There are so many things to be thankful for in November: family, friends, food, football and, of course, fabulous freebies.
From no-cost subscription TV services to complimentary gift cards, sweet treats and park admission, we’ve harvested a bounty of gratis goodies to enjoy 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 Apple TV+ trial — ongoing
Now that temperatures are dropping, it’s time to snuggle up with a blanket and your favorite TV show.
On Nov. 1, Apple is launching Apple TV+ — and kicking it off with a free seven-day trial offer. To learn more, check out “3 New Streaming TV Services Available in November.”
Free Disney+ subscription — starting Nov. 12
Another streaming service launches in November — Disney+, available Nov. 12 — and this one has a special offer for Verizon customers. This deal is tough for Disney fans to resist: 12 months of Disney+ for free.
For more details, return to “3 New Streaming TV Services Available in November.”
Free shipping — ongoing
Free shipping is hard to ignore, and Best Buy is the latest retailer to dangle this tempting deal in front of holiday shoppers. On Oct. 22, the retailer announced free next-day shipping on qualifying purchases for the season. The only caveat is that you must spend a minimum of $35 per order.
Looking for more ways to get free shipping? Check out:
- “5 Ways to Land Free Shipping When Shopping Online“
- “31 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping — With No Minimum Purchase“
Free gift cards — ongoing
‘Tis the season to shop till you drop, and you can stretch those retail dollars further when you score gratis gift cards. For more tips on snagging these freebies, check out:
- “5 Ways You Can Score Free Amazon Gift Cards“
- “6 Ways to Rack Up Free Target Gift Cards“
- “6 Ways to Rack up Walmart Gift Cards for Free“
Free scoop of nondairy ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s — Nov. 1
Nov. 1 is World Vegan Day, and ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s is ready to celebrate. Stop by any participating Scoop Shop between 4 and 8 p.m. on this dairy-free holiday to enjoy a complimentary scoop of delicious nondairy ice cream.
The tasty treat is made with almond milk and 100% vegan-certified. Learn more and find your nearest shop.
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 “6 Things That Are ‘Free’ With Medicare.”
Free discount with flu shot at multiple retailers — ongoing
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.
For additional details, check out “3 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting a Flu Shot in 2019.”
Free shredding at Staples — through Nov. 9
Head over to the Staples website, and you’ll find a coupon for free shredding services on up to 2 pounds of paper. The offer is valid through Nov. 9.
For additional ways to save at the office supply chain, check out “7 Great Ways to Cut Costs at Staples.”
Free national park admission — Nov. 11
Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. In honor of those who have fought for our freedoms, the National Parks Service is waiving entrance fees at locations across the country. Be sure to thank — and share the news with — any veterans in your life.
For more information on fee-free days at America’s national parks, read “National Parks to Offer 5 Days of Free Admission in 2019.”
Freebies for veterans — Nov. 11
And speaking of Veterans Day, many restaurants across the nation will be offering free food and beverages to retired and active military members on Nov. 11.
Following are just a few of the deals that past and present military personnel can look forward to. Proof of service may be required.
- Free meal at Applebee’s
- Free Dr. Pepper beverage and an entree (up to $14.95) at BJ’s Brewhouse
- Free Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries at Red Robin
Free portrait for military at J.C. Penney — through Dec. 31
Here’s one more fabulous freebie for members of the U.S. military: Enjoy a complimentary 8-by-10-inch standard print with no session fee through the end of the year at J.C. Penney. Service members are also eligible for 50% off photography purchases and discounts on standard prints and high-res digital albums.
Get your coupon at the J.C. Penney website.
Free shot at hockey for kids — Nov. 9
Winter is headed our way, and that means it’s time to hit the ice! Nov. 9 is Try Hockey for Free Day, and kids ages 4 to 9 can sample the sport at no cost.
“Try Hockey for Free Day!” is hosted by USA Hockey and 350 local associations across the country. Each rink will have a limited amount of equipment on hand. Find a participating location and register at the official website.
Free cat litter — ongoing
Want a break from buying kitty litter? Arm & Hammer is offering a rebate on its Cloud Control Breathe Easy Clumping Litter through next year. It’s 100% dust free and boasts seven-day odor control and Dander Shield Technology.
Get your coupon — valued at up to $15.99 — at this website.
Free Google Home Mini with Spotify Premium – through Dec. 31
Sign up for a Premium Individual or Family plan on Spotify, and you’ll receive a Google Home Mini at no added cost. Not interested in enjoying hands-free listening with a gratis Google Home Mini? Score three free months of Premium instead! Learn more at Spotify.
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