Free Computer Video Games 🎮 – This Week’s Worth $72!

The free Epic Games video games page now show both the active freebies and the upcoming free games. These high-value games are available only for a week to download for free. However, once you go through the checkout process, the computer game is yours to keep forever! It will be added to your account and free to download, even after the giveaway ends.

The current games are available through February 25 at 11:00am.

  • Absolute Drift Zen Edition – $11.99 value!
  • Rage 2 – Deluxe Edition – $59.99 value!

Absolute Drift is a drifting experience like no other. Journey from apprentice to master as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world. Push yourself to the limit on drifting tracks and wild mountain roads until you finally master the art of drifting.

Dive headfirst into a dystopian world devoid of society, law, and order. RAGE 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the creators of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything.

These games typically retail around $20-$40 and are such a great deal since you keep them forever! Even if you don't intend to play the game now, it's nice having a free pool of new games to try out whenever the mood strikes.

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Free Duracell Batteries AA AAA Office Depot OfficeMax

Free Duracell Batteries at Office Depot & OfficeMax

Through Saturday, January 9, Office Depot/OfficeMax Rewards Members can get 2 free packs of Duracell Coppertop 12-ct. batteries after rebate rewards! You'll get 100% back in store credit added to your rewards account. This credit can be used on anything during your next purchase.

On top of this freebie, you can use promo code 28828428 to save 20% off your purchase, OOP today. Becoming an Office Depot/OfficeMax Rewards member is free too.

Here are the exact steps to follow:

  1. Create a free Office Depot/OfficeMax Rewards Members account and login.
  2. Add at least one of these items to your cart and proceed to checkout.
  3. Enter promo code 28828428 and select free in-store pickup.
  4. Final price should now be $13.59 per item with no shipping fee.

I'm happy these are Coppertop and not Copperhead batteries. I'm 1% Indiana Jones, in that I loathe snakes. And Nazis. And I love history. Hey, look at that, I'm closer to 3%!


Amazon Prime Members Help Support HIF for FREE!

Amazon Primers Can Support HIF for FREE!

If you're an Amazon Prime member, did you know you can support HIF for FREE each month?

A few years ago, Amazon bought Twitch.tv, a site where millions of people watch others play video games. On Twitch, people who broadcast their video games are allowed to have paying “subscribers,” also known as “subs.” In exchange for $5 a month, subs gain special little perks and their money goes towards supporting their favorite streamers and content creators. I actually wrote about this feature back in 2017.

When Amazon took over, they gave Prime members a free subscription each month! This means anybody who links their Amazon and Twitch accounts are able to give a streamer $5 for free, each month. If you don't use the subscription each month, it simply expires.

This means Amazon Prime members get $60 in value each year and they lose it unless they use it each month!

How to Help HIF for Free

Now I don't actually stream a lot. In fact, I hardly stream at all. But your support here helps me out immeasurably. If you're a Prime member, here's how to easily link your Amazon and Twitch accounts.

  1. Go to Amazon Gaming.
  2. Select connect your Twitch account.
  3. Sign in to your Amazon.com account.
  4. Sign in to your Twitch account and then select Confirm.

Once you've linked your account, you'll be able to subscribe for free to my channel each month! Here's how, with pictures:

  1. Head to my Twitch page
  2. Click the “Subscribe” box with a star (looks like this)
  3. Click the “Subscribe Free” button next to “Free Subscription with Prime.” (looks like this)

That's it! With those simple steps, you've just done a lot to help support HIF and Goob! THANK YOU!


Free Prime Gaming Video Games

Free Twitch Prime Gaming Video Games

Free Prime Gaming Video Games

In addition to free Twitch Prime subscriptions, Twitch and Amazon are teaming up to give away tons of free video games! Many of these games come from the Indie Amplifier collection, which are some of the best games made by small, independent game designers.

In order to get these free computer games, you'll have to be an Amazon Prime member. If you're good there, then here are all the free games you'll get:

Free Twitch Prime Games in August

  • Treachery in Beatdown City – exp 9/1/20
  • Blazing Chrome – exp 9/1/20
  • Chroma Squad – exp 9/1/20
  • Warsaw – exp 9/1/20
  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn – exp 9/1/20
  • Truberbrook – exp 9/4/20
  • The Inner World – exp 9/11/20

You'll need to claim these games before their expiration date. Don't worry though, once you claim them, you can play whenever you want in the future.

In order to own these games forever, you'll need to first link your Amazon account to your Twitch.tv account. Then you'll see a crown icon in the top right. Click it and you can claim each of the free games. Then, in order to download the game forever, you'll want to do the following:

  1. Install the Twitch Desktop App
  2. In the app, go to “My Games”
  3. Install game client
  4. Launch game and enjoy your rewards

Those instructions will be the same for every video game you want to download for free.


Free Jump Rope Challenge Game

Free Jump Rope Challenge Switch Game

Free Jump Rope Challenge Game

If you have a Nintendo Switch video game console, then you should download this free Jump Rope Challenge video game.

The fine print says “if you experience excessive fatigue, shortness of breath, chest tightness, dizziness, discomfort or pain while playing STOP USE IMMEDIATELY and consult a doctor.” But what if I experience fatigue and discomfort merely thinking about physical activity?


101 Free Ready Made Excel Templates

101 Ready Made Excel Templates

TradePub is offering 101 free Excel templates, which are better than the 101 Excel templates I offer. Whenever you open one of mine, it simply says “Sorry, I have no idea what I'm doing” then redirects you to the purchase page of crayons on Amazon.

After entering your email, click through and you'll get a message saying:

An email has just been sent to you with a link and information to get access to the Templates. To ensure delivery of our messages, please add ‘@tradepub.com' to your Safe Senders List. If you do not receive the email, please check your spam folder and mark it as “not spam”.

My email arrived immediately and it contained Excel templates in the following categories:

  • Analysis & Schedules
  • Budget
  • Business
  • Calendars
  • Charts
  • Invoices
  • Lists
  • Personal
  • Profit & Loss
  • Projects
  • Trackers

Free Spotify Premium Membership

AT&T Customers: Free Postmates or Spotify Membership

Free Spotify Premium Membership

Select AT&T customers may be eligible for a free 2-month Postmates Unlimited membership or a free 6-month subscription of Spotify Premium, which are $20 and $60 values!

Both offers are for new Postmates or Spotify members only and expire June 30, 2020.

  • AT&T Blue Tier Offer (Eligible ATT Wireless, TV and Internet Customers Only)
    • 2-Months Postmates Unlimited Free
  • AT&T Gold Tier Offer (Eligible ATT Wireless, TV and Internet Customers Only)
    • 6-Months Spotify Premium Free

Once either 2-month Postmates or 6-month Spotify trials are over, they auto-renew at $9.99 per month. Just make sure you cancel before the trials are up and you'll be all good. Set a reminder on your phone!

For those unaware, Spotify is a monthly subscription service that allows you to play any song at any time from pretty much any device. You can even download music to listen to off-line, like while on a road or plane trip. I was actually thinking about joining recently, so this is perfect timing, especially with summer coming up! If only my friends didn't hate my love for Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

Hahaha yeah I couldn't keep a straight face during that one. And even if I'm serious, we're in quarantine, so we can listen to whatever we want 🙂


Free Jarritos Webcam Cover

Free Jarritos Webcam Cover

Free Jarritos Webcam Cover

Quick, what's the first thing you associate with Jarritos, the Mexican soft drink brand? The correct answer we're looking for is: online privacy advocate! Duh.

These free Jarritos webcam covers are a must if you have a built-in webcam. Webcam covers are designed to physically block a webcam so that hackers can't turn on your webcam and spy on you. This article is from 2012 and it's only gotten worse since. Webcam covers also use a non-stick adhesive, so you can always remove your cover whenever you actually want to use the camera.

Unfortunately, this freebie is only available on a first-come-first-serve basis and HIF is definitely not the first freebie site to hit it 🙂 Don't be shocked if this doesn't come, but what do we have to lose by trying our luck anyway?

And if you don't get one of these freebies, at the very least fold a slip of paper a few times and tape it over your webcam!


Free 1Password Manager

Try 1Password for Free!

Free 1Password Manager

Be honest. How many times have you failed to remember your password to a website and ended up looking like the guy above?

Or even worse, how many of you reuse the same password on more than one site? 😬 Uh-oh, you badly need a password manager!

Lucky for you, 1Password is giving free trials for a limited time.

Folks, no joke, I'm a HUGE 1Password fan. I've been using their service for over a decade. I've literally forced all of my friends and family to adopt a secure, encrypted password manager and now it's your turn! Even if you don't think you need a password manager, you need one.

With a secure, encrypted password manager like 1Password, you can easily create and use strong, unique, un-crackable passwords with the click of a button. All of my passwords are now 64 long, random characters and I never have to remember a single one. When I join a new site, 1Password generates a random password and saves it. I never even have to think about it.

1Password also works on every modern device. No matter what operating system or browser you use, your passwords stayed synced and completely encrypted. You can move from your computer to your phone to your tablet and easily log into any website or service without needing to remember your passwords.

This free one-year plan allows up to five individuals within a family to all have their own account. You also get 1 GB of encrypted storage for important documents, as well as access to their Watchtower service. With Watchtower, you're automatically alerted whenever one of your passwords is found on the Internet, letting you know it's time to change it pronto!

If you're looking for a perpetually free option, LastPass is another solid option. But I've always felt like a password manager isn't something I want to skimp on. For the price of a small coffee each month, I can have the peace of mind knowing that I'm secure online.

I really can't over-stress how important a password manger is. And now with 1Password giving away such a huge freebie? There's literally no better time to start using one!


27 Free Computer Video Games

27 Free Computer Video Games

27 Free Computer Video Games

GOG is offering 27 free video games to download and play on your computer. There's a wide range of games, both in age and category.

  • Akalabeth: World of Doom
  • Alder's Blood Prologue
  • Beneath a Steel Sky
  • Bio Menace
  • Builders of Egypt: Prologue
  • CAYNE
  • Doomdark's Revenge
  • Eschalon: Book I
  • Flight of the Amazon Queen
  • GWENT: The Witcher Card Game
  • Hello Neighbor Alpha Version
  • Jill of the Jungle: The Complete Trilogy
  • Legend of Keepers: Prologue
  • The Lords of Midnight
  • Lure of the Temptress
  • Overload – Playable Teaser
  • POSTAL: Classic and Uncut
  • Sand-Froid: Tales of Werewolves
  • Shadow Warrior Classic Complete
  • Stargunner
  • Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius
  • Teenagent
  • Treasure Adventure Game
  • Tyrian 2000
  • Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar
  • Ultima Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams
  • Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire

Free Furbo Dog Camera for Medical Workers

Free Furbo Dog Camera for Medical Workers

Free Furbo Dog Camera for Medical Workers

If and ONLY IF you're a medical worker, then you're eligible for a free Furbo dog camera. These cameras retail for $199 on Amazon, so this is a solid freebie! The cameras let you stay in touch with your furry family members (and also small toddlers, let's be real). Using the Furbo mobile app, you get two-way audio and video on your end. This lets you play games with your dog, talk with them, and even shoot treats and snacks out!

You'll need your medical employer and an NPI or license number to qualify for this freebie. And come on, don't lie here! These people are on the front lines holding a pandemic at bay with 1% of the supplies they need. The very least we can do from HIF's end is make sure only Medical Hiffers end up with these.

I have no idea how many of these are available either, but I checked the supplier's Facebook and Instagram and didn't see any mention of this promo having ended.