Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Samples and where to get 'em

I'm sure most of you will already be partial to the odd sample; not only are they useful but it's also pretty good fun trying out new things without spending any money.  However, there are always a few who maybe can't be bothered with these pocket sized pretties and are missing out. So that's why I thought I'd write a thing or two about where to get them. 

Beauty Counters - By this I mean the ones you find in department stores and Boots with the consultants... If you express interest in a product or range you'll often be given a little sample. This happened the other day and I ended up with three Benefit samples from Debenhams. I'm thinking about moving over to this moisturiser so these will be really handy to try before I buy so to speak!

Online - There are many places online where you can get samples, sometimes directly from a company's website or often from their Facebook page. It's also worth checking out the forums on MSE website as people are always listing links to samples.

Company reps - If you have an Avon lady and are interested in a product ask for a sample. The worst she can say is no and you don't get anywhere if you don't ask. The same applies with Body Shop Party throwers - it's in their interests to give you them, the more you try the more chance they have of making a sale. This is the case with most companies where commission is based on sales!

Magazines - The Superdrug Dare magazine and Boots Health and Beauty mag have both had free samples in the past. There are probably other free magazines that have samples, you just have to keep your eyes peeled. 

Shops - We all know Lush are pretty good at dishing out samples, as are The Body Shop. You can often also pick out free samples when you buy things so make the most out of the money you're spending!

I'm sure there are loads of other places you can get them, so leave me a comment and I'll add them.

Lauren x


  1. Samples are definitely worth getting... I love getting them xx

  2. Woah! That's a lot of samples. Myabe I'm just really unlucky but I never get any! I'll try out your tips though and maybe that'll change. :)

  3. I love getting samples, it's definitely the best way to try out new products. Most of my samples are ones that have some as freebies in magasines, asking at beauty counters scare me - they're intimidating!!

    I've just started a 200 follower giveaway if you're interested in taking a look :) ♥

  4. I love getting samples :)

  5. Ah, I love Benefit products - they even package their samples with a lot of glamor and creativity!

  6. ooh i love getting samples- asos are great at sending things to try in with your orders too :D xx


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