Signing up for samples, is it worth it? Sample Series Part 1 of 4

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by Jennifer Freeman

Pt 1. SIGNING UP FOR SAMPLES: IS IT WORTH IT?

YES!! YES! And yes! Did I say yes? It IS worth it! I have heard many comments reasoning why it’s not worth signing up for samples. Comments range from “It’s not worth my time” to “Seriously, why? It’s not for products I want or use”. Recently, in my mailbox was a ‘beauty bag’ which included $25 in coupons, 5 samples and the bag was a darling fabric zipper bag that has many uses.   It was worth it.

There are many reasons to sign up, here’s a few.
• it’s like getting a little gift in the mail along side a bill
• prolongs the need to purchase products
• try before you buy opportunity
• high value coupons are usually included
• rare or hard to find coupons too
• be the first to try new & upcoming products
• signing up gives something to do with all the extra hours in the day~~JUST KIDDING!

Samples are not necessarily small; many times I receive full size products. Sample really means “try me free”!

Categories of products you’ll find samples in for food, laundry, cleaning, personal hygiene, paper, plastics, pain relievers, drinks, cosmetics, office supplies, even full year magazine subscriptions (great for gifts)!

Here is list of items I have personally received. None of them paid for by me, I promise you! The ones I have underlined were full size products; cereal, Poptarts, nuts, oatmeal, gum, cereal bars, energy bars, mayonnaise, mustard, Bisquick, popcorn, pancake mix, single serve desserts, fruit snacks, juice drinks, coffee creamers, sweeteners, tea, coffee, reusable tote bags, sunscreen, potholder, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheet, fabric softener liquid, feminine products, Ziploc bags, trash bags, toilet paper, wet wipes, bar soaps, razors, shampoo, conditioner, Aveda lotion, floss, toothpaste, diapers, formula, kids vitamin gummies, perfumes, pet treats, pet food, cosmetics, energy drinks, fiber, post-it notes, Avery labels, pain relief patches, ear plugs, sleep aids, flu remedy, plant seeds. There are SO many more!!

So, yes, it is worth signing up for samples.  I encourage you to begin signing up.

Coming soon, Pt 2.  OH SAMPLES, WHERE ARE YOU? Finding good samples.

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Marie Borrero October 14, 2011 at

I want to sign up How do I do it?

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susan March 7, 2012 at

having lots of fun doing this love love it

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Jennifer Freeman March 7, 2012 at

Getting samples is like having a present show up in the mail! It is always exciting. I will keep posting them.

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