25 Easy Ways to Get Free Stuff Online (And Locally)

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Believe it or not, there are tons of sites that offer ways to get free stuff online.

The freebies include various items, such as free gift cards, beauty products, gas cards, household cleaners, and more.

Where to Get Free Stuff Online

By visiting one (or all!) of the sites below, you can find nearly unlimited access to free stuff online.

I found many sites but narrowed the list down to the most user-friendly and with the least personal information needed to participate.

1. Freecycle

Freecycle is one of the best sites for getting free stuff online. It has over 11,000,000 members who post stuff online for free that they no longer want.

Its mission is to encourage people to share, which in turn will reduce waste worldwide. The site is free to use and is available in over 5000 towns.

2. Just Free Stuff

Just Free Stuff is a comprehensive site offering deals and free samples on just about anything you could think of.

Along with basics like beauty, baby, and pet samples, they share details on how to get free samples or products on educational products, games, eBooks, clothes, and more.

The site also offers a free CD section. When I clicked on that category, there were offerings for free CDs that focused on different subjects, such as personal finance education and a Disney cruise planning CD.

3. PINCHme

PINCHme offers new samples each Tuesday. It’s free to join, and you get to keep the products you test. Over ten million members have tested 30 million samples.

Currently, PINCHme only sends samples to the contiguous 48 U.S. states.

4. Swagbucks

Swagbucks is certainly one of the easiest ways to get stuff online.

With Swagbucks, you can earn points by searching online (something you probably already do anyway), shopping, taking surveys, watching videos, and more.

With the points you earn with Swagbucks, you can get free gift cards to many popular stores such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, and hundreds more.

Bonus: You can also get a $10 sign-up bonus, and anyone 13 years or older can join Swagbucks.

5. Similac

Are you expecting a baby soon? Similac offers up to $400 in baby formula samples and coupons. You will also get nutrition guidance information.

Other baby formula producers may also offer free samples.

It’s also possible to get free samples by creating an online baby registry from Amazon, Target, Walmart, and others.

6. Rebaid

Do you shop at Amazon? Rebaid lets sellers offer products for free or at a steep discount. You must buy the product, and Rebaid rebates your purchase within three days.

Full rebates are available for health supplements, clothing, pet supplies, and more.

Learn More: Rebaid Review

7. Free Samples.org

The Free Samples name says it all. The site updates every twenty-four hours, so you can have the most updated access to free samples and other free items.

Items they had showcased for free:

  • Cleaning products
  • Food products
  • Coffee samples
  • Dog food
  • Bandages
  • Vitamin supplements

The site also shared coupons for free drinks and other stuff at various national chain restaurants, coupons for everyday items at grocery stores, and various coupons for other stores and companies.

8. Freeflys

Freeflys is a popular freebie site that has earned a regular spot on the widely viewed Today Show.  You can browse free samples by type, such as food samples, beauty samples, health samples, samples for kids, and more.

They also share hundreds of coupons for everyday items and available sweepstakes entries.

There is a space where you can register to receive daily emails about Freeflys free samples and other deals, or you can browse for free without signing up.

9. TheFreeSite.com

The Free Site is one of the oldest freebie sites with extensive offerings. Most of the options are for digital freebies like apps and downloads. They even have a free sample section.

International visitors can also take advantage of seasonal freebies and offers. Some physical product samples are also available on TheFreeSite.com.

10. Go Freebies

Go Freebies shares its free sample links right on its home page in blog post form, which is convenient. They also share free sample information in a sidebar on the left of the page.

Bonus: those signing up for their daily newsletter are entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.

11. 2000 Freebies

Although the 2000 Freebies site is a little simplistic in its design, that doesn’t take away the ability to search out free samples easily and quickly.

The site shares free sample offerings by the current month. They’re found under a “Hot Freebies” section in an easy-to-use sidebar organized alphabetically, by type, or by listing the newest offers first.

12. LiveAbout

An extensive online resource for many topics, LiveAbout lists a handful of the best freebies by mail each day. You should check daily to see sign up before supplies run out.

The offerings can include magazines, flower seeds, and free satellite radio trials.

13. I Love Free Things

I Love Free Things is an easy-to-use site that shares hundreds of pages on how to get free products. Their search engine lets you click on the Free Stuff or Free Sample categories.

You can also browse their most popular “free” items: baby, beauty, food, clothing, or stickers.

They also have a search button that allows you to type in a specific keyword, such as “laundry detergent” or “restaurant,” to find freebies in those genres.

14. Sweet Free Stuff

Sweet Free Stuff shares the most popular free sample offerings currently available, such as pet food, beauty products, and baby products, just as most other sites do.

They also have a category for birthday freebies, sharing which companies give free samples or meals on your birthday.

15. My Free Product Samples

The My Free Product Samples site does what it says: it offers free samples with no strings attached.

The types of free samples they offered ranged from music samples and book and magazine subscription samples to free “happy” samples (Want to know what “happy” samples are? Just check out the site).

They also share popular sample offerings like health, beauty, kid, and medicine samples.

Bonus: they share store giveaways and sweepstakes entries as well.

16. Freebies4Mom

This site does lean toward advertising free samples that benefit moms, but it also has enough other free sample offerings to make it worthwhile for non-moms to check out.

Pool cleaning kits, food samples, and health and beauty products for men and women alike were available when I looked at the Freebies 4 Mom site.

17. Walmart

Walmart sometimes gives away sample boxes containing various products at different times of the year.

When I checked the page at this writing, the free sample boxes they were giving away included a beauty box (when you sign up, you get a different beauty box at four different times during the year) and they also had a box of baby samples you could sign up to get.

For instance, you may have to complete a baby registry to get baby samples. From the site page, it looked like you could get quite a bit of stuff in each box. They do charge a five-dollar shipping fee for each freebie box, however.

18. Sample Source

Sample Source is different than your average free samples by mail website. First, sample boxes are available on a seasonal basis.

You can join Sample Source, take a profile survey, and request a sample box that matches your interests.

You can receive a box that contains some of these items:

  • Beauty care
  • Makeup
  • Household cleaning
  • Food and snacks

No purchase is necessary, but you must rate the items you receive. Your feedback helps companies improve their product and you may qualify for more samples in the future.

19. Freebies.org

Freebies.org is another great site that has info on tons of free samples.

They share information on giveaways for categories such as:

  • Free books
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • Feminine hygiene
  • Health products
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Pet products

You don’t have to join to use their free sample offerings. However, like other sites, Freebies.org does state that if you sign up for their email list, you’ll get access to more free stuff.

You’ll be first in line for free offers so that you don’t miss out on freebies that have a “while supplies last” limitation.

Some of the cool freebies I found on the site at this writing included free ice cream (woohoo!) and free samples of shampoo and fragrances.

20. Freebie Depot

Freebie Depot is yet another site that offers something for nothing – who can turn that down? However, along with sharing info on free samples, they also share about product offers with ridiculously big money savings.

Those bonus offers might not be free, but they can save you bunches of cash. For instance, they share specifics on Amazon’s daily Hot Deals.

The site is easy to use, with clear and specific categories listed at the top.

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21. Free Stuff Finder

Free Stuff Finder is an expansive site that is well laid out and very user-friendly. The very first tab category on the site is the “free stuff” tab. It makes it really easy to find the free sample offers.

The site shares specific offers on back-to-school deals, has a coupon database, and has videos on couponing.

Also, it has a site category sharing the latest ads from some of the biggest store names, such as Target, CVS, and Walgreens.

22. All You

All You is a freebie giveaway site and a magazine combined into one. The tagline reads Your Guide to the Best Freebies. I found the site super easy to use and attractively designed as well.

When you reach the homepage (click the link above), you can hit the “Your guide to the best freebies” banner. The site will then take you directly to the latest freebie deals.

Under the banner on the freebies page, you can search via a category taskbar or search by scrolling down through the blog posts. One of my favorite blog headers I found as I scrolled was the “Family Fun” post.

In the article, they shared eight different places where families can get freebie entertainment options. For example, you can get a free movie ticket at a participating theater.

It also has a direct link to the All You online magazine. It features up-to-date articles and some of the popular articles from the magazine’s back issues.

23. Hey It’s Free

The Hey It’s Free website was, like many of the other sites mentioned here, attractively designed and easy to use.  The site’s homepage features a blog listing each freebie and the information on how to get it separately.

However, you don’t have to scroll through the blog posts if you are looking for a specific freebie.

Instead, you can use the search bar in the upper right-hand of the page or go directly to the “Top Freebies” tab.

I also liked that they had links to other popular freebie sites on the right sidebar.

24. Target

Like Walmart, Target also has a program where they occasionally give away sample boxes. When I searched online at the time of this writing, I only found one available sample box. However, you may be able to find others as well.

The link above led to a page listing all available beauty sample boxes.

Unlike Walmart, the boxes available at Target aren’t totally free, but they are a really good deal. In a recent sample box, you get $28 worth of beauty products for only $7.

25. Bzz Agent

Bzz Agent describes itself as an “international network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth campaigns for various products and services.”

Here’s how it works:

Go to their website and create a free membership. Then, fill out some surveys that help them gauge your different interests and determine what types of products you use regularly.

After that, you get free samples of products to try for yourself and your family. You then share your honest opinion about those products on your Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites or on your blog if you are a blogger.

Before You Start Signing Up For Free Stuff

As I checked out the various free stuff sites, I also found that there are some things you should be aware of.

For instance, it’s important to note that not all sites claiming to give away free stuff are legit.

In my research, I found a few sites with “get this free” headers that only gave away the sample or product if you qualified, or you may have had to take a survey or make a separate purchase of a product to qualify.

I also found freebie sites that don’t share how to get free samples. Instead, they share links to other sites that may or may not be legit.

So read the fine print when you check out sites offering free samples and other free stuff.  You may want to avoid a site that seems too cumbersome or sketchy.

Knowing where to get free stuff really can be a great way to save a lot of cash.

Strategies for Keeping Up With Free Stuff

Learn to create your own system for finding and signing up for free stuff. Design a system that works around the number of hours you are willing to devote to the project.

Then, learn to maximize what you get for free within that time frame.

Then, make a place in your home to store your free goodies. I suggest storing them on shelves like grocery stores stock their products.

Doing this will make it easy to assess what you have and need. And it will make your freebie storage area easy to use.

You could store freebies you use in your own family separate from freebies you might use to give away as gifts or to those in need.

It is a great way to have an easy-access stockpile when gift-giving or charitable opportunities arise.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get free stuff online?

The quickest way to find online freebies is by visiting a freebie website. Most sites list their latest freebies daily at the top of the homepage.

Are online freebies really free?

Most free product samples are truly free, but you may join a mailing list to receive future offers or product news. You will need to unsubscribe from this list. Some offers for physical products require you to pay postage fees.

To avoid charges, you must cancel free subscriptions before the trial period ends.

Does Amazon give away free stuff?

Amazon sometimes gives away free samples or trial subscriptions. You can qualify for the best offers with an Amazon Prime membership.

Another way to find free Amazon products is by using Rebaid, a service that rebates your purchases up to 100% on featured items.

How can I get free stuff online?

There are several ways to find free items online. One option can be visiting different freebie websites or joining an email list. Some sites send weekly emails and others send daily updates.

You can also join shopping rewards apps or store loyalty programs that sometimes offer free items.

Who can get free stuff online?

Most free samples require you to be at least 18 years old to request samples. Some digital downloads, such as apps or ebooks, are available to teens as young as 13.

Are there free stuff scams?

Unfortunately, scams from sites and apps claim to offer free stuff. In general, legit free samples only require your name and mailing address. Websites may also ask for your email address to send future correspondence.

Never provide your Social Security number or credit card number to get a free sample. If you must spend money, ensure you only pay for shipping charges or the sample box from a reputable company like Target or Walmart.


By creating a freebie stockpile for yourself and others, you can use free stuff to save money. And, by donating your free items, you can help make the world a better place.

Not only can you get free physical items, but you can listen to music for free or watch movies for free as well.

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  1. Staci Robbertson says:

    What is the best site?

    1. Deacon Hayes says:

      Freecycle is the best place to get free stuff online. Mainly because the site is free to use and the variety of items you can get for free on it.

  2. Want to give my mom something for Mother’s Day so get something free for my mom

  3. Tamsen Coleman says:

    YesWeCoupon is absolutely amazing! It has freebies, glitch deals, dollar general weekly penny lists, and tons of walmart clearance & glitches. I have scored tons of penny items at dg & a free 8×10 photo from walgreens so far! Love love love them! No surveys or spam yet!

    1. Nice! We’ll have one of our writers look into that as an option to add to the article. Thanks!

  4. I have signed up for various freebies you fill out name address email age multiple times you fill out surveys asking the same questions over and over they tell you will get freebies and like a person mentioned above got nasal strips and 3 incontinence pads. Even with a well known survey site l have only earned a dollar.

  5. So can I know a website that applies to international consumers like in Asia?

  6. Danielle Hawley says:

    To all the people complaining:
    It’s because your not trying hard enough. I’ve been signing up and re-signing up everytime I’ve moved since I was 10! I’m now 31 and I couldn’t even tell you how much shampoo, conditioner, make-up that I gave to someone one that needed it, and I’ve also been getting the cosmopolitan magazine ever since I was 10. If you really needed it you would put in the time and effort. Just make another email account and dub it ur junk email. Some of y’all don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck and you can tell.

  7. Jon Biemer says:

    Let’s celebrate the environmental benefits of used (rather than new) free stuff. Along those lines, why not include Free Cycle (source of my cassette player), Chip Drop (source of our wood chips), and Craigslist?

  8. How does the Walmart box work? I didn’t find anywhere to sign up and the boxes are in store only

  9. Marc McDonald says:

    TheFreeSite.com is one of the oldest (since 1995) and best freebies sites out there. The vast majority of freebie sites on the Web simply promote offers that pay them (via affiliate programs). This is why the content on most freebies sites is very similar. By contrast, TheFreeSite.com features a lot of original freebie content that you won’t find elsewhere.

  10. Radhika Dhingra says:

    I have never gotten anything. This must be their first product.

    1. I’m not sure which company you are referring to. If you tried, but didn’t get anything, you could contact them about it.

  11. Kulthum Abraham's says:

    We are an ECD center in Hanover Park Cape Town. We are an underprivileged center with 92 children and we are always in need of educational and constructive toys for our children. Their ages are from 1 to 6 years old. We would appreciate it if a donor or someone could sponsor our center. It would really bring a smile to the children’s faces.

    1. This sounds like a very worthy cause. However, you need to follow the links in the post to see if you can get help. We have other posts on this site that may help as well, such as, “9 Sites Where You Can Get Strangers to Give You Money.”

  12. I do the surveys and complete and finish everthing they tell me to do on these sites and I NEVER have gotten ANYTHING! I have e-mailed a few and complained also. The only site I recieved anything in the mail from is IPSY.COM and I pay $10.00 a month for it. I do recommend it, though, to All Women who love make-up, lotions, face wash, etc. Plus the items come in a cute make-up bag that’s different each time. I absolutely LOVE Ipsy.

    1. I’m sorry you’ve had bad luck with the other sites, but glad you like Ipsy. πŸ™‚

      1. Brittany Clemons says:

        I love searching the web for freebies or samples. I try all the time. I’ll write up several lists of the freebie sites and then search down the list lol. It does get a bit time consuming and aggravating bc I’ve probly filled out a million surveys and payed for certain things to have a chance in winning certain items and Ive done it all. Anything and everything that was asked of or part of it I’ve done it. And I’ve honestly have never received not one one free thing or won anything at all EVER!! So not sure what I’m doing wrong or if Ive missed something but I keep trying every day…hopefully one day or at least one time I can finally become a winner or receive some free stuff. So good luck to all and keep trying!! Love these sites by the way.

  13. Tereapii taumaa says:

    This is my first time. I hope it works well.

    1. I hope it works for you as well and that you get some cool, free stuff!

  14. Please, can I get something for free?

    1. Follow the links in this post to see if you can get some free stuff. πŸ™‚

  15. Dan Gommel says:

    I tried this several years ago and got next to nothing. I got the urge to try again a couple of months ago and to date, all I got was some nasal strips. I have written down some freebie sites from your article. With all the hullabaloo, I am surprised no one has reported one site with so many nice things but such a lengthy survey one could fall asleep. I prefer not to give their site name here.

  16. Freebies Frenzy is really good too. They check all the freebies they list and give information on them. They also have giveaways listed. There are no surveys or junk. I’ve used them for years.

    1. Thank you for mentioning them. We may have to check them out!

  17. mary palmquist says:

    I was a seeker of ‘free stuff’. I spent many long hours filling out surveys to reach the bottom of the page. It continued to prompt “just a little more time and you will get to the freebies”. All it accomplished was to generate so many phone calls that I unplugged my phone for days. I got 1 free package of diabetic products, which I thought was wonderful until it turned out not to be free. They charged me $18 and my insurance company $100, for 300 alcohol pads. Now they are saying my doctor prescribed it, which he didn’t. My insurance company has filed a grievance against People’s Pharmacy. It’s all part of ripping off seniors instead of helping them. No more freebies for me!

    1. I’m sorry you had that experience, but glad you shared it with us. Thanks for your viewpoint.

  18. This is my first time. I hope it works well. ????

    1. I hope you can get free stuff too.

  19. Can I get stuff for free?

    1. You might be able to. Just use this post to see if you can. πŸ™‚

  20. Fantastic article and very useful. I still haven’t checked all the links yet – there are so many in that list. Big thanks for this blog. I’m totally addicted to freebies myself, πŸ˜€ and would only add one more to complete the list – freemporium.com. I found them week ago. I don’t know if they’re good or not, but it might be worth checking into. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks and thanks also for the tip!

  21. This is a cool article. I’m gonna check some of these sites out. Another website that has good sweepstakes and free stuff is hotfreebees.com

    1. We’ll check into that. Thanks for sharing!

  22. I have been doing freebies since 1996! I have had very good luck in getting samples and coupons since then. I have gotten soap, food, makeup, pet food, and health and beauty aids. You name it, I’ve gotten it free.

    1. Nice! That’s awesome.

  23. Beth Bishop says:

    My son loves the Tinker Crates. We started receiving the kits in August and they have been a huge hit. My son loves reading all the information and putting the projects together. He is learning so much. We have had great experience with customer service. One of the boxes we received was damaged from the rain. I emailed the company and they shipped out a new one within a few days. Overall, we love it. ????

    1. That’s nice! I’m glad they worked with you.

  24. These are all great resources! I recently found a new site freebiedandy.com. This seems to be legit and not spammy.

    1. We’ll check into that. Thanks for the tip!

  25. Does any one here already received free samples?

    1. Melinda Jenkins says:

      Hi Angelica,
      I’ve tried some of these sites from time to time. Unfortunately, I’ve never received anything but overloaded emails. It’s very frustrating.

  26. This site is so amazing and useful. Because of this site we all now know those companies that give free samples to us in order to promote their new products. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

  27. Sue Anna Garlock says:

    Freebies Central is another good site with no surveys required.

    1. I’ve never heard of that one. We’ll have to look into it. πŸ™‚

  28. These websites are complete scams.

    1. I’m sorry you think so. We’ve used some of these ourselves and others we have had friends and family use with success.

    2. That’s not true for all of them. James at JustFreeStuff makes great efforts to offer up only the good stuff and has been doing it for years. Of course, Walmart and Target freebies are real, they just don’t come up very often. PinchMe is a good one, but it can go in waves where you might not get offered anything and suddenly you get to fill your box!

  29. Patrick Leitch says:

    Free is always a great thing! Have you found these websites to be reliable in their offers and privacy? I’m all about discounts and freebies as long as I don’t get spammed afterward!

    1. We wouldn’t write about them if we didn’t think they’d work! πŸ™‚

  30. This is a great list. Free sounds like the right price! Another great site is influenster.com for great samples and free products.

    1. Diane Anderson says:

      Free sounds great!

      1. Laurie Blank says:

        I’m glad you liked the information, Diane!

    2. Laurie Blank says:

      Thanks for the tip, MMP. I’ll check that one out!

    3. For free snacks samples check out FreebieChatter.com. They have information on how to get free food from fast food restaurants, especially on your birthday.

    4. Mary Banninck says:

      With all these freebie sites, I can’t believe you didn’t say GimmieFreebies.com! They are the original home of the fake freebie list to keep their readers safe. Plus, they have a team that posts new freebies every day. I’ve been with them for years!

      1. Julie Bridwell says:

        HI Mary. Thank you for your reply. We will look into it.