9 Things That Are Free in September

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September marks the transition from summer to fall, but don’t mourn the passing of those summer steals. Instead, get excited about all the upcoming fall deals!

From no-cost drive-in movies and credit reports to freebies with flu shots, we’re bringing you some of the best offers available in September.

Read on to learn how you can enjoy these exciting freebies. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Freebies with flu shots — limited time

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Flu shots can help reduce your chance of contracting the seasonal flu. That’s one less thing to worry about during the coronavirus pandemic. By getting a flu shot, you also help lower the chances that hospitals will be overwhelmed this fall and winter, when both the flu and the coronavirus are expected to be a problem.

Many retailers are administering the flu vaccination at no cost with most insurances, and some are even offering additional freebies with each vaccination. To learn more, check out “4 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting a Flu Shot in 2020.”

Free Hallmark greeting card — ongoing

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What’s better than a complimentary greeting card? Four free greeting cards!

Members of Hallmark’s loyalty club can enjoy a free card from the retailer’s Just Because line — valued at up to $2.99 each — every month through the end of the year. It’s September, which means there are four free cards up for grabs. Learn more.

Free pocket documents — ongoing

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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, and you can celebrate it with your very own free pocket-sized version of the Constitution, as well as the Declaration of Independence.

If you fill out a brief form on their website, the fine folks at Hillsdale College in Michigan will mail you a free booklet containing both documents, posthaste.

Free credit report — ongoing

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Many people have incurred financial hardships during the pandemic. Is your credit in good shape?

Not sure? Well, you can check your scores from all three major credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — for free, every week for the rest of the year. Learn how.

Free national park entry — Sept. 26

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Sept. 26 is National Public Lands Day. To celebrate, national parks across the country are waiving their admission fees.

In addition to spending an afternoon in one of our nation’s most beautiful green spaces, you might want to consider volunteering. After all, National Parks Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, inspiring environmental stewardship. Find a participating park near you.

Free unlimited Panera coffee — through Sept. 7

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Cool fall days are the perfect time for a cup of joe. Sign up for MyPanera+ Coffee and you will get free unlimited premium cups of coffee through Sept. 7.

Free drive-in movies — ongoing

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Don’t let the coronavirus stand between you and the silver screen. Instead, enjoy your favorite flicks at a good, old-fashioned drive-in movie.

Walmart is hosting several in its parking lots across the county, with family-friendly titles, such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Spy Kids” and “Black Panther.” Admission is free, although tickets must be requested in advance, and you must have an FM radio. Get details.

Free coffee — Sept. 29

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As temperatures fall, the desire for a warm cup of joe rises. On Sept. 29, celebrate National Coffee Day with a free or reduced-price cup of coffee at coffee shops nationwide.

Most shops have not yet announced their deals. We will post a story with a roundup of all the best offers closer to the magic day. In 2019, Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme and many others offered food and drink deals on this day.

Free Microsoft Office 365 for students and educators — ongoing

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Did you know that students and educators can enjoy Microsoft’s Office 365 Education for free? The offer includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams, as well as additional classroom tools.

So ditch your paid subscription and get started now.

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