Entries from May 22, 2016 - May 28, 2016


Watermelon Drink Dispenser

This is cool! 

1 large watermelon
Paper towels
Sharp chef’s knife
Cutting board 
Large spoon or ice cream scoop 
Apple corer 
Power drill and paring knife (optional) 
Tap kit (includes a shank and faucet — available at many hardware stores)
Waterproof plate


  1. Wash the watermelon and wipe it dry with paper towels. Using a sharp knife and cutting board, cut approximately 1/2 inch off the bottom to keep the watermelon standing straight. Cut off the top of the watermelon, about 3/4 of an inch
  2. Using a large spoon or ice cream scoop, hollow out the watermelon. Reserve the fruit for use in your favorite summer recipe
  3. Using an apple corer, cut a circle through the rind about 2 1/2 inches above the bottom of the watermelon. (Choose the prettiest side for a party-worthy presentation.) Don’t have an apple corer? Drill a small hole, then use a small knife to widen the hole until it’s slightly smaller than the shank of the tap
  4. Insert the shank into the hole; tighten hardware inside the melon. Attach the faucet to the shank
  5. Place the watermelon keg on a clean, waterproof plate at the end of a table. Fill it with ice, then your favorite lemonade, punch or tropical drink recipe

Tip: Avoid beverages with pulp; they can clog the spout.

Tasty Summer Treats 
Not sure what to do with the leftover watermelon? Try these fresh, fruity ideas:

Assemble Fruit Kebabs: Thread watermelon chunks, fresh strawberries, grapes and pineapple chunks on bamboo skewers to create kebabs. This is a great way to get kids to eat more fruit!

Make a Spritzer: Puree watermelon pieces in a blender, and then mix the pureed fruit with lemonade or sparkling water. Serve over ice. 

Blend up a Smoothie: Cut watermelon into chunks and freeze. Mix in a blender with other fresh and frozen fruits — and a splash of juice — to create a tasty smoothie. 

Chill Summer Drinks: Freeze small chunks or balls of watermelon to use as ice cubes in your favorite summer beverages.


Dairy Queen Happy Hour Deals

Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is now offering Happy Hour Weekdays from 2-5PM daily where you can get a small iced coffee for just $1, OR a small Ultimate Frappe or small premium fruit smoothie for just $2 each! 


Free Morningstar House Party Pack

MORNINGSTAR FARMS’ delicious veggie cuisine is good for you and good for the planet – and that’s JUST WHAT THE WORLD ORDERED™. So invite your friends over and inspire them to enjoy more veggie meals by sharing delicious MORNINGSTAR FARMS veggie cuisine like the popular Spicy Black Bean Burgers, flavorful Mediterranean Chickpea Burgers, Non-GMO Project Verified Roasted Garlic and Quinoa Burgers, versatile GRILLERS® CRUMBLES™ and more. Watch a documentary brought to you by MORNINGSTAR FARMS with your friends and family and get inspired to live a more veggie-full life. Everybody's going to have a great time tasting for themselves how delicious MORNINGSTAR FARMS’ veggie cuisine is, plus finding out more about how it is not only good for them, but good for the planet, too. Also, before or after your party, you can set a date to go visit a nearby MORNINGSTAR FARMS #WayToVeg Tour stop together, and encourage everybody to share their own #WayToVeg and post pictures of the event.

NOTE: House Party will be following the MORNINGSTAR FARMS #WayToVeg Tour all summer long across the country, and we will be having House Parties leading up to the final 3 tour stops in Kirkland, WA, San Francisco, CA and Los Angeles, CA. But, even if you aren't selected to host a party or don’t live in one of these states, keep coming back to the site where you'll have chances to win sweepstakes and get #WayToVeg Tour updates, special offers and more!

The 1st House Party event in July is only open to residents of WA, and the 2nd and 3rd House Party events in August are only open to residents of CA.

If you’re selected and confirmed as a host, your exclusive Party Pack will contain:


  • Coupons for MORNINGSTAR FARMS® products
  • MORNINGSTAR FARMS recipe booklets
  • And more

Apply here, good luck!


Free Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwich

Starting June 1st through 11th, go to iTunes or Google Play and download (or update) the Chick-fil-A App. Then create a Chick-fil-A One Account through the app, and in return, you’ll receive a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich redemption code.

The code will be found in the app under the “Available Treats” section and will be redeemable thru 6/30. Redeem the code for your choice of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, or Grilled Chicken Sandwich.


New Target Cartwheel Coupons


Starbucks 25% off Frappuccino

Go here to load this new 25% off Starbucks Frappuccino blended beverages Cartwheel Savings Offer – available at Target Starbucks location only and expires May 30th! 


Target: $10 off $50 Grocery Coupon

On Sunday, May 29th and Monday, May 30th only, Target will be offering a coupon for a FREE $10 Target Gift Card with a $50 or more grocery purchase! This coupon will be available in the upcoming weekly ad or if you prefer to get the mobile version of this coupon – starting 5/29, you can text SUMMER to 827438.


Memorial Day Weekend Deals

Head on over to the iTunes store to snag this highly rated Anthem USA app completely FREE for your iPad, iPhone or iPad (requires iOS 3.0 or later).

*JCPenney Portraits
Through July 15th, get one FREE unenhanced 8×10 portrait and FREE sitting fees with military ID (limit 1 per family)! Plus, get 50% off your total purchase.

*Target Portraits
Through July 15th, get one FREE unenhanced 8×10 portrait and FREE sitting fees (limit 1 per family)! Plus, get 50% off your portrait purchase and you can score $3.99 portrait sheets (reg. $14.99).

*General Motors
Through May 31st, General Motors is giving all active duty members, reserves, veterans and retirees a GM Military Discount. Go here for more details.

*Home Depot
Veterans and active duty military may be able to snag 10% off your in-store purchase on Memorial Day weekend. Contact your local store for more details.

On May 28th thru 30th, existing and new IKEA Family members, can score a FREE meal! Simply dine in the Restaurant and hang on to your receipt. Then make a home furnishings purchase of $100 or more and hand over your meal receipt at the register. The cashier will then discount the price of your meal from your home furnishings purchase.

During Memorial Day weekend, v
eterans and active duty military can snag 10% off your entire in-store purchase. Go here and scroll down to the “Military Discount” section for more details. Head here to check out the Memorial Day Sales.

Toys R Us

On Saturday, May 28th from 1-3PM, ToysRUs stores will be hosting a Memorial Day Event, which includes a parade with Geoffrey at 1PM. Plus, all kiddos who participate in the parade or a basketball activity will get a FREE pinwheel. You will also be able to snag Good Humor Giant Ice Cream Sandwiches for just 25¢ and enter for a chance to win a FREE bike or a BabyGanics suncare/insect repellent duo pack.


On May 27th thru 30th, participating 7-Eleven stores are offering up Buy 1 Get 1 Free Slurpees – any size, all day long!

*Boston Market
On May 30th only, buy any Family Meal and receive 25% off when you use the coupon found here! Go here for details.

On Monday, May 30th only, participating locations are offering up FREE Food Items with a Drink Purchase for all military, active duty and veterans with valid military ID. Go here for more information.


*McCormick & Schmick’s
On Monday, May 30th, McCormick and Schmick’s will serve a free Memorial Day lunch or dinner meal to members of the U.S. Military, National Guard, and Military Veterans. Go here for details.

*Outback Steakhouse
Through May 29th, participating Outback Steakhouse restaurants are offering $5 off 2 Dinner Entrees (or get $2.50 off with the purchase of one adult entree). These coupons are valid for dine-in or curbside take-away orders. NOTE – only one coupon per check and table is allowed.

On Monday, May 30th, Shoney’s is offering up a FREE All American Burger for all veterans and active duty military. Go here to set your reminder.


*Blue Star Museum
Beginning May 30th through September 5th, 2016, more than 2,000 museums, art centers and exhibits across America will be offering up FREE admission to all active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museum Program. These include children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers. Even sweeter, there is no limit on the number of participating museums that you can visit over the summer. Click here to view the participating museums.

*Busch Gardens Waves of Honor
Throughout 2016, any active duty, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman can snag a FREE admission at either SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Water Country USA, or Sesame Place for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. Go here for more details.


*Colonial Williamsburg
Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free admission Memorial Day weekend. Go here for more details.

*King’s Dominion
Starting May 28th-30th, get FREE park admission at King’s Dominion for any active, inactive or retired service members. Go here for details.

*Knott’s Berry Farm
Starting May 28th-30th, Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark salute Military Veterans or Active Duty Military members with free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City. Just show your valid Military I.D. at the entrance turnstiles. Additional discounted tickets can be purchased at the ticket booth. Free ticket offer good for one ticket per valid Military I.D.

*LEGOLAND California
Military members can get a second day pass FREE + other military pass discounts. Go here for details.


*National Parks
U.S. military members and their dependents can get a FREE annual pass to the National Parks. Check the USGS website for more information.

Students in military families can get FREE access to Tutor.com and receive help in more than 16 school subjects. Tutors are available online 24/7. Go here for more details.

Thanks Freestufftimes!