February, the month of love, is upon us once again. And even if you don’t have a special someone to share it with, you can still celebrate your love of saving money.
From gratis greeting cards to no-cost tax prep, we’re rounded up some dazzling deals to enjoy this month.
Read on for everything you need to know about the best things you can get for free in the month of February. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.
Free movies at Tubi — ongoing
Want to watch more television shows and movies without having to sign up — and pay — for a subscription service? Tubi has you covered.
Owned by Fox Corp., this no-cost streaming service offers thousands of TV shows (including new kids programming) and movies with “fewer ads than cable.” Browse offerings.
For more on streaming options, check out “The 10 Most Popular Streaming TV Services of 2020.”
Free frozen yogurt — Feb. 6
International Frozen Yogurt Day falls on Feb. 6, and to celebrate, TCBY has announced a buy one, get one free deal from 2-6 p.m.
More frozen yogurt chains are likely to announce deals in the coming days.
Free large drink or slush at Sonic — through Feb. 8
In celebration of Puppy Bowl XVII — which airs at 2 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 7, on Animal Planet — Sonic is giving away a free large slush or other beverage with any purchase.
To take advantage of this delicious deal that’s valid through Feb. 8, simply download the Sonic app and enter the promo code “PUPPYBOWL” at checkout. Learn more, and get ready to have fun watching those cuddly canines take the field!
Tax-free shopping — starting Feb. 13
Reminder: Sales-tax holidays happen throughout the year, so mark your calendars for the ones happening in your state.
Maryland is up first in 2021, with Shop Maryland Energy Weekend on Feb. 13-15. It’s followed by Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on Feb. 26-28. You can find a list of the rest of the 2021 holidays — state by state — at the Federation of Tax Administrators website.
Kids try hockey for free — Feb. 20
Does your child or grandchild want to learn to play hockey? Well, kids ages 4 through 9 can try out the popular pastime for free through more than 350 local associations on Feb. 20. Find a participating rink near you and register now.
Free tax preparation — ongoing
Tax season is upon us, but there is one way to make it less painful: Get your taxes done for free.
Volunteer tax preparers across the nation will do your taxes for free, provided your annual income is $57,000 or less. Others also may qualify for the service. Visit this IRS webpage to learn more.
Those who make $72,000 or less can use the IRS Free File program, a partnership between the IRS and makers of commercial tax-preparation software. With this service, you can prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software. Learn more at this IRS webpage.
Free access to museums — Feb. 5-6
For the past 24 years, Bank of America credit and debit cardholders have received the “Museums on Us” perk, and 2021 is no different. The first full weekend of every month — which is Feb. 5-6 this month — customers get free general admission to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the U.S.
You can search for participating museums at the Bank of America website.
Free $250 from Ally for babies born Dec. 31, 2020 — ongoing
Was your child born on the last day of last year? Ally, an online-only bank, is offering a free $250 custodial Online Savings Account to give babies born on Dec. 31, 2020, “a head-start on forging a bright (and digitally-savvy) financial future.”
Get details and enroll your New Year’s Eve baby here.
BOGO sundaes at Carvel — Wednesdays
Planning a trip to a Carvel shop? Make sure to plan it for “BOGO Wednesday.”
The ice cream giant offers a midweek deal that’s perfect for a pair of ice cream lovers: two classic soft ice cream sundaes for the price of one.
Stop by the Carvel website for more details.
Free Hallmark card — through June 30
Remind your friend or family member that you’re thinking about them with a complimentary Hallmark card!
Members of Hallmark’s Crown Rewards program enjoy various perks, including one gratis greeting card per month through June. Simply join the club, check your email or online account for a coupon each month and redeem it at your local Hallmark store. Learn more and sign up.
Free Red Cross test for coronavirus antibodies — ongoing
Want to find out if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus — and aid your community? Simply donate blood, platelets or plasma to those in need at your local Red Cross.
The organization will test the blood “for the presence of coronavirus antibodies, which form when the body fights infections such as COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.”
Expect your results approximately seven to 10 days after your donation. For more, read “A Free Way to Discover If You’ve Had COVID-19.”
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