I love getting something for free! Really, who doesn’t? It makes checking the mail a fun daily activity. Over the years, I have learned to request whatever freebies I can and am always well stocked in shampoo & conditioner as a result. There are many freebies available online on a daily basis. I share many of them here, as do sites like Money Saving Mom.
To save money today, I encourage you to start signing up for samples – and use them! Those packets of shampoo and conditioner are perfect for traveling or to save yourself from opening a new bottle of shampoo quite so soon. I love laundry detergent samples because we all have to do laundry. I do encourage you to use a junk email account when requesting free samples but start requesting them and enjoy checking the mail! Samples and free offers are a good way to make what you have last longer while trying something new for free!
In addition to requesting free samples, start collecting free reward points. Some of my favorite reward programs are Recyclebank, Pampers, Disney Movie Rewards and My Coke Rewards. All of these programs regularly offer free points that you can add to your account. Recyclebank has the most offers and these points can be redeemed for high value coupons, free magazine subscriptions or even gift cards! Pampers points add up for free Shutterfly products or baby things. Disney Movie Rewards accumulate for more free Disney movies. My Coke Rewards can be redeemed for many things including more free Shutterfly things.
One more thing that you can do to save (and earn) is to sign up for Bing and Swagbucks. Both of these are online search engines that, when used quickly each day, can accumulate into free points which I redeem for free gift cards. I earn enough to redeem at least one $5 Amazon gift card from each site every month. That adds up to $120 in free Amazon money each year! That is definitely worth a minute or two of my time every morning. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to give Bing and Swagbucks a try. Bing is simpler to use, but there is no limit to your earning potential with Swagbucks.
Also, be sure to read my list of 5 Simple Ways to Be Ready for Whatever Freebies Come Your Way. If you do these simple things, you will rarely miss out on a freebie offer! What are your favorite freebies and / or samples?
To read the previous tips in this series, you can do so here.