If you have school age kids I am sure you are busy getting everything on your school required items list. When I write about free things I also find many items specific to educators. I would like to share them with you. Parents and homeschool teachers also can sign up for some of them. Use the retail coupons to save you money when buying new school clothes or backpacks.
· SUBWAY restaurants are offering a program for educators to promote fitness and healthy eating for children. Educators can receive a FREE Subway Random Acts of Fitness for Kids kit full of engaging classroom activities and tools to promote a healthier lifestyle. http://www.subwaykids.com/grownups/classroom/RandomActsOfFitness.aspx?rdr=SK:RAFKeblastsignup2010:signupform
· Request a free copy of The Meatrix movies for your school or school event. This movie is a way to encourage your child’s school to serve sustainable food. http://www.themeatrix.com/request
· Orkin is offering kids and teachers free Insect Safari guidebook to help teach kids about insects in a fun manner. http://www.orkin.com/learningcenter/kids_and_teachers.aspx
· Educators and Parents can request hundreds of hands-on, lessons plan ideas designed to stimulate independent thinking through visual learning from Crayola Crayons. http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/
· The Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School want to partner with educators to receive a copy of “Once Upon a Tide” DVD. This program will help children learn about the importance of the marine environment.
· The UN Refugee Agency is offering human rights lesson plans to help you introduce refugee issues and stories into your curriculum. http://www.unrefugees.org/site/c.lfIQKSOwFqG/b.4803795/k.673C/Free_Teaching_Materials.htm
· Science teachers request your free video series of Women Are Scientists that showcases successful female scientists in their specialties. http://science.education.nih.gov/home2.nsf/Educational+Resources/Grade+Levels/+Middle+School/F4DC786C2DC6E5548525733E0063F93F
· Teachers join with the EPA to help teach children how to conserve water. http://www.epa.gov/watersense/resources/educational_materials.html
· FREE greeting cards, welcome cards or thank you cards for teachers from tiny prints. Just enter code APPLE2010. Offer good until October 31,2010. http://www.tinyprints.com/greeting/teachers-cards.htm
· Teachers and Student can receive 15 percent off their purchase at Banana Republic in the Fayette Mall just by presenting a valid id or teachers can bring in a past pay stub. http://www.shopfayette-mall.com/shop/fayette.nsf/CouponLookup/73101E76D3F4B40C852577590047CC2B?OpenDocument
· The Container Store would like to help teachers organize their classroom by giving them 15 percent off your purchase through the Organized Teachers Discount Program. http://www.containerstore.com/teachers/index.htm?capStore=&222222222211144443333389-trackingId=OfficeSaleProducts030510-TeacherProgram&utm_medium=email&utm_source=chth
· Teachers get extra credit on Fridays at Michaels craft stores by present your educator ID and receive an additional 10 percent off your purchase. Offer good until September 24.
· Get discounted prices for educators and students from Adobe. http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-EDU&event=displayEduConditions&nr=1&promoid=FCRWP
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING DEALS
· Coupon for 20 percent of your purchase at Children’s Place Good until September 1st. http://www.childrensplace.com/www/b/TCP/emailj/DM-CPN-072810.html
· Save 15 percent on hundred dollar purchase at Banana Republic just by using your VISA card. You do need to print out coupon. Good until October 31st. http://usa.visa.com/personal/discounts/detail/BananaRepublicFactoryStore_2_S10/vro_details.jsp?offerName=BananaRepublicFactoryStore_2_S10&offerId=30236&pageId=197
· Every week Barker will bury an Old Navy coupon for you to find. Pick a hole to see if your savings are buried there. Keep digging until you find your coupon. http://www.facebook.com/oldnavy?v=app_10442206389
· Buy a Backpack for $10 at Old Navy and receive a free lunch kit. Offer good until August 19 in store only.
· Ecomom is a website providing eco-conscious products for you and your children. Save 20 percent off your first order when you use promotional code NC20. http://store.ecomom.com/
· Try on a pair of Jessica Simpson Jeans at Macy’s and you will receive a free ‘layer me’ tee. This promotion ends August 14th or while supplies last.
· Receive twenty dollars off a pair of Revo sunglasses when you recycle an old pair of sunglasses at Macy’s. Offer good until August 25. http://www.shopfayette-mall.com/shop/fayette.nsf/CouponLookup/2690095846D13E7C8525776F00661EFF?OpenDocument
· Buy a Mac for college and get a free iPod touch. New Apple store opening at Fayette Mall . http://store.apple.com/us/browse/campaigns/back_to_school?aid=www-naus-bts2010-00051
· Join Meijer for a Back to School Event on August 14 from 11am to 2pm. There will be fun activities, giveaways, back to school snacks and more.
· Post-It Notes one dollar coupon making this product free at Target or Walmart. http://www.3m.com/us/office/postit/promos/201007_ss/supersticky_coupon.pdf
· Get a free Jiffy mix recipe book that includes recipes from their new mixes- Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, Oatmeal Cookie Mix and Sugar Cookie Mix. http://www.jiffymix.com/bookorder.php
· Want to organize a group of moms to fundraise for your kids’ school? Get an online tool that takes the hassle out of managing parent helpers. Just register for free, use the planning wizard to map out volunteer tasks, and your list of potential volunteers will receive instant email invitations. http://www.volunteerspot.com/
· Like Atlanta Bread on their facebook page to receive a coupon for a free cookie. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Bread/348427368136?v=app_224396475227
· TLC wants to help you capture all your favorite summer moments with Snapfish. Simply fill out the form and you’ll receive one of several gifts worth up to $100 in value from Snapfish. http://www.facebook.com/TLC?ref=ts
· Schedule your Fantasy Football Draft party at Hoters and they will match you boneless wing for boneless wing. You also will receive a FREE Fantasy Draft Kit while supplies last. http://www.hooterspromotions.com/rmd/2010/news/rmd303/rmdnews.html
· Get two free 5 x 7 photo prints at Walmart when you purchase two packages of Life Savers Candy. Print out the 50 cents coupon on website. http://see.walmart.com/smiles/
· Take a free class from Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover Plan. http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locate-class/
· Become a Walgreen’s photo member and receive 25 FREE 4 by 6 prints. http://photo2.walgreens.com/walgreens/storepage/storePageId=EMAIL1?stop_mobi=yes&ec=hn8400nopurch_25freeprints&ep_mid=73102719&ep_rid=3014609081
· Subscribe to Amazon’s TV-centric email newsletter until August 15 and get a code worth $10 off one of the selected TV seasons DVDs. The code will be sent via email on August 17 and need to be redeemed by August 19. http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?tag=lhd-20&docId=1000533511
· Prana in the Park is a one hour free Yoga class on August 14 starting at 10am. Bring a yoga mat and beach towel to Woodland Park, 601 E. High Street. For more information call Natural Awakenings at (859) 509-4149.
· Simply Nutrition, is offering a free webinar on August 18 at 8pm. This webinar helps parents learn what a healthy diet for children consist of, how to present healthy foods in a positive way so children will want to eat them. Registration is required to receive webinar dial-up information. Attendees can participate from home and view the webinar on their home computer monitor. To register visit SimplyNutrition.org and click on Events.
· Live Jazz tonight at the Central Library downtown starting at 7:00pm. This month’s performance is Lexington’s own Kim Pensyl .
· Bring your dog to Incredipet on Southland Rd and Richmond Rd for their SweetSpots Ice Cream Social, Saturday August 14th from noon to 3pm.
· Sign up for Halo email newsletter and receive a coupon for free healthsome dog treats. http://www.halopets.com/coupon/
· Sign up for email updates and promotions at Marshall Pet and receive free a 2-pack plastic bell toys. http://marshallpet.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=283&Itemid=1
· Look at DVD racks in Kroger stores for FREE Movie ticket display. You purchase specially marked Sony DVD or Blu-ray and receive $10 ticket value at participating theaters to see SALT, EAT PRAY LOVE or THE OTHER GUYS or up to $10 in e-concession cash.