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17 Surprisingly Cool Things Kids Can Get For Free

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2. A ticket to the circus.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey have a program called Baby’s First Circus, which gives babies less than one year old a ticket voucher that can be exchanged for a free ticket to any performance, anytime, anywhere!

6. A toy race car or other small prize.

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Many Trader Joe's hide a stuffed animal somewhere in the store and challenge kids to find it. If they do they'll be given a small prize at the customer service desk.

10. Tickets to baseball games and more.

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Every major league baseball team has a kid's club. The Chicago White Sox's free Slugger Membership, for example, gives members "White Sox eye black, a White Sox player wall cling, a White Sox beach ball, four game tickets coupons and more!"

12. A ticket to a Broadway show.

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The Kids Night On Broadway program lets kids attend a Broadway production for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Find a list of participating Broadway shows presently touring the U.S. here.

13. Toys, books, ice cream, cupcakes, and more on their birthday.

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Toys R Us, Kmart, and Baskin-Robbins are just a few places that offer free perks on a kid's birthday. Find a roundup of other places that offer birthday specials here.

15. A backpack full of games, crayons, Twizzlers, and other fun items.

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Kids are given these for free during check-in at Omni Hotels & Resorts. Free milk and cookies will even be brought to a kid's room on the first night of their stay.