Freebie Friday! Coffee, Santa and shipping!

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — This is going to be a big shopping weekend for a lot of people. We are helping you stretch your dollar this Feebie Friday with a look at what you can get free while you’re out and about. Before you get going, McDonalds is giving out free coffee now through Sunday. So that will give you the energy to get through the errands you have to run.

The malls will probably be packed, so here’s a free alternative to see St. Nick, your kids can get a free picture with Santa at Bass Pro Shops.

Or, if your baby has four legs and fur, Santa will also be at some Pet Smart locations. You should call ahead to see if yours is one of them. Your pet can get a free picture.

If your shopping takes you to Kmart bring the kids. Children under 12 will get a free holiday snow globe on Saturday while supplies last.

If you are looking to improve your computer skills, this is Computer Science Education week and as part of that you can join a free workshop at Apple stores to learn computer code. You can see where classes are online.

And save the date for this one. I wanted to tell you about this one now. *Next* Friday is Free Shipping Day. There are more than 800 retailers planning to offer free shipping that day. You can do some pre-planning by checking out the list on

But of course I am helping you get there.

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