Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies via Verizon

Free Backpack Filled with School Supplies on July 31

This great annual freebie is back for Hiffers in 26 states! Participating Verizon Wireless locations are giving away free backpacks filled with essential school supplies on Sunday, July 31, from 1-4pm! A full list of 1,244 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 130,000 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 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 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. 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.

I presume the video is a guide on health care and not something fun like The Matrix.

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


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!


Free CDC Prevent Tickborne Diseases Bookmark

Free CDC Prevent Tickborne Diseases Bookmark

If you hadn't guessed, I've been reading lately and needed a new marker – hence the bookmark freebies today ๐Ÿ™‚

The CDC still has some free prevent tickborne diseases bookmarks from 2014. These 2×6 inch bookmarks are not only informational, but they're also laminated!

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 to your cart, click the yellow “Check Out” button on the sidebar and fill out your address. You'll get a very tiny “Order Confirmation Number” at the top of the final page.


Free AmeriCorps Bookmark

Free AmeriCorps Heroes Wanted Bookmarks

I recently found these free AmeriCorps Heroes Wanted bookmarks that come in batches of 6 bookmarks per sheet! These bookmarks are designed for recruitment purposes to encourage participation in AmeriCorps programs. I will forever think of their noble, heroic service to humanity when I mark where to stop reading each night.

Add a sheet to your cart, then go through the checkout process. I had to turn off my browser's ad-blocker in order to get the address to go through, otherwise it kept telling me to select a shipping method. Once the order is accepted, you'll get a confirmation message and order number.


Free New York Times Digital Subscription

Free NY Times Digital for High School Teachers & Students

Both teachers and high school students are offered free New York Times digital access now through September 1, 2021.

Accounts includes unlimited access to articles, videos and more on nytimes.com and in the New York Times app. Accounts also include lessons from The Learning Network featuring articles, photos, podcasts and more.

In order to get this freebie, a high school administrator or teacher must register and set up the class account. Once accounts are confirmed, teachers can upload student email addresses and auto-generate student account invitation emails.

For a detailed guide on how to set this up, look at the Frequently Asked Questions on the bottom of the page.


Free 2020 Cybersecurity Poster

Free 2020 Cybersecurity Poster (Teachers Only)

This site says “hackers are everywhere.” So let's give them our home address and get a free 2020 cybersecurity poster.

Seriously though, this is a legit company, I checked out the domain! ๐Ÿ˜„ They sell education equipment to schools. The site says “Request your free poster today for your classroom,” so I'm marking this as a teachers-only freebie.


Free Teaching Tolerance Film Kits for Teachers

Free Teaching Tolerance Film Kits for Teachers

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is giving away free teaching tolerance film kits for use in Kโ€“12 schools, schools of education, public libraries, houses of worship and youth-serving nonprofit organizations. Clicking on any of the titles will pull up a description of the movie along with a list of materials sent out in the kits. Most seem to include the movie, a teaching guide, and possibly a lesson plan.


Free Paper Mate Pens & Markers for Teachers

Free Paper Mate Pens & Markers for Teachers

If you're a teacher, first off God love you. I taught for two years and realized it takes an absolute saint to make a career out of it. It also takes a lot of money, as teachers are constantly underfunded and buying their own supplies!

Luckily Paper Mate is giving away free pens and markers for teachers through August 31, 2020. Simply create a classroom list, then add Paper Mate pens or pencils to it and you'll get a free Paper Mate gift set that includes:

  • Free Paper Mate Flair felt tip pens 6 ct.
  • Free EXPO Dry Erase Markers 4 ct.
  • Free Sharpie Permanent Markets 3 ct.

Freebies will be shipped to your school address by the end of September 2020.


Free Custom Photo Bookmarks

Free Bookmark

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 this free bookmark arrives 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.

This offer is for a heavily Christian religious item. As of now, it's the only physical bookmark freebie I could find! There are a bunch of free bookmarks you can print from home as well, if you have some thicker stock paper.

More Free Bookmarks

If you're looking for more themed bookmarks, then check out other bookmarks that are still active!

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!