9 Things You Can Get for Free in May

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May is here, and we’re making it our mission to bring you a bit closer to your spring savings goals.

From a complimentary cooler tote to free Mother’s Day plants and fro-yo, we have rounded up some of the best deals available this month.

Read on to learn more about all the fabulous freebies offered in May. And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free comic book — May 4

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In honor of Free Comic Book Day — the first Saturday in May, which this year falls on May 4 — participating comic book shops across the country are giving away freebies to enthusiasts of all ages.

If you find the idea of these no-cost titles compelling, find the closest participating location.

Free Mother’s Day flowers at Lowe’s — May 11-12

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and the deals are beginning to bloom.

To celebrate Mom, your local Lowe’s is giving away a 1-pint annual plant between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 11 and 12. This deal is only valid for MyLowe’s Rewards members, while supplies last. Learn more and sign up now.

Free TCBY frozen yogurt for moms — May 12

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This cool and creamy deal goes out to all the moms: In honor of Mother’s Day (celebrated on the second Sunday in May), TCBY locations across the country are giving moms a free 6 ounces of soft serve ice cream in a cup or cone on Sunday, May 12.

It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a sweet treat. Get the delicious details.

Free Special K cooler tote — through July 31

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Special K has come a long way, and the healthy breakfast cereal is now available in a variety of delicious flavors, including Blueberry, Red Berries, Fruit & Yogurt, Vanilla Almond and Chocolatey Delight.

When you buy three participating products between May 6 and July 31, you can register to retrieve a free Special K cooler tote. Talk about a tasty deal! Get offer details.

Free Blue Star Museums for military families — May 18 through Sept. 2

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From Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18, through Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, the nation’s active-duty military members and their families can enjoy free admission to participating Blue Star Museums across the country.

This fantastic freebie is courtesy of “a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America.” Members of the National Guard and Reserve are also eligible for this deal. Learn more and find a museum near you.

Free pizza for kids who read — through August

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If your children are avid readers, they’ll probably want to read up on this yummy offer: Through the Camp Book It! summer reading program, children ages 4 to 12 can receive a certificate for a Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut when they reach their reading goal.

While the program designed for parents to participate in with their children technically starts on June 1, there’s no harm in getting a jumpstart on their summer reading list. Learn more.

Free bowling for kids — spring and summer

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Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, and if you’re looking for fun, affordable ways to occupy your children or grandchildren, take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program.

Register to enjoy two free games of bowling every day, all spring and summer long at select lanes across the country. Age limits may apply. See participating centers and sign up.

Free fishing days — varies by state

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Want to catch a big one, but don’t have a fishing license? Not a problem. Free Fishing Days allow anglers to cast their rods without having to purchase a license — perfect for beginners looking to try out the sport.

Free Fishing Days vary by state, but many states are hosting such days in May. They include:

  • Connecticut
  • Indiana
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota

Get more details.

Free national park visits for fourth-graders — ongoing

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Is your child or grandchild in the fourth grade? Enroll them in the Every Kid Outdoors program, which offers fourth-graders and their families free admission to national parks and historic sites for an entire year. The program is supported by federal government agencies including the National Park Service.

Don’t miss out on this complimentary, hands-on learning experience. Get details and a pass.

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