Finding Freebies

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Foodies should sign up for the Penzeys catalog (www.Penzeys.com or 1-800-741-7787). You’ll get regular coupons for free spices, no purchase necessary.

A number of websites, including RewardsGold.com, MercuryMagazines.com and Freebizmag.com, offer a changing mix of free magazine subscriptions in exchange for filling out surveys and questionnaires. No credit card is required and you won’t receive a bill.

At websites such as RecycleBank.com, DailyFeats.com and MyPoints.com, earn points for looking at ads and filling out surveys. The points can be redeemed for free gift cards, discounts and magazine subscriptions.

Redbox — those big, red boxes at area supermarkets — offer movies rentals for $1 a night, but you can get them free. Sign up at Redbox.com and you’ll get a code for a free rental every month. At RedBoxCodes.com and InsideRedBox.com, you’ll find more free rental codes.

Sign up at Gofobo.com for free movie tickets for advance screening of new films.

If you want to save yourself the trouble of checking a number of websites every day, check in at FatWallet.com, where consumers who are experts in uncovering free stuff share their finds.

Text “Savvy Shopper Deals” to 37798, or follow Korky Vann’s Deal of the Day at Courant.com or on the Courant’s A1 page every day.

Most offers require you to provide an email address, so set up a separate email account. They’re free at Yahoo, Gmail or Hotmail.

Don’t get suckered into buying something you don’t want or need to get a freebie. If you see something you like, grab it quick. There are limited quantities for most giveaways, so most offers are gone in a flash.