Whether it’s an event or a promotional campaign, scoring a free t-shirt is always a victory – and that’s not even accounting for how fashionable they are, making them a must-have in any wardrobe!
The first manufactured t-shirt was invented between the Spanish-American War in 1898, and 1913 when the U.S. Navy started to issue them as standard undershirts.
Since then, t-shirts have become a staple item in our wardrobes. They can be paired with jeans for a casual look, worn under sweaters to keep warm during the winter months, or even be dressed up when paired with a skirt or blazer.
T-shirts are so versatile that you really can never have too many of them in your wardrobe (just like good old socks!).
If you are looking to add some t-shirts to your closet without subtracting cash from your wallet, read on!
In this post, I’ll share a list of places, companies and even colleges and universities that give away free T-shirts.
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How to Get Free T-Shirts
Here’s how to get T-shirts for free.
1. Kona Ice
Kona Ice is a shaved ice truck. It serves a variety of frozen treats. Kona Ice has a t-shirt giveaway. Just fill out the form on the site. The company picks one winner a month. It will email you if you’ve won.
Smokin’ Dave’s sells smoked jalapenos, habaneros, and garlic. You can get a free jalapenos t-shirt from the company by filling out the form on the site.
Paradosiaka is a company that manufactures products that are made from Greek olives and herbs, such as extra virgin olive oil and soap. The company gives out free t-shirts as a thank you to customers. Just fill out the form on the site to get your sample t-shirt.
Get a bunch of freebies from Hunt4Freebies. It’s a website that gathers free stuff, such as free samples and free gift cards, all in one place. There’s a section on the site where you can find free t-shirts.
Freebie Panda gathers free stuff from around the internet and posts it all in one place. This makes finding free stuff much more convenient. There’s a section on the site where you can find complimentary t-shirts.
Turkey Hill Dairy is a brand of ice cream, iced tea, and other beverages and frozen desserts.
Become a Turkey Hill Nation member and you can receive free and discounted items. You can also participate in exclusive tastings and surveys. Simply enter your name and email address on the site to create a profile or sign up through Facebook.
Petrix offers a free t-shirt to those in the USA and Canada. There’s a limit of one T-shirt per household.
8. Participate in the SHEIN free trial program
With the SHEIN free trial program, you could get free clothes from SHEIN. These freebies could include t-shirts. With the program, you will need to submit a review report about the products you try out.
Freecycle is a site where people give stuff away and get stuff for free. Give the website a try, and you may be able to find people giving away t-shirts.
Craigslist is awesome for freebies. Have a browse on there to see if anyone is giving away free t-shirts near you.
To find the free section on Craigslist, go to your city’s Craigslist, and then go to the “For Sale” section. Under that, click on “Free,” and then you’ll be able to search for complimentary t-shirts.
11. Follow brands on social media
Many companies and brands will send out free t-shirts in promotions and giveaways.
The best way to stay up to date with these promotions and giveaways is to follow brands on social media.
12. Contact brands for free t-shirts
Sometimes, getting a free t-shirt is as simple as asking. Just contact brands and companies to ask if they have any t-shirts they’d be willing to mail to you for free.
Most brands have a contact page on their site where you can get in touch. Make sure that you say you’re a fan of the brand and be polite when asking for freebies.
Many companies will be happy to send you a free t-shirt, and it doesn’t hurt to ask!
Join store loyalty programs
Many stores that sell clothes will have a loyalty program that you can join. With these programs, you can earn points that you can redeem for money you can spend on clothing.
Often, loyalty programs provide additional benefits, like free shipping and exclusive discounts. Some stores have a loyalty program and others have a loyalty card, which can be a debit card or credit card.
Here are some loyalty programs:
- The Nordy Club (Nordstrom)
- Navyist Rewards (Old Navy, as well as Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta)
- Macy’s Star Rewards (Macy’s)
- H&M Loyalty Program (H&M)
- JCPenney Rewards (JCPenney)
Check to see if your favorite clothing store has a loyalty program that you can join or a loyalty card you can get. If they do, sign up and you may be able to earn yourself some free t-shirts.
Contact colleges and universities
Many colleges and universities will send free t-shirts in the mail. So, contact universities and colleges to ask if they have any t-shirts that they’d be willing to send to you.
It’s important to note that colleges and universities are more likely to send you a free t-shirt if you tell them that you’re likely to apply to them. So, be sure to express your interest in attending when you get in touch to request your t-shirt.
Here are some examples of schools known to give away free t-shirts:
- Paul Quinn College
- George Washington University
- Faulkner University
- Columbia Southern University
- FIT State University of New York
- Alabama State University
- Alaska Pacific University
- American Jewish University
- Yale University
- Eastern Illinois University
T-Shirts Without the Price Tag!
Scoring a free t-shirt is not only a great way to save money, it’s also a fun and fashionable way to sport your favorite brands.
Whether you hunt for deals or attend promotional events, you will surely find something that suits your preference.
And with so many companies, schools and even people giving away free stuff, you’ll have a closet full of free t-shirts in no time!