This site gives you points to sign up. Watch a really short video and get more. You can list something to auction(a recipe to be given to highest bidder by email) and you get several hundred more points. Even if no one bids on it the points are still yours. Then you bid on items. Most people pay for shipping. Just look under the item being auctioned and it will say free shipping if it is. So far,for free, I have received a really cool iron on patch and a toy van for my son. I am waiting on a cute purse and still have about 400 points.