December Deals & Freebies

Has your wallet started feeling empty, yet? The holiday season is in full swing and running full speed ahead. In an effort to help you cut costs where possible, here are deals and freebies you can snag in December.

Get Free Shipping on Saturday, December 14th

This year, National Free Shipping Day falls on Saturday, December 14th. Use this day to stock up on holiday gifts and save on extra shipping costs. Last year, more than 1,200 retailers participated, including Walmart, Kohl’s, Ulta, and JCPenney. Mark your calendars for this day to sit back, relax, and let others do the leg work for you! 😉  

Buy a Gift Card, Get One for Yourself

Every year, many restaurants offer free gift cards when you purchase one. Participating restaurants this year include Longhorn Steakhouse ($10 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card), Chili’s ($10 gift card when you buy a $50 gift card), and Steak'n Shake ($5 gift card when you buy a $20 gift card). Get the complete list of participating restaurants here. Plus, keep an eye out for other local restaurants that will participate!

Remember, Groupon is Your Friend

Groupon has affordable deals for gifts, restaurants, vacations, and much more. We browsed a bit and found things like an hour massage at the Beaumont Wellness Center for 50% off, a Landry’s package for The Pier at Galveston, and discounted tickets to the Escape Room in Houston. Head on over to Groupon and filter searches to find local deals that will make for great family experiences and Christmas gifts!

Catch Local Holiday Events for Free

There are quite a few free holiday events in the Southeast Texas area during December. Enjoy the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Downtown Beaumont, the Festival of Lights Parade in Jasper, or Christmas in the Big Thicket. There’s a lot of family friendly events in the area that are free of charge and also include free refreshments and crafts for kids!

Bonus: Verizon Unlimited Customers Can Get Disney+ Free!

Verizon is doing a limited time promotion with Disney+ where Verizon Unlimited customers can sign up to the subscription for free. Just read this article for steps on how to sign up. If you have already subscribed to Disney+, you can cancel your subscription through the MyVerizon app and resign up through this article for free. Hop on this deal while it’s being offered!