Free Sensory Love Note Stickers

Free Sensory Love Note Stickers

Kellogg's and Rice Krispy Treats have teamed up with Autism Speaks to offer free sensory love note stickers specifically designed for children on the autism spectrum. These reusable stickers of love and support are great for children who draw comfort from touching soft textures.

Rice Krispies Treats knows that love and support are the most important school supplies. Our write-on wrappers let parents send loving messages in kids’ lunchboxes. But not every child communicates love through words.

We partnered with Autism Speaks to create touch-and-feel sensory ‘Love Notes’ so children like SJ can actually feel a reminder of love from home. So, they too can take on new transitions with extra support.

Your free 4 pack of stickers should arrive in 6-8 weeks.

The site also has braille love and support stickers, but you'll need to use 100 Kellogg's Reward Points to get them.


Free LEGO Building Instructions Guides

Thousands of Free LEGO Building Instructions!

In addition to the free LEGO magazine, which deserves a spot in the Freebie Hall of Fame at this point, did you know you can now access most LEGO instructions online? There are tons of digital building guides offered by the official LEGO company in pdf form, accessible in your browser on your computer or phone!

Free LEGO Instructions Database

The first place to start is this free LEGO instructions database where you can search and download thousands of free LEGO guides!

Their database has instructions going back to 1989 – back when I was first building LEGOs as a kid! There's all sorts of cool stuff in here and while many of the large sets have unique pieces, you can build a lot of stuff with just a random box of LEGO pieces. You can search by topic or, more easily IMHO, object. I found over 60 cool guides for “helicopter” and “boat.” There were over 250 instructions for “car” alone!

Jobs or tasks are other good searches to find new digital building manuals. “Police” returned 160 free guides for all sorts of cops & robbers toys. Meanwhile, “Fire” gave me 156 free fire-fighting builds to download. Trademarks are the last great search. “Star wars” has 503 free LEGO guides. “Potter” returned 67 wizarding toys. You get the idea.

This free database is a great option to both dig up old guides from your childhood and discover new instructions to build!

Free LEGO Creative Building Kits

If you're anything like me, you also have a box full of LEGO bricks mixed together from a variety of different sets. In that case, you might enjoy these free Creative Bundle Box instructions.

Starting in 2021, LEGO released a new website offering of LEGO® Classic Building Instructions. These are all free bundles with tons of building instructions per kit. Each kit usually has 4 to 26 guides that often have a similar themes. Click through on each of the following kits to see a full list of items and download the .pdfs or use the links below.

  • 11001 LEGO Bricks and Ideas – 4 free guides: Create a classic steam train, cozy house, cool music keyboard, cute red dinosaur or whatever toy you can imagine!
  • 11002 LEGO Basic Brick Set – 7 free guides: Meet a knight on horseback and a friendly dinosaur. Perform stunts in a cool monster truck or take to the skies in a classic propeller plane. Create a cute dog, bird in a birdhouse or whatever you can imagine with these bright and colorful LEGO bricks, wheels and eyes!
  • 11003 LEGO Bricks and Eyes – 9 free guides: Have fun creating all kinds of characters with all sorts of eyes, from a sleepy sheep with tightly closed eyes to a goggle-eyed pumpkin or a cute pink rabbit with spinnable eyes!
  • 11005 LEGO Creative Fun – 10 free guides: Create all kinds of fun toys, from a spin top to a cute dog or a friendly lion. Then get to work on an old-fashioned typewriter, skim over the waves aboard a bright pink water scooter or head for the skies in a vintage biplane—the choice is yours!
  • 10717 LEGO Bricks Bricks Bricks – 10 free guides: Set sail on a mighty galleon to an ancient castle where a frog prince resides. Create a beautiful country house, a gramophone with a spinning turntable, a classic red telephone or a cute elephant with its baby—the possibilities are endless!
  • 10713 LEGO Creative Suitcase – 10 free guides: Have fun creating cute creatures, cool cars, cozy houses and whatever else you can imagine.
  • 10712 LEGO Bricks and Gears – 10 free guides: Create a bright and colorful world of moving models and fun functions with these exciting guides. Build a helicopter with spinning rotor, a carousel, a swinging monkey, bright sunflowers that turn their heads or a funny owl with moving eyes.
  • 10696 LEGO Medium Creative Brick Box – 24 free guides: With a mad mix of bricks, windows, eyes and wheels, this LEGO Classic set is bursting with creative possibilities. From a space shuttle to a windmill, a toaster to a tiger, these awesome quick-build models are a great way to get started.
  • 10698 LEGO Large Creative Brick Box – 26 free guides: Download free building instructions and celebrate Christmas and other public holidays with buildable LEGO® toys! And that’s not all, there’s a camera, teddy bear, excavator, castle, locomotive… enough quick-build LEGO creativity to keep kids busy all year long!
  • 10692 LEGO Creative Bricks – 11 free guides: Dig into this selection of LEGO bricks and let your imagination run away with you! The building possibilities are endless, with classic bricks in 29 different colors and special pieces including doors, windows, wheels, eyes and propellers. And if you don’t know where to start, you can find instructions with some ideas to get you going. This is an ideal set to help budding builders of all ages get creative, and would complement any existing LEGO collection.
  • 10693 LEGO Creative Supplement – 10 free guides: Give budding LEGO builders a great start with these awesome quick-build LEGO toys. There’s a dinosaur toy, robot, shark, pirate ship, jet airplane, a rocket… Simply download the free building instructions and watch kids’ imaginations soar!
  • 10694 LEGO Creative Supplement Bright – 10 free guides: From butterflies and flowers to guitars and cakes, this set of build guides are designed for builders of all ages.
  • 10703 LEGO Creative Builder Box – 6 free guides: Create beautiful houses, exciting shops, cozy cafés, ornamental pagodas, magical castles and more.
  • 10704 LEGO Creative Box – 9 free guides: Build a world of cars, boats, buildings and creatures.
  • 10706 LEGO Blue Creativity Box – 3 free guides
  • 10707 LEGO Red Creativity Box – 3 free guides.
  • 10708 LEGO Green Creativity Box – 3 free guides.
  • 10709 LEGO Orange Creativity Box – 3 free guides.

I don't know how long these free guides will last, so I would download the .pdfs today! That way if they ever delete these digital manuals, you'll still have access to them again in your own personal library.

Free LEGO Mini Build Instructions

From 2008-2020, LEGO offered monthly free mini build instructions that are super easy to build with generic LEGO piece. Somebody collected over 12 years worth of these free guides and you can view & download them all here! With only a handful of generic pieces, you'll learn how to build a frog, truck, airplane, or something similar.

All of these instructions are trademarks of the LEGO® group.

Free LEGO Instructions App

Finally, LEGO has a new app called Brickit that scans your pile of LEGO pieces and tells you what to build! This is the future my 8 year old self always dreamed up.

Hopefully with these free resources, you can put your old collection of LEGOs back to good use and enjoy many more years of fun with them.

I'll admit, I still have a box or two of LEGOs still lying around! I can't wait to build some of these old school LEGO designs, even if the colors might be slightly off 😀 If this sounds fun to you or your kids, be sure to check out all the free LEGO guides.


Free Bass Pro Shops Summer Family Event

Free Bass Pro Shops Kids Events this Summer

The next free Bass Pro Shops kids events for 2023 haven't been announced yet, but their Family Summer Event page says “info coming soon!

In years past, these free events are held over four consecutive weekends at your local store on Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday during the scheduled hours. They'll be able to take part in all sort of free events, crafts, and games. Plus they'll be able to take home prizes and freebies!

The schedule of events is typically huge and literally changes each day. But it'll all be listed on their site!

So check out the full schedule of activities for all upcoming dates, then plan accordingly!


Free Huggies Rewards Points and Codes

Free Huggies Rewards Codes & Points

Similar to Pampers and Kellogg's, Huggies Rewards is a free program that lets you earn points after purchasing Huggies products or completing online tasks. You can then use these points to redeem coupons, rewards, and freebies.

Huggies typically gives away 10 free points for every dollar spent on Huggies products.

Current Free Huggies Points

As of date of publication, you earn 500 free Huggies Rewards Points just for signing up! That's equivalent to spending $50 on Huggies products, but you get the points simply for joining.

Huggies used to give out tons of free codes back when this was called the Huggies Enjoy the Ride program. However, in recent years, those free codes have dwindled. If they ever return, I'll be sure to list them here!


Free Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Family Trial

Deal: Free Amazon Kids+ Family Month Trial

For a limited time, Amazon is offering a free month trial to their Kids+ Family Plan. Kids+ is their all-in-one subscription plan which gives kids access to thousands of kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, Audible books, and games. They also receive hundreds of hours of fun with ad-free radio stations and playlists, Audible books, and a growing list of premium kid’s skills available on compatible Echo devices.

On top of that, parents get access to easy-to-use parental controls letting them find the right balance between education and entertainment. Personalize screen time limits, set educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and also manage web browsing and content usage based on their preferences.

Free Amazon Kids Programming Trial Deal

Starting at $2.99/month after the free one-month trial, Kids+ gives kids content from tons of companies, like Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS Kids, and Cartoon Network. They also have different sections targeted to three main age groups:

  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Ages 6 to 8
  • Ages 9 to 12

I don't have kids of my own, but something tells me summer months are the perfect time to test this service out. 🙂 Make sure to have a compatible Fire, Android, iOS and Kindle device to use this, listed on the site.

Any Hiffers tried this out yet? What do you and your kids think of it?


Free Kids In-Store Events Schedule

Calendar of Next Free Kids In-Store Events

It can get a little confusing keeping track of all the great, free in-store kids events. So I've put together this comprehensive list of all the stores we track!

Apple – Their summer Apple Camp is already back for 2021.

Bass Pro Shops – Their summer events typically run throughout June, July, or August.

Home Depot – These monthly events are held from 9am-noon on the first Saturday of each month. They're designed for children aged 5-12 and pre-registration is required.

JCPenney – The Kids Zone events are each month on the second Saturday. They include a freebie to take home, ID badge, lanyard, collector's pin, and more. Parents also receive a free 10% coupon good for that day online.

Lowe's – Their free monthly kids DIY events are back as of 2021! Registration opens a month early and then you pick the kits up curbside at your local Lowe's.

Lego – These monthly-themed events have recently shifted to varying days, depending on your local store. But kids still get to build a take-home LEGO toy. Some Hiffers have reported their local Lego stores have already phased these events out, so please make sure to call ahead!

Michaels – Their Kids Workshops recently started charging $1, but many of their summer dates are back to being free!

Target – They're monthly events are held on random Saturdays, usually near the end of the month, during late morning hours. They're often related to upcoming kids movies or events, with free games, prizes, and giveaway.

Know of any repeating, free in-store kids events I should start covering? Please let me know in the comments!


Free LEGO Mini Model Event

LEGO Building Event: Space Ship Blast Off

Registration is now open for the next free LEGO Make and Take event! During June, kids get to build a free spaceship to launch in to space and then take home.

This continues the new format where LEGO Stores offered their free events on multiple days! These monthly mini build events are open to children ages 6-14 only and slots are limited, so you have to reserve a space before they run out.

Now for the bad news. For some weird reason, LEGO recently changed how registration for these events work. You no longer can register online, but must register in-store first. Kinda crazy if you ask me! Hopefully they revert this policy ASAP because how many of us have time for in-store registration? Each store has approximately 120 free LEGO kits per night and time reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.

I see no mention of registration for June, so perhaps they killed this draconian in-store registration plan from May? Either way, I'd call ahead and ask!

Also, I've noticed a few super cheap items lately in LEGO's sale and discount section. If you have a little one with an upcoming birthday who loves LEGOs, it might be worth scoping out.


PETA Kids Freebies

PETA Kids Freebies

PETA Kids had a collection of freebies that I've written about over the years. However, to make things easier, I've consolidated all of their freebies into this post. I'll keep this updated and current as new PETA samples are released.

I first published these free stickers in 2009 and when they arrived, my little sister stuck them all over our family house. A few of them are even still there today! Every time I go home, I'm reminded of how cute animals are. It makes it really hard to eat meat when you're constantly being reminded of where it comes from. I enjoy my ignorance and would appreciate it if I could continue believing in the Meat Fairy, which is where all delicious meat obviously comes from.

Right now, you can request the following freebies:

You may have to copy & paste the links in order to go straight to the signup form.

I wonder what the guide to helping animals will say. My guess is 1) Don't eat meat. 2) Stop dressing your pets in creepy sweaters.

[thanks to Hiffer Jessica for reminding me about these!]


Free Headlines that Changed History Poster

Free Headlines That Changed History Poster

Ohhh, I wonder what free “Headlines that Changed History” poster I'll recieve. I've got my eyes set on my birth announcement! At the time, it wasn't so much a headline as a page D17 blurb. But after the illustrious life and career I've managed, I'm all by certain my family's local paper has gone back and edited their archive.

The site says all you need is a valid email and address, so I entered “None” for what school I attend.


Free Target Baby Kit

Free Target Baby Welcome Kit 🎯👶

If you're expecting a little bundle of sleepless nights, then spend a few minutes making a baby registry on Target.com and you'll get a free baby welcome kit valued at over $80!

After taking just a few minutes to create your registry, stop by your local Target to pick up your free baby welcome gift at Gust Services.

It's well worth it, as many of the samples are full sized along with tons of coupons! Make sure to bring photo ID or a crying baby to pick it up.

If a Hiffer takes advantage of this any time soon, please contact me!


Kids Eat Free at IHOP

Kids Eat Free at IHOP

Now through September 25, 2016, kids eat free at IHOP with the purchase of each adult entree from 4-10pm at participating locations. However the geniuses behind what I have to assume is at least a million dollar campaign forgot one key detail during all their meetings. I couldn't find a list of participating locations on their site.

That being said, you'll probably want to call your nearest IHOP before heading off with the little ones in toe.


Free GoodNites Sleep Underwear

Free Pull-Ups

Costco is offering free Pull-Ups training pants and the best part is the signup form doesn't require a Costco Member ID. Maybe they finally realized that doing so was futile as we all knew to punch in 9 random numbers. I just wish that little trick would work on other things like ATMs, phones, and girlfriends.

Wait, that makes it sound like I date robots. No, no, don't worry. I only go for cyborgs.