9 Things That Are Free in January

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Happy New Year! If you resolved to spend less in 2020, we’ve got you covered.

From free food and beverages to complimentary roadside assistance, we’ve rounded up an array of exciting freebies to help ensure you start the next decade with some great savings.

Read on for everything you need to know about the best things you can get for free in the month of January. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free drink at Cumberland Farms — Jan. 1

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Fuel up for the new year at Cumberland Farms! The chain of convenience stores tells Money Talks News it’s celebrating 2020 by offering customers a free cup of hot or iced coffee in any size from 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve to 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Not a coffee drinker? Not to worry! There are other options to choose from, including tea and peppermint hot chocolate.

Free gym membership for seniors — ongoing

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Did you resolve to get in shape in the new year? If you’re age 65 or older, you may be entitled to a free gym membership.

Some Medicare plan perks include the SilverSneakers health and fitness program, which gives eligible seniors access to over 16,000 gym and fitness center locations across the U.S., as we detail in “13 Things Retirees Can Get for Free — or Almost Free.”

Free Chipotle delivery — Jan. 1-6 and Jan. 13

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College football bowl season has returned, and the fine folks at Chipotle are celebrating by waiving delivery fees for a limited time.

In order to enjoy fresh, flavorful Mexican fare delivered directly to their door at no added cost, customers must order on the Chipotle app or website and spend a minimum of $10. Get all the delicious details.

Free year of anti-virus protection — ongoing

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Do you bank online with Bank of America? If so, you’re eligible for an entire year of McAfee LiveSafe at no cost. Ready to “help protect all your devices” for without paying a penny? Sign up for this offer.

Not a BOA customer? Check out “The 5 Best Free Anti-Virus Software Programs of 2019.”

Free bagel at Einstein Bros. — Jan. 15

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Did you know that National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day fall on the same day? Not anymore at Einstein Bros.!

According to QSR.com, Einstein Bros. Bagels has officially moved National Bagel Day to Jan. 15, and the retailer would like to “Bake Your Day” by gifting a gratis bagel and shmear with any purchase. In addition, all visitors will receive a coupon for friends and family to enjoy a free bagel and shmear with purchase, too.

Take that, National Pizza Day!

Free national park entry — Jan. 20

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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, all National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees on Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

If you would like to pay tribute by exploring a park that is connected to the legacy of the celebrated civil rights leader, you can visit one of the following:

  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (pictured above)
  • The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Alabama
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park in Georgia

Free Frosty at Wendy’s — throughout 2020

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What’s even better than a Frosty from Wendy’s? Free Junior Frosty treats for the entire year! Simply purchase a Frosty Key Tag from a participating location by Jan. 31, and you’ll enjoy a gratis Junior Frosty with any purchase throughout 2020.

Plus, “85% of proceeds go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to help children waiting in foster care find forever homes,” Wendy’s says. Learn more about this sweet deal.

Free Breathe Right samples — ongoing

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Stuffy nose keeping you (or your partner) awake at night? Whether you have a cold, allergies or a deviated septum, Breathe Right nasal strips promise to open “your nose to relieve congestion, so you breathe better, sleep better and feel better.” Sign up for a free sample.

Free AAA membership for Sprint customers — ongoing

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If you’re a customer of both Sprint and AAA, you’re in luck. Through Sprint Perks, the telecommunications giant will “pick up the bill for your AAA membership renewals with Unlimited Plus or Premium,” Sprint says.

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