Are you already looking for activities to keep your kids busy this Summer? Many activities below can be done right in your city you live in and it's free!

It's always nice to save money or get it free,  I have complied a list of free things to do this summer. Make sure you call before you go to make sure you don't have to have reservations or there is not a waiting list to get on or your local store is participating in the summer events.

If your kids are into fishing, hunting or crafts here is a great summer camp they can attend for free. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday starting June 25th-July 24th you can head to your local Bass Pro Shop:

Most of the local library's have summer reading programs kids can join for free.  Check out  your local library, programs usually start at the beginning of June.

Don't forget your local Bookstores, such as Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, They host many weekend events they kids can attend for free!

Be sure to check out your local Lowe's or Home depot, many weekends throughout the summer they offer craft workshops, which are free to attend, but be sure you make a reservation, the workshops fill up fast!

Your local church often will have Vacation Bible schools your kids can attend, most are held during the daytime, but some are scheduled for evenings. Be sure to check your local church for dates and times.


Download the Chick-Fil-A One App to get a mobile coupon redeemable for a FREE Egg White Grill Breakfast Sandwich every Tuesday in June. You MUST download the app before Tuesday to receive your free treat on Tuesday. No purchase required.


Sign up to receive a FREE Jiffy Mix Recipe Book. The book includes recipes for jalapeno corn bread, hush puppies, cream cheese cinnamon rolls, chocolate pudding cake, peanut butter bars, pie crust, cheese biscuits, fry batter, corn dogs, spoon bread casserole and more. This offer is available to the continental US only.


Kids Bowl Free
Select bowling centers across the US will be participating in the Kids Bowl Free program this summer. Kids can register to receive 2 FREE games of bowling each day. Click here to find a location near you and view the complete details for this offer.

The June Referral Bonus - $5 per Referral

It's summertime, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here's how: 


2. Earn 300 SB total before 7/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but you'll get SB points for every dollar you (on top of the bonus)! 

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself!


Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Father's Day. From Best Buy to Lowes, you'll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for getting the Dad in your life a subscription to Hulu or Dollar Shave Club! It's a smart way to buy the gifts you were already going to get, and Swagbucks offers coupons and deals when you shop online to your favorite stores on top of the points you earn. 

You can find all of the details here. If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks, you'll get a 200 SB bonus - that's $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.

These deals will run all the way through Father's Day on Sunday, June 18th.


Celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 2nd with a FREE donut of your choice at participating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations. Offer is good while supplies last. Click here to find a location near you.slide

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