The Free and Cheap List

Here’s our growing list of goods and services that are very inexpensive or FREE.

Cars

Shared cars for rent by the hour (plus a $7 monthly subscription fee):
Zipcar

Get free C.L.U.E. report detailing your auto claims history
Team Clark’s Guide: How to get a free C.L.U.E. report

Free auto care instructional videos:
CarCareKiosk.com

Guaranteed online pricing for a car purchase:
TrueCar.com
CarsDirect.com


Cell phones and mobile devices

Cheap cell phone plans:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best cell phone plans and deals right now

Free grocery apps:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best apps to save money on groceries

Free tracking and security apps: 
Find My iPhone
Where’s My Droid

Free conference calling:
FreeConferenceCalling.com
InstantConference.com
JoinMe.com

Free phone calls (may require internet connection and/or both parties to have the app):
Skype
Google Voice
MajicJack
WhatsApp
TextNow
Viber
Talkatone
Textfree

Free faxing:
FaxZero.com
GotFreeFax.com
OneSuite.com ($1 monthly charge applies)
HelloFax.com


Computers and software

Spyware & scareware fixes:
Team Clark’s Guide: Free virus, spyware and malware protection

Free high-speed internet for light use:
FreedomPop.com

Printers:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best cheap printers

Website building & word processing software:
Webs.com – Build a non-commercial website for free
ClickBook.net – Free appointment software for your small business
Wave – Free online accounting software for small business
Google Docs – Free alternative to Microsoft Office
LibreOffice.org – Free alternative to Microsoft Office

Free cloud storage:
Google Drive (free up to 15GB)
MiMedia.com

Free Adobe Photoshop alternative:
Gimp.org

Free Adobe InDesign alternatives:
Canva
Scribus.net


Coupons and shopping:

Deals and coupons:
Clark Deals: Deals you can trust from around the web

Free online classifieds:
Craigslist.org

Free online price protection alerts and comparison tools:
Google Shopping
Camel Camel Camel (Amazon price tracker)

Local savings available in most metro areas:
Groupon
Living Social


Education

Free online university courses: (Non-credit)
Team Clark’s Guide: Free online courses

Free online courses from Ivy League schools and other colleges/universities:
Here’s how to find thousands of free online courses

Free entrepreneur courses:
SBA.gov – Free classes for small business owners

Free online language courses:
Duolingo – Free language courses
BBC.co.uk Online Language School
Word2word.com Free Language Courses – Links to many languages and resources
USALearns.org – Free ESL lessons

Free media production workshops:
Apple Media Workshops – Classroom-based, hands-on courses teaching multimedia software

Textbook comparison shopping:
Team Clark’s Guide: Find cheaper textbooks

Financial aid information, advice and tools:
FinAid.org


Entertainment

Free books and e-books:
Open Library
Joggoon.com
BookMooch.com
PaperbackSwap.com
Scribl
Gutenberg.org
LibriVox.org

Free music:
Team Clark’s Guide: Listen to music for free

Cable/satellite/HDTV:
Team Clark’s Guide: Best streaming TV services
AntennaWeb.org – Get HDTV for free using your outdoor antenna

Free movies:
Team Clark’s Guide: Watch movies for free


Finances

Free credit report:
AnnualCreditReport.com – The only truly free credit report!

Credit freeze information:
Team Clark’s Guide: Freeze your credit for free

Free credit counseling:
NFCC.org – Free or low-cost credit counseling resources

Free mortgage and financial calculators:
DinkyTown.net
HSH.com
FinancialCalculators.com
MyMoney.gov

Free tax filing services:
Team Clark’s Guide: Free state and federal tax filing options
IRS.gov – Complete list of free or cheap IRS-recommended filing services
TaxACT.com – Prepare and file federal taxes for free, regardless of high income

Unclaimed funds:
Unclaimed.org
MissingMoney.com – Free national search for missing money

Free online budgeting tools:
Team Clark’s Guide: Mint.com free budgeting tool


Health

Cheap eyeglasses:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best places to buy cheap glasses

Prescriptions:
Team Clark’s Guide: Save money on prescription drugs


Homes

Mortgage and financial calculators:
DinkyTown.net
HSH.com

Discount online brokers:
RedFin

Foreclosures:
EmailForeclosures.com – Foreclosure listings sent by email

Find a handyman:
ServiceLive
Thumbtack.com
Handy.com
Pro.com
Porch.com

Home security:
Team Clark’s Guide: Cheap home security systems

FREE household goods:
Freecycle.org


Legal

Inexpensive legal documents:
LegalZoom.com
Nolo.com

Living Wills:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best and cheapest online wills


Life and family

Free food:
Team Clark’s Guide: 60+ places to get FREE food via app or email signup
Team Clark’s Guide: Places to get free food on your birthday
Team Clark’s Guide: Places where kids eat free (or nearly free)

Free camps for kids:
CampCorral.org – Free national summer camp for the children (ages 8 to 15) of fallen, wounded or disabled military veterans and service members

Health & beauty aids:
Clark Howard’s advice to extend the life of a razor

Miscellaneous:
Team Clark’s Guide: The best senior discounts


Pets

Adopt a pet for free:
Petfinder.org – Search the nationwide index of pets available for adoption from shelters and Humane Societies.
IAADP.org – Free medications and discounted services for disabled people who use a service dog (requires a $20-$30 fee for a multiple-year membership.)


Travel

Travel discount websites:
Clark Deals Travel: Cheap travel deals you can trust
Scott’s Cheap Flights
Dollar Flight Club

Free flight price trackers:
Google Flights
Kayak Explore

Hotel search resources:
Hotwire
Priceline

Cheap accommodation alternatives:
Airbnb
Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO)

Cheap bus service:
MegaBus
FlixBus