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Always on the Lookout for Freebies

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Yahoo Personal Finance section posted a gem of an article today that listed 30 freebies.

Fabulous Freebies 2008

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. Not all of the freebies may apply to you, but some just might. I found a few that appeal to me.

Hulu – This site has full movies and TV shows that you can watch – and it is perfectly legit! I probably spent too much time this evening browsing the site, but they have some of my favorite shows on there: In Living Color, A-Team, Doogie Howser and King of the Hill. With so many TV shows now popping up online, it really makes me wonder if we should cancel the cable. At $18/month perhaps it is time to say goodbye.

Mutopia (note: the link in the article is incorrect, the correct address is www.mutopiaproject.org) – You can print sheet music from some of the greats…Bach & Mozart, just to name a few. In all, there are 1431 pieces of sheet music. As someone who really wants to get back to her musical roots, this site is a treasure.

I’ve really realized lately that there are tons of things for free. The hard part can be finding them, so articles like these are always great to read!


11 Comments

  • Reply danielle |

    I’m trying to become one of those coupon queens that can walk out of the store with a cart full of groceries for a dime or whatever. I’m not there yet, but I’ve saved a hundred bucks in 2 weeks, and we are having fun trying new things.

  • Reply Mark B. |

    The big TV question, do you drop the cable? I am considering the same for myself, except where I live we have no cable, only satellite, so I could save $70 a month by dropping it. Why is it so hard to drop? Jeez.

  • Reply doctor S |

    Hulu.com is an amazing freebie, if I cant find a movie or show on tv-links.cc, then it is always on hulu and the download times are not that bad iwth Hulu either! Only reason I have cable tv is to be able to watch live sports, all tv shows and sitcoms I am watching on the net.

  • Reply Cheryl |

    Great article!

    In terms of the free directory assistance, I use 1-800-GOOG-411 (Google 411) to avoid the ads that come with 1-800-FREE-411.

  • Reply Jerry |

    Oh yeah, Hulu is the best! It leads us away from the TV set and it also gives us some insurance that we will still be able to watch American shows for free, even when overseas. Nice!
    Jerry

  • Reply Sandy Naidu |

    Thanks for the resources…Hulu seems to be a great site…I had a quick browse through it and looked like something I will be visiting more often.

  • Reply CanadianKate |

    Jerry: Hulu doesn’t work if you are not connected to a US ISP. I’m currently in Canada and just tried to play something and got that message.

    This is an ongoing problem for me (Daily Show clips are another example, and some of the additional ABC footage for Amazing Race.)

    And when we were in the US during hockey playoffs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. wouldn’t allow us to watch the games online because we weren’t at a Canadian ISP.

    Sorry, but they know where you are watching from therefore can cut you off.

  • Reply Tricia |

    CanadianKate – I had no idea that it was country-specific. That is such a bummer that you can’t watch US shows πŸ™

  • Reply Penny |

    I dropped cable ($65+/month bill) last year and I’ve never regretted it, although I have an HDTV now and get stunning on-air channels. I’ve subscribed to Netflix for $17 a month (3 DVDs at a time) and I find I’m using my time a whole lot better by watching 1-2 hours of good movie a night instead of sitting like a sloth couch potato flipping through garbage I don’t really want to watch.

    Looks like there’s lots of good TV coming on this fall too. Especially that Sci-Fi series with my favorite actor, Rufus Sewell.

  • Reply N ancy |

    As crazy as this sounds…I live in LA, and NEVER had cable! Yes, I am debt, but just addicted to everything else! LOL Since I never had it, I don’t even miss it!

    The ironic thing is, so many friends still had dial up, at one point, and I was into the higher speed cable. They constantly belittled me for no cable tv..sorry..just ranting! πŸ™‚

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