Signing up for free samples isn’t on everyone’s radar, but it is entirely worth the time and effort!! Let me give you 5 quick reasons why you should consider it.
So, WHY is it worth it??
#1: This reason almost goes without saying–it’s FREE. It simply takes a small effort on your part to fill out your information to request the samples.
#2: I’d say about 90% of the free samples I receive come with a high-value coupon. The biggest reason companies give out free samples is they are committed to converting you into a loyal customer of their product. Sending you a high-value coupon is an extra incentive for you to purchase their product.
#3: If you travel a lot, or you are just like me and love the cuteness of travel-size products, then free samples are for you! Samples of body wash, shampoo/conditioner, facial moisturizer, etc., come in these adorable little bottles that are perfect for traveling. In fact, I’ll be packing a few in my hospital bag for when I deliver my little girl in the next few weeks.
#4: Free samples are the best way to try-before-you-buy. If you are extra frugal–ok, ok, CHEAP, like me–then you want to take advantage of the opportunity to try a new product before you spend your own money on it. The frequent inclusion of a high-value coupon for that product is also going to sweeten the pot for you.
#5: And finally, let’s get real. I don’t care how old you are, it’s just plain FUN to get something in the mail! What makes it even sweeter is when you’re husband asks you what you ordered online this time, and you can tell him it all came for FREE!! It’s not like I’m speaking from experience or anything………….
Now that I’ve (hopefully) convinced you that signing up for free samples is worth it, let me give you a head start on where to start looking for free samples.
So, how do you get free samples?
#1: Sign up on free sample websites, like pinchme.com and samplesource.com. There might be others out there, but these are two that I am aware of and use. What I like is that they send you an email when there are free samples available, and you hop on over to the website and pick the samples you want to receive.
(When you sign up for these websites, you will fill out a simple profile of your household so that they know what kinds of free samples to offer you.)
#2: Go to the websites of your favorite products. Quite often they have a tab where you can request free samples and/or coupons. When in doubt, just make a quick trip to the website and have a look.
Sometimes you can just use the company’s “Contact Us” form and ask if they offer free samples. If they say no, they will oftentimes soften the blow by offering to send you some coupons instead.
#3: Follow your favorite products or even new companies that have products you might like on social media, and stay alert for posts that say they are offering a free sample.
I’ve included the pictures of my most recent sample boxes from pinchme.com and samplesource.com just to show you how many free samples you can receive all at once.
If you look closely, you’ll also see some of the coupons that were included in the pinchme.com box.
I’m curious to know if you have any other methods of getting your hands on free samples. Will you share them with us in the comments section below?