Best Free Stuff Overview Updated November 2, 2020

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The best freebies we could find on the web

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Amazon First Reads November eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Black Friday is on the horizon and Amazon’s November selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Amazon First Reads October eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now October and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Rocket League freebies: $10 Epic Game Store credit and new PS Plus DLC Pack

Rocket League free-to-play is now live, and we are starting to see some interesting promotions surrounding the vehicular soccer destruction title. Now that is has been taken down from Steam (although you can still play your copy of it there), Epic Games is now offering a no-strings-attached $10 credit for redeeming the game on its PC/Mac gaming service, alongside a new freebie PlayStation 4 DLC pack from Sony. Head below for all of the details.

Amazon First Reads September eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now September and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Sony now offering FREE video call backgrounds: TLOU, Ghost of Tsushima, more

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After seeing some Star Wars options come available a few months back, Sony has now decided to offer up some free video call backgrounds of its own. More specifically, we are talking about backgrounds featuring images from its biggest and most gorgeous intellectual properties like The Last of Us Part II, the eye-popping Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon Zero Dawn, Death Stranding, and even some classic games. Head below for a closer look.

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Sony unveils the FREE September PS Plus games: Street Fighter V and PUBG

After seeing some big-time deals on PlayStation Plus and PS Now this morning, Sony has taken to the official PlayStation Blog to unveil the FREE September PS4 games. It’s all “chicken dinner and shoryukens” next month with the battle royale game that started it all and Capcom’s latest entry in the Street Fighter franchise (outside of that 30th anniversary collection anyway). As usual, you’ll need to be a PlayStation Plus member to access the free games and these titles will remain part of your library for as long as your subscription remains active. Head below for more details.

Play the new Alto Collection for FREE via the Epic Games Store right now, more

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You can download the new Alto Collection for free via the Epic Games Store. The endless runner-style snowboarding and sandboarding games are some of the best mobile games out there. Just recently ported to consoles earlier this month, you can now play both of the games this collection holds for free on PC for the next week. Head below for of all the details.

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Microsoft now offers 70+ new Xbox game demos you can play from home for FREE

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As part of the ongoing Summer Game Fest that brought us yesterday’s Nintendo Direct mini, there’s a whole lot of new Xbox One game demos to play. Microsoft is offering over 70 new game demos for players to get their hands on for free over the next week or so in order to simulate some of the experiences normally had at E3 and other physical events. Games will begin to go live starting today and continue to do so through July 27, 2020. Head below for all the details.

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Amazon First Reads July eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Welcome to July and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Nintendo releases completely FREE workout game for Switch, download now

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Nintendo has now released a new free Switch game to help folks stay active at home. While it might not be as fully-featured as the nearly impossible-to-get Ring Fit Adventure and peripheral (here’s our hands-on review), the new Jump Rope Challenge is a great little workout game that won’t cost you a nickel. More details below.

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Play the Pandemic Hot Zone North America board game at home while it’s FREE

Much like the Cards Against Humanity Family Edition that hit back in April, you can now download and print out the new Pandemic Hot Zone — North America for free. While the official physical version is still in the pre-release phase, developer Z-Man games has decided to offer up a completely free print-and-play version of its new version of Pandemic. All you’ll need is a printer, some paper, and mostly things you’ll have already laying around the house. Head below for more details.

Sony offers FREE PS4 games in wake of COVID-19: Uncharted Collection + Journey

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Today, Sony is announcing a new “Play At Home Initiative” that comes with some free PS4 games and more. In the wake of COVID-19, the company is looking to promote social distancing and curb self-isolation boredom by offering its player base four absolute gaming masterpieces utterly free of charge, with no PlayStation Plus required. Head below for all the details.

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HBO offers over 500-hours of FREE TV shows and movies, no subscription needed

You can now stream a massive amount of content from HBO for free. After platforms like Sirius and many others offered up special promotions in the wake of COVID-19, one of the biggest players in the space is now following suit. With an award-winning stable of content from The Sopranos to The Wire, this is easily one of the better self-isolation content promotions we have tracked yet. Head below for all the details.

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You can play Call of Duty Modern Warfare multiplayer for FREE all weekend long

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Well, it was quite a busy March for Activision and its military shooter franchise, and that is continuing this month as gamers can now play Modern Warfare for free. After launching the free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale game followed by the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster earlier this week, Activision has now announced a free multiplayer weekend for its latest mainline entry in the series. All the details are down below.

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April’s free PlayStation Plus games include Uncharted 4 and Dirt Rally 2.0

While a little bit behind schedule, Sony has now unveiled this month’s free PlayStation Plus games. Just hours after Sony launched is Spring PlayStation Sale with over 600 price drops, it has now announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Dirt Rally 2.0 on PS4 will be completely free of charge this month. As usual, you’ll need to have an active PlayStation Plus membership to download these games for free, but once you do they will remain part of your game library until your membership lapses. Head below for more details on the April PS Plus freebies.

Howard Stern announces FREE access to over 300 SiriusXM channels, video, more

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Howard Stern has now announced free SiriusXM for all. As part of the company’s contribution to curbing social distancing boredom and the like, the “unprecedented Stream Free access” was announced this morning from Stern’s now home-based broadcast and will include free access to Sirius’ “full lineup of Premier Streaming content.” Head below for all the details.

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Global pandemic game Plague Inc. gets FREE update so you can save the world

After being removed from the Chinese App Store earlier this year, the developers of Plague Inc are making some substantial changes to the experience. The popular mobile and console game is all about allowing players to wipe out the population with a deadly pathogen but is now receiving a new game mode that has players doing just the opposite in the wake of current events. Head below for all the details.

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Ellen’s hilarious Heads Up! game goes FREE on iOS/Android in very rare sale

Heads Up! is the hilarious game from the Ellen DeGeneres show. Ideal for families stuck at home right now, it’s a simple experience that just about anyone can play and carries astronomically stellar reviews on the App Store from over 81,000 players (plus another 230,000 on Google Play). From topics like celebrities and singing to “silly accents,” you have to “guess the word on the card that’s on your head from your friends’ clues before the timer runs out!” There’s really no reason I for one should love playing this game, but I do and you will too. Cosmopolitan magazine said Head Up! ”will be the best dollar you’ve spent,” and it is very right. Except, the game is now free on the App Store for the first time since 2016 as well as Google Play for Android users. That iOS sale only lasted a few days and this will likely be much of the same, so download it now while you can. More details below.

Amazon First Reads March eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s March and Amazon is delivering a fresh batch of Amazon First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

March PlayStation Plus free games: Shadow of the Colossus and Sonic Forces

While there’s still time to claim February’s titles, Sony has now taken to the official PlayStation Blog to unveil the March PlayStation Plus free games. In case you’re not familiar, every month Sony offers a pair of PS4 games to its community of PS Plus members for free. These titles will remain part of your game library for as long as your PS Plus membership is active. Next month will see another iconic remake and everyone’s favorite hedgehog go completely free. Head below for all the details.

March’s Games with Gold freebies: Batman Enemy Within, Sonic, Shantae, more

Microsoft has now unveiled the March Games with Gold freebies. Next month will see Microsoft showcase four titles, all of which are available to download for free for Xbox Live Gold members. That includes both the legacy Live Gold and those who have converted to the new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. These freebies are a great way to add titles to your library you might have forgotten about or just weren’t sure enough about to drop $60 on. March’s titles include the compete season of Batman: The Enemy Within from Telltale and Shantae: Half-Genie Hero on Xbox One as well as a pair of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games. Head below the fold for all the details.

February’s PS Plus free games include BioShock Collection, Sims 4, and more

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Sony has now unveiled its February PlayStation Plus free games. While last month’s freebies brought subscribers an impressive set of titles including the entire Nathan Drake collection and the world-famous Goat Simulator, Sony is taking it up a notch this month. We are getting the usual pair of free PS4 games along with a bonus PS VR title, just to sweeten the deal. Head below for all the details.

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Twitch Prime free games + DLC for November: Darksiders II, Rocket League, more

We now have details on the Twitch Prime free games for November as well as this month’s free DLC downloads. Featuring a revolving door of freebie game add-ons and more, Twitch Prime is free for all Amazon Prime members (more details below). After previously featuring Rainbow Six freebies, in-game content for Rockstar titles, Madden NFL 20 Legends, and more, we have an entire new batch of content and games this month. Everything is down below.

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October PlayStation Plus freebies unveiled + The Last of Us II release date!

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The October PlayStation Plus free games have now been unveiled as part of today’s State of Play event. Not only are we getting two top-tier titles for free this month, but Sony just unveiled the release date for The Last of Us II and a brand new trailer. Everything is down below.

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FREE Celeste DLC out today on all platforms + up to 50% off main game

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Not only are we getting some free Celeste DLC today in the form of Chapter 9: Farwell, but we are also seeing a very notable price drop on the main experience. A game that started out as a 4-day game jam prototype has since garnered indie darling status as one of the most talked-about smaller titles over the last year or so. Now available on all major gaming platforms, including Mac and Linux, you can close out Madeline’s epic adventure in Celeste for free. All the details are down below.

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August’s Free Games with Gold: Gears of War 4, Forza Motorsport 6, more

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Xbox Live Gold members are in for a treat next month. August’s free Games with Gold include some big name titles like Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 6, as well as some notable backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles. Head below for all the details.

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Mario is the latest to join the battle royale craze with Mario Royale

If you’ve never heard of battle royale games, well, you’ve likely not paid attention to the gaming space the past few years. You’ve got Fortnite, Apex Legends, PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, Blackout, Firestorm…the list goes on. Well, Mario is the latest to join this genre in Mario Royale, a simple game in the style of Nintendo’s original Super Mario Bros. title.

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How to get a year of FREE Nintendo Switch Online access via Amazon Prime

Amazon is now offering up to 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online for FREE. You will need to be an Amazon Prime member, but providing you have that in order all you have to do is link your Prime account to your Twitch account right here. And then jump over to this landing page to redeem your FREE access. First you claim the 3 months and then after 60 days you can go claim the following 9 months of Switch Online. A year of Switch online is regularly $20. Just remember to manually cancel the subscription as it ends because it will convert into a paid subscription. More details below.

March’s PlayStation Plus freebies include The Witness and Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Sony has now announced March’s PlayStation Plus freebies. Along with increasing member cloud storage last month, we saw Hitman and For Honor become available at no cost. March’s collection of titles is the shortest we’ve seen in a while as February is the last time Sony will be including PS3 and Vita games in the monthly freebies. You still have a few days left to grab those but you’ll want to head below for all the details on the next batch.

Amazon Prime members can grab some FREE Apex Legends skins and loot boxes today

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Amazon Prime members can grab some FREE Apex Legends goodies today. All Prime members can sign up for Twitch Prime for FREE right here and you’ll need to do so in order to redeem the in-game loot. All subscribers can grab 1 Omega Point Pathfinder Skin as well as 5 Apex Packs (like loot boxes). Just remember you can only claim the goods on one platform, which will be the first one “you log into with your linked EA account. Choose wisely!”  Head below for more details.

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If you have an Instant Pot, then you must download this FREE cookbook & how-to guide

Amazon offers downloads of the Instant Pot Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide Plus 101 Delicious Recipes Kindle eBook for FREE. Same at Barnes & Noble for NOOK. That’s $9 under buying the paperback edition. Whether you already own this popular cooking device or plan on snagging one during Black Friday sales, you should download this eBook to your library. Not only does it contain over 100 recipes, it also features handy tips on making the most of your Instant Pot. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Celebrate Halloween on PS4 w/ Friday the 13th for FREE (PS Plus only), more

Well, October is here so it’s time to get into the Halloween spirit. This month’s PlayStation Plus freebies are here to help you celebrate the scariest month of the year with Friday the 13th: The Game. While it certainly didn’t review as well as we had hoped at release, this is a great chance to jump in for free in the days leading up to Halloween. Players take on the role of either a camp counselor or Jason Voorhess himself as the game of cat and mouse ensues. Sure, it’s flawed and won’t be the best game you play this year, but the price is right and it’s perfect timing. For comparison, it’s regularly $40, and right now a physical copy will run you about $26 on Amazon. More details and the rest of this month’s freebies are down below.

Download Obscura 2 for FREE and take better photos with iPhone (Reg. $5)

Obscura 2 is an interesting little camera app that looks to help you create better photos with your iPhone. Almost never on sale, you can now download Obscura 2 for free from within the Apple Store app (not to be confused with the App Store itself). You can find out all about Obscura 2 in our full coverage over on 9to5Mac. Head below for full instructions on how to redeem the free app (don’t just go to the App Store to download it):

Score a FREE small Slurpee at 7-Eleven tomorrow in celebration of its 91st birthday

Tomorrow is July 11th, or 7/11, and the gas station/convenience store is offering FREE small Slurpees to all customers to celebrate its 91st birthday. The deal runs from 11AM-7PM (hah, get it?) and is available while supplies last. Be sure to stop by your local 7-Eleven tomorrow to secure that free Slurpee to help beat the summer heat. Find the closest 7-eleven to you.

Grab The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for FREE on PS4, Xbox One and PC

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Microsoft impressed many when it showed off around 50 titles at this year’s Xbox E3 event. We caught a glimpse of Halo: Infinite, Forza Horizon 4, Kingdom Hearts 3, and our game of the show, Cyberpunk 2077. But one title that may have gotten overshadowed by the big hitters is The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. It is a sort of intro or prologue to the upcoming Life is Strange sequel, available today on most platforms and is completely free.

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Darwin Project’s battle royale meets survival gameplay goes FREE on Xbox One

The battle royale genre took off with PUBG a little while back and now Fortnite has taken the helm of what can only be described as the biggest gaming phenomena since Pokémon GO. While Fortnite has mostly stolen the thunder from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the popular Call of Duty franchise announced it was stepping into the space with a new mode for Black Ops 4 back in May. But there’s a smaller battle royale-style game known as Darwin Project that has also caught our attention.

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Teacher Appreciation Day 2018 Freebies and Deals: Adobe, Chipotle, Chick-fil-a, more

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Today is national Teacher Appreciation Day and to celebrate all the hard work that educators put into shaping students, a variety of restaurants and retailers are offering freebies and discounts. So whether you’re looking to pick up a cup of coffee at a discount, score a free sandwich or save on classroom supplies, there is certainly a deal to take advantage of today.

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Try out Detroit Become Human’s insane visuals & player-choice gameplay for FREE on PS4

Quantic Dream, led by game designer David Cage has been responsible for some of the most interesting and unapologetically cinematic experiences in gaming. The studio has heavily leaned on interactive storytelling and player ownership to create its most recent AAA titles. And now we are exactly one month from the release of the studio’s latest project known as Detroit: Become Human.

After officially going gold this week, Sony has announced the new Quantic Dream title will definitely be released next month and is now offering players a chance to give it a try early.

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Kick back and relax after getting your taxes done with these freebies, deals and more

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Tax Day is finally here, and to help make the burden of getting all your finances squared away, a variety of restaurants and other businesses are offering up some freebies. With everything from discounted meals, cocktails and more, you’ll have no problem putting your mind at ease with these deals. So be sure to head below and check out our top picks!

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Marvel Strike Force brings squad-based combat to iOS/Android w/ 70+ heroes [Video]

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It has been a big year for Marvel with the incredible success of Black Panther, and now we are getting a new iOS title starring most of the universe’s biggest names. The new Marvel Strike Force released today on iOS and Android alongside the debut launch trailer…

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MetroPCS offers a free iPhone SE when you switch & activate an unlimited LTE plan

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MetroPCS is currently running a deal where you can get a free iPhone SE 32GB when you switch from your current carrier. In order to redeem this sale, you must visit a MetroPCS store (find a store near you), activate a new line of service (or port in a line), and then choose an unlimited data plan. Sadly, current T-Mobile customers are excluded from this deal.

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Get a free 4-Month Apple Music Trial ($40 value)

Both Groupon and LivingSocial are offering a free 4-month Apple Music Trial. That’s 1 more month free than the typical trial period and the best deal we’ve seen for it. It’s usually $10/month for a regular subscription.  If you are a new subscriber, you get the 3 month trial, plus 1 added month (or 4 months total for free).

Get a free month of Marvel Unlimited for the Premiere of Punisher on Netflix

To celebrate the season premiere of The Punisher that’s hitting Netflix this week, fans can get a month free trial of Marvel Unlimited when they subscribe and enter code PUNISHER at checkout. That’s a $10 value on the monthly subscription cost and we typically only see these discounts before the big Marvel movies come out. With your membership, you get access to over 20,000 digital comics to read anywhere at anytime. So get all the back stories on The Punisher before seeing the series on Netflix. Plus, here’s our take on why Marvel Unlimited is the best comic subscription service out there.

Sonny RPG on iOS is now free for the first time on the App Store (Reg. $1+)

The Sonny RPG and its “rampaging mutant zombies” are now available for free. Regularly between $1 and $3, this is the very first time we have seen the turn-based RPG go for nothing on the App Store. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 400 gamers. 

Enjoy SiriusXM Satellite radio for the next two weeks absolutely free

Starting today and ending November 27th, Sirius is turning its service over to anyone who has a compatible radio for free. Regularly $20 a month, we don’t typically see this free trial offer come around to often. That’s 2 whole weeks of 100 free Sirius XM channels you can use for that long road trip home for Thanksgiving! Note: Some older SiriusXM satellite radios may not be capable of receiving the free listening channels.

The amazing Hitman Sniper for Android is now FREE on Google Play (Reg. $1) + more

Hitman Sniper is now available as a free download for Android users on Google Play. Regularly $1, this fantastic mobile-stealth sniper game can now be yours for nothing. While it is always free via Amazon’s Underground program, that is not the case on Google Play. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 100,000 users.

Tiny Defense 2 on iOS goes free for the very first time (Reg. $3)

The sequel to the popular Tiny Defense hit the App Store this summer. After seeing a quick price drop down to $1 from the usual $3 a couple months ago, Tiny Defense 2 is now available for free for the very first time. Already carrying a 4+ star rating, the game brings an enhanced version of what we loved about the original along with “new cartoon-style graphics”, 36 enemies and over 100 new levels.

Simpler Pro on iOS is now available free on the App Store (Reg. $4)

The Simpler Pro organization and productivity app is now available for free. Regularly up to $4 on the App Store, you can now download it for nothing to all your iOS devices. It carries a 4+ star rating from over 4,000 users.