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I remember being in grade school and after having learned how to write a proper letter, I used my new found skills to write companies to request free products and samples. I had a blast for months receiving free stickers, puzzle books, magic tricks… the works. (I was a nerd. What can I say?) That is until my mom curtailed my efforts by putting a once per month cap on my requests. I suppose she was tired of picking up miscellaneous free objects off of the floor.
Well now I’m grown, the stakes have gotten higher, the free stuff is even better, and the advent of the internet has made getting freebies by mail even easier. Did you know that you could potentially furnish an entire home with completely free items? It takes a little bit of skill and a whole lot of luck, but it can definitely be done. There are even sites out there that will send you free samples of baby formula and other baby and household items – all simply because you requested them.
Flip through to check out some of the best (and certified legit) websites to get free items and free samples online.
- 1.)This site is a veritable smorgasbord of free samples. From beauty products to baby supplies, you can essentially try out any product before making a purchase.
A multitude of free sample items are added regularly and extend to not only mailed items, but free online services as well. There are even free movie downloads for you to take advantage of.
The free bounty that you can acquire is limitless on All-Free-Samples.com.
- 2.)King of online classifieds, many don't realize that not only are there items bought and sold on Craigslist.com, but there are also items given away for free.
When my now husband and I moved in together and merged our belongings, there were a lot of extras that we didn't mind "blessing" someone else with. We listed our items under the Free section of Craigslist, and a nice, very grateful, motherly woman received a loveseat, an ottoman, and a TV stand. (We're noble like that I suppose.) That's basically the premise behind Craigslist's Free section listed under the For Sale heading of their website.
Of course, always use caution and good judgement when dealing with "miscellaneous" people from the internet. There are some crazies out there who'll try and give away unusable merchandise, make dishonest transactions... or worse.
- 3.)If you want a little more security than Craigslist and consider yourself to be a bit of an environmentalist freecycle.org may be right up your alley. It's built on the fact that a lot of the large items that you throw away end up in a landfill... even when it's still perfectly useable. Millions use Freecycle.org to find good homes for their gently used and "well-loved" castoffs.
It's based on a membership basis where you're required to sign up and join a community that's closest to your area. Once you're a member you can post items and see what's been posted. In a lot of instances you'll see higher quality items than what's on more "classified-y" sort of sites.
- 4.)Have you ever seen the A&E reality series called Barter Kings? Well people actually do that. You've got to have a lot of street smarts, a little creativity, and roll in the right circles; but once you get into it the possibilities are endless.
Here's how it works: You trade a valuable item that you don't necessarily need that somebody else would die to have. The trick is finding that person. That's where Barterquest.com comes in. Think of elementary school and trading snacks at the lunchroom table. It's funny what some people deem valuable in relation to others. I've heard of people trading cars for RV's, guitars for pianos - on one episode of Barter Kings the guy started with a MP3 player and ended with a diamond ring!
If you're not the ambitious type or you simply don't care to get that heavy into it, you can also trade services. Graphic artists can trade design work, hair stylists can trade hair cuts. You can even take it a step further and trade houses for a bit to have a low-cost vacation.
Again, you need to be a little knowledgeable in this area. Barterquest.com is the perfect place to get your started. Once you've mastered it, you can obtain precious items for absolutely nothing.