Free Stuff for February

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jan 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-30 15:21:47-05

Richmond, VA (WTVR)-Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week.  And check back often, I’m always adding new listings.  Thanks.  Cheryl

FREE COFFEE:  If the groundhog sees his shadow Saturday, Feb. 2 , you could win free coffee.  Register in advance on the Seattle’s Best Facebook page, and if Punxatawney Phil predicts more winter ahead,  you are eligible to win  one of 10-thousand free samples of ground coffee.   Details [HERE].

FREE PIZZA:   Watch the Superbowl on CBS 6 on February 3 the coin toss could win you a free large pizza.  Papa John’s is giving pizzas to those who register and correctly predict the game’s coin toss—heads or tails.  You must make your prediction by Saturday night to qualify.  Details/sign up [HERE].

FREE PANCAKES:  It’s free pancake time at IHOP. Stop by on Tuesday, February 5th between 7a.m. and 10p.m. for a stack of buttermilk pancakes.   While you’re there, you will be invited to make a donation to benefit local charities.  There are four IHOPs in the metro Richmond area.  Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:  At the VMFA  Saturday, February 2 as they celebrate African and African American art and jazz. From 1p.m. to 4p.m., activities are aimed at families with children ages 3 to 12.  Come back on Sunday, Feb. 3 for “Open Studio Sunday” with  free make-it-and-take-it art activities aimed at families with children ages 3 to 17.  Details [HERE].

FREE DOCUMENTARY SCREENING:    Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site on Sat. February 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the park’s visitor center at 600 N. 2nd St., in Richmond.  Free screening of the award-winning documentary “Our Inspiration: The Story of Maggie Lena Walker” followed by a discussion with the film’s writer.  The program is part of a month-long series, “Matinees with Miss Maggie” every Saturday in February.  More info [HERE].

FREE PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum” Saturday, Feb. 2 11a at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:   8th annual EduConcert Fri. Feb. 1 at 7p.m. at the main Richmond Library at 101 E. Franklin St..    Featuring local talent,  this is part of the “Living the Dream” community program sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education Center.   Details  [HERE].

FREE SAT HELP:  Advice on raising SAT score, Sat. March 2 at Meadowbrook H.S., (4901 Cogbill Rd.).  9a.m. to 1p.m. Parents are invited to a free 11a.m. presentationa bout the college application process.   Click [HERE] for the necessary pre-registration or more information.  

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. Full performance schedule [HERE] .
FREE TRAVEL:  Get a free Megabus ticket for travel between Jan. 9 and Feb. 28, 2013.  They’re giving away 200-thousand free passes.  Register your travel details [HERE] and use the code TRYMEGABUS to see if there are any free tickets left for the bus you want.

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:   JC Penney is offering free haircuts to children in Kindergarten-to-6th grade every Sunday.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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 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