FREE STUFF: Things to do and get absolutely free!

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jun 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-06 16:48:26-04
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s Free Stuff we found for you and check back often, we’re always adding new listings.

FREE FOOD:  The first 50 people at each Noodles and Co. restaurant on Thurs. June 7,  will get a free salad, plus certificates for three more salads to pass along to friends. Click [HERE] for details.

FREE PERFORMANCE: The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents a free performance of  their “Fiesta Del Sol”, featuring live accompaniment by Ban Caribe, Sunday afternoon at 3p.m.  at  Maymont .  Use the Children’s Farm entrance on Spottswood Avenue.  Free parking is also available.  More details [HERE]..

FREE CONCERT:  Enjoy a free concert by the 392nd Army Concert and Big Bands on Monday, June 11th on the Village Green in Chester, 3524 Festival Park Plaza. Showtime is 7p.m.

FREE T-SHIRT:   Give blood, get a free tee shirt.  The River Lofts at Tobacco Row is hosting a blood drive Saturday, June 9th from 9:30am-2:00pm at 2310 E. Cary Street .  You’ll also be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift card.  Call 804-649-1850 for more details.

FREE JAZZ:   Free admission to the  6th annual Halifax Jazz and Blues Festival  in Petersburg. The event is Friday, June 8  and 9 from 5p.m. to 11p.m. each evening  at Halifax St. at South Avenue.  For more information call 804-926-0495.

FREE FAMILY FUN: First Things First of Greater Richmond “Celebrate Fatherhood” event.   Sun. June 10, 3-6p.m., Ukrop park, 5300 Ridgedale parkway.  Field games, contests and swimming.  Bring your bathing suit and a towel for pool access.

FREE ADMISSION: The Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond hosts Family Palooza on Saturday 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; The event offers live music, games and prizes, cooking demos, along with free health screenings, and prizes.  Plus,  tour fire trucks, helicopters and other safetyvehicles .. Other activities include pitching and batting with the Flying Squirrels, football with the UR Spiders and soccer and skills training with the Richmond Kickers.

FREE PROGRAM: Henrico Parks invites you to a free program, “What’s Growing In the Garden?”, Saturday, June 9 at 12:30p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.  Learn about the culinary and medicinal uses of herbs and vegetables.  (804-501-2130)

FREE PROGRAM:  Enjoy live music and a free ice cream treat, Monday, June 11 at 7p.m.-8:30p.m.  at the Armour House and Gardens, 4001 Clarendon Road, in Henrico.  Admission is free.  (804-343-3506)  Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket ,

FREE BOOKS:  Children can earn a free book by participating in Barnes and Nobles’ summer reading program.To earn a book, children in grades 1-6 have to read a total of eight books and complete a short reading journal by September 4, 2012.  Click [HERE] for more information or to register your child.

FREE ADMISSION:  You can get a free unlimited admission  pass for your children ages 5 and younger for Busch Gardens Williamsburg.   It’s good through October 28th.   You must be a Virginia resident, and sign up in advance.  Lick [HERE] for the link to do so.

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  Joe Scott with Virgil Braxton (6/7), Debra Dean and Patrick Lawler (6/14), Carlton Blount (6/21) and Ban Caribe (2/28)  .  Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE CONCERTS:   Enjoy free concerts through the summer at Forest Hill Park near the Old Stone House.   Concerts are from 6p.m. to 8p.m.  Bring a picnic dinner if you`d like. Get a full concert schedule [HERE].

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 to my Facebook page.