I’ve been focusing on realistic, simple ways that the average consumer can actually save some money on the everyday goods they buy, such as grocery and household products. This article isn’t so much about saving money and getting a good deal, but rather about getting a free deal and keeping all your money.
Who doesn’t love freebies? We’ve all heard the old adage that nothing worth having is free. In many cases, I would actually concur with that adage, just not in the case of product samples. Manufacturers of household and grocery goods have a tremendous amount of constantly evolving competition. Consumers from 40,50,60 years ago might have had a couple of different choices on a particular product, but, for the most part, it was one brand in each niche that controlled the majority of sales. Today, you might find up to a dozen choices on any one particular product type, such as juice.
To stay competitive, drum up new patrons, keep old patrons, and make sure that their brand is first in the mind of shoppers, manufacturers offer promotions as part of their marketing strategies. Sometimes these promotions are in the form of money saving coupons or sweepstakes rewards. Other times the promotion will be a free sample. If you’re interested in how to use coupons and where to get them, then read “Three Ways To Actually Cut Your Grocery Bill” and Your Complete Guide On How And Where To Get Grocery Coupons.” Here we will be looking at the free sample aspect.
If you know where to look, the internet is teeming with free samples of some of your favorite products and many products you might like to try out before buying. Here are some places to look:
1. Go directly to the source, the manufacturers website.
2. Online magazines, such as Redbook, allyou, Ladies Home Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and so on, frequently run banners featuring free samples. Some of the magazines, such as allyou, have a free sample section that features a new giveaway daily.
3. Visit the webpage of retailers in your area. Wal-Mart, for example, has a page featuring not only coupons, but free trials on name-brand products. As of today, the free sample is Depends and John Freda hair products.
If you’ve got about 15 minutes, you can easily get all 15 of these free samples delivered straight to your door:
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