Freebies: Where to Find Free Samples

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 2/16/2009 10:08:00 AM | | 4 comments »

These are just a few freebies I've received in the mail during the last two weeks. Notice that (4) of the (5) items are from Walmart's free sample page; their samples ship extremely quickly!

I love free samples but I don't scour the web every day looking for them. I don't have that much time to devote to the task. Who does?!! ;-)

I always skim the weekly freebie offerings at my friend Andrea @ Mommy Snacks blog and my friend Alyssa @ Kingdom First Mom's blog when those posts pop up in my Google Reader; sometimes I see things there that I might want for myself and I'll click through to the link and enter my info.

When I want to search for freebies (I like to do themed freebies: dogs, makeup, food, etc) for a post here @ The New Frugal Mom, I hunt through several different websites that I have bookmarked where the freebies are legitimately 100% FREE - no shipping, no offers to complete, no other stuff to buy.

Because you, fabulous reader, might have more time to devote to freebie-searching than I do, I want to share some of the best places I've found to locate freebies. Many of these sites offer a daily or weekly email newsletter filled with fresh and new freebies which makes it easy for you to get 'em!

Walmart Free Samples
(Fastest freebie shipping. Period.)

(This one has a weekly email newsletter that keeps you up-to-date on what's fresh in FREEland!)

Shop 4 Freebies
(Thanks to my friend Carrie @ Money Saving Methods for pointing me to this one!)

Twisted Branches
(I love this one - people are really nice here in what they share!)

Free Sample Forager
(Lots of Google Ads to wade through, but this is chock full of good stuff as well.)

Absurdly Cool Freebie Finder
(This one is updated every few hours.)

Freebie Fix
(Subscribe for a daily email of latest freebies.)

You'll notice if you visit all of these sites that they'll sometimes post the same freebies as other sites; this is common. When a manufacturer rolls out a new product, they release freebies to the public to build buzz. Those freebie links get picked up very quickly by sites such as these. If you've already requested a particular freebie from a link at one site, chances are good that you'll get a screen that says Sorry! One offer per household! if you try to request the same freebie from a different site.

One more thing: some folks like using RoboForm to speed up the tedious process of entering in name, address, etc, on all the freebie forms. I don't personally use this download so I can't speak to it either positively or negatively. I type really fast so I don't mind filling out each request. If you have experience with RoboForm, chime in and tell us whether you like it or not.

Do you have a favorite freebie site? Let me know! I'm adding this list to the right sidebar for reference and I'd love to add more legitimate freebie sites for everyone to explore.

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  1. A Knitting Junkie // February 17, 2009 9:00 AM  

    I checked all of these out last night, and they are great! I really like


    and as you can see, from the link, I always go straight to the newest free samples page.

    I am so impatient (ADD) and I love the thought of RoboForm, but I am hesitant to use it. I would love to know what others think myself.

    Thanks for all you do and all you share!
    Big hugs,
    a Knitting Junkie!

  2. The Googeg's // February 17, 2009 11:50 AM  

    I am trying to learn some things from you and so don't have much to share. This is my newest freebie - of sorts - it requires a bit of work. Thomas Nelson book publisher offers a free book to you if you will post a review on your blog and on a market site like Amazon. They send you the book free and after you post your reviews you are welcome to request a new book. The list I last checked had 5 or 6 choices on it. I have done this with one book and have one on the way. When cutting corners it is nice to have some good books coming in for no $$. The website is www.brb.thomasnelson.com/

  3. A Knitting Junkie // February 17, 2009 11:54 AM  

    RE: The Googeg's
    Ooooh...that is a really awesome share! I am going to go check that out. Thanks hun!
    a Knitting Junkie!

  4. Marianne Thomas // February 21, 2009 7:39 PM  

    Anita: Thanks for sharing the linky -- I'll definitely check it out and add it to the site!

    The Googeg's: GOOD to see you here! ;-) Thanks for sharing the freebie book from Thomas Nelson! Love this idea!

    Ladies, thanks for commenting and adding to the discussion!