Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 27, 2013

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 ADMISSION: Free admission to one of Richmond’s favorite street festivals—Easter on Parade.  Sun. March 31st 1-5p.m. along Monument avenue between Davis and Allen Avenues.  Live music, arts and crafts, children’s activities,  roving performers, bonnet contests and more.   Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION: Family Easter at Maymont celebration.  Sat. March 30 , with live music, hay rides, bonnet making, and egg hunts from 10am to 3pm. on the Carriage House Lawn. Details [HERE].

FREE SEEDLINGS:  Henrico residents can pick up free bare root  tree seedlings this week.  Thursday, March 28  afternoon  from 2:30 to 6:30 at Shelter 1 at Dorey Park (7200 Dorey Park Dr) , and 8:30am to 1:30pm on Friday, March 29  in the Parking lot of Hermitage High School (8301 Hungary Spring Rd.)  You can get up to ten bare root seedlings, while supplies last.  Details [HERE].

FREE TOURISM APP: Use your mobile device to take a free smartphone tour of Richmond’s Capitol square, featuring audio clips for a dozen points of interest. The tour download is free through the end of April.   Download the APP [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:  11th annual Punjabi Mela, featuring live entertainment and traditional Indian food, Sat. March 30 at the Cultural Center of India (6641 Ironbridge Pkwy, Chester)   11 a.m. to 9 p.m..  Details [HERE].

KIDS EAT FREE:  Until March 31st,  Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to close at all Bob Evans locations–including Broad & Glenside in Richmond and 8700 Midlothian Turnpike.

FREE COFFEE:  Stop by Starbucks for a free Tall Hazelnut or Caramel Macchiato.   you must go to Starbucks to get your coupon.  Offer is good through March 31st at participating stores.   Details [HERE]

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 PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  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 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 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.

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

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 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