How to Get Free Stuff
Free stuff cannot actually be handed to you on a silver platter but if you’re resourceful enough, there might be unlimited access to everything you hope to have without costing even a dime!
Who doesn’t like free gadgets, holidays, movie tickets, or even grocery freebies? But when it comes to paying, we all feel a little bit hesitant about that. But there’s actually a clever way to get around spending your hard-earned cash. Then again, there’s always a catch to not spending money on something, like some kind of effort or sacrifice.
That said, if you have extra time and energy to do it, then you’d be more than happy with the outcome – free stuff, yippee!
Companies nowadays have to be creative enough to get the attention of consumers and make them loyal customers of their brand. One way of doing this is by giving away free merchandise. So if you like to have, for example, a new iPad, then all you have to do is look for websites that offer free gadgets if they find your product review helpful.
Of course, you have to be realistic about your expectations. You just have to deal with the fact that you may not get the specific model you want or that you have to buy accessories just to make it fit your lifestyle. All in all, you are still getting a great deal out of just a small effort. Though it is not exactly what you want, it is still a lot of something. And it’s brand new!
Amazon is one site which you can sign up and offer useful product reviews of anything under the sun. If you get their attention, it could invite you to a private program that lets you do product reviews of new merchandise from different companies. They would send you out the product or goods and you will use it so you can write objective reviews about it.
Freecycle and Craigslist
This would be the opposite of the abovementioned tip. Most people these days love to get their hands on new stuff but new stuff is not the only thing worth admiring and acquiring for. Just look at the ‘Free’ section of Freecycle and Craigslist where you might stumble upon items that would just eventually be dumped by the curb side. Craigslist even have this IFTTT tool – If This Then That – where you can sign up and be notified of free stuff, which you have pre-listed before.
No thanks to our digital age, we usually cannot live without a phone or an internet subscription. But you don’t always have to pay an arm and leg every month just so you can keep tabs of your loved ones, get your business running, or socialize with your friends. Here’s how to look for free Wi-Fi:
- When you go out to retail chains, like fast food joints, independent cafes and depot stores, you can use their free Wi-Fi service. But it would require a password and that would mean you should buy at least something so the clerk would give it to you.
- If you don’t want to spend your money on any of those things, just use a hotspot database. For example, WeFi offers more than 100 million Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world. Though the coverage in Australia is not that awesome, it’s still worth trying – even if you are a remote area.
- Tethering your smartphone 3G connection to your computer is also a smart way to get free internet access. Since most carriers in Australia are not that strict compared to their US counterparts, all you have to do is just have reasonable data inclusions on your smartphone. Make sure you have your local SIM on and not the roaming one.
Holidays and Vacations
Travelling can quickly burn a deep hole in your pocket but there are frequent flier programs that you can take advantage of. You might actually have to spend more than a few dollars but if you can knock off some, then you can spend those hard-earned cash to other stuff while on vacation. If you’re a heavy credit card user, you can gain a lot of points which you can use to earn a free trip to a holiday destination you like.
If you’re not bothered with the idea of opening your private abode to strangers and then using theirs for some time, then you can do house swap with a family or group of people from the other side of the globe. You get to see and experience the beauty and charm of a particular location – with all the convenience and comfort of home (and without the outrageous fees). Of course, you have to pay a service provider for that, but it could slash hundreds of dollars off your travel getaway.
Just remember: free isn’t really free at all. But if you think the sacrifices you would make to get those things that you desire are worth it, then you’ll be more than happy to sign up for it.