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:

1. Craigslist

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

for free.

2. 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.

3. Yerdle

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.

4. 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.

7. 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.

10. Target

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.

11. 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.

12. Cardpool

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.

19. provides lists of free samples, coupons and coupon codes. You can search the site or look

for items sorted by category or brand name.

20. Raise

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, 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, 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.

25. Freebie-Depot

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.

26. Lifehacker

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

birthday freebies.


In addition to providing access to a variety of offers, 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.

29. GetItFree

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.

30. 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.

31. Shop4Freebies

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 31 Best Websites for Free Stuff

This article by Douglas Ehrman first appeared on and was distributed by the

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