Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to...?

Freebies, coupons, retail deals...

Practical savings almost without effort. Well almost like anything you can make any of these advanced "hobbies" and almost make them part-time jobs. But for the most of us that just want some easy saves here are some tips.

The freebie is the most desired way ti save, the problem is to get the thing you want. It's all about the search..

You have to know some basics stuff:
  • What's a freebie
That one is easy, it’s something you get for nothing — with the exception of your time or energy. Some folks don’t want to take even a minute to try to get something free (their time is just too valuable). For the majority of us, however, as long as the value of the free item is well above what we would get paid to work for our time invested — it’s a great deal!
  • Where can you find freebies
Nowadays you can find them almost everywhere (have you heard of  google?) <- click="click" it="it" p="p">Craigslist is common too, some free sites, FACEBOOK is now offering some freebies also. SEARCH THEM

  • How to tell the good from the bad
Some freebies are legit, and others are just a scam. How can you discern between them? Here are a few tips I’ve picked up over the years.
Check the privacy policy — Most reputable sites will include privacy or terms of usage agreements on their site (check the bottom of the page or the fine print at the end of the registration form for details). If you don’t see this, you may not be dealing with a trustworthy website. Understand how your information may be used to contact you about future offers, and look to see if there is a way to opt-out of marketing communications before you give out your info.
Stay way from shady subdomains — It’s easy to see that an offer housed at is being handled by Tylenol itself, but sometimes other companies will fulfill offers on behalf of larger corporations. Familiarize yourself with how web addresses work, and see if it’s possible to access the home page from any offer you may have clicked on. If a link appears to be unsecured or from a website that doesn’t look reputable, walk away without your freebie.
Avoid additional offers — Many of the freebies that I encounter from even trustworthy sites are no more than money-making or affiliate schemes. If you are required to sign up for offers or start free-trial offers in exchange for your free items, the freebie may not be for you. (Usually, the freebie offerer gets a certain amount of money for each offer you complete. They end up making much more money off of you than you’ll ever get back for the freebie — if they send the freebie to you, at all.) Go ahead and let someone else make them money. You don’t need these kinds of strings-attached offers.
What to do with freebies? Some may think of them as a waste of time or a way to clutter up your medicine cabinet. I’ve known many well-meaning and successful freebie hunters who have helped to supplement their pantry or first aid kit with the fruits of their labor, however. You may also consider using your freebie hobby as a way to contribute much-needed supplies to homeless shelters and pet charities. They’d gladly take your unwanted freebies!

Basic couponing somes up to find coupons and cashing them so:

Coupons can be found everywhere! The more accustomed we become to collecting and using coupons, the more coupons will turn up. The following articles will help everyone get started on building a great collection of coupons for food, entertainment savings and products for the and beauty and health.

Retail deals are maybe the most old of these saving ways. So I'm not going to stretch this one out. Instead I'll share this video article explaining some of the concept.




  1. I wish we had coupons and freebies in my country... :(

  2. Yeah those freebies can be grand, got a $1000 tv for free, just have to know how to play them. But there are tons of scams as you say.

  3. I cut out coupons and neatly file them away, but they're never in my wallet on shopping day. With prices getting higher every day I need to do better.

  4. This is right up my alley, and yes, those affiliate marketing things are just terrible. Sorry, no one's going to give you a brand new $2000 laptop just because you answered a lame trivia question. But free samples are everywhere, and I practically live off of those.

  5. This is good to know if you're into these kinds of things.

  6. Good tips, more people should really catch on

  7. i used a coupon last night, but it was a weak deal, so i made my own deal and made it better, i think i saved maybe 1 dorrars

  8. Great post, as a student... I take advantage of freebies often. For example my girlfriend wanted a ball python, I found one for her for free from some kid that bought one and his mother told him he had to get ride of it. Or something that is more practical, always grab free sweet and sour sauce from fast food places, there's a cheese festival comming up, and I fully plan to take advantage of samples. Sometimes universities (like mine) will have Facebook group dedicated to letting people know about free food on and around campus.

  9. very informative thanks for sharing