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Don’t believe me that “free” and “American Girl” could live in the same sentence? They sure can!
American Girl dolls are crazy expensive and finding sales are as rare as pots of gold at the end of rainbows. But we have come up with some awesome tips on freebies that your child can score, whether you’re shopping from home at a store near you.
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1. Free American Girl catalog.
Requesting an American Girl catalog and having it sent directly to your home is so easy. Plus, rumor has it that sometimes there are coupons like 20% off, free shipping, or three select dolls for $98 each. In the October 2022 catalog, you’ll find the coupon code VERYMERRY for $20 off $100.
You can expect to receive this catalog a couple times a year. To get started, simply head over here and fill out this form, then you can get a free catalog for your girl to look through.
Related: How to save money on your next American Girl purchase.
2. Free souvenir hair bow when you eat at the bistro.
The hair bows serve as napkin holders, and you can take them home after your meal.
You could buy lemonade and score this little memento for less than it costs to buy headbands for your doll. Head over here to find a location near you.
3. Free photo station.
Sometimes it’s a big chair with the American Girl logo behind it; sometimes it’s a big star shape on a stage.
Look for a photo station at your store and snap a picture!
4. Free AG Rewards Program
When you sign up for the free AG Rewards program, you can start earning $10 certificates for every 200 points you accumulate in purchases. And they will send some sweet birthday surprises including a special greeting and an offer for savings. Plus, by becoming a rewards member you’ll be one of the first to get special offers, see new products, and learn about experiences available for your kids.
You’ll also have opportunities to earn more points during special events throughout the year and score an annual bonus at every anniversary of signing up. Plus, as you earn more and more points you’ll also have the chance to move up in levels which grant you additional benefits and savings.
5. Free doll-sized cup and saucer at the bistro.
You can get a complimentary cup and saucer for your doll when you eat at the American Girl bistro.
And if you didn’t bring your doll with you, ask to borrow a doll for the duration of your lunch. You can head over here to find a location near you.
6. Free American Girl games, stories, and more.
American Girl offers many fun activities for kids to read, play games, and browse merchandise in their fun interactive play center. You kids will have the opportunity to read stores, play games, and add items to wish lists.
This play center can be viewed from any internet browser, making this fun for play time on the go or while sitting in restaurants.
7. Free dollhouse play stations.
Any American Girl displays that aren’t enclosed in plexiglass are fair game for play.
Girls can play with the accessories and dolls at each station while in the store.