6 Things You Should Never Spend Money On

I mostly consider my freebie and free sample addiction as a fun hobby, but throughout the years I have learned that are a few dependable freebies that make it possible to not spend any money at all in certain areas of my life.

I save hundreds of dollars a year getting some items in my life for free, every single time. This doesn't mean that I deprive myself either, it simply means that these freebies are so readily available that they're there for the taking most of the days of the year.

Keep reading to find out what are the items I never spend money on, and how you can do the same.

Movie and Game Rentals from Redbox

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In the years that I've been renting movies from Redbox, I've never spent a dime on one. I always use a free Redbox code to rent DVDs as well as the occasional game rental. Redbox has a great selection of movies and it's the only place that I rent movies from.

Here are some Redbox tips and tricks that includes a few insider tips on how I get every rental there for free.

How else do I curb by entertainment costs? If I'm too lazy to get out to the Redbox, I'll watch a free movie online. I also occasionally go the movie theater for free by getting free tickets to movie premieres.

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Magazine Subscriptions

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I get dozens of free magazine subscriptions to all the magazines I could possibly ever want or have the time to read.

These are not business journals that you've never heard of, these are popular magazines that include women, parenting, family, business, and hobby magazines that you are most likely paying money for right now.

In the past I've gotten free magazine subscriptions from Woman's Day, Family Circle, O Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Parents, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, Family Fun, All You, Cosmo, US Weekly, OK!, Field & Stream, Allure, Women's Health, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Popular Photography, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Redbook, Glamour, Popular Science, and many more.

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Travel Toiletries

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Thanks to all the free samples I get, I'm never without travel-sized toothpaste, free sample bottles of shampoo and conditioner, packets of body wash or tiny soaps, and a large stash of perfume vial samples.

I get these free samples from my daily list as well as free samples programs like PINCHme and Proctor & Gamble BrandSampler.

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Books and Ebooks

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I'm an avid reader and I always keep a book around for any down time I might have. Even though I read all the time, both paper books and ebooks, I never pay for the books I read.

Your local library is a great source for reading books for free, along with these other places to get free books and free audiobooks.

I also love my Kindle and I get all sorts of free Kindle books to read. I have a great guide on how to get free ebooks as well as how to share Kindle books. If you're a Nook owner, I have a list of free Nook books as well.

My son is book lover as well and he gets free books from summer reading programs, free kids book for his Kindle, and when he was younger he got free books through the mail from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Where to Get Free Books and Ebooks

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Computer Software and Online Services

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I can't remember the last time that I've paid for computer software or an online service. There's no need to when there are simple so many great programs out there that are free.

I have free alternatives to Microsoft Office as well as free stand alone word processors, spreadsheet programs and presentation software.

You'll want to also check out these free antivirus programs, free photo editors, free online room design services, and free DVD rippers.

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Makeup and Other Beauty Products

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I love trying out new makeup and other beauty products and I get to do this without spending a dime.

I make sure to request any new makeup free samples and beauty free samples whenever they're available as well as pick up free samples from Sephora whenever I'm at the mall.

The best source for free beauty products and makeup is through the Allure Free Stuff program. I've gotten tons of freebies from them over the years.

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