Finding Freebies

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

A number of websites, including, and, 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, and, 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 and you’ll get a code for a free rental every month. At and, you’ll find more free rental codes.

Sign up at 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, 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 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.