Oh boy. We blew it. September 12 was Grandparents' Day and none of us remembered, did we!?
Oh well, at leasta free personalized postcard to your grandparents!
I have a feeling this won't stay active for too much longer.
Hallmark is sending out 3 free Kindness cards to help spread words of support! And they're giving away a million of them!
Don't worry, they're spreading them out so that we each get a free 3-card pack of greeting cards. I don't know what I'd do if they sent me all one million freebies. It'd probably involve building the world's largest greet card fort on my apartment's roof.
These ship without any cost, so enter your mailing address and you're all set to get this $9 value freebie. After submitting your address, you'll get a confirmation number on the next screen.
Last year, Hallmark gave away 3 million general greeting cards in total (they ran this promo three separate times). My friends and family don't have many winter birthdays, so I went with a generic “get well soon!” card. It's nice to have them on hand for those last minute events. In fact, I keep a drawer full of them, some of which include timeless messages as “Y2K is almost here!” and “I'm glad to hear you didn't contract SARS.”
If you love this freebie, then you'd love my mom. I swear, there are more unused Hallmark cards in her house than any other object. You could combine every individual coin, light bulb, and battery and I promise you there'd still be 10 times the number of cards. I'm sure if I dug deep enough in the drawer, I could find something for National Dog Day.
In addition to their free monthly greeting card offer, Hallmark is also giving away one free customized greeting card along with free shipping! The only requirement is that you have a free Crown Rewards account.
Here's how to get this freebie and send a free card to a loved one!
This promo ends 12/31/21.
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, so this entire offer is valued around $24.
To redeem this, simply use the coupon they email you or login to your account and look under Hallmark Offers.
Free ring sizers have been a “thing” since I started HIF, but 99.9% of them are usually nothing more than flimsy slips of paper. However, this Bulgari ring sizer looks to be an actual contraption that won't fall apart as soon as it's tossed in the kitchen junk drawer!
My scissors, over mitts, dried out Sharpies, and loose rubber bands that I haven't seen since 2008 are excited to meet their new friend!
This freebie is a bit different that most. You'll want to click “Request your ring sizer” and then send an email asking for one. It'll include a pre-written request and all you have to do is fill in your mailing address!
According to NASA's Kennedy Space Center FAQ page, you can get a free autographed picture of an astronaut simply by asking!
Q. How can I obtain an autographed picture of an astronaut?
A. You may write or fax your request to the following address for astronaut autographed pictures:
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX 77058
Here's an official list of active astronauts with direct links to their social media pages. Who knows, maybe you're about to discover your newest favorite spacefaring human!
GlaxoSmithKline is giving away free temporary butterfly tattoos as part of a Lupis awareness campaign.
Show the world your strength and courage as a lupus warrior. Show support for your friends and family members living with lupus. Unite as a community to show our newly diagnosed sisters and brothers that they are not alone.
It's easy to show your support! Order your temporary tattoos, snap a pic, and share with #whyitattoo.
It's also easy to follow HIF on Twitter!
/begin eating cookies for dinner because it's Friday
If you're always wondering which Amendment promises no cruel and unusual punishment (it's the 8th) or which promises freedom of speech (1st) or even which promises free jelly beans on Tuesday (sadly this one hasn't been passed yet), then pick up a copy of this free United States Constitution from Hillsdale College.
This booklet contains 52 pages with the United States Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights, and the 11-27 Amendments.
After submitting your address, you'll get a confirmation page saying your freebie is on the way along with a request for donations. You can close this window without entering any credit card info and you'll still get the freebie!
The town of Paso Robles, CA is giving away free limited-edition postcards. Now for the unfortunate good news, bad new. The good news is Paso Robles is partially an anagram for “bloopers,” which sounds fun. Yet the bad news is Paso Robles also makes an anagram for “barless,” which sounds miserable. Use this arbitrary, pointless info however you see fit.
Postcards will begin shipping in late January. Please allow 7-10 days for mailing time. Available while supplies last.
[Thanks to Hiffer Jean for sending these in!]
The Human Rights Campaign is giving away three free greeting cards!
You're finished once you submit your mailing address on the first page. It will take you to a page asking for donations, but they aren't required in order to get this freebie.
You know, there's a small but non-zero chance that the owner of a greeting card company might read this post. If such stars have aligned, I'd like to make my pitch as a potential Greeting Card
Author Prodigy. I think I'd be great at it and have included a few samples of my work below:
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Hey look over there, That cow just said moo.
That could be used as a fun road trip card. Or maybe for cow enthusiasts! But what about a more intimate card? Oh, I've got just what you need:
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Something something something, I love you!
See, I can write sweet nothings. I'll be awaiting your response and will accept payment in the form of burlap sacks stuffed with cash.
One small way to limit the waste of disposable plastic straws is to stop using them! Like all other plastic, much of it ends up in the oceans, where it breaks down into microscopic pellets that frequently ends up in sea life. That's what we call No Good.
So, in order to, you can get a free reusable straw made out of … paper? How are we supposed to clean a paper straw? Heck, wouldn't our beverages themselves ruin a paper straw? Am I insane?
Oh, it's made out of metal. That makes so much more sense.
[thanks to all the Hiffers who sent this in!]
EDIT: WE DID IT!
If you've enjoyed watching Mike Bloomberg light giant piles of money on fire lately with all his TV ads, thenfree “You're Fired” Mike Bloomberg matches. I tried signing his campaign office up for these, so he'd get the hint, but no luck.