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Here's a List of Free Stuff You Can Get Everyday of the Year

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
July 14, 2016 · 5.6k Views

Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” clearly never read this list. There are so many wacky and weird unofficial holidays that allow you to take full advantage of awesome free stuff. To keep you in the know, we have created a full-on list of all of the free days when you can get access to free food, free entertainment, and more. So keep that wallet in your pocket and enjoy!


Martin Luther King Day

This holiday of remembrance usually means free access into national parks as well as entrance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

National Popcorn Day

Source: ABC 7 News

January 19th is National Popcorn Day and you will find many malls, movie theaters and convenience stands participating in giving visitors a free bag of popcorn. Check out local gourmet popcorn stores to see what offers they have on this day!

You can catch great deals at movie theaters like AMC and Regal Cinemas by visiting our coupon pages.

National Pancake Day

Get your booty over to IHOP on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday to get yourself a stack of free pancakes. To get IHOP deals year round, subscribe to our IHOP emails!

National Bagel Day

Source: Georgetown Bagelry

Can we just declare February 9th as the best day ever? You can score a free bagel at bagel sellers like Noah's Bagels and Einstein Bros around the country.

National Pizza Day

You can also check out some major free pizza and pizza deals from select locations like Pizza Hut, Papa Murphy's, Domino's, and Papa John's.

World Yoga Day

Source: Independent Business Times

If you are an avid yogi or experiencing it for the first time, February 23rd is the perfect day to find a free week of yoga classes. September (National Yoga Month) is also a great time to find similar deals.

The First Day of Spring

Source: Heavy Table

The coming of Spring also brings free Rita’s Italian Ice, seriously Spring and free Italian ice? Can you really pass that up?

World Backup Day

March 31st is the perfect time to back that thang up…and by thang we mean your computer. On this day you will find the Internet flooded with free or discounted offers for online backup offers.

Free Cone Day

Source: Ben & Jerry's

The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Indulge your sweet tooth on April 9th (or whatever day in April they choose) to come in for free scoops of ice cream at Ben & Jerry's.

Earth Day

On April 22nd, stores like Target, Disney Store, and The Home Depot make taking care of the earth easy by offering free reusable bags, seeds, and earth friendly supplies.

National Pretzel Day

Source: Bon Appetit

Smell that? If it’s April 26th it must be National Pretzel Day. Stop by companies like Wetzel's Pretzels and Auntie Anne’s for free samples and great discounts.

Free Comic Book Day

Source: The Odyssey Online

Indulge your inner child (or Big Bang Theory character) on the first Saturday of May by visiting some comic book shops and scoring a free comic book.

National Public Gardens Day

On the first Friday before Mother's Day, treat mom to a walk through some botanical gardens where you can receive two free passes to a public garden where you can view workshops, exhibits, and more.

National Donut Day

Source: Creme De La Chic

Also known as National Homer Simpson Day, the first Friday of June is the perfect time to grab a free donut from Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and other participating donut shops.

Iced Tea Day

Got to love some cold iced tea on a hot summer day. On June 10th, select stores like 7-Eleven give out free bottles of Snapple iced tea.

Cow Appreciation Day

Source: La Mesa Today

If you feel like dressing up like a cow (no, we’re not kidding) you can come in to Chick-fil-A for a meal on July 11th… No joke.

Free Slurpee Day

On July 11th, if you don’t feel like dressing up like a cow (it’s cool, we don’t blame you) then just head into 7-Eleven for a free Slurpee.  No costume required.

National Ice Cream Day

Source: Philly Voice

On the third Sunday of July, hit your favorite ice cream shop like Cold StoneBaskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, and Haagen Dazs for free samples or buy one get one free deals.

Beer Day

Otherwise known as National Drunk Driving Awareness Day. August 1st is just as crazy as it sounds, and is filled with festivals providing free beer samples. Remember to drink responsibly.

National Root Beer Float Day

Source: Saif Photography Wordpress

The perfect summer treat; stop by A&W for a free root beer float on August 6th.

National Cheeseburger Day

Source: Houston Press

You would think this one would be on the same day as beer day but nope. National Cheeseburger Day is on September 18th, and you can grab some free cheeseburgers at select restaurants.

You can also get awesome deals on cheeseburgers at your favorite fast food joints like McDonald's, Burger King, The Habit Burger Grill, and Wendy's all year long with DealsPlus coupons and offers.

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Just because, that’s why. September 19th, put on your best pirate voice and head into a Krispy Kreme for a free donut for anyone who talks like a pirate. Chains like Long John Silver's also tend to join in on the fun with free giveaways, savvy?

Free Museum Day

Source: Calauto Museum

On September 29th, 1,400 museums waive their admission fee in an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Museums.

National Gymnastics Day

On September 21st take the family over to your local gymnasium for free activities and fun.

National Coffee Day

Source: Hello Giggles

September 29th may be your least cranky day of the year thanks to a free cup of coffee from chains like Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Peets Coffee.

Food Day

October 24th is a nationwide celebration of food that usually involves food drives, free recipes, cooking classes, and farm tours,


Source: Farm Aid

You already knew about free candy on Halloween, but did you also know that restaurants like Outback SteakhouseChipotle, Sonic, Sbarro, and Sizzler offer free meals for diners dressed in costume?

Veterans Day Weekend

Veterans Day weekend is another Holiday when US National Park admission is free, Veterans can also have a free meal at restaurants including Lonestar Steakhouse, Applebee’s, and Chili’s.

Free Shipping Day

Source: Time

December 18th is the perfect time to do your online Christmas shopping with companies like Best Buy and Target offering free delivery on all items with no minimum purchase.

Did we miss any days? Let us know in the comments below!


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.

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