Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Free Samples

There's a world of free samples out there that I'm just discovering...

During my son's orthodontic appointment, I perused the August 2009 Ladies' Home Journal, where I came across an interesting article. The author and her husband decided to tighten their budget, which included *gasp* her "Beauty" category. So she endeavoured to live on free samples of beauty products for a month.

Her two avenues included 1) Signing up for freebies over the internet; and 2) visiting makeup counters and asking for samples.

I checked out the freebie sites she mentioned, and here are my favorites: scours the internet for available free samples, then provides links to them. There are no strings attached.
P.S. This one is my favorite. I have already started to receive freebies: chocolate, feminine hygient, etc. If you sign up for their newsletter, they will send you a periodic email notifying you of the latest freebies available. is a fun website that includes a page of links to free stuff. provides free downloadable software that allows you to fill in forms with the click of a button.

Does anyone want to one-up the LHJ author? Can you live entirely for free for one month? I ain't doin' it, but I present the challenge...

  • Don't give away too much information. If a company asks for more than a name, email address, and physical address, I question whether it's legitimate.

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