All Things oDesk
July 20, 2009 by Henry Walker

Long hours, no weekends or holidays off, low wages and no respect… If this sounds familiar to you, you just may work in a typical retail job.  Well, fear no more, my red-collared friends, it’s time to get some free stuff and give yourself a raise with our newly compiled list:
WooHoo!!! We Won!

Intel’s Retail Edge Program
Once again, Intel has come through like a champ with their “Big Deal” bundle for Retail Employees.  This year you get an Intel DX58S0 Motherboard, the Intel i7 920 Processor, and Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit (with a free Windows 7 upgrade voucher) for $289!  Lose the motherboard and it’s only $129!  All I can say is wow.  You better hurry up though, the deal ends on July 22nd, 2009 and you have to verify your employment via fax, and take a bunch of online tests (about 1 to 2 hours worth) before you can place your order.
Microsoft’s ExpertZone
Take quizzes, get free stuff, and learn about cutting edge Microsoft technology at the same time.  Can you say Free Windows 7?
AMD’s Retail Access Program
Although slightly more confusing to figure out, the AMD Retail Access Bundle for Retail Employees offers a deal similar to Intel’s: The AMD Phenom II X4 920, ATI Radeon HD 4850. and Free Video Game.  We don’t know the price yet, but it’s not available until August 9th, 2009 so you’ve got plenty of time.  Just make sure you verify your employment well in advance.
Playstation’s Retail Loyality Site
Again, take quizzes, earn points, and get free PS2 or PS3 games.  Sweet!
Freelancing with oDesk!
Free stuff is great, but when you need the real deal (extra cash), we think online work makes the most sense – freedom in scheduling, choose the assignments that interest you, and work from anywhere in the world – no need to commute! For online work, oDesk.com is unmatched.  Find opportunities for almost any skill, whether you are freelance Web developers, freelance software developers, or Virtual Assistants (as well as positions in Data Entry, Sales, Marketing, PR, Statistical Analysis, Networking, Programming and more!)
Did we miss a few links to “free stuff” websites for retail employees?  Please post them below!