I’m a sucker for free stuff and have learned to spot a good freebie. Remember “Radar” (Corporal Radar O’Reilly) from M.A.S.H. that could hear the helicopters before they arrived? I’d love to have this skill for anything free.
I’d call it my freedar.
The art of free isn’t difficult to develop, yet like any skill takes time to hone to freedar status. I’ll share some places to help you on your journey of free stuff.
Where to Find Free Stuff Online
Let’s go hunting for free loot! Free is all around the interwebs just waiting to be found.
Giveaways – There are thousands of sites that offer giveaways and raffles. Your odds of winning vary on the contest, but if you do win–heck it’s free!
Do a quick search for #contest, #free, #giveaway on Twitter or do a Google search for the past week. Here is a list to get you started:
- Giveaways are Sexy from J. Money at Budgets are Sexy is a great place to subscribe for almost daily giveaways.
- Rafflecopter often has a giveaway on their main site.
- Northern Cheapskate has a good list of Freebies, so does Penny Pinchin’ Mom with her freebies and giveaways.
- Get notified of Free Kindle E-books from Bookwi.se.
Craigs list- Craigslist is like the wild wild west, you never know what you’re getting in to, but you really can get free unwanted items if you’re willing to go pick them up.
Free Cycle – We had friend get mounds of free kids stuff from Free Cycle. It’s not only for taking, but giving away too!
Free Stuff Offline too!
Life does happen offline. I know it’s hard to imagine. Here’s a few ideas for free stuff in the land of flesh and blood.
Yard Sales- A lot of garage sales will have a free box, will give their stuff away at the end of the day, or even just set it on the sidewalk at night–ripe for the picking.
Dumpster Diving– Who knows what you’ll find? And it’s all free (Legality is up to your city). There are even dumpster diving meetup groups to show you the ropes.
More Help to Find Free Stuff
All You Have to do is Ask on Daily Money Shot
How to Win Cash and Prizes and Free Stuff from Bible Money Matters
Free Swag– a Squidoo Page
6 Ways to Win Free Stuff from Blog Giveaways by Wise Bread
Do you love free stuff? Where do you get your swag? Come on share your secrets below.