Stock Coupon Photos Are The Best

Stock Coupon Photos Are The Best

Thankfully the stock photo world found some new models since I first wrote this in 2012. I'm sure old school Hiffers can remember seeing these images all over the Internet!

If you're a longtime reader of coupon, freebie, or deal blogs then you've seen the image above. You at least recognize the model. Chances are you've seen her more times than you've seen yourself in a mirror.

Long story short I got bored tonight and fell down the istock rabbit hole. If you view any of her photos, you'll see a link titled “Click here to view more images in the series: female40 model.” Thus we can safely conclude her name is female40 model, or F40M to her friends.

F40M is also super proud of accomplishing rudimentary tasks.

Stupid stock coupon photo
Look, I'm using a coupon!
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Look, I found some juice!
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Look, I'm paying for my bananas instead of stealing them!

You may have noticed that she's wearing a different shirt in that last photos. That's because she has quite an array of photos spanning all sorts of “activities.”

Stupid stock coupon photo
She helps kids build gingerbread houses.
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She creeps on people with a hairdryer.
Stupid stock coupon photo
She stuns her vet by feeding the dog unopened food.
Stupid stock coupon photo
She's caught reselling her supermarket purchases at a farmer's market?
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Look, flowers!!

The checkout guy is now buying flowers with her. And she's wearing the same shirt as when she bought groceries. F40M moves fast.

Of course, she's not the only coupon chick you see around.

Stupid stock coupon photo
Use these coupons or I will cut you.
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I'm fairly certain that's not a legit coupon or website.

Speaking of coupon fraud, most of the coupons in the pictures below are the same. I'd totally watch a hybrid of COPS and Extreme Couponing. TLC, call me.

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Nope, nothing crazy here...
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Ah, it looks like you actually forgot to use those coupons.
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Is she shopping at King’s Cross station
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Turns out you can buy a baby with coupons.

However none of those are my favorite stock coupon image. The runner up is:

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Get a room.

I don't know why that shows up when you search for “coupons” on a stock image site, but just look at her. Who gets that blissful picking breakfast snacks? There is totally another plain of emotions we're not privy to at work here.

But the current reigning champion?

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Cleanup in aisle 4.

The actual title of the above image is “FREEDOM!” When will people realize children peeing in the middle of the pasta aisle is no laughing matter?

For the record, this is the kind of stuff I do when bored. 😀 I love that the only category I can place this in is “HIF Exclusive.”


Free Tide Laundry Pods

When I lived in Australia, I discovered a candy called Pods that I'd moderately describe as the single greatest object I'd every put in my mouth. Every bite was like a waking dream. But promise me you won't try to eat these free Tide pods. Eating them might quickly become a nightmare.

There are half a million samples available (THAT'S HOW YOU DO A FREEBIE, TIDE!), so don't worry if the site is currently bogged down. Also note that it's a Facebook link, however you don't actually have to like them. But since so many of you have a questionable loathing for Facebook, there's a regular form on Tide's website.

[thanks to Katrina and Rory for posting this on our Facebook wall!]


I Swear I’m Not Really This Narcissistic

I try to take certain days off. Weekends aren't a must, but I like taking them off so I have a semblance of balance between work and personal time, like most people. Christmas, Thanksgiving, and 4th of July are always nice free holidays. Then you've got Easter, New Years Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Wednesdays, National “Insert Dessert Food Here” Days – you know, the usual. But my birthday is one of those random days where I always say “no, no, I'm going to treat it like any other day” and then by mid-afternoon I'm like “screw it, I'm out of here.”

Today is that day. The freebies are especially weak today anyway.

In lieu of extravagant gifts hand sculpted from gold, I humbly ask that you follow my personal accounts on your social network(s) of choice.

Thanks in advance. My fans on these places are like a sounding board for little projects I do outside of HIF, some of which eventually develop into larger stuff. You guys rock!


Happy Birthday To HIF

I'm bad at remembering things. Dates, things to do, names!, the point of this post. TL;DR I think today was HIF's anniversary.

I registered HeyItsFree.net in May 2005. I was a few months away from graduating with a degree in History and, as Gob Bluth would say, it was clear I'd made a huge mistake. One lazy afternoon while in an Australian computer cafe, I was chatting with a friend back home for ideas for new websites. He pitched the name Hey, It's Free and I liked it. I didn't even know what I wanted to write about, I just liked the name. The .com version was already registered, so I picked up the .net and promptly forgot all about it.

Fast forward to February 2006. My mom was trying to print some photos. I had seen an offer online where she could do it for free, but I didn't have five hours free to walk her through it over the phone. Then I remembered I still had the rights to this domain, so I quickly set up a blog and wrote this:

Similar to Wal Mart, Walgreens has 1 hour photo. To get your 20 free prints, sign up for an account at http://www.walgreens.com.

Click on Photo, and upload your first photo. Once you do that, you will automatically be credited 20 free prints (glossy only for pick up in store). No shipping charges if you choose to pick up in store amd(sic) no credit card info required.

One more thing, you can create more than one user. Then you get print 20 prints for each user, and just pick them up all at the same time.

And thus HIF was born. I followed that up with four more posts that day and by March I was more or less working at the pace I do now. But the above post is the oldest I can find in the archives, which means SIX YEARS AGO TODAY I started this site. That's longer than half my friendships. That's way longer than any of my relationships.

I've been going through the archives a lot recently. Boy were there some crappy offers back then. It took me a month or two to figure out what freebies were legit. It was funny how fast I started getting readers. I remember plateauing around 500 daily readers for the longest time, but it was amazing to see how quickly those 500 found the site. I didn't remember starting the forums (remember those?!) in November 2006. I figured it had been at least a year later. And the jokes! Oh, the jokes, when there were any, were awful. Worse than they are today! Though I have to admit, I hit my stride that summer.

That's what honestly kept me going – the silly jokes. I used to create & flip sites all the time, but I found writing jokes about freebies refreshing in the strangest way. I'd always wanted to “be funny” for a living, but I could never make myself do it. Suddenly I was being forced to come up with something new every day without picking the topic myself. It was like a bizarro version of The Daily Show. Instead of waking up and making fun of the news, I'd be given toothpaste, a granola bar, and a magazine offer. And after the 40th toothpaste offer, it got really interesting to see if I could keep it original and fresh without ever rehashing the same joke. I loved it.

So yeah, it's HIF's birthday. I have no idea what the next six years will bring. More stuff like the Amazon Kindle giveaway from yesterday? Live chat or Q&A sessions? More writers to cover coupons or contests? Who knows but I hope you'll be there to find out with me. Thanks for everything.


Free Procter & Gamble Coupons and Samples

Free P&G Everyday Sampler Pack

Man, from 2009-2014, Procter & Gamble ran a quarterly freebie campaign called Everyday Sampler and it was awesome. It was like the PINCHme freebie boxes, but you didn't have to qualify for them. You simply had to be one of the first quarter million or so to sign up and you'd get all sorts of coupons and freebies.

Now a days, those offers have stopped and you can only find the coupons on their site. But for a few years, we lived like freebie kings thanks to P&G!


It's a new year, which means it's a new quarter, which means it's time for another free P&G Everyday Sampler pack, which means we're all about to get a bunch of freebies and coupons, which means we won't have to spend as much money the next time we're at the store, which means everybody should have a little extra cash to buy me a birthday gift next month, which means no excuses!

I was able to request seven freebies and 18 coupons.

Free P&G Everyday Sampler


Here is yet another free $35 P&G coupon booklet filed with cleaning supply coupons. According to my records, this is the nine hundredth time this has been offered. Then again, my records aren't that accurate. Just ask the IRS agent who has audited me the past six years running. Shout out to Agent Ramirez!


I don't know how many of these free $35 P&G coupon booklets I've received, but we're about to add one more to the pile. Don't look now, but that pile is about to overgrow my laundry pile.


Interested in a free $39 P&G coupon book? I hope the answer is yes because otherwise this post is pointless. Thinking about that will make me wonder why I even published it which will inevitably lead to me questioning my career choice. At that point I'm only minutes away from a nervous breakdown or massive bender and that's just unacceptable at 10:45 am. I have standards. It should be at least after noon for either of those to occur.


This free $15 Proctor & Gamble coupon book is being given away by Save-A-Lot, so I'm not sure if they'll only be valid at that store or if they will be general manufacturer coupons valid anywhere. My hunch tells me it's the latter, but we'll see how accurate that is when the book arrives in 4-6 weeks.

That's pretty much my attitude for everything. “Oh really officer, I was speeding? We'll see about that in court!” Turns out I was. Judges apparently trust “radar readings” more than my claim that I can tell how fast I'm going by sticking my head out the window.


This free $30 coupon book seems to turn up at a new address every few months and today is no different. I've received it a few times and basically it's full of coupons for cleaning products from Proctor & Gamble, like Dawn, Cascade, Febreze. Unfortunately I don't do much cleaning other than tying Swiffer pads to my dogs. But wouldn't ya know, this sucker comes with coupons for them too!


BJ’s Restaurants Birthday Freebie

BJ's Restaurant Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free Pizookie dessert
Today's Freebie Free Pizookie dessert
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the free birthday food available each year!

This BJ's restaurants birthday freebie looks like a scoop of ice cream on a giant cookie. If you need me this week, I'll be in a diabetic coma.

In addition to your annual free birthday dessert, BJ's rewards members earn 1 point per $1 spent and you earn more coupons & deals as you earn more points.


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Swagbucks Birthday Freebie

Swagbucks Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer 55 free Swagbucks
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the birthday freebies available each year!

It was actually the Swagbucks birthday freebie that got me back to using Swagbucks a while ago. I'll be honest, the lure of Google wins out most times, but I couldn't pass up the free points then I realized I almost had enough points for a prize, so I kept using it. So that's your lesson, companies. Give me more prizes.


Dickey's Barbecue Pit Birthday Freebie

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Birthday Freebie

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free barbecue classic sandwich
Today's Freebie Free Big Yellow Cup & drink
Type
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the free birthday food available each year!
2018 Update: Aww, they took the hat away! At least we still get a free sandwich on our birthday.

I like how the sandwich in the Dickey's Barbecue Pit birthday freebie email is wearing a hat. Nothing like a classy lunch for your birthday.


El Chico Birthday Freebies

El Chico Birthday Freebie

El Chicos Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free brownie sundae
Today's Freebie Free BOGO entree
Type
  • Dessert
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the birthday freebies available each year!

I don't know how they make the delicious El Chico birthday freebie, but my initial guess is magic with my followup being sorcery.

*Insert obligatory “please don't print the image above” note here.*


The Children’s Place Birthday Freebie

The Children's Place Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer 20% off coupon
Today's Freebie $10 off your next purchase
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the free stuff on your birthday available each year!

In order to get The Children's Place birthday freebie, you need to sign up on their site and then, you know, take your children. To the place. Around their birthday.

One important note is they don't ask for your birthday during registration! So make sure you edit your profile after joining and enter your month and year of birth. Otherwise you won't get your freebie!

While editing your profile, make sure to also enter up to 4 of your kid's birthdays as well. You'll receive special savings during each of their birthday month!

If you're looking for other great freebies during your birthday month, be sure to check out our birthday freebies, discounts, and deals section!


Zoe's Kitchen Birthday Freebie

Zoe’s Kitchen Birthday Freebie

Zoes Kitchen Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free slice of YaYa's chocolate cake
Today's Freebie Free side or drink
Type
  • Dessert
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the free birthday food available each year!

*NERD ALERT* This Zoe's Kitchen birthday freebie reminded me that it's been a while since I've rewatched Firefly. Looks like I know what I'm doing tonight!


Ninety Nine Birthday Freebie

Ninety Nine Birthday Freebie

Ninety Nine Birthday Freebie
Birthday Offer Free dessert
Type
  • Dessert
Full Birthday Freebies List!
🎂 Don't miss all the free birthday food available each year!

After I publish this Ninety Nine birthday freebie post, I'll only have seven more to go. SEVEN! I never thought it'd end and yet look at me now! *begins playing cheesy 80's movie montage of writing all these posts in his head*

Remember, we have a full list of birthday freebies! And for the love of everything holy, don't print out the image above. It's to show this offer is what I say it is. Signup at the link above and you'll get a coupon emailed near your birthday.