Tips on What to do with all the samples! Sample Series: Part 4 of 4

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by Jennifer Freeman

Pt. 4  What to do with all the samples.

This is the final installment of my 4 part Sample Series. We have covered, are they worth signing up for, where to find samples, how to sign up for samples with ease.  Now, what will you do with all your samples?

Here are my tips & resources for the samples.

1. Prolongs the need to purchase full-size
2. Try before buy opportunity
3. Camping size
4. Motor-home size
5. Food snacks are great for summer car trips
6. Pack in school lunches
7. High value coupons found nowhere else
8. Backpack size
9. Breakfast fun~I wait until I have many breakfast items to choose from, then bring them out one morning for the kids. They love it!
10. Make a box of kids fun items (stickers, pencils, office supplies)
11. Donate to homeless shelters, perfect size
12. Donate to homeless teen shelters
13. We donate to Caring For Kids, a program that supports teens, trying to do the right thing, but are living in troubled homes and need small size hygiene and food items
14. Make a fun gardening activity for kids with the seed packets
15. Friend stressed out? Fill a gift-basket of yummy samples & surprise her.
16. Guest bedroom basket (earplugs, eye masks)
17. Guest bathroom basket (lotions, shampoos, toothpaste)
18. Wedding night gift basket, just for the hotel
19. Perfect purse size (feminine supplies, lotions etc)
20. Gym bag size
21. In car for emergencies (Band-Aids, aspirin, snack foods)
22. Kid size
23. Airline compliant & regulation size
24. Make a new baby mini-gift basket, so the new mommy can try all different baby products & what she may want a large size of.
25. New mommy gift basket for pampering (perfume, lotions)
26. First-aid kit fillers
27. Emergency food packs
28. 100 calorie pack size
29. TV snacks controlled portions
30. I keep a container with snack size samples for the kids to choose from at snack time.
31. 1 yr magazines subscriptions use for gifts
32. Share Magazines with library
33. Share Magazines with hospitals
34. Magazines, leave behind in waiting rooms
35. Magazines, send to military
36. Magazines, donate to battered women’s shelters
37. Take laundry samples to the Laundromat
38. Pet food samples keep in car for pet treats
39. Pet food, donate to shelters
40. Food samples are picnic size
41. Make a sleep-over kit with toiletries for kid.
42. Tween girls slumber party fun
43. Use high value pet food coupon freebies to buy food & deliver to no-kill shelters.
44. Stuff-A-Grab-Bag (I grab snack samples for the kids, when I am running out the door)
45. Snack size for after sports
46. Movie snack size
47. Hospital overnight bag
48. Going into labor hospital bag
49. Back to school locker supplies (aspirin, feminine products, band aids)

What tips do you have for samples that come in the mail? Any extreme ideas? Share with us in the comments below.

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Tip Resource June 23, 2011 at

I received an email from a reader that suggested the Free T-shirt offers were worth requesting. T-shirt could be used for kids swimsuit cover-up or to cover their clothes when they are painting or doing a craft!

Great Idea Becky~Thanks for Emailing me the Tip!


MARION MINA August 16, 2011 at

Thanks for the tip. This is very helpful.