We’re all feeling a little uncertain right now. So, if you are a little stressed and looking for a break, know there’s one thing you can count on: We’re keeping our eyes peeled for fabulous freebies to help take your mind off current circumstances.
From free YouTube Premium to complimentary meal delivery and seed packets, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals available in April. And unlike many previous months’ freebies, you can enjoy most of these gratis goodies from the comfort of your own home!
Read on for everything you need to know about the best things you can get for free in the month of April. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.
Free shipping — ongoing
Major retailers from Sephora to Walgreens are offering free shipping with no minimum purchase requirement while many Americans are staying at home in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. To learn more, check out “4 Retailers Offering 100% Free Shipping During the Pandemic.”
Free streaming opera — through April 5
The Metropolitan Opera has canceled its upcoming performances due to the coronavirus, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little complimentary culture from the comfort of your couch.
The opera is now streaming “encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure.”
See the streaming schedule. And for more free activities like this, check out “14 Surprising Things You Can Do While Stuck at Home.”
Free programming for kids, adults — ongoing
Amazon is offering a slew of free programming for kids at its website. Available titles begin at preschool age and also include family fare.
Over at PBS, you can download the app and watch thousands of programs for free.
And then there’s “10 Streaming TV Services Offering Free 30-Day Trials Right Now.”
Free YouTube Premium for T-Mobile customers — through April 21
Exciting news for T-Mobile customers: You can enjoy two free months of YouTube Premium, which allows you to stream and download your favorite music and videos, ad-free.
The telecommunications company is also offering its subscribers a complimentary four-week educational course through Shaw Academy.” Get details.
Free in-home workouts — ongoing
Even though its locations are temporarily closed, Planet Fitness wants to keep members moving. The fitness giant is encouraging folks to download the Planet Fitness app to access “more than 500 exercises designed for people of all fitness levels” and to join Facebook Live for daily workouts at 7 p.m. ET.
If you can’t participate in the live broadcast, not to worry. The workouts will also be posted to Facebook and YouTube. Learn more.
Meanwhile, Orangetheory At Home also is offering free workouts from home at its website. Each day, Orangetheory posts a new 30-minute routine.
Free delivery from restaurants — ongoing
Bars and restaurants across the country have closed their dining rooms in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But many of these establishments are now offering free delivery, often through services such as Grubhub, Postmates and Seamless.
If you’re short on ingredients or simply don’t want to cook tonight, RetailMeNot has compiled a list of more than 20 restaurant chains offering complimentary delivery. Take a look.
Free guitar lessons from Fender Play — through April 20
Learn to play guitar like a rock star by getting three free months of Fender Play guitar lessons.
The offer is good through April 20, or until 500,000 people subscribe, whichever comes first. Learn more.
Free kids meals at Burger King — ongoing
Craving Burger King? The king of fast food is currently offering two free kids meals with any purchase on its app.
Talk about a delicious deal! Get the coupon — and several others.
Free Amazon gift card — through April 30
There’s always a critical need for blood, but donations may be especially important at this time.
If you give blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma from April 1-30, the American Red Cross will email you a $5 Amazon gift card. Ready to help save a life? Schedule your appointment now.
For more ways you can land free Amazon gift cards, check out “5 Ways You Can Score Free Amazon Gift Cards.”
Free SiriusXM radio — ongoing
Want to see why SiriusXM is so popular? Enjoy three free months of tunes from your favorite artists as well as news, sports, comedy and more “with a new Essential subscription.”
Enjoy the popular service on your phone and at home. Get offer details.
Free national parks — ongoing
To encourage more Americans to enjoy the great outdoors — while practicing social distancing, of course — the National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily suspended the collection of entrance fees to all national parks until further notice.
Note that some national parks have modified operations or closed on account of the coronavirus, so check your park’s status before heading there. Learn more at the NPS website.
Free seeds for spring — ongoing
In an effort to help restore pollinator populations, the Alt National Park Service is giving away free black-eyed Susan and butterfly milkweed seed packets.
If you’d like to do your part to help the bees and butterflies and improve our ecosystem, sign up for your gratis seed pack.
Free recipe book — ongoing
Would you like to discover new ways to incorporate raisins into your cooking? The folks at Sun-Maid are offering a free Healthy Living Cookbook or 100th Anniversary Cookbook.
3 months of free Rosetta Stone for Students — ongoing
If your kids are at home due to a coronavirus-related closure — or if you home-school your children — they can get three months of free access to Rosetta Stone for Students. Learn more about this freebie.
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