Everyone loves getting something for nothing, however, there’s a number of important things all Freebie Hunters must be aware of, to avoid nuisance calls and an overflowing email inbox.
The following tips are provided to help ensure your search for Freebies is a safe, pleasant and rewarding experience.
Keep the personal information you share to an absolute minimum.
Obviously, if you want your freebies to be successfully delivered you will need to provide your name and an accurate mailing address, along with an email address. Clearly, if you don’t provide your real mailing address, you will never receive anything!
If you use your main email address when you register for freebies, you will quickly find your email inbox bursting at the seams with unwanted junk mail.
This problem is easily solved by creating a secondary email address. You can quickly and easily set up a secondary email address for free in any number of places. Some of the more popular places to set up a new email address are Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
Some Freebie offers will require you to provide a contact telephone number. Beware, if you provide your real telephone number you are almost certain to be bombarded with nuisance marketing calls! Never give out your real telephone number.
If you would like the ability to get freebies that require a phone number, we strongly recommend you get yourself a new free number from somewhere like Google Voice.
Now you know the potential pitfalls, we hope your Freebie search is a safe, pleasant and rewarding experience.
Beware of Freebies That Look Too Good To Be True – They Probably Are!
While there are tons of genuine freebies available across the Internet, there are just as many scams that are designed to get you to part with your personal information – so be careful!
If a Freebie looks too good to be true, it probably is, so don’t waste your time chasing it! We are talking about the kind of ads you see that reward you with a $250 gift card for undertaking a simple survey.
If you get sucked into one of these types of offers, before you even get started on the survey, you will have to part with your name, address, telephone number and often, your date of birth too!
Even if you are comfortable in parting with all this personal information, you will soon find that the survey asks health, insurance, education and other personally invasive questions. As soon as you respond to these questions, you are setting yourself up for being bombarded by "so called" diabetic and other health related clinics, further education services, insurance brokers and a whole myriad of other marketing companies. It’s just not worth it!
Worse still, many of these surveys go on and on and on… you will find yourself dozens of pages into the survey with no end in site, an hour or more will have passed and you will throw your hands in the air in despair and click away.
The end result will be you have wasted an hour or more of your time, given up a ton of personal information and have nothing to show for it! But the worst is still to come!
Over the coming days & weeks you will receive a slew of marketing phone calls, letters and emails. They will all tell you the same thing – you requested further information and they are following up to answer your questions!
The bottom line is it doesn’t make a difference whether you requested further information or not, they will contact you anyway.
As we said before, there are tons of genuine freebies available, freebies you can get with one or two clicks, so don’t get sucked into a phishing scam, stick to "non-survey" genuine freebie offers.