Looking for something fun (and inexpensive!) to do over the weekend? You’re in luck! This weekend is jammed packed with fun activities, many of them free! Here is a list of Restaurant/Food Promotions and Family Activities in the DC area, all happening today through Sunday! Keep in mind that we’re suppose to get record breaking temperatures this weekend, with heat indexes of 110-115, so keep hydrated and find a fun indoor location to keep cool! Here is our list of DC-area waterparks, with their times, prices, and promotions!
$5 Off Your First Order from Seamless
Try out Seamless, a food delivery website, by using coupon code FRUGALDC (valid until July 8, 2012). You’ll receive $5 off your first order of $10 or more! And, don’t forget to enter our Seamless giveaway for a $100 VISA gift card; free lunch for two winners; and a $20 Seamless credit for 5 winners!
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Cantina Bowl at Taco Bell
From July 5th – 7th, “like” Taco Bell on Facebook and print their coupon for a Buy 1, Get 1 Free Cantina Bowl. Please present coupon before ordering. Valid only at participating Taco Bell Locations in U.S. Limit one coupon per person per visit. Offer valid 11:00AM – 11:00PM only. Not valid with any other offer.
Free Pizza from Papa John’s
Click here and place an online order of $10 or more by 7/15. By clicking through this link and ordering online at papajohns.com, you will automatically be enrolled in the Papa Rewards customer loyalty program enabling you to earn free pizza fast. The day after your order, 25 Bonus Points will be deposited in your Papa Rewards account. Use your Bonus Points for a FREE large up to 3-topping pizza by July 25.
Flame Kabob at the Village at Leesburg
During the month of June, get a chicken kabob, fries and a soda for just $6.99! No coupon needed!
Freebies at Chick-fil-A Fair Oaks Mall
This week, July 2-6, Chick-fil-A Fair Oaks Mall is hosting FREEdom week, offering different freebies everyday from 3-6PM. Keep an eye on Chick-fil-A Fair Oaks Mall Facebook/Twitter page to find out the day’s freebies. Friday’s (7/6) freebie is: “Free Chick-fil-A Sandwich today from 3-6pm only at Fair Oaks Mall location!” Also, on Friday’s you can “buy any combo meal and receive a FREE small cookies and cream milkshake CFA Fair Oaks Mall! Just tell a team member you are a FB Friend!”
Free Fries & Drink with Market Fresh Sandwich/Wrap at Arby’s
Just print this coupon for free fries and drink at Arby’s when you purchase any Market Fresh Sandwich or Wrap!
$5 Gift Card to Cracker Barrel
Just register for Cracker Barrel’s All-American Spin ‘n Win, and you will be emailed a printable $5 gift card. It took about three days for us to receive ours. Limit one per household!
Buy One, Get One Free at McDonalds
Print this coupon for a Buy One, Get One free offer of any size McCafe Real Fruit Smoothie, Cherry Berry Chiller, Frappe, or Frozen Strawberry Lemonade.
Family Entertainment in Washington DC
Free “How To Train Your Dragon” Mini-Performance at Gaylord
Kids and families are invited to see a real Baby Dragon – a life-size and stunningly realistic creature from the DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular show – at Gaylord National Resort on Saturday, July 7. This performance is free and open to the public. From 6:00 – 6:15, the Dragon will join the other DreamWorks characters (Shrek, Kung Fun Panda, etc.) as they march thru Gaylord’s Atrium interacting with guests. And, from 7:45 – 8:00 PM, the Baby Dragon and his Viking Trainer will give a live, 15-minute performance that features many fun, interactive moments with the kids in the audience. Kids will learn the three important lessons every young dragon trainer should know and will become an “Official Dragon Trainer” for the day. Kids will also receive a special coupon valid for discounted tickets to the DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular show, coming to Washington, D.C.’s Verizon Center, July 19-22, 2012.
Free Fireworks Show at Gaylord National
Be dazzled by Gaylord National’s free fireworks shows over the Potomac River, every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. It’s an unforgettable way to end a summer evening. Weather permitting. Subject to change without notice. No coolers, glass, or outside food and beverages allowed on hotel property or waterfront areas.
Kids Visit Free at the Newseum All Summer
The Newseum will waive its admission fee for all youth visitors ages 18 and under, regularly $12.95, from July 1 through Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012. The Newseum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $21.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors (65 and older), and $12.95 for youth (7 to 18).
Patriotic Celebration at Marker-Miller Orchards
Marker-Miller Orchards in Winchester, VA offers pick-your-own peaches (Starfire) and blackberries. This Saturday, July 7th, is their Patriotic Celebration: they will have music from 1-3, wagon rides, the cow train, wine tasting, and the food building will be open. Don’t forget about their strawberry slushees and hand dipped ice cream, they’re great ways to cool off during these hot days. There is no admission fee.
Loudoun County Farmers’ Markets
Over the weekend, Loudoun County offers a number of wonderful Farmers’ Markets throughout the area. I attended the Leesburg Market last weekend, and was very pleasantly surprised to find the wealth of fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables they offered! While prices are comparable (or a little more expensive) than you would find in our nearby grocery stores, the produce is definitely fresher and lasts considerably longer. For more information and to find a Farmers’ Market near you, click here.
USA & Alexandria Birthday Celebration
Enjoy a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, birthday cake, food and fireworks, on Saturday, July 7th. The evening culminates in Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Concert at 6, fireworks at 9:30 at Oronoco Bay Park. Free!
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
From July 4-8, from 11 AM – 5:30 PM, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is held outdoors on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between the Smithsonian museums. There is no admission charge. At the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival, you will find many exemplary practitioners of diverse, authentic, living traditions—both old and new. There will be evening musical concerts and younger visitors can try their hand at scheduled activities throughout the day, including quilting, mural painting, portraiture, sculpting, and designing with stained glass.