Fantastic, Legitimate Websites for Free Stuff Online.

It is true…there are some legitimate websites that provide free stuff, including cash rebates, prescription medications, make-up, clothes, household goods, Christmas toys and thousands of other items. Most people will agree that life just keeps getting more expensive. The cost of housing and rents continue to explore, grocery prices are through the roof, utility bills are rising, and clothing costs are getting downright outrageous. Using the websites we provide below, and combining that with other information on this site, it is possible to get free items, money, cash back rebates, and other stuff online.

Life is expensive. It's safe to say that at times like this, everyone loves the chance to get free stuff. Finding free stuff, whether in a retail store or online, seems to be quite a challenge, however as there can be some scammers out there. We have some legitimate solutions as well as options for you and your family. None of the websites have sign-up fees or other costs involved.

There are tons of online offers for free items, but how do you know which ones are legit? What precautions do you take? How do you avoid scams or fraud line? Check out this list featuring some of the most trusted places to find free stuff online:

1. Free cash rebates from Swagbucks (and other company including Ebates.com)

Swagbucks is a prominent online rewards program that was featured on Good Morning America as well as other websites and publications. There are other similar companies too, including Ebates.com and others. The concept behind Swagbucks and their competitors is very simple--users can earn points by watching videos, taking surveys, or shopping. Points can be redeemed for gift cards to loads of popular places including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and eBay.

Users can also make donations to charities or redeem their points for cash ($100 Swagbucks equal $1 and cash is transferred to the user's PayPal account). That cash can then be used to pay the bills, rent, or take a vacation. Really anything you want! Find a list of other online rebates sites.

 

 

 

 

Swag codes" are a way to earn instant points - you can find the codes in a variety of places like Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Downloading the Swagbucks app, or one of the others such as Ebates, makes it easy to earn rewards as well as free cash while out shopping. Turn on the notifications to get alerts telling you where to find those valuable codes. Swagbucks.com

2. Free prescription medications from websites

There are several resources available. Note that most of these websites, such as Needymeds.com, are income based. Therefore the free prescription drugs are only for low income families, struggling senior citizens and/or those with limited or no health insurance plans. The websites are a combination of charities or non-profits, such as RXHope.com. We have a separate section for these assistance programs, and read more on websites for free prescription medications.

3. Craigslist

This one is well known. Craigslist is a fantastic place to find a vast array of free items. Some may be lower quality, but it is possible to stumble upon some gems too! Perhaps the most popular website among avid deal seekers, Craigslist is broken up into numerous categories that make it very easy to find items.

The user-friendly site features a "free" link under the "for sale" heading, so visitors can browse through all the free stuff in the area. You can also use the search box to find specific items. Just like you can use the search box at the top of needhelppayingbills.com to find financial aid, free food pantries, grants, and more. Craigslist users can snag great items like exercise equipment, furniture, home décor, toys, and appliances, among many others. Craigslist.org

4. Freaky Freddie's

Freaky Freddie's website is very similar to Craigslist, but it also shows deals and savings. Visitors can browse by category or use the search box to find specific items. Unlike Craigslist, however, the Freaky Freddie's home page displays the newest daily deals. This page updates throughout the day with numerous special offers and freebies. Freaky Freddie's also offers a "free stuff daily surprise". The daily surprise usually links to an outside vendor offering free samples of their products or services. Which leads us into…. Freakyfreddies.com

5. FreeSamples

FreeSamples combines links to numerous companies offering free samples of their products. The offers update each day and the website is neat, organized, and user-friendly. Simply click on the offer that interests you and you'll be linked to the manufacturer offering the free samples. A wide variety of goods are represented on FreeSamples, from food to cosmetics to video games. You can also snag free offers from restaurants, like a free sandwich from Arby's or a slushie from Sonic. Freesamples.org

6. FreeCycle – A charity with free stuff

Want to also do some good in this world? FreeCycle is a non-profit organization focused on reusing and repurposing items, ultimately reducing the amount of waste in the world. Membership to this website is free and users will be directed to their own local groups, which are all moderated by volunteers in the area.

Members can browse through all offers or search for specific items. In addition to finding great freebies, FreeCycle is also a great place to unload your own unwanted items. A "wanted" tab displays specific items that other members need--you can use the search option to find someone who needs whatever you are giving away. Freecycle.org

7. Volition

Volition is unique because it offers both (1) free products and also (2) money-making opportunities. The "get paid" category of this website boasts legitimate work-from-home opportunities and other ways to make money from home, like trying out products or taking surveys.

 

 

 

 

While Volition is a wealth of great information, it's slightly less user-friendly than some of the other websites in this list so there may be a learning curve for some people The clustered layout is a bit chaotic and this makes it harder to sift through the offers.

The neat thing about Volition is their handy compilations of links for a variety of other subjects. For example, the "travel info" tab offers helpful information for planning a trip, including links to airlines, car rental agencies, luggage manufacturers, and a variety of other travel needs. A "food and recipes" tab offers visitors links to top-notch food websites and excellent recipes.   Volition.com

8. Freeflys

Freeflys is a trusted website featured on reputable shows such as The Today Show, The Doctors, CBS and ABC News. This is an excellent place to find free samples of grocery and personal hygiene supplies, including cosmetic items. The site features five main categories--food, beauty, children, health, and other. Freeflys also makes it easy to share your favorite deals with friends. Each offer features buttons for social media sharing, including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Freeflys.com

9. Free Christmas gifts for kids - ToysforTots

During the holiday season the US Marine Corps sponsors a nationwide Christmas toy collection drive. Millions of kids from low income households, immigrants (including illegal), single parent families and others are given free Christmas toys. The website is known as Toys for Tots and the registration process is done online.

All sorts of free items are provided, based on donation levels. There may be clothes, shoes, video games, tablets, computers, trucks, books, dolls, and much more. Everything will be new and unwrapped. All of the free toys from this website are gender specific and go a long way towards helping children from less fortunate families.

10. Mr. Free Stuff

Mr. Free Stuff has a cute, neatly organized website chock full of the usual freebies, but it also offers links to great deals as well as free coupons sites or apps for special occasions. The "birthday freebies" section contains dozens of links to special birthday offers from popular restaurants and eateries. Free pizza, milkshakes, and pretzels are just a few of the offers you'll find.

If you are planning a vacation, then the "free things to do" section contains lists of the best free activities in a variety of popular cities across the country as well as world. Of course, Mr. Free Stuff has plenty of free offers for popular items like groceries and beauty products. Mrfreestuff.com

11. Sample A Day

Sample A Day is a great choice for anyone looking for legitimate free sample offers, no matter the use, age, gender, or race of the shopper. Every offer on the site is double-checked by co-founders in an effort to avoid scammers. The founders as well as their team also offer reviews on some samples they have used, as well as convenient sections detailing the editor's top picks and latest deals. Visitors can browse through free samples, coupons, and special giveaways. Sampleaday.com

12. Bzz Agent

Bzz Agent is a great way to receive free products, but it requires a little bit of work on your end. Bzz Agent helps market products through the "word-of-mouth" method--your words, to be exact. The whole experience is fairly simple. Start by signing up for a Bzz Agent membership (which is free). Next, you'll answer a bunch of survey questions so they can learn about your interests and find the products that are a good fit. Eventually, you'll receive an invitation to sample a product. Once you receive it and try it out, you'll need to write a review that will then be shared via social networks (Facebook, Twitter, or your own personal blog). You get to keep the product in question, and the more you participate, the more products you'll receive. Bzzagent.com

 

 

 

 

The free websites are legit, but always use common sense

Many of these websites have been featured on news segments. They are legitimate sources of free stuff, coupons, surveys, and other items. They are also regularly checked to ensure that offers are legitimate and the site is free of scammers.

That being said, as with anything in life, however, there are certain precautions you should take whenever searching for free items online. Never provide sensitive personal information like social security numbers or banking information. Some offers may require you to submit your email address in order to create a membership--if you're not comfortable doing this, simply skip that offer or use a “back up” email address which is always a good idea. It's also important to keep your anti-virus software up-to-date. Remember to read any "fine print" associated with free offers. If you invest just a little bit of time in any of these websites, you're sure to enjoy the benefits!

 

By Jon McNamara

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