From free food to free admission, these are all the freebie days to look forward to in 2019. There are a lot of "national" days celebrating donuts, cookies, hot dogs - just about every kind of food you can imagine. And in celebration, many restaurant chains use these fantastic food holidays to offer free stuff to customers. Arranged in chronological order for easy reference, this list of days you can get free stuff in 2019 is your freebie calendar.
Some free stuff days in 2019 make sense, like Free Slurpee Day on July 11th or IHOP's celebration of National Pancake Day with a free short stack. Krispy Kreme offering free donuts for National Talk Like A Pirate Day on September 19th, or celebrating Superhero Day in late April with a BOGO dozen donuts isn't quite as logical.
It's not just food that you can find for free in 2019, there are several National Park days when you can be on the lookout for free admission to National Parks, and Earth Day is often accompanied by freebies from eco-conscious stores like Whole Foods.
Whether you can snack on the freebies or not, the free stuff days in 2019 will give you something to look forward to. Need even more free stuff? See what free on your birthday, too!
January 19 - National Popcorn Day
Movie theatres, like Regal Cinemas, offer free or half-off deals on popcorn.
February 6 - National Frozen Yogurt Day
Deals and freebies available at TCBY, Yogurtland, Menchies, Pinkberry, and more.
February 9 - National Bagel Day
Einstein Bros. Bagels offers free bagel and schmear, other bagel chains offer various deals and freebies.
February 9 - National Pizza Day
Freebies and deals from chains such as Dominos, Papa John's, Pizza Hut and more.
March 5 - National Pancake Day
IHOP offers a free short stack of pancakes, available from 7am to 7pm.
March 14 - Pi Day
Keep an eye out for freebies from any shop that is even tangentially related to "pie" - both pizza and dessert.
Mid-March - Free Cone Day - Dairy Queen
Dairy Queen offers a free small vanilla cone to each customer.
April 10 - Free Cone Day - Ben & Jerry's
Free scoop available Ben & Jerry's shops from 12 pm to 8 pm.
April 20-April 28 - National Park Week
Free admission to select National Parks throughout the week.
April 22 - Earth Day
Whole Foods offers free reusable shopping bags, one of several retailers who offer eco-conscious freebies and discounts.
April 26 - National Pretzel Day
Check out Auntie Anne's and Wetzel's Pretzels for free pretzels.
Late April - Free Cone Day - Carvel
Carvel offers a free junior soft ice cream cone, with your choice of flavors.
April 28 - Superhero Day
Krispy Kreme offers a free dozen donuts with a dozen purchased.
May 4 - Free Comic Book Day
Free issues and special issues available at participating local comic book shops.
Early May - Free Cone Day - Häagen-Dazs
Häagen-Dazs shops offer a free ice cream cone, no purchase necessary.
May 10 - National Public Gardens Day
Most public gardens offer free admission.
May 28 - National Hamburger Day
Freebies and deals vary but keep an eye on Carl's Jr., McDonald's, Sonic, Steak 'n Shake, Wendy's, and more.
June 7 - National Donut Day
Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts, and more offer free donuts - often with no purchase necessary.
June 21 - National Flip Flop Day
The chain Tropical Smoothie Café offers free smoothies to customers wearing flip-flops.
July 9 - Cow Appreciation Day
Dress as a cow when visiting Chick-fil-A between opening and 7pm and receive a free entrée.
July 11 - Free Slurpee Day
Free small Slurpees available at all US 7-11 locations, between 11am to 7pm.
July 17 - National Hot Dog Day
Both restaurants and convenience store chains offer freebies and deals on hot dogs.
July 21 - National Ice Cream Day
Deals at shops like Baskin Robbins and Coldstone, but also at places like PetSmart, which offered pet-safe ice cream in 2018.
July 29 - National Chicken Wing Day
Chain restaurants like Wingstop, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Hooters offer free or discounted wings.
August 6 - Rootbeer Float Day
Free rootbeer floats at A&W.