Who doesn’t love free stuff? Nowadays it is so easy to get your hands on freebies with just a few clicks of the mouse or taps on your phone. Plus, it’s just fun getting mail!
Many companies like to send out free sample boxes. It’s a win-win situation!
You as the consumer get to try free products, and you may love it so much that you tell others about it and/or decide to pay for the full-size product later.
I love getting sample-size items. Beauty items like shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and the like are perfect to toss in a bag for travel, and snack items can be kept in the car or your desk at work for a quick pick-me-up.
Table of Contents
- Where to Get Free Sample Boxes
- Free Trial Boxes
Where to Get Free Sample Boxes
It’s fun to get freebies, but it’s not always easy to tell which free sample boxes are legit and which are…less so. We’ve done the work for you to put together an awesome list.
Here are my favorite ways to get free sample boxes – most with free shipping, too!
PINCHme sends free sample boxes by partnering with well-known companies like Kraft, P&G, Unilever, L’Oréal, Kellogg’s, and more. There’s no catch and no credit card required, and they ship for free, as well!
Just complete your profile so they known which samples to send you, then claim your samples each month (you choose which samples you want from a list they give you).
These samples go quickly, so once you get the email that they’re available, scurry on over to PINCHme to grab yours! Once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Once you receive your samples, try them out! PINCHme will send a follow-up survey to get your feedback.
I have noticed in the past that the more diligent you are about filling out feedback surveys, the more samples they’ll offer you.
And I just spotted a new feature – PINCHme coins! You’ll get rewarded when you send PINCHme your feedback, but also by completing additional offers and filling out online surveys.
These coins can be redeemed for free products, gift cards, and even an iPhone 11! (Although it will take you a loooooooong time to get enough coins for that one.)
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2. Walmart Sample Boxes
Walmart Baby Registry Welcome Box
Walmart offers two sample boxes. The first is the Walmart Baby Registry Welcome Box. This box is completely free to those who create a baby registry for their little one.
Once you create your registry, you’ll fill out the form with your registry URL, mailing information, and due date, then wait for your box to show up! Samples vary but may include products from Huggies, Dr. Brown’s, Dreft, Enfamil, Johnson’s, and more.
Walmart Beauty Box
Another option from Walmart is the Walmart Beauty Box. This sample box is shipped out seasonally (four times a year), but it’s not totally free…you’ll need to pay $6.98 for the box which includes shipping.
The Walmart Beauty Box includes beauty samples for each season as well as tips on products sold at Walmart both in-store and online. Participating brands include Aveeno, Bioré, Burt’s Bees, Caress, Cetaphil, and more.
It’s easy to get started – just fill out your beauty profile which includes information on your age, skin and hair concerns, and shopping habits so they can get an idea of what to send you.
Once you sign up, you’ll receive a box each season until you cancel which you can do online. Walmart may send you a survey asking for your feedback, but it’s not necessary to fill this out to keep receiving samples.
Walmart Beauty Boxes are sent out once per season: Winter (starting November), Spring (starting February), Summer (starting May), and Fall (starting August).
SampleSource.com is another resource to get completely free sample boxes. Samples include everything from makeup and beauty care to household cleaning products to food and snacks!
To receive your free sample boxes, you’ll need to register for an account and tell them a little more about yourself.
Once samples go live, log in to your account and choose which samples you’d like to try. After you make your selections, they’ll pack them up and ship them to you for free!
Participating brands include Campbell’s, Tetley, Nescafe Gold, Batiste, Jif, and lots more. You can rate the samples you receive so other people can get an idea of what you think, but it’s not necessary to do so.
Keep in mind that SampleSource.com samples go very quickly once they’re available (as in, within hours), so watch your email like a hawk if this interests you.
There is a limit of one package per address and/or email and/or IP. There are SampleSource programs available for both the US and Canada.
BzzAgent sends out free products that you can try out and then review and share on social media or your own website. Participating brands include L’Oréal, Gillette, Hershey’s, Samsonite, Rimmel London, and lots more.
To get started, sign up for an account and let BzzAgent know what you are interested in.
When they have a campaign they think is a good fit for you, you’ll get an email inviting you to try out a product and share your experience across social media.
There’s a quick turnaround on the email application (as in, less than 24 hours), so if you get an invite that interests you, fill out the survey ASAP!
If you’re accepted, you’ll receive an email with further instructions as to what to do when you get your product and how to share your thoughts on social media.
Please note that you’ll need to connect your social media accounts to your profile to be able to participate in these campaigns.
Judging by the name, you’ve probably guessed that Influenster is targeted to influencers, right? Well, yes and no.
You will need to connect your social media accounts to join, but you don’t need to have a following like Kim Kardashian to receive free sample boxes.
Influenster is made up of over 6.5 million members that review products for various companies. Their free sample boxes are called VoxBoxes which contain free full-size products.
Partnering companies include L’Oréal, Maybelline, Pure Leaf, Hershey’s, Hellman’s, and more.
To be eligible to receive a VoxBox, you’ll need to create an account and download the Influenster app. You’ll also need to completely fill out your profile and upload a profile picture.
Once you do, you’ll receive regular surveys letting you know of new VoxBox opportunities.
There’s no guarantee you’ll be selected, but the more you interact and complete online tasks, the better your chances of getting picked.
Smiley360 is a community of over 1 million members that try out products for free in exchange for honest feedback, positive or negative.
Once you become a member, you’ll be eligible for Missions. If you qualify for a Mission, you’ll receive free product(s) that match your lifestyle and interests.
When you accept a Mission, you’ll receive a Smiley Kit that contains a free sample or full-size product along with instructions for what you need to do to try it out and share your feedback.
Besides sharing feedback, you’ll also earn points and badges as you complete the Mission. This improves your community status within Smiley360 and makes you more likely to be picked for future missions.
7. Daily Goodie Box
Daily Goodie Box provides free samples and full-size products in exchange for your opinion. They send out boxes monthly. You’ll need to create an account and confirm your email address to receive free sample boxes.
To increase your chances of receiving a box, you’ll need to comment on their Facebook page. Each day they give away 10 – 500 Goodie Boxes on their Facebook page to commenters on the daily post.
You’ll know you’re getting a box if they reply to your Facebook comment with “Congrats! You just got a Goodie Box.”
Daily Goodie Box partners with over 300 individual brands to supply over 400 different products for their members to try.
8. Target Sample Box
Just like Walmart above, Target also gives you a free sample box when you create a baby registry. This free welcome kit is valued at over $150 and is filled with all sorts of good stuff for you and Baby.
You can create a baby registry the traditional way…although you won’t use the scanner like you used to. Just browse the store and scan your favorite items by using the Target registry app on your phone.
Otherwise, you can create your registry online and add items that way. If you go the online route, just stop by Guest Services on your next Target run to grab your free kit.
Now that we have babies on the brain, another place to get free sample boxes is Enfamil Family Beginnings.
Parents who join may receive free formula samples which are always nice to have on hand, even if you’re not planning to use formula.
You’ll also receive a set of Belly Badges for great photo opportunities, a chance to win free formula for a year, discount checks, Enfamil Shop Rewards, and more.
Similac also sends out free formula samples and goodies for new moms. Join Similac StrongMoms Rewards to receive up to $400 worth of benefits as well as support along your parenting journey.
You’ll also receive a free Shutterfly photo book and savings on Similac.com Schedule & Save purchases when you join the program.
PS – If you need formula deals, we’ve got a great list of the Best Amazon Subscribe and Save Deals that often lists formula deals.
11. Ripple Street
You may have heard of Chatterbox or House Party…those two brands are now under the banner of Ripple Street.
Ripple Street is a company that partners brands with consumers. You’ll sign up for an account, then apply for specific opportunities that appeal to you.
You may need to host a party and share your products with friends or family to be eligible to receive your free sample boxes.
Participating brands include Panasonic, Miller Coors, Burt’s Bees, Dr. Pepper, Oreo, and more.
Sampler offers free sample boxes to those who create an account with them.
You’ll need to create your profile and let them know your likes/dislikes so they can match you with free samples that you’ll use and love.
Once you create your account, check to see if there are any samples available to you by clicking the “Check for new offers” button. They’ll also send email alerts when they’ve found matches for your account.
Join the monthly online #SamplerParty and/or answer the monthly questions to increase your chances of matching.
Note that to claim samples, you’ll need a valid mobile phone number as their verification numbers are sent via SMS text.
13. Amazon Baby Registry Welcome Box
Amazon offers a free Registry Welcome Box for new and expecting parents who create an Amazon Baby Registry. This box is stuffed with full-size, travel-size, and sample-size products for you and your baby.
There are a few hoops to jump through to get your free box:
- Join Amazon Prime. Yes, this box is only available to Prime members.
- Complete 60% of your Checklist. Amazon offers a list of suggested items to add to your registry. You don’t have to add everything they suggest to your registry. Trust me, you don’t need all of that! Instead, you can just select “Mark as complete” for a particular category.
- Purchase $10 from your Registry. This can be done by you or a friend or family member.
Once those qualifications are met, you can log in to your Amazon account and claim your free box.
Free Trial Boxes
Another option for getting freebies is by signing up for free trial boxes. These typically give you a glimpse of a subscription service to see if it’s something you want to stick with.
Most free trial boxes require you to pay a little bit for shipping and may continue to charge your card later, so be sure to check the fine print!
14. Blue Bottle Coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee is a retailer of hand-roasted, small-batch coffee. They offer a subscription service that gets you fresh coffee beans delivered directly to your door.
Get a free 12-oz trial bag of your choice of espresso, blend, or single-origin coffee. You’ll just need to pay for shipping ($5).
Note that ten days after your trial bag ships, your trial transforms into the subscription you selected at checkout. You can change, pause, or cancel this subscription at any time.
Harry’s has a mission to provide quality shaving products for men at an affordable price via a monthly subscription.
They offer a free trial set that includes a weighted rubberized handle (you pick the color), a five-blade razor cartridge, foaming shave gel, and a travel blade cover. You’ll just pay $3 for shipping.
As you sign up, you’ll select your ongoing refills (blades or blades + gel) and choose how often you want to receive refills, depending on how frequently you shave.
Before each shipment, you will get an email from them with enough time to modify or cancel your plan.
16. Amora Coffee
Amora Coffee delivers fresh, tasty coffee with classic, rounded flavor to your door.
Get a free bag of coffee with coupon code TRYAMORA at checkout. You will need to pay $5.95 for shipping and handling.
Note that Amora Coffee does offer a subscription service, but this specific free bag offer does NOT sign you up for that. It’s just a one-time purchase and you can reorder on your own terms if you so choose.
BabeBox sends out a monthly box of beauty products. These boxes included 4-5 full-sized products that are cruelty-free and carry a value of $100 or more.
Your first box is FREE – just pay $6.95 for shipping! You can cancel anytime. If you choose to continue your subscription, you’ll pay as low as $24/month and get free shipping.
Lumin offers quality skincare products for men. They’re not a one-size-fits-all subscription service; instead, they offer three different sets to meet you and your skin where you’re at.
They’re offering a free trial box for your first month – just pay $7.95 for shipping.
Each set will include a month’s supply of three of the following:
- Moisturizing Balm
- Charcoal Cleanser
- Exfoliating Rub
- Dark Circle Defense
- Anti-Wrinkle Serum
You can cancel your subscription at any time in your account settings during your trial.
If you choose not to cancel, they’ll ship you a new, larger subscription box for $48 (20% off) and will continue to do so every 2 months.
With all these ways to get free sample boxes, you’ll have a bunch of goodies arriving at your doorstep in no time. Try out these sample-size and full-size products and see what you think.
What are your favorite ways to get free sample boxes? Please share your experience in the comments below!