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Just go to Google, Yahoo, or Bing and enter the item you want and the word "coupon" or "discount". For many items, you might be able to find coupons, discount codes, or rebates on just the thing you're looking to get.
Sometimes, manufacturers will also give away free stuff. The best way to find these freebies is to watch forums where other people post what they have. If you search for "freebies forum" you'll probably be able to find a few. Try It For FREE!