You know that meme of Oprah pointing to her audience yelling, “You get a car! You get a car! Everybody gets a car!” over and over again?
People love that meme, and more prevalently, people love free stuff.
Now, Oprah is off the air and getting into the studio audience of any show is super difficult, but let’s not lose hope. There are more ways to score some free stuff.
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Tips for Receiving Mail-In Freebies:
1. Get a new email address.
Most all entry and freebie websites ask for your email address. Unless you want to be spammed with newsletters and announcements FOREVER, make a new email address to use specifically for this type of stuff. Just don’t forget to check it every once in a while 🙂
2. Check the sites daily.
If you’re really in it to win it, make sure that you regularly look out for new freebies. Many companies that give away free stuff only give out a certain amount, so obviously you will want to make sure you claim yours. Also, on most websites, you can sign up for newsletters with their new offers so you never miss a deal!
3. Be aware of scams.
Even the esteemed websites may have deals that are scams. If a website asks for your credit card or social security information for a free deal, exit out of that tab immediately, silly goose.
22 Websites That Will Send You Free Stuff!
This is more of a survey type website, but you don’t have to take surveys to get free loot. After you sign up, you earn points by doing things you already do online, like searching, watching videos, shopping, and more. You can then redeem your points for gift cards to many popular stores like Amazon, Starbucks, or Target. Or, if you’re really not into the gift card idea, you can have your cash value deposited into your PayPal account. This one doesn’t offer much for free stuff, but using your points to earn gift cards allows you to basically get whatever you want for little effort.
You sign up, take a questionnaire about your interests, and then you can get started. The company sends you products to try out and provide feedback for. The best part? You get to keep whatever they send you! This is best for social media lovers because BzzAgent wants you to share your experiences online. They have offers for a ton of different beauty products from brands like Rimmel and L’oreal. They ask that you try the product they send, and then share your feedback on your Insta!
3. Hey, It’s Free!:
This company has been sharing freebies since 2006, and here you can find beauty products, movie tickets, free grocery coupons, magazine subscriptions, and more. The site is very minimal, meaning you won’t have a zillion ads flashing in your face as you’re trying to maneuver through the website. It’s also honest, letting you know what deals require extra steps.
4. Free Samples:
Updated with the newest deals every 24 hours, this site has freebies for companies that want to distribute their product to potential buyers. Unfussy in its format, you can easily pick from categorized samples and coupons. When clicking on “beauty samples”, I instantly found freebies from Olay, Garnier, Loreal, and more. Yes, please.
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5. Freaky Freddies:
This is another site with free stuff added daily. Tons of categories to browse through, and it has a search option if you’re looking for something specific. If you sign up with the website, you are enrolled in a daily newsletter that will let you know what new freebies are added each day. Also, their slogan is, “If it ain’t free it’s not for me”, which like, same. The beauty freebies here are a little more scarce, but they do still have some. Also, as of writing this, they are featuring categories for Free Makeup Kits, Free Cosmetic Samples, and Makeup Sample Boxes.
6. Free Stuff Times:
Another website with a clean, easily digestible layout to show you the deals in a very straightforward manner. It offers free deals for everything from free Kindle books to coupons for food and restaurants. The site also hosts contests for you to enter. You never know! However, unless featured under “hot deals”, it wasn’t as simple here to find beauty samples as the other sites. The best way I found to come across them is to search specifically for a product, like “mascara” or “makeup foundation”, on the forum page. Also, because of the forum setup, you can read what deals other people found successful.
You weren’t expecting this one, were you? You can actually find a lot of giveaways and people who just want someone else to take what they don’t want anymore. Make sure that while you are browsing, you click the “Free” link. You never know what you’ll find. To give you an example, I just checked it out and found that near me I can get free cats, appliances, and plywood. I mean, really, what else does one need?
You probably won’t want to take any makeup or beauty supplies these people are giving away, but maybe you’ll find something else you didn’t know you needed!
8. Inbox Dollars:
Very similar to Swagbucks. Take surveys, watch videos, answer questions, use its search engine, play games, clip its coupons, and use its cash-back options all to earn some moolah. You get a $5 bonus when you sign up, and when you make at least $30 you can redeem it in a gift card or check! It also offers referral bonuses and cash back on Groupon deals. Again, like Swagbucks, this is not the place to look for free stuff, but spending a little time here can lead to cash to buy the things you want.
Offers free products in categories such as beauty, health, diet, food, baby, and more. Click on the offer you are interested in, and Freeflys gives you a run-down of what you have to do. This is a perk because if you don’t feel like filling out 3 surveys, entering all of your personal information, watching a video, confirming your email, and giving them your first born child then you can move right along.
The name says it all, and scrolling through their site genuinely feels like the freebies are endless. Like a few of the other sites, it will let you know exactly what you need to do to receive your free item. It also lists deals by category and even holidays or special occasions. Don’t look for beauty samples under Free Stuff but instead under Free Samples. You have the option here to pick from beauty, cosmetic, and perfume samples.
11. Go Freebies:
This site shares their free deals in blog-like form, similar to a Twitter feed, which is a nice convenience for when you’re not sure what you’re looking for. Also, when you sign up for their daily newsletter, you are automatically entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card. You can click Health/Beauty for free samples from companies like Bath & Body Works, Gillette, Pantene, and Sephora!
12. 2000 Freebies:
Don’t let the outdated look of the website fool you– there is a goldmine here. Easily search free samples or browse through the numerous categories. If you’re looking specifically for beauty samples, try looking under Newest Samples. They also have categories specifically for teeth whitening and perfume.
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13.Just Free Stuff:
An extensive site of all different types of free stuff. They have the basics like beauty, health, and kid freebies, but also educational products, ebooks, games, coupons, and contest information. When I checked out the free beauty samples I was pleased to find full size lipstick crayons, Essie nail polish, and anti-aging serums.
14. Mr. Free Stuff:
First of all, Mr. Free Stuff is an adorable man in a cape with the $ symbol on his chest. He’s the superhero we didn’t know we needed. Along with the free sample offers, this site also shares ideas of free things to do in major cities. There is a Health & Beauty category with free samples from companies like Redken, Nivea, Veet, and more.
This inclusive and expansive website gives you a plethora of chances to earn free things. Want to enter a sweepstakes? Cool. Answer a riddle correctly? Earn points. Try out a new face cream? Here is a free sample. Easy peasy. When looking specifically for beauty products, try searching what you want. When I simply searched, “beauty”, the first few results were for a Loreal scrub, Sephora clay mask, and Garnier products.
16. Sample A Day:
The site does what it says–offers new free samples every day. I also felt like the website goes out of its way to assure you that there is no catch and that they just want to share this information. The site claims there are many of “free” scam sites, and they want to assure you that they are not one of them. It also shares coupons and prize giveaways. The beauty products I found were under the category, Feminine Samples. I also found more by checking their Free Sample tab.
17. I Love Free Things:
Another user-friendly site that shares hundreds of free sample offers. Find the samples you want by searching keywords like, “restaurant” or “dish soap”. You can also simply browse their most popular giveaways. When I went to their homepage, I immediately saw samples for Garnier, Gucci, Olay, Sephora, and Pantene.
18. Sweet Free Stuff:
Yes, they offer more than cupcakes. Find a variety of free sample options to choose from. They highlight birthday freebies too, which shows you what companies will give you free stuff on your big day. Click the side tab, Health/Beauty, to be taken to over 50 pages of free samples for everything from lipstick to nail files.
They were not very creative with the name, but that’s okay. The types of samples they offer ranges from free music to “happy” samples. Bet you want to find out what that is, huh? Clicking Beauty Sample from the drop-down bar at the top of the webpage will bring you to pages and pages of free samples. I like all the information this site gives you about the giveaways, too. It tells you every step you will have to take to actually get the free sample, which helps you to decide which ones are worth your time.
Because moms need help, too. The freebies here will be more geared towards motherhood, family, and women’s interests. Under the 4Mom drop-down, you will see options for DIY, Beauty, Family, and Recipes. Under the beauty category, the website lists a bunch of free samples and beauty giveaways, and it tells readers how to go through all of the steps to get them.
21. I Crave Freebies:
Here is another site with a wide variety of freebie categories. I like that this one doesn’t demand your email address, but you can still enter it to sign up for free sample updates. They have rarely seen freebie categories like Admission and Tickets, CDs and DVDs, Clothing and Accessories, and Movies and Music. They have a Beauty as well as a Feminine Care category. When I looked at the beauty samples, I easily found ones for Derma-E moisturizer, body cream, perfume, DKNY fragrance samples, and many sample cosmetic kits.
This is probably the longest running site on this list. Since 1998, they have been helping people save money and get free stuff. Health & Beauty is one of their top categories, and the link will take you to a page with lists and lists of beauty and health samples. It’s set up forum-like, so you can read other people’s comments, which is helpful when deciding which is worth your while.
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