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Free stuff for 4th of July holiday: Check out the best freebies and deals

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It is almost time for the 4th of July. This means fun, fireworks and lots of cooking out. You can take advantage of some great freebies and deals as well though. On Thursday, ABC shared some of the best free things that are going to be available on the 4th of July. One thing that you can always get free is the chance to watch fireworks. Check your local area and see where the big shows are going to be so you can watch them. Most of these events also offer a few fun things for the kids.

Boston Market has a coupon where you can get a family meal for 1/2 price. Jamba Juice is doing buy one get one free deals but you need to have a coupon for this one as well. You will want to make sure you check the deal before you head out considering most of them need a coupon. Mimi's Cafe, Buca di Beppo and Starbuck's all have their own deals as well so think to check it out what is available anywhere you go.

Outback Steak House is offering a free blooming onion. You don't even need a coupon but you have to say the word "freedom" to your server to get it. Baskin Robbins will give you a free waffle cone upgrade on the 4th of July.

If you have plans to buy fireworks, check out the specials at any place that you go. Most of them offer free punks to light your fireworks. They also usually have buy one get one free on a few special deals. Sometimes the family pack saves you money and sometimes it doesn't so watch the prices on everything.

American Greetings is offering several cards that you can e-mail for free. This is a great way to save Happy 4th of July to your family. Crayola offers free printable coloring pages for the kids to keep them busy during the day.