Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A Newbies Guide To Getting Free Stuff

Hello every one.  Today I want to talk to you about some great websites I have found.  Ive also got some handy hints and tips on getting freebies. 

There is a lot of free stuff on the internet and it is all yours for the taking. These freebies will include tangible products or real life items and digital products such as free eBooks. A lot of companies are queuing up to give away free samples of their products and you simply need to be willing to take the time to request these free items. When you do this, products will be dropping through the letterbox on a regular basis.(and we all like to get post that isnt a bill!)

However, before you get started there are some tips and information that you need to know about. This is particularly important if you are new to the freebie business. This advice and information will primarily relate to real life freebies such as product samples.

Before you being it is important to note that there are many family friendly freebie sites, but safety and security are still important. You should check this before you start using the website and ensure that they are not going to be sending you unsolicited emails or other correspondence.

Set Up A Second Email Address

It is recommended that you set up a second free email address from a service like Gmail or Yahoo. This is due to the fact that you will need to provide an email address for most freebies or sign up to a newsletter to receive it. This means that you will be receiving promotional emails from the company and you will want to keep this out of your primary email address. Setting up a new account will only take a few minutes, but could save you time when you have to look at emails in your primary inbox.

How Can It Be Free, There Must Be A Catch?

There are a lot of people who feel that this cannot be completely free and there is a catch, but it is so small that it doesn't warrant any worry. The catch is that you are going to be signing up to a mailing list in most cases and you will need to provide your physical location to receive the freebie. Most people who get freebies have found that they do not suffer from large amounts of unwanted junk mail and the use if the second email address ensures that the mailing lists do not bother them.

Of course, you need to ensure that you are getting free products from legitimate companies. The company needs to take privacy seriously and complies with all data protection laws. This is why you need to be cautious when looking at freebies and if an offer seems too good to be true then it most likely is.

The Top Freebie Sites For Newbies

WOW FreeStuff

WOW Free Stuff is an easy to use website that has over 1000 freebies listed on the site. Around 10 new freebies are generally listed on the site each day so you know there will always be something new. Most of the freebies that are listed will be samples, but this makes it possible to get a range of products from shampoo to toys to chocolate and even some eco-friendly products. The toiletry samples are great and will often come in handy when you are going to travel or stay over somewhere.

Freecycle

Freecycle is probably one of the best freebie sites on the internet, but will not work in the same way as many of the others. The free items listed on the site will be from other people who are getting rid of things that they no longer want or need. Most of the items will be second hand, but every once in a while you will find something new that is offered for free.

Additionally, with this site, you could look at getting something substantial for free each day like a washing machine, a TV, a baby cot or a chair instead of a small sample. Freecycle was originally created as a means of keeping goods out of the landfill, but now has more than 5 million users spread across 85 different countries.

Gumtree

The Gumtree Freebies section will work in a similar manner to Freecycle as members will upload items that they want to get rid of. As you might expect, there is a fair amount of rubbish in the listing, but you will also be able to find some really good items. Some of the great items that have been picked up on Gumtree for free include a vintage typewriter, a trampoline and a dishwasher.

A benefit of this site is that you can make your location as specific as you want. However, if you are not flexible when traveling to pick up items then you could be missing out on something that you really want.

Preloved

Pre loved also have free stuff on their website.  Just type in FREE in the search bar and narrow the search to your area.  Its as simple as that!
I recently got a lovely leather armchair in perfect condition for free!

So why not pop over and take  look at  WOW FREEBIES or one of the other ways you can find freebies.  Im sure you wont be disapointed!  I hope this post has been helpful to you and I do encourage to take advantage of the free products out there!

Bye for now
Hales xx

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