4 Freebies Everyone Should Take Advantage Of

Written By Jeff Hindenach
Last updated November 24, 2019

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Money Saving Tips
April 4, 2016

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

Everyone loves getting free stuff, right? From free samples of groceries and household items to free flights and hotels, the Internet is full of ways to get rewarded with free items, with minimal effort on your part. Below, you’ll find four ways to easily earn freebies simply by doing the things you normally do every day.

Free gas and groceries might not be as exciting as a free hotel room, but you aren’t going to be vacationing every day, are you? You are eating and driving every day, so getting free gas and groceries is almost a necessity. There are several ways to achieve this, but one of the easiest is to sign up for MyPoints Rewards.

MyPoints is a fun site that is free to join and enables you to earn points by browsing the Internet, shopping or playing short games. When you earn a certain number of points, you can cash them in for gift cards for gas stations or grocery stores.

If you expect to be traveling often and like a particular hotel chain, simply join their rewards program. Over time, you will have earned enough points or miles to receive free travel rebates. You can also utilize credit cards that offer travel rewards or free miles.

Additionally, you could make reservations through Orbitz.com. This site gives you Orbitz dollars for every hotel, flight or rental car you book through their site. Over time, those dollars add up to be enough for free rooms or flights. Take the time to check out other booking sites to see what rewards they might offer.

Lastly, register an account on Ebates.com and earn cash back just for purchasing things you would normally buy anyway. Before doing any online shopping, simply visit Ebates first, then find the link to the store you want to shop at, complete a purchase and you’ll have earned free cash back!

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Simple. Thrifty. Living. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of financial journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing on personal finance for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.

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