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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Apr 4, 2012 - 8:25 am

Hello everyone, Over the past year or so, we've noticed much less activity in this sub-forum, and the current activity level just does not support keeping it as a dedicated sub-forum. However rather than immediately close it, we're going to give it one more chance, but it's up to you, the GD community, to decide if it's worth saving. You can express your desire to keep it by contributing and posting new freebie threads to generate some activity in here. We will re-evaluate the activity level of this forum at a later date and it is at that point that we'll make the decision regarding the long-term viability of this sub-forum. This is one of the non-deal forums that we added as a convenience to the members, so I personally can't devote much time to it as it doesn't generate much revenue for the site compared to the core deal forums, so it's up to you all if you want to see it stay. So to sum it up, if you want to see this forum stick around, start posting some new freebies threads so we can see the value in keeping it. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to post here or PM me.



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Posted Apr 4, 2012 - 10:28 am

The freebies section is what directed me to GD in 2005. Unfortunately, the freebies just aren't there like back then. Especially the past few years I've noticed less and less freebies. It's sad. Would there be a good place to post a freebie...like maybe a Miscellaneous forum?
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Posted Apr 4, 2012 - 4:12 pm

The freebies section is what directed me to GD in 2005. Unfortunately, the freebies just aren't there like back then. Especially the past few years I've noticed less and less freebies. It's sad.
Would there be a good place to post a freebie...like maybe a Miscellaneous forum?


I agree with you... Most of time is not really a freebie or it is just isn't worth it. And, that a mic forum does sound good otherwise they might end up in the online forum which sometimes doesn't apply

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Posted Apr 4, 2012 - 7:31 pm

These just can't go in the Off Topic area? Seems like a lot of those don't have much traffic either....

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Posted Apr 5, 2012 - 7:04 am

This is what drew me in the first place but there is so much more. Would miss the freebies but noticed not a lot going on anymore. So sad:(

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Posted Apr 6, 2012 - 7:00 pm

love freebies!!!......keep em comin

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Posted Apr 7, 2012 - 4:27 am

Didn't freebies and contests used to be very popular in the past? I wonder why the sudden loss of participation? hmmmm

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Posted Apr 7, 2012 - 7:14 am

I think a big part of the problem is the economy has tanked so badly companies are just trying to stay afloat and can't afford to give as many freebies and give aways as they have in the past. I think if we just hang in there they will all come back, but its the health of the economy that this section reflects.

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Posted Apr 11, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Please don't move the freebies section!!
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Posted Apr 12, 2012 - 5:12 am

I think Facebook has a lot to do with it. There are tons of freebie pages on facebook & if you subscribe to them the posts pop right up on your home page so there is not as much need to b e looking elsewhere. Kind of sad, but there ARE still a lot of freebies out there its just more convenient to find them, on Facebook.

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Posted Apr 12, 2012 - 5:52 am

I think Facebook has a lot to do with it. There are tons of freebie pages on facebook & if you subscribe to them the posts pop right up on your home page so there is not as much need to b e looking elsewhere. Kind of sad, but there ARE still a lot of freebies out there its just more convenient to find them, on Facebook.


That's terrible....not ALL of us are on FB! (or want to be)
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 - 5:45 am

I'm not a facebook fan, i have been there 3 or 4. I find it extremely difficult to locate data/information. I find these forums to be much better organized and a lot more user friendly. Thanks for asking.

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Posted Apr 14, 2012 - 11:56 am

I think Facebook has a lot to do with it. There are tons of freebie pages on facebook & if you subscribe to them the posts pop right up on your home page so there is not as much need to b e looking elsewhere. Kind of sad, but there ARE still a lot of freebies out there its just more convenient to find them, on Facebook.


I don't like getting freebies from Facebook. They want you to like/subscribe to their page, and I am very picky about who/what I share my personal information with.

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Posted Apr 14, 2012 - 2:06 pm

I don't see a lot going on here either. I think some of the post will just find their way into another section. I'd hate to see the DMR thread go away ;).
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Posted Apr 14, 2012 - 8:51 pm

This and the contests forum used to be some of the most heavily used forums. I, myself was an active contributor to both. But, lately it seems that the big companies are just not doing freebies and sweeps as much. Yet another sad victim of the crappy economy..........RIP, Freebies forum. *sniff*
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Posted Apr 16, 2012 - 12:26 pm

I miss all the freebies.
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Posted Apr 17, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Wow, this is so surprising. The freebie section is how I found gd and is all I used to use then thanks to finding gd I was introduced to legitimate surveys. It seems like since I had my youngest son a few years ago I drifted away from the forums and didn't have time for surveys but the few extra dollars it brought in for a few years is remembered and I owe it to this forum! I'm glad I came across it again on taptalk I really loved this forum. I can imagine there aren't as many freebies as there were back then cuz alot of the freebies were to promote new websites that don't have to give away stuff like they used to cuz of all of the free advertising they can do now and like someone else said the economy makes it hard to give away free stuff or there aren't many new businesses because of the economy so there's not as much promoting needed... And then I guess I've been busy trying to find deals for stuff I need and regularly buy instead of free stuff that I don't need, not saying I don't like freebies, it's just that I think the few minutes I have to go online in peace goes to browsing online ads. Thanks everyone who contributes to the wealth of information here! sent from my Reborn optimus s using taptalk

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Posted Apr 19, 2012 - 11:24 am

I need birthday freebies!

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Posted Apr 22, 2012 - 9:41 am

I also (actually my dh) found GD because of the freebies section! I never posted many of em because they are always here already, same as the deals. I agree with many other there isn't very many anymore so less posts. I don't post alot but am a avid reader of all of GD. I will be sad to see em go, but I will follow the freebies section where ever it may go!

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Posted Oct 12, 2012 - 4:22 am

There was a thank you button that was used in the freebie forum before right? I do recall it a few years ago. What happened to it?

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Posted Oct 15, 2012 - 8:04 am

I like the freebies section. I don't post here but I do read it.

#22 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 15, 2012 - 8:05 am

This forum has enough activity now that it'll remain a forum on the site. So just keep posting and visiting and that will remain the case :)

#23 michphilly  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 15, 2012 - 5:24 pm

The freebies section is what directed me to GD in 2005. Unfortunately, the freebies just aren't there like back then. Especially the past few years I've noticed less and less freebies. It's sad.
Would there be a good place to post a freebie...like maybe a Miscellaneous forum?


Amen! You got that right!
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Posted Feb 7, 2014 - 1:31 pm

The freebies section is what directed me to GD in 2005. Unfortunately, the freebies just aren't there like back then. Especially the past few years I've noticed less and less freebies. It's sad. Would there be a good place to post a freebie...like maybe a Miscellaneous forum?

I agree with you.I like to see actual free stuff,not just junk like coupons.


I don't want to have to use facebooj to get freebies.I want to just do it online--not have a bunch of junk show up on my timeline.



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Posted Feb 23, 2014 - 5:11 pm

What they've all said.  I had found GD forums because of the freebies but I fell away from it because of the freebie quality declining.


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Posted Mar 22, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Freebies are what brought me here in the first place.  I was a stay at home mom and had time to look for post freebies, I got a job a year ago and barely have time to check the deals boards much less post freebies anymore.  Plus they aren't as plentiful as they used to be when I started coming here.  Glad that it's staying around for a while!



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Posted Mar 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm

A lot of the freebies today are happening on the the companies' facebook pages instead of going to their website.


Edited by pearls, Mar 23, 2014 - 3:30 pm.




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