Things you can get for free in October


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When the weather gets colder and ghosts and orcs come to play, we’ve discovered a bunch of spooky freebies waiting for you this month.

From a free 24-hour fitness experience and free kids’ crafts to free or discounted transportation to get your COVID-19 vaccine, read on to learn how you can take advantage of all these enticing October treats – no Halloween costume required!

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Free Ship Membership for Visa Cardholders – Ongoing

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All US consumer credit card holders can now take advantage of an amazing offer: free delivery on Shipt Marketplace orders over $35.

The offer is valid on groceries and essentials for both popular national brands — such as CVS and Target — and neighborhood convenience stores, and duration varies by credit card type. Did we mention that some orders may be delivered within an hour? Get the details.

Free Medicare Consultations – Ongoing

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Did you know that Medicare recipients who meet certain criteria are eligible for a free smoking and alcohol counseling?

If you qualify and want to kick your tobacco habit, you can receive up to eight sessions over 12 months at no cost. Qualified persons seeking help with alcohol addiction treatment can receive up to four free sessions each year.

Learn more about these and other Medicare offerings.

Free Sam’s Club Membership – Until October 3

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Being a member of the Warehouse Club can save you a lot of cash over time. And now and until October 3rd, you can join one of the most popular warehouse clubs – Sam’s Club – for free.

When you buy a Sam’s Club membership for $45, you’ll receive a free $45 Sam’s Club e-gift card, so you’ll just have to pay the tax out of your pocket. Talk about a great deal! Learn more.

Free with the flu shot – Ongoing

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Flu season has officially started, and some popular retailers are giving away free gifts along with the shots. From drugstores to retailers and groceries, you can get coupons and other deals just to get your flu shot.

Find out more at “6 Retailers That Will Reward You for Getting the Flu Vaccine in 2021.”

Free tacos at many restaurants – October 4

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October 4th is National Taco Day. If past years are any indication, many restaurants will celebrate by offering free and reduced fare.

For example, taco lovers who order online or on the app can head to Rubio’s Coastal Grill for a free taco from a menu with any purchase on the big day. QSR informs that Taco John’s will offer a free fried chicken taco. Check with your favorite taco restaurant to find out more about their offerings.

Free Stuff on Amazon – Ongoing

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America’s favorite online retailer offers plenty of free perks if you know where to look. And you don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member to get it.

For more information, check out “9 Things Anyone Can Get Free on Amazon.”

Free Season 1 of The Sopranos on HBO Max – until October 7

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Did you miss watching the popular TV series “The Sopranos”? You can now enjoy the first season of the show for free on HBO Max.

No subscription is required, but if you’re going to participate in all 13 episodes, you’d better start because the show ends on October 7. Learn more.

Free Lyft Vaccination Tour – Ongoing

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Is a lack of transportation preventing you or your loved ones from getting the COVID-19 vaccine? Transportation giant Lyft is offering free and discounted rides to individuals seeking shots at its many vaccination sites across the country.

Get details and request a ride.

Free Craft Activity for Kids at JC Penney – October 9

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Autumn has finally arrived, and JC Penney is welcoming the season with a free treasure chest craft for kids. Little ones will also enjoy an ID badge and lanyard, a free collector’s pin and a 10% savings voucher to pass on to their parents.

Get the handy kit between 11am and noon at participating locations. Learn more.

Free $10 Gift Card from QVC for Educators and Healthcare Workers – Ongoing

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To thank teachers and healthcare workers for everything they do, QVC is giving them a $10 eGift card to apply for a future home purchase! Apply now.

Free Upgrade to Windows 11 – Starting October 5

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October 5th is going to be a great day for people who use Microsoft Windows. A free upgrade to the new operating system will be available starting that day, and new PCs will appear in stores that come preloaded with the software. Learn more and check to see if your computer is compatible.

Free Hallmark Welcome Card – every month until December

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You can get a free Hallmark Welcome Card to give to friends and family every month for the rest of the year. Simply sign up for the retailer’s Crown Rewards, keep an eye on your inbox for coupons and visit your local store to pick your compliments.

Learn more and sign up.

Free Weekly Credit Reports – Until April 20, 2022

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With so much of America now vaccinated against COVID-19, ideas are naturally returning to spending — in stores, on vacations, and even at home.

Before you ditch the plastic, take a look at what your credit score is currently in — and keep tabs on it for the rest of the year. The three major credit reporting agencies have announced that they will provide access to free weekly credit reports until April 20, 2022.

Find out more at our “Free Weekly Credit Report Offer Extended for 1 Year.”

Three Free 24 Hours Fitness Days – Ongoing

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If you’ve always wanted to check out your 24 hour fitness, now’s your chance. Health Clubs, which offer personal training and group fitness classes, are offering a free three-day trial pass to their gyms for future fitness enthusiasts.

Learn more and register now.

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