Back to School Giveaway - $8,000 in Prizes for 32 Winners!

Back to School Giveaway – $8,000 in Prizes for 32 Winners!

Over the next four weeks, Savings will give eight winners a $250 e-gift card, two from each of their four featured brands: HP, The Children's Place, JCPenney and Old Navy.

Hiffers can enter each of the four giveaway by using the links below and submitting your email address. You can all four of the different giveaways once per week.

Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified via the email address used to enter on the following schedule:

  • Week 1: Entries accepted 7/27 – 8/2. Winners emailed 8/3.
  • Week 2: Entries accepted 8/3 – 8/9. Winners emailed 8/10.
  • Week 3: Entries accepted 8/10 – 8/16. Winners emailed 8/17.
  • Week 4: Entries accepted 8/17 – 8/23. Winners emailed 8/24.

Good luck – I really hope some of us win!


Free Millie Moon Diapers

Free Millie Moon Diapers

Sign up here to receive two free Millie Moon diapers. 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 each night.


Free Michaels Kids Workshops

Free Michaels Kids Virtual Workshops

Signups for the next free virtual Michaels Kids Camp Creatology workshops are now open for multiple dates in the future! These free events are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4pm CT until August 6 and are designed for children ages 13 and up.

One small gripe is that they want you to pre-purchase the art supplies for $30 per weekly kit, which seems excessive to me. However, you can click through and see what each kit contains and then buy the supplies yourself for much cheaper. Heck, if you already have crafting material around, then you'll probably be good.


Free Backpack with School Supplies 2021

Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies on Aug 1

This great annual freebie is back for Hiffers in 13 states! Participating Verizon Wireless locations are giving away free backpacks filled with essential school supplies on Sunday, August 1, from 1-4pm! A full list of locations and addresses are available on the Verizon page.

Your child must be present and hopefully they're not dressed like the dapper young man in all of their ads, because that means they're 100% better dressed than me.

These freebies are given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, so I'd show up at 1pm if you really want this freebie.


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

The next free Kids Workshop at Home Depot has been announced! You normally register ahead of time for these events, but now it's “first come, first serve.” Each local Home Depot is holding their event on different days and times.

August Freebie: School Bus Bookends – Build these fun bookends to hold your favorite books as well as your new reading log.

You can find more info on this month's free craft here. The Home Depot Kids Workshop lets all kids keep their craft and receive a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin while supplies last.

These workshops are aimed at 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.

There are only a limited number of spaces available! Find your store, then scroll down and register. When I used to take my little brother, they didn't enforce a strict arrival time. We would often show up around 10am and have plenty of time to get the project finished before noon!

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 JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on August 14

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, August 14, 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!

Your child will design and make a free back to school pencil case to take home, including markers, stickers, and magnets. They'll 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.


Free IKEA Secure Hardware Kit

Free IKEA Secure Hardware Kit

If you've got a small child at home or the prospect of a drunk-Goob ever visiting, you might want to pick up a free IKEA secure hardware kit. They're clearly designed for IKEA chests and drawers, but they should be simple L brackets that should work with most generic furniture as well.

They have two kits to pick from, depending on the size of your furniture, however you can pick both of them if you have a ton of potential weapons furniture.


Free Enfamil Baby Formula

Free Enfamil Baby Formula

Enfamil is giving away free 10oz. Enfagrow Toddler Next Step baby formula. I think this is an enfantastic offer for enfanew parents, but let's not overlook the important questions here. Why does Enfamil name all their enfaproducts with the same prefix. It's enfaweird.

In order to receive this freebie, your toddler must be at least 12 months old to qualify. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

They also have a Savings and Support center where you can request up to $130 in savings and coupons.


Learn Along with Sesame Street

Free Learn Along with Sesame Street – Season 1

You can still download or stream the first season of Learn Along with Sesame Street for free on Amazon! Simply click on the “Buy Season 1 SD $0.00” button and you'll be able to view all 10 episodes. Err, more likely, you'll be able to let your kids view all 10 episodes while you get a few moments of peace and quiet.

Join your favorite Sesame Street characters as they learn, play, and grow. Elmo and his friends explore an exciting range of topics, from getting ready for school to discovering the wonders of learning with music. So sing, dance, and Learn Along With Sesame.


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.

A group of LEGO fans have unveiled a new app called Brickit that will scan your pile of LEGO pieces and show everything you can build! It even provides build instructions right in the app. 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.

Brickit is only on iOS right now, but they say an Android app is coming soon. Something tells me LEGO will buy this app and make it an “official” app down the road. But there's no reason you can't download it today and get some new fun out of your LEGO collection!


Free Summer Events, Activities, Freebies for Kids

50+ Free Summer Kids Events, Activities, & Freebies!

With summer in full swing (woooo!), I thought it'd be a good idea to compiled a list of all the free kids summertime events & activities.

Check out some of these free events before summer 2021 ultimately ends (boooo!)

It's important to point out that while many of these are traditional freebies available each summer, you may encounter some offers are slowly rolling back out due to last year's shutdown. Therefore, I strongly suggest calling ahead and confirming your local establishment is participating in any of these.

Get freebies and discounts simply by reading books!

The free reading programs are always a big hit each year. Over 13 companies such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn, and many more reward good behavior by offering freebies and prizes for reading. Most stores have a free reading companies guide or tracker that you can print at home, fill out as your child reads over the summer, then turn it in for freebies!

TD Bank even gives out cold, hard cash! πŸ€‘ πŸ“š

Kids bowl free every day all summer long!

In fact, they get two free games of bowling! All you have to do is register ahead of time.

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

Don't forget kids skate free during the summer too.

Multiple locations in 36 states offer free kids roller skating passes. If there are no locations near you, you can send a letter encouraging them to join!

Attend a free in-store kids event at multiple stores!

At least seven stores offer recurring, monthly in-store free kids events. Some of the most popular summer activities are from such stores as:

As more free events are found, I update them to the list so you never miss out.

Enjoy a show with cheap admission to kids movies (average $1) all summer long!

At least 17 different cinema and theater chains across the nation, both big and small, offer some sort of summer movie ticket admission deals. In many cases, you can either get free admission or super cheap tickets for G and PG movies. Some chains are also offering discounted concessions and snacks as well.

They're cheap, they're air conditioned, and they're all summer long!

Good grades and report cards freebies are a real thing as well!

Get discounts and outright freebies at nine confirmed restaurants and retailers! We've found another half dozen potential freebies as well

Enjoy a weekend outdoors during free National Parks admission days

The next National Parks free admission day August 25, 2019! Pay no entrance fee at any of our nation's 58 wonderful national parks scattered across the country.

Don't get lost, especially since most states give out free state road maps.

Go fishing for free during all 50 state's free dates!

While some states only hold license-free fishing dates early in the year, others hold multiple dates throughout the summer and even into fall! Check out your state's dates and then go reel in a fish or two with the little ones! These free fishing days are awesome. Take it from somebody who learned the hard way that you needed a license to fish πŸ˜€

Explore the outdoors for free by Geocaching!

Geocaching was one of my family's favorite activities back when multiple young ones were running around the house. All you need is a phone or GPS to access over 2.5 million free geocaches hidden all over the world! No matter how big or small your community, you'll be surprised how many geocaches are nearby!

Reuse old pieces with free LEGO instructions

LEGO has a huge, searchable database of free LEGO instructions to download! Put those old toys back to good use by building a long-forgotten LEGO or maybe even something new!


Free Apple Summer Kids Camp

Free Apple Camp Summer Events

If you're scrambling for ideas and events to occupy the munchkins this summer, you should check out the annual free Apple Camp returning for 2021! These free events run each summer for kids 8-12. This year they are doing one day sessions that last for two hours. Kids will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects by making movie magic with short videos using the Clips app on iPad.

Apple Stores across the country are accepting reservations for limited slots. In past years, these slots filled up fast, so I'd sign up today if I were interested.

I first wrote about this freebie back in 2009, so Apple's been doing it a while! It always sounded like a pretty cool activity to me. Then again, I'm 37 years old, so I may not be on the cutting edge of what's cool these days.