Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies via Verizon

Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies on July 28

This great annual freebie is back for Hiffers in 32 states and DC! Participating Verizon Wireless locations are giving away free backpacks filled with essential school supplies on Sunday, July 28, from 1-4pm! A full list of 1,117 locations and addresses are available on their Wireless Zone Locations page.

Each backpack comes with pencils, a pencil box, folders, paper, a ruler, and glue. Your child must be present and hopefully they're not dressed like the dapper young man in all of their ads, because that means they're 100% better dressed than me. You do not have to be a Verizon custom either.

These freebies are given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, so I'd show up early if you really want this freebie. They're giving away 120,000 free backpacks this year, which averages out to about 100 freebies per location, so these will go fast!!

Last year there were only 13 states with participating locations. It's nice to see that number double this year!


Free 2024-25 Student Planners

Free Student Planners for 2024-25

Positive Promotions is back with a free 2024-25 student planner. Just signup here and hope you snag one while supplies last. It does appear as if this is meant for bulk buyers of student planners (like school officials), but Positive Promotions has held offers like this going back to (checks HIF archives) 2007! So they have a fairly good track record of fulfilling freebies like this, but they just tend to expire quickly. I'd be surprised if this form was still active tomorrow.


Free Custom Photo Bookmarks

Free Bookmarks by Mail πŸ”–

Everybody talks about the missing sock in the dryer conundrum that plagues us all, but how come we don't hear more about the vanishing bookmarks? I've gotten dozens of bookmarks over the years, however once these free bookmarks below arrive in the mail, my official Bookmark Count will be one. Where the heck do they all go?! Am I the only person who seems to be cursed with this phenomenon? Please tell me I'm not alone.

Most of these are physical bookmarks they'll send via the mail. There are also a few bookmarks you can print from home, if you have some thicker stock paper.

More Free Bookmarks

If you're looking for more themed bookmarks, then check out these bookmarks that are still available to order:

How to Easily Find Free Bookmarks

You can also find limited edition free bookmarks with good Google searches. I use request “free bookmark” -printable and it showed me to a lawn care specialist offering a free bookmark once. Years later, the same search took me to a dentist on the other side of the country offering to send me a bookmark in the mail.

And then there was the free scented bookmark I found. Finally! I can't tell you how many times I've been reading a good book and suddenly thought to myself “I could go for a good sniff of something right now.”

To find more bookmarks, substitute “request” for other words like send, mail, or sign up. Play around with it and let us know what you find!


Free Colgate Kids Toothpaste Sample

Free Colgate Samples for Teachers

Signups are open for next year's free Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures classroom kits. They usually ship around February each year, so this is your annual reminder to get those orders in!

The kits contain a video and other easy-to-use classroom materials, like posters & storybooks, plus free Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush samples for 25 kindergartners or first-grade students. Also included for students is a take home brushing chart. I presume the video is a guide on health care and not something fun like The Matrix.

To prevent against fraud, these kits can only be shipped to a valid school address!

For non-teachers out there, you can access Colgate's current list of offers and coupons here!


Free LeVar Burton Bookmark Sticker

Free ‘LeVar Burton says Read Banned Books’ Sticker & Bookmark

I love the artwork on this latest freebie from MoveOn. Submit your mailing info on the first page and you'll get a free “LeVar Burton says read banned books” sticker and bookmark.

As always, you can ignore and exit out of the donation requests shown on the confirmation page.

I've also been fleshing out our free bookmarks page lately, which auto-collects all of the bookmarks still available to request.


Free CDC Prevent Tickborne Diseases Bookmark

Free CDC Prevent Tickborne Diseases Bookmarks

The CDC still has some free informational bookmarks from 2014. Search for “bookmark” under “Keyword or PubID” and you'll see anywhere from 10-13 different bookmark options. Some are 2×6 inch bookmarks while others are 8.5×3.5 inches. A lot of them are bookmarks showing how to prevent tickborne diseases that are not only informational, but they're also laminated and guaranteed to freak you out every time you pick up your book!

You can request up to 100, but come on, leave some for the next Hiffer behind you. I have a feeling once these are gone, they're gone for good.

Once you add a bookmark or two to your cart, go to your cart and checkout. Orders usually takes 2 to 4 weeks for delivery.


Free Star Collection Bookmark

Free Star Collection Bookmark

Go here and enter 300993 for “Keyword of PubID” to request a free Star Collection bookmark. This freebie is 6×2 with rounded corner.

You might also be able to just copy and paste the link straight to it:

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/pubs/#/300993

They only have a limited number of these to give away each day, but the stock refreshes after 24 hours. However, even if they show you a message saying they're out of stock, be sure to try checking out anyway! Earlier this week, they kept saying they were OOS and wouldn't let me checkout. Then today, I still got the OOS message, but the site let me checkout and they sent me a verification email. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

So YMMV and either way, if you miss out today, be sure to check back tomorrow!


Free Lysol Welcome Back Pack for Teachers

Free Lysol Welcome Back Packs for Teachers

Teachers can sign up for a 5 free Lysol Welcome Back Pack that includes the following items (though contents may vary):

  • 4 educational Posters (18”x24”) including: handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick
  • 1 sheet of HERE for Healthy Schools stickers
  • 1 sheet of germ hotspot stickers
  • 1 mirror cling

Free Banned Books 3D Bookmark

Free Banned Books 3D Bookmark

MoveOn has a new cool free Banned Books 3D bookmark. Just like their sticker freebies, you only need to fill out the first page and can ignore the donation solicitation on the confirmation page.

You also might be interested in our page with a collection of free bookmarks available to request.


Free 2023 Yearly Planner

Rebate: Free 2023 Planner over $25!

TopCashback is offering new members a full rebate of $25 on any purchase containing a 2023 planner from Staples!

Here's how to redeem this freebie:

  1. Go here and click the “Join Free” button to activate the offer.
  2. Purchase any Staples 2023 planner and spend a total of $25 or more. This is important!
  3. Within 14 days you'll receive $25 in cash back to your TopCashback account.
  4. Easily withdraw your payout straight to your PayPal or bank account!

Make sure you spend at least $25 in order to trigger this offer. I just looked and Staples has a planner priced at $25.19, so you'll only end up spending $0.19 if you purchase that one.

The fine print says the following:

Once you have completed your purchase of $25.00 or more on anything at Staples through TopCashback, you'll receive $25.00 in cash back in your TopCashback account within 14 days after your transaction tracks. Only one freebie offer is permitted per new member. Cannot be combined with other TopCashback offers.

The “on anything” part there makes it sound like you can purchase a lesser priced planner in the $10-18 range and still get the full $25 rebate as long as your total purchase is over $25 before taxes & shipping.

This freebie expires on January 2, 2023.


Free Classroom Science Poster

Free Classroom Science Poster

If you're a teacher, then you can request a free science poster for your classroom. I didn't personally request this since I don't believe I qualify. The closest my apartment comes to a “science classroom” is my 1am drunken Google history of “why doesn't the moon crash into Earth?” and “stop saying gravity, tell me the truth!”


Free FTC You Are Here Bookmark

100 Free FTC Bookmarks

The FTC offers many different variations of free physical bookmarks in bulk. The smallest quantity you can order are 100 of them, so these might be great for any teachers or book clubs out there in HIF land.

I didn't personally order these because I didn't want to waste a hundred bookmarks. If you're only looking for a single free bookmark, then use this list of free bookmarks that I keep updated. I still use my tick identification bookmark, which is a sentence I never thought I'd utter!