★ Special delivery! How to get a free care package.

Have you ever received an unexpected care package? The kind where you open it up and it’s filled with treats and special things that someone picked out just for you, just because?

Here’s a way to send one to yourself…for free! I found six different packages (everything from beer to chocolate to cheese) that you can have delivered to your doorstep without spending a cent.

I seriously think this is the best deal in town. Here’s how to do it:

Sign up.

I’ve written before about HowAboutWe for Couples, which is a dating and relationships company that puts together awesome, discounted dates. (And no, you don’t have to be part of a couple to join the site or go on a “date!” You can also enjoy their offerings with a friend, or get a delivery, as I will explain.)

Recently Josh and I went on an epic “progressive” date in San Francisco (four different dates on the same night from HowAboutWe). We were out for hours and had the BEST time.

However, HowAboutWe also has a selection of “at-home” dates that you can order in. These are usually FREE with your new member credit of $50.

To get the $50 credit, you can sign up using a friend’s referral link. Here is my link (thank you for using it!), or you can use another friend’s link who has already signed up for HowAboutWe. Just make sure you use a referral link or you will not get the bonus!

Browse Dates.

Currently, HowAboutWe is in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle. However, don’t worry if you don’t live in one of those cities! You can still get a free date delivery.

Simply sign up as usual and get your $50 credit.

Then edit your account, changing your zip code to reflect a city serviced by HowAboutWe.

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You don’t have to change your entire address, just your zip code. This will let you see all of the dates available for that particular zip code. You can then book the date of your choice.

After you book the date, edit your account again, changing your zip code back to what it normally is.

Send yourself something great.

Remember that you will get $50 off the price listed on these dates if you signed up with a referral code!

San Francisco (94122) wants to send you a big package filled with gourmet PB&J.

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San Francisco would also like to offer you a bitters making kit (just in time for the new season of Mad Men!)

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New York (10458) would be happy to teach you how to make beer:

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Seattle (98107) will teach you how to make cheese:

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And, from Los Angeles, with love, you can get a chocolate filet mignon jerky kit (!)

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Or am artisanal beer and chocolate box:

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So there you go! Hopefully you can find something good. Treat yourself – you deserve it!



  1. i used your link and no credit showed up 🙁

    • Points Pixie says

      Anita – did you go all the way through the process? The credit should be applied both as you are looking at dates (should see prices crossed out) and at check out.

      • i used or link. provided my email. provided name of sig other. i dont see the$50 credit.
        do i need to sign up for the 30 day trial to receive the $50 credit?

  2. thanks for the link/info, but i dont see the $5 credit once i created an account. am i missing something?

  3. Kendra … Thanks for the referral. I signed up through your link. Received an e-mail about the referral and $50 credit. Clicked the e-mail credit and a link went to howaboutwe.com . Showed I had the $50 so I picked the PB&J. Went back and edited my zip code. Filled out the mailing instructions and entered CC info. @ checkout the total was “0”. Under my booked dates it shows the PB&J date as “FREE.”

    • Points Pixie says

      DavidNJ – Thank you for such clear and detailed instructions!! This will help others, I am sure.

      • Received my P&J care package today. Fast shipping from the West Coast to Jersey. Very rich & sweet contents. Thanks for the freebie tip!

  4. Interesting concept, thanks! Here’s my referral code: http://couples.howaboutwe.com/refer/443193

  5. Thanks for the tip – question: if we sign up and get the free care package, are we charged the $18 monthly fee too?

    • Points Pixie says

      Kasey – You are not charged for your first month. It’s $18/month after the first month – but you can cancel at any time.

  6. Thanks so much! Looking forward to a new adventure in making mozzarella cheese with our free care package!

  7. Thank you. I ordered the chocolate jerky making kit.


  8. Points Pixie says

    Michelle and Ingrid – yay! Hope you both have fun!!

  9. I love free quality care pkgs! Thanks for all the ideas on how to get the most out of this service

  10. Marriott Marty says

    Unfortunately, the terms and conditions say it is free, UNTIL you order something, then you are IMMEDIATELY charged $18 for membership. Has anyone been charged the $18 and has anyone gotten out of it? I expect I will get charged $36 for me “free” stuff.” Perhaps you posted too quickly on this one?

    • Points Pixie says

      Marriott Marty – They’ve got great customer service, so if you are unhappy with any aspect of the date, definitely let them know. I would be very surprised if they didn’t offer you a refund. Personally, I have chosen to keep my membership active because I feel like it is a great value for the money.

  11. Thanks so much for posting! Just got my PB and J kit! It’s awesome! I was so sad when I first heard about this company and it wasn’t in my home city. So glad they offer shipping options now, thanks for letting us know!


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