Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Free is Free

I mentioned back on the first of June that if I linked to Jim Boykin I would get a free clock. Turns out ... that next day I got an email asking for my address and on that Friday the clock arrived. Thanks much!

I really dig free stuff. Seeing as how I'm sure some of you are very web savvy, how can I get more free stuff?

I can think of all kinds of neat stuff I might be able to get free. A hdtv, a new pc, a new cellphone (thanks for making me want one Scott), an iPod (who cares if they are evil as long as it is free) and a new car.

Which brings me around to another point. I'll be shopping for a new (to me) car this week and next. Problem is I'm cheap. I don't want to spend money on a newer car. I don't want to invest a bunch of money on my current car either. Looking for a car just makes me want to hurt something. Who knows what I'll end up with.

I haven't mentioned it here yet, but I'll be changing jobs starting July 2nd. I'm looking forward to doing something that I went to school for. We will also be moving closer to family which was the primary reason I started looking. Don't be surprised if the blog misses a day here and there at the start of the month.

5 comments:

Scott said...

I remember when I was little I got this book that told you how to get free stuff simply by mailing a post card or letter to certain companies and asking for it. The only thing I remember was getting a mini-screw driver set that had plastic handles that are definitely sized for an 8 year old....

Tricia said...

You should get a used Hybrid - a Prius or such. That would be very cost-efficient in the long run! I bet you could find a used one at CarMax or some place for not too much $$.

I remember writing to skateboard companies in Jr. high asking for stickers and for about a month got random packets in the mail full of fun decals and stickers. Most places are willing to give away free stuff if it's a good marketing ploy for them - so you just need to figure out a way to give the companies a good reason to give you free stuff! You know, like when a celebrity happens to mention on TV that they love product X, and then the company that makes product X sends them a case. But I suppose you'd have to get famous first.

Wow. sorry I'm a wordy person. =)

Tricia said...

Ooh! And I forgot to mention - I'm a fan of www.startsampling.com. You can get all sorts of free samples there! I've been using that site since college! FREEEEEEEE!

Joseph Cerra said...

http://www.rewardprograms.org/thefreegeek/features/the_geeks_guide_to_getting_free_stuff.html
http://absurdlycool.com/

Jeremiah J. Mitchell said...

Nice links Joe.