9 Things That Are Free in December

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During this most wonderful time of the year, Santa is offering some fabulous freebies. And it doesn’t matter whether you have been naughty or nice!

From complimentary pastries to a chance to get a free frosty treat every day in 2024, we’ve rounded up some of the best — and most delicious — deals for December.

Read on to learn how you can score some fantastic freebies this holiday season. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free Wawa coffee — through Dec. 26

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Get fired up for your holiday shopping with a complimentary cup of joe at Wawa. Wawa Rewards members can enjoy a free hot or handcrafted iced coffee of any size on the following dates, which Wawa calls Free Coffee Tuesdays:

  • Dec. 5
  • Dec. 12
  • Dec. 19
  • Dec. 26

Check out the details.

Free Wendy’s Jr. Frosty — now through 2024

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Sign up today to get free treats throughout all of 2024!

Just pay $3 for a digital app-based 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 from now through Dec. 31, 2024.

The key tag purchase deal runs through Feb. 14. See the offer.

And here’s another Wendy’s offer: Every Wednesday through the rest of the year, you can get a free 6-Piece Chicken Nuggets when you make a purchase through the Wendy’s app. Check out the details.

Free donut from Dunkin’ — through Dec. 31

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‘Tis the season for giving, and Dunkin’ is offering free treats to Dunkin’ Rewards members.

Purchase a drink on any Wednesday through Dec. 31, and you get a free classic donut. Discover the delicious details.

Free COVID-19 tests — ongoing

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The federal government has announced that each U.S. household is eligible to order four more free at-home COVID-19 tests. This is the second set of such tests that has been available since September.

To find out more about claiming your tests, check out “You Can Now Get Another Round of Free COVID-19 Tests.”

Free medications — ongoing

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In a time when the cost of everything seems to be rising, you can still get some of your medications for free.

At least three pharmacy chains provide some commonly used generic drugs — such as antibiotics and maintenance medications for chronic conditions — for free.

Find out more about the “3 Pharmacy Chains That Offer Free Medications.”

Free kids crafts (and coupon) at J.C. Penney — Dec. 9

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Stop by your local J.C. Penney store between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 9, for a free, holiday-themed Kids Zone crafts event. Your kiddos can create their own foam gingerbread house or reindeer stable.

Adults can cash in, too — they get a 10% off coupon. Learn more.

Free sandwich with gift card purchase at Subway — through Dec. 31

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For every $25 gift card you purchase at Subway (limit of four cards per order), you’ll score a free 6-inch sandwich that can be redeemed through Jan. 31.

The offer is valid through Dec. 31. Learn more.

Free Hallmark greeting card — through Dec. 31

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It’s not too late to sign up for a free Hallmark greeting card to give to friends and family. After you join the retailer’s Crown Rewards program, watch your inbox for coupons and visit your local store to choose your greetings.

The deal was available each month this year. And even though there is just one month left in 2023, note that the program has been available for several years. So, there is every reason to assume it will continue in 2024. Learn more and sign up.

Free Microsoft Office 365 Education for students and educators — ongoing

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Students and educators can enjoy Microsoft’s Office 365 Education for free. The offer includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams, as well as additional classroom tools.

Find out how to get started now.

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