Today, everything has a price and sometimes, that price is a little too high in everyone’s opinion. Luckily, there are still some things you can get for free to put a smile on your face. Most of them can be found online.

“The best things in life are free.” — Luther Vandross

Here is a list of some of those things.

 Comic books

If you’re a lover of the illustrated written word, you can read thousands of free comics on the websites dedicated to this type of art. They are great places where you can read all the comics you like in the comfort of your own home whenever you like.

 Software

If you use Microsoft Office, you may know how expensive their software can be. Luckily, you can go to OpenOffice.org and download software for graphics, word processing, presentations, databases, and much more for free.

 Tax-free shopping days

We all know that we have to pay a tax on every item we buy. However, something that you might not know is that many U.S. states have tax-free weekends when you can buy all of those products for a lower price. For more information, you can go to FreeTaxWeekend.com to see a list of dates of tax-free weekends for all the states.

 Designated drivers

If you’ve had a drink or two, or maybe five and know you’re in no condition to drive home and there is nobody to drive you, you could try visiting DrinkingandDriving.com. They are a service that provides designated drivers who will drop you off to your home for a small fee or even for free.

 Toy Libraries

Have you ever bought your child a toy with which they played for an hour, and then they just left it aside and completely forgot about it? Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense just to borrow a toy? There are Toy libraries nationwide from where you could just borrow a toy for free and return it later. It saves you money and closet space. For more information, visit USATLA.org.

 Colouring books for adults

Kids have always loved to color, but nowadays adults have gradually been joining the fun. They are using it as a way to reduce anxiety and stress. You can download coloring books, or rather pages, for free on www.Coloring-Pages-Adults.com.

 Colouring books for kids

Just like for adults you can download free coloring books for children on numerous websites, one of them being Crayola.com. Just google it, and you will have a huge number of resources.

 Free meals for kids

If you’re taking the whole family out to eat make sure you visit MyKidsEatFree.com before doing so. On this website, you will find a list of over 5000 restaurants where your child can get a meal for free or a reduced price if they’re accompanied by an adult.

 Audiobooks

If you love books but just don’t have the time to read them, you can download free audio books from a nonprofit website LibriVox.org. They offer books that are in the public domain and are read out by volunteers, but they’re still high quality.

 Online college courses

You won’t be able to get a degree but, if you’re eager to learn, a lot of prestigious universities give free access to their online courses. Universities that do so are MIT, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and Tufts.

 Wi-Fi while you’re traveling

There are many free apps, such as iVanya, that help you find free Wi-Fi service no matter where you are.

 Apple summer camp for children

Every summer, Apple stores host a three-day workshop completely free for children age 8 – 12. This course teaches the children the art of filmmaking.

 Online video games

If you enjoy playing video games, you can find a new game every day online for free from sites such as FreeOnlineGames.com and AddictingGames.com.

 Admissions to Zoos and museums

A lot of public libraries offer passes to local Zoos and museums and other attractions that you can borrow. Just go to your public library and ask.

These are just a few, but there are a lot more things, you can get for free. You just have to know where to look, but you can find free samples or products if you look for them. And also you can try checking the “free” category on Craigslist, you might be surprised by their offer.

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