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.
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!
When I moved to New York City, I was blown away. It had great comedy and public transportation and yada yada BUT THE FOOD! I instantly fell in love when I discovered how many different cuisines I could sample every meal. I was flabbergasted how easy it was to order a BLT at midnight followed by Thai noodles at 3am if I was still hungry.
Soon after I moved here, the ads in the subway became blanketed with food delivery apps and websites. Combining an app with ordering food was a match made in heaven. You're no longer put on hold while ordering and your order is rarely incorrect! Being able to go from your phone to food at your door in minutes was like an evolution in tech to me.
While most of these sites started in limited cities, most of these apps expanded nationwide in recent years! That's why I put together this list of discounted food delivery for as many Hiffers as possible.
If you have a takeout or delivery place near by, then your town might be on one of these sites! The best way to find out is to enter your zip code or address on their homepage. Many of the websites have a list of cities & areas they serve at the bottom of their main page too.
These sites also famously only give discounts on your first orders to new customers. However, they confirm your identity via your credit card. Soooo, if you have multiple credit cards and make a few different email accounts … well … 😉
If any of the discounted food delivery codes below don't work for you, please let me know in the comments so I can find a new code!
Discounted Meal Delivery Codes
Grubhub – New users get $7 off their first order of $12+ with promo code AFF7 as long as you use this link. They've been my go-to food delivery site for years.
New users can alternately save 25% off their first order of $15+ with code AFF25. This promo code only works in the app.
Delivery.com – Save $10 off your first order of $15+ by using this link. One of Delivery.com's best perks is being the only food delivery service that also lets you earn rewards! You earn 20 points per $1 spent, which are redeemed for gift cards or free food. Of all the sites listed here, I find they send out the most “random” discount codes via email too. Once every 10 days or so I get a limited 10-15% promo code, which is great compared to how infrequently other sites offer these.
DoorDash – Get $30 in credit ($10 off each of your first three orders of $15+), through select cities get $10 to $15 in free credit! Unfortunately, I can't tell which cities get how much credit, so you'll have to see for yourself what DoorDash offers in your neighborhood.
Seamless – You'll save 7 on your first-time order over $15. I'm beginning to see a pattern here.
Postmates -You'll want to download the app then enter code 6x9h. This will give you free delivery credit (up to $10) on your first order.
UberEats – Again, after downloading their app, enter code eats-uberhif to save $5 off your first order plus get $100 in delivery fees waived.
EatStreet – They have a website, but they only offer $5 off your first order via the app only. After downloading it to your phone, enter code UICXW1 at checkout.
Caviar – Caviar was recently purchased by DoorDash, so they are slowly integrating their platforms together.
Eat24 – Eat24 is no more! They were recently acquired and rolled into Grubhub, which…let's be honest, was the best choice here. Yelp was terrible as the owner and operator of Eat24 IMHO.
Amazon Restaurants – Yet another recent dropout to the meal delivery services is Amazon! I was surprised to see them give up so soon, but their Restaurants program never did seem to get past the trial stage. It seems they've pivoted to Amazon Fresh grocery delivery, which makes more sense given their acquisition of Whole Foods.
With these codes sites and promo codes, you can be eating for cheap in no time! But what about when you want to order ingredients for your next meal on the cheap?
Discounted Groceries Delivery Codes
Amazon Fresh – I've personally used Amazon Fresh for over a year now for most of my groceries and they never disappoint. They always have a weekly-changing, full-sized item that's on sale for $0.25, so it's kinda like a freebie!
For a limited time, new Amazon Fresh Members can save $10 off Grocery Orders of $35 or more with promo code GROCERY10 at checkout.
Instacart – New users get anywhere from $5 to $20 off their first order for free, plus the delivery fee is waived on your first order.
Peapod – You can get same-day, instant grocery delivery service via Peapod if you live in the following areas: Chicagoland, Milwaukee, S.E. Wisconsin, Indianapolis, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Southern New Hampshire, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, S.E. Pennsylvania.
New customers get $20 off your first order, plus free delivery for 60 days.
Discounted Alcohol Delivery Codes
Drizly – They don't sell food, but this new company delivers something equally important for some people – alcohol! Code DRIZLYDEAL, SORRYWELATE, SORRY5, and RESTOCK should all save $5 off your first order and your alcohol will be delivered to your door within 1 hour! I don't know about you, but there have been a million times I've wanted booze in my hand within an hour!
So there ya have it! If you're a human who eats food and enjoys occasionally letting somebody else cook for you, use some of these sites to score some discounted meals.
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 Escapists is a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behaviour by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables. Escaping is what you do best, and you’ll have to prove your skills in a variety of challenging prisons from across the world.
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.
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!
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. These will come with two freebies and coupons – but you can also request a free $2 coupon here! Depending on your local retailer, you might be able to stack these and then get a box of Breath Right strips for free or really cheap.
These take me back to 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 – 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.
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.
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.
If you missed the earlier free EpiPen replacement post, then definitely check that out. It's an amazing freebie that's still active if you can't afford an EpiPen.
In that post, I briefly mentioned how HIF has a brand new free prescription card that you can print out and start using immediately. It's a free drug card that helps people without health insurance afford their important medicine. You can print this page or bookmark it and start using it immediately!
Well, today I woke up to this alert.
That's a $78 prescription bill that some Hiffer only paid $25 for! I have no idea who they are or what they bought, but the idea that I helped somebody knock 2/3 off their medicine bill puts a giant smile on my face.
If you don't have health insurance but still need medication, then all you have to do is print out a free drug card and take it to any participating pharmacist (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, most grocery chains, and thousands of independent retailers) to get a free discount on your prescription drugs.
How much are the free prescription savings?
Most savings are anywhere in the 10-30% range, but as you can tell from the example above, some drug discounts go as high as 85%!
Again, this discount drug card is only for Hiffers without health insurance, but it's 100% free and all you have to do is print out a card at home and take it to your nearest participating pharmacy the next time you need any medicine!
Multiple Ways to Save on Meds!
It's surprisingly easy to use the free drug card.
Each of these methods works, so take your pick!
Print unlimited copies of this page (in black and white, no need for color!) to always have a copy. Keep a card in your car glove box, purse, wallet, etc. so you always have a free card when you need it!
You can also give printed cards to friends and family who qualify. There's no reason not to share the savings!
I will follow up with you via email, so please use your correct information!
Print a free pet drug card too!
It's not just us humans that need meds either! If you have a pet, you can also print out a free pet drug card! 🐶 🙀
Make sure you print this page or bookmark the link on a smartphone so you don't miss the savings!
I can't emphasize enough that this drug card isn't meant to replace health insurance, but instead help those without it. If any of you fall into that category, hopefully this will help you save a little money!
If you have experience with these, please share in the comments.
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!
We currently provide Hero Cards for Erik Jones at no cost to fans. We allow one Hero Card per person. To request a Hero Card, please complete the Contact Us form and include which driver you prefer in the comment section. Cards typically arrive within two weeks of the request.
New PINCHme samples go live Tuesday, August 10, at 12pm EST.
Another round of PINCHme sample boxes will be stocked and released Tuesday, August 10, 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.
I don't have a full list of freebies for this month! However, here's a sneak peek at the free samples offered last month. New items this month are marked with .
Bella Morsels in Sauce & Bella Paté 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 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!
Looking for a list of sites where you can stream TV shows and movies online for free? Then you've come to the right place!
Before I get started, let me say I know all about Netflix. 😀 But that costs money! One thing I've noticed is that many “freebie & frugal” sites all push paid options for cutting the cord and ditching cable. Sure, some are great. I split a YouTube TV account with my friends and we love it.
But shouldn't there be … you know, free methods as well? Why do all the other sites push paid-services with their affiliate links? Isn't the point of ditching a monthly cable subscription to actually save money?
Thus, I've compiled all the best ways I've found to watch live, local TV for absolutely free with no subscriptions whatsoever. I've also included a few options with extensive libraries of free TV shows and movies to watch on-demand.
First up, an over-the-air antenna! There's are one-time investments that provide free TV for years to follow.
I'm personally a massive fan of the Mohu Leaf antenna. I have two in my own apartment! They're incredible useful, especially if you already have a TV. After less than 60 seconds setting it up, I was able to get around 50 over-the-air (OTA) channels such as CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, The CW, PBS, Univision, ION, and many more.
To see what local OTA stations you'll pick up, head to Antenna Web and plug in your address.
However, what if you live in a very rural or mountainous area with spotty coverage? Or how about if your TV breaks?
For starters, there's always SlingTV (which is 40% off your first month right now) and YouTubeTV. Both are paid services that let you stream dozens of live over-the-air (OTA) and cable stations at a lower cost than most cable plans. YouTube even lets you share your account with 2 other people, which means you could split the monthly cost 3 ways!
But what if you don't want to pay anything at all? Fear not, for I've got you covered!
Free TV & Movie Streaming Sites
This next group of sites offer a variety of streaming content that mimic traditional channels. You might recognize some channels, while others are a collections of streaming shows.
Together, they provide “channels” that replicate tradition TV through scheduled blocks of programming. However, compared to traditional TV, you typically won't find a 100% full or set weekly schedule. Instead, most channels have a shorter rotation of shows for a few hours, in addition to on-demand content.
There's a mix of classic TV shows and programming from national news outlets, along with a ton of custom, streaming content. By and large, the live channels you get are different from what you'll receive with an OTA antenna, so I suggest a combination of both if you're trying to replace as much content as possible from cable.
For live stations, the majority are news, both local and national, along with sports.
Also, all of these work perfect with a Chromecast. Simply plug this device into your TV and you'll be able to seamlessly stream any of the free TV below directly to your home TV with a simple HDMI cord.
Or, instead, you can simply load any of these on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone and start watching TV immediately.
With thousands of movies and TV shows for free, PLEX is one of the first sites you should sign up with. They have partnership agreements with big studios like Lionsgate, MGM, and Warner Bros. They also have gone after international licensing agreements, so they have some great foreign movies and shows to stream!
Once you click “Movies & Shows” in the sidebar, then see a ton of crazy specific categories of free streaming options. My top choice was “Cage Rage vs Willisworld” and they were all Nicholas Cage or Bruce Willace movies 😀 If you want more traditional categories, you can easily select them from the top nav bar.
What sets PLEX apart from many others on this list is that PLEX lets you watch live tv online with free streaming. All you have to do is login, then select “Live TV” from the sidebar. You'll then see a traditional TV lineup layout with hundreds of free channels. It's not hard to find a cable channel staion equivilant to stream online with PLEX!
Kanopy was a service I initially missed, but thankfully multiple Hiffers pointed out my massive oversight. If you have an active membership with your local library or a university login, then you can use it to stream thousands of movies to your TV, phone, tablet, or computer. You can use this link to check if your library participates or use this link to check your university.
Given that library membership is free across the country, I'd say Kanopy is one of the best options when looking to stream free entertainment.
Pluto TV is an interesting mashup of channels. Owned by Viacom, Pluto is essentially a free, ad-supported VOD (video on demand) service with occasional, outside licensing for their more than 250+ channels.
There are a chunk of stations that are dedicated to specific shows (how about the Adams Family station?), but the majority of stations are more classic versions, like CNN or Comedy Central. Since Viacom owns them, you'll get a lot of Viacom channels. Other streaming options include shows from AMC, Discovery Channel, and WE tv.
They also have an eclectic collection of older movies on demand, like all of the classic James Bond films, along with a few award winners and some other random titles. All told, they claim to have “1000s of movies.” They have tons of newer movies to stream for free as well, like 2016's Arrival.
Crackle is a joint venture partially backed by Sony Pictures that consists of both original television shows as well as older favorites, such as Roseanne, Charlie's Angels, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and The Facts of Life.
They also boast a large collection of movies and original docu-series.
One really nice perk with Crackle is you don't have to create or login to an account in order to start watching free tv online!
They're still fleshing out their streaming database, but IMDb TV already has a few great shows, like Fringe, LOST, Schitt$ Creek, and Psych. They have a lot of movies from the past 5-10 years as well, like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Ender's Game. Every time I checked their site, they had new offerings to stream, so they're clearly adding to this free list of entertainment.
If you're familiar with surfing for stuff to watch on Netflix, then you might enjoy how IMDB tv is categorized. They copy Netflix by having traditional categories, like Comedies and Action. But they also have drilled down, niche categories. When I log in, I'm shown “Hidden Gems,” “Date Night Picks,” and “Move for the Whole Family”. It should make picking out what to watch next much easier!
You can easily browse their content to see what's streaming, but you'll need to make a free acount to watch it.
Yup, you read that correctly – Netflix now allows limited streaming for free! It's a great first stop when you're trying to find something to watch on a budget. They mainly offer movies and shows they've created, but their rotation seems to change every few months.
If old-school cartoons are more your style, then definitely check out PopcornFlix. Their Family and Kids TV lets your stream older cartoons that even I haven't heard of. I honestly can't tell if these were after or before my time as an 80s kid 😀
Yep, Redbox isn't just for movies outside of Walgreens at 9pm. They've got free TV streaming online as well!
Their offering is a bit sparse since they're much newer to TV streaming. However, you can immediately start channel hopping without logging in. This makes it nice to pop in and quickly find something to watch for a short break.
They seem to have a few cool personaliy channels, like the Bob Ross channel and the Johnny Carson channel.
Reelgood is a cool streaming service that's designed to track over 60 popular streaming services. You can login to all your premium services, like Netflix and Hulu, in order to have a central site to track available shows and movies.
However, you don't need to pay anything! Simply signup with Reelgood, then filter only free streaming options. It'll then sort free content that you can stream.
STIRR's free streaming TV system is the same as Pluto's. So if you're familiar with one, the other will be just like home!
The one solid point in STIRR's favor is you can watch local stations without being located in the actual area. Just click on “City Select” and you can choose from hundreds of local areas around the country. This is a cool option to keep watching local news and TV while you're traveling elsewhere.
The Roku Channel
The Roku Channel works on any Roku device or computer and, like Vudu, it's all on-demand based on the show. There aren't any channels, per say.
On top of their regular lineip, every weekend they unlock a select group of paid movies and make them free to stream.
Tubi is a Fox Entertainment endeavor, so they have a ton of Fox movies. They also have a dedicated Tubi Kids section filled with child-friendly free streaming options.
Locast is designed to stream your local TV channels. That means NY folks get their own channels and shows stations while San Francisco users gets only bay area stations. How is this legal?
Locast is a not-for-profit service offering users access to broadcast television stations over the internet. We stream the signal over the Internet to select US cities. We are trying to help broadcasters reach people just like you over the internet.
Currently, Locast is only in 17 28 cities. However, that's 36%53% of the US market and reaches over 174 million homes! They're also expanding rapidly, so I'd keep looking if your home market isn't listed.
When I started writing this post last August, Locast was only in 13 cities and reaching 33 million homes, so they're expanding fairly rapidly.
Stream Basic Live TV Channels with Puffer
Next, there's Puffer. This is a free test program run by Stanford University. It seems like they're testing a new encoding or streaming software, but what it means for you and me is we get free TV!
Puffer provides free streams for the most basic channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, and Univision. Sound too good to be true? It's not!
Stream live TV in your browser. There's no charge. You can watch U.S. TV stations affiliated with the NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, FOX, and Univision networks.
Puffer works well in the Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers, on a computer or an Android phone or tablet. Puffer does not work on iPhones or iPads or in the Safari browser.
Puffer is a research project in the computer-science department at Stanford University. Please see our FAQ for more information.
I personally like the very clean, simplistic layout. The channels also change faster than any other streaming service I've ever used. I think that's part of the new software Stanford is testing!
One thing to note is that the service is currently capped at 500 users at a time. However, this is a freebie I've yet to see advertised on any other freebie or cord cutting site, so I'm almost certain it'll be 500 Hiffers using this 🙂
The channels are also California channels, since this is broadcast from Stanford.
LocalBTV in Select Regions
LocalBTV is another option if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia or Phoenix areas.
As I find more totally free options, I'll keep adding to this list! I'd also love to hear from Hiffers in the comments – have you cut cable recently? How do you best watch TV now? Any sites I overlooked?
Watch Live Cable TV Online
If you're looking for to to watch live cable tv online for free, then I've got some great news: It's easy and possible.
But real quick, you're going to be using some … sketchy sites, to put it nicely. You're going to want to have two key items to protect yourself:
Please do not skip these important items! This is how you stay safe while also getting free streaming options, okay? Good!
Now, onto the free cable tv online. Start by launching your VPN and setting your location to someplace outside of the US, like Canada. Next, search for this: site:reddit.com free tv streaming sites to find a list of Reddit threads of people sharing sites they've found streaming live cable tv stations.
One site I found this way and have been using for the past few months is watchnewslive DOT tv. In just a few seconds I was streaming ESPN! They currently offer streaming 48 cable channels, all the way from A&E to USA Network. It's literally the normal lineup you'd get from turning on your cable TV.
If you're having trouble with the Reddit method, then another way to find these sites is by Googling the specific channels, like watch live AMC online and look not just on the first page of results, but also the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. A lot of times these free streaming tv sites are “hidden” by Google on pages that most people neglect to look!
I'll let you handle the ethical dilemma yourself. I'm just here to show you how millions others are watching free tv online 🙂
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 thankfully it looks like they're getting better offers as 2021 goes on.
It's important to remember that offers are unique to each account! One of the main reasons I keep coming back to RewardSurvey is they tend to always offer me 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.
July 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)
Harper's BAZAAR (20 issues, digital)
HGTV Magazine (16 issues, digital)
Parents (24 issues)
Shape (20 issues)
Golf (12 issues)
Men's Journal (6 issues, digital)
Women's Health (10 issues)
$20 Freebie Level
Men's Health (10 issues)
Florida Trend (12 issues)
$50 Freebie Level
People (27 issues)
Us Weekly (52 issues)
Additional Titles Level
Apologia pro Vita Sua (Audio Download)
Masterman Ready (Audio Download)
Orley Farm (Audio Download)
Roderick Hudson (Audio Download)
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Audio Download)
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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)