I find the internet to be the best tool in a frugal person’s shopping aresenal.
You can find deals, print coupons, and learn about products with just a few clicks.
But what happens when you don’t have the internet?
Here are some ways you can get internet access for free:
Hang out at a friend’s house. Find a friend or relative and ask if you can use their internet. Be considerate if your printing things… no one likes an ink hog. Or a computer hog, either!
Visit your local library. Libraries are great places to find free internet. You may need to sign up for a library card, but it’s free, and if you don’t have a library card by now, you should get one anyway.
Sign up for NetZero. You can get 10 hours of free dial-up internet access each month from NetZero. Ten hours isn’t a lot, but it’s better than nothing. They also offer several other low-cost dial-up and broadband options.
Take advantage of free wireless internet. Many restaurants, coffee shops and businesses offer free internet access to laptop users who have a wireless internet network card. Check out Wi-Fi Free Spot to see a directory of places that have free internet. The list for my area is not complete, so you may want to ask around to see if there are more locations in your town. And of course, if you spend a bunch of money every time you visit these spots, you’re better off to just sign up for internet service at home!
Remember whenever you are using someone else’s computer or network to be safe and make sure you are protecting your private information.