3 Things to Watch for and Avoid with FREE Stuff Pages

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Getting freebies in the mail is so much fun and can save you a ton of money on products that you use. Finding the best legitimate free stuff offers is the hard part with so many freebie pages turning into businesses! With the amount of scams and fake offers all over Facebook and online it can be super hard to weed out the bad to score tons of the good.

Once a freebie page has been deemed a business you know to be on high alert and to watch what you sign up for while visiting their page. A business needs to make money bottom line.



READ ALSO: Are you cut out for freebie hunting? 

BUT... Do you know what to avoid when following freebie groups/pages ? I am very confused when I come across a self proclaimed savings or free stuff website and see the amount of things that are being sold, and products for you to buy. Baffling to say the least.

Have doubts about freebies, and think it's all a big scam? I hear, ya! And I don't blame you! There are so many scams out there and everyone says you can't get something for free, but the proof is in My Canadian Mailbox Facebook group and right here in my mail calls.. See the stuff that arrives in our mailbox and others from all over Canada. Not just see it, start getting the same stuff mailed right to you too! Freebies are everywhere and following and joining the right hot spots will fill your mailbox in no time!

Learning how to find free sample offers, product testing offers is the best way to maximize your freebies.



TOP 3 Things to AVOID When Following FREE-STUFF Pages

1. Does the page owner or group owner respond to your questions or doubts about a post? If a page owner isn't willing to respond to its followers then you should be Leary. If someone needs their doubts about a free sample, product-testing, or giveaway post answered , they should be responded to.

No question is a bad question when it comes to getting free stuff in the mail. It can be very confusing when you first get into it.

2. Are they daily promoting products for you to buy? This is a HUGE red flag. Here's why. A freebie or savings blog is a great tool online to save you money and score you as many freebies as you can get, not sell you products.  Often the focus now goes into the selling of products and scam giveaways, fake freebies, and unsafe freebies start slipping through the cracks and getting posted. And only to draw you to their website. They need you to click through to hopefully buy a product.

Don't get me wrong, sharing a great price drop or deal is great, as long as it is disclosed that it is an affiliate link and that they will be getting a commission from you. If there are more products being sold on their website than freebies you know this website won't save you money.

Just because something goes on sale, doesn't mean you need to buy it. 


3.  Do they promote programs you know and research shows don't work. This is another biggie to watch for. Many freebie blogs promote programs that yes are legit BUT also offer you no value, you won't earn as they tell you and have very poor Better Business Bureau  ratings. Here is one to watch for. Field Agent is promoted quite often by groups and pages yet it has been proven to be one to stay away from. Field Agent Scam or Legit?

They draw you in with titles of free McDonald's and free cash. Doing a few minutes research shows you that in fact the person promoting it simply wants to make that $5 for you signing up. This is your next red flag and you should shy away from trusting more of their posts without doing your research first.

Freebie hunting, getting free beauty products to test, product samplers, free full size products and more are so much fun and so rewarding to get, but do it with common sense, and trust the freebie pages you follow or better yet learn how to scout of free stuff on your own and get even MORE.

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Comments

  1. "Just because something goes on sale, doesn't mean you need to buy it. " 🍀

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  2. Its hard to spot which freebies are legit and which ones aren't. But i know which ever ones are posted on your site are the real deal.

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  3. Good tips for Black Friday, just because something is on sale, doesn't mean you have to buy it (some things aren't really a "good" price either ;) )

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  4. Thanks for the tips! At least I know I can always trust the freebie offers posted on Angie's Canadian Mailbox! :)

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  5. deloresdrake we got to be very carefull when going on freebie pages lately there is alot of scammer on them now days. we got to know the fake one from the reaaal sites. thank you angie

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  6. Yes we have to be carefully and read the full article to make sure it it what we are looking for. Finding the best legitimate free stuff offers is the hard part, with all the scams out there.

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  7. love getting freebies and I love that if i am not sure i can come check online with my freebie and contest friends. and check Angie's of course.

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  8. Jennifer Stone WhiteNovember 19, 2019 at 5:04 AM

    A lot of people don't do their research before signing up. Thanks for letting us know not all is as it seems!

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  9. I found the elves!!! Omg i am so happy, I never find hidden things, thanks Angie, I found them on TOP 3 Things to AVOID When Following FREE-STUFF Page

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  10. Research and reading the fine print is very important when determining if a freebie site is legit. Thanks for the tips!

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  11. Aside from all the spam!!
    Yes I think I’m cut for freebie hunting
    Gd morning an thank you Angela

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  12. Thank you for the tips on freebiepages very helpful

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  13. I really do feel more confident in a freebie when the person/company hosting it response to questions. Despite all the hoops to jump when claiming a “freebie” I’ll still never stop.. I looove free! ❤️

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  14. I always take your advise on articles and things to advoid on freebie pages..thanks To elves for leading me there

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  15. I know I've entered some sketchy freebie offers in the past but I'm much better at weeding them out now with all the tips

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  16. Lots of fake freebies in my email. Thanks to your tips I’m more savvy. I think. Lol. Finding a legit free product or sample is so exciting. ❤️

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  17. Love Freebies, but yes lots of Scams out there. I Love My Canadian Mailbox, as they pretty much post what are Scams. And at Christmas time the scams seem to increase. 🎄

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  18. So many scams, read the rules before entering or applying!

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  19. Thank you for showing us what to watch out for & avoid on the freebie pages! (Found your little friends! )

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  20. I love all the tips you have compiled to help keep us safe.

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  21. Good to know is once a freebie is deemed a business be on high alert.
    Angie you keep us on the straight and narrow thank you

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  22. Very well said, I dont buy something just because it's on sale, I buy an item because I actually need it and have researched the prices and know it's a good deal. Not a mark up then put as a sale, great deal when it's only 2% lower then regular price before the mark up. I joined Field Agent and have recieved a a cheque. If you follow the instructions exactly it's usual easy. I only do the coffee easy ones and my local No Frills once and awhile. I did basically stop using it after getting my 7-11 ones rejected because of taking the wrong picture of a display. And you have to start all over again not just the 1 picture so I stopped doing the 7-11 ones. I never go out of the way to do them so adds up really slowly.

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  23. I know that in the past I’ve signed up for some fake freebies. Am trying to do better now.

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  24. Good to know...just cause you see sale doesn't mean you need to buy...few other good tips about freebie pages...Thank you

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  25. Daily promoting red flag is something I always watch for when looking for freebie pages. I learned the hard way. Glad you have My Canadian Mail box for us. You rock. We started a few years ago with the "just because it's on sale we dont need to buy it" attitude, so we could spend less and save more.

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  26. For fake freebies especially on facebook, I scroll up and down their page to see if they respond to people or I count how many posts they made and for how many years. If it is a couple of posts and no response to people, I leave as quickly as possible. I only trust your site to be honest for freebies cause I know they won't be fake. Thanks Angie.

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  27. If they are asking for any kind of money for a free sample there's a red flag. Also big companies don't usually give out gift cards. Example costco giving away a $250 gift card scam.

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  28. When first starting out I signed up for everything until i realized there were fake ones, ditched my email after the spam started getting out of control. Started fresh and checked everything before signing up. Your article added a few things to my watch list. Thanks for all your hard work

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  29. I love your tips, I have been contesting awhile, but I am always learning stuff, for example, I did not know about Field Agent - I thought they were legit - thanks so much for the heads up, I wont be following them any longer!

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  30. These are some great tips! I appreciate and value your advice, and will make sure to look out for these things to avoid when browsing through freebie sites! Thank you! 🥰

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  31. I have been noticing so many fake freebies lately.This year I seen one posted and Im so mad at myself for giving my address and info because now I am swamped daily with spam and I also paid $3.99 through my paypal.I thought because there was a small fee that it was legit. Thank you for the tips this article was super helpful Angie :)

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  32. If it seems too good to be true, I pass on it. my time and stress are worth more than a free product sample!

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  33. It's so easy to be misled while browsing. Thanks for your great tips 😊

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  34. thank you for the great information in this article.

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  35. Best advice ever while searching for elves ' "just because it's on sale doesn't mean you need it!"

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  36. I actually avoid a lot of freebies now. When I first started I'd sign up for anything and I'm sure I've sent my info to scams in the past. (I definitely have in contests too ) but now I'm more confident I can spot them. Sometimes things are too good to be true, important to know these tips you've shared!

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  37. Usually you know its a scam, no matter how bad you want it!

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  38. Thank you for the great information I've entered alot of contests only to find a few that are scams. I definitely make sure to read everything before hand. I really like when others comment their experiences.

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  39. Always looking out for us! Thanks so much Angie! I used to apply for everything, until..... I found your group! Now I read everything, and I mean everything! Thanks so much! Don’t know what we would do without you!

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  40. I hate when I join a freebie/contest group and it is filled with links to buy stuff. This is some good info for people who are not sure what they are getting into.

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  41. Found the elves in the article about what to watch for with freebie pages. I have learnt a lot about freebies and other stuff from this website. Thanks Angie

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  42. Thanks for all the information took a long tome to learn

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  43. I like freebie hunting but its disappointing to see all the fake freebies, I'm so happy to have found your group Angie a place we all can trust!

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  44. Thanks!! Great info.. Only once I've entered a fake contest... that I know of lol... I am alot more careful now.. Thanks!!!

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  45. Found the elves for the first time :) If something is too good to be true, it probably is. Always take caution. If you have to pay for your prize then most likely a scam.

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  46. Thanks for the great tips about which freebie pages are legit! Sometimes it can be hard to tell, but with a little common sense and attention to detail you can usually spot the fake pages and steer clear!

    JA Bixby

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  47. Thanks for this Tip .. I don't really get too many Free Samples .. and I just stick with the Sites that I have known for years it seems .. Name on FB is Glenna Millar Westbrook

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