June 14, 2010

How to Get Things FREE!

The best things in life are FREE.  You can get almost anything free.  Music, magazines, furniture, groceries, clothing, and more.  Free stuff is everywhere.  You just have to look for it.  A few months ago I never got anything free, because I never looked. I am going to tell you how to go about getting things free.

Free Groceries - Coupons, coupons, coupons.  Wait, did I say coupons?  This is the #1 way to get groceries FREE. You can find coupons in the Sunday paper, magazines, online, and more (go here to view coupons sources).  Most stores take coupons and some stores double coupons.  When you match a sale with a coupons, you can usually get FREE or very inexpensive groceries.

Free Groceries & More - Catalina's. These wonderful coupons print with your receipt when you are checking out at the store.  Sometimes you will get $3 on your next order.  Pair these with store sales, coupons, and catalina's to get groceries for free.  Example:
Current deal at Kroger

REACH Toothbrushes
(valid through 6/24)
Get $1 OYNO wyb 2, Get $2 OYNO wyb 3, Get $4 OYNO wyb 4
Deal Scenario:
Buy (4) Reach Toothbrushes at $1.99 ea.
-(2) B1G1 Reach Single Toothbrush, exp. 1-31-11 (RP #2 1/3/10)
-(1) $2/2 Reach Toothbrush printable
Pay $1.98 OOP and Get $4 OYNO
 Final Cost = 4 FREE + $2.02 Money Maker!*Check out my store deals page to see how and where to do this each week.
Free Groceries & More - Rebates are amazing.  It allow you to get groceries, toiletries, automotive, computer software, and more, ALL FREE!  Just buy the item on the rebate form, send in a reciept with the item circled and you have yourself a free item when they mail you a check back. Sounds easy right?  If you live in a "No Beer Purchase" state then you are lucky. These states include: AL, AR, CT, HI, KY, MA, ME, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, RI, SD, UT, VA and WV.  Rumor has it beer rebates are the best (especially when you don't have to buy the beer for the rebate).  Just ask CouponingToDisney.  She has a great post on beer rebates and explains them very well.  You can check that out here.

Free Clothing & Furniture - Freecycle or Craigslist are both great places to get things free.  I have recieved a FREE dresser, 50 jars of baby food, kids plastic swimming pool, baby playpen, diapers, toys, clothing, wagon, exersaucer, books, shoes, COACH purse, and more.  Yes, I said I Coach purse (it was real too).  I have also given tons of things away for free on both websites.  What no one takes I donate.

Free Music - Amazon offers a huge selection of free music. Others great places to find free music include Walmart, Myspace, iTunes (search "free music") and mp3.com. Keep in mind this isn't usually band new music.  One way to get brand new music is to go to Starbucks on Tuesday.  They offer a free itunes download with purchase.  Another great resource to find other free music is TheFreebieBlogger.  She always has the most up-to-date freebies listed.

Free Samples - Free samples are everywhere.  In magazines, online, in grocery stores, and more.  A few of my favorite sources to get free samples from are Walmart, Vocalpoint,and  Facebook.  To view the most recent free samples available go here. To keep up-to-date on free samples "Follow" my blog or "Like" it on Facebook.

Do you know a way to get free stuff that I didn't post about?  Tell me about it.