10 Things That Are Free in November

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November has arrived, and we all have a lot to be thankful for: family, friends, good health and the wealth you’ll accrue by taking advantage of this month’s fabulous freebies!

From complimentary food and haircuts for veterans to gratis TV programming and child care, we’ve compiled a list of this month’s best deals.

Read on for everything you need to know about the best things you can get for free in the month of November. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free Doritos Locos Taco at Taco Bell — Nov. 4

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Attention baseball and taco fans! As part of their “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco,” promotion, Taco Bell promised to offer a free Doritos Locos Taco to customers if a base was stolen during Major League Baseball’s championship.

Well, the fleet-footed feat occurred — when the Atlanta Braves’ Ozzie Albies stole second in the first 2021 World Series game against the Houston Astros — and now you can reap the rewards in-store, online and via the Taco Bell app on Thursday, Nov. 4. Get the delicious details.

Free shot at hockey for kids — Nov. 6

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Winter is headed our way, and that means it’s time to hit the ice! Saturday, Nov. 6, is Try Hockey for Free Day, and kids can sample the sport at no cost.

USA Hockey has hosted Try Hockey for Free Day for more than a decade. Find a participating location and register at TryHockeyForFree.com.

Freebies for veterans and troops — Nov. 11

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Many restaurants across the nation will be thanking America’s heroes for their service by offering free and discounted food this Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

For example, Bob Evans restaurants will provide active-duty military members and veterans with a choice of seven free homestyle favorites at their local restaurant.

Chili’s restaurants will also salute veterans and active-duty service members with a choice of seven complimentary meals.

In addition, vets and active-duty service members can enjoy a gratis Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries at their local Red Robin (or to go!).

Many Sports Clips locations also will be offering free haircuts to active-duty service members and veterans. Learn more.

Free Medicare counseling — ongoing

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In case you missed it last month, Medicare’s open enrollment period began on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. And free help is available to those who are new to the federal health insurance program or find it confusing.

Anyone eligible for Medicare can get no-cost one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance through the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP). This service is also free to families and caregivers of individuals on Medicare.

To learn more about SHIP help and other free services for Medicare participants, check out “14 Things That Are ‘Free’ With Medicare.”

Free national park admission — Nov. 11

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Nov. 11 is a great day to visit a national park, since all fees will be waived in honor of Veterans Day. Park guests can recognize our nation’s heroes on this day by visiting one of the dozens of battlefields, military parks or historic sites commemorating and honoring their service to our country.

Learn more and find a park near you.

Free $10 promotional credit at Amazon — through Dec. 18

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If you have never made a purchase on Amazon.com, you’re in luck! First-time shoppers will enjoy a $10 promo credit when they spend $50 or more on gift cards to the retail giant.

This enticing offer is valid while supplies last. Get details.

Free new Redbox channels — ongoing

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Binge watchers, rejoice! Redbox recently announced that in “coming weeks,” its free streaming service is adding 20 additional channels to its lineup.

These stations will offer a wide range of programming, including live local news and comedy, financial, martial arts and horror content. There will even be three channels dedicated to Spanish-language programming. Learn more.

Free day of child care at KinderCare — through Dec. 31

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In desperate need of some kid-free time? If you’re a member of Ikea Family, the folks at KinderCare have you covered! Your child(ren) can make new friends while you run errands or enjoy some much-deserved me-time. Get details and sign up.

Free Hallmark greeting card — every month through December

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You can get a gratis Hallmark greeting card to give to friends and family every month for the rest of the year. Simply sign up for the retailer’s Crown Rewards program, keep an eye on your inbox for coupons and visit your local store to choose your greetings.

Learn more and sign up.

Free weekly credit reports — through April 20, 2022

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With much of America now getting vaccinated against COVID-19, thoughts are naturally returning to spending — in stores, on vacations, even on houses.

Before you whip out the plastic, take a look at where your credit score currently stands — and keep tabs on it for the rest of the year. The big three credit-reporting agencies have announced they will offer access to free weekly credit reports through April 20, 2022.

Find out more in “Free Weekly Credit Report Offer Extended for a Year.”

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