Want to learn how to get free stuff?
Everyone loves free stuff, right?
I’m a big fan of getting things for free, especially if it’s something I need or want.
Getting free stuff can help you save money in several ways. The obvious is that you get something for free! That is a good idea.
But the other money-saving way it helps is because you can try things out before committing to buying something that you may not use, like, or want in the long run.
One of the worst feelings is when you spend your money on something, only to find out it wasn’t worth it. It feels like you’re wasting money, and it never feels right.
Learning how to get free stuff from companies can save you money here and there, and that money can add up quite a bit over time.
When people hear “free stuff,” they usually think of free samples or old, unused things.
However, that is not always the case. You can find really incredible things for free if you know where to look.
Plus, there are so many different things you can get for free, including:
Flight ticket Hotel rooms Groceries Restaurant meals Clothing Furniture
By getting things for free, you can save more money, find free entertainment, have more “nice” money, try new things, and more.
A very valuable tip I have about getting free stuff: If you have to hand over your email address to get something for free, I really recommend creating a separate email address that you only use for free stuff. This way, your main email address won’t get bogged down with sales emails and it’s easier to keep track of all the free offers you sign up for.
Here’s how to get free stuff.
1. How do you get free airline tickets and hotel rooms?
Do you use credit cards with travel rewards? If you can be confident that you’re not going into credit card debt, this can be a great way to get free hotel rooms or free airfare.
Some of my favorite reward cards are:
You can find more information at Best Rewards Credit Cards.
Related content: How to take a 10-day trip to Hawaii for $22.40?
2. Spend your credit card points
Did you know that you can use credit card points for more than free or discounted travel?
Some credit card companies have started letting you pay for things on Amazon or PayPal with your credit card points.
This can be a good way to get free stuff just by spending money like you normally do.
3. How do you get free samples?
PINCHme is a website that sends you free samples by mail. They do this for market research purposes and they ask you to give your opinion on the free products they send you.
Recent free samples sent out by PINCHme include Olay moisturizer, Haribo gummy bears, peanut butter, cat food, and more.
Another way to get free samples is to sign up for paid online surveys. Occasionally, you may receive household items and free samples to review.
The companies I recommend are:
US Consumer Research Junkie Swagbucks InboxDollars Branded Surveys OneOpinion Pinecone Research Prize Rebel MySoapBox Opinion Outpost User Interviews Springboard America
You can learn more about this on 13 paid survey sites to earn $50+ per month.
4. How do you get free Amazon gift cards?
Learning how to get free Amazon gift cards is like learning how to get free stuff, like almost anything you can think of. That’s because you can use Amazon gift cards to buy anything on Amazon.
To get free Amazon gift cards, the survey companies mentioned above often give you the option to get paid with Amazon gift cards. There are also other ways to get free stuff, such as trading in your old electronics.
You can learn more about this in 11 easy ways to earn free Amazon gift cards.
5. Mystery shopping for freebies
Through mystery shopping you can get many different types of items for free.
You can get restaurant meals, clothing, housewares, oil changes, free movie tickets and more, all by simply checking out the service you received.
I did a lot of mystery shop and that’s how I got so many things for free. It helped me stay on budget as I was able to enjoy little luxuries by rating the customer service I received.
You can learn more about this on How to Become a Mystery Shopper.
6. How do you get a free baby box?
If you are pregnant, you may receive a free baby box filled with things you will need in the coming months.
You usually get a free baby box when you create a baby registry. These boxes are often filled with free baby samples, such as newborn detergent, baby bottles, toys, pacifiers, baby onesies and more.
I got both the Amazon baby box and the Babylist baby box, and they were both great and free! I simply created a registry through both sites (which I already did), and I received the free baby box as soon as someone bought something from my baby registry.
Walmart and BuyBuyBaby also give you the option to get a free baby box to sign up for a free baby registry.
7. How do you get free stuff near you?
If you go to your local Craigslist, there is a section titled “free.”
I did a quick search and was able to find a free sofa, table, sink, printer, plants, candles, etc. I found a lot of different stuff for free on Craigslist, and a lot of it looked like it was in really good shape.
Another way is to go to your local library and use your library card. No, you are not allowed to keep the items, but you can borrow them for free. Many libraries allow you to borrow a lot more than just books — you may be able to borrow park passes, hiking equipment, movies, games, and more.
8. How to get free stuff on your birthday
It’s everyone’s birthday and you might be able to get a lot of free birthday things by showing your date of birth on your driver’s license or by signing up for a company’s free email club.
You can get a free birthday meal, a free household item, a small item of clothing, coupons, and so on by signing up for birthday freebies.
You can learn more about birthday freebies at 31 birthday freebies that require you to sign up.
9. How to Get Free Stuff on Amazon
You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial here, which gives you free shipping on many items sold through Amazon, free movies and TV shows to watch, and more.
You just want to mark on your calendar when you need to cancel by the latest so you don’t have to pay for future months of Amazon Prime if you don’t see its value.
10. How To Get Free Diapers
You can join the Pampers and Huggies rewards programs to earn free diapers.
If you’re already buying diapers, this can be an easy way to just get more free diapers for something you already do!
11. How to Get Free Stuff with Fetch Rewards
With Fetch Rewards you can easily upload your shopping receipts to their platform. This allows you to earn points that you can redeem for free gift cards.
It’s super easy to use!
You can sign up for Fetch Rewards here.
12. How do you get free stuff online?
There are many ways to get free stuff online and this includes:
Sign up for a free trial. Many companies offer free trials to introduce you to their company/product, and this can be a great way to try something for free first. This can range from a TV subscription to monthly boxes, meals and more. You just want to mark the cancellation date in your calendar. Many free trials ask for your credit card information and they charge you if you don’t cancel.
Give giveaways. Giveaways can be a great way to win free stuff without too much effort on your part, and they are usually done online. There are tons of giveaway and contest websites that show you hundreds of giveaways that you can also enter each week, making entering a breeze! Instagram is a very popular place to find giveaways and sweepstakes.
13. How to Get Free Stuff on Facebook
Facebook is a great place to find free stuff, and many of the free stuff Facebook groups are based on where you live. So these are free stuff near you!
I recommend looking for a Buy Nothing Project group near you. The Buy Nothing Project is a gift economy where you can give and receive all kinds of different things.
My sister-in-law is in a Buy Nothing group in St. Louis, and here are some of the things she gave away for free in her group:
Good quality furniture, such as sofas and dining sets Dog walking Antique cameras Children’s clothing Beauty products Unopened meal boxes from Hello Fresh Television A working Peloton Fresh herbs from the garden
There was even someone who gifted an extra BBQ after they ordered way too much for a family gathering.
There are also local pay-nothing groups on Facebook that are very similar to Buy Nothing.
You can find one of these groups by searching Facebook.
14. Find Local Days Off
Many museums have free entry days and this is a great way to find free entertainment near you.
In addition to free entry to museums, other free entertainment ideas include free local festivals, free community concerts, and walking on hiking and biking trails — this is my favorite kind of free activity!
15. Free National Park Pass for 4th graders and their families
Through the Every Kid Outdoors program, all 4th graders and their families get a free national park pass for that year, and that gives you free entry to national parks such as:
Grand Tetons National Park Great Smokey Mountains National Park Grand Canyon National Park Acadia National Park Yellowstone National Park Zion National Park Colorado National Monument Arches National Park
There are over 400 national park units in the US that you can visit for free.
How can I get free products?
The above tips will teach you how to get free stuff from beauty products, park passes, travel, baby things and more.
Before you try to sign up for too many things, let me share some tips with you. In addition to the tip I gave at the beginning of the blog post about creating a separate email address for freebies, I also recommend:
Use caution when providing your credit card information. Some companies may require you to provide your credit card information. While the above list only includes legit freebies, I want you to be careful if you venture outside of this list. Some freebies can be scams to get your credit card information. If there’s any fine print for the freebie you’re trying to get, I highly recommend reading it and knowing what you’re getting yourself into.
Other than that, enjoy!
There are so many different ways to get things for free. And often it’s just fun to try new things or get the items you already use for free.
What other tips do you have to share on how to get free stuff?
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