FREE STUFF: Things to do and get free

Posted at 4:18 PM, May 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-02 18:43:52-04
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s Free Stuff we found for you and check back often.

FREE BEVERAGES:   Teacher Appreciation Week: Richmond area McDonald’s are saying “thank you” to all teachers with free McCafe beverages the week of May 7th to 11th.    When placing your order, say you`re a teacher and show a school I.D. . One free beverage; coffee, frappe, smoothie, etc.  per person per visit .

FREE PIZZA: Domino’s Artisan Pizza Giveawayis back.  They’re giving away 15-thousand of ’em on May 2nd and another 15-thousand on May 3rd. .  Check ’em out on Facebook to get yours.

FREE ADMISSION:  Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at the 10th annual Que Pasa Festival; this year at the Canal Walk in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.  Sat. May 5 11a.m. to 7p.m with free boat rides, live music and performances, food and arts and crafts.

FREE COMICS:   Saturday May 5th is the annual Free Comic Book Day all around the world. Several Richmond area stores are participating.  Click HERE for a store locator and more info.

FREE ADMISSION:  Free admission as Maymont’s Japanese Garden hosts The Richmond Taiko Drummers Sunday, May 6 in the Japanese Garden at 1:30 and 2:30.   On Wednesday May 9th, enjoy a Richmond Shakespeare production of ‘A Midsummer Night`s Dream’ at 7pm on the Carriage House Lawn. Get the full schedule HERE.

FREE SKATE PARK FUN:  Free admission,  Free skate, free pizza, free t-shirts at the 5th annual Goochland X-treme Sports event on Saturday May 5.   Sponsored by the County Parks and Rec, it’s from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at the “522 Skateboard Park” at 1800 Sandy Hook Rd. in Goochland.  There will  also be demonstrations and live music. [More info HERE.]

FREE ADMISSION:  41st annual “Arts in the Park” Show and Sale featuring 450 artists from across the U.S.   May 5, 11-6p.m. and May 6, the Byrd Park Carillon. There’s also free parking and free shuttles from City Stadium.  [More info HERE.]

FREE FESTIVAL:  With free admission, The 15th annual Asian American Festival is Saturday, May 5 at the Richmond Convention Center at 4th and Broad in downtown Richmond.  Food, cultural exhibits, live entertainment and workshops from 11a.m. to 7p.m. [More information HERE.]

FREE ICE SKATING SHOW:  SkateNation Plus on Pouncey Tract Rd. presents a free figure skating performance on Saturday May 5 at 5:15-6:30p.m. Donations will be accepted to benefit Isaac, a little boy with a rare illness.  Details HERE.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Upcoming performances include the Forte Jazz Trio (5/3) and the Jim Branch Quartet (5/10), Against All Odds Band (5/17), Anthony Dowd Quartet (5/24), Skip Gailes Quartet (5?31), Joe Scott w/ Virgil Braxton (6/7) .  Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free.

FREE LESSON: Check out a free introductory lesson, ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE DINNERS:  The Ministry  Without Walls offers a free community dinner on the fourth Friday of every month. 6 to 8 p.m. at 5780 Hull Street Road.  Call them for more information at (804) 381-6928.

FREE E-BOOKS: Harlequin books has a free offer for you. Download up to 16 free e-books. Click here for the link.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE GIFT CARDS: Spend some time reading, and earn extra money. You can earn free gift cards and books for your book reviews. Click the link here for more information.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to us at or you can post it tomy Facebook page.