Google Voice Now Open To The Public

Google Voice Now Open To The Public

Gosh, it’s been almost 3 years since Google bought GrandCentral and transformed it into Google Voice, a service that lets you set up a phone number that can ring multiple phones. It’s been invite-only ever since, but today Google opened up registration to public. (U.S. only, sorry.) [More]

Freeload At Your Library Like A Champ

Freeload At Your Library Like A Champ

Any self-respecting cheapskate knows the library is your one-stop shopping for free access to the internet, magazines, DVDs and drinking fountains. [More]

T-Mobile Will Give You Any Phone You Want For Free Saturday

T-Mobile Will Give You Any Phone You Want For Free Saturday

T-Mobile must really, really want your dad to get rid of his Zack Morris-style bricklike cell phone, because it’s offering any phone it offers in its stores for free Saturday with a 2-year new commitment or extension along with a switch to a family plan or an added line on your account. The offer is only good at retail stores. [More]

Starbucks To Offer Free 1-Click WiFi To All Starting July 1

Starbucks To Offer Free 1-Click WiFi To All Starting July 1

For anyone who has ever wanted to sit at Starbucks and browse the Internet but either wasn’t an AT&T customer or didn’t feel like ponying up for access, the company has some happy news for you. [More]

A Weird And Expensive Way To Get A Free Cup Of Coffee At A Bookstore

A Weird And Expensive Way To Get A Free Cup Of Coffee At A Bookstore

If you’re one of the few people who own a Nook and enjoy taking it to Barnes & Noble to read a digital file you bought rather than paging through something off the shelf for free, you’re in luck this month. Barnes & Noble has some free coffee to reward your labor intensive, counterproductive, fiscally unsound practices. [More]

Enjoy Every National Park This Weekend For Free

Enjoy Every National Park This Weekend For Free

Have you been wanting to get out and see the beauty at a national park, but didn’t have the scratch to pay the entry fees? Then you’re in luck this weekend, because they’ve all opened up their doors and gates to all visitors — for free. [More]

Get Plump And Hyper, It's National (Free) Doughnut Day

Get Plump And Hyper, It's National (Free) Doughnut Day

As if it weren’t awesome enough that today is Friday, you can also cruise around from doughnut shop to doughnut shop and get free goodies. You’ll know whether or not your doughnut shop is participating in National Doughnut Day depending on whether or not they call the cops on you after you make off with a free sugary delights, conspicuously shaped like the spare tires that’ll emerge around your gut if you munch too many. [More]

I Don't Want This Random Government-Subsidized Cell Phone

I Don't Want This Random Government-Subsidized Cell Phone

There are programs that provide government-subsidized cell phones to low-income people. This is all very useful and lovely…unless you’re Laurin, who is stuck with a subsidized phone that no one in her household ordered, and the company doesn’t seem to want back. [More]

I Got A Free Night In A Hotel: Should I Complain?

I Got A Free Night In A Hotel: Should I Complain?

Ryan writes that he has a moral dilemma. Traveling for a wedding, he and his wife checked in to their hotel late. Past midnight. Somehow, this resulted in their not being charged for the first night of their stay, even though hotel staff promised to straighten the situation out. [More]

Sift Through Others' Garbage Like A Pro

Sift Through Others' Garbage Like A Pro

Even if you’ve never done it, you certainly must have fantasized about it. We’re talking dumpster diving, and Wise Bread has a comprehensive guide on how to refine your trash-picking skills so you can reap the bounty of free new-to-you stuff abandoned by others. [More]

Free Limeade Sparkler From Taco Bell

Free Limeade Sparkler From Taco Bell

Taco Bell has set up a website where you can print a coupon for a free Limeade Sparkler drink. The giveaway lasts until July 11, or until 500,000 drinks have been given away. [More]

Price Chopper Supermarket Offers Free Diabetes Drugs

Price Chopper Supermarket Offers Free Diabetes Drugs

Price Chopper locations with pharmacies will now offer free prescription diabetes medications such as metformin, glipizide and glyburide, as well as free lancets and lancing devices when you fill those prescriptions. They are giving away the free drugs as part of a “comprehensive integrated diabetes management program.” [More]

Correction: No Free Dunkin' Donuts For Tax Day

Correction: No Free Dunkin' Donuts For Tax Day

CORRECTION: We sadly admit that we made a grievous error yesterday in announcing that Dunkin’ Donuts would be giving away free donuts nationwide on April 15. We were in possession of an old press release that was no longer valid. According to DD’s publicists, the free donut deal is only available in Las Vegas today. This is a huge mistake and we apologize to those who were misled. [More]

Bring Your Own Travel Mug To Starbucks Tomorrow For Free Coffee

Bring Your Own Travel Mug To Starbucks Tomorrow For Free Coffee

Tomorrow isn’t just Tax Day, it’s also Free Coffee If You Bring In Your Own Travel Mug To Starbucks Day. It’s all part of eco-friendly, Big Picture thingy, which has something to do with saving trees. That’s all well and good, but more importantly — FREE COFFEE! [More]

Jack In The Box To Give Out New Fries Friday

Jack In The Box To Give Out New Fries Friday

Jack in the Box has whipped out a new fry recipe and wants to hook you by offering the first hit for free. Go to any participating location and you can get a small fry, no purchase necessary. The offer is limited to one bag per customer, which means you’ll need to bring your usual stash of disguises in order to get enough fries to make a meal of it. [More]

Trader Joe's Tells Me It's Getting Rid Of Free Balloons

Trader Joe's Tells Me It's Getting Rid Of Free Balloons

Michael brings some news that will devastate my 3-year-old: Apparently they’re doing away with the free hot air balloons they hand little guests to placate them as their parents shop. [More]

Score Free Breakfast At Ikea This Weekend

Score Free Breakfast At Ikea This Weekend

Now through Sunday, April 4, Ikea is giving away free small breakfasts at most of its locations nationwide. [More]

Starbucks Promises Free Danish, Doesn't Deliver

Starbucks Promises Free Danish, Doesn't Deliver

Earlier today, we wrote about — and even posted the coupon for — Starbucks Free Pastry Day. And according to the coupon, “Pastries included in the offer are: Croissant, Muffins, Bagels, Breads, Pound Cakes, Scones, Rolles, Doughnuts, Coffee Cakes, Morning Bun and Cheese Danish.” But according to Consumerist reader Anthony, his local Starbucks weren’t being so generous. [More]