If you’re into freebies, this one’s solid. I’ve ordered it myself.

Here’s what you’ll do: order two free books by I Can Read! for just the $1.00 cost of shipping. The freebies are the following: Chicken in Mittens and Digger the Dinosaur and the Cake Mistake. The books retail for $3.99 each.

You can expect your order to arrive in about two weeks. Around the same time, you will receive your first automatic shipment of five paperback books from the I Can Read book club at the cost of $3.99 each, plus shipping. If you’re not sure about the book club, here’s what I recommend.

Sign up for the free books today; then set a calendar reminder for tomorrow or the next day, and call (888)965-8737 to cancel the subscription. It’s important that you don’t wait for the books to arrive, or you risk getting that second shipment.

Some extra Q&A for my OCD sisters.

Is KCL getting paid to promote this?

Yep. This is one of those offers where we get to earn a commission if you choose to purchase. That doesn’t mean you should feel obligated to sign up. (I mean, maybe just a skosh.)

Is this free book offer legit or some kind of scam?

Totally legit. The I Can Read! book series is owned by Harper Collins, one of the world’s largest publishing companies. Harper Collins outsources its subscription services to an agency called Fosina Marketing, who runs programs like this one and others for disreputable, fly-by-night brands you’ve never heard of like Disney, Uber Eats and Kraft.

Is it worth the trouble of signing up just to save $7.00?

Time is money, so I tracked how long it took me to sign up so you can decide. Here’s my breakdown.

  • Sign-up form to purchase: 3 minutes.
  • Setting a calendar reminder to cancel: 1 minute.
  • Calling to cancel: 6 minutes.
  • Total time invested: 10 minutes to save $7.00. Equivalent of $42.00/hr.

So is it worth it? Well, that depends entirely on whether you’re. . . like. . . an anesthesiologist.