Do you love Free Product Samples like I do? I’m sure all of us have bought a product and were disappointed by it at some point in our lives whether it was a beauty, cleaning, or food product. Sometimes, I feel kind of “cheated” when I buy a full-size product for the first time, only to throw it away shortly afterwards.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to “try before you buy”.
Free Product Samples: A Consumers Point of View
The first best thing about getting a free sample is that…Well, it’s FREE!
One of the many reasons why Canadians love getting free samples and freebies is that they can be very useful for testing new products. Plus they help you make up your mind about a specific product.
Say, you request a free beauty sample, you try it, you like it. On your next shopping trip, will you get the full-size version of the one you tried, or the one you have yet to try? It’s doesn’t take a genius to figure out the answer. Getting free samples in Canada is super easy, convenient, and hassle-free. You won’t lose anything, other than the few seconds it takes to fill out the request form. After that, all you have to do is wait for the mail
One more reason why it’s good to get free stuff by mail or other means is to be able to save a few bucks!
How so, you ask?
Let’s say, you recently received 2 free samples of a new laundry detergent; each sample will be able to wash one full load of laundry. Unfortunately, you ran out of detergent and you’re a little tight on money for the week. Guess what? You can use one or both samples to take care of your laundry for that week (or for 2 weeks, if you have one load per week) until you have a bit more cash to get the full-size detergent
Free Product Samples: A Manufacturer’s Point Of View
Sending out free samples to Canadian households is a simple marketing tool that product manufacturers have increasingly been using the last few years.
It’s a direction that is mainly used to introduce a new product to the market. It can also be used to present an existing product a new demographic, for example.
Another *smart* reason why some companies would rather “advertise” their products through sampling is to give their potential customers a hands-on experience, rather than simply advertising products on a magazine or a billboard, for instance.
Top Free Sample Sites
Now that both sides have been covered, I would like to talk a bit more about top free sample sites! Other than the free product samples you can request directly from manufacturers.
There are a few sites you should be aware of, such as:
These are Canada’s most popular sources to receive lots of free samples. Keep in mind though, that they’re not always live, and that the demand is so high, that when they go live, their supplies don’t last very long.
In the case of P&G’s BrandSampler, for instance, it comes on a few times a year (which is more often than the others) but in different “editions.” There’s the Costco Members Edition, Spring & Fall Editions, Holiday Edition, and even one that is dedicated to beauty products, the Beauty & Grooming edition . How cool is that?
So tell me, why do you love getting samples and how do you get free product samples? I would love to read about your experiences with different products.
Guest Post By: CanadianSavers.ca was founded by Julia & Jasmine, two childhood friends who are both married with kids, and who used to struggle with their bills. After ordering a few free samples & freebies, we asked ourselves two obvious questions: why should we pay more, when we can pay less? Why should we pay full price for a product we never tried? That’s when we decided to start a website that is solely dedicated to helping other Canadians save money, not only through free samples, but also through the use of Canadian coupons!
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