Free Hats: Have you ever attended a football game only to learn it’s your lucky day and they’re giving away free hats?
Whether it’s a sports cap like the ever-popular baseball caps, a skullcap, or a beanie, there are lots of different types of hats you can get your hands on for free if you follow our tips…
Aside from shirts, hats are one of the most produced and popular giveaways. People love getting them no matter the occasion, hat style or design.
One of the easiest ways to get free hats is to become a brand ambassador. Sites like Toluna and Survey Junkie pay you cash to work directly with companies like Nike, Samsung, Amazon, and Disney to improve their product lines.
Types of Free Hats from Companies and How to Get Them
1. Free Winter Hats
During the holiday season, winter hats (the knitted ones) are a favorite giveaway of companies.
This free hat category has a wide range of hat styles available. Some of them are offered as limited editions and only during game season, while others are based on company promo calendars.
The following are just examples of organizations and companies that regularly use and give away hats, caps, and other sport-appropriate headwear:
Baseballism — Every now and then, this store releases a design for its cap giveaway. Each promotion only includes a limited number of baseball caps, which are distributed to certain brick-and-mortar locations. For instance, in this Home Opener Cap Giveaway, store locations, dates and times of availability, and other important information are published before release. Customers prepare to visit the given dates, make any purchase, and try on a free baseball cap.
NBA— Basketball teams are always prepared with merch for giveaways, including jerseys, t-shirts, fanny packs, and caps. The terms and conditions of the promotion vary. For example, the Cleveland Cavaliers announce their promotional events for the season where team-labeled products are usually given away, including free hats. Check the official NBA subsection of your favorite team – it is very likely that they have their own giveaways published there. Better yet, subscribe to mailings for your favorite teams so you can be the first to know when there are giveaways.
Free hats are one of the most popular giveaways during campaign season, whether you’re a Democrat or Republican (or neither).
In the months before the November 3, 2020, presidential election, there were numerous free hats given away from all the presidential hopefuls.
4. Free Hats From Different Organizations
Both non-profit and for-profit organizations are serious about hosting events, producing giveaway merchandise, and creating items for fundraising.
5. Private Companies
If you’ve seen hats by AT&T, Pepsi, VISA, Burger King, Apple, Taco Bell, Verizon, HBO, Facebook, and other private companies in the past, I’m pretty sure many of them are giveaway hats done as part of the company’s marketing campaigns.
Unfortunately, there’s no magic calendar when these promotions happen. You just have to follow as much of your favorite brands as possible, hope to the Freebie Gods that the next item would be a free cap, hat, visor, or any other headgear of your dreams, and be sure to follow instructions once you encounter these promos and able to join the fun.
6. Athletic Apparel Testing
Athletic brands sometimes hire product testers to try out their unreleased or rereleased clothes and other products.
While you’re not guaranteed a free hat, it’s worth applying to be part of these brands’ product testing panel to get a chance to score free apparel.
Here are some product testing programs of well-known brands.
You can get hats for just $1 at e4Hats.com. These are beanie hats. The site has a section for hats that are free and those that cost just $1. At the time of writing, there weren’t any totally free hats available, but there was a selection of hats you could get for just $1, which is basically free, right?
4. Trade receipts for free hats with Ibotta
Before you go to the grocery store, make sure that you check out Ibotta.
It’s an app that gives you money when you purchase specific items – so things like coffee, pasta, shampoo, and many other items you’d purchase at the grocery store.
Here’s how it works:
Install and open up the Ibotta app.
Select the offers you want. This could be a deal like “get $2 off Tide laundry detergent” for example.
Purchase the product or products featured in the offer.
Upload a photo of your receipt.
Ibotta will give you your rebate.
For each item, you can get anywhere from $1 to $3 cashback.
Many brands give out apparel, like hats, to customers so they can test them out. Usually, you only get to keep the product for the testing period, but you will get free apparel for a little while, which is great.
Here are some product testing programs from well-known brands:
Many stores have a newsletter that you can subscribe to. And many of these stores provide free hat promotions in their emails. Usually, stores offer things in their emails like promo codes, freebies, and giveaways.
So it’s always worth signing up with a store’s newsletter because you may get a free hat!
10. Check social media for hat giveaways
Brands often announce things like giveaways and freebies on their social media accounts. That’s why it can be worth following your favorite hat brands and stores that sell hats on social media sites, like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Also, check on YouTube because some brands announce giveaways on there.
11. Check on the NBA website
If you like basketball and would like a free cap, then make sure that you check the official NBA subsection of your favorite team. Basketball teams often have giveaways of things like jerseys, t-shirts, and caps. So make sure you check out the website, because many teams publish details of giveaways on there.
12. Contact companies directly
I’ve talked about getting free stuff from companies before because it’s a great way to get your hands on a variety of freebies. I’d recommend doing this if it’s hats you’re after.
Not all the examples above are delivered by mail. Sometimes, you have to attend an event, pick it up from a brick-and-mortar store, or even participate in games before you can get the free hat.