Military members can get a Denny’s Grand Slam breakfast for free on Veterans Day

Kaitlin Gates  |  November 2, 2021

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Popeyes is giving away free chicken sandwiches every Sunday through the end of the year

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 21, 2021

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Military members and vets can get free double burgers and bottomless fries from Red Robin

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2021

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 11, 2021

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Get free food or a Frosty when you buy fries at Wendy’s every Friday in November

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…

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

Marie Rossiter  |  September 28, 2021

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 20, 2021

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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…

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  September 9, 2021

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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…

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Teachers can once again get classroom pets—for free—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 even a…

Flamin' hot Doritos taco at Taco Bell

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

Kate Emswiler  |  July 8, 2021

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Verizon customers can get a free Starbucks drink

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 1, 2021

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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…

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…

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

Tricia Goss  |  June 24, 2021

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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…

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…

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…

80 Boston College Students Fall Ill After Eating At Chipotle Restaurant

Chipotle giving healthcare workers free burritos

Tricia Goss  |  May 3, 2021

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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…

How to get a free Febreze Plug-In

Marie Rossiter  |  April 6, 2021

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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…

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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…

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…

Get a free printable inauguration coloring book

Kaitlin Gates  |  January 21, 2021

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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…

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…

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…

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 29, 2020

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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,…

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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…

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  October 20, 2020

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

Marie Rossiter  |  October 19, 2020

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Pedigree is once again 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 once again rewarding pet owners even further with their loyalty program. For the second year in a row, the…

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

Marie Rossiter  |  August 3, 2020

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Free contact tracing course could help you land a job

Marie Rossiter  |  July 23, 2020

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

Kaitlin Gates  |  July 7, 2020

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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…

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…

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…

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…

FedEx is offering $5,000 grants to small businesses

Kate Streit  |  May 28, 2020

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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…

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.…

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…

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

Kate Streit  |  May 13, 2020

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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,…

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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…

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…

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