on your phone, then pick a few stations to subscribe to and start listening!
Examples are gaming podcasts such as Nintendo Teens, Nintendo Pulse and DeREZD. Tech Podcasts include The Force Field, The Two Way Radio Show, and Tech Fetish Podcast. To keep yourself updated on recent events, the news is also available to listen to. Try checking out The Free Stuff Show on Stitcher, too.
So download Stitcher and start listening to those free shows!
Librivox is a collection of audio books available for free in the public domain. There are thousands of titles to choose from, covering everything from classic fiction, plays and poetry to non-fictional works that are historical, educational or autobiographical.
The audio books are free to download and save to your computer, mp3 player, mobile device, or burn on a CD to listen to and enjoy. According to their web site, the Librivox objective is “To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet”.
Librivox is a non-commercial, non-profit and ad-free project powered by volunteers and donates its recordings to the public domain. The audio books are free to download, distribute and re-purpose as needed in the United States.