Free Starbucks Grounds for your Garden

Free Starbucks Coffee Grounds for Garden Compost

Did you know that participating Starbucks stores will give you free coffee grounds to use in your garden? Because I sure didn't until today! This program actually launched back in 1995, but long story short you should ask your local spot if they participate. If they do, then show up early in the day before they're given away on a first come, first serve basis and you'll walk away with some nutrient-rich coffee grounds for your garden or compost.


Free La Roche-Posay Sunscreen

Free La Roche-Posay Sunscreen

Here's a reactived signup form offering free La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk Sunscreen SPF 60. This sunscreen is intended for your face, which is super convenient because that's where the sun frequently shines.

They also claim to “help absorb excess oil and reduce shine,” which totally sounds fake. It also has a “powerful antioxidant complex to help protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays.”

Mmmhmmmm.

This freebies should arrive in 4-8. Hopefully the sun will still be shining then.


Free National Parks Admission

Free 2024 National Parks Admission Dates – Next is August 4!

The next free National Parks admission day is right around the corner. Not only are all the previous events returning, but they've added a new date in June to celebrate Juneteenth! These 6 annual freebie events go great with our free state highway maps list!

So get out there, breathe in some fresh air, and report back to me how relaxing and peaceful it is. Just don't take your family! I went with mine last year and long story short, they left me behind. Unfortunately for them, I'm like one of those cool dogs from a Reader's Digest story and I walked all the way home in just under a week.

2024 Free National Park Admission Dates

I've written about these free National Park Admission days since they debuted in 2009 and the numbers are finally in. Hiffers love them! Maybe you could even end up like Mikah Meyer and visit all 419 National Park Service sites! It only took him 3 years. 😂

If you can't make it out to your local National Park, you can do the next best thing and read up on some parks! Sure, it's not the same as actually visiting, but it has significantly fewer mosquitoes and poison ivy patches.


Free REI Classes 2024

Free REI Outdoor Classes & Day Tours on June 15

REI Co-op is hosting over 300 free classes and day tours on Saturday, June 15, 2024. The events will be curated collections with REI retail staff and are designed for people of all experience levels.

Their site says “We're hosting 300+ classes and day tours nationwide for one day only—and they're free to everyone.” There are a huge variety of activities, including camping, hiking, climbing, cycling, watersports, and more.

Space is limited, so you'll need to register now in order to reserve your spot.


2021 Free Fishing Days

2024 Free Fishing Days

The free 2024 fishing days have been announced for all 50 states and DC! On these specific days, unique to each state, you are allowed to fish without a fishing license. Most of the 2024 dates seem to fall around early June, but there are plenty of May, July, and August dates on there as well.

Most freebie sites only list the dates, but I've put in the extra work and found all the corresponding links & announcements to back them up. Below are all 50 states free fishing dates along with links for proof! To learn more about your local free fishing opportunities, scroll down to your state, click through to the website, and read all about your state regulations.

Make sure to check your state's official website for extra details. Some states actually offer free fishing rods, tackle, and bait during their free fishing weekends!

On a related note, I learned about the existence of fishing licenses the hard way. I was grateful the game warden took pity on me when he saw I not only failed catching a single fish, but was also tangled in the fishing line when he pulled up.

Saved by my own ineptitude!

Kids Fishing Rod Deals

Free Fishing Days in All 50 States

StateFree Days
AlabamaJune 8, 2024
AlaskaAll year for people under 18 or over 60 years of age!
ArizonaJune 1, 2024
ArkansasJune 7-9, 2024
CaliforniaJuly 6, 2024
August 31, 2024
ColoradoJune 1-2, 2024
ConnecticutMay 11, 2024
June 16, 2024 (must get free license online)
August 10 2024 (must get free license online)
DCTBD 🤷
DelawareJune 1-9, 2024
FloridaApril 6-7, 2024 (freshwater)
June 1-2, 2024 (saltwater)
June 8-9, 2024 (freshwater)
September 7, 2024 (saltwater)
November 30, 2024 (saltwater)
GeorgiaJune 1, 2024
June 8, 2024
September 28, 2024
HawaiiAll 365 days a year! (marine)
IdahoJune 8, 2024
IllinoisJune 14-17, 2024
IndianaMay 12, 2024
June 5-6, 2024
September 28, 2024
IowaJune 7-9, 2024
KansasJune 1-2, 2024
KentuckyTBD 🤷
LouisianaJune 8-9, 2024
MaineFebruary 17-18, 2024
June 1-2, 2024
MarylandJune 1, 2024
June 8, 2024
July 4, 2024
MassachusettsJune 1-2, 2024
MichiganFebuary 17-18, 2024
June 8-9, 2024
MinnesotaFree for residents all year!
MississippiJune 1-2, 2024
MissouriJune 8-9, 2024
MontanaMay 11-12, 2024
June 15-16, 2024
NebraskaTBD 🤷
NevadaJune 8, 2024
New HampshireJanuary 20, 2024
June 1, 2024
New JerseyJune 1, 2024
October 19, 2024
New MexicoJune 3, 2024
September 23, 2024
New YorkFebruary 17-18, 2024
June 29-30, 2024
September 28, 2024
November 11, 2024
North CarolinaJuly 4, 2024
North DakotaTBD 🤷
OhioJune 15-16, 2024
OklahomaJune 1-2, 2024
OregonFebruary 17-18, 2024
June 1-2, 2024
November 29-30, 2024
PennsylvaniaMay 26, 2024
July 4, 2024
Rhode IslandMay 4-5, 2024 (freshwater)
South CarolinaMay 27, 2024
July 4, 2024
South DakotaMay 17-19, 2024
TennesseeJune 8, 2024
TexasJune 1, 2024
UtahJune 8, 2024
VermontJune 8, 2024
VirginiaJune 7-9, 2024
WashingtonJune 8-9, 2024
West VirginiaTBD 🤷
WisconsinJune 1-2, 2024
WyomingJune 1, 2024

Have fun out there, folks!


Free Plant from Lowe's for Mother's Day

Lowe’s: Free Plant for Mother’s Day (Must Register Now!)

On May 11 & May 12, you can get a free plant from Lowe's in honor of Mother's Day! However, you must register for this ahead of time! Create or login to your MyLowe's Rewards account, then look for this box on your dashboard and click the blue Reserve button to select your local store and reserve a pickup time.

If you're having trouble finding the box to register, click this link and then look for this image:

Lowes Free Plant Registration


Free Boating Safety Course

Free State Boating Safety Course

BoatUS Foundation has a collection of state-specific free boating safety courses that you can take online. These courses are designed specifically for your state and most of them are recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and approved by NASBLA. There are only a few states at the bottom that are not approved and only intended as a refresher or study guide for an in-person exam.

If you live in one of the green, recognized states, then you'll not only be able to take the course, but after you complete the course you'll be issued a printable copy of your certification that you can print & use immediately.


Free AAA Membership for T-Mobile & Sprint Customers

Free AAA Membership for T-Mobile & Sprint Customers

If you have one of the T-Mobile or Sprint qualifying plans listed below, then you can get a free 1-year Basic or Classic AAA Membership that typically retails for around $100/year! Membership renews at standard club rate after your free one year, but you can cancel anytime to avoid this charge. Here are the full details and links to redeem this offer – I've also included the eligible plans down below.

With this offer, you'll get four free service calls over the next year. For frequent drivers, AAA is a wonderful backup safety net to have access to. They provide 24/7 emergency Roadside Assistance nationwide for any vehicle mishaps like auto repair, locking yourself out of the car, fixing a flat tires, running out of gas, jumping a dead car battery, and practically anything else that can go wrong while driving. AAA membership also unlocks discounts and deals on shopping, dining, hotel stays, movie tickets, and more.

AAA membership also follows the member, not the vehicle, so you're also covered in any cases where you're the driver or passenger in the vehicle.

Limited time offer; subject to change. Avail. for new and active AAA members and T-Mobile postpaid customers in good standing. Active voice line and AAA member validation required. Receive 1 year AAA Basic or Classic membership/renewal On Us when you register at Promotions.T-Mobile.com/AAA and enroll for a new AAA membership with auto-renewal and a valid credit card or provide your existing AAA member number. Existing AAA members must remain a T-Mobile customer in good standing through their registered AAA membership next renewal date in order for their registered next renewal to be paid by T-Mobile. Limit 1 per AAA Member household and T-Mobile account. Membership automatically renews at up to $83/year after year On Us. This offer may be changed or cancelled at any time. Void where prohibited. Nontransferable, not for resale, and not redeemable for cash. This offer and AAA membership is for personal use. May not be combinable with some offers or discounts. Other restrictions and taxes may apply.

Here's confirmation from AAA about the validity of this program via their own fine print & FAQs.

Qualifying T-Mobile Plans

  • Go5G Next
  • Go5G Next Military
  • Go5G Next 55
  • Go5G Next First Responders
  • Go5G Next Puerto Rico
  • Go5G Next DHH
  • Go5G™
  • Go5G Military
  • Go5G 55+
  • Go5G First Responder
  • Go5G DHH
  • Go5G Plus™
  • Go5G Plus Military
  • Go5G Plus 55+
  • Go5G Plus First Responder
  • Go5G Plus DHH
  • Magenta®
  • Magenta 55+
  • Magenta First Responder
  • Magenta Military
  • ONE
  • Magenta Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Magenta® MAX
  • Magenta MAX 55+
  • Magenta MAX First Responder
  • Magenta MAX Military
  • ONE Plus
  • Magenta MAX Deaf or Hard of Hearing
  • Small Business Customers with up to 12 voice lines on Business Unlimited Advanced, Business Unlimited Ultimate, Magenta for Business and Magenta Max for Business

Qualifying Sprint Plans

  • Unlimited Plus
  • Unlimited Premium
  • Unlimited 55+ Premium
  • Unlimited 55+ Plus
  • Military Plus
  • Military Premium
  • Unlimited Freedom with Plus Up feature
  • Unlimited for All
  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing/Visually Impaired rate plans.

Steps to Activating Your Free AAA Membership

Assuming you've got a qualifying plan, here's how to activate your freebie.

  1. Go to: https://promotions.t-mobile.com/AAA
  2. Enter your T-Mobile or Sprint number and continue to log in with your ID
  3. Read the terms and conditions, enter your personal information, and submit
  4. After successful submission, click a link that will redirect you to AAA, then follow instructions to either apply the free year to your current AAA membership or enroll in a new membership

Free National Parks Admission

Free National Park Pass for 4th Graders worth $80!

In addition to the free National Park Admission Days scattered throughout the year, did you know that 4th graders can get a free entrance pass worth $80 as well? Even better, these freebie passes work for the entire family!

Simply sign up here and then use your pass at any national park this summer. This pass will grant free entrance up to three adults and to all children under 16, as long as you're all traveling in the same car with your 4th grader. According to the fine print rules, the current season passes expire on August 31, 2024.

You'll need to print your pass and bring it in the car when you visit a park. Electronic copies aren't accepted and each pass has a unique code, which means you can't share it. When arriving at the park, either show the pass to a ranger or leave it on the dashboard of your car while you're out exploring the amazing scenery.

Don't forget you can also request free national park trip planning kits for select parks around the country.


Free 2024 Angler's Almanac

Free 2024 Angler’s Almanac

Here's a free 2024 Angler's Almanac for all you fisherpeople out there in the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic region! This fishing magazine is packed with 200+ pages of stories, tackle, and techniques to help you catch more fish this year. I'll even throw in my own free tip: phishers like to send “to good to be true” messages to steal your credentials, so be sure to verify they're legit before sending them your personal or credit card information.

Wait…I believe I'm thinking of the wrong fish here…

This is an annual freebie they've offered for over 7 years now and its nice to see it return in 2024!

Update: They've run out of free issues for this year, but be sure to check back early next year to get your free 2025 Angler's Almanac!


Free La Roche-Posay Anthelios Kids Sunscreen

Free La Roche-Posay Anthelios Kids Sunscreen

If you missed out last year, then you still have time to fill out this submission form valid for some free La Roche-Posay Anthelios Gentle Lotion Kids Sunscreen. This is for kids with sensitive skin and is SPF 50.

Freebies are available to residents of the contiguous United States and will be mailed within four to eight week.