There are many articles about free stuff. Free stuff and free samples are truly remarkable things. Think about it, the shopper gets to try something before spending hardly any money and if she or he likes the product, the merchant might get a loyal and repeat customer. That is the best of both worlds. Merchants offer free stuff everywhere. Free examples of new food items, a free of charge estimate, win Jimmie’s Silverado or perhaps a new BMW. Free offers are all around us and in most cases, someone will win or turn into a good customer.
Getting free stuff online can be quite a frustrating and scary experience. Most people shy away from free samples or offers of free stuff online, even though it is possible to obtain a lot of nutrients online that does not cost anything.
While it is true that a lot of if not all offers you find will give you to be able to win or get something in exchange for personal information, usually your e-mail address or zip code, you may get some good stuff. But you must be careful what information you hand out.
If you are ready to do a little preparation and a little typing, there are literally a large number of offers to be had in trade for some information. Take into account that most “free” things come with some strings attached. Generally, you should register and take part in some offers or surveys.
I have found that a lot of offers start by collecting a contact address or zip code. From then on, you will likely be offered a number of products and/or surveys to complete or review. It is a fact that many web surfers ignore these free offerings but enough people buy a product or service to create it profitable for an organization to keep offering free stuff online. If it had been not profitable, no merchant would make free offers.
There are various worthwhile offers online. And, if you find some you need to try for, there are several simple and easy actions you can take to safeguard yourself when registering for the free stuff.
1. Open an e-mail address used specifically for free offers. I have one which routinely gets 10 to 15 emails every day from vendors associated with free stuff. I check about once weekly and usually just empty the folder.
2. Buy a prepaid credit card for a small amount of money and use that number for your free offers. This can keep unwanted charges off your other cards.
3. Get a pre-paid cellular phone and use that number when a phone number is needed. These are readily available at plenty of stores and so are relatively cheap.
4. Make a spreadsheet or work with a ledger and keep a list of offers you sign up for and expiration dates. You need to use this to keep track of expiration dates and unsubscribe from unwanted offers before a charge hits your credit card.
5. Make sure you complete all of the requirements for the free offer. Sometimes, online merchants can make it so hard to qualify that a lot of people give up or unsubscribe before they get a chance at the prize.
Check the the terms section on the site, usually, there will be a disclaimer that goes something similar to this “To really get your free stuff you may be required to participate in offers from Providers. Following are requirements from past or current provider offers to give you and example of what to expect.” If you look at the examples, you will discover that you have to subscribe or sign up for something to qualify (many of them make good gifts).