Requesting free samples on the Internet is a fairly simple and straightforward task. However, if you have ever waited the required amount of weeks only to find an empty mailbox, it can be a real letdown. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to maximize your chances of actually receiving the samples you request.
Samples are offered on a first come first serve basis and there is usually a certain number of samples being given away for free. To ensure you will be one of the first ones, sign up for the free samples right away. Scout for free samples every day online and don’t hesitate because if you wait too long, the quota may have been filled and your samples will not arrive.
Take steps to ensure you are signing up for a legitimate sample deal. Oftentimes, free sample websites do offer samples on websites that aren’t theirs, but if the website is filled with advertisements and offers to sign up for, it can be a sign they are just harvesting your info and all you will receive is junk mail. One way you can stay safe for sure is to only request samples straight from the manufacturer’s website.
Follow the rules exactly as they are outlined on the website. Some samples will be limited to one per household or some samples are only available to people of a certain age group or location. Don’t ignore these rules because following directions can be the difference between receiving the samples you requested or an empty mailbox staring back at you.
Make sure you completely fill out the mandatory fields in the sample request form. Usually, a name, address, email and phone number are required. In some cases, you may also be asked to fill out a short survey, a poll or play a game. It is important to complete these tasks if you wish to receive your sample. The more you do, the better your chances of actually receiving your freebies.
Though it may seem obvious, double check your submission for any errors. Something simple like a mis-typed house number can prevent you from receiving your requested sample.
After you submit your information, there should be a confirmation page. Pay close attention to this page because it will usually tell you that your info has been submitted to the company and it will give you an estimate of how long it takes for the sample to arrive. If you have missed something, the last page will usually let you know and give you a chance to correct it.
Keep checking your mail to ensure your free sample arrives. The packaging may sometimes resemble junk mail, so be careful not to accidentally throw your sample away. You may even go as far as following up with a company if you haven’t received your sample in 6 to 8 weeks. Just go to the company’s website and use their contact info to let them know about your issue.