Who doesn’t like free? Sometimes the consumer wants to try a product before purchasing, and companies know this. Enter the free sample.
Getting free samples has never been easier. Most times all you have to do is sign up your email, but if you feel iffy about that, there are forums dedicated to providing the links to the freebies.
While the sites offering links to free samples are endless, and also at times, redundant, the sites below range from surprising to quite obvious. Most of the free sample websites below are meant for people in the United States. In many cases, you must also be 13 years or older to receive a free sample.
Slickdeals.net is a forum filled with posts by users like you. Anyone can sign up and submit great deals from around the web. Once submitted, the deals or free samples are voted on by other users. Posts with the most positive votes make it to the front page.
You don’t have to submit deals to get free samples. Just go to slickdeals.net and browse the front page offers. If you see an interesting free sample, click “buy now” to head to that product’s website. Consider signing up to warn others of expired deals or post free samples of your own.
Reddit.com is another user-generated content website. It’s a forum where popular posts make it to the front page by upvoting. This website is separated into categories.
Check out these categories for a list of samples:
WinPrizesOnline.com isn’t the sleekest website, but it has a regularly updated list of free samples. The listed samples are varied, from green tea to anti-chafing lubricant offers. Unlike most other websites, WinPrizesonline also states when the offer expires.
If you manage to claim all freebies on the website, consider joining WinPrizesOnline’s sweepstakes. Acting as a sweepstakes directory is the primary purpose of the website.
Searching for “free sample” on Google gives more than 125 million results. Pay attention to the sponsored ads and website URLs. In many cases, the first search page leads directly to at least one company website offering free samples of their latest product.
What does this mean for you? Well, you don’t need a directory of free samples. In addition, you can easily narrow a search by adding words like “makeup” or “food.”
Created in 2009, Sayvings is a free sample and coupon directory. Samples are sorted into categories like free computer stuff and free stuff for women. It also has coupon codes and grocery coupons when you absolutely need to buy something.
This guest post was written by Ashyia Hill is a social media advocate with CreditDonkey, a credit card deals website. Remember that few things in life are free. You’re exchanging an email address, physical address and perhaps more to get a free sample. If you think a company might use this information for nefarious purposes, think twice before requesting a sample.
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