GET FREE EMAIL ACCOUNT
First and foremost for getting freebies, sign up for a free email account. Unless you want a TON of spam in your personal email account, I suggest getting a GMAIL account. That way you have an email address to use without filling up your personal one. These are great and unlimited and can be accessed from anywhere. There are also other ones you can get so any email account will work.
DOWNLOAD AUTO FILL
Next step is the download ROBOFORM. This is an automatic fill program that will populate information forms for websites (name, address, etc). There is a free trial version that will allow you to use the auto fill portion without paying for it for ever, but it will lock up if you use the auto login portion. GOOGLE has a toolbar as well that you can download that will do the same thing. It is free as well. These are not necessary but they sure make it easy to fill out a lot of forms.
CREATE A FAVORITES FOLDER
Select Favorites>Organize Favorites from the tool bar at the top of Internet Explorer. Select create new folder and rename it something like “freebies/samples” or any other name you choose. This is a great place to store all the cool sites you find and you will find a lot. Make sure swaggrabber.com is first in that list ;o)
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PRINTER
If you don’t have one get one! You will need it to print coupons and rebates. Make sure it is installed and up and running before you start trying to print. You really don’t need a good one but it is a necessity.
DOWNLOAD SPYBOT / ADAWARE / CCCLEANER
These are great programs to help prevent spyware from entering your system. Download one or all of them, and run them about once every week or so. You can also set them up to automatically run. They are all free and all great programs. If your computer is running slow, these will probably help speed it up. Unfortunately some freebie sites will install spyware on your system, while we don’t that does not mean there aren’t links on here that may.
START RUNNING TO YOUR MAILBOX
You will start to LOVE checking your mail because it will be full of freebies and great coupons. Normally I receive about 70% of the freebies/coupons that I sign up for!