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December Free Stuff

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Richmond, VA (WTVR)-Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week.  And check back often, I’m always adding new listings.  Thanks.  Cheryl

FREE EVENT:  Celebrate the season with Governor Bob McDonnell and  First Lady Maureen McDonnell as they light the Capitol Christmas tree on the South Portico on Fri. Dec. 7  The event includes a salute to the military and music from the Virginia National Guard 29th Band.   Then join the Governor and First Lady for a holiday Open House at the Executive Mansion.  Details [HERE].

FREE EVENT:    The 20th annual James River Parade of Lights is Saturday, December 8th, with entertainment beginning at 4:00pm at various observation locations along the James. A full list of sites and details [HERE].

FREE EVENT: The Village of Powhatan offers up a Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8.  It starts at 3p.m. at the High School and ends at historic Courthouse Square with music, a bonfire and more.  Details [HERE].

FREE TRAVEL:  Get a free Megabus ticket for travel between Jan. 9 and Feb. 28, 2013.  They’re giving away 200-thousand free passes.  Register your travel details [HERE] and use the code TRYMEGABUS to see if there are any free tickets left for the bus you want. 

FREE ADMISSION: Christmas at Court End in Richmond. Nine historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house on Sunday, Dec. 9, from noon to 5p.m. The free event includes tours, living history, reenactments, gift shops, children’s activities, carriage rides and live music. Participating sites include the Valentine Richmond History Center , the John Marshall House, the Virginia State Capitol, St. Paul’s Church, the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Monumental Church, and St. John’s Church. Free shuttle service between sites.  Details [HERE].

FREE CONCERT:  Free admission to Fort Lee’s traditional holiday concert featuring the 392nd Army Band is slated for 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Lee Theater.   You’ll need a photo I.D. to get on base if you’re 18 or older.  The main entrance is  The Sisisky Avenue Gate on Route 36 .  Details [HERE].

FREE CONCERT:    Central Virginia Wind Symphony’s 8th annual Holiday Spectacular concerts.  Saturday Dec. 8th at 7pm at Chesterfield Towne Center, and Sunday December 9th at 3p.m. at Virginia Center Commons. Details [HERE].
FREE DOUGHNUTS: Buy a dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and receive a dozen holiday gift tags with coupons for free doughnuts and coffee.  Limit two coupon packs per customer, per transaction.

FREE ADMISSION : Free ice skating for those age 10 and under at RVA on Ice, when accompanied by a guardian. The downtown rink at 6th and Broad is open for the season. (804-592-3330 ) Enjoy snacks, holiday music and movies and warm up near the pit fire.    The rink will be open Wednesdays through Sundays for skating through the end of January, weather permitting.

FREE ADMISSION:  Legendary Santa is  at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central at 2626 W. Broad Street.  He and the Snow Queen will visit with children in Santa Land through Christmas Eve.  Admission is free. Plan your visit accordingly as wait times can be up to 2 hours, and Santa leaves right at museum closing time.  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 FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year at any of their 13 locations in the metro area.

FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS:   JC Penney is offering free haircuts to children in Kindergarten-to-6th grade every Sunday.

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

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The first full weekend of each month at CMOR (Children’s Museum of Richmond) for Bank of America and Merril Lynch cardholders.

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.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays, 4p.m. to 10p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.

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

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

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 or you can post it to my Facebook page


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