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30 of the Absolute Best Internet Freebies We’ve Ever Found

Updated September 14, 2016
by The Penny Hoarder
Contributor

Everybody loves free stuff.

But not all free stuff is worth loving.

We’re always finding freebies — from email newsletter perks to free stuff on your birthday — but we decided it was time to round up the best of the best.

From coconut oil to diapers, here are 30 of our favorite freebies from all over the web.

1. Godiva Chocolate

Free Godiva chocolate — what could be better?

Oh, maybe the fact this offer isn’t a one-time deal. Once you sign up, you get free chocolate every month at participating locations.

2. All-Natural Diapers

All babies do is sleep, eat and… yeah.

If you’re a parent, you could definitely use some free diapers from The Honest Company.

You can also feel good knowing you’re wrapping your baby up in sustainably harvested, plant-based materials — without fragrances, lotions or latex.

You pay for shipping though.

3. Coconut Oil

Holy coconuts!

This free coconut oil from Thrive Market is worth $18.

It does cost $1.95 in shipping, but we’d say it’s well worth it — since you’ll also get 15% off your first order from Thrive’s online market of organic yummies.

4. Air Filters

Being a grownup is tough. There are all sorts of things you’re supposed to remember — like when to change your air filters.

FilterEasy removes the hassle by automatically delivering air filters every two months. With this link, you’ll save $20 off your first order, which is enough for one free filter (including delivery!).

5. Free $10 Amazon Gift Card

Have you heard of MyPoints? They are a cash-back site that lets you earn rewards by shopping online and printing coupons. We use them all the time at our house, because it’s instant way to save on everything you buy (for example, it gives you up to 5% cash-back on purchases in some categories on Amazon).

But, enough about that, here’s how to get a free $10 Amazon gift card:

  1. Sign up for MyPoints here using your email or Facebook account (it’s free).
  2. Use the Mypoints portal the next time you need to shop online (it’s connected to thousands of stores including Walmart, Amazon, and Target).
  3. As long as you spend $10 at any of those stores, Mypoints will reward you with 1,750 bonus bonus which you can redeem for a free $10 Amazon gift card.

6. Pantene Shampoo

Sign up for Pantene’s email list to receive free shampoo and other haircare samples.

We can’t promise your hair will become model-shiny, but we bet it’ll smell good!

7. Emergen-C Vitamin Drink Mix

Getting sick is the worst. The next time you feel a case of the sniffles coming on, you might want to blast your system with vitamin C to try and stay healthy.

One of my favorite ways? Downing a glass of Emergen-C vitamin supplement drink mix with water — and today, you can try two free samples!

8. Feminine Pads

Are you a woman with light or moderate bladder leaks?

If so, you can grab one of these free starter packs of pads and liners from Poise.  

9. Laundry Detergent

Most freebies are tiny.

But Generation Good generously gives a full-size sample of its natural laundry detergent when you sign up for its online community.

10. Free Credit Score

No, really. Hear me out. If you’ve ever tried to find out your credit score, you know that most services make you sign up for a trial or charge you an outrageous amount of money. I mean, it’s your credit score! And they have the nerve to charge you.

But, Credit Sesame will give it to you for free. And it takes about 90 seconds.

I actually found an error on mine. Once I had it corrected, my score shot up 50 points!

11. Nursing Pillow 

nursing pillow

How would you like a nursing pillow worth $44.95?

Visit this site, click on “Shop Now,” and select whichever size and color you’d like.

Then you’ll be automatically directed to the “shopping bag,” where you can enter the promo code PENNY1. This will remove 100% of the pillow’s purchase price — you only need to pay for shipping.

12. Blue Bottle Coffee

Want to try a whole bag of some of the best coffee in the country — completely free?

You can get a 2-ounce trial of Blue Bottle’s famous beans for nothing at all.

It’s part of their monthly subscription service, so they’ll ask for your credit card info, but they’ll send you an email before they actually charge you and send you more coffee. Just make sure to cancel your subscription if you don’t want to keep getting their coffee.

But after you suck down that sweet freebie, you might actually want to stay subscribed to the service and have their beans delivered to your door every month.

13. Magazines

Love the luxury of reading a good magazine, but hate paying for them?

Us, too. Luckily we know four proven ways to get free magazines.

14. Baby Formula

Sign up at Enfamil Family Beginnings and they’ll send you $250 in free gifts including formula checks, coupons, free samples and goodies, such as an Enfamil Pack ‘n Cool.

15. Sephora Beauty Products

Oooh, Sephora.

Become a “Beauty Insider,” and you’ll have your choice of a free beauty kit from Fresh or Marc Jacobs on your birthday.

16. Cat Food

Why should humans have all the fun?

Treat your feline to some free cat food from Fancy Feast.

White Chicken Primavera Paté — sounds fancy indeed!

17. Philosophy Face Cream

Any other philosophy fans out there?

Right now, the much-revered beauty company is offering free samples of its oil-free oxygenating gel cream. This lightweight moisturizer helps your skin re-oxygenate and resist aging.

18. Almond Butter or Raw Honey

If that coconut oil didn’t catch your eye, then Thrive Market has two other freebies to choose from: Justin’s Almond Butter or Really Raw Honey.

Yes, you’ll have to pay $1.95 in shipping — but for that small fee, you’re getting one of these gourmet products for free, plus 15% off your first Thrive order!

19. Vitamins

You know you should take vitamins, but never do.

If you think it’d be easier if they came in mint-form, give these free vitamints from Centrum a try!

20. Cinnamon Tea

Mmm, how good does a steamy cup of cinnamon tea sound right now?

Karma Kisses will send you some of its free organic tea — just add hot water.

***Editor’s Note (9/14/16): Looks like Karma Kisses is currently out of samples. However, the site says if you sign up for its newsletter, you’ll get an alert when more are available.

21. Purse-Sized First Aid Kit

You can never be too prepared, especially if you’ve got little ones running around.

Order your free purse-sized first aid kit from Hi-Desert Medical Center so you’ll be ready for any scrapes or scratches, should they occur (they will).

22. Lancôme Samples

Fancy up your beauty routine with some free Lancôme samples.

Just for signing up for its newsletter, you could get skincare, perfume or makeup samples straight to your mailbox.

23. Free $75 in Cash

Yeah, that’s not a typo. The company Smart Panel (owned by the trusted firm, Verto Analytics) needs data about how long Americans are spending online and what websites we’re visiting. If you’re willing to share this, they’ll give you $5 to download their app on your smartphone.

If you keep it installed for at least two weeks, you’ll earn another $10. And then for every month that you keep the Smart App installed, you’ll get another $5. All total, you can earn up to $75 for the 1st year!

24. Freezer Labels

Freezer cooking is a great way to eat healthy and save time and money.

But without proper labeling, those containers can quickly become confusing. These free freezer labels might just be the answer. 

25. Spray Deodorant

Have you ever tried spray deodorant?

After watching a promo video, you can request free dry spray antiperspirant from Unilever.

26. Omega-3 Oils

Whether you like fish or not, it’s widely accepted omega-3 fatty acids are good for you.

Grab some free omega-3 oils from Nordic Naturals by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the tiny “Free Sample” button in the lower right-hand corner.

27. Prenatal Drink Mix

Expecting?

Try this free prenatal drink mix, which also comes with a $5 coupon for your next purchase.

28. Brazilian Smooth Haircare

We don’t know if this free Brazilian smooth haircare kit from Garnier Fructis will make our hair look anything like Gisele’s — but it’s a risk we’re willing to take!

29. Awesome Hair

If you’re looking for even more free haircare products, you’re in luck.

L’Oreal Paris will give you a free sample, based on the specific type of hair you have. All you have to do is sign up for the company’s email offers on its website.

30. Butterfly Garden Starter Kit

We may or may not have saved the best for last.

You can get a free butterfly garden starter kit from the National Wildlife Federation.

All you have to do is upload a photo of yourself doing the American Sign Language sign for butterfly.  

Phew. That’s a lot of freebies. Guess it’s time to stop reading — and start clicking!

Your Turn: Did we miss any of your favorite freebies? Which ones?  

Disclosure: Our friends stopped inviting us over because we were always digging for loose change between their couch cushions. We use affiliate links instead so we still get invited to a few parties.

by The Penny Hoarder
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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