Studies show that giving away free items turns shoppers into repeat customers – and retailers have taken note. Here’s how to get free content by sharing your opinion, watching short videos, and more!
Request your favourite.
“Want to get a packaged item you love for free? Just ask! Sounds too good to be true, but all you have to do is call the company — you can find the number for the customer service line on the packaging.” or visit their website to search for an email address or locate the chat box – and tell them how you love the product and why, then ask for samples. I did this with Kashi, Toms and Stonyfield and Either free samples or coupons for free products sent – that easy!” , Carrie Rocha, founder of PocketYourDollars.com
Tap into these sample events.
“Over the years, I’ve seen many free sample notices on the Walmart Facebook and Twitter pages. I also did a Google search for ‘Walmart in-store events’ to find details of upcoming free sample days and times. In-store, Freebies are usually things like food, shampoo, soap, lotion, and shaving cream, which are readily available and designed to make impulsive purchases — but no purchases necessary. Kyle James, founder of rather-be-shopping.com
Use your birthday.
“Go away? Google ‘birthday freebies’ and the name of your destination city and you’ll find sites with lists of free birthday loot. For example, birthdays are a great time to go to Las Vegas because at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (usually $26) A free 16-inch pizza or Paris is like a free trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas (usually $25)! – Eva Keller, travel blogger at DiscoveringHiddenGems.com
Zero on this site.
“You’ll find tons of sites that give free gifts just for giving them your email address. But most end up bombarding you with spam and making it pretty hard to get real free gifts. My go-to site? hip2save.com/category/freebies. The page is up to date with the latest freebies and there are legitimate offers, which means I don’t get links to companies that just send spam. Plus, I love that I get freebies No need to hunt through multiple sites to find – they’re all listed in one place. I found samples like a five-day supply of free allergy medicine and a free Starbucks latte – either in the form of a code that says Pops up in my inbox right away or comes via snail mail in a couple of weeks. Annie Brown, the blogger who saves money at SavvyHoney.com
Share your opinion.
“If you buy a lot from Amazon, a gateway to getting one for free is writing a review. The Amazon Vine Program invites frequent Amazon shoppers who leave quality reviews to try new items for free – From glue guns to electric kettles and more. Reason: Unbiased quality feedback helps give Amazon more credibility when it comes to reviews. The key to getting invited to the event? Providing genuine, in-depth and quality reviews – Good And both bad. – Dustin Ferguson, Money-Saving Expert DimeWillTell.com
Watch short videos.
“You may already know that you can earn gift cards by watching videos and taking surveys on various websites, but they can be boring and lengthy and feel like too much work to make it worthwhile. That’s what makes it really fun to do it through a site like Swagbucks.com. The site allows you to choose what kind of short clips you want to watch, which you can watch for free anyway. Answer a few questions and then cash in – you can rack up up to $225 in gift cards a month.” – annie brown
Be a taste tester.
“Many food companies offer full-size treats for free. For example, you can sign up at McCormick’s (McCormickConsumerTesting.at-hand.net) to receive and give feedback on drinks, snacks, and more. And Betty Crocker recently gave out boxes of its Supreme Bar mix to get people to sign up for their email newsletter. Kelly Bhattacharjee, founder of freebiefindingmom.com
Pay bills with cashback credit card.
“You can get free money with credit card rewards. Here’s what I do: I pay as many bills as possible – cellphone, cable bill, electric – with my biggest cash-back rewards credit card.” and cash back anywhere from one percent to five percent of the total bill. Again, most cards offer the option to keep money or redeem cashback bonuses for all types of retailer gift cards at less than their retail value. For, I traded $80 of my cashback bonus for a Bed Bath and Beyond gift card worth $100!”- CouponMom.com founder Stephanie Nelson
This article originally appeared in our print magazine, first for women,