PetSmart Free Pet Photo

PetSmart: Free Pet Photo with Santa

Petco's free photo with Santa isn't the only holiday animal photo game in town. You can now book an appointment with your local PetSmart and get a free pet photo with Santa during their Paws & Clause photo event on December 16-17! Space is limited, so be sure to book a spot ASAP if interested.

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. The fine print also says there's a free Mixbook Photo book available too:

Promotional code is valid for one (1) free 19-page 8.5″ × 8.5″ glossy hardcover photo book with everyday semi-gloss pages, valued at $37.99 for customers in the U.S. Discount applies only to photo books, excluding 6″ × 6″ photo books. Must use promotional value in one visit. No cash value. Offer is limited to one code per individual. Not valid with other promotions or specials. Tax and shipping not included. Offer expires 12/31/2023 11:59 p.m. PT.

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

Freeosk Weekly Samples

Current Freeosk Weekly Samples

If you have a local Walmart, Sam's Club, or Albertsons, Randall's, Tom Thumb, Shoprite, or Fresh Grocer 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, November 30 you can get the following freebies:

Walmart Freeosk

  • N/A

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • Zeiss Lens Wipes

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • Sour Patch Kids Candy

Shoprite & Fresh Grocer Freeosk

  • Bahlsen Pick Up Minis

Freeosk has over 1,400 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 9

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, December 9, 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 photo frame to build & take home. You'll get to choose from a truck or gingerbread house frame. This craft includes sticks, foam stickers, and glue dots. Kids will 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 Home Depot Kids Workshop

Next Free Home Depot Kids Activity Kit on November 25

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is just around the corner! These in-store events usually take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 12 noon, however this month they're running a bonus event at the end of the month! Space is limited, so you need to register a spot under “In-Store Kids Workshops.”

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.

November 25 Freebie Event: Penguin Ornament

No additional info is available.

December 3 Freebie Event: Gingerbread House

Take gingerbread houses to the next level with a DIY design challenge in which students design a sweet yard to go with their gingerbread house. Students will use simple materials to create their ideal landscape.

January 6 Freebie Event: Delivery Truck

No additional info is available.

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.

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.

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.

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: Putting Green
  • July: Fireworks Bean Bag Toss
  • August: Treasure Chest
  • September: Microscope
  • October: Rescue Floatplane
  • November: Horseshoe Game
  • November Bonus Event: Penguin Ornament
  • December: Gingerbread Hosue

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 Hallmark Card Each Month

Free Hallmark Card Each Month in 2023!

Join their free Crown Rewards program and you'll get a free Hallmark Card in-store each month through December 31! Each card is worth up to $3.99 and they're giving these away in an effort to get people comfortable sending cards “just because” instead of waiting for a special holiday or event.

To redeem this, simply use the coupon they email you or login to your account and look under Hallmark Offers or view their “Just Because” card selection here.

Free Photo with Santa at Bass Pro Shop and Cabelas

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

From November 4 through December 24, 2023 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.

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

Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Turkey Photo Holder on November 18

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, November 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.

November Event: Thanksgiving Turkey Photo Holder

The Thanksgiving table won’t be complete without a festive Turkey Photo Holder, built by your own little DIYer. Join us for this festive Kids Workshop where we’ll provide everything your child needs to create a memorable table decoration that you’ll be thankful to have.

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 40 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, but eventually brought them back and are still going strong in 2023. I really hope you and your family are able to keep enjoying these freebies for many years to come!

Michaels Free Take & Make Craft Kits

Upcoming Michaels Free Makebreak Events

Michaels has released their upcoming free Craft Sunday Make Break Events schedule. On the select days below, your local Michaels will host these in-store events between 2-4pm where you can participate in creating a free craft kit.

They recently changed their policy and now require you to reserve a spot! So be sure to book now if you're interested in any of the freebies & events listed below! These events are completely free, aimed at beginners, and all supplies are included.

  • October 15 – Hatbox Ghost Craft
  • October 22 – Witch Silhouette Painting
  • October 29 – Mandala Pumpkin Art
  • November 05 – Ornament Event
  • November 12 – DIY Holiday Cards
  • November 19 – Watercolor Stockings

Free Witch Silhouette Painting Craft

Free Lowe's Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Free Lowe’s Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Registration is now open for Lowe's Spooky Trick-or-Treat event taking place on Saturday, October 28, from 10am-1pm.

Register now for our spooky trick-or-treat event. Bring your candy bag, come dressed in a costume and get free candy at your local Lowe’s store from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on 10/28/23.

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

Last year, kids got free candy and were able to take pictures in front of a scary-cute spiderweb backdrop, so I imagine they'll do something similar this year.

Free Panera Unlimited Sip Club

Free Panera Unlimited Sip Club

I've received word that Panera is ending this promo once and for all soon, so be sure to snag it while you still can!

New users who join before 9/29/23 get free, Panera Unlimited Sip Club membership for 2 months, which is a $24 value.

This means you'll get free, unlimited Charged Lemonades, coffees, teas, and more!

You can redeem your free cup once every 2 hours, plus you get unlimited refills while you're in their café. You have to sign up in order to get this and your free Unlimited Sip Club Subscription will run through 11/30/23.

Free Micro Center 240gb SSD

Micro Center: Free 256GB SSD

If you have a local participating Micro Center (full list of 19 states at bottom of coupon page), then request a coupon good for a free 256GB SSD! Similar sized solid state drives usually retail for around $20-$30, so this is a nice little freebie! So many Hiffers have redeemed this offer over the years that there's probably 100 TB of free hard drive space scattered throughout the country.