How To Get Free Product Samples

Stuff your mailbox with these free product samples

It's possible to get enough free product samples to fill up your mailbox in just a few minutes. These samples include food, makeup, baby stuff, shampoo, perfume, and more.

These can save you money and help you figure out what products you like before ​committing to buying the larger version. Many of these free samples also come with coupons so you can save even more.

Finding legitimate offers sometimes requires wading through a lot of information—an maybe even scams— online, but this list should provide a good starting point.

01
Food

Shoppers reach for free samples at a Fresh & Easy grocery as Tesco PLC, the UK's biggest retailer, officially enters the U.S. market, opening its first six stores in southern California on November 8, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Food is one of the most popular types of free samples. Given away by companies on almost a daily basis, they are very easy to get.

These include free product samples of snacks, desserts, beverages, gum, cereal, frozen dinners, and health food products—just about any type of food you can think of!

02
Makeup

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Makeup is another item readily available as a free sample.

A few times a week there usually are new offers for a free mascara, foundation, lipstick, blush, and all your other favorite beauty products.

03
Baby Stuff

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Getting free samples of baby stuff is a great way to offset the expenses of having a little one. Such samples can really help save you money and find out if your baby likes certain products before you have to commit to buying the full-sized product.

Free samples for babies include baby formula, diapers, and baby food.

04
Shampoo

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Free shampoo is another popular product given away in sample sizes from companies like Pantene, Garnier Fructis, and Head and Shoulders.

You'll find new product samples of shampoo usually a few times a week.

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Perfume

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Perfume can be really expensive, so free samples will help you know what fragrance you like before you have to shell out the bucks for the whole bottle.

Samples of perfume are offered about once a week and come from companies such as Oscar de la Rente, Jovan, Hugo, and Calvin Klein.

06
Walmart

Another way to get free samples is through specific stores like Walmart.

You can sign up for free samples on Walmart's website, and the only information you're required to provide is your name, address, and birthday. Click the "Send My Sample" button to submit the form.

New free samples posted on the website may be gone within a few days, or even a few hours if everybody wants in on it. So, it's important to check back frequently to see if there are any new samples so you don't miss out.

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Beware of Scams

While the internet offers many great opportunities to sign up for free samples, scams are abundant.

Follow some simple guidelines to avoid scams or just to avoid wasting your time. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is, and if the website you're on is asking for money or for other information you're not comfortable providing, stay away from that "offer."

Stick to offers from established and well-known companies, and avoid third-party offers. For example, if you're looking for Kraft products, seek them on Kraft's official website.