Sep 21

On TV: September Freebies

Earlier this morning I stopped by the News Channel 8 studio to be a guest on Let’s Talk Live!

I enjoyed sharing some of my favorite freebies available during September. In case you missed it, here is a rundown of what I discussed!

September Freebies

Chick-fil-A Breakfast (available all month)

Love Chick-fil-A? You’ll love their free breakfast offer available this month. This national offer is available once, during September, simply by downloading the free Chick-fil-A One App on your smartphone. You’ll also be able to start earning rewards at your local Chick-fil-A restaurant by scanning the app at the register every time you place an order.

In September you will immediately get a free breakfast offer, from your choice of: Chicken Biscuit, Egg White Grill, or Hash Brown Scramble Bowl. Yum!  

Additionally some DC area locations have store-specific offers and promotions. For example, Chick-fil-A Seven Corners (located at 6108c Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044) is giving away a free mystery breakfast item each Tuesday morning in September, available from 6:30 – 10:30 AM (no purchase necessary).

Moe’s Southwest Queso (Thurs. Sep. 21)

Love cheesy holidays? For the eighth year in a row, Moe’s Southwest Grill is celebrating their world famous queso by giving it away for free! On Free Queso Day (Thursday, September 21, 2017) you can get a 6 oz. cup of Moe’s Queso and warm chips absolutely free at participating locations. No purchase necessary. They also have a special hotline set up today for fans to share their “queso confessions” and the chance to win prizes. Give Moe’s experts a call on the Queso Hotline at 1-855-440-6337.

Museum Admission During Museum Day Live (Sat. Sep. 23)

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Get a ticket valid for FREE admission on Saturday, September 23, 2017 (for up to two people) at select museums that normally charge admission.

Here in DC some of my favorite participating museums and attractions are: The NewseumThe Kreeger Museum, The National Building Museum, and Dumbarton House.

Another great option is to plan a trip to visit Winchester, VA! You can enjoy free admission to one of the following on Museum Day Live: Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum (my kids love this place!), Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, and the Patsy Cline Historic House.

Visit the Museum Day Live website to find a list of all participating museums, and be sure you get your free ticket online (you must have this to gain free admission to the museum or cultural institution).

National Coffee Day (Fri. Sep. 29)

Celebrate National Coffee Day (September 29) with various java discounts & freebies! Get a free cup of joe at a variety of restaurants and gas stations. I’ve updated this list with a few more offers revealed a few days before National Coffee Day!

FREE Coffee:

  • Wawa — Free coffee, any size, available at Wawa gas stations. Limit one per person, available for self-serve only. Valid at participating locations.
  • Krispy Kreme — Customers can enjoy any sized hot brewed or small iced premium blend coffee for free over that weekend Fri. Sep. 29 – Sun. Oct. 1. Valid at participating Krispy Kreme locations.
  • Peet’s — 25% off all beans and a FREE drip coffee or tea with any bean purchase. Valid at participating Peet’s Coffeebars.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts — BOGO. Buy 1 medium/large/extra large Signature Hot Coffee, Get a 2nd medium hot coffee for FREE. Valid at participating Dunkin Donuts restaurants.
  • Cinnabon — FREE 12 oz Coffee on Sep. 29. No purchase necessary.
  • Corner Bakery — FREE Small Coffee with coupon, valid in-cafe on Sep. 29 only. No purchase necessary.
  • Einstein Bros. Bagel — FREE regular hot coffee on Sep. 29. No purchase necessary.
  • 7 Eleven — Free any-size Coffee for 7Rewards app members. The in-app coupon is redeemable Sep. 29 or 30. (Thanks Katreniah!)

Free Admission to National Parks on Public Lands Day (Sat. Sep. 30)

On National Public Lands Day you can enjoy FREE admission to 100+ national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. On Sat. September 30 be sure to find your park! Visit to find a park near you.

Some popular DC-area national parks waiving admission include: Great Falls Park, Harpers Ferry, and Fort McHenry.

And I have to mention one more popular park that is one of my favorites here in Northern VA:
Prince William Forest Park is the largest protected natural area in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region and is over 16,000 acres in size! See wildlife, go hiking or biking on trails, visit historical destinations such as Pyrite Mine, Quantico Creek, and small waterfalls. There are some fantastic National Parks in Prince William County.

Enjoy free food and complimentary admission to museums and parks with these amazing September freebies!

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Katreniah September 25, 2017 at 1:38 pm

I enjoyed watching you on “Let’s Talk Live” the other day!

This coffee list is going to come in very handy! I wanted to add that I believe that 7-11 is also offering one free coffee a day (starting on National Coffee Day on Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1) for their app users.


Laura September 25, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for sharing Katreniah! I’ll aim to update this list as I learn of more National Coffee Day freebies. Thanks for letting me know about 7 Eleven!


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