About Hey, It’s Free

Hey, It's Free! (aka HIF) is a nationally recognized site dedicated to finding the best, legitimate freebies on the Internet while having a little fun along the way. I genuinely believe you'll find HIF to be one of the top sites to find 100% free samples and we have the experience to back it up!

Our number one goal is to filter out the spam, junk, and nonsense that clutters the freebie world and instead only post genuine freebies and samples. Our second goal is to have fun along the way by making goofy jokes about each freebie. Our third goal involves ordering nachos for lunch.

What are freebies?


You might be wondering what exactly are freebies? Well, as you can see above, they tend to be small, sample-sized items in a wide range of products. Over the years, I’ve gotten t-shirts, pens, coffee, calendars, magazine subscriptions, cereal, grocery coupons, candy, posters, and way more – all for free!

If you’re wondering why companies give away free stuff, remember these aren't high dollar items like TVs or computers. Sometimes companies give away samples of new products, other times they’re items that need a boost in sales, while sometimes they’re simply company swag with a logo plastered on it! You won't get rich requesting freebies, but you'll get a lot of neat samples and you might start finding yourself getting excited to check the mailbox every day.

As for requesting freebies, it couldn’t be easier! Simply click on any link that sounds interesting to you and you’ll be taken to the company’s website. From there, you should see a form asking for your name and mailing address.

For a few helpful hints to getting started, check out our Welcome Page.

What makes Hey, It's Free special?

In 2001, as a freshman in college with high speed internet for the first time in my life, I managed to discover the wildly creative and unsurprisingly unprofitable world of blogging. It wasn't long before I started building websites myself and I was instantly hooked.

Five short years later I was a recent college graduate with an appropriately empty bank account that couldn't handle my monthly student debt bills. I had dozens of friends in similar situations and I had no trouble imagining there being thousands if not millions more in the same boat.

I'd heard about finding freebies and coupons online, but found it hard to find legitimate websites that didn't want to spam me or lead me on bogus offers for freebies that didn't exist. In 2006, just like today, it was hard to find good resources. Seeing as how I knew how to build websites, I whipped together a quick site and 10+ years later here we still are! As you can see, HIF was born out of my desire to save money and my frustration in finding spam-free websites and I still strive to fulfill those goals to this day.


By the way, hi, I'm Goob!I'm Goob, King of Freebies, nice to meet you!

I've been the ringleader of this circus since creating the site in 2005. Over the years I've become a leading authority in everything relating to freebies, samples, and Internet culture. All complaints, compliments, and drunken emails to exes that you shouldn't be sending at 2am can be directed my way.

I'm a cancer survivor, world traveler, and once got voted Most Improved at a 1992 summer baseball camp. My hobbies include napping with my cats, reading, and launching my own space program. I'll get into orbit one of these days!

I love history, the Seattle Mariners, and will watch Battlestar Galactica reruns until I pass out from exhaustion. My idols include Homer Simpson, Anthony Bourdain, and any dog that can skateboard.

About the Author:

I'm a nationally renowned freebie finder & sample vetter, which I never imagined I'd be doing while getting my Bachelor's Degree in History almost 20 years ago. In my spare time, I enjoy launching my own space program and disproving the Coriolis effect.