Do you have plans with family or friends this Memorial Day weekend? Instead of just celebrating these three days off, I encourage you to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to our country – that is the true meaning of Memorial Day. While you are out and about, be sure to take advantage of all these FREE family events this weekend at participating locations near you!

Friday, May 25th ~ Sunday, May 28th, 2012

  • American Girls: Visit your local American Girls stores for a series of different events being held at different times, depending on the location. Choose from scavenger hunts, crafts and more! Several events throughout the U.S. were taking place on Friday, May 25th and Monday, May 28th.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Visit Bass Pro Shops on Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th for their Summer Kickoff Kids’ Activities and Events! From 11 am til 4 pm, you can get a FREE downloadable picture of you and your family in a “camping scene”. From Noon til 4 pm, they also have Crafts and Kids’ Challenges! Find the Special coin in their Metal Detector Challenge and win a great prize! Also, they invite ALL KIDS 13 years of age and under to submit a WILDLIFE photo that THEY took in their Kids’ Photo Contest. Original hard copy photos must be turned in to the Customer Service Department and include Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email, if available on the back. Store Management will judge submitted photos and 1st and 2nd place winners will be contacted. 1st place winner will receive a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card and a set of Bass Pro Shops 10 X 26 Compact Binoculars. 2nd place winner will receive a $20 Bass Pro Shops gift card. Enter Saturday or Sunday til close.
  • Build-A-Bear: Save 20% off your entire purchase with military ID through Monday, May 28th (in stores only)
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics: between Friday, May 25th through Monday, May 28th ~ Past or present members of the armed forces, as well as their families, will receive 20 percent off their total purchase including regular-, sale-priced and clearance items. In order to be eligible for the discount, customers must present proof of military service, past or present, or military dependent ID.
  • Old Navy: ALL Tees and Tanks are on sale starting at $4 online – or when you go in-store you can get Tanks for just $2!
  • Target: Click on this link to find FREE or reduced events in a city near you.
  • Walmart: FREE Sample Events all weekend long including ~  MiO Lemonade and Oberto Jerky Sampling EventOREO 100th Birthday Celebration Sampling EventFresh Berries Sampling Event , Fire Up and Grill with Walmart’s USDA Choice Beef & Kingsford CharcoalJohnsonville Cheddar Brat Patties, Heinz Homestyle Beans, Lipton Tea & Honey, and Ore-Ida Grillers SWatermelon and Pepperidge Farm Baked Naturals Cracker Chips Sampling Event and more!
Saturday, May 26th
  • A.C. Moore: Visit from 1 – 3 pm for a Duck Tape and Velcro Cup Cozy Make & Take Event.
  • Guitar Center: Mixing and Publishing at 10 am – 11 am
  • Home Depot: Adult workshops from 10 am – 11 am (Exterior Paint) and from 1 pm – 2:30 pm (Building a Patio with Pavers).
  • Lakeshore Learning Store: from 11 am – 3 pm, you can create a FREE Patriotic Wand. You can also get a $5 off $25 or more coupon to use in-stores, which expires 6/30/12.
  • Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic: from 10 am – 11 am, visit Lowe’s to build a FREE Ice Cream Truck. The workshops are geared for children from about 1st-5th grade, and parents need to remain with their child. The first 50 kids to sign up get a kit, work apron, and safety goggles for free. You should register for the workshop to ensure you will receive a kit.
  • Michaels: On Sat, 5/26/12, visitors can attend the Bazzill® Graduation Demo at 1 pm. Then on Sun, 5/27/12, visitors can attend the Recollections™ Border Punches Demo at 1 pm. Both of these events are for Adults Only.

Sunday, May 27th 

  • Home Depot: Adult workshops from 1 pm – 2:30 pm (Deck Cleaning and Maintenance)
  • Williams Sonoma: Learn about the Vitamix Blender at this Technique Class. Contact your local WS to see what time it will be offered.
Monday, May 28th ~ Happy Memorial Day!

  • Hooters: On Monday, May 28th ONLY ~ Hooters will honor ALL veterans and active duty military personnel with 10 FREE chicken wings w/proof of service or a Military ID. The offer is for either boneless or traditional wings with purchase of a drink and is only available for dine in orders.
  • If you or someone you know is in the Military, be sure to check out our FULL LIST of military discounts and freebies, many of which start on Memorial Day!

We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

Post published by Melissa Roach, our Product Review & Giveaway Specialist.

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