Free MLK Day Promotional Items

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year. It's not a holiday that traditionally is associated with freebies. However, to spread the word, the government is giving away free MLK Day promotional items every year. I still have my door hangers from 2011!

  • MLK Day Posters
  • MLK Day Fact Sheet
  • bookmarks
  • stickers
  • door hangers

While at the beach last summer, I could have their free MLK bookmark. After finishing a chapter, I wanted to go take a dip in the ocean but didn't have a bookmark. I started to dog ear the page, but then came up the ingenious plan to make a bookmark! I grabbed a handful of sand, mashed it together tightly, and stuck it in the book.

Yeah, that didn't work.


Free Cancer Research Mailing Return Labels

Free Cancer Research Mailing Address Labels

I have so many different mailing address labels from one freebie or another that I could fill out my Christmas cards this year and never have to worry about return addressing any envelope. That being said, I still requested these free cancer research mailing address labels. Sure, I've got a ton of ones with birds and flowers on them, but another pack with some more variety? Well, variety is just the spice of life…

Besides, I've never been a big fan of work. Any work, that is. That includes writing my return address on a letter. Yes, I am that lazy. But now that I've found these free mailing labels, all is well in the life of Goob. I can now save a precious 15 seconds each time I mail my annual letter.


Free Moo.com Business Cards

10 Free Moo.com Business Cards

Moo continues to offer one of the freebie classics of 10 free business cards. I first posted this freebie in 2010 and a decade late it's still kicking!

If it's anything like before, then the free business cards will arrive in your mailbox within days. Unfortunately I don't have anybody to give these out to. I don't think I've ever had a single person ask me for my card, but that might be because I never leave my home and only converse with imaginary friends.


Free Energy Conservation Kit from TVA

This free energy conservation starter kit from the Tennessee Valley Authority is only available to parts in the Southeast, such as AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, TN, and VA. However, I'm posting it because it comes with two compact fluorescent light bulbs, outlet and light switch gaskets, filter whistle, two faucet aerators, hot water temperature gauge, home thermometer, and a β€œHow to Save” brochure.

I have no idea what a faucet aerator or switch gasket is, but they sound cool. At the very least, I'm sure they could help me with my time machine. So far I've built the core unit and perfected making the “BZZZZZZZZZ … KERPHEW!” sound with my mouth. I just hope time travel actually sounds like that. Otherwise, I'm just some doofus making a weird noise in a large metal box!


Free Magic: The Gathering Deck

To say that I was a nerd growing up would imply that I'm no longer a nerd now. And seriously, how much more geeky could I be than writing for a freebie website and listening to podcasts while playing Dungeons and Dragons on Facebook? Yeah, exactly.

Back in November, I happened across a freebie that made me a bit nostalgic… See, in high school, I was a bit more of a nerd than I am now. I played Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars Collectible Card Game, and a vampire collectible card game. Yup, I'd scrounge up my money and buy decks of “collectible cards” that were supposedly worth “money.” And then, I remember the day that Pokemon cards came around, and all of my cards? Were worth about what I paid for one deck. Le sigh.

But now, I don't feel as bad by requesting this free deck of Magic: The Gathering cards. Because after I receive this free deck? I shall rule the world!

Until the new set comes out and totally pwns me… πŸ™


Free Custom Photo Bookmarks

Free Bookmarks

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 other bookmarks that are still active!

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 USB Thumb Drive Stick

Free USB Flash Drive

Some days, I don't know what I'd do without my USB flash drive. I can keep snippets of lyrics on it, Mobile Firefox, world domination plans, and pictures of my wife and cats.

So when I saw these offers for a free USB flash drive, well, I couldn't resist. I only hope that I can get a new one for my lunar domination plans. First? I'll need a fish bowl and some rocket shoes…

Here are the active USB thumb drive promos I've found. The professions in parenthesis are what you'll need to pretend to be πŸ˜‰

If you find any more, please share in the comments!


Free Emergency Radio

Wow, it feels like I haven't posted a freebie in years. I've finally vanquished the bubonic plague that tried to take me down this past week, so I guess it's back to normal from here on out. I'm not sure I remember how to post a freebie though. Let's see, I used to ramble a little bit and then I'd make an uncomfortable segue to the freebie, like this free emergency radio. Then I'd toss in a closing zinger to wrap up the post into a neat little package before hitting the “publish” button.

Phew, good to know I haven't lost my touch!

Free Emergency Radio Giveaway

While the freebie above has long since expired (I posted it almost 12 years ago!), we've been getting a ton of people looking for one of these lately. So I decided to run a giveaway for a free NOAA emergency radio with both solar and hand crank charging option!


Free Firefighting Posters

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 who might be interested in getting a few for their kids. It's either these or a bunch of Hannah Montana & High School Musical posters, which incidentally are the #1 source of fires in the Goob household. I can't stand those freaking things and watching them burn is fun!


Free Dry Erase Whiteboard Marker Samples

Free Dry Erase Markers

Dry erase boards are awesome for hanging up next to your desk and being used to jot down important little notes and reminders that you promptly forget all about after writing them. Of course, you'll need a few free dry erase markers to write down that appointment next week that you'll miss or the phone call to return that you never will!

The sites listed below offer free pens for your whiteboards. In order to get your free dry erase marker sample, click the “Request a Free Sample” button on each site and fill out the shipping form.

These black markers are used for printing promotional samples, so they won't be brand name like expo markers. But they'll come full of ink and in many cases, they are unbranded markers from similar name brand supplies. So the freebies work perfect for classroom use, around the house, or in office settings. These markers also clean off white boards with normal alcohol or xylene cleaner.

You might get a follow-up email asking if you want to purchase more erasers or different colors, but these are not a bill. They're just an upsell attempt that can be ignored.

Sometimes you can get free whiteboard markers from sites like PINCHme too. I don't believe they currently have any samples, but it's always worth checking to see if they've restocked lately!


Free Can Koozie

If you're anything like me, you hate touching anything cold. In fact, almost every woman in my life thinks it's hilarious to wait until their hands are ice cold and then grab my arm or face with them. What is up with that, ladies?! Come on! Us men are not fans of that! So with that said, you can understand why I'd be signing up for one of these free koozies to keep my beverages chilled but my hands nice and toasty (you can see examples of the different options here). Unfortunately, it's freezing where I live right now and I'm bundled in about 19 blankets, so I doubt I'll be able to use this thing anytime soon!


Free World Heritage Map Poster

Woo hoo, a new map! This free World Heritage map poster will be sent to anybody who becomes a free member over at their site. They even have a .pdf copy of the map on their site that you can stare at in awe until your own copy arrives in the mail. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some staring to do.

They've since added a small shipping fee, so I've marked this as expired. However, they're still offering a free map if you're interested!