Overwatch wasn’t what you’d call a “surprise” hit — everyone knew it was going to wipe the floor with its immediate competition. But unlike a lot of games, it still costs money. If you’ve been meaning to give it a shot but don’t feel like shelling out the $40, this weekend the game is free to play on all platforms with no restrictions. Read More
As Lydia Polgreen sees it, society is currently divided into media haves and have nots, and it’s important for HuffPost to remain mostly free for its readers so that it can serve a group that mostly consumes content for free. Read More
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and whether that gets you overly hyped up or rolling your eyes, we can all get behind some free food. Below are plenty of eateries with discounts for lovers, and if romance isn’t what you’re after, don’t sweat it—there’s a deal for everyone.
Auntie Anne’s: Downloading the chain’s My Pretzel Perks app will get you a buy one, get one free heart-shaped pretzel in either original or cinnamon sugar. But to get in on the action, customers need to download their app 12 p.m. EST on Feb. 13.
Hooters: When it comes to Valentine’s Day, they’re not playing. If you upload a photo of your ex to their website and then shred it, not only will you get serious satisfaction, but you’ll score yourself buy one, get one 10-piece boneless wings.
TCBY: If you and your sweetheart are craving frozen yogurt, head over to TCBY where they’re doing buy one get one 50% off all day— can’t beat a cheap date.
Halo Top: Calling all New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles residents, you can get a free pint of Halo Top delivered straight to your honey, or you know, straight to yourself, on Feb.14. Postmates Fresh is teaming up with the low-calorie ice cream brand for the promotion and there’s no purchase necessary to get in on it—but act quick, it’s only while supplies last.
Schlotzsky’s: Spend $7 at participating Schlotzsky’s stores and they’ll give you a free bottle of their signature hot sauce in the name of love!
McAlister’s Deli: For guests dining in, kids eat for free (two complimentary kids meals per adult entrée purchased).
White Castle: Nothing says “I love you” quite like sliders and a side of fries. White Castle is taking reservations for its 27th annual Valentine’s Day dinner. You can snag a reservation on Open Table.
Macaroni Grill: $45 will get you and your date an appetizer, two entrées and a dessert to share. Available Friday Feb. 9 to Wednesday Feb. 14.
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Dunkin’ Donuts: For a chance to win a sweet trip for two to any city in the U.S. that has the coffee chain, share via Instagram how your friendship or relationship runs on Dunkin’ from Feb. 6 through Feb. 15. Don’t forget to tag #DDLOVECONTEST. Obviously we all can’t be winners, but don’t worry—their famous heart-shaped donuts are also back, so that can be your delicious plan B.
Waffle House: The celebrity-favorite chain known for its ’round-the-clock breakfast menu has a Valentine’s deal too—two entrees, an appetizer and dessert for $25.
Qdoba: The Mexican fast-casual restaurant will give you your choice of a burrito, bowl, quesadilla, tortilla soup or the smokey habanero BBQ brisket, gratis, if you share a kiss with someone at the register. Choose your partner wisely, we’re talking free food here.
Pressed Juicery: Is your Valentine a health guru? Send them a “Valentine’s Day Gram”, which includes a free mini 2 ounce juice. Plus, you’ll get your own free mini juice in strawberry almond, citrus, or charcoal lemonade (redeem in stores only).
Whataburger: You could be one of three couples to win free “date nights for a year” in the burger chain’s Valentine’s Day contest. Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of a Whataburger date night using the hashtag #WhataloveContest now through Feb. 8.
Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits: Stop by to buy a heart-shaped Bo-Berry biscuit for your honey—now through Feb. 14 at participating locations. The treats are baked with berries inside and topped with vanilla icing. Plus, you can make cute (and free) customized e-cards on their site.
Chuck E. Cheese’s: If you head over to the family-friendly chain on either of the two days leading up to Valentine’s Day—Feb. 12 and Feb. 13— you’ll find yourself gifted one free brownie square (per guest) from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jack in the Box: The hamburger franchise is here to relieve your V-Day blues. On Feb. 14, if you tweet a taco emoji and a telephone emoji to @JackBoxon Twitter (instead of your texting your ex), Jack will respond with not only words of encouragement but a code to redeem free delivery with Doordash on any of your favorite indulgent menu items. Keep in mind this is all first come, first serve for the first 500 people to tweet them. You’ll also need to spent a $10 minimum on food or beverage—but that shouldn’t be too difficult when there are both curly fries AND churros on the menu.
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Investors in Indonesia have started a new project aimed at digitizing the kiosk shops that adorn the street of capital city Jakarta. Warung Pintar — ‘smart kiosk store’ — helps street vendors revamp their store with a bright and colorful design, and a range of tech that includes a digital POS, free Wi-Fi, an LCD screen, power bank chargers and more. The venture was… Read More
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National Pizza Day is today, Feb. 9, and we’ve rounded up the best deals, discounts and freebies! Here’s where you can get some dough — without spending much at all.
Here at SnapRetail we work with thousands of small business owners tackling their digital marketing. Over the years, we have picked up a few tools that make life a little easier and we want to share them with you! From finding photos, to editing photos, to making your branding consistent, there’s a little bit of everything. Read on for 16 Free Tools to Improve your Marketing!
Canva is a free graphic design tool, loaded with free and paid stock images, fonts, templates, and illustrations. Their templates include layouts perfectly sized for Facebook posts, social media squares, cover photos, email headers, and much more! This tool can be used for both digital and print designs. It’s easy to learn and helps you create graphics perfect for your business!
DesignBold is another free graphic design tool to help you create eye-catching and professional images. Loaded with over 200,000 free stock images, free templates, and unlimited storage. The freemium version of DesignBold will help you hit the ground running with all your digital or print design projects.
Pixlr is an advanced photo editor software. If you are familiar with Photoshop or similar programs, you’ll love this free editor. Pixlr has two photo editing options: Pixlr Express allows you to give photos quick edits like overlays, borders, or a quick fix. Pixlr Editor a more advanced as lets you replace color, transform objects, make images transparent, work in layers, and more!
Free Stock Images
Below are some of our favorite free stock image websites! Each of these currently have Creative Commons Zero licenses meaning the images are free to use for commercial use. However, we encourage you to always look for a photo’s license because terms may change and you should always make sure the license allows what you intend to do with the photo.
CTA Button Builder
You always want to have a Call-to-Action (CTA) on your website or email so your customers know exactly what you want them to do next and where to click. A custom button is one of the best ways to include a CTA!
Da Button Factory allows you to quickly create buttons as either PNG images or CSS embed codes. With this website, you’ll be able to customize the button text, match your branding colors, or create a button using one of their button templates!
Another free Call-to-Action generator, use Button Optimizer to build a custom button. In addition to allowing you to customize color, text, and shape, this site also allows you to add icons into the button before or after the button text. Download your buttons as PNG images or CSS embed codes.
Need to match the colors in your marketing to the colors in your logo? Or want to use the exact colors from your website in an email? The Eye Dropper extension in Chrome allows you to find the color codes associated with any color on a webpage, from a color picker palette. Plus it saves colors you’ve used before in a color history. Add the extension to your Chrome browser, turn the tool on, hover over the color you want, and it’s saved for you!
Take the stress out of proofreading with the Chrome Extension Grammarly. Grammarly will check your spelling and grammar for anything you write online. From emails, to social posts, Grammarly has you covered. With a free account, Grammarly will also send you weekly stats to show you personalized stats and grammar performance. Don’t want to see Grammarly used everywhere you type? Customize Grammarly to turn off while you visit certain web pages.
Keep yourself organized and focused! Momentum replaces the blank new tab used in Chrome to a personalized page featuring to-dos, weather, and daily inspirational quotes and images. Stay on track by setting the focus for your day, check off items on your to-do list, and so much more!
While SnapRetail is one of the most powerful digital marketing tools in your arsenal, the SnapIt Tool & App help you gather all the images relevant to your business. Use the SnapIt tool in your browser to quickly snap product images from your vendors and save them to your SnapRetail account. Download the SnapRetail app to your smartphone using Apple App Store or Google Play. Learn how to save the SnapIt Tool to your browser.
Use the SnapRetail app to upload images from your smart device or take your own images. Your images will be waiting for you in your SnapRetail account when you are ready to sit down and do your marketing! To find the app, search SnapRetail on Google Play or the App Store.
You are a consultant. You’re an expert at what you do, and you expect to get paid for it. So how do you avoid working for free? How do you handle clients that expect you to give away your valuable time? The worst thing you can ever do is to doubt your level of expertise or ability to… Read More »
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The Holidays are coming and it’s time to create easy Christmas Images for your social media marketing on Facebook and Instagram. In this post I share 12 Days of Christmas Images – 12 easy Christmas images you can create that are specially designed for engaging… // Read More
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