17 of the Best Free Opportunities

Most people, if not everyone, love free stuff. However, many people don’t come across these free opportunities every day. With this list that we have compiled for you, you can access a list of quality things in one place—all for free

1. Win money playing Solitaire

With a free iPhone app called Solitaire Cash, you can play Solitaire on your phone for actual money. This probably sounds like a scam because it sounds too good to be true. However, there isn’t a catch. You can play in high-stakes games with no consequences and there aren’t even any ads when playing. In each game, you play with at least five other players. Each person receives the same deck, so winning really just comes down to skill. The top three players in the game, or the three people who solve the deck the fastest, can win anywhere from $1 to $83. The app has over a million downloads and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars (with more than 15,000 reviews). 

2. Get a free drink from Dunkin’

If you join the DD Perks program, you can get a free drink when you sign up and on your birthday. You will also earn points for every purchase you make and get a free beverage for every 200 points. There are also specific discounts you can get or promos reserved for people part of the DD Perks program. One such perk is a free donut with any drink on Wednesdays or a 2 for 1 deal during certain times of the year. 

3. Win free lottery tickets

The lottery tickets you buy at the local deli or at gas stations are fun and satisfying, but not cheap. However, with an app called Lucktastic, you can scratch tickets for free. Each day, the app releases a new batch of digital scratch-off tickets. Instant wins range from $1 to $5000. You can also earn tokens, play games and enter costs.

4. Free pancakes

By signing up for MyHop (IHOP’s loyalty program) you can get a free stack of pancakes. Once you create an account, you get an email with a coupon. However, this coupon has an expiration date and can take a few hours to appear in your email. 

5. $225 in cash

With a website called Swagbucks, you can get paid to watch short video clips online. You can watch anything from someone baking brownies to updates on Hollywood drama. You just have to choose which videos you want to watch and answer some questions about them after watching. Brands pay Swagbucks to get these videos in front of people and this allows people like you to get paid. This process won’t make you rich, but you can get up to $225 per month and it has already paid its users more than $200 million. It just takes one minute to sign up and you earn a $5 bonus to get you started. 

6. Free $100

A company called Aspiration offers a Spend and Save account that gives you $100 just for opening a new debit card. You just have to open the account, deposit at least $10, and use your debit card to make at least $1,000 in purchases. It takes only five minutes to sign up. 

7. Up to $200 in stocks

When you download the Robinhood app and fund your account, they drop a share of free stock into your account. It is random, however, so the stock can be worth between $2.50 to $200. This helps you to build your investments and Robinhood doesn’t charge commission fees which means that you can buy and sell stocks for free with no limits. There are also no minimum investments to sign up. 

8. Free bagel and spread

When you sign up for Einstein Bros. Bagels’ rewards program, you get a free bagel and cream cheese. You will also start earning points, or two points for every $1 spent. zThis can earn you more freebies. 

9. Free electronics

If you sign up to be on the Nielsen Consumer Panel, you can use your smartphone or the company will send you a free barcode scanner. Each time you go shopping, you just scan the UPC codes on the back of each product and send your data to Nielsen. They then reward you with gift points which you can redeem for free jewelry, electronics, toys, or household items. The longer you stay on the panel, the more opportunity you have to earn points and receive entries into their sweepstakes. These prizes include new vehicles and vacations. 

10. Free Godiva chocolate

Once you sign up for Godiva’s rewards program, you get free chocolate every month at participating locations as well as birthday chocolate. 

11. Free credit score

Credit Sesame gives you credit for free and it just takes a few minutes to sign up. You will see a credit report card so you can check for errors and you can find and correct just one to give your credit score a boost. 

12. Free pizza

You can get a free personal one-topping pizza on your next visit when you sign up for Check E. Cheese’s More Cheese Rewards program. You get free pizza and a $10 reward for every three visits when you spend over $20 and treats on your birthday and half birthday. 

13. Free coffee

If you sign up for Blue Bottle’s monthly subscription service, you can get a 2-ounce trial of their famous beans. You just need to cancel your subscription if you don’t want to keep receiving coffee. 

14. Free ice cream

If you download the Slab Happy Rewards app from Marble Slab Creamery, you get free ice cream for signing up. You then earn points for every dollar you spend and you can cash them in for $5 off future purchases. 

15. Free roast beef sandwich

If you sign up for Arby’s email list, you get a free roast beef classic with the purchase of a drink. They also send coupons. 

16. Free Bare Minerals makeup

They offer a free five-piece customizable Everyday Minerals makeup kit sample based on your skin tone. You just need to pay for shipping. They also give away free eyeshadow samples. 

17. Sephora beauty products

If you become a “Beauty Insider,” you get your choice of a free beauty kit from Marc Jacobs or Fresh on your birthday. 

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Saving Quiz

A perk about getting free things is that you get to save money! Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge about saving:

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Interest is:

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You are opening a savings account that earns compound interest. Which compounding frequency will earn  you the most money?

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Which of the following accounts will give you the LEAST access to your money?

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The purpose of a budget is to:

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When it comes to saving money, what is a good rule of thumb?

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