Curse the capitalist system! We work like a dog almost every day of our lives just enough to pay for a decent shelter and food on the table. There must be a better way. Let’s not waste time discussing how to get out of ‘poverty’ but how NOT to pay for everyday things and start living life on the cheap side!
Warning: Reading this material might induce significant excitement that may leads to impulsive resignation, loss of job, friends and well, more friends. Individuals, who are not ready to live like a free bird, may find it advisable not to read this report.
Tip #1: Sleep At The Movies
Sneaking in to the movies is easy. Get past the half-asleep ticket attendant – say you’re running to the toilet (Believe this, most of the time they couldn’t be bothered). Then just curl up behind one of those back-row seats and get some napping and free air-condition. Good for sunny days and when the park is full.
Tip #2: Get a Free Phone
There are places where you can sign up for free phone by simply letting them send you advertisement – a few times a day. Not only you get a free phone, you can earn money out of it too! Genius!
Tip #3: Complain!
Free food? Pick a cereal box in a bin and no, not eating the leftover. We’re talking about real food. Pick that up and start calling the customer service number (using your free phone of course). Food and beverage companies spend millions of dollars every year for advertisement and getting customer loyalty, they will not let you stuff up their effort. Tell them in all seriously you found pubes in between your teeth after eating their food and lo and behold a truck will turn up loaded with goodies just for you.
Tip #4: Enter Every Competition You Find
Especially eating competition; even if you don’t win, you get your fair share of free food. Most people are shy away from entering competition simply because their basic high school maths tells them that the chances of winning are slimmer than Nicole Richie’s body. But the more you enter, they more chances you get hold of that skill and one fine day you will be able to win something. Not to mention they give away goodie bags from sponsor. If you’re lucky enough you might be the one in a million to win a trip to Disneyland which you can sell it for a year’s worth of cheap meals!
Tip #5: Hitchhike
Oil price is rising and driving a car is not an option at all if you are serious about living for free – unless we’re talking about someone’s car. Check out http://www.roadjunky.com/guide/767/hitchhiking-tips-and-tactics.
Tip #6: Collect Free Sample of EVERYTHING
Again companies spend millions every year creating samples – making tiny boxes of cereal, toothpaste, detergent and vitamins. And the people who are distributing those free samples do not care about who they’re giving those samples to. So just hang around these people and start collecting as many tiny boxes as you can stuff in your bag. Then live on all that for a week before the companies decide to give out more stuff.
Tip #7: Shop Free
Be it shampoo, coffee, doughnut, cosmetic, diapers, envelope, books, whatever! – You name it, they have it. Check out sites like:
Tip #8: Hang Out In Rich Suburbs
Rich people throw out anything that sits in their house for too long like a month. Outside their garage or in a deserted park, you’ll see brand new couch, fridge, tables, lamps – anthing! Bring them home and as soon as you start settling in and continue to hang out around that area, you too can change your furniture as often as they change theirs. So there you go, a 5 star decorated house with no money down.
Tip #9: Attend Openings
Be sure if you stays in a major city that there will be a few openings or product launches every single week. They are the reliable source for free wine and cute cup cakes. Just make sure you go in looking like one of them. How? Wear black. And no one will question your credentials for being there. Then help yourself with a few free glasses of wine and don’t forget to stuff those cakes and salmon in your bag for dinner.
Tip #10: Have Generous Friends
Last but not least, the ultimate cheapskate tactics – make full use of your friend’s sympathy and generosity. Show up at their doorstep and play the I-am-broke-and-you-are-my-only-friend card. Then sit back and start to watch as they rummage for the pizza in the fridge while you try on their old clothes. Sooner or later they will be tired of your parasite nature and start deserting you but hey, you can always make new ‘friends’.
All the best!