Not having to pay for what you're eating and drinking makes everything taste better.
To fill your belly and quench your thirst without shelling out the cash, consult our continuously updated list of complimentary bites and sips up for grabs around the city:
Warm spiced cider from Trademark Grind
If you happen to be in midtown on Saturday, Nov. 18, stop by the Trademark Grind coffee bar inside the Hotel Le Soleil between 1 and 3 p.m. for a free cup of house-made hot cider. The cafe is located at 38 W. 36th St.
Cookies from Mrs. Fields
Head to Rockefeller Center or the Queens Mall on Monday, Dec. 4, a.k.a. National Cookie Day, for free cookies from the Mrs. Fields franchises at those locations. The first 400 fans to show up at any Mrs. Fields shop that day, which also marks the company's 40th anniversary, score a complimentary cookie. You'll find the Manhattan outpost at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the Queens one at 8801 Queens Blvd.