17 Things That Are Free in July

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Summer is in full swing — and so are the freebies! From gratis bagels, Slurpees and popcorn to complimentary photo sessions for members of the military, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest deals July has to offer.

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

Free bagels for vaccinated customers at Panera Bread — July 2-4

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If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, prepare to go on a free bagel binge!

From July 2-4, all vaccinated customers can get a free bagel each day at participating Panera Bread locations. Panera tells USA Today that proof of vaccination will not be required — the chain is asking people to use the honor system instead.

The offer is good while supplies last, although free spreads are not part of the deal. Learn more.

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven — throughout July

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A longstanding tradition at 7-Eleven is to celebrate the chain’s birthday — on July 11, or “7/11” — by offering a complimentary Slurpee to customers. This year, the freebie is only available to members of 7Rewards, who will receive a coupon in their account on July 1.

The good news? Unlike in past years, the freebie is not limited to just one day. Instead, you can redeem it at any point during the month. Learn more.

Free McDonald’s sandwich — ongoing

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Get one of your favorite McDonald’s sandwiches — Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McChicken or Cheeseburger — when you give the fast-food chain your email address and ZIP code.

In the future, McDonald’s will email you exclusive deals, information about new menu items and more. The offer is valid through Dec. 31. Get details.

Free popcorn for owners of AMC stock — ongoing

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If you love AMC enough to buy stock in the company, the movie theater chain wants to offer thanks for the vote of confidence by giving you a free large popcorn.

The freebie is available to AMC Stubs members who are current stockholders and is added to your account within seven days. Scan your virtual card to get the perk. Find out more.

Free photo session for military members at J.C. Penney — ongoing

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As we celebrate the nation’s birthday this month, we give special thanks to all the members of the military who keep us safe. The good folks at J.C. Penney agree, and to show their appreciation, they are offering one free 8-by-10-inch standard print — a $19.99 value — to those who present a military ID.

The offer is good through Dec. 31. Learn more and schedule your session.

Free item at CVS — throughout July

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Need one more reason to shop at CVS? Download the pharmacy’s app, and you will receive a freebie offer every week throughout July.

Just tap the app to discover the week’s freebie. Learn more.

Free samples at Costco — ongoing

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Those beloved free samples at Costco are coming back in a big way. As we have reported, the warehouse giant is slowly returning to full sampling after the perk was restricted during the coronavirus pandemic.

To learn more, check out “How Costco’s Free Samples and Food Courts Are Changing.”

Free Microsoft Office 365 Education for students and educators — ongoing

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Did you know that 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.

So, ditch your paid subscription and get started now.

Free skating for kids — ongoing

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Skating is great exercise — and the perfect boredom buster for kids, especially during the summer. Available in select states, the Kids Skate Free program offers gratis rink time, but hours, ages and terms vary by skate center.

See details and participating locations.

Free overdraft fees at Ally and others — ongoing

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Ally Bank recently said “sayonara” to overdraft fees. Going forward, you will not be charged if you overdraw your account.

Ally isn’t the only bank offering this perk. For more, check out “This Popular Bank Just Banished Overdraft Fees.”

Free national parks cleanup kit — ongoing

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Want to do your part to preserve the beauty and cleanliness of our national parks? Sign up for a complimentary clean-up kit containing sunscreen, hand sanitizer, gloves, a reflective vest, biodegradable bags, a first-aid kit and more. Get details.

Tax-free shopping — ongoing

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Each year, states across the country roll out a deal no shopper can resist — sales tax holidays.

In July, the following states all are offering the tax break at some point:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

Find out more details at the Federation of Tax Administrators website.

Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts — throughout 2021

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Krispy Kreme is offering up a very sweet deal for those who get vaccinated against COVID-19 — a free Original Glazed doughnut every day for the rest of the year. Protection from the coronavirus disease and months of gratis goodies: Talk about a win-win!

To score your complimentary doughnuts, simply show your vaccination card at your local Krispy Kreme shop.

Learn more in “Krispy Kreme Offering Free Doughnuts All Year.”

Free fishing days — dates vary by state

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Want to catch a big one, but don’t have a fishing license? Not a problem. Free fishing days allow anglers to cast their rods without having to purchase a license — perfect for beginners looking to try out the sport.

Free fishing days vary by state, but several states are hosting such days in July, including:

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina

Get details.

Free Amazon $20 credit — until Aug. 1

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If you are a Prime member, try Amazon’s new In-Garage Delivery program for free, and you will get a $20 credit to shop at the online retail giant.

To learn more, check out “Try This New Amazon Prime Perk and Get a $20 Credit.”

Free Hallmark card — each month through December

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You can get a gratis Hallmark greeting card to give to friends and family every month for the rest of the year. Simply sign 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 credit reports — through April 20, 2022

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With much of America now getting vaccinated against COVID-19, thoughts are naturally returning to spending — in stores, on vacations, even on houses.

Before you whip out the plastic, take a look at where your credit score currently stands — and keep tabs on it for the rest of the year. The big three credit-reporting agencies have announced they will offer access to free weekly credit reports through April 20, 2022.

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

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