Did you know companies send out freebies by mail in exchange for reviews and customer feedback? Who doesn’t want to know how to get free products from companies? You’ve just got to know which companies and how to ask. Don’t worry, I’ve got you!
I’ve compiled a list of the top freebies from companies around the web, according to users. I’ve signed up for all of these and have found it takes awhile to receive free stuff, so be patient! Gotten freebies? Please share in the comments!
Just one caveat, though. While these are free, they will cost you your data, which many of these companies, if not all, will sell to marketing lists, and you’ll be flooded with spam. What I did was create a new Gmail account, sign up for a Google Voice phone number (all free), and give my office address for delivery. If you have a P.O. Box, even better. All of this to avoid spam.
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1. Become an Influenster to get free samples like Pantene, Always, and Downy.
NOTE: Sometimes Influenster requires you to do a little extra to get a box, like take a “Shelfie” with a specific brand of shampoo or conditioner, or review products you currently use or have used.
2. Create a profile with PINCHme and get a box of beauty and snack samples.
PINCHme is always offering different products in exchange for a review. Join PINCHme and you’ll get a box of free product samples. To give you an idea of what you can expect to see, this is what I’ve received in one box in the past:
- Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner Oat Delicacy
- Skittles Sweet Heat Candies
- Garnier New Fructis 1 Minute Hair Mask
- SlimFast SlimCafé 100% Free Gratuity Coupon
- Bioré Baking Soda Acne Cleansing Foam
3. Get free toys like LeapFrog for your kids with MomSelect.
4. Get free products like L’Oreal, Olay, Swiffer, and more with BzzAgent.
5. Receive the latest beauty products with Marie Claire.
Sign up for Marie Claire’s Velvet Rope Club and you’ll have access to free products like lipstick, mascara, handbags, and more. Best part? You don’t even have to leave a review.
6. Receive full-size free beauty products with Vogue Insiders.
7. Use points to score full-size samples with CrowdTap.
CrowdTap is a platform where you can earn points through polls, questionnaires, uploading photos, leaving comments, and more! Cash in those points for free samples like Always, Tampax, Silk yogurt, Silk Nutchello, and Splenda or for gift cards to retailers like Amazon.
8. Test products and get rewarded in gift cards with The Pink Panel.
Join The Pink Panel, then follow them on Facebook. You’ll soon start to receive emails with testing opportunities. Products include skin care products, facial cleansing brushes, and even hair straighteners!
9. Test even more beauty products with InStyle Trendsetters.
Just like Glamour Glam Spotters and Vogue Insiders, InStyle Trendsetters also lets you test the latest trends in beauty. You’ll contribute to the magazine by giving your feedback.
10. Get matched with products by creating a VocalPoint profile.
Register for an account on VocalPoint, then fill out your profile and you’ll be notified when free samples are available that fit your profile and interests.
Products range anywhere from hair appliances and gift cards to full-size food samples and high-value coupons. You’ll be asked to review afterward.
11. Become an active member on SheSpeaks to do free product testing.
SheSpeaks is an online platform where women can share their opinions about life, weigh in on topic discussions, and participate in surveys. SheSpeaks awards active members with free product testing.
Try out skin care products, kitchen cleaners, and makeup, then give your opinion afterward.
12. Test spices with McCormick Consumer Testing.
Sign up for McCormick Consumer Testing, fill out your profile, and within a few days, McCormick will accept or decline your application. If you’re accepted, you’ll be sent an email confirmation.
You’ll be testing McCormick spices and seasonings and be sent a follow-up survey.
13. Receive full-size products like OxiClean with Smiley360.
Sign up for Smiley360, keep your profile current, participate in discussions, interact with Smiley360 on social media, take surveys, and you’ll start to qualify for “missions,” which are what Smiley360 calls product testing — you’ll receive a card with instructions for missions.
Usually, your instructions will be to try the product, share your thoughts on social media, and participate in any extra opportunities like connecting with a brand on Facebook or sharing a coupon with a friend.
You’ll be notified in your account and email when your mission is waiting.
14. Test out free L’Oreal makeup like mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, and more.
Register for a L’Oreal consumer testing account and you’ll be able to test products under the L’Oreal umbrella — like Garnier, Lancome, Redken, and many more. Once you test, you’ll be asked to review.
Specific types of products include hair care, cosmetics, skin care, and sun care.
15. Wash your clothes for free with Snuggle Bear Den.
In order to join the Snuggle Bear Den, you’ll have to register for an account, keep your profile current, and take surveys, then you’ll start to qualify for free Snuggle products.
You’ll be notified of free products via your Snuggle Bear Den account and your email.
16. Test Johnson & Johnson products with Friends & Neighbors.
Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest consumer goods manufacturers, has a testing panel called Friends & Neighbors.
Sign up for Friends & Neighbors and you’ll receive invitations to test products and join focus groups, surveys, and discussion forums.
17. Receive school supplies with HomeSchool.
If you’re a homeschool family, apply to test products through HomeSchool. Fill out the form with your email address, and you’ll be contacted via email.
If your application is accepted, you’ll receive school supplies that your kids can try out and also review themselves!
That’s all I have for now, but I still have a couple of companies I’m hoping to get products from. I’ll be sure to add them as they come in, but if you know of any that I missed, please let me know in the comments!