Food & Drink

Writing to Santa has its benefits

There is a town called Santa Claus in Indiana. Since 1914, every letter sent there by Dec. 21 receives a response from Santa. Interested? The address is Santa Claus, P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, Ind., 47579, or send the letter by e-mail at

And speaking of letters to Santa, in Sunday's newspaper, there was a Macy's ad that said the department store would donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each letter to Santa the store received. Children are invited to drop off their letters — stamped and addressed to Santa at the North Pole — at any Macy's store in the Santa Mail letter box.

It's all free

■ From 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, it's military appreciation day in all Golden Corral Restaurants. A free dinner is available to any person who has served in the U.S. military.

■ Thinking about joining a gym? Urban Active Fitness is giving away 30-day free passes when you bring in five canned goods.

■ Enter a No Nonsense contest and receive two free pairs of No Nonsense Breathable socks.

■ Free sample of Aveda Men.

■ Free 2008 Formula One stickers from Shell, featuring the F2008 and drivers Kimi Räikkönen and Felipe Massa.

■ Every Tuesday, Starbucks is offering a free music download. Stop in the store. No purchase necessary.

■ Download a song from Sara Bareilles by entering this 15-digit PIN code: T3UBERKQPPNXD29.

■ Register at Source Of Life for a free Source of Life Shaker Cup containing a FREE sample and a $3 coupon.

■ Free sample bag of flushable dog waste bags.

■ Complimentary medium-size Green Bone.

■ Free sample of pet food from Free Life's Abundance.

■ Free sample of Lights Out from Roex.

■ Coupon for a sample of Ensure.

■ Free Teasta premium teas. Order two samples then type in TRYME in the promo code.

■ Try Kickbutt Amped Energy Ballz.

■ Coupon for free sample of any Aquafresh Extreme Clean trial size.

■ Register at Cutter & Buck for a free luggage tag.

■ Free dryer-vent safety tool.

■ Register and receive a free sample pack of five innovative cable ties from Ty-Rap.

■ Do you have a pond or want to build one? Sign up for Jungle Pond water gardener program and receive free products and information about water landscaping.