November has arrived, and although this year has been a bit different than most, there is still a lot to be thankful for, including a bounty of fabulous freebies!
From gratis Amazon gift cards to free food for our nation’s veterans and military members, we have gathered an array of exciting giveaways to share with family and friends this month.
Read on for everything you need to know about the best things you can get for free in the month of November. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.
Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut — Nov. 3
You deserve a reward for casting your vote, and the fine folks at Krispy Kreme agree. The doughnut giant is urging customers to celebrate “doughmocracy” by stopping by a participating U.S. shop for a free Original Glazed Doughnut.
For more information — and more freebies like this — check out “5 Chains Offering Free Food on Election Day.”
Free Amazon credits and gift cards — varying expiration dates
Mega-retailer Amazon is offering a cornucopia of deals to help holiday shoppers stretch their budgets in November:
- Buy a $50 Amazon gift card by Dec. 20 and receive a $15 promotional credit (first-time users only).
- Use Amazon Reload to add at least $100 to your account by Dec. 31 and enjoy a $10 bonus (first-time users only).
- Add at least $30 in coins to a Coinstar kiosk by Nov. 30 and receive a $5 Amazon credit (first-time users only).
- Donate blood to the American Red Cross by Nov. 11 and receive a $5 Amazon gift card and be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.
Learn more about these exciting offers in “How to Get $40 in Free Amazon Credits Right Now.” And for more tips on snagging free gift cards, check out:
- “5 Ways You Can Score Free Amazon Gift Cards“
- “5 Ways to Get Target Gift Cards for Free“
- “6 Ways to Rack up Walmart Gift Cards for Free“
Free year of Apple TV+ — through Dec. 31
Sign up for T-Mobile’s new TVision Live TV+ or TVision Live Zone streaming package by Dec. 31 to enjoy a year of Apple TV+ for free.
Apple’s celebrated streaming service provides access to an impressive array of original content from award-winning series to must-see documentaries. Learn more.
Free discount with flu shot at multiple retailers — varying expiration dates
It pays to stay healthy! Arm yourself against the flu and snag a free coupon or gift card when you get an influenza vaccine at certain retailers. These offers are valid even if your flu shot is fully covered by your insurance company:
- CVS pharmacies inside Target stores are offering a $5 Target coupon (expiration unknown).
- Publix is offering a $10 gift card for a limited time.
- Walgreens locations are offering a $5-off-$20 coupon through Nov. 30.
3 free months of Amazon Music Unlimited — expiration unknown
Amazon Music Unlimited provides on-demand, ad-free music with unlimited access. You can also use it to stream your favorite podcasts. If you’d like to give it a listen, the company is offering a free three-month trial for new subscribers. Get details.
Free Medicare counseling — ongoing
In case you missed it last month, Medicare’s open enrollment period began on Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. And free help is available to those who are new to the program, or find it confusing.
Anyone eligible for Medicare can get no-cost one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance through the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP). This service is also free to families and caregivers of individuals on Medicare.
To learn more about SHIP help and other free services for Medicare participants, check out “14 Things That Are ‘Free’ With Medicare.”
Free national park admission — Nov. 11
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. In honor of those who have fought for our freedoms, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at locations across the country. Be sure to thank — and share the news with — any veterans in your life.
Looking for more ways to cut your costs at America’s national parks? You’ll find them in “National Parks to Offer 5 Days of Free Admission in 2020.”
Free coffee for Tim Hortons rewards members — through Nov. 8
As the days grow shorter, the rewards increase for members of the Tim Hortons Tims Rewards program. If you belong to the program, Tim Hortons wants to help you avoid the daylight saving time “fall-back blues” by offering a free dark roast coffee “while it’s dark” — between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m. Check out the Tim Hortons website to learn more.
Free food for veterans — Nov. 11
In appreciation of our nation’s heroes, veterans and active-duty military members can enjoy these delicious deals at participating locations this Veterans Day:
- A free meal at Applebee’s
- A choice of seven complimentary homestyle favorites at Bob Evans
- A gratis meal at Chili’s
- A promotional card for a free “thank you” meal at Golden Corral (available throughout November)
- A free appetizer or dessert at Red Lobster
- A free Tavern Double Burger with steak fries at Red Robin (available between Nov. 12 and Nov. 30)
- A complimentary appetizer at Yard House
Free day of child care — through Dec. 31
KinderCare, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest private provider of early childhood and school-age education and care,” is offering families a free day of child care at its 15,000-plus centers across the nation.
All of the centers are “operating with enhanced health and safety protocols,” so you can enjoy a break from your kiddos and peace of mind. This is a wonderful option for Election Day, though you have until year-end to take advatnage of the freebie. Learn more.
Free shot at hockey for kids — Nov. 7
Winter is headed our way, and that means it’s time to hit the ice! Nov. 7 is Try Hockey for Free Day, and kids can sample the sport at no cost.
Try Hockey for Free Day is hosted by USA Hockey. In its 11 years, the event has introduced more than 200,000 kids to the game. Each rink will have a limited amount of equipment on hand. Find a participating location and register at TryHockeyForFree.com.
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