As if the new season didn’t already give us plenty to celebrate, from spectacular foliage and invigorating autumn air to harvest festivals and football, early fall also brings an abundance of free offerings on food, drinks, recreation, enriching cultural activities and more. To help ensure that you don’t miss them, we’ve curated a list of a few choice freebies that are coming up fast:
Indulge in National Guacamole Day this weekend: Back on July 31, a number of restaurant chains throughout the country celebrated National Avocado Day with freebies and bargains based on love for this nutrient-dense fruit. The avocado theme continues with National Guacamole Day, when you can pick up the dip for free at grocery stores with a coupon from Wholly Guacamole. Fill out the form at www.eatwholly.com on Sunday, September 16, to get your coupon for free guacamole of your choice while supplies last. Looking for free offerings on heartier grub? USA Today points us to plenty more at their “Best September Deals: Bargainista’s guide to freebies and other savings” here.
Mix in some culture on Museum Day: On Saturday, September 22, Smithsonian magazine makes it easy to experience exhibits of historical, scientific and artistic significance without dipping into your wallet. During this one-day event, participating museums across the country offer free entry to those with a Museum Day ticket. Just a few of those taking part in the Bay Area are: the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, the Exploratorium at Pier 15, the San Jose Museum of Art, the USS Hornet, Air & Space Museum in Alameda and the Blackhawk Museum in Danville. For tickets and locations near you, visit http://bit.ly/MuseumDaySmithsonianSearch2018. Interested in more options for free museum days in the Bay Area? Find them here.
Visit a national park free of charge: For those who would rather spend an early autumn Saturday outdoors or are up for a drive to take in the brilliant gold, scarlet and orange hues of fall, another option for the weekend of September 22 is to take advantage of National Public Lands Day. On this day, the national parks that generally charge an entrance fee provide free admission to everyone. National Public Lands Day is also the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort, and those who participate in a volunteer work project will receive a fee-free day coupon to be used at a later date. Curious about this and other fee-free days when you can visit a national park? Visit http://bit.ly/FreeEntranceDaysNationalParks.
Pick up a free cup of coffee on September 29: If consuming caffeine is a part of your daily ritual, you might want to check out the wide variety of free specials available on National Coffee Day, September 29. For instance, you can a free cup of hot or iced coffee all day long at day Barnes & Noble. For more coffee giveaways and promotions, visit National Today at http://bit.ly/NationalCoffeeDay2018. Or as NerdWallet reminds us, check social media sites for the latest deals.
Visit SeaWorld San Diego with your kids: If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time to take your young children to SeaWorld, this season just might be it. With their “Kids Free Offers in October,” you can get a free child ticket (for ages 3-9) to SeaWorld San Diego with each full paid adult ticket. For details, visit http://bit.ly/OctoberSeaWorldSanDiegoKidsFreeOffers.
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