There are many articles about free stuff. Free stuff and free samples are truly remarkable things. Consider it, the shopper reaches try something before spending hardly any money and if he or she 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 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. Most people shy from free samples or offers of free stuff online, even though it is possible to have a lot of nutrients online that will 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 trade for personal information, usually your e-mail address or zip code, you can obtain some good stuff. Nevertheless, you should be careful what information you give out.
If you are ready to execute a little preparation and just a little typing, there are literally thousands of offers to be had in exchange for some information. Take into account that most “free” things include some strings attached. In most cases, you have to register and participate 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 series of products and/or surveys to complete or review. It’s true that many web surfers ignore these free offerings but enough people buy a product or service to make it profitable for an organization to continue offering free stuff online. If it had been not profitable, no merchant would make free offers.
There are plenty of worthwhile offers online. And, if you find some you wish to try for, there are some 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 that routinely gets 10 to 15 emails each day from vendors associated with free stuff. I check about once a week 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 will 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 are relatively cheap.
4. Make a spreadsheet or work with a ledger and keep a listing of offers you join and expiration dates. You can utilize 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 quit or unsubscribe before they get a chance at the prize.
Check the the terms section on the website, usually, you will have a disclaimer that goes something similar to this “To really get your free stuff you will be required to participate in offers from Providers. Following are requirements from past or current provider offers to give you and example of what things to expect.” If you go through the examples, you will find that you need to subscribe or sign up for something to qualify (a lot of them make good gifts).