I’ve definitely jumped on the free sample bandwagon! Not only do I love getting to try products I wouldn’t normally dish out money for, but I get high value coupons to use if I do like them. Once you start requesting them, it only takes a few months until you’re receiving 3-5 samples in your mailbox per week.
Here are the samples I’ve signed up for this week:
- o.b. trial pack with carrying case (No longer available)
- $35 in P & G Coupons (Still available)
- Almond Cheese (Still available)
- $10 in Downy Coupons (Still available)
I also wanted to share a little Q&A about free samples with you:
Q: I don’t want my email inbox overloaded with all of those emails – is there a way around that?
A: Yes. I’m not a fan of getting all those emails either. That is why I have a separate email account that I use when I sign up for coupons, newsletters, and free samples.
Q: Don’t those companies just sell your information?
A: A lot of the samples that I sign up for have terms and conditions that are available to read before I submit my request. If I’m not comfortable providing my information to a particular company, then I simply don’t. Some claim not to give your information to anyone and others claim to “share” your information with their affiliates. I’ve been getting free samples for over a year now and I can say that my snail mailbox has not been overflowing with unsolicited mail.
Q: Why do you need such small quantities of products you don’t even use?
A: I have a shoebox that I put most of my samples in (a lot of free samples are food products!) If I take a peek in there, I see a lot of skin and hair products in smaller quantities that are perfect for travelling with. I can also say that I don’t typically request items that I’m not interested in using. I will admit that I’ve shampooed and conditioned my hair for free with top store brands for over a month just by using free samples I’ve requested. And that is money in the bank!