I just completed my marketing offer for the free digital camera. It was the easiest offer from Gratis Networks yet — Napster.
You sign up for a 14-day free trial. You do have to download their software (and when you’re asked whether you want to restart your computer, it’s important to say NO or else you may not get credit). Then a couple days later credit for the offer shows up on the free electronics offer website. The best part is that you can cancel online — you don’t even have to speak to a live person. I printed out the page saying I had cancelled, but I also got an email from them anyway. Then I uninstalled the software. Easy, free, a great way to complete a requirement.
The other easy one that I see up at the moment is EFax. You cancel via live chat with them. It’s a free offer, so you aren’t out any money. And the good part of the cancellation process is that you can copy the entire live chat into Word or use some other method to save the whole conversation, so you have a record of the cancellation just in case.
As a quick refresher, the various free electronics offers require you to complete a marketing offer and refer friends who complete marketing offers as well.
When you sign up you’ll be asked whether you want to participate in several ‘optional’ offers. Answer no to each one of them.
Then complete an offer like Napster or EFax — which cost you nothing. Naturally you don’t want to join Columbia House…
(For additional context, these are the same folks that offer the free iPod which I got myself almost a year ago.)