Money Freebies

Dunkin Donuts & VISA Offering Free $10

Free Dunkin Donuts Credit

If you’re a frequent Dunkin Donuts customer, you might be interested in a promo they’re running with VISA that’ll allow you to get a free $10 to spend at DD. You’ll need to load $25 or more onto a new or existed DD card using VISA Checkout. Once you’re done, the card will then have $35 on it, meaning you get to spend $35 at DD despite only paying $25. Great, just what I needed in my life, more donuts.

You have until Feb 7 to take advantage of this offer and it’s worth mentioning that VISA Checkout actually works with MC, Discover, and more!

Free Victoria’s Secret Reward Card

Free Victoria's Secret Reward Card

Similar to the free Applebee’s gift card promo, Victoria’s Secret has an ongoing event where you can also get a free $10 to $500 reward card with no purchase necessary! To do so, you’ll need to:

Hand-print (uhh, as opposed to writing with your feet?) your full name, address, valid email address, and date of birth on a 4” x 6” piece of paper and mail it in a sealed #10 business envelope to:

Promotions Team, c/o The Marketing Arm
1999 Bryan Street
Suite 1800
Dallas, TX 75201

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2015, and received by December 8, 2015 in order to be eligible.

The crazy part is they’re giving away 15,685,007 total freebies valued at $181,013,380! Hahaha, holy crap! 11,425 cards will be valued at $500, with another 89,091 valued at $100 and 206,446 valued at $50. So ours odds of winning a high valued freebie here aren’t half bad.

[thanks My Litter!]

Free Applebee’s Gift Card

Free Applebees Gift Card

Not gonna lie, I thought Applebee’s screwed up here for a minute. They’re currently running a promo where you get a free $5 to $25 Applebee’s gift card after you buy a $50 gift card, but the almost hidden fine print clearly states you get the freebie with no purchase necessary.

*clears throat*

yada yada buy a $50 gift card yada yada or…

To request a free Bonus Card without making a purchase, hand print your name, complete address, and email address (required) on a postcard, and mail to

Applebee’s Mystery Value Bonus Card Request
P.O. Box 1579
Palatine, IL 60078-1579

Well alright then! Entries must be postmarked by Jan 4, 2016 and received by Jan 11, 2016. Your free gift card will be emailed within 30 days of receipt of your request and will expire on Feb 28, 2016.

I’m guessing this is a contest that Applebee’s is trying to use to sell gift cards, hence why all the promos make it sound like you need to buy a $50 gift card. Luckily y’all have me around to read all the fine print for you ;)

Also Hiffer Nancy pointed out there’s also a $500 Applebee’s gift card contest you can enter!

Hand print your name, complete address, phone number and email address (required) on a postcard and mail to:

Applebee’s Mystery Value Bonus Card Random Drawing
P.O. Box 2180
Palatine, IL 60078-2180

Good luck!

Free $20 Visa Credit at

Free $20 BestBuy Credit

Annnnnd it’s dead :(

Well here’s something you don’t see very often! For today only, you can get a unique code worth $20 off any purchase. Best Buy is also running a free shipping on all orders promo, so you can easily get a $20 product for free!

To get your code, you have to sign up for VISA’s new free Pay with Visa system. It lets you link you credit card to make checking out online easier and safer at over 100 online merchants. After you’re logged in, head to this page and click the button get the code emailed to you.

If you get a message on the second link to “try again later,” simply refresh the page after a few minutes. That’s what I did and eventually got in after 5 or 6 minutes. The codes doesn’t arrive immediately, but should show up in about four days. You also have until 12/24 to use the code at Best Buy and can contact if you have any trouble.

Capital One 360 Bonus Deal

Frequent Hiffers should recall Capital One 360’s awesome 4th of July promos the past few years where they gave new members a bonus for opening accounts. Well it turns out they’re running a second offer this year, though the Capital One 360 Savings offer requires a hefty sum. Still, I’m just passing along what the deal is. Hopefully a few people will be able to get a bonus out of it!

Through the end of today, at 11:59 pm ET, new members can receive the following offers:

  • 360 Checking: Earn $100 when you open a 360 Checking® account with a $250 minimum deposit and make 5 Debit Card purchases or mobile deposits.
  • 360 Savings: Snag $100 when you open a 360 Savings® account with a $1,000 minimum deposit.

If either $100 or another $100 sounds interesting to you, here are details on both offers.


Free $3 Gift Card


For some reason Bing is bribing people to use their search engine over Google and you know what? I’m totally cool with it. I mean who doesn’t want a free $3 gift card? We’ve got a few steps though.

  1. Head directly to and search for Amazon.
  2. Now you should see a box like this at the bottom of the page. Click the link asking you to sign up for Bing Rewards.
  3. Log-in with a new account (or create one) and look for this pink icon that says “Thanks for joining. Here’s 340 credits for a $3 gift card.”
  4. Enter your personal info.
  5. Finally some people will be asked to verify your phone number.

After all that is finished, you’ll have a $3 gift card on the way! Now if it’s cool with you, I’d like to go ice my aching feet. They’re still sore from all those hoops I just jumped though.

Free $176 from Capital One 360

Veteran Hiffers will remember last summer’s Capital One 360 Financial Independence offer where new members who opened a free savings or checking account online were rewarded with up to $176 in free money. Yep, you read that right. Over $150 in free cash. Pretty sweet, huh?

Well, I’m thrilled to say that the same offer is back! It’s only running through the end of July 3, so you have two days to get the ball rolling on this sweet deal. Here are the full details for those interested.


  • This promotion applies to NEW Capital One 360 members only. If you participated in this last year, like many Hiffers did, you’re out of luck :(
  • Open either one or both of the following accounts by July 3rd 11:59pm ET to trigger the promotion:
  • It’s worth noting one last time: this only works for new members to Capital One 360.

So what you’re looking at is this: if you open a savings account and deposit $500, you’ll get a free $76 added to your account. If you open a checking account and make 5 debit card purchases or mobile deposits, you get a free $100 added to your account. That’s it!

I did call and ask about credit checks for opening these accounts. I was told there is no pull at all for a savings account, but there’s a soft pull for checking accounts and a hard pull if you end up applying for the overdraft line of credit (which doesn’t really apply for us here).

So what are you planning on spending your free money on? I already have an account, obviously, so I don’t qualify for this deal. However my brother missed out last year, so I just Skyped him and walked him through it. When asked what he planned to spend his cash on, he laughed and quickly answered “food and bills!” Smart man.

Free $35 Uber Credit

Free Uber Credit

To my fellow Hiffers living in metropolises (metropoli?), you’ve probably heard of Uber. It’s an on-demand car service that I honestly find a bit pricey, especially when I can wait around on the corner for an extra few minutes and hail a cab. However they’re occasionally amazingly convenient, like last week when I had a hot plate of food in one hand and a gift in the other while it was snowing. Ordering a car by my phone was about as much multitasking as I could handle at that point and within minutes a driver was outside my building.

Luckily Uber offers free credit to new users from time to time, which is the case today! New users always get a free $10 credit upon signing up. But after signing up, head to Amazon Local to score another free $25 Uber credit! That should give you more than enough for a comfy free car ride sometime soon!

Deal: $10 Starbucks Gift Card for $5

Cheap Starbucks Gift Card

Groupon is currently running a promotion where $10 Starbucks gift cards are only costing $5. That’s a savings of … let’s see … gotta carry the one, then find the square root …

Well, calculus never was my strong suit, so let’s say it’s a savings of “a lot.”

Free $5 Credit

Free $5 Credit

Amazon is just full of crazy offers right now. First it was doling out $10 for basically giving your friends free Amazon Prime accounts and now it’s a free $5 Amazon gift card in exchange for sending your friends a birthday gift on Facebook, which costs as little as $1.

Here’s how it works. ((Here’s the full list of terms and conditions too.))

  • Head over to Amazon and connect your Facebook account.
  • Search for a friend with a birthday before September 22 and send them a $1 Amazon gift.
  • Pay for the gift.
  • Your $5 credit will be applied to your account between Sept. 22-27.

It’s worth noting the credit will expire on Sept. 30, so you don’t have much time to spend it. For me the tricky part here was finding a friend with a birthday before Sept. 22. I ended up using my dummy Facebook account, but I’m sure you’re more popular than me and have more friends to choose from.

[thanks Freebie Finding Mom!]