Free Walmart Baby Sample Box

Free Walmart Baby Welcome Box πŸ‘Ά 🎁

Free Walmart Baby Sample Box

Walmart has restocked their free baby welcome boxes! All you have to do is create a free baby registry, then fill out the form and you'll get a free baby welcome box!

If you're an expecting parent of know somebody who is, be sure to check out this massive free baby stuff guide I put together. You can get all sorts of free welcome boxes from stores like Target, Amazon, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Lastly, if you've recently received this freebie, please leave a comment with your thoughts on it. I'm sure other expectant mothers would greatly appreciate it πŸ™‚

Free WalMart Hello Bello Baby Box


Free Childrens Books from Kelloggs

Free Children’s Books from Kellogg’s

Free Childrens Books from Kelloggs

Don't forget about this great freebie!

Kellogg's Feeding Reading program is back where you can get a free children's book (up to 10!) whenever you purchase a participating Kellogg's product. Products must be purchased by 9/30/20 and you have 30 days after purchase to upload a picture of your receipt. For each UPC uploaded, you'll earn a free book, limited to 10.

While the promo ends 9/30/20, you have until 12/1/20 to redeem your credits and get your books.


Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies

Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies is TODAY

Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies

This great annual freebie is back! Verizon Wireless is giving away free backpacks filled with essential school supplies on Sunday, July 26, from 1-4pm! Your child must be present and hopefully they're not dressed like the daper young man above, because that means they're 100% better dressed than me. This joke made way more sense in years past when Verizon used a decked out kid in all their promos πŸ˜€

A full list of participating stores can be found on Verizon's site. These 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 Cuties Diapers

Free Cuties Diapers

Here's a new signup form where we can request free Cuties diapers. Enter your email, then you'll immediately receive a message with a link to the signup form. Samples will ship within 3-5 business days!

Their supply has been going up and down all day, so they might be out of stock. I'd try clicking the link a few hours later. Just tell your kid to hold it for a while. I'm sure they'll understand.


Free Sports Kids Club

Free Professional Sports Kids Clubs

Free Sports Kids Club

Since the dawn of HIF, major sports teams and their affiliates have offered free kids clubs. These offers are continually changing, but this week I compiled all of them into the post below! I'll continue updating this post going forward as new kids kits are released or updated.

So what do you get with a free kids club? Well, that depends on the team! The most common freebie are fan badges, lanyards, and draw string backpacks. However, some teams offer free tickets to games! How cool is that?!

Paid kids clubs are sadly more plentiful. While some are insanely expensive, I noticed quite a few in the $20-$30 range that came with nice swag and multiple tickets to games. Depending on your family plans to attend game, some of these look to be decent offers where you can save some money with the little ones.

Finally, I've included all the dud teams as well, who offer no free or paid kids club. I've also included instructions on where to look for possible new clubs, since these change with each sports new season!

As always, please share in the comments if you find any new or altered sports kids clubs!

Free Baseball Kids Clubs ⚾

Professional MLB teams are tied for the most free kids clubs (9) out of 30 teams. That's 30% of teams offering offering freebies! They also lead the way in paid kids clubs at 18, leaving only 3 professional baseball teams offering no kids club whatsoever.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Fans ages 15 and younger are eligible for this free club. In addition to a membership card, you win prizes for each game you attend. Kids also received one free Sunday ticket at Chase Field during 2019! While the free tickets didn't happen in 2020 since there were no fans at the stadium, it's safe to guess they'll return in 2021.

  • Atlanta Braves
  • This free club is for Braves fans ages 14 and under. They get a free Braves passport and lanyard, opportunity to earn prizes for attending Braves home games, and ongoing invitations to exclusive, Kids Club only events. There's also a paid, upgraded club available with more perks.

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Kids get a free lanyard & member card, plus one free ticket per member (up to four members) with the purchase of an adult ticket!

  • Chicago White Six
  • I first wrote about the free White Sox kids club back in 2009 and I love to see they're still going strong! This year, kids get a free personalized ID badge. These give to access a new prize each month at the Kids Club Prize Redemption Kiosk.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers
  • The Jr. Dodgers kids club is free, but it doesn't really say what you'll get. But if you're a true blue fan, it doesn't matter – free is free!

  • Pittsburgh Pirates
  • The Bucaroos Kids Club is exclusively for Pirates fans 14 & younger. Along with the paid upgrade option, the free club gets you a free Chick-fil-A sandwich or nuggets and a free Pirates ticket voucher! This is the first kids club I've come across that offers free food!

  • San Diego Padres
  • The Compadres Kids is for kids 14 and younger. You earn prizes for attending games, but the site also mentions earning points to redeem for rewards and experiences. Compadres Kids also get access to events like Kids Sunday Signings, Kids Run the Bases and Catch on the Field.

  • Washington Nationals
  • The Jr. Nats Rookie Membership is available for all fans ages 4-12. It comes with a membership card and lanyard, plus meet and greet opportunities. There's also a paid, upgraded club available with more perks.

Paid Baseball Kids Clubs

No Kids Club Available

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any sort of kids club at all for these final teams. Maybe we should tweet at them and ask why?! If you get a response, be sure to tweet at @heyitsfree and let us know!

Free Basketball Kids Clubs πŸ€

They say basketball is the most global American sport. Well, the NBA is doing a good job of exporting freebies! Professional basketball teams have overtaken their baseball counterparts for the most free kids clubs, offering 13 free clubs, up from 9 last year. However, they only have 4 paid clubs, leaving a whopping 13, or 43%, of teams with no kids clubs at all!

Now, for the bad news. The NBA season is currently suspended because of the pandemic! As such, many of the following free kids clubs might be closed for registration. However, they offered a free program for 2019-2020 and in most cases are still taking applications.

Paid Basketball Kids Clubs

No Kids Club Available

Again, these teams decided not to offer a kids club for some reason. Feel free to inquire on Twitter as to why. If you get a response, be sure to tweet at @heyitsfree and let us know!

Free Football Kids Clubs 🏈

The NFL must have gotten the message! While last year they only had 4 free clubs in the league, it's now up to 8 free kids clubs out of 32 teams! That means 25% of the league offers a free kids fan club.

Another 8 (25%) look to have paid clubs for 2020. That leaves 14 (44%!) of teams with no kids club to speak of. Smart business?

Paid Football Kids Clubs

No Kids Club Available

Choose Your Adventure: You have a multi-billion dollar industry rife with long-term safety issues. Do you A: invest in both safety and the next generation of fans by offering kids clubs or B: Ignore kids altogether. If you're the following teams, you picked B!

Ask what's the deal to each team's Twitter. Tag us @heyitsfree and we'll help get an answer!

Free Hockey Kids Clubs πŸ’

Uh oh, hockey. Professional hockey teams barely eked out victory over football last year, but have fallen to last place this year. They remain at 5 teams out of 31 (16%) providing free kids clubs for their young fans. That's the lowest percentage of all the major US sports.

Of the remaining clubs, 11 (35%) are paid and 14 (45%) have zilch.

Hockey has a very similar schedule to basketball. Like the NBA, the NHL is also entering their playoffs at time of publication. We should have more info on the 2019-2020 kids clubs later this year.

Paid Hockey Kids Clubs

No Kids Club Available

What the puck?! You know the deal by now. Hit us up @heyitsfree if you need help holding their feet to the ice!

Free Minor League Baseball Kids Clubs

Don't ask how I found all these free minor league baseball kids clubs! When I started looking, my expectations were rather low. I was pleasantly to find seven great free clubs! If you live near any of these towns, be sure to check them out.

Another idea is to search for your favorite college sports teams kids clubs! There are thousands of colleges across the country and some of them are bound to have some awesome free programs! If you find any, please don't be shy and share in the comments!

If you know of any free clubs, kits, or caboodles I missed, please share!


Free Staples Black White Copies

Staples: 50 Free Black & White Copies

Free Staples Black White Copies

Staples has an offer only available through Saturday, July 4, where you can get 50 free black & white copies with free in-store pickup!

Everyone has a part to playβ€”to support parents juggling working from home and homeschooling, we're offering free printouts on anything from homework to coloring pages, and curbside pickup in 90% of our stores

This seems like a great deal for some homemade coloring pages or educational material. Heck, maybe you just need 50 pages of “Don't worry, everything will be fine” printed over and over.


Free Apple Summer Kids Camp

Free Apple Camp Summer Events

Free Apple Summer Kids Camp

The information below is current, assuming Apple sets up proper social distancing requirements.

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 2020! These free events run each summer for kids 8-12. During the three 90-minute sessions, kids will explore their creativity through fun, hands-on projects across four tracks: coding, robotics, moviemaking, and musical storytelling.

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.


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 πŸ™‚

These will be updated with 2021 freebies and offers when they're released. Typically, that occurs around April & May each year.

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!

Confirmed 2020 Summer Reading Freebies

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?

Barnes & Noble – For kids in grades 1-6, get a free book after reading 8 books and filling out a Reading Journal by September 18. 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 and take the form in-store to get a free Dog Man baseball cap.

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 12/31/20 and gets 10 free Play Points with any food purchase.

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 – Starting 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.

New York Times – Every Friday from June 12 through August 21, children aged 13-19 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 – I can't find any details on what the prizes are, but Pizza Hut has run their Book It summer programs for many years now and people seem to love it.

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

Scholastic – From May 4 until September 4, kids ages 6-17 can log their reading time online as part of the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge. Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

SYNC – This free program offers audiobooks each week to teens ages 13+. You don't get any rewards, but hey, free books!

TD Bank – Finally we have the classic offer by TD Bank. Kids in grades K-5 have 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 2020

The items below were summer reading deals during 2018-2019. If I find confirmation they'll return this year, I'll move them up above.

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.

HEBuddy – After reading 10 books, send in the form to receive a “cool prize,” which looks to be a free t-shirt.

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!


Freebies for Good Grades

Freebies for Good Grades!

Freebies for Good 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.

I should note I started this post in May, but kind of lost track of time πŸ™‚ No worries though, as all the offers below should still be active for the rest of this summer or beyond.

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.

Rewards via Report Cards

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.

One of the largest Applebee's franchise, RMH Franchise, operates 135 Applebee's locationas in 15 states. They offer an A is for Applebee's 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. 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!

Cheryl's Cookies – Their Cookies for A's program is for K-8th grade students. It's so popular, they enshrined it within their Public Relations page!

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.

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

Family Video – Throughout the month of June, students get a free overnight movie or video game rental for every A on their final report card.

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!

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.

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 definitly 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.

Unconfirmed or Old Freebies

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 πŸ™‚

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.”
  • Burger King – Free hamburger or ice cream cone for scoring 100% on a test. This sounds crazy regional.
  • Chick-fil-A – Free 8 pack of nuggets if you have all A's and B's on a report card.
  • Coldstone Creamery
  • IHOP
  • Krispy Kreme – Free original glazed donut for each A, up to a half-dozen.
  • Marco's Pizza – Free one-topping pizza.
  • McDonald's – K-5 grade students with straight A's get a free Happy Meal. 6-12 grade students get a free Value Meal.
  • Sonic
  • The Melting Pot – The Boca Raton, FL location offers a free three or four course meal for straight A's! Others might have similar deals
  • Wendy's

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!


Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

Take the Butterfly Hero pledge and you'll get a free butterfly garden starter kit. Now I'm no lepidopterist, but I know a butterfly starter kit involves two butterflies who realllly like each other and a few milkweed flowers. Thankfully this freebie includes the seeds to start growing those flowers!

It turns out the monarch butterflies are in trouble and need more milkweed. So, pledge to grow the plants and help save the butterflies. In exchange, you'll get a free starter kit from the National Wildlife Federation. They're like the Federation in Star Trek, just without all the space ships!

This has been an annual offer since 2018 and it dies extremely fast! I wouldn't put off signing up if you want it.