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10 Legit Ways to Get Free Mail for Your Kids

Updated on May 4, 2020
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A mother and freelance writer, Meagan loves to research and learn new things. Her biggest passion is sharing those things with other people.

Remember when children checked the mail in anticipation every day? They waited impatiently for the white truck to drive by with hopes it may have left behind a birthday card or a new magazine. It wasn’t uncommon for children to receive physical mail then. Today, mail has become partially obsolete.

The push for digital content has forced subscription clubs to change tactics or go out of business for good. Children no longer receive physical mail — at least not in the quantities they used to — and most young children have never received mail at all. Luckily, there are still some super fun ways to get free mail for your kids. Check out the most popular ones below.

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1. LEGO Life Magazine

According to Lego.com, they create their magazine with children 5 to 9 years old in mind. You must have an existing account to sign up for the magazine, but you can sign up for one if you don’t already have one.

Your child will receive LEGO Life Magazine — full of activities, comics, posters and more — four times a year. They also have a free app available if your child wants to become more involved with the LEGO community.

You can sign up for this free magazine here.

Signing up is easy and only takes five minutes. You’ll need an email address where they can send an activation code and a mailing address. Once you’ve signed up, you can download previous magazines. Your child will continue to receive the magazine until they are ten years old. They require no credit card information for sign up.

2. Butterfly Garden Seed Kit

The NWF (National Wildlife Foundation) will send children a free garden starter kit in the mail if they pledge to become a Butterfly Hero. This opportunity allows children to grow a garden right in their own backyard that will give butterflies — and other insects — a place to thrive.

You can become a Butterfly Hero and get your free garden kit here.

Signing up is simple and quick. Just enter your name, email and physical address and they will send out your seed kit. The email says it may take 6-8 weeks before your garden kit arrives, but there are many other things to do on the website in the meantime.

3. TNT Club

If you’re not familiar with TNT, they’re a popular firework retailer. If you’re over the age of 13, you can sign up for their club. No purchase is necessary to join and after you sign up, they will send you stickers, posters, temporary tattoos and more.

You can sign-up for their club here.

Signing up took just a few seconds and did not require any information beyond name, address and email.

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4. Donkey Ollie Animation DVD

If you are over 18, you can request a free shipment of Donkey Ollie DVDs. The Adventures of Donkey Ollie is a series of animated adventures with a Christian theme. You will receive 10 DVDs in the mail and the company asks that you hand out the extra copies to family and friends.

You can request your free Donkey Ollie DVD here.

During sign-up you’re asked for your shipping information and an email address. They require no credit card information. After signing up, the website states it may take 8-12 weeks for your DVDs to arrive.

5. Free Autographed Astronaut Picture

Does your child have an interest in space or want to be an astronaut when they grow up? If yes, they may really enjoy this next freebie. According to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), your child may receive a free autographed astronaut picture if requested.

You can fax or write requests to the following address:

NASA Johnson Space Center

CB/Astronaut Office

Houston, TX 77058

There’s no information about how long it may take to receive your photograph.

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6. Free Kids' Guide to Helping Animals Magazine From PETA

Your child could get a free Kids’ Guide to Helping Animals magazine from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). According to the PETA website, this guide has everything your kid needs to become an animal hero today. Plus, it has some awesome quizzes, puzzles, activities and free stickers too.

Request your free magazine here.

No purchase required, and they did not ask for credit card information. You’re asked for your mailing address and email.

7. Post Cards From Around the World

Postcrossing is a massive project that allows people to send and receive postcards from actual people around the world. You sign-up for a free account and follow the directions to request an address to send your postcard to. Then wait for someone to send one to you.

You can sign-up for free here.

There is a small cost associated with this since you’ll have to purchase a postcard to send. As of today, there were 316,610 postcards traveling.

8. Henri Heron's Free Activity Book

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protecting and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) will send your child a free Henri Heron’s activity book in the mail. In addition, you may also receive Water Marks magazine.

You can sign up for the free activity book here.

Signing up was quick and you only need to enter your name, address and email address. They required no purchase or credit card information.


9. Tourism Packets

It may sound kooky, but most states will send our tourist guide packets if you request them. It’s a great resource for children to learn more about other states and young children will enjoy learning how different the world is. You may find yourself planning your next vacation.

For a list of states that you can request a packet from, and the website for each, click here.

It may take some states longer to process and send the packets out, but if you request them from multiple states, you should get quite a lot of mail.

10. Dinosaur Train Educational Resources

Dinosaur Train is giving away a free Nature Tracker poster. You can apply online and have it sent to your child. Keep checking back because sometimes they offer other educational resources as well.

You can request your free poster here.

We applied for everything listed above at the time this was written. We are currently waiting for our mail to come but we will update the page as we receive everything. If you have any experience with the stuff listed above please comment and tell us your story. Thank you!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Meagan Ireland

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