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What you can get for free legitimately?

Updated on November 27, 2012

When I hear about getting free things, I get so excited. Everything is getting more expensive and people are thinking twice when they want to make a purchase. Isn't it amazing when you don't have to pay for something? Lots of people have some free time on their hands, the three things I have listed below will require some effort (other than money). But in exchange for free things, I think they are definitely worth looking into for some folks. The three things listed below all require internet connection in one form or another.

Shopkick – This is an app for Apple and Android based phones. This is a free app that is available to all smart phone owners. Most people have at least one smart phone in their households, so this little app comes in handy. Here is how it works: When you walk into certain stores, scan certain items and refer friends, you will get these kicks which are essentially points. When you reach a certain number of points, you can redeem them for gift cards or other items that are available. With no purchase or money spend, you will get things for free legitimately. Furthermore, when you link you credit card to the program, you will accumulate kicks for all your qualifying purchases. However, you really don't have to link your credit card if you are very cautious. You will need online services (either Wifi or 3G or 4G) to get points when you walk into qualifying stores and scan bar-codes.

E-rewards – I have been a member of this survey company for many years. In these years, I've spend time answering their questions and I get to enjoy gift cards and other things that they offer. I have gotten American Eagle Outfitters and Starbucks gift cards. However, it does take a while to accumulate enough points to redeem gift cards and other items. You will have to be patient. There is no fee to join. It is completely free.

Bing rewards – The new search engine is rewarding people for using their services. Due to the popularity of Google, other search engines are trying to compete for business. Bing has a rewards program that gives people gift cards in return for using their search engine, signing up and referring friends. Again, this takes a while for you to accumulate enough points to redeem something. But again, it is a completely free program where you don't have to make any purchases. This is definitely worth looking into when you do lots of surfing.


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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks for your recommendation. I am going to sign up for bing and e. Thanks. Voted useful