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…

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lakeshore12-18LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, December 20th from 11 am to 3 pm — Kids can make their own festive card holder! 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.

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 learn more about how Groupon works, go HERE, and see if there is a city close enough to you to take advantage of some of these great deals.


 Tonight, December 19th at 7 pm – Kids are invited to a special Storytime featuring the holiday classics, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas. Call your local store for more details. Enter your zip code HERE to find a participating store near you.

POTTERY BARN: Coming soon! December 31st at 11:30 am – Families are invited to come ring in the new year when little ones are awake! Bring a shoebox for your child to decorate and keep as a 2015 memory box. Then, when the clock strikes noon, they can celebrate with noisemakers and special giveaways!

Kids can also 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.

LIVING SOCIAL: Now thru December 22nd, Living Social is offering 20% off with promo code INSTANT20  (maximum discount of $20) on great deals already discounted up to 80% off. 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 INSTANT20. 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 December 22nd, 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.

basspro-santaBASS PRO SHOPS: This is the last weekend for Bass Pro Shops’ Annual Santa’s Wonderland with FREE crafts, games, activities, and more. Activities are scheduled to go thru December 24th including getting a FREE 4×6 photo taken with Santa! Be sure and check your local store for times and activities since it can vary from store to store. You can go HERE to select your store.

CHUCK E CHEESE: Right now, you can get a FREE Travel Tag inspired by the movie, Paddington with purchase of food at participating locations. Plus, get three FREE Tokens & three more tokens every time you bring it back – for the rest of the year! Offer expires 12/31/14. Go HERE for more details. Paddington is scheduled to be released in select theaters on January 16th.

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, December 13th, kids can create their own snowman on canvas using yarn. Ages 3 & up. Go HERE for more details and to register.

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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