Bucks Guide to Finding Free Stuff

This is the third installment of the “Bucks Guide” series, which consists of previous posts grouped into topical guides. When I read other blogs I like I’m sure there is older content I might want to read, but usually I don’t have the time to dig through the archives. This is my attempt at making subject matter easier to find here. To that end here is:

Bucks Guide to Finding Free Stuff

Find Your Missing Money

Giveaway of the Day

Free Wallpaper

Get a Free Loan from NGA

Get Your Free Tickets

10 Great Resources for Free Books

10 Free Barter and Swap Sites

The 10 Best Freebie Sites

Cheap Summer Fun Ideas

Best Sweepstakes Sites

Best Free Movie and TV Sites

Can You Really Find Good Free Stuff on Craigslist?

How to Find Free or Cheap Health Care

Five Free Software Programs for Everyday Use

How to Find Free Firewood

Best Free Reference Sites, Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four

Ten Free Tips to Speed Up Your PC

Nine Free Photo Storage Sites

10 Free Online Colleges and Courses

Ten Free Online Personal Finance Courses

The following sites and their descriptions appeared at other places on The Buck List:

Garage Sale Hunter is a free site to list your garage sale or view others in your area.

Search for free books at Free Book Quest.

Check out About U for a wide variety of free online courses send to you by email.

Visit Wonder How To for their huge collection of free how to videos.

Business Forms offers hundreds of business forms and templates in Excel and Word formats to download for free.

Wi-Fi Free Spot is a directory of locations that offer free Wi-Fi all over the world, including a state by state breakdown of the USA.

If you are all about the freebies make sure to check out Hey, Its Free!

Free Printables links to 53 sites offering printable documents and templates.

10 free online training courses are being offered at the e-Learning Center.

I love research sites. Created in 1998, All Experts has answered more than 1 million questions and is the “oldest & largest free Q&A service on the Internet.” They have “thousands of volunteers, including top lawyers, doctors, engineers, and scientists, waiting to answer your questions.”

Free Night of Theater this year is in October. Check out their search option to find a show near you.

Try out Free Sharing as an alternative or addition to Freecycle and Craigslist to get rid of your junk or find something you need for free.

Have you ever thought about furthering your education online or even going for a degree? Visit Online Degree Programs where they say they have “1089 Online Degree Programs and 115 Colleges in our database!” No money? Check out their 100+ Places to Get a Free Business Education Online.

So…what to do when your hippy philosophy is offended by what you consider to be your lesser, sell-out sibling? You start up Free Use. Actual quote from the site: “You see, we believe that giving things away for free…came about the time man separated from primates, as a species.”

Outright offers free, online bookkeeping for small businesses. I have not used it but they appear to offer everything you need to keep your books up to date.

I have highlighted video sites in the past, but Channels describes itself as the first DVR for web video, and includes an index of over 150,000 shows. And it’s free.

If you have a need for royalty free stock photos, available for personal and commercial use, you will want to bookmark and use Public Domain Pictures.

Clicker is a database of “more than 450,000 episodes, from over 6,000 shows, from over 1,200 networks, tens of thousands of movies, and 50,000 music videos from 20,000 artists.”

Sign up for free with Deal Taker and use their email notifier to receive their latest deals, freebie and coupon offers.

Money Trakin’ is a free site that helps you to manage your budget by tracking all of your expenses and income.

YoYo Games claims to be “the world’s largest user generated game site with over 25,000 games.” Register with them and make your own games and play what others have created, all for free.

If you ever find yourself and up to 95 of your friends, family members or coworkers in need of a free conference call (also recorded for free) make sure to bookmark Free Conference Call for future reference.

The National Library of Medicine has a massive database of health-related organizations operating toll-free telephone services. This is another site worth bookmarking.

Free All Music offers free, and legal, MP3 downloads for watching ads.

Mint offers free online money management and budgeting software. They claim to have over one million users and to have identified more than $300 million in potential savings for its users.

Start Sampling is a free on-line sampling company. You join up and receive samples in the mail and can also participate in their Frequent Tryer Miles program. If you like freebies this one is worth a look.

Coupon Cabin – This site monitors discounts for more than 2,000 online stores and sorts through thousands of e-mails a week to find free coupons, codes and deals. Sign up for their weekly newsletter while you are there.

My Kids Eat Free – With the help of their readers this site collects and lists restaurants that offer free and reduced meals for the little varmints.

There are plenty of freebie sites out there but a few really stand out. Freebeezndealz provides a constant stream of freebie deals for readers to choose from. Sign up by feed or email and see for yourself.

Upload your photos and music for free to Animoto to create 30 second videos. To create longer videos requires paid membership.

SparkPeople is a free weight loss site that offers personalized diet & fitness plans, a calorie counter, exercise tracker, fitness demonstrations & videos and message boards that provide answers from their dietitians & trainers.

2 Car Pros offers free car repair advice by certified ASE technicians, as well as a forum, videos and an archive of questions and answers by manufacturer and topic.

I have never been a big fan of Walmart (their stores are full of strange people and stuff made in China) but freebies are a different story. Stop by their freebie page and see if there is anything you can use.

Didn’t attend enough lectures in college? Or maybe you didn’t go to college and you want to know what you missed out on? Check out Lecturefox for free videos
(some are in mp3 format, too) of lectures from Princeton, Yale, MIT and other universities.

Founded in 1998, Computer Hope is “a collection of free services that allows any user to access its database of…free technical support, computer product information, free online forum, computer product buying tips, third-party computer company information, computer dictionary, weekly computer newsletter, daily computer news, and much more.”

Check out Contest Bee for a large collection of free online contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. I have looked at dozens of these sites and I like how clean and streamlined this one is.

Car Care offers a free car care guide, a repair shop search engine, a service schedule and a listing of DOT websites for the United States and Canada.

My Free is a fun site to click around on, offering freebies, recipes, sweepstakes, jokes and bargains among over a dozen other categories.

Since 1996 Tech Support Guy has been providing computer tech support for free. If you don’t find the answer you are looking for by searching the site you can ask a question in the forum section.

Like crossword puzzles? Hundreds are available in varying degrees of difficulty for free at Crosswordsite. Play on the site or print them off.

Simply Checklists provides “a simple way to help others organize, achieve goals and live a better life one check mark at a time.” They offer free, printable checklists for almost every chore, task or occasion.

Use Many Books to download free eBooks for your iPad, smartphone or eBook reader. As of this writing they say they have 27,288 eBooks available, all free.

Free Stuff Times posts links to free stuff every day and is “one of the biggest and most frequently updated Free Stuff sites on the internet.”

SnagFilms “is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.” This free site has a library of over 850 films.

Giveaway Scout scans thousands of blog giveaways, contests and sweepstakes of products ranging from coupons and samples to jewelry and electronics. Subscribe for free to their email notice of the latest offers.

Discover Life provides “free on-line tools to identify species, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, report findings, build maps, process images, and contribute to and learn from a growing, interactive encyclopedia of life that now has 1,356,001 species pages.” If you like the outdoors, this is a good site to explore.

Related Reading:

Bucks Guide to Making Side Cash

Bucks Guide to Finding Work

1 comment:

  1. Great collection! the Cheap Summer Fun Ideas was outstanding ..keep up the good work.

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