We have all seen the scams. They are every on the Internet. Get your free laptop here, get your free ipod there. Can you really get these things free on the Internet. Absolutely not! What is available, however, is free samples given out by companies who want to promote their products and other promotional items (t-shirts, coffee mugs, key chains etc.) used to promote someones business.
Free samples that can be ordered over the Internet can include household items, health & beauty aids, magazine subscriptions and much more. All that is necessary to get them is knowing where to look for them and how to order them safely. Finding the websites that offer listings of free samples is easy. Just use the search engine of your choice and enter the words “free samples” and you will find dozens, maybe hundreds of sites listing these offers.
There are some things that you should keep in mind as you look for these offers and it can be a very rewarding experience.
- Make sure you have good anti-virus software installed and working properly. This is always good advice, but even more important when you will be entering your personal information into various websites.
- Get a second email address form one of the free email services. You will often need to sign up for an email newsletter to get a free sample and you don’t want to clog your primary email address with spam.
- Don’t give out your phone number. Getting unwanted phone calls is too high of a price to pay for getting free stuff. If the form you are filling out requires your phone number, move on to the next one.
- Keep your credit card in your wallet. If something is being called “free” and you need to pull out your credit card to get it, it is not free.
There are lots of real free offers on the Internet and you should get as many of them as possible. In order to keep companies offering free samples in the future, just be sure only to order things that you actually need and will use. Here is a site that I would recommend for a place to find truly free samples. Just use some common sense and then have fun checking your mailbox every day looking for the free stuff to start showing up.