Free Historic Mexican Recipe Cookbooks

Free Historic Mexican Recipe Cookbooks

The University of Texas at San Antonio recently began the massive job of digitizing the largest collection of historic Mexican cookbooks in the United States. UTSA's collection of Mexican cookbooks includes over 2,000 titles stretching as far back as 1789!

UTSA eventually released their work in 3 parts for free and you can start by viewing or downloading the first issue of postres – aka desserts!

In this inaugural edition, we're saving the best for first. Put your baking skills to the test with classic Mexican desserts. These age-old recipes for baked bananas, rice pudding, chestnut flan, and churros will hit the sweet spot.

This first issue contains an 1831 recipe for rice pudding and a churro recipe written shortly after the Mexican Revolution. It's pretty rare when my job intersects with my love of all things history!

Next is their second issue – drinks!

Raise a glass to a collection of delicious Mexican beverages! These recipes will come in handy whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a warm drink for the cool days to come. ¡Salud!

Finally, their third edition on Main Courses recently dropped.

From birria to barbacoa and nopalitos to taquitos, main dishes—or platos fuertes—take center stage and feature food traditions that define Mexico’s culinary history.

¡Buen provecho!


Free Once Again Graham Crackers

Free Once Again Graham Crackers

Good news for anybody who missed this promo last year – Fill out this form to receive a printed coupon good for some free Once Again graham crackers! Just make sure you have a local retail store selling these first.

I'd never heard of these before, but they're a brand offering a variety of products made with natural nut butter from organic almond butter, cashew butter, to bulk natural peanut butter, & more.


Free bPerx Sample Box

Possible Free bPerx Sample Box

You can still fill out this form to see if you qualify for a free bPerx sample box. I have no earthly idea what demographic answers you need to give in order to qualify for this freebie though, so good luck!

I first posted this back in February 2023, but the form is still up and running. Unlike my pilot career, which never got off the ground.

Since this is a Sampler.io hosted site, all you have to do is log into your account and then answer a few random questions. And I do mean “random!” I was asked a dozen-ish questions regarding my eating style, deodorant preferences, local grocery stores, household coffee drinking habits, and beauty routines. The randomness reminded me of the old Rewards Gold magazine company that used to ask some truly unhinged questions during the signup process. Any old-school Hiffers remember those?!


6 Free Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on February 26

6 Free Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Feb. 26

Since the Superb Owl game went into overtime last weekend, we all get 6 free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, February 26, from 2-5pm. This offer was confirmed via a company press release.

This deal is valid for either boneless or traditional wings in any of their 26 sauces and seasonings. It can be redeemed either during dine-in and in-person takeout.

If you like this promo, then you'll also enjoy the annual Buffalo Wild Wings birthday freebie. In exchange for joining their reward program, they'll give you 6 free wings each year during your birthday month.


Free Starry Drink

Rebate: Free Starry Drink

Purchase a Starry or Starry Zero drink before 2/25/24 and get a full refund (up to $2.50) by filling out this rebate or texting FREESTARRY to 81234. You can choose reimbursement method of either PayPal or Venmo and you have until 3/1/24 to finish the rebate process.


Freeosk Weekly Samples

Current Freeosk Weekly Samples

If you have a local Walmart, Sam's Club, or Albertsons, Randall's, Tom Thumb, Shoprite, or Fresh Grocer with a Freeosk kiosk, then you can easily get three freebies in-store! Even better, these freebies rotate every week.

To get your samples, simply download their app and make a free account. Then you scan your app at a freeosk in-store and out spits an instant freebie. They're like freebie vending machines!

From Friday, February 16 – Thursday, February 22 you can get the following freebies:

Walmart Freeosk

  • N/A

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • Cascade Platinum Plus
  • Gain Flings
  • Member's Mark Coffee Pods

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • N/A

Shoprite & Fresh Grocer Freeosk

  • Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds

Freeosk has over 1,400 locations across the country, so it might be worth checking if your local store has a unit hiding somewhere!


Free Kroger Sample Box

Free Kroger Sample Box

2024 update: Here's a new link – again, from Sampler – where you may qualify for a box of snacks. from Private Selection, Kroger, and simple truth.

  • Simple Truth Organic Applesauce & Raisins
  • Simple Truth Iced Oatmeal Baked Bar & Pistachios
  • Private Selection Coffee Kcup Sample Pack
  • Simple Truth Chocolate Chip Baked Bar & Almonds
  • Kroger Chipmates & Cheese Dip ‘N Pretzel Sticks
  • Kroger Alphabet Cookies & Cheese Sandwich Crackers

I believe the link below is also still working.


Sampler is offering potential users a free Kroger sample box. You'll have to log-in with your Kroger account, then link it to Sampler and see if you qualify.

I didn't sign up for this since I don't have a Kroger near me, so please let me know if this offer is showing as expired for you.


Free Target Insider Sample Box

Possible Free Target Insider Sample Box

Target and Sampler have teamed up to offer a possible free Target Insider sample boxes full of freebies and coupons! Simply log-in with your Sampler account and answer the demographic questions to see which freebies you qualify for.

I answered truthfully that I have no children and that qualified me for absolutely nothing, so take what you will from that!


Free Vegan Starter Kit

Free PETA Vegan Starter Kits

PETA is giving away a free vegan starter kit. Ever since half my family went vegan years ago, I've become quite accustomed to vegan food. I want to make fun of it, but … it's so good!

Don't get me wrong, I'll scarf a cheeseburger like no other. But hand me a vegan burger or chocolate chip cookie and chances are I'll still love it. I don't know what type of sorcery or witchcraft my sister used to conjure while cooking, but more power to her.

You might have to copy & paste the link in order for it to work.

https://www.peta.org/living/food/free-vegan-starter-kit/


2024 Update: They are also offering a free Anti-Speciesism starter pack that comes with free stickers and other materials.

Again, you'll probably have to copy & paste the link for it to work.

https://sos.peta2.com/order-guide-to-going-vegan/


Free Dannon Yogurt

Free Dannon Yogurt up to $5.99

Promotion Pod is hosting an offer for a free Dannon yogurt product, valued up to $5.99.

After confirming your phone number (that's the only downside to me), they'll send you a coupon to use in-store. It expires 1/31/24.


Free Chicken Salad Chick on January 18

Free Chicken Salad Chick on January 18, 2024

If you live near one of the 250+ Chicken Salad Chick locations, then be sure to stop by on Thursday, January 18, for a free scoop of Classic Carol chicken salad! This freebie can be redeemed all day long through dine-in, carryout, and drive-thru services, with no purchase necessary.

Their press release says the promo is to celebrate the company's 16th birthday, which is a much better present than what my friends smuggled to me on my 16th, which was a bottle of peppermint Schnapps that unbeknownst to us was filled with pink Listerine. On the bright side, we all had very fresh breath the next morning!


Free Born Simple Sauce

Rebate: Free Born Simple Organic Pasta Sauce

Here's a super easy, full rebate offer for free Born Simple organic pasta sauce from Target. This freebie previously appeared in November 2022 and August 2023 before popping back up now in January 2024.

  1. Enter your email and phone number on this site.
  2. Purchase Born Simple at your local Target.
  3. Upload a photo of your receipt with your smartphone.
  4. Get paid back 100% via PayPal or Venmo.

I love these full-size freebie offers, especially from stores with nationwide locations like Target.