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Default 01-02-2005, 10:00 PM

Below are tips how to do 'free stuff' deals and explanations where the money come from. I am reposting this info from a website of a person who has apparently received an iPod and a flatscreen LCD monitor via such programs. Since I did not have a chance to do any of these deals, I thought that his opinion and experience would be more useful than mine. If you decide to go to his website to read more information, please keep in mind that I tried not to list 'free stuff' deals that require referrals on iBankDesign.com (if you find any referral-dependent "free stuff" deals on iBankDesign, please, let me know). So his comments about referrals should not be applicable to any 'free stuff' deals here.

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" Once you've arrived at the site, choose the free item you want (don't worry, you can change your mind and pick something else before it's ready to ship), in some cases the free bonus item you may want, and then finish the sign-up process.

Once you've signed up, you'll be asked to complete one offer (and sometimes a second offer for a bonus gift). You'll find a variety of offers such as AOL, Audible.com, eFax, RealArcade, Ancestry.com, eBay, credit cards, and many more. Pay attention to what's required to make this offer qualify (just signing up, buying something, staying a member for a certain period of time, etc.), and pick the least objectionable one. If you see a service you actually want, then go for it, as this is the easiest way to qualify. Otherwise, pick one that offers a free trial period (eFax is a great choice), and sign up for it. Once you've completed this offer it can take anywhere from seconds to days for it to show up as completed on the free item site you signed up under. Read their FAQ for more information. As long as you've followed the rules, though, it's now safe to go ahead and cancel whatever free trial offer you've signed up for. Some sites have you call in, some have you e-mail, some have an easy online cancellation option, some do live chat, etc. Just find a way to cancel before you get charged and you're done. The credit card or checking account information went only to the offer you signed up for (such as AOL), so the sites linked below will never have it, and cannot charge you for your free item. At this point you're now done with the only part that could cost you money if you're not careful."
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  • Although most of these sites promise that they don't spam or give out your e-mail address, you may still wish to use an address you don't care about receiving spam in, such as a brand new Yahoo address. Careful with Hotmail, though, as they tend to filter out some of these sites.
  • If you have any trouble with these sites in Firefox, you may need to switch to Internet Explorer. Although most of these new ones have worked for me in Firefox just fine, the previous sites I used often had problems on certain pages, making it look as though certain aspects of the sign-up had failed even though they went through just fine. It might be smart to use IE when completing the offer, then go back to Firefox for everything else.
  • Be honest about all of your contact information on the actual free item site. They'll use this to ship your electronics, so withholding will only guarantee you receive nothing.
  • Make sure you pay attention to how to cancel the offer you sign up for. Some sites, such as AOL, have a phone number you can call. Others, such as eFax, have live chat in which you can cancel. If a site has several methods, pick the one that's hardest for them to argue with. AOL will, for instance, do everything they can over the phone to convince you to stay a member, just short of lying to you about having closed your account. If you dig around their site, though, you'll find a toll-free fax number which you can use to cancel, giving them no opportunity to haggle with you. Just be smart. Under no circumstances consider your offer cancelled until it's been made crystal clear to you that you've definitely been cancelled (some give a confirmation number, for example).
  • You can sign up for as many or as few of these sites as you wish. Although most are owned by the same company, each site is its own individual endeavor, so the one account per household rule applies only within each individual site.
    The free trial offers from companies such as AOL are generally one per credit card, not per person or per household. So if you've got several credit cards, or a check card and a credit card, or can make use of family members' cards (with their permission), you can use the same offer on several of these sites. I have two checking accounts and access to five different check cards between them, so I could use the AOL offer five different times if need be. And since these offers don't report back to the free item site any information on you besides the fact that you completed the offer, they'll never know that they're all from the same address. "
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"You're here because you can't figure out why the heck a company would just GIVE you a free iPod, PVP, camera, or other several-hundred-dollar piece of electronics for free. Good for you... that means you're not a stupid sheep. But there's actually a simple way these offers work out:

Whenever you sign up for one of these offers (AOL, Audible.com, a credit card, etc.), the company that got you to sign up for it recieves a referral bonus. Kind of like how your wireless provider gives you $25 for getting a buddy to sign up, or your bank gives you $10 for telling a friend about their free checking. But when it's being done company-to-company like in this scenario, they're able to negotiate much higher referral bonuses. AOL, for instance, pays some retailers as much as $50 (sometimes more) per customer they manage to sign up for a FREE trial to their service. Why? Because they know that if they can get a dozen people to try their service, they'll likely hook two or three people into keeping it (at $23.95 a month), and another two or three will forget to cancel during the free trial, gaining back at least part of the referral bonus. The end-result is profitable for AOL, and gets their referral partners to work harder to get people to try AOL. This applies to all the offers, although on different pay scales. Some, such as the smaller sites, only pay around $25. Others, such as the credit cards, pay as much as several hundred dollars. No matter what, though, there's some profit to be made in the referral business"


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Default 07-10-2009, 12:15 AM

Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.

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thank you for the info.....if we dont know...it will make us costly

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Default 08-04-2012, 12:44 AM

I tried an offer for a free labtop and it kept wanting me to do more offers. It this one only makes you do 1 or 2 offers I would be willing to give it a shot. Thanks for the info.

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Default offers - 07-19-2013, 12:13 PM

youll have to complete offers to get the things

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Default laptop offer - 09-24-2013, 12:56 PM

good laptop winning offer shared, thanks.

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Default 05-06-2014, 01:18 AM

Thanks for the useful information,it will help us for long time.

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