Websites to get free stuff

Posted 10th October, 2018

The digital age is great – not least when the internet enables you to access things for free. Here you will find our top picks for websites that literally give it away without the price tag

Second-hand magic

Vintage and charity shops can cost an arm and a leg nowadays – but if you are a retro chick or a chap that loves a bargain, there are sites that literally give it a way for free. Check out Preloved and Freecycle Network . These sites help those kind givers of things by enabling them to take stuff from them for free. It is like an exchange platform for your old unwanted items. As well as enabling you to pickup great goods from TV’S to Telescopes, this model prevents unwanted goods going to the landfill, which is great for the environment, too.


Best known as a classified ads site, Gumtree also has a dedicated section for freebies. Use it to find anything from a free second-hand Car to brand-new paint brushes. You would be amazed at all the stuff people want to get rid of!

Try before you buy

Fancy being a critic and getting lots of rewards to do so? You could access a bunch of freebies by volunteering for market research and free trials. Free Trials UK is “put together and managed by a happy go lucky bunch of freebie lovers” and lists a massive range of free trials you can sign up to. There are also loads of market research groups you can apply to join through the site. Many, actually pay you for your time or offer goodies and vouchers in exchange for your opinion on the free products and experiences.

Free samples UK

If you are a brand lover that likes a free sample, Latest Free Stuff and Magic Freebies are the sites you need to check out. They provide a comprehensive list all the latest free giveaways from a huge array of companies; including hair and beauty products samples to new apps and vouchers, saving you a fortune if you order the goodies listed on these smart freebie trackers.

Feeling lucky?

We’ve all heard the saying, you’ve got to be in it, to win it… and there are countless numbers of online competitions to enter weekly. Competitions Time is a site that lists the latest competitions enterable for free. Also, if you’re a keen social media pup, you could follow #Competition on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. It is worth keeping track of online ‘influencers’ (bloggers, YouTubers and Instagram celebs with massive followings) as they often run exciting competitions or offer giveaways.

You got mail

Another great way of accessing freebies is through joining selected mailing lists for local attractions and businesses. You’ll know when they have special offers coming up or are offering free trials of new products or services. You will also be kept in the know of new competitions you can enter or vouchers you can access. Next time you’re in a local curry house, coffee shop, bar or museum, ask if they can add your email to their mailing list, or simply check out their website to see if you can sign up there.

Go grab yourself a freebie! :)

Mark Bishop

One of our very talented research bloggers

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