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Get Free Stuff All Year Long with This Master List of Freebie Holidays

Get Free Stuff All Year Long with This Master List of Freebie Holidays lifehacker Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker Video index Skillet Two Cents Vitals App directory Gear Get Free Stuff All Year Long with This Master List of Freebie Holidays Melanie Pinola 10/24/13 10:00am Filed to: free holidays saving money money 40 12 Edit Promote Share to Kinja Toggle Conversation tools Go to permalink Practically every day of the calendar has a "holiday" you can celebrate, from the "Polar Bear Plunge Day" on New Year's Day to "Make Up Your Mind Day" on the last day of the year. As silly as some of these dedicated days are (many dreamed up by organizations and marketers), some of these are great times to score free stuff, like free food, free entertainment, and more. Here's how you can celebrate with freebies all year round. In addition to the typical holidays, like Valentine's Day and even Tax Day , it turns out companies love to give away free stuff on pretty obscure, annual holidays. Keep your eye on the ones below, and please add ones not on this list in the comments so we can update our calendars. I've started a public Google Calendar you can add to your calendar or just add individual events. (For the holidays that vary each year, I just added them to the beginning of the month as a reminder and in a different color.) Grab a Free DVD Rental, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and More Valentine's Day Freebies Here Grab a Free DVD Rental, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, and More Valentine's Day Freebies Here Grab a Free DVD Rental, Ben and Jerry's Ice… Valentine's Day may be a largely commercial holiday but that doesn't mean you can't… Read more Read more Special Freebie Holidays January 19, National Popcorn Day : Many malls, movie theaters, and university student centers treat popcorn lovers to a free bag. Check if that gourmet popcorn store near you is celebrating as well or in the month of October, which happens to be National Popcorn Month. Advertisement Advertisement February (varies), National Pancake Day: It turns out IHOP offers stacks of free pancakes on its own pancake holiday , separate from "International Pancake Day" also in February. The dates of these pancake celebrations vary but are both in February, usually the Tuesday before the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday (Shrove Tuesday). February 23, World Yoga Day : Yoga teachers and schools around the world celebrate yoga with two-hour classes you can take for free or donate what you want. Note also that September is National Yoga Month , another great time to find free a free week of yoga classes and other goodies, regardless of your yoga style . How to Find the Right Style of Yoga for You How to Find the Right Style of Yoga for You How to Find the Right Style of Yoga for You Yoga offers a host of health benefits, including stress relief and mental clarity, but many people… Read more Read more March 20, Free Rita's Italian Ice on the First Day of Spring : Get a free limited edition cup of Italian ice in your flavor of choice to welcome spring back. Sponsored March 31, World Backup Day : We've highlighted this important holiday before , which is both a reminder to get that backup task done and an opportunity to get free or discounted online backup offers . March-April (varies), Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day : The beloved ice cream shop gives away free scoops every year. This year it was on Tuesday, April 9th, but you'll have to stay tuned for the next dates. Advertisement Advertisement April 22, Earth Day : On Earth Day, you can pick up a ton of useful household stuff—not just free food. In the past, retailers like Target, the Disney Store, Home Depot, and others offered customers free reusable bags, seeds, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and more Earth-friendly supplies and information. April 26, National Pretzel Day : Governor Ed Rendell of pretzel-loving state Pennsylvania declared April 26 "National Pretzel Day" in 2003. In honor of that salty snack, pretzel companies like Snyder's of Hanover and Auntie Anne's offer free samples and discounts . May (First Saturday), Free Comic Book Day : Your favorite neighborhood comic book shop likely participates in this holiday when you can walk in and score comic books for absolutely free. You don't have to dress in costume, but that's the spirit of the day. Advertisement May (varies, usually the Friday before Mother's Day), National Public Gardens Day : Get free passes for two to a public garden (see the website for coupon and participating public gardens), and access to workshops, exhibits, and more. June 1-9, National Fishing & Boating Week : During this week-long celebration, most states allow the public to fish without a license on some bodies of water. June (First Friday), National Donut Day : Surprisingly enough, National Donut Day was invented by the Salvation Army, not donut retailers. Pick up a free donut at Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and possibly other treats places. Advertisement Advertisemen