Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, March 30, 2012. Free Stuff Friday features some of the best tangible freebies that you can find through offers such as free samples, free after rebate, and other promotions. Here are today's freebies:
Free Copy of the Book of Mormon - The LDS church, who publishes the Book of Mormon, is having one of their biannual conferences this weekend. Get your own free copy of the Book of Mormon to discover what they believe and check out their broadcast on LDS.org.
Free Cover for Nursing Mothers - Use the promo code "BTALK4" at the checkout to get a free cover from Udder Covers. Not tested, unknown if a fee is required for shipping.
Free Baby Sling - Use the promo code "BTALK4" at the checkout to get a free baby sling from Seven Everyday Slings. Not tested, unknown if a fee is required for shipping.
Office Depot is advertising $1,300 in free software after rebate, but beware of rebates that require proof that you're a current user since they're not actually free unless you are in fact a current user of the previous version.
Office Max is advertising a product for as low as 1 cent, however this is not actually free since they do not offer a cash refund, only store credit through their rewards program.
Be sure to read and follow the fine print of all promotions to avoid any problems.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday (sorry this is a couple days late). Today's freebie is FastWeb. FastWeb is a free scholarship database online. Students of any age can create a profile and FastWeb will match them with available scholarships that match their criteria. While some scholarships depend on grades there are tons that don't. Many of them only require an essay to apply. So don't pay for a book which lists scholarships, don't pay for access to scholarship databases online, and hopefully, don't pay for your education either. Good luck and enjoy FastWeb.
Welcome to Free Movie Monday, March 26, 2012. Today's blog post is different from most Free Movie Mondays. Instead of posting a movie that you can watch for free, this is an instructional video from Howcast that explains the different ways to get free movie tickets so that you can see movies for free in the theaters. Enjoy.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday, the mid-week event featuring the best freebies of the web. Today's freebie is Mozilla Firefox. Firefox is a free web browser from the folks that gave us last week's freebie, Thunderbird. It is feature-rich, much safer than Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and free. Its presence is perhaps the reason why most popular web browsers have tabbed browsing today and why they are all free. I still keep Microsoft IE since there are some web pages and web-based applications that require it. But for most other internet activities, Firefox is a good way to go.
Welcome to Free Movie Monday, March 19, 2012 (sorry this post is a day late). Today's movie is the Karate Kid II. If you'd like to see Karate Kid part I then it is still posted on Free Movie Monday, Feb 17, 2012. In the first movie, Daniel-son had to compete in a Karate tournament to prove himself to a group of bullies at the local dojo. Now he is traveling with Mr. Miyagi to Japan where he must increase his skills not only for competition, but for survival. Enjoy the show.
Combining a coupon/coupon code with a sale or rebate, as demonstrated with Corel Paintshop Pro, is the basis for extreme couponing.
Office Depot is advertising "$1,300 in free software" after rebate starting March 18. But beware of rebates that require current user proof of purchase (current user upgrade rebates) since these are not actually free unless you are a current user of the software.
Be sure to read the Free After Rebate page for tips and warnings about rebates. Since ActuallyFree.info is changing webhosts, this is the last time the Free Stuff Friday post will redirect to the old rebate page.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday, the mid-week event featuring the best freebies of the web. Today's freebie is Mozilla Thunderbird. Last week the freebie was Gmail, a free POP3 email service from Google. A POP3 email account allows you to use an email client from your desktop. An email client downloads your email and offers tons of additional features to emailing activities. Many of these features are especially good for business purposes, but can be applied at home for personal uses as well. Such features include an audio announcement for when you receive mail (either a bell ring or the classic "you've got mail" voice). You can also set up automatic replies, create email templates, include an automatic footer to all your outgoing emails featuring your name and business, as well as many other features. If you sell digital content online, then an email client can be especially useful since you can set it up to recognize when you've made a sale and automatically send the digital goods to the buyer. The most common email client is Microsoft Outlook which is included when you buy Microsoft Office. One of the best free alternative email clients is Mozilla Thunderbird, brought to us by the same folks that created next week's web freebie. Thunderbird has a very clean look to it and it has most, if not all, of the features that are expected with an email client.
Welcome to Free Movie Monday. Today's movie is Stealth, staring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jaimie Foxx. The top 3 pilots in the world are training with the newest and most advanced planes that the Naval Air Force has to offer in the near future. Just as they are perfecting their training they get teamed up with a fourth member, a pilot-less plane, with artificial intelligence and more advanced capabilities than even the planes that the 3 pilots are flying. Everything seems to be working perfectly until the "Tinman" gets struck by lightning and starts to act with a mind of its own. Enjoy the show.
For better viewing click the "full screen" button on the video player.
Family Friendly Warning: Rated PG-13 by the MPAA. KidsInMind rates the show with a 4, 5, 5 for sex, violence and profanity respectively. There is a close up on a woman's cleavage at a bar, there is dancing at a club with people in revealing attire, a man and woman are seen in their swimsuits, the woman gives the man the finger when he takes her picture, a man and a woman have a discussion about their intimate relations, there is a severe amount of profanity including an F-word, there is a severe amount of violence/air warfare.
Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, March 9, 2012, Here are today's freebies:
Free $10 Gift Card at Tanger Outlets: I didn't see the coupon when I went to their facebook page, and it's unconfirmed if they actually sell anything for $10 or less at Tanger Outlets. But if they do, then it's actually free. If they don't, then don't let the gift card trick you into spending money you would not have spent otherwise. You must "like" them on facebook to get the gift card. Expires 3/14.
Office Depot may have some free software after rebate staring 3/11, but beware of rebates that include current user upgrades, since these aren't actually free if you aren't currently using the software.
Special Announcement: ActuallyFree.info is changing webhosts. ActuallyFree.info has been a side project of mine over the last 3 1/2 years. I needed a side income for school and I wanted to show others that it's possible to make money online with free resources. I also wanted to demonstrate that there are products and services that you can actually get for free (and legally) if you know where to look or what to do. The idea was to use free web building tools and free hosting from OfficeLive.com (a free service offered by Microsoft), build a website with free content and then get paid for advertising. It has been working out pretty well, though hasn't quite reached the level I was hoping for yet. There are still multiple pages on the site that I was looking to update and make more presentable, but now that will have to wait. OfficeLive has announced that their free website services will be ending in April and there is no automatic way to transfer the site to their new service. At this point I'd be willing to pay for the new service since the site is earning enough to make ends meet. However, since I have to transfer all the information manauly anyway, I figured I might as well switch to a new free service. So the new home of ActuallyFree.info will be Google Sites. There is info there now that you are welcome to read. However, I suspect it will take a while before I get everything added the way I want it. Until then, this blog will still be active with the weekly events of Free Movie Monday, Web Freebie Wednesday and Free Stuff Friday. The freebie finding help service will also still be available with this blog.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday, the mid-week event featuring some of the best freebies of the web. Today's freebie is Gmail, the free email service offered by Google. A lot of people already know about free email on the internet and they already know about Gmail in particular. So you may be wondering why Gmail was chosen as this week's freebie. The reason is that Gmail, unlike other free email services, offers what is called a POP3 email account. This means that you can use it with email client software, such as Microsoft Outlook. Of course, since you would have to pay for Microsoft Outlook, (it's included when you buy Micrsoft Office), this blog would never suggest that you use it. Visit this blog again for the next Web Freebie Wednesday for an awesome free alternative to Microsoft Outlook.
While free email has become the norm for the internet, it should not be under-appreciated. It comes with free hosting to store email files and attachments, which the major providers could charge for, but thankfully they don't. Like most free services offered online, free email is supported by advertising. In my oppinion, Gmail is the best free email available. But for those of you who want to avoid letting Google take over the world, the two major competitors for free email are Yahoo! mail and MSN Hotmail.
Welcome to Free Movie Monday, March 5, 2012. Today's movie is The Buddy Holly Story, which depicts the life and story of the revolutionary rock n' roll icon, and his 3-person band The Crickets, from the 1950s. This film earned Gary Busey an Oscar nomination for his role as Buddy Holly. Enjoy the show.
For better viewing, click the "full screen" button.
Family Friendly Warning: Rated PG by the MPAA. There is a moderate amount of profanity. There is a mild to moderate amount of drinking and smoking. A man and a woman kiss in a parked car. A clothed man and woman wake up in bed together.
Free 5 Hour Energy Drink Sample - Order online to have it mailed. 5 Hour Energy is a small drink that is claimed to give you the extra energy you need during the day.
Free Game Rentals from Redbox - Get one free game rental every day between now and 3/8 when you reserve the games online. Free rental is good for one night, then $2 per day afterward. Games available for Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday, February 29, 2012, the mid-week event featuring some of the best freebies of the web. Today's freebie is one that would usually be posted on an event such as Free Movie Monday. However, since today is the extra day for "leap" year, I decided it would be fitting to post the pilot episode of the classic 80's TV series Quantum Leap. Many major networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and others, post full-length episodes of new TV series and some of their classics online. This can provide hours of free entertainment. Enjoy the show.
For better viewing, click the "fullscreen" button.
Welcome to Free Movie Monday, Feb 27, 2012. Today's movie is The Karate Kid. As a boy from New Jersey is settling into his new home in California he gets involved with some bullies who happen to be black belts in Karate that are training at a local dojo. In order to get them to leave him alone he must train to compete in the upcoming Karate tournament by an unlikely trainer--the maintenance man of his small apartment building. This movie is a classic. Enjoy the show!
Free Mouse Pad with coupon code - Create and buy the $9.99 mouse pad from Rite Aid and use the coupon code FREEPAD3 at the checkout to get it free. THIS EXPIRES TODAY (2/24), sorry I didn't find it sooner.
Welcome to Web Freebie Wednesday, the mid-week event featuring some of the best freebies of the web. Today's freebie is Gimp open source software. Open source software is free as in "free speech" and it is also free as in "free beer". The idea of open source is to encourage programmers to contribute to an overall and improved finished product. Gimp is one of the most well-known open source programs that is comparable to Adobe Photoshop. So, if you need photo editing software, you can either pay $700 for Adobe Photoshop or get Gimp for free.