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Free Stuff Everyday: How Customers And Companies Can Unlock The Power of Freebies [Kindle Edition]

Mike Essex
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Companies want you to have their products for free...That's the discovery that helped Mike Essex get over 700 products for free (worth more than $10,000). In this book he shares his step by step approach that has helped thousands of customers get incredible things for free.
  • Includes: Easy ways to get free fashion, books, furniture, food, and anything else
  • Author Seen In: USA Today, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times and ABC News
  • Proven Results: More Than 50 Amazon reviews (UK and US) with an average 4/5 stars
Customers: Forget coupons or special offers and learn a new way of getting products for free. If you want free cosmetics, gadgets, clothes, video games or anything else, this book will show you how. 

Businesses: Gain an amazing insight in to the "free stuff" culture at the heart of every customer, from someone who lived and breathed freebies for five years.  Learn never before seen ways of marketing your products, and how you can create people who are fanatical about your brand, through the use of free gifts.

Based on techniques used by over 100,000 customers, by an author featured in USA Today, BBC News, The Guardian, ABC News and many more across the globe.

This book includes simple legal methods of getting freebies that are proven to work time and time again.

With 90 examples for customers and brands this is a simple guide that anyone can follow and use.

Contents

* A 30 Day Plan
* The lost art of bartering
* The reasons why companies want you to have free stuff
* Secret ways to build a business through free stuff
* Rundowns of contact methods for companies
* The five types of companies you can contact
* Over 90 examples
* A simple, effective guide

* Blagman.co.uk readership 2005-2011


Editorial Reviews

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Author seen in USA Today, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times and more.


"Very good concept and some fab tips." - Budget Mummy Blog

"Free Stuff Everyday is a well written book by someone who's obviously very passionate about the subject of getting free stuff." -Vanessa Reece.com

"A great book and great ideas to help anyone." - Babs Book Bistro

"I would recommend this book to anyone." - Alan Donegan

"Well worth a read if you love freebies." - Dave Wales

 "If you're thinking about entering the world of freebie products and services, I would suggest that you read this invaluable resource first" - Save Money Hound

"To get free stuff download the eBook "Free Stuff Everyday Guide" -My Weekly Magazine

From the Author

I honestly believe this book can help you get products for free. It's based on five years of my own experience, with techniques that have been seen by over 100,000 people and I've seen the book give people success time and time again. Every step of the process is explained in a simple way, can be imitated by anyone and can work successfully in an ethical and legal way. So give Free Stuff Everyday a go today to save yourself money and try new products.

Product Details

  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Q7CNWQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #430,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Could be a victim of its own success March 27, 2011
By Bob
Format:Kindle Edition
I have received my copy directly from the author free for review purposes.
As usual I comment on the Kindle formatting, it looks like a text file with no illustrations or fancy fonts but none the worse for that, it is also speech enabled so you can have the synthesised voice read it to you if you wish.
Although there are other techniques for getting free stuff this book almost exclusively concentrates on contacting suppliers / manufacturers and asking for items to be supplied free. Well actually it does not pretend it is as simple as that and goes through a series of techniques that anyone can use to try and obtain goods for free. The book does emphasise that only the truth should be told but with some poetic licence and that the best technique is to offer a deal with the supplier for example offering to test / review a product. I would have liked to see more templated letters and the section on how to contact the correct person expanded that being the most difficult part.
My concern is that when there are only a few people using the techniques they may be successful, I have been doing similar things for years with varying levels of success, however if firms get flooded with requests they are likely to put in a level of filtering and employee awareness which will make it much more difficult, so get in quick.
Overall I found this an interesting book and if the techniques are followed I would expect some success.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Take on Finding Freebies January 22, 2012
Format:Paperback
Free Stuff Everyday Guide outlines how to get free stuff and how to do it ethically. But unlike a lot of other "get free stuff" resources, Essex focuses his book on getting larger-scale freebies simply by contacting companies. He writes about creating a persona that will make companies want to give you their products. The book gives advice for deciding what freebies to go after, which definitely makes it a more serious endeavor than just stumbling across a free sample on Facebook.

As a seasoned freebie hunter, I found this book a little basic for me, but I did think the slightly different angle taken in the book (developing a "persona" and making a plan to get freebies) was interesting. This would be a great read for beginners.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Free advice and things April 10, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a good book for anyone wanting to get free items from various people. Mike is straight to the point on how to get things done and offers a lot of advice and examples. Some of these I have tired and still do and it does work.

I liked the templates he also includes in the book to help people along. I would say that if companies start getting a lot of request they might start slowing down on who they do let in to receive the free items.

Overall a great book and great ideas to help anyone.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Jessica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not saying you can't get free stuff if you ask the right question to the right people. But most of us are after "instant gratification". I don't have the patience or the time to make wooing various companies my day job, even on a part-time basis. The ideas suggested here just seem to by time and laborious intensive for the average person.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Free Stuff for Effort March 6, 2013
Format:Paperback
I received this book in PDF format in the author's hope that I would read it and review it. The author claims success in his methods of receiving items from companies for free but his definition of free might be a bit misleading. A lot of what he he writes about is the barter approach which is fine but the potential reader might be fooled by the title. He outlines various approaches that have worked for him though by driving his message home I found that there was a bit of repetition. Someone who wanted to invest the time and effort into his methods would no doubt gain some items without parting with cash but would end up paying for the items with reviews, cutting lawns, trading etc..
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beginners' guide with something for everyone April 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It strikes me as slightly ironic that I got this book, about getting free stuff, as a freebie. And maybe that just demonstrates that I'm not quite in the target demographic: I've been looking for freebies for about as long as I can remember, and since I started blogging (in 2008), I've had PR companies approaching me to offer their products.

So there was a lot of this book that I skimmed over, particularly in the introductory chapters, as it wasn't news to me that brands will give gifts and samples in exchange for exposure. On the other hand, I found plenty of useful and eminently practical information in these pages. I've never been to a trade show, I don't use my blog to badge myself as a journalist for press tickets, and actually, it's rare that I approach a company directly to ask for something. Essex gave plenty of examples of little ways that I could up my game, and make more of the presence I've already built.

This is a concise, helpful guide which I'd recommend as a great starting point for anyone new to the freebie scene - but may be worth a look even if you already know your way around PR agencies and marketing departments. Especially if you can get this book for free!
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless Book March 28, 2012
By Katie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Book is not worth $2.99. I've seen better creativity for getting free stuff from people on YouTube for FREE. This book reads like a book from the nineteen eighties and nineties. Also, the information is repetitive throughout the book. If the information wasn't repeated time and time again, the book would have been about three pages. Don't be fooled by the description. The information offered is not worth trying. In my opinion, one could do better by doing something like entering sweepstakes rather than wasting time with this old information.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars This was a nice free selection
This was a nice free selection
Published 20 days ago by Jdogg
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not good
Published 22 days ago by D. Roberts
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
not liked
Published 3 months ago by Wilma Rucker
4.0 out of 5 stars good book but wish it had more
Wish it had different and more freebies. The freebies in book are well known already, well I've known about them. Overall good book though.
Published 4 months ago by Lanette Campos
3.0 out of 5 stars read read ...read
Just read....no template, charts or some sort of table to follow
Great info to follow and use. Happy free stuff.
Published 6 months ago by ISABEL R CORTEZ
1.0 out of 5 stars not easy to figure out
really? how can you possibly ever use this book? you cant figure out how to use it. complete waste of time
Published 15 months ago by shadow11990
5.0 out of 5 stars Something for everyone
This quick read delivers! This approach of win-win for both companies and consumers is refreshing. If you only take a couple of ideas away, it will still be worth the cost of the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by J. Martin
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what it sounded like
Thought this was gonna be about getting samples n stuff...more about marketing to get things to blog about. Glad I didn't pay for this. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Horsegal 2760
3.0 out of 5 stars There is trully no *Free* lunch
I received Free Stuff Everyday from a giveaway and a request for a review after reading it.

I expected it to cover how to get freebies, where the best places to find... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Edjane Stewart
3.0 out of 5 stars Great savings help
Good deals finder, good web site idea toto ideas. Free stuff is wonderfully to help people save thousands of dollars
Published 19 months ago by jason mcghee
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More About the Author

Mike Essex is the author of the Tethered Twins trilogy of dystopian fiction and the Free Stuff Everyday guide. He has also appeared in BBC News, The Guardian, TIME, USA Today, ABC News and many more.

You can learn more about Mike at mikeessex.co.uk.


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