Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Guest Post: Freebies You May Not Know About

In addition to the current giveaways and deals you get regularly on this blog,
there are also several sites that I’ve come to rely on for freebies year-round. Check them
out to add even more great finds to your stash!

Freecycle – Freecycle is a great place to give away items you no longer need and
find great items in return. Rather than throwing away their unwanted stuff, users post
it on the site in case someone else can use it. We’ve gotten everything from a piano, an
air hockey table, and an ergonomic keyboard from Freecyclers. In addition, we’ve given
away everything from dog crates to leftovers from a pizza party we bought way too much
food for. When we were redoing our landscaping, someone even came and hauled away
all of our old plants for her own garden—doing all the digging herself!
Swagbucks – As long as you’re searching for something online, you may as well
do it through the Swagbucks site or the easily installed Swagbucks toolbar. With every
search, you have the chance to win points, which can be redeemed for merchandise or
gift cards. I’ve gotten around $150 in Amazon gift cards since I started using Swagbucks
a few years ago, all for doing searches I’d be doing anyway. (You can also do other tasks
like taking surveys for additional points.)
Birthday Freebies and More Birthday Freebies – You know how your
favorite restaurant gives you a free sundae on your birthday? Well, they’re not the only
one. These master lists compile every place you could possibly get a freebie for your
birthday—and fortunately (since you don’t have 100 hours on your bday to collect all
these goodies), many freebies are good for periods like the week of your birthday rather
than only on the day itself.
Gofobo – This cool site alerts you to free advance moving screenings in your
area. Invites usually come the day of or the day before the screening, so you need to
quick to claim them right away. They also give out more passes than the theater can hold,
knowing that not everyone will show up, so if you get a pass, be sure to get in line early!
I’ve come within a few people of being turned away from a screening because it was full.
But, it’s totally worth it given how expensive it is to see movies these days.
Kelly Gurnett writes for QuickQuid, a quick loans lender that provides fast and
convenient solutions to everyday financial problems. She also manages the blog Cordelia
Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t
matter and focus more on the things that do.


  1. Thanks for sharing. I knew about some of these, but not Gofobo.

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