Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Get Stuff For Free

Living in 21st century Canada has it's perks. For one, there's an overabundance of things everywhere, so that's how people can get things for free. Basically, through many evenings of trawling the Internet for free stuff, I picked up on a few common ways to get freebies. Of course, depending on your circumstance (i.e. sorry, rice farmers in Nepal), you may be stuck having to buy things the normal way. But if you live in a relatively pleasant country/a populated area, and have wi-fi access and basic intelligence, some or all of these tips may apply to you:

1. All Hail Kijiji, the King of Freebies

Okay, so Kijiji may not be in your area. But Kijiji is awesome if you happen to have access to it in your community. It's basically a website that lets you sell, buy, or advertise things, and often people have ads for things that they don't need. Especially if they're moving. Which leads me to:

2. Yard Sales, Where Dreams Are Born
Pay attention to that June Saturday- odds are there's a yard sale going on in your neighborhood, where cheap and sometimes free stuff is in abundance. Check those concrete lamp post things, or the corners of street intersections. If possible, attempt to bring a small child with you. Note that the child must possess puppy dog eyes, with a attack strength of preferably at least 12 SPS (souls per second). Bargaining is a useful tool, also known as haggling.

3. The Art of Dumpster Diving

Ah, dumpster diving. Most people don't appreciate the beauty in scavenging for food in dumpsters- they don't understand, they're just snobby. The trick is to go to those successful big chains that constantly throw out food, electronics, books, stationary, you name it. The stuff they're throwing out it often if perfect condition, but, I mean, I guess I understand why you don't need heart-shaped notebooks anymore after February 14.

4. Couchsurfing on the Waves of Freedom
If you don't already know, Couchsurfing is probably the best way to travel with minimal expenses. I mean, accommodations for the nights are basically the main expense. Nice people on Couchsurfing let you crash at their places for free, and might even feed you and show you around. 10/10. Just be chill. That's... basically the only requirement.

5. Goodreads, Bringer of Joy

Lol okay, Goodreads doesn't even compare to the other methods I've mentioned. It's only on here because I just tried it today and it was partly my inspiration for this post. Also, I love reading. So they have this system on Goodreads where authors can choose to give away free copies of books to random people who enter in their book giveaway. It's really easy to enter, too- you only need an account, and a shipping address. Right now, there's probably over 100 book giveaways open. Some of them aren't even that shady!

Be Free
Now go be happy and get stuff for free.


  1. Omg I didn't know you liked Monthy python until I saw this. Awesome clip. And nice Mexican potato sign-off. Maybe you should sign off with a picture of a potato every time!

    1. I didn't know you liked Monty Python either, but of course you do. It's old and history related. :D

      I actually thought of potatoeing off every post, but then I might run out of potatoes eventually. Also, do you ever get complaints from people about image usage?

  2. Now I want to time travel to ancient Judea.