Red, White and Frugal: Cheap Ideas for the 4th of July

Posted on 06/24/2010

Want to mark this 4th of July with a bang, but don’t want to spend many bucks? Being patriotic doesn’t have to be pricey. We’ve got some cheap ideas so that you can be red, white and frugal this 4th of July.

Take the Kids to Applebee’s - According to Facebook, in celebration of the 4th of July, Applebee’s is giving away free kids meals. Two kids under 12 can eat free for every paying adult. It looks like this freebie may only be offered in Florida, George, Alabama and Texas so call ahead to see if your neighborhood Applebee’s is participating.

Free Samples at Walmart - Kraft is celebrating Independence Day a little early with free sampling events at Walmart stores across the country from July 1-3. You’ll get to try all kinds of products at no charge.

Enjoy Free Events - Communities all over the country hold free events for the 4th of July making it easy to be red, white and frugal. Enjoy free fireworks, festivals and musical performances. And make sure you take some great photos of fireworks with these free tips from

Free Country Music - Country music seems like a good choice for this all-American holiday. Get a whole playlist of free songs from People Country Magazine.

Use Free Printable Decorations - Don’t waste money on expensive decorations when there are plenty of free ones online. Check out these free food tent cards and cupcake toppers from WH Hostess. Just print them, cut them out and use them to decorate your display of yummy red, white and blue treats.

Free Chik-fil-A - Some Chik-fil-A locations are rewarding patriotic customers with free food. Come into the store on Saturday, July 3 (since Chik-fil-As are closed on Sundays) and if you’re wearing red, white and blue you’ll receive a free Spicy Chicken Sandwich. This deal may not be everywhere, so call ahead.

By Alison Storm

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Posted on 06.30.10 at 3:32 PM

This is a good idea. I am in charge of the party this year with low budget. I also found this while i was browsing the web.

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