24 Digital Issues of Better Homes & Gardens plus Additional Magazine

24 Digital Issues of Better Homes & Gardens plus Additional Magazine

bPerx is a new company that's offering 24 digital issues of Better Homes & Garden plus an additional complimentary magazine offer of your choice. Once I filled out my mailing address, I was offered these magazines to pick from:

  • Vanity Fair (12 issues)
  • Bridal Guide (6 issues)
  • Vogue (10 issues)
  • Real Simple (12 issues)
  • Real Simple – Digital (24 issues)
  • Magnolia Journal (4 issues)
  • Magnolia Journal – Digital (8 issues)
  • Southern Living – Digital (26 issues)

This offer is available until 2/29/2024 to everybody in the US except for Minnesota residents. Don't ask me what they have against The North Star state though! Maybe a lake once stole their lunch money in 2nd grade?


Free Historic Mexican Recipe Cookbooks

Free Historic Mexican Recipe Cookbooks

The University of Texas at San Antonio recently began the massive job of digitizing the largest collection of historic Mexican cookbooks in the United States. UTSA's collection of Mexican cookbooks includes over 2,000 titles stretching as far back as 1789!

UTSA eventually released their work in 3 parts for free and you can start by viewing or downloading the first issue of postres – aka desserts!

In this inaugural edition, we're saving the best for first. Put your baking skills to the test with classic Mexican desserts. These age-old recipes for baked bananas, rice pudding, chestnut flan, and churros will hit the sweet spot.

This first issue contains an 1831 recipe for rice pudding and a churro recipe written shortly after the Mexican Revolution. It's pretty rare when my job intersects with my love of all things history!

Next is their second issue – drinks!

Raise a glass to a collection of delicious Mexican beverages! These recipes will come in handy whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or looking for a warm drink for the cool days to come. ¡Salud!

Finally, their third edition on Main Courses recently dropped.

From birria to barbacoa and nopalitos to taquitos, main dishes—or platos fuertes—take center stage and feature food traditions that define Mexico’s culinary history.

¡Buen provecho!


Free Once Again Graham Crackers

Free Once Again Graham Crackers

Good news for anybody who missed this promo last year – Fill out this form to receive a printed coupon good for some free Once Again graham crackers! Just make sure you have a local retail store selling these first.

I'd never heard of these before, but they're a brand offering a variety of products made with natural nut butter from organic almond butter, cashew butter, to bulk natural peanut butter, & more.


Monday Amazon Deals!

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Free Total Beauty Sample Kit

Possible Free Total Beauty Samples

Here's a Sampler link that offers select users a free Total Beauty sample pack. I didn't personally qualify, so I don't know exactly what's in this, but the promotional image contains brands such as CeraVe, Lancome, Daisy Love, and Love Beauty and Planet.

I feel kinda left out, because I love beauty and the planet! I even put lipstick on my front lawn at least once a week.


Free bPerx Sample Box

Possible Free bPerx Sample Box

You can still fill out this form to see if you qualify for a free bPerx sample box. I have no earthly idea what demographic answers you need to give in order to qualify for this freebie though, so good luck!

I first posted this back in February 2023, but the form is still up and running. Unlike my pilot career, which never got off the ground.

Since this is a Sampler.io hosted site, all you have to do is log into your account and then answer a few random questions. And I do mean “random!” I was asked a dozen-ish questions regarding my eating style, deodorant preferences, local grocery stores, household coffee drinking habits, and beauty routines. The randomness reminded me of the old Rewards Gold magazine company that used to ask some truly unhinged questions during the signup process. Any old-school Hiffers remember those?!


Free Saucony Stickers

Free Saucony Stickers

Here's a quick request form available for some free saucony stickers. Do I really need to say anything beyond that? Google apparently says I do, otherwise they'll penalize HIF for “low quality, thin content.”

Well, okay then. Signup here and get some free company stickers of shoes. It's pretty simple. You give them your address and they mail you stickers. Via the post office. Stickers are pieces of paper with ink on one side and sticky stuff on the other. What's the sticky stuff made of? I have no idea. Let's say it's Spider-Man's spit. What, you think I'm making that fact up? I dare you to prove otherwise.

What was I saying again? Or yeah, free shoe stickers. IS THAT ENOUGH WORDS FOR YOU, OH DEAR GOOGLE OVERLORDS?! HAVE I DANCED ENOUGH FOR YOU OR SHALL I GO ON?!


Two Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

Free Breathe Right Nasal Strips

This freebie was first published in 2007(👀) and is still available as of 2024!

That sound you just heard was the ol' Reliability Train rumbling through town, bringing with it your annual reminder to sign up for this classic freebie! These two free Breathe Right nasal strips have been around for so long that I think we should induct them into the Freebie Hall of Fame. Don't get too excited though, it's not as prestigious as it sounds. It's basically a space on my bookcase where I needed some color. It sits right between a broken clock and an old t-ball trophy. I was the only kid not to punch a teammate that year!

After you request your samples here, you'll receive two extra clear nasal strips that provide instant relief and easier breathing during nighttime use. Some coupons will typically be included with the freebies, but you can also request a free $2 coupon here! Depending on your local retailer, you might be able to stack these and then get a carton of Breath Right strips for free or really cheap.

These adhesive holds take me back to high school on the football field. You should have seen me, I was a beast! Tirelessly running up and down the field and always hanging around with the tough guys was my recipe for instant popularity. It seemed like everybody knew and was talking about me, which always made me feel great. And the girls! Oh, the girls. They were always pointing at me and laughing – no doubt thinking of a hilarious joke I'd recently told in class.

I probably didn't need to wear full football gear to be the water boy, but people were always throwing good luck charms at me, like empty beer bottles. Sure, they hurt whenever they hit my head, but the more they threw, the faster I ran, and the more hydrated our team was! What great fans, huh?!

I never learn what happens if you wear ten Breathe Right's at once? Does that give you ten times the amount of oxygen you'd normally get? Don't worry, I plan on testing this out in the interest of science / filling a lazy Thursday afternoon.

Breathe Right Nasal Strip Actually Work!

Funny jokes aside, I've become a huge fan of using these while I sleep at night! I have a borderline case of sleep apnea and these work really well at opening up your nasal passages. I tend to use them most frequently during spring and summer time when my allergies act up with nasal congestion. I'm not a frequent snorer, but my girlfriend swears they help cut down on my snoring too.

It doesn't take long to get the hang of placing them on the right spot on your nose. They're made out of spring-like bands so much that when you put them on, you'll instantly feel airflow increase as your nostrils and sinus passages open! Once on, they're flexible enough to move around without falling off but they're sticky enough to last all night. Removal is easy and painless the next morning.

How to Wear Breathe Right Strips

If you're having putting them on, Breathe Right offers these tips for proper application.

Wash up!
The adhesive won’t stick properly to wet skin, oily skin, or moisturized skin, so be sure to thoroughly wash and dry your nose before applying.

Size matters
No, really, we all have different nose types. Our strips come in two different sizes and strength levels, so make sure to determine which strip is best for you.

Position is everything
First, remove the protective liner to expose the adhesive. Then center the strip along the width of your nose with the tabs sitting just above the flaring part of the nostrils.

Breathe easy
Gently rub the strip to secure it into place on your nose. Press down ends and rub gently to secure the Breathe Right nasal strip in place above your nostrils. It is normal to see slight lifting at the edges as it opens your nose. Take a deep breath. Better breathing begins now.

Don't worry, your free Breathe Right samples come with a complete instruction sheet with complete product details, tips, and positioning guides in both English and Spanish.

If you're still suffering from excessive nasal snoring while wearing only nasal strips and need stronger relief, then you may need to consult with your doctor for proper medications.


6 Free Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on February 26

6 Free Wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Feb. 26

Since the Superb Owl game went into overtime last weekend, we all get 6 free wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, February 26, from 2-5pm. This offer was confirmed via a company press release.

This deal is valid for either boneless or traditional wings in any of their 26 sauces and seasonings. It can be redeemed either during dine-in and in-person takeout.

If you like this promo, then you'll also enjoy the annual Buffalo Wild Wings birthday freebie. In exchange for joining their reward program, they'll give you 6 free wings each year during your birthday month.


Free Lowe's Kids Workshop Craft

Free Lowe’s DIY Kid’s Kit – Flower Bird Feeder on March 16

Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-1pm. Here's the signup link.

Lowe's has brought back their popular free kid's projects with DIY kits available every 2nd weekend of each month! The suggested child's age ranges for the Lowe's DIY Kits are between 4-11. All supplies and instructions are included, making it a fun children's task to complete.

March Event: Flower Bird Feeder –

Gather your mini-DIYers and bird lovers to craft a flower shaped bird feeder. Kid's will learn basic building skills as the create a unique ornament to attract our feathered friends.

These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 40 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.

Lowe's Kids Workshop History

For over a decade, the free Lowe's Build & Grow workshop clinics were a staple monthly freebie. Just like the free Home Depot Kids Workshop, you could take your children to Lowe's on certain weekends and come away with a cool, custom built freebie. They were in-store workshops though, where attendees could make awesome projects right in Lowe's with the provided tools, safety gear, and work space. Then 30 minutes later the kids would always get to take home the cool toy craft they just made along with a collectible commemorative pin. They even gave coupons and discounts to workshop participants!

They shut the program down in 2017, but eventually brought them back and are still going strong in 2024. I really hope you and your family are able to keep enjoying these freebies for many years to come!

2024 Lowe's Kid's Kit Schedule

I did a little digging and found out these are the upcoming workshop builds this year.

  • January: Toolbox
  • February: Chalkboard
  • March: Bird Feeder
  • April: Garden Cart Planter
  • May: Mother's Day Butterfly Biome
  • June: Father's Day UTV
  • July: Kinetic Sandbox
  • August: Treehouse
  • September: Harvest Hayride
  • October: Fire Dog Bank
  • November: Christmas Countdown
  • December: Spinning Snowflake

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop on March 2

The next free Kids Activity Kit from Home Depot is just around the corner! These in-store events take place on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 12 noon, which means the next event is Saturday, March 2! Space is limited, so you need to register a spot under “In-Store Kids Workshops.”

In addition to keeping the craft forever, each kit comes with a free certificate of achievement, free Workshop Apron, and free commemorative pin.

March 2, 2024 Workshop Event: Butterfly House

Do butterflies have a favorite spot to hang out? Students will create an observation chart, watch butterfly activity, and then analyze their results to select the ideal location for their Butterfly House.

You can find more info on this month's free craft here. These free craft kits are intended for kids aged 5-12, though the age range is simply a guide instead of a strict rule. I can also confirm grown adults aged over 30 sometimes have trouble helping their little brother because I'm terrible with tools.

Don't miss the free Workshop Extension Activity!

Each free kit also has an “extension activity” created in tandem with Discovery Channel Education. These are kind of cool, as they let your child “upgrade” the free craft they built. The March 2024 Butterfly House extension teaches your child how to observe && learn if butterflies have a favorite spot to hang out.

Free Home Depot Kit 2024 Schedule

If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2024. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.

  • January 06: HD Delivery Truck
  • February 03: Valentines Basket
  • March 02: Butterfly House
  • April 06: Lattice Planter
  • May 04: Blooming Picture Frame
  • June 01: Grill Gift Card Box
  • July 06: Soccer Game
  • August 03: Whiteboard
  • September 07: Field Goal Game
  • October 05: Fire Rescue Truck
  • November 02: Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
  • November 30: Hot Cocoa Ornament
  • December 07: Holiday Snow Globe

Home Depot Promotional Sales

While you're at the workshop, you might be interested in the latest online and in-store promotions at The Home Depot! Many of these deals are not tied to any event, with up to 75% discounts!

Home Depot also has a cool “Buy of the Day” section, where they offer one-day only sales at huge discounts. It's worth checking out, you never know what they have!


Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event

Free JCPenney Kids Zone Event on March 9

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, March 9, stop by your local JCPenney between 11am-noon for the next free Kids Zone event. These free events are held by JCPenney on the second Saturday of each month. Just like my laundry cycle! No registration is needed – you just need to show up on time and you should be good to go.

Your child will design and make a free spring banner to build & take home. This craft includes a banner, dowel stick, foam stickers, and string. Kids will also get a free ID badge, lanyard, and collector's pin, and a Master Medallion once they complete 6 crafts.

All necessary materials will be provided and you don't need to signup ahead of time. As a thank you for coming, parents also receive a 10% off coupon valid for that day only. The coupon can be used either in store or online.

The following month's craft will be held on Saturday, April 13, where kids will craft their own owl dream catcher. This craft will include a foam owl, feathers, foam stickers, string, and plastic needle.