Have you ever heard of free sampling? If you haven’t, I encourage you to keep reading, unless of course you don’t like getting free stuff …
For more than a decade, the Internet has gotten bigger and bigger every day. The information superhighway does more than just provide you with information. These days, everyone does almost everything online. We buy online. We communicate with our friends online. We can find free samples online. I know you’ve been taught that you can’t get something for nothing and most of the time this is still true. A quick look at your favorite search engine will bring you a huge list of sites that claim to have free samples of various products. Everything from free cereal samples to free cosmetic samples. You may think that these sites are trying to scam you in some way. This is simply not true. To understand why these free gifts are so abundant, you must first learn why companies give away their products for free.
It all starts with the manufacturer. These companies are the source of 99% of legitimate free samples online. Once a manufacturer starts promoting a sample, it spreads like wildfire across thousands of websites and blogs. Why would a company give free samples of their products? Cheap advertising. Those users who are not part of advertising are completely unaware of how many billions are spent each year on advertising. Larger companies, such as Proctor And Gamble, Johnson And Johnsons, and Univest, spend a great deal of money just to get your attention. Free samples are a great way to draw attention to your new product lines without spending a small fortune. The reason for the reduction in financial burden is due to the fact that we, the consumers, do all the advertising for them. All it takes is a few thousand free cosmetic samples for us to post on our blogs and Facebook pages. This causes quite a stir and the product may well get more exposure than a series of television commercials. Think about how much money these companies can save by using free samples to advertise their new products.
If you are still reading, I can assume that I have piqued your interest. If you are looking to get some free samples, there are two different ways to look for them. You can check out a search engine and start ranking through various websites and blogs or you can visit several major manufacturer websites and subscribe to their newsletters. Personally, I do both. This will ensure that my greedy hands get as many gifts as I can. That’s how I am. With a little practice, you could receive a new product sample in the mail every day. As you can see, free online samples are very real and easy to get. If you are planning to start shopping for gifts, I must warn you that once the free sampling starts, it can get very addictive.