Think about opening up your mailbox every day and finding something in there that came absolutely free. Getting free samples by mail is not just a dream, but something that happens all the time. There are tons of advertisers waiting for you to sign up to receive a quick sample of their product (and usually a coupon).
From razors to makeup to cereal to crackers, the samples are just waiting to come in the mail and you can grab them with minimal time involved. You just need the right strategy and to know which free sample sites give you the best list of available free samples.
So you’ve decided to that getting free stuff in your mailbox or free coupons in your e-mail is something you want to try. You are going to need two specific tools to make this pursuit as painless as possible.
A Separate E-Mail Address
If you sign up for 30 different free sample offers you are not going to want to see email offers from all 30 different companies coming to your regular inbox on a regular basis. Instead you should sign up for a free email address.
This can be done through a ton of different serviced. The easiest are Outlook.com, mail.Yahoo.com or Gmail.com. These are the three largest owned by Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google respectively.
Having all of your free sample e-mails go to one place will allow you to surf them easily and keep your regular e-mail for your personal correspondence.
A Form Filler
If you are going to be serious about this pursuit then you will want to get a serious form filler. A form filler is simply a program that runs on your computer that will fill in forms for you instead of you having to type the same information in over and over again.
Now when I started there were not form filler software built into your web browser. Now every one of them has a form filler built in. That being said I still recommend getting a separate program.
I personally use LastPass for all of my form filling and to manage all of my passwords. It is by far the most versatile and affordable tool for taking care of all of this. The full version (which will sync across all of your devices) will do all the form filling you need and stores all your information securely (think FBI and the IPhone kind of secure). It will also keep track of any new passwords as you sign up for new services. It costs $12 per year which you will more than make up in free stuff. There is a great Lastpass review over at ITNetCentral.
So now that you have a new e-mail address and a form filler to make filling stuff out. It’s time to get going on signing up for some samples.
Best Free Sample Sites 2016
There are a ton of places that will send you free samples in the mail. To get you started here are some of the top options.
#1 Free Flys
FreFlys.com is the top aggregators of free samples. If you are going to sign up for one site then this is the one you want. Freeflys has been featured on the Today show on NBC and will definitely point you in the right directions. Freeflys will break free samples down into five different categories:
- Food Samples
- Beauty Samples
- Children Samples
- Health Samples
Some of these samples will require you to fill out a survey. If you don’t like the surveys then just move on to another sample offering. There will be plenty more that only require your mailing information.
#2 P&G Everyday Rewards
Proctor & Gamble make TONS of different products and they give out free samples from time to time for people who sign up for P&G Everyday Rewards. It is mostly good for consistent P&G coupons (great for getting deals on diapers), but they have a whole section for free samples and will send them to you randomly.
Hunt4Freebies is a blog that specializes in finding different free offers. The offers are not always free samples, but they come up frequently and they have pretty good navigation to help you find free sample signups.
Another blog that pulls free samples from all over. FreeSampleFreak has a consistent list of new freebies. Besides any website that has “freak” in their name cannot be all bad.
This one has great sample from top brands on all things health. QualityHealth has samples for skin care and all things health. I would rank it higher but many of these samples require surveys
#6 Random Contact Forms
If you ever see a product that you want to try, but do not want to buy a full size portion, go the company website and ask. Most manufacturers will send you a free sample to let you try out their product. It is a really easy way to get free samples, but will require a little more effort than using the links you get through a site like FreeFlys.
If I want a sample of widgets but there is no mention of free samples on the www.widgets.com, then I go to their contact form and leave a message with my name email address and phone number. My general message goes like this.
Hi, I am interested in (insert product name), but am not ready to buy an entire (bottle, box, bag, etc.). Do you have a free sample program so I can try it once before buying?
If they care about getting business they will usually respond to your email within 24 hours asking for your home address. If not then I don’t even look back.
By using the form filler and utilizing the above sites, you can get a steady stream of free samples in the mail. It’s really awesome and all the free coupons that come with them can make your every day shopping even better too.