March has finally arrived, signaling the spring — and a host of exciting freebies!
From an opportunity to enjoy free Bundt cake or a complimentary kids workshop and 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 museums — ongoing
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 Nothing Bundt Cakes treat — March 6
Nothing Bundt Cakes is teaming up with Oreo to offer Nothing Bundt Cakes Oreo Cookies & Cream Bundt Cake for a limited time.
The new flavor launches on March 6, the 111th birthday of “America’s favorite cookie.” To help celebrate the occasion, the popular bakery will give away free Oreo Cookies & Cream Bundtlets to the first 111 customers at all locations across North America at 1:11 p.m. that day.
Customers will also have an opportunity to win $100 Nothing Bundt Cakes gift cards and other merchandise via Instagram. Get the delicious details.
Free money for opening an account at Fidelity — ongoing
Thinking about investing? The Fidelity Starter Pack can help you begin with a little free money.
If you open one of the following accounts and deposit at least $50, the folks at Fidelity will add $100 for a limited time:
- The Fidelity Account
- Fidelity Cash Management Account
- Roth IRA
- Traditional IRA
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 — a mathematical constant that’s roughly 3.14 — is known as “pi,” and 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 kids workshop at Lowes — March 18
If your child, grandchild or another kid in your life enjoys craft projects, sign them up for a complimentary Cardinal Garden Ornament Workshop at Lowe’s.
Your little one will learn basic building skills while following steps to create a unique item they can proudly display in the garden. The workshop will be held in-store from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18.
If your kiddo can’t attend, extra kits may be available to take home after 1 p.m. that day. Register ndmow.
Free Rita’s Italian ice — March 20
Celebrate the first day of spring by visiting your local Rita’s shop for a cool, free Italian ice on March 20.
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 pie at Village Inn and Bakers Square — Wednesdays
Times for the promotion — known as Free Pie Wednesday — vary by location at Village Inn, but are usually 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and you need to buy an entree to qualify.
Bakers Square offers the deal from 10 a.m. to close, and you’ll need to order an entree and a drink to qualify there.
Some varieties of pie may be excluded from the deal.
Free COVID-19 tests — ongoing
Has your supply of COVID-19 tests dwindled in recent months? Not to worry: You can order individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests at no cost via the U.S. Postal Service.
There is a limit of four tests per U.S. household. Get yours now.
Free 3 months of Panera Bread Unlimited Sip Club — through March 31
Subscribe to Panera Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club to receive “endless Charged Lemonades, coffees, teas and fountain drinks” free for one month. You also get access to exclusive rewards.
A monthly membership fee of $11.99 will kick in automatically after the free month unless you cancel. Drink in the details.
Free wildflower seed packets — ongoing
The number of bees and butterflies is 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 seeds. Learn more and sign up.
Free national parks for fourth-graders — ongoing
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.