No better price than free!

The other day Wooly Woman posted about finding a bunch of deals at I followed the rainbow to the pot of gold and hope to soon enjoy a free book361322_start_of_rainbow.jpg (via free air miles turned Chapters gift card), free movie tickets, a free movie rental, and free paper towels. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on that blog.

While going through the old offers, it occurred to me that maybe it’s folly to ever pay full price. There were so many promotions and coupons that had me going “I could have used that!”. Usually when I order something online, I’ll do a quick google search to see if there aren’t some free coupon codes for that store, but it never occurred to me to do the same for brick and mortar stores. Ah well, pay to learn as one of my old coworkers used to say.

One more thing, most of these promotions aren’t actually really free. They don’t cost money, but what they do want is your personal information, including your email address. Since I’m giving them my email for marketing purposes, I don’t completely 100% trust that it’s never going to end up in the hands of spammers. So I’ve taken to using a free email forwarding service, SpamBob, that way if I start getting spam at the forwarding address, it’s a cinch to change it, get rid of the spam, and I don’t have to email everyone I know to tell them I have a new email address.


2 Responses to “No better price than free!”

  1. 1 Wooly Woman December 6, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Glad you got some deals, thanks for the link.

  1. 1 Comparing credit card rewards « centsprout Trackback on March 31, 2008 at 9:47 am

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