Jul 12, 2012

Getting products and services without paying

Has anyone ever given you anything valuable for free? Did you trust it? Was it a hoax? Don’t worry about it. Since the advent of the internet and internet marketing, business has boomed for many business owners who all vie for your spending dollar. They give away free stuff from yoga to holiday vacations, cell phones, e-books, free classes, and much more. The library is the number one source for free content, free WiFi, free classes; you can even take courses for free.

Free products for your email address

There are companies who offer free samples to people in the hope that they will try out the product, like it, and buy it. This could be anything from vitamins, coupons, things you find in your medicine cabinet and so on. What is the catch? They give you the free products and you sign up to register and provide an email address. You know what that means; they’re going to contact you. So as not to mix up your personal email from your business email, keep all their correspondence in a separate folder. Also take a look at the company’s terms and conditions to ensure you understand.

Types of products given away

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? There are shops which give you a free birthday gift if you visit them fourteen days before the event. You will have to show your free rewards card. You can also go online and check out places where you can eat for free on your birthday. You are not stuck to a menu and can choose from a list of restaurants which are offering giveaways on your birthday. There are also free scoops of ice cream on your birthday, or places where kids can eat for free on a Tuesday night; only one person has to order the main meal to get this. There are sites as well where they give away free stuff by mail, which are mostly small items like shampoo and toothpaste.

Why companies give away free stuff

For bigger items you can also check out the neighborhood giveaway site for things such as painted chests of drawers and other furniture items. You can also host a party for a sponsor to receive a package stuffed with products such as party decorations, cooking utensils and much more for hosting the event. WiFi for instance is free at some restaurants and coffee shops. What do they get in return: customers who will come back repeatedly for food and boost their business earnings. In a way it is like bartering; product for services or vice versa. If you are a chef and like to cook you can also get cook books for free from a popular site. The company makes money from advertising.

Here is a great one if you don’t want to pay charges to dial 911 for assistance. You dial a toll free number and follow the prompts to get your number for them to call back. It’s a great way to not pay for a long distance call; the only problem is that the person in the emergency might die by the time anyone arrives. The service is free because you have to listen to a sponsored message. As indicated earlier, there’s no free lunch.


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