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're just simple L brackets that should work with most other lightweight 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.


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 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 2023! 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 40 years old, so I may not be on the cutting edge of what's cool these days.


Free buybuy BABY Goody Bag

Free buybuy BABY Goody Bag

I've already included this freebie in our giant list of baby freebies, but I felt this free buybuy BABY goody bag deserved its own dedicated post as well. I attempted to fill this space with a “sellsell BABY” joke, but I received a prohibitive federal injunction order from the Supreme Court of Dad Jokes.

To get this freebie, you need to simply start making a baby registry online, then go to your local buybuy BABY store and pick up your Goody Bag.

You can read more about buybuy BABY's registry freebie here.


Free Pampers Swaddlers

Free Pampers Swaddlers

Walmart is offering free Pampers Swaddlers in multiple sizes.

Please let me know if this request form stops working. I didn't personally sign up for these since I don't have a baby in the house. Do not listen to any of my ex-girlfriends when they argue otherwise!


Free NUK Sensitive Pacifier

Free NUK Sensitive Pacifier

Here's a super easy request form giving away a free NUK sensitive baby pacifier! These are a one-piece 100% silicone item with a breast-like nipple that naturally fits baby's palate and helps promote healthy oral development. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe.

I have a feeling this freebie won't last long, so be sure to sign up ASAP if you're interested!


Target In-Store Freebies

Free Target Kids Event: Boo Avenue on Oct 31

The next free Target kids event is on Saturday, October 31, from 10am-1pm. This free Halloween-themed event is a contactless, socially distant trick-or-treating event. Kids are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat their way through the parking lot. There will be giveaways, treats, and more. What's “and more?”

*🀞 please be gold bars, please be gold bars, please be gold bars.*

To find a participating Target, search here.


Free All Good Baby Diapers

Free All Good Baby Diapers

P&G is giving away samples of free All Good baby diapers, their new line of diapers. This new line of diapers are super-absorbent, hypoallergenic, and are free of fragrance, parabens, and latex.

By the time I eventually have kids, I’m going to have so many diaper freebies saved up that I won't ever have to buy any. At least that's my plan. I never was great at sketching out my future. Cases in point: my history degree, the fact that I don't presently have kids, this “career.”

Samples should arrive in 2-4 weeks.


Free Childrens Books from Kelloggs

Free Children’s Books from Kellogg’s

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 Staples Black White Copies

Staples: 50 Free 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 Sports Kids Club

Free Professional Sports Kids Clubs

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.

  • Seattle Mariners
  • The Mariners toyed with a paid-only kids club in 2020-2022, but as of 2023 it's back to being free for all! Sign up to get a free Mariners Kids Club Hat, official kids club badge and lanyard, and even 1 free Mariners ticket!

  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • Their free plan includes special ticket offers, a free Rays Rookies patch, exclusive experiences and events, and a coupon for the Rays Bay Republic team store.

  • 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!