Hey, Mom: Strapped for time (and maybe cash, too)?
We’ve rounded up a few easily obtained freebies that’ll save you actual dollars in your budget, along with a few that are in the luxury category.
Because — why not?!
Get your fingers ready to enter your contact information a few times because I promise you’re gonna want to.
1. Free price adjustments from Paribus.
Most stores offer a period of time after you make a purchase where you can ask for a price adjustment if the price on your item drops.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t have time to keep tabs on that. Instead, sign up for Paribus! They’ll monitor your purchases and request a price adjustment on your behalf — totally free!
TIP: You can also ask Paribus to monitor your Amazon Prime shipments, and if one is late, Paribus will request an Amazon credit for you.
Paribus compensates us when you sign up for Paribus using the links we provided.
I love saving time with awesome memberships. Sign up for Enfamil Family Beginnings and get loads of freebies with no effort — $400 in FREE gifts including coupons, formula samples, Belly Badges™, and more.
Also, make sure to sign up for Similac Strong Moms and you’ll get freebies (worth up to $50).
Check out all the baby freebies you can get!
3. Free 20-minute Aveda facial.
No more excuses about not having time or money to get pampered. Go online and book your free Aveda facial right this minute because you deserve it. No purchase necessary!
4. Free photo prints from Snapfish every month for a year.
Ordering prints has never been easier or faster.
Download the Snapfish app and use it to order 100 free 4×6 prints every month for one year.
5. Free American Girl catalog.
if you don’t have hours to kill browsing the American Girl store, get a free catalog by filling out this form.
Rumor has it that sometimes there are coupons for free shipping and more in the catalogs as well.
6. Free snacks for kids at Whole Foods, Kroger and Publix.
Whole Foods and Kroger offer a free piece of produce for kids, and Publix offers a free cookie for everyone. That’ll make the shopping trip easier and faster for you!
7. Free audiobooks when you sign up for Audible or Audiobooks.com.
Who has time to read actual books? Get ’em read to you!
Both of these sites offer a free 30-day trial, which includes one free book. Cancel anytime and you’ll get to keep your book.
8. Free grocery pickup at Walmart.
It’ll change your life.
Just sign up (free) and shop online for your groceries. Then set a pickup time, and a Walmart employee will come out to your car and load it up with your groceries.
Hard to believe it’s all free, but it is.
9. Free gift cards when you upload receipts to Fetch Rewards.
Mindlessly take pictures of your receipts as you’re walking out of the store and then upload them to Fetch Rewards.
One thousand points are equivalent to $1, and you can cash out once you earn 3,000 points (or $3). No sweat. Learn more about Fetch Rewards.
Get a free hour of childcare at Kroger stores and at IKEA.
At Kroger, children must be ages 2-6, but they don’t need to be potty-trained.
At IKEA, children must be potty-trained, but you can get an additional 30 minutes of childcare when you sign up for IKEA FAMILY, the store’s free loyalty program.
11. Free Disney Vacation Planning Video.
Order a Disney Vacation Planning DVD totally free, and get tons of ideas for your vacation to Disneyland or Disney World.
Get insider tips on everything Disneyland and Disney World and pick out attractions and events that everyone in your family will love.
12. Free Gymboree class.
Planning kids’ activities can be time-consuming.
If you have a Gymboree store in your city, you can sign up for a free music and play class for kids ages 0-5.
13. Free makeup application at Sephora.
A smokey eye application, contouring, brow cleanup and more are always free at Sephora.
It takes 15 minutes and you don’t need an appointment. Just walk in!
14. Free item at Kroger stores on Fridays.
It’s called a “Free Friday Download” because you download a coupon for a free item on Fridays.
We’ve seen coupons for free bread, yogurt, pet food, candy, and more. Doesn’t get easier than that at the grocery store.
15. Free paint.
Visit your local hazardous waste facility and look for the “free paint” shelf.
These facilities collect unwanted or leftover paint from people and then try to offload it for free. This is just one way to get your hands on free paint.
Saves you time picking out that perfect shade, too.
16. Free over-the-counter medication at Dollar Tree.
Dollar Tree sells tons of brand-name products that we see $1.00-off coupons for. And since Dollar Tree accepts coupons, and everything is only one dollar, you can use a coupon on brands like these and get them for free.
17. Free Target Baby Swag.
I created a free Target baby registry online and scored a bag of freebies valued at $70! I just set up a quick online registry using an email address and baby’s due date.
Then, on my next trip to Target, I went to customer service and said I’d created a registry, and they handed me the bag of freebies. Please note, you may need to show your registry confirmation at the customer service desk. See everything I received in my Target Baby Registry gift bag.
A few minutes for a lot of freebies? Oh yes.
18. Free brow, bikini or underarm wax from European Wax Center.
Get a complimentary wax when you book your first service with European Wax Center.
19. Free diapers.
There are loads of ways to get free diapers with minimal effort.
Mastering Huggies’ Rewards program is one of the most reliable because you earn points for every Huggies purchase that you can redeem for free diapers, wipes and more.
You can also take surveys, watch videos, and refer friends to earn points faster.
20. Free smash cakes for one-year-olds at stores like Walmart.
No time to bake? You can get a free cake for your baby to smear all over their face at Albertsons and Harris-Teeter.
Walmart requires a $15 bakery purchase, but you’ll probably have to buy cupcakes for the party anyway.
21. Free LEGO model for kids.
Another awesome entertainment option: Kids can build a free LEGO model at any local LEGO Shop. Kids must stay to build the project and can take it home when they are done.
LEGO stores limit the number of participants for LEGO builds, so sign up as early as you can!
22. Free Baby Einstein books.
No time to shop for kid books? These free Baby Einstein books are a few book bundles I got for “free” from a company called Early Moments.
For just $5.95 I received four board books, one soft book, and one ring of flashcards. That’s just $0.99 per item, which is amazing considering the starting price at Amazon is $3.99 per book.
Early Moments is a monthly book club. To avoid additional book charges, simply cancel your account after your “free” books ship by calling 1-800-353-3140. See full details and read my full review of this Baby Einstein book set.
23. Free “I Can Read” books.
If you pay $1 for shipping and handling, you can get two free “I Can Read” books, each of which is worth around $4.99 each. This is a monthly book club subscription, similar to the Baby Einstein books. Be sure to cancel if you don’t want books every month.
24. Free Breast Pads.
You can get four free breast pads from BreastPads.com. After adding the set you want to your cart, use the code ONEONLY to drop the price to $0.00 (regularly $7.00).
Realize that you’ll pay a big price for shipping — $14.99.
25. Free Graze box sampler.
A few clicks and you’re on your way to snackville.
Try out Graze, a snack subscription box, and cancel at any time.
Get your first four-snack box for free — just pay $1 for shipping.
26. Free month of Amazon Prime.
If you haven’t tried out Amazon Prime yet, now is the time to do it.
You can get a free month of Prime membership before you have to start paying. Try it out and see if you use the free shipping or Kindle Unlimited benefits. If you don’t, cancel anytime!
27. Free Amazon Baby Box.
To get your free Amazon Baby Box, you need to be a Prime member and create an online Amazon Baby Registry. Next, spend at least $10 on any one item from your registry. Buy something for your baby that’s actually on your registry (or not). Just add whatever item you want to buy to your registry (think: paper towels, printer ink cartridges — whatever) and then buy it.
Once your $10+ item ships, log back in to your Amazon Baby Registry and select your free welcome box.
28. Free Target gift cards when you turn in old electronics at Target.
Don’t have time or patience to sell your old iPhones, iPods, Kindle tablets, game consoles, etc.? Take them to Target and trade them in for a gift card!