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Saturday, August 8 is National Bowling Day, which means it’s time to bring out your competitive side. We’ve got all the best National Bowling Day freebies so you can take your friends and family out for a fun day without spending a fortune.
This year’s holiday is definitely different from your typical National Bowling Day, but we’ve still made sure you can hit the lanes, physically or virtually.
Make sure to check out our freebie page to find more great deals on pretty much everything!
And don’t forget to download the official KCL app for more awesome tips and freebies.
NOTE: Some of the bigger chains are celebrating National Bowling Day their own way, but you should definitely check your local lanes. Most of these deals do not include shoe rentals.
1. Get a free game and more bowling deals at BowlMor Lanes, Bowlero, or AMF.
- Two hours of bowling for $12 between Aug. 7 and Aug. 9
- A free game of bowling after National Bowling Day
- Double rewards points from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9
Once you’re signed up on their websites, you can start racking up rewards points and you’ll start receiving perks like a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend.
2. Get bowling deals from Gobowling.com for one free game per person.
One of the best bowling deals going right now is through Gobowling.com. When you sign up for the Go Bowling Squad, you immediately get a free game at participating bowling alleys. Plus, you’ll get more deals in your inbox after you’re signed up.
3. Kids bowl free when you register on KidsBowlFree.com.
This isn’t technically a National Bowling Day deal — it works all summer. Register your kids on KidsBowlFree.com and they can play two bowling games free per child every day through the summer months at participating bowling alley locations.
If you want to bowl alongside your kid for cheap, the site also has family passes for one to four adults for $21.95-36.95.
4. Bring the bowling alley home for National Bowling Day with VR.
If your bowling alley is closed on National Bowling Day or you’re still trying to quarantine, you can still bowl some strikes from home with the Oculus Rift VR machine.
You can buy a refurbished Oculus Rift from their website for $299 if they’re available. After that, download Premium Bowling, a game a lot of people think feels like real-life bowling, for just $19.99.
While $320 may sound like a lot for bowling, you can use it endlessly and never worry about paying for shoes (or overpriced food) at the alleys again.
5. Dust off your Nintendo Wii for some Wii bowling.
Time for some nostalgia! Over 100 million Nintendo Wiis were sold, so there’s a decent chance yours is still in the attic. And, since most consoles came with Wii Sports, you can have a free Wii Bowling experience with the whole family. Aren’t you glad you didn’t throw it into the garage sale pile now?
6. Or get outside for some lawn bowling.
Feel like getting some fresh air and trying something new? Give lawn bowling a shot! It’s super simple to set up in your backyard.
You can grab a lawn bowling set at Target for $25. It’s a heck of a lot cheaper than bringing the family to the alley.
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