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How To Find Free Stuff Online Easily

Updated on November 5, 2016

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Obtaining free things has never been easier, if you know how to find free stuff online. While finding free stuff used to be a chore that required countless hours of searching or was just a matter of receiving a lucky tip from a friend, finding free stuff these days is quite easy thanks to the power of the Internet. If you can use a computer and have an Internet connection, you can find free stuff online easily. The only limit to finding free stuff online is how much time you have to dedicate to your efforts to seek out and obtain free things being given away each and every day.

How To Find Free Stuff Online That Is Being Given Away Every Day

Although it may be hard to believe or a surprise to those that haven’t discovered it yet, there are literally tens of thousands of things being given away for free each and every day on the Internet.

For example, people give away free stuff (much of it used) every day via websites such as Freecycle.org, free-conomy.org, DonateDontDump.org, Free-Economy.org, FreeSharing.org, and OnlineRecyclers.com. This is just a sampling of the many websites that are devoted to connecting people that have things they do not need anymore with people that are looking for free stuff. These were created by people that want to keep perfectly good stuff out of landfills and to find them a new home where they will be used and cherished.

It’s not just used items that are being given away for free via the Internet on a daily basis. Businesses all around the world use free giveaways as a sales tactic to attract new customers. Sites such as Volition.com, TotallyFreeStuff.com. TheFreeSite.com. FatWallet.com, StartSampling.com, Free.com, and JustFreeStuff.com point readers to free stuff that companies are trying to give away every day as sales promotions.

How To Find Free Stuff Online To Do On Your Own or With Family or Friends

Free stuff online is not limited to just material things, there are also a lot of free outings that can be found online to do own your or with family or friends. Local government and library websites often provide a list of free stuff happening in the local area, such as free fairs, free movies, or free music. Websites associated with hobbies sometimes list free hobby related events. Local businesses occasionally host free festivals. While they may charge excessive prices for food and drink, free entertainment may be had as part of the enticement to bring people to the festival.

Event listing websites are also good places to find free stuff online to do on your own or with friends or family. While not all of the events listed on event listing websites are free, some are, and therefore sites such as Meetup.com matches, Zvents.com, Eventful.com, and Yelp.com can be very useful resources for finding free local events in your area.

How To Find Free Stuff Online From The Government

The federal government has been giving away free money for many years, in the form of free government grants. While the vast majority of federal grants are awarded to non-profit organizations and state and local governments, there are many opportunities for individuals to received government grants, especially to advance one’s education or to start a business.

Finding information about how to apply for government grants is not difficult, official government websites such as grants.gov and usa.gov provide a listing of federal government grants that are available, how to qualify for them, and supporting information that answers many of the questions grant seekers may have. A particularly useful website for individuals looking for government grants is run by a non-profit organization called the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center cuts through the enormous amount of information about government grants and provides focused information about government grants that individuals can apply for and how to apply for them. Additionally, state and local websites often provide information about state and local government grants that are available.

It is important to keep in mind that government grants are not free money with no strings attached. As the receiver of a government grant, an individual is expected to fulfill certain obligations associated with the grants, and the failure to do so could result in severe penalties.

How To Find Free Stuff Online On Your Birthday

A birthday is a particularly good day to find free stuff online. Eating establishments and retailers try to gain the attention of prospective customers by offering them something for free on their birthday, including but not limited to: free food and meals, free coffee and drinks, free ice cream, free retail items, and free entertainment. All you need to do is let them know your birthday and contact information, and then look out for the freebies in your email or regular mail shortly before your birthday arrives. Just be careful to only provide personal information to reputable organizations, as identity thieves are always looking for ways to mine personal information.

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Additional Ideas Regarding How To Find Free Stuff Online

There is a great amount of free software for your computer and free games available online. Free software and free games are usually either trial versions or include advertising. In some cases, the free trial version of software is all one needs. There are even software programs that are known as “freeware” and “shareware” that are meant to be downloaded for free, with donations requested from those that use it on a regular basis. Just be careful to only deal with reputable download sites and scan the downloads for viruses and malware prior to installing them on your computer, since downloading software does increase the risk of infecting a computer with viruses and malware.

Feel free to share any ideas you may have regarding how to find free stuff online in the comments section below.

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    • sandeep15r profile image

      Sandeep Rathore 3 years ago from New Delhi

      Thanks for writing such an informative article.

    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      Free stuff is always fun. Thanks for the different things to check out.

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      Tiffany 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this article! Voted up!

    • B. Leekley profile image

      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Useful, and Interesting.

      We've been using FreeCycle for years, wherever we've lived, to give and to get.

      I'm glad to learn about other similar sites and about all the other opportunities you mentioned.

      In its For Sale category, Craigslist has a Free sub-category.

    • rose-the planner profile image

      rose-the planner 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      I thought this was such an insightful and interesting article. It's simply amazing how many things you can get for free online with a bit of research. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      Toni Northern 5 years ago from Williamston NC

      Nice hub. Gonna try those sites. Should've found this hub when I was in college.

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      cosmomed 5 years ago from Sarawak. Malaysia

      In US, there are tons of free stuff, but in Malaysia, free things are only available when you purchase a certain amount of groceries!

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      Aileen Billones 5 years ago from Naga City, Philippines

      Thanks for sharing this, I will visit your recommended links and try to see what's free stuff are in store for me. Thanks!

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