For many of us, the word "free" grabs our attention. Especially nowadays when absolutely nothing seems to be free. There's always some sort of fee attached somewhere. Or you end up paying for it in the long run. That's why when I spot a good deal, I like to pass it along.

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The Penny Hoarder knows business when it comes to saving money. They've sought out several retail companies that give out the goods practically just by asking. It's super easy. I've tried some of these before and they work. If you're serious about getting the most out of what you can these days, keep scrolling.

SAY WHAT? THESE COMPANIES WILL GIVE YOU FOOD AND OTHER FREE STUFF

McDonald's Same Store Sales Up 7.1 Percent In January
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McDonald's

There are not too many things in life better than McDonald's fries. Want to score some for free? Just download the app. No purchase is necessary. Now, wasn't that easy?


 

An Arby's Restaurant In Dawsonville, Georgia
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Arby's

Craving a delicious roast beef sandwich? Sign up for Arby's email list (you'll get some good coupons) and receive a free classic roast beef sandwich with the purchase of a drink. This does require you to buy a drink to land the sandwich, but hey, you'll probably need something to wash it down anyway.


 

Beauty Product Store Sephora Closes Hundreds Of Stores For Day For Staff Inclusion Training
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Sephora

Ladies, treat yourself. Become a "Beauty Insider" and pick up a free beauty kit on your birthday.


 

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IHOP

Who doesn't love pancakes from IHOP? By joining their loyalty program you'll score a stack of these fluffy pillows of delight, along with other cool perks.


 

Godiva To Close All North American Stores Due To Pandemic Recession
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Godiva Chocolate

This is one of my favorite deals because I love chocolate, especially Godiva. Join their rewards club to snag the freebies. This isn't a one-time deal. Once you sign up, you'll receive chocolate every month, including on your birthday.

It's refreshing to see these companies taking good care of their customers with some kickbacks. I'll certainly take a break anytime I can catch one. How about you?

Looking for even more freebies? Everybody should get something free on their birthday. Look below for Abilene restaurants that'll hook you up on your special day.

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