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Shave The Date: McDonald’s Is Giving Away 10,000 Free McRib Sandwiches To Fans Who Shave Their Facial Hair

The sauciest moment of the year is here! The McRib is back nationwide for the first time since 2012, beginning Dec. 2. So that beard you’ve so proudly grown while in quarantine or for a good cause this November…it’s got to go. Or it could get in the way of you enjoying a mouthwatering McRib. That’s why we’re here to tell you to shave it, and you could get a McRib on us.

That’s right. Starting today, we’re giving away a FREE McRib to the first 10,000 entries from fans who show us their clean-shaven face. Beard or no beard, prepare for the McRib with a shave—or even a facial mask—because anyone can participate, from your brother to your mother, sister-in-law or cousin’s roommate. Just post a picture of your cleanly-shaven or baby-smooth face on your public Twitter or public Instagram profile using #Shave4McRibSweepstakes and tag @mcdonalds. Sorry, no Stories! The first 10,000 entries will receive a code for a free McRib, available via McDelivery with Uber Eats, while supplies last.

“Our bearded fans know… facial hair and the McRib just don’t mix—believe me, I’ve tried,” said Vice President of U.S. Communications, David Tovar. “With the nationwide return of the McRib, we’re helping fans enjoy every delectable moment by encouraging them to shave for a chance to win a free McRib. And we’re excited this year to partner with No-Shave November, a charity that knows a thing or two about facial hair.”

In recognition of those who’ve grown a little scruff for a cause this month, we’re collaborating with No-Shave November —a non-profit organization devoted to fundraising for cancer research, prevention, and education—for some added good. Just buy a McRib on Dec. 2 and your purchase will help support our donation to the charity’s cancer initiatives.

“No-Shave November is a month-long journey where we ask participants to put down their razors and ‘get hairy’ in the name of cancer awareness,” said Senior Executive Director of No-Shave November, Monica Hill. “We’re thrilled McDonald’s is supporting this important cause, getting both the bearded and the non-bearded involved beyond November simply by purchasing a McRib.”

Whether you’re a McRib fanatic or first-timer, get ready to clean up that facial hair and shave the date for the nationwide return. The season begins December 2 at participating restaurants via carry-out, Drive Thru, the McDonald’s app or McDelivery. It’s going to be a saucy one.

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Starbucks Offers Free Collectible Holiday Cups On November 6

It’s holiday time at Starbucks, and your favorite holiday beverages are back starting tomorrow (November 6). Starbucks is kicking off the season by giving customers a red collectible holiday cup when they order a handcrafted holiday beverage of any size at participating stores in the United States. 

The offer starts when participating stores open on November 6 while supplies last, quantities are limited. This year’s cup will warm your heart as well as your hands, with a festive design that evokes a cozy holiday sweater. 

How To Get Your Cup

The free collectible cup offer is available for orders picked up in participating U.S. stores (including café, drive-thru and curbside) and through Starbucks Delivers with Uber Eats.

The offer is good for any handcrafted holiday or fall beverage (hot, iced or blended) including: Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Eggnog Latte, Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Mocha, Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Cream Nitro Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Mocha and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. Note that Starbucks Christmas Blend brewed coffee and Christmas Starbucks Reserve are not included in this offer. 

Here are the additional 2020 Starbucks Holiday Cups:

Ribbon: This design brings forward joyful elements of the holiday season in ribbons of brand greens and a jolly red wrapped like a cozy holiday sweater. Look closely and you’ll see a familiar crown, tail, and scales. The design is repeated on this year’s collectible Starbucks red holiday cup.

Dot: Stripes swirl around a field of Starbucks house green punctuated by playful polka dots, sharing the sentiment to “carry the merry.” 

Sparkle: This red cup has vintage vibes, with cutout shapes in green like glittering holiday ornaments. The motif is repeated in a snowy white on Starbucks cold beverage cups.

Brand Wrap: This modern, scaled-up version of the ribbon design features bold bands of holiday color and the Starbucks wordmark, designer street style.

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Howard Stern Announces SiriusXM Premium Will Be Free Through May 15

Howard Stern announced Tuesday that SiriusXM access will be free for the next month and a half. The radio host revealed the news while broadcasting The Howard Stern Show (channel 100) from his home.

“With so many people asked to stay at home, we are making our full streaming lineup of music, entertainment, news and information easily accessible to everyone,” said Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO. “In the days ahead, we hope it’s a valuable source of information or diversion, a generous mix of fresh live content, and a source of companionship that comes from the hosts on our many shows and channels.  And there was no better way to launch the Stream Free content than with Howard this morning.”

Anyone who is not already a SiriusXM subscriber can download the SiriusXM app or go to SiriusXM.com/streamfree to start listening free of charge and there’s no credit card or commitment required. That will unlock more than 300 channels of programming. The promotion will run through May 15.

SiriusXM is also launching #StayHome Radio (channel 179), which is described as “a feel-good, ad-free music channel” featuring “happy and uplifting songs from artists like Lizzo and Coldplay to P!nk and Bob Marley.”

Another bonus is that the Billy Joel channel will return on April 1 for a limited time, so enjoy!

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Get Free Comic Books During Halloween ComicFest On October 26

On Saturday, October 26, participating comic shops across North America and around the world will hand out more than 1.7 million free comics to anyone who comes into their shop during Halloween ComicFest! During the event, anyone who goes into a participating comic shop can choose a free comic from the 28 titles available this year and participate in the fun Halloween-themed activities hosted by the comic shops. The annual event is a great way to welcome curious, first-time readers as well as longtime comic book fans into local shops to experience all the horror comics and spooky delights comic shops have to offer.

Twenty-eight free comics, including 19 full-size comics and 9 mini comics can be picked up. This year’s titles include Marvel Comics’ Ghost Rider: King of Hell #1, Iron Man: Road to Iron Man 2020, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #0, Star Wars: Boba Fett #1; DC Comics’ DCEASED #1, The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid/ Black Canary: Ignite, and DC Superhero Girls: At Metropolis High; and Pokémon Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Spook House, among other spooktacular titles for comic readers of all ages.

Halloween ComicFest also features “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever!”, running now through November 1st at 2pm EST.  Fans can enter one of five categories – Superhero/Comics, Video Games, TV/Movie, Horror, or Original – just by taking a picture of themselves in costume and submitting the photo on the Halloween ComicFest website. Six winners will be selected at random: five first prize winners who will receive a $50 shopping spree to their local comic shop and one grand prize winner who will receive a $500 shopping spree to their local comic shop!

For more information about Halloween ComicFest, the free comics, costume contest, and to find a participating comic shop, go to www.halloweencomicfest.com. It’s time to get in your Halloween costume and take your family and friends to check out the free comics and fun at your local comic shop!

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Tim Burton’s Batman To Have Free, Surprise Screening Saturday In San Diego

DC and partner AT&T are holding a surprise screening of Tim Burton’s Batman Saturday evening inside the Batman Experience at the pop-up Comic-Con Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park, following the Dark Knight’s induction into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame Wednesday night. 

The screening takes place at 7:30 local time, will have a “special introduction” by producer Michael E. Uslan and is free to the public, not just Comic-Con badge holders.

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Free Comic Book Day Is On Saturday May 4, 2019

Free Comic Book Day 2019 features an amazing selection of comic book titles for the industry’s most anticipated annual event which happens Saturday, May 4, 2019 at participating comic book shops worldwide.

Comic shop retailers chose fifty-one titles overall to be available on Free Comic Book Day: twelve Gold Sponsor comics and thirty-nine Silver Sponsor comics that give fans a great opportunity to discover new titles and genres. This year’s announcement of Silver Sponsor comics includes such great titles as Minecraft & Disney’s The Incredibles, Little Lulu, Bob’s Burgers, The Amazing Spider-Man, My Hero Academia, Star Wars Adventures, and more.

“Each year, we continue to push ourselves to bring fans the very best Free Comic Book Day experience,” said Joe Field, originator of FCBD, and owner of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, CA. “The caliber, strength and depth of this year’s comic book titles is fantastic and independent comic book shop retailers all over the world can’t wait to treat fans and customers to an incredible day of fun, discovery, and learning about comic books and comic book shops.”

A complete listing of all fifty-one FCBD titles, including the twelve Gold Sponsor and thirty-nine Silver Sponsor comic books, can be found HERE.

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Fans of All Ages Can See Black Panther For Free In Honor of Black History Month At Participating Theaters

Disney announced today that Academy Award-nominated and SAG winner Black Panther will return to the big screen to celebrate Black History Month for a one-week engagement, February 1-7, at 250 participating AMC Theatres locations. To ensure that the movie is accessible to all, tickets are free for everyone, and there will be two showings per day at each participating theater.

The Walt Disney Company will also give a $1.5 million grant to support UNCF (United Negro College Fund) in furthering its mission to help minority students access and move to and through college. For nearly 75 years, UNCF has been providing scholarships to students in need, and this grant is part of The Walt Disney Company’s longstanding commitment to diverse communities and to expanding the pipeline of talent.

Black Panther is groundbreaking for many reasons, including the rich diversity of voices behind its success,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company.  “The story also showcases the power of knowledge to change the world for the better, and the importance of ensuring everyone has access to it.  We’re proud to provide thousands of free screenings of ‘Black Panther’ in hopes it will continue to inspire audiences, and to support UNCF with a $1.5 million grant to make the dream of higher education a reality for more students.”

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness.

For free tickets to the Black Panther showings and a list of AMC participating theaters go to: weticketit.com/blackpanther

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McDonald’s Is Giving Away Free Bacon During Bacon Hour On January 29

In celebration of bacon’s limited time arrival to the Classics – the Big Mac Bacon burger, Quarter Pounder Bacon burger and Cheesy Bacon Fries – McDonald’s is makin’ bacon dreams come true by giving fans even more … you guessed it…bacon! 

On January 29, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. local time, McDonald’s is hosting a first-of-its-kind, nationwide bacon bash called Bacon Hour. For 60 minutes, customers will be able to get thick cut, Applewood smoked bacon with anything on the menu, at no additional cost. And is there anything better than free bacon?

Customers will be given two half pieces of bacon on the side with any purchase and can add it to whatever item they wish. It’s an ode to bacon. Filet-O-Fish with bacon. Even a Hot Fudge Sundae with bacon. You name it…with bacon.

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YouTube & MGM Debut Over 100 Movies Streaming For Free

YouTube recently cut a deal with MGM studios and has released more than 100 titles onto their platform. The movies are ad-supported, meaning you can stream them for free, so long as you don’t mind occasional commercial breaks. Otherwise, you can shell out the $9.99 a month for an ad-free experience.

Among the multiple titles available are the original Terminator, the Rocky series, Legally Blonde, and the classic Pink Panther films. It’s unclear if YouTube, which is owned by Google, will cut similar deals with other studios to expand their selection. Considering that almost two billion people use YouTube a month, it seems that more would want to get in on the action.

You can find the titles in the Free To Watch section of YouTube’s Movies and Shows channel.

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Free Comic Book Day Is Saturday May 5th

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops. This year, Free Comic Books Day is on Saturday May 5th.

Click HERE to see the titles that will be given away for FREE!

Find a comic shop near you by clicking HERE.

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