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8 Free Things You Can Score Right Now

Updated: Mar 17

From magazines to books to college tuition, plenty of free stuff is yours for the taking. Although some offers require a social media share or email newsletter sign-up there are no strings attached or money required to receive the freebie. This list includes eight free things you can get right now-and should.

Beauty Products Score free beauty products by visiting manufacturer websites from time to time. They want to know what customers think about their products and offer frequent sampling opportunities to learn this information.

Register for beauty clubs like the Ulta Beauty Club and the Sephora Insiders program for coupons, discounts, and exclusive offers sent to your email box during the year. Members also receive a free product during their birthday month.

Beauty communities like Influencer and Vocal Point give members free products to try and then review with other like-minded beauty enthusiasts. The communities offer fun activities for members who help one another learn what works and what doesn’t.


Food

Score free food at your favorite restaurants by signing up for their newsletter or food club. Many restaurants offer free food in exchange for sign-up. Special coupons and offers reach your email box throughout the year, saving money on your dining experience. Members also receive free food during their birthday month. Baja Burrito, Arby's, IHOP, and Buca di Beppo offer awesome birthday freebies for members.

Keep an eye out for free food offers on holidays and special occasions. Get started with a free cookie from Great American Cookie Company on tax day (April 15.) Or, score a free stack of pancakes from IHOP on National Pancake Day.

Loyalty clubs reward you with points for every purchase. Accumulate enough points and redeem them for free food. Papa Johns, Dominoes Pizza, and Blackjack Pizza are pizza joints with awesome rewards programs.

eBooks

Amazon Kindle owners can access hundreds of free titles each day. Limited time offers to require you to act quickly to avoid missing the deal. Amazon allows Kindle members to share their eBooks with friends for up to 14-days.

The University of Pennsylvania manages the website Gutenberg.org, an online library of books with expired copyrights that you can download absolutely free. Titles include Moby Dick and Little Women.

Baby Stuff

Available in 10 U.S. states, the Baby Box program provides educational information and resources for expectant and new parents. Complete the free courses to earn a free baby box crib filled with baby samples and coupons. Throughout the year, Baby Box sends emails with additional courses and freebies that members can complete at their discretion. Baby formula manufacturers like Enfamil and Similac offer parents-to-be and new parents free coupons, baby products, and formula for the first years of baby’s life.

Hotel Rooms

Sign up for your favorite hotel chain’s loyalty program to earn points that earn free nights. For example, Hilton Honors members earn a free night with as few as 5,000 points. Booking your hotel with a hotel booking site? Register for their frequent stay program to score free nights at thousands of hotels across the U.S.

Hotel-branded credit cards offer points toward free stays every time you make a purchase. Watch out for expensive annual and cardholder fees, pay off the balance each month, and stay in your favorite hotels without spending a dime.

Samples

Free samples give you the chance to try a product before you buy. Some samples are small packets, but companies often offer travel-size and full-size samples. Sign up for popular sample sites like Sampler and Sample Source to access free samples.

Visit free sample websites for more free offers. Subscribe to the Free Stuff Times newsletter for daily alerts to freebies sent directly to your email box. FST lists 100 percent free, always legitimate freebies.


Did you know? Several U.S. colleges offer tuition-free degrees.


College Education

Get a free college education at a four-year institute without spending a dime or earning a single scholarship. In the U.S., 10 colleges and universities offer tuition-free degrees for students. At Berea College in Berea, KY, this equals almost $100,000 in free education.


Therapy

The average therapy session costs $75 - $300, depending on your location in the U.S. For anyone who needs someone to talk to but cannot afford therapy costs, 7 Cups offers a volunteer-based counseling service. If you need someone to talk to, visit this site or app and message a volunteer confidently. Need a licensed therapist? 7 Cups has an affordable premium service available.

Similar to 7 Cups, Blah Therapy offers non-licensed 'listening service’ from trained individuals who have a diagnosis of anxiety or depression. A free and premium option is available. We Are More is a peer-based support network of chronic illness sufferers banning together to help each other.

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