If you're in the LA area, Pacific Reef Tropical Fish is giving out free betta fish + betta kit courtesy of Chase Bank. You have to print out a coupon in order to get one.
My former boss heard about it on the radio and called me since he knew I recently got one. I was thinking of researching more exotic(?) looking ones than the one I got but I figured why not? and picked one up today. They were all male veil tails and the usual colors (red, blue) but I found a pretty orange one. The fins look OK (I found a couple holes when I got home:( and he's very active.
The betta kit they were giving out is called Disco Betta and it's pretty pathetic, but hey, it's free. It's really small and has no lid. It comes with a light that changes color. Definitely getting a nice aquarium for him soon. I wanted to wait a little before I spent another $100+...oh well.