In this economical down turn, finding some type of relief is always better than finding none. Here are some sites that might be of interest. Good Luck!
http://www.freecycle.org/The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,788 groups with 7,190,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is FREE.
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ Local classifieds and forums – community moderated, and largely FREE.
http://www.secondspin.com/The Internet’s largest buyer and seller of used CDs, used DVDs and used Video Games.
http://www.diyplanner.com DIYPlanner.com is a community site whose focus is on paper-based productivity, planning, journalling and creative techniques. Here you will find the official D*I*Y Planner kits, as well as daily articles, scores of useful templates, handbooks and how-to’s, forums for discussing productivity in its many forms, images to clad your planners or inspire you, and so much more.
http://www.ahahome.com/ Membership in AHA makes Buying, Owning and Maintaining Your Home Easier and Less Expensive. You’ll save money and become a better-informed homeowner as a member of AHA, the American Homeowners Association, the country’s largest member-based homeowner organization. AHA provides over 35 services and benefits that help take the high cost and hassles out of buying, owning and maintaining your home. As an AHA Member, you can save well over $1,000 each year and avoid many common (and costly) pitfalls. You can count on AHA for greater convenience and peace of mind — we’ll be there for you when you need us!
http://www.pandora.com FREE internet music
http://free-attractions.com/ FREE local attractions
http://www.swapstyle.com/ FREE online fashion swap with anyone in the world
http://www.paperbackswap.com/index.php We help members Swap, Trade & Exchange Books with each other for FREE. Mail a book. Get a book. Any book you request is yours to keep, share or trade. No late fees. No processing charges. No hidden charges. Every time you mail a book to another member, you can request one for yourself.
http://www.swapadvd.com/index.php Swap DVDs with other club members and get movies mailed directly to you! Movie junkies, you are finally home!
http://www.titletrader.com/ If you have boxes of used books, dvds, and cds in your attic or basement, you are not alone. That is why this book club was created. Title Trader is the only place to swap all of those used books and other items for something else. Best of all, it is absolutely FREE.
http://www.fastweb.com/ FastWeb not only finds students scholarships but we also provide a plethora of information and guidance as students find their college or first job. We provide current news on financial aid, scholarships, college, jobs and internships, and student life. Essentially, our site is tailored to your needs regardless of where you are within the college or graduate search process.
http://www.freearcade.com/ FREE online games with new games added everyday! Play arcade games, puzzle games, sports games plus many more!
http://ocw.mit.edu FREE lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.
Disclaimer: I personally have not used these sites myself yet and in no way endorse them or the products they represent. I am merely listing them as suggestions for your reading pleasure. If you decide to utilize these sites, you do so of your own free will.
I sincerely wish you well. Feel free to share your stories or other websites of interest in the comments section.