Free Money - the best kind of free
Prosper.com offers $25 to new lenders. Why not sign up as a lender and get your free $25? Lend it out, maybe make a little and then withdraw it!
Revolution Money Exchange - a PayPal alternative that offers $25 just for signing up. I did this and I got my $25 with no problems at all! You can't be this kind of free! Plus anything that takes on PayPal makes me a fan.
ING Direct Savings and Electric Orange Checking - you can get $25 when opening an account, but the catch is that you need $250 to deposit and you need to have a referral link. I use both the savings and the checking and I love it.
If you click on a link and it says, We’re sorry, but the referral link within the email you received has expired and is no longer valid. We recommend that you contact the sender and ask them to re-send the referral email. Or click ‘Continue’ to proceed with the application process without the account opening bonus.” the link has been used. To receive the $25 bonus by using a link, you must be a new ING customer and you must open the account with at least $250.
Other worthwhile freebies on the web
Blockbuster Total Access - Free for one month! If you watch a lot of movies, then this a month of free entertainment. And if you are on a tight budget then this is pretty awesome.
Netflix - They offer up a free 2 week trial for their services. So, I think Blockbuster is a better option, but you could always go for both and get a month and a half of free movies!
Gamefly - Get a 10 day free trial! If you play a lot of video games, then this is for you. It is a great way to try out a game before dropping $50 on it. They also have memberships starting at $8.95 per month.
Real Player's SuperPass - Get exclusive entertainment and 10 free song downloads each month with SuperPass. Get a 14-day Free Trial to SuperPass AND keep the 10 songs that you download even if you cancel!
Rhapsody Music - Get a 14-Day Free Trial to Rhapsody.
Napster To Go - You can get a 7 day free trial of Napster To Go. The service is similar to that offered by Rhapsody Music, but I found more songs were available on Rhapsody.
MyFico - Stay on top of your credit score with this 30 day free trial. You also get 2 credit reports for free during this trial.
CoolSavings - I use a lot of online coupons and there coupons and other freebies at CoolSavings. Boost your grocery savings at CoolSavings.com!
MyPoints - my FAVE place for freebies. Just click on links in your email and you get points that you can redeem for gift cards for everywhere from Amazon.com to Red Lobster. Get Free Gift Cards, Airline Miles, Vacations & more at MyPoints.
Coupons.com - I always find coupons on Coupons.com that I can use. Sign up with MyPoints first though cause you get points for every coupon from Coupons.com that you redeem!
Vocal Point - This is a free site to join that sends out the occassional freebie and product sample. They are geared towards women though. My best freebie from them was a Kashi chocolate chip cookie, yum! Join here.
Eat Better America - Not only do they offer tips and articles on getting healthy, they also offer some great recipes and coupons. Best of all, you can print the coupons 10 times!
GoToMyPC - traveling and need to access your home computer? Then sign up for the free trial of GoToMyPC before you leave and then cancel when you get back! Access your PC from anywhere -try GoToMyPC® free now
BzzAgent - Like freebies and product samples? With BzzAgent you sign up to be an Agent and you can take campaigns for various items to sample. And you get to keep the items. I usually get coupons as well. Just recently I got a pack of Claritin RediTabs for free and a voucher for a free bottle of Canadian Club whiskey. I even got a free subscription to TV Guide a while back. It is free to sign up to be a BzzAgent and they do not spam your email inbox.
Mvelopes - it's an online budgeting system that is basically just an online version of the envelope system. You can try it for free for one month.
emusic - they offer 25 free mp3 downloads and work with all mp3 players. And best of all - No DRM! Yes, that is right, DRM-free music with emusic.
HotMat - Need a free mousepad? Click here for a FREE HotMat mouse pad with FREE international delivery!
Wal-Mart Free Samples - Be sure to check out the Wal-Mart Free Samples page often as the items change out. There are usually some pretty decent options on here.
Quality Health - get free samples with this company.
$5 Starbuck GC for BlackBerry Owners: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/ownerslounge/login.jsp?redirect=%2Feng%2Fownerslounge%2Fstarbuc kscard.jsp
Ebates - sign up with them and get a $10 gift card if you are a new member! You do have to make a qualifying purchase though.
Upromise - It is free to sign up! All you do is link your credit/debit cards and grocery cards and you earn cash back for purchases. You can apply the money to student loans or cash it out!
Blingo - Use Blingo as your search engine. But first sign up for an account as you can win things just for doing searches! I know Trisha at Blogging Away Debt has blogged about winning things from Blingo. Refer your friends and if they win you also win!
DealTaker - This site is recommended by a reader. It looks like it is similar to SlickDeals and features info on deals and coupons.
Here are some survey sites where you can get cash and prizes. You may want to not use your mail email address for these as you can sometimes get loads of emails.
- CVS Advisor Panel - Take surveys and earn free ExtraBucks!
- Join SurveyPrincess.com for FREE and make money doing online consumer surveys. It's so easy!
- A $1500 gift card from Target could be yours! Enter today
- Get Paid! with SearchCactus
- Get a free night at the movies with ECN Research
- The Net Panel is looking for qualified people to join their online panel. Enter now for a chance to win cash or prizes.
- Win a $1,500 Gas Card Enter Today with Survey Networks
- Win Cash and Prizes at OpinionSquare!
- Get a SONY VAIO Laptop! through Rewards Gateway (If I'm not mistaken another PF blogger out there did this promo and blogged about it)
- Get Paid To Take Free Online Surveys. with Survey4Profit
- PineCone Research - hard to get into this one so you have to watch for openings. They pay regularly and on time!
- E-Rewards - you have to be a member of one of their affilitiates (like HiltonHonors or AAdvantage) - if you are you can request an invitation.
In the past I have gotten sign up bonuses from E*Trade Complete Savings Account ($25) as well as Capital One's High Yield Money Market Account ($25). They are not currently offering any promotions, but you should keep a look out for those.
If you know of any other great free money offers or other freebie sites, drop me a comment and I will add them to the list!
Disclosure: some of the links above are affiliate links and I will get a modest referral bonus that will be applied to debt.