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Totally legal ways to get free movies, TV shows, books and music online

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The internet is brilliant. It makes our lives so much more convenient with things such as online shopping, instant messaging, live news updates and cheeky celebrity gossip – all at our fingertips within seconds.

It connects us with people we may never have met otherwise. It also opens the door to tons of other great things (including free debt advice of course).

With the sheer influx of handheld gadgets at our disposal, our appetite for free entertainment has never been greater. Getting free stuff to watch, read and listen to doesn’t require donning your cyber pirate hat though (naughty naughty!).

You can get lots of electro-goodies completely free – and totally legally. Here’s how…


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6 easy ways to get totally free stuff

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To tie-in with National Student Money Week, Ruth from Save the Student has written this great guest article about easy ways you can find free stuff. 

With the right strategy, you can save major money this year, and even make a little extra on the side – and it’s all about freebies.

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4 apps to make you money

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Debt advisor Sean works at our Leeds office and is an expert when it comes to budgeting. But he doesn’t just dish out the advice, he also follows it himself! Being a bit of a techie, he loves using his phone to scout out the best deals around. Here are four of his favourite money-making apps. Over to you, Sean!

If you’ve got a smartphone, it might feel a bit like your life revolves around it. They’re more than just a way of staying in touch with people. They keep us occupied in times of boredom and remind us of things we’d completely forgotten about.

Mobile phones cost us money each month, but why not use them to make some money each month as well?

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MoneyMagpie’s top 6 websites for freebie fanatics!

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The lovely Jasmine Birtles from MoneyMagpie.com is back with a follow-up to her colleague Marc Crosby’s insightful guide on how to sort the genuine freebie websites from the fakes. Jasmine’s very kindly put together a list of her favourite freebie websites to save you time and hassle when on the hunt for free goodies. Take it away, Jasmine!

Becoming a first-class freebie hunter has its advantages; not only can it sometimes help your daily budget, it can also give you early access to products before they hit the shelves.

We all love a good freebie and, thankfully, there are lots of sites on the web happy to provide them. Whilst a lot of them will list many of the same products, it’s important to make sure you’re going to the best ones so you don’t waste time trawling through rubbish.

Some so-called Freebies sites will offer you pretend ‘freebies’ like ‘free’ minutes if you spend loads on a new mobile phone contract. Who wants that? So, to make sure you don’t waste your time trawling bogus freebie sites, here are our top five that we’ve tried ourselves:

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How to become a mystery shopper

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Today we’re mighty pleased to welcome guest blogger Ruth Bushi, editor at Save the Student! To MoneyAware. Save the Student is a much-loved hub of money know-know for struggling students everywhere. Over to you, Ruth – show us how to unravel the secrets of getting paid to shop!

Mystery shopping is a tasty part-time gig: you get paid to hit the high street, you work when and if you want, and there may even be freebies to boot!

Lots of big name retailers rely on mystery shoppers to give them an insight into a customer’s experience; what are they doing right? What do they need to work on? It’s the kind of intel that can save a retailer’s research department lots of money in the long run. When done shrewdly, it can have some considerable perks for you too.

There’s a fair glut of mystery shopper work out there, but – and the clue’s in the name, here – you won’t often hear about it. We show you how to get started.

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