FREE STUFF: March 21-28, 2012

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this Free Stuff and check back often, I’m constantly updating the list!  — Cheryl

FREE FOOD:  100 Customers to the newly reopened McDonald’s in Petersburg at 4914 Boydton Plank Road this Saturday (3/24) will receive a certificate for a free big Mac or Happy Meal every week for a year. The giveaway starts at 11am, and continues while supplies last or until 1p.m.. [Click HERE for details]

FREE ADMISSION: Reverend T.D. Jakes brings his “Let It Go” speaking tour to St. Paul Baptist Church at 4247  Creighton Road. Friday (3/23) at 7p.m. Doors open at 6. [Click HERE for details]

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free fun as Easter comes early to Forest Hill Park this Saturday.  Richmond Parks and Rec invites you to the “Eggstravaganza” from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. featuring two egg hunts for children ages 5 to 12, bring your own basket. There’ll also be Children’s activities including a petting zoo, arts and craft, and storytelling. Bring your own basket for the egg hunt. Rain date is Sunday (3/25) 1 p.m. To 4 p.m.

FREE TREES:  Henrico residents can get up to ten free bare-root tree seedlings this week. Pickup is Thurs.(3/22) From 2:30 to 6:30 p.m at Shelter One in Dorey Park, and Friday (3/23) 8:30 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. In the parking lot at Hermitage H.S. [Click HERE for details on what types of trees are available.]

FREE DENTAL SERVICE: Get free dental care this Saturday (3/24) through the “Dentistry from the Heart” program. Starting at 8a.m. Norge Dental Center in Williamsburg is offering the first 100 adults a free extraction, filling or cleaning. (757-564-0840)

FREE MOVIES:  Ashland Firehouse Theatre is showing free movies on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm through early April. The theater is at 201 Duncan Street.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Upcoming performances include the Desiree Roots Centeio Quartet (3/22), Mary Lawrence Hicks and the No Land Band (3/29), the Russell Wilson Trio (4/5) and the Chris Vasi Trio (4/12).  Jazz Cafe and general Museum admission are always free.

FREE LESSON: Check out a free introductory lesson, ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

FREE TAX PREP: Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services will provide free tax-preparation and filing assistance until March 29th . The service will be available on Thursday afternoons at the Smith-Wagner Building, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle, Chesterfield.

FREE TAX HELP: Tax time is creeping up quickly. If you’d like free help preparing your 2011 income tax return, there are trained volunteers at 13 sites across the metro area that can help you out.  Click here for more information.

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 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 ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

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 DINNERS:  The Ministry  Without Walls offers a free community dinner on the fourth Friday of every month. 6 to 8 p.m. at 5780 Hull Street Road.  Call them for more information at (804) 381-6928.

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

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 GIFT CARDS: Spend some time reading, and earn extra money. You can earn free gift cards and books for your book reviews. Click the link here for more information.

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 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 E-BOOKS: Harlequin books has a free offer for you. Download up to 16 free e-books. Click here for the link.

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.

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 us at or you can post it to my Facebook page.

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