Free Pilot J Drink

Free Pilot Flying J Drinks ALL September

Each day during the month of September, Pilot Flying J is giving away a free drink! All you need to do is check their app (Android or Apple) each day to see what freebie is offered. Today I was offered a free large fountain drink and I can already see tomorrow's offer is a free 28 oz. Gatorade!

Now where do I park my plane while running inside to get my freebie each day?


ReceiptPal Free Points, Gift Cards, and Cash Rewards

Here’s How to Get Free Gift Cards with ReceiptPal!

ReceiptPal is a cool rewards app for both Android and iPhone that lets you turn your receipts into gift cards and cash prizes. My favorite feature is that ReceiptPal lets you earn points on almost every type of purchase!

Unlike Ibotta, where you can only earn cash back at participating stores, ReceiptPal works with virtually every place that gives you a receipt! For instance, I ordered a pizza last night from a local mom and pop restaurant. However, ReceiptPal doesn't mind that they're not a chain pizzeria and allowed me to earn points!

With their super simple app, you earn points through a variety of ways, including:

  • Snapping photos of your paper receipts.
  • Connecting your email to automatically credit e-receipts mailed to you.
  • Connecting your Amazon account to automatically credit any purchase with the online retailer!

As you earn points, you'll be automatically entered into their weekly sweepstakes for cash prizes. Once you have enough points, you'll also be able to cash them out for gift cards for Amazon or other local retailers.

What qualifies as a valid receipt?

Receipts are those where you or a household member were involved in the purchase.

Receipts can be from any retailer/store for consumer goods purchases of all types such as convenience stores, travel and entertainment, restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores, sporting goods stores, electronics stores, gas stations, car dealerships, online retailers, etc.

Receipts must include the store name, purchase date, total amount spent and either phone number or zip code of the store (the entire receipt must be in the photo).

In my experience using the app lately, points are added to your account almost instantaneously. I've also found myself asking for receipts for small purchases, like a single soda at the deli, simply because it gets me one step closer to a free gift card.

So if you've ever wondered how you could get paid to upload receipts, then you should definitely check out ReceiptPal on either Android and Apple!


Free $5 off at Subway Sandwich

Free $5 Off $10 at Subway!

PayPal is offering $5 off a $10 purchase at Subway to the first 50,000 customers using this promo before May 30, 2019.

All you have to do is click on “Use Offer” to save the deal to your PayPal Wallet. Then shop through the Subway app and pay for your order with PayPal at checkout. Your $5 discount will then be automatically applied to your purchase. Please note, your discount will not be displayed when checking out in app, but will be applied automatically to your qualifying purchase as long as you have successfully loaded the offer to your PayPal account. You can verify this by checking your PayPal “Wallet” section after you've clicked “Save Offer.”

The promo didn't start until today, so I'd imagine this will be available for at least another few days. I don't see it lasting until May 30 though.


Cheaper Hearthstone Packs via Amazon

Hearthstone is one of Blizzards best video games and I don't say that because it's free. 😀 What starts out as a simple card game quickly evolves into so much more. It's part strategy, part planning, and a big part luck.

At the heart of Hearthstone is collecting cards and purchasing packs is the quickest way to do so. Each pack comes with 5 random cards for you to keep forever as you battle and build your decks.

Currently, Blizzard charges the following prices in-game.

  • 2 packs / $2.99 ($1.495 per pack)
  • 7 packs / $9.99 ($1.427 per pack)
  • 15 packs / $19.99 ($1.332 per pack)
  • 40 packs / $49.99 ($1.249 per pack)
  • 60 packs / $69.99 ($1.166 per pack)

Better Hearthstone Pack Prices

Meanwhile, Amazon sells Amazon Coins at a $1 to 100 ratio. These coins can ultimately be used to purchase Hearthstone packs in place of your credit card.

In fact, if you make your purchases through Amazon, you only pay the following.

  • 2 packs / $2.97 ($1.48 per pack)
  • 7 packs / $9.70 ($1.385 per pack)
  • 15 packs / $19.40 ($1.293 per pack)
  • 40 packs / $46.50 ($1.162 per pack)
  • 82 packs / $87 ($1.06 per pack) Best Deal!
The prices above only reflect the current 25% discount Amazon is offering on their coins. During many occasions (like when new expansions are released), Amazon increases the discount to 30%-40%!

As you can see, purchasing in bulk via Amazon Coin has significant advantages. In almost every case, you can get the same amount of packs for less money. Meanwhile, if you opt for the biggest stash, you not only get a much better rate but 22 additional packs!

How to Get Cheaper Hearthstone Packs

After purchasing your Amazon Coins, you have to install Hearthstone from the Amazon Appstore onto an Android device. If you don't have access to an Android device, you can use a free Android emulator on your PC. After downloading, install and launch the emulator, then proceed.

Whether on your Android or emulator, your next step is to launch Hearthstone and login to your Blizzard account. Now purchase the packs and you'll pay with your Amazon Coins.

Unfortunately, as of 2018, there isn't a way to pull this deal off on iOs or Macs.

I've been a Hearthstone addict for years and this was new to me, so I wanted to share!


Free Chipotle Guacamole Chips

Free Chipotle Guacamole & Chips

If the possibilities of E. coli, norovirus, salmonella, Campylobacter, or hepatitis doesn't scare you, then make sure to snag a free order of Chipotle guacamole & chips with the purchase of an entree. Mmmmm, salmonella and guac, just like mom used to make!

I kid, I kid. I will 100% redeem this freebie and enjoy every last bite of it.

In order to get your free coupon, simply their app for iOs or Android and place your first order through the app before 12/21/17. This freebie is only for new users of the app.

[thanks to all the Hiffers who sent this in!]


Free Checkout51 Sample Box

Check Out Checkout 51

See what I did there?

Seriously though, Checkout51 is a new couponing app similar to Ibotta. You signup, go shopping, then get the coupon amount refunded to your account. Once you hit $20, you cash out and treat yo self! Or I guess save it or pay off bills or whatever else it is responsible people do.

So how does it work? Simply download either the iPhone or Android app to your smartphone (or use the website if you don't have one!) and check out the new offers every week. They're posted at midnight on Thursdays and you have until the next Thursday to purchase any of the particular items and submit your receipt. Also it's worth noting that you can shop at any store and still use Checkout51.

Finally, as a bonus offer to celebrate launching in the US, Checkout51 is giving us $2 for free once we hit the $20 payout. You can find a list of their offers on their site to get a sense of how much you can save, like $0.50 off any dozen eggs.

So check it out and let me know what you think!


Free Generic Ibotta Money Rebates

Ibotta: Free Money Saving App

Let's talk about Ibotta for a minute, shall we? To me it sounds like one of those pills you'd see a commercial for with people sitting in outdoor bathtubs. “Don't take Ibotta if you're pregnant, have an upset stomach, or handled rabbit fur within the past 5 days. Common side effects include drowsiness, diarrhea, and an unpleasant conversation with your roommate one day.”

But in reality it's a pretty cool app for your Android, iPhone, or other iOS supported device that pays you to shop for groceries. You can think of it as a new form of coupons. After downloading it and registering, you can see a list of products that, if you purchase, will earn you money on the same scale of a coupon.

So take the image below for example. If I purchase Capri Sun, I can earn $1.00. If I purchase Kool-Aid Singles, I can earn another dollar.

Free Ibotta Money

As you can see, it's honestly free money if you're already buying these items. And it's not just food. I have $0.50 for Chap Stick, $1.50 for Tresemme shampoo, $1.25 for Colgate toothpaste, and a bunch more.

So, any Hiffers out there already using Ibotta? What do ya think?!


Free Text and SMS Messages Online

Free SMS & Text Messages

Ok, I'll admit, I don't really get the whole text messaging phenomenon. If I want to talk to somebody or ask them a question, I'll just call them! Over 90% of my phone calls consist of 30 second conversations that go like this:

Friend: Hey Goob, what's up?
Goob: Hey mate, got a quick question. You know what time we need to show up at Bob's tomorrow night?
Friend: Yeah, be there around 6.
Goob: Great, thanks, take it easy.
Friend: Peace.

I don't care how fast you type on a phone, you can't beat that in terms of time spent! But whatever, I digress. πŸ™‚ I've got friends all over the country and world at this point. And while I might want to call them from time to time, the nitty gritty is that I end up texting them thanks to the prices of phone calls. But seeing as how text messages cost money too, I figured there had to be a way around paying. I mean, if e-mail is free, why shouldn't 150 character messages be?! And thankfully, many other websites out there agree with me!

Below I've put together some of the best sites on the net that allow you to sent 100% free text messages. I tried most of them out by texting my own phone to see if they worked, how fast it went, etc. Many of these offer world-wide messaging, or at least texts to certain countries abroad. So chances are though that no matter where your friends or families are in the world, you'll be able to text them using one of the sites below. Many times you'll need to know the country code of the number you're trying to message, but for some reason most of these sites don't provide a list of the freaking codes! Luckily, this is when Wikipedia really comes in handy. Even more annoyingly, sometimes you'll need to know the cell phone service provider of your friend. If you have no idea what it is, then have a look at Fone Finder and thank me later!

And as always, if you know of a good site I missed, please leave a comment and let us know about it!

Google Voice – One of the longest running free texting via websites still up and running! They let you send text messages for free to US and Canadian numbers (excluding U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). It couldn't be easier to send text messages straight from your browser or phone, all for free.

They update their locations here.

TextFree – This is a mobile app for both iPhone and Android or personal computers that lets you send free text messages worldwide.

Text Port – Yet another fantastic site that lets you send free sms to US and Canadian numbers via their set numbers. What makes this site even better, IMHO, is the clean and nice layout. No flashing ads or annoying messages all over the place. Just a box for you to send your free text message from and that's it.

Previous Best Free Text Options

How many people remember some of these original free texting sites? While they're sadly no longer with us, they were the pioneers of free global texting online back in the day, circa 2006-2014.

  • AIM
  • Anon Txt
  • Call Wave
  • Cardboard Fish SMS
  • Chikka
  • Free Text Send
  • Gizmo
  • Group 2 Call
  • Joopz
  • Send SMS Now
  • SMS Everywhere
  • Text 4 Free
  • The Txt
  • Txt Drop
  • Yahoo Messenger India

Yeah, you read that last one right! I still have my YM India login info from 2005 πŸ˜€

So there you have it! Those are some of the best free text messaging websites I found that let you send free text messages around the globe. No matter where you or your friends are in the world, hopefully you'll be able to stay in touch with nothing more than a couple of cell phones and a few of the websites from this list.