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Vacation Freebies: Are You Willing to Sit Through a Timeshare Presentation?

Sit through a presentation, get a great freebie – Getting free stuff, no matter how small, is always nice. However, the thrill-factor of scoring a bargain goes way up when the item is decidedly considered “big-ticket.” Vacation packages and hotel stays are two of those items.

It’s no secret that vacations are expensive, especially for families traveling together. Even if you manage to avoid paying for airfare by taking a road trip, hotel prices can add up quite a bit for multiple day stays.

Many families compromise on hotel quality in order to save money but you gotta admit that there’s something special about staying in highly-rated, sparklingly clean and comfortable accommodations with a host of guest-service amenities.

So, how can you possibly stay at a resort or hotel for free? Well, you’ll either have to pile up points as a frequent customer, or get creative.

Free hotel stays from “points” are elusive

The folks at Motel 6 may try their best, but it’s still not the same. Points programs for nice hotels are good to have but it takes a whole lot of paid stays to be able to eventually maybe get a one-night freebie.

Settling for discount hotels may be a necessity from time to time, but wouldn’t it be nice to break up the bleakness once in awhile with a stay in a fancy resort or high-end hotel — for free? That’s actually possible with timeshares, but you have to know how to play the game.

In exchange for a couple of hours of your spare time, you can stay in brand new resorts or even luxury hotels at a huge discount or free of charge, sometimes with extra perks like complimentary meals or show tickets thrown in. Here’s how:

You’ve seen the mailers. They’ve probably gone directly into your “file cabinet.” Those elaborate sales pitches for the luxurious townhouses or exotic resorts that you know you’ll never visit are quite ubiquitous.

Even if you’ve never gotten one by mail or email, you’re no doubt familiar with the routine – come see our lovely property and we’ll give you a prize just for coming to check it out and giving us your opinion.

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Timeshare presentations

Marketing companies willingly give you all kinds of perks as part of their strategy to show their Timeshare properties to as many people as possible. The amount of money paid by the small percentage of people that DO buy, makes it well worth the effort for the companies to give away a ton of freebies and discounts.

Of course, the presenters for these timeshares don’t just want your opinion; they want your money. Like car salesmen, they work on commission, so they won’t give you freebies without putting up a fight!

Not only can you get discounted or free hotel rooms in places like Las Vegas, Orlando, Hawaii and Manhattan, but depending on the marketing company that’s offering the deal, you may also be able to land free tickets to Disneyland, free tickets to see a Broadway show or free $100 gift cards!

Timeshare freebies: So, what’s the catch?

To get your freebies, you simply have to attend a sales presentation in which you’re given information about the timeshare or vacation rental property.

In general, these kinds of presentations last for about an hour and a half and are often quite entertaining and interesting. After it’s over, you’re free to leave without any obligation to buy anything, but the catch is you have to leave! Your time is money, so if you get stuck for 3 hours, suddenly that $100 freebie isn’t such a great deal!

Still interested? If you’re planning on a vacation to a certain location anyway or if you’re interested in finding out more about an area, why not Google “timeshare tours offering free stays” for that location and see if you can sign up for a tour that coincides with the dates that you’d like to travel there.

Just make sure you do a little research before signing up for a “tour.” Read online reviews and make sure you don’t connect with any unpopular timeshare companies or shady businesses.

The most popular timeshare locations include Disney (Lake Buena Vista), Aruba, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, and Hawaii, so searches for those areas should yield good options.

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Have an exit strategy

Keep in mind that you will have to be firm in declining the company’s offer to actually purchase a Timeshare because the salespeople do tend to be aggressive. Leaving a presentation can be harder than quitting match.com, so confirm with the staff when you arrive how long the presentation will take and set the alarm on your phone or watch.

Let the salespeople know that you’re on a time limit and that you have to leave after the allotted tour or presentation time. This should help in making sure that you get out of the meeting without too much fuss.

You should also have a reason ready for why you won’t be buying a timeshare. One suggestion is to say that your financial situation has changed since planning the vacation, and now it’s not in your budget.

Another creative idea to get out of a timeshare presentation is to have a friend call you or send a text at an exact time with “urgent news.” Maybe they can pretend to be your babysitter informing you that one of your kids just threw up, or that she’s locked out of the house.

Get creative here, but don’t be over the top or insulting! Don’t put up with a salesman going well beyond the advertised presentation time, and don’t forget to ask for your freebie on the way out!

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FREE: Rooty, Tooty, Fresh, & Fruity Pancakes from IHOP ($7 Value)

Free pancakes from IHOP: IHOP is giving away free pancakes when you signup with your email address at their website.

This freebie is part of their new marketing strategy, the “Pancake Revolution®(can revolutions be trademarked?) and promises, “pancakes to the people.”

So, just for signing up for the Pancake Revolution®, you get a full stack of their Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity® Pancakes valued at $6.99. That’s 4 pancakes, plus fruit topping and whipped cream. Yum!

Free pancakes from IHOP (email signup)


Rooty, tooty, fresh, fruity, and “free”

Wasn’t “rooty, tooty, fresh, and fruity” a Little Richard song? Or, maybe it was the names of the kids in that boy band, One Direction?

Anyway, I don’t know where that name crazy came from, but after surviving for decades, I guess it wasn’t a bad marketing decision after all.

If going to IHOP once isn’t enough, you can stay enrolled and get more free food on your birthday and on the anniversary of joining the “revolution®”

Viva la revolution!… I guess? 

Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity Commercial (1988)

Remember this gem?

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Weight Watchers: Join Free, Free Cookbook, 1 Free Month! (Save $67)

logo weight watchersThinking about joining Weight Watchers? They run deals every week for new customers, but this offer is pretty good, and includes free signup.

In an attempt to get you to signup for a longer period, 6 months, they are waiving the signup fee, giving you your first month free, and throwing in their popular cookbook for free. Check it out:


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Why this is a good deal

Regardless of how long you signup, this is one of the best deals I’ve seen for Weight Watchers. The appeal here is that you can choose their 6 month subscription and pay nothing up front.

You’ll also lock in at a super-low weekly rate on the 3 or 6-month subscription. Here’s a comparison:

  • Join for 1-month: $19.95 (closest thing to a “free trial”)
  • Join for 3-months: $39.95 (free signup)
  • Join for 6-months: $0 up-front, 1 free month + $19.95 per month

Free signup: all Weight Watchers Plans

All subscriptions include free signup, so if you are on the fence, you can even do the 1-month subscription and only “risk” $19.95.

Consider adding meetings, as they make the success rates double.

Keep in mind that when you choose a subscription length, you are committing to at least that long of a membership.

If you cancel before the initial commitment, you have to pay a $20 cancellation fee.

The first month and Weight Watchers Cookbook are freebies

When you join for 6 months, the first month is free, and they send you a free cookbook. Not bad, but make sure you are ready to commit to 6 months before selecting that option.

If you don’t care about the cookbook, then the shorter, 3-month subscription is probably better.

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star wars printable coloring pages free

10 Free Star Wars Coloring Pages: Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey

Star Wars Free Coloring Book Pages – (Force Awakens / Last Jedi) Some 30 (Earth) years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order wants to rule the galaxy and install Starbucks locations on every planet and moon.

Not really, but get your brown crayons ready to color some wookiees, because here are some free coloring book pages featuring Poe Dameron, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Rey, and BB8:

*Click to view printable page:

kylo ren with storm troopers:

star wars kylo ren troopers coloring page


poe dameron with x-wing fighter:

star wars poe dameron coloring page


printable coloring book page: bb8 droid:

star wars coloring page bb8 droid


rey and bb8 coloring book page free:

star wars rey bb8 coloring page


coloring book page with Finn and Rey:

star wars coloring page fin rey


chewbacca with gun:

star wars coloring page chewbacca free


star wars storm trooper coloring book page:

star wars storm trooper coloring page


star wars kylo ren coloring page:

star wars kylo ren coloring page


Free Star Wars Chewbacca Coloring Page:

star wars coloring page chewbacca free


kylo ren’s shuttle coloring page

star wars kylo ren shuttle coloring page

Print These Force Awakens / Last Jedi Coloring Book Pages at Home for Free

Or, take them to your local tattoo artist and have them permanently printed on your skin. Just remember, don’t use these pages for commercial use, or Disney will sent a Wookiee lawyer to your home to rough you up.

Save on Ink When You Print These At Home on An Inkjet Printer

There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing free coloring book pages with Chewbacca on them. Ok, that doesn’t rank very highly on anyone’s list of the world’s most gratifying experiences, but it’s fun.

It’s also great to save money on printer ink so that printing out Chewy doesn’t cost you an arm and a (hairy?) leg. Please consider 4inkjets for generic, (name brand compatible) high-quality printer ink.

Use a Coupon for an Extra 20% Discount: Maybe you can’t use the Force, but you can use a coupon for an extra 10-20% discount at 4inkjets here.

It would make a wookiee happy if you did.

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Shutterfly Free 16×20″ Print: $18 Savings!

logo shutterflyFree 16×20 print from Shutterfly: Do you have a photo that is worth of being printed as a small poster and framed? Here’s a great chance to get a Shutterfly 16×20″ large photo print for free.

Add a 16×20 print to any order, or just pay for shipping if you don’t buy anything else. Here’s the promo code:

shutterfly large format print free

16×20 large format prints from shutterfly

Shutterfly 16×20″ and other large-format prints are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive professional-quality paper stock for vibrant colors and brighter whites.

You can choose from matte, glossy or their new pearl finish. Have your image print to the very edge, or choose a classic black or white border for more of a poster-look.

Hopefully you have something better to print than this in large format!

*Shutterfly ships their freebies at “Standard” shipping rate. Click here to view Shutterfly shipping info.

Find 16×20 design design ideas on their Instagram page at: https://www.instagram.com/shutterfly/

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Shutterfly: FREE 8×8 (Hardcover) Photo Book – Saves $30!

New Shutterfly customers get a free 8×8 photo book – One of the better deals for new Shutterfly.com accounts is this freebie for an 8×8 hardcover photo book. ($30 value!) These are great to add to an order, or just pay $7.99 for shipping.


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Free Shutterfly 8×8 photo book: travel, Disney, baby, more!

Whether it’s to preserve memories from a Disney or beach vacation, or as a Mother’s Day gift, an 8×8 photo book is a great gift idea. They have a ton of design templates, too; everything from Star Wars and Disney to year in review, wedding, birthday party or welcome baby.

They also have “story telling” designs, which are a great way to use your photos to tell the story of any of life’s occasions. Just look for the “S” icon.  Here are some sample 8×8 book designs:

sample shutterfly 8x8 book designs

sample shutterfly 8×8 book designs

Using this freebie at shutterfly.com

Just add an 8×8 book to your cart, and use the promo code at checkout! It might combine with other codes if you have items, like prints, in your cart. The 8×8 photo book is shipped at shutterfly’s “economy” speed, and takes about 6-8 days to arrive.

Need photo book design ideas? Check out Shutterfly photo books on pinterest.com

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» Shutterfly: Free 8×10 Print – Saves $8!

logo shutterflyGet a free 8×10 photo enlargement at shutterfly.com: The popular promotion for a free 8×10 print is back for at least a month! Save $8, when you choose signature cardstock.

Like all freebies from shutterfly, you have to pay for shipping, so sometimes it’s best to add it to an order with another item. That way, it averages the cost of shipping down.


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Free 8×10″ photo print from shutterfly.com

Get a free 8×10 enlargement with no purchase necessary. Choose their signature cardstock, and you save $8! Hopefully you’ll find a picture as amazing as the one we’re featuring on this site!

Tip: add a chicken to any portrait to make it AWESOME!

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Vistaprint: 100 Free Business Cards? Not Really, Here’s a Better Promo

logo vistaprint redFree business cards from vistaprint.com: There’s an ongoing promotion that you’ve probably heard of by now for “free” business cards from Vistaprint. To make a long story short, you only save $5 or so going with these free economy-quality cards, as you still have to pay for shipping. I say go with their $500 for $9.99 deal instead. Here’s a link to both promotions for comparison:


vistaprint business cards

Vistaprint’s free business cards aren’t free; you still have to pay shipping

“There is no such thing as a free lunch. If you want to enjoy something you have to pay for it.” – Charles Hall

Ah, well said, Charles, and such is the case with Vistaprint’s free business cards. For years this was their signature promotion, and it really did wonders for their brand. The money they lost on giving away free business cards surely was a good investment.

But, times have changed, and they really don’t need to get their name out there at a loss any more. Not only to they give away fewer business cards for free (used to be 250), but now they are referred to as “economy” business cards. For years they also added their logo on the back of the card, which screamed, “cheap-o!”

Ouch! That’s not how most successful entrepreneurs get started. Maybe they would be good for your “economy” business, but who wants cheap-looking business cards, unless you are dropping them in a fish bowl to win a free lunch. (ironic!)

Skip the free business cards and spend $15 bucks on nicer ones

freebiespot womanAnyway, in this case you should gladly accept the up-sell you get on their site. skip the free cards and consider their “500 business cards for $10” deal (read review) instead. With shipping it ends up being under $15 for 500 “standard” business cards, which are nice enough to get the job done in most cases.

*Tip: If you are on their site looking at the standard business cards, scroll down and you’ll see customer reviews. Consumer affairs is where you’ll find negative reviews, which are helpful to read, too

Vistaprint’s “free” business cards: limited design selection

On top of being printed on thinner paper, you’ll be limited in design templates for their free business cards. Do you still need reason’s to skip their free business cards promo? Actually, you might find a use for them in other creative ways. Like as tickets for an event or something. Or, maybe you print them for your kids’ lemonade stand?

No one gives away free business cards any more

I just searched for similar promotions, and this is actually as good as it gets. I estimate Vistaprint must lose $3-5 every time someone uses this promotion, so it’s purely an investment to get your contact info and hope that you remain a customer. Well, no other printing services dare match this offer, so kudos to vistaprint.com for being the “tallest midget in the room” when it comes to free business cards!

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Shutterfly: FREE Address Labels (Set of 24) – Saves $10

logo shutterflyGet a free set of return address labels from shutterfly.com: There are a lot of nice label design options at Shutterfly including seasonal labels, and ones that feature a photo. Although there is no purchase necessary, you’ll have to pay for shipping ($2.99) if you don’t buy anything else.

Free address labels from Shutterfly

*Use code: FREELABEL

*No expiration; should be ongoing. Expired? Latest Shutterfly offers here


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Free address labels promotion at shutterfly.com

*source: http://omgphotos.com/shutterfly-free-shipping-codes/

Everyone can use address labels, right? Well, this is a great freebie to add to your order if you are a Shutterfly customer. However, you could say that these address labels are not truly “free” because you have to pay $3 for shipping if they are the only item that you are ordering.

Shutterfly has some nice design templates for their labels including wedding & floral designs, and a number of various font options.  There are a number of Holiday / Christmas / Winter themed labels to choose from. Their printing is really sharp, so you can consider featuring a favorite photo in the address label design, too.

shutterfly address label sample

Not truly “Free” address labels, but worth paying shipping

Bottom line: I got a free set of these, and even though they aren’t totally “free,” ($3 shipping cost) I think these are probably worth it because they are really nice. Although I’d never buy these (or any other) address labels for the $9.99 retail price, they are definitely worth adding onto an existing order from Shutterfly.

shutterfly wedding address labels

sample wedding address labels w/ photo

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snapfish free prints

Snapfish: FREE Prints for a Year w/ App Download (New Customers)

snapfish logo blueGet 100 free 4×6″ prints when you signup & install the Snapfish App: The competition between photo-sharing sites is brutal, which means you are the winner! If you signup with a new account or email address, download, and log into the Snapfish app they will credit you with 100 free 4×6 prints every month for 12 months. Sweet!


100 free prints month snapfish

Snapfish Free Prints with App download offer for New Customers

So, this freebie is pretty straight-forward; basically you have to signup a new account with Snapfish, then download their app, and log into the app.

*source: http://omgphotos.com/snapfish-promo-codes/

After doing so, your account will be credited with 100 free 4×6 print credits every month for 12 months. Here’s more about how it works:

  • For new Snapfish customers only
  • Unused credits will expire at the end of each month
  • 100 new print credits are added on the first of each new month
  • Credits only work towards “mail to me”, and not in-store pickup at CVS or Walgreens
  • No promo code is needed
  • The free prints must be ordered through the Snapfish App, not online through snapfish.com
  • Excludes collage prints and 4×6 wallet prints
  • Shipping is extra

If you have already signed up and logged into the app but don’t see new credits for this month, you can log out and then log back in to see the credits.

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