It’s been really cold where I live right now. Like, below zero cold. So, in the interest of wrapping up, I thought I’d buy a couple of new pairs of gloves.
It had been a while since I’d bought any. So, I had a look on a few sites and realized that they were way more expensive than I remembered them being.
After spending more money than I wanted to on a new pair, I started thinking, “Huh, is there any way I could buy another pair at a cheaper price or even get them for free?”
So, I thought, I’d do some research and find some simple ways to get free gloves.
I found a few methods that really worked for me, and I think they will for you too! In this post, I’ll be sharing these methods.
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How to Get Gloves for Free
If you want to keep your hands nice and warm in the colder months, I’d recommend that you try these tips.
1. Contact glove manufacturers
Contacting brands and asking for a free item is so simple and “out there” that most of us don’t even think about it. But really, it’s the easiest way to get free stuff from a brand you like.
No, I am not saying every single company you contact will give you their product for free, but if you contact 10-20 glove makers and end up getting even a few pairs for free, it still is worth the time.
Using a simple email template that you can copy and paste makes it easy and fast.
Here’s one… (feel free to use it however you like.)
All you have to do is search for a list of glove brands and manufacturers on Google, visit their official site, and use their “Contact” page to send them a free glove request using the template I just gave you.
It’d take you a few minutes to contact a few dozen manufacturers. It’s totally worth it even if you only get a few free gloves.
You can also contact them on social media and sort of put them on the spot. Some companies will actually respond better to freebie requests on social media since it’s great PR and gives them a chance to go viral with that tweet, Instagram post, TikTok video, etc.
2. Facebook Marketplace
You can find all manner of free things on Facebook Marketplace, from free clothes, hats and shoes to even wedding dress.
Most people think of it as a place to buy and sell secondhand stuff.
While it’s great for that, it’s definitely worth having a browse of the free section on there (it’s linked in the section heading above).
You can use the search bar on Facebook Marketplace to find free gloves. Simply enter the term “gloves” into the search bar. This will help you to find anyone who’s giving away gloves.
3. Cash in your credit card rewards
If you have a credit card that offers cashback, check to see if you have any rewards that are waiting to be cashed in.
I didn’t realize that I had like $20 waiting in cashback on my credit card until I checked! I spent that cash on some new gloves and basically got them for free.
Check to see whether your card offers any cashback rewards and then cash them in and get some gloves at no cost!
4. Sign up for store email lists/newsletters
Many stores will provide discounts, promos, exclusive offers, and other money saving deals through their email lists or newsletters.
These deals could get you some free gloves or at least get you a discount on them.
The great thing about this method is that a lot of stores actually give you a discount, like 20% off for example, or some other kind of deal, like free shipping, as an incentive for signing up.
So, you could use this incentive to get some gloves for free or at least at a discount.
It’s definitely worth checking to see whether a store has an email list/newsletter that you can subscribe to. You could get yourself some free gloves!
5. Participate in sweepstakes and giveaways
Another option that you have is to participate in sweepstakes and giveaways. A lot of stores and brands will have contests on their social media platforms where they give away freebies to customers. So, you may be able to get some free gloves.
You can find sweepstakes and giveaways by following stores and brands on social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram. That way, you can see when they hold a giveaway.
You can also find sweepstakes and giveaways to enter by searching for related hashtags on Facebook and Instagram. Often, sweepstakes and giveaways are tagged with hashtags to help people to find them.
Here are some hashtags that you can search for:
Do be careful when searching for giveaways and sweepstakes on social media though. There are lots of scams out there. You should never have to pay to enter a contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes or to claim a prize.
6. Contact your local Salvation Army Chapter
Many people simply can’t afford winter clothing, such as gloves. After all, many people are struggling with everything being so expensive nowadays. Thankfully, there are places out there to help you if you’re in need.
One place that’s great is the Salvation Army. It provides assistance to low-income families in need. In some areas, it offers free winter clothing, such as gloves, hats, coats, and other essential items to those who are struggling financially.
The Salvation Army operates at various locations throughout the country. If you are in need of winter clothing, like gloves, but you can’t afford it, then reach out to your local Salvation Army for assistance.
- Find your local Salvation Army here.
7. Do tasks on reward websites
Anyone who wants to get some gloves, or any type of clothing for free, should use reward websites. Reward websites pay you for doing various online tasks.
These sites are also sometimes known as get paid to (GPT), as they pay you to do tasks.
Here are some of the tasks that you can get paid for on reward websites:
- Playing games
- Watching videos
- Browsing the internet
- Shopping online
- Reading emails
- Taking surveys
As you can see, these are really simple tasks. Many sites will pay you through PayPal and others will give you gift cards for stores where you can buy gloves. You can use the cash or gift card you earn to get some gloves for free.
Here are some rewards websites you can use:
8. Contact Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities USA could help you if you’re struggling to afford winter clothing, like gloves.
In some areas it offers free winter clothing to low-income families.
Reach out to your local Catholic Charities USA chapter to ask about available programs and assistance they can provide to help you get free winter clothing like gloves.
- Find your local Catholic Charities USA chapter here.
9. Browse free stuff on Craigslist
If you want some free gloves, then try Craigslist. You can find so many different free items on there, so it’s definitely worth having a look.
Find the free section of Craigslist in your city by going to your city’s Craigslist, and then going to the “For Sale” section. Under that, click on “Free,” Then you’ll be able to search for free gloves near you.
- Browse Craigslist for free gloves here.
10. Contact local churches
Another way that you can get some free gloves if you are struggling to afford them is through local churches. Many of them help people to get warm winter clothing, such as gloves.
Use Google to find churches near you and then get in touch with them to ask if they provide any type of assistance with winter clothing to those in need.
11. Find free gloves on OfferUp
Most people know OfferUp as a website where you can buy and sell stuff nearby. But, it’s actually a good place to find free stuff too.
There’s a section for free stuff on the site, which you can browse to find a variety of free items.
All of the free stuff on OfferUp is sort of just grouped together. So, it can be a little tough to find the type of item that you’re looking for. To make it easier to find what you want on there, you can simply search the site for what it is that you’re looking for.
Enter “gloves” or something more specific, like “winter gloves” or “wool gloves,” into the search bar, and hit search.
You’ll get a list of results, which will include items that you have to pay for. To get listings for free items, if there are any available, filter the results by “Price: Low to High.” You might be able to find people giving away free gloves on OfferUp.
- Find free gloves on OfferUp here.
Free Gloves for Caregivers and Medical Professionals
The options mentioned above are great for scoring free gloves you’d wear as a fashion statement or for warmth.
However, if you are a medical professional or a caregiver and need medical gloves, cleaning gloves or some sort of specialized gloves, here are a few options for you.
Many medical supply companies offer free samples of their gloves for professionals to try. Contacting manufacturers directly or checking their websites can yield valuable resources.
Local healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, often receive donations of medical supplies, including gloves. Reach out to these organizations to inquire about available resources.
For example, through SEIU 775 Benefits Group caregivers and medical professionals can get 200 free gloves per month.
Several nonprofit organizations aim to support caregivers and medical professionals by providing essential supplies, including gloves. Researching and connecting with these organizations can lead to valuable assistance.
Gloves Off: Wrapping Up!
As you can see, whether you’re seeking warmth, protection, or professional gloves, with a bit of research and resourcefulness, free gloves are within reach.
Keep your hands cozy and safe without spending a dime!