Life Tech Score! How to get some great free stuff online
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Score! How to get some great free stuff online

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Thanks to life’s increasing level of hyper-connectivity, a surprising array of free goods and services can now be found on the internet.

Whether it’s benevolence, marketing or simply a passion for sharing, you’ll find a large range of websites offering products and experiences as freebies.

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Feel like learning some Spanish before heading off to Madrid to catch some soccer? You can learn it free, online! Or maybe you’d like to sample some skincare products before splashing some cash – not a problem, you’ll find plenty of companies willing to help you out.

Here are some of The New Daily’s favourite websites where you can score some great free stuff.

Top Documentaries has an abundance of fascinating, free content.
Top Documentaries has an abundance of fascinating, free content, like this doco on highly skilled hackers.

Top Documentary Films

If life is a gradual release from ignorance, then this collection of documentaries will help you learn something new every day. Here you’ll find a large range of subjects – from psychology and performing arts to 9/11 conspiracy theories.

Free Samples Australia

Can’t be bothered heading to the supermarket for a free product sample? No sweat! This website has a broad collection of product samples that can be delivered straight to your door.

Retail Me Not

If you’re a fan of online shopping, then bookmark this website and never pay full price again. Browse the list available or search for your favourite store, copy the code and SNAP!

Jango

No subscription to Spotify, Rdio, Apple Music or Google Play Music? No problems. Just fire up Jango and start mixing your own stations to score every moment of your life, then share your stations with friends and family.

7 Cups of Tea is an easy, non-confronting way to ask for help.
7 Cups of Tea is an easy, non-confronting way to ask for help.

Code Academy

Rather than twiddle your thumbs waiting for the next season of Mr. Robot, why not try coding yourself? This website offers a great free beginning in the world of computer coding, guaranteed to come in handy when the robots take over.

Open Culture

If you have a few months to spare, you can brush up on your classic and cult movies on this popular website. You’ll also find ebooks, audiobooks and even a collection of online courses from the world’s top universities.

7 Cups of Tea

Sometimes making the time or simply being in the right headspace to seek help from a counsellor or therapist can be a challenge. This free service connects you with a qualified person to simply listen or lend you some advice.

Streema

Make like Nelson Mandela and learn how to communicate with others properly. Photo: Getty
Make like Nelson Mandela and learn how to communicate with others properly. Photo: Getty

Maybe it’s an awesome TV channel you discovered while travelling overseas, or perhaps you’ve moved to Australia and miss your favourite station from home, this website offers a great way to spend a little time away from home.

Duolingo

Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” Now you can speak to the world with these free language courses.

Softonic

Not only a great resource of information on living in a digital world, this website is also a treasure trove of apps for desktop and laptop computers. You’ll find apps for productivity, education, games, security, computer utilities and more.

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