Outback Steakhouse: Free Blooming Onion – Today Only


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In honor of Kevin Harvick placing 1st in the Darlington Raceway Saturday, Outback is giving away a FREE BLOOMIN’ ONION with any purchase today.

*Bloomin’ Monday™ Free Bloomin’ Onion® offer valid with any purchase. One per table. Offer subject to change. Say “Bloomin’ Monday” to your server to receive the offer.

Offer is only good today, 4/14.

Congratulations Kevin Harvick on your 2nd Win of the season!

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Tons of Tax Day Freebies & WIN A $300,000 Legal Challenge!


Tax day is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Every year millions of Americans pay their taxes to both the state and federal government.

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Did you know that there is no law on the books that legally requires you to pay federal taxes? For years the IRS has refused to provide an actually law or statute that requires American citizens to file federal taxes. Don’t believe me? The proof is here, here, here, here, here and there’s even a full length documentary about it here.

Even Steve Miller, former Director of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), admitted at a Congressional hearing that the taxes collected by the IRS are not mandatory — but voluntary. Watch the video yourself!

CHALLENGE

The Freedom Law School is offering $100,000 to the first person who can demonstrate any of the three propositions listed below. The winner can collect up to $300,000 if he or she can prove all of the propositions below.

  • 1. Show what statute written by the Congress of the United States that requiring Americans to file an income tax “CONFESSION” (return) and pay an income tax.
  • 2. Show how Americans can file an income tax “CONFESSION” (return) without giving up their 5th amendment right to not give any information to the government that may be used to prosecute them.
  • 3. Prove that the 16th amendment to the United States Constitution, which, according to the IRS and modern American courts permitted the income tax to exist was lawfully added to the United States Constitution.

And if you still have doubts, I suggest you don’t take our word for it and do the research yourself!

Note: The information provided above is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Any advice regarding the issues presented above should be sought from a professional in that field.

And without further delay, here is this year’s list of Tax Day Freebies which has something for for everyone. More free offers will be announced as the day nears so make sure you check back often!

Arby’s: Arby’s is giving away a free order of value-size curly fries to customers that come in with a coupon from its website.

California Tortilla: California Tortilla is offering a free queso and chips to customers that use the password “Taxes Shmaxes” while ordering.

Chick-Fil-A: Full Refund on Purchase from Tax Day – Bring your receipt back in May

Chili’s: Free Appetizer or Dessert (from 4/13 – 4/17)
This isn’t related to taxes, but it fit right in the time slot. With an adult entree purchase, get a free appetizer or dessert with this coupon found on their Facebook page. The offer has some exceptions and is for dine-in only, so mind the fine print.

Cinnabon: Cinnabon will be giving out two free Cinnabon bites from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on April 15.

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Great American Cookies: Great American Cookies is giving out a free chocolate chip cookie on April 15.

Hard Rock Café: Hard Rock Cafe is giving anyone willing to sing a song in the restaurant a free dinner entrée from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on April 15.

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HydroMassage: HydroMassage will be giving out free massages on April 14th and 15th. Massage sessions may be limited to 10 minutes and it’s a good idea to set up an appointment.

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IHOP: Free Short stack of Buttermilk Pancakes. Available April 15th 7am -10pm

Office Depot: FREE Shredding on April 16th (up to 5 lbs) with Printable Coupon (exp. 4/29/14) 

Schlotzsky’s: Schlotzsky’s is giving out a free “The Original” sandwich with the purchase of chips and a 32-oz. drink.

More Tax Day Freebies and Deals Available on April 15

Blimpie: Buy a regular sub and a 22-oz. drink, and get a second regular sub for free.

Boston Market: If you’ve been as frugal as yours truly in the last few months out of necessity, then dining out has become a rare luxury. On Tax Day however, you can eat out in style without breaking the bank and dig into two half-chicken meals with two home-style sides and cornbread for just $10.40. That’s a helluva feeding for such a low price (and we won’t tell your date that you’re a cheapskate, if you don’t).

Bruegger’s Bagels: The bagel chain is reprising its “1040” special: 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40 — about a $3.50 deduction. You have to download and print a coupon from Bruegger’s Facebook page or  sign up for its email club by April 10. The deal is available April 12-15.

Mimi’s Café: BOGO Breakfast or Lunch Entrée when you purchase two beverages. You must have a printed coupon with you to qualify for this deal. Deal is valid through April 19, 2014. Find your location HERE.

Orange Leaf Yogurt: Fill Your Cup for $4.15 (on 4/15). Don’t worry about the costs of loading up your cup. Fill it up with fro-yo and toppings for just $4.15 no matter how much it weighs. You must claim the offer through their Facebook page.

Papa Murphy’s: If pizza was as cheap as this all-year round, there would be little need for us to have access to a kitchen. Luckily for our health and dignity, it’s not, and we’re very happy to indulge in the offer since it’s a once-off. You can bag-and-binge a large pepperoni pizza for just $5 and forget about rustling up dinner for the day.

Pinkberry: Get 50% off a small Pinkberry (or larger) when you bring in your receipt from the day before. Offer valid through April 20, 2014. For all participating locations, click here.

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Sonic: Half Priced Drinks and Slushies on 4/15

Sonny’s BBQ: Enjoy Half-Priced platters of Sweet & Smokey or Dry-Rubbed Ribs with two sides and bread on 4/15. Participating locations only. Click here for details

Sprinkles: Get one cupcake free when you buy one at a regular price and whisper the words “tax-free” during check out. Only good on  April 15, 2014. (OUTSIDE of FL. Locations  in GA, TX, CA, AZ, NV, NY IL & D.C. ) For all participating locations, Click here for more details.

Steak ‘n Shake: Get a free shake when you make a $10 gift card purchase. No coupon is required. {Offer valid through May 31, 2014.} Find a location Click here for more information.

Regal Cinema:$3.00 off any size Popcorn through 4/30

As always, I recommend calling ahead to be sure that your location is participating. Check back for more Tax Day Freebies 2014! Happy Tax Day!

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Free Quart of Paint – Today Only – Available In Orinda


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Do you have some small project or home improvements that need just a touch of paint? Well this could be for you!

True Value is offering a free quart of paint today to anyone with a coupon! See the coupon for fine print. If your traveling a ways to get to True Value, it’s recommend that you call ahead to insure that they have the paint in stock!

Click on the image above to view a printable version of the coupon!

We love DIY projects! What will you be using your paint on?

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Free Martial Arts Open House Today Plus Free Class!


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The public is invited to our OPEN HOUSE today to learn more about the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA and the local classes in Pleasant Hill, CA. The open house is today from 11am-1pm. 

Visitors are encouraged to try Taoist Tai Chi and the school is offering a free class to anyone.

Students are introduced to the 108 moves of the Taoist Tai Chi® set in a beginning class that lasts about 3 months, taught by an accredited instructor. Many participants find significant health benefits from the gentle movements of the Tai Chi set, which can be practiced by people of almost all ages and fitness levels.

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA is a charitable, volunteer organization devoted to improving the health of mind, body and spirit. Members can attend classes anywhere around the world.

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For more information about the Taoist Tai Chi Classes, visit their website.

Free Summer Bus Passes & T-Shirts for Students!


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2014 Contra Costa County Youth Summit

Each year, Contra Costa County District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover sponsors a Youth Summit for all middle and high school students of Contra Costa County. The 2014 Youth Summit will be held on Saturday, May 3rd at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg. Middle School and High School Students Welcome!

Free Summer Youth Bus Passes & T-Shirts for All-Day Participants!

Eligibility is restricted to youth members who are All-Day Participants at the Youth Summit. ADULTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BUS PASS. Youth participants MUST register at the event and attend the 2 classroom sessions in the AM and PM. At these sessions, your registration number will be counted as an attendance and you will be given a sticker on your name badge. If you DO NOT ATTEND, the two AM and PM classroom sessions you will be INELIGIBLE. Bus pass Vouchers will be given at the end of the day.

Visit the registration page for more information!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE YOUTH SUMMIT

Free Gardening Classes Plus Free Tomato Plants


Learn tips and tricks from the experts! Navlet’s gardening classes are free, and each covers a timely topic in the garden. So learn from the pros, meet new friends, and have some fun. Classes are held at one of Navlet’s four East Bay garden centers, located in Concord, Danville, Martinez, and Pleasant Hill. Class size is limited, however, so it’s best to call ahead and reserve your space.

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Gardening Class: Water Wise Edible Gardens with Shawna Coronado

If you’ve always wanted to grow farm fresh delights right in your own garden, this is the class for you. Interested in a drought-tolerant ornamental garden that produces delicious vegetables? Shawna Coronado, whose gardens have been featured on PBS, will explain how her own gardens survive and thrive during dry spells, and offer creative container gardening ideas and planting techniques. Please RSVP.

Class Location: Pleasant Hill  Date: Saturday, April 12 Time: 10:00a.m.

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Gardening Class: Organics 101 

How can you eliminate pests with the least impact on your garden and environment? This class covers several organic solutions, such as encouraging beneficial insects with companion plants, employing cultural practices to minimize diseases, and using fertilizers to keep plants healthy.

Class Location: Concord Date: Saturday, April 12 Time: 10:00a.m.

Click here for a complete list of classes and locations.

Also if you happen to pick up anything at the store enjoy some free tomato plants for some extra savings!

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Click here for the printable version of the coupon

Happy Gardening!

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Free Admission to National Parks – April 19-20


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Anyone looking to explore a national park for free in 2014 should mark his or her calendar. The National Park Service has nine fee-free days on the calendar in 2014. On the dates, all 401 national parks will offer free admission, though only 133 usually charge admission, according to the National Park Service (NPS). See the list below for this years dates and plan a trip to your local park. If you’re active military or family, you can also get a FREE Annual Pass to the National Parks.

Mark your calendar for these free fee days in 2014:

  • April 19-20 for National Park Week’s opening weekend
  • Aug. 25 for National Park Service’s 98th birthday
  • Sept. 27 for National Public Lands Day
  • Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

While entrance, commercial tour and transportation entrance fees are waived on these days, some fees — such as those collected by third parties — will not be waived.

For anyone looking for a national park, here are a few parks to consider visiting when the fees are waived:

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Yosemite National Park: With its stunning glacier-sculpted geology, abundant wildlife and world-class recreational opportunities, Yosemite, 200 miles east of San Francisco, is one of the crown jewels of America’s national park system. Yosemite’s granite wonderland was carved by massive glaciers around three million years ago, when ice covered all but the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada.

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Sequoia National Park: Sequoia is home to the largest tree in the world, by volume. Redwoods are taller, but giant sequoias win for sheer mass: the General Sherman’s trunk has a volume of 1,487 cubic metres and is estimated to weigh over 2,000 tonnes. Sequoia also boasts 4,421m Mount Whitney, the high point of the John Muir Trail, which runs through Sequoia on its way up to Yosemite.

Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

Lassen National Park: The park is capped by 10,462-foot Lassen Peak, the world’s largest volcanic dome. Lassen’s 1915 blast makes it one of only two volcanoes to have erupted in the continental US in the 20th century (the other being Washington’s Mount Saint Helens in 1980). After the eruption, which laid waste to vast swaths of surrounding land, Lassen Volcanic national park was created to preserve the devastated areas for future observation and study. Visiting the area now, nearly 100 years later, is a dramatic lesson in the Earth’s own healing powers; it still bears vast scars of hardened lava, but between the rocks, the flora and fauna are flourishing.

“National parks not only protect and preserve the places we most value; they also add enormous economic value to nearby communities and the entire nation,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in a news release. “…Fee-free days are a great way to both thank those visitors and introduce parks to first-timers who can find a new place to call an old favorite.”

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

For more information, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Free Kids Admission to the Charles Schulz Museum


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Celebrate the Starry, Starry spring night by enjoying free kids admission to the Schulz Museum. Here the kids can make a star clock, solar viewer, constellation scope, and more.

Free Admission for Kids
Saturday April 19, 2014 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Charles M.Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 to fulfill its mission of preserving, displaying, and interpreting the art of Charles M. Schulz. The museum carries out this mission through changing exhibitions and programming that: build an understanding of cartoonists and cartoon art; illustrate the scope of Schulz’s multi-faceted career; communicate the stories, inspirations and influences of Charles Schulz; and celebrate the life of Charles Schulz and the Peanuts characters. The Charles M. Schulz Museum is located 50 minutes north of San Francisco by car on Highway 101. Open weekdays Monday, Wednesday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed Tuesday.

Admission is normally: $10 adults, $5 Seniors 62+, $5 youth & students (4-18 or with student ID), free for museum members & youth 3 and under. The Schulz Museum is located at 2301 Hardies Ln. Santa Rosa, Ca 94503. The museum can be reached by calling 707-579-4452 or by visiting their website, The Schulz Museum.org.

Concord High School’s Family Carnival – Free Admission


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Where: Concord High School 4200 Concord Blvd, Concord, CA 94521

When: April 11-13, 2014

Carnival Hours: 

  • Friday: 3:30 – 11pm
  • Saturday:  11am – 11pm
  • Sunday:    Noon – 9pm

Carnival Rid Ticket Prices: $20 for unlimited rides wristband  OR $20 for book of 30 tickets (each ride uses 3-5 tickets)

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  • FUN FOR ALL AGES!!!
  • Kiddie Rides, Adult Rides, Games & Prizes, and Food & Drinks!
  • A Concord Area Tradition Since the Mid-1970′s with Carnival Rides Provided by Butler Amusements!
  • Gate Admission Per Person:  $1.00 (Donated to the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation) or Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item for FREE Admission! (Donated to the Bay Area Crisis Nursery).
  • Individual Carnival Ride Tickets or Full Day Unlimited Ride Tickets Available for Sale!
  • Carnival Ride Ticket Proceeds Help Benefit the Shared Safe & Sober Grad Night Activities Held at the Centre Concord in June for Concord High, Ygnacio Valley High, College Park High, and Northgate High.
  • Musical Entertainment Provided by Various MDUSD Middle and High Schools as Part of the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation’s Carnival Concert Series!

Convoy of Hope Offers Free Groceries, Haircuts & Resume Assistance


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Tomorrow April 5th, East Bay Convoy of Hope will be offering 35,000 pounds of produce to family in need. The outreach will be held at 10:00 am at Rio Vista Elementary School in Bay Point. No identification required. Complimentary Health Screenings, Haircuts and Resume Writing Assistance will also be offered. Plus all attendees will be served free lunch! See the above press release for more information!