Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on April 8

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, April 8, 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 flower pot to design & take home. This craft includes a pot, foam stickers, seeds, & peat moss. 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.


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, March 24 – Thursday, March 30 you can get the following freebies:

Walmart Freeosk

  • N/A

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • Member's Mark Coffee Pods
  • Dot's Pretzels
  • Gain Fireworks
  • Downy Unstopables

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • Coca Cola Bottle Opener

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 Rita's Italian Ice First Day Spring

Free Ritas Italian Ice 2023

The annual free Rita's Regular Ice treat returns on Monday, March 20, 2023! Celebrate the first day of spring by stopping at your local Rita's for a 7 oz. free Italian Ice treat between 12pm-9pm.

Wait…holy…SPRING IS ALMOST HERE?! YEEEESSSSS!

*rushes outside*

*immediately runs back inside*

Nope, it's still freezing up here. Hopefully by the time this freebie rolls around, the weather will be so nice that everybody squeezes in their own little celebration of spring's arrival. I plan on rolling around in the grass and whispering sweet nothings at some blooming flowers.

Don't forget Rita's offers a nice free birthday food offer as well!

Rita's Italian Ice Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free regular Italian Ice
Type
  • Beverage
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🎂 Don't miss all the birthday freebies available each year!

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!


Michaels Free Take & Make Craft Kits

Upcoming Michaels Free Take & Make Craft Kits

Michaels has announced their upcoming winter free Craft Makebreak Events schedule. On the select days below, stop by your local Michaels between 2-4pm and participate in a free craft kit to take home for the family.

These kits are available to pick up at the register or customer service desk.

Free Michaels Take & Make Craft Kits

  • March 19 – Pom-Pom Bunny Art: Come in-store and celebrate Easter with a free craft. Utilize paint and pom-poms to make your own bunny collage. All supplies are included. Please note this is a come and go event that takes about 15 minutes to make. Kids Take & Make is available upon request.
  • March 26 – Pom-Pom Chick Wreath: Come in-store and make a free pom-pom chick for Easter! With the additional purchase of a wreath, you can give your chick the perfect home to sit on! All supplies included! Please note this is a come and go event that takes about 15 minutes to make. Kids Take & Make is available upon request.
  • April 2 – Painted Flower Eggs: Come in-store and paint a wooden egg for free! We will show you some fun and fancy floral designs, or you can paint whatever you like! This event is free, and all supplies are included. You may request a kid friendly take and make project from the Team Member hosting the event.
  • April 16 – Graphic Outdoor Claypot: Come in-store and paint a fun outdoor design on a clay pot! We'll show you a trendy design, or paint any design you like! This event is free, and all supplies are included. You may request a kid friendly take and make project from the Team Member hosting the event.
  • April 23 – Pointillism Picnic Painting: For national picnic day we are doing a dot painting! Come in-store and learn this fun art technique for free! We will show you how to make a picnic scene, or paint whatever you like! This event is free, and all supplies are included. You may request a kid friendly take and make project from the Team Member hosting the event.

You don't have to register for these freebies. They're available on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.


Free East Bunny Photo

Free Photo with Easter Bunny

Update: Folks, I previously messed this post up! This is an offer for a free family photo with the Easter Bunny and not a free pet photo! You might be able to bring your dog or cat to this photo shoot. I honestly don't know. Your best bet would be to call ahead and ask.


To get your free free photo with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shop or Cabela's, you just need to register ahead of time.

Registration for the event begins on March 25 and you'll book a free photo shoot on April 1-9. Then show up at the selected time and get a free 4×6 photo.


Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day 2023 on May 6

Mark your calendars! The 22nd annual Free Comic Book Day is slated for Saturday, May 6, 2023. 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.


Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Garden Ornament on March 18

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, March 18 from 10am-1pm. Here's the signup link.

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.

Cardinal Garden Ornament Workshop

Gather your little builders to spread their DIY wings and craft a Cardinal Garden Ornament. Kids will learn basic building skills as they follow the steps to create a unique item for the garden.

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 39 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.

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 2022. I really hope you and your family have been enjoying these freebies too!


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Next Free Home Depot Kids Activity Kit on March 4!

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is almost available! These in-store events take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 12 noon, which means the next event is Saturday, March 4! Space is limited, so you need to register a spot under “In-Store Kids Workshops”

If you prefer, you can purchase this & previous month's kit here while supplies last and guarantee you'll get one! This is completely optional though. You can also purchase an earlier kit, which supplies last. I've linked to the ones I could find down below.

March 2023 Freebie Event: Pinball Game

Bring to life the forces of friction for students as they create their own pinball game. Students will explore the ways that friction affects different surfaces while fine-tuning pinball designs and sharing with others.

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.

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 2023 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2023. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January: Snowball Game
  • February: Valentines Day Vase
  • March: Pinball Game
  • April: Poolside Bird Feeder
  • May: Flower Planter
  • June: ???
  • July: ???
  • August: ???
  • September: ???
  • October: ???
  • November: ???
  • December: ???

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!


Free Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Free Smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe w/ food purchase

Now through Sunday, March 5th, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reward Members can get a free 24 oz. smoothie with any food purchase. You can do this every day as well, so that's six potential freebies you can score this week.

Full details and a store locator can be found here or you can read about it on WRAL.

Their Rewards program is free to join and doing so will also trigger this annual birthday smoothie discount as long as you enter your birth date into your profile.


Free Panera Unlimited Sip Club

Free Panera Unlimited Sip Club

New users who join before February 9 get access to free Panera Unlimited Sip Club membership through March 2023, which is a $24 value!

This is a service where you get unlimited free Charged Lemonades, coffees, teas, and fountain drinks. You can redeem your free cup once every 2 hours, plus you get unlimited refills while you're in their cafΓ©. Here's their store locator to find your nearest spot.

You have to sign up in order to get this and your free Unlimited Sip Club Subscription will run through March 31, 2023.