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 (plus a $7 monthly subscription fee):

Get free C.L.U.E. report detailing your auto claims history
Team Clark’s Guide: How to get a free C.L.U.E. report

Free auto care instructional videos:

Guaranteed online pricing for a car purchase:

Cell Phones and Mobile Devices

Cheap cell phone plans:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best cell phone plans and deals right now

Free grocery apps:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best apps to save money on groceries

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:
Team Clark’s Guide: Free virus, spyware and malware protection

Team Clark’s Guide: The best cheap printers

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

Free cloud storage:
Google Drive (free up to 15GB)

Free Adobe Photoshop alternative:

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives:

Coupons and Shopping:

Deals and coupons:
Clark Deals: Deals you can trust from around the web

Free online classifieds:

Free online price protection alerts and comparison tools:
Google Shopping
Camel Camel Camel (Amazon price tracker)

Local savings available in most metro areas:
Living Social


Free online university courses: (Non-credit)
Team Clark’s Guide: Free online courses

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:
Duolingo – Free 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

Textbook comparison shopping:
Team Clark’s Guide: Find cheaper textbooks

Financial aid information, advice and tools:


Free Books and E-books:
Open Library

Free Music:
Team Clark’s Guide: Listen to music for free

Streaming TV:
Team Clark’s Guide: Best streaming TV services – Get HDTV for free using your outdoor antenna

Free Movies:
Team Clark’s Guide: Watch movies for free


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

Credit Freeze Information:
Team Clark’s Guide: Freeze your credit for free

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

Free Mortgage and Financial Calculators:

Free Tax Filing Services:
Team Clark’s Guide: Free state and federal tax filing options – Complete list of free or cheap IRS-recommended filing services – Prepare and file federal taxes for free, regardless of high income

Unclaimed Funds: – Free national search for missing money

Free Online Budgeting Tools:
Team Clark’s Guide: free budgeting tool


Cheap Eyeglasses:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best places to buy cheap glasses

Team Clark’s Guide: Save money on prescription drugs


Mortgage and Financial Calculators:

Discount Online Brokers:

Foreclosures: – Foreclosure listings sent by email

Find a Handyman:

Home Security:
Team Clark’s Guide: Cheap home security systems

FREE Household Goods:


Inexpensive Legal Documents:

Living Wills:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best and cheapest online wills

Life and Family

Free Food:
Team Clark’s Guide: 60+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup
Team Clark’s Guide: Places to get free food on your birthday
Team Clark’s Guide: Places where kids eat free (or nearly 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

Health and Beauty:
Clark Howard’s advice to extend the life of a razor

Team Clark’s Guide: The best senior discounts


Free Pet Adoption: – 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 Travel Resources:
Clark Deals Travel: Cheap travel deals you can trust
Going (formerly Scott’s Cheap Flights)
Dollar Flight Club

Free Flight Price Trackers:
Google Flights
Kayak Explore

Hotel Search Resources:

Cheap Accommodation Alternatives:
Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO)

Cheap Bus Service: