My Free Samples
Whoever said that nothing in life was free had obviously never tried to find free samples on the Internet. While it's true that a small percentage of these offers never arrive, the majority will come free of charge if you know where to look. Even better, many popular products are commonly offered in an effort to boost future sales. These can include makeup, baby supplies, pet food, and everything else in between. While there are many places that these offers can be found, the following four are the most popular.
One of the easiest ways to find free samples are to visit a company website. Many larger companies have a specific area on their site that is dedicated to offering freebies. Often times this area is hard to find to prevent the free samples from being wiped out quickly, but there is an easy way around this. Simply type the companies name followed by the word "free samples." For example, if you were searching for freebies from Walmart, you would search "Walmart free samples" to find the correct URL.
In addition to company websites offering free samples, there are also dozens of other websites dedicated solely to finding and posting the best deals from around the web. Users can sign up for these sites to post deals they've found and to receive alerts when certain categories are offering new products.
If you have some spare time, signing up for survey websites is another great way to find free samples. Each of these sites have an area where users can fill out general information about themselves and their household. Since many companies target a specific demographic with their products, these websites are extremely useful to them. Often times companies will offer to send users free products in exchange for filling out a short survey after they're done testing it. The products offered can be anything from toilet paper to a new type of food, it all depends on the specific demographic that the company is looking for. Even better, survey sites often send larger free samples than other sites. This allows users to fully test the product before sharing their opinion on it.
Writing product reviews are another great way to find free samples online. This can be done through websites dedicated to reviewing items or on a personal blog. If done on a blog, companies may periodically contact you and ask that you write a review. This is especially common if you write about products on your blog regularly or if you have a large fan base. When done through a product review website, the process is similar, but may require more time since more users are competing with other free sample hunters.
Social Media Networks
With social media networking increasing in popularity, thousands of companies are taking advantage of this. Since most people aren't going to follow these companies for their witty status updates or tweets, the companies entice users by frequently offering free samples. The easiest way to find products that you're interested in is to 'like' or 'follow' companies that you regularly shop at. When a free sample appears, the offer will be visible on your homepage.
These free samples are typically a smaller size than those offered elsewhere, but this is due to the large amount of items that are sent out. Usually anyone who requests a free sample will receive one, making it a perfect way for beginners to find free items. Social media websites also tend to give out free samples more often than other websites because it increases their fan base and prevents users from un-adding them.