Thursday, October 20, 2011
For those of us who are students, unemployed, or stay at home parents, finding freebies, earning gift cards, and winning prizes becomes an adopted lifestyle. There are a lot of scams out there and too many sites that are looking to spam your email. One legitimate site I use is www.freestufftimes.com. I've received plenty of free things over the past year and even won prizes from many of the contests.
www.slickdeals.net lists freebies as well as great deals on products from various sites like Amazon. To protect yourself from spam:
Create a new email - Prevent your current email address from getting constant spam by creating a disposable one that you do not need.
Create an online voicemail phone number - Freebie giveaways often require a phone number and it's not a good idea to give out your primary one all the time, unless you trust the source that's giving away free things.
www.k7.net gives you free access to an online voicemail number. In order to keep the number you must receive at least one message per month. Otherwise, the company cancels the number and you have to create another one.
There are many giveaways on Facebook, but when you use your account the company or brand giving away free stuff wants access to all your personal information, including friends list. Create a new Facebook profile that is specifically used to enter Facebook contests or giveaways.
Keep a list of free things you have requested. That way you'll know if you are getting your mail or if your mail is being taken or is missing.
*Never give out your personal information like credit cards or SSN for freebies. *
Hope this helps. Happy freebie hunting!