10 Things You Can Get for Free in March

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March has finally arrived, signaling the spring — and a host of exciting freebies!

From an opportunity to enjoy free Italian ice to gratis wildflower seed packets to kickstart your spring planting, we’ve rounded up an array of fresh and fabulous deals to help you usher in the season with savings.

Enjoy these sensational spring deals. And for even more options, head on over to the Money Talks News freebies page.

Free Rita’s Italian ice — March 19

Rita's Italian Ice
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Celebrate the first day of spring by visiting your local Rita’s shop for a cool, free Italian ice on March 19, the date of the spring equinox this year.

The Italian ice and custard chain’s tradition of giving out the treats to signal the change of seasons has been going on for more than 25 years. Rita’s says it is just their way of “kicking off the season — and spreading a little happiness.” Learn more.

Free Ripley’s book for Florida residents — through May 15

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Ripley’s says its books have been caught up in a book ban in the Escambia County Public Schools in Florida. So, it is now offering a complimentary book to all Florida residents through May 15.

Visit the Ripley’s website for more details.

Free museums — ongoing

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If you a looking a frugal way to entertain yourself — or your family — this summer, check out any of the many ways you can visit museums for free.

We run down some of the best options in “7 Ways to Visit Top Museums Across America for Free.”

Free pie and discounted pizza — March 14

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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 — a mathematical constant that’s roughly 3.14 — is known as “pi,” so that special number is celebrated on the 14th day of the third month of the year, or 3/14.

Some Pi Day discounts are for pizza pies. In most of those cases, you will pay $3.14 for your pizza. But other deals are freebies, usually for “pie,” the fruit-filled dessert.

Free ‘Crown of the Continent’ map — ongoing

Glacier National Park in Montana
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If you are planning a trip to Montana or the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, you can get a free National Geographic “Crown of the Continent” geotourism map and guide.

Simply fill out the form and you will get “a guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.”

Free pie at Village Inn and Bakers Square — Wednesdays

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Pie lovers, rejoice! Dine at participating Village Inn or Bakers Square restaurants on Free Pie Wednesday throughout the year, and you’ll get a complimentary slice of pie.

Bakers Square offers the deal from 10:30 a.m. to close, and you’ll need to order an entree and a drink to qualify. Village Inn does not offer details at its website, so you will need to ask at your local restaurant.

Some varieties of pie may be excluded from the deal.

Amazon freebies — ongoing

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America loves to shop for bargains at Amazon, and getting something free is the best deal of all. The retail giant offers some great freebies if you know where to look. Discover some of the best freebies in “11 Ways to Score Free Stuff on Amazon.”

Free 2 months of Panera Bread Unlimited Sip Club — through April 14

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Subscribe to Panera Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club to receive coffees, teas and fountain drinks free for two months. You also get access to exclusive perks.

A monthly membership fee of $11.99 will kick in automatically after the free months unless you cancel. Drink in the details.

Free wildflower seed packets — ongoing

Fort Worth, Texas
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The numbers of bees and butterflies in the world are declining, and these pollinators play a crucial role in our ecosystems.

To restore the dwindling populations — which contribute to the natural food chain — the Alt National Park Services, a non-governmental organization in North Carolina, is giving away free packets of black-eyed Susan and butterfly milkweed flower seeds. Learn more and sign up.

Free national parks for fourth-graders — ongoing

You don't want to be on this lonely desert road in Arches National Park, Utah om a hot summer day with an over-heated car.
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Children in the fourth grade are eligible for an Every Kid Outdoors pass, which will grant your family free access to national parks and historic sites for an entire year.

Learn more about this freebie.

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