FREE Paint Giveaway

I’m really excited about this giveaway because my son is bugging me to paint his room this summer. Now I can do it for FREE!

Beginning June 25, 2009, Glidden is giving away paint. Order forms will be available on Glidden’s site beginning 6-25. Don’t miss it!

Free Milkshake for Dad at Chick Fil-A

From Cities On The Cheap:  On Saturday, June 20, 2009, dads can get a free 14 oz. hand-spun milkshake at Chick-Fil-A. They’ll need to bring their child with them to get the deal, though if the child is now an adult, that’ll work, too. Limit one free milkshake per dad per visit, valid at participating locations only.

Amazon Set to Pull Affiliate Program in N.C.

A rude awakening in my email box this morning. Amazon’s Affiliate Program may soon be a thing of the past in North Carolina. As you can see on this blog, we *currently* are part of the Amazon Affiliate Program, so this is particularly distressing news for WNC On The Cheap.

The letter from follows:

“We regret to inform you that the North Carolina state legislature (the General Assembly) appears ready to enact an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that would leave little choice but to end its relationships with North Carolina-based Associates. You are receiving this e-mail because our records indicate that you are an Amazon Associate and resident of North Carolina.Please note that this is not an immediate termination notice and you are still a valued participant in the Associates Program. All referral fees earned on qualified traffic will continue to be paid as planned.

But because the new law is drafted to go into effect once enacted – which could happen in the next two weeks – we will have to terminate the participation of all North Carolina residents in the Amazon Associates program on or before that same day. After the termination day, we will no longer pay any referral fees for customers referred to or nor will we accept new applications for the Associates program from North Carolina residents.

The unfortunate consequences of this legislation on North Carolina residents like you were explained in detail to key senators and representatives in Raleigh, including the leadership of the Senate, House, and both chambers’ finance committees. Other states, including Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee, considered nearly identical schemes, but rejected these proposals largely because of the adverse impact on their states’ residents.

The North Carolina General Assembly’s website is, and additional information may be obtained from the Performance Marketing Alliance at

We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates program, and we will apprise you of the General Assembly’s action on this matter. ”


Check #ncaffiliatetax on Twitter for the discussion on this depressing news.

Father’s Day FREEBIE at TCBY

tcbyTake dad to participating TCBY stores on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009 and he’ll receive a FREE cup or cone filled with ice cream. The offer is good only at participating stores, so check with yours before you go.

Also.. TCBY offers 99 cents Waffle Cone Wednesdays (again at participating stores).

FREE Root Beer Floats at A & W

When I was pregnant with my son I craved tomatoes. I couldn’t get enough tomatoes. I also ate a ton of lima beans, broccoli and other vegetables. My son is the best vegetable eater — he loves brussel sprouts, believe it or not.

Then came pregnancy #2 and I craved root beer floats. I caw_root_beer_floatouldn’t get enough of them. I ate meats and sweets. My daughter won’t touch a vegetable and she’ll blaze a trail to the nearest A & W when I tell her about this latest freebie deal.

This Friday, June 19, 2009 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. participating A&W Restaurants are giving away small root beer floats to celebrate their 90th Anniversary

One per person. No purchase required. As always, it’s a good idea to check the store nearest you to see if they are participating in the promotion.

Also, the A&W website shows a Father’s Day deal as well. Take dad in on Sunday and get him a Papa Burger for 90 cents. Limit one per customer.

More Summer Savings at Biltmore Estate

Asheville’s Biltmore Estate is rolling out the savings this summer. We’ve already told you kids 16 and under are admitted FREE through September 7, but there’s also a deal for adults that runs through June 30.

If you buy your tickets online, you receive a $10 savings.

Kids Visit Biltmore Estate FREE all summer

Through September 7, all kids ages 16 and under are admitted FREE to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C.  when accompanied by a paying adult. In addition, kids 9 and under are FREE year round, and kids 9 and under also eat FREE at Biltmore’s Deerpark Restaurant.

Dads Visit Biltmore Estate FREE on June 21

Biltmore Estate has a special Father’s Day treat. When dads visit on Sunday, June 21, they get in free if they are accompanied by one other paying adult. Pick up dad’s free ticket at Biltmore’s Welcome Center.

FREE Appetizer at Carrabba’s

Thanks to Jennifer Maciejewski at Atlanta On The Cheap for passing on this food freebie.

Here’s the deal: Through June 30, 2009, visit Carrabba’s Italian Grill’s website & salute your dad with a toast in his honor. Technically, you’re entering a contest for a trip to Napa Valley. If you win, visit Napa on the Cheap and Sonoma on the Cheap for ways to save while you’re there, but I digress….

Even if you don’t win, you can still indulge. Everyone who enters receives a coupon for a free appetizer. The coupon is valid for a free calamari appetizer with the purchase of an entree. It expires July 31, 2009.

BOGO at T.G. I. Friday’s

tgi_fridays_logoFrom now until June 22, 2009, you can buy one entree at T.G.I Friday’s and get one free. A coupon is required and you can download it here.  The coupon is good any time of day or night that the restaurant is open, and according to the company website the coupon “can be used over and over again before June 22nd!

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