Wear your flip-flops, get a free Smoothie!

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-18 15:51:37-04

Richmond, Va. – 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 SMOOTHIES: Friday June 20th is National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie.  Visit a location between 2 & 7 p.m. that day wearing your wear your flip flops and receive a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch (strawberry/banana) smoothie. Details HERE.

BOWL FREE: AMF bowling centers nationwide from 7-8p.m. this Saturday, June 21 as they try to set a world record for the most people bowling at the same time across the country.   Details and search for a location near you, HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, June 21 for a special program celebrating African and African-American art, with performances and demonstrations. There will  also be free admission to the museum’s exhibit, Posing Beauty;  a savings of $10 per person. Details HERE.

FREE MOVIES:  Starting June 24, Bowtie Cinemas presents its free “Kids Summer Film” series on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9a.m.; tickets are issued on a first-come basis to theater capacity.  Details HERE.

NOT QUITE FREE:  But, still a great deal. Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express offers recent family-friendly movies on Tuesday and Wednesday  mornings for just a dollar.  Get the schedule HERE.

FREE ADMISSION & PARKING:  Taste of India Cultural Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22nd at the Cultural Center of India at 6641 Iron Bridge Parkway. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  2nd annual RVA Streets Alive! Festival. Enjoy activities to keep you active, from walking to biking to skateboarding and yoga and much more.   Broad Street and Brook Road area downtown.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: For many of the activities for the Juneteenth 2014 Freedom Celebration, which includes a concert, symposium and festival.   Thursday through Sunday. Find a full list of activities HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: Richmond Vegetarian Festival. Sat. July 21, Bryan Park Azalea Garden. Food, speakers, children’s activities Noon to 6 p.m.  Details HERE.

FREE TOUR: Take a free tour of the Governor’s home. 30-minute tours are available of the Executive Mansion on Richmond’s Capitol Square. Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10am to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. No reservations necessary, except for groups of 10 or more. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: Richmond Railroad Museum each weekend. Check out hundreds of artifacts from the Commonwealth’s railroad History. The museum is open Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 102 Hull Street. Details HERE.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT: The City of Richmond offers up its 58th annual Festival of Arts entertainment series through the summer  at Dogwood Dell Children’s entertainment, live music, live theater and more.  Access the  full schedule  HERE.

FREE LESSON: Beat the Heat;  take a free introductory lesson; ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

FREE BOOKS: Children earn free books from Barnes and Noble with their summer reading program, for grades 1 through 6. Read eight books, earn free books through September 2nd. Details HERE.

FREE MEAL: It`s Mac `n cheese Happy Hour for Kids. Age 13 and under get free mac and cheese at Noodles and Company on Mondays through June 30th (new end date) 4p.m. to close with the purchase of an adult entrée. Details HERE.

FREE FLAG CLEANING: Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY: Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to Busch Gardens®, or Water Country USA®, for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. 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 MOVIE: Quirk Gallery free lawn chair movie series features a free film, music, entertainment and a movie-themed costume contest. The movie series continues the fourth Saturday of the month through October. Details HERE.

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The Children’s Museum of Richmond has a limited number of free memberships for families living in Chesterfield County. Income limits apply.

FREE GREETING CARDS; Every time you send a free Care 2 e-card, you help generate donations for worthwhile charities. Details HERE.

FREE EYEGLASSES: Choose from hundreds of popular frame styles for adults and children at They offer your first pair of glasses free; you pay shipping. Find all the details of this offer 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. Details 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 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.

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. Details HERE.

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. Details HERE.

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 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. Details HERE.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at