The Free and Cheap List

Here’s our growing list of goods and services that are very inexpensive or FREE.


Shared cars for rent by the hour:

Auto relocation – Transport someone else’s car and pay no rental fees

Get free C.L.U.E. report detailing your auto claims history

Free auto care instructional videos:

Guaranteed online pricing for a car purchase:

Cell phones and mobile devices

Cheap cell phone plans:
See Clark’s list

Free grocery apps:
See Clark’s list

Free tracking and security apps: 
Find My iPhone
Where’s My Droid

Free conference calling:

Free phone calls (may require Internet connection and/or both parties to have the app):
Google Voice

Free faxing: ($1 monthly charge applies)

Computers and software

Spyware & scareware fixes:
Clark’s AntiVirus/SpywareGuide

Free high-speed Internet for light use:

Wi-Fi Access: – Free private worldwide Wi-Fi network

Printer cartridges:
Learn a simple trick to get up to 60% more ink from your cartridges

Website building & word processing software: – Build a non-commercial website for free – Free appointment software for your small business – Free online accounting software for small business – Free alternative to Microsoft Office – Free alternative to Microsoft Office – Free alternative to Microsoft Office
Google Docs – Free alternative to Microsoft Office

People and public info search:

Free cloud storage:

Free Adobe Photoshop alternatives: – Edit photos online for free

Free Adobe InDesign alternative:

Coupons and shopping:

Daily deals & coupons

Free online classifieds: (for Spanish speakers)

Free online price protection alerts:

Deals & deal-a-day sites:

Local savings available in most metro areas:


Free online university courses: (Non-credit)
See Clark’s list

Free online courses from Ivy League schools and other colleges/universities:
Here’s how to find thousands of free online courses

Free entrepreneur courses: – Free classes for small business owners

Free online language courses: Online Language School Free Language Courses – Links to many languages and resources – Free ESL lessons

Free media production workshops:
Apple Media Workshops – Classroom-based, hands-on courses teaching multimedia software

Free teacher’s software:
The Gradeway Teacher’s Suite – Combines a gradebook, lesson planner, attendance tracker and more – Free teaching aids – Free gradebook and more

Textbook comparison shopping:
See Clark’s list

Financial aid information, advice and tools:


Free books and e-books:
Internet Sacred Text Archive Home

Free music:
Pandora Radio
Jango (Internet radio)

Cable/satellite/HDTV: – Get HDTV for free using your outdoor antenna
Google Chromecast – Enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV

Free gaming: – Free and legal online poker playing (ad-supported)
Adventure Game Studio – Play (and make!) your own video games for free – Free massively multiplayer online games

Free movie screenings (subject to availability):


Free credit report: – The only truly free credit report!

Credit freeze information:
Clark’s Credit Freeze Guide – How to freeze and protect your credit

Free credit counseling: – Free or low-cost credit counseling resources

Free mortgage and financial calculators:

Free tax filing services: – Complete list of free or cheap IRS-recommended filing services – Prepare and file federal taxes for free, regardless of high income

Free estate planning and money management:– Free IRS services for those who qualify

Unclaimed funds: – Free national search for missing money
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation – Find out about unclaimed pension benefits

Peer-to-peer/social lending:

Free online budgeting tools: (free personal finance security service)


Cheap eyeglasses:
Zenni Optical

Clark’s list of prescription plans for less

Supplies: – Free ostomy supplies for the uninsured


Mortgage and financial calculators:

Discount online brokers: – A discount online brokerage for residential real estate (only available in select areas)

Foreclosures: – Foreclosure listings sent by email

Utilities and repairs: – Name your price for home repairs – Comparison shop for utilities online

Find a handyman:

Insurance issues: – Free online inventory of your belongings

Home security: – Self-install system with cheap monthly monitoring

FREE household goods:


Inexpensive legal documents:

Living Wills: – Free advance directive information

Life and family

Free food on your birthday
List of restaurants offering birthday freebies

Free food for kids: – Find restaurants near you where kids can eat for free – Find restaurants near you where kids can eat for free

Free camps for kids: – Free national summer camp for the children (ages 8 to 15) of fallen, wounded or disabled military veterans and service members

Daily deals for baby clothes:

Health & beauty aids:
Extend the life of your razor blades with this simple trick!

Miscellaneous: – List of discounts for people ages 50 and up


Adopt a pet for free: – Search the nationwide index of pets available for adoption from shelters and Humane Societies. – Free medications and discounted services for disabled people who use a service dog (requires a $20-$30 fee for a multiple-year membership.)


Cheap bus service:

Travel discount websites:

BackBid.comRent private accommodations directly from the owner:
Vacation Rentals by Owner
HomeAway.comStay with a new friend:
CouchSurfing.comMiscellaneous: – Cheaper option for passport photos