9 Things That Are Free in December

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2021 may be coming to a close, but we wouldn’t let you end the year without some final freebies!

From a free trial of Walmart’s membership program to complimentary coffee and shakes, we’ve rounded up some of the best — and most delicious — deals for December. Read on to learn how you can score some sensational deals and keep some extra cash in your wallet for the new year!

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

Free 15 days of Walmart+ — ongoing

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Walmart is offering a complimentary 15-day trial of its membership program Walmart+, and if you frequently shop at the retail giant, you’ll want to check out all the perks.

From dibs on the hottest online deals to free shipping (no minimum purchase required), free delivery ($35 purchase required) and discounts on fuel and prescription drugs, members can save valuable time and money. Learn more.

Free MyPanera+ Coffee — through Dec. 31

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Want free coffee for the rest of the year? Simply sign up for a MyPanera+ subscription plan, and you can order a cup of joe up to every two hours through the entire month of December.

You’ll also enjoy special subscriber perks and rewards. Get details.

Free Jr. Frosty — throughout 2022

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What could possibly be better than free coffee through December? How about a free Jr. Frosty with every Wendy’s purchase next year?

Just pay $2 for a digital or physical Frosty Key Tag (the proceeds benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption), and you’ll receive a cool and creamy treat every time you dine at Wendy’s or hit the drive-through in 2022. See the offer.

Free Shake Shack shake with gift card purchase – ongoing

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If you enjoy an occasional Frosty, you’re probably a fan of shakes as well. So, you’ll be pleased to learn that Shake Shack will email you a voucher for a free shake for every $25 you spend on gift cards to the popular restaurant. Check out the delicious deal.

Free gift cards — ongoing

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Gratis gift cards can help you stretch those retail dollars even further. For tips on snagging some complimentary gift cards, check out:

Free kids crafts (and coupon) at JCPenney — Dec. 11

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Stop by your local JCPenney store between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 11, for free kids crafts and a 10% off coupon for adults.

During the event, your kiddos can create their own reindeer or snowman. Learn more.

Free Hallmark greeting card — every month through December

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You can get a free Hallmark greeting card to give to friends and family each month simply by signing 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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As the year comes to a close, take a look at where your credit score currently stands. The big three credit-reporting agencies are offering access to free weekly credit reports through April 20, 2022.

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

Freebies with your flu shot — ongoing

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Flu season is officially underway, and some popular retailers are giving out freebies along with the injections. From drugstores to retailers and grocers, you can get coupons and other deals just for getting your flu shot.

Find out more in “6 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting a Flu Shot in 2021.”