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Don’t believe me that “free” and “American Girl” could live in the same sentence?
They sure can!
Even though American Girl dolls are crazy expensive, here are some freebies your girl can do at home and some she can get in store.
Check it out:
1. Free American Girl catalog.
Just fill out this form and you can get a free catalog for your girl to look through.
Rumor has it that sometimes there are coupons for free shipping and more in the catalogs.
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.
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 craft activity with book club attendance.
When you sign up for the free book club, you get to participate in a free craft activity.
Book club events aren’t offered at every store, so check with your store to find out if there’s one happening.
Also, seating is limited, so make a reservation as soon as possible. (There’s always space at the free online book club, too — but no craft.)
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.
6. Free American Girl apps.
American Girl has a bunch of free apps for iPhone and Android. The main American Girl app works with the catalog to unlock fun experiences and activities.
Other apps include American Girl World (a “choose your own adventure” type of story game) and WellieWishers Garden Fun.
You can even get some AG-themed emojis.
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.