Friday Freebies: Elvis movie and coffee tastings

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  • Get a free Chocolate Molten Lava Cake when you buy a Turkey Roaster Combo at Arby’s. Just use this coupon, good through Tuesday, Jan. 15.
  • Here’s a coupon good for free chips or dessert and a regular fountain drink when you buy a regular or large sub, large salad or large grilled flatbread at Quizno’s. Expires Monday, Jan. 14.
  • Red Robin Burgers Red Royalty Members can earn up to $30 off by taking part in the “Savor The Dates Challenge.” Order certain menu items on certain days in 2013, and you’ll earn stamps that add up to reward dollars.
  • They’re back: Free coffee tastings on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at Qualia Coffee in Northwest D.C. The next tasting happens at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Be ready to compare and contrast three different single-origin coffees and learn a little about each.


  • National Geographic is about to turn 125 years old, and the National Geographic Museum is celebrating on Sunday, Jan. 13 with a free Georgetown Cupcake for each visitor while supplies last. They’ll also have special photo props for visitors to frame their personal photos with that famous yellow border. Museum admission is $4 for children, $8 for adults.
  • National Harbor is offering one hour of free parking, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday Jan.14-March 31. The deal does not apply to parking meters and there are other restrictions as well.
  • Want to get away to Florida? Check the website for loads of offers. For example, book a stay of at least 4 nights at select resorts in Orlando, and get 2 free adult tickets to one of the Walt Disney World Theme Parks good for 3 days.
  • Like to buy music CDs but also like to listen to MP3s? Amazon has just introduced something called AutoRip. Buy an AutoRip CD from Amazon, and a free digital version of it will be instantly added to your Amazon cloud player. And if you’ve bought CDs from Amazon in the past – since 1998 – the ones that are AutoRip eligible will be added to your cloud player free as well.


  • Elvis Presley would have been 78 years old this week, and you can catch a free screening of the documentary “Elvis: Return To Tupelo” narrated by Kris Kristofferson from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11 at John Philip Sousa Hall at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Register here in advance.
  • The first and last pages of George Washington’s First Inaugural Address, written in his own handwriting, are on special display in the East Rotunda Gallery of the National Archives Jan. 11-31. Admission is free.
  • Ever been snowshoeing or cross country skiing? You can try both free on “Winter Trails Day” Saturday, Jan. 12. More than 100 resorts and other locations nationwide are taking part, including Wisp Resort Nordic Center in Maryland, and Liberty Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania.
  • Dog owners: A non-profit group called Your Dog’s Friend offers free workshops on topics ranging from how to handle an adopted pet, to how dogs view the world differently than humans. The next workshop, Saturday, Jan.12, is about how to keep your dog busy in winter. Get more details and register here.
  • Planning to attend the Inaugural Parade on Monday, Jan. 21? Start planning now. Parade route entry points open at 6:30 a.m. and will close as each area fills to capacity. Check WTOP’s Inauguration Day Survival Guide for more details.


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