This world is an expensive one, so it is no wonder that the majority of people are obsessed with freebies. However, when entering the freebie world it is important that you adhere to certain rules in order to make the most of it. This article will point out some top tips for all novice freebie hunters to help navigate the freebie world – you may learn a thing or two as a seasoned hunter as well.
If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is.
In many cases, the excitement of gaining a freebie on some of your favourite brands can cloud your freebie judgement and this can be highly detrimental. According to Professor Dan Ariely, the majority of transactions have both an upside and a downside; however, when a transaction is free the downside is temporarily forgotten. ‘Free’ provides people with a strong emotional charge where the person will perceive the item being offered to be more valuable than it actually is. This basically means that the person will eliminate common sense if they are receiving a freebie.
Some companies are willing to give freebies, but for those who are fans of the brand, they are often willing to “sell their soul” in exchange for a minute sample. This is detrimental and it is essential that you know what the sample is and what you will be receiving. Be sure the freebie is genuine and always read the terms and conditions before accepting any offers.
If You Do Not Ask, You Will Not Receive…
It is always worthwhile writing letters or sending emails to companies asking if they have any samples available for you to try. This may seem obnoxious and pointless to many people, but those who complete this task have often received large boxes of free items or discount vouchers from the companies as a means of gaining feedback on their products. Furthermore, if you do not like a product, be honest about the response. Companies are happy to offer replacement freebies (plus an extra item) if their products do not meet the user’s approval.
Do Not Expect Too Much….
A full-sized freebie is a rare occurrence and with the majority of the free products being delivered is small envelopes or tiny sachets. Of course, the primary goal is not to obtain a full-sized freebie but a freebie to see if you enjoy the product for a future purchase.
Furthermore, do not expect to receive all free items applied for. Even if you have claimed the free sample noted as available online, it is unlikely that you will have a 100% return. In fact, the most you can expect is approximately 70%. Do not give up hope and keep applying, soon you will be enjoying masses of freebies. Once again, be sure that the freebie is worthwhile and always read the terms and conditions regarding the size and number of samples.
Do Not Feel Guilty….
While some individuals may feel a degree of guilt when asking for freebies, this is completely unnecessary. The company sending a freebie is not losing millions of pounds on the free products; in fact, they are benefiting from the free item. Think about it, for every sample sent there is the potential of a new customer. For example, if you receive a free sample and enjoy the product there is a chance you will make a future purchase of the item.
Set Up A Second Email Address…..
A tip we received from WOW FreeStuff that is highly significant but often neglected, is the setting up of a second email address. To avoid receiving spam mail in your primary address, it is recommended that you use the second address to claim freebies.