Some of the best things in life are free, but do we always notice them? Gathering freebies can save you a lot of time and money which can be invaluable if you are saving money. Make sure you don’t miss out on the obvious, or sometimes the hidden with these tips.
Free Stuff By Post
A lot of new products often require trial-by-public, and what better way to take advantage of a new brand and get some free stuff by applying on-line for testers and trails. They are mostly free, with the exception of some requiring postage costs, but the best thing is they require no credit card sign up and no payment if you enjoy the product, just good old freebies. Trials for cosmetics, food, baby products are all available just do a quick internet search. Free samples are beneficial for the company who get to promote their new product and brand and beneficial for you because it may cut the cost of daily life, allowing you to save for the important things in life.
By One Get One Free
You might think that these deals are just there to increase spending because the initial price of the item may have increased. But BOGOF offers are actually very effective for two reasons; you can stockpile goods that you normally buy in order to save money on your next purchase, food is a classic example, but bear in mind that fresh food is not always a money saver, you may not get to use the freebie before the sell by date, so buying store cupboard BOGOF’s is generally better. The second benefit is that you may be able to use these BOGOF freebies as presents, or if a shop is offering a free gift with every purchase then this could be used as a gift, saving you money on present buying.
Think outside the box a little here, we’re talking free books, music or DVD downloads from companies who hope you’ll purchase from them in the future, these cost nothing to you and only require a small amount of time to download. You can also search for on-line surveys and if you have the time to fill them out these often earn you vouchers or freebies for the trouble. Entering on-line contests is also a great way to increase the freebie potential. From a new car to an all-expenses paid holiday these things are free to enter and someone’s got to win.
Kids Go Free
If you have kids and you’re saving you should always be on the lookout for free meal tickets. A lot of family-friendly restaurants offer free meals for kiddies under a certain age, so eating out might not be as costly as you first thought. This goes for adventure parks and activities too, they all want people to visit but know that a lot of families are struggling at the moment, so will often put on offers and they should definitely be taken advantage of.
There are freebies all around us, but sometimes they may be slightly hidden, so it’s good to be reminded of how to take advantage, you’ll save yourself a pretty penny in the process.
About Author – Amie’s a content writer specialized within the personal savings industry. She has a skilled knowledge with the savings accounts comparison industry and blogs for sites like Fair Investment in her spare time. Follow her @amielaroux