Do you like getting free stuff? I know I do! Good news, there are quite a few things that are always free with coupons! Using coupons can sound complicated or like a hassle, but it can actually be pretty easy. Especially when, here at Easy College Coupons, we put together all the best deals for you.
If there is a printable coupon available, the link for it will be here. Plus, we like to put together deals that involve coupon apps (like iBotta) which are super convenient to use. If you do end of having to pay some money out of pocket, you’ll get cash back for your purchases. That means less searching through newspapers for coupons and no need to worry if a sale is worth the trip to the store.
Couponing is easier than ever thanks to those time savers! Ready to see what you can get for free? These are items I see freebie coupon deals for, A LOT!
24 Things That Are Always Free With Coupons (& Without)
1. Air Wick Warmers
There are often coupons in the newspaper to save $1.00 off Air Wick Oil Warmers. Walmart has them priced around 94¢, which means free Air Wick Warmers for you! The coupons are put out to encourage shoppers to buy the scented oils that go with them. But, if you already use them and your warmer breaks, it is definitely a plus to be able to get a new one for free.
2. Allergy/Headache Medicine
If you have allergies you already know how expensive the medications can be. So, being able to get some for free can be a big perk of couponing. Often times there are coupon deals where you can score allergy medicines (like Allegra & Nasacort) in smaller counts for completely free! Here’s an example of an old deal (no longer valid).
3. Bath & Body Works Products
Bath & Body Works has lots of sales though out the year. There are often opportunities to get a free full size products with a purchase! To get these freebies, you’ll need to be on their mailing list. They send out coupons for free products and for other nice savings offers (like $10 off a $30 purchase). You can sign up for mailers here, under “Subject” choose “Add to Direct Mail” from the drop down list. Or you can ask to be added to the mailing list in store.
This is one of my favorite things that are always free with coupons! Candy is always massively discounted the day after a holiday. Take advantage of these sales by using coupons. Coupons + already low prices = free candy, score! Plus, there are often deals to get single serve candy bars for free or almost free. Here’s a past freebie deal (no longer valid).
5. CoverGirl Make Up
This brand of make up goes on sale routinely and there are new coupons to save on it all the time. This means free or super cheap CoverGirl products A LOT! This is the perfect way to support a make up addiction. Here’s an example of a previous deal (no longer valid).
6. Dog & Cat Treats/Food
Believe it or not, there are ways to save on pet treats! If your pet isn’t picky about brands then you should be capitalizing on free treat deals. And every so often there are coupon deals to get free pet food, usually the smaller size bags, but still a nice freebie! If paying less for pet necessities sounds good to you, check out the “Pet” tab under “Deals” on our website for all the current deals. Here’s an example of a free and a free dog food deal (both are no longer valid).
Out of all the things that are free with coupons, this one is probably the one that is most appreciated during flu season. Target will run promotions where they offer a free gift card when you buy a certain amount of select products. The small boxes of Emergen-C are typically included in these offers which equals free Emergen-C after coupons! Here’s an example of an Emergen-C deal (no longer valid).
8. Gluten Free Products
It’s kind of hard to believe that Gluten Free Products would be included in a list of things that are always free with coupons! But surprisingly, there are quite a few coupon deals where you can score Gluten Free Products for free. If you can’t get it for free, you can get it for a much lower price than retail! The brand we see most is Van’s, but there are deals for Udi and Ian’s as well. Here’s an example of a Gluten Free deal (no longer valid).
9. Ken’s Dressing
Ken’s Salad Dressings can usually be had for free or close to it! Watch your newspaper for coupons to save on it. Pair the coupon with a few coupon app offers to get the lowest price, Here’s an example of a past deal (no longer valid).
No coupons needed for this freebie! There are offers for free magazine subscriptions all the time! No credit card info is needed either, no strings attached. The only thing you need to provide is your mailing address. It does take a few weeks for your first issue to arrive, but it is so much better than paying for them. See all the latest free magazine subscription offers here.
11. Almay Make Up
At least 3 – 4 times a year Almay will release high-value coupons to save on their make up. Pair these nice coupons with sales and store rewards offers to score free cosmetics! The types of make up that ends of being free will usually be eye shadow singles or make up remover. Here’s an example of an old deal (no longer valid).
12. Movie Tickets
Okay, so I do sometimes pay for movie tickets but I still capitalize on the free ones I can get. Fandango puts out Buy One Get One Free offers for movie tickets pretty often. And sometimes Fandango will give out tickets for completely free (example)! Advanced movie screenings are a great way to see new movies for free but they are not offered in all cities (example). One last way to score free movie tickets is to watch for product promotions, like this Skittles one. In this promotion you could earn a free movie ticket when you bought 6 bags, which is cheaper than your average ticket + you get candy!
13. Obscure Products
Included in the things that are always free with coupons are new or obscure products. Retailers and manufacturers will put out coupons and savings offers to promote awareness about their products. In turn consumers are more likely to try the new products because they end up being free (or darn close to free). This deal shows how easy it is to score these products!
14. Photo Prints
Walgreen’s puts out promo codes for free 8×10 photo prints pretty regularly (reg. $3.99). In-store pick is available, too, which means no shipping costs! Use the free codes to print favorite family photos or print something like free NASA posters. Here’s an example of an old promo code (no longer valid).
15. Redbox Movie Rentals
Free Redbox rentals are common place, they send out promo codes via text. These promo codes can be good for one free rental or an amount off the price. Plus, if you sign up for the Text Club you will get exclusive offers!
A really good deal on Shampoo, Conditioner and other hair styling products is never far! Stock up on your favorite though as they tend to go on sale in cycles. Here’s a deal that wasn’t too long ago (no longer valid).
17. Shave Gel
There are plenty of coupon deals to pick up shave gel for free! And depending on the store you can even make off with a nice money maker. One example here (no longer valid).
Good deals for sweeteners plays back into the good deals for obscure products. Companies want people to try their new products so they will offer nice ways to save on them. Here’s an example of a recent deal (valid until 2/25/17).
19. Tissue Boxes
Single boxes of tissue aren’t expensive to begin with, that’s why it’s so easy to get a box for free. Pair a sale with a coupon and an app offer and boom! Free box of tissue! One example of tissue deal (no longer valid).
20. Toothpaste + Toothbrushes
Toothpaste is a very frequent freebie, especially at drugstores, in the couponing world! You never have to wait long for a good deal match up. Manual toothbrushes can scored for free as well, but not as often. This makes sense as I go through toothpaste faster than I go through brushes. Here’s a recent deal scenario (valid thru 2/18/17).
21. Trial Size Items
Often times there are coupons or coupon app offers that don’t exclude trial size items. That’s great because trial size items are cheap and the coupon value will cover their cost! An example of a trial size item deal (no longer valid).
22. True Lemon Drink Mix
True Lemon drink mix is cheap and there are new coupons to save on it all the time. That means lots of free lemonade mix! Here’s an older deal as an example (no longer valid).
23. Wet n’ Wild Make Up
Wet n’ Wild make up is another one of the things you can get with coupons that ends up being free because it is inexpensive to begin with. I prefer free stuff to paying though! For example in this deal, the Wet n’ Wild nail polish is free + a money maker!
Zantac isn’t exactly cheap, which is why it’s super nice to be able to get it for free with coupons! There are high-value coupons released to save on it consistently. Here’s one example of free Zantac deal (no longer valid).
6 Things That Are Always Super Cheap With Coupons
1. Cough Drops
Cough Drops are pricey to begin, so when there is a coupon to save on them you can pay close to nothing. If you’re sick, this is awesome! If not, it’s a good idea to stock on them before they are needed. Here’s an example of a past cheap cough drop deal (no longer valid).
2. Crackers & Cookies
While there seems to be an abundance of deals to get Van’s Gluten Free Crackers for free, freebie deals for other cracker brands are more scarce. Fear not, though! You can still get low prices on cracker and cookies. Here’s an example of an old deal (no longer valid).
Buying deodorant only sucks when you pay full price. Good thing stores like CVS and Target (to name a few) have sales and rewards offers routinely. I save on deodorant by waiting for these rock bottom prices and stocking up for later. Here’s a past deal for deodorant (no longer valid).
Lotion is one of the essentials that you can save money on! The brands we typically see the best deals on are Jergen’s and Vaseline lotions. Check out this deal as an example (no longer valid).
Mascara is another item that can be pretty cheap if you wait for the right sales and coupons. The brands we often have deals for are: Maybelline (A LOT), Rimmel, Almay, CoverGirl and Revlon. Here’s a previous deal as an example (no longer valid).
6. Protein Bars
Really good deals on protein bars are not uncommon for couponers. The single bars end up being cheap more often than a box of bars, though. Here’s an example of such a deal (no longer valid).
Bonus Freebie Tip:
Kroger is awesome! Do you have a Kroger or one of its 13 affiliate stores? Every Friday, Kroger puts out a free offer that can be digitally loaded to your store loyalty account. It has to be loaded to your account that day, but it can be redeemed anytime within 2 weeks of that Friday. No purchase is necessary to get the freebie, either! The coupon for the freebie will be applied automatically during checkout when you use your store loyalty card.
If you think you’ll forget to upload the free offer each week, you can text “PROMO” to 99006 for reminders.
Kroger Affilate store include: Bakers, City Market, Dillon’s, Food4Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Gerbes, JayC Food Store, King Scooper, Owens, Pay Less Super Markets, QFC and Ralph’s & Smiths.