Sizzling End-of-Summer Freebies

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Tapped out from bargain hunting back to school sales? Worry not. This week's collection of deals will suit any budget because they're all free -- well, almost all. (Some require a purchase or have a shipping fee.) There are sweet treats to be had including Slurpees from 7-Eleven, Blizzards from DQ, or a free "freckled" lemonade from Red Robin, while Pizza Hut is offering free personal pan pizzas, and Arrowhead has a free six-pack of sparkling water. Or eat in and download a free recipe book from Amazon. For the kids, Toys R Us is giving away a Lego brick project, Tanga has free bug-banishing bracelets and a cute Bluetooth speaker, and select hotels in the Virgin Islands offer free hotel stays and even meals. Baseball fans can get a late-season fix with free MLB.tv, and classic literature buffs can download a free copy of everything ever written by Edgar Allen Poe. Last, but hardly least, Ulta shoppers can score a collection of extra goodies with their online order.

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FREE MEDIUM SLURPEE FROM 7-ELEVEN

Why we love this deal: Even people who don't love Slurpees might appreciate a free one, which 7-Eleven is offering as part of the sweet, icy drink's 50th anniversary. Take advantage by texting SIXFLAGS to 711711 -- but be careful not to click "Redeem Offer" until ready to purchase, because the offer is valid for only 15 minutes from the time of redemption.

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FREE LEGO CAPTAIN AMERICA MOSAIC AT TOYS R US

Why we love this deal: The Toys R Us Lego Marvel Super Heroes Building Event is a good excuse to retreat from midday heat and indulge a pint-size superhero-in-training. The event, which invites in kids to build and bring home a portrait of Captain America made of the famous bricks, runs from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at all Toys R Us stores.

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FREE FRECKLED LEMONADE FROM RED ROBIN

Why we love this deal: The Red Robin burger chain offers a freebie of its classic strawberry-infused "freckled" lemonade Aug. 20 not just because it's National Lemonade Day, but as part of a fundraiser to support the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, with all donations going to support childhood cancer treatments.
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FREE SMALL BLIZZARD FROM DAIRY QUEEN

Why we love this deal: The only thing better than a DQ Blizzard in the middle of a heat wave is a free DQ Blizzard in the middle of a heat wave. Download the fast food chain's app to get this freebie.

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FREE SIX-PACK OF ARROWHEAD SPARKLING WATER

Why we love this deal:Arrowhead is offering a six-pack of refreshing sparkling water with email signup via its Facebook page.
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FREE IFROGZ TADPOLE WIRELESS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER FROM TANGA

Why we love this deal: Pay $5 for shipping to score this Tanga deal for a portable Bluetooth speaker with built-in clip and rechargeable battery good for two hours of continuous music. Even with shipping costs, it's still $3 cheaper than other online retailers, including Walmart.

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FREE SIX WEEKS OF PREMIUM MLB.TV SUBSCRIPTION

Why we love this deal:Major League Baseball's promotion requires the purchase of a Frosty from Wendy's and a hashtagged share on a public Twitter or Instagram account, but the reward is free access to MLB.tv premium through the end of the 2016 season, Oct. 2.
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FREE KINDLE EDITION OF 65 FAMILY-FRIENDLY SLOW COOKER RECIPE BOOK

Why we love this deal: This digital cookbook from Amazon is a good companion for the dog days of summer, when the sensible choice is to set it and forget it rather than slave over a hot stove for hours.
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FREE PERSONAL PAN PIZZA FROM PIZZA HUT

Why we love this deal: This deal from Pizza Hut does Pokémon Go one better. Find a Pepsi bottle with a pizza emoji on the label and bring it to Pizza Hut before Aug. 31 to redeem for a free one-topping personal pan pizza. No pesky downloads required.

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FREE KINDLE EDITION OF 'THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE'

Why we love this deal: Part of Amazon's digital classics, this macabre collection from Edgar Allen Poe is good to have on hand as Halloween comes closer. Look for other copyright-free (and free to get) collections and classics from Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, James Joyce, and Jules Verne.
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KIDS FREE AT BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND DEALS

Why we love this deal: Book a vacation to the British Virgin Islands through Travelzoo before Sept. 30 and choose from six family-friendly resorts where kids stay free this fall. Some resorts offer additional perks, such as free meals.

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FREE 12-PACK OF BUG BAND INSECT REPELLENTS

Why we love this deal: Even with a $5 shipping fee, this deal from Tanga is $4 cheaper than the next best price online for a dozen bug-out bracelets, and a heckuva lot cheaper than the three-pack Target sells for $6.
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FREE 13-PIECE GIFT SET WITH PURCHASE OF $22 OR MORE FROM ULTA BEAUTY

Why we love this deal: With 195 different qualifying products to choose from, Ulta Beauty shoppers should have no trouble making a qualifying purchase of $22 to nab this cosmetics grab-bag estimated to be worth $88.