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By Brad Tuttle
May 24, 2016

The entire calendar year is now pretty much full of fake marketing holidays during which pretzels, pancakes, ice cream, or whatever are given away to millions of customers—who hopefully, the thinking goes, will return later as paying customers out of subconscious gratitude. Summertime is an especially sweet season for freebies, what with special days devoted to free donuts and free Slurpees, among others.

While the details of many of these days have not yet been released for the summer of 2016, in all likelihood they’ll bear a close resemblance to their previous incarnations. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out.

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