Free Computer Video Games ๐ŸŽฎ – This Week’s Worth $35!

The free Epic Games video games page now show both the active freebies and the upcoming free games. These high-value games are available only for a week to download for free. However, once you go through the checkout process, the computer game is yours to keep forever! It will be added to your account and free to download, even after the giveaway ends.

The current games are available through June 24 at 11:00am.

  • Hell is Other Demons – $9.99 value!
  • Overcooked! 2 – $24.99 value!

Hell is Other Demons is an action-platform shooter, with Roguelite elements. Explore a sprawling, hand-crafted world full of demons, insanely over-the-top boss fights, and a heavy synthwave soundtrack.

Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons โ€ฆ itโ€™s time to save the world (again!)

These games typically retail around $20-$40 and are such a great deal since you keep them forever! Even if you don't intend to play the game now, it's nice having a free pool of new games to try out whenever the mood strikes.

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Free Kindle eBooks

Today’s Free Kindle eBooks

As usual, I've put together a list of free Kindle eBooks. Many of these are available to everybody! For the longest time, I thought they were only for Amazon Prime members, however I discovered anybody can read these free eBooks with any number of free Kindle apps. Be it on your phone, computer, or tablet, you can download a Kindle app and get these books for free!

They're split into different categories and were all free as of this morning, though please make sure they're still free when you go to redeem them since sometimes these promos only last for a few hours / days.

Hopefully, you can find something fun to read. 📚 😃 And as usual, please check the price before you download. These free books are often time-based and will go up in price after a certain amount of time, so before you download, make sure the price is $0.00!

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Free State Road Maps

Free State Maps & Travel Guides

Below you'll find a full list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments. As a backup, I've also linked to any state Department of Transportation that give away free maps, both online or physically mailed to your house.

Almost every state offers a full map in their visitor's guide. For the DOT links, virtually all of them offer multiple free, highly detailed online .pdfs of their highways, roads, and other travel methods.

On top of that, many DOTS (I'd guesstimate 40ish) also have some sort of “click here to order a physical map” link. If you're looking for a highway map you can stash in your car's glovebox, this is the link you want to look for on your state's DOT site. You might have to click “highway map” or “road map” before the order form will appear. You might even want to click “Maps” in the menu bar and do a fresh search, because like I said, it's an option for most states!

If you manage to find a dot map or order form that I missed, please let me know. Here's to never getting lost again!

Free Alabama State Map – This is the first .travel website I've ever seen. Cool story, huh? (al dot map)

Free Alaska State Map – Here's the first case of “so, does this come with a map?” (ak dot map)

Free Arizona State Map – Their site promotes “Old West activities.” The heck is that? Like riding around on a horse and shooting pistols in the air? If so, then Arizona here I come! (az dot map)

Free Arkansas State Map – They have a plethora of travel brochures and even a Living in Arkansas guide for those considering moving there. Wait, where are you going? (ar dot map)




Free California State Map – It's no wonder they offer a free map given how many freaking tourism commercial they run! (ca dot map)

Free Colorado State Map – Their site tagline is “come to life.” Sounds like they're reanimating the dead out there. (co dot map)

Free Connecticut State Map – They don't update their site too often, but at least they finally offer a free map with their tourism guide. (ct dot map)

Free Delaware State Map – The only thing I know about Delaware is that Vice President Biden lives there and it's the only state without a commercial airport. No wonder people are looking for highway maps here! (de dot map)

Free Florida State Map – When I first made this list in 2009, there was an “Authentic Florida Expert” everywhere on the site. She looked like a stereotypical grandma, but now she's nowhere to be seen. Uh oh, you know what that means… (fl dot map)

Free Georgia State Map – If I know Georgia, they'll also send you a peach. (ga dot map)

Free Hawaii State Map – Screw the map, their site has some cool pictures of volcanoes and lava! (hi dot map)

Free Idaho State Map – Not only do they have free maps, but Idaho even offers a free children's brochure. It's just a single page that says “hope you like potatoes,” but at least it's something. (id dot map)

Free Illinois State Map – Every time I visit Illinois, I lean into their state name and always drop the S at the end of words. It drives my friends bananas. (il dot map)

Free Indiana State Map – Indiana earns the distinction of being the first state site I've seen with a prominently displayed “free things to do here!” section. I guess that's what it takes to get people to come to anywhere in Indiana outside of Pawnee. (in dot map)

Free Iowa State Map – Just the place to go if you're really excited Presidential elections a full year ahead of time. (ia dot map)

Free Kansas State Map – Quick, can you name three cities in Kansas?! Neither could I. (ks dot map)

Free Kentucky State Map – Their state logo is by far the best I've seen yet. (ky dot map)

Free Louisiana State Map – I have nothing bad to say about Louisiana because New Orleans lets you walk around with alcohol TO GO. (la dot map)

Free Maine State Map – While signing up they want you to “be sure to indicate which regions of Maine and activities interest you.” Uhhh, does eating lobster and telling people I've been to Maine count as interests? (me dot map)

Free Maryland State Map – I can't tell you the number of times the state of Maryland has screwed me over, so visit with caution. I hated Baltimore years before The Wire ever aired. (md dot map)

Free Massachusetts State Map – I've still yet to ever correctly spell this state's name. It's the only item on my Bucket List I doubt I'll ever accomplish. (ma dot map)

Free Michigan State Map – Michigan's page has a section called “Air Zoo.” We can finally see when pigs fly! (mi dot map)

Free Minnesota State Map – Minnesota has over 11,000 lakes. I want maps for each and every one of them. (mn dot map)

Free Mississippi State Map – I always forget how to spell this state. What comes after the M again? (ms dot maps)

Free Missouri State Map – Their site advertises that internships are available. For the whole state? (mo dot maps)

Free Montana State Map – They offer a free winter guide in addition to the state map, but I can give you said guide right here. Step 1: stay inside. Step 2: go outside once spring arrives. (mt dot map)

Free Nebraska State Map – Nebraska wants us to “share the road trip.” See, even their own tourism board thinks the best part of Nebraska is driving away from it! (ne dot map)

Free Nevada State Map – Fill out the form you'll get a free state maps for the price of none! (nv dot map)

Free New Hampshire State Map – Their phone number is 800-FUN-IN-NH. I wonder how many people call it looking for 800-DUNG-ON-I. (nh dot map)

Free New Jersey State Map – “It's never too early to begin planning your next New Jersey getaway vacation!” Really? Fine, I want to book a room for August 10-12, 2081. (nj dot map)

Free New Mexico State Map – NM should capitalize on Breaking Bad and change their slogan to “Come for the meth. Stay for nature.” (nm dot map)

Free New York State Map – I always thought the “I Heart NY” campaign was for the city, not the state. Shows what I know. (ny dot map)

Free North Carolina State Map – They offer a free winery and Civil War travel guide. It's as if they were targeting me alone. (nc dot map)

Free North Dakota State Map – I heard North Dakota exists, guess it's not a myth! (nd dot map)

Free Ohio State Map – Their website used to be called DiscoverOhio.com. But then Ohio 2 was discovered and they've been awfully quiet ever since. (oh dot map)

Free Oklahoma State Map – I'm kind of interested in their additional “Agritourism Map.” Is this a tourist industry that Oklahoma made up? (ok dot map)

Free Oregon State Map – I love that they also offer an official kid's guide to Oregon. Like it's that complicated. “Hey kids! Are your parents coming here? Then so are you! Now shut it.” (or dot map)

Free Pennsylvania State Map – The last time I drove through PA, I paid around $12 trillion dollars in tolls. This is me right now thinking about my next road trip through the state. (pa dot map)

Free Rhode Island State Map – Their site says “put down that spreadsheet, tear yourself away from your inbox for a second, and fill out this form.” Uhhh … RUN, THEY'RE WATCHING US THROUGH OUR COMPUTERS!! (dot maps)

Free South Carolina State Map – Home state, represent! Don't be fooled by the domain name, it's legit. We're a sneaky bunch, just ask Major Robert Anderson. (sc dot map)

Free South Dakota State Map – Ok, wait a minute here. South Carolina's slogan: Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places. South Dakota's slogan: Great Faces, Great Places. It's like South Dakota wasn't even trying! (sd dot map)

Free Tennessee State Map – I doubt their slogan of “we're playing your song” is accurate. I didn't hear any polka music being played. (tn dot map)

Free Texas State Map – Their travel guide is 272 freaking pages long! That's not a guide, it's a book. (tx dot map page)

Free Utah State Map – I'm extremely disappointed Utah removed the separate checkbox for German visitors, as it completely ruined my Utah being a vacation mecca for Germans joke. Their DOT only has a high-res map to view, but you can still get a highway map from the first link. (ut dot map)

Free Vermont State Map – I'm not sure how all the seasonal maps differ from each other, but it's nice knowing that I have so many options with them. (vt dot map)

Free Virginia State Map – I once living in Virginia. It was as exciting as this story. (va dot map)

Free Washington D.C. Map – Our nation's capital isn't quite a state (even though it should be!), but you can get a free map via their visitor's guide. (dc dot map)

Free Washington State Map – As a Mariners fan and frequent traveler to the Pacific Northwest, I must say I absolutely love this section of the world. (wa dot map)

Free West Virginia State Map – I image WV looking like a scene from Justified but with more coal and moonshine. (wv dot map)

Free Wisconsin State Map – I spent some time in Wisconsin once. Believe the hype. They've got some good cheese. (wi dot map)

Free Wyoming State Map I updated their slogan to “Wyoming: Forever west. Until continental drift takes care of that.” (wy dot map)

Free National Park Maps – This website has over 1,600 high-res scans of national parks! You can search by state or alphabetically, as well as download many of them.

That took a lot longer than I thought it would. I need a vacation.


Free PINCHME May Samples

New PINCHme Samples Go Live at Noon on Tuesday!!

New PINCHme samples go live Tuesday, June 8, at 12pm EST.

Another round of PINCHme sample boxes will be stocked and released Tuesday, June 8, at 12 pm EST. As usual, they'll only be available on a first come, first serve basis, but it's also based on your customer profile as to what you're offered.

To have the best shot at getting as many freebies as possible, I always suggest new users go ahead and make an account today, before the freebies become available. That way, you can immediately log-in when they go live at noon on Tuesday.

You can signup directly for sample's here!

Possible Freebies & Samples

Here's a sneak peek at June's free samples. New items this month are marked with .

  • Bella Morsels in Sauce & Bella Patรฉ Wet
  • Bellway Super Fiber
  • Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Split End Mender
  • Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
  • Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution
  • Compeed Advanced Blister Care
  • Moroccanoil Treatment Light
  • Sebastian Dark Oil Lightweight Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops
  • John Frieda Dream Curls Conditioner

PINCHme Overview

PINCHme offers free products, with free shipping and no credit card requires, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All they ask for is your honest feedback on the products you receive. Every month, new freebies and samples are released on PINCHme.com for members to claim. Many items have been offered in beauty, snacks, baby, pet, personal care, cleaning products, and household categories over the past few years. There's something for everyone!

Note available samples are based on your demographics and how you answer their survey questions, so if you have a pet, then make sure you tell PINCHme so you'll get the pet food and toys offered. Regardless, both new and existing PINCHme members should have at least a few available freebies within the hour, so make sure to go request them all at noon before they run out!


Free Condoms for Safe Sex

Free Condoms by Mail or In-Person

Countless studies have shown that condoms are highly effective at reducing the risk of transmitting and contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The CDC agrees and also reminds us that condoms also decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy, especially among younger adults.

Recent research reported that CDPs as structural interventions:

  • Increased condom use, condom acquisition, and condom carrying.
  • Promoted delayed sexual initiation or abstinence among youth.
  • Provided cost-effective and cost-saving outcomes on future medical care costs by preventing HIV infections.
  • Significantly affected condom use behaviors and helped reduce HIV/STD risk among a wide range of at-risk groups (i.e., youth, adults, commercial sex workers, high STD populations, and males).

However, some people find it difficult to secure free condoms, either because of their remote location, embarrassment, or uncertainty in where to get them.

So how can we stay sexually safe without spending lots of money? It turns out, many state governments are already trying to help out! Studies show that investment in local family planning can easily saved over $7 for every single dollar spent. Condoms are also extremely cost-effective, cheap to transport, and easy to both store and give away.

Thus, it shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that many states fund free condom programs! They're broken down into two main categories – free condoms in-person and free condoms mailed to your house. All of the mailed offers linked below include free shipping and promise to send your freebies in nondescript packaging.

Free Condoms for Everyone in Person

In most states (about 40-45), local health clinics give away free male barrier condoms to teens and anybody who makes around 150% of the poverty level. On top of that, about 35 to 40 states also send out hundreds of thousands of free condoms to participating agencies to give away to residents. You can't sign up for them individually, but they're provided free of charge at local community health centers and businesses.

And by “businesses,” I mean nondescript type places like bars and restaurants! Not all of the free condoms require walking into a clinic or health center.

In the early 2010s, a site called Condom Finder gained a lot of well-earned attention. Their mission was to give away one million free condoms each year by creating a database of all the local free condoms locations nationwide. It was a great resource for its time, but unfortunately I do not think it is up to date as of 2020. Luckily, I found better alternatives!

Your first stop for local free condom resources should be the federal Health and Human Services male condom page. Halfway down, there's a “Find a family planning clinic” search box. This was the best search box I found that tapped into local option. It's not the only place you should search, but I think it has much better information than Condom Finder.

If you're a young woman between the ages of 18-29, I'd then make a quick stop at Bedsider and enter your zip code for “get birth control delivered.” Some states own HHS websites, like Illinois and Massachusetts, specifically say to check it.

The next guaranteed resource for free condoms is Planned Parenthood. They have a well-documented information page on condoms, along with a location finder. They have clinics across the country that offer free condoms to those who need them.

The final resource is Google! Allow me to explain all the ways how.

Free Condoms for Students

Almost every single university offers free condoms to their college students. It'd be impossible for me to list them all, but you can easily find your school's free condom locations by Googling “free condoms UNIVERSITY NAME”. Then substitute your school's name for “UNIVERSITY HERE” and viola!

Here's an example for University of Alabama free condoms. The first page listed should be the school's official ua.edu and it links to this free condom page. We can see they offer free condoms at all residence halls and major student center!

You can do this for almost any college, university, or school and find ample free condoms. Even small, remote colleges in America typically offer a free condom program and have full details on their website.

Free Condoms by Mail

Beyond all 50 states, there are free condom programs in many cities and even local counties. I've included a few city examples below, along with links to each state's official program! I also highly suggest searching Google for “free condom” and your location. I've included an example link for each state below, but you should also search for your nearest large city and county no matter where you live. You'd be surprised how many locations offer free contraceptives!

Here are just a few examples of cities. I can't stress enough that you should search for your nearest major city, some of their mailing windows are quite large.

Free Condoms by State

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Claim Free Missing Money

How to Find YOUR Missing, Unclaimed Money & Property!

Some Hiffers have already found a few hundred dollars owed to them!

Wow! $113 from an old insurance company! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜

I did a search on your “Missing Money” link and found my husband about $58! Nothing for me (rats), but still great for my husband. Thank you!!! – Barbara

My friends and I have shared various online chats since 2001, but we didn't discover Slack wasn't until 2015. It's now a program I couldn't live without. Goofing off and sharing links throughout the day with each other is so easy, even as we're spread across the globe.

A while back, one of the Slack rooms lit when a buddy of mine found an old link on Reddit about free unclaimed money. The following conversation ensued:

Free Unclaimed Money

We laughed and my buddy proceeded to call his dad to walk him through claiming his $113. It was only later that it struck me. If one of my good friends didn't know about this page on HIF detailing how to search for unclaimed money, then I bet a ton of readers who haven't been with HIF since Day 1 don't know about it either!

So I decided to dust off this old post and republish it in the hopes that more Hiffers could find some free cash!

Wait, Free Money? What's the Catch?

Long story short, there are a few websites where you can search your name for unclaimed money you're entitled to. This could be money from bank errors, back pay from past jobs or employers, money from stocks, or from a myriad of other ways for money to be owed to you.

And this is serious money we're talking about here. Collectively, all the states hold over $40 billion in unclaimed money, assets, and property! California holds over $9 billion and New York holds over $16 billion. Even little old Connecticut holds close to $876 million.

Unclaimed-Money-from-Connecticut

So where does all this money come from? Well, for starters, the government is a big source. If the government owes you money and you do not collect it, then it's unclaimed. They're not allowed to just keep it! This also applies to private companies. State laws demand companies that owe you or your business money to turn it over to the state after a certain amount of time. This includes banks, credit unions, utilities, employers, and more. It also includes investments like pensions, bonds, or stocks, among other sources.

Many sources of unclaimed money come from deaths as well. It's not uncommon for wills to be outdated, leaving assets to distant relatives with a new names. It's also common for money to be left in you

As you can see, my buddy found $100 for his dad from a tax rebate he was owed from the mid-90s. The most I've ever found for myself was an $8 check from Verizon. But hey, it was something! I know of people who discovered unclaimed property from bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, stock dividends, literal unpaid wages!, tax rebates, insurance payouts, and so many other ways.

Find Unclaimed Money

State Unclaimed Money Forms

All 50 states, plus DC, have a dedicated state website with an official search form. So that should clearly be your first step in searching for unclaimed money and property! I highly recommend searching your last name and business name in every state you've ever lived or worked in. Below are direct links to each state's search form and you can learn more from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.

Infographic Unclaimed Money Guide_Tips

Your next stop should be this US Government official unclaimed money guide. They breakdown all of the individual sites you can search for unclaimed money.

While the government doesn't have a central website for locating unclaimed money, they do have specific areas to look based on where the money is coming from.

Unclaimed Back Wages

  • Unpaid Wages – If you think you may be owed back wages from your employer, search the Wage and Hour Division's (WHD's) database of workers for whom it has money waiting to be claimed. WHD is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Life Insurance

  • VA Life Insurance Funds – Search the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for unclaimed insurance funds that are owed to certain current or former policyholders or their beneficiaries. Note: This does not include funds from Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) or Veterans' Group Life Insurance (VGLI) policies from 1965 to the present.

Retirement

Taxes

  • Tax Refunds – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may owe you money if your refund was unclaimed or undelivered.

Banking, Investments, and Currency

  • Bank Failures – Search the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for unclaimed funds from failed financial institutions.
  • Credit Union Failures – Find unclaimed deposits from credit unions.
  • SEC Claims Funds – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lists enforcement cases where a company or person owes investors money.

Mortgages

  • FHA-Insurance Refunds – If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To search the HUD database, you will need your FHA case number (three digits, a dash, and the next six digits—for example, 051-456789).

International

  • Foreign Claims – U.S. nationals can find money owed to them from foreign governments after loss of property.

Beware Unclaimed Money Scams

Finally, watch out fir people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money for a fee. These scammers use a variety of tricks to get your attention, but their goal is the same: to get you to send them money. Government agencies will not call you about unclaimed money or assets.

Just remember: if somebody asks you to pay for “free” money, then it's not free!

With those tips, hopefully some Hiffers can find some free cash floating around out there. Get started with the links above and good luck!

If you find any missing money for you or a loved one, please share the good news with us!

Free Kids Summer Reading Programs for free books and prizes

2021 Kids Summer Reading Freebies & Deals

As long as you count the backs of cereal boxes, I'm quite the voracious reader. I read on average two books a month and if your children are anything like me, they might be interested in this list I compiled of free summer reading programs! I've been updating this list since 2014 and was pretty surprised at how many of the offers stilled existed in 2021!

Below are all of the 2021 summer reading freebies and deals for kids! Most follow the “read X books, get 1 free” model, but there are a few that differ. Hopefully your little one enjoys reading or at least getting freebies ๐Ÿ™‚

I also have an idea I wanted to pass along. With some of these programs, you earn a free book off a list of available books. If your child reads this summer, but isn't interested in the freebies, consider donating them! School and public library are always desperate for books. Donating them to The Salvation Army or Goodwill is another possibility. Regardless, showing your child that freebies can be fun and helpful to others is a cool idea!

Finally, if you're still looking for additional summer reading resources, then I would start with this collection of summer reading information from the NEA.

Confirmed 2021 Summer Reading Freebies

Barnes & Noble – For kids in grades 1-6, get a free book after reading 8 books and filling out a Reading Journal by August 31. For adults, share your school's required reading list and get a free tall hot or iced coffee from the cafe. They also have coupons and discounts listed under the right-most “Summer Reading Deals” tab.

Books-A-Million – Read 4 books from their list and take the form in-store to get a free Because of Winn-Dixie notepad and pen.

Chuck E. Cheese – They have a ton of methods for kids to earn freebies, from good grades to sports achievements to reading in Spanish or English! This reading rewards calendar doesn't expire until 12/31/21 and gets 10 free Play Points with any food purchase.

H-E-B – Texas children can take part in the H-E-Buddy summer reading club. They have to read 10 books and send in this form by October 1 in order to receive a “cool prize,” which looks to be a free t-shirt.

Hโ€‘Eโ€‘Buddy 2021 Summer Reading Program
10530 Sentinel
San Antonio, TX 78217

New York Times – Every Friday from June 11 through August 19, any 11- to 19-year-old anywhere can read one article in the NYT and write in about why they read it or what interested them. At the end of the week, judges from the Times newsroom pick favorite responses and publish them here. Aside from broadening their horizon's and randomly posting some of the selected weekly responses, there doesn't look to be any “reason” to do this. Still, 15-year-old-Goob would have gone crazy over this offer so maybe there's a kindred Hiffer out there who would enjoy this.

Pizza Hut – This classic program lets children earn a free personal pan pizza in exchange for reading anything over the summer. Parents can sign up and track their child's progress online without any forms.

Public Libraries – Be sure to check with your local libraries, as they often host multiple weekly, monthly, and seasonal events and reading competitions.

Reading with the Rays – Florida children can read anything they desire and receive free baseball prizes! This program starts on May 30.

Scholastic – Now through September 3, kids can log their reading time online as part of the Scholastic Summer Reading Program. Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can unlock digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

Maintaining a reading streak will also unlock donations of 100,000 books from Scholastic to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

SYNC – This free program offers free audiobooks each week to teens at least 13 years old.

TD Bank – We can't forget the classic offer by TD Bank! Kids in grades K-5 have from June 1 until Aug. 31 to read 10 books. They'll be rewarded with cold, hard cash in the form of $10 added to their free savings account.

Previous Summer Reading Deals Unconfirmed for 2021

The items below were summer reading deals during 2018-2020. If I find confirmation they'll return this year, I'll move them up above.

Amazon – Grades K-8 can read any 8 books this summer and get a free book$1 off your next book purchase. Man, they really downgraded this offer for 2020, huh?

American Girl – Select locations in large cities are being held for girls ages 8 and up. Kids get to decorate their own bookmark and summer reading log and can take home a doll-sized poster.

DOGOBooks – Ten participants who review the most books will be eligible to win a Prize Pack of seven books shown on the site. The next twenty-five participants with the most reviews will be eligible to win a $10 Gift Card.

Half Price Books – This program went virtual in 2020, but they haven't released full details for 2021 yet. In years past, this program started on June 1. Children 14 and under who read 300 minutes over June and July (that's only 5 mins/day) will receive Bookworm Bucks. I don't see where it says how much you'll get, but it was $5 previous years.

Teens can also earn HPB Bookworm Bucks by reading any of the listed titles and writing a short review.

LifeWay – Take your completed Summer Reading Journal to the register at your local LifeWay store to get one of nine books plus receive a free Bible, while supplies last.

Showcase Cinemas – Bookworm Wednesday rewards your little one with free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report!


Free Cash Back from Rakuten

Rakuten: Free $30 After $30 Purchase

If you're new to Rakuten, you can get $30 deposited into your account for free simply by making at least $30 in purchases through their site within 90 days. You can make multiple purchases at multiple stores, you just have to spend at least $30 total within 90 days. You'll then get paid $30 either by check or PayPal.

Rakuten is a cash-back shopping portal that pays you a rebate on purchases at thousands of online retailers. They pay you anywhere from 1% to 20% cashback on your purchases, depending on the store.

You can choose from Best Buy, Target, Kohl's, Old Navy, Walmart, PetSmart, GameStop, Bus Stop? and literally hundreds and hundreds more. Pretty much every store except Amazon is available for cash-back on Rakuten. With the holidays coming up, I imagine it won't be too hard to hit the required threshold!


Free Racing Hero Card

Free Racing Hero Cards

Did you know we can get free racing Hero Cards from a bunch of NASCAR drivers? At least I think they're racers. At least half of these names sound made up, but I'm told they're actual drivers!

Racing hero cards are unique sports collectibles . They're custom-printed cards designed to promote a race team, primary drivers, and their sponsors. They're also bigger than a baseball card, as NASCAR hero cards typically come in either 6 x 8 or 8 x 10 sizes.

Many of the free hero cards I found below come either from the racing team themselves or one of their sponsors. If you're into racing or collecting cool new memorabilia, check out all the freebies below to get started!

Entries with NEW! were recently added.

Zachary Tinkle has to be my favorite name. But he's no Dick Trickle!

Know of any free hero cards that I missed? Please let me know in the comments!

Previously Offered Hero Cards


Two Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

Two Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

This freebie was first published in 2009, but is still available as of 2021!

That sound you just heard was the ol' Reliability Train rumbling through town, bringing with it your annual reminder to sign up for this classic freebie!. These two free Breathe Right nasal strips have been around for so long that I think we should induct them into the Freebie Hall of Fame.

Don't get too excited though, it's not as prestigious as it sounds. It's basically a space on my bookcase where I needed some color. It sits right between a broken clock and an old t-ball trophy. I was the only kid not to punch a teammate that year!

I was actually on a team the last time I wore one of these free Breath Right nasal strips. It was back in high school on the football field. You should have seen me, I was a beast! Tirelessly running up and down the field and always hanging around with the tough guys was a recipe for instant popularity. It seemed like everybody knew and was talking about me, which always made me feel great. And the girls! Oh, the girls. They were always pointing at me and laughing โ€“ no doubt thinking of a hilarious joke I'd recently told in class.

I probably didn't need to wear full football gear to be the water boy, but people were always throwing good luck charms at me, like empty beer bottles. Sure, they hurt whenever they hit my head, but the more they threw, the faster I ran, and the more hydrated our team was! What great fans, huh?!

I never learn what happens if you wear ten Breathe Right's at once? Does that give you ten times the amount of oxygen you'd normally get? Don't worry, I plan on testing this out in the interest of science / filling a lazy Thursday afternoon.


Free National Parks Admission

Free 2021 National Parks Admission Dates – Next is April 17!

The next free National Parks admission day is right around the corner. These 5 annual freebie go great with our free highway maps list!

So get out there, breathe in some fresh air, and report back to me how relaxing and peaceful it is. Just don't take your family! I went with mine last year and long story short, they left me behind. Unfortunately for them, I'm like one of those cool dogs from a Reader's Digest story and I walked all the way home in just under a week.

2021 Free National Park Admission Dates

I've written about these free National Park Admission days since they debuted in 2009 and the numbers are finally in. Hiffers love them! Maybe you could even end up like Mikah Meyer and visit all 419 National Parks! It only took him 3 years. ๐Ÿ˜‚

If you can't make it out to your local National Park, you can do the next best thing and read up on some parks! Sure, it's not the same as actually visiting, but it has significantly fewer mosquitoes and poison ivy patches.


Free RewardSurvey Magazine Subscriptions

Free RewardSurvey Magazine Subscriptions

All magazines listed below do not have a fee with them! I omitted any offers charging processing fees and only list 100% free subscriptions below!

Free magazine subscriptions in exchange for random surveys have been a staple in the freebie scene for as long as I can remember and it looks like 2021 won't be any different! RewardSurvey is one of the leading free magazine providers and this month they're offering … well, I'll be honest. They're not starting off 2021 with a resounding bang.

However, they still have new offers and offers are unique to each account! One of the main reasons I keep coming back to RewardSurvey is they tend to always have at least one new, rare, exclusive free magazine offer each month.

After signing up and completing a short survey (usually around 20 basic questions), you'll get $20 credited to your account that allows you to request most of the free magazines they offer. You can then log back in once a week, take the new survey, and add more free money to your account that can be redeemed for more free magazines or refer a few friends. All in all it takes me under 5 minutes (usually broken up during commercial breaks while watching TV) to get enough credit for the most expensive magazine offers.

April 2021 RewardSurvey Free Magazines

As usual, I'll continue listing free magazines I was offered. Depending on our profiles, we may have different magazines offered, so your mileage may vary.

Offers with a mean they are new this month. Also, some offers are hidden until you click the “see all offers” link in the bottom right of the page!

    Under $20 Freebie Level

  • Cosmopolitan (18 issues)
  • Elle (20 issues, digital)
  • Elle Decor (16 issues, digital)
  • Harper's BAZAAR (20 issues, digital)
  • The Red Bulletin (10 issues)
  • Golf (12 issues)
  • Men's Journal (6 issues, digital)
  • Women's Health (10 issues)
  • $20 Freebie Level

  • Cigar Aficionado (6 issues)
  • Wine Spectator (15 issues)
  • Florida Trend (12 issues)
  • $30 Freebie Level

  • Us Weekly (26 issues, digital)
  • Additional Titles Level

  • Masterman Ready (Audio Download)
  • Villette (Audio Download)
  • The Lost Stradivarius (Audio Download)
  • Roderick Hudson (Audio Download)
  • Orley Farm (Audio Download)
  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Audio Download)
  • The Last Chron of Barset (Audio Download)
  • Triplanetary (Audio Download)
  • Apologia pro Vita Sua (Audio Download)
  • Armadale (Audio Download)

What's your favorite free magazine subscription you've gotten from RewardSurvey so far?