Here are some ways we have found to get free samples and freebies:
Write a Company about a product you Love. We see this in SavEars all the time. People write to companies about a product they love and often times, they will get something from the company as a thank you. It may be free things, or coupons, or a new product to try. Companies love to get feedback from consumers and will often reward them for taking the initiative to do so.
Write a Company about an error or mistake. While companies don’t love hearing about the mistakes with their product, I’ve found that if given the chance they generally want to make things right. If you get a faulty product, before you go buy another brand, get in touch with the company first. Explain the issue in a calm and respectful manner, and more often than not they will make it up to you with interest. I once got an order of cards from Shutterfly for a handsome little boy’s 8th birthday party. Trouble was, I have no sons. Who knows what became of the My Little Pony Invitations I had made. But Shutterfly not only corrected the problem, they gave me expedited shipping on my new order and a gift card with free shipping for a future use. I’m not saying to go into every situation expecting free things, but it stands to reason you catch more free things with honey than vinegar.
Follow your favorites. We’ve talked about that, so I’ll just leave this here for you to peruse.
Collect loyalty points! Loyalty cards and memberships are a great way to score freebies. Airlines, cinema and restaurant chains are all big on loyalty cars. Check in with your local places, too. Our favorite place is a local chain and they’ve got a rewards app where we scan our bill and get one point for every dollar spent. Everywhere you go, make sure to ask if they have a loyalty program. Collect those points and watch the free things come in.
Request Samples – When you see an offer for a free sample on CouponingtoDisney or other blogs, request it!
The picture above was a freebie I got in the mail this week from a deal Kristin featured on C2D. Not only did I get two nice sized sample bottles, my friends at Dove threw in coupons for $1 off hair care, $1 off body wash, and the big ticket item, FREE Dove or Dove Men Spray Antiperspirant. Those first two coupons save me $2 my next grocery trip and the big one is going to be a small part of my husband’s Father’s Day Present. That’s a lot of free things for the low, low price of the time it took me to enter my name and address.
Kristen B. is wife to the best Prince around, mama to the spunkiest little princesses, and lover of all things Disney. She started her savings journey three years ago and is now dedicated to making her family’s wishes come true one coupon at a time. She is so excited to take her love of saving to the next level and share her journey with you! Click here to catch up on Kristen’s Savings and join in on your own savings adventure!
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