Many stores are now requiring face masks, and you may be in need of a mask but not have access. Here are 8 ways to get a free face mask!
8 Ways to get a FREE Face Mask
While stores have been working hard to make our shopping experience as safe as possible, they are now asking that shoppers join them to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. If you frequently shop one of the stores now requiring face masks, but don't have access to one – here are 8 ways to grab one for free.
Where Can I Get a Face Mask For Free?
1. Big Lots
Big Lots is offering up a FREE 5 pack of Canuxi Disposable Face Masks for Big Lots Rewards members today (October 16) through Sunday, October 18. If you're a rewards member, there is nothing you have to do – this freebie is already on your account. Just head to the store, grab your masks, then check out!
2. Whole Foods
Whole Foods was one of the first grocery chains requiring masks to enter, and they took it a step further in that if you do not have one, they'll give you one! This is a disposable, medical grade mask that they will hand you at the door.
3. Sam's Club
Similar to Whole Foods, Sam's Club will provide members a mask at the door if you do not have one.
4. Apple Store
If your local Apple Store is still open, they will provide you a mask free of charge.
5. Best Buy
Best Buy will also provide you a face mask upon entering their store as it is required unless you're under 2 or have a medical condition that prohibits the use of a face mask.
Dhvani.com has a really neat program in place. This is a business where you can actually purchase face masks, however, you can also make a donation so that those in need can get a face mask for free. If you're in need of a free face mask, simply enter your email address to get started in the process to get your free mask. (Note: This one may no longer be working)
7. Make Your Own Face Masks
You can get a free mask making information from Jo-Ann Fabrics (some locations were even giving out kits – but contact your local store to see if they're still doing this) OR you can take a peek at how we were able to make our own face masks at home!
8. Local agencies across the US are offering free face masks
- Texas — Get 4 face masks from certain COVID-19 testing sites in Texas
- Washington — Washington state public health is offering two cloth face masks free if you meet income requirements. They have 3.6 million available.
- Utah — Any Utah resident who doesn’t have a face mask, or who may be returning to the workplace or going out in public without one can apply for a free mask
- Chicago, IL — Chicago’s Transit Authority is giving away free kits with hand sanitizer, a reusable cloth mask, and a guide with healthy riding tips. These are only available between 8 – 10 AM on certain days at a few stations.
- New York, NY — NYC is distributing free face coverings in parks, Get Food NYC meal sites, NYCHA buildings, certain Mitchell-Lama buildings, and select grocery stores.
- Raleigh, NC — Local fire stations are offering masks. Check out which Fire Stations and Departments in North Carolina are offering this service.
- Charlotte, NC — Across the city organizations in Charlotte
- Pinellas County, FL — A limited supply of free face masks are available for Pinellas County residents
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