Free Stuff Guide for Everyone Book: Free and Good Deals That Save You Lots of Money by Peter Sander
Get Into the Habit of Asking For Discounts
In FREE STUFF GUIDE FOR EVERYONE, Peter Sander presents a large assortment of discounts and freebies. I already knew about some of them—but a lot of the discounts were news to me.
For example, I had no idea that AARP membership would give me a 15% discount at Outback Steakhouse. That happens to be one of my favorite restaurants, so that’s good to know.
Another suggestion was to ask the server at Subway Sandwiches if they give senior discount. Well, I asked, and they gave me 10% off just for asking!
For folks without dental care, the author has a great tip: “If you happen to be located near a major university that has a dental school, you can often get routine and not-so-routine dental care at reduced cost or even free.” Well, I happen to know some folks on limited income, and this is a good idea that I will pass on.
One of the good points concerns utilities. California has a program called “CARE,” which gives discounts for low-income users. The author mentions a 20% discount, but it’s actually better than that--30%. (I work at that utility, and give out the form to needy seniors where I live.)
Here’s probably the funniest discount: Chick-fil offer “One free entrée to anyone wearing anything cow-like on Cow Appreciation Day (July 12).” Well, I almost never wear cow costumes, so I guess I won’t get that discount.
So all in all, I thought FREE STUFF GUIDE FOR EVERYONE was a useful book, and an easy read. Of course, not everyone will be eligible for some of the discounts, but I discovered several for me that saved me money.
The ideas are especially helpful for needy people of all ages.
Advance Review Copy courtesy of the publisher.