Free Stuff & Coupons – Finding Them Tip #3

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More Ways to Find Free Stuff & Coupons

free stuffHave you ever wondered how people find all this free stuff on the Internet?  What about all the coupons people seem to be able to find with ease? If you’ve ever wondered how “they” do it, this article series is for you.

One very important tidbit to keep in mind before you begin – if you spend a lot of time on the Internet, you will be able to snag a lot of things. On the other hand, if you don’t spend a lot of time online, you won’t. It’s as simple as that. Fortunately, I work on the Internet all day long, which is how I’m able to snag all my goodies. I’ve learned a trick or two over the course of the last year & half since I started doing this, and now I’m going to pass on what I’ve learned to you. So without further adieu, Tip #3 to help you do it too!

Tip #3 – TweetDeck is Not Just for Tweeters

What TweetDeck Is

free stuffI said last time that Roboform was my best friend when it came to getting free stuff and great coupons. So if I had to name a best friend in helping me to find those great freebies and coupons, I’d have to say that would be TweetDeck. If you’re not familiar with TweetDeck, I’m going to explain to you what it is and then I’m going to tell you how I use it in my freebie & coupon quest. TweetDeck is put out by the founders of Twitter. They created it to help users monitor all their various Twitter accounts by putting them all in one place and allowing users to schedule posts in advance. Not only can you monitor various Twitter accounts, but you can also put one Facebook account on there as well. You can set TweetDeck to generate a pop-up, a sound, or both, every time you get a new tweet or update in your Newsfeed. Some people find this helpful because they don’t have to keep logging into their various accounts to see if they got a new tweet or update. I know that is what I find most helpful.

How I Score Free Stuff & Coupons with TweetDeck

Now for the reason I use it. I do have two Twitter accounts, just like I have two Facebook accounts, one for family & friends, one for couponing & freebie gathering. That’s not the reason I use TweetDeck though. I don’t need to monitor a whole bunch of Twitter accounts because quite frankly, I only have the two, and  I barely use my friends and family one anyway so one isn’t that much to keep track of. As far as using it for scheduling, I don’t have my own blog or page so I have nothing I need to be scheduling. So why do I use it? I have configured TweetDeck to only monitor my one Facebook and my one Twitter freebie & couponing accounts. I mentioned in a different post that I follow more than 100 different blogs. Whenever they update Twitter or Facebook with a new deal, coupon, free stuff, etc., I get a notification from TweetDeck, via the pop-up, that something new has hit. I simply take a second to glance at the pop-up, see if it’s anything I’m interested in, and take it from there. If it’s something I want to look at, I click on the link and I’m taken to the post. If it’s something I’m not interested in, I simply ignore it. Sometimes I see it’s a deal I might want to check out so I click on the link to bring it up, but then I just go back to what I was doing and look at it later. This way I’m not interrupted for long, but I won’t forget or lose track of it either.

If I’ve confused you with any of that, I’ll give you an example of how I use TweetDeck. Just yesterday, Eucerin was giving out 100 bottles of lotion as a daily freebie promotion they are doing. Because I follow Eucerin, as soon as they put up the post that the deal was live, I got a notification via TweetDeck that this had happened. I was able to click on it immediately, be taken to the sign-up page and scored my free bottle by having Roboform auto fill the form! Plus, if I had happened to miss the Eucerin post, not to worry, I probably got up to 20 notifications from other blogs that the deal was live too. That’s where following a lot of different blogs comes in handy. If one misses it, another will catch it. Plus, if some other company was giving free stuff away, and I wasn’t already a fan and didn’t get notification from the company directly, some other blog would have informed me, I would have been able to click on that link and possibly scored the freebie that way. Same thing with coupons. The more blogs you follow, the more coupons and deals you’re going to come across.

Should You Be Using TweetDeck Too?

TweetDeck is not for everyone to be sure. Some people don’t like the interruption and that’s fine. Personally, I love the interruptions because those interruptions have helped me to score some great free stuff and coupons! If it were left to me to keep checking my Twitter and Facebook accounts all day, I’d be missing out on a lot of great stuff. If you’ve been doing this for any length of time, I don’t have to tell you that some of these freebies are gone within milliseconds! Even with this great tool at my disposal, I still miss stuff. If you’d like to try TweetDeck, it’s totally free. Just click here to be taken to TweetDeck or on any of the TweetDeck links in this post and you’ll be taken to their website where you can sign up and check them out. You can always uninstall it if you find it’s not for you, but I think after using it for awhile, and seeing your mailbox fill up every day with all the awesome free stuff you’re scoring, and your printer catching fire from all the coupons you’re finding, you’ll grow to like it too. In fact, I dare say I just created a lot of competition for myself in getting to the freebies first!

Stay Tuned for my next tip in this series – “Like & Follow” as Many Companies as You Can and check out Tip #2 – “Roboform is My Best Friend.”

And Tip #1 – Have Separate Accounts



  1. Coupon Erin says

    Thanks! I can’t wait to try both Roboform & TweetDeck out!

  2. I love roboform! It saves my fingers a lot of work. I am definitely going to try TweetDeck though.

  3. As soon as I get home I’m goimg to check out both. Cannot wait to check it out.

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