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

DWYM Staff  |  July 16, 2024

Every year, Barnes & Noble offers a summer reading program that will motivate children to read and help them earn a free book. Here are the details.

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11 perks for Amazon Prime members you might not know about

DWYM Staff  |  July 15, 2024

Over the past few months, we've stumbled across a lineup of additional benefits you can score just for being an Amazon Prime member.

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Kids can get crafty at JCPenney this summer with free art projects

DWYM Staff  |  July 12, 2024

The second Saturday of every month kids can complete a crafting project at JCPenney. Plus, parents will get a coupon for discounted shopping that day.

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

DWYM Staff  |  July 8, 2024

Pizza Hut's popular 'Book It' program has a summer camp!

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Here’s how to score free Krispy Kreme this month

Nicolette Baker  |  July 1, 2024

This July 4, Krispy Kreme is offering a free Original Glazed donut to guests who wear red, white and blue during their doughnut run.

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20 free things to do with your kids this summer

DWYM Staff  |  June 24, 2024

Looking for some summer fun while the kids are out of school? There are many free activities sponsored by local businesses and organizations near you.

16 (actually) free things at Disney World

Brooke McDonald  |  June 19, 2024

Here's where you can find free drinks, food, souvenirs and other freebies during your next Disney trip.

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Planet Fitness is offering teens a free gym membership this summer

DWYM Staff  |  June 10, 2024

Planet Fitness' annual membership deal for high schoolers is returning for its fourth year.

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Here’s where you can score free donuts on National Donut Day

Scripps News  |  June 6, 2024

This anticipated holiday is celebrated on June 7th this year and Dunkin' is just one place serving up deals.

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Freebies and deals to celebrate new graduates

DWYM Staff  |  May 21, 2024

High school and college graduates can get free treats, free Amazon Prime and much more.

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You can get BOGO ‘bundtlets’ at Nothing Bundt Cakes right now

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 23, 2024

Nothing Bundt Cakes is offering a BOGO deal right now on their individually sized mini 'bundtlet' cakes. Here's how to get the offer.

Smiling friendly African American therapist in glasses talking on video call, using sign language, speaking to patient with hearing disability, deafness, showing gestures at screen

You can take a dozen American Sign Language classes for free

DWYM Staff  |  April 11, 2024

Many times in a moment of urgency, there’s an audible alarm which is unrecognizable for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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How to get free Arby’s sandwiches in April

Marie Rossiter  |  April 11, 2024

Throughout April, Arby's Restaurants has weekly free sandwich deals to entice customers to try their sandwiches. Here's how to get one.

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Celebrate National Burrito Day with these deals and freebies

Taylor Kuether  |  April 4, 2024

The first Thursday in April is National Burrito Day! Here's where to get deals on everyone's favorite tortilla-wrapped treat.

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is back for 2024: Here’s when to get free ice cream

Kaitlin Gates  |  April 4, 2024

You can go into any Ben & Jerry's scoop shop on Free Cone Day to get free ice cream in April. Here's what you need to know.

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10 eclipse-inspired food deals you can get this week

Marie Rossiter  |  April 3, 2024

BOGO Blizzards, half-off pizza: Don't be in the dark about all the deals, freebies and special treats restaurants are offering on April 8.

Get BOGO wings at Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate MLB’s Opening Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 27, 2024

March 28 marks the start of baseball season. You can celebrate with a buy one, get one free deal from Buffalo Wild Wings.

Dairy Queen summer Blizzard treats

Dairy Queen offering BOGO Blizzards to celebrate new summer menu

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 25, 2024

The summer Blizzard menu arrives soon, with 3 new Blizzard flavors and 3 returning fan favorites. Get any of them on the BOGO deal.

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Free car seats are available to some parents who qualify

Claire Gillespie  |  March 21, 2024

A new car seat can be expensive, but these programs might help parents save a bundle with a free car seat for their baby or toddler.

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Get free solar eclipse viewing glasses with Sonic’s Blackout Slush Float

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 18, 2024

Score a pair of solar eclipse viewing glasses with the purchase of Sonic's Blackout Slush Float so you can safely see the upcoming eclipse.

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Dairy Queen is giving out free ice cream to celebrate the start of spring

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 15, 2024

Dairy Queen's annual Free Cone Day is returning in 2024 on the first day of spring. Here's how you can find a participating location.

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Free stuff kids can get for having good grades

Kate Streit  |  March 13, 2024

Kids with good report cards can score free ice cream, doughnuts and even money from some banks and credit unions.

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You can get a free Easter Bunny photo this spring at these stores

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 12, 2024

Get a free keepsake for Easter by taking your children to these stores for a free picture with the Easter Bunny this year.

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Here’s how you can get free wildflower seeds for your garden

Simplemost  |  March 11, 2024

We can each do our part to promote pollination and save the bees, and it all starts with a handful of wildflower seeds.

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Amazon is offering a year of free Grubhub Plus delivery

Tod Caviness  |  March 8, 2024

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’ve…

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How to get free coffee from Dunkin’ for daylight saving time

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 6, 2024

You can get up to $7 of free coffee with a Dunkin' Grubhub order of $20 or more on Sunday, March 10, for the start of daylight saving time.

Reese's iced coffee in a can

Get a free can of Reese’s iced coffee for daylight saving time

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 5, 2024

International Delight will be giving away free cans of their Reese's iced coffee on March 10-11 at 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores.

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Enter drawing to win free pet food for a year

Kaitlin Gates  |  March 4, 2024

Three lucky pet owners can win a year's worth of free pet food and select a pet shelter to get $1,000 credit to PedMeds in this giveaway.

Burger King restaurant

Burger King fires back at Wendy’s pricing news by offering free burgers

Marie Rossiter  |  February 29, 2024

Following news that Wendy's planned to test dynamic pricing, Burger King responded with a freebie deal on Whoppers.

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12 leap day freebies and deals you can get on Feb. 29

Marie Rossiter  |  February 28, 2024

The extra day in 2024 comes with some extra deals at fast-food chains, Build-A-Bear and even a gym membership.

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Chuck E. Cheese offers free all-day Trampoline Zone pass on leap day, Feb. 29

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 22, 2024

To celebrate leap day 2024, Chuck E. Cheese is offering free, all-day jump passes at their Trampoline Zones across the country.

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14 free online movie streaming sites that are legal

DWYM Staff  |  February 22, 2024

Watch movies on your laptop, smart TV, gaming console and even your phone with these free entertainment streaming options.

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Have SNAP benefits? You can get free and discounted tickets to over 1,200 museums

Kate Streit  |  February 21, 2024

If you're an EBT card holder, you can take advantage of free or discounted entry to over a thousand museums nationwide.

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How to listen to audiobooks free for 30 days

Anna Weaver  |  February 13, 2024

If you commute to work or need entertainment while out walking or cleaning the house, here's how to listen to audiobooks free for 30 days.

overhead view of four different flavored chicken wings with ranch dressing, beer, and celery sticks

Get free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings thanks to Super Bowl OT

Taylor Kuether  |  February 13, 2024

Buffalo Wild Wings has been promising free wings in exchange for overtime since 2019—and this year, Super Bowl LVIII delivered.

Parents and kids eating dinner together

13 Restaurants where kids eat free

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 2, 2024

Going out as a family can be pricy, but these restaurants where kids eat free save you money and allow you to have a family night out.

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Free Fishing Weekends 2024: When you can fish for free in every state

Kaitlin Gates  |  February 2, 2024

Take advantage of the free fishing days in your state (when you can fish without a license) this year and reel in some happy memories.

McDonald's burger, fries and drink

You could win free McDonald’s for a year if you spot the Hamburglar

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 30, 2024

Spotting the Hamburglar's car will win you gift cards and merch, but anyone can enter to win the contest for free McDonald's for a year.

Teachers can get free Colgate toothbrush kits for their students

Tod Caviness  |  January 30, 2024

Teachers can get free dental health kits for 24 students in their classrooms, thanks to this offer from Colgate.

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There’s a cheaper Away carry-on alternative on Amazon

Marie Rossiter  |  January 29, 2024

Travelers who want a more affordable carry-on alternative can head over to Amazon to save more than 70% off the Away price tag.

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8 free online escape rooms for your next game night

DWYM Staff  |  January 29, 2024

Bring game night into the 21st century with virtual escape rooms that challenge you to use your problem-solving skills and imagination.

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Teachers can get free food and drinks at Sonic this week

Marie Rossiter  |  January 16, 2024

Teachers, faculty and staff at a K-12 school or degree-granting university can get a daily freebie via the Sonic app through Jan. 19.

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Is your child in 4th grade? Get a free national parks membership for your whole family

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 12, 2024

Thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, fourth graders are the VIPs who can get their whole families into national parks for free.

Little girls decorating small paper mache

Crayola’s Creativity Week lets kids learn from artists, chefs, ballerinas and more—for free

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 9, 2024

Crayola has partnered with astronomers, actors, illustrators and other inspiring people for its annual Creativity Week from Jan. 22-28.

Holiday photo of Santa posing with two dogs.

You can get a free photo of your pet with Santa at PetSmart

Marie Rossiter  |  December 12, 2023

PetSmart's annual Paws & Claus event is happening on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, and you'll want to reserve a spot for this popular photo op.

Hikers enjoy vista in in Zion National Park

You can visit the national parks for free on these days in 2024

Marie Rossiter  |  December 11, 2023

During the National Park Service's six fee-free days next year, you can visit the parks that normally charge admission for free.

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10 chains giving out free or discounted cookies for National Cookie Day 2023

Kaitlin Gates  |  December 4, 2023

Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, and this year you can find discounts and freebies by the dozen or as a single cookie with your lunch or dinner.

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Michaels will offer 12 days of free holiday craft workshops for kids in December

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 29, 2023

The projects that kids can build in these online classes include frames, ornaments, bracelets, and cards.