Q: What is How To Shop For Free?
A: We are a large and growing online community of bargainistas created to help you save money. We are all about finding and sharing deals that work out for FREE. We focus mainly on pairing coupons with store sales and promotional discounts to make your out of pocket spending total zero.
Q: I’m new to this site. How do I get started?
A: I recommend introducing yourself in the forum. There, you will meet newbies from all over the country asking and answering a gaggle of general questions about basic coupon-ing. You will need to join the forum, to post. To join, go HERE
Q: How do I use the forums?
A: Aside from the deals posted daily on the homepage (and I post up to five times a day), the forums are where you will find members swapping info on the most up-to-date deals and steals and shopping strategies. Navigation can sometimes be tricky because of the breadth of information. For the cliff notes on how best to find your way around, go HERE.
Q: Okay, I’ve joined the forums. Now how do I start saving money and shopping for free?
A: Patience, my dear. And read THIS POST by one of the HTSFF moderators about how to get started. I couldn’t say it better myself.
Q: In addition to the forum and the homepage, where else can I be made aware of great deals?
A: There are several ways for you to get additional shopping info that will save you mucho moolah:
1. Follow HTSFF on Twitter
I use Twitter to post some of my favorite home page deals as well as share additional “secret” sales. If you aren’t following HTSFF on Twitter you may be missing out on deals that don’t get posted on the site. More and more, I will be using my new smart phone to post deals and pics from the store directly to Twitter. Got to love the new technology!
2. Join our How to Shop for Free Facebook Fan Page
The How to Shop for Free Facebook Fan page is for all of you Facebook addicts. A lot of members prefer joining the gang over there rather than navigating through the forums on www.howtoshopforfree.net.
3. Sign up for RSS group or topic feeds
This will allow you to search by category or keyword. RSS is a great tool and I highly recommend you check it out. You can also have this sent via Google reader.
4. Sign up for the newsletter on Yahoo groups for daily updates sent directly to your inbox. How much easier can it get?
Q: What is the coupon database and how do I use it?
A: Good question. I have answered this in a post. Read it HERE.
Q: Anything I else I need to know?
A: We do have a few rules. We do not allow spam, bashing, or coupon fraud. We are more than happy to share our deals with other websites and blogs. All we ask is that you credit us with a link back to our post and we will do the same.
How to Shop for free may terminate any membership at any time for failure to comply with the groups rules. Let’s play fair. Thank you and have fun!