Get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut when you wear your Halloween costume on Oct. 31

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 11, 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.Krispy Kreme is kicking off Halloween early with a line of four new spooky-sweet Krispy Skreme doughnuts. And …

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Get free nuggets or burgers when you buy fries at Wendy’s every Friday in October

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 4, 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.Wendy’s recently announced some big changes to their french fries, and to celebrate, they’re giving away free …

Teachers can get free ‘Colors of the World’ Crayola crayons and other multicultural art supplies

Marie Rossiter  |  September 28, 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.We know how much teachers invest in their students. First, there are endless hours of lesson planning …

Send someone a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and get another dozen for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 20, 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.One of the best ways to thank someone in your life is by giving them a delicious …

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Register now for a free DIY kids’ take-home project from Lowe’s

Marie Rossiter  |  September 16, 2021

Looking for a fun creative project for your kids to build? We’ve got good news for families with little ones who love hands-on activities. Lowe’s has brought back their popular DIY kids’ workshops! Lowe’s DIY workshops have everything little builders-to-be need to stay busy, and they’re free! For the month of October, any child who …

Hallmark is giving away free greeting cards

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 14, 2021

Hallmark has a brand new line of greeting cards geared toward rewarding kids for making a difference. To celebrate the launch, they’re giving away 1 million cards from the collection for free. The new Little World Changers collection is full of an assortment of greeting cards and products that spotlight traits like kindness, courage and …

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Buy 2 candles, get 2 free at Bath & Body Works

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 10, 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.If you’re looking to stock up on your favorite Bath & Body Works candles for the fall …

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Get a free drink at Dunkin’ every week until Oct. 3

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 9, 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.If you haven’t stopped by your local Dunkin’ to try the new lineup of fall drinks yet, …

Teachers can get up to $599 from Chipotle to buy school supplies

Kate Streit  |  August 10, 2021

Back-to-school time is here, which means it’s time for teachers and students to stock up on school supplies for the classroom. Did you know that many teachers buy their own school supplies? In fact, American teachers spend an average of $479 per year of their own money on them, according to 2015-2016 data from the …

Free classroom pets for teachers available through grant program

Tricia Goss  |  August 4, 2021

It’s that time of year again! As parents count down the days to the new school year, teachers are busy shopping for everything students will need in the classroom, such as school supplies, new books — and maybe a hermit crab or hamster. Class pets can stimulate learning, teach responsibility and even support students’ emotional …

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Here’s how to get a free Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos taco from Taco Bell

Kate Emswiler  |  July 8, 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.Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos tacos are returning to Taco Bell menus across the country, and the fast-food …

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Wendy’s chicken nuggets and other menu items are buy one, get one for $1 all summer long

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 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.Summer is here, and in celebration of the heat and busy summer days, Wendy’s is offering up …

Verizon customers can get a free Starbucks drink

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 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.If you have Verizon wireless and aren’t signed up for the company’s Verizon Up program yet, now …

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Merlin bird ID app helps you identify birds by their songs

Tricia Goss  |  July 1, 2021

Birding is a popular pastime for people of all ages. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, more than 45 million people enjoy watching birds. It’s a hobby you can pick up at any time, it’s easily accessible and it doesn’t cost much, if anything, to participate. There are also many free tools you …

Submit your kid’s drawing for a chance to win a $10,000 family vacation

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 29, 2021

If you haven’t decided where to go on vacation yet this summer, you might want to try looking at your children’s artwork for inspiration. Now through July 9, Travelocity is giving away vacations based on children’s drawings. Five families will win a trip valued at $10,000 each simply by heading to TravelocityTripsbyKids.com, submitting your child’s …

Nominate a couple to win a dream honeymoon ‘do-over’

Tricia Goss  |  June 24, 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.According to a survey by Brides, 66% of engaged couples had to postpone their wedding due to …

Get unlimited free popcorn refills at all AMC movie theaters right now

Marie Rossiter  |  June 23, 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.Movie theaters all over the country are throwing open their doors following the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. In …

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McDonald’s is rolling out a new rewards program and customers can get free food

Marie Rossiter  |  June 18, 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.McDonald’s has been quietly testing a new rewards program in markets around the U.S. for the past …

Get a free Wendy’s Frosty every Friday in June

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 9, 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.Every Friday this month, fast-food chain Wendy’s is looking to help you beat the summer heat by …

National Donut Day 2021: Get free Krispy Kreme donuts

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 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.National Doughnut Day is June 4, and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by giving away a free doughnut …

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National Donut Day 2021: Get a free Dunkin’ donut with any beverage purchase

Kaitlin Gates  |  June 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.June 4 is National Doughnut Day, and while the best way to celebrate is obviously by enjoying …

Pizza Hut’s Book It reading program is coming back this summer

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 21, 2021

If you have a hard time getting your kids to read during the summer months, here’s something that should help. The Pizza Hut Book It! program is officially back this summer, giving kids the ultimate incentive to read: a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. Called Camp Book It!, the program is an extension of the …

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You could win a $5,000 gift card from Dairy Queen to enjoy Blizzards all summer long

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 18, 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.Summer will be here before you know it, and Dairy Queen is celebrating the upcoming season by …

Free Crocs for healthcare workers: Here’s how to get your pair

Tricia Goss  |  May 11, 2021

In March 2020, Crocs gave away more than 860,000 (valued at $40 million) pairs of shoes to healthcare workers who showed up to provide care in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. A little more than a year into the pandemic, the shoe company has decided to recognize and reward frontline personnel once more by …

How to get a free bottle of wine for your birthday

Kaitlin Gates  |  May 4, 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.While I of course like to spend my birthday with friends and family, I have to admit …

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle giving healthcare workers free burritos

Tricia Goss  |  May 3, 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.It’s no secret that healthcare workers have been giving their all throughout the coronavirus pandemic. According to …

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Sea World is offering free admission for active and retired military families

Marie Rossiter  |  April 29, 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 summer of COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020, many of us are looking forward to family vacations …

Get 3 free greeting cards from Hallmark

Tricia Goss  |  April 19, 2021

Sure, you can send a text or DM someone on social media to let them know you are thinking of them. But there is nothing quite as meaningful as receiving an old-fashioned greeting card in your mailbox. As part of its Cards Do More campaign, Hallmark is giving away one million greeting cards, three cards …

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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 …

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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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You can now get 2 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts 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.After giving away more than 2.5 million doughnuts since beginning their vaccination campaign in March, 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 …

Wendy's storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

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 storefront in St. Catharines, Ontario

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 …