Thursday, August 31, 2017

COUPON: BOGO FREE Entrees at Andiamo locations on Sunday 9/3

Here's a real discount for Labor Day...

Andiamo is celebrating Labor Day with a Buy One Get One FREE offer this Sunday. September 3, 2017 - where you can buy one entree, and get one FREE up to $25 value.  Andiamo locations will be closed on Monday, September 4th to observe Labor Day. 

Reservations are recommended.  Restrictions apply, see voucher for details.  Voucher must be presented to server in order to receive discount. 

Legal Stuff:
Offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Please present voucher at time of order. Mille Grazie Dollars and Costco Gift Cards may not be redeemed in conjunction with this offer. Void where prohibited by law. Not available for tickets, food, or beverage at the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom, Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas, Andiamo Metro Airport or the Andiamo Food Truck. Dine in only, not valid for Brunch or tables of 10 or more. other restrictions may apply. Tax and gratuity excluded. No cash value.



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FREE admission on 9/23 for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! #MuseumDayLive

Smithsonian Museum Day Live is Saturday, September 23th! 

Museum Day Live is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine where participating museums across the country will provide FREE entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Participating museums in or near Metro Detroit include -

- Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, MI
- Plymouth Historical Museum in Plymouth, MI
- Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run Airpoint
- Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI
- Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI
- Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester Hills, MI
- Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, OH

Click here for a list of all participating museums in Michigan

Click here to download your ticket and for more information about Smithsonian Museum Day Live


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FREEISMYLIFE September 2017 Calendar - All the September FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE September 2017 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

Keep reading to see all the great September FREE and low cost events, deals, contests and more in Detroit and beyond...


Start Saving at the Pump with the FREE Shell Fuel Rewards Card

Join the Starbucks Rewards Program and Get Your 1st Drink FREE!!

COUPON: FREE MiniBon for Joining the Cinnabon Club

FREE eBook: What would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story by Judge Judy

Earn FREE Google Play Credits just for taking Short Surveys with the Google Opinions Rewards App


9/01 - FREE Admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm 9/1 - Bloomfield

9/01 - Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Oreo Milka Chocolate Candy Bar on 9/1

9/01 - 9/04 - Michigan Residents get BOGO FREE Admission now thru Labor Day at @CedarPoint

9/01 - 9/04 - FREE Admission to @ArtsBeatsEats in Royal Oak on Friday 9/1 before 5pm

9/02 - FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 9/2- Build a Pencil Box

9/03 - COUPON: BOGO FREE Entrees at Andiamo locations on Sunday 9/3


9/04 - Get 50% off Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their Labor Day Sale - 9/4 ONLY 

9/08 - Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Yoplait Oui French Style Yogurt on 9/8

9/10 - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 9/10 1-5pm

9/11 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September 11th - Spy (2015)

9/15 - Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download

9/17 -CHARITY: The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center on Fort Street hosts FREE lunch and clothing giveaway on 9/17

9/18 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September 18th - Snowden (2016)

9/22 - Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download

9/23 - FREE admission on 9/23 for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! #MuseumDayLive

9/23 - FREE Admission to Michigan Science Center for Great Lakes Bat Festival 9/23 - 10am - 6pm

9/25 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - September 25th - SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER...AND SPRING (2003)

9/28 - 10/1 - FREE Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Community Concerts 9/28 - 10/1 - RSVP NOW

9/29 - Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

FREE Admission to @ArtsBeatsEats in Royal Oak on Friday 9/1 before 5pm

Arts, Beats, and Eats returns to Royal Oak Labor Day Weekend....

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats returns to the bustling streets in downtown Royal Oak over Labor Day weekend Sept. 1 – 4 to celebrate its 20th year as the premier Michigan festival.

Organizers expect the festival’s unparalleled line-up of beats, stellar eats and mesmerizing arts, as well as many new, innovative programming and hands-on activities to attract record-breaking crowds of people from all over the state and beyond for the all-encompassing four-day event. Through their steadfast commitment to quality of life in the region, this milestone year also should generate funds that bring the total donations raised for local charities since the festival’s inception to more than $5 million.

Everyone can get FREE Admission on the first day of the festival, Friday, September 1, 2017 from 11am to 5pm. Admission on Friday after 5pm is $7.

Festival admission is $3 until 3pm, $5 after 3pm, and $7 after 5pm on Saturday, Sunday & Monday.

As the new official bank sponsor, Flagstar Bank also will continue the festival’s tradition by hosting the 7th annual Food Drive benefiting Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Headquartered in Detroit, Gleaners operates five distribution centers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties, which provide food to 510 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other agencies.

Food Drive donors can receive one FREE admission to the festival by bringing three or more nonperishable food items to Flagstar Bank locations between Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Sept. 1. Visit for nearby Flagstar Bank locations accepting donations. Last year’s festival Food Drive collected nearly 4,000 pounds of nonperishable items, providing more than 3,000 meals for Gleaners to distribute to those in need.

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is proud to bring the biggest and best lineup in event history and local musical favorites to perform on nine different stages during this year’s Labor Day weekend. More than 200 national and local bands, with various styles and sounds from nearly every genre, ensure everyone can enjoy their favorite beats.

The Michigan Lottery National Stage will blow festivalgoers away with multi-platinum alternative reggae rockers 311 on Saturday, Sept. 2. Other outstanding musical acts performing as headliners on the national stage throughout the weekend include The B-52s, George Clinton and The P-Funk All Stars, Grand Funk Railroad,Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Candlebox, The Wallflowers, Jordan Davis and Dwight Yoakam. Along with the all-star national musical lineup will be popular local performers Your Generation In Concert, Jena Irene and Half Light Music.

Detroit’s best local bands will be featured on six additional music stages, with a quality mix and variety of music that is unmatched by any other festival and previous Ford Arts, Beats & Eats years, including performances by The Orbitsons and Thornetta Davis. The local stages consist of a Country Stage, Alternative Rock Stage, Rock Stage, R&B and Jazz Stage, Acoustic Stage and an International Stage. Top local talent featured this year includes The War and Treaty, Drew Hale, Avalon Black and King Mellowman. See Beats press release for complete list of musical acts.

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats brings expanded food offerings that will please the palate and satisfy visitors, as the most premier restaurants and caterers in southeast Michigan line the streets of downtown Royal Oak. Festivalgoers can enjoy everything from smoked meats to vegan dishes to seafood to ice cream treats and much more for the ultimate food experience.

Ford Arts, Beats & Eats welcomes Troy’s Sedona Taphouse, known for their wide selection of craft beer and hand-cut ‘certified angus’ choice steaks; Bonefish Grill, offering fresh seafood and top cuts of meat; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, best known for its wood-burning grill and cuisine inspired by the tastes of Italy; and Lazy Bones Smokehouse, located in Roseville, famous for their southern-style barbeque smoked over Michigan Applewood.

Fresh to the festival is the ABE Veggie Café, hosting food trucks in a vegetarian paradise with relaxed seating surrounded by lush greenery located on 6th Street and Washington Avenue, in the center of the festival. Food trucks featured at the ABE Veggie Café will include Greenspace Café, a premier dining destination in downtown Ferndale with fresh artisanal plant-based vegan cuisine, and The Nosh Pit, featuring fun and fresh vegetarian sandwiches and soups. See Eats press release for complete list of restaurants

One of the nation’s premier art events is the award-winning Juried Fine Art Show at Ford Arts, Beats & Eats. The competition draws in hundreds of artist applications for the opportunity to be in the show. Talented artists from across the continent are contending for one or more of the cash awards totaling $7,500. The show will display artwork of varying mediums, including, fabric and fiber, painting, ceramics, photography, wood, digital art, glass, jewelry and metal, sculptures and more. Festivalgoers have the opportunity to peruse and purchase works of art at more than 135 booth spaces. See Arts press release for complete list of artists.

New to the festival is the Ziibiwing Center for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to bring a taste of Native American history to the festival. Courtesy of Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, the Ziibiwing Center for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe will have artwork on display that captures the tribe’s rich culture and heritage in Michigan for festivalgoers to experience and enjoy.

Also making its debut at Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is Flagstar Culture on 4th. This new interactive exhibition, produced by the southwest Detroit arts and education collective Garage Cultural, celebrates visual and performing arts. Workshops will take place each day of the festival for the entire family, including a large, freestanding mural built by artists at Garage Cultural in Detroit and then assembled at the festival for attendees to complete over the four-day festival.


Ford Arts, Beats & Eats goes “on-strike” with a Life Time Fitness Labor Day Strike Fitness class. This intense kickboxing class is far from ordinary with its martial arts inspired stick-fighting drills. The exciting fitness class is free of charge and will pack a punch for participants as they push cardio to a whole new level. Registration is required and donations are encouraged to benefit the Life Time Foundation, which works to develop sustainable approaches to accelerate healthy change in school food programs and provides grants to schools and meals to children. The Strike class will take place at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 4. For more information and to register visit:

Festivalgoers also will have the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Ford Arts, Beats & Eats celebration with a more relaxed state of mind and body through the Priority Health Practice for a Purpose yoga event presented by Life Time Fitness, afun, new fitness activity encouraging attendees to practice a healthy and active lifestyle.

Thrive Hot Yoga and Citizen Yoga each will host a large group class to get novice and experienced yogis stretching into poses meant to help them find balance, peace and strength. Offering something for everyone, classes will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 and are $10 each or $15 for both. All fees support three great community causes: Humble Design, Life Time Foundation, and Spina Bifida Association of Michigan.

On Saturday, Sept. 2, the Priority Health Zumbathon Celebration returns to the Michigan Lottery Stage from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. In conjunction with the metro Detroit fitness company, Vibe Fit, the class will feature other local Zumba instructors from across Michigan and offer participants a chance to experience serious fitness that is seriously fun. Last year, a record breaking 1,500 Zumba enthusiasts turned out to enjoy the dance party. Pre-registration is $7 and day-of registration is $10. To register now, visit:

Priority Health also will bring back Healthy Options for the 2017 festival. Attendees just need to look for the Healthy Option logo on each food vendor sign for healthy items that are on the menus of participating local restaurants and eateries.

The popular Kids Zone is guaranteed to attract and entertain youngsters with new and returning interactive activities throughout the four days of the festival. For the first time, the Milk Mustache Tour will make a stop at the festival, courtesy of the Michigan Dairy Farm Families. Inside the 35-feet by 8-feet trailer, festivalgoers have the opportunity to engage in fun, interactive and educational activities about nutrition and how to lead an active and Dairy Good life. Activities include video games, dairy trivia, an appearance by Miss Moo and more.

For the second year, the Kroger Arts & Scraps tent will be free to all guests during the festival, providing recycled materials from around metro Detroit to create works of art. Kids can learn how to create musical instruments, unusual food, play a junk xylophone or build a giant musical marble run to see how many sounds can be created on the ramp.

The Oakland County Kids Stage will feature a variety of fun, interactive and informative performances. On Friday, Sept. 1 and Saturday, Sept. 2, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., families can visit the Kids Zone for hands-on science activities and live demonstrations. Rosco the Clown, Pure Imagination Magic, Juggler Tim Salisbury, Kevin Devine Music Show and other kid-focused interactive shows will bring endless laughs, smiles, amazement and awe to audiences throughout every day of the festival.

Mid America Shows is providing this year’s Carnival, which brings quintessential summer-time fun with ten rides geared just for families. Kids can enjoy the thrills from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday in the Sherman lot at the north end of the festival and in the Royal Oak city lot, which borders 6th and Main streets.

The Detroit Red Wings Hockey Skills Challenges returns to the festival with an interactive hockey zone, giving attendees a chance to win some big prizes. Kids can test their skills at the Electronic Top Shop Net, hockey tables and video games to win player autographed merchandise as well as tickets to the upcoming Red Wings hockey season.


This milestone year for Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is going to be a celebratory occasion and another win for nonprofit organizations and community groups from all over metro Detroit. Funds raised at this year event through gate admissions, beverage proceeds and other festival sponsored community initiatives, are expected to bring the total dollar amount of donations to charities since its inception past the $5 million mark.

Ford Arts Beats & Eats teams with Autism Alliance of Michigan to bring select families a unique package as part of the 6th annual Family Days presented by Kroger. On Saturday, Sept. 2, Sunday, Sept. 3 and Monday, Sept. 4, hundreds of children on the autism spectrum and family members will enjoy a one-day access pass to the festival, which includes free parking as well as free admission, free carnival rides throughout the day and free lunch for the first 750 registrants per day. Additionally, the festival will open one hour early for participating families to give their children private access to the festival carnival. To register and for more information visit:

Back by popular demand is the Meters Made Beautiful program. A collaboration between the festival and Royal Oak Commission for the Arts, the program showcases selected artists’ work on parking meters inside the festival footprint. The painted meters will be on display for many years following the annual event, with the goal of supporting and appreciating the rich arts and culture in Royal Oak.

Parking information is available at

For more information on the 2017 Arts, Beats, and Eats festival, visit their website at

Arts, Beats, and Eats 2017
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 1st - 3rd  from 11am to 11pm
Monday, September 4th from 11am to 9:30pm


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CHARITY: The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center on Fort Street hosts FREE lunch and clothing giveaway on 9/17

Free clothing, lunch for community 
members in need...

The Salvation Army ARC is giving away free lunch and clothing to community members in need following Sunday chapel service on Sunday, September 17th, 2017.

Local Salvation Army Donation Centers are experiencing an overflow of community donations and are consequently looking to give large amounts of clothing items back to the community.

The first 700 people to arrive at the center located at 1627 W. Fort St. in Detroit will receive a ticket for free lunch as well as a bag to fill with free clothing.

Community members that participate in the event will have the opportunity to:
· Attend an inspirational morning service filled with positive affirmations and worship.
· Enjoy a complimentary, filling and healthy lunch made by the ARC’s in-house culinary arts program.
· Hand-select a bag filled with clothing, accessories and more from the Salvation Army thrift stores’ surplus of donations.
· Learn more about the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army ARC.

This event starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, September 17th.  Service begins at 8:45 a.m. and lunch will follow at 11 a.m. Clothing selection/distribution will begin at 11 a.m., immediately after the worship service

The Adult Rehabilitation Center is an integral part of The Salvation Army’s mission, and offers substance-abusing adults the opportunity to rebuild their lives through a voluntary, short-term residential self-help program designed to establish a sense of dignity, self-esteem and personal strength that will allow them to resist the desire to abuse a substance and regain their rightful place as contributing members of society. Completely self-funded, the ARC draws its entire operating budget from the revenue of its 37 metro Detroit thrift stores.

 For more information, visit or call 313-965-7760.

The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
1627 W. Fort St.
Detroit, MI 48216


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Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for Oreo Milka Chocolate Candy Bar on 9/1

Get your coupon this Friday ...

On Friday, September 1, 2017, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Oreo Mika Chocolate Candy Bar 1.44oz at,

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, September 17, 2017. The download will be available on Friday, September 1, 2017 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 9/10 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, September 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.


This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ |


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Monday, August 28, 2017

FREE Admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm 9/1 - Bloomfield

Take your family to Cranbrook for FREE on Friday,  September 1st after 5pm...

Courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation, admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science is FREE after 5pm the first Friday of every month through June, 2018.

Discover the wonder of the natural world and develop a better understanding of the ways in which science impacts our lives each day at Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of objects and artifacts, special events, a planetarium and observatory, lecture and educational programs both changing exhibitions offer something for every member of the family. Stand beneath a T.rex, feel a mastodon’s fur, or touch a meteorite.

Cranbrook Institute of Science
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801
Friday: 10am-10pm

Phone: 248.645.3200  (always call to ensure these free events have not been cancelled)



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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 9/2- Build a Pencil Box

Build a Pencil Box at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Make a Pencil Box
Saturday, September 2, 2017
9am - Noon

Join this hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a pencil box just in time for back-to-school.

Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their game board and pieces with paint and stickers. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.



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Thursday, August 24, 2017

FREE Day at the 2017 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers HydroFest is Friday 8/25

2017 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers HydroFest is here...

This year marks the 101st race along the Detroit River, one of the Motor City’s longest-standing sports traditions and the longest continuously running hydroplane race on the H1 Unlimited circuit.

The 2017 Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers HydroFest kicks-off with FREE Friday, August 25th - admission to the Grandstand area and General Admission parks is free – and qualifying taking place on the Detroit River from 1 to 7 pm.

TWO TROPHIES AND HEATS – This year’s event will feature an updated format with two sets of preliminary heats on Aug. 26 and a winner-take-all final for the President’s Cup, followed by three sets of preliminary heats on Aug. 27 with a winner-take-all final for the prestigious APBA Gold Cup, the oldest active trophy in all of the motorsports.

Race classes include HRL Grand Prix Hydroplanes powered by supercharged 468ci big-block engines with a top speed of 160MPH and H350 Hydroplanes with 350ci small-block Chevy engines and a top speed of 120MPH.

In addition to the action on the water, there will be a hot rod show, live music and entertainment.
The 2017 Grand Marshal is WJR’s Paul W. Smith and Honorary Chairman is retired hydroplane driver Sandy Ross.

For more information, visit


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