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How to get Free Stuff on the Internet

Article by Michael Hastings

I am obsessed with getting free stuff, and have been searching high and low now for several days, trying to figure out how to obtain free stuff on the internet. I have realized that it is not as easy as going to a internet search engine and entering the word “free stuff”. Part of the problem, is that I am only interested in truly free stuff. Free stuff such as free samples, free memberships, free image hosting, free car rentals, free airline tickets, free subscriptions, free food and free travel. So, my internet search allowed me to find several websites which purport to offer free stuff, but actually are nothing more than afiliate marketing sites who use a bait and switch method of offering something for free, but only after you have purchased another item. This is not a free item, it is merely just a discount. I only want free items, so these types of promotions do not fit my criteria.

So now you must be asking me then, “where is the best place to find free stuff on the internet?”

First, I must offer an explanation to you on why companies give away free stuff, and this may help you gear up a campaign to collect as much free stuff as possible.

Most free stuff given away by businesses and marketing companies are solely used as promotions for products and services, which they want you, the consumer, to buy at a later date. When these businesses give away their products through samples, they usually will ask for your mailing information and/or e-mail address. This is so they can promote other merchandise to you through these means.

Now back to “where is the best place possible to find free stuff.” The internet has a wealth of information on obtaining free stuff and a collection of websites that are somewhat expert in providing links to merchandisers who are offering free stuff. I will leave it to you to research which ones are best for your needs, based upon their registration requirements, applicable surveys or contest which you may have to participate in.

About the Author

Michael Hastings is the principle of (dot)free Media, a Business Consulting Group and Webmaster for Cheapwads, a blog which is building the world’s largest repository of Free Articles and Free Product Reviews. See them at http://www.cheapwads.blogspot.com

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