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There’s such a thing as ‘free stuff’ and for free stuff. This short article will shed some light on the ‘free stuff’ industry and hopefully answer some questions for you personally.

Free is really a loosely used term, legally and literally. Many websites get around the “free” requirement by implying that there is no monetary or cash cost. However, many websites throw the term around loosely. “Spend $300 and obtain $10 free” can easily pass the loose definition of “free stuff online” for most websites. While it could be legally true that you got some ‘free stuff, in cases like this $10, but you had to undergo a unique and great effort to attain the goods. In this example, you’ll have had to invest $300!


Getting free stuff is all about knowing where you can look. You see, there’s going to be a lot of different scenarios in which a website offer free stuff, but most certainly there will be some kind of string attached before you attain the things. What sort of strings? Well, for a few sites you will already have to pay for certain items or services in order to get the free items. It is a loosely tossed around word, free.

There is absolutely no such thing as truly free stuff. You are going to find yourself referring a friend, completing a survey, or, a whole lot worse, BUYING something. In this writer’s opinion, once you have to purchase something, the offer is no longer free but that’s for another article.

Getting free stuff online is easiest once you have a single website you could visit and view all the requirements necessary so that you can acquire the items.


Just about everything you can purchase at a store can be acquired for free if you go to the right website. You can get free stuff for teachers, free scrapbooking stuff, free Christian stuff, free baby stuff, free wedding stuff, and even free Valentine’s Day stuff, to mention a few. And, yes, free iPods.


You may be thinking about, simply, “How Do I Get Free Stuff? Or, “What’s the catch to the whole thing?”

Well, here’s the scoop.

You can a) participate in offers/promotions, b) complete an extended survey, or c) refer friends who would then need to participate. When enough friends have participated, you receive your items. The procedure of referring friends can take months as you first must sell friends and family out and hope they bite using one of the promotions that you didn’t desire to participate in.

The problem with the “referral” programs is that you are basically selling friends and family e-mail addresses on your own personal gain. Which could not sit well with you. Most likely, you will be subjecting your friends to a variety of spam email, USPS SPAM, and other lame offerings. This is all done without your friend’s permission.

If you decide to take a survey, it will cost between 20 minutes to 1 1 hour on a single survey. Anticipate to disclose a lot of information about your life; everything you eat, the method that you eat it, how you wash your hands, which way you like the toilet paper roll.  You will surrender a plentiful slice of your personal information.

The fact of the matter is that lots of merchants both on / off line are willing to offer you free stuff just for visiting their store or sending them your address. Sometimes you must pay only shipping to really get your item. Many companies give away products that you try, hoping you’ll continue using the product down the road. Sometimes they give away left over stock to make room for new inventory.

Obviously, these offers are very short lived and by the time most people hear about it the event is already over. The key is to learn about the offer with time to benefit from it. This is often a challenging task for just about any freebie hunter. Your best bet is to join a group of like minded people and share your findings.