Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on June 12

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, June 12, 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 special Father's Day project to take home, including markers, stickers, and magnets. 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 Caramel Brownie McFlurry

Free Taco Bell & McDonald’s on May 4

Both McDonald's and Taco Bell are giving away free food on Tuesday, May 4!

Stop by your local Taco Bell and get a free Crunchy Taco with no purchase necessary. It's available all day when you order online or through the app or you can go in-store from 8pm – 11:59pm.

Then head over to McDonald's for a free Caramel Brownie McFlurry. You'll want to download their free mobile app, then scan the offer code when you're in-store.

Finally, please swing by my house and whip us up a little dinner. You provide the cooking and I'll provide the witty banter that's normally reserved for my cat.


Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop in May

The next free Kids Workshop at Home Depot has been announced! You normally register ahead of time for these events, but now it's “first come, first serve.” Each local Home Depot is holding their event on different days and times.

May Freebie: Desk Organizer – Spring cleaning means a chance to get organized. Get started with this handy dandy desk organizer!

You can find more info on this month's free craft here. The Home Depot Kids Workshop lets all kids keep their craft and receive a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin while supplies last.

These workshops are aimed at 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 spaces available! Find your store, then scroll down and register. When I used to take my little brother, they didn't enforce a strict arrival time. We would often show up around 10am and have plenty of time to get the project finished before noon!

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 Lowe's Garden-to-Go Kits

Free Lowe’s Garden-to-Go Kits – Free Tree Sapling this week!

In addition to their free monthly kid's DIY kit, Lowe's is also offering free Garden-to-Go kits during the month of April. Each week at midnight ET Thursday, you can reserve a kit. Then you'll pick it up curbside at your local store.

Beginning April 1, customers can register on Lowes.com for free Garden-to-Go kits. The first curbside event will be held on April 8 and then occur each Thursday through the rest of the month. These family-friendly activity kits can be reserved on Lowes.com starting one week before each event and kits include:

April 8: Garden-to-Go kit sponsored by Miracle-Gro with exclusive recipes from professional cook and food stylist Amanda Frederickson.
April 15: Lowe's Mystery Garden Pinata with mystery seed packets.
April 22: 500,000 tree saplings given out in honor of Earth Day. ⏪ This week's freebie! Registration opens on Thursday, April 15 at 12am ET. You'll need to pick up your free sapling curbside on Thursday, April 22, between 5-7 p.m.
April 29: Lowe's Butterfly Quest which helps families create a butterfly garden.

My brain initially read “sponsored by Miracle-Gro” as “sponsored by Miracle Whip” and BOY'd Crowder was I confused for a hot minute.


Free Krispy Kreme Coffee

Free Krispy Kreme Coffee & Doughnut on Mondays!

Every Monday through May 24, we get a free Krispy Kreme coffee & doughnut! This promo is listed here under “Be Sweet to Yourself” and states “on Mondays starting 3/29 through 5/24, stop by your local Krispy Kreme shop for a FREE Original Glazed® doughnut and medium brewed coffee, no purchase required.”

If you get out of there without purchasing a dozen of your favorite doughnuts, then I want your willpower.

☕ Krispy Kreme will also give you a free doughnut and coffee on your birthday!

$10 off ANY $10 Lane Bryant Purchase

If you're a fan of Lane Bryant, then text DIVA to 552255 to receive a free $10 off any $10+ online purchase valid through April 10.

If you pair this with a clearance or sale item, you can get an item for really cheap. I had a quick look and noticed a few $10 clearance items.

As you can see from the image below, it took less than 2 minutes for me to get my coupon. Once you get yours, you can text STOP to never get any future texts from Lane Bryant. Gee, I wish that worked with a few of my exes!

Lane Bryant Code by Text

Already a Lane Bryant text subscriber from the previous time I posted this freebie? If so, try unsubscribing by texting STOP to 552255. Then wait a few minutes and send DIVA, which should trigger the coupon.

Thanks to Flickr user Mike Mozart for taking the image for this post.


Free Febreze Plug-In

Walmart: Free Febreze Plug-In

I know this page looks like Spam Central, but it's a legitimate offer from Procter & Gamble giving away a free Febreze Plug-In at Walmart through 5/14/21. Seriously, who designed this page and why were they only given a $5 budget?

Enter a phone number that can receive texts and you'll be sent a direct link to the coupon. I used my free Google Voice number and it worked just fine. When you click the link, you'll get a unique page with a hidden barcode. Once you're at Walmart and ready to check out, reveal the barcode and scan it from your phone like you would a coupon!

The fine-print says this is only redeemable for a free Febreze Plug-in version 0-03700-0769805.


Free Krispy Kreme Doughtnut with Vaccination Card

Free Krispy Kreme Doughtnut with Vaccination Card in 2021

For the rest of 2021, anybody with a covid vaccination card can get a free Original Glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut every day!

Anybody who has received at least 1 of the 2 shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine or 1 shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine qualifies for this freebie. A COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card needs to be provided to receive the offer. A sticker stating the guest have received a COVID-19 vaccine does not qualify them for this offer.

I just noticed the fake name they used in the press image was “Jane Dough.” Hahahaha, bravo Krispy Kreme.

[thanks to Hiffer Austin for emailing this to me!]


Free IHOP Pancakes

Free IHOP Short Stack Pancakes in April

The annual free National Pancake Day at IHOP is normally held in early March. However, in 2021, they're giving away a free stack of buttermilk pancakes during the entire month of April!

Veteran Hiffers will recognize this recurring yearly offer, but here's how it works if you're new to the game.

  1. Join IHOP's free MyHOP rewards system before March 31.
  2. Go to a participating IHOP during April.
  3. Eat one free short stack of pancakes.

That about sums it up. You can search by zip code on their site to make sure your local IHOP is participating before heading out.

In lieu of payment, they'll ask you to make a donation to one of three children's charities: Children's Miracle Network, Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's not required, but it's a nice thing to do. Besides, we're all nice people here, aren't we?

This freebie also triggers the IHOP free birthday pancakes offer AND you'll get a free pancakes coupon emailed to you just for joining today! I feel like Oprah screaming “you get pancakes, they get pancakes, everybody gets pancakes!”


Free Lowe's Basket Planter Kit

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Basket Planter Kit

Lowe's has figured out how to bring back the free kid's projects for the remainder of the pandemic. You can now register for a free DIY kid's kits to be picked up during the weekend of May 8 and 9.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Sign up your child today and they can make this cool Basket Planter! Add a flower and soil and they’ll have the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Reserved kits can be picked up in-store at our customer service desk on Saturday, May 8th or Sunday, May 9th. If your kit is not picked up by 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 9th, it may be given to a non-registered customer.

To register, click the blue “Find an Event Near You” button under “DIY Kids' Workshops” and locate your nearby Lowe's.

This is a pretty cool way to keep these monthly freebies going while also being safe from covid!

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 shut the program down in 2017, so it's really nice to see them bring it back!