How Free Samples Can Save You Money
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How Free Samples Can Save You Money

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Maybe it’s because I’m a thrifty girl, but I love signing up for free samples. It’s also fun to find them in the mailbox instead of the usual bills or junk mail.

When you're saving money, every penny counts. Today I'm going to show you how free samples can save you money!

Let’s face it, there aren’t many things in life that are free…at least free without any strings attached. So, any time I see a free sample floating around that I’d like to try, I grab it!

In some small way, I think that free samples can save you money. (Hey, every penny counts right.) Here’s what I mean!

You get to try new products for FREE!
Trying new products can help you determine whether or not you’d like to purchase the full-size product before you ever spend a dime. Of course, the manufacturer’s hope is that you’ll fall in love with their product and add it to your cart the next time you’re at the store. (And trust me, it works. Trent has fallen in love with many samples that we’ve received.)

Samples usually come with coupons!
We all know that coupons are like free money, and since I’m no longer collecting the weekly coupon inserts, I’m always looking for a great coupon!

Case in point: The feminine product samples usually come with $1 off coupons. Most of the time I can find Carefree or U by Kotex pantiliners for right around $1. Since this is already an item that I would purchase, it’s a win-win!

Samples save on full-size products!
Quite often there are shampoo/conditioner samples. Each time you use those samples you save on your full-size products. Or, if you travel a lot, these type of samples can save on having to buy travel-size products.

For years I signed up for free samples and hung on to them. But I’ve learned that they’re meant to be used. If you decide not to use them for yourself, make a sample jar and leave it out for your guests to enjoy, or donate travel-size samples to the Salvation Army (they give them to the people that stay overnight).

Do you sign up for free samples? What do you think…can they save money?

12 Comments

  1. Mandy - Frugal Full Time Mom
    Mandy - Frugal Full Time Mom05-06-2014

    I always sign up for free samples. I love trying new products and the samples always give me that chance to try it before investing our hard earned money into a product we might end up not liking.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson05-07-2014

      I’m with you Mandy – I love signing up for free samples!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • Krysta
      Krysta07-16-2016

      How do you get free samples? I sign up all the time but I never receive anything. What am I doing wrong? Please help. We are a family of 8 so anything helps. Thanks for your help.

      • Tshanina Peterson
        Tshanina Peterson07-19-2016

        Hi Krysta! My favorite places to find freebies are at MoneySavingMom.com and FreebieShark.com – there are a ton of different places though.

        Thanks for stopping by!

  2. jessica mccain
    jessica mccain06-06-2014

    Love this

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson06-06-2014

      Thanks Jessica! I appreciate you stopping by!

  3. Stefanie @ Calledhis.com
    Stefanie @ Calledhis.com10-06-2014

    I love free samples ^_^ So fun getting things in the mail, and I’ve definitely gotten some good finds as well. It’s a very effective way to get products into the hands of customers.

  4. The City Rental
    The City Rental11-10-2014

    What sites do you use to sign up for your free samples?

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  7. Karen
    Karen12-07-2016

    I would love some samples

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