10 Ways to Get Free Stuff Without Surveys or Credit Cards
Last Updated January 24, 2016
We all like free stuff and samples!
But it seems like you always have to participate in a survey or complete some kind of offer to get them.
Is it possible to get real free things without having to fill out surveys?
Whether you want freebies in your inbox, or looking to get free stuff mailed to you without shipping fees, there are always ways to get them.
If you like getting paid for surveys, and are going to join only one site, I would recommend you choose Ipsos-iSay. Ipsos is the most fun and well-paying panel. Give it a try to see how you like it. It is free anyway!
The fact is that some manufacturers or businesses would insist on you to provide answers to survey questions that they organize, but that doesn t mean that we have to always go through the survey route in order to enjoy free samples.
But what is without any reasonable doubt is that you will always have to surrender some basic information like who you are and where you stay, before you can even request for some free samples.
Sometimes, it is not uncommon for companies to ask detailed information that you are not willing to render voluntarily. If you don t feel like giving away such personal information, then skip it! While a freebie may be nice to have, it is never going to be at the expense of your real intimate data about yourself.
At the same time, there will always be companies that are willing to forgo certain personal information in exchange for your honest inputs about some of the real questions that they are more interested to find answers on. As you fill out forms, pay attention to those fields (usually denoted by asterisks that explain certain fields are to be completely filled or can be left blank).
With that said, here is how you can get completely free stuff by mail or email without surveys and free shipping:
Use Freebie Websites
I am sure that you must have noticed that there many websites that give you free stuff. But if you have been diligent in your observation, you would also have noticed that many of them are actually scams.
Keep your focus on finding sites that can ultimately give you the samples you desire.
It is not your job to find a survey or free trial offer sign up sites.
Instead, consciously look out for websites that link you to real companies or sites that do not often require detailed information, other than the usual name and address, in order to land you onto those real free samples.
If you re looking for free samples by mail, this is your destination. This is a blog that provides fairly regular updates. It organizes the samples into categories, which makes the website easy to navigate.Yo Free Samples
There is an opt in mailing list on offer here. If you choose, you can receive your daily list of some of the best deals through your e-mail.FreeFlys
Most top brands imaginable are represented here. You can sample free food to household utilities, and anything else in between.Free Snatcher
This is actually a blog site but it has pretty real-time updates throughout the day. The goodies you can find here include samples, coupons and online deals.FreeBeeBuzz
I find this site to be fairly comprehensive. Regardless of freebies, coupons, deals and bargains on products that you are after, the site does not disappoint. As a general practice, it is best that you try out the items of interest before you buy them. Diligent shoppers would love this website.SampleLoft.com
This could be your ideal website if you are looking for items that do not cost anything at all. Moreover, it never attempt to sell you anything or make you do in surveys after surveys in order to claim these products.
KidsFreeStuff (Update: No longer working)
If stuffs like stickers, books, games, crafts, Make-Your-Own Pop-Up Cards more fancy you, you could very well fall in love all over again! Best of all, you can have all these samples free.
7. Use Social Networks
The explosion of Internet has led many companies to offer free samples or even the entire product on social media networks.
The game plan is simple: by making their proposition more appealing to you on their Facebook or Twitter account, they are hoping that you could be impressed enough to include them on your own page, which is easily available to all your friends, whom they again hope to be motivated enough to do exactly what you did.
So the whole machinery of marketing goes on.
Often, laying your hands on these free samples is not so straightforward.
Try Swagbucks, the famous rewards program that pays you for watching videos, taking surveys, shopping and more.
But if there is a will, there is a way, so the saying goes
First, you have to track them down on their Facebook or Twitter account, or both. Check out their walls (or through the direct feed) if they are coming out with some goodies to give away.
If these stuffs interest you, then you must make an effort to say you like them or want to befriend them. You then follow up with your name and address so that these free samples can get to you.
8. Call Your Favorite Companies
While the approach may not sound one bit high tech or sophisticated, you can help yourself to the free samples by ringing up or writing to the manufacturer directly.
It would be better if you profess to have some knowledge or experience about their earlier products. After all, what manufacturers would be interested to know is the opinions of the public, regardless positive or negative thoughts.
If they think you can be dependent on to relay useful feedback, they may be motivated enough to send you coupons, free samples or promotional products.
Needless to say, if you happen to be a popular blogger or someone who regularly post product reviews (either on your own site or 3rd party sites like Yelp, epinions, or Amazon), your credential would just get cranked up a notch in their eyes.
9. Check Individual Company Websites
Another way to get free samples is to check directly with the company that manufactures or markets the product you want.
Sometimes, a trial lot may be produced in order to test the market s reaction and these companies would want to give away the samples to as many individuals as possible, so as to solicit feedback. Such companies are often in the business that sells toiletries, makeup and cosmetics.
But there are also companies like Walmart that give free samples of all kinds of products from many of the suppliers they work with.
10. Use Apps
Amazingly, there is this Free Stuff Without Surveys app from FreeStuffResource.com to guide you along in order to help you get the best free samples offers without going through the surveys route.
This works on an aggregate basis and regularly checks the web for the best offers and presents them in a well-organized way.
Without lifting even an eyelid, suddenly the best and free stuffs are available to you on your iPhone or android powered smartphone.
I am sure the above list is not exhaustive when it comes to getting free samples of products that you can use on a regular basis.
Some approaches may be no-brainer as you simply go ahead and click “like” on a social media page, while others are not so straightforward.
But my main point is that there are ways to get real free stuff without doing surveys or completing tons of offers. You just have to know here to look.
Join SurveyJunkie, one of the few survey panles that gets an A+ rating from the BBB.
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Gail Stevens says
l think this is great especially since l don t have a credit card of any kind, now l can finally get some of the free stuff from on line.
I am glad you liked it Gail.
Yeah, these are all great ways to get a few freebies without pulling out your credit card or spending 20 minutes ticking those surveys boxes.
I have tried to find site that give free product samples and never recieved anything. These sites call me constantly and fill my e-mail address with all their adds that say free products with no postage cost and then they want a credit card after I fill out all the surveys and questions. So needless to say I m not impressed at all. I m going to start putting all these sites on my blogs and my Facebook account. I m so disappointed.
Yeah, when it comes to freebie sites, there are lots of crappy ones out there. And even with legit ones, you don t really get anything for free. In most cases you they are giving you freebies in exchange for your information (which they can use to match you with potential advertisers that may have products you might be interested in). That is how they make their money and can afford to give people free stuff.
That said, the sites listed above are as legit as they get. Give them a try and see how you like them.
Thanks for sharing your experience, by the way, Peggy.