Several networks have opened over the past few years, which offer the opportunity for you to get free samples by mail. There is a two-fold benefit for manufacturers introducing their products to the world in this way. In many cases, you may be asked to give feedback on the products sent to you at no charge. Some are just crossing their fingers that you will love it so much you not only continue to buy it, but you will share your new found joy with your family and friends.
Word-of-Mouth marketing is inexpensive and highly effective. After all, when we are in need of a new product or service, we are more likely to ask our friends for referrals. We tell our friends when we stumble across something amazing, and we trust the opinions of our social community over magazine and television advertisements. If you are a social butterfly, there are companies out there that would like to get their new products into your hands. Here are a few great free sample sites to get involved with and become a product tester. (P.S. These sites are totally free and don’t require you to fill out never-ending surveys or complete free offers in order to access the goods. If any company requires you to put personal information beyond name and address, it might be a scam!)
BzzAgent has been around since 2001. BzzAgents take short surveys and are matched with relevant products across a number of categories. You can choose which campaigns you would like to participate in. You will often receive a sample (often full-size) and high-value coupons you can give to your family and friends. You will then need to provide BzzAgent with feedback on the product and let them know how many people you shared your experience with. There are roughly 1,000,000 BzzAgents in US, Brazil, UK, and Canada.
Influenster touts themselves as “a community of invited trendsetters.” This network is more interested in what you are doing online than off. If you are well-connected through social media, blogging, or vlogging (video blogging) this may be the place for you to score free swag. Completing surveys, writing reviews, and being active in the community will earn you “badges” that will give you access to discounted and free products for your online review.
PINCHme releases new free samples once per month. You can select up to five based on your personal profile. You have to act fast! They are released at noon EST at the beginning of the month and don’t last long.
Smiley360 has more than 900,000 members who are able to try products for free. Users fill out a profile by answering questions about their interests and then they can receive free full-sized products and samples. In return, you must complete “missions” which you can complete by sharing on social media or answering a few questions.
Free Samples by Mail (No Survey)
Free Stuff Times has many different options on how to get free kindle books, beauty, food, magazine, health products, and more. They have a sidebar with the most recent offers and their website is broken into categories, making it easy for you to navigate and find the offer that you are looking for.
FreeSamples.org has samples for beauty, food, health, household, pet and other items that are sent free of charge. You can join their mailing list, again free of charge, and their site is updated every 24 hours, meaning that all offers should be valid.
Women Freebies, as the name suggests, has giveaways that are mostly geared towards women. Some of the products include beauty, hair, health, perfume, and household freebies. They also have giveaways that are related to pets, books, and other items.
FreeStuff.com is a company that has been around since 2008 and has free samples and gift card giveaways on their website. They have something for everyone as some of their free samples include Bowhunting gear giveaway and free cosmetic samples.
Yerdle is a different concept than other sites. This is a “people-powered store” where the idea is that people earn credits for the items that they give away. With those earned credits, they are able to purchase other items on Yerdle without having to use cash. This means that you can declutter your home while getting items that you actually want.
SweetFreeStuff.com is a newsletter that will send you a free email stuffed full of free sample offers. The newsletters will include offers for free stuff, free samples, coupons, and deals.
Freeflys is a proven reputable site and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, The Doctors, Fox News and other news outlets. It sends you an email alert to tell subscribers about free sample offers as soon as they become available. The site also allows you to search through a toolbar to find an offer that fits your needs best.
Freaky Freddie's might not be as popular but it's a great source to get samples in odd categories like games, gags, bathroom, phone, teacher supplies and more. They even have a large selection of kid samples that includes toys, books, T-shirts, coloring books and more.
TotallyFreeStuff is about as legitimate as they come; they have been around since 1998 and have stood the test of time. You can score some great freebies including makeup brushes or bags, fragrances, or free food samples.
SampleSource allows you to “try before you buy” and will send members sample products. They email out new offers when they think you might be interested in them. Free sample offers include makeup, beauty care, household cleaning, food and snacks.
Freebies.org allows you to request as many free samples as you want and you could score free cosmetic, health, food or miscellaneous samples. Companies distribute the samples on a first come first come basis through, so there is no guarantee that you will be able to receive your requested samples.
SweetFreeStuff.com has been sending out free emails packed with free samples since 2002. It is updated continuously and provides links to free samples in a variety of categories, including health, beauty, baby items, and household goods.
MyFreeProductSamples.com provides their subscribers free access to lists of samples, coupons are deals that are currently being updated. The site has links for free samples to household goods, kid items, and free perfume sales.
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Target is offering themed beauty boxes and all you have to do is cover a $7 shipping fee. The boxes are similar to other subscription boxes and are full of products that follow different themes. Various options include “Treat Yourself Beauty Box”, “Define and Shine Beauty Box” or “Wake up and Makeup Beauty Box.”
Walmart has their own Beauty Box that are stuffed full of beauty samples and tips on Walmart products. You can sign up for a year-long subscription that comes with four boxes costing a flat shipping fee of $5 each.
Amazon offers free samples to Prime members. You can purchase a variety of samples with a cost between $2 and $4 each – or sample boxes that include several products and a slightly higher price tag. With each sample you purchase, you receive an equal credit that can be used towards the purchase of select full-size products from the category you sampled. An example is if you purchased a $2 cosmetic sample, you would receive a $2 credit that could be used towards a full-sized cosmetic purchase.
Although these programs are a great way to gain access to free and often newly released products, it will only last as long as you remain active and follow through on your end of the bargain. If you grab the goods and run (i.e., forget to complete the product feedback surveys when requested), you will stop receiving offers. There is a give-and-take in this industry and by signing up for these programs, you are agreeing to give your opinions and help spread the word.