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How to Be A Blagger: 2nd Edition [Kindle Edition]

Mike Essex
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  • Includes: The true story of one man's quest to get 100 products for free, and how anyone can do the same.
  • 2nd Edition: Updated and 100% relevant to 2012. No broken links or deals.
  • Author Seen In: USA Today, BBC News, The Guardian, The Times and ABC News
  • Loved By Thousands: Based on a freebie blog read by over 200,000 people
The book that proves it is possible to get something for nothing no matter who you are.
Telling the humerous and honest story of one man's attempt to get one hundred products for free this book offers an introduction to what "blagging" is and how just about anyone can get started.

Based on the hugely popular Mikeessex.co.uk website this book compiles the first 100 products he received for free as well as shedding new light on the tools and tactics employed by its creator in getting something for nothing.

Originally titled Blagman: Don't Buy It! Blag It!

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About the Author

Essex has over five years experience of getting freebies, and has been nicknamed 'Freebieman' from his expertise. He has been interviewed on BBC News, the Times, ABC News, USA Today and more, sharing his secrets as the master of free stuff.

Product Details

  • File Size: 268 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006T5FT0Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,431,924 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good! September 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I don't know why I downloaded this - perhaps simply because it was free and the title caught my eye :o)

This book is very different from all the others in its style... and I found it a great read. Mike's honesty, and the way he writes as he speaks (I imagine) made this a book I really enjoyed.

Much more than just a list of what he got, the humour surrounding his efforts, and the help he offers wannabe blaggers is well worth it. You find yourself rooting for him... in between running to the PC to see these companies to which he posts links.

If you only ever read one blagger book in your life - this should be it. Highly recommended.

Elle
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A diary including reviews May 17, 2012
By Bob
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the previous book "Free Stuff every day" Free Stuff Everyday: How Customers And Companies Can Unlock The Power of Freebies very useful as it gives loads of hints on how to get free stuff although I confess I did not have the nerve to try all of the techniques. However this book is very different in that the author has set himself the task of "blagging" 100 items for free unfortunately I thought that the diary type approach which did little more than include reviews of the items that he had managed to blagg, there were humorous moments but on large I found it boring and repetitious. I should not complain however as I received it free from the author to review.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A personal account of a personal challenge May 17, 2012
By Peter
Format:Kindle Edition
Mike Essex writes a review blog that gives exposure to products and services, and in return, he asks asks the manufacturer to provide the items to him for free. How to Be a Blagger is a personal account of his attempt to be given 100 free items in a year, interspersed with relevant product reviews from his website. True to the Mike Essex marketing model, I was sent a review copy of this book at no cost.

Essex is disarmingly honest, and is quite frank about the problems he's had to overcome when asking for "something for free". His first blag was a free packet of McVities Hobnob Biscuits (well, to be fair, it was actually two packets) but the enthusiastic and mildly self-deprecating way Essex speaks of such tiny victories is actually quite entertaining. He has gone to some effort to give each of his reviews a unique angle; the Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel Creme 200ml review is a highlight (incidentally, the customer reviews of this product on the Amazon UK website are rather eccentric and are worth checking out). There's also a short section in the book where Essex gives his thoughts on starting out for would-be blaggers.

If you are curious about such things, or if you fancy finding out how Essex managed to acquire his pile of "free" items, it's worth reading. I found it strangely compulsive as a bit of light relief, largely because I'm interested in reviewing and reviews.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Silly July 6, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
this was a silly book about how one person got free stuff. it took way too much work and not enough rewards for me. but it made me laugh a few times.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Review of How to Be a Blagger by Save Money Hound June 21, 2012
By Nita
Format:Kindle Edition
If you would like to score freebies, but are unsure about the process, then Mike's book "How to Be a Blagger" will point you in the right direction.

Mike shares the what's and how's of what he did to score his first 100 freebies. He provides invaluable advice on How to Be a Blagger as well as an entertaining read.
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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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