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Free Stuff -- How to Get Free Patterns, Forms, Extreme Couponing

Updated on October 9, 2014

You Can't Beat Free Stuff

I write how-to articles about free stuff and thought I'd share some of my articles here on how to get free stuff. The totally free stuff is varied:

- free crafts

- free movies and TV shows

- free rental forms

- making crafts with free materials like egg cartons and pinecones

- free checking accounts

- free Web graphics, clipart, and ecards

I hope you find something free that you can use!

Photo Credit: schools.nyc.gov

Free Divorce Forms and Free Checking Accounts

A little of this and a little of that, but it's all the right price. Free!

Ways to Get Free Stuff - Okay, these aren't exactly free but they'll guide you to free stuff!

Save money with coupons.
Save money with coupons.

Extreme Couponing to Save You Money

Do you clip coupons?

The TLC show "Extreme Couponing" is educating consumers about how to save money on their grocery bills by using manufacturer's coupons. Here are some of the ways people use coupons and take it to the next level:

- buy groceries like pasta, canned goods, and more and staples like deodorant, razors, and dish soap in such quantity over time that they have entire rooms or garages or basements dedicated to holding the surplus food and other necessities

- stockpile health and beauty products like toothpaste, razors, and soap to donate to charity

- giveaway hundreds of dollars worth of nonperishable food and other necessary items to charity

The show "Extreme Couponing" airs on TLC throughout the week. Check the TLC website for when it airs in your area. Buy a Sunday paper with manufacturer's coupons and start saving money by extreme couponing!

Some of the best ways to save the most money using coupons from my personal experience include the following:

- Look through the mail inserts each week for manufacturer's coupons. Ask friends and family to save their coupons for you.

- Buy a Sunday paper for the manufacturer coupon inserts.

- Clip every coupon whether you think you need the product or not.

- Check the grocery store ads each week to see what's on sale and match up any coupons you have to the sale items. The goal is to only buy items that are on sale AND use a coupon to get the most savings.

- Find out if and when grocery stores you shop at have double coupon days. This is a goldmine for saving even more money!

- Buy items if they are cheap enough that you don't need but that you can donate or give to a friend or family member who can use them.

Recycle Your Trash for Craft Projects

We throw away so much stuff. Stop and think about it first. Consider what you might be able to use in kids' crafts or for your own craft projects.

Your Best Free Deal

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      I enjoy reading and listening to music. Its amazing how many free books there are for the Kindle and how amazon also has free music that is now in my cloud player. Even though I will not make anything from these I will still add them to my lenses so that others can enjoy them as well.

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      Hannah Writes 5 years ago

      I love getting free samples in the mail. it is a surprise in my mailbox!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      @Scarlettohairy: They've changed the name now to swap.com. You can swap DVD and CDs also there.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Free stuff is extremely fun! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @ajtyne: I think I'll write some more Free articles elsewhere and gradually replace them here. I feel like the links are useful to readers so will leave them here for now.

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      AJ 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Great lens, Peggy -- you put in a lot of work and it shows. I'm so sad that you have to change all those eHow links now!

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      I love Hulu and can't wait to check out the free quilt patterns.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Pam Irie: Wow, that's quite a score! Congratulations!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Years ago when a new tv station premiered here in Hawaii, I won a telephone trivia contest they sponsored. My prize was a brand new Roland digital piano and also filmed a very short local commercial for the station. Fun time! Of course, I had to pay taxes on the piano, but it was worth it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @Virginia Allain: I'd never heard of Swaptree. Will have to check it out.

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      I write "free stuff" articles too, but you've got several I hadn't heard of. Great lens!

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Back again to look through your freebie site. Thanks for all the useful links.

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      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      Ohhh, I love free stuff. Have you tried Swaptree yet? I've traded two books using that site so far. All you pay is the postage.