People are probably wondering how in the heck do get stuff for free??!! I'm not talking dumpster diving here. I'm talking brand new products to use and keep absolutely free. You don't have to be a YouTuber or have a blog, although for some companies I will say it does help. I have only been doing this since September of 2016 and I have already received free products to use and keep. In two of my prior blog posts, I have already talked about some of the companies and ways I get stuff. But, let's go into more detail.
For starters, you can do a Google search or use whatever search engine you prefer and type in free samples or free products. It will turn up a ton of websites to check out and sign up on. You just want to be sure that the website your entering your information on, doesn't ask you for your credit card information. If you have to pay for shipping on something, it's not actually free!! Also, be sure that the websites are legit! Some websites claim that you are signing up for free samples, but instead they just spam your email. Be careful of the links you click in your email..
You can also go to companies websites like L'Oreal Paris for example and enter your email and get some free samples. Look for a link on their website for samples. I did this and received a sample of their new L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Shampoo and Conditioner. It did take about 4-6 weeks before I got it though, so it's not a fast way to get them.
You can write companies an email to ask for free samples. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. I haven't actually tried this yet, but there are YouTube videos out there explaining how to do this. This can be very time consuming to go to website to website and write emails or send letters through snailmail. But, if you don't mind spending the time you can be successful doing this.
Here are 6 Websites that Actually Work To Get Free Stuff!!!!
BzzAgent.com: You have seen my posts here about this company and I have made YouTube Videos about them. They were one of the first companies that I signed up too. They are absolutely one of the best that I have found so far. Not long after I signed up, I was asked to do campaigns to review free products. They were shipped out to me for free and I paid absolutely nothing. Your only responsibility is to give honest reviews of what they send you and do the campaign activities. It's not hard, it's actually fun to do!! I love being able to try the new products and sharing with my friends, other BzzAgents, and family. :)
Influenster.com: I signed up for this company at the same time as BzzAgent. It took a little more time before I received any free products, but this company is absolutely legit. They have online campaigns for you to do, Voxbox campaigns (where they send you free stuff), and all sorts of online activities. One of the cool things about Influenster is that you are connected to a massive online community that shares likes and dislikes about new products. I'm not talking just makeup here. It's everything you can think of!! I will say that having a huge online presence does help with this company to qualify for Voxboxes. It took me awhile to grow what they call my "Influence" on my social media sites. If you already have a huge following, it is easier (my opinion) to get Voxboxes. I recently posted about the Cozy Voxbox I received and the best part was that it was also absolutely free!!!
PinchMe.com: This website is awesome. You just simply go to their website, fill out simple surveys about you, your household, pets, shopping habits, etc..and then they will match you with samples to try. It is absolutely free!! No shipping costs!! Every month they have what's called sample Tuesday where you log in to see what samples you qualify for. You can take all of them or just some of them. It's entirely up to you. They also send coupons out with some of the free products in case you want to purchase them. Hey, that's a good deal because if you are like me, saving money is important! So far we have received three boxes from them since September. That's great right? They let more than one person in your household sign up and also get samples. :) The only downside to this company is that sometimes, you will not qualify for samples. :( Bummer.... In order to keep getting samples, they do ask that you login and fill out product reviews. This is really not that hard and doesn't take a lot of time. It's definitely worth it to get the products to try.
SampleSource.com: This company is absolutely legit and does send out free samples for you to try. I subscribed to them recently and have a box in the mail as we speak. It's easy to sign up. Just go to their website and enter your info. They will not ask for a credit card. They only allow 1 order per address and IP address. They only have samples periodically, which is a bummer, but when they do have them to try, you will receive an email letting you know. Then you have to hurry to the website and get your samples because it is first come first serve. Once your order is confirmed you will receive it in the mail within 4-6 weeks. Kinda a long time, but hey, it's free!! I ordered my samples on Oct. 18 so it should be any day now. When I get the box, I will do a video and post it for you guys here and on YouTube.
DailyGoodieBox.com: This is another website that does work. Check out YouTube for videos about this company. They send out free samples and products to try and there is no cost involved. It does work although I have not received a box yet. There are some factors as to who qualifies for a box, but from watching YouTube they do send out boxes absolutely free. I am hoping that I get one soon to try so I can tell you guys more about them.
Smiley360.com: This company is similar to BzzAgent and Influenster. You sign up online and fill out your profile, link all your social media accounts, and earn points for activities. I signed up recently to this website and I will be honest that I have totally neglected them because of all the time I have spent doing campaigns for other companies. I do plan to start doing activities on their website to see if I qualify for boxes. I suggest going on YouTube and watching videos for more info. When I start doing more with this company, I will post all the info here and let you guys be the first to know what I get!! But, this is a legit company!! They do sent out free products and samples for you to use and review. All is asked of you is to complete the campaigns, share on social media about your experience, and give honest reviews. It is worth the time to receive the free products!!! You are also connected to the Smiley360 community to share your experience.
So if you are a poor college student like me, want to save money, like getting free stuff, or just want to be the first to try out new products, I recommend giving these companies a try. It doesn't cost you money, only a little bit of your time. :)
Disclosure: All thoughts and opinions in this post are my own and are not influenced. This post is not sponsored by the companies listed above and all products that are talked about in this post were all received free.