The Good Life For Less: Thaw Out With These Freebies

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We come from the land of ice and snow, and it is finally starting to feel like it! That’s why we may need some freebies to get us through the long, cold week. I’ve found a few sizzling deals to get you going.

•If you love shopping online you can get a free 1-year membership to ShopRunner — which is a site that provides free 2-day shipping to lots of online sites (like Drugstore.com, New Egg, Toys ‘R Us, Domino’s, American Eagle, etc.).  It typically costs $79 for a membership, but for new members it is free. First, you’ll need to click here to sign up for a free ShopSanity Account. Follow all the steps and then ShopSanity will send you a link to get a free ShopRunner membership. Make sure to read all the terms and conditions before signing up.

•If you need to keep Fido or Fluffy in good health — try this link. It will give new clients at any Banfield Pet Hospital a free exam. Most Banfield locations are in PetSmart stores.

•If you want to expand your digital storage space — take it to the cloud. Amazon Web Services is giving one year free of Amazon EC2 Micro Instant Cloud Server/VPS Service. (Not sure what that is? Read more here.) This gives you 15GB bandwidth, 5GB S3 storage, 30GB Elastic Block Storage, 750 hours of Amazon EC2 and more each month. You do need a credit card to sign up for this offer in case your usage exceeds the free amount, so be sure that you don’t go over.

•Doing a little cleaning in the New Year and need to get rid of those old tax documents? Then use this coupon from Office Depot for 5 free pounds of document shredding (Exp 01/28).

Staples.com is making it easy to stock up on office supplies by giving free shipping through Jan. 28.

Know of any other deals? Share them with other ‘Good Lifers’ in the comment section. You can also read more money-saving blog posts here and text WCCODEALS to 84816 for a ‘deals of the week’ reminder.

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