11 Things That Are Free in February

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February is here, and love — and savings — is in the air. Can you feel it?

From free frozen yogurt to no-cost tax prep, we’ve rounded up a variety of deals to help make your month even sweeter. It’s just our little way of wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day.

Read on to learn more about all the fantastic freebies available in February. And for additional options, check out our freebies page.

Free frozen yogurt — Feb. 6

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Feb. 6 is National Froyo Day, and to celebrate this cool holiday, TCBY is offering each guest 6 ounces of frozen yogurt for free. And if you happen to live near a self-serve store, toppings are included.

But that’s not the only delicious deal to be devoured on Feb. 6: Participating Menchie’s locations are offering buy one, get one free froyo throughout the holiday. The limit is one per customer.

Plus, if Menchie’s rewards club members scan the app while they’re in the store from Feb. 7-20, they can earn “double smiles.”

Shake Shack BOGO shakes — through March 27

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In the mood for a milkshake instead of frozen yogurt? Head to your nearest Shake Shack location.

The popular chain is offering “buy one, get one free” shakes between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. when you order pickup through their digital channels. The deal is valid daily through March 27. Learn more.

Free museum admission for BoA cardholders — Feb. 3-4

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If you’re a Bank of America credit or debit cardholder, you’re in for a treat: The company’s Museums on Us program grants free admission to more than 225 cultural institutions across the country during the first full weekend of every month.

This month, those dates fall on the Feb. 3-4. Get additional details.

Free hockey for a day — Feb. 24

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Did you know that Feb. 24 is Try Hockey for Free Day?

This initiative — a joint effort of the National Hockey League, its member clubs and USA Hockey — provides children ages 4 through 9 with free hockey equipment and instruction so they can try out the sport before they commit to the ice. Get additional details.

Free tax preparation — ongoing

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Tax season is underway, but there is one way to take some of the pain out of the process: Skip the fee and get them done for free.

If your annual income is $64,000 or less, volunteer tax preparers across the country will do your taxes for free. “Limited English-speaking taxpayers” and those with disabilities may also qualify for the complimentary service, according to the IRS. Visit this IRS webpage for information.

Those who earned $79,000 or less in 2023 may qualify for the IRS Free File program — that’s a $6,000 increase in the income cap from last year. This partnership between the government agency and makers of commercial tax-preparation software will allow you to prepare and file your tax return for free using tax software. Get additional details.

BOGO wings at Buffalo Wild Wings — Thursdays

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Attention buffalo wing lovers: Buffalo Wild Wings is offering “buy one, get one free” boneless wings on Thursdays. This tasty deal is valid on both takeout and delivery orders. Learn more.

Free college for older folks – ongoing

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You’re never too old to stop learning, and several higher-level institutions agree.

Popular colleges — including Clemson University, the University of Connecticut, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and the University of Maryland at College Park, among others — are offering tuition-free courses for students of a certain age. Find out about participating schools.

Free birthday stuff — ongoing

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Whether your birthday falls in February or another month, you can take advantage of more than 100 freebies. Among other things, you can get complimentary:

  • Coffee
  • Bagels
  • Chips and salsa
  • Pizza
  • Pancakes
  • Cookies
  • Doughnuts
  • Ice cream
  • Root beer floats
  • Chocolate-dipped fruits

You may also be eligible for meal discounts — such as $30 off at Benihana — and free birthday entrees from restaurants such as Abuelo’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Houlihan’s and more. Some restrictions may apply. See details.

Free things for retirees — ongoing

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Being retired has its benefits — and we’re talking about more than just not going into the office every day. If you are over a certain age, you may be eligible for a variety of free goods and services.

You may also qualify for discounts at stores and gyms, travel savings, tax breaks and more. Get additional details in “13 Things Retirees Can Get for Free — or Almost Free.”

Travel freebies — ongoing

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Bitten by the travel bug? What if we told you that you can score some unexpected savings on your next adventure?

Today’s travelers can enjoy a variety of special offers, from free checked bags and Wi-Fi on airlines to complimentary museum admission. Learn more.

Free retailer workshops and classes — ongoing

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Take your love of learning to the next level this month with a variety of complimentary classes and workshops.

From free crafting classes from Michaels and Joann and no-cost workshops at Home Depot and Lowe’s to gratis makeup tutorials from Sephora, there is truly something for everyone. If you’re ready to sharpen your skills, you can learn more here.

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