This unique service lets you watch your local broadcast TV for free. A not-for-profit service, Locast offers users access to broadcast television stations over the Internet. The only catch to this service is that there are regular interruptions, which request donations. The service is currently available in 19 U.S. cities, including: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.
Interested in volunteering to help clean up our national parks? If so, you can follow the instructions at this site to request a free clean-up kit. The kit includes biodegradable bags, washable gloves, a reflective vest, sunscreen, first aid kit, "Restore Our Parks" bumper sticker, and more. Allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. Limit: one kit per household. (U.S. only).
Is it possible to get free land in the U.S.? This site offers a list of rural states and counties that are "offering free land to help attract economic activity and businesses." The places listed here offer free land, provided you build a house on the property within a specified time period and meet other conditions. This site offers details about each program, as well as contact info.
Need a chart? This nifty service lets you design and share your own charts online, for free. The site support various types of charts, including bar charts, pie charts, line charts, bubble charts and radar plots.
This site, run by volunteers, offers a big collection of free sheet music that you can output on your printer. Artists include Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, and more. The site includes a search engine that lets you browse by artist, or by instrument.
Here, blind people can apply to get a free rigid fiberglass white cane that "has proved a useful tool to millions of blind people in navigating their environments with confidence and safety." From the National Federation of the Blind. (U.S., District of Columbia and Puerto Rico only).
This site offers reviews of free samples and other free offers and is updated daily. Freebie categories here include baby freebies, contests, free books & magazines, coupons, health & beauty freebies, pet freebies, and more.
Are you looking for someone to date, or a long-term relationship? Here's a new, free online dating social network that offers lots of handy features that can help you in your quest for friendship or romance. Unlike a lot of free online dating sites, LetsHangOut.com doesn't require upgrade charges for its more popular features.
Looking for covers for your Facebook timeline? This site offers a nice selection of covers for Facebook (and other social media). You can easily customize each cover with your own text. Categories include Abstract, Fantasy, Fashion, Holidays, Love, Nature, Scenery, Sports, and more.
Are you looking for free books or magazines? Check out TheFreeSite.com's "Free Books & Magazines" section, where we offer a roundup of book freebies, eBooks, magazine offers, free subscriptions, audiobooks, public domain titles, online libraries, and more.
At this site, you can sign up to become an ordained member of the Spiritual Humanist clergy for free. As a legally ordained clergy member you can legally perform religious ceremonies and rituals like weddings, funerals, benedictions, etc. Note that this ordination is not legally recognized by some cities and states (see the site's forum and FAQ for details). Spiritual Humanism "fuses traditional religious behaviors onto the foundation of scientific humanist inquiry."
This site offers a good roundup of free "Thank You" notes and cards. Here, you'll find printable designs that you can output on your printer. The designs are available for many occasions, including weddings, parties, birthdays and baby showers. The designs can be printed on paper, cards and can also be used for scrapbooking.
Do you have something that you'd like to get rid of? This new site makes it easy to get rid of your stuff and to connect to local people. You can also browse the listings at this site to find free stuff that locals are giving away.
Would you like to learn about photography? This family-friendly site offers free photo tutorials, lessons, how-to articles, and more. No registration is required. Here, you'll also find free stock photos.
Need a passport photo? These days, you will typically pay around $10 for a passport photo. At this site, you can create a passport photo for free. The site offers an online tool that lets you use your own digital photo to make a passport photo.
Would you like to try your hand at building your own iPhone apps? This site offers a free app builder that lets you build mobile software for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Buzztouch is suitable for both newbies and seasoned developers. Another similar, handy service, AppMakr, is available here.