Man, there’s nothing better than free stuff. Like when you’re walking through a mall’s food court and an employee offers you a bite-sized morsel of bourbon chicken impaled on a toothpick?
Always take the bite-sized morsel of bourbon chicken. Always. Every single time. You don’t even have to be hungry. Right?
The point is, we all love free stuff. But not all free stuff is worth loving.
After extensive research, our crack staff of freebie-ologists have put together this sweet list of quality freebies for you. Only the finest freebies are allowed in this list. From coffee to coconut oil to diapers, here’s the ultimate list of our favorite free stuff online.
1. Free Pancakes, Anyone?
Sign up for MyHop (that’s IHOP’s loyalty program) to get a free stack of pancakes. Once you create your account, you’ll get an email with your coupon.
A few tips: Be patient for the email; we received it several hours after signing up. Also take note of the expiration date, which was two weeks out for us.
2. Get a Free $80 By Playing Bingo
Wouldn’t it be nice to add a little extra cash to your bank account this week?
Get this — there’s a free app called Bingo Cash that pays you up to $80 when you win bingo.
The game is based on a classic Bingo format — plus tons of variations on the game. You’ll battle it out against other players at your same skill level. Everyone gets the same board and sees the same Bingo balls, so winning is totally a matter of skill. The top three players in a game can win real money — anywhere from $1 to $80.
Over on the App Store, it has a 4.7-star rating (out of 5).To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
3. Free Pizza
You can get a free personal one-topping pizza on your next visit when you sign up for Chuck E. Cheese’s More Cheese Rewards program.
In addition to free pizza, you’ll get a $10 reward for every three visits when you spend over $20 and unspecified treats on your birthday and half-birthday.
Everyone forgets the half-birthday.
4. Get a Free $83 For Playing Solitaire
Lots of us already play Solitaire on our phones for fun or just to pass the time. Want to see if you can win money at it?
There’s a free app called Solitaire Cash that pays you up to $83 every time you win.
You might be thinking: There’s got to be a catch. This is definitely one of those spammy apps, right?
Wrong. There really isn’t a catch. Sure, you can pay to play in some higher-stakes tournaments, but there’s no pressure. And, in fact, there aren’t even any annoying ads.
To get started, just download the free app and start playing your first game immediately.
5. Get a $5 Amazon Gift Card This Week Just for Using Your Phone Like Normal
Most of us are on our phones all day as it is. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get paid for it?
We found a company called MobileXpression that will actually pay you just for downloading its free app on your smartphone. Talk about passive income.
Here’s how it works: The app collects data and helps companies better understand web and mobile usage — such as what times of day people browse and how long they stay on websites and apps.
Each week, you can claim your earned credits and exchange them for e-gift cards. After the first week, you’ll earn enough credits for a $5 Amazon gift card.It takes just a minute to download the app and start earning gift cards every week.
6. Free Bagel and Shmear
Welcome to the Shmear Society! OK, that sounds a little weird, but Einstein Bros. Bagels has a pretty legit rewards program. When you sign up, you’ll get a free bagel and shmear (or cream cheese).
Plus, you’ll start earning points — two points for every $1 — good for more freebies. It’s super easy to join, and who doesn’t need a good carb kick?
7. Free McDonald’s Fries
What’s better than an order of large fries from McDonald’s? A FREE order of large fries from McDonald’s.
Yes, you can get some of that hot, salty potato goodness for free if you just download the McDonald’s app.
No purchase is necessary. All you have to do is download the app, and you get an order of large fries.
8. Free Godiva Chocolate
Free Godiva chocolate — what could be better? We’re pretty sure free Godiva chocolate is handed out every day in heaven. Probably those chocolate salted-caramel truffles.
Even better: This offer isn’t a one-time deal. Once you sign up, you get free chocolate every month at participating locations, plus birthday chocolate!
9. Free $225 in Cash
If we told you that you could get paid to watch videos on your computer, you’d probably laugh.
It’s too good to be true, right?
A website called InboxDollars will pay you to watch short video clips online. One minute you might watch someone bake brownies and the next you might get the latest updates on Kardashian drama.
All you have to do is choose which videos you want to watch and answer a few quick questions about them afterward. Brands pay InboxDollars to get these videos in front of viewers, and it passes a cut onto you.
InboxDollars won’t make you rich, but it’s possible to get up to $225 per month watching these videos. It’s already paid its users more than $200 million.
Enter your email address here and you’ll immediately get a $5 bonus to get you started.
10. Free Ice Cream
We’ll never, ever pass up an opportunity for free ice cream. If we ever do, you should go ahead and start making our funeral arrangements. This is free ice cream we’re talking about!
When you download the Slab Happy Rewards app from Marble Slab Creamery, you’ll get free ice cream just for signing up. After that, you’ll earn points for each dollar you spend, and you can cash them in for $5 off future purchases.
11. Free Coffee
Want to try a bag of some of the best coffee in the country — completely free?
You can get a 2-ounce trial of Blue Bottle’s famous beans for nothing at all.
It’s part of their monthly subscription service, so you’ll need to enter your credit card info, but you’ll get an email before Blue Bottle charges you and sends you more coffee. Just cancel your subscription if you don’t want to keep getting coffee.
12. Add $225 to Your Wallet Just for Watching the News
It’s been a historic year in news, and we’re all constantly refreshing for the latest updates. You probably know more than one news-junkie who fancies themselves an expert in respiratory illness or a political mastermind.
And research companies want to pay you to keep watching.You could add up to $225 a month to your pocket by signing up for a free account with Swagbucks. They’ll present you with short news clips to choose from every day, then ask you a few questions about them.
You just have to answer honestly, and Swagbucks will continue to pay you every month.
This might sound too good to be true, but it’s already paid its users more than $429 million. We talked to one user in Pennsylvania, 52-year-old Carolinda Hendrickson, who earned $1,200 in a year.
It takes about one minute to sign up, and start getting paid to watch the news.
13. Free Roast Beef Sandwich
Hungry? Arby’s has an email list. If you sign up for it, you’ll get a free Roast Beef Classic with the purchase of a drink. (Arby’s will also send you coupons.)
This is one of the only offers on this list that requires you to buy something to get something else for free. But hey, you’re going to need something to wash down your free roast beef sandwich.
14. Get Free Stocks
An investing app called Robinhood could give you free stock in well-known companies just for downloading its app and opening a free account.
Robinhood is free and easy to navigate, which is why more than 10 million people use it.
How to claim your free stock: Sign up using this unique referral link. Once you create your account, Robinhood will give you a free share of stock.
The share is chosen randomly (hence why its value could vary) and can fluctuate with the stock market.
15. Free Dunkin
Do you run on Dunkin?
Join the DD Perks program to get a free beverage when you sign up and on your birthday. Plus, you’ll earn points for every purchase and get a free beverage for every 200 points.
16. Sephora Beauty Products
Become a “Beauty Insider,” and you’ll have your choice of a free beauty kit from Fresh or Marc Jacobs on your birthday.
17. Get Free Samples
If you like to try new things, sign up for PINCHme to get free samples.
When you become a “PINCHer” you’ll get the opportunity to try new items — from Impossible Burgers and beauty care products to children’s toys and pet treats — and all you have to do is give your honest feedback.
Some of the links in this post are from our sponsors. We’re letting you know because it’s what Honest Abe would do. After all, he is on our favorite coin.