Maybe itâ€™s because Iâ€™m a thrifty girl, but I love signing up for free samples. Itâ€™s also fun to find them in the mailbox instead of the usual bills or junk mail. Letâ€™s face it, there arenâ€™t many things in life that are freeâ€¦at least free without any strings attached. So, any time I see a free sample floating around that Iâ€™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.) Hereâ€™s what I mean!
You get to try new products for FREE!
Trying new products can help you determine whether or not youâ€™d like to purchase the full-size product before you ever spend a dime. Of course, the manufacturerâ€™s hope is that youâ€™ll fall in love with their product and add it to your cart the next time youâ€™re at the store. (And trust me, it works. Trent has fallen in love with many samples that weâ€™ve received.)
Samples usually come with coupons!
We all know that coupons are like free money, and since Iâ€™m no longer collecting the weekly coupon inserts, Iâ€™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, itâ€™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 Iâ€™ve learned that theyâ€™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 thinkâ€¦can they save money?