Free Pottery Barn 2024 Father's Day Craft Event

Pottery Barn Kids Craft Party on June 15

The next Pottery Barn kids craft party is now open for reservation with limited space. RSVP today for the next free Pottery Barn Father's Day Craft Event to be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10am-12pm.

It doesn't really say much more about the event, other than “Join us for a day of Fatherโ€™s Day craftsโ€จyour little one will love.” Has anybody been to one of these Pottery Barn events lately? If so, let us know what it's like in the comments!

More Free Kids Events

This isn't the only upcoming free kids event either! If you're looking for some other freebies, then be sure to check these out.


Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on June 8

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 8, stop by your local JCPenney between 11am-noon for the next free Kids Zone event. These free events are held by JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month. Just like my laundry cycle! No registration is needed – you just need to show up on time and you should be good to go.

Your child will design and make a free rocket photo frame with card for Father's Day to build & take home. This craft includes a foam rocket photo frame kit and card. Kids will also get a free ID badge, lanyard, and collector's pin, and a Master Medallion once they complete 6 crafts.

All necessary materials will be provided and you don't need to signup ahead of time. As a thank you for coming, parents also receive a 10% off coupon valid for that day only. The coupon can be used either in store or online.

The following month's craft will be held on Saturday, July 13, where kids will make their own flamingo or parrot glasses. This craft will include a foam owl, feathers, foam stickers, string, and plastic needle.


Free Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo

Free Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo, up to $13.99!

I found a sweet deal for some free Pampers Easy Ups Jumbo being given away directly from the source.

I got the coupon, but it says “Back soon! Out of stock.” They should be releasing more coupons each week, so I suggest going ahead and doing all the steps above so that you can easily access the coupon when it again appears.

Here's how to get your freebie:

  1. Log into the Pampers Club mobile app.
  2. Click the orange + button at the bottom.
  3. Select “I'm ready to scan.”
  4. Click “Wipes pack / promo code” and enter code EASYUPSTRIAL
  5. Select wipes. For some reason, I had to do this step twice.
  6. Finally, you'll be taken to your rewards section where a coupon will appear that's redeemable for a free full-sized pack of Easy Ups Jumbos.

This offer expires 7/15/24. Please let me know if this promo codes stops working before the expiration date.

Once you get the coupon, it's redeemable at the following retailers:

Walmart, Walmart.com, Baker's, City Market, CVS, Dillions, Family Dollar, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Food Lion, Fred Meyer, Fry's, Gerbes, Giant, Giant Eagle, The Giant Company, Giant Martin's, Hannaford, Jay C Food Store, King Soopers, Kroger, Mariano's, Metro Market, Pay-Less Supermarkets, Pick'n Save, QFC, Ralph's, Rite Aid, Ruler, Smith's Food and Drug and Meijer


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop on June 1

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is just around the corner! These in-store events take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 12 noon, which means the next event is Saturday, June 1! Space is limited, so you need to register a spot under “In-Store Kids Workshops.”

In addition to keeping the craft forever, each kit comes with a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin.

June 1, 2024 Workshop Event: Grill Gift Card Box

Designing takes vision, planning, and attention to detail. Students will imagine their favorite space and then create their own backyard deck to surround their Grill Gift Card Box.

You can find more info on this month's free craft here. These free craft kits are intended for kids aged 5-12, though the age range is simply a guide instead of a strict rule. I can also confirm grown adults aged over 30 sometimes have trouble helping their little brother because I'm terrible with tools.

Don't miss the free Workshop Extension Activity!

Each free kit also has an “extension activity” created in tandem with Discovery Channel Education. These are kind of cool, as they let your child “upgrade” the free craft they built. The June 2024 Grill Gift Card Box extension teaches your child about how grills bring people together and different ways you can safely modify them.

Free Home Depot Kit 2024 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2024. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January 06: HD Delivery Truck
  • February 03: Valentines Basket
  • March 02: Butterfly House
  • April 06: Lattice Planter
  • May 04: Blooming Picture Frame
  • June 01: Grill Gift Card Box
  • July 06: Soccer Game
  • August 03: Whiteboard
  • September 07: Field Goal Game
  • October 05: Fire Rescue Truck
  • November 02: Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
  • November 30: Hot Cocoa Ornament
  • December 07: Holiday Snow Globe

Home Depot Promotional Sales

While you're at the workshop, you might be interested in the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Many of these deals are not tied to any event, with up to 75% discounts!

Home Depot also has a cool “Buy of the Day” section, where they offer one-day only sales at huge discounts. It's worth checking out, you never know what they have!


Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Father’s Day UTV on June 15

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, June 15 from 10am-1pm. Here's the signup link.

Lowe's has brought back their popular free kid's projects with DIY kits available every 2nd weekend of each month! The suggested child's age ranges for the Lowe's DIY Kits are between 4-11. All supplies and instructions are included, making it a fun children's task to complete.

However, this year they're also offering something new – attend the Kids' Workshops regularly and earn badges towards a free tool bag! The nitty gritty fine print can be found here, but long story short once you've earned twelve badges, you'll be issued a promotional code redeemable online for a free kid's tool bag or product of similar value.

So what's the upcoming workshop going to build?

June Event: Father's Day UTV

Rev up Father's Day with our exciting workshop where kids will build their very own miniature UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle)! Dads and their little gearheads can bond over the joy of assembling this rugged vehicle, complete with movable wheels and a customizable design. It's a hands-on adventure that celebrates the spirit of exploration and outdoor fun. Whether it's for off-road adventures or backyard races, this Father's Day UTV is sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Join us for a day of building, bonding, and making dad proud!

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 40 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.

Lowe's Kids Workshop History

For over a decade, the free Lowe's Build & Grow workshop clinics were a staple monthly freebie. Just like the free Home Depot Kids Workshop, you could take your children to Lowe's on certain weekends and come away with a cool, custom built freebie. They were in-store workshops though, where attendees could make awesome projects right in Lowe's with the provided tools, safety gear, and work space. Then 30 minutes later the kids would always get to take home the cool toy craft they just made along with a collectible commemorative pin. They even gave coupons and discounts to workshop participants!

They shut the program down in 2017, but eventually brought them back and are still going strong in 2024. I really hope you and your family are able to keep enjoying these freebies for many years to come!

2024 Lowe's Kid's Kit Schedule

I did a little digging and found out these are the upcoming workshop builds this year.

  • January: Toolbox
  • February: Chalkboard
  • March: Bird Feeder
  • April: Garden Cart Planter
  • May: Mother's Day Butterfly Biome
  • June: Father's Day UTV
  • July: Kinetic Sandbox
  • August: Treehouse
  • September: Harvest Hayride
  • October: Fire Dog Bank
  • November: Christmas Countdown
  • December: Spinning Snowflake

Michaels Mothers Day Card Kids Event May 11, 2024

Free Michaels Kids Club in May & June 2024

In addition to their free Sunday Make Break events, Michaels also offers free Kids Club events. These are in-store sessions where kids get to make customized art projects to then take home and keep. All supplies are included too! Space is limited, so you'll want to RSVP a spot for free.

These events typically run from 10am-12pm, but each store is free to set their own hours. The easiest way to do so is use this link of in-store events and then select your local store from the left sidebar. Here's what I'm seeing for their upcoming schedule:

Michaels Summer Painted Rocks Kids Event June 8, 2024


Free Millie Moon Diapers

Free Millie Moon Diapers

Sign up here to receive two free Millie Moon diapers. In order to get the signup form, look for the “Request a Sample” button to appear in the top section that cycles through multiple images.

I didn't personally sign up for these since I don't have a baby, so please let me know if the form stops submitting. I also have one concern with this company's overall ethos.

Here at Millie Moon, we think your little one deserves the very best. The moon, in fact.

Are they … are they about to steal the moon and give it to babies? If so, no thanks! I'd prefer the moon stay in Earth's orbit flirting with our tides every night.

I posted these back in December, but they're still going if anybody missed out!


Kids Bowl Free all Summer

Kids Bowl Free All Summer

It's about that time for the return of the favorite kids bowl free all summer deal in 2024! Sign up and your children will get two free games of bowling every day this summer. That's valued at over $500.

Not a bad deal if you ask me. Though to be fair nobody asked me. I guess that's what I get for being single, living alone, and working from home.

Too bad I still don't live with my family, because they're pretty big bowlers. Oh, they don't take the actual bowling part too seriously. They're more of a “who wants another round of nachos and beer?” type enthusiasts! ๐Ÿ˜€


Free GoodNites Sleep Underwear

Free Pull-Ups

Whoa, the classic free Huggies Pull-Ups offer has returned today! The last time I posted these was in 2010 when Costco was giving them away. Man, remember when Costco, Walmart, and Target used to give away freebies on a weekly basis? Good times.

Anyways, go here to request the boys or girls version of either Pull-Ups Potty Training Pants or Pull-Ups Night*Time Training Pants. The signup form is a little weird – you have to click the gender's box, but don't click the text links inside it or it'll take you to the store. Just select the box, then click the purple next button to access the signup form.


Freebies for Good Grades on Report Card

2024 Freebies for Good Report Card Grades

I was a nerdy, smart kid with my nose perpetually in a book and that trait carried over into adulthood. I'm the guy at the end of the bar more interested in reading my Kindle than socializing with strangers. Yet I've never been offered freebies based on how much I read or how smart I am! Oh, to be a kid again.

There are a lot of other websites with outdated information on freebies for good grades. I only included offers I could verify to some degree, but I strongly encourage you check with your own locations no matter what! Since these restaurants are usually franchises, offers heavily vary by location.

That said, here are all the places that give free stuff for good grades!

Good Grade Rewards

Allstate – Full-time students getting good grades qualify for their Smart Student Discount. They don't specify what constitutes “good grades,” nor do they say what the savings will be, so you'll need to ask your personal agent.

Amica – They have a form you can fill out requesting a good grade discount.

Chuck E. Cheese – Anybody can print their Super Student Award ๐Ÿ™‚ It's a redeemable certificate for 10 free tokens per day, however a food purchase is required.

Farmer's Insurance – They have a “good student” promo where full-time students in high school or college under the age of 25 may qualify for a discount as long as they have good grades.

Financial Institutions – Hundreds of small banks, credit unions, and even insurance companies offer rewards for good grades as well! I highly suggest checking the website of any smaller institution you're with, as well as asking your local branch. I've seen some small banks offering up to $25 for good grades! Others offered smaller cash rewards, discounts, and other prizes.

I wish these offers had been around when I was a kid. I would have made some serious cash!

Geico – They offer a “good student discount” on insurance that's available when driving aged teens maintain a B average or better.

Jason's Deli – They replaced their old JDPickleCards offer with a new Kids Cash system. Kids under 12 got a free kid's meal at participating locations.

Liberty Mutual – You'll need a GPA of B or better in order to trigger their good student discount.

Nationwide – Students drivers aged 16 – 24 who maintain a B average qualify for a discount on auto insurance. Homeschooled students also qualify if they score in the top 20% of a test's national performance.

Pizza Hut – Pizza Hut used to have a site dedicated to this, but I believe it's since degraded to a “location specific” freebie. I'd definitely call ahead and ask! Hopefully they still recognize the great and classic Pizza Hut good grades deal. Seriously, I can remember getting this freebie in the late 80s!

Each marking period, any child who has 3 A's or the equivalent thereof, will receive one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk by presenting his or her report card to the manager. This offer is good for Elementary and Middle School students. Dine-in only. Students must be present and the original report card must be presented.

Progressive – Save an additional 10% in most states just by maintaining a B average or better.

State Farm – Their “Good Student Discount” lets you save up to 25% if your teen driver gets good grades. These savings may last until your teen turns 25. Homeschoolers may also qualify with other options, such as submitting evidence they've taken certain national standardized tests administered within the past 12 months and ranked in the upper 20%.

Regional Good Grade Freebies

A lot of restaurants responded to my outreach by saying some sort of variation of “you'll need to check with your local location to see if they're participating and what they're offering.” This is a common situation for chains that operate franchises, since each location owner is free to set their own promotions.

  • Applebee's – While not quite nationwide, they confirmed on Twitter that it's up to your local restaurant as to whether or not they give out freebies for good grades. Many of the largest Applebee's franchises offer an “A is for Applebee's” reward program, where students 12 and under can get a free meal from the Kid's Menu if they receive an A on their report card.
     
    Your best bet is searching for “A is for Applebee's” on Google and then adding your city or state. Many other freebie sites erroneously say this is a nationwide deal, but it's a great example of what kind of offer you can expect if your local franchise participates.
  • Baskin Robbins – They also confirmed on Twitter that giving away free scoops is “at the discretion of each franchise owner.” So call your local creamery!
  • Coldstone Creamery – They responded to my inquiry with “Hi, our stores are individually owned and operated. For special promotions and offers such as this, please reach out to your local store.” So it sounds like this might still be active on a regional basis.
  • Culver's – They said “Thanks for asking! Each restaurant is family owned and operated and they make decisions like this, so feel free to reach out to your local Culver's to see if they do anything”
  • IHOP – They said “Check your local restaurants for information on this!”
  • Krispy Kreme – Free original glazed donut for each A, up to a half-dozen. They said on Twitter that “It varies by location, check with your local shop!”
  • Marco's Pizza – Free one-topping pizza, but they said on Twitter “Thanks for reaching out. Because our stores are locally owned and operated, we suggest contacting your local Marco's Pizza directly.”
  • Sonic – They say “promotions vary by drive-in, we recommend contacting your local SONIC directly for the most up-to-date information. Thank you!”

That's a plot of potential free food for good grades!

Unconfirmed & Outdated Offers

Other sites report the following companies give freebies for good grades, but I've been unable to verify these claims on a nationwide basis. I've reached out to the following companies on Twitter, so please feel free to also message them and help get an answer ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime, before trying to redeem any of these below, I'd make sure you call ahead first.

  • Bob Evans – As of 2019, the Star Student program “is not a program that is currently active at our restaurants.” A lot of other freebie sites say you can get a free scoop of ice cream with good grades from Bob Evans, but I can't find any confirmation on this.
  • Burger King – Free hamburger or ice cream cone for scoring 100% on a test. This sounds crazy regional, so I would contact your local BK to see if they're participating.
  • Cheryl's Cookies – Their Cookies for A's program is for K-8th grade students, but I can't find any information regarding this year.

    A very popular program at Cheryl's is the Cheryl's Cookies for A's. Students present their report cards at retail locations and receive a free cookie per A, for up to 3 A's they have earned.

  • Chick-fil-A – Free 8 pack of nuggets if you have all A's and B's on a report card. They are one of the hardest companies to get a corporate response from, but I've once again reached out to them and will report back here if/when they respond.
  • McDonald's – K-5 grade students with straight A's get a free Happy Meal. 6-12 grade students get a free Value Meal.
  • Red Robin – Some sites claim students aged 10 and under get a free kids meal and students aged 11 and up get a free Monster Milkshake.
  • The Melting Pot – The Boca Raton, FL location used to offer a free three or four course meal for straight A's, but I'm not seeing any information for this year.
  • Wendy's – Other sites claim a report card with As and Bs will get a free dessert, but I see no official confirmation on this.

I'll keep this list updated as I find new offers, so if you find anything I missed, please let me know in the comments.


Kids Roller Skate Free

2024 Kids Roller Skate Free Program Update

Many Hiffers have taken advantage of the annual Kids Skate Free Club over the years. The good news is that it's coming back for 2024, but there was been a slight change to the program.

Instead of being 100% free, there is now a $4.99 membership cost that lasts for 12 months. So while there's a new cost, it's pretty small and nothing else has changed. Joining the membership will get you 2 Kids Skate Free passes per child, per week, all year long. These passes are only valid for one week and will automatically expire, but they're replaced with two new valid passes every Monday!

Once you locate a nearby rink, click their name to see dates, times, and age limits for their free skating. Register an account, then download the MyHownd app on your smartphone. This will be the app that lets you claim your kids free passes each week. Your first set of passes will be available in the MyHownd app on Monday morning following your free registration.

This program is good at a variety of locations in 36 states. Some locations have a $3-$4 skate rental fee, so be sure to check the website to see the details at your local rink. While the new change is not totally free, these passes don't expire until the end of the year, so you make your money back pretty fast.


Free LEGO Brickit App

Brickit App Scans Your LEGO Pile and Shows You What to Build!

Whoa….

Seriously, WHOA!!!

I hope you're ready for some magic and potential witchcraft because this is AMAZING.

In 2021, a group of LEGO fans unveiled an app called Brickit that scans your pile of LEGO pieces and show everything you can build! It even provides build instructions right in the app and will highlight the pieces in your pile so you know where to find them! You can read more about it here or check it out in action below!

WHERE WAS THIS WHEN I WAS A KID?!? When I get a time machine, to heck with going back and watching the Pyramids get built. Instead, I'm heading back to the early 80s and handing little Goob my old iPhone with only Brickit installed.

I originally posted this a few years ago and just checked it out again today on a whim. The app seems to have come a long way since then and it's even now available on both Apple iOS and Google Android (they originally only had the iPhone app). Something tells me LEGO will buy this app and make it an “official” app down the road because it is just too darn cool. But there's no reason you can't download it today and get some new fun out of your LEGO collection!