FREE & Discount Activities for Kids and Families

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Here are some FREE & Discount events going on this weekend. Many may seem to have consistent national participation- but it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating…

lakeshore10-10LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, October 13th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can create their own little Fire Safety Fido in honor of Fire Prevention Week. Join the fun every Saturday with FREE crafts for kids at all locations. For a complete calendar of events, check out their Facebook page HERE and click on the Events Tab if you don’t see them.

LOWE’S BUILD & GROW: Saturday, October 11th at 10 am. Kids can build their own Haunted House! All Build & Grow Clinics give kids a chance to build a wooden project and receive a free apron, goggles, patch, and more! You can go HERE for more details and to set up a Lowe’s Build and Grow account. Scroll down the page and click on Schedule to see future events. You may need to wait until this event’s date has passed to see the next one.


disney10-10DISNEY STORE: Coming Soon! Friday, October 17th from 5pm – 6:30pm or Saturday, October 18th from 11am – 12:30pm. It’s a Halloween Dress Rehearsal and you’re invited to come in your favorite Disney costumer and enjoy crafts, games and a costume parade! Must be at least 3 years old to participate, event limited based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. All event materials, etc. while supplies last. Go HERE for to find a local participating store near you.

toysrus10-9TOYS R US: Its a Star Wars Rebels Event and you’re invited! Saturday, October 11th from 12 to 2 pm, kids will get to build and take home a LEGO Mini Ghost Ship. Next week, there will be a Bricktober Build so mark your calendars for October 18th from 12 to 2 pm. Kids can build and take home their very own LEGO Bat Signal. Event is for kids ages 5 & up, parental supervision required at all times. Event materials available while supplies last. Go HERE for more details.

GROUPON: Sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings up to 90% in a city near you. Visit the Groupon Site, choose your city and enter your e-mail. Each day they feature something cool to do in your city at an unbeatable price. To find out more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to take advantage of some of the great deals.

LIVING SOCIAL: Now thru October 4th, Living Social is offering 15% Off any deal (maximum discount of $20) when you use the promo code DISCOVER. To get started, just sign in or create a new Living Social account HERE, choose your deal and then click on “Redeem promo code” under your selection and enter the code DISCOVER to take 15% Off your purchase. Your discount will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page.

If you are new to Living Social– you can get great deals and discounts in your area on all kinds of things. Dining out, products and services and more– all in your local area. They also sometimes offer national deals too. Promo code must be used by October 13th, 2014 11:59 PM PST. One code use only per credit card. Promo codes not valid for ticket or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

b&n-starwarsBARNES & NOBLE: Saturday, October 11th at 11 am – Check out your local Barnes & Noble store for a special Star Wars Reads Day III with lots of giveaways and activities for all ages. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

POTTERY BARN: Kids can enjoy Story Time every Tuesday from 11am – 11:30am, check out program details HERE. Members receive an official Book Club Passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times.

MICHAEL’S: Check out Michael’s Kids Club for fun kids’ events! Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. This Saturday, kids can create their own Mummy Madness for Halloween! Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register. Scroll down to see all the fun crafts scheduled this month for Halloween!

chuckecheeseCHUCK E CHEESE: Celebrate Chucktober month with Chuck E. Cheese! Visit your local Chuck E. Cheese dressed in your Halloween costume and get 50 free tickets! Plus, when you share a photo of yourself at Chuck E. Cheese in costume to #Chucktober2014, you can enter to win gift cards to Target, Best Buy, and Toys R’ Us or be featured on their website! Go HERE for more details.

You can also sign up for their e-club for exclusive coupon deals, and get FREE tokens on your child’s birthday, kid’s activities and rewards! Just go HERE and enter your email address to get started on great ways to save on food & fun. Joining the e-club is completely free and only takes a few seconds. You can also go HERE to download FREE Rewards Calendars to help your kids earn FREE tokens for good behavior.


FREE & DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS COURTESY OF TARGET: Target sponsors several community events including FREE and discount admissions to arts and cultural events & institutions nationwide. Many of these events are free and on a monthly schedule. Just go HERE and scroll down to where you can choose your closest city to find FREE and reduced-price Target events near you.

-Thanks so much to Kelley for help with the roundup!

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