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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 positive thinking and proactive living.

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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      michelle p 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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      bennett 2 months ago

      i love free stuff

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      Billie Marie Pashia 3 months ago

      Thank You for the information! I am going to the

      Post Office tomorrow morning for stamps

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      Tammy Fisher 3 months ago

      Would love to get free stuff

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      Amy 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago from East Coast

      Your welcome!

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      Maria ferrufino 4 months ago

      Thank you

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      anita jeffers 5 months ago

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

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      Simon 6 months ago

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

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      nikki 7 months ago

      so how do i write the letters

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      Anna 7 months ago

      You are awesome and generous thank you

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      kimsmith1416@yahoo.com 7 months ago

      thank you. for your help

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      Elaine Osullivan 8 months ago

      Hope I will start receiving my freebies

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      kenneth guffey 8 months ago

      doing this

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      Amy 11 months ago from East Coast

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

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      jyanceymitchell 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 15 months 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!