Getting the Mail Can be Fun:Taking Advantage of Freebies

pic of freebiesFor many people, going to the mailbox means sorting through bills, junk mail and the occasional invitation or celebratory card. This has how things have always been and for years, many Americans thought of it as the norm. However, thanks to the advent of the abundance of coupon website and the ease of finding freebies online, many people are now looking forward mail delivery. Imagine. For just a few minutes of time you can have free products delivered directly to your mailbox, or perhaps to you smartphone or inbox. These products range from free meal items to beauty aids and home cleaning products to new gadgets that need to be tested. You can invest as few as 5 or 10 minutes a day to a few hours a week to get these items, but the products themselves are FREE. So, the ultimate question “Is how many free products do you want to receive?” If you are trying to decide if free items are truly free, then consider these standard criteria that many Freebie connoisseurs use.
  • To truly be a freebie, you are not required to send them anything.
  • It is not a freebie if you have to spend several (more than 2 or 3) minutes filling out questionnaires.
  • It is not a freebie if you have to spend several minutes watching a YouTube video---even the videos should be under 5 minutes!
  • Unless it is something you truly want to get, then it is not a freebie if you have to jump through multiple hoops in order to receive it. For example- fill out this form, share it on a social media site, recommend your favorite aspect of the product and then confirm the request via an email. These steps all take time and if you don’t have the time to spend on it the freebie, then there is now is a cost involved!
  • Ask yourself if it is truly free, if you have to print the coupon yourself. Remember, you are then buying the ink and the paper, which means that “free” might not be so. Look for freebies that offer to send the item directly to your home or P.O. Box or that sends the coupon directly to your smartphone.
Other Considerations:
  • Like many other things one can sign up for online, signing up for freebies can fill up your inbox. Consider setting up a special Gmail, Hotmail, etc. account just for freebie sites. It is not uncommon for a site to ask you to confirm that you requested the item, so be sure that you follow up on this step.
  • If you are not already on social media sites-especially Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest you may be missing out on valuable freebies.
  • Take the time to sign up for, or visit often,the  freebie sites here on the Get Free Stuff page. These are some god ones to get you started, but there are many other sites where you can find freebies. Take a few minutes to invest the time in signing up on the various freebie sites.
So, start making trips to the mailbox fun. No, signing up for freebies will not make the bills go away, but it will help stretch the budget a bit. Start your freebie adventure today. You might be surprised at how much manufacturers are willing to give away!

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