How many of you go to the grocery store and someone is handing out free samples?

@Hannihar (41739)
December 8, 2017 3:30am CST
I used to see it at stores but they have not done that in a long time now. Do any of you still get free samples at grocery stores or in malls that you go to?
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@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
8 Dec
It depends on the store. Some stores are know. For their samples. I tend to shop at discount grocery stores. Samples are not given out too often.
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@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
That is too bad Morley. If one is hungry they can have a snack till they can eat.
@Morleyhunt (20692)
• Canada
8 Dec
@Hannihar ah, but that snack is to tempt us to fill our carts with things we wouldn't normally purchase. I try not to go shopping when I am hungry.
@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
@Morleyhunt Morley, thanks and I know that. I know that is why they do that. I guess I am glad where I go shopping I mostly get what I need.
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• United States
8 Dec
I still see it sometimes on Saturdays, but not everyday.
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@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
Rhonda, that is nice that you still see them doing that.
@Shavkat (65269)
• Philippines
8 Dec
I had seen some promos and distributed to people on the street.
@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
That is nice did you get any Shavkat?
@Shavkat (65269)
• Philippines
9 Dec
@Hannihar I did some. However, discounted food promos of what all I got.lol There are no other freebies.lol
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
@Shavkat Shavkat, We used to have here people walking around and asking us to try things but I have not seen that in a very long time now.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Dec
On weekends by us they give quite a few free samples on baked goods or new products they are promoting.
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
Have you taken any Catherine and bought the things afterwards?
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@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
12 Dec
@Hannihar yes, when it is shampoo or lotion, I am careful when it comes to food samples.
@Hannihar (41739)
12 Dec
@bluesa Catherine, I did not know they gave samples of shampoo and lotion.
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• Midland, Michigan
12 Dec
The store I work in does that every weekend between something like 11-4. I've not gotten any since going full time. Where do you live that you've seen this too?
@Hannihar (41739)
13 Dec
I live in Jerusalem.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Dec
@Hannihar Hmm, I didn't realize stores internationally began this practice too. It probably helps with sales.
@Hannihar (41739)
13 Dec
@MarshaMusselman It was quite some time ago. I used to get in the mail something from the store I go to for coupons. I think now they are doing discounts online and I have not checked.
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@PainsOnSlate (20508)
• Canada
8 Dec
Haven't see the freebies here in Canada but in the states while visiting my sister I see them everywhere - in all the grocery stores.
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
Is it nice and cold where you live in PaintsOnSlate?
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• Canada
10 Dec
@Hannihar It is quite cold right now, its will snow tomorrow ( weather warning this morning) It stays cold until around April\May.
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
@PainsOnSlate It is getting cold here to in Jerusalem. January, February, March are very cold months for us.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
13 Dec
Not in the store close to us. I remember one mall offering free almonds. I love getting free almonds
@Hannihar (41739)
13 Dec
Aubrey, I also like almonds.
@aureliah (18373)
• Kenya
8 Dec
It rarely happens nowadays. manufacturers just have stuff on shelves for customers to just buy
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
You are very right The Fly One.
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@just4him (126827)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
They are usually there on the weekends. I used to enjoy the free samples, but with the diet I'm on, I don't take the free samples anymore.
@Hannihar (41739)
10 Dec
I understand Valerie.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
8 Dec
In the larger supermarkets, you will be offered samples of whatever a company is promoting at the time. It is usually food and drinks samples.
@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
That is nice Kandase.
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@rina110383 (24070)
8 Dec
I see some of the staff of the supermarket giving away samples. Sometimes, I do.
@Hannihar (41739)
8 Dec
Do you eat any of them rina?
@DianneN (84978)
• United States
8 Dec
Every once in a while I see it when they are promoting new products.
@JudyEv (134371)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
I can't remember the last time we were given free samples but it was a long time ago.
@HazySue (22973)
• United States
8 Dec
I have noticed them handing out food samples at the Publix grocery store near us.