THE FREE & CHEAP LIST

Our growing list of goods and services that are very inexpensive or FREE. 
Know something that should be included here? Email us!

FEATURED CHEAP DEALS:


CARS

Shared Cars For Rent By the Hour:
Zipcar.com

Cheap No-frills Rentals at Select Vacation Spots:
Simplywheelz.com

Auto Driveaway
Autodriveaway.com - Transport someone else's car and pay no rental fees

Get Free C.L.U.E. Report Before You Purchase:
LexisNexis.com

Free Auto Care Instructional Videos:
CarCareKiosk.com

Guaranteed Online Pricing for a Car Purchase:
CarCareKiosk.com
CarsDirect.com
Overstock.com


CELLPHONES/MOBILE DEVICES

Cheap Cell Phone Plans:
See Clark's list

Free Apps To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions:
See Clark's list

Free Grocery Apps:
CellFire.com
Coupons.com
GroceryIQ.com
SavingStar.com

Free Tracking and Security Apps: 
Find My iPhone
Where's My Droid
InstaMapper
MyLookout

Free Directory Assistance:
1-800-FREE-411

Long Distance Deals:
FreePhone2Phone.com
Oovoo.com
Talkster.com
Skype.com
MagicJack
Ooma.com
Rebtel.com
Viber.com

Use Your Cellphone Abroad:
MAXroam.com - Use your cell phone abroad for a low cost
TheTravelInsider.info - Unlock your phone to use it anywhere in the world

Free conference calling:
FreeConferenceCalling.com
Google Voice
InstantConference.com
JoinMe.com
AnyMeeting.com  

Free faxing:
FaxZero.com
GotFreeFax.com
OneSuite.com ($1 monthly charge applies)
HelloFax.com

Miscellaneous:
SimpleVoiceBox.com - Free voice mailbox sysem
MyLookout.com - Free anti-theft solutions for mobile devices (smartphone only)
PreyProject.com - Free anti-theft solutions for mobile devices (Macs, PCs and smartphones)=


COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE

Spyware &Scareware Fixes:
Clark's AntiVirus/SpywareGuide 

Internet Telephony (VoIP):
Clark's list of Internet Telephony deals

Free high-speed Internet for light use:
FreedomPop.com

Wi-Fi Access:
FON.com - Free private worldwide Wi-Fi network

Printer Cartridges:
Learn a simple trick to get up to 60% more ink from your cartridges

Website building & Word Processing software:
Sites.Google.com - Build a non-commercial website for free
Webs.com - Build a non-commercial website for free
ClickBook.net - Free appointment software for your small business
Qooshi.com - Free appointment software for your small business
WaveAccounting.com - Free online accounting software for small business
OpenOffice.org - Free alternative to Microsoft Office
LibreOffice.org - Free alternative to Microsoft Office
Zoho.com - Free alternative to Microsoft Office
Google Docs - Free alternative to Microsoft Office

People and Public Info Search:
Zabasearch.com

Free cloud storage:
Dropbox.com
ADrive.com
Windows Live SkyDrive
CX.com
MiMedia.com

Free Adobe Photoshop alternatives:
Gimp.org
Paint.NET
PicMonkey.com - Edit photos online for free

Free Adobe InDesign alternative:

Scribus.net


COUPONS & SHOPPING:

Coupons:
Clark's list of coupon sites and free shipping offers
Daily Deals & Coupons

Free Online Classifieds:
eCrater.com
VivaStreet.net (for Spanish speakers)
Craigslist.org
Hoobly.com

Free Online Price Protection Alerts:
RefundPlease.com
ShoppingNotes.com
PricePinx.com

Deals & Deal-a-Day Sites:
DealNews
Woot.com
1SaleaDay.com
DoDTracker.com
GiveawayoftheDay.com

Local savings available in most metro areas:
Groupon.com
LivingSocial.com
MyDailyThread.com
DealSwarm.com

 

EDUCATION

Free Online University Courses: (Non-credit)
Open Yale - Non-credited courses
U.C. Berkeley - Non-credited courses
MIT University - Non-credited courses
Wikiversity
Free Education - Search the web for courses
OpenCourseWare Finder
OpenLearn
OpenCulture
Khan Academy
AcademicEarth
BYU Independent Study
Udacity
Coursera
GCFLearnFree.org
FreeWorldU.org - Free online pre-K to 12 program

Free Entrepreneur Courses:
SBA.gov - Free classes for small business owners
MyOwnBusiness.org - Free Internet course for entrepreneurs

Free Online Language Courses:
BBC.co.uk Online Language School
LiveMocha.com
Word2word.com Free Language Courses - Links to many languages and resources
USALearns.org - Free ESL lessons

Free Media Production Workshops:
Apple Media Workshops - Classroom-based, hands-on courses teaching multimedia software
HP Learning Center - Free online classes

Free Teacher's Software:
The Gradeway Teacher's Suite - Combines a gradebook, lesson planner, attendance tracker and more
BlueBonkers.com - Free teaching aids
Engrade.com - Free gradebook and more

Textbook Comparison Shopping:
Clarkhoward.com - A list of sites

Financial Aid information, Advice and Tools:
FinAid.org

SAT Tests:
SAT test prep opportunities
eKnowledge.com - Free SAT/ACT prep software (shipping and handling charges apply)


ENTERTAINMENT

Free Books and e-Books:
eBookFling.com
Joggoon.com
BookMooch.com
PaperbackSwap.com
PublicLibraries.com
LibraryElf.com
PodioBooks.com
Gutenberg.org
PoemHunter.com
LibriVox.org
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home
The Cheap e-Book

Free Music:
Pandora Radio
Slacker.com
GrooveShark.com
Guvera
Jango (Internet radio)
Live365.com
QTrax.com
NoiseTrade.com
Imeem.com
TheRadio.com
DI.fm
Spotify.com
RadioParadise.com
radioIO.com
iHeart.com
Songza.com

Cable/Satellite/HDTV:
AntennaWeb.org - Get HDTV for free using your outdoor antenna
Hulu.com - Free TV content and movies
Google Chromecast - Enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV

Dining Deals:
Cheapism.com
VillageVines.com
DailyGobble.com

Free Online Dating:
Clark's list of free online dating sites, plus user-submitted suggestions

Free Gaming:
NLOP.com - Free and legal online poker playing (ad-supported)
Adventure Game Studio - Play (and make!) your own video games for free
MMOHut.com - Free massively multiplayer online games

Free Movie Screenings (subject to availability):
GoFoBo
FilmMetro
FreeMovieScreenings
 


FINANCES

Free Credit Report:
AnnualCreditReport.com - The only truly free credit report!
(Note: Users have reported being charged for Triple Advantage after being redirected to one of the 3 main credit bureaus' sites. Remember you can still get your free credit report by calling or writing.)

Credit Freeze Information:
Clark's Credit Freeze Guide - How to freeze and protect your credit
AllClearID.com - ChildScan is a free service to help protect your child from identity theft (Social Security number required)

Free Credit Counseling:
NFCC.org - Free or low-cost credit counseling resources

Free Mortgage and Financial Calculators:
DinkyTown.net
HSH.com
FinancialCalculators.com
MyMoney.gov
DrCalculator.com

Free Tax Filing Services:
IRS.gov - Complete list of free or cheap IRS-recommended filing services
TaxACT.com - Prepare and file federal taxes for free, regardless of high income
Clarkhoward.com - Clark's guide to low-cost tax filing information

Free Estate Planning and Money Management:
USAAedfoundation.org
IRS.gov- Free IRS Services for those who qualify

Unclaimed Funds:
Unclaimed.org
MissingMoney.com - Free national search for missing money
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation - Find out about unclaimed pension benefits

Peer-to-Peer/Social Lending:
Prosper.com
Zopa.com
Virgin Money
LendingClub.com

Free Online Budgeting Tools:
Mint.com
BillGuard.com (free personal finance security service)
 


HEALTH

Cheap Eyeglasses:
Eyebuydirect.com
Glasses Unlimited
Goggles4U
Zenni Optical

Prescriptions:
Clark's list of prescription plans for less

Supplies:
OstoGroup.com - Free ostomy supplies for the uninsured

Misc.:
GeorgiaHealthInfo.gov - Ga. residents can shop for the best prices on prescriptions, outpatient procedures and long-term care options


HOMES

Mortgage and Financial Calculators:
DinkyTown.net
HSH.com
DrCalculator.com

Mortgage Cheat Sheet:
Ask the right questions of your lender when applying for a loan

Discount online brokers:
Doorfly.com

Foreclosures:
EmailForeclosures.com - Foreclosure listings sent by email
RedFin.com - A discount online brokerage for residential real estate (only available in select areas)

Utilities and Repairs:
ServiceLive.com - Name your price for home repairs
WhiteFence.com - Comparison shop for utilities online
BillShrink.com - Comparison shop for utilities online

Insurance Issues:
KnowYourStuff.org - Free online inventory of your belongings

Home Security:
SimpliSafe.com - Self-install system with cheap monthly monitoring


LEGAL

Inexpensive Legal Documents:
Nolo.com

Legal Self-help Sites by State:
http://clarkhoward.com/topics/legal_self_sites.htm

Living Wills:
CaringInfo.org - Free advance directive information


LIFE AND FAMILY

Free Food on Your Birthday: HOT!
List of restaurants offering birthday freebies

Free Food for Kids:
MyKidsEatFree.com - Find restaurants near you where kids can eat for free
OutToEatWithKids.com - Find restaurants near you where kids can eat for free

Free Camps for Kids:
CampCorral.org - Free national summer camp for the children (ages 8 to 15) of fallen, wounded or disabled military veterans and service members

Estate Planning and Money Management:
USAAedfoundation.org  

Daily Deals for Baby Clothes:
BabySteals.com

Miscellaneous:
HowToCutChildrensHair.com
AlexisAbramson.com - List of discounts for people ages 50 and up


MISCELLANEOUS

FREE Household Goods:
Freecycle.org
ThrowPlace.com
ReUseItNetwork.org
6DoS.net
TrashNothing.com
Ecofreek.com

Razor Blades:
Extend the life of your razor blades with this simple trick!


PETS

Adopt a Pet For Free:
Petfinder.org - Search the nationwide index of pets available for adoption from shelters and Humane Societies.
IAADP.org - Free medications and discounted services for disabled people who use a service dog (requires a $20-$30 fee for a multiple-year membership.)
 


TRAVEL

Bus Service:
MegaBus.com
BoltBus.com

Travel Discount Websites:
Biddingfortravel.com
Roomsaver.com
Priceline.com
Hotwire.com
Mobissimo.com
DeskBell.com
GuestMob.com
BackBid.com
TripTwit.com

Rent Private Accommodations Directly from the Owner:
AirBNB.com
Vacation Rentals by Owner
VacationRentals.com
HomeAway.com

Stay With a New Friend:
CouchSurfing.com

Miscellaneous:
Kropla.com
FreeCampSites.net
ePassportPhoto.com - Cheaper option for passport photos
DisneyforFree.com