Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Next Free Home Depot Kids Activity Kit in December!

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is almost available! You previously hard to register ahead of time for these events, but for the rest of 2021 it's a “first come, first serve” freebie given away throughout the month. You then take the kits and build them at home.

November Freebie: Amphibious Military Vehicle – Build a lifeboat with all of the features to keep your passengers safe in the event of an emergency.

The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.

December Freebie: Christmas Car – After you assemble your car, experiment with different ways to lift your cargo to load it up.

The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.

In addition to keeping the craft forever, each kit comes with a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin. You can find more info on this month's free craft here.

These free craft kits are intended for kids aged 5-12, though the age range is simply a guide instead of a strict rule. I can also confirm grown adults aged over 30 sometimes have trouble helping their little brother because I'm terrible with tools.

There are only a limited number of kits available per store! Find your local Home Depot and then call ahead to make sure they still have free kits available.

Most stores give these away at the customer service counter. Other stores reportedly give these away near the checkout registers.

Don't miss the free Workshop Extension Activity!

Each free kit also has an “extension activity” created in tandem with Discovery Channel Education. These are kind of cool, as they let your child “upgrade” the free craft they built. For instance, the November 2021 Amphibious Military Vehicle extension teaches your child how to build life vest for their imaginary passengers.

Free Home Depot Kit 2021 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2021 can be found here! While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January: ATM Bank
  • February: Valentine's Tic-Tac-Toe
  • March: Riding Mower
  • April: Bunny Hanging Planter
  • May: Desk Organizer
  • June: SUV
  • July: Star String Art
  • August: School Bus Bookends
  • September: Mini Table Tennis
  • October: Fire Chief's Car
  • November: Amphibious Military Vehicle
  • December: Christmas Car

During normal years, these are in-store events held on the first Saturday of each month from 9-12pm. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, they've halted the in-store events and shifted this cool freebie to a month-long take-home kit.

Please remember to call your local Home Depot store to make sure they have remaining kits available!

Get craft kits for home for under $5!

If you miss out on any kits, Home Depot is now selling previous months kits online for less than $5! After purchase, you can opt for free in-store pickup at your own convenience.

Home Depot Promotional Sales

While you're at the workshop, you might be interested in the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Many of these deals are not tied to any event, with up to 75% discounts!

Home Depot also has a cool “Buy of the Day” section, where they offer one-day only sales at huge discounts. It's worth checking out, you never know what they have!


PetSmart Free Pet Photo

PetSmart: Free Pet Photo with Santa

On the following days, head to your local PetSmart from 12-3pm and get a free pet photo with Santa!

  • Saturday & Sunday, December 4-5
  • Saturday & Sunday, December 11-12
  • Saturday & Sunday, December 18-19

You'll get a free digital copy of the photo emailed to you, plus you can also bring your own personal device to take the picture with.

Now if only I could somehow teach my dogs how to sit still.


Freeosk Weekly Samples

Current Freeosk Weekly Samples at Walmart & Sam’s Club

If you have a local Walmart or Sam's Club with a Freeosk kiosk, then you can easily get three freebies in-store! Even better, these freebies rotate every week.

To get your samples, simply download their app and make a free account. Then you scan your app at a freeosk in-store and out spits an instant freebie. They're like freebie vending machines!

From Friday, November 24 – Thursday, December 02 you can get the following freebies:

Walmart Freeosk

  • Dude Wipes

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • Gain Fireworks Laundry Booster

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • Ricola Cough Drops

Freeosk has over 1,300 locations across the country, so it might be worth checking if your local store has a unit hiding somewhere!


Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on December 11

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, December 11, stop by your local JCPenney between 11am-noon for the next free Kids Zone event. These free events are held by JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month. Just like my laundry cycle!

Your child will design and make a free holiday magnet to take home, including craft sticks & stickers. They'll also get a free ID badge, lanyard, and collector's pin, and a Master Medallion once they complete 6 crafts.

All necessary materials will be provided and you don't need to signup ahead of time. As a thank you for coming, parents also receive a 10% off coupon valid for that day only. The coupon can be used either in store or online.


Free Peppermint Train Kids Kit

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Peppermint Train

Lowe's has brought back their popular free kid's projects with DIY kits available every 2nd weekend of each month! The suggested child's age ranges for the Lowe's DIY Kits are between 4-11. All supplies and instructions are included, making it a fun children's task to complete.

You can register online now for a free DIY kid's kits to be picked up in-person during the weekend of December 11 and 12.

This Peppermint Train is a great way to get your little DIYer in the holiday spirit!

Reserved kits can be picked up in-store at our customer service desk on Saturday, December 11th or Sunday, December 12th. If your kit is not picked up by 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 12th, it may be given to a non-registered customer.

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 38 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.

To register for this freebie, click the blue “Find an Event Near You” button under “DIY Kids' Workshops” and locate your nearby Lowe's with your zip code. From there you'll be able to reserve your free diy kids workshop kits!

Be sure not to forget during the pickup dates or your child's kit will be given away to somebody else. On the flip side, if registration has already filled up at your local Lowe's, it's always worth stopping by your local store after the select dates. I managed to score one of these kits that way last spring for my nephew!

Free Lowe's Kids Workshop History

For over a decade, the free Lowe's Build & Grow workshop clinics were a staple monthly freebie. Just like the free Home Depot Kids Workshop, you could take your children to Lowe's on certain weekends and come away with a cool, custom built freebie. They were in-store workshops though, where attendees could make awesome projects right in Lowe's with the provided tools, safety gear, and work space. Then 30 minutes later the kids would always get to take home the cool toy craft they just made along with a collectible commemorative pin. They even gave coupons and discounts to workshop participants!

They shut the program down in 2017, so it was really nice to see registration for these kits return in 2021. I really hope you and your family have been enjoying these freebies too!


Chick-fil-A Free Peppermint Milkshake

Chick-fil-A: Free Peppermint Milkshake

In order to get a free peppermint milkshake at Chick-fil-A, you'll need to go here and click on “Watch this year's film.” Once the two-minute animated holiday short ends, a red “Make & Send a Gift” button will appear. Click it and you'll be taken to a little game where you can make a milkshake, but there's a “skip” button in the lower right.

Press that button and finally you'll get a form that lets you snail-mail a free milkshake coupon to both a friend and yourself!


Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's Free Photo with Santa

Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s: Free Photo with Santa

Now through December 24, 2021 you can get a free photo with Santa at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's. You'll get a free 4×6 studio-quality photo, as well as a free digital video greeting card to share on social media.

Simply select your nearest store, select your preferred time, and show your confirmation at check-in. Reservations are available up to seven days in advance.


Free Micro Center 240gb SSD

Micro Center: Free 240GB SSD

If you have a local participating Micro Center (full list of 16 states at bottom of coupon page), then request a coupon good for a free 240GB SSD! Similar sized solid state drives usually retail for around $30, so this is a nice little freebie!


Free Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco

Free Taco Bell Doritos Loco on Nov. 4

For the millionth year in a row, Taco Bell has teamed up with MLB to offer a free Doritos Locos taco since a player stole a base in the World Series. I don't know what genius over at Taco Bell HQ convinced his boss to give away free food during sporting events, but I hear the Underwater Basket Weaving Championship is coming up next month!

We can get our free taco with no purchase necessary all day on Thursday, November 4 in-store, online, or by using their Taco Bell app.

If using their Apple or Android app, in addition to grabbing this freebie, you'll probably also have another freebie offered as soon as you sign up. After making an account, look under the Rewards section to see what's there.

[thanks to everyone who sent this in!]


Free Taco Bell Breakfast Burrito

Free Taco Bell Breakfast Burrito on Oct 21!

Taco Bell is giving away a free breakfast burrito on Thursday, October 21 from 7-11am. Simply stop in and get your freebie, while supplies last.

Taco Bell will help to ensure they don't miss their free Toasted Breakfast Burrito opportunity on October 21 by offering a “Wake Up Call.” By texting “Wake Up” to 1-866-WAKEUP3, fans can sign up to receive a pre-recorded wake up call from Taco Bell to kick start their morning with a reminder that a free toasted breakfast burrito awaits them.

Well that seems entirely unnecessary 🀣


Free Lowe's Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Free Lowe’s Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Registration is open TODAY ONLY for Lowe's Hal-LOWE-en Trick-or-Treat Tryouts event taking place on Thursday, October 21.

Register to join us at your local Lowe's store from 5 – 7 PM on October 21st for Hal-LOWE-en Trick-or-Treat Tryouts. Families are invited to register and come dressed in costume to get FREE candy and pose in front of a scary-cute spiderweb backdrop. Space is limited and registration is required.

Space is supposedly limited, so make sure to reserve your spot if interested!

Kids will get free candy and take pictures in front of a scary-cute spiderweb backdrop.