I’m sure everyone watching this has seen one of those ads online claiming to offer free stuff. They say something like, “Click here to get a free GoPro! Just pay shipping!” Or maybe they’re offering you an Xbox Series X just for filling out a survey. Well, unfortunately, as you probably already know, most of these offers are complete scams. And they’re usually a ploy to get your credit card info or your phone number or email so that they can sell it to other companies who are going to flood your inbox with spam.
However, just because there are a lot of “freebie scams” out there doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies that are giving away free stuff. Yes, in this article, I’m going to tell you how to bypass all those scam offers and get right to the good stuff. I’m about to tell you about 10 companies that will actually send you free stuff with no strings attached.
For most of these offers, you’ll have to sign up for an account and you may even start getting emails from that company. But, hey, just flag those emails as spam and you’ll never have to deal with them ever again. Instead, you’ll make out like a bandit with your free coffee or pizza or whatever. Who doesn’t love free stuff?
These are 10 companies that will send you free stuff with no strings attached and how you can get all this free stuff today!
#1: Free Coffee (Dutch Bros. Coffee)
If you’re like me, you need a fresh cup of coffee every morning to get the day started. But, going out and getting coffee from a shop is too expensive. Personally, I make my coffee at home, except on my birthday. On my birthday, I go to Dutch Bros. Coffee.
If you get their app, they give you a free drink coupon on your birthday. Seriously, if it’s your birthday today, you can download the app and you’ll automatically get a free drink coupon. Just show it to your barista (or “bro-ista” as they say at Dutch Bros.) and you can get whatever drink you want.
On my birthday last year, I got a large iced latte with almond milk and a shot of vanilla. It was magnificent. Plus, if you’re someone who likes to buy coffee, the Dutch Bros. app also awards points for buying drinks at their locations and those points can lead to more free drinks.
#2: More Free Coffee (Dunkin)
Alright, I’m not going to spend too much time on this one because it works exactly the same way as the Dutch Bros. free birthday drink that I just talked about. You just have to download the Dunkin Donuts app, make an account, input your birthday, and then you’ll get a coupon for a free drink on your birthday.
It’s also worth noting that with both Dutch Bros. and Dunkin free drinks, you have several days to use them after your birthday. So, if you have both Dunkin and Dutch Bros. in your city, you can go get a free coffee from Dunkin on your birthday and then another free coffee from Dutch Bros. the day after. Or you can get them both on the same day and get extra caffeinated. It’s up to you.
#3: Free Ice Cream (Marble Slab Creamery)
Now, you may have never heard of Marble Slab Creamery because they aren’t quite as huge as other ice cream companies like Carvel or Baskin Robbins. However, if you do a quick Google search, you may be surprised to learn that there’s a Marble Slab Creamery near you that you didn’t know about.
They currently have nearly 400 locations worldwide, including stores in Baton Rouge, San Antonio, Houston, Fresno, Panama City Beach, Las Vegas, Jacksonville, Charlotte, and even Anchorage, Alaska. So, if you live in one of those cities, you can get the Slab Happy app and get rewarded with free ice cream from Marble Slab Creamery.
The way this works is that you have to download the app and make one paid purchase at Marble Slab and then you get rewarded with a $5 coupon, which you can use to get a free small-size ice cream. And, on top of that, they’ll also gift you another $5 coupon on your birthday. That’s $10 worth of free ice cream. Not bad. I’d recommend going with the “Cereal Milk” flavor that they make. It’s pretty amazing.
#4: Free Pancakes (IHOP)
Listen, if you’re a fan of pancakes and a fan of free stuff, then you need to start spending some time at IHOP. It seems like IHOP is just trying to give away as many free pancakes as they possibly can because there are seemingly endless ways to get free pancakes from them.
First of all, sign up for the MyHOP app and they’ll give you a coupon for a free stack of pancakes. After that, you can put your birthday in the app and they’ll give you another free pancake coupon on your birthday. Plus, you’ll get another coupon on your sign-up anniversary.
Not tired of pancakes yet? Well, after you get your free stack for signing up for the app, you can take the survey on the receipt that they’ll give you and you’ll earn another stack of pancakes. And, finally, who could forget about National Pancake Day? On February 21st, you can just walk into IHOP and get a free stack of three pancakes. I just told you how to get at least 20 free pancakes from IHOP. You’re welcome.
#5: Free Bagels (Einstein Bros. Bagels)
Personally, bagels are one of my favorite foods on Earth. So, I was overjoyed to discover that Einstein Bros., which has nearly 700 locations, gives away free bagels just for signing up for their app. All you have to do is join the Shmear Society app. Yes, that’s really the name of their rewards program and they’ll award you a coupon for a free bagel with “shmear” (which is essentially just cream cheese or something similar). Unfortunately, you will have to purchase something else to get your free bagel.
But, still, getting two bagels for the price of one is a pretty solid deal. And that’s not the only freebie that Einstein Bros. is tossing your way. They also hook you up with a free egg sandwich on your birthday. That’s like a $6 or $7 value. Yes, you will have to purchase something else to get your free egg sandwich, but I think that’s still a great deal.
#6: Free Guacamole (California Pizza Kitchen)
Now, I know you may be a bit confused. California Pizza Kitchen and guacamole? Allow me to explain. When you sign up for the CPK Rewards app, you‘ll automatically receive a coupon for a “small plate” just for registering. Now, if you’re wondering what a small plate is, you can go to CPK’s website and look up the menu for the CPK location nearest to you.
For my closest CPK, the options for small plates were a Crispy Artichoke Salad, Mexican Street Corn, or White Corn Guac and Chips. While those all sound delicious, I’m going for guacamole every time.
Anyway, on top of that, you can also get a free dessert through this app when your birthday comes around and their dessert menu certainly doesn’t look too bad either. That red velvet cake is calling my name!
Plus, like most other rewards programs, CPK allows you to rack up points for spending money at their restaurant and they’ll eventually reward you with free pizza after you earn enough points.
#7: Free Baby Formula (Similac)
Unless you have a newborn baby in the family, you probably don’t even know what Similac is. But, if you do have a newborn in the family, Similac is probably all you think about! But did you know that this baby formula company had its own rewards program? That’s right! And it’s seriously valuable too.
According to their website, if you sign up for Similac Rewards, they’ll give you up to $400 in benefits. Now, we have to take that with a grain of salt because a lot of those so-called benefits are just coupons to get you to spend money on their products. However, they’ll also send you a bunch of free samples that can help with the financial burden of having a baby.
It only takes a minute to sign up. So, why not? Baby formula can get so expensive.
#8: Free Roast Beef (Arby’s)
If you asked me 10 years ago what I’d be doing right now, I never would’ve thought I’d be writing about roast beef. Nevertheless, here we are. And it’s worth talking about, especially if you’re already a fan of Arby’s. Like pretty much every other deal we’ve talked about in this article, all you have to do is sign up for their rewards app and you’ll get a coupon for a free classic roast beef sandwich.
Of course, you’ll have to purchase something else to get that free sandwich. But, that “something else” could be a small soda or a bottle of water, so this is still a great deal. On top of that, if you and your friends want to go ball out at Arby’s one weekend, you’ll also get $5 off any order over $20 that you get on a weekend.
Personally, I prefer certain other fast food joints to Arby’s, but I do have friends that claim that an Arby’s roast beef is the best item on any fast food menu. And, when it’s free, who could complain?
#9: Free Anything (BzzAgent)
If you’ve never heard of BzzAgent, then you really need to get up to date on your free-stuff hunting because this site is one of the best places to score freebies. All you have to do is sign up for an account, choose the product categories that you’re interested in, and then wait for certain email invites to drop in your inbox.
Basically, they’ll be invitations to certain campaigns, which will include a link to apply. Then, you click that link, fill out your application and tell BzzAgent why you want to participate in their campaign, After that, you just wait. If you’re selected, you’ll get an email telling you that your samples have shipped. And, soon after, you’ll receive free samples right to your door. Finally, you leave an honest review of the product and post about it on your social media platforms.
Unfortunately, if you don’t post about it on your socials, then you’ll probably never be selected for any more campaigns. But, if you do post and you have some sort of following, BzzAgent is a great way to get tons and tons of free stuff.
They’ll send you makeup, cleaning supplies, diapers, food, music, and much more. So, if you already have a large social media following but you’re yet to monetize it in any way, getting free stuff from BzzAgent is a solid way to start reaping some rewards.
#10: More Free Anything (Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace)
Most people are already aware of this free stuff hack. But, if you haven’t dipped your toes in the worlds of Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist yet, it’s time to get on that. These sites are treasure troves of free stuff. And some of it is pretty nice stuff too.
I’ve seen people giving away fully functional TVs, big sectional couches in good condition, workout equipment with little to no wear and tear, and so much more. Honestly, I love free stuff so much that I just go on Facebook Marketplace and browse free stuff. I don’t get anything, though, or else my wife will call me a hoarder.
I just did a quick search and check out what I found on Facebook Marketplace: free stereo, free speakers, free TV, and some great-looking couches. If you’re looking for free stuff, these sites are the place to go. That TV is probably worth at least 10 cups of coffee from Dutch Bros. or 5 slices of pizza from CPK.
Check out Craigslist too. There’s an entire section for free stuff on there and it’s usually a goldmine. You’ll usually have to go pick up whatever item you’re looking at so, if you’re going to pick up a big item, make sure it’s going to fit in your car first.
And, one last tip: always talk to the seller about the condition of the item first. Not everything is as nice as it appears in photos.