Another way of earning free peds is to visit the oil rig on Caly.
Just travel north from Camp Icarus or South from Orthos West Mound.
However be warned it is a PvP area & you will get whacked every now & then. This can be very frustrating because you’re queuing anything between 10 & 60 minutes to get 40 to 60 crude oil.
Several times a day some bully gunslinger stops by who’s made a sport out of dropping helpless newbies. (watch the video & you know what i mean by that)
You can use the time queuing effectively by completing tasks on EntropiaPartners
At least this way you’ve earned something even if you don’t manage to survive until your turn.