How to Get Things for Free

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Wondering how to get things for free? Embracing the world of free stuff is completely possible if you look in the right places. It’s easy to get free products that you love — just do some research and plan ahead. 

Read for Free

You can download books for free with Google Books or on your Kindle. Kindle and the Kindle app give you access to free public domain books. Also, the library is a great place to borrow free books and media.

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Eat and Drink for Free

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with the Godiva Perks program that gives you a monthly piece of free chocolate. Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts both have rewards programs that give you a free beverage. Celebrating your birthday is even better with free food. Baskin Robins, Friendly’s, Cold Stone Creamery and Fuddruckers all have Birthday Clubs that entitle you to a free scoop or a burger respectively.

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Get Free (or Almost Free) Gadgets

If you review a lot of products consistently on Amazon, you could be invited to join their membership only Vine program. Vine gives you access to free gadgets in return for reviewing them. Also, next time you go to upgrade your wireless device, be sure to price out the older models. Right now AT&T is offering the iPhone 3 for $1 with an upgrade.

Become a Food Tester

You can sign up for General Mill’s MyInsite, sample new products, share your opinion and even host product and coupon parties for your friends. Similarly, Kraft’s First Taste keeps you in the know about new products and lets you be among the first to sample them. They will also send you coupons and news on an ongoing basis.

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Stay for Free

Couchsurfing is an online community with hosts in more than 100,000 cities worldwide that are willing to open their home up to you. It is a great way to meet locals in a city and get a taste of what it is really like to live there. You also can give back by becoming a host in your city and showoff what your hometown is all about.

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