Free Stuff From The Sites You Love

Christmas maybe over but Microsoft is still spreading the cheer by offering free stuff from the sites you love.

Just by pinning applications to your Windows 7 taskbar using Internet Explorer 9 you can get up to three months free from services such as Pandora One, Hulu Plus, Vimo, GrooveShark, or Slacker Radio; $5 off your next purchase on Flixster, Fandango, or TicketMaster; and 20 free Horseshoes in Zynga’s Facebook game ‘Pioneer Trail’.

Free Trial for Final Cut Pro X

Ever wanted to try out a professional video editing program with out having to throw down $300? Apple has just added a 30-day free trial for Final Cut Pro X. The free trial offering is in response to the negative feedback Apple received when they released the new version of the video editor with out many of the features previous versions had.

Source: MacRumors

Free Month of Hulu Plus With Facebook Connect

A big part of growing a member base for sites like Hulu is getting their users to post about their activity on social networks. When you connect your Hulu account to Facebook an email will be sent to you giving you full access to Hulu Plus for one month.

For those that don’t have a Facebook account or wish to not connect your accounts can still recieve a free month of Hulu Plus with Internet Explorer 9.

World of Warcraft Free to Play (Up to level 20)

I’ve always believed that a 10 day free trial of an MMORPG is never enough. Most of the time, a game like World of Warcraft can take anywhere from 12-24 hours to download and update before being able to actually play the game. Once in game, the first 5-10 levels are mainly there to introduce you to the game mechanics and if you aren’t an avid gamer and spend at least 2 hours a day, every day, until your trial is up you may not get very far.

Blizzard is reaching out to these new players and making the hours spent downloading the entire game for a free trial worth every minute. New players will be able to play for free, up to level 20, at their own pace (even if it takes an entire month). When you reach level 20, you can still play but you wont gain any more experience. There are other limitations too, trial members will be limited to 100 gold, skills are capped at 100, and auctions/guilds are disabled.

You can read more about the World of Warcraft Starter Edition in the FAQ or you can begin your free trial here.


Free Week of Hulu Plus on Xbox 360

Owners of a Visio, Samsung, or Sony tv as well as devices like a Roku, Blu-ray player, or Playstation 3 have been able to watch Hulu Plus for awhile now. Starting tomorrow Friday, April 29 Hulu Plus will be available on Xbox LIVE. To celebrate the debut of Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE, Jack Link’s Beef Jerky is unlocking Hulu Plus on Xbox LIVE from April 29 – May 6. Through this sponsorship, all Xbox LIVE members (Free or Gold) will be able to enjoy Hulu Plus for free on Xbox LIVE, no Hulu Plus subscription or Xbox LIVE Gold membership required for an entire week.

Wondering if Hulu Plus is coming to your device? Take a look at the Hulu Plus devices page.