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Title: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 20, 2018, 05:08:59 pm
Been nothing until today.  And today's pretty slim.

Coke's running a deal where you take 5 pictures of their logo on 5 different coke products and you get a $5 giftcard.  This one's kind of a pain in the ass, and Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 

But I got a free copy of Batman Arkham VR coming my way....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on February 20, 2018, 05:47:51 pm
Dope. Finally paying off to work at a gas station.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 21, 2018, 01:09:11 am
Nice!  Thanks for the heads up man.... I'll work on that tomorrow.  I've still got $10 in target cards from the last promotion and I've been too cheap to spend them on anything....I'll get a few more and get it in the price range for a freebee. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 21, 2018, 11:44:33 am
Just in case your moral compass is cracked....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 21, 2018, 02:28:41 pm
That certainly makes things quicker than fiddling around with cans.  Thanks man.  In an effort to help further I've put them all in a rar.  For you digital comic book nuts, rename the extension to cbr and now the codes will be scrollable in a book which helps with scanning.  (If two images are in the same shot the scanner gets confused.)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 21, 2018, 02:53:40 pm
Apparently they locked out new accounts from getting this.  Oh well, that game was probably headed to the shoebox unwrapped anyway.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 21, 2018, 03:41:56 pm
Well judging by the last event compared to this one, I think new accounts have to be a month old to be eligible.  Most of my accounts on the last target run were locked out, but this time they aren't.  So tonight I might make a few more accounts in preparation for the next event.  I honestly thought Christmas was the last hurrah for gift card rewards so I stopped working on it. 

With what I had done from last time I snagged 40 bucks.  I think I can get Mario+Rabbids for that. 

Pro tip.... if you want to make some email accounts without having to go through convoluted verification processes check out mail.com  I'm going to make enough accounts to at least get me up to $100.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 21, 2018, 04:11:03 pm
Yesterday they had to be 1 second old to be eligible.   ;D


Also - you can submit 12 cap codes for a free magazine subscription code.  That code can be redeemed for a $5 check from the magazine company.  Apparently I have 3 concurrent subscriptions to Vanity Fair now.  Oops.

EDIT - nevermind, the cash link isn't working.  Still not a bad deal for some magazines, though.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 22, 2018, 02:41:58 pm
Their selection isn't great though... no gaming magazines... the only thing I would be interested in would be popular science or mechanics and honestly my interest in those magazines waned as I got older.  I'm wondering if shutterfly would print manuals or flyer art.... that might be cool to have a book of your favorite artwork. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 22, 2018, 04:06:43 pm
Eh, for free, if you thumb through an article every 2-3 issues then who cares?  I donate the rest to hospitals.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 26, 2018, 03:03:15 pm
This showed up before Batman VR.  C'mon, Coke.

 :'(
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on February 26, 2018, 03:07:08 pm
Those any better than Tide pods?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 26, 2018, 04:38:13 pm
They don't taste nearly as good and I only went blind for 30 minutes as opposed to an hour for the tide.  2 out of 5, would not buy again. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2018, 11:14:38 am
And here's another one for the shoebox....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 28, 2018, 02:16:25 pm
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

I'm getting the RE Revelations collection on the switch and maybe a shirt with my cards.  Thanks again for the heads up.  What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on February 28, 2018, 03:17:37 pm
Its rate I get any freebies but I got one the other day!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180228/b96b77a58da917b550fc6fdffe669fc9.jpg)

Proving invaluable atm with the damn cold weather we got!
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2018, 08:35:22 pm
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy: 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on February 28, 2018, 08:54:09 pm
What nobody thought the tide pod thing was funny?  Tough room.

There's no rep buttons around here...
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 28, 2018, 09:16:59 pm
From what I hear that one should take you all of an hour or two, so you might as well play it. 

Man, you werenít kidding.  55 minutes.   :dizzy:

Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 

On the rep front, Saint needs to set Malenko or one of our sys admin brethren loose on the site and update some stuff.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2018, 10:13:59 pm
Iíve been enjoying the hell out of Driveclub VR.  Statik has also been quite fun.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: dkersten on March 01, 2018, 02:44:28 pm
Yup, and *THIS* is why I say VR isn't going to last.  They've gotta get some games on these headsets that aren't glorified tech demos or slap-dashed conversions of existing games.  I've been hopeful that something will come out to change my mind...bridge crew almost did it for me, but they went with the Kelvin universe and I don't really want to feel like I'm inside an ipod commercial. 
A good friend is playing SubNautica and he is considering buying a VR set just because the game is so cool he wants to experience the VR version of it, and it was built to play in VR as well as without.  When games start driving the hardware instead of the other way around, it's a good sign the platform is getting rooted down.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on March 01, 2018, 03:36:34 pm
Yup there are plenty of good VR games out now.

Sure there is alot of shite to but thats no different to when gaming was in its infancy before Nintendo stamped down on it.

Next gen I think will be much more down to business.

At the moment I think they are still seeing what does and does not work etc.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 04, 2018, 10:38:21 pm
Ugh.... so these target gift cards are becoming a pain in the butt.....  You can only use 4 gift cards at a time on target.com  I contacted support and they can't combine them... it can only be done in-store and then it varies from store to store.  So yeah, I've got to go to my local Target store, which is in a weird place, and purchase a gift card with the other gift cards, then go home and order what I wanted from target.com.  I would split the order in two, but target is one of those crazy retailers that charge a flat 6 dollar shipping fee unless you spend $35 or more. 

I'm just mentioning it for future cheapskates.... if there is an offer and you have the option, do NOT do target gift cards unless they are a sizeable domination.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 04, 2018, 10:40:21 pm
Target only lets you combine 4 gift cards per purchase. 


 ::)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 04, 2018, 10:52:31 pm
Yes?  And what's your point?  You didn't mention that you can't combine the gift cards into a larger one, which most sites will let you do, or have an online account with all the gift cards as a running credit, which, again, most sites will let you do.  Hey if rolling your eyes at me makes you feel better knock yourself out though. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 11, 2018, 04:33:23 pm
Courtesy of Coca Cola and their Christmas Amazon gift cards that finally arrived...

Old and busted, note that the middle burner is rusted off at the end, the cross bar burner has completely broken in two:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366328)

New hotness:

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=366330)

Beauty of a $100 Weber estate sale purchase is you can basically replace everything.

Did mess up when I chiseled off the old retaining washers.  Should have pried them up just enough to slide the old burners out, put the new ones in, and hammer them flat again.  But, hey, it was easily fixed with a quick trip to Harbor Freight and doubling up 2 e-clips.  And I only busted one drill bit trying to get the old bolts out!

Now my grill isnít a flame thrower setting brisket on fire.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2018, 03:58:48 pm
Coke doing another $5 Target gift card.  Log into their rewards and put in a cap code for, "UNLOCK A SURPRISE WITH
AN ICE-COLD COKE."  The surprise is a $5 card.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 12, 2018, 09:03:22 pm
I'll give it another shot thanks.  Even though the online help for Target told me to go to a store and they could combine gift cards for me, my local target couldn't figure out how to do it. 

I ended up getting this Atari Art Book:

Art of Atari Poster Collection (https://www.target.com/p/art-of-atari-poster-collection-includes-40-ready-to-frame-removable-prints-paperback/-/A-51996491?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Entertainment+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Entertainment&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9059848&gclid=CjwKCAjwypjVBRANEiwAJAxlIrvTeTVVT2o3-LSnBbhIhrultQVgeDLMXnpucGyW2MRdxs-sLjsMahoCS9AQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)

And the Resident Evil Revelations collection, for the Switch.... these are games I never got around to back in the day. 

40 bucks in gift cards + an extra $15 due to shipping charges and the $20 limit.  Still not terrible. 

Our Target is a virtual ghost town due to it's location, so I think I'll start banking these for game discounts. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2018, 09:28:11 pm
Probably gonna snag a handheld Oregon Trail with my next batch of cards....

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 12, 2018, 09:35:53 pm
Those are pretty cool aren't they.  I saw a review... the dude complains that it's a pain in the butt to do the hunting sections, but as I remember it, that's kind of how it was on the computers back in the day..... having eight separate keys for each direction. 

It might be worth it to print out a true Apple II/Mac Classic shell for one of those. 

Btw... the contest doesn't seem to care if the accounts are new for this one, so now would be the time to open a bunch of accounts via mail.com addresses.  I think I'll go ahead an do 20, so when they do the $5 gift cards that's enough to get $100.   Not so useful for target, but it'd be great for amazon cards.... that's enough for an everdrive and some change.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2018, 10:29:42 pm
Lol, donít tempt me, man.  I got a gallon bag of caps today.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 13, 2018, 03:04:27 pm
Hmm, did I do something wrong?  The contest already hit 20,000 entries last night.  I have the $1 "share a coke" coupons, but no surprise that I can see. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 13, 2018, 03:06:08 pm
Well, if you haven't received them, you're probably about to be indicted for fraud.



Nah - nobody has them yet.  We'll see.


Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 15, 2018, 09:35:41 am
If you've got a QuickTrip or a Speedway in your area, I've got a free 20oz soda code.  PM your cell number and the name of whichever store is local and I'll punch it into the website.  Neither are in Houston.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 15, 2018, 01:11:01 pm
You know, I hadn't been to shareacoke.com in quite a while and I didn't realize that they now sell non-crap coke memorabilia.  Might be worth a look. 

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 16, 2018, 01:15:51 am
Target gift cards are in.... Now I've got to find something to buy at Target. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 16, 2018, 10:15:08 am
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on March 16, 2018, 10:24:05 am
Get more shoe boxes... :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 16, 2018, 10:45:14 am
Beef jerky looking tempting, too.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 16, 2018, 01:02:15 pm
I'm having a hard time as well.  That 20 dollar limit and $5.99 shipping fee really kills it for a lot of impulse buys.  The breath of the wild amiibo are still available in my area, but while the tank amiibo is bad-ass, I don't feel that the Link amiibo is representative of the character so I think that's a pass.  I guess I could spend it on something practical (as if). 

So my poster book came in and it was well worth the shipping-inflated price.  I think it's a down-play to call them posters as they are printed on a heavy, semi-gloss cardstock.  The artwork is from early Atari cart labels and thus it is gorgeous.  If only the games looked as good.  ;)   The only thing that might be considered a negative is that  it really isn't 40 ready to frame posters, but as I feared 20 ready to frame double-sided posters.  Fortunately they have done a pretty good job of marrying the crap art with the good stuff, so most of the time you'll have something cool and colorful like centipede on one side and one of those dull-washed out labels like baseball on the other.  So yeah, if you want to display all 40 you'll need to buy two copies... so keep that in mind.  Myself I'm out of wall space, so they stay in the book for now, but once I make room I think I'll go nuts and try to display all 20. 

Btw, anyone gotten those $1 shareacoke.com coupons working?  I tried to apply them to an order but nothing happened. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on March 16, 2018, 01:22:03 pm
I can always flash the amiibos you want for in game unlocks, but if you're buying them as knickknacks , I can't help you there.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 16, 2018, 01:32:26 pm
Eh they've got their claws in me pretty good.  I never thought I'd be a figurine guy but after buying a few (ironically also to get rid of gift cards) I'm pretty hooked.  I don't have any desire to "collect them all" though.... I'm more about collecting iconic characters where the figure is a good representation.  Sadly I'm still missing some of the important ones.... no Mario, No Link, no Samus and no Bowser.  They are usually sold out.  I think Nintendo makes as many of those amiibo as the lesser known characters, which is ridiculous.  You can't tell me they lacked the foresight to know that Mario would be x10 as popular as Mr. Game & Watch.  I might end up having to (gasp) pay full retail for them by going to a (double gasp) gamestop.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 16, 2018, 02:01:23 pm
I had a keyring of flashed amiibos.  Gave them away to my friend's kid.  Utterly pointless contributions to gameplay in my experience.  Some of them look cool, though.  I've got a Little Mac I've been told is LQQK QMG R@RE so I figure it's worth 50 cents.



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 16, 2018, 02:32:25 pm
For earlier games sure, but they aren't pointless for the newer ones.  The drops in BOTW are helpful for leveling up quickly and in Mario Odyssey the power-ups dropped by the wedding amiibo that Malenko sent me are quite useful in some of the post-game levels.  The Re Revelations collection gives you upgrade points for every amiibo scanned. 

Now all of this is optional, but I don't think optional equates to pointless.  If anything I'm rather proud of Nintendo for keeping the little figures optional.... they could have easily went the Skylanders route where buying hunks of plastic is a requirement to play the game. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on March 16, 2018, 04:04:21 pm
got some pretty sweet planes in Ace Combat for the 3DS with them. If I didn't flash tags and had to buy figures for the unlocks though...... I'd be saltier than a pretzel.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on March 19, 2018, 08:42:47 am
Well, free shipping on Oregon Trail is gone, so that would knock it to about $15 out of pocket for an online order.  Pass.

I could pick up Street Fighter 69 on PS4 for free.  My shoeboxes of sealed games are already full, though.

Anyway, I was able to add $35 to the Target giftcard balance.

 :cheers:



BTW - Target is doing a games & toys B1G1 50% off deal right now. Just got two Oregon trails for 38 shipped. (Redcard gets and additional 5% off and free shipping)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 19, 2018, 08:54:59 am
I guess I'm going to have to get a redcard if I'm going to keep doing these deals.  Shipping kills it for a lot of the cheaper stuff.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 21, 2018, 02:52:09 pm
I looked through the games.... I don't see anything too interesting.  Still trying to find something fun to buy *grumble grumble*
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2018, 10:32:55 pm
Fractured But Whole is on sale at Target for 19.99.

Added $1.64 of real money and will pick it up on my commute tomorrow morning.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 10:41:59 pm
Nice find man.  I was getting so desperate I was about to buy the Deadpool game (also on sale for 19.99)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2018, 10:43:59 pm
Supposedly they merged their SKUs for the gold versions with standard.  So you might be able to swap it for the gold edition if they have it in stock at your store.

 :dunno

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 10:51:39 pm
Sweet. 

They've also got some pretty decent game t-shirts in right now.  Most of my favs aren't available in fat-ass sizes though so I'm out of luck.  But I mean this just screams me:

https://www.target.com/p/pac-man-174-men-s-bite-me-t-shirt-blue-heather/-/A-51520680#lnk=sametab (https://www.target.com/p/pac-man-174-men-s-bite-me-t-shirt-blue-heather/-/A-51520680#lnk=sametab)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 10:56:44 pm
So Mario+Rabbids is on sale for 30.  Not a bad price at all.  Not sure if it's for me though. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 27, 2018, 02:33:59 am
So I decided to pickup ReCore Definitive Edition for $20 as that's a xbox exclusive that slipped under my radar.  I'll spend the rest later. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 27, 2018, 09:59:25 am
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 27, 2018, 02:28:55 pm
That's on the pc as well, so I decided it'd be a good game to test that steam link box that has been collecting dust that I got with free gamestop cards from last year. 

I'm beginning to wonder if we are the only two doing these deals.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 12, 2018, 12:08:09 am
This one is pretty good if you are patient.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11466599-2-month-audible-trial-2-audiobooks-10-amazon-gc-free-new-customers-only (https://slickdeals.net/f/11466599-2-month-audible-trial-2-audiobooks-10-amazon-gc-free-new-customers-only)

Do an audible 2 month trial.... you get one book voucher immediately and another in a month and a $10 amazon gift card within two weeks.  Just remember to wait until after you've redeemed everything to cancel. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 12, 2018, 09:56:00 am
Nice, thanks for posting.  I popped them for a similar deal a few years ago, time to do it again.   ;D

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on April 12, 2018, 11:09:53 am
No Gold editions in the store.  Oh well.

Anyone want to buy a Stick of Truth redemption code?
5 bucks
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 12, 2018, 11:13:24 am
5 bucks

Sold!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on April 12, 2018, 07:21:02 pm
5 bucks

Sold!

 :cheers:
Pm me the details good sir.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 18, 2018, 11:38:38 am
22 coke caps gets you a free movie ticket, large popcorn, large soda at an AMC theater.  Which, sadly, is better than $1/cap around here.

I punched in 44 and will be enjoying cheap date night.

 :cheers:


Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 18, 2018, 01:15:31 pm
I might do that for Avengers, but I'm not big on seeing films in the theatre in my middle age.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 12:15:37 am
We went and saw A Quiet Place.  No issues redeeming vouchers.  Played coupon fairy and gave away a large popcorn code.  Enjoyed a large popcorn and soda myself.

Movie was great, btw.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 19, 2018, 05:36:27 pm
The AMC code thing works for new accounts, so I popped them for a few more tickets.  It's like Movie Pass except for people that dig in the trash.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Ginsu Victim on April 19, 2018, 05:53:19 pm
We went and saw A Quiet Place.
Movie was great, btw.

 :cheers:

We really enjoyed it too. We went in without having seen a single trailer or having read ANYTHING about it. We just knew John Krasinski had made a horror movie and that was enough to get our interest. I love knowing nothing about a movie's plot going in, but it's rare that it happens.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 23, 2018, 03:47:59 pm
3 12 pack flaps gets you $2 Amazon with Coke right now.  I've been stockpiling flaps so I'll get a few.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 25, 2018, 09:58:49 am
Can't remember what BS I pulled for these, but it turned out my ancient Weber Genesis had been missing two racks.  Guess that's what you get when you browbeat the price down at an estate sale.

Anyway, the cooking area on it is huge, so it wasn't too big a deal to cut off a burner and move stuff off to the side, but my grilling game has instantly leveled up.


Coke flaps were redeemed yesterday for a desoldering iron.  I'm going to yank off the squeeze bulb and rig it to a shop vac.  Details soon...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: jennifer on April 26, 2018, 11:07:42 am
"yank the bulb and rig shop vac".... I would be wondering if that would work, Seems the startup of the vac would cool the solder, unless you possibly used a diverter, Anyhow quite curious to see that. :o
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 26, 2018, 02:27:40 pm
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU& (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&)

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: jennifer on April 26, 2018, 03:08:04 pm
That is just friggin cool...Jennifer is oddly amused, and  craving peanut butter 8)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: PL1 on April 26, 2018, 04:52:28 pm
Worked for this guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU& (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waiW-1WeGwU&)

I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously. 
You might also want to add a filter chamber like the one in the Pace desoldering handset. (items 3, 4, 5, and maybe 27)

Most of the solder hits and sticks to the metal baffle (4) the rest is trapped by the filter. (5)

(https://www.jensentools.com/images/p/157-g.01_s500_p1._V36b1e5a3_.jpg)

Jensen lists the part numbers here.  ;D
https://www.jensentools.com/pace-desolder-handpiece-replacement-parts-for-sx40a-sx55a-sx65a-sx70/g/157 (https://www.jensentools.com/pace-desolder-handpiece-replacement-parts-for-sx40a-sx55a-sx65a-sx70/g/157)


Scott
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on April 26, 2018, 05:50:34 pm
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on April 26, 2018, 07:09:25 pm
Totally unrelated to anything but...

God its wierd seeing my feet everytime I log into the forum with my phone lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 26, 2018, 08:45:39 pm
Just knock the shop vac hose around, that'll clear out all the dried solder.

That was the plan.... no need to over complicate this.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on April 26, 2018, 08:53:08 pm




I plan on rigging an arcade pushbutton to my shopvac and making a foot switch.  It won't be running continuously.

Harbor freight sells momentary foot switches if you'd rather just spend $14 (less coupon) than spend the time making one.
https://m.harborfreight.com/momentary-power-foot-switch-96619.html
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 26, 2018, 11:36:42 pm
Thanks for linking that.  At that price itís something I would find useful on occasion.  Iíll test a few solder joints with a toggle switch on the vacuum and head to Harbor Freight for that pedal  if itís successful.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 28, 2018, 11:41:08 am
Well, it was dead on arrival and going back to Amazon.

The suction worked beautifully.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 30, 2018, 02:37:46 pm
Humble Bundle doing some Playstation stuff.  You can use Amazon Payments.  $1 gets you Dead Rising.  That means 3 surveys on and 5 minutes on mturk, transfer the funds, and you're good to go.

Another one to add to the digital dustbin.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 16, 2018, 09:19:28 am
So, if you buy Charmin Mega Rolls, and they don't fit on your dispenser, they'll mail you a prepaid credit card as a refund.

I've attached a copy of the PDF rebate form, I modified it to make it easier to fill out.

Enjoy taking a free crap.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: JMB on May 16, 2018, 09:43:22 am
So, if you buy Charmin Mega Rolls, and they don't fit on your dispenser, they'll mail you a prepaid credit card as a refund.

I've attached a copy of the PDF rebate form, I modified it to make it easier to fill out.

Enjoy taking a free crap.

 :cheers:

Never before has a thread title been so prophetic.  :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 30, 2018, 07:21:04 pm
My prepaid visa from Charmin arrived today. I'm almost in disbelief.

Trying to decide if I'm spending it on Amazon beer or a ps4 game.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 17, 2018, 11:41:42 pm
I cleaned up this month.  Tons of free albums via google play and a few from Amazon.  Surprisingly most of them were good.  I'm just finishing up the twitch promotion via amazon so I got a bunch of games that way.  Amazon had a "hidden" coupon where you buy something prior to prime day and then during prime day and you receive a $10 credit.  I bought $1 dash buttons, which will net me $5 when I use them.   So I've grabbed $14.  Whatever I get I'll probably do no rush and scrape another two bucks out of amazon. 

Btw Amazon has and additional 25% off of used video game stuff right now. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 18, 2018, 12:44:31 am
Thatís cool.  I picked up Skyrim VR and 2 pounds of beef jerky last week.  Jerky made it about 60 hours.

Skyrim still in the shrink wrap until a couple PhD loose ends are tied up with my wife.  Apparently she lost a couple weeks of her life reading books in some library in that game on Xbox 360.  So that game awaits...

Prime Day didnít raise any pulses around here....

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 18, 2018, 02:16:45 am
Yeah I rarely get anything on prime day but free credit is free credit.  The thing is a few days before prime day they put the factory refurbished fire devices on sale.  Got an HD 8 for 40 bucks and it looks brand new to me.  On prime day they bump the prices of the refurbished units back up. 

I'm pretty satisfied with it.... I just needed something cheap and powerful enough to read game manuals and such while I play.  Say what you want about the Wii U, but the ability to bring up the gamefaqs on that second screen was great.  The switch still kind of does it, but without the touch screen in docked mode it's much more awkward for navigation.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 18, 2018, 09:43:34 am
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on July 18, 2018, 09:59:16 am
Prime Day=unwanted inventory clearance
I picked up a life straw for $10 to throw in my tiny survival kit that I'll never use.

PBJ, have you heard about http://www.autopartsclass.com/ (http://www.autopartsclass.com/) ?
(vehicles all they way back to 1995)

I'm debating on whether to bother with it.
Still waiting on free cans of Tuna and Vitamix vouchers.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 18, 2018, 10:28:55 am
Nope, hadn't heard about that.  Some of my expenses qualified on old vehicles, but why the hell would I keep maintenance records around for a vehicle I sold 10 years ago?  Only things I hoard are debt and stuff I haul out of the dumpster.



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: dkersten on July 18, 2018, 12:31:51 pm
I was about to pull the trigger on a new DeWalt miter saw but I waited for Prime day and I got $25 off of it, so it wasn't a total waste.  I also picked up 2 more Echo Dots for $49, which is basically half price.  I was eyeing the cheap SD cards and the discounted Shield TV box thinking about buying another one for another media player. 

The Shield uses the same hardware as the Nintendo Switch and does a good job playing games, but I use it for playing my media in the theater and in the living room, it blows away other boxes and sticks and is the only one that can do Atmos and 4k MKV playback (although the new Dune player is supposed to be able to do it as well).

Anyway, a weak Prime day, but I saved a few dollars.  No free crap though, lol. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 18, 2018, 03:38:36 pm
How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on July 18, 2018, 03:57:19 pm
Have you tried side-loading the Playstore app on it?  I'm looking for something cheap to play Pinball Arcade on.  The Fire tablet seems like the best value out there but doesn't appear to natively run Playstore apps.

How's it compare to an iPad?  I had the original Kindle Fire and it was... adequate for its time.  My iPad is going nuts with phantom screen touches and makes it very difficult to lay in bed and post here at 2am.  The original screen turned into a spiderweb after I brought it inside from reading in the Houston heat.  I had it replaced for $70 and honestly got 6 good months out of it, so not too salty.


Well obviously an iPad is better, but not by much.  It's a 720p screen on the 8 and I believe 1080p on the 10 but they claim the screen is "tougher than the ipad".  I haven't had it long enough to tell, but the screen does seem to have gorilla glass or something similar you wouldn't expect on a cheaper tablet.  The camera sucks and the speakers aren't very loud.  Other than that it's great.  The ui is much improved from earlier models and Alexa is actually helpful.  It's android os only a bit cleaner and snappier.  I don't know how powerful it really is, but I threw goat simulator on there and it seems to handle it, so I guess the unreal engine runs ok.  It works for reading well, but I think I'm going to have to install another reader app.  Amazon's annoyingly doesn't let you zoom with pinches and pulls like virtually every other pdf reader does.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 18, 2018, 08:27:17 pm
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on July 18, 2018, 09:42:30 pm
I'm going to try that tonight  (need to clear off a sd card first).  From what I've seen online you just install three apps in order, so it shouldn't be too hard.

DId it on one I bought last Xmas when they had the hd8 for $49 (same as they had it for prime day this year) and it is an easy process - IIRC this is  the process I follwed - https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/ (https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 18, 2018, 11:20:01 pm
I just used this one:

https://www.techjunkie.com/install-google-play-amazon-fire-tablet/ (https://www.techjunkie.com/install-google-play-amazon-fire-tablet/)


(Same deal but it's more recent so the urls are up to date)


It installed fine but the installation was a little wonky.  When I first started the google play store it hung up on me, so I closed it and launched again.  The second go around it got through the setup fine but kept giving me an authentication error.  I closed it one more time and the third time was a charm.... now everything is working fine and I installed the required by law copy of Angry Birds to make sure it installed stuff ok. 


So yeah, google play install isn't a big deal, even on the very latest version of the fire OS. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 19, 2018, 12:52:21 pm
So I bought a new weedeater the other day and apparently I now have $60 in shop my way rewards...Ö spread out in three $20 installments.  Any ideas?  My local Kmart doesn't really sell electronics anymore.  I went to their website to try and search the video game/electronics section and it's a total dumpster fire.... It's like the site hasn't been maintained in several years. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on July 19, 2018, 03:02:09 pm
When I have a gift card burning a hole in my pocket and don't know what to buy, I get boring everyday necessities like soap, cleaning products, laundry detergent, etc.
The cash in my budget freed up by using a gift card for those items can then be spent elsewhere.



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on July 19, 2018, 03:21:16 pm
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on July 19, 2018, 03:54:57 pm
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

If you have prime, just watch www.slickdeals.net (http://www.slickdeals.net) for random good deals.
Example of random: Looking over my recent orders I have a 453 lumen camping lantern for $5, a gallon of Gojo for $13, a 50ft Cat6 cable for $5


Last year I got a set of Aukey bluetooth headphones for $15.
I didn't know I needed bluetooth headphones until I had them.  They don't sound as good as the expensive wired ones I have, but I find myself preferring them anyway. 
I think this is the newer version ($21 after coupon on the page) https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Latitude-Headphones-Sweat-Resistant-Bluetooth/dp/B06ZZSQQTD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1532029174&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=AUKEY+Bluetooth+Headphones&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Latitude-Headphones-Sweat-Resistant-Bluetooth/dp/B06ZZSQQTD/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1532029174&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=AUKEY+Bluetooth+Headphones&psc=1)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 19, 2018, 05:28:05 pm
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

Have you considered a Pi?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on July 19, 2018, 05:31:40 pm
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????

I'll give you  $140 in Outback gift certificates for it
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 19, 2018, 05:57:39 pm
Beef jerky, bro. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on July 19, 2018, 06:34:14 pm
Iíve got $90 in Amazon Credit right now. What to buy????
Mexican stuff
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 19, 2018, 07:20:52 pm
For by
Video game stuff Amazon sells everdrives and all the usual stuff. Logitech might still have wheels on sale for around 100.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 02, 2018, 10:39:18 pm
I'm stressed so as usual I'm buying stuff I don't need. 


Thought you guys might be interested in this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Deal-or-No-Deal-Special-Edition-DS/14562180 (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Deal-or-No-Deal-Special-Edition-DS/14562180)

It's the special edition of Deal or No Deal, which comes with a DS/DSi travel case shaped like the brief cases from the show.  I hear the game is crap, so opt for in store pickup to dodge the shipping, chuck the game in the garbage and you've got a cheap little case for $1. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on August 02, 2018, 10:45:38 pm
I ended up using it to get a drill press and a horse mask
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 02, 2018, 11:38:04 pm
Both of those items will change your life.

I spent the Charmin money on a PSVR stand that charges the move controllers and a dual shock 4.

Still have $4.51 left on it.  Iíd spend it on Subway but I ate one of their sandwiches 2 weeks ago and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- blood.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 03, 2018, 01:11:57 pm
I ended up using it to get a drill press and a horse mask



I hope they aren't used together.  :)



I've still got that prime day credit, another courtesy credit from something else, and around $20 in gift cards.  I think the credits expire at the end of the month, so I better find something soon.  I know sd cards are currently on sale on amazon and you can never have too many of those. 


Those kmart credits I mentioned are fairly worthless.  I ended up getting a screwdriver to take apart xbox 360 gamepads, a spare battery compartment for 360 gamepads and a 7 port usb power strip.  I have no clue what I'll do with the rest when they come in. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on August 03, 2018, 03:48:55 pm
PBJ, found a deal for you:

https://slickdeals.net/f/11897115-windjammers-ps4-psn-game-1-49-with-psplus


 :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on August 03, 2018, 04:12:29 pm
PBJ, found a deal for you:

https://slickdeals.net/f/11897115-windjammers-ps4-psn-game-1-49-with-psplus


 :lol

Original price $14.99  :laugh2:

EDIT: I guess if you went all the way back to the original price for the AES cartridge, $14.99 would have been a steal.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2018, 02:31:48 am
You should see the switch video:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VotLqDrUO6U#)
:D

So  now that you can softmod any version of firmware, I took my prime day credit and got a 32gb micro sd card for my vita along with a sd2vita adapter.  If you need an sd card for something, now is the time to visit Amazon... I don't know what is going on, but the bottom seems to have fallen out on the price of sd cards and ssds.    I also had a courtesy credit left over and I spent that one BloodStained:  Curse of the Moon, that'll be out later this month.  Still got $20 in gift cards. 


Gotta do a few store pickups to get that crap Ö.err... cool items that I ordered at Kmart and Deal or No Deal at Walmart.  I'll make my third car load of donations to goodwill while I'm at it....Some good karma couldn't hurt. 

Man I wish coke rewards would do an offer.  They haven't had anything good in quite a while. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2018, 11:15:37 am
Yep, I keep stock piling coke points but I'm not sure why anymore.  I burned most of my Target gift cards on some Oxiclean that'll be delivered Thursday.   :P
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2018, 12:44:56 pm
My guess is around Xmas time they'll put up gift cards again, but at this point I've got enough to do that 10 times over. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on August 07, 2018, 01:22:49 pm
I burned most of my Target gift cards on some Oxiclean that'll be delivered Thursday.   :P

Didn't you get another $5 gift card for every 2 oxyclean bought?  ;D

I got caught in the cycle in-store a couple weeks ago. 
Went 3 rounds before buying a $5 bag of gum to end it.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2018, 02:56:24 pm
1 tub of Oxiclean will last us 5 years.  So, yes, the prospect of churning gift cards appealed to me but I'll probably be dead before we need that second tub.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on August 07, 2018, 03:13:36 pm
1 tub of Oxiclean will last us 5 years.  So, yes, the prospect of churning gift cards appealed to me but I'll probably be dead before we need that second tub.

Especially if you eat the first tub.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2018, 03:14:19 pm
That stuff isn't nearly as good as it claims either.  Seems to work as well as regular laundry detergent. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2018, 03:14:52 pm
It's worked miracles in my life, I'm a believer.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2018, 03:26:19 pm
I'm curious, do you have any examples?  I mean don't get me wrong, it cleans, I just don't think it cleans especially better than anything else.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2018, 03:28:42 pm
When I drop a chicken wing on my cheap t-shirt, forget I did it, wash it, discover it has a stain on it, and wash it again with OxiClean the stain goes away.


Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on August 07, 2018, 03:54:10 pm
When I drop a chicken wing on my cheap t-shirt, forget I did it, wash it, discover it has a stain on it, and wash it again with OxiClean the stain goes away.

Same.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 09, 2018, 12:01:33 am
Fair enough.  I was thinking more along the lines of grease or paint stains, ectÖ. I rarely spill food. 

Picked up my stuff.  Deal or No Deal didn't come with the case.  :(  Getting to try out the giant orange obelisk at Walmart was worth it though.....the little robot arm that gets the stuff is cool. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mr. Peabody on August 12, 2018, 08:03:10 pm
Iíd spend it on Subway but I ate one of their sandwiches 2 weeks ago and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- blood.




(>\<)  Sounds like a Cannibal Corpse song.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 12, 2018, 08:27:41 pm
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on August 12, 2018, 08:42:00 pm
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?

Always.

I've seen em 13 times in 17 years. Sometimes as headliners, sometimes as a supporting band.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 13, 2018, 01:27:18 am
5 years later and Spectrums owner shows up and wants it back.  Have a free slot in the game room, he promptly offers an old gun game and my wife schedules us to pick it up in 3 days.

....sigh.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mr. Peabody on August 18, 2018, 05:09:36 pm
Second time in a week someone has brought up that band.  Are they touring or something?




Ahhh, Nephasth knows. I haven't cared for them. Some titles are easy to remember, as I'm sure was intended.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 20, 2018, 09:38:18 pm
Finally something to buy with coke points... although it kinda sucks.  On the website via computer only there is a limited time offer where four caps gets you a $2 iTunes gift card.  It's really glitchy... for me the offer didn't show up except via the chrome browser. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 20, 2018, 09:55:15 pm
Thanks for the heads up.  Those are same as cash in my house.

I made some templates today to drop Loweís coupons into.  Thereís a website that generates the bar codes, I make them look more legit.  Saved $20 on a patio chair tonight...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on August 21, 2018, 04:18:12 am
I got a great freebie a few days ago...

A excellent condition PSone with all cables, controllers, box etc.

To add to my luck it was supposedly broken but works fine :)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on August 21, 2018, 11:18:51 am
Send me that box
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on August 21, 2018, 11:19:42 am
Send me that box

Not a chance lol
That was the only reason I picked it up :p
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 21, 2018, 01:39:52 pm
I've got to rethink the whole keeping boxes policy.  My closet isn't full of cool gaming loot, rather it's full of boxes to gaming stuff.   At the same time I totally need to get me a NES Deluxe set box..... I'm beginning to think collecting is a borderline mental disorder.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on August 21, 2018, 02:40:29 pm
I've got to rethink the whole keeping boxes policy.  My closet isn't full of cool gaming loot, rather it's full of boxes to gaming stuff.   At the same time I totally need to get me a NES Deluxe set box..... I'm beginning to think collecting is a borderline mental disorder.

Know that feeling Howard!

I have a huge collection of boxes for my old consoles but I try to keep it sensible.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 21, 2018, 02:43:02 pm
That's what attics are for.  After I drop dead of a stroke at 45, some kid is going to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- his pants in 20 years when he goes exploring up there.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 21, 2018, 03:36:20 pm
I'm sincerely trying to down-size so I have more room for the things I really like.  We've got three storage buildings on the property full of crap.  One holds my tools so that's ok, but the other two just have junk in them like old arcade parts and xmas decorations ectÖ  Been going to goodwill on a regular basis for a couple of months donating old clothes and such... I'm going to get everything fairly empty and then fill it with all new junk.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on August 21, 2018, 04:24:40 pm
That's what attics are for.  After I drop dead of a stroke at 45, some kid is going to ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- his pants in 20 years when he goes exploring up there.

Oh I have even more ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in the Attic LMAO.

But most of my console boxes are on display in the game room, Just wish I had more room to put proper shelving up to display them properly as opposed to atm they are sort of organised into a wall :p
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 21, 2018, 10:11:16 pm
Not free but certainly cheap.... Official Wii SD cards for a dollar:

https://slickdeals.net/f/11958411-gamestop-0-99-official-nintendo-wii-dsi-memory-sd-2-0gb?src=catpagev2_catnav_games (https://slickdeals.net/f/11958411-gamestop-0-99-official-nintendo-wii-dsi-memory-sd-2-0gb?src=catpagev2_catnav_games)

You might ask what am I going to do with a puny 2 gig card?  Well for a NES or Atari flash card 2 gigs is massive.  Also having an official card would be good for collecting and it's just a frikkin buck. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 07, 2018, 02:27:51 am
Spent the last of those Kmart SYW rewards points on a usb 3.0 HDD enclosure and a ps2 to ps3/pc adapter.  Glad to be done with this one. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 10, 2018, 05:13:19 pm
Coke is doing target gift cards again.  4 caps gets you a lousy $2.  Website only, no app.  Be warned, they've changed the way you enter caps now and it's annoying as the webpage reloads and you have to scroll back down after each entry.  Regardless, I got rid of a bunch of caps so I'm happy. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 10, 2018, 05:33:25 pm
That's borderline not worth the hassle.  Target only lets you use a handful at a time...  :P
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2018, 01:54:50 pm
Yeah I'm not super thrilled about it either.  I'm thinking these might go to giftcardgranny or something so I can trade them in for cards that are actually useable. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 11, 2018, 02:29:04 pm
I only redeemed on one account.  Oh well.  I'll add it to the small gift card pile on my Target account and use it towards detergent or something.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2018, 03:07:58 pm
Yeah our Target is way out in the boonies or I would do that as well.  It isn't worth it unless it's a decent deal.  I'll probably get a discount on a video game or something.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 15, 2018, 02:52:22 am
So I don't know if this helps anybody, but apparently you can buy video game gift cards with target gift cards again.   I'm not a huge fan of digital only, but it's better than trying to spend these measly $2 cards. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 16, 2018, 10:15:07 pm
Thanks, that's good to know.

Redeemed some of my AMC vouchers from Coke today. Saw The Predator which despite what you heard is very entertaining. 2 sodas, 2 tickets, 2 tubs of popcorn = free.

Papa John can't stop himself and predictably his pizza chain is trying to make amends. $19 delivered for 2 larges inclusive of delivery fee and $5 tip. Not free but damn.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 16, 2018, 10:59:20 pm
It kinda sucks that the head of Papa John's is such an ass because around here the local owners of the papa john's do a metric ton for charity.... they always have some program where you can some in an get a pizza for a discount and they'll donate %100 of the profits to whatever cause needs money at the time. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 17, 2018, 12:07:46 am
I boycotted them for years but finally relented this year.  If you keep an eye on promo codes you can do pretty good.  App comes in real handy mid party.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 26, 2018, 05:42:35 pm
Coke doing vouchers for popcorn/soda at AMC again.  They expire June 30, 2019.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 28, 2018, 08:29:25 pm
Not exactly free, but depending upon what you buy it could be very close. ÖÖ.  eBay is doing one of their coupons again.  5 bucks off a 5+ order via the coupon code:  PERKMEUP

I ordered a second wireless controller for my NES classic that I never got around to buying because nobody ever wants to play Nintendo with me.  :(   Hey I got it for only 6 bucks so I'm happy. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 29, 2018, 01:43:22 am
Thanks, man. Picked up 3 PS4 game cases for $2.38 shipped. Finally make some redbox purchases look legit.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on September 29, 2018, 08:54:01 am
Not exactly free, but depending upon what you buy it could be very close. ÖÖ.  eBay is doing one of their coupons again.  5 bucks off a 5+ order via the coupon code:  PERKMEUP

Thanks!  Bought some ceramic resistors for tinkering with speaker crossovers.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 04, 2018, 01:51:47 pm
Got my cases last night.  It was a bundle of 3 bubble mailers taped together.  There was $4 worth of stamps on it.  Figure another 50 cents each for the mailers.  Not sure this dude even broke even on his Buy It Now auction...

 :dunno

Anyway, my $2-5 games from RedBox look way more legit.  That was bugging me more than I realized.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 04, 2018, 03:02:55 pm
How do they look when you get them from redbox?  Just a cardboard sleeve or something?  Never attempted to buy anything from them.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: kane916 on October 04, 2018, 03:54:48 pm
They look exactly the same as when you rent them Just a plastic clearish clam type sleeve. I don't know why I never thought about it before but I will be checking ebay for cases for the games I have bought from redbox. The no case thing bothers me more then I like to admit also.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 04, 2018, 04:35:10 pm
They every so often clear out games really cheap.  Their updated menu system makes it a little harder to drill down by system, but it's pretty quick to flick through them all.  I got Doom and Dark Souls 3 for $5 each, Transformers Devastation for $2.  Don't need an account, either, just swipe your card.

Kane - PS4 covers print easily on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper.  My prints look fine once under the plastic sleeve.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 05, 2018, 12:19:56 am
Are you searching at the kiosk or on the website.  I tried the site but it told me there aren't any in my region, which is stupid because there are like 6, 10 minutes from the house.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 05, 2018, 08:35:42 am
Not sure this dude even broke even on his Buy It Now auction...

 :dunno


This dude sounds like me.  Sometimes you want the stuff gone out of your house so you sell it because you know someone can use it.  Not to turn a profit.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: kane916 on October 13, 2018, 11:29:27 pm
Kane - PS4 covers print easily on an 8.5x11" sheet of paper.  My prints look fine once under the plastic sleeve.


Thanks thats good to know and again something I never would have thought of.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on October 14, 2018, 09:48:36 am
Gas station sends me an email for two free Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees.
Iced coffees are $2.79 each or 2 for $4.
They rang up as free, but still issued the $1.58 discount for buying two.  :applaud:



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 10, 2018, 10:25:54 am
Anyone wanna trade $5 amazon/PayPal for $10 home depot?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on November 10, 2018, 11:30:04 am
Anyone wanna trade $5 amazon/PayPal for $10 home depot?

Which are you trading - the way it's typed could be either !  :dunno
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 10, 2018, 12:18:42 pm
I have a $10 home depot gift card I don't  want.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on November 10, 2018, 12:35:58 pm
I have a $10 home depot gift card I don't  want.

FIgured that was what you meant but just wanted to clarify.

Also in case you didn't get the e-mail they are doing a $15 credit with $50 gift card purchase for Amazon right now ( limit one per account )

Quote
Exclusively for new gift card customers: Get a $15 credit when you purchase $50 in Amazon Gift Cards
Enjoy this exclusive Gift Cards offer:

Surprise someone with an Amazon.com Gift Card, and get a $15 promotional code to spend on yourself. Just purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com Gift Cards in a single order by December 22, 2018, and receive a $15 promotional credit automatically applied to your account after the qualifying order has shipped. An email notification will also be sent within three (3) days after shipping, confirming your Amazon.com Promotional Credit.
Enter "18GIFTCARD" at checkout or click the button below to qualify.

Important Notification: This offer is valid ONLY to eligible customers. Terms and Conditions apply; scroll down to learn more.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 10, 2018, 08:38:22 pm
FYI those credits potentially suck.  It only applies to amazon products and not third party sellers.  I ended up having to buy a digital game because other than toilet paper or something I couldn't find an amazon item worth buying. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 17, 2018, 10:03:01 pm
Ok not free but $1, so I'm counting it.  Buy a 3 month trial of spotify for $1, upgrade it to the family plan and you get a free google home mini.  Then cancel everything and you won't be charged 14.99 for the family upgrade.  You better do this one before spotify realizes what a huge mistake they made.  ;)

https://slickdeals.net/f/12280186-new-spotify-premium-members-3-month-subscription-google-home-mini-1-free-shipping?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/12280186-new-spotify-premium-members-3-month-subscription-google-home-mini-1-free-shipping?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 22, 2018, 09:46:31 am
Amazon's trade in prices not keeping up with their price matching on Black Friday video game deals.  If you can beat games quick you can make a couple bucks selling it back to Amazon.   :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 22, 2018, 11:02:38 am
Also coke.com is doing $2 cvs gift cards.  I guess you could use it for prescriptions?!?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 22, 2018, 04:03:20 pm
Or a tall boy for the road.

Gamestop doing free shipping, no minimum.  Contemplating stocking up on some $0.97 PS4 games just for the cases.....

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 22, 2018, 07:55:03 pm
Or a tall boy for the road.

Gamestop doing free shipping, no minimum.  Contemplating stocking up on some $0.97 PS4 games just for the cases.....

That's a pretty good idea.  A good time to buy cables and stuff. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 23, 2018, 12:17:05 am
They've got 3 PS4 games on sale for $1 each.  I grabbed one copy of each game and God of War.  Subsidized with some gift card I had laying around.  ~$15 real money.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 23, 2018, 01:06:41 am
Apparently Santa is brining me the ps4 spider man bundle, so I'm probably going to pickup god of war as well.  I want to see what they have in retro controllers as well.... typically snes/nes gamepads aren't that expensive on their site, but the shipping always kills it. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 23, 2018, 10:56:43 pm
There's so many cheap exclusives your mind will be blown. Also get a PSVR unless you've already got a VR setup. They're super cheap today.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 24, 2018, 01:05:14 pm
I'm thinking about it.  I just haven't seen any psvr titles that really excite me.  At least not $250 worth of excitement.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 25, 2018, 07:08:31 pm
Picked up God of War (ps4), Horizion:  Zero Dawn Complete and Assassin's Creed Odyssey for the price of a normal game.  Noticed that, as you said, most of the exclusives are really cheap. I don't think I saw a single one over 10 bucks. 

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 25, 2018, 10:05:25 pm
Off the top of my head...

If you don't already have them - Last of Us, Ratchet and Clank.  (I still think Ratchet and Clank has the best graphics on the system)

I would be very surprised if you didn't like Until Dawn.

Order 1886 is cool if you get it cheap.

I don't care for the Bloodborne/Dark Souls games much, and I've given them many tries.

Only Uncharted I really, really liked was Uncharted 2, but Uncharted 4 is pretty good.

Infamous Second Son

If you go VR, check out Astro Bot and Moss.  Drive Club VR looks muddy but it's pretty much ruined all other racing games for me.  Kids go nuts over Job Simulator.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 25, 2018, 11:43:58 pm
Thanks man, I'll check those out and see if they look interesting to me. 

Btw... about the VR thing.... are the lollipops really needed for most games or not?  I've read people say both.  I could kick myself for not picking up some of the move controllers and the camera last year at the pick n pay..... they had 'em for 5 bucks a pop.... the only problem was digging in a massive bin for all the parts. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 26, 2018, 12:32:38 am
Most games don't require them but I'd get that $250 bundle that includes them. There's some worthless PS3 Sports Champions game that came with a Move and a PS3 camera. Think I paid ~$25 shipped for a sealed set.  I almost hate to post that, but if PS4 owners haven't figured out it's the same controller by now...

Probably paid another $25-30 shipped for a loose used Move controller.  No idea what market price is these days.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 26, 2018, 02:42:07 am
On the old eBay it looks like you can get the eye for around 7 bucks and if you really scrounge you can get the controllers for around 10 a piece.  But yeah that sports bundle is still there.  :)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 26, 2018, 09:47:29 pm
99 cents each, shipped overnight.

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 26, 2018, 10:31:27 pm
Yeah those look like 99 cent games :) 

I think I'll do the same for a couple of Wii games so I can finally have a proper box for Wii Sports and Links Crossbow Training. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 29, 2018, 03:25:36 pm
Not completely free, but worth getting.  Steam Link boxes are on sale for $2.50
https://slickdeals.net/f/12376756-steam-link-direct-from-steam-2-49-shipping?src=catpagev2_catnav_computers (https://slickdeals.net/f/12376756-steam-link-direct-from-steam-2-49-shipping?src=catpagev2_catnav_computers)

Why would you want one?  Well apparently you can now put retro arch on them, making it literally the cheapest emulation box you could possibly purchase. 
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/steam-link-retro-gaming/ (https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/steam-link-retro-gaming/)

I've already got one that I haven't hacked yet, but at this price I might pick a couple more up. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 29, 2018, 07:02:35 pm
Sold out. Oh well. I've got a stack of Pi Zeros with Bluetooth still in the package.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2018, 06:28:07 pm
Since nobody wanted Home Depot cards I had this 2 hour delivered today.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 30, 2018, 09:09:08 pm
Got bug problems?


Picked up a couple Skylanders games for the wii to use as sacrificial boxes.  Also got a singstar game for the ps4 that looks like it might be seconds of fun.  3 bucks total. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Drnick on December 02, 2018, 03:25:23 am
Since nobody wanted Home Depot cards I had this 2 hour delivered today.

Kills Hidden Bugs,  Hmmm,  does it work on Windows 10?
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 05, 2018, 05:00:40 pm
Had a $5 Amazon gift card on my Coke account for no discernible reason.  Worth logging in and clicking on unclaimed rewards.  Have to redeem it by Dec 12.  Go go go.

 :dunno

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 12, 2018, 08:47:29 pm
$2 target gift cards are on coke again. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 12, 2018, 10:44:23 pm
Nice. Time for some more dishwasher pods.

I've gotten a couple of the CVS $2 cards. Guess I'll use them on toilet paper.

I have so many AMC tickets /drinks/popcorn vouchers it's unreal. We usually go to a movie theater that's also a restaurant and also expensive because it filters out children and unaccompanied teenagers.... But damn.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 12, 2018, 11:20:14 pm
As I've gotten older I just don't like going to the movies anymore.  I rarely get the time to go anyway and when I do it's usually at night so I've got to deal with all the idiot teenagers.  I wish we had some of those adult only theaters in town. Eh, I've got a 50 inch 4k tv so I'm good. 

Thinking of doing some magazine subscriptions to get rid of some of these caps.  I can add them to the library (aka the back of the toilet). 


Btw dunkin is doing $2 cards as well.  I'd jump on that one all day but the last Dunkin Doughnuts left town about 10 years ago. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 16, 2018, 02:24:51 pm
Target emails are finally being sent out. 

Btw as I was putting them in, I noticed that now target allows you to add up to 10 cards to an order, for a total of $20 off when these puny $2 cards come up.  So that's worth doing again.  I also noticed that there is a "primary card" option now.  I don't know if that merges the cards or not, but I thought I would mention it. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on January 02, 2019, 12:44:39 pm
2019 free crap. Got the red bull fridge from my ex wife store.

Pro tip. The pac man red bull thing has ended today. Check your local stores that have these and you might be able to snag one if the employees have not already.

Or just say your from red bull and are there to pick it up. Red bull is not picking them up and most places are just told to get rid of them so it's not really stealing  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: DaOld Man on January 02, 2019, 12:55:04 pm
2019 free crap. Got the red bull fridge from my ex wife store.

Pro tip. The pac man red bull thing has ended today. Check your local stores that have these and you might be able to snag one if the employees have not already.

Or just say your from red bull and are there to pick it up. Red bull is not picking them up and most places are just told to get rid of them so it's not really stealing  ;)

Wow, I wouldnt mind having one of these, but havent seen them in any stores in the south central Kentucky, USA area. What type of stores have them? Maybe Im shopping the wrong stores.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on January 02, 2019, 12:56:00 pm
All the circle k stores around here have one. (Middle Georgia)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: DaOld Man on January 02, 2019, 03:01:11 pm
I dont know of any around here, but I got a nephew in Mobile, Al that says there is a circle K on every corner. He's going to check them out for me.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 25, 2019, 11:05:09 pm
A bit late on this one, but ebay is doing another 3 bucks of 3.01 or more sale.  I think it's valid through tomorrow, so go buy some cheap stuff!

https://slickdeals.net/f/12960631-ebay-coupons-3-off-3-01-purchase-and-5-off?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/12960631-ebay-coupons-3-off-3-01-purchase-and-5-off?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 24, 2019, 09:13:33 pm
Coke.com is doing 6 caps for a $3 Walmart gift card.  First 35k only as usual.  I had enough accounts to get $27, which isn't bad for an hours work.  At least with Walmart cards you might actually find something to buy.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 25, 2019, 02:57:37 pm
Came here to post this.  $15 here.   :P  I'll use it to buy some random old PS4 game to add to the shoebox.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 25, 2019, 11:38:56 pm
If you would have told me as a kid that at some point in my life I'd have the opportunity to buy more games than I could possibly play for next to nothing I would have said you were on crack.  There's too much good scifi to watch, all the movies are based on marvel comics....  I know a lot of bad things are going on in the world right now but damn, there's a lot of good too. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 07, 2019, 01:51:52 am
Coke.com is doing caps for amazon gift cards again.  4 caps for $2.  I slogged through enough to get $16 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 07, 2019, 12:22:44 pm
Did they actually pay up on the Walmart gift cards?  I only got one and missed the redemption deadline.

Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 07, 2019, 01:05:25 pm
Yeah I got emÖ.. they aren't sending emails anymore, it's just in your rewards menu.  I guess they are still valid... didn't spend any yet but I have the numbers wrote down. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 07, 2019, 01:16:30 pm
Well, I got one email and the link just goes to the rewards page now.  I guess the redemption deadline was yesterday.  Didn't get anything at all on my other accounts. 

Final coffin nail for me on this program, I think.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 07, 2019, 01:32:47 pm
Well if you wait for the email then it's too late.  Got burned by that once before.  Check for 100% completion of the reward every day... if that falls on the weekend then it'll be up around Monday evening.... not sure about contests that end during the week. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on May 08, 2019, 11:33:26 am
I was hoping to post here about all the new in box PS4 games PBJ brought to me at Zapcon but......

I did get a free tortuga tshirt from him, a hat from Ond, and a staff shirt from Mike A.  Yotsie gave me a 3D printed Dickbutt and a 3D printed glow in the dark dragon. Jawn got me free passes into Zapcon too. Opt gave me a sweeeeeeeeet BotW lanyard.  Arroyo bought pizza for everyone.

I was such a ---smurfing--- leech last weekend.
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 08, 2019, 08:37:26 pm
Eh somebody's gotta do it. 

Amazon gift cards are in..... also there seems to be a $1 coupon for the coke store in there as well.  Has anyone actually been able to redeem those?  Last time I tried it wouldn't go through at checkout. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 30, 2019, 12:09:43 am
Coke is doing some offers again, they are pretty lame though.  Scan 6 sip & scan labels to get a pen set..... despite what the rules say they don't have to be from each brand, they don't even have to be different codes... pull a coke out of the fridge, scan it 6 times, done.  Also 12 caps for a magazine subscription is up again. 
Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 30, 2019, 12:30:13 am
Thereís usually an option to get a $5 check instead of a subscription if you dig deep enough.  That whole program has shifted to instant win games.  I miss the days of free T-shirtís and silver rodeo belt buckles.



Title: Re: 2018 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 30, 2019, 02:08:46 pm
You and me both.  They used to do pretty good offers.  Even when they shifted to primarily gift cards they used to give a decent amount. 
Title: Re: 2019 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 11, 2019, 11:31:46 am
Recently ran about 3 grand through Sears ordering some appliances, got ~$60 in "free cash" points.  All their electronics are super overpriced and anything I wanted came out to about $20-30 out of pocket even with all that "free cash."  To make it worse, when you apply the free cash, they remove the free shipping, charge you $9, and then nail you for sales tax.

So, anyway, after way too many hours on this, I figured out a trick.  Get at least $59 in your cart so that you're eligible for free shipping.  Then when you're checking out, select the option to slightly expedite it for $1/item.  Then apply your points.  The points will erase everything except the $1 shipping charges and whatever your leftover balance is.

I got one of those Pac-Man 256 TV joysticks and two pairs of jeans I actually needed for $5.50 shipped.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 14, 2019, 03:51:24 pm
I didn't know about the shipping trick, thanks for sharing. 

eBay is doing another $3 off $3+ coupon again.  Just use PROMO3 as the coupon code.

Got some buttons for a project I'm working on... nothing exciting. 

Also think geek is officially merging with gamestop and because of it the whole store is %50 off.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 14, 2019, 05:21:13 pm
Haha... literally the day after I make a $3.50 purchase on Ebay.  First time in months I've even logged into that place.

 :lol

Oh well, screw it.  Got a copy of Captain Skyhawk for $1 shipped.  Thanks for the coupon heads up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 17, 2019, 03:34:14 pm
Coke is doing target gift cards again... smoke em if you've got em. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 17, 2019, 04:22:21 pm
Pictured, jeans and joystick.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 19, 2019, 09:28:05 pm
I'd buy that for a dollar
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 21, 2019, 11:47:34 pm
To anyone that participated in the target gift card coke promotion, you can claim them now.  You have to do so from the website first and then the email will be sent.  One of mine apparently is lost in the series of pipes and tubes.... I'll wait until tomorrow to see if it shows up.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 22, 2019, 12:04:24 am
After the burned me on the last one, I didnít bother. 




Should have gotten 3 pairs of jeans.  Oh well.

 :cheers:

Captain Skyhawk is actually a decent game, too.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on June 22, 2019, 12:11:37 am
Picked up a 29Ē Nanao MS9 tube for next to free ($30), to go with my backup chassis. Now I have a good backup monitor for my Japanese cabinet.

Also, my Arcade CRT hoarding is expanding. All of these where fairly cheap, or given to me for free. All rebuilt and 100% working (chassis not attached here). Iíve got two 25Ē, one 19Ē and now one 29Ē.

Iím set for a while. :D
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 22, 2019, 12:21:34 am
Badass.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 22, 2019, 01:10:38 am
I got rid of a few 25 inch tvs and almost instantly regretted it.  Forget arcade monitors, just finding crt anything is getting hard around here.

Goodwill and restore don't get them in anymore.  I didn't worry about keeping any because just a few years ago they were stacked up like cordwood.

There are some good post-e3 video game sales going on.  Gonna spend all my stock-piled gift cards on some good games.... might pickup bloodstained now that it is finally out... absolutely loved the 8-bit companion game. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 24, 2019, 09:57:17 pm
Target is having a "sale" (if you can call it that) so I went ahead and spent my credit on shadow of the tomb raider.  I've never seen a store that claims a "%30 off selected titles when you pickup in store" where a game will be included in the promotion, it's available for your store at pickup, and yet it's somehow ineligible for the discount.  I hate dealing with target and I didn't want credit left over so tomb raider it is.... still had to pay $0.71   :angry:

Now to look at my credit on Walmart and amazon before these summer sales go away. 

Anybody tried BloodStained yet?  I hear it's good, but I hear a lot of things. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on June 24, 2019, 11:36:35 pm
Yup, got my copy for the Switch. Though I heard bad things about the Switch version, like low rez visuals, and input lag. Iíll crack it open once Iím back home from working OT.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 25, 2019, 01:43:06 am
Yeah I intended to get it on the switch because I figured it'd be a good portable game but now I'm unsure.  I'm really unsure in general because I'm one of the oddballs that doesn't like SOTN.  The thing is, I like most of the "sequels" on the gba/ds, it's just the first one that throws me off.  Really going to have to give it another try one of these days. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on June 25, 2019, 01:47:50 am
Tomb raider is great.

Oh and check out gunlord x on the switch.
Its awesome :)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on June 25, 2019, 06:41:07 pm
So the Switch version of Bloodstained is unplayable.  The framerate is atrocious, there's input lag, and the visuals are very down-rezzed.  505 Games has acknowledged the performance issues based on the backlash it's recently received by players, and are shifting their focus on fixing this version.  But who knows how long it'll be.

If you're interested in getting this game, I'd recommend avoiding the Switch version.   I'm regretting changing my pledge to receive the PS4 version for the Switch. I should have just kept with the PS4 release.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 25, 2019, 09:18:36 pm
Damn that sucks man.  I don't need to play it right now so maybe I'll wait a while and see if they manage to fix the switch port.  Had I known that I might have got curse of the moon for the ps4 or xbone so both game would be on the same console. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on June 25, 2019, 11:02:29 pm
Yeah that was part of my reasoning to get this for Switch, since Curse of the Moon was so great for the system, I too wanted to pair them together.

<sigh> I guess Iíll shelve this till news of fixes are out. I still got Hollow Knight and Dead Cells to finish, for my Metroidvania fix.
Plus the new Samurai Shodown came out today, I figure Iíll put in some time on that too. No shortage of games to play these days, but I was just really excited to jump into Bloodstained. Itís a damn shame
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 26, 2019, 02:51:47 am
The season 1 dlc is free on the ps4 last time I checked... better grab it before the offer expires. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: javeryh on June 26, 2019, 10:43:11 am
Yeah that was part of my reasoning to get this for Switch, since Curse of the Moon was so great for the system, I too wanted to pair them together.

<sigh> I guess Iíll shelve this till news of fixes are out. I still got Hollow Knight and Dead Cells to finish, for my Metroidvania fix.
Plus the new Samurai Shodown came out today, I figure Iíll put in some time on that too. No shortage of games to play these days, but I was just really excited to jump into Bloodstained. Itís a damn shame

Hollow Knight is awesome and will take a long time to finish so you should be set for the foreseeable future.  It's hard but gets easier over time as you get experience and learn the enemy patterns.  Dead Cells is really good too but I stink at it so I don't play it as much as I should.

That sucks about Bloodstained - I have been wanting to play this game and the Switch seems perfect for it but now I guess I'll look into getting a copy for the PS4 or Xbox One.  At least Super Mario Maker 2 is out today and my kids LOVE the first game so I'm sure I'll be playing their messed up levels for the rest of the summer.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 26, 2019, 11:53:31 am
Picked up Yakuza 0 for PS4 today.  My first actually free item in awhile.  Amazon no longer does 1 month Prime extensions for missing their guaranteed delivery dates, but they'll give out $5 courtesy credits without too much protest.  Anyway, I'll add it to the Shoebox of Sealed Game Shame.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 28, 2019, 02:17:35 pm
And..... Amazon missed the guaranteed delivery date.  So I got another $5 credit, which has been put towards Agents of Mayhem. 

So, for those of you keeping track.  I turned $20 of Coke Amazon gift cards into 2 $6 pens that are ordinarily $25ish each (no idea, but Dr. PBJ was freaking out it was a good deal), when those showed up late I got a $5 credit I put with the balance for Yakuza 0, and then when that was late, I got another $5 credit and another PS4 game.

Feeling like 2017 all over again.

 :cheers:


Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 01, 2019, 02:38:07 am
 Is eBay desperate for business or something?  They are doing yet another coupon, this time 5 bucks off, no minimum.  Use code WELCOME5 
So this one is a honest to god freebie.... get to shopping.


*Nevermind*   It's one of those YMMV codes.... seems to only work with a new account. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on July 01, 2019, 06:08:26 am
This really shouldn't be called the free crap thread. You guys buy tons of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. Reading this thread is like when my wife used to come back from Kohl's and told me she saved 40 percent on all of the crap she just bought.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 01, 2019, 10:16:40 am
Shh... let us have this.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on July 01, 2019, 10:54:21 am
 :-X
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 01, 2019, 01:40:27 pm
Your right technically I guess, but when I get a game that's currently going for $20-30 for 2 or 3 that's good enough.  Note that I paid a whopping 71 cents for my last game.  Also those ebay 3 off 3+ are absolutely free.  If you can't find something on eBay that's cool for around 3 bucks then turn in your internet card. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on July 01, 2019, 01:51:17 pm
I keep expecting to see one of you guys on that hoarding show. You buy more ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in one month than I do in 5 years. ;D
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 01, 2019, 02:00:05 pm
I worry about it, man.  Usually what happens is we move every few years and I just purge everything.  When we moved to Houston I took 4 pickup loads of treasure from my gameroom to the dumpster.  That kept the beast at bay for awhile.

But now I've been here 6 years.  The pile keeps growing.   :timebomb:

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 06, 2019, 10:05:24 pm
Used my  last AMC black tickets from Coke (April 2018!) on Annabelle Comes Home. No ragrats. Sadly all the concession vouchers were expired. No 3 tubs of popcorn this time.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 07, 2019, 12:02:38 am
So somehow I still had credit at Kmart.  Seeing as how their website is a wasteland, I just got an 8gb sd card for 2 bucks, which I'll definately use, but 2 bucks is probably the going rate for an 8gb now anyway. 

Think I might do a magazine promo from coke just to get rid of caps. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 10, 2019, 09:59:42 pm
PlayStation Classic arrived. "Like new" = factory sealed. Amazon courier did his usual partially open the box to see if he wanted to steal it.  Even he didn't want it.

Anyway, the hack is fairly easy. Added this for laughs.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on July 10, 2019, 10:45:33 pm
Does it play at 100%?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 10, 2019, 11:46:48 pm
Itís probably the worst port, but it plays well on this console.  Loads quickly, no stuttering, character runs around smoothly.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 11, 2019, 01:48:39 am
But will it play Castlevania III with the proper music.   >:D
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 11, 2019, 01:54:55 am
Picked up my lame sd card from Kmart today.  I have a new racing wheel coming in and I realized that I don't have any actual games for it on the xbox (just demos) So I spent my Walmart cards on Forza Horizon 3.  There was a limit on the number of cards you can use so I ended up having to pay 10 bucks and I've got 6 bucks in cards left over.  Mike is right, I think I'm starting to lose money on this.  Need to pickup Horizon Chase Turbo as well, but I'll probably just get that one on the pc as it isn't super demanding. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on July 12, 2019, 11:37:35 am
PlayStation Classic arrived. "Like new" = factory sealed. Amazon courier did his usual partially open the box to see if he wanted to steal it.  Even he didn't want it.

Anyway, the hack is fairly easy. Added this for laughs.

Which hack did you do? There are a couple out there.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 12, 2019, 01:09:37 pm
BleemSync 1.1 because it has OTG support.  Basically you find your oldest thumb drive, install the hack, and then copy that thumb drive to a newer one and use an OTG cable plugged into the back.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on July 12, 2019, 01:34:38 pm
Sweet! I might give that route a go. I hate burning a hub for my C64 mini, so this looks like a good option.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 12, 2019, 01:59:55 pm
BleemSync seems to be what most people have used so if you Google it a lot of tutorials will pop up on the interwebs.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 12, 2019, 03:49:28 pm
You don't really need a tutorial.... download the package, unzip onto a USB drive, stick in system.  Boot.  Wait.  Done.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 13, 2019, 01:06:13 pm
Amazon filler arrived....  :lol

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 13, 2019, 07:42:18 pm
How about an actual honest to goodness freebie for once?

https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/current/get-a-tshirt.html (https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/current/get-a-tshirt.html)

Free t-shirt from Harley-Davidson.com  They just want your address info, no credit card stuff, so I'm sure your inbox will get flooded with ads despite the checkbox.  But hey, free shirt.  The only question is the sizing... do I got fat-ass or super fat-ass on this one... my guess is Harley stuff runs big since, you know, the size of the average bike rider. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 14, 2019, 12:45:38 am
Picked up a working G07 today. That's an arcade monitor for those of you that have never seen one.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on July 14, 2019, 12:47:19 am
Now that is a nice pick up.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on July 14, 2019, 12:52:01 am
Finally, something cool in this thread!
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on July 14, 2019, 03:33:32 pm
Picked up a working G07 today. That's an arcade monitor for those of you that have never seen one.

Howís the burn-in on that tube?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 14, 2019, 11:24:23 pm
Not quite as bad as it looks in this pic. Not great but I've used worse.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on July 14, 2019, 11:28:06 pm
Thatís not too bad at all. If you put a tinted glass in front of it, youíd hardly notice.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 15, 2019, 12:12:57 am
Agreed... you won't be able to tell once it's on for the most part. 

So I'm guessing it was in an arkanoid judging by the burn in?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 15, 2019, 01:56:02 am
Yes, he pulled it from an Arkanoid.

I was given a dead Retro Duo today.  Time for the dumbest repairs imaginable.

Stand offs were broken off the SNES pcb, so when the cartridge was shoved in, it was bending connector pins and you couldnít get it to turn on.  Turns out ribbon cable joining pcbs had been ripped out, power button slider was broken. Etc etc.

So, I made a new standoff from a dowel rod.  Used the bench grinder to shape it around the air vents in the case, mounted it to pcb.  Drilled holes through the bottom of the case for the other loose stand offs, tapped them for screws, and screwed through the case into the bottom of them.  Pcbs are rock solid now.  Ribbon cable was stripped and resoldered and glued.  Used a small screwdriver to bend the cartridge connector pins back into place.  Couldnít do anything to repair the plastic button that moves the power switch so I cut down a Bic pen.

NES side is currently dead.  Power LED comes on but doesnít do anything, doesnít even pop the TV speakers.  SNES working fine.  Probably the other ribbon cable at fault but Iíve already got a top loader so whatever.

 :cheers:







Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 15, 2019, 01:20:00 pm
Picked up Nioh for $10 in waddle money from Amazon.  It'll look nice in my shoebox of shame.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 15, 2019, 10:56:53 pm
And now we have 100% NES game play. Reflowing the ribbon cable was my first move, but that made the controller act weird - the B button would slam the game with start right and b at the same time.  No other inputs did anything.

Yanked out the 10 wire ribbon cable, replaced with 10 short wires I made from ethernet cable I pulled out of the trash.  :lol
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on July 15, 2019, 11:02:04 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 23, 2019, 01:22:21 pm
By slightly expanding the hole and tweaking the position of the PCB, I was able to get the power switch functional with the original plastic slider.  Which is nice.

Also, redeem for the Coke pen set if you punched in codes for it.  Coke actually giving you a few days to do the redemption this time, unlike that time they stole 30 codes from me.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 23, 2019, 01:59:01 pm
Thanks for the heads up.  Forgot about those.  Wonder if they are going to do any more gift cards this summer....they finally put bloodstained on sale after I spent all my credit and lord knows I'm not going to spend cash money on a game.  ;)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 27, 2019, 12:33:10 am
I have no clue how legit this one is, but....  watch shark week and get paid $25 in amazon for it?  You had me at watch shark week. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 27, 2019, 12:38:08 am
Who the hell owns a Fire stick?

Last week they were paying people to take Fallout 76.....

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 27, 2019, 12:55:23 am
Any fire device is eligible.  Who DOESN'T have a fire tablet?  Play it on the tablet, when you get bored mute the audio and leave it running... easy $25
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 28, 2019, 08:43:45 pm
I've got a 1st generation kindle. Apple knows their tablet game.

My free copy of Nioh showed up today. It's in the shoebox of shame.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on July 31, 2019, 09:01:17 pm
I have no clue how legit this one is, but....  watch shark week and get paid $25 in amazon for it?  You had me at watch shark week. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13262950-free-25-amazon-credit-stream-it-forward-shark-week-challenge?src=frontpage)

I haven't had the discovery channel in years and bought shark week on prime video for $2 before this other deal popped up.  The preliminary bonus stuff was fine.
I just turned it off halfway through the second episode. 
The first episode included plenty of fake drama, extreme close-ups and camera shaking, but there was actual content in there as well.

Second episode was C list celebrities improvising around a goofy script.
I quit watching it and started working on a repair 10 minutes into it, then had to turn it off because it was too annoying to even serve as background noise.

Guess at some point I'll see if the rest of the episodes are actual documentaries, but I've had all I could stand for now.
Shows like that remind me why I cut the cord years ago.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2019, 02:39:14 am
Shark Week credit came in.  The only problem is spending it.  Obviously I want to add to my video game pile, but the moments store is frustrating as hell.  It'll list a game in the store, but the discount won't apply.... I'm assuming it's because of multiple sellers for each game but there's no indication as to which one to go with.  I mean I can get some controller chargers?!?

Eh still $25 + $10 sent to charity gained via downloading the discovery app, clicking play and leaving the tablet alone for a few days was a pretty sweet freebie. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2019, 10:15:59 am
Seller probably has to be Amazon... filter your search...

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 07, 2019, 09:40:02 pm
Then there are virtually no games to get after filtering.  I might get some chargers or something.  I could get the vr kit for Labo.... it's 40 so that'd knock it down to around 15.... they also have a warp pipe for amiibo and some of those weird gamepad chargers where you put the gamepad in upside down.  Not much in there really. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 10, 2019, 12:13:56 am
Ended up getting the Lab0 kit because lord knows I don't have enough strange video game peripherals lying around.  The Coke pens from coke rewards came in, so there's that.  I need to take the top off a coke can and make it into a cup to put them in.  Ö or you know, just throw them in a drawer and forget I have them. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 10, 2019, 12:27:03 am
Got my pens, too.  Last thing I needed.  Oh well.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 11, 2019, 11:40:28 pm
eBay is doing another $2 off +$2 coupon.  This time you have to use the app.  Code is TAKETWO , but you can find all the details in your messages for your account. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 12, 2019, 12:51:40 pm
Used ebay coupon to buy some wires for my racing rig.... thrilling stuff. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 21, 2019, 08:19:01 pm
Those wires came in... wrong size.... China is really dropping the ball lately.   :angry:

We missed amazon gift cards from coke the other day... they are doing cvs tonight.  So, yeah, stock up on old people's medication, salves and creams or something. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Titchgamer on August 22, 2019, 02:42:26 am
China has been exporting underrated cable for years.

Its been a real problem over here where people are wiring houses etc with cheap Chinese cable then its been burning out due to not being up to the task.
Needless yo say its totally shunned by anyone in the industry.

Named brands only lol
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 22, 2019, 12:40:07 pm
Well I literally can't buy them in the states and even if I did they are only manufactured in China, so yeah, not an option. 

I'm trying to get the wires that are used in thrustmaster disconnect systems for their wheels to make mine removeable.  I might try aliexpress or Alibaba next.... I think they have the harnesses pre made. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 22, 2019, 08:46:24 pm
Not free but darn close... Xonic for the switch is on sale for 90 cents... retail $29.99... can usually be had for 15-20. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13331656-superbeat-xonic-nintendo-switch-digital-download-0-89?page=5#commentsBox (https://slickdeals.net/f/13331656-superbeat-xonic-nintendo-switch-digital-download-0-89?page=5#commentsBox)

I downloaded it and gave it a quick try.... it's basically ddr for your fingers set to max difficulty.  Also be sure to get the dlc pack for free. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on August 23, 2019, 03:55:36 pm
eBay is doing another $2 off +$2 coupon.  This time you have to use the app.  Code is TAKETWO , but you can find all the details in your messages for your account.

I'm trying to decide if a free set of stop collars is worth calls from Chinese telemarketers for the next few weeks.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 23, 2019, 09:06:00 pm
Until lately I've had a flawless record buying cheap junk from china, but of the last three things I ordered, one was wrong and two just didn't come in. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 23, 2019, 10:46:44 pm
Thanks for the heads up.  I needed a new copy of Dragon Warrior and this saved me two bucks.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 30, 2019, 02:14:22 am
If you want to add to your collection of games you won't play, dirt rally is free over at humble bundle.  Offer expires the 1st though so hurry up. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13347742-dirt-rally-pc-digital-download-free-via-newsletter-signup?src=frontpage&attrsrc=Test%3ABestDealsYouMissed%3AControl (https://slickdeals.net/f/13347742-dirt-rally-pc-digital-download-free-via-newsletter-signup?src=frontpage&attrsrc=Test%3ABestDealsYouMissed%3AControl)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 07, 2019, 12:56:54 am
Amazon is offering free samples... if they decide to randomly send you some that is.

https://www.amazon.com/samples?ascsubtag=l95k2irs42f7xh1c36p4wL6aKE5VSLJC&tag=dealnewscom&camp=1789&creative=9325 (https://www.amazon.com/samples?ascsubtag=l95k2irs42f7xh1c36p4wL6aKE5VSLJC&tag=dealnewscom&camp=1789&creative=9325)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on September 07, 2019, 01:45:27 am
Speaking of Amazon... They had these dartboards probably priced incorrectly recently: https://www.amazon.com/FOOTBALLDARTS-Football-Dartboard-Game/dp/B07SMPDMRG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=footballdarts&qid=1567834975&s=gateway&sr=8-2

$5 shipped, I cleaned em out of the 9 they had in stock at the time. Not quite free, but they'll make badass promotional items in some upcoming dart tournaments.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 07, 2019, 08:49:25 am
I got  a 20lb bag of dog food for $3 shipped this week.

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on September 07, 2019, 10:13:59 am
I got  a 20lb bag of dog food for $3 shipped this week.

 :lol

Do you have a dog?
I can still see you buying this even if you didn't have a dog.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 07, 2019, 11:09:41 am
Yes.  :P
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 20, 2019, 07:05:59 pm
Got my Sony Other OS settlement check!

$3.02!!


 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on September 20, 2019, 07:43:40 pm
 :applaud: Get something new for your shoebox!
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on September 24, 2019, 09:57:34 pm
Starkist Tuna settlement voucher finally turned up after all these years...
$5.03 worth of product.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 24, 2019, 11:25:40 pm
Only one of those lawsuits that ever paid out was the Sketchers Shape Ups.  The judge doubled the fine or something along those lines.  I got a $400+ check out of it.

Mayflower movers got popped for ripping us off on bogus tax fees.  That was around $100.  Otherwise itís been nickel and dime stuff.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 25, 2019, 03:08:15 am
We got roughly 300 from that contaminated water fiasco a few years back.  Considering I may get cancer or grow a third eye or something later down the line that's probably not enough. 

So I signed up for a free Harley t-shirt a while back.  HD got cheap because too many people applied so they sent me a lousy sticker instead.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Drnick on September 25, 2019, 02:20:30 pm
As the discussion seems to have got onto settlements, We've been doing OK in the UK recently what with banks being forced to pay back rip off charges going back 10 years,  That got us back about £3000,  PPI repayment got me back about another £1000, And then there was about £1200 back from a bank account that charged a monthly fee for things we never used.  Unfortunately I have never had an endowment mortgage or any investment that has lost money as those the are next big value items which are being claimed back by people. I imagine the next thing will be, did you take out fixed term life insurance and not die in that period, you too could claim your money back plus interest  >:D >:D
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 25, 2019, 03:22:34 pm
The free stuff train from Amazon continues.  They won't comp you a free month of Prime anymore, and they keep missing their guaranteed delivery dates.  (Mostly because everyone is background checked before they're let in the dock, their couriers refuse to submit to it, and it ends up being handed to another delivery service)

Anything under $10 they just immediately refund if you squawk about it.


Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 25, 2019, 08:06:32 pm
Yeah getting stuff from China has been a real PITA lately.... A bunch of stuff never came in and they give me a refund but I'd much rather have my stuff.  Gonna have to buy "Merican" microswitches I guess. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 25, 2019, 08:20:28 pm
I guess they are going to do these every month now. 

3 bucks off eBay... you need a slickdeals account:

https://slickdeals.net/f/13400692-ebay-3-code-ymmv?prop=pfd-13400692%7Cprt-3&src=featured (https://slickdeals.net/f/13400692-ebay-3-code-ymmv?prop=pfd-13400692%7Cprt-3&src=featured)

Now if I can find a vendor selling potentiometers from the US.....
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 02, 2019, 09:55:24 am
Today... I was bait and switched by Harley Davidson....

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 20, 2019, 07:01:16 pm
This is 12 cents for PS4... had some leftover credit....

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0912-CUSA09349_00-HYPERSENTINEL000 (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0912-CUSA09349_00-HYPERSENTINEL000)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 20, 2019, 07:52:12 pm
I bought it on the switch for same price.... had some gold coins so it was a freebie as well.  It's good.  It doesn't have much variety but it's good. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on October 20, 2019, 11:20:06 pm
Today... I was bait and switched by Harley Davidson....

Same here but got mine a couple weeks ago -- You'd think a compnay like HD would have some more printed or tell people up front it was a limited supply ( But guess they wanted all those E-mail addresses ! )
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 21, 2019, 07:30:56 pm
Coke.com is doing Amazon cards right now.  One measly code nets you two bucks....  It's already at 66% so do it tonight.  Also fair warning, you have 5 days to claim the codes after the goal is met, so keep an eye on it. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 22, 2019, 10:51:21 am
Thanks for the heads up on that one.  $10 towards a PS4 game I won't ever take out of the shrink wrap!  This takes the sting out of that last promotion where Coke got me for like 40 codes.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 22, 2019, 04:30:40 pm
NP.  Just another heads up, the rewards are already posted, so be sure to redeem this week. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 23, 2019, 12:14:35 am
Free HDX movie rental from VUDU:

https://slickdeals.net/f/13475890-vudu-digital-hdx-movie-rental-free?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13475890-vudu-digital-hdx-movie-rental-free?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 23, 2019, 10:30:24 am
Expired.  :(

Yeah, and I wasted no time redeeming those Amazon gift cards.  Now we wait until Black Friday....

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on October 24, 2019, 09:06:20 pm
I went to dinner tonight.
Sam adam's rep was there.
She was hot of course and talked me into holding a giant beer stein full of liquid that looked like beer out in front of me as long as I can.
just needed to beat 3.2 seconds. (the bar champion)
made it to 3.5 seconds.
my arm may fall off while I sleep.
but I got a gigantic clay sam adams 2019 beer stein with a tin flip top and a normal human sized 16 oz sam adams mug.
for free.

then I looked on the sam adams site.
some meta-human held one up for 19 mins.
some woman went 7 mins. WTF?!?!?

i'm just glad i got a bunch of sissy's where i live cause like nice free stuff.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6Q4AAOSwkNRdobdx/s-l640.jpg)

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Nephasth on October 24, 2019, 09:29:58 pm
3.5 seconds ???
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 24, 2019, 09:50:37 pm
Surely he means minutes...... right?

Bro, it may be time to start lifting.  And I say this with love and concern.



Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 25, 2019, 09:37:38 am
I went to dinner tonight.
Sam adam's rep was there.
She was hot of course and talked me into holding a giant beer stein full of liquid that looked like beer out in front of me as long as I can.
just needed to beat 3.2 minutes. (the bar champion)
made it to 3.5 minutes.
my arm may fall off while I sleep.
but I got a gigantic clay sam adams 2019 beer stein with a tin flip top and a normal human sized 16 oz sam adams mug.
for free.

then I looked on the sam adams site.
some meta-human held one up for 19 mins.
some woman went 7 mins. WTF?!?!?

i'm just glad i got a bunch of sissy's where i live cause like nice free stuff.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6Q4AAOSwkNRdobdx/s-l640.jpg)

FTFY
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 25, 2019, 09:38:20 am
When I went to the gym this morning, I decided to give this challenge a try.  Apparently it's called stein hoisting / Masskrugstemmen, and it involves holding 5lbs at arm's length for as long as possible.  My gym does not have any 5lb dumbbells, so I used a 5lb barbell weight.  Completely cold I got to 2 minutes, and I'll admit the last 15-20 seconds were excruciating.  It's harder than it looks.

 :cheers:





Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Drnick on October 25, 2019, 11:27:18 am
Nope, last time I tried that I got to about 90 seconds and my arms turned to Jelly :) Here is something for you to aspire to though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFvn7mp2NVk


Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on October 25, 2019, 05:00:57 pm
3.5 seconds ???

I also drank a bit last night.
Yeah 3.5 minutes is what I meant.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 25, 2019, 06:05:27 pm
And now I feel challenged.

 :lol
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on October 25, 2019, 07:03:12 pm
When I went to the gym this morning, I decided to give this challenge a try.  Apparently it's called stein hoisting / Masskrugstemmen, and it involves holding 5lbs at arm's length for as long as possible.  My gym does not have any 5lb dumbbells, so I used a 5lb barbell weight.  Completely cold I got to 2 minutes, and I'll admit the last 15-20 seconds were excruciating.  It's harder than it looks.

 :cheers:

Went to the ďgymĒ...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191025/b3dd58004e61b7d77a6362d83e634201.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on October 27, 2019, 11:46:38 am
When I went to the gym this morning, I decided to give this challenge a try.  Apparently it's called stein hoisting / Masskrugstemmen, and it involves holding 5lbs at arm's length for as long as possible.  My gym does not have any 5lb dumbbells, so I used a 5lb barbell weight.  Completely cold I got to 2 minutes, and I'll admit the last 15-20 seconds were excruciating.  It's harder than it looks.

 :cheers:

didn't know how much it weighed but I feel I would of put it down sooner if I didn't have a number to beat.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 07, 2019, 01:51:01 pm
Anyone go to Arizona State and want a door prize coffee mug?  :lol
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on November 07, 2019, 02:35:49 pm
Anyone go to Arizona State and want a door prize coffee mug?  :lol

Class of Ď96 baby!
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 11, 2019, 04:56:06 pm
Hope you're enjoying it, my wife's pissed I gave away a coffee mug and is threatening to give away my souvenir pint glasses.  "YES, PLEASE! GIVE THEM ALL AWAY! PLEASE!"   :lol

Anyway, now that we're in a brave new era of Amazon refusing to extend prime, but still offering compensation for missed delivery dates, I was able to pick up a copy of Hitman 2 for my PS4.  It will go into my third shoebox of unopened PS4 games.  If they miss the next day shipping deadline, I'll roll it into another game.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 13, 2019, 08:42:42 pm
coke.com is doing $2 target gift cards again.  Completion percent is already 43% so smoke em' if you got em'
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 13, 2019, 10:11:08 pm
Thanks, Howard, I helped bump it to 53%.

No minimum order for free shipping from Target right now. 

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 13, 2019, 11:33:41 pm
I know.  Gonna get some of those $15 games on black Friday to put on the shelf of shame. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 14, 2019, 08:58:38 am
I actually opened Hitman 2 and replayed about 5 minutes of the first level before I fell asleep.  I figure I'll pick up Spider-Man and after that it's whatever VR deals I see.  And speaking of VR, Howard, you should pick up that $200 PSVR bundle.  I would be very surprised if you didn't like Astro Bot.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 14, 2019, 05:15:46 pm
psvr is on the list this winter.  :)

Spiderman is really good, especially if you like spiderman as a character.  Out of my ps4 games that is the only one I've completely finished thus far. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on November 14, 2019, 10:06:45 pm
Thanks for the Coke tips. They're not always available to me (this one was on the web page but not in the app) but I've got a pile of caps to burn.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on November 22, 2019, 06:25:18 pm
You guys probably already saw that Harbor Freight has a coupon out for 30% off up to 9 items under $10.
https://www.harborfreight.com/ (https://www.harborfreight.com/)

FYI getting multiple of the same item only counts as one item.
I bought a bunch of C clamps last time and each size clamp only counted as one item despite getting 4 or 6 of each.

This is the way it worked last time anyway.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 22, 2019, 07:42:27 pm
Yeah our harbor freight is a bit of a drive unfortunately.  I might go anyway and stock up on bits and stuff.

I just bought this sweet Arwing model.... apparently it comes with a game or something.   ;)

https://www.amazon.com/Starlink-Battle-Atlas-Nintendo-Switch-Starter/dp/B07DF43L23/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=starlink&qid=1574469653&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Starlink-Battle-Atlas-Nintendo-Switch-Starter/dp/B07DF43L23/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=starlink&qid=1574469653&sr=8-1)

It's also on sale for the same price at gamestop today only, but you'll have to do free store pickup and no amazon digital credit for slow shipping. 

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 25, 2019, 09:53:30 pm
Added ps4 Spider-Man to the shoebox of shame today.  Completed the work walking challenge so Iíve got a couple hundred bucks in amazon gift cards.  Just think, while you were all forcing me to day drink at Zapcon, I was logging steps the entire time.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 25, 2019, 10:36:35 pm
The tell-tale Batman games are on sale for like 3.75 a piece on the switch.  I'm not a huge fan the genre, but I thought I would mention it as gold coins expire every few months. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 25, 2019, 11:25:45 pm
Persona 5 sitting in my cart, itíll look good next to Yazuka 0 in my box I guess.

Only telltale games I enjoyed were the walking dead ones.  I was bored senseless by borderlands, game of thrones, the fairy tale one....

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 27, 2019, 02:33:35 am
That StarLink starter kit came in today.  I played around with it for a few minutes.... The game is actually pretty good.  The Star Fox characters are fully integrated into the story as well, so I might play this one.  The Arwing model is awesome and the little docking station used to read all the AR stuff is fairly clever and can be used as a display stand for the ship.  Other than being an obvious ploy to get kids to buy more plastic toys I have no clue why this didn't catch on... it's certainly better than those stupid Skylanders. 

I've still got gift cards burning a hole in my pocket....  Let's see what Black Friday/Cyber Monday/whatever nets me in my quest for sweet sweet gaming booty. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 28, 2019, 08:59:43 am
Turns out you can combine Target gift cards on their website now (not the app).  Makes it easier to use up those $2 Coke ones.  I spent mine on Ace Combat for the PSVR missions. 

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 28, 2019, 12:40:56 pm
I looked last night and couldn't find anything I really wanted.... might check it again later today.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 28, 2019, 08:17:09 pm
Eh I held out to see the turkey day deals but other than resident evil 2 nothing really tempted me so ace combat 7 it is!  I've still got like 4 bucks in credit left so I might pick up one of those 9.99 ps4 games..... they are all new to me. 

Anybody know an easy way to browse video games on amazon?  Searching is fine but I get lost in their giant e-warehouse. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 28, 2019, 08:53:11 pm
Iím tempted to pick up GT Sport for the VR mode but I already have Drive Club so eh...

Missed the Xbox One S with Star Wars for $160.

 :'(
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 28, 2019, 10:20:30 pm
Eh I think that's the all digital xboneÖ. it's cheap because it's useless.  I saw it 140 somewhere today with a couple of games.... read too many mailers so I can't remember who was selling it. 

I thought about gt sport... the thing is I just spent 300 bucks building a racing cockpit for xbox one.   :(  That being said this might be my next major purchase:

https://shop.cronusmax.com/drivehub.html (https://shop.cronusmax.com/drivehub.html)

I'm kind of waiting to see if they will update the device to work on the next generation of systems, but if they ever have a sale...

You know coke.com usually does a cap promotion around thanksgiving...Ö I hope we haven't missed it. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 28, 2019, 11:17:44 pm
Nah, it was the good one.  $160 shipped. 

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 29, 2019, 12:50:30 am
That's a good deal then.  The thing about my xbone is, I don't play it regularly, but when I do it's usually a month straight almost every day.  It's gamepad is comfortable so it's good for those huge time sink games like Assassin's Creed. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 29, 2019, 10:12:45 am
I may have just ordered 5lbs of Black Friday beef jerky...
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2019, 12:43:53 am
Target was doing $200 for Xbox 1 S 1TB with Star Wars for $200, but you got a $40 gift card plus 20% off coupon to use next week.  So thatís thatís basically system plus a game for $150 and Iíll get a controller at market in a few days.  $150 plus a game has been my entry price since the Sega Genesis for consoles.  Now imma grab a bunch of cheap codes off cd keys.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 30, 2019, 01:07:10 am
Let me know if Fallen Order is any good... I might have to pick that one up.  An extra controller is probably pointless as couch co-op is virtually non-existent on the xbox. 

I've got 5-10$ for Walmart, target and amazon left.... gonna se what cyber Monday puts up.   
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2019, 01:17:34 am
Overcooked is $1.29 on cdkeys, which may be all the couch coop I need.

 :dunno

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 30, 2019, 08:49:17 pm
Sunset Overdrive coming courtesy of Walmart and their Spark program.

Best part of coming in on a system at end of life... Cheap games.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 30, 2019, 10:27:08 pm
Sunset Overdrive looks and plays like it should have been released on the original xbox, but it's fun as hell and the story mode is kind of entertaining in a dated, late 90's / early 2000's way.  Pickup a Forza Horizon, it's light on the sim aspect so it's pretty fun. 

Gamestop finally got around to sending me my $25 gift card for my VR bundle after I emailed and complained.  Let's see what Cyber Monday brings. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 01, 2019, 12:07:43 am
How about Rare Replay or Ryse?  I spent some time in a Turkish prison watching movies about gladiators.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 01, 2019, 12:50:42 am
Ryse is basically a really good looking (but kind of gimped) assassin's creed.  Same kind of "historical" story and similar combat/ stealth mechanics.... just no running around on rooftops.  I would wait on Rare Replay since, within a year, Microsoft will offer it to you for free.  I got my copy about 3 years ago for watching an E3 live stream... there have been a couple of opportunities to get it since then.  I never really got into it personally... it's some nes and n64 games you've probably already played, except not the iconic ones since they are co-owned by Nintendo.  They did a really good job with the remasters, but again, it's games you've probably already played. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 01, 2019, 03:34:19 pm
$40 gift card came in today. That plus target rewards meant a second controller for $1.57 of medical testing money. 

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 02, 2019, 01:10:41 am
Hey if somebody knows of a good cart filler for gamestop I'd sure appreciate a heads up.  I'm 2 frikkin cents away from $35 for free shipping. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 02, 2019, 01:58:59 pm
So the $25 coupon credit for buying a psvr is a joke.  It's only for one item, so you can't pile up $25 worth of discount games.  Also it deducts that amount from your total before calculating shipping charges.... so even if you find a $35 game to warrant free shipping, it'll get deducted and you'll pay $6 shipping.  So the only way to truly get $25 from your $25 coupon is to use it on a $25+ game in store or use it on a $25+ online AND make sure you buy either a game that's expensive enough to still have a $35 total or add enough stuff to your cart to get it up to $35 after the deduction.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 02, 2019, 05:36:42 pm
I had a Sears coupon that behaved like that, and my workaround was to add expedited shipping to the order, get the total, and then apply the coupon.  Then I only had to pay the expedited shipping up-charge, which was a buck or two in that case.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 02, 2019, 08:48:18 pm
 :angry: :angry:

I ended up getting Mario Maker 2 as it was the only full retail game I could think of that I wanted.  I think it was around $37 which isn't that much of a savings considering Walmart has 10 bucks off all of their games all the time.  I had planned on using it to get Astro Bot and the Until Dawn VR sequel.  Oh well.  I'll scour Target and Walmart later to see if I can spend my credit left with them.  Probably going to get Until Dawn as you suggested. 

That was the goofiest coupon I've ever seen.  I was going to just get Astro Bot and eat the 5 bucks I couldn't spend, but the coupon wouldn't go through.  In addition to all the other stipulations, if your total was less than $25 the coupon wouldn't work.  They were making sure to wring some more cash out of you on another purchase. 

In other news damn target is on point this season.... ace combat 7 already came in.  I'm up in the sticks so anything other than amazon that comes in under 7 days is a Christmas miracle. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 03, 2019, 01:21:00 pm
Used the Target 20% coupon on an Instant Pot for my mother in law.  So that's her sorted for $43 shipped.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 04, 2019, 09:26:38 pm
I need to pile up all the free ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I've ordered recently, but here's a teaser...

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 05, 2019, 01:23:13 am
Nice.  The psvr bundle came in the other day but I can't count that one as a freebie since it was cash money.  I waited too long to pull the trigger on my remaining target and Walmart credit.... all the good games went off sale.  I think they usually do another one the Saturday before Christmas. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 06, 2019, 02:07:15 pm
Turns out Amazon is a good source of big and tall work clothes if you know your brands and sizes.  I had a couple Chase Freedom Reward Amazon cards come in and turned $175 into 2 pairs of slacks, 4 shirts, and a belt.  Judging by my ZapCon experience, I think I'm the 3rd largest BYOAC member so that's most of you covered.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 06, 2019, 10:02:55 pm
Fairly representative sample.  :lol  Been a good haul.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 06, 2019, 10:37:36 pm
Nice.  For the record I'm racing up the scales again so you might have competition. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 06, 2019, 11:24:45 pm
Those pajamas are highly recommended for women. My wife wore her pair out and liked them way more than the silk ones.

 :dunno
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on December 07, 2019, 02:11:17 am
...2 pairs of slacks, 4 shirts, and a belt.
Between those and the rest of your haul, you're heading for a 12 Days of Freebies parody mix - just a little short on the jerky. Makes me wish that my health dollars came as something other than direct-to-checkbook. They end up getting spent like regular money.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 07, 2019, 09:00:45 pm
target is having a graphic t sale today.  Got a Zelda shirt for 5 bucks after gift cards:

https://www.target.com/p/men-s-the-legend-of-zelda-short-sleeve-graphic-t-shirt-green-heather/-/A-54435363?preselect=54398920#lnk=sametab (https://www.target.com/p/men-s-the-legend-of-zelda-short-sleeve-graphic-t-shirt-green-heather/-/A-54435363?preselect=54398920#lnk=sametab)

Too bad most of the shirts aren't available in fat ass.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 07, 2019, 09:32:28 pm
You're gonna learn to discipline your image. You think I got where I am today because I dressed like Peter Pan over here?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 07, 2019, 10:40:11 pm
Hey if they had American flag pants I would have bought those too.   :burgerking:
Title: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 08, 2019, 01:52:53 pm
Yesterday, I drove 4 hours from Phoenix out to Banning, CA, waited two hours in the rain at the Museum of Pinball, then drove back 4 hours to Phoenix with a free Lock ĎN Chase in my Jeep!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191208/1f5e41416078755124bcdd28dd331a19.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 08, 2019, 03:47:21 pm
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 08, 2019, 04:49:39 pm
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet

You see all that wetness? Between the rain in Banning and Phoenix, that sombitch is wrapped and put in my storage unit.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 08, 2019, 07:59:04 pm
It doesnít rain in Phoenix, go choke on your lies somewhere else.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 08, 2019, 08:18:46 pm
It doesnít rain in Phoenix, go choke on your lies somewhere else.

The forecast for tomorrow, bitchlips...

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Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 08, 2019, 10:20:55 pm
I dunno man... that looked like clear water to me and legend has it that it only rains hot sauce in AZ.  We're going to need those pics. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 09, 2019, 05:44:42 am
I thought it evaporated before it hit the ground.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 09, 2019, 12:32:29 pm
No rain today.

You fuckos must have jinxed it. Good on you!

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Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 09, 2019, 01:50:09 pm
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 09, 2019, 05:34:30 pm
Nevermind. The rains came... I bless them.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191209/f1c6354de3afa8a1f67fdbf4b4bf4afa.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 09, 2019, 09:02:59 pm
This is about finishing off my free  gift card balances.... The postman probably hates me lately...

(halo 5, crackdown 3, quantum break, and ryse)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 10, 2019, 11:01:20 pm
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on December 11, 2019, 06:59:28 am
The postman probably hates me lately...

Nah.  At least not if they are a long timer.
A few years back there was talk of stopping Saturday delivery and laying people off.
At the time a couple people told me they were happy about all the extra amazon packages.
Hell, now they are delivering on Sundays.

A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on December 11, 2019, 07:48:10 am
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage)

Thanks. I need some kids friendly stuff for my Switch. Free is my magic number.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 11, 2019, 10:04:55 am
A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.

My FedEx friend told me that they hate Amazon and won't do business with them anymore.  I guess they don't make any money on those "last mile" deliveries.

Now is that Amazon is using gig delivery drivers... and every single one of my packages that goes through their hands is torn just enough so that they can see what's inside.  They also use these people to deliver to businesses.... and businesses won't let them in the door... and they can't deliver without taking a photo of the package.  After 2 or 3 failed attempts, they'll hand it off to another courier.  And, if you complain about the shipping delays, Amazon will give you $5-$15 to make you go away.  We've gotten a lot of free ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- at work because of this.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on December 11, 2019, 10:17:38 am
Both coloring book and robonauts are available for free on the switch right now.  You'll even net some gold coins. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/13707848-10-free-nintendo-switch-eshop-games-from-publisher-qubic-games?src=frontpage)

Thanks!   :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 11, 2019, 01:18:06 pm
Looks like they are going to give a bunch more away... the only catch is you have to get them all. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13712024-10-free-qubic-games-on-nintendo-switch?src=catpagev2_catnav_games (https://slickdeals.net/f/13712024-10-free-qubic-games-on-nintendo-switch?src=catpagev2_catnav_games)

Somebody wake me up on the 16th. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 11, 2019, 09:36:43 pm
No pic of cabinet = no cabinet

Went by the unit just to grab these pics...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191212/efee4f07a6e0837009062b3264026f92.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191212/0f368dc8045ce9ba2ecbe201b0fa41de.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191212/c2de12825632663daa42f69e3a42ea67.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191212/2a20387569484a9b4390bc4c7785bbab.jpg)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 11, 2019, 10:07:26 pm
Nice, is it working?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on December 11, 2019, 10:29:44 pm
Nice, is it working?

I dunno, havenít plugged it in. Hope to bring it home soon, or else I gotta do another month for the Unit. You can see the Area 51 I donít have room for either.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 15, 2019, 10:34:51 pm
It looks good.  Even the sideart is in decent shape.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 16, 2019, 03:09:25 am
Just a reminder.  The first day of the quibic games giveaway has started.  Assuming you downloaded robonauts for the switch the next game is available today only and the only way to get any of the other games is to download every game each day.  I think the transaction gives out gold coins as well if you save those.

https://qubicgames.com/15years/ (https://qubicgames.com/15years/)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 26, 2019, 11:54:41 pm
Had $30 in Kohl's cash from my Christmas purchases.  Looked at the discount Tees they had available for free pickup...  got 3 for exactly $30.00... a legitimate freebie.  Two video game shirts and a joker/batman because I'm eternally 12.  Also, apparently I may get another $10 gift card later on from slickdeals (depending upon if they count my total with kohls cash instead of real money.)

It's worth looking into if you have to do any returns or are stuck with stupid kohl's cash. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/13732928-earn-10-kohl-s-egift-card-on-orders-25-after-slickdeals-rebate-free-store-pickup?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/13732928-earn-10-kohl-s-egift-card-on-orders-25-after-slickdeals-rebate-free-store-pickup?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 10, 2020, 10:43:54 pm
Well I guess I've started a never ending cycle of Kohl's cash... They sent me $10 today.  I got another Zelda shirt as there isn't a huge selection of what I can get shipped for free now that the holidays are over.  https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2550131/mens-zelda-crest-tee.jsp?prdPV=1 (https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-2550131/mens-zelda-crest-tee.jsp?prdPV=1)  The good sales are off, so this one cost me about $4.50  They also informed me that I'm 4 points away from another $5... so the next time I buy some gum or something I'll have more to spend.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 10, 2020, 11:25:43 pm
Should we start a new thread?  Keep this one going?  The good news is I make more money than I did when we started these.  The bad news is I donít have the free time or mental energy to churn nickel and dime stuff any more.  Xbox game pass at 5 cents a day has completely killed buying PS4 games at $5-10 shipped for me.  I wonít need any more shoe boxes, but whatís the fun in downloading Witcher or Just Cause now...

On the other hand, my wife and I have played a ton of Overcooked and actually got 3 stars on every single level.  We played through a few stages of Overcooked 2 and did very well.  If only our real kitchen were so cohesive...



Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 11, 2020, 12:03:39 am
Eh I say just alter the title.  The fun of cheap fu is the hunt, not the reward.... just do it less often if it's too time consuming. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on January 11, 2020, 06:47:20 am
I though the fun for you guys was piling up cheap ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in your house until you can't find the front door. ;)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: leapinlew on January 11, 2020, 12:19:26 pm
How much effort does it need to be before we consider it no longer free? Last year, I wanted to upgrade my foosball table and add game counters. They look like this:
(https://www.gameroomguys.com/grg-site/item-images/56093_01.jpg?resizeid=5&resizeh=250&resizew=250)

For new counters, they cost $50 (not including tax and shipping) for 2 sets. That's more than I want to spend for something so simple. I kept my eyes peeled and eventually saw a home model Tornado foosball table for sale for $100, which is a fantastic price. I messaged the guy immediately with a "I'll take it, I can be there in 25 minutes, I have cash and I have a vehicle that can haul it". He replied that he had lots of offers and asked me if I really wanted it. I replied immediately with a yes and headed off to get it. The place was 20 minutes from my house. I can see why he was a little hesitant. The table was not going to be in playable shape, but you couldn't tell from the pictures or description and I bet he had lots of folks wanting a playable table. The laminate was peeling away, but since I was buying it for the game counters, I hoped I could resell the other parts.

I brought the table home and stripped it. I listed the following on ebay and sold:


After ebay fees, I broke even. I had "Free" game counters.
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380452;image)
The score counters I got was the second set you see in front of R2D2. Those are used to track how many games you have won (usually tournaments are best 2 out of 3, or 3 out of 5)

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380449;image)
and I created a plaque I'm going to get some master players signatures on.

I thought I could give away the empty shell of a table, but there wasn't any takers so I had to dispose of it.

So, it all worked out and it was essentially a free upgrade, but I had to risk an outlay of cash initially, and I probably took 3-4 hours labor to do everything. All this to save $50.

I think I've said this in the past, but I attempt to keep my arcade and gaming hobbies self sufficient. I've definitely gotten caught up chasing something free and spent way more time and effort than it was worth (hacking a keyboard comes to mind). The question is, to you, was this adventure worth it?
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on January 12, 2020, 12:22:12 pm
A UPS driver told my friend in the middle of nowhere that he "saved his route" by buying so much crap online.
He's one of those extreme couponers with bins of random toiletries in the basement.

My FedEx friend told me that they hate Amazon and won't do business with them anymore.  I guess they don't make any money on those "last mile" deliveries.

Now is that Amazon is using gig delivery drivers... and every single one of my packages that goes through their hands is torn just enough so that they can see what's inside.  They also use these people to deliver to businesses.... and businesses won't let them in the door... and they can't deliver without taking a photo of the package.  After 2 or 3 failed attempts, they'll hand it off to another courier.  And, if you complain about the shipping delays, Amazon will give you $5-$15 to make you go away.  We've gotten a lot of free ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- at work because of this.

Just went to the front door.
my fitness tracker from amazon was delivered.
mail man tossed the box from the sidewalk onto the front porch.
A good 15ft.
how do I know?

His foot prints in the snow stop at the sidewalk and don't come up the walkway and you can see where the box slid and bounced on the porch in the snow.

Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 12, 2020, 04:03:09 pm
One time I got a 75lb bag of bird seed for $12.  The postman heaved  it as  hard as he could at my front door. It's kinda hard to heave that much, though, so I just laughed as i sipped my coffee from the living room.
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 14, 2020, 12:58:19 pm
Sorry pbj:

https://slickdeals.net/f/13797104-microsoft-silently-revoked-the-5-cents-a-day-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-subscription?src=catpagev2_catnav_games (https://slickdeals.net/f/13797104-microsoft-silently-revoked-the-5-cents-a-day-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-subscription?src=catpagev2_catnav_games)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 14, 2020, 01:12:34 pm
Oh well.  Page acts weird when I try to pull up my details, I guess we'll see what happens in March. 

We've played the absolute ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of Overcooked 2 so I've gotten my $1.08 out of it.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 27, 2020, 04:46:43 pm
They gave me a code for 2 free weeks.   ::)
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 27, 2020, 07:10:59 pm
Eh still better than nothing. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 29, 2020, 11:12:06 pm
Cuphead on the switch is on sale for 15 bucks.  Took that $10 gift card from gamestop that I got half off via my power up subscription and the ~$3.00 I had in gold coins from Nintendo.  I think I ended up paying around $2.50.  Been wanting to try this one for a while now, but the xbox one gamepad isn't great for d-pad games. 
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 30, 2020, 02:13:39 pm
I was really disappointed in Cuphead.

 :dunno
Title: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on January 31, 2020, 05:08:01 pm
Redeemed a bunch of wellness program and online survey bucks... you can use Amazon gift cards to purchase Southwest gift cards, just FYI. 

So got a $200 card coming.  Zapcon ticket soon...

 :cheers:
Title: Re: 2018-19 Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 31, 2020, 07:16:03 pm
I was really disappointed in Cuphead.

 :dunno

Eh the animation is novel enough to keep me interested.  It has a bit of a challenge which is rare these days. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 21, 2020, 11:14:17 pm
I'm going to document my year's worth of gamestop rewards stuff here since we aren't posting as much anyway.  Spent Febs' credit towards the ps4 remake of Shadow of Colossus.  I think it ended up being $16.00 new, which is about 5 bucks less than retail.  Next month I might get the Nathan Drake collection or something I missed out on via my loyalty to team xbox.  I don't get to play much of anything anymore, but I'm stockpiling. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 17, 2020, 11:27:07 pm
So it's month 3 and I'm starting to remember why I hate Gamestop.  I go it, pick a game off the shelf and hand it to the clerk..... after 15 min of searching I get "we don't have that".  So why was it on the shelf?  They don't have my second choice either.  I finally settle on a used copy of SFV arcade edition.... even though they have a whole drawer of them still in the original packaging I get mine home to discover it has a crack in the clamshell.  I would have gotten championship edition, which only costs a little more, but they were out of that too.  The first two times the manager was there and I didn't have any problems.... this time he wasn't there and surprise, surprise I run into trouble.   :angry:

There's a better gamestop in town, but it's behind a brick and mortar paywall of having to pay $3 to park in a parking garage.  My mother works in the area and can park for free, so I might end up sending her on pick up errands in the future. 

Anyway I've saved $15 so far out of the $20 I spent on the service.  I've been happy with two of those purchases anyway.  One more month and I break even.  Got my first copy of game informer as well.... it's ok but my old age betrays me as the text to too small to read without my glasses. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 21, 2020, 01:43:11 pm
So if you go on steam right now, both the recent reboot of tomb raider and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are free.  Just thought I would mention it. 

On the SF V front it appears I was doubly screwed.  I couldn't figure out why only 17 characters were unlocked so I did some research.  This is another one of those games where crapcom decided to only put half of the game on a physical disc.  Those extra characters were just download codes... So I really just bought SF V, not SF V arcade or SF V CE.   :badmood:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 21, 2020, 01:54:40 pm
I liked Temple of Osiris.  Think I spent the full $20 on it and left satisfied.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Wzrd0803 on March 21, 2020, 06:00:16 pm
So if you go on steam right now, both the recent reboot of tomb raider and Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are free.  Just thought I would mention it.

Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable are free on Epic Games.

Drawful 2 is free on Steam

GOG has a bunch of free games as well. They are mostly Indie but hey they're free.  Some are actually pretty cool.

https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 21, 2020, 10:10:33 pm
Watch Dogs is a good game.  Now it's sequel is a bit stupid plot wise but the first one is good. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 23, 2020, 12:03:55 am
I frequently wonder if I should revisit Watchdogs.  Didnít care for it when new.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 23, 2020, 12:19:30 am
Well it's Assassin's Creed lite, so if you don't like those games you won't like it.  It's been a few years but if I remember correctly it had one hell of a slow burn, so it didn't get interesting until several missions in.  I'd say it's slightly above average in the Ubi-verse but for free yeah anyone interested should check it out.  AAA title after all. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2020, 03:31:56 pm
Office Depot is still shipping commercial grade toilet paper.  We were down to a few rolls of Charmin and I got nervous.  Unfortunately used zapcon money on this.  They cancelled the paper towels and Kleenex though.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2020, 05:00:09 pm
That is still a problem down there?
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2020, 05:34:28 pm
Yep, and everyone was laughing at me 24 hours ago and now theyíre wishing they had ordered when I told them about it.

 :burgerking:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2020, 06:39:41 pm
I should see what shipping is to Texas. They limit us a bit here, but we get enough.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on March 26, 2020, 06:50:35 pm
I'm seriously considering buying a bidet.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2020, 06:52:44 pm
I'm seriously considering buying a bidet.

Yeah, but youíre foreign.  When Mike or obj buy a bidet you know the world has changed.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on March 26, 2020, 08:28:53 pm
Today I got a $3 e-credit for choosing delayed delivery with Amazon.  Not sure if that is a regular thing now but the most I've received before was $1.50.

Also if you use Vudu they offer a $2 credit if you watch one of their "Leaving Soon" movies (with ads).  Today only.  They do this once a month and I usually just start the movie on the TV in the bedroom and then leave the room.  Tonight's movie is Cocktail.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 26, 2020, 08:36:43 pm
Cocktail is an entertaining movie but it has a horrible message.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on March 28, 2020, 11:01:57 am
I'm seriously considering buying a bidet.

Yeah, but youíre foreign.  When Mike or obj buy a bidet you know the world has changed.

Had a deluxe bidet for years. Was laughed at for it as well. Now I get people muttering under their breath when I ask how their TP supply is holding up.  :burgerking:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 28, 2020, 01:59:39 pm
I only wish a quick squirt of water up my butt was enough to get things clean again.  The nuts around here are buying everything up even though the Governor gets on tv every single damn day and tells the citizens to stop hoarding food and tp.  TP is made in the US people, we aren't going to run out. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on March 28, 2020, 05:51:33 pm
Since this is called the Free Crap Thread, I might as well point out some places are offering TP with orders:

(https://cdn.winsightmedia.com/platform/files/public/inline-images/TP-Email-Ikes-CA-v2-2_1584725036.png?8Nh2iQCa1IuPwop6tWzQgwWaU7ZjXMyT)

BTW, loved Ike's during Zapcon a couple years ago.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 28, 2020, 06:17:25 pm
Food like that is how I crested 300lbs in Missouri.  Donít eat ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- like that.

Also, that sandwich has more vegetables on it than can be found in the entire state of Arizona.



Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on March 28, 2020, 06:18:27 pm
Since this is called the Free Crap Thread, I might as well point out some places are offering TP with orders:

(https://cdn.winsightmedia.com/platform/files/public/inline-images/TP-Email-Ikes-CA-v2-2_1584725036.png?8Nh2iQCa1IuPwop6tWzQgwWaU7ZjXMyT)

BTW, loved Ike's during Zapcon a couple years ago.
Thatís right - Ikeís is the best! That was the day Cheba Hut was celebrating 420 so we had to go somewhere else... :)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on March 28, 2020, 07:00:14 pm
Since this is called the Free Crap Thread, I might as well point out some places are offering TP with orders:

(https://cdn.winsightmedia.com/platform/files/public/inline-images/TP-Email-Ikes-CA-v2-2_1584725036.png?8Nh2iQCa1IuPwop6tWzQgwWaU7ZjXMyT)

BTW, loved Ike's during Zapcon a couple years ago.

Taken out of context that ad screams "our food gives you the runs."
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 28, 2020, 07:46:11 pm
I mean..... Obviously?
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on April 06, 2020, 10:53:26 pm
Steam is giving away a Pinball FX3 Care Package ( includes FX3 - Marvel Pinball - Star Wars Pinball and Aliens Pinball )

https://store.steampowered.com/sub/447069/?curator_clanid=4777282
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 06, 2020, 11:29:58 pm
Tommy Bahama mailed me a $50 gift card.  No strings, no minimum purchases.  Theyíre currently offering free shipping.  So I got shorts, t shirt, and a fake gold bottle opener for $49.98 of that $50 card....  didnít even charge me sales tax.

 :dunno

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 07, 2020, 12:53:49 am
Thanks for the heads up on pinball fx3.

Gamestop reluctantly had to make their $5 coupon work with online items this month due to the outbreak.  Unfortunately shipping isn't free and all the gamestops are closed in my county.  I got Mortal Kombat 11 for $17... minus $5... plus $3.99 shipping and $1 tax... so it's $17 again.  So I've been kind of screwed out of a deal two months in a row.  Eh, things are pure hell right now at home so I won't get to play it anyway... I'm just stress buying. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on April 07, 2020, 11:04:44 am
Steam is giving away a Pinball FX3 Care Package ( includes FX3 - Marvel Pinball - Star Wars Pinball and Aliens Pinball )

https://store.steampowered.com/sub/447069/?curator_clanid=4777282

Thanks for posting that link.   :cheers:

I'm hoping they do something similar for the Switch.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 12, 2020, 07:53:16 pm
Free in the sense that I didnít pay anything for this, but I got the gift card because my closet is full of their overpriced shirts.

Not sure what the hell Iím gonna do with a gold bottle opener.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 15, 2020, 01:21:39 am
Just a heads up.... I got an article in my email about the PlayStation "play at home initiative".

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/14/announcing-the-play-at-home-initiative/ (https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/04/14/announcing-the-play-at-home-initiative/)

Apparently Sony is giving away free games during the pandemic.  This month we get the Nathan Drake collection and Journey.  I think you can download later this morning. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 26, 2020, 08:48:26 pm
Pac-Man Championship edition 2 is also free on ps4...

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0700-CUSA04924_00-PACMANCE2BUNDLE0 (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0700-CUSA04924_00-PACMANCE2BUNDLE0)

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 30, 2020, 10:41:49 am
Neo Geo Mini International Version is $30 shipped on Amazon.  Thanks to opt2not for tipping me off to good deals on ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I don't need.  Cashed in some walking bucks.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on April 30, 2020, 11:09:23 am
For that, I'll take it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 30, 2020, 11:41:17 am
Neo Geo Mini International Version is $30 shipped on Amazon.  Thanks to opt2not for tipping me off to good deals on ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I don't need.  Cashed in some walking bucks.

 :cheers:


Not sure if this deal will last long, but it is currently $30 on Amazon.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14017640-neogeo-mini-international-29-99?src=frontpage&attrsrc=Test%3AjfyGaleProvider%3AGale%7CFeature%3AisPersonalized%3Afalse

Note to self. Apparently nobody reads the console board.  :dunno
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 30, 2020, 11:42:52 am
I read your post.

You are loved and appreciated. ;)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on April 30, 2020, 11:48:02 am
Neo Geo Mini International Version is $30 shipped on Amazon.  Thanks to opt2not for tipping me off to good deals on ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I don't need.  Cashed in some walking bucks.

 :cheers:


Not sure if this deal will last long, but it is currently $30 on Amazon.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14017640-neogeo-mini-international-29-99?src=frontpage&attrsrc=Test%3AjfyGaleProvider%3AGale%7CFeature%3AisPersonalized%3Afalse

Note to self. Apparently nobody reads the console board.  :dunno

Donít feel bad. I tipped off pbj via text before you posted on the forum. You gotta move quick on these deals!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: JDFan on April 30, 2020, 11:55:26 am
Not sure if this deal will last long, but it is currently $30 on Amazon.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14017640-neogeo-mini-international-29-99?src=frontpage&attrsrc=Test%3AjfyGaleProvider%3AGale%7CFeature%3AisPersonalized%3Afalse

Note to self. Apparently nobody reads the console board.  :dunno

Don't feel bad - I posted the thread you left that comment in back when they went on sale for $60 last September and yesterday you were the first one to post a reply in it since then !
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Vigo on April 30, 2020, 12:01:23 pm
Mike: :cheers: and opt, I hear you about moving quickly.

JDFan:  :laugh2: I know that feeling!

Side question. Are these things worth hacking to get more roms on? I got a feeling Jim is interested in getting Windjammers on his.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 30, 2020, 12:05:47 pm
Yeah, that and Puzzle Bobble.  Hacking seems to be half assed from what I can see.  Which kind of surprises me since NeoGeo gets so much attention normally.

 :dunno
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 30, 2020, 01:02:19 pm
Well the thing is the hardware is decidedly crap this go around.  It's got an analog joystick for some stupid reason, the buttons are just ok and the video out kind of sucks.  Couple that with the fact that it typically goes for 100 bucks and there you go.  The psx classic didn't get properly hacked until it could be found in the bargain bin. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 30, 2020, 03:31:47 pm
Yeah, but all of their hardware was crap except for the AES and MVS.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on April 30, 2020, 03:47:51 pm
Yeah, but all of their hardware was crap except for the AES, MVS and NGPC.

FTFY
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 05, 2020, 08:15:47 pm
Been trying to slowly but surely upgrade some of the tech at grandma's.  A message about a $10 credit for trying amazon photo popped up on my phone.  Free photo backup.. don't mind if I do.  You have to order $25 worth of stuff first party from amazon.com so I threw a roku express in the cart plus this:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CAFW77G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CAFW77G/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1)

That got me up to $25 and the discount applied.  I doubt this cup holder will ever get back in stock and if that is the case I didn't have to buy filler.... if not it should fit my racing cab so I can use it anyway.  So a roku for $15 is about as cheap as you can get them. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 05, 2020, 11:07:15 pm
I actually need one of those holders for my exercise bike. Mine got lost years ago. Never even occurred to me to check Amazon.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on May 07, 2020, 02:10:31 pm
Xbox live Ultimate is currently on sale for a dollar a month and you can pre buy up to three years. 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass-ultimate/cfq7ttc0khs0?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=NKa3hZyYoHA&ranSiteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag&epi=NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__ttk3tqknqar2lhnqfftao9c6ne2xnnuesgqdmtko00%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag%29%28%29&irclickid=_ttk3tqknqar2lhnqfftao9c6ne2xnnuesgqdmtko00&activetab=pivot:overviewtab (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass-ultimate/cfq7ttc0khs0?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=NKa3hZyYoHA&ranSiteID=NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag&epi=NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__ttk3tqknqar2lhnqfftao9c6ne2xnnuesgqdmtko00%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28NKa3hZyYoHA-UmIMiFovKA865GrSDx20ag%29%28%29&irclickid=_ttk3tqknqar2lhnqfftao9c6ne2xnnuesgqdmtko00&activetab=pivot:overviewtab)

The "Ultimate" version gives you game pass on both your xbox and pc.  This probably isn't for me as I've got a backlog a mile long, but it's a good deal.  I might get it just for all the racing games that work with my cockpit. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on May 08, 2020, 12:17:46 am
Xbox live Ultimate is currently on sale for a dollar a month and you can pre buy up to three years. 

Darn. Didn't work for me. I'm currently on Ultimate, and it only offers regular price extension. Thanks anyway.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 08, 2020, 10:54:48 am
You have to let it expire.  Then you have to check Howard's link to see if you quality for $1/month.  Then you go top off your xbox live gold as cheaply and long as possible.  Then you reopen Howard's link and convert it to gamepass ultimate for $1.

I have ultimate through August 2020, got some deal on Xbox gold from newegg that worked out to about $4/month for ultimate.  So I'm in about $25ish for 8 months and used it to play through Overcooked 2 and Life is Strange 2.  Now I don't even turn on my Xbox anymore.

 :dunno
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on May 08, 2020, 11:10:13 pm
Sets alarm for 7/2022, goes back to sleep to dream of maybe actually playing the games sometime. If I haven't clocked a good number of hours by then, I promise myself I won't renew... Unless it's cheap again.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 14, 2020, 01:20:32 pm
Got 2 more Tommy Bahama cards, but this time it's $50 off a $100 purchase.  I'm not spending money on Tommy Bahama anytime soon, so hit me up via private message if one of you is interested.  I've used these in the past to subsidize bed-sheet purchases.  Unfortunately they won't stack, I tried.   :lol



Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on May 14, 2020, 08:17:46 pm
Been fun so far. Crossed Swords weirdly flops over to Japanese after a few minutes. Shout out to yotsuya's alma matter for supplying the power source.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 02, 2020, 04:03:44 pm
So last month I waited until the last minute and got bloodstained for the ps4.  I've got more games than time so I really only bought it to use my coupon.  I think I got it for 20 with shipping and the amazon price is around 23 so I saved a whole 3 bucks.  I'll probably buy the mortal kombat 11 expansion this month. 

On another note dang coke.com doesn't give away anything anymore.  I'm about to throw out my caps. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on June 02, 2020, 04:12:00 pm
I still gotta play through Bloodstained. I made the mistake of buying it on Switch, and had to wait for them to patch it so that it ran better/didn't crash randomly.
Since then I've put it aside, but I should pick it back up now, it's apparently been fixed.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 02, 2020, 04:17:40 pm
I would have rather gotten it on the switch but I was apprehensive about it because of all the bugs even with the patch.  This will be a good experiment to see if I can get used to a janky psx d-pad.  ;)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 19, 2020, 02:37:21 am
Just a heads up... Injustice:  Gods Among Us and I think all of it's dlc is free for the xbox 360/xbox one right now.  No gold or anything required. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 19, 2020, 04:08:31 pm
Also on PS4. Thanks for the heads up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 19, 2020, 05:39:33 pm
Also on the pc via steam so yeah, anybody can get it. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: wp34 on June 19, 2020, 08:36:26 pm
Also on PS4. Thanks for the heads up.

 :cheers:

+1
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 21, 2020, 05:32:56 pm
Amazon decided to give me a trial of Prime again.

Combined that with some Chase rewards to get an Action Replay delivered tomorrow.  Retails for $40, which is what I paid for one 23 years ago. 

I remember when I couldnít give away my Saturn stuff here in 2005.  Now the prices are making me bleed.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 21, 2020, 07:28:08 pm
Well Action Replays are in high demand where they can be used as a soft mod now.  Prior to that they were virtually worthless as only a couple of games actually used that ram expansion. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 21, 2020, 07:56:43 pm
Two passionate arguments from this hobby that are funny in hindsight..,.

ďI may be a freshman computer science major, but Iíve looked at the confidential Saturn documents and I think you could do anything from that cartridge slot....Ē

And

ďSome day someoneís going to put an emulator on a jamma board....Ē


#vindicated

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 21, 2020, 10:07:22 pm
Yeah it only took 'em about 15 years. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: gamepimp on June 22, 2020, 07:11:56 am
I remember when I couldnít give away my Saturn stuff here in 2005.  Now the prices are making me bleed.

Seems like the prices of all "retro" video game consoles and hardware have gone through the roof lately. There were a few more consoles I wanted to add to my collection, but I'm afraid they might be out of reach price-wise now.  :( Furthermore, it seems like a lot of sellers on eBay that have the more rare consoles tend to take crappy photos in an effort to obscure their true condition. I guess the demand is so high now that people must be buying stuff and not really scrutinizing it that closely. I suppose it's a good time to sell if you have any old hardware you want to get rid of...
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 28, 2020, 08:21:12 pm
Imagine, if you will, a world where you can buy officially licensed SEGA Saturn products in 2020.

Cashed in whatís possibly the last of my work waddle bucks on this.  Switching jobs in 3 weeks.  If coworkers are still stalking me here, they just got a scoop.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: gamepimp on June 28, 2020, 10:32:43 pm
Nice pick up! :applaud: I have their black bluetooth controller. Unfortunately they weren't making the 2.4gHz version in black when I bought mine even though the vast majority of Saturns are black, so I had to go bluetooth and buy the receiver separately. Of course now that I bought mine they are going to make a black 2.4gHz version. Never fails. LOL! :banghead:

Supposedly they are working on a wireless Dreamcast controller that is very similar to the stock controller but with some improvements. Really looking forward to that. It is quite amazing that new Sega branded products are being released so many years after they stopped making hardware. Now if we could only get them to make a new console...
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 29, 2020, 01:04:23 am
Hey that's cool.  I didn't realize the wireless one came with a dongle for the Saturn and pc... you know I've got about 25 bucks in amazon credit.....
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 29, 2020, 02:59:32 pm
Feels pretty good.  CD drive is dead on this ďguaranteed tested and workingĒ Saturn and my Fenrir hasnít arrived so Iím unable to do anything besides move the cursor around on the menu.

 :banghead:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 29, 2020, 04:36:20 pm
That sounds like my luck.  So when does the black one come out, because I'd rather have that.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: gamepimp on June 29, 2020, 08:53:45 pm
That sounds like my luck.  So when does the black one come out, because I'd rather have that.

According to the website below where they are available for pre-order, it's supposed to be released next month. I suspect Amazon should have them around the same time as well.

https://castlemaniagames.com/collections/pre-order/products/sega-saturn%C2%AE-8-button-arcade-pad-2-4-ghz-wireless-black (https://castlemaniagames.com/collections/pre-order/products/sega-saturn%C2%AE-8-button-arcade-pad-2-4-ghz-wireless-black)

PBJ you will have to let us know how that Fenrir works out. I have a Phoebe in one of my Saturn consoles, but would like to get a Fenrir for the other when they are available for units with the 21 pin connector. They are way easier to order and much cheaper than the Rhea/Phoebe ODEs. So far it seems like they have pretty good reviews...

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 30, 2020, 02:07:35 am
Yeah I'm sure as soon as I get my Saturn setup the way I like it the disc drive will die so I'm curious as well. 

I've got one more question.... will the dongles just work with the included Saturn controller or can you use the other standard stuff? (ps3, switch ,ect.)  I'm just asking because opts streams makes me think it might be cool to use an arcade stick for some of these games.... I could just buy a ps4 stick or something. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: gamepimp on June 30, 2020, 07:05:16 am
I've got one more question.... will the dongles just work with the included Saturn controller or can you use the other standard stuff? (ps3, switch ,ect.)  I'm just asking because opts streams makes me think it might be cool to use an arcade stick for some of these games.... I could just buy a ps4 stick or something.

If you buy the setup like I have (bluetooth controller and dongle) you apparently can connect other controllers like XBOX One, PS4, and Switch. It doesn't look like the 2.4GHz dongle will work with other controllers though unfortunately. You would also lose out on the USB option for PC, but the bluetooth stuff is available now on Amazon. Supposedly 2.4GHz can have less latency than bluetooth, but I don't seem to notice any lag with my setup right now.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 30, 2020, 09:37:48 pm
Well the downward spiral of the gamestop rewards program continues.  I waited for pro day but the website considered any discount a coupon and it only allows one coupon code per order so I couldn't use my $5 voucher.  The sales weren't great so I thought I would wait till today which is supposed to be the last day the coupon is valid.  Nope.... apparently the coupon is valid until the last day, not through it so I lost that one.  I'll order something tomorrow with my July coupon so this doesn't happen again.  Also they've changed their policy so now anything on sale won't work with the voucher.  If it weren't for covid I'd just go in a store and buy a gift card but right now it's not worth it. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 30, 2020, 11:32:59 pm
Just a few notes on the Retrobit Saturn controller when used with a Genesis Mini.

The USB receiver doesnít play well when plugged into a usb extension cable.  Buttons A and B were swapped, as were X and Y.  Was also lagging some.  All this went away when I plugged it directly to the console.

When playing Mortal Kombat 1 with the stock emulator, buttons XYZ only work in round 1 of each match.  Very weird bug.  But this isnít an officially emulated game so eh.

Works fine with SF2 in six button mode with stock emulator.

Retro arch works very easily with it.  Make sure you tell it to emulate a 6 button and change the actual in game options to 6 button.  Tested MK2, MK2 32x, and MK3.

Anyway, feels very nice.

 :cheers:





Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 01, 2020, 02:17:00 am
Those are some odd bugs.  Btw for anyone wanting a good usb genesis controller they are on sale at I believe best buy for $10.  Another officially licensed sega product.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14162945-retro-bit-sega-genesis-6-button-arcade-pad-for-pc-mac-sega-genesis-mini-playstation-3-and-nintendo-switch-black-9-99?attrsrc=Test%3AElasticsearchIntegration%3AElasticsearch_rev3&src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14162945-retro-bit-sega-genesis-6-button-arcade-pad-for-pc-mac-sega-genesis-mini-playstation-3-and-nintendo-switch-black-9-99?attrsrc=Test%3AElasticsearchIntegration%3AElasticsearch_rev3&src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 01, 2020, 11:50:15 am
Good price, but I'd spring the extra $10 for the 8 button version that adds shoulder buttons and moves the mode button to the middle.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 06, 2020, 10:48:21 pm
Dumpster dives... been awhile.

(all that crap inside the plastic tubs is stuff I already owned... but the tubs/shelves are "new")

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 07, 2020, 12:17:52 am
Not bad man.   I've got one of those tubs.  :)


Gamestop has the wireless psx classic gamepads on sale for 3 bucks.  As usual shipping kills the deal but if you wanted to pick it up I guess it'd be a good deal. 

So as to the ongoing gamestop rewards saga I got something that is inching towards a deal.  They sent out a $10 "welcome back" coupon and for whatever reason this coupon stacks with the $5 coupon, so I went ahead and bought a physical copy of MK11 Aftermath for $45  That's a lot of hassle to get it down to $5 below what walmart would sell it every day but whatever. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 14, 2020, 10:28:04 pm
Another pile of ps3 games that I'll never play.

 :lol
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 16, 2020, 11:40:21 pm
Browsed my Rakuten account and apparently the bonus $10 in points I got for my monitor expires tonight.  Real nice of them letting me know that.   :angry:   I ordered a dozen cheap-ass, no-name happ pushbutton clones.  I'm sure the buttons are fairly terrible, but you can't buy microswitches that cheap so if those are at least decent I've come out to the good.  It's getting harder to find nick-naks to spend points on these days.  That might be a sign I have a problem... oh well. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 18, 2020, 10:19:17 am
Psycho neighbor threw away a brand new charcoal grill. Still had tags on it. It joins my decrepit Weber.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 18, 2020, 02:46:57 pm
Heh maybe they couldn't figure out how to turn on the gas on that charcoal grill.  I kid you not I once overheard a customer asking a sales clerk that in Kmart.  R.I.P. Kmart
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on July 18, 2020, 04:16:28 pm
I have a Ducane which was made after they were bought by Weber.
It's an interesting story.  Weber wanted to start making grills in China,  but didn't want to risk their reputation while working the kinks out of supply chain and quality control.

 Ducane went in big debt to expand just as a financial crisis hit and people stopped buying their high end/high priced grills.  They were bought by Weber, who used the Ducane brand name to work all the kinks out of the Chinese supply chain.  After they had suppliers and quality control they could trust they switched the name on the grills to Weber Spirit.

I got mine on clearance after the brand name was discontinued.  It's been a great grill.  I've replaced the heat distribution plates with stainless ones.  Other than those it's been bulletproof.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 19, 2020, 11:17:04 pm
No pic = no grill


My Weber has been great but Houston is killing it.  Got it for $100 from an estate sale 10 years ago, repainted the wood, and it performed beautifully in San Antonio.  Now Iím replacing the burner bars every year and the frame is rusting through.  It wonít survive another move, which is a damn shame as I can fit a huge turkey in there after I found out a 25lber doesnít fit in my oven. 

Now i just wrap the rust holes with foil and see how long I can milk it.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 20, 2020, 12:12:39 am
I grill approximately once a year and not very well.  Mine's a char and it's on the back porch covered and yet somehow the tire melted flat and it's got rust all over it.  Didn't grill this 4th so I probably need to clean it up before fall. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 20, 2020, 09:29:39 pm
So, I switched jobs today.  Been hustling like crazy on the walking and online seminars to bump up my points, and cashed in the last of my Amazon gift card credit from the old gig.  Had all of 3 points (equivalent to 3 cents) left when I was done.

  :lol

Got an original Xbox component cable and bottle of Tide coming.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: opt2not on July 20, 2020, 10:19:42 pm
Got Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 (Switch) today for $3.75. Best Buy sent me a $10 gift card for using their credit card, and there is some strange ďbirthdayĒ discount that didnít make sense to me, but it took off another 5%.
I really like this game. The first one was great. Very Draculaís Curse-like. Looking forward to more of the same.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 21, 2020, 12:39:29 am
Been dying to play that one.  I absolutely loved the first one. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 22, 2020, 04:31:41 am
Not a freebie, but it's cheap and in our wheelhouse:

https://slickdeals.net/f/14201858-walmart-hyper-tough-77-piece-electronic-repair-kit-with-storage-case-3-50-reg-13-94-in-store-purchase-only?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14201858-walmart-hyper-tough-77-piece-electronic-repair-kit-with-storage-case-3-50-reg-13-94-in-store-purchase-only?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)

Walmart seems to be heavily discounting their hyper tough line.  This kit has all the usual game bits as well as cell phone tools and such.  Picked mine up when I picked up a prescription... it was locked behind the hardware case and the discount price was not marked but they rung up correctly. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on July 22, 2020, 10:49:54 pm
Canceled that component cable order, turned out I had hard wired a mod to put my Xbox into composite output mode like 15 years ago.  Was actually very handy back then when I was hauling it back and forth to my desktop to access the FTP.  So, snip that wire and all my component problems went away.

Dreams on PS4 finally got PSVR mode, and Amazon put it on sale, so THAT is my final free PS4 game from all this walking.  A fitting end.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 23, 2020, 02:03:40 am
That doesn't seem like the kind of game one would want to play in psvr.   I mean maybe after you've already built something but making a full game in vr mode ugh...  They pulled all the Mario and Zelda stuff too.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 30, 2020, 02:36:41 am
Just a heads up, the Vasara collection (obscure shumps) is on the switch eshop for a dollar.  I think they are in mame, but the collection features a new 3d mode with up to four players so that's worth the price of admission.  Had some coins so I got it under a buck. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/14229218-vasara-collection-nintendo-switch-digital-download-0-99-nintendo-game-store?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/14229218-vasara-collection-nintendo-switch-digital-download-0-99-nintendo-game-store?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2020, 10:08:08 pm
Humble giving away some game Iíll never play...

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2018-free-game (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/f1-2018-free-game)


Also got some free Xbox games today... I think.  Check slick deals for Xbox.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 08, 2020, 02:17:41 am
Thanks for the heads up.  Always glad to add free racer to my collection for my racing cabinet that I never have time to finish.  ;)  Most of the good xbox freebies are already dead unfortunately.  I think I missed Destroy All Humans by a few hours. 

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on August 08, 2020, 11:32:38 am
picked up a nice old little china cabinet for free to place on my covered porch next to the 6 tap keggorator I also got for free yrs ago.
The deck is attached to the porch.
I keep my glasses, plates, silverware, napkins, ice chopper, coozies, ect in it for when i'm eating outside.
mostly with kids or alone but sometimes guests show up.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: LTC on August 08, 2020, 11:46:08 am
Thanks pbj. Nice find on the F1 deal.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 16, 2020, 12:09:13 am
This month in adventures in game stopping I decided to ignore games completely as I never feel like playing and instead get some sweet swag. 

Got this pac-man light:
https://www.gamestop.com/toys-collectibles/lifestyle/lighting/tabletop-lamps/products/pac-man-pixelated-light/10171741.html?rt=productDetailsRedesign&utm_expid=.h77-PyHtRYaskNpc14UbmA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Frt%3DplpRedesign%26q%3Dpac-man%26lang%3Ddefault%26start%3D48%26sz%3D12 (https://www.gamestop.com/toys-collectibles/lifestyle/lighting/tabletop-lamps/products/pac-man-pixelated-light/10171741.html?rt=productDetailsRedesign&utm_expid=.h77-PyHtRYaskNpc14UbmA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Fsearch%2F%3Frt%3DplpRedesign%26q%3Dpac-man%26lang%3Ddefault%26start%3D48%26sz%3D12)

and this Soundwave t-shirt:

https://www.gamestop.com/clothing/mens/clothing/tops-shirts/products/transformers-soundwave-t-shirt/11052229.html?rt=productDetailsRedesign&utm_expid=.h77-PyHtRYaskNpc14UbmA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Forder%2Fconfirmation%2F%3FID%3D1100000015066365%26token%3D-agzOFoPLol8lFQxwotbXCvhYdHAPa3FhrNorigLZb4%26fraudStatus%3Dsuccess%26hasProSku%3Dfalse (https://www.gamestop.com/clothing/mens/clothing/tops-shirts/products/transformers-soundwave-t-shirt/11052229.html?rt=productDetailsRedesign&utm_expid=.h77-PyHtRYaskNpc14UbmA.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gamestop.com%2Forder%2Fconfirmation%2F%3FID%3D1100000015066365%26token%3D-agzOFoPLol8lFQxwotbXCvhYdHAPa3FhrNorigLZb4%26fraudStatus%3Dsuccess%26hasProSku%3Dfalse)

Also had to pad order with a couple of 4 gb sd cards, which I know sound useless, but I figured they might come in handy for the Atari UnoCart and a NES N8 when I eventually buy them. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 16, 2020, 10:53:53 pm
Not free but some online company called Cynch is doing propane tank exchanges to your porch for $10.  I used a promo code - summergrilling

Not sure if theyíre burning venture capital or hoping Iíll pay full price (ha) but damned if I didnít get a fresh tank for $10.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 16, 2020, 11:14:51 pm
Is this across the states or just in your neck of the woods?
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 16, 2020, 11:29:03 pm
Seems to be select cities.   :dunno
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 16, 2020, 11:32:23 pm
Just checked their website.... not available in my area.   :'(
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 18, 2020, 11:27:32 pm
My Gamestop crap came in today.  The pac light was underwhelming but dat soundwave shirt......  ladies better stay at least six feet away from me for fear of accidentally getting pregnant.  I feel like a 6 year old grown to adult size via some bad 80's plot device when I wear it.  9 dollars well spent gentlemen..... 9 dollars well spent. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: bobbyb13 on August 20, 2020, 03:56:28 am
My Gamestop crap came in today.  The pac light was underwhelming but dat soundwave shirt......  ladies better stay at least six feet away from me for fear of accidentally getting pregnant.  I feel like a 6 year old grown to adult size via some bad 80's plot device when I wear it.  9 dollars well spent gentlemen..... 9 dollars well spent.

Picture of the shirt or it didn't happen
 :)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 25, 2020, 09:58:31 pm
Yeah, so, Kroger sold me some moldy organic basil 2 weeks ago. I complained via their Facebook page and email. And got $30 in credit. So my hurricane prep consisted of having cases of water delivered.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 26, 2020, 02:41:22 pm
Hey I just wanted to pass along a really good deal on velcro cable ties:

https://slickdeals.net/f/14299847-50-pcs-reusable-fastening-cable-ties-amazon-3-99?p=139910708&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=em-i&utm_term=4983116&utm_content=u6168884&utm_campaign=tu#post139910708 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14299847-50-pcs-reusable-fastening-cable-ties-amazon-3-99?p=139910708&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=em-i&utm_term=4983116&utm_content=u6168884&utm_campaign=tu#post139910708)

50 for 4 bucks and if you read the comments someone posted a 100 pack for a dollar more.  I think I'm going to get a 100 pack and put them on all my controllers and cables. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 28, 2020, 09:28:06 pm
There's a killer coupon on ebay right now.  $25 off $25.01 or greater via the coupon code HAPPY25

I threw some random crap in my cart to test and it seems to work fine but ymmv.  I'll pick something out tomorrow.  I'm sure I can find something on ebay worth buying. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 28, 2020, 10:56:30 pm
Didnít work for me.  Send me a $25.19 852 in 1 multi cart and Iíll paypal you $10.

 :dunno

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 29, 2020, 02:39:12 am
I hear ya man but I'm stressed and going to buy something to start another useless project.  What do you think..... gameboy player or gdemu?
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on August 29, 2020, 08:19:30 pm
Thanks, Howard. It didn't go toward arcade goodness, but knocking another item off the watch list at a discount always feels good.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 29, 2020, 10:03:50 pm
No prob.  I got the gdemu btw.... not the biggest fan of the dreamcast, but mine's been broken for a few years now and I can't pass up a $20 fix. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on August 31, 2020, 10:39:33 pm
I just got an email in regards to the ebay credit and it's for their 25th anniversary with the email reading "thanks for being with us since the beginning" so it's a coupon for dinosaurs like me that have been doing the whole ebay thing at least 20 years ago considering I didn't have an ebay account until 1997. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 31, 2020, 10:52:19 pm
My current account is only from 2001.   :lol. They nuked my original one because they didnít like the screen name.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 01, 2020, 03:26:24 am
Should I start a gofundme to get us both a set of rocking chairs? 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on September 10, 2020, 01:38:55 am
So, a couple months ago, I spilled shrimp juice in my car.  Consequently, I needed an odor killing cabin air filter shortly there after.  I got one for $9 from Rock Auto that included a $5 rebate.

Who turns in a rebate form for $5?  Youíre looking at him.

So I got this worthless prepaid debit card, and PayPal has thus far resisted my usual trick of bouncing a gift back and forth to get it to my bank.

Amazon offered me $10 to add a debit card to my account... and this one worked!   :lol

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 10, 2020, 02:58:07 am
Nice.  A couple of cheap-o offers:

Club Nintendo is starting to do physical rewards again.  It's Xenoblade and Splatoon stuff right now so I'm not interested, but the stuff is around 500 platinum coins (which are the free ones that are easy to get) plus shipping.   Also apparently Starlink stuff is showing up in dollar trees.  I don't know if I want to risk it as I figure a Dollar Tree would be covid central around here, but I might call my local store to see if they have any and maybe stop by when they first open. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on September 10, 2020, 04:29:54 pm
So, a couple months ago, I spilled shrimp juice in my car.  Consequently, I needed an odor killing cabin air filter shortly there after.  I got one for $9 from Rock Auto that included a $5 rebate.

Who turns in a rebate form for $5?  Youíre looking at him.

So I got this worthless prepaid debit card, and PayPal has thus far resisted my usual trick of bouncing a gift back and forth to get it to my bank.

Amazon offered me $10 to add a debit card to my account... and this one worked!   :lol

 :cheers:

you are an artist.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: knave on September 10, 2020, 05:32:49 pm
There's a killer coupon on ebay right now.  $25 off $25.01 or greater via the coupon code HAPPY25

Thanks for the heads up on the coupon. Today was the last day to use it! I was able to save $25 on the thing I wanted.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 15, 2020, 01:12:58 am
So I forgot to post this one... been doing it for a couple of months.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14313383-cheez-it-snap-d-stream-watch-8-hours-select-content-earn-5-cheez-it-credit-and-5-prime-video-credit?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14313383-cheez-it-snap-d-stream-watch-8-hours-select-content-earn-5-cheez-it-credit-and-5-prime-video-credit?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)

Every month you go to the sign up page.... click enroll and then "watch" selected videos.  And by watch I mean add them all to a prime video list on a tablet, turn the volume off, click play and walk away.  You'll get a $5 cheez-it credit and a $5 digital credit.  Here's the thing though.... the digital credit seems to be really picky about what you can use it for.  Thus far I haven't found anything that I can apply it to. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 01, 2020, 11:37:18 pm
Been lagging behind with updates.... sorry.  For my monthly gamestop purchase I again decided to not buy a game and got a super metroid t-shirt and a uv reactive giant metroid.... I think the total was around $25. 

For those of you that have amazon prime, Jay & Silent Bob:  Mall Brawl is free on prime games this month.  I thought I would mention it as it's not a 30 year old neo-geo game for once.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 02, 2020, 12:24:04 am
Anything good happening with coke?  I keep chunking the codes into a bag.

Noticed Pepsi gives you about 19 cents per 20oz bottle on some weird pepcoin thing.

Still need to figure out something to buy with this $5 debit card.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 02, 2020, 01:20:29 am
No all coke has on their rewards page are places you can donate to.  I'm about to throw my caps away but the last time I did that is when they started giving out gift cards again. 

Wendy's has a rewards thing now but you have to either go inside, which I'm not comfortable doing during a pandemic, or order via their app, which I just find off-putting.... I want to yell at the lady in the speaker box than you very much. 

Bing has unbanned my microsoft account.... so I promptly turned that in for another $5 amazon card.

Prime day is the 13th I believe, so maybe there will be some offers soon. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 16, 2020, 03:15:27 am
Looks like mynintendo.com is going to go full in on physical rewards again.  In addition to the Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem stuff now they have stuff from games you might actually want.  There's a three poster set for mario 3d all stars, a lanyard from Mario Kart and some other junk.  You buy it with platinum coins, which are the ones you get for playing games and stuff. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 17, 2020, 01:36:14 pm
Not free but good deal alert:

https://slickdeals.net/f/14446169-kreg-mini-jig-kit-14-shipped-at-amazon?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/14446169-kreg-mini-jig-kit-14-shipped-at-amazon?src=frontpage)

A mini kreg jig is on sale for $15.  If you don't have any kregg jigs you should pick it up as they are worth their weight in gold, particularly in this hobby if you don't want screw holes on your work.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: bobbyb13 on October 17, 2020, 02:28:13 pm
Greatly appreciate this tip!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 17, 2020, 03:42:23 pm
No problem.... I try to get our people in on the good stuff.  ;)

CBS all access is doing a month free trial again.  It even works for returning customers.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on October 17, 2020, 04:45:46 pm
No problem.... I try to get our people in on the good stuff.  ;)

CBS all access is doing a month free trial again.  It even works for returning customers.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage)

FYI only the first Episode of the new season of Star Trek Discover is available.  If you activate now, the free trial will run out before seeing the entire season.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 19, 2020, 02:30:01 pm
NewEgg is doing a promotion where if you use their app (first time or if it's been more than a year since last time) you'll get a $10 gift card if you spend $10 or more via the app.  They have decent stuff as it pertains to our hobby including those hdmi adapters for the wii and ps2 as well as R4 cards if anyone still uses those. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on October 19, 2020, 06:32:41 pm
Popped Amazon, again, with the ďadd a debit card and get $25Ē promotion, stacked with a coupon, to present to you my new $1.85 middle manager shoes.  Only $3.15 remains on that $5 debit card.

 :lol



Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 19, 2020, 07:46:16 pm
Nice work shoes. 

I didn't know they were doing the debit card thing... I'll check into that one.  :)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 27, 2020, 05:14:38 pm
Alice is free today for the xbox one/xbox 360

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/american-mcgees-alice/c5hjdjhzm83r?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=lw9MynSeamY&ranSiteID=lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q&epi=lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__9hlrslnv6okftxmikk0sohzgc32xsyoeh9qdmtbp00%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q%29%28%29&irclickid=_9hlrslnv6okftxmikk0sohzgc32xsyoeh9qdmtbp00&wa=wsignin1.0&activetab=pivot:overviewtab (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/american-mcgees-alice/c5hjdjhzm83r?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=lw9MynSeamY&ranSiteID=lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q&epi=lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q&irgwc=1&OCID=AID2000142_aff_7593_1243925&tduid=%28ir__9hlrslnv6okftxmikk0sohzgc32xsyoeh9qdmtbp00%29%287593%29%281243925%29%28lw9MynSeamY-N2uH3kYoG_4zK14V5xMZ7Q%29%28%29&irclickid=_9hlrslnv6okftxmikk0sohzgc32xsyoeh9qdmtbp00&wa=wsignin1.0&activetab=pivot:overviewtab)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on October 27, 2020, 08:26:40 pm
Alice is free today for the xbox one/xbox 360
...but you need Madness Returns to use it. Tucked it away anyway. A couple bucks is a couple bucks.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on October 28, 2020, 03:20:53 pm
Yeah I apologize... the listing was confusing on this one and I didn't realize one was dependent on another.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on November 21, 2020, 07:10:55 pm
https://go.staples.com/FreePenSample.html

Free pen guys.  No strings other than staples now has your mailing address.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on November 26, 2020, 08:21:19 am
No problem.... I try to get our people in on the good stuff.  ;)

CBS all access is doing a month free trial again.  It even works for returning customers.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/14442122-cbs-all-access-1-month-extension-free-new-current-subscribers?src=frontpage)

Free month trial available again using discount code TURKEY
Offer expires 11/30.
Last two episodes of discovery go up 12/31 & 1/7.

Doesn't quite get me the whole season, but I went ahead and pulled the trigger.


Hulu has a black friday special of the commercials plan for $2/mo.
I never get much out of Hulu and can't tolerate the commercials.
If you go to the regular offer page, you can get a free month of the commercial-free plan.
New season of Animaniacs is out.  New season of Letterkenny goes up 12/25.


Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on November 26, 2020, 08:55:13 pm
You can legally get retroarch on an Xbox 1 at the moment.  Google it.


 :dizzy:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 02, 2020, 01:00:42 am
My nintendo has added a Mario Xmas ornament and Xmas cards to their rewards. 

https://slickdeals.net/f/14656346-my-nintendo-rewards-mario-ornament-or-holiday-cards-platinum-points-5-shipping?src=catpagev2 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14656346-my-nintendo-rewards-mario-ornament-or-holiday-cards-platinum-points-5-shipping?src=catpagev2)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: cw on December 03, 2020, 08:03:25 pm
https://austin.craigslist.org/zip/d/austin-free-electron-microscope/7240235217.html


not something you see everyday
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: bobbyb13 on December 03, 2020, 11:49:21 pm
Somebody in TX who has room in the man cave needs to go get that thing-
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 04, 2020, 02:58:19 am
James that would look good next to your pins.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: mameotron on December 04, 2020, 02:55:42 pm
I would mame that thing :)  Who else would have a $125k cabinet?
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on December 04, 2020, 03:59:23 pm
I would mame that thing :)  Who else would have a $125k cabinet?

Jennifer but it canít be photographed.


Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 15, 2020, 07:28:10 pm
Ubisoft is giving away free games and stuff every day until the 18th

 https://ubi.li/happyholidays (https://ubi.li/happyholidays)

Today is Starlink for the pc.  You can only get some items for one day only, so be sure to check every day. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: jennifer on December 15, 2020, 09:28:35 pm
*EDIT*
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 16, 2020, 12:43:02 am
Could we please not do this in the free crap thread?  Don't ruin my happy place guys. 

Got my first true freebie in quite a while..... had 10 bucks on kohl's cash from my xmas purchases and their rather limited selection of video games that they get for the holidays are already marked to half off or more, meaning I got Concrete Genie for the psvr for free.   Hell I even have one cent left over.  :) 

If you guys were going to spend kohl's cash on anything now would be the time as they are selling out of anything good in any category. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: jennifer on December 16, 2020, 05:00:13 am
Santa must like you Howard...Merry Chrstmas!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 16, 2020, 04:31:32 pm
Well I must have jinxed it.  Kohl's ran out of stock and cancelled my order.  They gave me an extra $5 courtesy credit though.  Bought another game that turned out to be free but it's almost out of stock as well.... if they cancel this one they can just keep those $5 credits coming, I'll be patient. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 19, 2020, 09:13:57 pm
Last chance to get that free stuff guys.

https://register.ubisoft.com/happyholidays2020-lastchance/en-US (https://register.ubisoft.com/happyholidays2020-lastchance/en-US)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on December 25, 2020, 02:02:33 am
Not exactly a freebie, but worth mentioning.  Just a reminder to HBOmax users that Wonder Woman is free to watch starting at noon on Christmas for the next 30 days.  That's the catch to this upcoming year of free movie releases.... you only have a month to watch then it's gone. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 13, 2021, 02:17:14 pm
Actual Freebie Alert Boys and Girls!!!

Free 1080p autofocus webcam:

https://slickdeals.net/f/14769046-10-to-10-50-1080p-webcams-amazon-4-models-autofocus-ones-are-10-50-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/14769046-10-to-10-50-1080p-webcams-amazon-4-models-autofocus-ones-are-10-50-free-s-h?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1)

Click on the camera model 2 link... in the items description there should be a $20.00 off coupon so clip that.  Now add in the included coupon code from the original link at checkout to get a total of $0.00


**EDIT**  Doh!  This one might have went dead as I was posting it.  I'd try anyway though. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 26, 2021, 04:06:05 am
If you have amazon prime, Sine Mora EX is free with prime gaming right now.   This is a killer shooter by suda himself. 
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on March 02, 2021, 08:45:22 am
Ratchet and clank reboot suppose to be free today.  Not part of the ps plus free games but it's own free game. Limited time to download.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2021, 09:35:07 pm
Been awhile since a dumpster tv, Iím sure our resident welder will savor this post.

Someone beat me to the remote in the 10 minutes it took me to fetch the trashmobile but here we are.

Sony Bravia plasma.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: thomas_surles on March 12, 2021, 09:47:50 pm
Been awhile since a dumpster tv, Iím sure our resident welder will savor this post.

Someone beat me to the remote in the 10 minutes it took me to fetch the trashmobile but here we are.

Sony Bravia plasma.

 :cheers:
I've got a few free tvs from Facebook. Turns on but doesn't show picture. Swapped the main board for >$20 from eBay. Worked every time so far
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: jennifer on March 12, 2021, 10:02:10 pm
You know I just like messing with you right?...That is cool, makes me wonder what people are even thinking sometimes throwing something like that away, Plasma even...SCORE!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Ond on March 13, 2021, 04:37:13 pm
Dumpster Diver

It's been far too long since you've scored something new
Oh what's becoming of you?
Take the moped
You can see its junk but you know its clean
Oh don't you see what I mean?

Gotta get away
Dumpster Diver

Yeah ehh ehh ehhhhhhh

I love me a good dumpster score, ain't no shame  :applaud:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on March 13, 2021, 05:16:41 pm
Plasma  :'(
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Mike A on March 13, 2021, 07:05:22 pm
Dio is smiling in Valhalla right now Ond.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on March 13, 2021, 10:33:34 pm
Looks freaking amazing playing old games and has a million inputs.  No idea what the hell Iím doing with this.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Ond on March 13, 2021, 10:37:24 pm
Dio is smiling in Valhalla right now Ond.

What a legend Dio is  ;D

That's a hell of a nice picture on that there TV...
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 28, 2021, 01:45:55 am
Just a Reminder, Sony's Day of Play program starts today.... a bunch of free games no strings attached.

https://store.playstation.com/en-us/category/9779f12f-50c8-4c07-8d20-47e21293b6c6/1 (https://store.playstation.com/en-us/category/9779f12f-50c8-4c07-8d20-47e21293b6c6/1)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on April 21, 2021, 07:59:01 pm
32" jvc iArt tv off craigslist for free.
was supposed to of been a 27" crt but after i got there.....it's bigger than i wanted but man it has a nice picture and components in.
perfect for the dreamcast and my PS2 with light guns.
light guns suck on a 20" crt btw.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 21, 2021, 10:30:18 pm
Install the slickdeals app and get $3 off of $3.01 or higher on ebay.   Good if you need a random widget or something.

https://slickdeals.net/f/14971094-slickdeals-exclusive-at-ebay-earn-3-slickdeals-cashback-on-purchase-3-01-pc-req-d
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on April 26, 2021, 11:47:38 pm
Sign up for door dash Uber eats and then donít actually use them.  Eventually theyíll start throwing promos at you.  Latest one I got was $25 credit with no fees and free delivery.  I canít even get it in person for as cheap as their promos.  I figure the pandemic business is down and theyíve got venture capital to burn.

Iíve eaten so much dumb, weird stuff for almost nothing.  Some place here has a humanoid robot that makes noodles, that was fun.  Another promo was $50 off $100 in groceries and they were honoring in store sales.  Got a mountain of steaks and shrimp.  It was actually borderline obscene.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on April 27, 2021, 01:56:42 pm
saw a 27 " Sony Trinitron KV model on the side of the road.
of course i grabbed it.
works except degaussing circuit is weak.
Have to turn it on and off a few times to get rid of the rainbow in the corners.

intertubes says its an easy fix.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on April 27, 2021, 06:23:01 pm
saw a 27 " Sony Trinitron KV model on the side of the road.
of course i grabbed it.
works except degaussing circuit is weak.
Have to turn it on and off a few times to get rid of the rainbow in the corners.

intertubes says its an easy fix.
Good get, but if you intend to use it with light guns test before building anything.  I had a Trinitron that had built in video processing that couldn't be turned off and it prevented light guns from working correctly.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nitrogen_widget on April 27, 2021, 06:42:30 pm
saw a 27 " Sony Trinitron KV model on the side of the road.
of course i grabbed it.
works except degaussing circuit is weak.
Have to turn it on and off a few times to get rid of the rainbow in the corners.

intertubes says its an easy fix.
Good get, but if you intend to use it with light guns test before building anything.  I had a Trinitron that had built in video processing that couldn't be turned off and it prevented light guns from working correctly.

Good to know. Thanks!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 03, 2021, 02:18:05 pm
Not free, but really cheap for what it is...

https://www.homedepot.com/mycart/home?userId=bbaa9955-5041-4cbf-9a12-1e7dcd900012&customerId=bbaa9955-5041-4cbf-9a12-1e7dcd900012&sharedCartId=HH100003556278&cm_mmc=ecc_sms-_-THD_SHARE_CART&system_event=bitly&messageId=504eb823-8aab-4f3c-be96-9a01553bf4d0&client=custcomm-cart-prod&environment=prod (https://www.homedepot.com/mycart/home?userId=bbaa9955-5041-4cbf-9a12-1e7dcd900012&customerId=bbaa9955-5041-4cbf-9a12-1e7dcd900012&sharedCartId=HH100003556278&cm_mmc=ecc_sms-_-THD_SHARE_CART&system_event=bitly&messageId=504eb823-8aab-4f3c-be96-9a01553bf4d0&client=custcomm-cart-prod&environment=prod)

Use Chrome with Location Guard, spoof your location to Ferguson, MN.  Store 2831.  Use Paypal to pay.

Cost me $107 shipped to Houston.

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: bobbyb13 on June 03, 2021, 11:00:34 pm
 :laugh2:

Can't fake it to my house sadly

Comes up at $284 to me!

Nice unit though.
Some feral pig sittting in there for a day would be reaaaallly good....
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 04, 2021, 02:32:21 am
Ebay is doing a $5 off $15+ coupon... you'll see it in your summary page if you have one.   
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: bobbyb13 on June 04, 2021, 03:07:45 am
Ebay is doing a $5 off $15+ coupon... you'll see it in your summary page if you have one.

Thank ya!

This they can't stiff me on
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on June 04, 2021, 07:27:28 am
Ebay is doing a $5 off $15+ coupon... you'll see it in your summary page if you have one.

Thanks for the heads up.   There is one caveat:
Quote
using your credit or debit card

EDIT: Damn...bought something I actually needed for $15.07 last week.  :angry:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on June 05, 2021, 01:19:54 am
Not free, but really cheap for what it is...
Use Chrome with Location Guard, spoof your location to Ferguson, MN.  Store 2831.  Use Paypal to pay.
Cost me $107 shipped to Houston.
$123 to CT with a couple bags of wood chunks. Thanks!
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2021, 08:23:57 am
Mine is arriving Monday.

Make sure and pop Cynch for a $10 propane tank exchange, too.  And I apparently get a $10 Amazon card.

 https://cynch.mention-me.com/me/referee/registerko/81029728/324761478/er/3804bb5f3642a380d321c2e5a45ef4f1d3c48532/fe/cw?epr=1 (https://cynch.mention-me.com/me/referee/registerko/81029728/324761478/er/3804bb5f3642a380d321c2e5a45ef4f1d3c48532/fe/cw?epr=1)

 :cheers:

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2021, 01:24:29 pm
Mine is arriving Monday.

Make sure and pop Cynch for a $10 propane tank exchange, too.  And I apparently get a $10 Amazon card.

 https://cynch.mention-me.com/me/referee/registerko/81029728/324761478/er/3804bb5f3642a380d321c2e5a45ef4f1d3c48532/fe/cw?epr=1 (https://cynch.mention-me.com/me/referee/registerko/81029728/324761478/er/3804bb5f3642a380d321c2e5a45ef4f1d3c48532/fe/cw?epr=1)

 :cheers:
Just signed up, thx


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Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: nexusmtz on June 06, 2021, 03:55:34 am
...pop Cynch for a $10 propane tank exchange, too.  And I apparently get a $10 Amazon card.
Signed up successfully, but got: "What a bummer! Cynch is not available in your area". Hope you get your share anyway.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 12, 2021, 11:09:50 am
Glitch still works, maybe Iíll buy my dad one.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 13, 2021, 07:17:55 pm
My dad gets one.

Smoked burgers changed my life today.

Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on June 13, 2021, 07:27:57 pm
I added a little stainless griddle to my gas grill this weekend.  Juiciest burgers that ever came off that grill.  Didn't take a pic of those, but here is yesterday's cheesesteak.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210613/182a268783ce944b2a26ee6df4c0306b.jpg)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: BadMouth on June 13, 2021, 07:32:07 pm
Side note: went to a restaurant a few weeks ago and chicken wings were listed as "market price" on the menu.  This week I noticed a wing place had a sign up that said "bar still open".  I assume that means they don't have any wings to serve.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Malenko on June 13, 2021, 08:03:23 pm
My dad gets one.

And now Malenko gets one too. You rock.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 13, 2021, 08:13:31 pm
Glitch still working on my iPad.  If anyone else wants in, PayPal me $110 and Whatever the difference is on sales tax Iíll use to send you a bag of wood chips.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 13, 2021, 10:36:03 pm
Please tell me you didn't smoke the dog.
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on June 13, 2021, 10:39:35 pm
Would be the most expensive meat by the pound.

 :lol
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on June 14, 2021, 10:48:18 pm
Ok folks some free/cheap digital content.   

First off, for xbox game pass ultimate members, you can get a free 1 month trial to Disney+   Wait until Thursday or Friday to activate this offer and you'll be able to finish off Loki as it's only 6 episodes.  If you don't have game pass you can get a 3 month subscription for a $1 and no, you don't need an xbox as it works for pc games as well.

https://slickdeals.net/f/15082966-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-members-1-month-of-disney-for-free?page=2#commentsBox (https://slickdeals.net/f/15082966-xbox-game-pass-ultimate-members-1-month-of-disney-for-free?page=2#commentsBox)

In preparation for Prime Day, Amazon is offering 2 months of trials to most streaming services for a dollar a month.  If you have any shipping/digital credits you can use them for that.

https://slickdeals.net/f/15091123-amazon-prime-members-paramount-discovery-epix-pbs-masterpiece-amc-1-mo-each-more-for-2-months?src=frontpage (https://slickdeals.net/f/15091123-amazon-prime-members-paramount-discovery-epix-pbs-masterpiece-amc-1-mo-each-more-for-2-months?src=frontpage)

For you programmers and wanna be programmers, here's what is normally a very expensive programming book for free in digital format.

https://slickdeals.net/f/15089608-developing-graphics-frameworks-with-python-and-opengl-kindle-book-pre-order-for-free-hardcover-is-120?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1 (https://slickdeals.net/f/15089608-developing-graphics-frameworks-with-python-and-opengl-kindle-book-pre-order-for-free-hardcover-is-120?src=SiteSearchV2Algo1)
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 30, 2021, 09:01:51 pm
Folks over at my nintendo rewards they got the acrylic Zelda Skyward Sword art panel for 1000 platinum points.   These panels usually sell out within a day or two.   To get 1000 coins extremely quick just download animal crossing on your phone, link your social media accounts and do the tutorial.... should take all of 10 minutes and you'll earn 1k.   
Title: Re: Free Crap Thread
Post by: pbj on August 19, 2021, 07:08:08 pm
Another free one for the shoebox.  Itíll sit nicely next to my pile of sealed Xbox One games.

Got this by doing some 5 minute survey for Walmart.

 :cheers: