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″ Γ— 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″ Γ— 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.


Free Petco Photo with Santa

Petco: Free Photo with Santa

Mark your calendars and make sure your holiday sweater fits well, because there's a free photo with Santa session at Petco on Saturday, December 2 from 1-3 pm. The fine print says this is at select stores only, but of course they don't give a complete list, so you may want to contact your local store for full details.


A&H Hardball Cat Litter ATF R3 Q2 2022

Rebate: Free Arm & Hammer HardBall Cat Litter, up to $14.99!

Arm & Hammer has a long-term rebate offer through January 31, 2024 where you can get a 7 lb. free HardBall cat litter, up to $14.99! HardBall litter makes it sound like my cat's excrement is going to drive a tough bargain every time I dump it in the trash. Imagine attempting to negotiate a pay raise against a ball of cat poop.

What were we talking about again? Oh yeah, here's how to get your freebie:

  1. Purchase one 7lb. ARM & HAMMER Hardball Clumping Cat Litter from Walmart or Walmart.com by 12/31/23.
  2. Submit your rebate online here. (note: It took my computer a full minute to load their rebate website, I think it's getting hammered right now) Simply press the yellow “Submit this Offer” button, then click “Accept Terms and Submit this Offer” and follow the instructions.
  3. Rebates must be received by 01/31/24.
  4. You'll then get a snail mailed check within 6-8 weeks.

The rebate form says you need the “original promotional sticker from package”, plus the receipt and original UPC. However, in the past if you submit your rebate online, they don't ask for the promotional sticker. All you have to is take a picture of the receipt and enter the UPC. I've confirmed many other Hiffers have gotten their rebate in the past by submitting online without a peelie sticker.

[thanks to the awesome anonymous Hiffer who sent this in!]


Free Puppywise Puppy Pack

Free PuppyWise Puppy Pack

Signup here to get a free PuppyWise Puppy Pack (say that 10 times fast!)

It doesn't say exactly what's in this, but the fine print says this is from Mars. They're the parent company of brands such as Cesar, Eukanuka, Greenies, Iams, Pedigree, Sheba, and many more. So I'd expect samples from some of these brands as well as coupons.


Free Pet Disaster Starter Kit

Free Pet Disaster Starter Kit

The IFAW is giving away a free pet disaster starter kit. I'm not entirely sure what's included in this, but here's what they have to say:

If disaster struck tomorrow, would you be prepared to safely evacuate with your pets? Be ready with IFAW's free pet disaster starter kit. Sign up, and you'll receive an emergency go bag for your pet's medications and key documents, and a printed checklist of everything to pack.

So at the bare minimum we're getting a pet go bag and a printed checklist.


November 2022 Pinchme Freebies

New PINCHme Samples Today!


Another round of PINCHme sample boxes will be stocked and released Tuesday, June 27, at 12 pm EST. As usual, they'll only be available on a first come, first serve basis, but it's also based on your customer profile as to what you're offered.

To have the best shot at getting as many freebies as possible, I always suggest new users go ahead and make an account today, before the freebies become available. That way, you can immediately log-in when they go live at noon on Tuesday.

You can signup directly for sample's here!

Possible Freebies & Samples

Here's a full list of freebies up for grabs this month!

  • Moroccanoil Night Body Serum
  • JLO Beauty That Big Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer
  • The Ordinary Mini Natural Moisturizing Factors + Hyaluronic Acid
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel
  • MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick
  • Arnicare Cream for Muscle Pain & Bruising
  • Butterfinger, Chocolatey, Peanut-Buttery, Fun Size Candy Bar
  • DNM Waterproof Lip Gloss
  • Fable & Mane Mini Holiroots Pre-Wash Hair Treatment Oil
  • Delectables Lickable Cat Treat Non-Seafood Recipe
  • Delectables Lickable Cat Treat Stew Senior 10+ years Variety Pack

PINCHme Overview

PINCHme offers free products, with free shipping and no credit card requires, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All they ask for is your honest feedback on the products you receive. Every month, new freebies and samples are released on PINCHme.com for members to claim. Many items have been offered in beauty, snacks, baby, pet, personal care, cleaning products, and household categories over the past few years. There's something for everyone!

Note available samples are based on your demographics and how you answer their survey questions, so if you have a pet, then make sure you tell PINCHme so you'll get the pet food and toys offered. Regardless, both new and existing PINCHme members should have at least a few available freebies within the hour, so make sure to go request them all at noon before they run out!


Free KittenWise Sample Box

Possible Free KittenWise Sample Box or Toy

If you're somebody who leaves empty boxes and bags all over your home (meaning you own a cat!), then be sure to try your luck with this free instant win game offering a free KittenWise sample box! According to their official rules, they're giving away 28,190 boxes worth $11.17 each and another 13,100 Temptation Playtime snacky mouse toys worth $4.29 each.

I filled out the address form, then spun the wheel and instantly won one of the prize boxes! The boxes will contain a variety of samples from brands like Greenies, Iams, Sheba, Temptations, and Nutro. This offer ends on 8/31/23 or whenever they give away all the prizes, whichever comes first.


Free Cat Crack Catnip

Free Cat Crack Catnip

Fill out this form to get your feline friend some free Cat Crack catnip.

One hit from this 100% natural, legal catnip will send your cat on a feline acrobatic frenzy.

Wait…is there illegal catnip out there? What the heck is in that stuff?!

Sadly this offer is only available to the 48 states in the continental US.


Free Delectables Licking Cat Treats

Free Delectables Lickable Cat Treats

Hartz is once again giving away 3 free Delectables Licking cat treats to those who qualify and haven't redeemed this freebie yet. They don't ask any survey questions beyond “what kind of pets do you own,” so I just signed up my feline buddies and crossed my fingers.

I posted this last December, but it's still active for anybody who missed out earlier!

May 2023 Update: Both of my cats absolutely loved these treats when they arrived and now I have them in their rotation of late night snacks.


Free ASPCA Pet Safety Pack

Free Pet Safety Window Decals

This free ASPCA pet safety pack is a classic offer that's still active. I posted this free pet window decal first in 2008 and yet here it is, active as ever. If you don't have a pet rescue window decal up on your house yet, or an Animal Poison Control Center magnet, then I'd definitely sign up for this freebie. It's such an easy, free way to make your dog, cat, or pet safe in the middle of a fire or emergency.

I've put these up in every home I've lived in. My siblings and I even once put the correct information on them instead of creative insult names for each other! Although, now that I think about it, my old pet window cling isn't by the front door anymore. That can only mean it peeled off, fell on the floor, and was most likely eaten by one of my cats.

Looks like I need to request a new pet rescue sticker. Next to it, I'll put a HIF sticker and little drawing of me slumped over my computer and drooling. Because let's be real, if there's an emergency, I'm probably going to need to be rescued as well!

You'll need to confirm your email after requesting these. Once that's out of the way, you can expect your freebie in 8-10 weeks.


Free Pet ID Tag

Free Pet ID Tag

A company called PetScreening is offering free pet ID tags that act as a sort of “Amber Alert” for lost pets. They have two websites – FidoAlert for dogs and TabbyAlert for cats – where you can register and get a free customized pet tag (an $8 value) engraved with your pet's name and unique ID number and a QR code that is assigned to each pet.

Here's the press release from last year explaining how it works:

Any pet owner in the U.S. can enroll their pets into the free FidoAlert and TabbyAlert network and can generate SMS-text and email alerts when a pet is lost or found. Pet owners self-register their pets through the fast-and-secure platform and can enter up to 10 trusted emergency contacts. If a registered pet owner loses their pet, they can initiate a lost pet alert that sends a SMS-text message with a digital lost-pet flier to everyone in the FidoAlert and TabbyAlert network who are within a few miles of the location where the pet was lost. The text alert includes the lost pet's photo and other helpful information to create near-instantaneous awareness about the lost pet. The digital flier is shareable on social media platforms.

Every pet registered receives a free customized pet tag ($8 value) engraved with the pet's name, unique ID number and QR code that is uniquely assigned to each pet. Anyone who finds a lost pet wearing one of these tags can easily scan the QR code with a cell phone and initiate a FidoAlert or TabbyAlert, even if they are not enrolled in the Alert network. Almost instantaneously, the pet's owner and all of their trusted emergency contacts receive a SMS-text message and email notifying them that their lost pet has been found, along with information connecting them to their pet's finder.

So this is kind of similar to microchips that people have implanted into their pets for the same purpose. But this is totally free!

[thanks to Hiffer Ana-Clara for sending this in!]


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.