We are used to the fact that everything costs money. Except the air, sunshine and the vastness of the oceans, we look at the world through our wallet. But actually, this isn’t the case. On a closer look, there are plenty of things one can get for free, products or services that have real money value. The day that life would be free of charge is still far beyond the horizon, but first buds are beginning to show up here and there .
We collected 4 examples of free things that give you a major boost, 4 examples that let you play the game in a different way. Their value is twofold – first, real money value that they present and second, the ‘kickstart’ effect that they have.
Educate YourSelf For Free
The two Nordic countries Norway and Sweden offer higher education free of charge. Yes indeed. If you posses a EU passport you can go to any state university in these two countries and educate yourself without paying tuition. If you compare it to the tremendous financial burden that higher education puts on Americans, who sometimes return their student loans way into their 40’s – then Sweden and Norway are serving a huge free lunch and kudos for them for doing so! They are leveling the play field, offering a fair game for everyone.
To be able to go to university for free is nothing less than amazing. You don’t get a stack of cash in an envelope, but it is the closest thing to that. The government is footing your education bill, paying for you to educate yourself, acquire skills and upgrade your resume in preparation for the increasingly demanding job market.
For those who are less fortunate, meaning, don’t have an EU passport, Coursera offers free higher education online. Coursera has partnered with some of the best universities in the world to offer a wide variety of courses to anyone who is interested.
Your Own Online Presence For Free
In today’s world if you don’t exist online, well, sorry to say, you don’t really exist; these are the rules of the game these days. Unless you are a shepherd in the Swiss Alps or an ostrich-catcher in Zimbabwe, you need to have some sort of reflection of yourself in the virtual world, currently known as “The Internet”. Just a few years back to erect your own domain in the virtual kingdom, a.k.a. to have your own website online, was a complicated, expensive and time-and-labor intensive endeavor.
Times are changing, and fast. Today, you can have your very own website, for free. There are many platforms out there that let you ‘build’ a website for yourself quickly, easily and freely; we’ll mention WordPress, the pioneer in this field, and Wix as two examples.
As happen with things, we tend to take them for granted, but it shouldn’t be the case. If you stop to think about it for a second, some companies are actually giving you a website for free. They paid for the development of the platform, they pay for the storage, they keep investing money in developing new features and paying craaaaazy sums for an ad during the Super Bowl game, so you would know they exist. Having your own website is a major stepping stone in your career path, and we should all be grateful that it is given to us for free. It’s your play, make the most of it.
Free Salary For The UnWorking
The city of Utrecht in the Netherlands is undergoing a fascinating social-economical experiment that is taking the concept of “free” to a whole new level. The city will give a base salary to residents without them needing to work for it. The idea behind this experiment is to examine how people would act when given money – would they take a fine advantage of their free time to give back to the community in way of volunteering work? Would they devote time to educate themselves and strive for higher self-fulfillment? Or would they lie on their couches wasting their days binge watching and and playing online games?
Be the results of the experiment what they will, the fact still remains: in Utrecht people will get a comfortable salary and won’t go to work every day, or any day. They will wake up every morning and will need to decide: what shall I do today?
Probably The Best Thing In The World: Free Chocolate
We thought to end on a sweet note. This freebie isn’t as life-changing as free education, but a free chocolate is sometimes all we need to brighten our day and outlook on life.
Everyone knows Godiva, one of the most famous chocolatiers in the world. Their chocolate is as beautiful to look at as it is delicious. And as it is with high-end products, Godiva chocolate is also famous for being expensive.
But lo and behold, Godiva is offering one the sweetest free deals in the world – if you register at their site, just register, nothing more, you are entitled to one perfect chocolate ball a month. You can go to any of Godiva shops listed on their site, and collect your yummy treat. A perfectly-made chocolate is the ultimate kickstart to any day, week or even month.
We also believe in helping others to kickstart by giving something for free as a way to boost energy levels and feeling of confidence. That’s why, at Prime Slots, we give away Free Spins to every player who register; we do it the Godiva way (or perhaps they are doing it our way) – all you need to do is register and immediately get your free spins that have real money value. We should mention, that we are as welcoming to our players at Prime Scratch Cards, as we give free scratch cards to every new player, without even a deposit.
We don’t stop there. We like to give our players more Free Spins, Bonuses and Rewards along the way, to keep their enthusiasm high. New-comers deserve a kickstart, loyal players deserve even more an ongoing encouragement and appreciation.