The Dark Monk
The Hangman’s Daughter
What can I say? Even as I’ve fallen out of the couponing game (for a number of reasons), I still love BzzAgent and the free products I get to try. Especially when they’re books!
I LOVE participating in BzzAgent campaigns. Sure, it’s not a way to keep yourself stocked on products, but still, you get to try new products for free, and then get rewarded (via MyPoints) for sharing your opinion about them via blog posts, Twitter, and even real-life discussions that you report back to the website. My newest campaign is the Garnier Shampoo & Conditioner trial, which means I get a free full-sized bottle of each to try.
I absolutely love BzzAgent. It’s a great program where you can get samples (by which I mean full-sized samples) of items to try and talk about with your friends. I have received a few different kinds of make-up, free dog food, Kindle books, and chocolate chip cookies, among other things, to try and discuss. The more you review and spread the word on the campaigns you have, the more campaigns you get! Granted, I’ve never gotten any of the super-cool stuff like the Star Wars BluRay collection or a Kindle (I only wish!), but getting to try new stuff is a lot of fun.
My most recent campaign is the Maybelline Baby Lips and Lots of Lashes campaign. I was really surprised when I opened the box–FIVE full-sized tubes of mascara and FIVE different lip balm flavors to try and share (I kept most of the lip balms, but shared four of the mascara tubes). It’s a great way to get things for free, and to try new things, sometimes before other people get them!
As I may have mentioned, I’m a grad student working on an M.A. in English (as of 4/18/11, I have just a few short weeks and two long papers to go!). So you can probably guess that I’m an avid reader and book collector. However, books get expensive; there are classics that I want, but don’t necessarily want to pay for. And, heck, sometimes I just want something new and don’t have the cash. The solution is the Kindle, sold on Amazon for a whopping $139, or the free Kindle apps for computer, iPad, iPhone, etc. Amazon has a ton of free Kindle books, mostly classics published before 1923 (i.e. books with expired copyrights). However, they also have some good, contemporary stuff that shows up for free from time to time. My goal is to provide a fairly up-to-date list of books, besides “the classics,” that are free or extremely cheap for a limited amount of time.
Books I have gotten for free in the past include Magyk, Book 1 of the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell, and Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware. However, none of those are free at this point, so if you see something free that you think you might want, get it now! After all, it’s free–it’s not going to cost you a thing!
Many of these are going to be entitled “TITLE Free with Bonus Material,” which is how they will appear in your Kindle. I am not listing books that appear to be free at all times (the aforementioned classics, previews of longer books, and other books that are always listed as free). If you find any that I have missed, please feel free to add them in the comments–I am aware that this is a very, very incomplete list made up of ever-changing items.
Wings Free with Bonus Material by Aprilynne Pike
13 Little Blue Envelopes Free with Bonus Material by Maureen Johnson
Well, this isn’t so much a “for one” post as it is just a general one–I’d recommend this program to anyone who wants to try out free stuff and isn’t opposed to putting in a little bit of effort to get it.
BzzAgent allows you to sign up for different campaigns–you get to try out new products, and then post what you think about them! You can earn credit for posting reviews, tweeting about the campaign, posting to Facebook, or telling people about it (you have to report this last one, obviously). The more activities that you do, the more status that you gain, and the better campaigns that you get! I’ve been a member for about six months now, and haven’t put a lot of time into it, but I’ve already gotten two very nice freebies… Continue reading
Before coupons, this would have cost me $21.47. I was able to pay $0.24 OOP, and made $1.01 after ECBs!
Before coupons, this would have cost me $30.60. I was able to pay $0.55 OOP, but actually made $3.45 after Register Rewards! Continue reading