How to get free stuff from the government

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How to get free stuff from the government
Much information about free items from the government is readily available to you. (Books image by Fantasista from

The federal government is a source of many free items for people who know how to claim them. These range from college scholarships and grants to pet care books, vitamins, cold remedies, school supplies, stamps, sports items, colouring books, flower seeds, comic books, and much more. Free government grants for small business start-up, technical education, and to help pay your high home gas and electric bills also are available. All you really need is a computer or book to open the door to a wide variety of government freebies.

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    Find information on free federal grants and scholarships that you may be eligible for at or go to and download the free booklet: "Federal Grants and School Guide." Find more information on the U.S. Department of Education website.

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    Look at the U.S. Department of the Interior's website for information on free Department of Interior Grants. You will find grants listed across the USA with links to lead you to apply.

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    Get free maps of the USA, Canada and Mexico from the federal Highway Administration.

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    Find a pouch of free stamps and a free Kenmore US and Canadian Stamps Catalog online at If you order it you will also get a free £3 gift token.

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    Get a free 14-page "Buddy Brush" colouring book from the National Institutes of Health website.

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    View the Small Business Association website for valuable free information for small businesses.

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    Consult a good free catalogue site online like Cool Freebie Links. This is a compendium of free government items that will save you the time and trouble of looking them all up individually.

    Another catalogue, "Freebies from Uncle Sam," may be available free in your public library. But it costs £6.40 if you order it online from a select sites.

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