What’s The Coolest Thing You Ever Got For Free? – #TQOTD

Was your car free?  Was your computer free?  Was your house free?  Probably not, but if it is, we want to know about it.  We want to hear about other free stuff too…

TEXT QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What’s the coolest thing you ever got for Free? How or Why?

  • We got an upgraded trip for our entire family to Turks & Caicos with Beaches. We had paid for a trip to Beaches in Jamaica and a month before the resort called me and said they closed the Jamaican resort for upgrades, but that they were going to send us to T & C instead. I was so upset, because I had no idea that this was a $4000 upgrade, I had never heard of T & C, and we had also just paid off all 5 of our airline tickets. The lady who called me felt so bad that she repaid us for our flights and gave us a TON of upgrades like dinner and massages on the beach and snorkeling expeditions also many extras for the kiddos. It wasn’t until I got there that I realized how absolutely incredible Turks & Caicos was! I would love to return someday.
  • I got a picture of a piano that meant the world to me my friend had it on sale and then she was a guest of mine at my work and I had solved a problem for her and she gave it to me my mother was a piano teacher and passed away ????
  • 5th Row floor tickets to Shania Twain at VanAndel. 2004-ish My husband at the time managed a sports bar downtown, the young man had been given tickets(he worked at VanAndel) and he didnt want to go. It was a great concert and I even caught a drumstick ????????
  • All expense paid trip to the Super Bowl in 2009. I doubt I’ll ever top that experience.
  • My boyfriend won a trip to the Dominican Republic and we had a fantastic time with some great people
  • I love the simple things. Someone in front of me paid for my lunch at Burger King. I paid for the next.
  • My husband’s grandma bought air conditioning for our house when I got pregnant for our first child. She said I couldn’t go through summer without it. Was the best gift I’ve ever received, I’ll never forget her generosity ❤️
  • We had a giant branch fall off a giant tree at our house. It mostly missed the house but completely destroyed my husband’s car which was in the driveway. A coworker of his had an ‘extra’ car he didnt need and gave it to my husband.
  • Some men in Vegas on business bought my husband and I our dinner at an Italian restaurant. We were so surprised when the waiter said “the gentlemen have taken care of it” (they had already left). That was about 18 years ago! It was such a kind gesture!
  • My old boss gave me there 5burner gas stove. She wanted one with more BTUs. It has a griddle. Convection oven and electric oven on the other side. I love the versatility of gas burners and the electric stove. I will be so sad when it stops working.
  • Two tickets to see Pink in Detroit last April from a friend they were great seats , a cd and a pillow and a bag with pinks face on it .
  • My first DSLR. Given to me, along with 3 lenses, by a long time family friend who had been seeing all the cell phone photos I had been taking and thought I needed something to get me started in the photography business. Genuinely the most amazing compliment, and gift, I’ve ever received. That was 6 years ago, and though I have upgraded my gear massively since then, I will never forget that gift or what it means to have people believe in my vision.
  • My mom worked at a hospital and a patient gave me a copy of Harry Potter and The Tri-Wizard Tournament! This was when I was a kid and it was one of my happiest times reading the Harry Potter series
  • A car. A friends family was about to give it to a donation thing and asked me if I wanted it. I was nearing the end of my lease and joyfully accepted a car without payments! Such a huge blessing ????
  • I won a free three day trip to NYC!!
  • Easy all the free stuff I won from you two on the BREW
  • I won $1200 dollar diamond earrings! Love them!!!
  • My daughter had been begging to go to overnight camp but it wasn’t in the budget. I entered a contest and we won a free week at overnight camp, she was thrilled and had an amazing time!!
  • Pens! I got so many I can always find one instead of hunting them down when I need one. Lol.
  • I won an all expense paid trip to the Marlboro Ranch in Montana back in 2008. It was a trip of a lifetime ????????????
  • In 1969 my family won a Ford Town and Country station wagon. It was the Mr. And Mrs. NFL contest at a gas station. It was that or a Mustang and my parents chose the station wagon!
  • A chance to sleep in the Public Library for the night,when Polar Express came out.Only a select amount was allowed, then someone backed out so they said we could do it.
  • My parents brought me and my siblings (spouses included) to Hawaii! Not once but twice.
  • On our vacation last week a wonderful woman gave us the rest of her dining plan (2 child’s meals, and 6 snacks). And another time that has always stuck with me; was when an amazing woman heard me complaining about being hungry at work during Christmas and she bought me and my coworker a small Pepsi and a slice of pizza from the food court
  • Not really “cool” but desperately needed, a big bag of prescription dog food that costs $70, for my little beagle with congestive heart failure. It will last a couple of months.
  • While attending a Victoria Justice concert my daughter and her friends got free meet and greets and pictures for Victoria liking their light up poster. ???? Made their night
  • I won $1000 off a radio station. I had to answer 5 trivia questions and I won!
  • A case of 36 count Hershey bars and 2 12 pack of pops from our neighbor! He didn’t get enough trick or treaters
  • Pop Evil tickets in 2012! My DM ended up not being able to go, and LUCKILY I was the only one at work that wasnt a minor, who wanted to go.
  • At the time I didn’t know who they were… but I love concerts, and it was a really good night!
  • Free Tim McGraw and Faith Hill tickets while in Vegas just for signing up for the free players club card while sitting at a slot machine at the Venetian. We just happened to be at the right place at the right times
  • We won instant celebrity for the evening. Surprised my husband with Barry Manilow tickets for our anniversary. Then the night got even better! My husband was picked to spin the wheel. He had a chance to introduce us to Mr. Manilow and tell him about our anniversary! Mr. Manilow sang Happy Anniversary to us. We became instant celebrities for the night. Every where we went people were yelling out our names congratulating us. At one point I had left me seat and when I returned I went down the wrong isle ugh but people started yelling out to me hey Katrina you’re over here. It was a great night for us both.
  • I trip to Las vegas from your old radio station in madison!
  • I got over $100 worth of pizza for free at a jr high church youth gathering I was chaperoning. It was at a hotel and I had to go into the restaurant to pay for them with a credit card. Went in and the staff sent me to the till at the bar. While I was waiting some drunk guy started hitting on me. When I told him I was a Lutheran pastor chaperoning a youth event he said “I have to frogging make up with Jesus for this.” He then paid for all of the kid’s pizzas. It might have been one of the best moments of my pastoral ministry. ????????
  • I won a wave runner. It wasn’t exactly free because we had to pay taxes, but it was technically free! I won it from a drawing at Meijer and it was given to us at the Whitecaps game.
  • Free tickets and backstage passes to see Robert Plant back in 1990 from his tour manager cuz I helped him a lot when i worked the front desk of the hotel where they were staying. Then getting to hang out with Robert and the tour manager when they wanted to go to a bar where he wouldn’t be recognized…and i knew the perfect dive bar. That is a great memory!
  • Got to meet my favorite Nascar driver Ricky Rudd when I lived in Louisville, KY and was undergoing chemo. He signed my license plate that said 28RUDD and I got a photo with him
  • Meet and great for NKOTB. I have a sick unhealthy obsession with no desire to change it!!
  • I’ve gotten 5 hot wheel minis for free ???? why? Because I’m awesome.
  • I won a 1,000$ shopping spree the day after thanksgiving at Hudson’s way back in the 80s!
  • A wedding! Hubby and I won a wedding, got married at a Green Bay Gamblers hockey game middle of the ice during intermission
  • A new Cali-king ghost bed!!
  • A makeover through charter because I seriously needed it lol
  • Free photos with wrestlers Santana Garrett and Rosa Mendes. I had my daughter with me at a wrestling convention and she was the only little girl there and they wanted to take photos with her for social media.
  • Prob when I won a free Christmas gift for my kid from Connie. It was tons and tons of nurf stuff. It was 12 days of Christmas in 2014 I think
  • A “Looks That Kill” contest and got to hang with Motley Crue. Another time concert tix and preshow bbq with Eddie Money and Ratt.
  • Concert tickets and backstage passes to a country music concert and when I went to pick up said backstage passes met Ron White!!!!
  • Not one but two trips to Mexico. I earned them through work just for doing my job.
  • Concert tickets to Taylor Swift back when she was country
  • I won a radio contest and got a year’s worth of free gas.
  • When I had points saved up for Sears I got 2 kids all their school clothes for free. It was hundreds of dollars worth. I asked the cashier if she was sure because I didn’t want to get stopped at the door for not paying. She said yes it’s all free. That was a great day.
  • Back stage passes to a kelly Clarkson concert in 2009
  • When I was 12 years old I won snowball bingo on a Cruise..all $5621.63 ????????
  • Wow, I just read many of the answers on FB. Your click of 6 are really lucky. I’ve never really won anything, but when our kids were born with serious medical conditions, a former student began mowing our lawn and plowing our driveway. My husband always said if he wins the lottery, the first million would go to his student. Twenty years later, he still takes care of our family. #NicestMostGenerousPerson
  • The coolest thing I’ve ever got for free is a violin that my grandpa gave me that’s been in his family for over 100 years!
  • WWE tickets ty u fish
  • I’m a teacher, so totally a teacher thing. But I got an entire classroom library for any age for free!! Nerdy but so awesome!
  • TQOTD: a free tempra-pedic KING size bed from friends that had only used it for like 3 months because they were moving across country and didn’t want to take it!
  • TQOTD. There is a gentleman I’ve come to know through work and I’m convinced he’s an angel. He has helped me pay my vet bill, replaced one of my son’s damaged phones, and he is just the kindest person I know.
  • I have a deeper answer for this question the coolest thing I ever got for free was my best friend Tammy we met in kindergarten and although we go our separate ways we always come back to each other some of those friends of the kind you have to buy things for and spend your money on all the time to keep them around not Tammy
  • So the coolest thing I’ve ever gotten free was a car. An they were getting rid of it because they thought something was wrong with it. Turns out they just had to put gas in it!!! Lol The gauge was off.
  • The coolest thing I got for free was when I worked for the airlines as a ticket and gate agent. Free flights!
  • It wasn’t for free, but I had ordered online a 15 pair of heelys for my son for Christmas. I went to Walmart and picked up my box, when I got home I opened my box and I was surprised there was an Xbox One fortnight edition. Whoever packaged my heelys gave me an Xbox instead. Talk about total shock.
  • The coolest I got for free has to be my fake fireplace. My neighbor knew I liked it. So when she moved to Florida she gave it to me. She has since passed so now it means more to me
  • Coolest thing I got for free was a small piece of land from my grandpas farm. A wonderful gift from him before he passed. My husband and I will build a house on it in a few years.
  • #tqotd … I “won” a trip to Nashville for the CMA awards on a tour so many other experiences as well Ryman, Country Music Hall of Fame, Studio B, city tour, etc. My friend’s husband couldn’t go and she asked if I would like to go w her for free (except a few meals). I flew down to meet them as I was seeing Gaga in Detroit the day they left so went on 3 hours sleep w bronchitis. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip except to not be sick!
  • The coolest thing I ever got for free was a jet boat!
  • My boss gave me a 42′ tv for free… And yes it works great
  • A one week trip to Anaheim, CA…flight and Hotel stay paid for by Montcalm Community College to compete in Business Professionals of America Nationals competition.
  • TQOTD.. My car was a gift after 2 accidents with in 2 weeks and one of those vehicles had just had a rebuilt transmission. Talk about being grateful, I didn’t even know how to say thank you.
  • The beat thing I’ve ever got for free was tickets to a Jonas brothers concert ????
  • I won a limited edition Green Bay Packer football when they won Super Bowl 45! I won it off your morning show by calling in! It still is displayed in my house in the case!
  • #TQOTD I got this cute homemade wooden and plastic teddy bear bank. I got it from one of my 4 yr old students when I drove bus. He helped his grandfather make it for me. Its absolutely the cutest. make it for me. Its absolutely the cutest.
  • QOTD: I got 2 pairs of Hush Puppies shoes. I was on an airplane alone. The guy next to me started a conversation by saying I was wearing the wrong shoes. He gave me his business card for the shoe company. He told me he would send me some shoes. A few weeks later I got 2 very nice shoes for free. Never heard from h again
  • The coolest thing I got for free was for my birthday this past summer my parents took me to Universal Studios in Hollywood and we got the all-inclusive pass so we got into everything
  • The coolest thing I’ve ever gotten for free is a Louis Vuitton purse from my grandma. She had a purse that she got from a friend that she thought was tacky and gave it to me. I was so shocked because my grandma was super frugal I’m talking like for christmas I would get chunky peanut butter.
  • The coolest thing I ever got for free was my cat Romeo! 12 years later and he’s still the best surprise I ever got in the Petco parking lot!
  • Coolest thing I got for free was when the state sent me my baby daddy’s tax return ☺️☺️☺️
  • The best thing I ever received free was for my daughter. I found out that wedding invitation websites will send you free samples of wedding invitations, bows, pop up, lace, a whole array of styles. Before my daughter could read I would get wedding invitation samples sent to her so she would receive mail to open. Her face of joy and excitement for getting mail, and some of the most pretty mail out there was beyond priceless. I’ve attached a picture of just one of the many pieces of mail she received as an example. Please share!
  • My boss gave me a plane ticket to go see my sister when she was sick
  • The coolest free thing I’ve ever got was the 1987 mustang fastback GT my dad gave me when I was 24. I miss that 5.0