8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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The coronavirus pandemic has created financial problems for millions of Americans. To respond to the situation, many companies are offering free resources.

Although some deals are closer to expiring than others, there’s no time like the present to take advantage of free products or services you’ve always wanted to try.

Here Are 8 Things That Are Free During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here are some things that are free during the coronavirus pandemic.

Note: Some of these offers are free trials, so if you keep the service after the grace period, you’ll be charged for it.

1. Data

Several wireless and internet companies are offering free data right now, Of course, you may not need it if you’re primarily using your Wi-Fi at home.

AT&T is giving its DirecTV and U-verse customers free content, including previews to a wide array of channels that specialize in news, entertainment, kids and Spanish language programming.

T-Mobile is offering free unlimited high-speed smartphone data to legacy customers who don’t have unlimited high-speed data (excluding roaming) through June 30, 2020.

Learn more about the free offerings from the major cell phone and internet providers.

2. Fitness Apps

Workout app Peloton is offering a 30-day free trial.

Fitbit Premium is free for 90 days right now, a big expansion over its normal seven-day trial period. Just download the app. You’ll have to sign up for a monthly or annual plan to get the offer.

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There are several completely free workout sources online. Here’s a great Clark.com resource on free fitness apps.

3. Streaming

Sling is offering a free 30-day Premium Pass package, which gives you Showtime, STARZ, and Epix. You’ll have to sign up for Sling’s service to get it. Plans start at $20 for the first month. And if you don’t cancel the Premium Pass after the trial period, you’ll have to pay for it.

The NFL and Verizon are offering free access to NFL GamePass through July 31. You’ll have to sign in to watch games.

Over the past two months, YouTube TV has periodically been offering extended free trial periods, so keep checking the site to see what’s available.

4. Food Delivery

You don’t even need a coupon to get free delivery on your favorite dishes from local restaurants. Apps like DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates are offering free delivery where available.

All you have to do is download the respective app and you’ll see participating restaurants in the listings.

For a list of restaurants that are offering free delivery right now, read this roundup from ClarkDeals.com.

5. Video Games

The gaming company UbiSoft is offering an assortment of free games for a limited time. You’ll have to register to get full access.

The Epic Games Store is offering Civilization VI at no cost through May 28. You do need to sign up via email to get the offer.

6. Prescription Delivery

CVS is offering free delivery of prescriptions in 1-2 days and some non-prescription items (depending on the store). 

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At select stores, H-E-B is offering free prescription delivery. Check with your local H-E-B for specifics.

7. Frontline Worker Freebies

For essential workers on the frontlines of the fight against coronavirus, several companies are offering them free products and services.

From huge discounts to outright free stuff, here’s a list of the best freebies for frontline workers.

8. Credit Reports

Credit reports have been free for a while now. But due to COVID-19, you can get weekly credit reports from the three major credit-reporting bureaus at no charge for the next year. Here are the steps you need to follow.

Final Thoughts

For a bunch of other free resources, be sure to check out our sister site, ClarkDeals.com.

Know of any other services or products that are free because of the pandemic? Let us know in the comments.

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