They send emails when they have games up for free. I got one on the third of this month " Download Syndicate for Free on Origin" I don't care for the game, but it's not to see free offers none the less.
Steam has good sales on more games though so I prefer it.
There are cats that are good for people with allergies.
You make a good point. If I had to be at work I'd want something to pass the time with.