Did you know that you can take away items for as little as 1 cent on AliExpress? No, there is no catch: With AliExpress «Freebies» you can take part in daily raffles and receive products almost free of charge. Let’s see what this is about.

What are Freebies?

AliExpress created freebies to help sellers get reviews on their new products. They give us items from their stores in exchange for us to leave a review later. This is how we all win: Sellers build trust in their items through sales reviews and we get a gift.

Is it reliable?

The freebies are absolutely reliable and we checked it out ourselves: if you don’t lose your rhythm and join in every day, it can even touch you several times.

How can you Request a Freebie?

It is very easy to participate, but remember that you can only do this twice a day and through the AliExpress app.

First, go to the app’s home page and click “Freebies” on the top bar (if you don’t see it, slide the bar to the right until it appears). As you can see, you have many options to choose from and you have several categories of articles (news of the day, electronics, sports, fashion and accessories …)

If you already know what you want, click on the article and click on “Request Freebie

Before confirming your request, make sure that the shipping address you provided is correct, because if it doesn’t, you may not be able to receive your gift if it touches you.


And remember, you have the option to request another freebie, so don’t stop there. Once the freebie application deadline is up for all users (seven days), if you are lucky, you will receive a notification in about three days.

The store will automatically be added to your favorites

Remember that the store from which you are requesting the freebies will be automatically added to your list of favorite stores and from that moment can send you messages with its promotions and coupons. So if you aren’t really interested in the store, we recommend deleting it later as it can fill your AliExpress inbox with spam.

What do I do when I have a freebie?

When you have received a notification in the app that it was your turn, you need to go to your pending payment orders, where the item appears with a payment of 0.01$.

All you have to do is confirm the payment and wait for receipt.

Notice: You have three days to pay 1 cent

Be careful because you only have three days to make the payment. If you miss this time, you will have lost your opportunity and there is nothing you can do.

How do I rate the freebie?

They already know that the condition for receiving these gifts is that you then leave a detailed review. So when you get the freebie, confirm you already have it and try adding photos to your comment as well.

The more detailed it is and the better it is done, AliExpress will rate it highly for your future award bids. Be careful because if you stop doing this, AliExpress could block you so that you cannot request any more freebies.


Can I increase my chances of winning a freebie?

Of course you can, although the freebie is in theory a kind of raffle, but the truth is that AliExpress takes this into account and significantly increases your chances of winning the more active you are in the app and leave reviews on your orders.

The seller doesn’t want to change the size or color of my freebie

Usually you don’t have a problem with a seller sending you the size or color you want, but they really aren’t required to do so. So if he doesn’t want to change you, then you’ll have to be content with what he sends you. Best of all, before requesting a freebie, check the product details to see if you have the option to choose a different size or color than the photo.

Can I cancel a Freebie?

You may have received something that you cannot resize or are no longer interested in. We advise you not to cancel it as it will penalize you for winning future prizes. If you don’t like something or don’t like something, you can always pass it on or sell it.

Do I have to pay VAT on a Freebie when I receive it?

Don’t worry about not having to pay anything at customs when you receive your freebie. If you prefer to be calm, please contact the seller to indicate on the package that it is a price and you have not paid it. You can also refuse the shipment at any time and return it to the seller if they ask you for money upon receipt.


The seller is asking me for money for the Shipping costs

If, while checking out, you find there are shipping costs on your freebie, please contact the seller to change this. If they refuse, do not cancel the order as this will only penalize you. Chat with customer service to explain what is happening and have them penalize the seller for breaking the rules.

The Seller Canceled my order

Unfortunately, some sellers use freebies to promote themselves, but when the going gets tough they don’t want to spend any money sending them. Never cancel a freebie because the seller is asking for it and claiming it is out of stock. If he cancels it for good, he will at least be sanctioned by AliExpress.

What is the difference between Freebies and Coins?

The “Freebies” are raffles for certain products: If you win, you win 1 cent. AliExpress Coins, on the other hand, are points that you earn by completing missions and making purchases. You can then exchange coins for AliExpress coupons.