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30 Free Meals, Books, TV Shows, And More You Can Get Right NOW

JANUARY 9, 2015  —  By Emily Geraghty  
Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty is a DIY writer and video specialist for ViralNova. Previous to ViralNova, she worked in digital content and video production for MTV, Allure, Glamour and LogoTV, as well as reality television development. In her free time she runs the fashion blog That Cheap Bitch.com, a blog about thrift store shopping and inexpensive beauty trends.

Life can be expensive. From food, to hygiene products, entertainment, and more, it can seems like every day is an endless stream of spending. Well, we think your wallet deserves a break.

You might have noticed that if you sign up for loyalty programs, you often get rewarded. It's not just a one-off coincidence. We tracked down a ton of your favorite restaurants, stores, and brands to find out what can get for free. Check out these 30 tips for getting free stuff below and keep your credit cards happy!

Free Food

1. TGI Friday's

Sign up for TGI Friday's rewards program, download the app, and get a free appetizer.

2. Kraft First Taste

Sign up to try new Kraft products - before they even hit stores.

3. Qdoba

Get free chips and salsa when you sign up for their rewards program.

4. Taco Bell

Most Taco Bell locations will give you a free meal for your birthday with photo ID proof.

5. Red Robin

Sign up for Red Robin rewards and get a free burger on your birthday.

6. Outback Steakhouse

Sign up for Outback's reward program and get a free appetizer.

7. IHOP

Sign up for IHOP's reward program and get a free stack of pancakes, plus another meal free on your birthday.

8. Godiva

Get a free truffle every month by signing up for their rewards program.

9. Cold Stone Creamery

Buy one ice cream and get a free one when you sign up for their rewards program.

10. Baskin Robbins

Sign up to get a free scoop on your birthday.

11. Ben & Jerry's

Get a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you sign up for their e-mail list. They have also provided free factory tours to unsatisfied customers in the past.

12. All of these places.

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Check out the full list of restaurants that will give you free food on your birthday.

Free Coffee

13. World Market

Sign up for their Explorer Rewards, and with every bag of coffee grounds you purchase, get another free.

14. Starbucks

Sign up for Starbucks' rewards and get a free drink on your birthday plus free drink offers via e-mail.

15. Dunkin' Donuts

Register for rewards and get a free medium drink immediately, plus another on your birthday.

16. Caribou Coffee

Sign up for Caribou Perks and get a free drink coupon.

Free Entertainment

17. Public Domain Audio Books

Listen to thousands of free public domain books through LibriVox.

18. Audible

Sign up through your Amazon account for one free audio book, with many current and popular titles to choose from.

19. Magazine Subscriptions

Sign up for free magazine subscriptions through ValueMags. Check back often, as offers change frequently.

20. Hulu Plus

Get two free months of Hulu Plus through Best Buy, in-store.

21. Spotify Premium

Get two months of Spotify Premium free through Best Buy as well.

22. iTunes

Get new music from up-and-coming artists on iTunes every week. See how here.

Free Products

23. Proctor & Gamble Samples

Sign up and choose to have various Proctor & Gamble samples to be sent to your home.

24. Sephora Samples

With every online order, you can choose three samples to be shipped with your order.

25. Emergen-C

Ward off colds with a free sample of Emergen-C by filling out this form.

26. L'Oreal Shampoo

Sign up and get free luxury shampoo samples sent to your house.

27. Kotex

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Complete this form to receive free samples of U by Kotex tampons.

Free Pet Goodies

28. Free Pet Treats

Get free cat or dog treats by filling out the form on Free Pet Treats' website.

29. Purina Cat Food

Take the "Why Weight?" pledge and get a free sample of cat food.

30. Riddick's All Natural Dog Treats

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Fill out this form and get a sample of their dog treats.

Don't see your favorite brands on this list? Make sure to double check if the stores you frequent have a rewards program, or sign up for their e-mail list for special offers. Which of these free stuff hacks will you try first?