Just stumbled over this Lifehacker post The Cheapskates Guide To Getting Free Stuff from a while back, and it’s rather fine. The fact is that in our economically challenged times, there are many more options coming along to help with getting free or really great deals.
As well as the great tips outlined by Adam in his post, there are plenty of newsletters, mailing lists and sites which specialize in finding and distributing info about free stuff, although most of the offers tend to be along the lines of free samples, or competitions. And what is it about lady’s products?
The other key thing is that most of these services will be very local, so it’s hard to recommend global services which will suit every location. As well as samplebuddy.com, there’s sweetfreestuff.com and freakyfreddies.com for the US, and in the UK you can try freestuff.co.uk, latestfreestuff.co.uk and freestufffinder.co.uk.
Our big tip however, is not to hunt for free, but to look for ultra cheap. We’re talking 80-90% off type deals on end of line, old stock, refurbished etc. For those kind of deals you’ll need to hunt around for your local service. In the UK, hotukdeals.com and facebook.com/10ways seem to be good sources. And in the US there’s always the good old standby of a search on Amazon for 80% or more off.