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8 Ways to Score Freebies

Freebies?  Where?  Who doesn’t love free stuff?  What more if you get free stuff doing nothing?  Well.. here are 8 ways to score freebies.  Not all of them are free doing nothing.  Some needs a little bit effort which doesn’t require a significant amount of your time.

Attending a Grand Opening or a Convention:  I remember when I was still working in Beijing.  A retail store opened in our office building and as a way to show our support, we went there on the first day and spent about an hour of our time to listen to what the store is all about.  At the end of the talk, they gave each person RMB 50.  Some grand opening offer discounts or will give swag items.  My sister got a canvas bag from Uniqlo when they opened in Chicago.  When I joined my sister on a dental convention in Anaheim, I got a lot of dental stuff to bring home.

Enroll in loyalty programs:  My mother-in-law asked me to purchase some items at Bath & Body Works as Christmas presents, I’m planning to claim my 3 free products this weekend.  At Walgreens, my online purchases for my friends earned me Walgreens cash, which my husband happily spend in-store.  Head to the store you normally frequent, check if they have loyalty programs and join.

Scanning receipts for gift cards:  Since you go grocery shopping or buy stuff online or even eat out at restaurants.  All of those receipts can be converted to points.  Earn enough points and you can exchange them for gift cards.  Two apps that I’m using regularly are Fetch Rewards and ReceiptHog.

Enter sweepstakes:  During downtime at work or when I just want to relax, I scour the internet for contests that will give me opportunities to win cool prizes.  I remember winning $100 Subway gift card from a radio station in San Francisco.  My sister recently won a $500 Food Lion gift card by joining the store’s survey sweepstakes.  I usually join the Starbucks seasonal games and won points or free stuff.

Sign up for a Free Trial:  When my husband gifted me with an Apple Watch last year, it came with 3 months free Apple Fitness+.  The new iPad for my stepson came with 3 months Apple Arcade.  Just make sure that you set a reminder so you can cancel and avoid unnecessary charges.

Take Online Surveys:  I earn cash deposited to my paypal account answering surveys on 1Q, you just have to be quick answering them when they send out a notification.  Depending on the survey, you can finish it in less than 5 mins.  Sometimes it just take a few seconds.  Don’t count on it to give you lots of money.

Use your Library Card:  Your library card is the best card in your wallet to score free educational and entertainment resources.  It can get you books, audiobooks, magazines, movies, classes and more.

Cash in on your credit card rewards:  What’s the point of accumulating all those points if you don’t use them.  On our cross-country road trip, most of our hotel stays were covered by credit card points or the hotel rewards program. 

So what are you waiting for? I hope you score some as well! Share some of your freebie tips too!

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