10 Things You Can Get for Free in September

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As we say “so long” to summer, we also give a hearty “hello” to a new season — and another month of freebies.

As autumn begins, you can get everything from a free cereal bowl to rewards for getting a flu shot.

Following are plenty of freebies you can find in September.

Freebies with your flu shot — ongoing

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Keep yourself healthy and pick up a free coupon or gift card at the same time when you get a flu shot at certain retailers.

For more details, check out “3 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting a Flu Shot in 2019.”

Free pocket documents — ongoing

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Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, and you could 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 lasagne at Carrabba’s — through Sept. 8

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Order any of four entrees at Carrabba’s Italian Grill — Chicken Bryan, Chicken Marsala, Pollo Rosa Maria or Chicken Trio — and you’ll get a free Lasagne entree to go.

The deal is good through Sept. 8, but you must ask for it. In addition, some restrictions apply, so call ahead before dining.

Looking for more ways to save at Carrabba’s? Check out “8 Restaurant Chains With Discounts for Diners Age 50 or Older.”

Free cheeseburger — Sept. 18

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Sink your teeth into a juicy free cheeseburger on Sept. 18, National Cheeseburger Day.

Expect an announcement about who is participating later in the month. We’ll give you the complete rundown shortly before Sept. 18.

Last year, burger deals — including freebies — were available at Wayback Burgers, Wendy’s and White Castle, among others.

Free museum admission — Sept. 21

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Has it been a while since you spent a day at the museum? Each year, Smithsonian magazine gives you — and a guest — a chance to visit a museum for free. This year, the freebie falls on Sept. 21.

Go to the official website to view participating locations and get your ticket.

To learn about similar opportunities, check out “6 Ways to Visit Top Museums Across America for Free.”

Free Hallmark greeting card — through Sept. 27

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If you join the Crown Rewards loyalty program this month, you will receive one free greeting card from Hallmark’s Just Because Collection every Friday in September.

You can also enjoy $5 off your next purchase for joining Crown Rewards and earn points — converted to Reward Dollars — for future savings.

Free national park entry — Sept. 28

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Sept. 28 is National Public Lands Day, and you can celebrate that Saturday with free admission to U.S. national parks.

On a typical day, 115 of the 418 parks managed by the National Park Service charge entrance fees. But on Sept. 28, all of the parks are free. That can save you anywhere from $5 to $35.

For more freebies like this one, check out “9 Travel Freebies You Can Enjoy in 2019.”

Free coffee at many locations — Sept. 29

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National Coffee Day gives you a great chance to get a gratis jolt of java.

Deals haven’t been announced for this year’s big day — Sept. 29 — but last year, Bruegger’s Bagels, Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme and Scooter’s Coffee all offered a free cup of joe on that day.

Money Talks News will give you the lowdown on this year’s deals shortly before the big day.

Free cereal bowl — through Oct. 31

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Get your morning off to a great start by eating your cereal from a fancy — and free — bowl.

Just buy a box of General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Honey Nut Cheerios or Trix cereal and upload your proof of purchase at this special General Mills website. You can then choose one of four varieties of bowls — or collect them all.

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.

Do you know of more great freebies? Share them in comments below or on our Facebook page.

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