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Reddit Freebies: The 12 Best Subreddits

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Chances are you have heard of Reddit.  If not, you may want to check it out.  But, before you do so, let it be known that it’s quite addictive.

In short, to explain Reddit, it’s almost like a message board of sorts, where you can discuss just about any topic, as long as it’s legal, on what’s known as a subreddit.

Some subreddits are much more popular than others, whereas some get no action at all.  It’s like a website or social media profile.  It really depends on the topic, who’s behind it and how hard they are promoting it.

The great thing about these subreddits it that you don’t have to register or anything like that.  It’s like this website.  You just land on the subreddit and start browsing at your leisure.

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many freebie subreddits as well as how you can take full advantage of the freebies it has to offer.  Like the freebie websites I talked about in the past, you often have to act fast in order to take advantage.

If you’re interested in freebies and want some of the best, then these are some subreddits to consider:

The Best Reddit Freebies Subreddits

r/freebies (link)

This is the granddaddy of them all.  As I write this, there are close to 700,000 members, with a ton of freebies added every single day.  This is one of my favorite subreddits, simply due to the moderators doing a great job wedding out the spam and the interaction inside the comments section.  You can find a lot of freebies posted every hour or so.

r/eFreebies (link)

The eFreebies subreddit only focuses on digital freebies, such as games, eBooks, software and more.  In some cases, it may be a giveaway, but for the most part, many of the links go directly to the offer.  Only consider it if you don’t mind a non-physical freebie.

r/free (link)

This is a very close runner-up the r/freebies subreddit mentioned prior.  It has more than 172,000 members, but I found more people comment as the freebies can often better.  For instance, while I writing this, you could get free pizza and even free Redbox rentals, with no strings attached.  Pay close attention to the tags because you may find that a lot of them are “giveaways,” meaning you will have to be the lucky one chosen.

r/FreeStickers (link)

As the subreddit name implies, this subreddit only focuses on free stickers.  While I wrote about this very topic in the past, there are always new opportunities popping up daily.  These Redditors do a great job adding at least one or two a day.

r/FreeEBooks (link)

This is a huge subreddit with more than 640,000 members.  As the name says, this subreddit lists some of the best free eBooks out there at the moment.  Every link goes to a legal source, and you can find quite a few every week.  Highly recommended if you’re into books.

r/FreeBooks (link)

It’s just like FreeEBooks, but it doesn’t have nearly as many members.  You may want to just subscribe, again, if you’re a fan of books.  Most links go directly to a legal eBook download link.

r/FreeGamesonSteam (link)

If you’re a fan of computer games, then this is the subreddit to consider.  With more than 170,000 members, Redditors will post links to 100% free Steam games as well as give away Steam keys.  You will find about three to 10+ games posted a week.  Be fast, though, as many of them don’t last long.

r/FreeStuff (link)

The FreeStuff subreddit doesn’t have nearly as many members as the /freebies subreddit, but you can find a few freebie options every day.  In some cases, members are generous enough to post codes, but you will have to be fast in claiming them.

r/FreeGameFindings (link)

This subreddit is similar to that of the Steam games, but it finds free games for any platform, from Xbox to Playstation.  It has more than 120,000 members with about three to five games posted daily.

r/FreeGames (link)

Just like FreeGameFindings but not as many members.  You may be able to find a gem on occasion.  I would highly consider subscribing if you’re a fan of any game, from the indie developers to bigger names.

r/Redbox (link)

If you’re a fan of Redbox, you may want to check out this subreddit before you go to one next time.  This subreddit does a great job posting free rental coupon codes as well as a certain amount off.  Some codes are unique, however, so you will have to act fast if redeeming.

r/AppHookup (link)

You will find some paid apps on here, most of which go on sale, but there are quite a few freebies mentioned, the reason I wanted to list it here.  Every day, the community posts about 10 to 15 apps, most of which are premium apps that are free for the time being.  As I keep stressing, be sure to download as soon as you because these sales don’t last long.

Tips to Know

Now that you know of the many wonderful freebie subreddits, there are a few things that I want you to keep in mind so that you can maximize your freebie opportunities.

Read the Restrictions

So many freebies have restrictions, and it’s so important you know who’s eligible before you even sign up.

Some freebies will ask that you live in a certain cities, whereas other freebies are only offered to certain members.  For instance, take a look at this freebie:

That freebie was only available if you were born at the Cooley Dickenson hospital.

To know who’s eligible, just look for the little icon next to it as it will usually say “US only,” “select locations,” etc.

In reading these, it can help save you a lot of time.

Sort by the Best

I always make it a habit to sort by the highest rated freebies for the day or week.  That way, I can see the most popular Reddit freebies at the moment.  You don’t want to go too far back as many freebies often expire within 24 to 72 hours.

To sort, it’s extremely easy.  Just click on the “top” button, as seen below, followed by “today,” “week,” or “month.”  It’s up to you to decide which one you want to choose.

Immediately, you can then sift through the freebies to find one of interest.

When doing so, I try to pay attention to the comments section.  Generally, the more comments a freebie has, the better it could be.  For instance, in that screenshot below, that Chic-Fil-A nuggets offer had more than 200+ comments, which is much higher than the average freebie.  Usually, the average freebie gets about 10 to 40~ comments.

This isn’t always true, but usually, the more action it’s seeing, the more likely people are applying for it.  For that reason, be fast!

Consider Creating an Account and Subscribing

Reddit can be tricky to browse at first, but in creating an account, it can make the website so much better.  It only takes a few seconds to do as all it asks for is your email address.

When you create an account, you can subscribe to the many subreddits I mentioned above and can then browse all of your favorites in one place.  To do so, go to the subreddit and then click on the “JOIN” button, as seen below:

If you don’t create an account, then you will have to jump from one subreddit to another, often forgetting about one of your favorites.   It’s a lot more work, I promise you that.

Once you create an account and add your favorite subreddits, then the “home” tab will only show the ones you subscribed to.  Trust me, this makes it much easier to browse.

Hide the Expired Posts

Most members are great at marking a post “expired,” which simply means the freebie has expired.

To ensure that you’re looking only at the most active freebies, be sure to filter your results so that you’re hiding these posts.

To do so, just click on the “hide expired posts” near the top, as seen here:

Frankly, there’s no reason to show the expired posts, only if you want to get mad at a freebie you recently missed out on.

Look at the Comments

Sometimes, a freebie can sound too good to be true.  And, sadly, it will be.

But, you may be wondering, “How the heck can I figure out what’s a scam and what’s not?”

To help cut back on the spam/scam, it’s as easy as checking out the comments.

If the particular freebie, such as the Chick-Fil-A one mentioned above, has a ton of comments, then I would at least browse them to see what others are saying.  If most people are saying good things, then it’s safe to proceed.  However,  if it’s a newer freebie with no comments just yet, you may want to wait as, again, there a lot of scammers out there.

Most of the time, what I find is that if it has a ton of comments, it’s usually a good sign.  Many of the subreddits I mentioned above have good moderators that do a great job getting rid of spam as soon as it’s posted.

Search for Specific Freebies

If you have a freebie in mind, consider using the search function to see if there are any active freebies as of late.

This isn’t a guarantee, but it could yield some results, no promises.

For example, if I wanted a t-shirt, then it’s as simple as searching for “t-shirt” in the search bar.

In doing so, you can browse the results.  Just make sure that you read the fine print as some offers are only available to certain demographics/locations.

Final Thoughts

Reddit is a very powerful source if you’re looking for legitimate freebies.  Out of all the freebie methods I mention when I’m writing about finding a good deal, Reddit is always at the top of my list.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro in using the website or just starting out, I would recommend you join the freebie communities I mentioned above.  In doing so, you will usually be the first to know of the many great freebies floating around on the web.

As always, if I’m missing any subreddits, you’re more than welcome to recommend them in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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