As the world becomes even more commercialized, an increasing amount of free stuff can be had through
discount offers, recycling efforts and internet loss leaders. Learning where to look for these deals and free
samples can save you a significant amount of money on a variety of stuff. Below are the 31 best websites
to check out for free stuff, although not in any particular order:
While Craigslist has a mixed reputation — users need to use caution and common sense when interacting
with total strangers — it is also a great source of free stuff. As the phenomenon known as freecycling
becomes increasingly popular, Craigslist can be a great resource for finding these offers. Freecycling is
based on the idea that many people have used items that have remaining useful life but they are replacing
those items anyway. Rather than throwing these items away, the owners offer them to the general public
FreeStuff.com gives you access to free samples of common household items ranging from coffee to
moisturizer. You can use this site to save money on many items you use or to try out new brands for free.
Yerdle describes itself as the “people-powered store.” The idea of the site is that the more stuff you give
away, the more credits you earn with which to buy other things you might want on Yerdle without having
to use cash. While this might seem like it takes more effort than throwing things out, you can get
something instead of nothing for items you were going to put in the trash. Using a service like this could
be a good option for items that you feel are too valuable to simply give away or throw away but that
you’re not having success selling.
FreeSamples.org is a portal that gives you access to a variety of free product offers for things like
household products as well as coupons for products and local restaurants. The offers are updated every
5. The Freecycle Network
The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly nine million members worldwide. It is dedicated to enabling
members to get and give stuff for free in order to put goods to their most efficient use — and keep usable
items out of landfills. This nonprofit describes itself as a “grassroots movement,” and local volunteer
moderators help handle network activity to keep exchanges safe and posts accurate. Membership is free.
6. Woman Freebies
Offering people the chance to try before they buy, Woman Freebies supplies free samples, coupons and
giveaways of products geared toward women, from candles and shoes to vacations. This site is a good
place to look for fun stuff you need or even a cheap gift for your mom, sister, wife or girlfriend.
Drugs.com is an online resource that offers a drug discount program. The free membership card can save
you as much as 80% at major pharmacies, according to the website.
8. The ReUseIt Network
The ReUseIt Network serves as a portal to give you access and information on hundreds of freecycling
groups worldwide. The site focuses on directing you to freecycling groups and resources in your local
9. Free Stuff Finder
Free Stuff Finder shares deals, giveaways and discounts offered both online and at popular retailers. The
site shows you both the original price of an item and the price after coupons and discounts to break down
your savings for you.
Target has a free sample portal that allows you to try products for free. Furthermore, by signing for the
store’s Red Card, you can save 5 percent on every purchase. Know what you’re signing up for before
committing. Loyalty cards can come with perks but also typically track your purchases, which some
consumer advocacy groups consider an invasion of privacy.
SweetFreeStuff.com offers an e-newsletter that includes regular access to great deals online and free
samples. The website also lists giveaways and sweepstakes you can sign up for online.
Cardpool is an online marketplace that allows you to purchase gift cards at a discount to use at your
favorite stores. While the discount levels vary, there are some attractive deals to be found. You also can
sell your gift cards for cash.
13. All You
Lifestyle website All You lists 59 birthday freebies. The site also provides coupons for groceries and
household items as well as other exclusive deals.
Read: Birthday Freebies: How to Get Free Stuff on Your Birthday
14. The Penny Hoarder
In addition to listing 100 places that have free birthday offers, the Penny Hoarder offers advice on saving
and earning money in unconventional ways.
Another site with a long list of birthday freebies, Hey It’s Free also is a good source for free offers
throughout the year. Find coupons for everything from free food and moisturizer to free comic books and
codes for free rewards points.
16. Freaky Freddie’s
In addition to deals on products for grown-ups, Freaky Freddie’s has long list of free kids’ stuff. Check
out offers for books, T-shirts, coloring books and activities like roller skating.
17. Totally Free Stuff
Totally Free Stuff offers dozens of categories of free stuff as well as daily updates. Search for things in
categories for type of person or interest — such as men, women, business, religious, wedding — or by
product type, such as kitchen, pet products, toys, sports and automotive.
18. I Love Free Things
I Love Free Things is another site with a diverse collection of free stuff for kids, from books to deals on
fun activities like bowling. The site has dozens of other categories of free stuff for all ages as well.
Freeflys.com provides lists of free samples, coupons and coupon codes. You can search the site or look
for items sorted by category or brand name.
Raise is an online marketplace that allows you to buy gift cards for products and services from over 1000
stores and restaurants at a discount. The site also gives you the option of selling unwanted or unused gift
cards for cash.
21. Recycle the World
Recycle the World is another freecycling website that allows you to post and find free stuff. Whether you
are looking to get rid of unwanted items or are looking for something specific, the site lets you target your
local area. It also provides a search tool to help you find recycling centers near you.
Couponing has grown from a trend into a lifestyle for many people, and the number of websites dedicated
to providing access to coupons has exploded in recent years. As a leader in the industry showcasing more
than 2,000 brands, Coupons.com offers multiple ways to get coupons online. You can use the site to print
coupons, find coupon codes and find discounts to specific retailers that you can add to your credit or debit
Another great source of free coupons, SmartSource.com can help you save money on everything from
beauty products and groceries to weight loss products and sanding sheets for your DIY projects.
24. The Krazy Coupon Lady
Extreme couponing website The Krazy Coupon Lady is a great source for coupons from some of your
favorite retailers, from discount stores like Walmart and Dollar Tree to high-end brands like Sephora. The
site also features deals for stores like Home Depot as well as online retailers such as Amazon.
Freebie-Depot has “hot lists” for everything from everyday offers to birthday giveaways across a range of
products and services from various brands and retailers. Among its many categories, the site features a
wedding freebies section with deals for people who are getting married or are recently married.
While Lifehacker is known for unconventional solutions to everyday problems, the website often
publishes articles on how and where to save money, such as a feature on the best retail and restaurant
In addition to providing access to a variety of offers, Freebies.org offers tips and tricks on how to save
money as well as its Complete Guide to Freebie Hunting.
28. I Crave Freebies
Similar to other online sources of free samples, I Crave Freebies offers links to coupons for discounts and
free product samples. It also provides links to sites that pay you to take surveys.
Updated daily, GetItFree finds free offers for everything from food to household products. As you browse
the site, you can add coupons, deals, freebies and sweepstakes offers to your basket just like you would
when shopping online.
Freebies.com started as a print magazine more than 30 years ago. As a digital resource, it continues to
provide a blend of both products and services that are offered at no charge from major national retailers.
Shop4Freebies catalogs offers for everything from free home care product samples and bargains to free
cookbooks. Its list of printable coupons and other offers is updated daily.
Hundreds of sites offer consumers great ways to save. This list narrows down the options so that you can
more easily find providers of freebies and deals that suit your needs. By checking out the features of these
different sites, you can find the online resources that work best for you, whether you want birthday
freebies, discounted items, coupon codes or free stuff year-round.
This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: 31 Best Websites for Free Stuff
This article by Douglas Ehrman first appeared on GoBankingRates.com and was distributed by the
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