Who doesn’t love something for nothing? When you’ve not paid for it, there’s always a strong chance that the satisfaction involved is increased.
Free food tastes better, free days out are just that much more special and free money is the best of the lot. Because companies are so eager to have you as a customer, many offer you free items to get you interested in their products. And in recent years they’ve done the same to encourage joining a mailing list or download an app.
This is why the phrase ‘nothing comes for free’ is true. You’re technically offering something in return, regardless of how small it may seem. However, you’re not obliged to keep your subscriptions or buy anything when in-store (or from reading one of their emails). So play the system to your benefit.
Many companies also offer you free stuff on your birthday. Bear in mind, some will require you to sign up to their mailing list around a month in advance to be eligible, so don’t wait until your big day to register with them.
Before signing up to any of the below offers, make sure you read the terms and conditions. You’ll be able to find out when you have to cancel future subscriptions to avoid paying for them, or how you go about redeeming a free item.
Do you regularly connect your phone to Wi-Fi? If so, you can call people for free using various messaging apps (bear in mind this will eat into the data on your Wi-Fi allowance). This means you can use less of your mobile phone minutes (and possibly move to a cheaper tariff), and/or make fewer landline calls.