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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 COFFEE:  Stop by Starbucks for a free Tall Hazelnut or Caramel Macchiato.   you must go to Starbucks to get your coupon.  Offer is good through March 31st at participating stores.  By the way, if you already have a Starbucks gift card and register for their rewards program by March 14, you can get $5.00 extra value on it for free .  Details [HERE]

FREE ADMISSION:  Celebrate St. Patrick`s Day at Richmond’S 10th annual Shamrock the Block party  in Shockoe Bottom .  Saturday, March 16  from 12p – 6p.  This free event has live music all day, and food and beverages.  Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:  Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with Irish stew, music by Susan Greenbaum, and Irish-themed tours at Shockoe Hill Cemetery at Fourth and Hospital Streets.  1:45p.m. on Sun. March 17th.  Details: 804-426-1355.

FREE ADMISSION:  Paws in the Park; on Sunday, March 17 from 3 to 5p.m. at Dorey Park in Henrico County.   Bring your dog for Activities including an Agility Trainer Demo, pet education, a St. Patrick`s Day parade, and a bonnet contest.  Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:  You’re invited to a free party celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Executive Mansion downtown.  Saturday, March 16 starting at 4pm on Capitol square, featuring live music, games birthday cake and a movie premiere.  Details [HERE].

FREE EVENT: Performance by the “Soundworks Chorus”,  a diverse group of male singers! Sat. March 16 at 7p.m at the Henrico Theater. Without using any instruments , the men of Soundworks  use theunaccompanied human voice to create music that ranges from serious to silly to sacred. Details [HERE] More information: 328-4491.

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 PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  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 PROGRAMS:  Thursday, March 21st, The Richmond Ballet presents, “Ballet in the ‘Burbs” with free programs at three area libraries.   4:45p.m. at the Tuckahoe Library on Starling Drive, 5p.m. at the Pamunkey Library on Atlee Road, and 5p.m. at the Twin Hickory Library.    Students from Minds In Motion will perform dances based on different children’s books .  Details [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.

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 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 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 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 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