We all love free stuff, and with all the free samples that you can find online there’s no reason not to find something that you want or need! Free samples are just products and services that are offered for free so you can try them out and see if you like them. There are many promotional deals available, including coupons that companies use as a promotional tool to bring in new customers. You don’t have to buy anything, but it never hurts to take advantage of all these promotional offers!

How To Get Free Samples

There are many different ways that you can get free samples, including mail in rebate coupons (like the ones you clip in the paper or download with coupon printers online), SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) type deals where you send in a request for a free sample, and of course the internet. We’ll be focusing mostly on the internet here, because in my opinion it’s the best way to get free samples hands down!

Why Do Companies Give Away Free Samples?

Like mentioned earlier, they’re promotional tools, but they also serve to create customer loyalty. This helps companies bring up sales when they’re sagging (certain seasons can have slumps for different markets) as well as get new customers. There are many different ways they do this, including signing up for mailing lists with companies whose products you use. One thing you have to watch out for are different websites that will promise to help you get free samples, but are just trying to mine your information.

What Kind of Free Samples are Available?

While there are a lot of different places to get free stuff online, there’s just as many types of free samples available. These include free stuff without surveys (the best kind in my opinion!), student free stuff, free beauty samples, and even free baby stuff for expectant mothers. All you need to do is find the place that helps you find your kind of free stuff.

This can include different forums that specialize (look for work at home moms, couponing forums) in certain areas. While coupons might not be free samples, you have to remember that coupons can be just as good as money in many cases. Don’t let the stigma of making others wait at the checkout deter you from saving money at the store.

Free Shampoo Samples from Loreal

Free Shampoo Samples from Loreal

How Do I Know I’m Dealing With A Legit Couponing Site?

There are a few warning signs you should look out for when you’re signing up for offers; the first one of these is that you get redirected to sites that have surveys that just never seem to end. These types of sites or sign up forms are just looking for data to harvest, and will always tell you that if you make it to the next screen, your free sample or prize is at the end of the rainbow. It rarely is. If a site redirects you directly to a manufacturer’s website (like Revlon for free Make Up samples for example) you know you’re dealing with a reputable free site.