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You don’t need anyone to tell you how busy being a mom is. You may be a stay at home mom raising a new family. Perhaps you work remotely from home while your children are in school or you may have a career as well as a family. Whatever your situation you need moments to relax and enjoy yourself and if there are ways to have fun that are free then so much the better!
The best place to start is probably your smartphone. Nearly everyone has one or has access to one and there is a wealth of free entertainment available for you to make use of. Assuming your freetime is limited then this is the perfect form of entertainment. Phones fit in your pocket, are portable, connect to WiFi or can use mobile data and can be used for a multitude of uses. What freebies can your phone (or tablet) help you get?
During 2020 the whole world was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 affected billions of people across the world in many ways and millions of people were forced to stay indoors under lockdown. This meant many people searching for new ways to entertain themselves and a lot of companies began offering free trials to get new customers to sign up. Netflix alone added millions of new subscribers..
Although some of these free trials have ended at the time of writing, they periodically reappear so it is worth checking often to see who is giving away free streaming trials. Typically you could expect Hulu, Amazon, Netflix and Disney to offer up to a month totally free with cancellation available anytime up to the end of the trial. That is up to a month of free Hollywood blockbusters, indie movies and TV shows. Download a free VPN and then you can access foreign Netflix sites too to see what the rest of the world is watching.
Free games and apps on smartphones
It is very likely you already have at least one game on your phone but it is worth remembering that the Google Play Store and Apple Store update constantly and there are some very good free games available. The downside is free games usually come with a certain amount of advertising. There are all sorts of games from puzzle, simulation to online blackjack.
If you want to put your phone to a more practical use during your free time then there are many useful free apps such as Map My Ride that can help with your exercise regime. It maps where you walk, run or cycle and let’s you know the average speed, calories burnt and distance covered. You can set weekly plans and goals too and it is free unless you choose to purchase the full version.
Bingo and chat rooms
If you find yourself with time on your hands but you are unable to actually leave the home then online bingo is growing in popularity. Nowadays the age range of bingo players is far lower than has been known traditionally. If you are under lockdown or have a lack of transport then you can play online for free and make new friends. Some bingo apps or websites include chat rooms so you can meet old friends there or make new ones.
Free bonuses on casinos
Like to gamble or play casino games but don’t want to spend any money? Then there are many, many online casinos you can play in where you can try your luck with real money. The online casino and gambling industry is very competitive and they are all trying to get you to sign up with them. They often do this by offering free bets or cash deposited in your account when you register as a new player.
Once you have signed up and received your free money then you can gamble on slots like eye of horus or at the poker table. Perhaps place a bet on soccer or tennis. There is nothing to stop you from signing up to several sites and making use of the free bonuses and never betting with any of your cash. Be sure to check the terms and conditions though as some sites will not allow you to withdraw any winnings unless you have deposited some money of your own or have placed a bet.
Free to play games
Casino games are great fun and can be an exciting way to pass some time but if you don’t like the idea of playing with cash full stop then you can download some of the free to play games that do not have any gambling features. There are all the games you would expect from poker to slots available on the Play Stores.
Free spa days and beauty treatments
There are many companies that do promotional work that lets customers get treatments, samples and even spa visits for free.Obviously the freebies aren’t online but they may require some effort on your part like making a small YouTube video of you using their products. You will need to spend some time on the internet searching out these offers but it could result in some free fun.
You already know YouTube has music videos and TV clips plus Hollywood trailers but have you considered using it for educational or fitness purposes?
There are great resources on YouTube all for free. Learn a new language in your free time or take part in an exercise class with your own (almost) personal instructor. You can even take a class in Yoga for hangovers online.
The internet is a huge part of everyday life now and it is normal to have WiFi access at home. While most people would agree that limiting your online time is healthy there are many good things out there for entertainment and education. You can take surveys and make some extra cash, run an online business and sell crafts, play games, learn how to flip cars or learn new recipes. The choice is almost endless and for the most part there are free versions begging to be taken advantage of.