50 Kick-Ass Companies That Send Free Stuff

Updated on June 16, 2017
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My goal as a writer is to spread as much knowledge as I can about saving money and getting freebies

Find out which companies will send you free products!
Find out which companies will send you free products!

How My Project Started

My name is Aimee. I am just an average busy mother and freelance writer who loves to spend time with my family. Recently my husband and I started thinking about giving our children the Christmas they always dreamed of, but like many others we could not afford it. Finally a light bulb went off in my head about this creative way I could raise a lot of extra money for my children's gifts this year.

One day I was organizing my pantry and looking at all of the products I buy to fill my families everyday needs. As I was skimming the boxes of pancake mix, brownies, and cereal I thought about how much money I have spent over the years on these products. A huge chunk of my income has gone to these companies that make our food and other products. Wouldn't it be nice if they finally gave me something back?

How I Got Companies to Send Me Free Stuff

The way I see things, I can waste many hours sitting in front of the television or being on the internet and gain absolutely nothing. On the other hand, I can use that time writing to the companies I love.

I wrote emails to about 150 of my favorite companies and asked them for a free sample or coupon. Many of the products in my pantry were made by Kraft, Nestle, and General Mills. Most of the products in my cleaning closet were Church & Dwight, Proctor & Gamble, and Kimberly Clark. It was astounding to see how many different products were made by the same few companies.

After I had exhausted every product in my home I began to think of companies that were outside of my home. I broadened my horizons and started getting addresses from other companies, such as fast food places, chain stores, and coffee places. A freebie is a freebie and my project was about getting as much free stuff as I could.

Many of the letters I wrote were simple and to the point, but if it was a company I especially loved, I made it a point to go into more detail. When I started really getting into this project, I decided to write more creatively and from the heart. When I did that I received the best responses and received the most free products!

Altogether, including tax, I received about $200 worth of free products!

Do you think it is worth your time to write a feedback letter to a company?

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Companies That Sent Me Free Stuff

Company I Wrote
What I Got
Friendly's
$10 gift card
Traditional Medicinal's Tea
2 coupons for a free box of tea each
Chuck E. Cheese
one gift card for tokens and pizza
Bird's Eye
one coupon for a free viola meal
Jose Ole
one coupon for a free box of taquitos
Mrs. T. Perrogies
cents of coupons
Celestial Seasonings
two coupons for a free box of tea
One A Day Vitamins
$1 off coupons
Cabot Cheese
one coupon for a free package of cheese
Yogi Tea
one coupon for a free box of tea
Bausch and Lomb
one coupon for a free bottle of solution
Aubrey Organics Inc
one coupons for a free product
Perdue Chicken
$1 off coupons
Science Diet Dog Food
one coupon for a free bag of dog food
Tom's of Maine Tolietries
free samples of toothpaste and small bar of soap
Cape Code Potato Chips
one coupon for a free bag of chips
Red Robin
one certificate good for 2 free burgers
American Dairy Brands
$1 off coupons
Herr's Potato Chips
one coupon for a free bag of chips
Scott Paper Towels
$1 off coupons
Eden Foods
a box of free product samples
Caldrea Laundry Products
free smaples of their hand soap
Ellio's Pizza
one coupon for a free box of pizza
Alpine Lace Cheese
one coupon for a free cheese
Small Planet Foods
$1 off coupons
On Cor Frozen Foods
2 coupons for one free frozen meal each
La Yogurt
4 coupons for 1 free yogurt each
New England Coffee
$1 off coupons
Pure Protein Bars
2 free bars sent to my home
Simply Potatoes
2 coupons for any simply potato product
Blue Diamond Almonds
2 free packages of almonds sent
Dole Foods
cents off coupons
Bic Shavers
one coupon for a free package of razors
Ready Pack Salads
one coupon for a free product
Jimmy Dean Breakfast
one coupon for a free box of breakfast sandwiches
Clear Eyes
one coupon for a free bottle of clear eyes
Jane Cosmetics
free mascara and lip glosss sent
O'Cedar Mops
$1 off coupon
Sensodyne
cents off coupons
Malt O' Meal
cents off coupons
Viva Paper Towels
one coupon for a free roll of paper towels
Cedarlane Frozen Foods
three coupons for a free product each
Sephora
e-mail sign up inforamtion
Tree Top Inc.
3 coupons for a free bottle of apple juice each
Wholesome Sweetner's
5 coupons for a free package of sweetner each
Firestone Tires
discount oil change coupons
Colonial Candle
2 free small candle votives
Neil George Hair Care
2 full size bottles of shampoo/conditioner sent
Earth Therapeutics
1 free sample sent
President Cheese
One coupon for a free package of brie
By sending emails to the companies I love, I got free products and coupons in the mail.
By sending emails to the companies I love, I got free products and coupons in the mail.

Tips to Getting Free Products From Companies

  • An astounding number of companies (mostly the larger ones) do not list their company address on their products. Many of them do not list it on their web-site as well. The best thing to do is contact them via e-mail.
  • Many of the products I found from small companies included their address on the package. Surprisingly, many pet products list the address of their company on their packaging.
  • Many personal hygeine products such as toothpaste, cleaning products, and soap were all made by the same four companies.
  • Some of the companies email addresses were hard to find. It almost seemed intentional. There were some cases when I had to look some of the e-mail addresses up on the Better Business Bureau website.

If it was a company I especially loved, I made it a point to go into more detail. When I decided to write more creatively and from the heart, I received the best responses and the most free products!

My Favorite Freebies

I emailed about 150 companies and I have to say I do have a top five favorite list of free products I received.

  1. Celestial Seasonings: The boxes cost around $6 each so I saved about $12.
  2. Chuck E. Cheese: My kids had a great time. It was something I don't normally do with them. The card was worth $30.
  3. Red Robin: My husband and I love Red Robin and each of our burgers were $15 each so the certificate saved us $30.
  4. Oncor Frozen Meals: I don't normally buy frozen meals for my kids. I decided to try these on a busy night when I didn't have time to make dinner. They were really good and wholesome. They almost tasted like a home cooked hot meal.
  5. Bausch & Lomb: I have been buying this contact solution for years. My free bottle saved me $12. It was nice to get something back from a company I am very faithful to.

My Conclusion

I had a lot of fun with this project. It was really liberating to be able to get a lot of free consumable items for doing something creative and honest. I added up how much this project made me. My credit card bills were a lot lower due to the amount I shaved off of them on the free items I would normally be purchasing. Being that I spent 5 hours on this project and I earned $200 worth of free valuable items, it would amount to being paid $40 per hour. It was well worth my time and I am $200 richer this holiday season! I will now be able to afford to purchase the extras for my children I wouldn't normally be able to!

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      Irene baltaza 

      9 days ago

      Iam always finding ways to get tons of free product can you help

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      Robin 

      3 weeks ago

      May I get free stuff ?

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      Juanita Burgett 

      6 weeks ago

      What do you ask the company when you are asking for free samples

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      Mary Ann 

      3 months ago

      So kool!

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      Jamie 

      3 months ago

      Would love to get free things, never ever get lucky with that, so would be awesome and much appreciated in every way. Thanks in advance

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      Theresa 

      3 months ago

      I would love to get free stuff ..ply n ty

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      Theresa 

      3 months ago

      I would love to try this free stuff , I never get anything for nothing so this would be great , please & ty

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      mireya 

      4 months ago

      I would love too try this free stuff too i never got nothing but it would be nice to get something if this is for real.

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      Michelle 

      5 months ago

      It be nice to try same free stuff from you guy i never try before i love to do i have time for it

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      Stuart Cooper 

      10 months ago

      The secret to getting free stuff this way is........don't ask for anything. Instead, compliment them on their product. Add a very short story and some humour. Include your kids or grandparents in the story. But compliment them. Make your email short and to the point. About 150 words. But make sure you praise their product. Even then not everybody will reply to your email or send you something.

      Happy emailing.

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      Joy Fitzgerald 

      11 months ago

      Enjoyed reading your experience and I think I might give it a try. Have to finish up a few projects first but I will give it a try. Have a good day.

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      Nicole K 

      11 months ago

      I'm glad you got so much free stuff! Thanks for sharing! My husband wrote to In N Out about a negative experience we had at one of their locations and they sent us a gift certificate. It's definitely nice to get those in the mail !

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      Finnegan Williams 

      13 months ago from Cheyenne

      Some great ideas. I will try and pursue this. Perhaps with Red Robbin. It's a nice idea and can save you money and also get you to try new products.

      Would like to see some photos

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      Katherine Eddins 

      13 months ago

      Men love me because of my free perfume.

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      Maria Castaneda 

      14 months ago

      I signed up for freebies and never receive anything.

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      Kaaren Kimball 

      14 months ago

      I called Nutrish dog food company and they sent 2 coupons for dog food. It is my dog’s favorite food and I told them so. Phone number is on package

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      Dahlsena Smith 

      15 months ago

      How do I gey free stuff

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      lex 

      15 months ago

      what did you all write to company to rec free stuff what did you say?

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      Annamezouane 

      15 months ago

      I'm a nice person

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      Mary Brown 

      15 months ago

      I would like to receive free items. Thank you.

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      Lisa Spivey 

      16 months ago

      I have done this before and nobody ever sent me anything but maybe it will this time.

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      Carolyn Seymour 

      16 months ago

      I want Free stuff.

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      Amy 

      17 months ago from East Coast

      It's stories like yours that keep me doing this. I have gotten similar results with other companies. It's heartwarming. I might be writing some hand written letters soon to some well deserved companies.

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      Lauren 

      17 months ago

      I wrote what I can only describe as a love letter to Gain. I wanted to see if they'd send me a coupon, but also, let's be honest, I love Gain. A week or two later i got a coupon for 50 cents off or something. Fast forward a month or two, they sent me a huge gifts basket with maybe 100 bucks or so worth of Gain products, all full size, no samples, all in the scent that i mentioned was my favorite in the letter. Furthermore it came with a hand written note that wad actually really sweet. (And quite lengthy, indicating they really put time and thought into it.) I'm a Gain fan for life now!

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      Amy 

      17 months ago from East Coast

      You can look them up on the company's web-site

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      janie 

      17 months ago

      ok how did u get the emails

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      Marie 

      17 months ago

      It will helped me a lot if I can get some free products

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      dulce sifuentes 

      17 months ago

      yes i would like to try free products

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      Amy 

      17 months ago from East Coast

      Good luck!

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      Sitha Moodley 

      17 months ago

      Yes, l would love to get some freebies too.

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      Amy 

      17 months ago from East Coast

      Thanks June! It's a very rewarding hobby.

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      June A 

      17 months ago

      Thanks Amy, I have been writing/emailing to companies for years, to complain or compliment, I have also gotten free stuff/coupons, but not to the degree that you have...I think I will take some time and make my list also.....Thanks for the “push”!

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      Grace Partridge 

      18 months ago

      I love free stuff

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      Diane 

      18 months ago

      Very helpful in making my dollars stretch thank you

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      Peggy wagers 

      19 months ago

      I need to try this

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      Rhonda 

      19 months ago

      Would love to sign up to recieve free stuff in the mail!!!!!

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      Kayla 

      19 months ago

      I love getting free stuff in mail coz it a good ideal for giving stuff to my friends and family and a good gift give away.

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      Laura Lopez 

      19 months ago

      I would love to get free stuff by mail like free coupons by mail t shirts blouse and more so I would like more information please we would greatly appreciate it if have a big family that really needs help.

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      Dana Gilbert 

      19 months ago

      I love free stuff and I love getting free stuff in the mail

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      lisa lewis 

      19 months ago

      Free is a great way to check out new items,just to have, or share with friends and family.

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      Sherry Hurley 

      20 months ago

      I Love Receiving Samples and I always like Trying New samples and giving reviews on the product awesome Thanks For Sharing!

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      Teresa McDougle 

      20 months ago

      Out of work would love to get free stuff would help a lot

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      Tina Showers 

      20 months ago

      I'm interested in getting free samples.

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      Sharon Mccreary 

      20 months ago

      I would like to get free products

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      Angel Moore 

      20 months ago

      i am trying to get some free stuff for my kids for Christmas this year

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      angelo mastrocesare 

      21 months ago

      i need food thank you.

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      Kel-lee Ryan 

      21 months ago

      I LOVE FREE STUFF ¡!!!!!!

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      Lisa Gillus 

      21 months ago

      Hey thanks for the info.I hear you and these are the answer to my questions thanks.

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      michelle p 

      23 months ago

      I was wondering if you gotta send more emails each time you would like free stuff or do they put u on a mailing list?

      Thank you for shareing your story.

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      Marion Meyer 

      23 months ago

      Great knowing theres kindness of sharing with others ...thankyou

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      bennett 

      2 years ago

      i love free stuff

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      Billie Marie Pashia 

      2 years ago

      Thank You for the information! I am going to the

      Post Office tomorrow morning for stamps

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      Tammy Fisher 

      2 years ago

      Would love to get free stuff

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      Amy 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      Yes, Angela. I only write letters to companies I really love. It is a good way to spread positive feelings!

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      Angela m 

      2 years ago

      I did this many years ago . I wrote to just 1 place...Subway and was surprised when they sent me a bunch of coupons for free sandwiches. I did not write them for that reason. I honestly enjoyed a sandwich and the customer service and wanted to tell them. I didn't know that companies would do something like that.

      I still eat at subway without the free coupons.

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      Amy 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      Your welcome!

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      Maria ferrufino 

      2 years ago

      Thank you

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      anita jeffers 

      2 years ago

      this is a great way to try things on a fixed income.

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      Simon 

      2 years ago

      Jelly Belly sent me three sample bags full of the mixed beans. Pretty sweet.

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      nikki 

      2 years ago

      so how do i write the letters

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      Anna 

      2 years ago

      You are awesome and generous thank you

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      kimsmith1416@yahoo.com 

      2 years ago

      thank you. for your help

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      Elaine Osullivan 

      2 years ago

      Hope I will start receiving my freebies

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      kenneth guffey 

      2 years ago

      doing this

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      Amy 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      I wish you lots of luck. You should give it a try!

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      jyanceymitchell 

      2 years ago

      I am so happy I read this article, I would love to receive the free samples in my mailbox! Receiving these I've free samples will feel like receiving a presents in the mail!

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      Amy 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      Hi Linda, you would write the letter to the customer service department. Here is a link to my article which includes the sample letter -

      https://toughnickel.com/frugal-living/How-I-Got-Fr...

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      Linda Galvan 

      2 years ago

      Great article and awesome idea. Could you add a sample letter? Just to get an idea of how you were able to persuade and compliment them, and did you ask out right for a coupon or sample? What department do you suggest we write to if there are multiple department emails found?

      Thank you!

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      Carrie Smith 

      3 years ago

      This is awesome! Thank you so much for this list and for being so detailed. I have done this before with companies I love (I've written compliment emails, but never asked for a coupon-- yet) and have had great success with Duncan Heinz, Happy Baby (Happy Family), Horizon Organic, Plum Organic, and Greek Gods Yogurt. It is nice to get a personal email back, and a big bonus to be sent a coupon. Thanks again for the article!

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