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How to Get Freebies

Updated on July 21, 2010

Everyone loves a freebie, right? If you're on a tight budget, this can be the difference between being able to use a particular product or not as you probably wouldn't be able to afford to do so otherwise. Even if you're not struggling to make ends meet, getting freebies can be a great way to test something out without committing your hard-earned cash to something that you won't like or that will be a big disappointment.

So, how do you get hold of freebies? This can be easier than you think, as companies may give away freebies to try to encourage a sale further down the line if you like the product. To this end, most freebies will be of the sample size and won't be as plentiful as you'd find in the shops.

Look on product websites. Some product websites will give you the opportunity to sign up for a free sample. In most details, this will just involve giving your name, address and possibly a contact telephone number. For example, perfume websites will often have free samples that can be ordered in this way.

Search the Internet. Typing a phrase like 'Britney perfume sample' into a search engine can bring up websites that offer free samples. This can be a good way to find free samples of something specific as it means you don't have to trawl though countless websites just on the off-chance of finding something relevant.

Participate in product trials. Some websites give members the opportunity to test out products in exchange for giving feedback on your experiences of using them.

Complain. If you're genuinely unhappy with a particular product, contact the company concerned and express your dissatisfaction with its performance and results. If you're lucky, you may be sent some samples to make up for the disappointment, especially if your experiences were particularly unpleasant.


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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      That is a very good tip. Thank you