Believe it or not, there are tons of sites that offer ways to get free stuff online.
As I researched for this article, I was absolutely astonished at how many ways there are to get free stuff online. The freebies include all sorts of different items like free gift cards, beauty products, free gas cards, household cleaners and more.
These items are generally given away by companies looking to promote their products. They desire to get potential customers to try something new in hopes of gaining their regular business.
Just on your birthday alone, you could score a ridiculous amount of birthday freebies. But, luckily getting free items online doesn’t just apply to birthday boys and girls.
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Online Places to Get Free Stuff
By visiting one (or all!) of the sites below, you can find nearly unlimited access to free stuff online. I found many sites but narrowed the list down to the ones I found most user-friendly and with the least amount of personal information needed to participate.
Swagbucks is certainly one of the easiest ways to get stuff online. With Swagbucks, you can earn points by searching online (something you probably already do anyway), shopping, taking surveys, watching videos and more.
With the points you earn with Swagbucks, you can get free gift cards to many popular stores such as Amazon, Walmart, Target and hundreds more. Bonus: you can also get cash transferred to your Paypal account. Anyone 13 years or older can join Swagbucks.
InboxDollars is similar to Swagbucks and is another leading company that pays people for doing things they’re probably already doing anyway. Inbox will pay you points for playing video games, watching videos, taking surveys, downloading apps and more. Also, you get $5 bonus just for signing up!
As with Swagbucks, you can then trade your earned points in for free gift cards to your favorite stores. Check out our review of InboxDollars if you want to learn more.
3. Everyday Mom Sampling Club
Everyday Family has a way to get free samples called the Everyday Mom Sampling Club. They have partners like Pampers, Gerber, Enfamil, The Honest Co, and more.
When you sign up, they will send you a new box of samples every month.
You will also receive stage-based pregnancy and baby email newsletters with offers and coupons that are relevant to you.
Freebies.com has a super inviting site that features not only free samples but giveaways for people who choose to join as members too.
The site also offers information on coupons, savings, sweepstakes and hosts daily giveaways as well. If you join Freebies.com, you’ll have a chance to earn points too by completing a variety of different activities.
The site dishes out points for activities such as:
- Referring friends to join the site
- Answering random riddles correctly
- Clicking on a link in an email they send
- Participating in polls
- Answering trivia questions
- Taking advantage of sponsored offers
And more. Their top 50 points earners each month are guaranteed a prize (a $25 gift card for the top 10), and they give out other rewards as well.
As a bonus, they also had links to delicious recipes! Some of the great-sounding recipes I found on the site included Creamy AuGratin Potatoes, Baked Ziti, and Mexican Breakfast Tacos. Yum!
ShopGala is a website where you can easily sign up for free in just a few minutes to get seasonal samples by mail.
They have new samples shipping out every month.
6. Free Samples.org
The Free Samples name says it all. The site says it updates every twenty-four hours so you can have the most updated access to free samples and other free items. When we visited the site, it had free sample offerings for cleaning products, food products such as coffee samples, free pet samples such as dog food, free health product samples such as bandages and vitamin supplements and a host of other free samples.
The site also shared coupons for getting free drinks and other stuff at a variety of national chain restaurants, coupons for everyday items you find at grocery stores, and various coupons for other stores and companies.
Freeflys is a popular freebie site that has even earned a regular spot on the widely viewed Today show. Freeflys organizes its free samples by type such as food samples, beauty samples, health samples, samples for kids and more.
They also share hundreds of coupons for everyday items and available sweepstakes entries too. There is a space where you can register to receive daily emails about Freeflys free samples and other deals, or you can browse for free without signing up.
8. Free Stuff
Freestuff.com is a comprehensive site that shares a seemingly endless amount of freebies. One of the great things about Free Stuff is that they let you know right up front if there are any stipulations attached to the free stuff companies and websites are offering.
For instance, a company might offer a free product but require you to answer surveys or make a separate purchase to qualify for the freebie. If that’s the case, Free Stuff will let you know.
They also have a tab specifically for free samples in a variety of genres such as baby stuff, household and cleaning products, food and drink products, cosmetic samples, sporting goods samples, perfume samples and much, much more.
The site includes more information as well, including free stuff sorted by holidays such as Halloween, Christmas or Father’s Day.
9. Go Freebies
Go Freebies shares their free sample links right on their home page in blog post form, which is nice for convenience. They also share free sample information in a sidebar on the left of the page.
Bonus: those signing up for their daily newsletter are entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.
10. 2000 Freebies
Although the 2000 Freebies site is a little simplistic in its design, that didn’t take away the ability to search out free samples easily and quickly.
The site shares free sample offerings by the current month. They’re found under a “Hot Freebies” section in an easy-to-use sidebar that is organized alphabetically, by type, or by listing newest offers first.
11. Just Free Stuff
Just Free Stuff is a comprehensive site offering deals and free samples on just about anything you could think of. Along with basics like beauty, baby and pet samples, they share details on how to get free samples or products on educational products, games, eBooks, clothes, and more.
The site also offers a free CD’s section. When I clicked on that category, there were offerings for free CD’s that focus on different subjects such as personal finance education and there was a Disney cruise planning CD as well.
They share coupons and contest info too, and they also have another category titled “Bored?”. So, if you want to know what that category is you’re going to have to head over to the site and visit.
12. Mr. Free Stuff
The Mr. Free Stuff site has a fun theme and shares a lot of information on how to get and do things for free. Along with their free sample shares, they have a section on free things to do in many major metropolitan cities.
They share birthday freebies too, along with grocery coupons and sweepstakes contests.
PINCHme offers new samples each Tuesday. It’s free to join and you get to keep the products you test. Over four million members have tested 20 million samples.
At this time, PINCHme only sends samples to the contiguous 48 U.S. states.
14. Sample a Day
Sample a Day does what it says: shares a new free sample offer every single day. According to the site, there are lots of scammer sites offering free samples. It’s part of the Sample a Day mission to promote only scam-free freebie offerings.
The site shares coupons and prize giveaways too. They also have a cool section on their site where they make readers aware of any contest or giveaway scams they might find.
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15. I Love Free Things
I Love Free Things is an easy-to-use site that simply shares hundreds of pages on how to get free products or free samples. Their search engine allows you to click on the Free Stuff or Free Sample categories. You can also browse by their most popular “free” items: baby, beauty, food, clothing or stickers.
They also have a search button that allows you to type in a specific keyword, such as “laundry detergent” or “restaurant” to find freebies in those genres.
16. Sweet Free Stuff
Sweet Free Stuff shares the most popular free sample offerings currently available, such as pet food, beauty products, and baby products, just as most other sites do.
They have a category for birthday freebies too, sharing which companies give free samples or meals on your birthday.
17. My Free Product Samples
The My Free Product Samples site does what it says: offers free samples with no strings attached. The types of free samples they offered ranged from free music samples, free book and magazine subscription samples to free “happy” samples (Want to know what “happy” samples are? Just check out the site).
They also share popular sample offerings like health, beauty, kid and medicine samples. Bonus: they share store giveaways and sweepstakes entries as well.
This site does lean toward advertising free samples that benefit moms, but it also has enough other free sample offerings to make it worthwhile for non-moms to check out too.
Pool cleaning kits, free food samples and free health and beauty products for men and women alike were available when I looked at the Freebies 4 Mom site.
Walmart also gives away sample boxes containing a variety of different products at different times of the year.
When I checked the page at this writing, the sample boxes they were giving away included a beauty box (when you sign up, you get a different beauty box at four different times during the year) and they also had a box of baby samples you could sign up to get.
From the site page, it looked like you could get quite a bit of stuff in each box. They do charge a five-dollar shipping fee for each freebie box, however.
20. I Crave Freebies
Icravefreebies.com shares hundreds of freebie offers in a variety of different categories for pretty much anyone. The site shares available free samples in categories such as Babies & Kids, Beauty, Clothing & Accessories, Religion, CD/DVD freebies, Home & Garden and about a dozen other different categories.
The site also shows you where you can get birthday freebies, coupons, and links to special offers. Additionally, they tell where to find other great deals on a wide variety of stuff. You don’t have to join to take advantage of the free stuff they give away. But, you can join their email list to get immediate notice of the freebie offers they publish.
That way you won’t miss out by hitting a freebie deal after it’s too late and all of the samples or products have been given away. It’s the early bird that gets the free stuff.
Freebies.org is another great site that has info on tons of free samples. They share information on giveaways for categories such as free books, food, cosmetics, feminine hygiene, health products, books, audiobooks & magazines, pet products and more.
You don’t have to join to take advantage of their free sample offerings. However, like other sites, Freebies.org does state that if you sign up for their email list, you’ll get access to more free stuff. You’ll be first in line for free offers so that you don’t miss out on freebies that have a “while supplies last” limitation.
Some of the cool freebies I found on the site at this writing included free ice cream (woohoo!), free samples of shampoo and fragrances for both men and women, and free samples of both cat and dog food.
This site also has a blog that shares information on some of the bigger, more enticing free stuff giveaways they find.
22. Freebie Depot
Freebie Depot is yet another site that offers something for nothing – who can turn that down? However, along with sharing info on free samples, they also share product offers with ridiculously big money savings.
Those bonus offers might not be free, but they can save you bunches of cash.
For instance, they share specifics on Amazon’s daily Hot Deals. They also had a blog post on 10 Ways to Get Cheap K cups.
The site is easy to use with clear and specific categories listed at the top. For example, their “samples” tab shares about available free samples and their “boxes” tab shares about available sample boxes.
This site was attractive, easy to use and makes it super easy to get free stuff.
23. Free Stuff Finder
Free Stuff Finder is an expansive site that is well laid out and very user-friendly. The very first tab category on the site is the “free stuff” tab. It makes it really easy to find the free stuff offers.
The site shares specific offers on back-to-school deals, has a coupon database, and videos on couponing. Also, it has a site category sharing the latest ads from some of the biggest store names such as Target, CVS, and Walgreens.
One thing I like about this site is that it is the brainchild of a hard-working wife and mother. Her passion is to help others save money and live a better life. The “About” page shares her very cool story, along with pictures of her “freebie” stockpile. This woman knows what she’s doing when it comes to getting free stuff.
The pictures of the shelves of free stuff she has amassed testify to her knowledge in the area of getting free stuff.
24. Totally Free Stuff
Totally Free Stuff is one of the longest-running freebie sites I found – it’s been around since 1998. This easy-to-use site is simply designed, which means it’s super easy to find the free samples on the site.
When you get to the home page, you’ll find a simple list of the latest freebies. You can browse via that list, or click to go to one of the specific free stuff categories. For instance, there are categories for pets, food, electronics, home and garden, health and beauty and more.
The site also features a forum where members and non-members alike talk about the freebies they’ve snagged. They also share recipes or just engage in general chit-chat. I found some reviews on the forum page as well, which is nice if you are considering trying out a new product.
As I mentioned, you don’t need to sign up with the site to read the forums. However, you do need to log in with Facebook if you want to leave a comment or start a discussion on the forums page.
Oh, a bonus tip: If you check out the sidebar on the Totally Free Stuff site, you’ll find more freebie samples. You’ll also find coupons and an occasional sweepstakes opportunity.
25. All You
All You is sort of a freebie giveaway site and a magazine combined into one. The tagline reads Your Guide to the Best Freebies. I found the site super easy to use and attractively designed as well.
When you reach the homepage (just click on the link above), you can hit the “your guide to the best freebies” banner. The site will then take you directly to the latest freebie deals.
Under the banner on the freebies page, you can search via a category taskbar or search via scrolling down through the blog posts. One of my favorite blog headers I found as I scrolled was the “Family Fun” post.
In the article, they shared eight different places you could get freebie entertainment options for families. For example, you can get a free crown and birthday balloon at Toys R Us for your birthday child or free movies at participating movie theaters.
The site also had a wide range of other benefits for visitors through their magazine categories, such as:
- smart shopping
- coupons and deals
It also has a direct link to the All You online magazine. It features up-to-date articles as well as some of the popular articles from back issues of the magazine.
And of course, they had a link on the site where you could find information on where to buy the print magazine. Or, you can subscribe to the print magazine if you like holding that paper directly in your hands (my favorite way to read).
26. Hey It’s Free
The Hey It’s Free website was, like many of the other sites mentioned here, attractively designed and easy to use. The site’s homepage features a blog listing each freebie and the information on how to get it separately.
However, you don’t have to scroll through the blog posts if you are looking for a specific freebie. Instead, you can use the search bar located in the upper right-hand of the page or go directly to the “Top Freebies” tab.
I also liked that they had links to other popular freebies sites located on their right sidebar.
Like Walmart, Target also has a program where they occasionally give away sample boxes. When I searched online at the time of this writing, I only found one available sample box. However, you may be able to find others as well.
The link included above led to a page listing all currently available beauty sample boxes. Unlike Walmart, the boxes available at Target aren’t totally free, but they are a really good deal. In the latest sample box, you get $28 worth of beauty products for only $5.
However, at the time I added my beauty box to my shopping cart they did have free shipping. So, it made it equal to the same deal as Walmart offers as they supply free boxes, but with a five-dollar shipping fee.
Either way, whether you choose Target sample boxes or Walmart sample boxes (or both!) you are getting a whole lot of value for the price.
28. Bzz Agent
Bzz Agent describes itself as an “international network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth campaigns for a variety of products and services.”
Here’s how it works:
Go to their website and create a free membership.
Then fill out some surveys that help them gauge your different interests and determine what types of products you use on a regular basis.
After that, you get free samples of products to try for yourself and your family. You then share your honest opinion about those products on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, or on your blog if you are a blogger.
You get to try new products for free, and then tell your readers, friends and family members whether or not the product was a good find. It’s a great site if you like trying new things and sharing your opinions with others.
That’s it for now. If you like free stuff, I think you’ll love visiting the 24 different websites I listed above. Know, however, that not all free stuff giveaway sites are created equal.
A Heads Up About Free Stuff Sites
I also found as I checked out the various free stuff sites that there are some things you should be aware of.
For instance, it’s important to note that not all sites claiming to give away free samples or other free stuff are legit. In my research, I found a few sites that had “get this free” headers that only gave away the sample or product if you qualified, or you may have had to take a survey or make a separate purchase of a product to qualify. That is not necessarily bad, just something you need to be aware of.
I also found freebie sites that don’t actually share how you can get free samples. Instead, they share links to other sites that may or may not be legit.
So be sure to read the fine print when you’re checking out sites that offer free samples and other free stuff. If a site seems too cumbersome or seems sketchy, you may want to avoid it.
Knowing where to get free stuff really can be a great way to save a lot of cash. If you have ever visited websites of extreme couponers or people who have learned the art of getting free samples on a professional level, you probably know that there are ways to get everyday necessities such as toothpaste for free all year long.
Now, some of this couponing and free giveaway stuff can take up a lot of time. It’s up to you to visit the various freebie sites and find out which ones work best for you and help you to get as much free stuff as you can without consuming up an overabundance of your time.
If getting free stuff takes up too much of your time, it might not be worth the money you save. Instead, you may want to shift your focus to make money.
Strategies for Keeping Up With Free Stuff
Learn to create your own system for finding and signing up for free stuff. Design a system that works around the number of hours you are willing to devote to the project. Then, learn to maximize what you get for free within that time frame.
Then, make a place in your home to store all of your free goodies. I suggest storing them on shelves similar to how grocery stores stock their products. Doing this will make it easy to assess what you have and what you need. And, it will make your freebie storage area easy to use.
You could store freebies you use in your own family separate from freebies you might use to give away as gifts or to those in need. It’s is a great way to have an easy-access stockpile when gift-giving opportunities or charitable opportunities come up.
By creating a freebie stockpile for yourself as well as for others, you can use free stuff to save yourself money. And, by donating your free items, you can help make the world a better place.
Have you ever gotten free stuff online? If so, please share your experience in the comments below.
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