15 Things That Are Free in July

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July is here, bringing the heat and the red-hot deals. From a free Slurpee at 7-Eleven to a gratis Krispy Kreme donut, we’ve uncovered a variety of exciting ways to save this month.

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 Slurpee at 7-Eleven — July 1-11

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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. Get a free small Slurpee on what is officially known as “Slurpee Day.”

This year, you can get a total of three free Slurpees beginning July 1 and lasting through July 11. According to 7-Eleven, the following folks are eligible for these rewards:

“7REWARDS® and Speedy Rewards® loyalty members can get the party started early with exclusive access to an extra free small Slurpee drink from July 1 – July 10.

But it doesn’t stop there. In addition, customers who order via 7NOW® Delivery can enjoy another FREE Slurpee drink on July 8.

And of course, anyone can get a free Slurpee drink in-stores on July 11, 7-Eleven’s birthday.”

Learn more about this year’s celebration.

Free cake cone or dish at Freddy’s — through July 4

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To honor those who paid the ultimate cost to defend our nation’s freedoms, Freddy’s is teaming up with Folds of Honor to offer free single cake cone or dish of frozen custard to those who donate $1 to Folds of Honor Foundation.

Folds of Honor is a charity that offers educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have died or been disabled while serving in the U.S. armed forces. The offer of a free cone — and the chance to donate to a worthy cause — are good through July 4. Learn more.

Free kids meals at California Pizza Kitchen — through July 31

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School is out, so treat the kids to free summer pizza at California Pizza Kitchen.

Through July 31, you can get a free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree Monday through Thursday. The offer applies whether you dine in, take out or order online. Find out more.

30 days of free Paramount+ with Showtime — ongoing

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Binge-watch your summertime favorites with 30 free days of Paramount+ with Showtime. After the free 30 days are up, the rate changes to $11.99 a month. Learn more.

BOGO shake at Shake Shack — through July 31

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Through July 31, you can order a shake at Shake Shack and get a free second shake to give to a friend or family member.

The offer is good from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and is a great way to cool down on a hot summer afternoon. To be eligible, you must order using the Shake Shack app or website and use the code SHAKEITUP. Discover the refreshing details.

Free tea at McAlister’s Deli — July 20

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National Iced Tea Day is July 20, and McAlister’s Deli is celebrating by offering a free 32-ounce cup of tea.

Options include sweet tea, unsweet tea, tea/lemonade, half sweet/half unsweet or limited-time flavor PassionBerry. Find out more.

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 Krispy Kreme doughnut — July 4

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Krispy Kreme has unveiled a freebie for patriotic Americans.

Wear red, white and blue to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and you will get a free Original Glazed doughnut. Find out more.

2 months of free unlimited drinks at Panera — ongoing

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Sign up for Panera’s Unlimited Sip Club and the first two months are free. Membership entitles you to endless new charged lemonades, coffees, teas and soda. Get details and join the Club.

Free items at the pharmacy — ongoing

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From medications to health screenings and rewards, there is a bounty of free things that you can get at your local pharmacy. For more, check out “8 Things You Can Get for Free at Pharmacies.”

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 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

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

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 the end of 2023

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Before you whip out the plastic to spend this summer, 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 the end of 2023.

Find out more in “Free Weekly Credit Report Offer Extended Through 2023.”

In addition to getting your credit report for free, you also can get a gratis look at your credit score. For more, check out “7 Ways to Get Your FICO Credit Score for Free.”

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