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Freebies and deals to celebrate new graduates

8 freebies and deals to celebrate new graduates
Posted at 9:45 AM, May 21, 2024

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Congratulations to the Class of 2024! You’ve earned your diploma or degree and now it’s time to celebrate. There are a variety of companies that are offering freebies and discounts to new graduates to help keep the celebration going!

Here’s a roundup of some of the best deals offered with graduates in mind. Get ready to enjoy some free food, shopping discounts and more.

Free Cupcake from Magnolia Bakery

Show up with a cap and gown or diploma/degree for a free classic cupcake.


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TGI Fridays Free Appetizer or Dessert

Wear your cap or gown at any TGI Fridays from May 15 to June 15 and purchase an entrée.

Free Insomnia Cookie

Wear your cap and gown in store and get one free classic cookie until June 3.

Free 6-Month Amazon Prime Student Membership

This is for the graduating high school seniors who are off to college next semester! Amazon offers a free 6-month trial for its Prime Student membership.

Eligible students receive free delivery on qualifying purchases, thousands of streaming titles in music, TV and movies, Grubhub+ food delivery, free e-books (and discounts on rental textbooks) and more. It’s a great way to maximize savings on those purchases for their dorm room!

Once the free trial ends, students can continue their membership for just $7.49 a month, a 50% discount off the normal $14.99 price.

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Free Microsoft Software Bundle

Another deal for incoming college students comes from Microsoft. Students can sign up for Office 365 Education for free. This bundle includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams and other essential tools.

All a student has to do is go to the Microsoft 365 Education website and enter a valid school email address to start the sign-up process.


Free and Discounted Professional Memberships

A variety of professional organizations offer free or discounted memberships to recent college or graduate school alums. If you’re intending to enter the workforce in architecture, engineering, mathematics, psychology or other disciplines, these organizations can help you network and continue learning in your field. Some organizations offering new members a fee waiver or discounts of up to 80% off enrollment.

Congratulations on your graduation!

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