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Fall freebies: Beauty products, car checks and more

Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM ET

Video: Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew explains how you can score free beauty services, gym classes, toys and meals this fall by taking advantage of special offers businesses are making available to customers with no strings attached.

Who doesn’t love free stuff? It’s now easier than ever to find stores, outlets and websites that will give you items completely for free — no purchase necessary. From food to clothing and beyond, find everyday items that won’t cost you a single penny.

Here are just a few amazing freebies to be had online and in the stores.

Beauty

Free Mini Facial from Origins
Includes one-on-one consultation, dermabrasion and personalized treatment. It’s available every day in store. No purchase necessary. Find out more.

Free accent highlights from JC Penney
For the whole of the month of November 2013, J.C. Penney will be offering free accent highlights with any salon color service. It’s a $25 value that can contain up to four accent highlights.

P&G Beauty
Proctor & Gamble Beauty is already in the process of giving away 5,000 full-size versions of products every Wednesday for three more weeks. That’s 25,000 pieces of free beauty loot that is completely up for grabs! Simply visit the Allure pop-up sponsored by Proctor & Gamble Beauty, or check out the website for giveaways of full-size anti-aging serums, hair-thickening treatments, razors and more.

Fitness

Free gym access from Gold’s Gym
Gold’s Gym is opening up their gyms for free every weekend in October as part of their “Avoid the Pitfall” campaign. They did some research and found that October is the slowest gym month of the year, so in order to keep people on track with the fitness goals they worked on all summer long, Gold’s Gym are opening up their outlets for free these weekends to keep them motivated to stay in shape through the dreaded holiday weight-gain season.

Lululemon
Did you know that every Lululemon store and showroom offers weekly, complimentary yoga classes? They provide the space, the mats and the instruction from teachers in your community. Check out the stores section on Lululemon.com to find when your local weekly yoga class is taking place. It’ll be listed on their event calendar, along with other fun classes and events.

Family

Free hotel accommodations for kids
Iberostar Hotels & Resorts is offering families even more savings on vacations to Mexico and the Caribbean with their “Kids Stay Free” promotion available at select properties. When visiting with two or more adults paying full price, families can enjoy a free stay for up to two children (varies by property).

This promotion is valid when booked now through Dec. 23, 2013, and reservations can be made through your favorite travel agent or operation, or by calling 888-923-2722, or visiting Iberostar.com. Blackout dates apply November 23-30, 2013, and some restrictions may apply. The offer can be combined with other promotions, and is based upon availability . The offer is only valid for U.S. residents.

Toys-R-Us
Join Toys-R-Us for a free Cra-Z-Loom bracelet-making event. Make your own trendy bracelet and take it home. Plus, share your #CraZLoom creation with them @ToysRUs on Instagram. Every Saturday, now through November 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kroger coupons
A benefit of signing up for an online account at Kroger.com is that you get a coupon every Friday for a free item. All you need to do is visit the promotions section of their site on Friday between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. to view and download the coupon, which will be loaded directly to your shopper’s cared. You will have two weeks to redeem the coupon in the store. The coupon will automatically apply at checkout.

Olive Garden’s Buy One Take One
From now until November 24, guest can enjoy a meal in-restaurant for only $12.99 and then take another complete home for free. Guests will be able to select one of five entrees including new Mezzaluna Ravioli with Five Cheese, Marinara Smoked Mozzarella and Chicken Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno plus receive unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks when dining in the restaurant. Following the meal, guests can select from one of the five entrees to take home for free.

Auto

Free car checks by Sears Auto Center

During the month of October, Sears Auto Center is offering battery checks, brake inspections, alignment checks and multi-point inspections completely free of charges. 

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