I did this with my son on his birthday this August. Baskin Robbins had sent him a coupon for a free birthday cone. He also received coupons from local mall merchants. The goodies included: a free donut, an arrowhead, an Orange Julius, a McDonalds happy meal, a sticker book, a box of candy, a goldfish (we passed on that one), and a book worth $4.00. We collected all the goodies and spent the rest of the day at the park. My son had a smile on his face from ear to ear.
One caveat, be sure to pack some food to take along as you may be tempted to buy some goodies for yourself along the way.
Shauna has also contributed "Christmas in July". It suggests ways to save on holiday spending if you start early. You can read it at: Christmas in July. .
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