July 4th is but a recent memory, but we're all about celebrating independence from paying high prices. We've got five Editors' Choice freebie deals that will cost you next to nothing. In some cases, note that you'll either pay a mere penny for the deal or sign up for a service to get the super-low price. These deals run the gamut from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone to a free two-month Hulu Plus subscription. In theory, you could take a stab at all five deals this week and not even spend a nickel!
Free 8x10" Portrait
Vendor: Target Portrait Studio
Price: Free via printable coupon
Expires: August 16
Is It Worth It?: Smile! The Target Portrait studio is ready for you. Sit down and pose for your free 8x10" portrait sans sitting fee via this printable coupon. You'll also find some additional deals printed on the coupon, include a portrait sheet for $3.99, portrait package featuring one pose for $7.99, and 40% off collections. There's a limit of one coupon on each deal per family.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Google Android Smartphone for Verizon
Price: 1 cent with free 2-day shipping
Lowest By: $50
Is It Worth It?: This is the very same phone that Engadget's Darren Murph raved about in a recent dealnews column. Note that you'll have to pay a $35 activation fee in addition to the 1 cent, but that's customary with all new phone service accounts.
The Galaxy Nexus features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.65" 1280x720 multi-touch AMOLED, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video, GPS, 802.11n wireless with mobile hotspot (requires additional service), Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB internal memory, Google Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), and more.
6 Bestseller eBooks for NOOK for Web
Vendor: Barnes & Noble
Expires: July 26
Is It Worth It?: Very often, free eBook deals feature less-than-thrilling titles, especially if you're not into self-help and starting your own business. But this special offer from Barnes & Noble, in celebration of the launch of its browser-based eBook subscription service, NOOK for Web, offers six very popular titles. Scroll down to sample each title, then click "NOOK Book: $0.00" in the top right corner to purchase; you'll sign up for NOOK for Web in the process. Eligible titles include "The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie", "Sex and the City", and "Brave".
Hulu Plus 2-Month Subscription
Is It Worth It?: Here's a no-cost way to sample Hulu Plus and see if it tickles your television fancy with its hit shows, classic series, and legendary movies. It's even available on gaming consoles, connected TVs, smartphones, tablets, and more. This free 2-month subscription offer is for new Hulu Plus subscribers only, and it's the longest free period we've seen. Be sure to cancel before the end of the trial or else you'll be billed for subsequent months.
Already a Hulu Plus subscriber? Why not try out this similar Editors' Choice deal: a free 14-Day EPIX All-Access Trial when you create an account. This trial allows you to watch any HD movie in the EPIX library.
$2 Amazon MP3 Store Credit
Price: Free via coupon code "HEARTMP3"
Expires: July 23
Is It Worth It?: We could all use a little free music in our lives. This free $2 Amazon MP3 Store Credit should get you started building that summer music playlist. You can browse for your favorite music at Amazon before making your purchase. Note that if you've claimed this credit since July 8, you're not eligible to do so again.