9 Frightfully Good Freebies You Can Get in October

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October is the month for Halloween – and frightfully good freebies. This month, you’ll find everything from free Lyft rides to no-cost streaming of music and NFL football. So, scare up some gratis goodies by taking advantage of these xxx October freebies.

Free streaming music and $10 Amazon credit — through Oct. 6

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Kick off the fall season with some great music. Sign up for 30 days of free Amazon Music Unlimited, apply the code “MUSIC1” and you will receive a $10 promotional credit that you can use through Oct. 31.

The credit is good for products sold by Amazon.com. Current and former subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited are not eligible for the credit.

Free streaming NFL football — throughout 2017

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Are you ready for some football? Amazon Prime members can stream NFL Thursday games for free throughout the rest of the season.

The perk is just another reason why half of all U.S. households have Prime. For more tips on saving at Amazon, check out the following: “2 Tools You Must Use When Shopping on Amazon” “5 Ways to Score Free Amazon Gift Cards

Free Staples document shredding — through Oct. 14

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Perhaps you are using fall to clean out all the paperwork you accumulated over the summer. If so, take your documents and head over to Staples, where you can shred 2 pounds of documents for free. Just print out the coupon at the retailer’s website.

Free pint of Enlightened ice cream — Ongoing

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Enlightened promises “ice cream that’s good for you.” Are you skeptical? Try it out for yourself without paying a penny. The brand – which promotes itself as “more protein” and “less sugar” is offering a coupon good for a free pint.

Free Lyft rides — weekends through the rest of 2017

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Lyft once again has teamed with Budweiser to offer free or discounted rides to people who have celebrated a bit too much on the weekends. If you plan to get tipsy and need a ride, you can head to the Budweiser Facebook or Instagram page on Thursdays at 2 p.m. to claim a code that will give you a $20 ride credit — $10 each way. The offer is good in nine states and the District of Columbia:

  • Colorado
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Texas

You must be 21 to use the code, which can be employed between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Whether the ride is “free” will depend on how far you travel. But either way, you’ll save a bundle each weekend through the end of the year.

Free messaging on Delta flights — ongoing

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Have ever been on a flight where you desperately need to send a message to a loved before your plane touches down? If you typically fly on Delta, you’ll be in luck in the future.

Starting on Oct. 1, passengers on flights enabled with Wi-Fi can send free notes via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. As the airline says:

Free messaging will be available on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights, including all aircraft with two or more cabins. Customers will be able to access free messaging through Delta’s Wi-Fi portal page, airborne.gogoinflight.com. Free mobile messaging will be for text use only and does not support the transfer of photo or video files.

JetBlue is another carrier that offers this service.

Free Babies R Us Halloween celebration — Oct. 21

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Babies R Us wants to give your baby a memorable first Halloween celebration. The chain has scheduled a Baby’s First Halloween event from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 21. The day will include crafts, giveaways and raffles. Reserve your spot at the Babies R Us website.

Free Arby’s roast beef sandwich — Ongoing

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If you work up an appetite raking leaves or hiking on a crisp day, satisfy your hunger at Arby’s. Sign up for Arby’s email list and you’ll get a coupon for a free Roast Beef Classic when you purchase a drink.

Free American Lung Association Christmas seals — Ongoing

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American Lung Association Christmas seals are a holiday tradition. By fixing these seals to your envelopes, you can help raise awareness of the nonprofit’s mission to improve lung health and end lung disease. These seals are now available at the organization’s website.

If you really want to help, make a donation when you request your seals.

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