Friday Freebies: Get a movie and chocolate for your sweetie

HOUSTON – Valentine's Day is next week, but some businesses are treating customers to freebies now. But first, laissez les bon temps rouler this weekend. 

Mardi Gras rolls into Galveston this weekend, but if you're looking for fun that is more family-friendly and free, you don't have to go far. 

Kids and parents can grab their Mardi Gras masks and costumes and head to Mandell Park at Mandell and Richmond. They'll have beads, king cake and a parade Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon.  

Kingwood has its own Mardi Gras festival and parade Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at Town Center Park. They'll have live music. The parade starts at 2 p.m. 

Then shift focus to your favorite person; and get ready for Valentine's Day. This Sunday, Godiva stores are giving customers a free piece of chocolate. There is no purchase necessary. The chocolate is available while supplies last. 

You can get 3 free Krispy Kreme donuts when you buy a $10 gift card through Feb.14th. 

Then snuggle on the couch with your sweetie and a Redbox movie. It is free when you text the code "VALPAK" to 727272

Saturday is The Market at Sawyer Yards from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Stroll through the market to peruse works by local artists and artisans. 

Take your child to The Square at Memorial City Mall to learn to tight-rope walk and tumble with Cirque La Vie!  Kids can learn ground acrobatics, hand stands, wire walking and more.  This activity is best for kids 5-10 years old.  Parents must sign waivers before participating.