Things you can get for free in July

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Summer is in full swing, and so are the gifts! From Free Bagels, Slurpees and Popcorn to Free Military Photoshoots, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest deals for July.

Read on to find out how you can make incredible savings this month. And for even more options, head to the Money Talks News giveaways page.

Free bagels for vaccinated customers at Panera Bread – July 2-4

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If you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, prepare to have a free bagel frenzy!

From July 2-4, all vaccinated customers can get a free bagel each day at participating Panera Bread stores. Panera tells USA Today this proof of vaccination will not be required – the channel asks people to use the honor system instead.

The offer is good while supplies last, although free spreads are not part of the deal. Learn more.

Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven – all of July

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A long-standing tradition at 7-Eleven is to celebrate the chain’s anniversary – July 11 or “7/11” – by offering a free Slurpee to customers. This year the freebie is only available to members of 7Awards, who will receive a coupon in their account on July 1.

The good news? Unlike in past years, the gift is not limited to a single day. Instead, you can trade it at any time during the month. Learn more.

Free McDonald’s Sandwich – in progress

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Get one of your favorite McDonald’s sandwiches – Sausage McMuffin with Egg, McChicken, or Cheeseburger – when you give the fast food chain your email address and zip code.

In the future, McDonald’s will email you exclusive offers, information on new menu items and more. The offer is valid until December 31st. Get Details.

Free popcorn for owners of AMC shares – ongoing

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If you like AMC enough to buy stock in the company, the movie chain wants to thank you for the vote of confidence by giving you a big free popcorn.

Freebie is available for AMC Stubs members who are current shareholders and are added to your account within seven days. Scan your virtual card to get the benefit. Find out more.

Free Military Photo Shoot at JC Penney – Ongoing

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As we celebrate the nation’s birthday this month, we give special thanks to all of the servicemen who keep us safe. The good guys at JC Penney agree and, to show their appreciation, they’re offering a free 8×10-inch standard print – a value of $ 19.99 – to those who present military ID.

The offer is valid until December 31st. Find out more and schedule your session.

Free article at CVS – throughout the month of July

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Need another reason to shop at CVS? Download the pharmacy app and you will receive a free offer every week for the entire month of July.

Just tap the app to find the giveaway of the week. Learn more.

Free Samples at Costco – Ongoing

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These beloved free samples at Costco are making a comeback. As we reported, the warehouse giant is slowly returning to full sampling after the benefit was curtailed during the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information, see “How Costco’s Free Samples and Food Court Are Evolving.”

Microsoft Office 365 Education Free for Students and Teachers – Ongoing

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Did you know that students and teachers can take advantage of Microsoft Office 365 Education for free? Offer includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.

So, abandon your paid subscription and start now.

Free skating for children – in progress

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Skating is great exercise – and the perfect boredom breaker for kids, especially in the summer. Available in some states, the Kids Skate Free program offers free skating time, but times, ages, and conditions vary by skating center.

See the details and participating locations.

Free overdraft fees at Ally and others – ongoing

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Ally Bank recently declared “sayonara” on overdraft charges. In the future, you will not be charged if you overdraft your account.

Ally is not the only bank to offer this benefit. For more information, see “This Popular Bank Just Banned Overdraft Fees.” “

Free National Parks Cleaning Kit – Ongoing

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Want to do your part to preserve the beauty and cleanliness of our national parks? Sign up for a free cleaning kit containing sunscreen, hand sanitizer, gloves, reflective vest, biodegradable bags, first aid kit and more. Get Details.

Tax-free purchases – in progress

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Each year, states across the country come up with a deal no buyer can resist: sales tax exemptions.

As of July, the following states all offer tax relief at some point:

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia

Discover more details on the website of the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Free Krispy Kreme Donuts – Throughout 2021

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Krispy Kreme has a great deal for those getting the COVID-19 vaccine – a free original glazed donut every day for the rest of the year. Coronavirus disease protection and months of free goodies: Talk about a win-win!

To mark your free donuts, simply present your vaccination record at your local Krispy Kreme store.

Learn more in “Krispy Kreme Gives Free Donuts All Year Round”.

Free fishing days – dates vary by state

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Want to catch a big one, but you don’t have a fishing license? No problem. Free fishing days allow anglers to cast their rods without having to purchase a license – perfect for beginners who want to try their hand at the sport.

Free fishing days vary by state, but several states have such days in July, including:

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Caroline from the south

Get Details.

Free $ 20 Amazon Credit – until August 1

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If you’re a Prime member, try Amazon’s new garage delivery program for free, and you’ll get $ 20 credit toward buying from the online retail giant.

To learn more, see “Try this new Amazon Prime benefit and get a $ 20 credit.”

Free Hallmark Card – monthly until December

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

Learn more and register.

Free credit reports – until April 20, 2022

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With much of America currently vaccinated against COVID-19, thoughts naturally return to spending – in stores, on vacation, even in homes.

Before you take out the plastic, take a look at your current credit score situation and keep an eye on it for the rest of the year. The Big Three credit bureaus have announced that they will offer access to free weekly credit reports until April 20, 2022.

For more information, see “Free Weekly Credit Report Offer Extended One Year”.

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