Free hot dogs, no.
A young friend invited us to his church's fall festival. The kids were delighted with bouncy castles, old-fashioned carnival games, and free snow cones. Elise and I split a hot dog. I even remarked that the church's electric roaster full of hot dogs was an excellent serving idea.
Big mistake! Within a hours we were both violently ill. I had to call my mother to come spend the night. Thank goodness we are both on the mend.
All the gory details just to say that...
(1) Sometimes free is not a bargain.
(2) I forgot to link to today's column at Frugal Hacks.