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  1. How To Get Freebies Without Being Scammed 

     

    Here is your ultimate guide to getting legitimate free products in 2018 without getting scammed or ripped off. 

     

    We all love good freebies, and fortunately, there are many websites online that are happy to give them to you.  Although many of them list the same products, for the most part, it is very important to ensure that you go to the best sites so that you don't waste a lot of time sorting through rubbish. 

     

    Begin by making sure you read all of the fine print

     

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    There might be a catch with some freebies, including needing to buy something (so actually that isn't at all free!).  Make sure that you read any fine print to know what you are getting into and what the terms and conditions are. 

     

    Look for reviews

     

    Before you sign up for anything, first do some research on the company or website, and look for comments and reviews online.  If there is just one bad report, don't get all hung up on it.  However, there is probably a good reason if nobody has anything good to say. 

     

    Don't give out your payment information

     

    If you never give credit card numbers out then there won't be a chance of you getting charged unexpectedly for anything.  There are some free trials that might ask you to enter in your payment information.  If you do decide to do that make absolutely sure to cancel before you are charged anything. 

     

    If it sounds too good to be true, then probably it is!  

     

    It is possible to get items for free like freebie rewards and free samples, but you will never get a free car, hundreds of pounds in cash, etc. So if an offer sounds way too good to be true, then most likely it is.   

     

    Best places for freebies

     

    Freebie sites 

     

    BzzAgent - Free products are offered in exchange for you making their company on your Twitter, Facebook, and other social accounts. 

     

    ilovefreegle.org and Freecycle.org.  These websites let people within your local area offer free items that they don't need or want any longer.  It can be really good for things such as furniture. 

     

    ApplauseStore - get free tickets for filmings and TV show recordings.

     

    GumTree (Freebies section) - Almost anything can be found on Gumtree, including freebies, ranging from fire extinguishers to sofas, TVs, concrete, soil and scrap wood. 

     

    WOWFreeStuff.co.uk -  A great mixture of free samples, freebies and printable vouchers that can be used in stores all over the country.  The free stuff they are currently offering ranges from coffee to makeup. At the moment they have an amazing freebie where L’Oreal are offering 70,000 samples of their new Safflower Shampoo.

  2. I love knitting socks! I usually make them as gifts so I don’t have an array of hand knitted socks for myself. This last pair I made though I decided we’re definitely going to be for me. I bought the yarn a long time ago in a destash. 

     
    So you might be asking yourself if you aren’t a knitter why make socks when you can just buy them? There are so many reasons why but for me the main ones are:-
     
    They are a small project that don’t take that long to make. 
    Knitted in the round so no seams, so you just knit round and round so perfect tv knitting. 
    The best reason of all is they feel amazing to wear! 
     
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    Anyway back to the rainbow socks. I made these using 2.25mm circular needles then put in an afterthought heel. Which does mean cutting your knitting to insert a heel! But with practice this is easy and not as terrifying as it sounds. I use this method quite a lot although I enjoy making them with a traditional heel flap and gusset too. 
     
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    I had a little bit of yarn left so I made a pair of super cute baby socks for my granddaughter so she can have rainbow socks too. 
     
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    Let let me know what you enjoy knitting in the comments