Free TAAT Tobacco & Nicotine-Free Cigarettes

Free TAAT Tobacco & Nicotine-Free Cigarettes

These free TAAT cigarettes are a new product that launched in early 2021 which contain zero tobacco & zero nicotine. According to TAAT, these are “meticulously designed to emulate the sensory experience of smoking a traditional cigarette without tobacco or nicotine.”

You can sign up for these as long as you don't live in these following states: HI, IN, IA, KY, LA, MA, NY, SC, SD, TX, UT.

  1. Choose your TAAT Pack flavor
  2. Proceed to check-out
  3. Enter promo code: FREEPACK
  4. Enjoy your Free TAAT pack on us!

I just went through the checkout process and it was super easy. The shipping will be free and you'll eventually get a thank you message with your order number.


Where to get a free flu shot

Free or Frugal Flu Shot for 2021-22 Flu Season 💉

Working from home provides all sorts of hidden perks. I have 24-7 access to snacks. Impromptu naps can strike at any moment. And I rarely have to interact with humans and the outside world!

However, if you actually “leave your house” and “encounter other humans” on a regular basis, chances are you might catch the flu each year. Enter your yearly seasons flu shot!

For starters, if you have health insurance, the Affordable Care Act requires they cover the cost of your flu shot in many situations.

If you're over 65 years old, then you may also get a flu shot covered by Medicare Part B.

At the bottom of this post, I've collected all the major retailers offering flu shots along with their prices, perks, and other important notes. Many of these are priced for people without insurance

If you don't have health insurance, HIF's free drug card helps you get the absolute lowest price! Print yours out today and start saving not just on flu shots, but prescription drugs and even pet medications!

What is the flu vaccine?

Flu vaccines help develop antibodies in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine. In fact, the CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.

Each year, there are many different strains of the influenza viruses. Research and study help indicate which will be the most common, at which point the vaccine is tweaked for the current year. The most common vaccines are “quadrivalent,” which protect against four different flu viruses:

  1. Influenza A (H1N1) virus
  2. Influenza A (H3N2) virus
  3. Two influenza B viruses
  4. Two influenza B viruses

This is your standard-dose flu shot. Several different brands of this type of flu shot are available and they are approved for different age groups. Some are approved for children as young as 6 months of age. Most flu shots are given in the arm (muscle) with a needle. One quadrivalent flu shot can be given either with a needle (for people aged 6 months and older) or with a jet injector (for people aged 18 through 64 years only).

There are also “trivalent” vaccines that protect against three different flu viruses. Two of the trivalent vaccines are designed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.

Some of you might be thinking “wait a minute…what if I catch a flu strain that isn't in the vaccine?” Well, you'll get the flu! However, by getting the flu shot ahead of time, your symptoms will be much less severe than they would've been had you not gotten the flu shot.

The CDC has a great breakdown on the key facts of the flu vaccines.

Is the flu vaccine safe?

Absolutely.

Obviously there are exceptions based on your specific needs, requirements, and conditions.

But for the vast majority of the population, flu vaccines not only are safe, but help save lives. Not just yours, but those around you! Herd immunity is a very real and important concept, which far more individuals rely upon than you might realize.

Are there risks? Yes. But that's life. Mitigating risk is why we still drive cars, but wear seat belts.

When should I get vaccinated?

According to the CDC:

You should get a flu vaccine before flu begins spreading in your community. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout flu season, even into January or later.

Flu vaccine tips

In order for your flu shot to go smoothly, make sure to wear loose-fitting clothing and bring your insurance information, if you have any.

Many stores also allow you to print a copy of their vaccine consent form at home and fill it out ahead of time.

Free & Discounted Flu Shots 💉

Here are all of the stores, pharmacies, and grocers offering free and discounted flu shots for 2021. I also included whether or not you can get a free covid-19 vaccination as well.

As you can see from the table, a lot of places stopped advertising the cost of flu shots without insurance. The average cost when I started this list in 2019 was around $30-$40.

StoreWith InsuranceWithout InsuranceBonus PerkCovid Vaccine Offered
AlbertsonsFree?10% off a grocery purchase up to $200Yes, free
Costco?$19.99?
CVSFree$40.99which can be stacked with their flu & cold medicine sales.Yes, free
Giant Eagle??$5 in free groceriesYes, free
Giant FoodFree?Yes, free
Harris TeeterFree?50 fuel pointsYes, free
H-E-BFree?Yes, free
Hy-Vee??20 cents per gallon Fuel Saver discount?
Kroger??Yes, free
Martin's FoodFree?From September 8 – October 2, select pharmacy locations will provide flu shots and other vaccines right from the comfort of your own car.Yes, free
MeijerFree??
PublixFree?Yes, free
Rite AidFree?$5 off $25 in-store purchase. Coupon expires 9/30/21.Yes, free
SafewayFree?10% off a grocery purchase up to $200?
Sam's ClubFree?Yes, free
TargetFree?$5 off $20 couponYes, free
WalgreensFree?Yes, free
WalmartFree?Yes, free
WegmansFree?Yes, free
StoreWith InsuranceWithout InsuranceBonus PerkCovid Vaccine Offered

In previous years, HIF's free drug card knocked $20 off Walmart's flu vaccine! Print yours out today and start saving immediately!

Possible Locations for Free Flu Shots 💉

Country Health Department – It's worth checking with your local county or city health departments. Hundreds of them scattered across the country offer free flu shot clinics during certain dates. Here's a great locator to finding your local clinic.

If that doesn't work, here's another database directory of all the local health departments across the country.

Employer – Did you know the flu costs an average of $7 BILLION in lost earnings each year? As a result, many large places of employment will offer their employees free flue shots each year. The collective heard immunity helps keep flu from sweeping through the office and saves your sick days for longer vacations 🙂

College & University – Many on-campus health clinics offer students free flu shots each year.

VA Health Center – Veterans enrolled with the VA health care system can always get a free flu shot at more than 70,000 VA health care facilities, in-network retail pharmacy, or urgent care location without an appointment. All you need is this form and proper ID.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, the flu vaccine is safe and easily accessible for free.

If you know of any places that I missed, please let us know in the comments!

Stay safe this year, Hiffers!


Two Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

Two Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

This freebie was first published in 2009, but is still available as of 2021!

That sound you just heard was the ol' Reliability Train rumbling through town, bringing with it your annual reminder to sign up for this classic freebie! These two free Breathe Right nasal strips have been around for so long that I think we should induct them into the Freebie Hall of Fame.

Don't get too excited though, it's not as prestigious as it sounds. It's basically a space on my bookcase where I needed some color. It sits right between a broken clock and an old t-ball trophy. I was the only kid not to punch a teammate that year!

I was actually on a team the last time I wore one of these free Breath Right nasal strips. These will come with two freebies and coupons – but you can also request a free $2 coupon here! Depending on your local retailer, you might be able to stack these and then get a box of Breath Right strips for free or really cheap.

These take me back to high school on the football field. You should have seen me, I was a beast! Tirelessly running up and down the field and always hanging around with the tough guys was a recipe for instant popularity. It seemed like everybody knew and was talking about me, which always made me feel great. And the girls! Oh, the girls. They were always pointing at me and laughing – no doubt thinking of a hilarious joke I'd recently told in class.

I probably didn't need to wear full football gear to be the water boy, but people were always throwing good luck charms at me, like empty beer bottles. Sure, they hurt whenever they hit my head, but the more they threw, the faster I ran, and the more hydrated our team was! What great fans, huh?!

I never learn what happens if you wear ten Breathe Right's at once? Does that give you ten times the amount of oxygen you'd normally get? Don't worry, I plan on testing this out in the interest of science / filling a lazy Thursday afternoon.


Free Depend Silhouette Active Fit

Free Depend Adult Underwear Sample Packs

This freebie from 2011 is still active! These are great for donations.

There are free Depend sample packs available for both women's underwear and men's briefs.

Free Depend for Men Samples

  • 3 free Depend Shields and 2 free Depend Guards for Men
  • 2 free Depend Real Fit Briefs for Men
  • 2 free Depend Fit-Flex for Men
  • 1 free Depend underpad for Men

Free Depend for Women Samples

  • 2 free Depend Silhouette Underwear for Women
  • 2 free Depend Fit-Flex for Women
  • 1 free Depend underpad for Women

Based on the packaging, it appears to be for people with rambunctious shadows. Let's see if I qualify.

*looks down*

*shadow shakes head no and picks up a donut*

Well, the shadow has spoken!

These samples are available to new customers, but we all know how to get around that little hurdle (use a new email). It's a lot easier than actual hurdles. I can't tell you how many times my track coach berated me for running out of my lane and around the hurdles instead of jumping over them.


Free Full-Sized Tylenol Product

Rebate: Free Full-Sized Tylenol ($15 Value)

Here's a Tylenol rebate freebie that's good for almost an entire year and worth up to $15! It was previously set to expire this past summer, but it was so popular that Tylenol extended the offer.

Purchase any of the Tylenol products listed on the rebate form between 7/3/20 through 3/31/22, then submit the rebate by snail mail before March 31, 2022.

Reimbursement requests must be received by April 3, 2022.

There are a bunch of Tylenol products you can choose from for this freebie. Most are 24 count or 8 ounces and I've listed them all below.

❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Cold Max 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Head Congestion Severe 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Sinus Severe 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Sinus + Headache 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe Day/Night 24 ct. caplets
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Flu + Cough Nighttime Wild Berry 8 oz liquid
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Mucus Severe COOL BURST® 8 oz liquid
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe Warming Honey Lemon 8 oz liquid
❑ TYLENOL® Cold + Flu + Cough Daytime Citrus Burst 8 oz liquid
❑ 3-Pack: TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe, Warming Honey Lemon 8 oz liquids x 2, TYLENOL® Cold + Flu + Cough Nighttime Wild Berry 8 oz liquid
❑ Twin-Pack: TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe, Warming Honey Lemon 8 oz liquid, TYLENOL® Cold + Flu + Cough Nighttime Wild Berry 8 oz liquid
❑ 3-Pack: TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Severe Day/Night 24 ct. caplets x 3
❑ Children’s TYLENOL® Cold + Cough + Runny Nose Grape 4 oz liquid
❑ Children’s TYLENOL® Cold + Cough + Sore Throat Bubblegum 4 oz liquid
❑ Children’s TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Grape 4 oz liquid
❑ Children’s TYLENOL® Cold + Flu Bubblegum 4 oz liquid


Free Mylanta Gas Minis

Free Mylanta Gas Minis

Here's a simple page letting you request free Mylanta Gas Minis.

You can actually instead choose free coupons, but I'm assuming most of us are taking the freebie route. If you opt for coupons, you're limited to 2 free coupons.

If you select the freebie, expect delivery in 4-6 weeks.


Free Prescription Drug Discount Card

Free Prescription Discount Drug Card for Humans 👩 or Pets 🐶

If you missed the earlier free EpiPen replacement post, then definitely check that out. It's an amazing freebie that's still active if you can't afford an EpiPen.

In that post, I briefly mentioned how HIF has a brand new free prescription card that you can print out and start using immediately. It's a free drug card that helps people without health insurance afford their important medicine. You can print this page or bookmark it and start using it immediately!

Well, today I woke up to this alert.

Free Drug Card Discount

That's a $78 prescription bill that some Hiffer only paid $25 for! I have no idea who they are or what they bought, but the idea that I helped somebody knock 2/3 off their medicine bill puts a giant smile on my face.

If you don't have health insurance but still need medication, then all you have to do is print out a free drug card and take it to any participating pharmacist (CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, most grocery chains, and thousands of independent retailers) to get a free discount on your prescription drugs.

How much are the free prescription savings?

Most savings are anywhere in the 10-30% range, but as you can tell from the example above, some drug discounts go as high as 85%!

I was even able to find some examples from earlier this year, where many common drugs were around 60% off.

Again, this discount drug card is only for Hiffers without health insurance, but it's 100% free and all you have to do is print out a card at home and take it to your nearest participating pharmacy the next time you need any medicine!

Multiple Ways to Save on Meds!

It's surprisingly easy to use the free drug card.

Each of these methods works, so take your pick!

Print It!

Print unlimited copies of this page (in black and white, no need for color!) to always have a copy. Keep a card in your car glove box, purse, wallet, etc. so you always have a free card when you need it!

You can also give printed cards to friends and family who qualify. There's no reason not to share the savings!

Save It!

Bookmark this page and show it on your phone to a pharmacist in person!

Again, you can share this link with friends and family via email, Facebook, or social media. They can show it to their pharmacist and if they qualify, start saving instantly!

Write It!

Write down the information on a slip of paper! There's only a few, small pieces of information in order for your pharmacist to save on both human and pet meds.

  • GROUP ID: NATIONAL01
  • MEMBER ID: NDC3497
  • BIN: 009893
  • PCN: ROIRX
App It!

Use the free app! It's available for both Apple iOS and Google Android.

Mail It!

If you do not have a printer or smartphone, request a single, free card via snail mail.

I will follow up with you via email, so please use your correct information!

Print a free pet drug card too!

It's not just us humans that need meds either! If you have a pet, you can also print out a free pet drug card! 🐶 🙀

Make sure you print this page or bookmark the link on a smartphone so you don't miss the savings!

I can't emphasize enough that this drug card isn't meant to replace health insurance, but instead help those without it. If any of you fall into that category, hopefully this will help you save a little money!

If you have experience with these, please share in the comments.


Free Knee Pads from Milwaukee Tools

Free Knee Pads, Drill Bit, & Saw Blade

Milwaukee Tools is giving away a free pair of knee pads to anybody who needs them. They'll ask for your trade and I selected “DIY/Enthusiast” because I'm very enthusiastic about the idea of building something. Don't actually ask me to help with renovating your house though. My expertise starts and stops with “I think the hammer hits the nails.”

You might get an error message that says “We experienced a technical difficulty while processing your request. Your request may not have been correctly sent.” Just keep submitting the form and it should eventually go through. It took me like 5 minutes of hitting submit, so this form could be a little frustrating to some people.

Update: They also have a free MX4 drill bit and a free 7-1/4″ metal cutting circular saw blade available.


Free Resource ThickenUp Clear Stick Packs

Free Resource ThickenUp for Dysphagia

Nestle is giving away free Resource ThickenUp Clear Stick Packs. These are an instant food and drink thickening powder made with xanthan gum to provide swallowing support for people with dysphagia. I had to look it up and dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties.

So if you know somebody with dysphagia or … I don't know, you're addicted to xanthan gum, then this freebie is for you. Otherwise, I'd hold off on requesting this so that as many people who need this can get it.

It's also meant to be used under medical supervision.


Free Prevail Adult Sample Kit

Free Prevail Sample Kits

This offer from last year for a free Prevail sample kit of adult incontinence underwear is still available. They have separate kits for men and women. When filling out your address, look for the size chart to help pick the best fit possible.

As of now, the women's sample kit includes:

  • 1 Very Light Liner- Regular Length
  • 1 Ultra Thin Pad- Regular Length
  • 1 Bladder Control Pad, Moderate Absorbency- Long Length
  • 1 Bladder Control Pad, Maximum Absorbency- Long Length
  • 1 Women's Purse Ready Protective Underwear

While the men's sample kit contains:

  • 2 Male Guards
  • 1 Men's Protective Underwear

After submitting your email, you should immediately receive a message with a direct link to your request form. Once there, enter your mailing address and then samples should arrive in 5 to 7 business days.