Tips for New Freebie Hunters

Collaborative Guest Post.

Let’s face it, we all love free stuff. We are shattering world records queuing for 2 hours in a queue of 1,000 people to get a Krispy Kreme doughnut free of charge or asking our favourite restaurant for a lifetime supply of nuggets free of charge. People can go to great lengths for freebies. However, it is important to know that there are some rules to follow to get the most out of freebies. As a free stuff hunter, it is good to know about these rules.

  1. If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is 

The excitement of getting free stuff can cloud our judgement. According to Professor Dan Ariely, most of the transactions have an advantage and a disadvantage but free stuff can make us forget the disadvantage. What this means is that the fact that we can get something free of charge can make us forget about common sense. 

Keep in mind that some companies know this and that is why they are ready to make you sell your soul in exchange for a tiny sample. As such, it is good to know what you are getting. Ensure that the freebie sounds legit (for instance, know that you will not get a £1,000 gift voucher free of charge anytime soon) and read the terms and conditions to enable you to know what you are signing up for.

  1. Don’t Expect Too Much 

Full-sized freebies are rare. Most of the free products are often delivered in small envelopes or tiny sachets. The main aim is to give you a taste of a product to motivate you to buy it. This helps people avoid wasting their hard-earned money on a product they might not enjoy. You should also not expect to receive all the freebies you applied for. 

Of all the samples you apply for, you will get 70% of them. If you think that the incoming mail is a little sparse, don’t give up. Keep applying and you are likely to start getting free stuff soon. Checking the T&C’s can help you know the available samples and how big the product will be. This will help you apply for freebies worth your time.

  1. You Will Only Get By Asking 

Write letters to companies or send them an email asking them whether they have any free samples. People have gotten huge boxes of freebies or money-off vouchers from companies after contacting the businesses to let them know that they are enjoying their product. Equally, if you do not like a product, be honest. Say it. You will find companies are too happy to give out replacement freebies and extra if their products are not up to scratch.

  1. Do Not Feel Guilty 

If you feel like a company is losing out on millions of pounds because you ordered some of their free products, don’t worry. In fact, they are benefitting more than you think. Keep in mind that samples help a company reach potential customers who can later become loyal customers and increase a company’s profits. And if you are given a certain product free of charge and you like it, you are more likely to buy the product.

  1. Set Up A Second Email Address 

This tip is very important for those who want to claim free stuff. This is because of the fact that setting up a second email address, social media accounts, and telephone numbers will help you avoid receiving unwanted calls or spam mail. You will use the second email address, social media accounts, and telephone numbers to claim free samples. Do this and you will thank me later.