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 any money and if they likes the merchandise, the merchant could easily get a loyal and repeat customer. This 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 a new BMW. Free offers are around us and generally, someone will win or become a good customer.
Getting free stuff online can be quite a frustrating and scary experience. Most people shy from free samples or offers of free stuff online, though it is possible to have a lot of nutrients online that does not cost anything.
While it is true that most if not all gives 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 can aquire some good stuff. Nevertheless, you need to be careful what information you hand out.
If you are ready to do a little preparation and just 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 include some strings attached. Generally, you must register and participate in some offers or surveys.
I have found that a lot of offers start by collecting an email address or zip code. After that, you will probably be offered a number of products and/or surveys to complete or review. It is a fact that lots of web surfers ignore these free offerings but enough people buy a product or service to create it profitable for an organization to continue offering free stuff online. If it was not profitable, no merchant would make free offers.
There are several worthwhile offers online. And, if you find some you need to try for, there are a few simple and easy things you can do to protect yourself when registering for the free stuff.
1. Open an e-mail address used specifically for free offers. I have one that routinely gets 10 to 15 emails every day from vendors connected 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 the free offers. This can keep unwanted charges off your other cards.
3. Get a pre-paid cell phone and use that number when a phone number is needed. They are readily available at a lot of stores and are relatively cheap.
4. Make a spreadsheet or use a ledger and keep a listing of offers you sign up for and expiration dates. You should 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 will make it so hard to qualify that most people give up or unsubscribe before they get yourself a chance at the prize.
Check the the terms section on the website, usually, you will see a disclaimer that goes something like this “To really get your free stuff you will be required to take part in offers from Providers. Following are requirements from past or current provider offers to provide you with and example of what things to expect.” If you look at the examples, you will discover that you should subscribe or sign up for something to qualify (a lot of them make good gifts).