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Get a free flower seed packet just in time for spring

Jenn Fields  |  April 13, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Spring has sprung in many places around the country, and even if you haven’t planted any seeds …

How to get a free Febreze Plug-In

Marie Rossiter  |  April 6, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Do you use plug-in air fresheners? With spring cleaning mode in high gear, finding great deals on …

Lowe’s is giving away free basket planter kits for kids

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 31, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Once the hidden eggs have all been found and the Easter baskets have been emptied, it’s time …

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Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut with vaccination card

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 22, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.As more and more people become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine across the country, Krispy Kreme …

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Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for St. Patrick’s Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 11, 2021

Everyone knows it’s important to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched by a leprechaun, but this year, there’s an even better reason to wear green: You’ll get to nab a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme! Don your favorite green outfit on March 16 or 17 and then head to your …

Free car seats are available to some parents — here’s how to know if you qualify for one

Claire Gillespie  |  March 1, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.From even before they’re born, kids are expensive. They need all the new baby basics, including a …

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How to get 40 free boneless wings from Applebee’s on Super Bowl Sunday

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 2, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The biggest sporting event of the year is almost here, so if you haven’t yet, now is …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk donated $5 million to education group Khan Academy

Brittany Anas  |  January 25, 2021

Through his foundation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated $5 million to Khan Academy, a non-profit educational platform that provides free video tutorials and that has exploded in popularity during the global pandemic. Worldwide, the Kahn Academy has 120 million registered users and a library of learning content, including interactive exercises, across a variety of …

Get a free printable inauguration coloring book

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 21, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are now the 46th president and 49th vice president of the United …

Get two free theme park days with Disney World’s four-night room package

Marie Rossiter  |  January 7, 2021

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.After a year that saw Disney World shut down for an extended period of time, you may …

Get a free packet of wildflower seeds to save pollinators

Tricia Goss  |  December 16, 2020

Wildflowers are lovely to look at and can bring a smile to your face, but the sweet, colorful blossoms have numerous ecological benefits as well. Because they are native to where they bloom, wildflowers thrive better than some plants in your garden, even without fertilizer or lots of water. They can improve the health of …

Hawaii is offering free round-trip tickets to some remote workers

Tricia Goss  |  December 11, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Even before the COVID-19 pandemic led to millions of Americans working from home, Gallup found that 43% of …

Visit the national parks for free on 6 dates in 2021

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 10, 2020

With most of 2020 spent staying inside, 2021 may be the perfect year for heading out and exploring places full of expansive beauty — like America’s national parks. To entice you even more to enjoy nature next year, the U.S. National Park Service is offering six free days for all 108 national parks, monuments, historic …

Get a free breakfast sandwich at Wendy’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 2, 2020

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Wendy’s breakfast menu, the fast-food chain is offering up a freebie you won’t want to miss. Now through Dec. 27, you can get a free Breakfast Baconator with any purchase via Wendy’s Mobile App. Simply download the app and place a mobile order or show the …

Frontline workers get free Starbucks all December long

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 2, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the holiday season, Starbucks is offering up freebies to frontline responders and the health care community for the second time this year. Now through the end of December, frontline responders can receive a free tall brewed coffee (hot or iced) at participating Starbucks locations. Those eligible include doctors, nurses, …

Get a yearlong subscription to People magazine for free

Tricia Goss  |  November 23, 2020

Right now, you can get a free subscription to the magazine for one full year. For a limited time, ValueMags is offering a one-year weekly subscription to People as well as a handful of other popular magazines. You can choose the publication you prefer and receive a subscription with no credit card required and no …

Veterans and gold star families now get free admission to national parks for life

Brittany Anas  |  November 13, 2020

United States military veterans and the families of service members who were killed in action can now receive free lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreation areas, including wildlife refuges and forests. The new program is a way to thank America’s veterans and gold star families for their contributions to the country. The …

Free Starbucks for military members and their spouses this Veterans Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 4, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re a veteran, active duty service member or a military spouse, Starbucks will be offering you …

Get free baked goods at McDonald’s every day for a week

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 2020

If you haven’t had a chance to try McDonald’s three new bakery items yet, now is your chance, because the fast-food chain is giving them away for free! McDonald’s new apple fritters, blueberry muffins and cinnamon rolls just rolled out to restaurants on Oct. 28, so to make sure everyone tries their new treats, the …

Great Clips is giving free haircuts to veterans and military service members this Veterans Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.For the eighth year in a row, Great Clips is again showing its appreciation for active and …

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Krispy Kreme is giving voters free doughnuts on Election Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.This year, many early voters who mailed in or dropped off their ballots — and even some …

Wendy’s has a new chicken sandwich and you can get 2 for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 27, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If chicken sandwiches top your list of favorite fast food treats, Wendy’s just made your dinner plans …

Kids can get a free Mr. Mummy pancake from IHOP

Tricia Goss  |  October 21, 2020

Halloween might look different this year, but kids can still get in on some yummy, spooky treats. As part of its seasonal pancake lineup, IHOP is serving up a fun and tasty Mr. Mummy pancake on its kids’ menu. Better still, it is free for a limited time. From Oct. 26 through 30, kids 12 …

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Get an Apple Watch for monitoring your heart rate while watching horror movies

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you’re a fan of scary movies, you’ve surely noticed that sometimes your heart can get a …

Lowe’s is offering free curbside trick-or-treating

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2020

Trick-or-treating will most likely look different this year. If you’d rather skip the traditional route of going around your neighborhood altogether, Lowe’s is offering free curbside trick-or-treating at all locations nationwide. From 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, families can drive up to their local Lowe’s and receive free candy and a small …

How to get a free Lego Life magazine subscription for kids ages 5-9

Marie Rossiter  |  October 19, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you have a Lego-obsessed little one who can’t seem to get enough of creating masterpieces with …

Pedigree is reimbursing pet owners for their adoption fees

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 27, 2020

Adopting a dog is already a rewarding experience — for you and your new furry friend alike — but Pedigree is rewarding pet owners even further with a new loyalty program. To help encourage more pet adoptions, the dog food brand has announced it will cover the adoption fees (up to $200) for new pet …

Teachers can get a free classroom pet—even if they’re teaching virtually

Tricia Goss  |  August 18, 2020

Researchers at the American Humane Association found that having pets in classrooms provides numerous benefits to children. Caring for a classroom pet encourages responsibility and leadership, helps students feel calm and relaxed during stressful moments and enhances science and nature lessons. Kids learn compassion and accountability as well. Even now, when many schools are limited …

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Krispy Kreme is giving free coffee and doughnuts to teachers

Kaitlin Gates  |  August 6, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.With some schools deciding to begin the school year online and others getting ready to head back …

You can get free coffee from Dunkin’ on Mondays for a limited time

Marie Rossiter  |  August 3, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Mondays can be rough for everyone. Sometimes all we need is a little pick me up to …

Chipotle is giving out free guacamole for National Avocado Day

Marie Rossiter  |  July 29, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you can’t get enough guacamole on your Chipotle burritos or bowls, but hate paying extra to …

Free contact tracing course could help you land a job

Marie Rossiter  |  July 23, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Johns Hopkins University recently launched an online class that could help you get a new job to …

Get a free breakfast sandwich from Wendy’s

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 22, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.If you haven’t had a chance to try Wendy’s new breakfast menu, they’re offering up a deal …

Get a dozen free doughnuts from Krispy Kreme this week

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 13, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.What’s the next best thing to celebrating your own birthday? Celebrating the birthday of a company that’s …

How to get a free gift from CVS everyday through July 18

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 7, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.For the next two weeks, all CVS ExtraCare Rewards members will get a free gift every day …

Get free coffee from Panera all summer long

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 26, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.One of the best parts of summer, for me, is frozen margaritas and iced coffee. While I …

Get a free book with Barnes & Noble’s summer reading program

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 21, 2020

While businesses are beginning to reopen in many areas of the country, there’s no doubt this summer will still be drastically different from summers of yore. You’ll probably be spending more time at home with your family this year, which guarantees one thing: Your kids are going to be bored. If you want to squash …

Kids can earn free pizza from Pizza Hut for doing summer reading

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 19, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.With summer break starting earlier than ever for many kids this year, it’s probably safe to say …

Teachers can get free school supplies from Paper Mate

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 16, 2020

While it’s too early to say just how schools will look this fall, teachers have to assume classes will resume in some capacity. That means it’s time for teachers to start doing their usual summer prep work, like making a list of school supplies they’ll need for the upcoming year. Now through Aug. 31 (or …

Starbucks is bringing back buy-one-get-one happy hour

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 11, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.While most Starbucks locations kept their drive-thru open during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, they’re now …

Get a free kids’ workshop kit from Home Depot

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 2, 2020

Like many other companies with events scheduled, Home Depot has been forced to cancel their popular monthly kids’ workshops in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, just because the no-cost, in-person workshops won’t be happening for the foreseeable future doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Instead of holding the events in-person, Home Depot …

FedEx is offering $5,000 grants to small businesses

Kate Streit  |  May 28, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Many small businesses have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. To help ease their burden, FedEx …

Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts for 5 days

Marie Rossiter  |  May 27, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Every year on June 5, doughnut fans around the country get to celebrate their favorite snack thanks …

Share a photo of the challenges you’re facing during the pandemic and you could win personalized prizes worth up to $10,000

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 26, 2020

Regardless of what your exact experience has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, it goes without saying that all of our lives have been disrupted. Perhaps you’ve been lucky and your only issues have been keeping your kids occupied or your hair getting a bit shaggy. For others, larger problems like affording groceries or needing a …

Entenmann’s is giving free doughnuts and cash to healthcare workers

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 23, 2020

While it may feel impossible to show enough appreciation for our healthcare workers right now, Entenmann’s is launching a sweepstakes that aims to celebrate these heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with money and, of course, free doughnuts. Now through June 18, you can nominate a healthcare worker for the Standing Doughnation Sweepstakes. …

McDonald’s is giving out free fries every Friday through June 28

Brittany Anas  |  May 22, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.Attention French fry fanatics: McDonald’s is giving away free fries every Friday from now until June 28. …

All essential workers—not just those in healthcare—can now get free Crocs

Anna Weaver  |  May 18, 2020

If you’re an essential worker in any industry, you can now enter to win a free pair of Crocs. Since March 25, the shoe company has teamed up with other sponsoring companies to give away upwards of 10,000 free pairs of Crocs every weekday to healthcare workers through its “A Free Pair for Healthcare” program. …

Graduates who go to Krispy Kreme in their caps and gowns can get a dozen free doughnuts

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 13, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.The novel coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone in different ways. For high school and college seniors, it …

How to get a bag full of free beauty products from Walgreens

Kate Streit  |  May 13, 2020

The products and services mentioned below were selected independent of sales and advertising. However, Don't Waste Your Money may receive a small commission from the purchase of any products or services through an affiliate link to the retailer's website.It’s free to join the Walgreens Beauty Enthusiast program, and right now members can score a free …

If you had to postpone your wedding because of coronavirus, you could win $5,000 from Hotels.com for your future honeymoon

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 12, 2020

Seniors missing out on graduation and prom have been in the spotlight during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some couples, another big life event has been affected: their wedding. Many engaged couples have chosen to hold virtual weddings instead, but others are either rescheduling and hoping for the best — or canceling the biggest …