Free 2024 National Poetry Month Poster

Free 2024 National Poetry Month Poster

Note: this freebie is aimed at teachers, librarians, and students. However, I believe anybody is able to request one as long as they live in the US.

I don't quite “get” the free National Poetry Month poster you see above. Then again I don't get much poetry beyond the roses are red variety and even those are known to throw me for a loop. Sometimes they're pink or white!

That said, I'm excited for this free poetry poster mainly for the alliteration as opposed to being a poetry fan. I'm not even sure I could name a single poet. Robbie Freeze? Amelia Ricketson? I know Edward Ellen Pope is a famous one. Oh yeah, Salt Shizman!

This is an annual freebie offer that ships out in May each year. The 2024 poster was designed by award-winning children’s author and illustrator Jack Wong. The artwork incorporates an excerpted line from the poem “blessing the boats” by beloved poet Lucille Clifton.

Alternative Free Posters


Free Custom Photo Bookmarks

Free Bookmarks by Mail πŸ”–

Everybody talks about the missing sock in the dryer conundrum that plagues us all, but how come we don't hear more about the vanishing bookmarks? I've gotten dozens of bookmarks over the years, however once these free bookmarks below arrive in the mail, my official Bookmark Count will be one. Where the heck do they all go?! Am I the only person who seems to be cursed with this phenomenon? Please tell me I'm not alone.

Most of these are physical bookmarks they'll send via the mail. There are also a few bookmarks you can print from home, if you have some thicker stock paper.

More Free Bookmarks

If you're looking for more themed bookmarks, then check out these bookmarks that are still available to order:

How to Easily Find Free Bookmarks

You can also find limited edition free bookmarks with good Google searches. I use request “free bookmark” -printable and it showed me to a lawn care specialist offering a free bookmark once. Years later, the same search took me to a dentist on the other side of the country offering to send me a bookmark in the mail.

And then there was the free scented bookmark I found. Finally! I can't tell you how many times I've been reading a good book and suddenly thought to myself “I could go for a good sniff of something right now.”

To find more bookmarks, substitute “request” for other words like send, mail, or sign up. Play around with it and let us know what you find!


Free USPS Boxes and Envelopes

Free USPS Boxes, Envelopes, & Shipping Supplies

Ever wondered what you could do with a bunch of boxes? Well wonder no more my friends, because the USPS gives them away – for free! So go get your free USPS shipping supplies and build a fort for your kids…or yourself.

I originally posted this in 2006 (πŸ‘€) and it's still going strong all these years later.

You used to be able to flip these boxes inside out in order to ship things non-priority express, but they've since changed the construction of the boxes to prevent this. There's nothing stopping you from using them around the house, if you wanted, but obviously these should really only be ordered if you want to ship stuff via USPS Priority Express and skip the hassle of packaging your items once arriving at your post office. Getting these boxes sent to your home also allows you to purchase & pay for priority shipping on-line, then you can print out the paid postage and hand it to the mailperson when they drive by, thereby saving you a trip to the post office.


Free IKEA Secure Hardware Kit

Free IKEA Secure Hardware Kit

If you've got a small child at home or the prospect of an intoxicated Goob visiting, you might want to pick up a free IKEA secure hardware kit. They're clearly designed for IKEA chests and drawers, but they're just simple L brackets that should work with most other lightweight furniture as well.

They have two kits to pick from, depending on the size of your furniture, however you can pick both of them if you have a ton of potential weapons furniture.


Free Thermo Fisher Notebook

Free Thermo Fisher Notebook

If you work in science or have the ability to lie, then you can request a free Thermo Fisher notebook. These should arrive in 4-6 weeks, especially if you told the truth!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to return back to my cloning tests. *begins mixing multi-colored fluids in a beaker*


Free Worth It Motivational Poster

Free Wall Posters for Home, Dorms, & More

If your walls are looking a little bare, sign up for one of the free posters and publications listed below! They're the perfect icebreaker for anybody who comes into your place:

Friend: Hey, where'd you get that poster?
You: Uh, from Goob and HIF.
Friend: *weird look creeps upon their face*
You: This site called HIF links to free stuff…and the guy who runs it is named Goob.
Friend: *slowly begins to back away*
You: You know, it's a lot cooler than I'm explaining it.
Friend: Oh hey, look at the time *drops car keys as they fumble with your front door* I think I'm supposed to be somewhere else right about now.

I'm optimistic you're better at explaining HIF than I am.

Every free poster by mail listed below have zero cost and free shipping. A lot of these contain educational material about wildlife, animals, health tips, etc. for your kids or their school. Many of them are gorgeous print posters and I know some of the schools around here could use some extra stuff on the walls to spice up the classrooms, so I just ordered some! Lastly you'll find some company promotional swag among these freebies.

Free Posters By Mail

  • Free 2024 National Poetry Month Poster - Note: this freebie is aimed at teachers, librarians, and students. However, I believe anybody is able to request one as long as they live in the US. I don't quite "get" the free National Poetry Month poster you see above. Then again I don't get much poetry beyond the roses are red variety and even… ...
  • Free Tony Hawk Anti-Tobacco Poster - The CDC is offering free Tony Hawk "Be Tobacco Free" posters. These were originally printed in 2002, so some of you millenials parents out there might remember it from our days in school. They actually offer almost 200 other free posters, among many other items like stickers, postcards, and magnets. But this poster by Tony… ...
  • Free EPA Posters & Coloring Pages - The Environmental Protection Agency has some free informational posters and activity books available, the latter of which contains 16 coloring pages. If you want to practice drawing between the lines, then scroll down and request their Wood Smoke Activity Book A 16-page activity book that teaches children about wood smoke and ways their family can… ...
  • Free Ultra-Wideband Poster - If your walls are looking a bit sparse, you can request this free Ultra-Wideband poster from Rohde & Schwarz. The same company has also offered a free Worldwide Spectrum Allocations poster for the past few years. I just checked and it looks to still be available. Judging from both the description of this freebie and… ...
  • Free peta2 “We Are Not Nuggets” Poster & Stickers - Signup here with peta2 to get a free We Are Not Nuggets poster and stickers. I believe this is only available to kids under the age of 18. Freebies should arrive in four to six weeks. ...
  • 2023 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… ...
  • Free Worldwide Spectrum Allocations Poster - Rohde & Schwarz are still giving away free Worldwide Spectrum Allocations posters while supplies last. If you really can't wait for your freebie, they provide an option to also download a high-res .pdf of the poster. Click the "Request printed version" button, fill out the form, and then check your mailbox in 2-4 weeks for… ...
  • Free Firefighting Posters - The U.S. Fire Administration have countless free publications available on their website. They have a whole host of pictographs, fire prevention posters, inforgraphs, handouts, pamphlets, and more. I didn't order any since I'm a bit paste the stage where I put posters on my wall, but I'm sure there are a few parents out there… ...

Free Hard Water Test Strip

Free Hard Water Test Strip

Morton Salt is still giving away free hard water test strips. I used to joke about the silly concept of “hard” water, but not anymore. Last week I turned on my shower and was greeted with an iron anvil to the chest.

I still have no clue how it got through my pipes.

These freebies should arrive within the next two weeks.


Free Tony Hawk Anti-Tobacco Poster

Free Tony Hawk Anti-Tobacco Poster

The CDC is offering free Tony Hawk “Be Tobacco Free” posters. These were originally printed in 2002, so some of you millenials parents out there might remember it from our days in school.

They actually offer almost 200 other free posters, among many other items like stickers, postcards, and magnets. But this poster by Tony Hawk is the “coolest” I could find, so I'm posting it. If the link doesn't work for you, the easiest way to filter this poster is to follow the steps shown in this image:

  1. Type 997059 into the Keyword or PubID field.
  2. Click the Appy button.
  3. Click the Tony Hawk Poster.
  4. Add 1 copy to your cart and checkout.

If you're looking for some non-CDC posters, then check out our free posters page at this link.

Other CDC Freebies We Found


Free Paint Swatches Samples

Free Glidden Paint Swatches

My recent camping trip got me thinking about how awesome it'd be to live outside. You wouldn't have to worry about rent or utilities. Bathing in a creek is the perfect way to wake up in the morning. And you wouldn't have a mailbox to get freebies… wait… nooooooooooooo!!!

I take it back. I love my apartment. As a goodwill gesture, I will use these free Glidden paint color swatches to touch up my bedroom walls. Just don't take my freebies away.

You can select up to six colors, and PPG will mail you free 8×8 color cards to view in your own space and lighting before making your purchase. In fact, once you pick out your paint, I'll also send you directions to my place to paint my rooms for me. I'm thinking hot pink in the bedroom with lightning bolts down the hallway.


Free Defend the Flock 2023 Calendar

Free Defend the Flock 2024 Calendar

This awesome freebie is still available! Be sure to snag one if you're interested.

The US Department of Agriculture is giving away free Defend Your Flock 2024 calendars. Upon checkout, you'll immediately receive an email confirmation and can expect your freebie in 4-6 weeks.

I've gotten this free wall calendar the last three years, so it's nice to see it making a return for 2024.

How do I order my free chicken calendar?

If you're having trouble, then here's an image showing the 4 easy steps:

  1. Type calendar into the search bar.
  2. Enter 1 into the quantity field.
  3. Click the + Add to cart button.
  4. Click the Go to Cart button.

Then you just go through the normal checkout process by filling out your mailing address in the form and you're all set!


Free Church Mutual 2024 Wall Calendar

Free Church Mutual 2024 Wall Calendar

Here's a new request form good for a free Church Mutual 2024 wall calendar. You might need to copy and paste the link for it to work.

https://www.churchmutual.com/index.cfm?ldp=calendar

This is one of those “maybe it'll arrive, maybe it won't” kinda offers. I wouldn't bank on it showing up, but who knows!