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Trying to figure out freebies and contests is a bit confusing in the beginning. I have been scoring free stuff for over 5 years now and I try to make it easy for others and I want to make sure that you are doing it correctly. Here are some important tips:
- Commenting on my Facebook posts, following my pages or social sites, and messaging me through the website or on Facebook will not get you freebies. It takes a bit of work on your part to sign up.
- You must follow the posted links and then sign yourself up for each freebie, contest, or offer. I do not personally provide freebies unless I am holding some sort of giveaway. I simply find and provide links to free samples, contests, etc. that are available from well known companies like Proctor&Gamble, General Mills, Betty Crocker, and many others.
- There are many straight freebies that you simply sign up and you will 100% certainly receive that item. (keep in mind freebies can take generally up to 6-8 weeks depending on each company, some will come much sooner though) The majority of real freebies do not require any surveys or any form of payment. There are plenty of fake sites out there that will have you jumping through hoops. Once in awhile a legit freebie will require a short survey to earn it, but they are usually pretty fast and simple.
- Terminology that I often use when posting freebies include "apply" or "apply to test" which means there is no guarantee you will get these. You are applying for a chance to test it for free from a product testing site usually. Some of these have a high number who will be selected and most will get one. I also will say "hurry" on flash freebies that will probably only last a short time. You must jump on these quickly.
- Occasionally I will post a contest that has a mega number of winners on the freebie list. For example, the free sweet tea samples with 5,000 winners. There is an extremely good chance you will get these, that is why they are sometimes on the freebie list.
- "Enter now" or "enter to win" is simply a contest entry just as it sounds. Signing up or entering does not mean you will receive that item. Usually you will be contacted by email if you are selected a winner. The larger the number of prizes, the better the chance to win.
- If you see a freebie post on Facebook and then you get to the list and it is no longer there, the freebie is gone/no longer available. Be sure to look at the date stamp on each Facebook post. Sometimes I will get comments on very old Facebook posts, many are thinking it's a current post and can't figure out why the freebie is already gone. Always check the date. If you don't interact with my pages that often, it is very likely that Facebook will show you out dated posts unfortunately.