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Top 20+ National Days For Freebies And Deals

Mark your calendars with the Top 20+ National Days For Freebies And Deals from this list for free food, drinks, and more.

For more ways to save and stretch your dollars, check out all of our frugal posts.

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Each year, there are a ton of National Days where fast food chains, restaurants, stores, and more offer free food and special deals to celebrate those holidays.

We don’t want you to miss out on any of the goodies.

So, what we’ve done is put together this great list of the top national days for freebies and deals. We broke it down by month, so you can easily figure out which holidays are coming up.

We also added a few other recurring freebies during the year (like free National Park Days) and birthday freebies at the end of the post so that you can add those to your calendar as well.

Top National Days For Freebies And Deals:

The names of the national days are clickable, so you’ll be able to click through and get some more information about the national holiday and the offers for that day.

February

Frozen yogurt with lots of toppings and the words "National Frozen Yogurt Day Freebies & Deals" digitally written above it.

National Frozen Yogurt Day

Monday, February 6, 2024

It might be a little cold to think about frozen treats, but you can get a lot of free frozen yogurt on this day, so don’t miss out.

A heart-shaped sugar cookie and Valentine's Day pretzels in a box with the words "10 Easy To Make Valentine's Day Crafts & Treats" digitally written on top.

Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2024

To celebrate love, a ton of restaurants offer freebies, deals, and heart-shaped food for Valentine’s Day.

A woman at an IHOP with pancakes and other food in front of her.

National Pancake Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Mark your calendar for next year to get your free short stack of pancakes at IHOP when you make a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

The calendar opened to the 29th, which says Leap Day! on it, and the words "Leap Day Deals And Freebies" digitally written on top.

Leap Day

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Leap Day only happens once every four years, so a lot of places celebrate by offering deals for 29% off or buy one get one for 29 cents sales.

March

A pizza with the words "Pie Deals For Pi Day Over 25 Pizza and Pie Deals!" digitally written above it.

National Pi Day

Wednesday, March 14, 2024

Pi Day is dubbed so because the Pi, in math, is 3.14. It’s a good excuse for restaurants to offer discounted or free pizza or sweet pie. We go to Blaze Pizza every year because you can get a pizza for only $3.14. It’s my favorite pizza, so it’s a great deal.

Side note: This isn’t National Pizza Day. That’s celebrated annually on February 9. And, while we do have a list of homemade pizza recipes to celebrate that day, pizza shops don’t offer any special offers on that day.

Two women holding ice cream cones with the words "First Day Of Spring Freebies" digitally written above them.

First Day Of Spring

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Get free ice cream, free Italian ice, free daffodils and more to celebrate the end of winter and the start of spring.

April

A table with an umbrella in front of a Ben & Jerry's scoop shop.

Free Cone Day

Monday, April 3, 2024

Ben & Jerry’s hosts free cone day annual to give out free ice cream to its customers.

Side note: My favorite ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s butter pecan, which is only sold in scoop shops, so that’s my recommendation for what you should get on this holiday.

A man and woman at an Uncle Sam display at a wax museum with the words "Tax Day Freebies And Discounts" digitally written above them.

Tax Day

Monday, April 15, 2024

Filing your taxes isn’t so bad when you realize you can get a free cookie, Italian ice, and more.

A hand holding a Wawa coffee mug.

Wawa Day

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wawa has really good coffee. And everyone can get a free cup on Wawa Day every year.

An image of the globe with the words "Be Kind" printed underneath it and the words "Earth Day Freebies And Deals" digitally written on top.

Earth Day

Monday, April 22, 2024

Everyone should do their part to recycle all year round, but companies push sustainability on Earth Day with a bunch of freebies for when you recycle.

Two people eating pretzels

National Pretzel Day

Friday, April 26, 2024

You can get free pretzels from stores like Auntie Anne’s to celebrate.

May

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Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Get up to eight free comic books to kick off your collection.

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Cinco de Mayo

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Get free tacos, discounted drinks, and more at restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

A burger with lettuce and tomato with onion rings in the back and the words "National Hamburger Day: Freebies And Deals" digitally written on top.

National Hamburger Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

A ton of burger restaurants offer deals on burgers (both free and BOGO), shakes, and more.

A smoothie in front of a Tropical Smoothie Cafe with the words "Free Smoothie At Tropical Smoothie Cafe" digitally written on top.

National Flip Flop Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tropical Smoothie Cafe officially started this unofficial holiday to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Each year, customers who come into participating shops wearing (you guessed it) flip flops can get a free smoothie. Donations to the Camp Sunshine program are accepted that day, but not required.

June

A hand holding a doughnut in front of a Dunkin' with the words "National Doughnut Day Freebies, Deals, And Recipes" digitally written above it.

National Donut Day

Friday, June 7, 2024

Free and buy one get one free donuts are the highlight of this holiday.

A purple smoothie with a purple straw on a table with the words "National Smoothie Day: Freebies & Deals" digitally written on top.

National Smoothie Day

Friday, June 21, 2024

Get free and cheap smoothies all day long.

July

Two boys drinking Slurpees with the words "Free Slurpee at 7-Eleven" digitally written above them.

7-Eleven Day

Thursday, July 11, 2024

This day is a big deal for us because it’s Pete’s birthday. It’s also a big deal for 7-Eleven because of the date, obviously. To celebrate, the brand’s convenience stores give out free Slurpees to customers.

French fries on a plate with the word "National French Fry Day: Freebies & Deals" digitally written above it.

National French Fry Day

Friday, July 13, 2024

​You can score free fries at places like Burger King, McDonald’s, White Castle, and more.

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National Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Free soft serve ice cream and more are given away by ice cream shops this day.

A hot dog with relish and the words "National Hot Dog Day Deals & Freebies" digitally written on top.

National Hot Dog Day

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Get your fill of free hot dogs on this annual celebration.

A hand holding a drink in front of a McAlister's Deli restaurant with the words "Free Tea Day At McAlister's Deli (today only)" digitally written on top.

Free Tea Day

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Each year, McAlister’s Deli celebrates Free Tea Day (usually on the third Thursday in July) and gives out free tea-based drinks to everyone.

A plate of wings with ranch and celery and the words "National Chicken Wing Day Freebies & Deals" digitally written on top.

National Chicken Wing Day

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Each year, restaurant chains offer deals on boneless or bone-in chicken wings to celebrate the holiday that was started in Buffalo New York.

August

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National Root Beer Float Day

Sunday, August 6, 2023

A&W celebrates this national holiday by giving A&W Mug Club members a coupon for a free small root beer float. Last year, the coupon was applied to the member’s loyalty account on July 6 and was valid through August 6. If we hear that’s the case for this year, we’ll update this post with that information.

September

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Labor Day

Monday, September 4, 2023

​Many stores offer deals on clothing, sneakers, and similar items. There are also deals on food for the long weekend. It’s known for good sales on major appliances and furniture deals as well.

A cheeseburger with a knife through the top on a tray with fries with the words "National Cheeseburger Day: Freebies And Deals" digitally written on top.

​National Cheeseburger Day

​Monday, September 18, 2023

There are a ton of ways to get really cheap cheeseburgers to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.

A pirate ship with the words "Talk Like A Pirate Day Deals & Freebies" digitally written on top.

International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Long John Silver’s participates in this annual event (Side note: Krispy Kreme used to and made this day popular, but it doesn’t participate anymore).

October

A wooden sign that says "coffee is my true love" on a shelf with the words "National Coffee Day Freebies & Deals" digitally written on top.

National Coffee Day

Sunday, October 1, 2023

A ton of coffee shops will offer free coffee or a bogo deal to celebrate this day — which will leave you very caffeinated.

A McPumpkin bucket from McDonald's with the words "Halloween Freebies And Restaurant Deals" digitally written above it.

Halloween

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Everyone knows kids can get free candy on Halloween. But did you know there are a ton of chain and local restaurants that offer discounts and freebies for your tiny ghouls and goblins?

November

Red, white, and blue star-shaped confetti on the ground with the words "Veterans Day Deals For Veterans & Active Military Personnel" digitally written on top.

Veterans Day

Saturday, November 11, 2023

There are a ton of freebies and deals for active military members and veterans to thank them for serving our country.

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Black Friday

Friday, November 24, 2023

Black Friday is a great day to find a ton of sales, freebies (although not as many as in the past), and more.

December

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National Cookie Day

Monday, December 4, 2023

You can get free cookies and other sweet deals (see what I did there) to celebrate National Cookie Day.

Free Shipping Day

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Free Shipping Day is the last day to guarantee gifts with regular shipping with arrive before Christmas. To help you with sending those gifts and to make sure they get where they’re going on time, many online retailers offer free shipping when you shop.

Free Admission Days

Railroad Historical Society in Greenwood, SC.

Museum Day

September 2023 (Exact date to be announced)

The Smithsonian magazine annually hosts Museum Day and offers free admission to various museums around the country. We went to the Wilmington Railroad Museum last year as part of the program.

Tickets are required to be reserved in advance. When they’re available for 2023, we’ll update this post with the link to request them.

Smoky Mountains State Park.

Free National Park Days

The National Park Service waives admission for National Parks that charge an entrance fee on certain days during the year. For 2023, those days are:

  • January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • April 22: First day of National Park Week
  • August 4: Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • September 23: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day
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Museums On Us

The first weekend of every month

Bank Of America offers free museum admission to participating museums, gardens, and more to its customers on the first weekend of every month.

Starbucks cup with the words "Happy birthday" written on it and the words "30+ Birthday Freebies & Deals" digitally written on top.

Birthday Freebies

There are so many restaurants that offer you freebies to celebrate your birthday. Some (like Starbucks) are only valid on your actual birthday, some are valid for a week (like Firehouse Subs), and some are valid indefinitely (thanks for that change, Jersey Mike’s).

We have them all listed in our huge list of Birthday Freebies and Deals, so be sure to check that out before your birthday because the offers are available for loyalty members only.

Which of these national days do you look most forward to every year? Let us know in the comments.