By Rita R. Robison
Sometimes we run out of ideas for our dads because they seem harder to shop for than moms.
However, dealnews.com has been doing research on bargains for Father’s Day and offers the following suggestions for you:
The Country's Best Yogurt will serve free yogurt for fathers on June 17. However, it’s a store-by-store offer. In years past, TCBY offered this free item nationally, but this year, you'll need to check with your local TCBY store to make sure it’s taking part in the promotion.
Free personalized items
Free $25 gift card
Take dad to a brunch or dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar on June 17, and he'll receive a free $25 gift card to use at a later date. The brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., and reservations at this national chain are strongly advised.
Free sundae and eCard
Free magazine subscription
If your father like cars, consider signing him up for this deal: Mercury Magazines offers a Car and Driver Magazine 1-Year subscription for free, in exchange for information about you and your company. Only "qualified" individuals are eligible.
In the best deal dealnews.com has seen from XM Satellite Radio, the company currently offers its XM OnyX Radio with an XM PowerConnect FM Transmitter Vehicle Kit and 30 Days of XM Satellite Radio for free.
However, you’ll have to pay the $11 shipping fee, and if you don't cancel before the 30-day trial ends, your credit card will automatically be subscribed to a recurring quarterly subscription plan at the current rate every three months. The plan is currently $43 for three months. See the terms and conditions for more information.
Visit the Apple Store, and you'll get the Father's Day iPad App by The Rosa Group. It comes with suggestions for the top gifts, things to do, and facts about Father's Day. It could help you find a great Father’s Day gift, and you can share the trivia with your dad.
You might like some of these free samples, and they may give you an idea for what to give your dad.
Be an aware, informed consumer when looking at these free deals. Some come with strings attached, so ask questions and read the fine print carefully.