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5 Things You Can Easily Get For Free In NYC

Katherine Ripley Katherine Ripley

5 Things You Can Easily Get For Free In NYC

This is an expensive city, so whenever you have the opportunity to get something for free, you should take it. Here are five things you can easily get for free in New York:

 

1. Haircuts

free haircut

Hair stylists in training need haircut models to practice on. In exchange for taking the risk of letting someone inexperienced cut your hair, you can get a free or very cheap haircut. The website Salon Apprentice has tons of listings from stylists and studios looking for haircut models.

 

2. Books

[(vincent desjardins)/Flickr]
[(vincent desjardins)/Flickr]
Of course, you can’t keep library books for yourself, but there is no reason to spend money on books when the New York Public library has the second largest inventory of titles in the country, and all you need to get a library card is proof that you live in the city.

 

3. Condoms

[Wikimedia Commons]
[Wikimedia Commons]
Free condoms are probably relatively easy to get in any city. You just have to know where to look. This website will show you where you can go to get free condoms in each borough.

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4. Beer

[Quinn Dombrowski]
[Quinn Dombrowski]
Bars aren’t nearly as eager to give away beer as health centers are to give away condoms, but there are several bars that will give you one beer free when you RSVP to their happy hour on the Fever app.

 

5. A Pet

[Y Nakanishi/Flickr]
[Y Nakanishi/Flickr]
There are thousands of animals in the city that need homes. Most adoption centers do charge adoption fees, but they also usually have at least one promotional event every year where you can adopt a pet with no fee. Follow social media accounts for adoption centers like these to look out for promotional offers.

 

 

Cover photo credit: Several seconds/Flickr