Getitfree.us, not to be confused with GetItFree.net, is not your standard survey site.
In fact, it isn’t a survey site at all. It is much, much different. The question is, is it real?
Is it something you should sign up for? Is it a site to avoid altogether?
We did the work to answer the hard questions, so you don’t have to.
What is Get it Free?
Get it Free is a website that lists all of the best deals, sweepstakes, and yes, freebies from around the web all in one place.
The fact is, companies of all kinds put out deals, run contests, and offer deals as part of their marketing promotions every day.
If we had any idea of all the fun stuff, we miss out on simply for lack of knowledge we would be so disappointed.
Get it free does the legwork in finding these promotions, so all we have to do is click and check out the ones we are interested in.
The goal of the site is to help you save money. Not only do they find money-saving offers and freebies, but they have a number of articles with tips and tricks to help you save more.
Here is the best part. You do not have to sign up at all.
You can simply go to getitfree.us and check it out.
There is an email newsletter you can sign up for if you wish by simply entering your email address.
This is where there is some question about this site. It collects information that you provide when you sign up for certain deals and sweepstakes, and it records your ISP, the type of device you use, and online activity.
While this may sound kind of scary and big brother-ish, it makes sense if you think about it. They use this information to tailor the ads you see, and highlight offers that you may be most interested in.
There are several opt-out options listed in their policy, and there is a lot of information on what each option actually opts you out of.
Can I Earn Money with Get it Free?
Not really, unless you consider a penny saved is a penny earned.
There are no surveys or points or even accounts that track anything.
You simply go to the site and click on one the offers you are interested in.
This is why most people end up here in the first place. We all love something for nothing, even if it isn’t something we would normally consider trying.
Companies count on this, and hope that by getting us to try their product or service, we will be hooked and willing to spend money on it in the future.
This is why free samples are popular with both companies and consumers.
The problem is that there are tons of freebies offered every day that most consumers do not know about.
This site pulls them all together in one place so we can see them easily and take advantage of them at will.
While there are tons of legitimate freebie offers out there, there are those that don’t really pan out.
Get it Free doesn’t research or do any type of verification, they simply list free offers.
Unfortunately, some of these end up being a rabbit hole of surveys and offers that you never really get to the end of, and if you do make it to the end, you have done nothing but provide a whole lot of information, and there is no freebie.
Here are a few things to remember to help ensure you find the legitimate freebie offers.
Direct to Product Website
For example, I clicked on an offer for a free 8 pack of Ozarka flavored sparkling water. It went to the Ozarka website, and there was more information about the offer there.
I entered my address so they could send me my coupon for a free 8 pack.
Turns out that brand isn’t offered in my area, so I was re-directed to the Deerpark website. I entered the same info again and was told my coupon would arrive in 8 to 10 days.
I will update with whether or not it arrives, but I bet it will.
This looks like a completely legit offer to me. In fact, I could go directly to the Deerpark site and sign up without going through getitfree, if I knew about it.
Offers That Do Not Require Sign Up
Another offer I clicked on was for a free taco from Taco Bell. This one wasn’t even anything you signed up for. It was informational only.
On either June 13 or June 20th 2018, if a road team wins an NBA finals game taco bell will offer free Doritos Locos Tacos.
Other freebies included those offered by grocery stores on their digital apps on occasion.
Often you see where getitfree directs you to the grocery store app to download the digital coupon that allows you to get that product for free on the designated day.
These are common and also legit.
These are just some examples of legit freebies offered that you may find on Get it Free.
The Rabbit Hole
If you click on a link, and it takes you to a generic “get a free XXXX gift card” or something similar, or if you are offered a freebie for filling out a ton of non-related information and the site isn’t for the company that offers that product, then my advice is to skip it. It probably is not a legit offer.
Also, if you look closely and pay attention, you will notice that some of the links say “ad.” These are not offers found by getitfree and posted by them, but rather ads from third parties that pay to advertise on the site.
These are typically not worth clicking in my experience, unless you are truly interested in the product being advertised.
I did notice a Kroger ad that links to the weekly sale flyer. No harm in that, but you could go there yourself. If you are interested in the sale paper, check it out. Just know that it isn’t necessarily something that the site put there, but rather an ad from their third party.
Basically, if you click to redeem a coupon and you are redirected to a legitimate coupon site such as coupons.com or redplum.com, it is probably for real.
If you click and it directs you to the product’s site, and they are offering the coupon on that site, it is also probably okay.
If you click a coupon and are directed to a site that you do not recognize, I would move along.
These are deals that the folks at Get it Free have found around the internet.
It may be that Amazon has a great flash sale on the Echo Dot, Kindle Fire, or anything else.
It may be that there is a great sale on mulch at Lowe’s over Memorial Day Weekend.
Any promotional prices retailers are adverting around the internet may be posted under deals.
These are just there for you to see and take advantage of if you want.
This company has a C rating with the BBB. While that isn’t stellar, it isn’t terrible either, so I dug a little deeper. Sometimes the rating can be deceiving.
It turns out the bulk of the getitfree complaints are from those who were trying to unsubscribe and were having trouble.
It seems it isn’t always as easy as the site makes it sound. People were still getting emails after trying to opt out.
The content of these emails included offers and deals that the site felt these people would be interested in based on the information collected.
Most of the complaints were closed after the company acknowledged them and removed those complaining from their email list, though they noted it would take 8 to 10 days for it to take effect, and that emails would be received during this time.
Many of the complaints may have even taken place during this 8 to 10-day period without the understanding that removal from the list was not immediately in effect.
The BBB states that part of the low rating is due to the time it took the company to respond to the complaints.
Is Get It Free Legit or Scam?
Get it free is not a scam. They don’t charge money, and in fact, they don’t even claim to pay you any money.
They are simply a site that pulls together offers that you may be interested in.
It is important to note, however, that while many offers on the site are for real, they may inadvertently post scams from time to time.
You need to do your own due diligence on each offer you are considering before taking advantage of it.
Have you been using Get It Free for a while?
We would love to know your experience.