It may not be locally owned, but free is gold, right?
Carvel, the pioneers of soft serve ice cream, is hosting Free Cone Day today. Get a free junior cone filled with freshly made vanilla, chocolate or the all-new salted caramel soft-serve ice cream today between 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
11508 Providence Road
On Feb. 6, Thomas' will be giving away your favorite bagel products at Southpark Mall in an early celebration of National Bagel Day (Feb. 9). Warm up your appetite for this fun national holiday by joining Thomas' in the Center Court of the mall from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free products include their best-selling bagels, Bagel Thins and toppings along with coupons and other gifts.
Did you know that bagels have been around since the early 1600's? Sadly, cream cheese wasn't invented until 1872, so thousands of bagels were consumed without ever having met their soulmate. And if you've ever wondered why bagels have a hole in the middle, it turns out that this little quirk was designed to benefit the vendors who would thread them onto dowels to sell on street corners.
Also check out Thomas' Facebook page for more fun facts about bagels and the chance to enter daily sweepstakes for coupons or a $5,000 gift card.
To celebrate Yoforia's grand opening at the EpiCentre, head out that way for a free treat.
It's that time of year again.
The kids go back to school and people do some crazy shopping on tax-free weekend.
Which also means ... It's time for Chipotle Mexican Grill's "Free Food with Integrity" yearly promotion. It's like a delayed buy-one, get-one free deal.
Just eat at any Charlotte Chipotle restaurant on Tuesday, Aug. 2 or Wednesday, Aug. 3, and save your receipt.
Bring the receipt back anytime during tax-free weekend Aug. 5 - 7, and get a free entree (burrito, bowl, tacos, or salad). FREE. That's right. No tax or strings attached.
Win a free Chick-fil-A Breakfast ... of their new oatmeal and coffee. (Yay for heath-foodies. Boo for people who were hoping I was giving away chicken minis.)
Chick-fil-A launched their new breakfast oatmeal item yesterday Monday, July 25. Full of whole-grains and other goodies, it seems like it has the potential to be a delicious healthy option for breakfast. (I haven't tried it yet.)
Try it for yourself by winning a pair of coupons: one free oatmeal and a free coffee. I have a pile to give away! Just email me at priscilla dot tsai @ creativeloafing.com and tell me:
1. What your favorite healthy breakfast is.
2. Your mailing address so I can send you your coupons.
Make the subject line of your email "CFA breakfast."
First-come, first served. Good luck!
6908-C Phillips Place Court
Charlotte, NC 28211
P 704 552 8552
The new Rita's Italian Ice in Plaza Midwood is celebrating its grand opening with free regular-size Italian ice cups for all guests who visit between 12 pm and 10 pm this Saturday, July 9.
Get there early – the first 100 people through the door on Saturday will also get free ice for one full year.
1308-A The Plaza
Charlotte, NC 28205
July 8 marks Chick-Fil-A's Customer Appreciation Day. As always, customers who dress up as cows will get a free meal. (Partial costume gets you a free entree, a head to hoof costume gets you a free meal.)
Heck, dress up the whole family and get free food for the entire herd.
Don't have any cow print in your closet? Chick-Fil-A's website includes a downloadable costume here.
Ikea is offering a free entree (worth $6.99) to students. Just stop by and show your student ID, along with this coupon (click to download coupon pdf).
This offer is good until July 2.
Go on and get some Swedish Meatballs!
(Oh yeah, and they have good soft serve ice cream too.)
When junk food is free, I consider it to be calorie-free too. Well, tomorrow is my favorite holiday because it entails free donuts ... Which means calorie-free donuts!
I'm here to remind you that Friday, June 3, is National Donut Day.
Enjoy a free (and calorie-free?) donut at Dunkin Donuts with any beverage purchase tomorrow.