28 Things You Should Never Pay For — and How to Get Them for Free

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There are many things we purchase these days that we’d never have dreamed of paying for a few decades back: Television channels? Checked airplane luggage? Grocery bags?

Grandpa and Grandma couldn’t have imagined forking over cold hard cash for any of the above.

But a savvy shopper still can find a way to get many things free. From entertainment to education, knowing the tricks can help you save big — even on items for which neighbors and friends may be paying.

Here’s a look at some of the many items that you don’t ever need to pay for.

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With some items, it makes sense to pay a little more rather than hopping on the lowest price.

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This simple strategy can put more money in your pocket during retirement.

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