There are many articles about free stuff. Free stuff and free samples are truly remarkable things. Think about it, the shopper reaches try something before spending any money and if he / she likes the product, the merchant might get a loyal and repeat customer. This is the best of both worlds. Merchants offer free stuff everywhere. Free samples 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. A lot of people shy from free samples or offers of free stuff online, though it is possible to get a lot of good stuff online that does not cost anything.
While it is true that a lot of if not all gives you find will give you a chance 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 ought to be careful what information you hand out.
If you are willing to execute 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. Typically, you have to register and take part in some offers or surveys.
I have found that most 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’s true that many web surfers ignore these free offerings but enough people purchase 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 many worthwhile offers online. And, if you find some you intend 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 designed for free offers. I have one that 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 handful of money and use that number for your free offers. This can keep unwanted charges off your other cards.
3. Get a pre-paid cell phone and use that number whenever a phone number is needed. They are readily available at plenty of stores and so are relatively cheap.
4. Make a spreadsheet or work with a ledger and keep a listing of offers you sign up for and expiration dates. You should use this to keep tabs on 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 difficult to qualify that a lot of people quit or unsubscribe before they get a chance at the prize.
Check the the terms section on the site, usually, you will have a disclaimer that goes something like this “To get your free stuff you may 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 find that you should subscribe or join something to qualify (many of them make good gifts).