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50 Kick-Ass Companies That Send Free Stuff

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Amy has been an online writer for several years. Her goal as a writer is to spread as much knowledge as she can about saving money.

Find out which companies will send you free products!

Find out which companies will send you free products!

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.

I was organizing my pantry and looking at all of the products I buy to fill my family's 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 gave me something back?

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.

How I Got Companies to Send Me Free Stuff

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!

Companies That Sent Me Free Stuff

Company I WroteWhat 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 for Getting Companies to Send You Free Products

  • The best thing to do is contact them via e-mail. 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 website as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

The Total Value of Free Products I Received

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!

Comments

Linda Bryen on July 24, 2020:

These are very good ideas on how to get free stuff from companies that sell their products to us. I must give it a try.

mariombustos on April 10, 2020:

Me encantaria poder recibir productos gratis

Amanda on March 20, 2020:

I'd like to get free stuff.

Regina on March 16, 2020:

I would love to have free stuff .

Alyssa on March 16, 2020:

Add Crocs to that list, I emailed them, and this morning they emailed back a 50% off coupon off my entire order. Which made my 64 dollar order down to 30.44 dollars!

Leslie on December 09, 2019:

This site sounds so exciting and fun I love to get free stuff.

Sarah j davies on November 15, 2019:

I can't get a free argument never mind free samples. Please help someone. Many thanks in advance xxx

Irene baltaza on August 12, 2019:

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

Robin on July 27, 2019:

May I get free stuff ?

Juanita Burgett on July 07, 2019:

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

Mary Ann on May 13, 2019:

So kool!

Jamie on May 05, 2019:

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

Theresa on April 30, 2019:

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

Theresa on April 30, 2019:

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

mireya on April 02, 2019:

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.

Michelle on March 12, 2019:

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

Stuart Cooper on September 30, 2018:

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.

Joy Fitzgerald on September 17, 2018:

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.

Nicole K on September 04, 2018:

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 !

Fin from Barstow on July 23, 2018:

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

Katherine Eddins on July 11, 2018:

Men love me because of my free perfume.

Maria Castaneda on June 04, 2018:

I signed up for freebies and never receive anything.

Kaaren Kimball on May 31, 2018:

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

Dahlsena Smith on May 22, 2018:

How do I gey free stuff

lex on May 18, 2018:

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

Annamezouane on May 13, 2018:

I'm a nice person

Mary Brown on May 05, 2018:

I would like to receive free items. Thank you.

Lisa Spivey on April 21, 2018:

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

Carolyn Seymour on April 10, 2018:

I want Free stuff.

Amy (author) from East Coast on March 27, 2018:

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.

Lauren on March 26, 2018:

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!

Amy (author) from East Coast on March 21, 2018:

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

janie on March 20, 2018:

ok how did u get the emails

Marie on March 18, 2018:

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

dulce sifuentes on March 18, 2018:

yes i would like to try free products

Amy (author) from East Coast on March 10, 2018:

Good luck!

Sitha Moodley on March 10, 2018:

Yes, l would love to get some freebies too.

Amy (author) from East Coast on March 07, 2018:

Thanks June! It's a very rewarding hobby.

June A on March 05, 2018:

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”!

Grace Partridge on February 25, 2018:

I love free stuff

Diane on February 25, 2018:

Very helpful in making my dollars stretch thank you

Peggy wagers on January 14, 2018:

I need to try this

Rhonda on January 13, 2018:

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

Kayla on January 09, 2018:

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.

Laura Lopez on January 09, 2018:

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.

Dana Gilbert on January 05, 2018:

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

lisa lewis on January 02, 2018:

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

Sherry Hurley on December 23, 2017:

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

Teresa McDougle on December 19, 2017:

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

Tina Showers on December 17, 2017:

I'm interested in getting free samples.

Sharon Mccreary on December 14, 2017:

I would like to get free products

Angel Moore on December 01, 2017:

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

angelo mastrocesare on November 30, 2017:

i need food thank you.

Kel-lee Ryan on November 23, 2017:

I LOVE FREE STUFF ¡!!!!!!

Lisa Gillus on November 11, 2017:

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

michelle p on September 15, 2017:

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.

Marion Meyer on September 12, 2017:

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

bennett on August 02, 2017:

i love free stuff

Billie Marie Pashia on July 06, 2017:

Thank You for the information! I am going to the

Post Office tomorrow morning for stamps

Tammy Fisher on July 02, 2017:

Would love to get free stuff

Amy (author) from East Coast on June 17, 2017:

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

Angela m on June 16, 2017:

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.

Amy (author) from East Coast on June 11, 2017:

Your welcome!

Maria ferrufino on June 11, 2017:

Thank you

anita jeffers on May 10, 2017:

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

Simon on April 07, 2017:

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

nikki on March 10, 2017:

so how do i write the letters

Anna on March 06, 2017:

You are awesome and generous thank you

kimsmith1416@yahoo.com on February 25, 2017:

thank you. for your help

Elaine Osullivan on February 09, 2017:

Hope I will start receiving my freebies

kenneth guffey on February 09, 2017:

doing this

Amy (author) from East Coast on November 14, 2016:

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

jyanceymitchell on November 14, 2016:

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!

Amy (author) from East Coast on October 23, 2016:

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...

Linda Galvan on October 22, 2016:

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!

Carrie Smith on July 01, 2016:

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!