Freebie Friday - Specials for government workers

October 4, 2013 2:03:16 PM PDT
In addition to the usual roundup of free things you can track down, there are some special offers just for government workers who have been furloughed.

1. LAID OFF GOVERNMENT WORKERS: FREE FITNESS CLASSES AND PASSES
Philadelphia Sports Clubs (PSC) (as well as New York Sports Clubs (NYSC), Boston Sports Clubs (BSC), and Washington Sports Clubs (WSC)) are offering laid-off government workers a free pass to all of the company's 161 fitness facilities and no-fee group classes. To take advantage of this offer, furloughed workers must show their government ID at the front desk. The offer begins immediately and lasts through the duration of the shutdown. The membership is available at all hours, except Monday through Friday 4:30-7:30 p.m. Must be 18 years or older and have a photo ID.

2. LAID OFF GOVERNMENT WORKERS: FREE POPCORN AT AMC THEATERS
AMC has announced that its theaters are offering free small popcorns to those employed by the government, regardless of whether a movie ticket is also purchased. Instead, the individual needs to simply present a valid government or military-issued ID at a concession stand. If they're particularly hungry, they can apply the discount offer to a larger size.

3. FREE PIZZA FROM SLICE
All three SliCE locations are having a large Freebie Friday event this Friday on October 4th. Free samples will be offered in-store from Noon through 7:00 PM every first Friday of each month. Samples will be offered while supplies last and will vary during the day. SliCE has three locations that include Rittenhouse (1740 Sansom Street) South Philadelphia and Italian Market (1180 S. 10th Street) and Washington Township (137 Egg Harbor Road)

4. FREE YOGA FROM 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.

5. NAMAS DAY YOGA EVENT
Namas Day is the creation of Philly Area Yoga, Philadelphia's premiere online yoga and wellness resource. The festival is another way that they strive to bring together the yoga community and share the incredible local talent. This year's event will involve a full day yoga workshops and master classes delivered by local instructors and wellness professionals. A variety of local vendors will also share their products and services during the day, and the day will close with a music celebration from some local kirtan artists.

6. FREE JET MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION
Sign up for a complimentary 20 issue subscription to Jet Magazine. No strings attached. You'll never receive a bill. Fill out your information and wait 6-10 weeks for delivery.

7. THROW THE ULTIMATE DISNEY HALLOWEEN PARTY!
Make it a spooky Halloween with your favorite Disney characters. From Jack Skellington to vampire Mickey, these fun crafts, DIY costume/mask directions, pumpkin-carving templates, and recipes are sure to frighten up your day.

8. FREE MUSEUM ENTRY FOR BANK OF AMERICA MEMBERS
It's the first full weekend of the month on Saturday and Sunday, which means you can visit dozens of museums for free with an ID and a Bank of America credit or debit card. Get in free at more than 150 U.S. venues with BOA's Museum on Us program. It offers each cardholder one free general admission pass.