Free 7-Eleven Slurpee in July

Free 7-Eleven Slurpee on July 11

July 11 is otherwise known as 7-11. At least most of us call it 7-11. Maybe you're certifiably loco and call it Kingfork Day or 7-*foghorn noise*. If that's the case, then you and I should definitely hang out, as we'd assuredly have some fun.

Where was I? Oh yeah, the annual Free Slurpee Day on July 11 is right around the corner! According to their recent press release, all customers who visit participating 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores will receive a free small Slurpee drink. These will be given away all day during business hours on Thursday, July 11, 2024.

If you can't redeem your freebie on July 11, then you can join their free 7Rewards club and you'll get a coupon in your account for a free Slurpee that's valid through the end of the month!

Here's their store locator if you need help finding a nearby spot. It's better than the alternative, which is to drive around aimlessly, navigate only by sticking your head out the window, and shouting for directions at stop lights. Sure, it's fun, but not very effective!


Free Summer Events, Activities, Freebies for Kids

50+ Free Summer Kids Events, Activities, & Freebies!

With summer in full swing (woooo!), I thought it'd be a good idea to compiled a list of all the free kids summertime events & activities.

Check out some of these free events before summer 2024 ultimately ends (boooo!)

It's important to point out that while many of these are traditional freebies available each summer, you may encounter some offers are slowly rolling back out due to last year's shutdown. Therefore, I strongly suggest calling ahead and confirming your local establishment is participating in any of these.

Get freebies and discounts simply by reading books!

The free reading programs are always a big hit each year. 11 companies such as Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Chuck E. Cheese, Pizza Hut and many more reward good behavior by offering freebies and prizes for reading. Most stores have a free reading companies guide or tracker that you can print at home, fill out as your child reads over the summer, then turn it in for freebies!

Kids bowl free every day all summer long!

In fact, they get two free games of bowling! All you have to do is register ahead of time.

“It's about that time for the return of the favorite kids bowl free all summer deal! Sign up and your children will get two free games of bowling every day this summer. That's valued at over $500.”

Don't forget kids skate free during the summer too.

Multiple locations in 36 states offer free kids roller skating sessions with the one-time purchase of a $4.99 pass. The pass lasts for 12 months, giving ample opportunities to take advantage of its value. If there are no locations near you, you can send a letter encouraging them to join!

Attend a free in-store kids event at multiple stores!

At least seven stores offer recurring, monthly in-store free kids events. Some of the most popular summer activities are from such stores as:

As more free events are found, I update them to the list so you never miss out.

Enjoy a show with cheap admission to kids movies (average $1) all summer long!

At least 17 different cinema and theater chains across the nation, both big and small, offer some sort of summer movie ticket admission deals. In many cases, you can either get free admission or super cheap tickets for G and PG movies. Some chains are also offering discounted concessions and snacks as well.

They're cheap, they're air conditioned, and they're all summer long!

Good grades and report cards freebies are a real thing as well!

Get discounts and outright freebies at 12 confirmed restaurants and retailers! We've found another half dozen potential freebies as well

Enjoy a weekend outdoors during free National Parks admission days

The next National Parks free admission day August 4, 2024! Pay no entrance fee at any of our nation's 58 wonderful national parks scattered across the country.

Don't get lost, especially since most states give out free state road maps.

Go fishing for free during all 50 state's free dates!

While some states only hold license-free fishing dates early in the year, others hold multiple dates throughout the summer and even into fall! Check out your state's dates and then go reel in a fish or two with the little ones! These free fishing days are awesome. Take it from somebody who learned the hard way that you needed a license to fish 😀

Explore the outdoors for free by Geocaching!

Geocaching was one of my family's favorite activities back when multiple young ones were running around the house. All you need is a phone or GPS to access over 2.5 million free geocaches hidden all over the world! No matter how big or small your community, you'll be surprised how many geocaches are nearby!

Reuse old pieces with free LEGO instructions

LEGO has a huge, searchable database of free LEGO instructions to download! Put those old toys back to good use by building a long-forgotten LEGO or maybe even something new!


Free Summer Movie Deals

2024 Summer Movie Deals & Freebies for Families with Kids

Eagle-eyed Hiffers (holy crap, how did you get an EAGLE'S EYE?!) know that my current offspring count sits equal to the number of home runs I've hit for the Seattle Mariners this season. That said, growing up with tons of siblings, I have an inkling for what it's like with bored, moping children around the house. For you see, I myself get bored. A lot. And if your kids are anything like me, it must be insufferable to be around them when they have nothing to do. Plus it's hot outside. we need some cheap, air-conditioned entertainment!

As such, here's a huge list of all the free & cheap kids summer movie events! Almost every theater chain has a dedicated page advertising their summer deals, plus a helpful list of participating locations. So be sure to make sure your local spot is holding a deal before heading out.

I've included both nationwide and smaller, regional chains so as many Hiffers can take advantage of these deals as possible. I'm sure there are more, so please leave a comment if you find any I missed.

Confirmed Kids Movies Deals for 2024

Alamo Drafthouse – Their summer Kids Camp shows children's classics with tickets at $5, depending on location. 100% of proceeds go to nonprofits – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (June), Shoes That Fit (July) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (August). You can even buy your tickets online, making this super easy and relaxing.

AMC Theaters – Bring in your kids and enjoy family favorite movies back on the big screen with our Summer Movie Camp. From June 24 through August 14, get tickets for as low as $3 plus tax throughout the summer.

Cinemark Century Theaters – Their Summer Movie Clubhouse is 8 weeks of $1.75 movies for kids from June 10 – August 15. They're also offering $1 off deals on kids' snack packs, and any size popcorn & drink combos during Summer Movie Clubhouse showtimes.

Cineplex – Saturday mornings will feature Cineplex Family Favourites at 11am. Watch a family favorite film each week for only $3.99 for CineClub members (booking fee waived), $4.99 for Scene+ members ($3.99 + $1.00 online booking fee), or $5.49 for all other online purchases ($3.99 + $1.50 online booking fee).

Classic Cinemas – Running June 5 – August 11, take part in the Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Ticket prices are just $2 on Wednesday mornings, with all movies rated G or PG. Showtimes begin at 10:00am, but doors open at 9:00am where you can arrive early to meet some of your favorite characters and join in on the fun games & activities.

Georgia Theatre Company – Join them for the Summer Kid Show Series at 10:00am every Tuesday and Thursday in June and July. They've got $2 admission, $2 drinks, $2 popcorn, and $2 M&M's Minis. Doors open at 9:15am and sensory friendly shows will be available for all films.

GQT Movies – They're offering free family movies every Wednesday & Thursday at 10:00am from June 5 – August 8! Movies change each week and seating is limited to one auditorium with all seats on a first come, first serve basis.

Harkins Theater – Each week from June 3 through July 26, see a family favorite movie for only $2 per film. As an added deal, you can buy a ticket to all 8 movies at once for $8, making each movie only $1!

Free Summer Movie Discounts Freebies

Marcus Theaters – Join them thru August 29 while they feature a favorite family flick for just $3.50. Special sized popcorn, hot dogs, and and fountain drinks are $3.50 as well.

Alternatively, there's the option to purchase a Kids Dream Passport, which entitles the passport holder to see all 12 movies film at any theatre hosting the series for just $18.

Megaplex Theatres – Each location starts at a different time, so you'll need to check your local schedule for exact dates. However, all locations will show 10 popular family films over the course of 10 weeks. Individual tickets are $2.50 or you can buy a 10-week pass for only $25, making each movie only $1! This years schedule has movies on Mon-Wed at 10am with sensory friendly shows at 10:30am.

Metropolitan Theaters – Get $2 admission to movies at 10am Tuesday and Thursday, starting June 18 – August 6. Dates, showtimes and films vary by theatre, so check the listings scheduled at your local theatre.

Phoenix Theatres – Absolutely free select 10:00am showings of kid movies every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through June, July, and into August. Doors open at 9am and all ages are welcome. There's also a “special kiddie meal” available, but I'm not sure what's included in that.

Regal Cinemas – All summer long, watch select G or PG family movies for just $1 a ticket! Show dates are 11am Tuesdays & Wednesdays and run from June 11 through August 7.

They'll also sell a specially priced $5 Snack Pack, which includes a junior-sized drink, snack-sized popcorn, and fruit snacks with an optional $3 Dippin’ Dots add-on.

Studio Movie Grill – Their Summer Children's Series is every Monday thru Thursday at noon from May 27 – August 22. Tickets are $6 and include a small popcorn and small drink.

Showcase Cinemas – Their Bookworm Wednesdays allow kids to bring in a book report at a participating Cinema de Lux, Showcase, or Multiplex Cinemas box office (6 and under don't need this) in exchange for free ticket. Tickets must be reserved in advance online and the promo runs from July 5 through July 31.

The best I ever got for a book report was the promise of no more book reports.

Ultra Star Cinemas – Finally, see a different movie every week at 11:00am for just $2. New movies are rotated each week and the deals run every Monday-Friday from June 10 – August 2.

So there you have it. Like I said earlier, please leave a comment if you know of any programs I missed.

Previous Summer Movies Deals Unconfirmed for 2024

Bow Tie Cinemas – Select locations are showing free kids movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am from June 25 to Aug. 21.

Marquee Cinemas – Each week they offer family-friendly flicks, usually at 9:30 am on Tuesday or Wednesday, with regional sales and discounts. Click on your local theater to see a full schedule and offers.

Paragon Theaters – Scroll down to find their Free Kids Movies promotion. In 2019 they offered free admission for 10am movies on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Seats are limited to first come, first serve.

Other Summer Freebies


National Donut Day Freebies 2019

2025 National Doughnut Day Freebies

Friday, June 6, 2025 is the next National Doughnut Day. Or National Donut Day, whichever way you swing. It dates back to 1938 and dates forward to delicious, scrumptious free doughnuts and donuts and coffee!

So dig out those extra stretchy pants and skimp on dessert for a few nights because we're about to get some free doughnuts and donuts! As always, you might want to confirm with your local store that they're participating in any promotions. I've listed all the confirmed 2024 offers I could find.

If you spot any I missed, please leave a comment with a link to the offer!

Krispy Kreme – Your pick of any “favorite” doughnut is free, minus limited time only doughtnuts. Their chocolate iced kreme filled have always been a favorite of mine since I was a wee little Goob. (locations)

Dunkin' – Free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage. (locations)

LaMar's – Their Twitter page says to spread the word to get free donuts on June 7 with no purchase necessary. (locations)

Duck Donuts – Receive a free cinnamon sugar donut with no purchase necessary. (locations)

Shipley Do-Nuts – One free signature glazed do-nut with any purchase from 5am – 12pm. If ordering online ahead, then use promo code DONUTDAY24. (locations)

Tim Hortons – It sure would be nice if Tim Hortons put a date on their website. That'd make my job a lot easier when it comes to confirming the validity of this offer! That said, I think this is for 2024. Just log into your Tim Rewards account, active the offer in your offer tray, then add a donut to your order and checkout for free. This offer is available all week long. (locations)

Randy's Donuts – One free classic donut of your choice, from 6am – 12pm. (locations)

Stan's Donuts – They'll give a free chocolate-dipped donut with every purchase. These look delicious! (locations)

Honey Dew Donuts – A day after I went to publication, they let me know that we get a free donut with a medium drink purchase this year. (locations)

Rise'n Roll – New to the list this year is Rise'n Roll! They're offering a free Cinnamon Caramel donut. (locations)

Unconfirmed Freebies

Cumberland Farms – For the third year in a row, many sites and even news stations are reporting you'll get a free doughnut if you buy any sized drink, but I can't find anything from CF confirming this. They've held similar promotions on past National Doughnut Days though, so I'd call ahead if you're interested in this.

If you have a link or press release from Cumberland Farms confirming this freebie, please share in the comments!

Kwik Trip – In 2022, they gave a coupon for a free Cake Donut, Dunker, or Glazer with your Kwik Rewards card. After logging in, go to “Coupons” and click “Add Offer” to save the coupon to your account. They didn't offer anything in 2023 and it doesn't appear as if they are offering anything in 2024 either. (locations)


Free Kids Summer Reading Programs for free books and prizes

2024 Kids Summer Reading Freebies & Deals

As long as you count the back of cereal boxes, I'm quite the voracious reader. I read on average two books a month and if your children are anything like me, they might be interested in this list I compiled of free summer reading programs! I've been updating this list since 2014 and was pretty surprised at how many of the offers still existed in 2024!

Below are all of the 2024 summer reading freebies and deals for kids! Most follow the “read X books, get 1 free” model, but there are a few that differ. Hopefully your little one enjoys reading or at least getting freebies 🙂

I also have an idea I wanted to pass along. With some of these programs, you earn a free book off a list of available books. If your child reads this summer, but isn't interested in the freebies, consider donating them! School and public library are always desperate for books. Donating them to The Salvation Army or Goodwill is another possibility. Regardless, showing your child that freebies can be fun and helpful to others is a cool idea!

Finally, if you're still looking for additional summer reading resources, then I would start with this collection of summer reading information from the NEA.

Confirmed 2024 Summer Reading Freebies

Barnes & Noble – For kids in grades 1-6, get a free book after reading 8 books and filling out a Reading Journal by August 31.

For adults in many year's past, they could get a free tall hot or iced coffee from the cafe by sharing your child's school required reading list, but I'm uncertain if they brought this offer back this year or not. They also have coupons and discounts listed under the “Coupons & Deals” tab.

Books-A-Million – Read 4 books from their list and write about each book on this logbook, then take the form in-store to get a free Wings of Fire dragon hat.

Chuck E. Cheese – They have a ton of methods for kids to earn freebies, from good grades to sports achievements to reading in Spanish or English! This reading rewards calendar doesn't expire until 12/31/25 and gets 10 free Play Points with any food purchase.

Department of Defense – The DOD offers a summer reading program for military families & children stationed worldwide. In partnership with iREAD Summer Reading, library programs will include activities, graphics, crafts, reading lists, incentives, and much more for children, teens, and adults.

For more information, please contact your installation library (here's a full list with direct links!) or email them.

Half Price Books – Registration is now open! Starting on June 1, children 14 and under who read 300 minutes over June and July (that's only 5 mins/day) will earn $5 free Bookworm Bucks and a camp stickers sheet. There are also additional summer reading activities.

Teens can also earn HPB Bookworm Bucks by reading any of the listed titles and writing a short review.

New York Times – This will be their 15th annual Summer Reading Contest. Every Friday from June 9 through August 18, any middle and high-school student can read one article in the NYT and write in about why they read it or what interested them. As of this year, they can also manke a video up to 90 seconds long!

At the end of the week, judges from the Times newsroom pick favorite responses and publish them here. Aside from broadening their horizon's and randomly posting some of the selected weekly responses, there doesn't look to be any “reason” to do this. Still, 15-year-old-Goob would have gone crazy over this offer so maybe there's a kindred Hiffer out there who would enjoy this.

Pizza Hut – This classic program lets children earn a free personal pan pizza in exchange for reading anything over the summer. Parents can sign up and track their child's progress online without any forms.

Public Libraries – Be sure to check with your local libraries, as they often host multiple weekly, monthly, and seasonal events and reading competitions.

Reading with the Rays – Florida children can read anything they desire and receive free baseball prizes! Each child who completes their Reading with the Rays game card is eligible for two (2) free Lower Reserved tickets, subject to availability. Other prizes include a bookmark, lanyard, and hanging felt banner.

Here are the eligible game date:

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 – SEATTLE MARINERS – 6:50 P.M.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – WASHINGTON NATIONALS – 1:40 P.M.
SUNDAY, JULY 14 – CLEVELAND GUARDIANS – 1:40 P.M.
TUESDAY, JULY 30 – MIAMI MARLINS – 6:50 P.M.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 13 – HOUSTON ASTROS – 6:50 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 18 – ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS – 1:40 P.M.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 – SAN DIEGO PADRES – 6:50 P.M.
MONDAY, SEPT. 2 – MINNESOTA TWINS – 6:50 P.M.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 3 – MINNESOTA TWINS – 6:50 P.M.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 – MINNESOTA TWINS – 6:50 P.M.

Scholastic – May 9 through September 12, kids can log their reading time online as part of the Scholastic Summer Reading ‘Home Base' Program. Over the course of 10 weeks, kids can unlock digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Maintaining a reading streak will also unlock donations of 100,000 books from Scholastic to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

Showcase Cinemas – Bookworm Wednesday rewards your little one with free admission to a select children's film when they present a book report. Accompanying parents or guardians and children under six years of age receive free admission and do not need to submit a book report!

Previous Summer Reading Deals Unconfirmed for 2024

The items below were summer reading deals during 2018-2022. If I find confirmation they'll return this year, I'll move them up above.

American Girl – Select locations in large cities are being held for girls ages 8 and up. Kids get to decorate their own bookmark and summer reading log and can take home a doll-sized poster.

DOGOBooks – Ten participants who review the most books will be eligible to win a Prize Pack of seven books shown on the site. The next twenty-five participants with the most reviews will be eligible to win a $10 Gift Card.

H-E-B – Texas children can take part in the H-E-Buddy summer reading club. They have to read 10 books, including 1 Read-3 book, and send in this form by October 1 in order to receive a “cool prize,” which looks to be a free t-shirt.

H‑E‑Buddy Summer Reading Program
10530 Sentinel
San Antonio, TX 78217

LifeWay – Take your completed Summer Reading Journal to the register at your local LifeWay store to get one of nine books plus receive a free Bible, while supplies last.

SYNC – I hate to say that SYNC has officially ended after 14 year. This was a free program that offered audiobooks each week to teens at least 13 years old. Two audiobooks were available each week through the Sora reading app, but unfortunately they ended this program in 2024.

TD Bank – We can't forget the classic offer by TD Bank! Kids in grades K-5 have from June 1 until Aug. 31 to read 10 books. They'll be rewarded with cold, hard cash in the form of $10 added to their free savings account.


Mother's Day Freebies & Restaurant Deals

Mother’s Day Freebies & Restaurant Deals

I hope I'm not telling you anything new when I say Sunday, May 12, 2024 is Mother's Day! As such, I put together this list of Mother's Day freebies and deals, including restaurant gift card sales.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the freebies below are available on Sunday. As always, be sure to confirm with your local store about their participating in the freebie promo.

To make it easier to scan, I've marked the three types of offers as follows:

  • These are pure freebies!
  • These are either BOGO deals on some sort of special on a various menu items or entrees.
  • These are gift card deals that give a nice bang for your buck. People & families have their own favorite restaurants, so these gift card deals make sense if you know you'll be eating at one of these restaurants in the near future.
Many restaurants require you to join their free rewards program. When doing so, be sure to enter your birthday so you'll get their free stuff on your birthday every single year! Hundreds of places offer great freebies during your birthday month!

Mother's Day Freebies

  • Applebee's – Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card. This promo is available online through June 23.
  • Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza – Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $40 bonus card. This promo is available in-store, online, or within the ACFP app.
  • Auntie Anne's – BOGO FREE Pretzels as long as you've joined their free rewards program. Also, buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 coupon for your next purchase. This deal is available to rewards members through July 21.
  • Baskin Robbins – Pre-order an ice cream cake in-app and get $5 off a $35+ order with promo code MOM. This deal is available through Wednesday, May 16.
  • Beef O' Brady's – On Mother's Day, Mom's get to eat off a $10 menu with the purchase of an additional entrée.
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse – Moms get free stemless wine glass on both Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12.
  • BurgerFi – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card.
  • Burger King – New rewards members who specifically sign up on Mother's Day will get a BOGO Whopper. So either sign Mom up to the Royal Perks or just make a new email account 🙂
  • Carvel – Buy $25 in gift card and get a $5 bonus card until June 16.
  • Cinnabon – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card until June 22.
  • Cracker Barrel – Free Mother's Day Card with a coupon for a free Barrel Bite appetize.
  • Denny's – Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus, with no limit.
  • Hamburger Stand – Moms get a free meal, which includes a Hamburger, regular fries, and small soda
  • Hooters – BOGO 10 wings. Just the place and meal every Mom wants! 😄
  • IHOP – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card, until June 30.
  • Jamba – Buy $30 in gift cards and get two $5 eRewards.
  • Logan's Roadhouse – Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card, until June 16.
  • Main Event – Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card, until August 10.
  • McAlister's Deli – Buy $30 in gift cards and get a $10 reward card.
  • Moe's Southwest Grill – Buy a $30 gift card and get two $5 reward cards, with no limit, as long as you're a Moe Rewards memeber.
  • Outback Steakhouse – Buy a $50 gift card and get two $10 bonus cards.
  • P.F. Chang's – Moms who dine between Friday and Sunday get a bounce back card good for a free entrée May 17-June 11 when their Mother's Day meal is $50 or more.
  • Panda Express – Get a 5-person family meal for $30 with promo code THANKSMOM. This is only available via online orders. Making a $30 purchase will also trigger a free bowl reward added to your account.
  • Raising Cane's – Raising Cane's loyalty members who signed up before Friday should have a promo code in their account good for a BOGO combo meal box.
  • Round Table Pizza – A lot of news sites are reporting 15% off orders over $40 with promo code LOVEMOM, but I'm having trouble confirming this deal. All I'm seeing is the offer to cut a pizza into the shape of a heart. But it can't hurt to try the code online and see if it works, right?
  • Schlotzsky's – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 e-gift card. Or buy $30 in gift cards and get two $5 rewards
  • Scooter's Coffee – BOGO drink, which can be redeemed via their mobile app.
  • Smokey Bones – Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card, with no limit, until June 30.
  • Smoothie King – Again, I'm having trouble confirming this offer, but a lot of news outlets say we can get a BOGO smoothie of 20 oz. or bigger, excluding Hulk and Gladiator sizes. I would ask & confirm this offer before ordering. This runs from May 11-13.
  • TCBY – They're offering a free 6 oz. scoop of frozen yogurt in a cup or cone to all moms!
  • TGI Fridays – Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card until June 30. Alternatively, buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card, also thru June 30.
  • Wienerschnitzel – Moms get a free meal, which includes a Chili Dog, small fries, and small soda.
  • White Castle – Get 20% off any order with the coupon on their site.

As always, please leave a comment and share any freebies or offers I missed!


Free Mother's Day Card

Free Mother’s Day Card

Moonpig (what a name!) is giving away a free customized Mother's Day card with free postage. Clicking the link should auto-apply the necessary promo code of EVERYGIRLFREE. Then choose from over 700 card designs and start crafting your message to Mom.

After creating your card with a custom photo and message, select “standard” size and go through the checkout steps to send your free card. Once you reach the payment screen, be sure to click the white “Apply Voucher” button to activate the promo code! The payment screen should say $0.00 total. Finally, enter your mom's mailing address and choose free shipping.


National Pretzel Day Freebie

Free Pretzels on National Pretzel Day, April 26, 2025

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 Saturday, April 26, 2024 with no purchase necessary!

Confirmed 2025 Free Pretzel Offers

None confirmed yet. These offers usually show up about one month prior to National Pretzel Day, so check back in early April to see what's free this year!

Previous Year's 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! If you don't already have an account, now is the perfect time to register so that your free pretzel offer is waiting for you in your Pretzel Perks account. When joining, use promo code RYANE7068 to earn a free bonus reward.
  • Ben's Soft Pretzels – Make a minimum donation of $1, while in-store, to their partnered charity and receive a free original jumbo pretzel.
  • Philly Pretzel Factory – They're giving in-store customers a free pretzel, valued up to $1, with no purchase necessary. This was available from 7am-7pm on previous years and I expect that to be the same this year.
  • Pretzelmaker – When I asked if they're doing anything in 2024, 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.

  • Sheetz – Open the app and look under “Offers” to find a deal for a free soft pretzel with any soft drink or coffee purchase.

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


Free Plant from Lowe's for Mother's Day

Lowe’s: Free Plant for Mother’s Day (Must Register Now!)

On May 11 & May 12, you can get a free plant from Lowe's in honor of Mother's Day! However, you must register for this ahead of time! Create or login to your MyLowe's Rewards account, then look for this box on your dashboard and click the blue Reserve button to select your local store and reserve a pickup time.

If you're having trouble finding the box to register, click this link and then look for this image:

Lowes Free Plant Registration


Tax Day Freebies

2025 Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Ahh, glorious Income Tax Day is upon us with but a single day to spare. I've still yet to finish mine. I've only entered in my name and address on my 1040, but the status bar still reads as 0% complete. That's not too encouraging if you ask me. I might just end up filing for an extension this morning. Hooray Democracy! At least I'm a few steps ahead of Homer Simpson.

While I toil away at figuring out which of my plants count as dependents (hey, they couldn't live without me!), enjoy this list of 2024 Tax Day freebies and deals! I should note, you may see other frugal sites reporting additional freebies, but I didn't include those. Everything below are offers with hard evidence for them online.

Unless otherwise noted, these freebies are available on Tuesday, April 15, 2025 only.

2024 Tax Day Freebies

File Your Taxes – Before we get to the fun stuff, you've filed your taxes, right?! If you haven't, you can file your free federal tax return in minutes with Turbo Tax or H&R Block. I'd start with getting that done before scoring any freebies from below 😀

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza – Save 15% off any dine-in order at participating locations.

BJ's Brewhouse – Save $10 on any $40+ take-out or delivery order with promo code 10FOFF40.

BurgerFi – Snag a meal for 15% off the entire purchase when you dine-in at participating locations.

California Pizza Kitchen – CPK is also offering $10 off any $40+ order, including dine-in or takeout. In order to access this, you need to a be a free rewards member. If you sign up today, you'll also get a free starter on your next visit and you'll opt into their annual birthday freebie offer.

Fazoli's – Make a $5 purchase and get 6 free breadsticks by using code Tax24.

Great American Cookie – They're offering fans a BOGO on a cookie cake slice. Man, I really wish I had one of these near me!

Hooters – They also have a BOGO on 10-count wings, as well as $4 Dos Equis draft beers and $4 legendary margaritas.

Kona Ice – Stop by a Kona Ice truck during select hours for a free cup of tropical shaved ice.

Noodles & Company – $4.15 off any online order of $24+ for Rewards Members. Wow, in past years this used to be $4/10, so they've made the deal a bit worse IMHO.

Krispy Kreme – When you visit a shop on Monday, April 15, pay ONLY the sales tax on an Original Glazed® Dozen when you buy an Assorted or Original Glazed Dozen at regular price. ​

To make this deal even sweeter, when you order online, get the second Original Glazed Dozen completely free when you order an Assorted or Original Glazed Dozen at regular price! Just use promo code TAXBREAK when ordering online.​

Krystal – Places a Krystal order online and use code BOGOKRYSTAL at checkout to enjoy a BOGO Free Krystal, with a limit of five per order.

Office Depot – Get free paper shredding for up to 5 lbs of document shredding through Saturday, April 29. You'll need to use the coupon found at the bottom of the linked page.

Paris Baguette – Rewards members get a free pastry with any beverage purchase.

Pot Belly Sandwiches – Score a BOGO original sandwich when you order through their app and use coupon code BOGO.

Shipley Do-Nuts – Ease the Tax Day blues with a BOGO half-dozen box of do-nuts.

Sonny's BBQ – Half price Irresistible Ribs Special (IRS) on your choice of Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs, two Sidekicks and either cornbread or garlic bread.

TGI Fridays – Join their free loyalty program and you'll snag a BOGO entrée available through April 30, 2024. They also have $7 Tax Break Margaritas with dine-in meals for the rest of the month.

White Castle – Use code WC15OFF to take 15% off any online or in-store order.

As always, if you know about a freebie I missed, please share it with me and other Hiffers alike in the comments!


Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day on May 3, 2025

Mark your calendars! The 24th annual Free Comic Book Day is slated for Saturday, May 3, 2025. 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.