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Free call from Santa and free music

Deals and freebies include free chicken biscuits, cookbooks and potato chips.

By Teresa Mears Dec 23, 2010 1:55PM

Here it is almost Christmas, and we hope you haven't spent your last dollar on gifts and decorations.


Just in case, we bring you some holiday freebies.

You can send your kids (or your mother or your co-worker) a personalized phone call from Santa, courtesy of Google Voice. To create the call, you must first answer some questions about the recipient and then you can preview the message, which you can send via telephone, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter.


Our friends at Albuquerque on the Cheap have put together a whole list of free holiday music to download.


You can get free cooking and entertaining tips and recipes from Martha Stewart and Paula Deen's Holiday Hosting Guide (.pdf file), with downloadable cookbooks online.


If you still have some holiday shopping to wrap up, you can get a Holiday Shopping Pass from CVS, which will give you 20% off through Dec. 26. But you have to sign up for the pass today on the CVS Facebook page.


Some of last week's deals are still good, including bonuses with restaurant gift cards.


Not all local establishments participate in all national promotions, so it's always wise to check ahead.


Here are the latest food deals and freebies:

  • You can get a free spicy chicken biscuit from Chick-fil-A Jan. 3-8, but you have to reserve it starting Dec 27. The spicy chicken biscuit joins the menu Jan. 10.
  • Two Einstein Bros. coupons will get you free poppers and regular coffee with a regular breakfast sandwich, or free chips and drink with a signature lunch sandwich. The coupons are valid through Jan. 7.
  • Kids eat free at Ikea Dec. 26 through Jan. 9.
  • "Like" Ruffles on Facebook and give the app access to your profile and get a coupon for a free bag of chips.

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