Free Plant from Lowe's for Mother's Day

Lowe’s: Free Plant for Mother’s Day (Must Register on April 30!)

On May 14, you can get a free plant from Lowe's in honor of Mother's Day! However, you must register for this ahead of time and registration begins on April 30! I'll schedule a reminder for this at the end of the month.

After registering and selecting your store, they'll email you redemption code to bring into your local Lowe's store to pick up your free plant for Mom.


Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone 2023

On Monday, March 20, 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 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!


Best Gifts for Men Under 25

Best Gifts for Men Under $25

It might seem a little too obvious, but the best way to buy presents for men is to think about their interests and hobbies. For example, if the man enjoys sports, you could buy him tickets to a game or a piece of sports memorabilia. If he is into technology, you could buy him a new gadget or accessory. Another approach is to ask the man's friends or family members for gift ideas, as they may have a better sense of what he would like. Ultimately, the best present is one that is thoughtful and shows that you understand the recipient's interests and preferences.

With that said, here's a collection of the best gifts for men under $25 that will hopefully please one of the men in your life!

Preview Product Price
Hanes Men’s Short Sleeve Graphic T-shirt Collection Hanes Men’s Short Sleeve Graphic T-shirt Collection $16.00 $13.00Amazon Prime
Popcorn Movie Night Supplies Popcorn Kernels Popcorn Seasoning 16 Pack, 5 Gourmet Popcorn Kernels, 5 Popcorn Seasoning Variety Packs Non-GMO Snacks, Includes 6 Bags, Gift Basket Idea Popcorn Movie Night Supplies Popcorn Kernels Popcorn Seasoning 16 Pack, 5 Gourmet Popcorn Kernels, 5... $24.95 $21.98Amazon Prime
Tommy Hilfiger Men's Leather Wallet - Thin Sleek Casual Bifold with 6 Credit Card Pockets and Removable ID Window, Light Tan Tommy Hilfiger Men's Leather Wallet - Thin Sleek Casual Bifold with 6 Credit Card Pockets and... $30.00 $24.84Amazon Prime
No Man’s Land MILD Beef Jerky High Protein Low Calorie Low Carb Beef Snack 2.0oz Bag No Man’s Land MILD Beef Jerky High Protein Low Calorie Low Carb Beef Snack 2.0oz Bag $16.94
Coffee Mug Warmer for Desk with Auto Shut Off, Coffee Cup Warmer for Desk Office Home-Coffee Gifts Coffee Mug Warmer for Desk with Auto Shut Off, Coffee Cup Warmer for Desk Office Home-Coffee Gifts $29.99 $13.49Amazon Prime
SoundBot SB210 HD Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Beanie Headset Musical Knit Headphone Speaker Hat Speakerphone Cap,Built-in Mic (BLK SoundBot SB210 HD Stereo Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Smart Beanie Headset Musical Knit Headphone Speaker...
The Ultimate Bathroom Reader: Interesting Stories, Fun Facts and Just Crazy Weird Stuff to Keep You Entertained on the Throne! (Perfect Gag Gift) The Ultimate Bathroom Reader: Interesting Stories, Fun Facts and Just Crazy Weird Stuff to Keep You... $14.99 $11.90Amazon Prime
Hanes Men's Memory Foam Indoor/Outdoor Microsuede Clog Slipper Shoe, Grey, Medium Hanes Men's Memory Foam Indoor/Outdoor Microsuede Clog Slipper Shoe, Grey, Medium $23.99Amazon Prime
Men's Star Wars Periodic Table of Elements Graphic T-Shirt XL Asphalt Men's Star Wars Periodic Table of Elements Graphic T-Shirt XL Asphalt $22.99Amazon Prime
PARIGO LED Flashlight Gloves, Easter Gifts for Men Dad Father Husband Him Boyfriend Grandpa Brother Son Coworkers Friends, Cool Birthday Gifts for Men Adults Car Guy Repairing Fishing Camping Light PARIGO LED Flashlight Gloves, Easter Gifts for Men Dad Father Husband Him Boyfriend Grandpa Brother... $21.99 $14.99Amazon Prime
Bonsai Starter Kit - Gardening Gift for Women & Men - Bonsai Tree Growing Garden Crafts Hobby Kits for Adults, Unique DIY Hobbies for Plant Lovers - Unusual Christmas Gifts Ideas, or Gardener Mother Bonsai Starter Kit - Gardening Gift for Women & Men - Bonsai Tree Growing Garden Crafts Hobby Kits... $32.99 $19.98Amazon Prime
Beer Gifts for Men, Unique Christmas Gifts for Him Boyfriend Husband. Crincy Motorcycle Beer Bottle Opener. Men's Gift Birthday Biker Gift Father's Day Gift for Dad Grandpa. Beer Gifts for Men, Unique Christmas Gifts for Him Boyfriend Husband. Crincy Motorcycle Beer Bottle... $12.99 $9.99Amazon Prime
Kasa Smart Light Switch HS200, Single Pole, Needs Neutral Wire, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch Works with Alexa and Google Home, UL Certified, No Hub Required , White Kasa Smart Light Switch HS200, Single Pole, Needs Neutral Wire, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch Works with... $19.99 $13.52Amazon Prime
Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag, Carhartt Brown Carhartt Deluxe Dual Compartment Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag, Carhartt Brown $29.99Amazon Prime
RainBowl Toilet Light with Motion Sensor - Unique Cool Gadget - LED Toilet Bowl Night Light - Funny Birthday Gifts for Men, Mens Gifts for House Warming - Gag Gift for Dad, Boyfriend, Husband, Him RainBowl Toilet Light with Motion Sensor - Unique Cool Gadget - LED Toilet Bowl Night Light - Funny... $14.99 $9.95Amazon Prime
NUMHOSAI 2023 Powerful Electric Razor for Men - Type C Fast Charging Mini Shave Portable Men's Electric Shaver for Smooth Shave(Black) NUMHOSAI 2023 Powerful Electric Razor for Men - Type C Fast Charging Mini Shave Portable Men's...

I'm Thinking Tee Shirt
This tee shirt is stylish and funny for a great budget friendly gift for guy

Movie Night Popcorn Seasoning Kit
This gift set has several seasonings and varieties of popcorn for the ultimate movie night snack.

Tommy Hilfiger Slim Wallet
This slim wallet is a great gift that will get a lot of use without looking bulky in a pocket.

No Man's Land Jerky
Not sure what to give a guy on your shopping list? You can’t go wrong with jerky! Get a few bags to make a great gift.

Coffee Warmer
Keep his coffee warm, even when he is busy with this mug warmer that will look great on his desk.

Bluetooth Beanie
This is a great gift for a guy who likes to run. He can take his music along, hands free with this beanie.

The Ultimate Bathroom Reader
This book is nothing short of entertaining! Guys will love diving into the pages of this interesting book.

Two Toned Memory Foam Slippers
These are so comfy around the house and they are affordable for a functional gift idea.

Star Wars Periodic Elements Shirt
This is such a fun gift idea for any guy who loves that galaxy far far away!

Flashlight Gloves
This gift idea might come in handy the next time a guy finds himself working in a dark spot. This is such a unique and functional gift idea for your budget.

Bonsai Starter Kit
This kit has everything needed to start a satisfying new hobby. Guys will love to tend to their very own homegrown bonsai tree.

Motorcycle Bottle Opener
This bottle opener is a show piece too. Anyone who likes motorcycles will rev their engines for this under $10 gift.

Smart Light Switch
A smart light switch makes for a great gift that will be appreciated and enjoyed, and it is under $25.

Carhartt Lunch Box
This rugged and durable lunch box is sure to get lots of use. It keeps the contents cool and looks tough in the process.

Toilet Light
This gift will get some giggles and a lot of use too. It makes a late night trip to the bathroom easier on the eyes!

Beard Bib
Give the gift of mess free shaving with this handy beard bib. It attaches to the mirror for a mess free shave.


Free Museum Day Admission

2024 Free Museum Admission Day 🖼️🏛️

If you're bored on Saturday, September 17, 2022 and live near one of the thousands of participating museums, then you should take advantage of the annual Free Museum Admission Day! This annual free event grants free general admission for two people each to hundreds of museums nationwide.

I can't tell you how many Hiffers have taken advantage of this awesome yearly event. I get so many emails each year of people thanking me for posting this and sharing stories of fun times they had at a museum they otherwise wouldn't have visited.

To get started, go here and click “GET A TICKET.” Then select the museum you want to attend for free and submit your name & email address. You'll then be able to download your ticket immediately and they'll also email you a copy. Check your inbox for an email from [email protected] with a link to your ticket.

You can't download a ticket for more than one museum, so pick wisely! There are no takebacks or edits allowed – however, since they check by email, you can always use another email if you change your mind.

Some museums require a printed ticket while others will allow you to show it via smartphone. To find out which, just look on your ticket.

If you have children and want to know if your child counts as one of the free admissions, check with the specific museums. Basically, if admission to the museum is typically free for children, then the museum will not count your child as your Museum Day guest. But if the museum normally charges admission for children, then your child will count as one of your Museum Day guests. Remember, a single ticket provides general admission for the named ticket holder plus one guest.

It's rather impressive how many museums, zoos, and cultural institutions the Smithsonian has convinced to participate across the country, but don't let me influence your opinion. I get impressed easily. I once saw a dog wearing sun glasses then spent 10 minutes begging for his autograph.

So go! Venture out and soak in the free knowledge, culture, and enlightenment! Let me know how you enjoyed your free experience in the comments.


National Pretzel Day Freebie

Free Pretzels on National Pretzel Day, April 26, 2024

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 Friday, April 26, 2024 with no purchase necessary!

Confirmed 2024 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!
  • 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 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 TCBY Yogurt for Father's Day

Free TCBY Frozen Yogurt for Dads on June 20

To celebrate Father's Day, TCBY is giving Dads 6oz. of free frozen yogurt on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Use their store locator to see if you have one of their 350+ locations near you.

You can also join their free rewards program and get an immediate $3 off coupon your next visit. Joining will also trigger their annual birthday freebie of more frozen yogurt!

TCBY Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Get your first 3oz. of FroYo free
Today's Freebie $3 off coupon
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🎂 Don't miss all the free stuff on your birthday available each year!