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*Expired* Entertainment Freebies 4 Families

by Freebies4Mom on February 19, 2009 7:12 am

Did you know you can get free entertainment too? Your local library is one of the best sources of free entertainment, but here are some other resources you might want to explore:

FREE Movies, TV, and Videos

Redbox – free one-night movie rental every Monday with code (MomAdvice posts the new code every Monday or you can sign-up for SMS alerts to your phone)

hulu – free TV and movies to watch on your computer

Totlol – think YouTube but just for kids

qubo – Scholastic’s television network shows kids shows directly on their website

Sesame Street Videos – easy to search by subject, theme or character

Kids Off The Couch – guids you how to use movies to launch hands-on activities for kids

Regal Entertainment Group – every summer they host a Free Family Film Festival

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FREE Music

RCRD LBL – only free music is offered here, so you’ll never be tempted to pay for a song download!

Amazon.com – 500+ Free music downloads, selection is always changing

Cartier – 12 Love songs to download

Meijer – this grocery store offers great variety of free music downloads

Walmart – one free song download featured each week

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FREE Books

Google Book Search – preview books online for free

Maran Illustrated – high quality “how-to” books on computer, hobby, lifestyle topics

LibriVox – free audiobooks

Storynory – free audiobooks for kids

Audible Kids – 9 free audiobook downloads with Reading is Fundamental

Book Adventure – a free kids reading motivation program by Sylvan learning, earn free books and prizes

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program – kids can earn a free book

Best Places to Get Free Books – a great list at the blog FriedBeef’s Tech

Project Gutenberg – tons of eBooks here!

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Magazines
Magazines 4 Mom – my comprehensive guide to the best sources of free magazines, including how to give your used magazines a second life by donating them or crafting with them.

FreeBizMag – free publications for any business

I hope that my list keeps you so busy that you aren’t even tempted to spend money on purchasing a movie, book or magazine anytime soon!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Silly Bus October 19, 2009 at 12:17 am

It is a very nice and good post. Keep up the good work.

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amanda May 12, 2009 at 10:31 pm

I really love swaptree.com It’s not absolutely free because you have to pay shipping but it is a lot cheaper than going out buying new books and movies, cd’s and video games.

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Jessica March 9, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Has any one else had trouble w/ the Cartier downloads. It’s asks you to fill out your info but after that I can’t seem to find any way to send the info to actually be able to download their songs. hmmmmm….

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Kim February 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Thanks for all of the great info!

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Wendi February 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

Thanks for the reminder about free magazines. I've been searching for a free subscription for Field & Stream for my husband – and guess which magazine is currently featured on AdPerk…and most of the videos that we had to watch were actually very entertaining.

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Amy Joyner February 19, 2009 at 10:59 pm

Heather:Thanks for this fabulous list. Lots of freebies that I didn’t know about — like Audible for Kids, and I’ve been an Audible member since the site started!One great kids site that my son is loving these days is http://www.biggreenrabbit.com, a show that is available on some PBS stations. Full episodes are online, as well as short videos of some really clever, educational songs. My 2 1/2 year old loves singing along. You can also find Big Green Rabbit videos online at YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=003655B5CB9BD29D. There are others available from youtube user Squetch, the animator.

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Stacy February 19, 2009 at 10:32 pm

If you sign on as a book reviewer at Thomas Nelson, they will send you books for free. The only condition is that you have to write a review on your blog and on one commercial site (amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc)http://brb.thomasnelson.com/

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ryanandange February 19, 2009 at 10:50 am

iTunes offers a free featured single of the week too. I believe the new one is available each Thursday.

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Maria February 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

Thanks for all of these resources, Heather! I just downloaded a Jackson 5 song from Walmart. I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise. Another great resource for listening to music online is Pandora.com. You can set up your own personal radio stations.

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Jen February 19, 2009 at 10:10 am

I love all of these resources–great! I want to add–don’t forget your local library–with a little know how you can get audio books for your ipod/mp3 player, current movies, current music, etc. etc. Most frugal minded people know and love the library. I’m going to post an article soon at my site about how to REALLY use the library for entertainment! Should be fun!

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Anonymous February 19, 2009 at 9:19 am

you can also receive free ebooks from the prapared pantry.com its great for the bakers in the family!

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Frugal in Virginia February 19, 2009 at 7:38 am

We also enjoy using Snag Films (http://www.snagfilms.com/) to watch free documentaries.

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