8 Things That Are Free in December

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As the holiday season gets into full swing, Santa has arrived early with some fabulous freebies.

From complimentary coffee this month to a chance to get a free frosty treat every day in 2023, we’ve rounded up some of the best — and most delicious — deals for December.

Read on to learn how you can score some fantastic freebies and keep some extra cash in your wallet for the new year.

And for even more options, head on over to Money Talks News’ freebies page.

Free shipping at 48 retailers — ongoing

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December is the month when we all shop until we drop. If you are planning to order gifts online this year, be sure to check out retailers that offer free shipping.

To find them, check out “48 Retailers That Offer Free Shipping — With No Minimum Purchase.”

Free Wawa coffee — through Dec. 27

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Fire up your holiday season with a complimentary cup of joe at Wawa! Wawa Rewards members can enjoy a free hot or handcrafted iced coffee of any size on the following dates:

  • December 6
  • December 13
  • December 20
  • December 27

Check out the details.

Free Jr. Frosty — now through 2023

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What could possibly be better than free coffee all month? How about hooking yourself up in December to get a free Jr. Frosty with every Wendy’s purchase, a freebie that keeps treating you through the end of 2023?

Just pay $2 for a digital or physical Frosty Key Tag (the proceeds benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption), and you’ll receive a cool and creamy treat every time you dine at Wendy’s or hit the drive-through from now through Dec. 31, 2023.

The key tag purchase deal runs through Jan. 29. See the victim.

Free month of drinks at Panera — through Dec. 6

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Sign up for Panara Bread’s Unlimited Sip Club by Dec. 6, and you will get your first month of beverages for free. That includes “endless Charged Lemonades, coffees, teas and fountain drinks,” according to Panera.

After your first month, club membership is $11.99. Check out the refreshing details

Free kids crafts (and coupon) at JC Penney — Dec. 10

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Stop by your local JCPenney store between 11 am and noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, for a free, holiday-themed Kids Zone crafts event and a 10% off coupon for adults.

During the event, your kiddos can create their own foam gingerbread house or reindeer stable. Learn more.

Free sandwich with gift card purchase at Subway — for a limited time

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For every $25 gift card you purchase at Subway (limit of four cards per order), you’ll score a free 6-inch sandwich that can be redeemed through Jan. 31.

Subway does not list an expiration date for this deal. Get the delicious details.

Free Showtime for 30 days — through Jan. 4

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Use that extra holiday time off in December to binge-watch TV series, documentaries and movies with a free month of Showtime.

After your free month ends, the bargain continues with six additional months of Showtime at just $3.99 a month. Sign up for the offer through Jan. 4, 2023. Get the entertaining details.

Free Hallmark greeting card — through Dec. 31

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December is the last month this year to get a free Hallmark greeting card to give to friends and family simply by signing up for the retailer’s Crown Rewards program. Keep an eye on your inbox for coupons and visit your local store to choose your greetings.

And don’t worry — the program has been available for several years, so there is every reason to assume it will continue in 2023. Learn more and sign up.

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