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 …

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 …

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 …

CVS is offering free Mother’s Day cards you can print at home

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 1, 2020

Just like Easter and other celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mother’s Day is bound to look a little different this year. That doesn’t mean, however, that mom still can’t be celebrated! To make sure you’re staying safe, but are still able to surprise the mothers in your life with …

Dunkin’ is giving free doughnuts and coffee to healthcare workers for National Nurses Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 30, 2020

As a way to say thank you for all the lifesaving hard work being done of the front line of the coronavirus pandemic, Dunkin’ is offering some freebies for all healthcare workers on National Nurses Day. Any healthcare worker who visits a participating Dunkin’ restaurant on May 6 will receive a free medium hot or …

Nominate a frontline worker to receive $1,000 of free baby gear

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 30, 2020

If there’s one thing the novel coronavirus pandemic has shown us, it’s that we are surrounded by everyday heroes in our own families and communities. While doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and truck drivers are just a few of the heroes working the front lines of this pandemic, everyone has had to change their lives …

Nominate your favorite local diner to receive a $2,000 grant from Heinz

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 30, 2020

There’s no denying the coronavirus pandemic has hit many businesses pretty hard, with retail stores, salons, gyms and local restaurants losing customers and money. If you’re missing heading out to your favorite local diner — the ones that know your name and order before you even sit down — or are worried about their financial …

Snickers is giving free candy bars to essential workers

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 24, 2020

If you know someone who has been deemed an essential worker during the novel coronavirus pandemic, simply saying “thank you” might not seem like enough. Whether they’re a nurse, doctor, cashier, delivery driver, restaurant worker, police officer or fire fighter, those still working are what is keeping us all going during this health crisis. While …

McDonald’s is giving free meals to healthcare workers and first responders

Marie Rossiter  |  April 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.Our nation’s healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics have dedicated countless hours to helping meet the …

Busch is giving a year of beer to couples whose weddings were canceled due to coronavirus

Marie Rossiter  |  April 21, 2020

Wedding planning is usually one of the happiest times in a couple’s lives. But, many couples who had weddings planned for the spring and early summer of 2020 have encountered an unimaginable roadblock. The coronavirus pandemic has forced many couples to rethink their big day in big ways. While some have decided to scale down …

Burger King will give you a free Whopper for solving a math equation

Marie Rossiter  |  April 15, 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.Have you ever taken a math quiz and earned a free lunch if you passed it? Burger …

Healthcare workers can get a free pillow from Mattress Firm

Tricia Goss  |  April 13, 2020

If anyone deserves a restful sleep, it is the doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel working hard to care for those suffering the effects of COVID-19. To celebrate World Health Workers Week, Mattress Firm is donating 10,000 pillows to healthcare professionals who are fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. Practicing healthcare professionals …

Nikon is offering free online photography classes

Brittany Anas  |  April 10, 2020

With social distancing in full effect, many people are staying busy (and sane) by trying out new at-home hobbies. Everything from doing virtual puzzles with friends to channeling your inner barista and perfecting trendy whipped coffee recipes have become popular ways to pass the hours. But if you’re an aspiring shutterbug, now may be the …

Hilton is offering free hotel rooms to healthcare workers

Marie Rossiter  |  April 8, 2020

Healthcare workers are facing challenges in just about every aspect of their lives right now. They put in countless hours of work at their hospitals or clinics taking care of sick patients. Many of them face shortages of necessary supplies such as masks, scrubs and gloves. Some hospitals even have a shortage of actual personnel …

Make your own healthcare hero teddy bear with this free crochet pattern

Kate Streit  |  April 7, 2020

As we grapple with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers are fighting on the frontlines. Doctors, nurses and others in the medical field are working harder than ever before and putting their own lives at risk to care for the sickest patients. If you’re looking for a way to express your gratitude to these everyday …

HBO is making some of its iconic shows available for free—no subscription needed

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 3, 2020

While you could start a new exercise program, take up a hobby or finally finish some home projects while staying inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a self-quarantine is also a great opportunity to read some books you’ve always wanted to read or binge-watch a show you’ve never seen. And to assist in your TV-binging …

Reese Witherspoon is giving teachers free dresses from her Draper James line

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 3, 2020

It goes without saying that people who work in virtually every industry are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are the obvious ones, like healthcare workers and grocery store employees, but with an increasing number of schools set to remain closed through the rest of the school year, many teachers all over the country …

Get a free Subway footlong when you buy two—and have them delivered for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 1, 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 many restaurants remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, most fast-food and quick-service restaurants are still …