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.
Our free full-color catalog features many of our favorite varieties (the whole seed catalog features more information and varieties) — 92 pages! It is always our pleasure to share these beautiful, healthful treasures with gardeners and growers everywhere. Ships December to March each year to U.S. residents only.
So mark your calendar and pick up a free issue for the … kids at home? Suuuuuure, let's pretend it's not for you and say it's for the little ones.
It's been years since I've read comic books. I even tried drawing my own once. It didn't have many super heroes, but starred a kid who refused to eat his vegetables, couldn't talk to girls, and looked ridiculous in his baggy jeans. I guess it wasn't so much a comic book as a journal. No wonder Marvel never took me seriously.
To make matters worse, I harshly learned on a recent date that comic books aren't an appropriate answer to “what have I read lately?” Suffice to say, there wasn't a second date.
PETA Kids had a collection of freebies that I've written about over the years. However, to make things easier, I've consolidated all of their freebies into this post. I'll keep this updated and current as new PETA samples are released.
I first published these free stickers in 2009 and when they arrived, my little sister stuck them all over our family house. A few of them are even still there today! Every time I go home, I'm reminded of how cute animals are. It makes it really hard to eat meat when you're constantly being reminded of where it comes from. I enjoy my ignorance and would appreciate it if I could continue believing in the Meat Fairy, which is where all delicious meat obviously comes from.
Right now, you can request the following freebies:
You may have to copy & paste the links in order to go straight to the signup form.
The not-so-secret secret is Sephora's free birthday gift changes every year. After you sign up for free, you'll get an email in January announcing the new yearly birthday gift. Sometimes it contains mascara, maybe there's a highlighter, or perhaps you'll get a top-rated luminizer for … luminizing.
Select users should have new samples available today. Then new PINCHme samples for everybody go live Tuesday, March 7, at 12pm EST.
Even better, anybody who isn't eligible for a sample will be entered into a sweepstake to win 1 of five $100 candy sample boxes!
Another round of PINCHme sample boxes will be stocked and released Tuesday, March 7, 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.
Here's a full list of freebies up for grabs this month!
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser – Extra Durable
Moroccanoil Perfect Defense Heat Protectant
Delectables Squeeze Up with Tuna & Salmon
Verb® Dry Shampoo Light
Verb® Dry Shampoo Dark
A variety of products from Mars Pet
Cutter™ Poison Ivy Scrub
Cutter™ Poison Ivy Wipes
Coppertone Kids Roll-on Lotion SPF50
Coppertone Oil Free Shine Control Face Lotion
Coppertone Complete Face Lotion SPF45
Coppertone Every Tone Lotion SPF50
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!
If you're looking to get your IRS tax return in faster than Homer or before another huge backlog piles up, then I've got some free and discounted options below!
Who can file their taxes for free?
According to the IRS, anybody who made less than $73,000 a year can file their taxes for free online. This means roughly 70% of Americans are eligible to file for free!
The IRS has put together a collection of 7 Free File IRS partners that each specialize in certain states and AGI. Here's the full list of 2022 providers with direct links to their IRS Free File Program pages and I've listed any free state filings they offer.
✅ in all EXCEPT AK, FL, IN, NH, NV, SD, TX, WA or WY
Additional Free Tax Partners
H&R Block Free – Another free federal and state tax option is H&R Block. On top of being free, they're heavily promoting the difference between them and TurboTax.
H&R Block is offering 45 forms required for filing your free online taxes, which is twice as many as TurboTax. They specifically mention these situations to look out for.
For Families – Child and Dependent Care Expenses
For Students – Student Loan Interest Deduction
For Students – Tuition and Fees Statement
For Uninsured – Health Coverage Exemptions
Obviously, if any of these situations apply to you, H&R Block sounds like the way to go! Here's a full list of supported forms on their “free online” plan.
If you find you need to upgrade to a different plan, you can get up to 15% off with this direct discount link.
TaxSlayer – The final, highly rated service on our list offering both state and federal tax returns for free is TaxSlayer. Like the others, this is primarily aimed at single, married, and student filers with a basic 1040.
FreeTaxUSA – We also have FreeTaxUSA, who my friend swears by. One of their nice perks is that they offer all of their federal plans, both Free and Deluxe, absolutely free. So if you have a slightly more complicated federal return, you can still get it completely free with FreeTaxUSA.
The only small downside is, as of 2023, they have stopped offering their usual 10% promo codes.
Credit Karma Tax – Credit Karma Tax is a premium product that's 100% free, from start to finish. That includes all of our super-useful features, plus free filing for all supported forms and situations. Have a side-hustle? Own a home or sold some stock? Other tax services might charge you to itemize these deductions – but we don't.
From what I can tell, they don't even have a premium plan, so there's really no coupons or promo codes needed.
TurboTax still offers both free federal and state tax returns if you qualify and only need basic forms, like a 1040. But overall, I'd personally prefer to go with a different company.
Free Military Tax Options
Those in the military have an extra option with MilTax. It's a free service by the Department of Defense that uses a version of H&R Block's software. It's available to all active-duty service members, anybody in the National Guard or the reserves, and to their families. Their free program has no income or tax form restrictions as well!
One nice perk is they have both a free toll number (800-342-9647) and a live chat if you have any tax questions!
Where can you get free personal tax help?
If you need help with filing your taxes, you may qualify for thefree IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program if any of these conditions apply to you:
People who generally make $58,000 or less
Persons with disabilities
Limited English-speaking taxpayers
There is also a free IRS' Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program that can help you if you are at least 60 years old.
Both VITA and TCE sites are managed by IRS partners and staffed by their volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
VITA and TCE sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country.
Registration is now open online for a free DIY kid's workshop to be held on Saturday, March 18 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.
Cardinal Garden Ornament Workshop
Gather your little builders to spread their DIY wings and craft a Cardinal Garden Ornament. Kids will learn basic building skills as they follow the steps to create a unique item for the garden.
These look so cool – and they actually work! 8 year old Goob would have loved this toy and 39 year old Goob would totally pick it up late at night after all the kids had fallen asleep.
Free 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, so it was really nice to see registration for these kits return in 2022. I really hope you and your family have been enjoying these freebies too!
If you prefer, you can purchase this & previous month's kit here while supplies last and guarantee you'll get one! This is completely optional though. You can also purchase an earlier kit, which supplies last. I've linked to the ones I could find down below.
March 2023 Freebie Event: Pinball Game
Bring to life the forces of friction for students as they create their own pinball game. Students will explore the ways that friction affects different surfaces while fine-tuning pinball designs and sharing with others.
The kits include nails, screens, stickers, and wooden pieces. You will need to provide your own sandpaper, wood glue, hammer, and #2 Phillips screwdriver.
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. For instance, the November 2021 Amphibious Military Vehicle extension teaches your child how to build life vest for their imaginary passengers.
Free Home Depot Kit 2023 Schedule
If you really want to plan ahead, here's the full Home Depot kids workshop schedule for 2023. While supplies last, free kits are available during their entire month.
Now through Sunday, March 5th, Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reward Members can get a free 24 oz. smoothie with any food purchase. You can do this every day as well, so that's six potential freebies you can score this week.