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Free Stuff

Like free stuff? Want to know how to get more low cost and free stuff? Read on!

Free Ebooks:

Here are list of my free ebooks, including Deadly Valentine.

More Free Ebooks:

Sign up for my email list to get my ebooks as well as to learn about great ebook giveaways from other authors. Use the sign up form to the right to join now.

Free Advanced Copies of Ebooks

I provide free advanced copies (ARCs) of many of my upcoming releases in exchange for a review. If you’d like to be a part of my review time, you can sign up through BookSprout. You’ll find other authors to grab free ARCs from too. Just remember, they’re free because you’re agreeing to read and leave an honest review.

Unlimited EBooks

This isn’t free, but Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program lets you download 10 books at a time. Want more? When you finish any of the ten, return it and get more. If you’re a fast reader, you can read as many books as in the KU store as you want for $9.99. (Note: Many of my books are in KU.)

Save Like Sophie

In the Sophie Parker Coupon Mysteries, Sophie learns a lot about how to shop and save using coupons and other tools. Here are a few you can try out.

Sophie’s Favorite Smartphone and Browser Apps for Saving and Getting Paid

Ebates: This program is one of the oldest online (it’s been around since 1998) and it’s gotten better over the years. Now you can not only earn cash back on your online shopping, but also in stores. One of the challenges of programs like this is knowing what stores will give you rewards. But if you add the Ebates applet to your browser, it will pop up anytime you land on a page of a company that you can earn rewards.  There is also a smartphone app. There are over 1,700 companies that Ebates works with and they have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Oh…and you can earn even more my referring others. Who of your friends and family shop online or off that would like to earn money back on their shopping?

Swagbucks: Second to Ebates, is Swagbucks. I doesn’t pay cash, but it does allow you to earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards, coupons and sweepstakes entries. I alternate between getting Starbucks cards and Amazon Cards with my Swagbuck points. You can also choose to get cards from Target, Wal-Mart, and PayPal. Like Ebates, it has a browser add-on that will pop up if you land on a site that offers Swag Points (I love it when both Ebates and Swagbucks pops up on one site!!), plus it has a smartphone app. Along with earning points by shopping, you can build up more points by watching videos, answering questions, and completing offers.

Refer your friends to Swagbucks and you can earn $5. Plus you get a $5 signup bonus when you join!

Ibotta: Ibotta offers great rebates, but you have to remember to check the app to earn them.  Select a reward (i.e. $3.00 for product), do a task, such as watch a video. and then go shopping. When you purchase the item, submit your receipt and then earn cash back. Once you’ve earned $5, which can do quickly as many products have several dollars in rewards, you can have it deposited into your PayPal account. You can earn more by referring other users.

Receipt Hogs: This company collect receipts to learn about consumer buying trends, which means you can shop anywhere and buy anything. When you’re done shopping, take a picture of your receipt, send to Receipt Hog and earn “coins” that can be paid through PayPal or with an Amazon gift card.

Paribus: Dealing with reward programs is time consuming. If you feel that way, you’ll want to check out Paribus. Paribus will scan your email receipts, determine if you could have paid a lower price elsewhere, let the merchant know about the lower price, and credit your account with the difference. It’s free to sign up. Paribus takes a percentage of your savings return. You can earn higher percentages by sharing on social media and referring new users.

SavingStar: I love earning discounts and money-back on stuff I already do and grocery shopping is something I do a lot. SavingStar allows you earn cash back from shopping at your favorite stores online and off. Find offers online, link your loyalty cards, and shop. You’ll need to scan your receipt for purchases not linked through your loyalty card. You can shop online through it’s portal (like Ebates) or use the SavingStar toolbar in your browser for savings when you shop online. There is a $5 payout threshold that is paid into your bank or PayPal.

Receipt Pal: Works like Receipt Hog, in that you scan your receipt or send an e-receipt to earn points to get gift cards.

Upromise: If you have a child heading off to college, Upromise is a great way to earn cash back for your child’s education. It works like Ebates, in that it’s a shopping portal from which you can shop and earn cash into your account. Plus you can link your credit/debit cards to your account and earn cash when dining out, getting gas and other purchases. You can also have family members join and their use of Upromise can earn cash for your child.

Checkout 51: This phone app provides great deals and money back. When you go to shop, check out current offers, select the ones you like, buy them, then snap a picture of your receipt. Once your account earns $20, you’ll get paid. 

GrouponSnap: Like Checkout 51, GrouponSnap provides you with cash-back on your groceries (including Target and Wal-Mart), as well as at other stores, such as Macy’s. View and select your weekly offers, buy them, snap a picture of your receipt and submit it, all through you phone. Receive a check when your account reached $20. You can also earn $1 for each referral who redeems an offer.

Points Prizes: This site is mostly about earning points doing surveys, watching videos and taking advantage of offer. But you can get free samples. Points can be redeemed for giftcards from Amazon, PayPal, Netflix, eBay, iTunes, Spotify, The Gap, gaming sites, and more.