$8 Million in Free Electronics

The ever-controversial Gratis Networks has given away over $8 million in free products. I’ve gotten everything they offer except the free digital camera — I’m still working on that one.

It all started with the free iPod, of course, but since then I’ve gotten the flatscreen TV, photo iPod, iPod shuffle, desktop computer, Mac Mini, and Xbox.

I just did the required marketing offer for the Sony PSP this morning, completing that one as well. I signed up for a free trial with Napster. The free period is 14 days and the offer should post within the next 3 — so there’ll be plenty of time to cancel before I get charged anything. It’s nice to have a totally free option back.

I’ve gotta say that Gratis Networks has no customer service whatsoever. More often than not you don’t need it, everything works as it should. But patience can be required.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. How many of your friends do you have to coax into signing up? I’d like to try out this deal myself, but am skeptical about being known as a spammer to my friends. Thanks for the insight!

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