FREE STUFF: Things to do and get free

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 03, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out the  Free Stuff  I found for you this week.  And check back often, I’m  always adding new listings.

FREE FLU SHOTS: Get a free flu shot this weekend, compliments of Bon Secours.  9a.m. to 1p.m at the St. Francis Watkins Centre,  601 Watkins Centre Parkway, in Midlothian.  They’ll offer up healthy information, and free flu shots every Saturday in October.

FREE CAR WASH:  Sat. Oct. 8th,  8a.m. to 6p.m. at the Flagstop in Chester only.  (11031 Iron Bridge Rd.)  Donations will be accepted in this fundraiser for L.C.Bird volleyball, which will have food and drinks for sale.

FREE MOVIES: Enjoy free outdoor family movies every Friday night in October at Tom Leonard’s Farmer’s Market in Short Pump.  Movies begin at 7p.m.  This week’s feature is “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”.  

FREE ADMISSION: 24th annual 2nd Street Festival, October 6 & 7th in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward, between Broad and Jackson St.   Live music on 4 stages; including the Ohio Players(Sat. @ 5:45p.m.) , food and vendors, fashion shows and a special children’s entertainment area.

FREE ADMISSION:  Enjoy free jazz and big band performances every Monday evening in October at the Shoppes at Innsbrook.  From 5p.m. to 9p.m. in support of Henrico County Music and Arts. The concerts are presented by Joey’s Hot Dogs.

FREE ADMISSON:  The new Petersburg Live!event premieres Sat. Oct. 6 in downtown Petersburg.  From 10a.m. to 9p.m. enjoy live music on two stages, children’s activities, live entertainment and arts and crafts.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays, 4p.m. to 10p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.    

FREE ADMISSION:  Marching band exhibition featuring all ten high school marching bands in Chesterfield.  Monday, October 8th at 6:30pm at Monacan High School, 11501 Smoketree Drive Richmond, VA.

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The first full weekend of each month at CMOR(Children’s Museum of Richmond) for Bank of America and Merril Lynch cardholders.

FREE ADMISSION:  Hogtober Festival .  Sat. Oct. 6   noon-7pm.  Libby Hill Park, Church Hill, Richmond. Live music from four bands, a children’s area and BBQ!

FREE FUN:  Register now for the “Turning the pages of Time” scavenger hunt sponsored by the Virginia Executive Mansion and The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.  Put together a team of up to five members to compete for great prizes on Saturday Oct. 6th from 11a.m. to 2p.m.  Get details and register [HERE].

FREE  MOVIES:   Grace St. Theater invites you to free screenings of independent and foreign film screenings Tuesday evenings at 7p.m. (934 West Grace Street).  Details [HERE].

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year at any of their 13 locations in the metro area.

FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS:  Starting November 4, 2012, JC Penney will offer free haircuts to children in Kindergarten-to-6th grade every Sunday.

FREE THEME PARK 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.  Click [HERE] for the link to do so.

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 LESSON: Take  a free introductory lesson; ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free.

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

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 DINNER:  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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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