Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2022 on May 7

Mark your calendars! The 21st annual Free Comic Book Day is slated for Saturday, May 7, 2022. We can get a free comic book that day at participating locations and this year they'll have even more freebies with color coded labels to distinguish between All Ages, Teen, and Mature comics.

So mark your calendar and pick up a free issue for the … kids at home? Suuuuuure, let's pretend it's not for you and say it's for the little ones.

It's been years since I've read comic books. I even tried drawing my own once. It didn't have many super heroes, but starred a kid who refused to eat his vegetables, couldn't talk to girls, and looked ridiculous in his baggy jeans. I guess it wasn't so much a comic book as a journal. No wonder Marvel never took me seriously.

To make matters worse, I harshly learned on a recent date that comic books aren't an appropriate answer to “what have I read lately?” Suffice to say, there wasn't a second date.


National Pretzel Day Freebie

Free Pretzels on National Pretzel Day, April 26, 2023

I think we all remember reading about pretzel's invention by Italian monks in 610 AD. Trust me, it was big news.

But did you know April 26 is National Pretzel Day? You didn't? LIAR! Of course you did, I just told you. Geez, pay attention.

As in years past, a variety of stores are giving out free pretzels on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 with no purchase necessary!

2022 Free Pretzel Offers

  • Auntie Anne's Free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel available to Pretzel Perks members. This is their free rewards program that will also trigger their annual free birthday pretzel!
  • Ben's Soft Pretzels Free pretzel from 2-7 pm.
  • Philly Pretzel Factory Free pretzel from 7am-7pm.
  • Pretzelmaker When I asked if they're doing anything in 2022, Pretzelmaker told me “Could be 👀🥨❤️” which is Corporate Speak for “yes, but we haven't announced what the freebie is yet.” In previous years, they offered a free salted or unsalted pretzel.
  • Wetzel's Pretzels Free Original Pretzel to all guests after 3pm.

Any Hiffers remember how Prezelmaker used to make people tell a joke in order to get this freebie? Glad to see they backed off my turf 🙂 Good times.

Like usual, if you know of any I missed, please share in the comments.


Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone 2022

On Monday, March 21, Dairy Queen is holding their annual First Day of Spring freebie by giving away a free small vanilla cone!

Hiffers can swing by their local non-mall Dairy Queen between 10am 10pm and pick up a free cone all day long. Don't forget this is also the same day Rita's is giving away free Italian Ice.

Thankfully this freebie isn't like Chick-fil-A's annual dress like a cow day. We'd all look pretty silly with white traffic cones on our heads!


Free IHOP Pancakes

Free IHOP Short Stack Pancakes on March 1, 2022

The annual free National Pancake Day at IHOP will return on March 1, 2022! Stop in between 7am-4pm and get a free stack of buttermilk pancakes!

Veteran Hiffers will recognize this recurring yearly offer, but here's how it works if you're new to the game.

  1. Join IHOP's free MyHOP rewards system before February 28.
  2. Go to a participating IHOP on March 1.
  3. Eat one free short stack of pancakes.

That about sums it up. You can search by zip code on their site to make sure your local IHOP is participating before heading out.

In lieu of payment, they'll ask you to make a donation to one of three children's charities: Children's Miracle Network, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's not required, but it's a nice thing to do. Besides, we're all nice people here, aren't we?

This freebie also triggers the IHOP free birthday pancakes offer AND you'll get a free pancakes coupon emailed to you just for joining today! I feel like Oprah screaming “you get pancakes, they get pancakes, everybody gets pancakes!”


Free Ways to Track Santa

Free Ways to Track Santa on Christmas Eve

As Christmas Eve fast approaches, it's time for some to consider how they'll track Santa on December 24th. Luckily, modern technology and the military industrial complex has us covered!

The folks over at NORAD are the classic Santa trackers and they're back at it again this year. They started tracking Santa back in 1955 after a department store ad accidentally misprinted a phone number. Instead of calling Santa, children unexpectedly began calling the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. 🤣

Their current Santa tracking site has a countdown, radar, and some holiday music and games. Visitors can see updates on Santa's preparations beginning at 4 am Christmas Eve. Children and parents can also call 1-877-446-6723 to inquire about Santa beginning at 6 am Christmas Eve.

Google also has a Santa tracker website. You get the same Santa tracking experience as NORAD without any of the worries of an errant hellfire missile strike bringing the big man down. They've got games, videos, an online yule log, and a “design your own elf” section.


Free Phone Call from Santa

Free Personalized Call From Santa

Your child can get a free personalized phone call from Santa right here via Package From Santa. You'll need to download their free app for iPhone / iPad or Android and then configure your one free call. You have to pay for any additional calls, so make sure you're ready for the initial freebie call!

You can choose the date & time of the call as well as select from over 30 unique messages from Santa. You also get to set the incoming call screen. Optionally, you can upload a photo of your child to appear in the call and you can have their age, state, country, and more mentioned! Here's an example of a type of free call from Santa you can build.

I have a strong feeling they'll try to upsell you on other items, but that shouldn't stop you from redeeming this great freebie for the kiddos! Just remember to use your freebie email and if they ever ask for a credit card, give them a free Privacy.com generated card with a $0 charge limit! 😉

Still on the fence? Previous reader reported their children loved their free Santa call!
I did this for my nephew yesterday and he is still talking about it with excitement. Megan


Did this for my niece tonight and I’m told she just stood there in shock, and then proceeded to have a conversation with the recording. Nick


Sent this to a crush & he got a kick out of it! It was fun personalizing it. Katie


I made one for my parents and they LOVED it! My dad said it made his night. Lianne

If you redeem this freebie, please let us know how your child enjoyed it in the comments!


Free Call from Santa

Free Personalized Video from Santa

This classic, annual children's freebie of a free personalized video from Santa isn't a typical offer that arrives in your mailbox. Instead, you get a unique, personalized video sent straight to your computer, phone, or tablet from the big man up North himself!

I also found this second free custom Santa video site from Synthesia!

These Santa freebies are always a favorite of Hiffers. Well, I'm assuming their children love it more than they do. It's fairly straightforward to set up and you're even given the option to pay for an upgraded video with more bells and whistles, but the free one gets the job done just fine.

Seriously though, a boatload of Hiffers always email me about this every year. And I don't mean some piddly canoe. We're talking gigantic, covid-filled cruise ships here. Every third email this time of year seems to be asking for me to post this. It's actually a nice break from the letters I typically receive. You'd think being told how handsome I am every day would be nice, but it sure can get tiring.


Free Lowe's DIY Holiday House Kits

Free Lowe’s DIY Holiday House Kits

Lowe's is getting into the holiday spirit by giving away a free DIY Holiday House activity kit. Registration opens here at 12:01am ET on Monday, December 6.

Each kit includes graham crackers, icing, and decorating candies plus four designs to help your family build the perfect holiday house.

There are limited quantities available at each store, so you must registered ASAP to guarantee your freebie!

After registering on December 6, you'll pick the freebie up from your local Lowe's at the Customer Service desk between December 9 13.

You might want to pick your freebies up on Saturday, December 11 between 9am 12pm. On that morning, there will be free hot cocoa, cookies, and candy canes available in-store!


Free Letter from Santa

Free Letters From Santa

Even while he's busy making enough toys to give away each year, Santa somehow finds time in his day to write individual letters to every little girl and boy who write him. As a kid, I never knew what his address was, but now that I've come across it, I thought I'd share it with all you kiddos out there! So be sure and write Santa early this year so that he can write you back before Christmas!

A lot of free Santa letter sites, especially those at the top of Google, are trying to sell you something. That goes against our entire ethos, so I've only included sites below that are 100% free with no upsell whatsoever. You might have to spend the cost of a self-addressed stamped envelope for an offer or there, but overall there's no require for payment or use of a credit card!

Santa Letter Postmarked from the North Pole

If you'd rather take care of writing the specific response, the USPS has a neat free program where you can have your letter postmarked from the North Pole. Here's how it works:

  1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and place it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole.
  2. Write a personalized response to your child's letter and sign it “From Santa.”
  3. Insert both letters into an envelope, and address it to your child.
  4. Add the return address: SANTA, NORTH POLE, to the envelope.
  5. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope.
  6. Place the complete envelope into a larger envelope, with appropriate postage, and address it to:

    NORTH POLE POSTMARK
    POSTMASTER
    4141 POSTMARK DR
    ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998

They recommend sending your letters by December 10 this year. Santa's helpers in Anchorage, AK, will take care of the rest!

Free Santa Letter from EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska

The 354th Operations Support Squadron's weather flight “elves” receive hundreds of letters each year, and acting on behalf of the “Big Guy,” send letters back to the children who write. They will even send out late post letters to children’s whose lists got delivered after the holidays.”

To get a free free letter from Santa sent to your house, please send a letter to:

Santa's Mailbag
2827 Flightline Ave. Suite 100B
354th OSS/OSW
Eielson AFB AK 99702-1520

I first found this great freebie in 2006, but turns out this Santa's Mailbag was started in 1954! A group of Airmen with the 58th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron wanted to assist the post office by responding to letters they received for Santa; more than 60 years later the program is still going strong.

Free Letter from Santa Claus Museum

Since 1914, children have had the joy of receiving letters from Santa Claus for free, and the tradition continues today. To receive a written letter from Santa Claus, just send a letter with a legible return address, mailed to:

Santa Claus
PO Box 1
Santa Claus, IN 47579

Every letter received by December 18, 2021 will receive a response from Santa and the Elves. Just remember, the earlier, the better!

Donations are always appreciated and may be sent with the letters, or mailed to Santa at the same address.

Free Santa Letter Template & Printables

A lot of sites have custom free Santa printable letter templates. Simply download the letters and fill out the necessary fields, if applicable.

There are two main types of free printables: The first are for writing personalized letters to your child. The second are for your child to fill out as a dear Santa letter template.

Here are some of our favorite free printable “fill in blank” letter from Santa templates:

Hopefully you're able to find a perfect free letter from santa printable for your family on one of those sites!


Free Krispy Kreme Halloween Doughnuts

Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on Halloween

You can get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut on October 31 by wearing a costume. It doesn't even have to be a specific costume, so head over whether you're dressed as a mummy, Frankenstein, or professional businessperson in your normal everyday clothes. They'll never know!

You get to choose from these three doughnuts:

  • Bewitched Broomstick – A Kreme™ filled doughnut dipped in purple icing, decorated with an icing swirl and gold stars, and finished with a green buttercreme and pretzel “broomstick”.
  • Abra Cat Dabra – An Original Glazed® doughnut dipped in chocolate icing and black sanding sugar and decorated like a cat with icing and sugar fondant eyes.
  • Enchanted Cauldron – A Glazed Chocolate Cake doughnut topped with Kreme™ and decorated like a cauldron with sprinkles and a pretzel “broomstick”.

Free Coffee on National Coffee Day

The Best 2022 National Coffee Day Freebies ☕

Thursday, September 29, 2022 is National Coffee Day. That means we get free days! No, free national?

*checks cue card*

Ohhhh, free coffee! Who would have guessed?

2022 Offers Coming Soon

The offers you see below are from last year! I'm trying to confirm all the 2022 offers ASAP. These offers are typically revealed during early September each year.

👑 Best National Coffee Day Freebie

Krispy Kreme Get a free brewed coffee and a free Original Glazed Doughnut!

☕ Confirmed 2021 National Coffee Day Freebies

7-Eleven 7Rewards loyalty members (free to join here) get one free, any size hot coffee with the purchase of a fresh baked good at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide

Those looking to celebrate at home can enjoy a free extra large hot coffee with any purchase through 7-Eleven Delivery via the 7NOW app, only on September 29. You can get free delivery by using code FREE4U

Biggby Coffee Free 20oz specialty beverage hot brewed coffee at participating locations.

Casey's A free small coffee from September 26 to October 2 with any purchase using Casey's Rewards (guests must save the offer in their Rewards account).

You also get a free small coffee simply by joining Casey's Rewards! This offer will be applied automatically and is valid for 10 days after joining. Use code Ryafer853 when joining for an additional 50 free bonus points!

Circle K Text FREE to 31310 to receive a digital coupon for a free cup of hot or iced coffee to redeem only on Wednesday, September 29, at participating Circle K stores.

Duck Donuts Registered Duck Donuts Rewards Members (join for free here) will receive an app reward to enjoy a free medium cold brew or frappe that can be redeemed in-shop or online Wednesday, Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. Guests must download and register for the app by Sept. 28, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Dunkin' All day on National Coffee Day, Wednesday, September 29, DD Perks members can get a FREE medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase. DD Perks is free to join and also entitles you to free Dunkin on your birthday!

MAPCO Free regular 16-ounce coffee.

Panera Bread They're giving parents & caregivers free coffee. Simply let Panera know at the cashier or drive-thru that you're a parent or caregiver and you'll receive free coffee all day. We're all caregivers for ourselves, so we all qualify!

Pilot Flying J Use their myRewards Plus app to get a free any size hot, iced, or cold brew Pilot coffee.

Starbucks Bring in a clean, empty, reusable cup (up to 20oz) and get a free cup of Pike Place Roast brewed coffee.

WaWa Free any sized coffee all day long. You can get this freebie multiple times!

☕ Previous Freebies from Recent Years Unconfirmed for 2021

Bojangles Get a $1 any size signature Bo’Town Roasters coffee.

Bruegger's BOGO medium coffee.

Corner Bakery Cafe Get a free coffee, any brewed hand-roasted coffee or cold brew, with any purchase.

Cumberland Farms Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 and receive a free coffee coupon! I couldn't find any verifcation for this online for 2019, however I just texted the number and got my coupon tonight. It explicitly says valid on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

LaMar's Donuts and Coffee Free small cup of coffee.

Le Pain Quotidien Free regular coffee to any person that brings in a reusable cup or mug.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Get a large (24 oz.) coffee or hot beverage for only $1 on Sunday and Monday. On both days, hot beverage sales will go to Love's 20th annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals campaign.

PJ's Coffee Free 12 oz. Viennese blend hot or cold brew coffee.

Speedway Get a free BELVITA Breakfast Biscuits with any size coffee purchase.

Tim Hortons Place an order via their mobile app and you'll get a reward coupon good for a free coffee.

White Castle A free small coffee is yours with any purchase.

National Coffee Day Facts & Stats
The majority of U.S. adults drink two to three cups of coffee a day on average.

Please let me know in the comments of any I missed!