More than ever, businesses are rallying together to bring families useful services that weren’t free before quarantine, in hopes of providing a sense of normalcy and a bit comfort – that we all could benefit from right now. For those seeking free services during this unprecedented time, please see our helpful list of resources below.
Free Home Internet Access
The spread of COVID-19 has required children to transition to remote distance learning, and many adults to work from home. For those with no internet access at their residence, or for those who cannot afford to maintain it, accessing work online can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, many service providers have options available for those that need them.
Beginning, March 16th Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students. But, the household must not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and a service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived only for new student households.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast’s low-cost home internet essentials package is now available, free for the first two months for new customers amid the Coronavirus pandemic. New customers must apply by April 30th, 2020. If you currently owe an outstanding debt to Comcast, your household may be eligible for Internet Essentials. Please call Comcast for more information.
Free Educational Content
Starting on Monday, March 30, the public media WORLD Channel began broadcasting a daily, five-hour at-home learning service, 12 noon – 5 pm EDT weekdays, for students in grades 6-12, to PBS stations nationwide.
Many programs from the WORLD channel focus on science, history, and English language arts, and are related to learning resources from PBS LearningMedia. PBS hopes to reach many children who don’t have access to the internet, with free educational content.
If your child has access to the internet at home, hop on to PBS LearningMedia, a free online service consisting of thousands of educational resources for students nationwide.
Parents and caregivers on the hunt for fun things for kids that weren’t free before Coronavirus, Audible has you covered! Audible is offering hundreds of kids audiobooks free of charge, for preschoolers, through teens. Audible promises that there is no need for a credit card, and that anyone can start listening at any time, anywhere at Audible Stories.
To help support the educational needs of students affected by school closures caused by COVID-19, Scholastic launched a free, “Learn at Home” website. The website provides three hours of daily lessons for grades pre-k and higher. Scholastic Learn at Home is free, and accessible to anyone, and will remain so indefinitely.
What better time to learn a new language than now? Babbel agrees! That’s why they’re offering all K-12 and college students in the U.S three free months of Babbel lessons, no purchase necessary!
As part of Comcast’s response to the pandemic, Comcast in a joint effort with Common Sense Media will offer Xfinity customers 2,000 hours of streaming educational programming and thousands of free titles aimed at children, arranged by grade level.
Free Fitness And Self-Care Activities
Social distancing is no excuse for no exercise or self-care. Keep your body moving, and your heart rate up by going for a walk or run outside. When weather or work gets in the way, there some programs that are helping folks practice self-care during the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you have a stationary bike, or enjoy floor workouts check out Peloton! Peloton is offering 90-days free with the Peloton app. Use with any bike or tread, and check out the app’s offerings on floor workouts, yoga, and meditation classes.
If you’re a member of Planet Fitness and your local gym has closed, don’t worry! Just because your gym has closed does not mean you have to stop your workouts. Planet Fitness is now offering free online classes via their Facebook page Monday through Friday, open to anyone, including non-members.
Active By Popsugar
Workout anytime, anywhere, free with Active by Popsugar. Active by Popsugar is offering hundreds of free home workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts for folks to stay healthy and strong while stuck at home. Sign up for free, or sign in with an existing Glow account.
Music lovers can work-out to their favorite beats with a free three-month subscription from Apple Music. Apple music consists of over 60 million songs, ad-free! Sign-up today with no obligation, or long-term commitments.
Free Streaming Content
After a long tiring day of social distancing, settle in on the couch for a relaxing evening of free streaming content on TV. Take a peek at our list for exciting free offerings.
Acorn TV known for British TV is now offering new members a 30-day free trial, a switch up from its typical 7-day free trial. New members should use code FREE30 when they sign up.
Sundance Now offers a wide variety of true crime, heart-stopping dramas, and enigmatic thrillers to keep you entertained while social distancing. Similar to Acorn TV, Sundance NOW is offering new customers a 30-day free trial, a switch up from its typical 7-day free trial. New members should use code SUNDANCENOW30 when they sign up.
With Sling TV’s new ‘Stay In & Sling’ campaign, you can now enjoy 14 days of free Sling TV access without even entering a credit card number. You’ll receive instant access to over 45 live TV channels, and more than 50,000 on-demand movies and shows! Stay in and sling today! Hurry, the promotion ends on April 5th!
Amazon Prime TV Kids
Typically Amazon Prime TV is only available for those with a Prime membership. But, amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Amazon is offering consumers free TV to the youngest of viewers, pre-k to younger school-aged children. Parents and caregivers will need to create a free Amazon account, if they don’t already have one, to tune into the free programs.
As COVID-19 spreads, the need to avoid public spaces grows. Several restaurants and delivery services are offering free delivery. Check our list for participating companies.
- Chipotle: Free delivery on purchases of $10 or more online and on Uber Eats.
- McDonald’s: Delivery fees wavied through April 6th on any McDelivery made via Uber Eats or DoorDash of $15 or more.
- KFC: Free delivery through April 26th. No delivery minimum, but a small fee will apply on orders less than $12.
- Del Taco: Use code DELTACONOW to receive free delivery from Del Taco through Postmates with no minimum purchase required.
- CVS: No delivery fee if you have a prescription at CVS
- Popeye’s: Free delivery when orders placed online and through app.
- DoorDash: DoorDash is offering free delivery on orders from more than 100,000 independent restaurants through the DashPass subscription program.
- Uber Eats: Uber Eats has waived the delivery fee on more than 100,000 independent restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.
- Carl’s Jr: Free delivery on Postmates now through April 6th with the code CARLSJRNOW
- Outback Steakhouse: Free delivery on orders placed online now through April 30th.
- Denny’s: Free delivery now through April 12. Use the code 5OFF20 for $5 off any order of $20 or more.
- Edible Arrangements: Free delivery, indefinitely.
- Jamba Juice: Free delivery on orders placed online and through the Jamba app.
- Red Lobster: Free delivery on all online orders through April 12th.
- 7-Eleven: Free delivery when you use code FREE4U
- P.F. Chang’s: Free delivery on orders of $25 or more.
- Chilis: Free delivery on online or Chili app orders of $15 or more.
- Noodle’s & Company: Free delivery and free entree with orders placed online or through app of $15 or more.
- Applebee’s: Free delivery on orders placed online or through app.
- Olive Garden: Free delivery on orders of $40 or more.
- Carrabbas: Free delivery and 15% off when you order online and use code *SPRINGFREE. *
- Cracker Barrel: Free delivery through April 6th.
- Torchy’s Tacos: Free delivery on orders $15 or more through DoorDash.
- Subway: Free delivery through Uber Eats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Seamless with code SUBWAYNOW.