13 Ways to Get Food for Free
Be a mystery shopper. Take a walk in the woods. Chat up your green-thumbed neighbor. If you're tired of paying for food, you can stop doing it. Here are 13 ways to get food for free.
Be a Mystery Shopper
Become a mystery shopper and you can enjoy free meals out on the town, or even get paid for it. Restaurants want to know how they're doing, so they pay people to pose as regular customers. You go out to eat, and when you get home you fill out a brief survey. Easy!
To get in on the action, sign up with any of several mystery shopping sites. Then watch their shop boards for restaurant gigs. If you see a gig you want, grab it. The best get snatched up almost as soon as they're listed.
Free offers are abundant on the internet. Find a deal blog that you like and check it regularly to stay on top of the latest food freebies. Every cereal, granola bar, and snack sample you secure is one that you don't have to buy.
Sign Up for Consumer Test Panels
Become a product tester for food manufacturers and try new products before they hit store shelves. You'll get free full-size products to try, plus cash or a gift card for sharing your opinion.
Set aside a few minutes each day to enter sweepstakes with restaurant meals and groceries as prizes. Someone has to win, so why not you?