August 18, 2004
Free iPods???

Note: I posted this a couple of weeks ago, then pulled it. Having since read this Wired News article and still having a case of iPod lust (and a cassette Walkman budget at the moment), am willing to spread the word.

Has anyone signed up for the free iPods? Has anyone received theirs? Here's the skinny: sign up for one of the many trial offers through the site, then refer five friends who sign up for trial offers. Once you have completed your requirements (and it is noted on the site), you can then cancel your free trial.

Here's the link to sign up. Once my requirements are fulfilled, I'll be glad to serve up the referral links of those who sign up under me and complete their required offers. At the moment I'm two referrals away from ordering the iPod... I will keep you posted in the comments section.

The same company is also running a free flat screen monitor or television promotion.

2004-08-20 Update: I just ordered the iPod, and the order is processing. One note: I couldn't complete my order in Firefox, so had to recert to IE to place the order.

An addendum: The company running the promotions for free iPods has also added a Free Desktop PC promotion!

Posted by david on August 18, 2004

i've been approved for two weeks; but my shipment has been in limbo since then. today, the status moved to "sent to vendor, waiting on product." so, hopefully soon.

now, i'm trying for the free flat screen. five referrals was hard enough; but this one requires eight. (promo link)

Posted by: lee on August 18, 2004 09:37 PM

Lee, I signed up under you for the free flat screen monitors, good luck!

Posted by: david on August 18, 2004 10:00 PM

i'm also at 'sent to vendor, waiting on product' - look around in the freestuff forum for pics of people's iPods

Posted by: blue on August 18, 2004 10:31 PM

some blogger person got one, but I can't remember who it was. hmm. good luck!

Posted by: ne on August 19, 2004 12:19 AM

scrivs got one. his step-by-step redemption is at:

Posted by: lee on August 19, 2004 06:20 AM


Consider yourself one step closer to that ipod- I love your site, figured helping you get a free ipod is a great way to repay you for all of the great MP3s you've shared with me.

holy schnikees!


Posted by: Kevin on August 19, 2004 07:51 AM

I signed up last night and completed an offer, so if all goes well it'll register that in a few days and you'll have another person...

Posted by: Adam on August 19, 2004 08:13 AM

Let me know if you need a referral. If you could give me on that'd be awesome.


Posted by: Rob on August 19, 2004 08:30 AM

If David's got all his referrals and others want to sign up, I'm also looking for people:


Posted by: Marie on August 19, 2004 10:13 AM

David, here is a referral to get you started. Hope this helps.

Posted by: drew on August 19, 2004 10:59 AM

I am pretty sure i've signed up as a referal ... I think. I did the AOL thing so who knows how long it will take for credit to show up.

Posted by: Brian on August 19, 2004 11:36 AM

I could use some help getting an ipod as well...

I did the Real Audio deal to complete the obligation, David - wow thats a cheap one - only on the hook for .99.

Posted by: Kevin on August 19, 2004 11:56 AM

So we're posting our links now? Ok.
I'm a nice person, really, I swear!

Posted by: Adam on August 19, 2004 11:59 AM

So, what offers are you guys doing? I just signed up for the RealRhapsody offer (why not?) and still hasn't registered it yet. Anyone else try that one? Is it slow, or does it just plainly not work?

So, uh, incase anyone wants to be nice to me...
<3 <3

(Really, I mean those <3's!)

Posted by: Mickey on August 19, 2004 12:41 PM

Real Rhapsody took a couple hours to register completed for me.

Posted by: Kevin on August 19, 2004 12:43 PM

The deals take a few days to show up as completed. I originally did the ebay one and bid on something I knew I'd lose eventually (2 tickets to see Wilco in Milwaukee + a copy of "A Ghost is Born" signed by the band). I think my bid was like 1.50 or something. Anyway, you can't do the ebay anymore but the Real Rhapsody thing is cheap and easy. Not a bad way to go.

Posted by: Rob on August 19, 2004 01:03 PM

I did the AOL Broadband offer last night, and it just showed up now. And if you cancel in a month, it's completly free. That URL again - - Just need 2 more!

Posted by: Adam on August 19, 2004 01:19 PM

I'm giving it a shot with the pet rx., I've actually been needing to order more flea med for the cats anyway so we'll see if it works I'll give you a ref!

Posted by: Nik on August 19, 2004 01:37 PM

Oh here's my ref

Posted by: Nik on August 19, 2004 01:50 PM

How many people has this actually worked out for? I don't like the way they phrase it "eligible to win a free iPod." Anyone know any verified success stories?

Posted by: Mickey on August 19, 2004 02:25 PM

I am two people away from getting the ipod - the website does not say "eligible to win a free ipod" it says "Participate in any one (1) of the offers below to be eligible to receive your free iPod!" Receive being the operative word. I am going to see how this pans out for LHB - this thing looks legit with the Wired article.

Posted by: Kevin on August 19, 2004 02:32 PM

Ugh, just thought I'd let people know, if you use this, you get a SHITLOAD of spam. In the past month I haven't got a single spam. Today alone I've got six.

Posted by: Mickey on August 19, 2004 05:12 PM

I did it and I should be receiving my free ipod ideally by tomorrow (said they shipped it on 8/2). Its really's a site with all the tips (including setting up a fake email so you don't add spam to your current inbox):

And if you want to help me get a flatscreen for my new tiny ass apartment:

Posted by: Eric on August 19, 2004 08:19 PM

If you want to help me, I'll send you a Gmail invitation so you at least get something out of it. Thanks!

Posted by: Jane on August 19, 2004 09:34 PM

I just need ONE MORE at - you're a nice person, right? You want me to like you, right? Well, now you know how.

Posted by: Adam on August 20, 2004 09:30 AM

I currently have the same message Lee has, saying that they're waiting on the vendor.

In the meantime, i could always work on the flat screen right? =)

Posted by: Jimbo on August 20, 2004 10:41 AM


Are you done with your 5? Did you get way more than 5? Keep us posted.. Would love to hear the process of your free ipod.

Posted by: Kevin on August 20, 2004 03:04 PM

if anyone is feeling gracious


Posted by: chris on August 20, 2004 04:49 PM

Please help me with referrals. Thanks!

Posted by: JTR on August 20, 2004 10:07 PM

Hey guys. If you want to discuss more about or post your referral links, check out

Posted by: Stephen on August 20, 2004 11:29 PM

Please send your extra referrals my way and I'll pass along the spares to the next person:


Posted by: falconcrest on August 22, 2004 03:42 PM

I'll join the parade seeking referrals. I can also offer a Gmail invitation. Thanks in advance!

Posted by: Jay on August 24, 2004 09:04 AM

here's mine...i swear, i'll reciprocate.

Posted by: Justin on August 25, 2004 08:47 AM
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