Free stuff and services that parents can sign up to get for the young ones. You can find all kinds of goodies and free services like monitored chat and an easy to use Web page builder.
Rewardsgold.com is one one of the best rewards programs for getting free magazine subscriptions and digital audio books. They also claim to offer surveys and free samples.
Houseparty.com organizes "marketing parties" for a wide variety of companies. You can score some nice free stuff if this kind of thing interests you and you don't mind getting a lot of marketing email and postal mail.
College can be expensive, and not just because of the tuition. There are lots of expenses that arise from being away from home and to cover the necessities and niceties of college life.
It's not only the Price is Right contestants that can get free stuff from the show.
Fisher-Price is offering a free Planet Heroes DVD
Mars is offering a free sample of Sheba Premium Cuts moist cat food.
DoubleTree Hotels and The National Arbor Day Foundation have teamed up and are giving away two trees to each of the fist 10,000 people to pledge to plant the trees.
Gardening is a great and rewarding hobby as well as a good way to save money on your food budget. However, buying seeds and especially young plants to get your garden started can be very expensive. Would you like to greatly reduce or even eliminate those costs? Wintersown.org can help by teaching you how to use recycled containers and free seeds to give your garden a free head start.
May 2nd is Ice Cream Day and it is often celebrated with free or very cheap ice cream promotions at some of the well known ice cream shops. Most of the shops run their promotions in April.
CESAR Brand Masterfoods, USA is offering a free sample of Cesar Canine Cuisine, a dog food designed for small dogs.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association offers a new free item every month. Most of the free offers are books, but occasionally they offer calendars, CDs, DVDs, or audio tapes.
Kraft Foods puts a lot of effort into keeping their brands foremost in the minds of consumers. One of the ways they do that is to provide free offers and free services related to food and healthy living.
3M Pet Care is offering a free dog dental treat sample.
The ASPCA is offering a free Animal Poison Control Center magnet with the toll-free Poison Control Center phone number and Web address so you have it in case of a poison emergency with your pet.
You can pick up a free Bratz fasion deisign CD at Walmart when you pick up a form for your kids to enter the Bratz Forever Diamondz Designer Contest.
PetSmart if offering a free day for your dog at the PetSmart Doggie Day Camp. The offer is presented as a free printable coupon with a value of up to . You need to call to schedule your free day and take along the coupon.
Apple retail stores offer four free workshops that are recommended for kids ages 8 to 12. You can register your child for two of the three 2 and half hour workshops.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is offering a free wedding planner or new baby book.
CadburyAdams USA is offering a free pack of Stride gum.
Tremor (a teen marketing site) is offering a free "Milk Reinvention Carton" and free magnets promoting three glasses of milk a day as a way for teens to manage weight. I presume this is sponsored by the Milk Marketing Board, but the site does not mention that.
The Highlights for Children Web site has many free hidden picture puzzles available with no registration required. Not only will you want to share the site with your kids, you may end up spending many hours there yourself.
Mars (the company, not the planet) is offering a free sample of Schmackos bacon dog treats.
Whether you are looking to make gifts or to freshen up your home, this little tip will save you the expense of buying potpourii.
CadburyAdams USA is offering a free pack of Dentyne Ice Gum.
The Humane Society of the United States offers a free kit to help you prepare for your pet's future when you are gone.
Petfinder.com is offering a free bookmark and temporary tattoo when you send a self addressed stamped envelope.
NATO offers a free educational flags and capitals game both online and on a CD-ROM you can order for free. To tell the truth, I found the online version pretty unexciting, but hey -- It is educational and it is free.
When you register with Vocalpoint from Procter & Gamble they send you a free sample of Pantene and invite you to participate in future programs for new products. You may receive new products to evaluate and may be asked to spread the word about them to your friends.
Storyline Online offer free read-along stories. The stories are read by Screen Actors Guild members using flash movies to display the books as they are read. There are also fun activities and lesson ideas to go along with each book.
You can write to the Walt Disney Company and request a free autographed photo of a Disney character of your choice.
If your are planning a wedding with ten or more guests you can request a free DVD featureing Disney's custom wedding services.
This coloring pages site offers a nice variety of full-page printable coloring pages for kids. The coloring pages are organized into categories including cartoon characters, holidays, animals, dinosaurs, transportation, and many more. The coloring pages site can be navigated by kids but appears to be more geared toward parents locating and printing the coloring pages for the kids. There are also many other activities and games available from the site navigation menus.
Ford is offering ten free Itunes donwloads - This offer requires quite a bit of effort but you may become a better driver while you are at it (US, ages 15 – 18)
The ASPCA is offering up to free pet rescue alert stickers - The stickers are intended to notify rescue workers that there are pets inside in case of an emergency
This is a free board game designed to teach kids to be too smart to start smoking
MGA Entertainment is offering a free MP3 download of the Bratz hit song "When We're All Together." (US)
If you clear level four of their fairly easy break-out style game you get a free Sharpie Mini Marker. You will need to be able to see pop-ups to claim your prize when you win and you will need the confirmation email also. (US)
Create-A-Book has an online system that allows you to print out a custom coloring book spelling your child's name, the entire alphabet, or whatever you want.
Lysol is offering a free activity booklet for kids to help teach them fun ways to learn healthy habits. (US)
Tyson Foods is offering a free booklet on giving thanks at mealtime. (US)
If you use Hot Pockets, Lean Pockets, or Croissant Pockets you can get a free T-shirt for ten UPCs. (US)
The USEPA is offering a free zipper pull when you take the Energy Star pledge to change a light in your home to an Energy Star qualified one. (US)
Tremor (Procter & Gamble teen marketing site) is offering a free milk cup when you register for their 3X Challenge. (US)
Cranium is offering a free game when you register for their Fun Families Unite sweepstakes. (US)
UNICEF is offering an orange box to use for UNICEF collections. Donations will go to help young Katrina survivors this year. (US)
Kiddy Records Weekly offers a nice selection of free MP3 downloads of classic children's records from the 1940s and 50s.
S&M NuTec is offering free samples of Feline Greenies cat treats. (US)
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers a free health poster for Girls through GirlsHealth.gov. (US)
StudyDog offers free downloadable early reading lessons for kids K through 2nd grade.
If you are looking for information on colleges and request information from Andrews University they offer a free pack of gum. Click on the "Future Students" link. (US)
The US EPA offers a free endangered species coloring book and poster. You can request the coloring book and or the poster by phone or download the coloring book as a PDF file. (US)
ConAgra Foods is offering a free superball when you email their Jumping Boy game to a friend and join the Chef Boyardee Kids Club. (US)
HarperCollins Publishers is offering a free CD with samples of ten new teen oriented books. (US)
Anheuser-Busch is offering free admission to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens or Sesame Place parks to members of the US Military and their direct dependents. (US)
Jalen Rose is offering a free fan club kit when your register. (US, Canada)
The first 50,000 to enter the Keebler "Magic by the Million" instant win game get a free bag clip. There is also a 1 in 2 chance of getting a coupon for a free bag of cookies. If you don't have a UPC code you can get one on the site by clicking the "no purchase necessary" link. If you have not registered with Keebler before you need to register first. (US)
Family Circle has a number of free offers through Start Sampling. (US)
PETA offers a free subscription to this publication aimed at convincing kids to live "animal friendly" lives. If you think PETA stands for "People Eating Tasty Animals" or have a problem with your kids deciding to go vegetarian, this magazine may not be for your family. (International)
Love Lives On offers books to help comfort those, especially children, who have suffered the loss of a family member. Please only request this if you can make use of it. There are also downloadable versions. (US)
Hartz is offering a free "Pet Makeover Kit" when you register for their newsletter. (US)
This is for the much older "kids" -- Grad Resources is offering free materials for grad students. Click on the "Survival Kits" link. (US)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers two DVDs that are designed to help parents and providers prevent childhood obesity. (US)
This one is a little more work than freebies that I normally list, but it's all in the interest of good dental hygiene for the kids. You need to print the PDF form, have your dentist stamp or sign it, buy a Colgate product, then mail the form with proof of purchase. (US, purchase required, mail-in)
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information is offering a free McGruff comic book dealing with the dangers of smoking, taking illicit drugs, and drinking alcohol. Also included are activities for adults and children to do together. (US)
The National Sleep Foundation offers a free booklet to help kids learn about the importance of sleep. (US)
The National Crime Prevention Council offers a free McGruff comic book and free McGruff trading cards. (US)
Club Lego offers a free two year subscription to Lego Magazine if you live in the US, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Germany, or Switzerland. (International)
Parents can request a free paper cut out craft kit for kids. (US)
The mission of this non-profit organization is to provide computers to families with school age kids that would not otherwise be able to afford a computer. The computers must be picked up at their office in Winter Haven, Florida. (US)
You can sign up kids (8 - 10) for the ToysRus Birthday Club and they get a card and surprise gift on their birthday. (US)
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development offers a number of goodies including a coloring, book, poster and other publications. (US)
For every three books your kids read, you can register for a free AMC Theatres kid's pack including a soft drink, popcorn and a snack when you go to movie at an AMC location. (US)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is offering this free planner to help girls learn about healthy living. (US)
When you register your kids age 6-14 for KidzEyes they can take surveys to earn points for cash. They earn worth of points for registering. Parents need to send or fax a permission form or call their toll-free number. (US)
Baskin-Robbins has a birthday club for those 12 and under. You receive a coupon for a free kids cone for your birthday. (US)
When you join the Cake Mate Birthday Club you receive a surprise from Cake Mate on your birthday. (US)
The International Lutheran Laymen's League is offering a free 32 page picture book for ages 3 - 8: "The Puzzle Club Easter Adventure". (International)
Stowers Innovations offers a free activity book "Yes, We Can! Understand Money" to help the kids learn about money. (US, Canada)
When you join the Lego Club you can send a mail-in form to register for a free two-year subscription to Lego Magazine. (US)
Click on the "order the comic" link to request a free McGruff Crime Dog comic book. You can also read the online version. (US)
When parents register on the Clue in to Safety website, they receive a safety poster and color by water booklet. (US)
For two proofs of purchase from Cheerios and .25 you can get three great children's books. (US, purchase, .25 shipping)
Sylvan Learning Center is offering this free booklet packed with fun family activities. (US and Canada)
The Lions Club is sponsoring a drive to colled used eyewear. You can request a collection kit. (US)
¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! offers free materials to help provide positive messages to 9- to 14-year-old Hispanic girls. Click on the order stuff link at the bottom right after choosing your language. (US)
The Official Idaho Potatoes site offers a free sticker and recipe booklet. You need to print and mail in the order form. Click on "Spuddy Offers". (US)
Boyds Mills Press, a children's book publisher, offers a number of free materials. Follow the link to "other materials" at the left. (US)
Sherri Osborn of the About Family Crafts site is offering a free set of stickers, but you need to do a little work. Choose a craft from her list, make the craft and send her a picture. See the site for full details. (US)
Parents can request a pair of 3-D glasses so the kids can view the 3-D pictures on SpaceKids.com. (US)
A big list of disaster safety items that kids can write in for. Presented by FEMA. (US)
NCADI offers a variety of free stuff to promote girl power. Use the order link at the top. Not all items are available at all times. (US)