Free Proven Winners Gardener's Idea Book

Free Proven Winners Gardener’s Idea Book

We can signup here to get a free Proven Winners gardener's idea book sent to our homes. I feel like a fraud requesting this freebie since I don't have much of a green thumb. I swear the last time I went to buy a plant, a few of them verbally shouted “nooooo, don't let him pick us!” while inching their pots deeper into the shelf.

However, if you're not a plant serial-killer like me, then this freebie will contain tips & ideas on great way to get ready to garden this spring.

These booklets are set to ship in late March 2021. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.


NASA send name to Mars for free

Send Your Name to Mars

This cool offer from NASA has returned!

You can now sign up to have your name sent to Mars on the next robotic rover. According to their FAQs, our names will fly on a future NASA mission to Mars in the mid-2020's.

Some Hiffers sent our names on the 2017 InSight rover and/or the Mars 2020 rover. According to my Galactic Law Degree, that means we already have squatters rights on Mars. I call dibs on that hill over there!

While this is cool and all, I hope to be making posts for free trips to Mars before all is said and done.


Free National Parks Admission

Free 2021 National Parks Admission Dates – Next is April 17!

The next free National Parks admission day is right around the corner. These 5 annual freebie go great with our free highway maps list!

So get out there, breathe in some fresh air, and report back to me how relaxing and peaceful it is. Just don't take your family! I went with mine last year and long story short, they left me behind. Unfortunately for them, I'm like one of those cool dogs from a Reader's Digest story and I walked all the way home in just under a week.

2021 Free National Park Admission Dates

I've written about these free National Park Admission days since they debuted in 2009 and the numbers are finally in. Hiffers love them! Maybe you could even end up like Mikah Meyer and visit all 419 National Parks! It only took him 3 years. πŸ˜‚

If you can't make it out to your local National Park, you can do the next best thing and read up on some parks! Sure, it's not the same as actually visiting, but it has significantly fewer mosquitoes and poison ivy patches.


Free Wildflower Seeds

Free Wildflower Seeds

Free Wildflower Seeds

In 2016, Bayer ran a campaign giving away flower seeds so we could help our local bees. That offer has long since expired, but luckily I found a new offer today for free wildflower seeds aiming to help both bees and butterflies!

Choose from either Black-Eyed Susans or Butterfly Milkweed seeds and plant them in your yard. Once grown, they'll help keep your local bees & butterflies find pollinator-friendly plants. It's a tough world out there for bees. First they have to deal with colony collapse disorder, then there was that whole weird Seinfeld movie, and yet now their worst nightmare has come true as they can't find flowers to pollinate!

This video is a little old, but it's cute and has upbeat music and isn't that all we really need right now?


Free SocialNature Product Samples

Free Product Trials from SocialNature

SocialNature currently has 40+ free trials you can apply for! After creating an account, simply head to their Products page and make sure to select United States on the left sidebar. You should then be able to click “Apple to Try” on a huge variety of freebies!

As you can see from the items already listed, there are tens of thousands of people applying for these samples, so you're not guaranteed to get each item. But with so many freebies being offered, you're bound to get lucky in many of them! Plus you'll move to the top of the list if the brand is looking for your specific demographic. So mom's who buy stuff for their families are almost always offered freebies πŸ™‚

As somebody who recently bought herb and vegetable seeds to grow in a window garden, I really hope I get a few of those Back to Roots freebies. Worst case, I end up killing my plants, but use the freebie on my hair roots!


Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

Free AgSafe Pond-Pearls Plant Food

If you have any pond plants, such as waterlilies, then sign up for a sample of free AgSafe Pond-Pearls plant food. This freebie contains 2 tablespoons of feed good for two 1-2 gallon size pots of pond plants. This freebie releases nitrogen for lush plant growth followed by steady release of phosphate and potassium for strong blooming.

Man, I could go for some lush nitrogen right about now.

This is one of those smaller freebies that won't come if we all request it. But I figured not many Hiffers have waterlilies in their home, so it might be worthwhile for those who do!

The sites says to allow 5-7 days for shipping via USPS. Thanks to Louis DeJoy's shenanigans, let's bump that expected arrival up to 15-17 days.


Free Seeds Packet

Free Packet of Seeds

Feed a Bee is offering free garden seed packs while supplies last. Each seed packet contains about 200 wildflower seeds and you can request up to 20 free packets!

The seeds included are a mix of wildflowers, including partridge pea, black-eyed Susan and purple coneflower, that will grow well in most regions. I'm hoping they sprinkle in a few of those Money Trees my Dad was always talking about! I still contend he should have bought one instead of working so much.

I believe the earlier free wildflower seeds offer is still active too!


6 Free Gold Sparklers at Phantom Fireworks

6 Free Gold Sparklers at Phantom Sparklers

If you have a nearby Phantom Fireworks Showroom and plan on celebrating our nation's birthday by blowing stuff up, then be sure to check out one of the oldest freebies still alive. All you have to do is use this coupon good for 6 free 14″ Gold Sparklers and light up the night during your 4th of July celebrations.

Phantom has showroom locations in the following states: FL, GA, IN, KY, ME, MI, MO, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, SC, WI, and WY


Free State Road Maps

Free State Maps & Travel Guides

Below you'll find a full list of free state maps available from most state tourism departments. As a backup, I've also linked to any state Department of Transportation that give away free maps, both online or physically mailed to your house.

Almost every state offers a full map in their visitor's guide. For the DOT links, virtually all of them offer multiple free, highly detailed online .pdfs of their highways, roads, and other travel methods.

On top of that, many DOTS (I'd guesstimate 40ish) also have some sort of “click here to order a physical map” link. If you're looking for a highway map you can stash in your car's glovebox, this is the link you want to look for on your state's DOT site. You might have to click “highway map” or “road map” before the order form will appear. You might even want to click “Maps” in the menu bar and do a fresh search, because like I said, it's an option for most states!

If you manage to find a dot map or order form that I missed, please let me know. Here's to never getting lost again!

Free Alabama State Map – This is the first .travel website I've ever seen. Cool story, huh? (al dot map)

Free Alaska State Map – Here's the first case of “so, does this come with a map?” (ak dot map)

Free Arizona State Map – Their site promotes “Old West activities.” The heck is that? Like riding around on a horse and shooting pistols in the air? If so, then Arizona here I come! (az dot map)

Free Arkansas State Map – They have a plethora of travel brochures and even a Living in Arkansas guide for those considering moving there. Wait, where are you going? (ar dot map)




Free California State Map – It's no wonder they offer a free map given how many freaking tourism commercial they run! (ca dot map)

Free Colorado State Map – Their site tagline is “come to life.” Sounds like they're reanimating the dead out there. (co dot map)

Free Connecticut State Map – They don't update their site too often, but at least they finally offer a free map with their tourism guide. (ct dot map)

Free Delaware State Map – The only thing I know about Delware is that Vice President Biden lives there and it's the only state without a commercial airport. No wonder people are looking for highway maps here! (de dot map)

Free Florida State Map – When I first made this list in 2009, there was an “Authentic Florida Expert” everywhere on the site. She looked like a stereotypical grandma, but now she's nowhere to be seen. Uh oh, you know what that means… (fl dot map)

Free Georgia State Map – If I know Georgia, they'll also send you a peach. (ga dot map)

Free Hawaii State Map – Screw the map, their site has some cool pictures of volcanoes and lava! (hi dot map)

Free Idaho State Map – Not only do they have free maps, but Idaho even offers a free children's brochure. It's just a single page that says “hope you like potatoes,” but at least it's something. (id dot map)

Free Illinois State Map – Every time I visit Illinois, I lean into their state name and always drop the S at the end of words. It drives my friends bananas. (il dot map)

Free Indiana State Map – Indiana earns the distinction of being the first state site I've seen with a prominently displayed “free things to do here!” section. I guess that's what it takes to get people to come to anywhere in Indiana outside of Pawnee. (in dot map)

Free Iowa State Map – Just the place to go if you're really excited Presidential elections a full year ahead of time. (ia dot map)

Free Kansas State Map – Quick, can you name three cities in Kansas?! Neither could I. (ks dot map)

Free Kentucky State Map – Their state logo is by far the best I've seen yet. (ky dot map)

Free Louisiana State Map – I have nothing bad to say about Louisiana because New Orleans lets you walk around with alcohol TO GO. (la dot map)

Free Maine State Map – While signing up they want you to “be sure to indicate which regions of Maine and activities interest you.” Uhhh, does eating lobster and telling people I've been to Maine count as interests? (me dot map)

Free Maryland State Map – I can't tell you the number of times the state of Maryland has screwed me over, so visit with caution. I hated Baltimore years before The Wire ever aired. (md dot map)

Free Massachusetts State Map – I've still yet to ever correctly spell this state's name. It's the only item on my Bucket List I doubt I'll ever accomplish. (ma dot map)

Free Michigan State Map – Michigan's page has a section called “Air Zoo.” We can finally see when pigs fly! (mi dot map)

Free Minnesota State Map – Minnesota has over 11,000 lakes. I want maps for each and every one of them. (mn dot map)

Free Mississippi State Map – I always forget how to spell this state. What comes after the M again? (ms dot maps)

Free Missouri State Map – Their site advertises that internships are available. For the whole state? (mo dot maps)

Free Montana State Map – They offer a free winter guide in addition to the state map, but I can give you said guide right here. Step 1: stay inside. Step 2: go outside once spring arrives. (mt dot map)

Free Nebraska State Map – Nebraska wants us to “share the road trip.” See, even their own tourism board thinks the best part of Nebraska is driving away from it! (ne dot map)

Free Nevada State Map – Fill out the form you'll get a free state maps for the price of none! (nv dot map)

Free New Hampshire State Map – Their phone number is 800-FUN-IN-NH. I wonder how many people call it looking for 800-DUNG-ON-I. (nh dot map)

Free New Jersey State Map – “It's never too early to begin planning your next New Jersey getaway vacation!” Really? Fine, I want to book a room for August 10-12, 2081. (nj dot map)

Free New Mexico State Map – NM should capitalize on Breaking Bad and change their slogan to “Come for the meth. Stay for nature.” (nm dot map)

Free New York State Map – I always thought the “I Heart NY” campaign was for the city, not the state. Shows what I know. (ny dot map)

Free North Carolina State Map – They offer a free winery and Civil War travel guide. It's as if they were targeting me alone. (nc dot map)

Free North Dakota State Map – I heard North Dakota exists, guess it's not a myth! (nd dot map)

Free Ohio State Map – Their website used to be called DiscoverOhio.com. But then Ohio 2 was discovered and they've been awfully quiet ever since. (oh dot map)

Free Oklahoma State Map – I'm kind of interested in their additional “Agritourism Map.” Is this a tourist industry that Oklahoma made up? (ok dot map)

Free Oregon State Map – I love that they also offer an official kid's guide to Oregon. Like it's that complicated. “Hey kids! Are your parents coming here? Then so are you! Now shut it.” (or dot map)

Free Pennsylvania State Map – The last time I drove through PA, I paid around $12 trillion dollars in tolls. This is me right now thinking about my next road trip through the state. (pa dot map)

Free Rhode Island State Map – Their site says “put down that spreadsheet, tear yourself away from your inbox for a second, and fill out this form.” Uhhh … RUN, THEY'RE WATCHING US THROUGH OUR COMPUTERS!! (dot maps)

Free South Carolina State Map – Home state, represent! Don't be fooled by the domain name, it's legit. We're a sneaky bunch, just ask Major Robert Anderson. (sc dot map)

Free South Dakota State Map – Ok, wait a minute here. South Carolina's slogan: Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places. South Dakota's slogan: Great Faces, Great Places. It's like South Dakota wasn't even trying! (sd dot map)

Free Tennessee State Map – I doubt their slogan of “we're playing your song” is accurate. I didn't hear any polka music being played. (tn dot map)

Free Texas State Map – Their travel guide is 272 freaking pages long! That's not a guide, it's a book. (tx dot map page)

Free Utah State Map – I'm extremely disappointed Utah removed the separate checkbox for German visitors, as it completely ruined my Utah being a vacation mecca for Germans joke. To make matters Üßer worse, their DOT has removed the option for ordering highway maps! The best I can do is this high-res highway map for online viewing. (ut dot map)

Free Vermont State Map – I'm not sure how all the seasonal maps differ from each other, but it's nice knowing that I have so many options with them. (vt dot map)

Free Virginia State Map – I once living in Virginia. It was as exciting as this story. (va dot map)

Free Washington D.C. Map – Our nation's capital isn't quite a state (even though it should be!), but you can get a free map via their visitor's guide. (dc dot map)

Free Washington State Map – As a Mariners fan and frequent traveler to the Pacific Northwest, I must say I absolutely love this section of the world. (wa dot map)

Free West Virginia State Map – I image WV looking like a scene from Justified but with more coal and moonshine. (wv dot map)

Free Wisconsin State Map – I spent some time in Wisconsin once. Believe the hype. They've got some good cheese. (wi dot map)

Free Wyoming State Map I updated their slogan to “Wyoming: Forever west. Until continental drift takes care of that.” (wy dot map)

Free National Park Maps – This website has over 1,600 high-res scans of national parks! You can search by state or alphabetically, as well as download many of them.

That took a lot longer than I thought it would. I need a vacation.


Free National Park Clean Up Kit

Free National Parks Clean Up Kit

Free National Park Clean Up Kit

Here's a cool free National Parks clean up kit that is still available to request!

  • Biodegradable bright green colored bags
  • Washable bright-colored gloves
  • Reflective vest
  • Sunscreen
  • Purell Hand Sanitiser bottle (Dependent Upon availability)
  • Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes (Dependent upon availability)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Restore Our Parks bumper sticker

Please try to only request this if you actually intend to use it to clean up your local community! This great freebie should arrive in 1-3 weeks.

2021 Update: This freebie is showing as still available! Has anyone received it since I first posted about it in May 2020? I don't think I did, but then again my memory is as good as a … you know … that little thing, swims in a bowl, whatever it's called.


Free La Roche-Posay Sunscreen

Free La Roche-Posay Sunscreen

Free La Roche-Posay Sunscreen

Previous Freebie – November 2019

This freebie only lasted two days last time around!

Here's a new signup form that offers some free La Roche-Posay sunscreen. This Anthelios Clear Skin oil-free SPF 60 sunscreen is intended for your face, which is super convenient because that's where the sun shines a lot.

They also claim to “help absorb excess oil and reduce shine,” which totally sounds fake. It also has a “powerful antioxidant complex to help protect skin from free radicals caused by UV rays.”

Mmmhmmmm.

I could have used this last year in Europe. Let's just say it's real easy to lose track of time drinking and relaxing while in Portugal πŸ˜… My beard was the only thing that kept my full head from turning bright red by the end of my trip! Luckily, I managed to escape just before the giant heat wave hit.