Miscellaneous

We’ve got even more freebies here at FreebieList.com. Just take a look at the huge selection of free services below. We have free chat services, e-mail providers (including online Web mail and disposable e-mail), file storage solutions to backup your data, plus fun free games, magazines, free Internet Access providers, paid surveys, webmaster tools, and a host of miscellaneous goodies to get your teeth into. Please contact us if you are aware of any other freebies we can include in this section.

Home Tester ClubHome Tester Club

Home Tester Club from the Buchanan Group gives you opportunities to try out products in exchange for honest feedback. They also provide regular competitions and chances to complete surveys for rewards. To ensure compatibility, the site only matches the right testers with the right products. For a chance to become a tester, just complete the easy online registration.

With over 1.5 million members, Home Tester Club is one of the world’s largest communities for consumer opinion. If you enjoy trying new products and sharing your experiences with others, the site is well worth registering for. Not only do you get the chance to test just-released items, the site has a regular dose of free competitions every month. Besides this, they also run frequent survey panels. The more you participate, the greater number of rewards you’ll get.

Even if you’re not testing and reviewing products, the site is equally as useful for gaining useful feedback prior to purchasing. To find out more about Home Tester Club, head to the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page, accessible via their main navigation menu. This aims to answer the majority of common questions.

PersilFree Persil Dosing Device

Note: this offer can only be obtained by calling a freephone 0800 number. Here, you can request a free dosing device from Persil. You may select from either a free dosing ball or a dosing scoop, both of which can be used to measure the required amount of washing powder or detergent for your wash. The devices can also be used to pre-treat tough stains to ensure a better cleaning result.

The Persil website contains a wide variety of content, including information such as laundry tips, activities for kids, plus product information. The site also features details on how to find the latest deals on Persil products, such as “Small & Mighty”, a product described as the company’s “mightiest detergent ever”.

Since laundry uses up resources and results in waste, the site features a Sustainability section where you can find details on how to save energy, recycle, cut down on water use and live greener. While you’re on the site, you may also be interested in reading Unilever’s “Sustainable Living Plan”, which provides in-depth articles on how the company is helping to tackle the world’s environmental issues.

To request, telephone the free 0800 number displayed on the offer page. Alternatively, if the form is open, you may be able to request via your Web browser. The freebie will be delivered within approximately two weeks, but may arrive sooner, so be sure to keep your eyes on the post. Don’t forget to follow Persil on social media to get access to the latest freebies, competitions and and promotions.

MOOFree Postcards, Flyers & Stickers from MOO

Order a sample pack from MOO, containing various postcards, stickers, greeting cards, MiniCards, flyers, and more. The pack includes examples of both matte and gloss finishes, plus different paper stocks from the online printing company.

The large sample pack available includes examples of ten different products from MOO. This includes products with both a gloss and matte finish, which are commonly seen on business cards, greeting cards and postcards.

In addition to the MOO large sample pack, you can also request business card samples, so you can view the quality and texture of the numerous card varieties. To claim your free pack, which includes free delivery, just click the “Order Now” button the MOO website, then complete the form.

MOO also operates an e-mail newsletter service that includes special offers, promotions and inspiration for your own stationery creations. Should you require any further assistance, please refer to the Help & FAQs section, which should answer the majority of your questions. Alternatively, you can link up with the brand on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

MathscardFree Mathscard Mobile App And Booklet

Obtain a free Mathscard, a compact credit card sized information booklet packed full of the most useful mathematical formulas as used in A-level studies (including AS and A2 level). It features information on algebra, trigonometry, calculus, vectors, geometry and more.

This freebie is suitable if you’re currently studying mathematics and want access to maths formulae in an instant, or if you teach the subject and want to provide students with a handy tool. In fact, if you are a teacher and request a set of Mathscards, you can also claim free posters (ideal for promoting the Mathscard in school).

The card folds out to approximately A4 paper size and reveals an impressive amount of formulae, either for use in class or as a revision aid. So far, over two million cards have been distributed around the UK.

In addition, you can now download a free Mathscard mobile phone application, compatible with most popular smartphones, including Android, iPhone and Blackberry. The app has all the formulae as contained on the paper version. A GCSE Mathscard is also available for smartphone users.

The Mathscard is brought to you in conjunction with Loughborough University. From time to time, free competitions are also available to enter, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these as well.

Free UK GenealogyFree UK Genealogy

Want to search out your family history? This volunteer-powered genealogy website gives you access to millions of public records, such as parish registers, census data, governmental sources, and others completely free of charge.

Unlike some sites, Free UK Genealogy is free to search, so please consider a donation if you find the site particularly interesting. The site is split into three areas: FreeBMD (for births, marriages and deaths), FreeCEN (for UK census information), and Free REG (for parish and non-civic registers).

Free UK Genealogy includes over 3 million births, marriages and deaths records, over 35 million parish register records, and over 30 million census records (between 1841 and 1891). Volunteers are continually working on expanding the range of records available, so these are set to grow even further in the near future.

The “News” section of the website provides regular updates, such as volunteer opportunities, the latest on open information and open source projects, along with the latest site developments.

Free UK Genealogy also provides a free mailing list service, which you can subscribe to and keep updated with the latest project developments.

As mentioned previously, please consider giving a donation to the project if you find the website useful when seeking out your own family history.

Command & ConquerFree Command & Conquer Games

At this site, you can play classic Command & Conquer games free online, including Red Alert, Tiberian Sun, Tiberian Dawn, and others. The games also include Dune 2000, a remake of the classic Dune 2. A number of mods are available to enhance existing capability.

If like many people you enjoyed playing the famous Command & Conquer series, the game that introduced mammoth tanks, Tanya, Tesla coils, and more, you’ll be pleased to hear that many titles are now free to download. After installing a small client file (available for Windows and Mac), you can begin to play online, either against others or on solo missions.

A chat lobby is featured at CncNet and lets you chat with others online, either to arrange battles or just for fun. In recent months, the service has improved in terms of speed and reliability, and now includes reduced lag time and support for all modern versions of Windows, plus Mac OS X.

There’s also a busy discussion forum available here discussing everything from the various C&C titles, to mods, mapping, and more. Please note: this site is run entirely by donations, so consider giving a contribution if you enjoy playing the games available at CnCNet. New games are reportedly in the pipeline, specifically Red Alert 2.

BBC BitesizeFree Revision Guides from BBC Bitesize

The Bitesize revision website from the BBC contains a treasure trove of free revision guides for primary and secondary school exams in the UK, including GCSEs, KS1-3, and Scottish and Welsh exams. A free smartphone app is also available. One of the best free resources of its kind.

You’ll find revision guides for over 20 different subjects at Bitesize and some of these include: Art and Design, English, ICT, Maths, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Business, Music, Drama, History, Modern Languages, etc. You can see a full list of subject areas by clicking the “All subjects” tab on the main menu.

The website is easy to use, fun and engaging, letting you absorb the key facts in small chunks. Each subject area is carefully broken down so it’s easy to carry on from where you left off. Aside from online revision guides, Bitesize also includes self tests, so you can see how your revision is progressing. Here, you’ll also find a number of short video clips, which help to further reinforce your understanding.

If you like to revise while on the go, don’t forget to download the new Bitesize smartphone app. It’s a fun and effective way to cram-in revision before those exams! The guides are aimed at UK residents (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), although you can access the website wherever you happen to be based.

Remember The MilkRemember The Milk: Task Management Tool

We’re a great fan of this free reminder and task management service. Remember The Milk lets you create “to do” lists and then set up alerts so you don’t forget, whether that’s for a dental appointment, business meeting, shopping trip, or otherwise. Available for mobile and desktop.

The service allows you to set up and manage tasks from virtually anywhere. After configuration, which is a simple process, you can receive reminders either by e-mail, instant messenger or SMS (text message). You can also share tasks with family and friends, manage tasks offline, and integrate with Google Calendar. After a while of using Remember The Milk, you may wonder how you ever lived without it.

The priority system used to rank tasks is excellent and ensures important ones are highlighted more prominently. Adding appointments to the service can either be done manually or (in the case of Apple users), by using Siri. Integration is available with the popular Evernote app, so you can nominate Remember The Milk to manage your Evernote tasks, too. Aside from the standard Web version, this service also has a number of apps for Android, Apple and BlackBerry.

A “Pro” version is available and includes even more useful features. Overall, this is a great service and ideal for anyone who needs to manage tasks, whether that’s for business or everyday life.

NeocitiesNeocities

This free website service has over 120,000 members and aims to bring back “the lost individual creativity of the web” by offering free personal homepages. Sign-up to create a website on any topic you like, edit the code, upload files or select from templates. Better still, since Neocities is funded entirely by donations and supporters, it is entirely free from advertising.

The website takes its inspiration from GeoCities, the now defunct web hosting company that gained fame in the 1990s. Similarly to GeoCities, Neocities gives you a free personal web presence (yourname.neocities.org would be your web address), plus all the tools needed to customise your website. This includes a user-friendly HTML editor, file uploader, pre-made templates, and zero advertising (unlike the vast majority of free website providers).

Check out the Neocities homepage to view a selection of features sites, which is great for gaining inspiration for your own personal homepage. Incidentally, you can view all member websites by clicking the “Websites” link in the main navigation bar. To find sites on a topic you’re interested in, enter a keyword into the “Filter by Tag” box.

Please note: since Neocities is funded entirely by donations, consider becoming a supporter by contributing $5 a month for additional data transfer, storage and features. You can donate using PayPal or Stripe.

HalfordsFree Winter Car Check at Halfords

Order a free 5-point health check for your car to help prevent accidents this winter. Halfords Autocentres will take a look at your batteries, oil levels, windscreen wipers, lights, and screen wash (they’ll even top it up, if required!).

You can claim a free winter check at over 700 locations across the UK, including at many Halfords retail stores. Booking a free winter car check is easy. Simply enter your city/town or postcode to find your nearest Autocentre, then enter your vehicle registration number. Afterwards, simply click “add to basket”. There is entirely no cost for this service.

A knowledgeable and qualified car technician will check the following: lights, windscreen wiper blades, oil levels, your car battery, and the level of screen wash (including a free top-up, should you need it). You can upgrade to a more thorough check with the Winter Preparation Service. Enquire about this in-store for more details.

This winter check comes highly recommended, especially if you find yourself driving on a regular basis. It is said that a lot of winter accidents could have been prevented with regular checks, so don’t miss out on this excellent free opportunity to give your vehicle the once over.

Open LearnFree Courses From The Open University

Access in the region of 1000 free courses covering 8 major subject areas at OpenLearn, a free learning initiative from The Open University, a world renowned distance learning provider. You can begin a new course immediately and select from history, health, psychology, business, nature, society, politics, technology, mathematics and numerous other subjects.

At OpenLearn, you’ll find courses that require as little as one hour worth of learning right up to those totalling over a hundred hours. The online learning provider features a useful user panel, where you can monitor your progress, keep track of current and historic courses, and earn Statements of Participation and digital badges, which are ideal to keep motivation levels high.

The eight major subject areas are as follows: Money & Business, Education & Development, Health, Sports & Psychology, History & The Arts, Languages, Nature & Environment, Science, Maths & Technology, Society, and Politics & Law. Each category contains hundreds of courses of varying lengths.

The website has a handy search function so you can quickly find topics of interest, or alternatively you can search by browsing through the categories. Registering for an account is a simple, short process and you can begin taking courses straight away. There’s also a “Skills” section that helps you seek out the practical skills employers are looking for in potential candidates.

If you wish to continue your study at a higher level, the OpenLearn site contains links to The Open University pages, where you’ll find details on full-time and part-time degree courses.

For further information, head to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section, which aims to answer the majority of common queries.

BBC Audience TicketsFree BBC Audience Show Tickets

Have you ever wanted to be in the audience of your favourite TV shows, or actually appear on the show itself? Well, now you can. At the BBC’s Shows and Tours pages, you are able to apply for dozens of free of charge shows (both for TV and radio).

The site lets you search by location, date or venue. Programmes are organised into categories, so you can view a list of all shows, or search by Entertainment shows, Collectables, Property & DIY, or Lifestyle. Each broadcast has a deadline so if you miss out, you should be able to apply again next time. Keep an eye on the Latest Shows news feed for further details.

Just some of the popular shows you can apply to appear on include: Pointless, Flog It!, The Gift, Eat Well For Less, The National Lottery In it To Win It, Home Away From Home, Wanted In Paradise, and lots more besides. You can even book a tour of BBC buildings, such as Broadcasting House in London. And it’s all free! Please note: numbers for certain shows are limited and it is recommended you book early to avoid disappointment.

Aside from shows, the BBC Audience pages also let you participate in events, such as the Antiques Roadshow and the BBC Philharmonic productions.