March is finally here, bringing the promise of spring and savings.
From a gratis stack of pancakes to complimentary tax assistance, we’ve rounded up eight fabulous freebies to make this month of green beer and basketball brackets even better!
Free pancakes — March 12
Tuesday, March 12, is IHOP Free Pancake Day, which means it’s your chance to score a complimentary short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes.
To make this day even sweeter, you’ll have an opportunity to “flip it forward for kids” by donating to help those battling critical illnesses.
Free pie at Village Inn and Bakers Square — Wednesdays
Times vary by location, but you’ll always have a choice of classic fruit or featured pie.
More free pie and discounted pizza — March 14
Each year, a slew of restaurants offer freebies and discounted fare on “National Pi Day,” March 14.
Why on that day? Because the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter — which is roughly 3.14 — is known as “pi,” and is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month of the year, or 3/14.
Some Pi Day discounts are for pizzas. In most of those cases, you will pay $3.14 for your pizza pie. But other deals are freebies, usually for “pie,” the fruit-filled treat.
Last year, Marie Callender’s, O’Charley’s and Village Inn all offered a free slice of pie. Money Talks News will let you know about this year’s deals when they are announced.
Free tax help — through tax season
Need help preparing and filing your federal income tax return? Allow Free File to “do the hard work for you with brand-name software or Free File Fillable Forms.” Options are based on your annual income.
If you prefer the DIY approach — including more free options — check out “The 5 Best Tax Software Programs for 2019.”
Free month of YouTube Premium — ongoing
Take your love of all things YouTube to the next level with a free month-long trial of YouTube Premium. This subscription service provides access to ad-free YouTube content, including YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Originals.
YouTube Premium is accessible on your mobile device, desktop computer or enabled TV. And if you’re looking for more ways to cut the cable cord and save money, check out “With Live Streaming TV You May Be Able to Ditch Cable and Save Money.”
Free treats to celebrate spring — March 20
If you have spent a long, cold winter waiting for spring, hang in there. As the Beatles sang, “Here Comes the Sun”! The first day of spring this year is March 20, and it is likely that at least a couple of freebies will blossom that day.
In the past, Dairy Queen and Rita’s Italian Ice have been among the outlets to announce freebies. Keep an eye on Money Talks News for details on 2019 deals as they emerge.
Free classroom kit — ongoing
Calling all educators! Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures is giving away kits that include classroom materials, Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 25 kindergartners or first-grade students. Sign up for yours.
Free photo prints at Sam’s Club — ongoing
Sign up for a new Sam’s Club photo account and get 50 free 4-by-6-inch prints. To take advantage of this offer, you must be a member of the popular retail warehouse club.
According to the website, basic membership costs $45.
Do you know of more great March freebies? Share them in comments below or on our Facebook page.