Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Butterfly Biome on May 4

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, May 4 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.

However, this year they're also offering something new – attend the Kids' Workshops regularly and earn badges towards a free tool bag! The nitty gritty fine print can be found here, but long story short once you've earned twelve badges, you'll be issued a promotional code redeemable online for a free kid's tool bag or product of similar value.

So what's the upcoming workshop going to build?

May Event: Butterfly Biome

Your little scientist's first butterfly biome is also a great gift for Mom! Just in time for Mother's Day kids will create a gift that is sure to make your garden smile.

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.

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 2024. I really hope you and your family are able to keep enjoying these freebies for many years to come!

2024 Lowe's Kid's Kit Schedule

I did a little digging and found out these are the upcoming workshop builds this year.

  • January: Toolbox
  • February: Chalkboard
  • March: Bird Feeder
  • April: Garden Cart Planter
  • May: Mother's Day Butterfly Biome
  • June: Father's Day UTV
  • July: Kinetic Sandbox
  • August: Treehouse
  • September: Harvest Hayride
  • October: Fire Dog Bank
  • November: Christmas Countdown
  • December: Spinning Snowflake

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop on May 4

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is just around the corner! 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, May 4! 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.

May 4, 2024 Workshop Event: Blooming Picture Frame

Use nature as inspiration for creative writing. Students will research a variety of flowers to create a poem for their Blooming Picture Frame.

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. The May 2024 Lattice Planter extension teaches your child how to learn about plants and their importance to the world around them.

Free Home Depot Kit 2024 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2024. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January 06: HD Delivery Truck
  • February 03: Valentines Basket
  • March 02: Butterfly House
  • April 06: Lattice Planter
  • May 04: Blooming Picture Frame
  • June 01: Grill Gift Card Box
  • July 06: Soccer Game
  • August 03: Whiteboard
  • September 07: Field Goal Game
  • October 05: Fire Rescue Truck
  • November 02: Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
  • November 30: Hot Cocoa Ornament
  • December 07: Holiday Snow Globe

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!

Freeosk Weekly Samples

Current Freeosk Weekly Samples

If you have a local Sam's Club, 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, April 19 – Thursday, April 25 you can get the following freebies:

Sam's Club Freeosk

  • Cascade Platinum Plus
  • Member's Mark Coffee Pods

Albertsons, Randalls, & Tom Thumb Freeosk

  • N/A

Shoprite & Fresh Grocer Freeosk

  • Lotus Biscoff

Freeosk has over 1,400 locations across the country, so it might be worth checking if your local store has a unit hiding somewhere!

National Pretzel Day Freebie

Free Pretzels on National Pretzel Day, April 26, 2024

I think we all remember reading about pretzel's invention by Italian monks in 610 AD. Trust me, it was big news.

But did you know April 26 is National Pretzel Day? You didn't? LIAR! Of course you did, I just told you. Geez, pay attention.

As in years past, a variety of stores are giving out free pretzels on Friday, April 26, 2024 with no purchase necessary!

Confirmed 2024 Free Pretzel Offers

  • Auntie Anne's – Free Original or Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel available to Pretzel Perks members. This is their free rewards program that will also trigger their annual free birthday pretzel! If you don't already have an account, now is the perfect time to register so that your free pretzel offer is waiting for you in your Pretzel Perks account. When joining, use promo code RYANE7068 to earn a free bonus reward.
  • Ben's Soft Pretzels – Make a minimum donation of $1, while in-store, to their partnered charity and receive a free original jumbo pretzel.
  • Philly Pretzel Factory – They're giving in-store customers a free pretzel, valued up to $1, with no purchase necessary. This was available from 7am-7pm on previous years and I expect that to be the same this year.
  • Pretzelmaker – When I asked if they're doing anything in 2024, Pretzelmaker told me “Could be ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿฅจโค๏ธ” which is Corporate Speak for “yes, but we haven't announced what the freebie is yet.” In previous years, they offered a free salted or unsalted pretzel.
  • Wetzel's Pretzels – Free Original Pretzel to all guests after 3pm.

Any Hiffers remember how Prezelmaker used to make people tell a joke in order to get this freebie? Glad to see they backed off my turf ๐Ÿ™‚ Good times.

Previous Year's Offers

  • Sheetz – Open the app and look under “Offers” to find a deal for a free soft pretzel with any soft drink or coffee purchase.

Like usual, if you know of any I missed, please share in the comments.

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on May 11

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 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! No registration is needed – you just need to show up on time and you should be good to go.

Your child will design and make a free special trinket box & card for Mother's Day to build & take home. This craft includes a box, jewels, foam stickers, card with envelope, & marker. 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.

The following month's craft will be held on Saturday, May 11, where kids will make a special trinket box & card for Mother's Day. This craft will include a foam owl, feathers, foam stickers, string, and plastic needle.

Tax Day Freebies

2024 Tax Day Freebies and Deals

Ahh, glorious Income Tax Day is upon us with but a single day to spare. I've still yet to finish mine. I've only entered in my name and address on my 1040, but the status bar still reads as 0% complete. That's not too encouraging if you ask me. I might just end up filing for an extension this morning. Hooray Democracy! At least I'm a few steps ahead of Homer Simpson.

While I toil away at figuring out which of my plants count as dependents (hey, they couldn't live without me!), enjoy this list of 2024 Tax Day freebies and deals! I should note, you may see other frugal sites reporting additional freebies, but I didn't include those. Everything below are offers with hard evidence for them online.

Unless otherwise noted, these freebies are available on Monday, April 15, 2024 only.

2024 Tax Day Freebies

File Your Taxes – Before we get to the fun stuff, you've filed your taxes, right?! If you haven't, you can file your free federal tax return in minutes with Turbo Tax or H&R Block. I'd start with getting that done before scoring any freebies from below ๐Ÿ˜€

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza – Save 15% off any dine-in order at participating locations.

BJ's Brewhouse – Save $10 on any $40+ take-out or delivery order with promo code 10FOFF40.

BurgerFi – Snag a meal for 15% off the entire purchase when you dine-in at participating locations.

California Pizza Kitchen – CPK is also offering $10 off any $40+ order, including dine-in or takeout. In order to access this, you need to a be a free rewards member. If you sign up today, you'll also get a free starter on your next visit and you'll opt into their annual birthday freebie offer.

Fazoli's – Make a $5 purchase and get 6 free breadsticks by using code Tax24.

Great American Cookie – They're offering fans a BOGO on a cookie cake slice. Man, I really wish I had one of these near me!

Hooters – They also have a BOGO on 10-count wings, as well as $4 Dos Equis draft beers and $4 legendary margaritas.

Kona Ice – Stop by a Kona Ice truck during select hours for a free cup of tropical shaved ice.

Noodles & Company – $4.15 off any online order of $24+ for Rewards Members. Wow, in past years this used to be $4/10, so they've made the deal a bit worse IMHO.

Krispy Kreme – When you visit a shop on Monday, April 15, pay ONLY the sales tax on an Original Glazedยฎ Dozen when you buy an Assorted or Original Glazed Dozen at regular price. โ€‹

To make this deal even sweeter, when you order online, get the second Original Glazed Dozen completely free when you order an Assorted or Original Glazed Dozen at regular price! Just use promo code TAXBREAK when ordering online.โ€‹

Krystal – Places a Krystal order online and use code BOGOKRYSTAL at checkout to enjoy a BOGO Free Krystal, with a limit of five per order.

Office Depot – Get free paper shredding for up to 5 lbs of document shredding through Saturday, April 29. You'll need to use the coupon found at the bottom of the linked page.

Paris Baguette – Rewards members get a free pastry with any beverage purchase.

Pot Belly Sandwiches – Score a BOGO original sandwich when you order through their app and use coupon code BOGO.

Shipley Do-Nuts – Ease the Tax Day blues with a BOGO half-dozen box of do-nuts.

Sonny's BBQ – Half price Irresistible Ribs Special (IRS) on your choice of Sweet & Smokey or House Dry-Rubbed Ribs, two Sidekicks and either cornbread or garlic bread.

TGI Fridays – Join their free loyalty program and you'll snag a BOGO entrรฉe available through April 30, 2024. They also have $7 Tax Break Margaritas with dine-in meals for the rest of the month.

White Castle – Use code WC15OFF to take 15% off any online or in-store order.

As always, if you know about a freebie I missed, please share it with me and other Hiffers alike in the comments!

Free Comic Book Day

Free Comic Book Day on May 4, 2024

Mark your calendars! The 23rd annual Free Comic Book Day is slated for Saturday, May 4, 2024. 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 Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone

Free Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cone on March 19, 2024

Dairy Queen is holding their annual First Day of Spring freebie by giving away a free small vanilla cone on Tuesday, March 19, 2024!

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.

Free Rita's Italian Ice 2024

Free Ritas Italian Ice on March 19, 2024

The annual free Rita's Regular Ice treat returns on Tuesday, March 19, 2024! Celebrate the first day of spring by stopping at your local Rita's for a 7 oz. free Italian Ice treat between 12pm-9pm. I don't see anything on their website just yet, but they've made a confirmation announcement on their Facebook page.


*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.

If you're out and about on the first day of spring, then you might also want to swing by Dairy Queen for their free small cone offer. I love when we get multiple freebies on the same day!

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

Rita's Italian Ice Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free small Italian ice
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Free East Bunny Photo

Free Photo with Easter Bunny

To get your free free family photo with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shop or Cabela's, you just need to register ahead of time. Registration begins on March 16, 2024 with the dates for the free photo shoot starting on March 23, 2024. Then show up at your selected time and get a free 4×6 photo taken!