Which of These Free Things Are You Paying For?
Stop paying for things you can get for free!
Stop paying for things you can get for free!Photo: Airtel

Which of These Free Things Are You Paying For?

They say the best things in life are free – love, friendship, that extra burger the restaurant accidentally sent with your order. In a world where time is money, getting something free is fantastic. While everyone loves free stuff, most people wait around like polite guests for the freebies to be offered to them. But there are also those who find hacks to get anything they can without paying. Here are some life-hacks to ensure you don’t pay for something you could be getting for free.

Online Courses

It doesn’t always take money to make money. If you’re looking to update your professional skills through a specialised course, don’t immediately sign up for an expensive class. Instead, check online, because the same kind might be available for free. There are thousands of free courses from universities around the world which you can do from the comfort of your home without putting yourself in debt. Leave that debt a-loan #sorrynotsorry

Amazon Prime

Want to watch the latest shows and movies for free on Amazon Prime? You could either become BFFs with someone who already has a Prime account or get it for free. All you need is to get Airtel’s post-paid ₹499 plan which lets you make unlimited national and roaming calls, gives you 40GB rollover data at 3G/4G speed, AND you get Amazon Prime subscription for 1-year for no cost via the Airtel TV app. This means that not only do you get to watch everything on Prime for free, you also won’t have to pay for any of the calls you make to everyone you know to brag about how clever you are.

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Extra Luggage

Flying isn’t cheap, and god forbid your baggage exceeds the allowed limit. That would be a should-I-sell-my-kidneys level dilemma. But if you ever find yourself in this situation, instead of paying extra, simply wear as many clothes as you can from your luggage. Fill your pockets with stuff from the suitcase, layer up and carry that excess baggage on the plane for free.

Premium Apps

Free apps are the best, but sometimes you may have to shell out money for the good ones. Want to get them without paying? Then just download the Google opinion rewards app and fill out some quick surveys and for each one, you will get paid in Google Play store credit. You can then use that to buy any of the paid apps from the play store.

Shipping Charges

Shopping online is the best thing to happen to this world since the weekend was invented. But the not-so-great thing about it is the extra shipping charges you sometimes must pay. Most of the time we just pay up or end up buying something extra to meet the minimum amount required for free shipping. But what if you didn’t have to? One way to avoid paying additional shipping charges is to order with a friend, so your final amount is higher. Or if you can’t choose between two items, just order both. You won’t have to pay for shipping and when they arrive, keep the one you like and return the other.

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