You like free stuff right? Who among of us with sound mind and soft (read: empty) pockets doesn't like to get a good bargain or deal, especially since the cost of everyday essentials and necessities rises so frequently. There are certain things only broke people with expensive tastes can understand but wanting to get relatively nice things for free is an almost universal desire.
There are certain bargain hunters with more experience than others, though, and luckily they seem to be a giving group. They've collaborated on Reddit to share with the masses all sorts of deals that tend to fly under the radar. Get ready to save; those free steals are all below.
Free Promotional Products
From Reddit user blmo:
"If you write to companies about how much you love their products they'll send you free sh*t. That was one of our assignments in my 10th grade English class. I remember one girl wrote to McDonalds and they sent her like a coloring book and crayons and sh*t. I wrote to Arizona Green Tea because I used to be OBSESSED. And they sent me tons of $1 off coupons which was great because they're 99 cents each."
Free Unwanted Goods
From Reddit user ordinarybloke1963:
"Freecycle.org, it’s a site where people post to get rid of often perfectly good things they don’t need anymore for free rather than dump them. You can search by locality and post your own unwanted goods."
From Reddit user LinksStonerBro:
"There’s a free documentary website (Documentaryheaven.com)... where you can watch thousands of documentaries on almost any topic. It’s all streamable and there’s no signups or credit card..."
Discounted Home Costs
From Reddit user Leafs9999:
"The USDA program for rural development is the most underutilized program in the country. You can buy a home, a real house, for zero percent interest with a subsidized loan that will never exceed 25% of your household income. They will extend the loan to 33 years instead of the traditional mortgage of 30 years, but the savings are huge. The house must be outside of traditional city limits and threes miles from an airport, but that's not difficult. Also your credit needs to be decent, about 640 if I recall, but any medium income person should look at this if they can... Search USDA.gov/rurdev to find out more."