Free Mac Mini from

Apple has released a very small Mac called the Mac Mini, and it will be sold for $499 (40 GB) and $599 (80 GB). It doesn’t include a monitor, keyboard, or mouse — but you can get those anywhere.

The Mini is the lowest-priced Mac; it used to be the $799 eMac. However, it does still cost $500, which is more than some PCs.

Do you remember Even if you don’t – I got a free iPod from them. This is the same company. It works.

[Update: Complete!]

Here’s the deal. You sign up, complete an offer (like sign up for a free offer), and refer 10 friends to do the same. Please use my link – it doesn’t hurt you in any way.

Include a joke or some clever statement with your comment and link. All comments missing this will be deleted.

P.S.: If you don’t already have a Gmail account, you can get a Gmail invite here.

92 Responses to “Free Mac Mini from”

  1. Anonymous says:

    [Update: Complete!]

  2. Anonymous says:

    If you have already signed up for a Free Mac Mini from Gratis Internet, you can still sign up for another one through OfferCentric!!

  3. Almus says:

    I’m almost done.. sign up here: [Update: Complete!]

  4. Paul says:

    I’m also trying to do this thing (it’s my first time)
    Please sign up with this link: [You can only post your link if you used my link. -ed]
    To whoever who will sign up with this link, I will give you a gmail invite.
    When you do sign up, please let me know at [email protected] so I can send you the invite
    I will give the gmail invites to up to 10 people (each person signs up ofcourse).

  5. Josh says:

    I will send a gmail invite once you complete offer…Email address is [email protected]
    [You can only post your link if you used my link. -ed]

  6. Anonymous says:

    please help me and use my link guys!!!!!!

    thank you

  7. Wyatt says:

    [You can only post your link if you used my link. -ed]

    Use mine and I’ll forever grateful – just like the other losers that have posted a reply. Seriously though – e-mail me and I’ll walk you through the process step by step. I’ll even give you a few gmail accounts that you can use when you sign up for the free Mini Mac so your regular account doesn’t get spammed to death.

  8. Wyatt says:

    Woops, I forgot to put my e-mail: wyatto at gmail dot com. Just replace the “at” with an “@” and the “dot” with a “.”

  9. Tom Wrona says:


    It seems Elliot doesn’t mind people promoting their links here so here goes:

    [I don’t mind if you used my link to sign up. -ed]

    I have a little explanation of the deal at my site:

    I’m a writer and indie filmmaker. I have gmail invites up the wazoo to give away and I can help you with your resume or other writing if you can use the help.


  10. murphy says:


    Check out this great site that is giving away totally FREE Mini Macs!

    I’ve joined and I think you should as well.

    It’s a completely legitimate offer, and this company has already given away $4 million in FREE stuff!

    All you have to do is join, complete an online offer, and refer friends to do the same. That’s it!

    Here is my referral link. To help me get my Mini Mac, click this exact link to join, or copy and paste it into a browser:
    [You can only post your link if you used my link. -ed]

  11. Lynn says:

    Hey, has anyone actually got this sent to them? How long does it take once you bribe your friends into doing this?

    I signed up for my efax account and it still hasn’t posted that I have ‘fulfilled my offer’. I’m assuming it will take the full 15 days that the site says it does, as well as for all my friends. Just hoping this doesn’t take like 6 months, since we were going to buy a Mac Mini anyway …

  12. Elliot Lee says:

    I got credit for my eFax signup. It did take pretty much all of the 15 days. Still looking for more friends!!

  13. Tom Wrona says:

    When I did the offer I chose Blockbuster. They said it could take weeks to get credit for “completing” the deal but I got credit for it in three or four days. Same thing happened to my cousin when he signed up.

    I have discovered a whole subculture of people who do each other’s deals (i.e., you click on my link and do a deal and I’ll click on your link at a different site and do your deal). I’m open to that. In the lingo of the trade I now have two”green” (completed) and one yellow (signed-up but not completed) towards the ten I need to get my Mac.

    We live in an age of wonders.

  14. Elliot Lee says:

    I may be interested in a trade, Tom. I’ve already signed up at FreeMiniMacs, but which other site are you signed up for and need referrals for?

  15. Andrew says:

    could you all help me out and sign up with my link:

    i have gmail invites for free if you do this for me.
    my email address is [email protected]
    email me if you have any questions

  16. Chris says:

    I’m doing a similar deal with OfferCentric instead of Gratis Internet. You can get a free mac mini or take a $550 PayPal payment!

  17. Tom Wrona says:

    Yes I’m game. I just signed up at, where you can get an iBook or PC notebook. The number of referrals required is steep, however, 18. This is my link:

    If you sign up from that link I’ll sign up for one of yours. Check with me first though to make sure I want whatever they’re offering. I’m guessing you have an iPod. If not, or if you want another one, I want to do for the IPod. They require only five referrals vs. gears4free, which requires six. However gears4free has a nice catalog of various other techtoys so I could still sign up with them.

    Now, there’s one important piece of business. There’s no need to “give away” your first referral. For example, a guy is going to pay me $15 for signing up at notebooks4free. I met him on a site called . Of course the guy could reneg but he has good “karma” and a good “trade record” so I’m taking a chance. When I “go green” (my offer is credited as completed) he will give me a vote as a good trader and so the cycle continues.

    I don’t know how long this gravy train will last. I think it will change over time. Some of the deals involve 30 day free trials which are easy to quit before the paying part kicks in.

    But I’m going to ride it for a while.

    BTW, if you go to my page at you’ll see that for some reason my site is quite high for some free Mac-related search terms. Try those same search terms yourself, You’ll find that your site is NUMBER ONE or in the top five for a couple of terms among many thousands of pages. Go figure.

    — Tom

  18. Elliot Lee says:

    I barely got 5 with the offer. I’m having trouble with the 10 required for – I’ve got 2 completed so far. You’d think that with so many comments in my blog, somebody is signing up with my link – but they’re not.

  19. TheWraith says:

    That’s because nobody likes pyramid schemes. First, prominant in snail mail, then email, now blogs. It’s a distribution medium that needs to die, painfully.

  20. Tom Wrona says:


    You should definitely take a look at notebooks4free. Despite the name they have a variety of rewards, including a few which take as few as two referrals.

    — Tom

  21. Tom Wrona says:

    Mr. Wraith,

    These various referral plans only superficially resemble pyramid schemes. In a pyramid scheme an ever greater number of people have to join for you to be rewarded.

    In these referral plans your cost of entry is to buy a product or service at its USUAL price. If not a single solitary soul ever signs up from your referral link you still have gotten value for money.

    For example, I signed up for Blockbuster Online after clicking some guy’s Gratis Internet referral link.. Blockbuster’s offer is $9.95 for the first month and then their usual $15 a month rate. For that you get three DVDs out at a time (like Netflix) plus two in-store rentals. I was going to do this ANYWAY. I have seen them offer two weeks free, instead of the first month for $9.95. But this is the kind of market testing all companies do. As far as I am concerned, I’d do either.

    The rationale behind a pyramid scheme is rip people off. The rationale behind these marketing plans is to enable the customer to share in some of the money these companies have to pay to acquire new customers.

    I just got AOL’s most recent promo mailing. It’s a CD in hard cardboard box with a MAGNETIC closure. Even buying millions at a time it must have coast them at least $1.50 to get it made and mailed. If they get a (wildly optimistic) 2 percent response rate they’re paying $75 to acquire each new customer.

    What’s a new Mac Mini cost wholesale? $375 or so assuming a 25 percent gross margin for the retailer? Add $25 for Gratis Internet’s overhead and shipping and handling costs to me and they’re in effect paying me $40 a head for my ten referrals. So they can sell those referrals to their partners (Like Blockbuster, The Wall Street Journal, BMG and Columbia House) for $50 to $60 a head and still make a nice margin for themselves.

    Do you get it? If Columbia House puts an ad in a magazine for say $60,000 and they sign up 1,000 customers, guess what? They just paid $60 a head for each new customer. There’s just one difference between those customers and the ones who sign up via my referral link.

    The ones who answer the ad don’t have a shot at getting back any of the money Columbia House spent to acquire them–let alone a free Mac.

    — Tom

    PS. If you change your mind about this “pyramid scheme” click my link:

    It’s painless. Just sign up, and then go to bed. In the morning you’ll wake up and be one of us. Join us Mr. Wraith. Join us. We mean you you no harm.

  22. Dan says:

    Have you gotten your mini mac yet? How far are you?

  23. Elliot Lee says:

    I have 2 of 10 completed. Not quite there yet, but I’m hoping!

  24. gotscammed says:

    Well I hope you have better luck than me because all I can say is BEWARE!!! Yeah, I thought it was for real. NOT! I signed up on 1/19/05 and got 11 of my co-workers and friends to sign up and take an offer. when I got to 11 I went to get the free Mac Mini and they go through a process to verify your referrals. They say to check back in 5 days. 8 days later I check and find that they invalidated 4 of the people I referred because they were “Suspicious” . I emailed and asked why where they invalidated? They all signed up and took a offer from a program sponsor. Gratis replied that they would not discuss it with me but each of the people who were invalidated would have to contact them themselves. Each of these people were my coworkers and as legitimate as they come. They emailed Gratis Network (the people who run the freeminimacs site) and were told that they needed to fax in proof of identity.. They did, Drivers licenses with a picture and also membership information from the sponsors whose offers they signed up for. Their status remained unchanged so they emailed to find out why, as a matter of fact multiple times because Gratis ignored them at first. After a week went by, Gratis said they never received the fax so a couple of them refaxed but the two other continued to be ignored. as of now, thier status has not changed and Gratis does not reply to them. What a joke. Since I still had 7 referral credits that they allowed, I figured to heck with it and started asking friends to join again. I got 3 more friends to join. One signed up for Travelers Advantage and the second signed up for Great Fun Online. Both were credited to me right away. The third friend, signed up for the Nexiderm offer and I was waiting for that one to credit so I would be back at 10 and could put in for my free Mac Mini. I checked the status on the freeminimac site a couple times a day to see if the 10th credited and on February 25th the status of my account went to “on hold” . I emailed Gratis to find out what that meant because I was just about to hit 10 again. Theoir reply was that they suspect fraudulant activity on that account and that was the end, no more replies from them, no details end of story. All the work I put in, having my friends join their programs was all a huge waste of time because Gratis is calling me a crook. I resent that, I played by their rules and a total of 15 people joined thier program and particiapted in one of their offers (2 people joined 2 of thier offers) and when it came time to give away the Mini Mac they ripped me off. I have a website called . It will have specific information about my case and a message board soon. I am not afraid of Gratis because the truth is on my side. The only thing on that site will be the plain truth and only the truth. The corporate Counsel at work will help me file a notice of claim against Gratis. Clearly they have been copmpensated by the sponsors of their site for the 15 offers that were completed by me and my referrals so they are all going to get a letter outlining the fraud that gets perpetuated using their names. I hope people think twice about falling for this offer and getting their friends involved because in the end, there could be huge dissapointment in their lives. Good luck to you all and be careful. Things are not what they seem, especially in this case.

  25. Tom Wrona says:

    Mr. Scammed,

    That really blows. I’m now at four yellow and two green at I’m sure they’re not an outright scam but your experience is certainly disturbing.

    Are you familiar with ? People do write of being put on hold and their referrals being rejected but I haven’t read anything like your story. FreeiPodguide has a lot of forums and you might want to register and tell your story there.

    I’m very interested in the eventual outcome of your situation and I’ve bookmarked your site.

    Good luck.

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