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Click a Few Buttons To Get a Free $1 Kindle Ebook Credit

If you have any inkling that you might want to buy a Kindle ebook before the end of the month, here’s a free $1 credit. All you have to do is hit “Subscribe” on this page to sign up for Amazon’s daily Kindle Deals newsletter, then hit “Claim this promotion” to have the $1 credit added to your account.

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Summer of Design Returns, Teaches You Design Basics For Free In 12 Emails

Summer of Design Returns, Teaches You Design Basics For Free In 12 Emails

You can never learn enough when you’re practicing design. The Summer of Design 12-week email course from designer David Kadavy, based on his book Design for Hackers, is currently free if you sign up in the next twelve days.

The course, which we’ve featured in the past before it was removed for a while, takes a reverse-engineering approach to design, helping you understand the reasons behind good design. The course is divided into twelve lessons, each one delivered by email to your inbox once a week.

Once the free enrollment period is up, the course will cost $9, while the book it’s based off of costs $20-30, depending on format. Still, it’s hard to beat free.

Join “Summer of Design.” Learn from “Design for Hackers” free (for now) | Kadavy

This Free Ebook Teaches You How to Combine Typefaces In Your Designs

This Free Ebook Teaches You How to Combine Typefaces In Your Designs

Getting your typeface right in an image is important to designers and non-designers alike. Once you’ve got a handle on the basics, this free ebook teaches the more advanced tricks of combining multiple typefaces.

The book, from now-shuttered publisher Five Simple Steps, offers insight into how to choose typefaces that complement each other and fit within the context of your design. Whether you’re working on an advertising campaign for a multimillion dollar company, or just making a flyer for a lost cat, the typefaces you choose can make a huge difference in how much people pay attention to your design.

Combining Typefaces: Free guide to great typography | Adobe Typekit Blog

Tomorrow’s Free Comic Book Day, Here’s How to Find Your Local Shop

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 7th, is Free Comic Book Day, the day where you can walk into your local comic book shop, get a pile of random swag, and peruse the shop’s collection while you’re at it. Here’s how to find the shop closest to you.

If you’ve never gone out for Free Comic Book Day, everything you need to know is in the title. Participating comic shops get a pack of comics and they give those away to anyone who comes into the store. Head over to the official store locator page, type in your zip code, and you get a list of all the shops in your area participating in the event. The results have a few different badges on them to help you find a good shop for you. Most notably, some get a family friendly badge, which denotes the shop has a good selection of comics for younger kids. Some shops also do special events like artist appearances, signings, sales, or giveaways. If a shop’s doing some special, you’ll see a note below the result with a link to whatever their plans are.

Free Comic Book Day

Grab a Free License for CloudBerry Backup Pro for Mac or Linux, Normally $30

Grab a Free License for CloudBerry Backup Pro for Mac or Linux, Normally $30

OS X/Linux: CloudBerry Lab is giving away free licenses to its premium backup client, which normally costs $29.99. It offers encryption, compression, and unlimited backups to cloud storage providers such as Amazon S3, Google Nearline, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace.

You’ll need to pay the data storage and retrieval fees for those cloud storage providers, of course, but CloudBerry Backup makes it easy to access your data and automate your backups. You can also use it for local backups, and the software includes all the features you’d expect from a backup program, including scheduling and incremental backups.

Most people will probably want to use an online backup service such as CrashPlan or Backblaze for their everyday backups because the pricing is more straightforward. However, if you use one of these major cloud storage providers—and they can be a dirt-cheap off-site backup solution—here’s a free client for you.

The offer is in honor of World Backup Day, which was yesterday, but you can get your free license code until April 7th.

Celebrate World Backup Day with Us | CloudBerry Lab via David Galloway

Get 50 Classic Children’s eBooks for Free from Billion eBook Gift

Get 50 Classic Children's eBooks for Free from Billion eBook Gift

Reading is fundamental. Not only is that true, it’s the name of the nonprofit that is giving away 50 free ebooks to all families, starting today in honor of #GivingTuesday.

The books are digitally mastered in HD and available in both English and Spanish. To get them, you’ll need to create an account at Billion eBook Gift and then either use the ustyme app on Android or iOS or read them from ustyme’s web site. (Ustyme is a free app platform that distributes family content including books and games. It also has a Facetime-like live video feature, so you can read with your kids from afar.)

It’s a nice collection of short, well-illustrated stories including classics like The Three Billy Goats Gruff, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, and The Tortoise and the Hare. There are a couple of holiday books in there as well.

Billion eBook Gift via GeekDad

Ask Your Utility Company for Free Light Bulbs, Shower Heads, and More

Ask Your Utility Company for Free Light Bulbs, Shower Heads, and More

Utility companies would like us to have more energy-efficient homes. To that end, many give away hundreds of dollars’ worth of free stuff for you.

Reddit user twenafresh received a free energy saver kit from the Energy Trust of Oregon, which included 8 LED light bulbs, 4 recessed LEDs, 2 high-efficiency showerhards, and 4 low-flow faucet aerators.

Your mileage might vary depending on your utility company, but it’s worth looking into what it offers, whether that’s an energy checkup, rebates for energy efficient appliances, or a box of household items. Twenafresh has linked to some promotions for a few utilities around the US in the post below.

YSK that many utility companies will give you hundreds of dollars worth of efficient lighting, shower heards, faucet aerators, and/or other technology for free | Reddit

Photo by Anton Fomkin.

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

It’s almost Halloween, and while businesses probably don’t want to smell your feet, they definitely want to give you something good to eat. Here are the best freebies and deals you can get all day if you go trick or treating to their door.

You and your family can celebrate Halloween all day long if you dare. With some help from Maria Lalonde at Offers.com and Marina Nazario at Business Insider, we’ve compiled a list of freebies, deals, and specials that are guaranteed to haunt your dreams. Here are some of the best out there:

  • Chipotle: Grab a “boorito” for $3 after 5 p.m. There’s a catch, however. You have to be in a costume with an unnecessary component, or anything that clashes. A witch wearing a baseball jersey, or a zombie with a magic wand, for example.
  • Baskin Robbins: A single scoop of ice cream will only cost you $1.31 all day.
  • Denny’s: Get 20% of your bill with this coupon until November 1.
  • El Pollo Loco: Get a free churro with any purchase using this coupon.
  • Pizza Hut: Get $5 off your $20 order at participating locations through November 1.
  • Krispy Kreme: One free doughnut for anyone who comes in costume.
  • Sbarro: Get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza with any purchase of $5 or more when wearing a Halloween costume.
  • Sonic: Get fifty-cent corn dogs all day.
  • Baja Fresh: Kids in costume eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Get a free or discounted ($2.99) kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

You may not have all of these stores or restaurants around you, but hopefully there’s at least one nearby that you and your kids can enjoy for Halloween. If you know of some other great deals or freebies, let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out the comments to see what other people post! Happy Halloween!

Photo by Tim Evanson.

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

It’s almost Halloween, and while businesses probably don’t want to smell your feet, they definitely want to give you something good to eat. Here are the best freebies and deals you can get all day if you go trick or treating to their door.

You and your family can celebrate Halloween all day long if you dare. With some help from Maria Lalonde at Offers.com and Marina Nazario at Business Insider, we’ve compiled a list of freebies, deals, and specials that are guaranteed to haunt your dreams. Here are some of the best out there:

  • Chipotle: Grab a “boorito” for $3 after 5 p.m. There’s a catch, however. You have to be in a costume with an unnecessary component, or anything that clashes. A witch wearing a baseball jersey, or a zombie with a magic wand, for example.
  • Baskin Robbins: A single scoop of ice cream will only cost you $1.31 all day.
  • Denny’s: Get 20% of your bill with this coupon until November 1.
  • El Pollo Loco: Get a free churro with any purchase using this coupon.
  • Pizza Hut: Get $5 off your $20 order at participating locations through November 1.
  • Krispy Kreme: One free doughnut for anyone who comes in costume.
  • Sbarro: Get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza with any purchase of $5 or more when wearing a Halloween costume.
  • Sonic: Get fifty-cent corn dogs all day.
  • Baja Fresh: Kids in costume eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Get a free or discounted ($2.99) kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

You may not have all of these stores or restaurants around you, but hopefully there’s at least one nearby that you and your kids can enjoy for Halloween. If you know of some other great deals or freebies, let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out the comments to see what other people post! Happy Halloween!

Photo by Tim Evanson.

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

The Best Halloween Freebies and Deals You Can Get Tomorrow

It’s almost Halloween, and while businesses probably don’t want to smell your feet, they definitely want to give you something good to eat. Here are the best freebies and deals you can get all day if you go trick or treating to their door.

You and your family can celebrate Halloween all day long if you dare. With some help from Maria Lalonde at Offers.com and Marina Nazario at Business Insider, we’ve compiled a list of freebies, deals, and specials that are guaranteed to haunt your dreams. Here are some of the best out there:

  • Chipotle: Grab a “boorito” for $3 after 5 p.m. There’s a catch, however. You have to be in a costume with an unnecessary component, or anything that clashes. A witch wearing a baseball jersey, or a zombie with a magic wand, for example.
  • Baskin Robbins: A single scoop of ice cream will only cost you $1.31 all day.
  • Denny’s: Get 20% of your bill with this coupon until November 1.
  • El Pollo Loco: Get a free churro with any purchase using this coupon.
  • Pizza Hut: Get $5 off your $20 order at participating locations through November 1.
  • Krispy Kreme: One free doughnut for anyone who comes in costume.
  • Sbarro: Get a free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza with any purchase of $5 or more when wearing a Halloween costume.
  • Sonic: Get fifty-cent corn dogs all day.
  • Baja Fresh: Kids in costume eat free with the purchase of an adult entree.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Get a free or discounted ($2.99) kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

You may not have all of these stores or restaurants around you, but hopefully there’s at least one nearby that you and your kids can enjoy for Halloween. If you know of some other great deals or freebies, let us know in the comments! And be sure to check out the comments to see what other people post! Happy Halloween!

Photo by Tim Evanson.