WINTER FREEBIES-Here comes winter, ready or not. With a whole list of freebies we've found, you can be ready and warm while the snow blows and the wind whistles

Start by asking for a free copy of "Winter Survival," a booklet prepared by the Department of Energy that covers everything from winter health hints to driving tips. You'll learn what to do if your heating system fails or if you're trapped in a blizzard. It also contains a complete list of state energy offices.

If that makes you think about saving energy and keeping warm, ask for "How to Save Money by Insulating Your Home," "Energy Savings Through Automatic Thermostat Controls" and "65 Ways to Save Natural Gas." Each contains tips that will put money back in your pocket and leave you with a warm glow. If energy conservation seems dull, make it fun by thinking of the money you'll save.

These money-stretchers all are available free with a postcard request to the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, Colo. 81009.

WILD ABOUT THE WILDERNESS - Any child that really loves streams and lakes should enjoy a couple of freebies from our friends at the National Wildlife Federation. "Wildlife of Lakes, Streams and Marshes" offers a clue about what might be lurking beneath some of those rocks and lily pads. The wildlife people also offer "Water-What Would We Do Without It?," a reprint from their excellent Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine. Both come from the National Wildlife Federation, 1412 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036.

FREE PET BOOKS-If you don't have a pet dog, cat, bird or turtle, you probably know someone who does-and who could use a list of free but valuable booklets and posters covering almost every kind of animal that's likely to worm its way into becoming part of a household. For the free list, send a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Freebies Magazine, Box 5605-P, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405.