Free Kobalt Headlamp at Lowe's

Free Kobalt Headlamp at Lowe’s

Registration is now open for the upcoming October 8th event at Lowe's giving away a free Kobalt Headlamp! Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and they're giving away 100 free headlamps per store, nationwide.

You must register before October 6, so don't forget.

Free SiriusXM Streaming Radio Stations

Free 4-Month SiriusXM Radio Streaming

Update: This great offer is only available for 3 more days! Be sure to sign up before it ends and lock in your free SiriusXM streaming for the winter.

For a limited time, get free SiriusXM radio streaming for the next 4 months. You can enjoy their wide variety of ad-free music, live sports, original talk, and much more.

With this freebie, you can listen to their hundreds of radio stations in the car, streamed on your phone, or at at home with a smartspeaker or normal computer!

There's no credit card required either, so there's no worry of a subscription service at the end or a need to cancel!

I was thinking of what to say about this freebie while in the shower this morning. I came up with “how does this shampoo always get in my eyes?” and “score, I still have hot water!” Hope that helps.

Free Krispy Kreme Coffee

Free Krispy Kreme Coffee & Doughnut on Sept 29

National Coffee Day is this Thursday, September 29. On that day, we get a free Krispy Kreme coffee & doughnut of choice! This promo details are listed here and all you have to do is join their free rewards club ahead of time.

If you get out of there without purchasing a dozen of your favorite doughnuts, then I want your willpower.

☕ Krispy Kreme will also give you a free doughnut and coffee on your birthday!

Juls and I barreling down a mountain in Spain

In Remembrance of Juls ❤️ 🌈

My amazing, wonderful, gifted, beautiful, and only sister Julianne recently passed away in her sleep. She was my favorite sibling (sorry bros), my guiding light, my moral compass, and my tether to reality.

We vibed on the same wavelength immediately from the first day I held her in the hospital. The bond was instant and permanent throughout everything life tossed at us.

I have no clue how I'll possibly go on without her.

She was my constant travel buddy (we decided when we each got our own travel shows, mine would be called ‘Going Nowhere with Goob' and hers would be ‘Jaunting Everywhere with Juls'), my comedy partner, and my absolute biggest encourager who believed in me like no-one else.

When I got cancer, she was the person who salvaged my spirits. I'm only here today because of her. When she fell on hard times, I picked her up and did my best to remind her of all the beauty in the world.

There's not a single area of my life that she didn't directly impact for the better – from my daily breakfast, to the silly little sayings I'm always muttering, all the way up to my life's grandest hopes and dreams. I'd give a million dollars to anybody who could find a single area in my life without her fingerprints all over it.

She was my best friend for over two decades and I count my blessings for every single second we had together.

There's an old adage not to say something online that you wouldn't want printed on the front page of your local newspaper. That aphorism never worked for me, but what did was thinking about how I'd explain myself to Juls. I never wanted to disappoint or let her down; in any way, shape, or form.

I hope I never did.

Some of you may remember Juls from 14 years ago when we first made our custom cow costumes for the annual Chick-fil-A promo.

That was my Juls. She was always down for spending quality time together doing any and everything – even when it was just making a goofy costume for a few hours & dressing up like a cow for a free meal that she couldn't even eat since she was vegetarian.

Juls & Goob Dressed Like Cows
We made these in 4 hours for like $10 in parts.
Juls got the domain wrong! :)
The knucklehead got the domain wrong! 🙂

Juls was an amazing drawer and painter. She had the voice of an angel and a heart made of gold. She also had the most unhinged sense of humor that could ALWAYS make me belly laugh like no other. Her sense of humor was only topped by her actual laugh. I miss it already, but can thankfully still hear it so strongly in my head. I once spent 8 hours on a single 10 second prank just to make her laugh and it was worth every second.

She was the most empathetic and kind person I've ever met. She had a passion for animals and the environment too – her vegetarianism eventually evolved into veganism and despite my many years of joking mockery, I could never deny that she was easily the best cook & baker I knew. You should have seen the MASSIVE smile on her face when she revealed that the chocolate chip cookies I proclaimed to be the best I'd ever eaten had just been baked with all vegan ingredients.

She was so excited for me to meet the two cats (Mac and Cheez) she rescued during the pandemic. I hate that I'm meeting them under these terrible circumstances, but they are the nicest, sweetest, chillest cats I've ever met.

She did an amazing job raising them, just like she was amazing at everything else she did in life.

Juls went through college with a research career in mind and then spent a single semester working in an economically disadvantaged public school and immediately pivoted her life's goals. She adored “her kids” and was so excited to begin her career as a 3rd grade elementary school teacher this month.

That was the type of woman Juls had grown to be and I was so damn proud of her.

In lieu of flowers, my family set up a GoFundMe where a large portion will go towards providing much needed in-school and after-school support to her kids. The rest will go towards her local animal shelter where she volunteered and rescued her beloved cats.

I don't want to impose, but if any Hiffers are in a position to donate, my family and I would greatly appreciate it. Every penny raised will go towards making the world a better place, just like Juls would have wanted.

Here are a few of my many, many favorite photos of me and Juls.

I love and miss you so very much, Juls. ❤️

Weekend Amazon Deals

Funko Last Defense! Board Game
The exciting, easy-to-learn cooperative game plays in 20 minutes every time! Team up to save the city from monstrous threats—from space aliens and spider robots to an oozing building-sized blob! As you race around the city rescuing scientists and collecting tools, the app audio track provides urgent news bulletins announcing where the latest threats are attacking. Everyone wins or loses together! Rescue scientists and collect tools while on your way to defeat the various threats to the city. Fight a variety of attackers, from spider robots to space aliens, with your team and test your strategy to save to city. A quick, frantic, fun game experience for the entire family!

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Freeosk Weekly Samples

Current Freeosk Weekly Samples at Walmart & Sam’s Club

If you have a local Walmart or Sam's Club with a Freeosk kiosk, then you can easily get three freebies in-store! Even better, these freebies rotate every week.

To get your samples, simply download their app and make a free account. Then you scan your app at a freeosk in-store and out spits an instant freebie. They're like freebie vending machines!

From Friday, September 23 – Thursday, September 29 you can get the following freebies:

Walmart Freeosk

  • N/A

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • SmartyPants Kids Multivitamin
  • Dude Wipes

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • Persil Laundry Disc

Freeosk has over 1,300 locations across the country, so it might be worth checking if your local store has a unit hiding somewhere!

Free Positive Promotions 2023 Calendar

Free Positive Promotions 2023 Calendar

This free Positive Promotions Women's Wellness 2023 calendar that we can sign up for might not be guaranteed to come, so let's cross our fingers and see what happens. This is the 6th year in a row they've offered it, so they have a nice track record at least.

Positive Promotions is an on-demand print company for promotional material, so this type of freebie is right up their alley. Veteran Hiffers might remember Oriental Trading ran a similar calendar promo for close to 10 years!

The form requires a company name and job title. I always say I'm the Caretaker of Goob Inc. My body is a temple, but it's for a religion long since forgotten to history. Luckily UNESCO deemed me a world heritage site in 1921. I'm just the latest guy hired in charge of making sure soil erosion or excessive sugar consumption doesn't destroy my core.

Free Ancestry Trial

Free 14-Day Ancestry Trial for Historical Birth, Marriage, Death Records & More! is offering a free 14-day trial of all their premium features!

This trial will let you search through their entire database of family birth, marriage, & death records as well as government immigration, census, & military records. They have original scans of newspaper articles, dozens of different types of official reports & records, personal photos, and so much more.

I've owned a paid membership for a while and it's pretty wild how much information I've been able to dig up on my family history! You can both work on your own family tree and also see anything others have done. I've been able to trace my roots going all the way back into the 1500s!

This trial does require a credit card, but you won't be charged until the 14 days are over. To avoid any and all charges, simply cancel your trial at least 2 days before the end of the trial.

If anybody takes advantage of this cool free trial and finds anything interesting about their family history, please share in the comments!