Free airport Wi-Fi from Skype

Merry Christmas, air travelers! Starting today, Skype is setting out to make travel a little more pleasant this holiday season by offering one hour of free Wi-Fi at more than 50 airports across the United States, including LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty.

From December 21 through December 27, travelers will be able to access third-party hotspots using Skype Wi-Fi and connect with loved ones via a Skype video or voice call for free.

Skype Wi-Fi is available to travelers on PCs, Macs and iOS devices. To get started, make sure you've downloaded the latest version of Skype for Windows, Skype for Mac or Skype Wi-Fi app. Sign in with a valid Skype ID, and then check your wireless network connection to see if you're in a supported hotspot.

For more information, visit



Free Fries Friday at Burger King

Fast food giant Burger King is introducing its new recipe for thick-cut French fries on Friday, and you can try them for free all day today.

The new fries feature a thicker cut potato and feature 20 percent less sodium. They are cooked in trans-fat free vegetable oil.

To get in on the fry-for-all, visit a participating location and pick up a value-sized fries on the house. No purchase is necessary.

For more information, visit and


National Cupcake Day

Thursday, December 15 is National Cupcake Day, and several businesses are offering freebies to celebrate.

Marble Slabs (one location in Lindenhurst, Long Island) and MaggieMoos (locations throughout New Jersey and one in Queens) are giving away a free ice cream cupcake to all customers between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at participating locations.

Visit and for more information and to find the closest store near you.

In addition, many restaurants in New York City will be featuring a special cupcake dessert. They include Atlantic Grill, Bill's Bar & Burger, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Isabella's, Kibo, Ocean Grill, Primehouse New York, Ruby Foo's and Wildwood BBQ.

Be sure to check with your local bakery or cupcake shop to see if it is offering any special promotions to mark the day.


SeaWorld's '25 Days of Giveaways'

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is celebrating the holiday season by giving away a different prize each day during the "25 Days of Giveaway" promotion, culminating with a $25,000 giveaway on Christmas Day.

Other prizes include behind-the-scenes animal adventures at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, including a Serengeti Safari ride with animal expert Jack Hanna; a day of relaxation for four at Discovery Cove in Orlando; a set of Panama Jack beach bicycles; a home and garden makeover from Costa Farms; VIP tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers home game and seats to the "Live on Letterman" concert series.

To enter, visit or There is a limit of one online entry per valid e-mail address. The contest begans December 1 runs through Christmas Day.

12/02/2011 12 Days of Giving

12 brands. 12 styles. 12 chances to win. That's what is offering with its second annual 12 Days of Giving holiday giveaway!

There's just something about the season that puts us all in a thankful and giving mood. And during the 12 Days of Giving, OnlineShoes is offering daily giveaways from popular shoe brands like Dr. Martens, North Face, Soleus, Rockport, Tecnica, Sanita, SOREL, Giesswein, Jessica Simpson, Sperry Top-Sider, Columbia, Tsubo and Sherpani.

Each day, the site will post a blog with the day's prizes. Answer the question of the day (For example, Thursday's question was "What is your first holiday memory?") in the comment section for your chance to win that prize! And win or lose, you can still try again the next day.

For more information and to enter, visit The contest began Thursday, December 1 and runs through the 12th.



Starbucks' 12 Days of Gifting

Coffee giant Starbucks is helping you get into the holiday spirit with the "12 Days of Gifting," a promotion offering free items with certain purchases and other at discounted prices.

The Days of Gifting kick off today and run for the next 12 (obviously), through December 12, and include mugs and coffee beans at half price and free trials of Starbuck Via instant coffee.

To see all the discounts available each day, visit You can also text MERRY to 697289 to have the offers sent to your phone.


Free Coffee Fridays from Cumberland Farms

Customers who stop into Cumberland Farms on a Friday this month can enjoy a free cup of coffee.

Today and on November 25, customers can receive a cup of Cumberland Farms' Farmhouse Blend coffee, in any size, absolutely free.

Cumberland Farms operates a network of convenience stores across 11 states. While there are no locations in New York City, there are dozens in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York City's northern suburbs and on Long Island.

Visit to find the nearest location.



Friday Freebies for Veterans

Today is Veterans Day, and many businesses are giving back to show their appreciation for our current and former military service members.

Applebee's, Chili's, Golden Corral and Hooters are all offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members. Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America's military vets by offering a free Bloomin' Onion and a Coca-Cola product.

Subway is offering a free 6-inch sub, while T.G.I. Friday's has a buy-one-get-one-free deal. Current and retired servicemen and women will get a free entrée at The Olive Garden, and Home Depot and Lowes are offering a 10 percent discount.

7-Eleven is saluting active, veteran and retired military personnel and their families with a free small Slurpee between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

National Parks will have no entrance fee for veterans this weekend, and many amusement parks are also offering free admission to military personnel.


Mattel Toy-A-Day Giveaway

It may only be November 1, but it's never too early to start thinking about your holiday shopping!

Mattel is looking to make your Christmas season a bit jollier with the Toy-A-Day Giveaway Sweepstakes, where you can win a $500 shopping spree awarded in the form of a Mattel gift card. Plus there are daily Mattel toy prizes to be won.

To enter, visit and sign up. You can enter daily through November 28.


National Mammography Day

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the National Cancer Institute recommends annual mammograms for all women over 40. October 21 is National Mammography Day, and many clinics and doctors' offices nationwide are offering free or reduced price mammograms today.

Sponsored by National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrating 25 years of service, National Mammography Day seeks to encourage millions of women to receive a mammogram and become empowered in the fight against breast cancer.

Mammogram facilities that would normally charge full price will provide free or low-cost exams to women today, and some will extend the free test to other days.

For more information, visit Use the Accredited Facility Search tool to find screening locations, and Click here to find low-cost screening information near you.