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May 1 is Free Comic Book Day

Free museum admission and coupons for burgers and bagels are among this week's Friday deals and freebies.

By Teresa Mears Apr 30, 2010 10:58AM

It’s another fine Friday, and that means it’s time for Friday food deals and freebies.


But we’re going to start with the inedible deals today.


Saturday, May 1, is Free Comic Book Day. That means that participating comic book stores nationwide are giving comic books free to anyone who shows up. Some stores are turning the event into a party, with costumed superheroes. As part of the event, e-book publisher Wowio is giving away free downloadable comics.

This is the first weekend of the month, and Bank of America customers can visit museums free with the Museums On Us program. A Bank of America credit or debit card will get you free admission Saturday or Sunday to more than 120 museums and attractions across the United States.


Some of last week’s deals are still good. Remember that not all local businesses participate in all national promotions, so you may want to call ahead.

Here are the latest food deals and freebies we found, with some help from our friends at Cities on the Cheap:

Here are some free kids’ workshops this weekend:

  • Lowe's is offering is free Build & Grow workshops for kids Saturday, May 1. The project is a schoolhouse. May 8, the project will be a trellis planter.
  • Home Depot is also offering its monthly free kids’ workshop, held the first Saturday of the month. The project is a picket fence planter. The next event is June 5, when the kids can build a table soccer game.

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