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.
BANK OF AMERICA DEBIT CARD HOLDER- MUSEUMS ON US:
If you have a Bank of America Debit Card- then check out the list of qualifying museums that you have FREE admission to the first weekend of every month! Find out more and view a list of participating museums in your area HERE.
AC MOORE: Saturday May 7th 1-3 pm. Kids can make a free duck tape frame for Mom for Mother’s Day. Find out more information on the A.C. Moore website.
BORDERS: Saturday, May 7th, 2 pm. Ages 8-12 can celebrate the release of “Throne of Fire” with a FREE LEGO Pharoah’s Quest Building Set and more. You can find out more information HERE and you should call ahead and reserve a spot.
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: Saturday, May 7th. Participating comic book stores are offering a FREE comic book this Saturday. You can go HERE to find participating locations or you can preview some of the books that may be available HERE.
HOME DEPOT: Saturday, May 7th, 9 am-12 pm . Designed for kids aged 5-12, this week’s free “How-to” workshop is to build a super cute Tulip Planter. These workshops are lots of fun & each child gets their own apron and an achievement pin. Go HERE to find out more details.
NATIONAL TRAIN DAY: Saturday, May 7th is National Train Day and you can go HERE to get information about events in your area. All kinds of different activities are planned ranging from exhibits to refreshments to drawings and more.
POTTERY BARN KIDS: Saturday, May 7th. You will need to call ahead and RSVP for this Saturday’s Mother’s Day Doll Tea Party with refreshments, crafts and more. Go HERE to find out more information.
JOANN FABRICS: Saturday, May 7th 11 am-1 pm. Kids can make and take a garden stake and a Mother’s Day Card. You can find a participating location by visiting the Joann Fabrics website HERE.
MICHAELS: Friday, May 6th 6 pm-8 pm and Saturday, May 7th 10 am-noon. Tonight there will be a Make-It Take-It where kids can buy a clay pot and then create a jewelry box holder. On Saturday there will be a Free Make-It Take-It where kids can make Mother’s Day Make-It Take-It where kids ages 14 and older can create a custom scrapbook page for Mom while supplies last. You can go find out more information on the Michaels website under store events.
TOYS R US: Wednesday, April 27th-Tuesday, May 31st. Kids can bring their Nintendo DS and Pokemon Black or White versions to Toys “R” Us to get a FREE Secret Egg download that will hatch into one of 3 characters from Ash’s Traveling Party. Find more information or to find a participating store you can go here.
LAKESHORE LEARNING CRAFT: Saturday, May 7th 11am-3pm. Kids can make a super cute purse to give to Mom for Mother’s Day. You can go here for more information or to find a location.
REGAL CINEMAS: Get a coupon for a $2 small popcorn good May 6th-8th.
LOWE’S BUILD AND GROW CLINICS: Saturday, May 7th at 10 am. This Saturday kid’s can make a really cute Flower Vase for Mom. Go here for more information.
KIDS BOWL FREE: Sunday, May 1st thru end of summer. Participating bowling centers are offering 2 free games per child per day all summer. Find out details HERE and you will need to make sure your child’s age does not exceed the limit for the bowling center.
FREE & DISCOUNT ADMISSIONS COURTESY OF TARGET
Target sponsors FREE and discount admissions to arts and cultural events & institutions nationwide. Many of these events are free and on a monthly schedule. Just choose your closest city to see what free or discounted events Target sponsors in your area and if anything is going on in your area this weekend.
DISCOUNT ACTIVITIES & DINING WITH GROUPON
Sign up and receive a daily email from Groupon with coupon offers for savings at 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. You can also check out the FAQ and they even have a short video which explains how the program works in more detail.
SAVVY SCHOLARSHIPS & SAVINGS
You can also sign up for Savvy Scholarships & Savings. They offer big discounts on family-friendly things to do in your area while helping out a great cause- as 5% of purchases are donated to the Savvy Source Preschool Scholarship Fund for children in financial need.
-Thanks so much to Karen & Hip2Save & Wild4Wags for rounding up this weekend’s activities!