7 Things You Can Get for Free in April

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Spring has finally sprung — and so have these fresh and fabulous freebies.

From free fries and fishing to complimentary ice cream cones and gratis photos of your furbabies with the Easter Bunny, we’ve rounded up some of the very best deals April has to offer.

We hope that these seasonal savings put a little spring in your step!

And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free cone at Ben & Jerry’s — April 3

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Are you a fan of freebies and ice cream? Then, you’re in luck.

Visit your local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop between noon and 8 p.m. on April 3, Free Cone Day, for a complimentary cone of cool and creamy ice cream.

You choose the flavor! Read all about it.

BOGO wings and fish at Smashburger — through April 7

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What could possibly be better than “buy one, get one” wings from Smashburger? How about BOGO wings and BOGO fish sandwiches?

The restaurant is offering the wings deal through April 3, and the fish sandwich offer is valid on April 7. Get the delicious details.

Free fishing — April 1-2 (starts in Florida)

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Florida offers many great freshwater fishing spots and anglers can cast their lines without a license on Free Fishing Days, which take place in that state on April 1-2.

This offer is valid for residents and nonresidents alike. Keep an eye out in the coming months for Free Fishing Days in other states. Learn more.

Free national parks — April 16

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Love exploring national parks but don’t want to pay for admission? Not to worry!

In honor of National Park Week, which runs from April 22-30, entrance fees will be waived at more than 400 national parks on April 22 to kick off the celebration. Find a participating park near you.

Free weekly fries at Burger King — through June 30

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Join the burger giant’s Royal Perks club, and you’ll be in for a tasty treat! Members will enjoy a free order of any size fries with purchases every week through June. Some restrictions may apply. Learn more.

Free tax preparation — ongoing

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Tax Day is right around the corner — April 18 — and there is still time to get your taxes done for free.
Volunteer tax preparers across the nation will do your taxes for free, provided your annual income is $60,000 or less. Others also may qualify for the service. Visit this IRS webpage to learn more.
Those who make $73,000 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.
If you don’t qualify for the free preparation offers listed above, consider the free service from Cash App Taxes.

Free weekly credit reports — through 2023

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Planning to buy a home or apply for a car loan? You’ll want to make sure there are no mistakes on your credit report that require correction. Fortunately, you can check your report for free each week of the year.

The big three credit-reporting agencies will continue to offer access to free weekly credit reports through the rest of 2023. Find out more in “Free Weekly Credit Report Offer Extended Through 2023.”

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