You May Be Able to Get a Box of Freebies Like This Reader Did – Here’s How!

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a popshelf rewards box

This reader scored some freebies thanks to pOpshelf Rewards.

Did you know that Dollar General opened a line of stores that sell affordable, but on-trend, products? The store is called pOpshelf, and unlike Dollar General which stocks a lot of basic necessities, it focuses heavily on home decor and beauty products. You can usually find some great deals here for $5 or less.

One reason to visit the store is that pOpshelf has a rewards program where you can score a box of items at no cost. This week’s Happy Friday reader, Lily, took advantage of the rewards offer to snag some free products.

Here’s how Lily got her box of freebies!

“Popshelf has a program that gives you a free rewards box when you sign up. My store is often out of them, but I lucked out last time. I didn’t have to make a purchase. They have several box options, but it really depends on what your store has in stock.” 

a woman signing up for pOpshelf rewards online

“I chose the crafter box. The cardboard box is the cutest thing. I want to keep it, but have no idea what I’ll do with it. The contents are definitely underwhelming compared to some of the unboxings I’ve seen online. I’d probably suggest people try a different box or even watch some unboxings before choosing. 

Still, I’ll likely use the paint and brushes to paint plain embroidery hoops for my cross stitch Christmas gifts. Underwhelming or not, I love the offer and the mystery of it.”

Way to score a freebie, Lily! 🙌

Thanks so much for this tip! pOpshelf has been on our radar and we’re so glad you wrote in to share your experience with their rewards box! Congrats on scoring yourself some free paint and brushes! 🎨 Underwhelming or not, we won’t say “no” to scoring some freebies! Plus, unveiling the surprise is half the fun!

Want to snag a Rewards box like Lily?

Head to the pOpshelf website to register for a FREE pOpshelf account. Once you verify your information, you’ll receive a special barcode to take to the store. Take this code to the location near you and you can pick out a rewards box. Boxes are themed and you’ll have a choice between 5 different categories like Arts & Crafts or Beauty.

You must be able to pick up your box from a physical location to receive the freebie. To find a store in your area, search locations on the pOpshelf website.

a pOpshelf storefront company promo picture

Want to learn more about pOpshelf?

This affordable and trendy store has locations in around 20 states. Some of the departments you’ll see in the store include Arts & Crafts, Beauty, Kitchen, Household Goods, Office Supplies, Pets, Party & Occasion, Health & Wellness, Apparel, and seasonal holiday items.

Here are a few deals we’ve seen in 2024:

  • Candles starting at 50¢
  • Toys starting at 50¢
  • Earbuds and Earphones starting at $5
  • $1 Lip Balms
  • $1 Fake Eyelashes
  • $2 Eyeshadow Palettes
  • $1 Kitchen Utensils
  • $1 Pet Bowls
  • $2 Lightbulbs
  • $5 Vases
  • $3 Coffee Bar Signs
  • $20 Side Table

One thing we love about pOpshelf is that you can browse and buy a lot of their selection online. Though you can’t have the products shipped to you, you can reserve them for pickup at a location near you.

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this store might be an affordable place to find a gift or decoration. The Valentine’s Day pOpshelf collection starts at just $1!

pOpshelf store Valentine's Display

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Thanks, Lily! 💛

We’ve been curious about the pOpshelf Rewards box for awhile now so we are super excited that you wrote in to share what you received! It sounds like some of the boxes may be better than others, but many of us in the Hip community will be happy to roll the dice and take our chances! Thanks again, Lily! We hope your painted embroidery hoops came out beautifully!


Do you have a great deal or clearance find to share?! 🎙 Every Friday, we post one submission by a Hip2Save reader (view past submissions) that gives us a glimpse into their frugal lifestyle or simply makes us smile.

If you’d like to submit your tip, visit our Happy Friday section and either click the orange Share Your Deal button at the top or scroll to the very bottom of the page to fill out your information. For the best odds of having your submission picked, check out our Happy Friday tips post!

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Comments 10

  1. Jennifer Stogentin

    My Pop Shelf has their holiday at 90% off. I purchased holiday gift bags for a dime each.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Thanks for letting us know about the Holiday clearance you spotted at your store! 🙌

  2. Ihearthip

    Wow I have wanted to ck out this store and here is a great excuse. Thanks!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re SO welcome Ihearthip! Happy shopping! 🛍️💕

  3. SavingsMama

    Does anyone know the best day/time to snag one of the boxes? Our store is a nearly 25 min drive and I wasn’t a rewards member the first trip out there or told about it. Today, they were completely out and the cashier had no idea when they’d restock (or they prob are supposed to say that.) I’ll be honest, this kind of felt like an Ollies/Big Lots meets Five & Below, mixed with Dollar tree. I’d love to hear other people’s opinions and tips for a 3rd try 🙂

  4. Tracy

    I am a big fan of self checkout and use it whenever it is offered. Just letting others know that they do not have cashiers. You have to scan and bag your own items.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for mentioning that, Tracy! 🤗 Good to know that they don’t have cashiers!

    • SavingsMama

      Ours has 1 station for the cashier and then the elf checkout stations just like our 5 & Below. So yes, it’s primarily self checkout and maybe they frown on people coming up there but they rang my stuff up for me lol. They just didn’t offer me any information to really help. The overall experience was meh but that’s first impressions.

  5. Tobie Chaiet

    Oh wow no POP SHELF listed for New York oh my not fair from photos they have some really nice items would luv to sign up Oh Well! Hey any idea who to complain to? People in New York luv this stuff

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Bummer! I don’t have a location in my area either, but hoping they might expand in the future! It does look like a pretty cool store! 🤞💗

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