Free Stuff

Posted at 2:58 PM, Mar 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-12 14:58:49-04
Richmond, VA (WTVR)  Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week, and check back often, I’m constantly updating with new finds.   And, if you know of any event or great free offer to share, e-mail is to me at .   Thanks, Cheryl
FREE ADMISSION: Shamrock the Block, Sat. March 15 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Boulevard in Richmond, between Leigh and Broad Streets.  Enjoy live music, children’s activities, food and beverages.   Details HERE.

FREE EVENT: Shockoe Fest kicks off Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. in Shockoe Bottom. ‘Til 4 p.m., enjoy live music, a children’s activity area and plenty of food.  At the 17th St. Farmer’s Market area.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Family-friendly activities at the St. Paddy’s Palooza.  Saturday noon to 5 p.m at Innsbrook.  More info HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  ‘Til 1 p.m.-  St. Patty’s Day fun at the Street Party in Shockoe Slip.  Saturday from 11:30am ‘til about midnight.  Admission is free before 1p.m.  $5.00 after. At Sine Irish Pub at 1327 E. Cary St.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Exhibit:  “Hats off to Dr. Seuss”, a touring exhibition featuring the author’s whimsical hat collection, along with prints and sculptures from a private collection.  March 16-30 at Bella Arte Gallery, 3734 Winterfield Rd.  Details HERE.
FREE WATER LEAK DETECTION KIT:  March 17-21 is National Fix-A-Leak Week.  The Richmond Dept. of Public Utilities is giving away free water leak detection kits Weds. March 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall and Friday March 21, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the East District Center at 701 N. 25th St. and 1-3 p.m. at the Southside Community Service Center, 4100 Hull St. Rd.
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 FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year.  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 COFFEE:  Enjoy free coffee and pastry samples and coffee conversation each week at the Starbucks Sunday Coffee Seminar.  1 p.m. only at the 375 W. Cary Street, Richmond location.  More HERE.

FREE TOURS:  The Hanover Historical Society offers free Open House tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  No reservations are required.   Details HERE.

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 FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are 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.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays,  4 p.m. to 10 p.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  with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

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 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