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I've posted an easy way to find free content on Amazon but just found an equally easy way to search for free content directly from your Kindle. Simply type "-domain" (without the quotations) into the search box, and the results returned include all free book, blog, newspaper and magazine content. There are nearly 64,000 pages of free books alone, including literary fiction, biographies, humor titles, and more.
Not only can you score a complimentary meal and free entertainment on your birthday, you can also treat yourself to a little birthday shopping spree on the cheap! Several retailers offer discounts and freebies on your special day — read on to start building your birthday wish list.
Live in New York? Want to grab a Blu Dot chair for free? You're in luck, because today and tomorrow, Blu Dot's dropping 25 Real Good Chairs around New York City. Some of the chairs have been enabled with GPS, so you can trace the chairs' progress on Blu Dot's site. You can also follow each chair's progress on Blu Dot's Twitter feed.
Blu Dot explains the inspiration for this project thusly:
When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we became surrounded by the resourceful culture of "curb-mining": the act of finding furniture and art on the street. Now that a year has passed, our friends at mono approached us with a way to conduct a curb-mining experiment of our own: What would happen if we left a bunch of Real Good Chairs all over New York, free for the take? Who will grab them? Where will they go? How will they get there? What will their new homes look like?
Do you live in New York? Have you spotted any Blu Dot chairs today?
The fast food company's last grilled chicken giveaway, which was backed by none other than Oprah Winfrey, caused quite a stir when KFC, faced with overwhelming demand, was forced to issue an apology and staggered rainchecks to customers who were turned away.
Considering what happened during the last giveaway, I'm not sure I'm ready to show up for this one. Did you have a bad experience with the last promotion? Would you be willing give KFC another try?
There's no shortage of photo editing software programs or cool iPhone camera apps, but Photoshop is arguably one of the best around. The free (yes, free!) app lets you perform basic photo editing tasks: crop and rotate, adjust colors, add tint or switch to black and white, and add filters or effects like vignette blur and warm vintage. Creating an account on photoshop.com and store up to 2G of photos that you can access anytime straight from your phone.
You can download the Photoshop app from the App Store.
When you're looking for something to do this Fall, just walk out the front door; you'll want to remember your keys, but the wallet can stay behind. This time of year offers gorgeous foliage that's free to look at and fun to absorb. The changing colors are best taken in by gazing upward and picking up leaves that have already fallen, so walking is better than driving — plus, you don't have to use any gas.
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Tonight between 5 and 8 p.m., stop into the nearest Cold Stone, drop any amount of change to benefit Make-a-Wish, and score a free three-ounce serving of Jack's Creation, an ice cream sundae with brownies, rainbow sprinkles, and caramel.
With a location just, well, a stone's throw away from our office, I'm sure I'll be participating. Plus, I'm dying to scope out the shop's new line of ice cream that doesn't melt. Are you willing to eat some ice cream for the cause?
Admission to the 15 Smithsonian Institution museums is free all year round, but 1,200 other museums, zoos, and arts/cultural attractions also offer free entry on Annual Museum Day. National Public Lands Day is a day when parks across the country waive their typical fees; find a site at publiclandsday.org.