Hunt down more free deals
If you’re looking for a specific product, try these tips to get it for nothing.
Sign up for a free trial. In the market for a gym membership? Considering Netflix? Find out if the company or service you’re interested in offers free trials. After you register, set up a reminder through memotome.com (a free notification service) to e-mail you when it’s time to cancel. That way your credit card won’t be automatically charged when the trial ends.
Grab a free sample. Visit the manufacturer’s Web site to see if it offers samples of the product you’re interested in. If not, Google the item along with free sample or promotion code to see if another site is featuring it.
Make it―don’t buy it. TV antennas, handbags…the number of things you can create on your own might surprise you. Find how-to videos and step-by-step directions for creating just about anything at youtube.com.