My Name is ElusiveButterfly and I am addicted to Samples.

United States
March 27, 2007 6:09pm CST
I confess, yes, I am a sample junky. I will sign up for anything I can get for free. What a thrill it is to open your mailbox to find a sample or two waiting for you. Yes, some are just a one use sample, but even a one use sample is one that you didn't have to pay for.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
27 Mar 07
LOL--- I love the big size free samples-- When I went to Pittsburgh for a long weekend I took free samples of toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, and a razor-- . I too love free samples- I've done pretty well getting them too- I joined this website Freelancebyu and they have a spot designated for free samples. Alot of them I could care less about-- But alot of them are great! I've gotten post-it notes-- : ) My daughter loves these. Pens, I even got free samples from this promotion website-- I got a insulated coffee to go cup, a lawn chair and pens- Walmart.com is always given away free stuff-- Have you checked them out??
• United States
27 Mar 07
I love the freebies from Walmart.com. I have gotten many items from them.
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I have never gotten samples or "freebies" from anything. Seems like it is a popular thing to do! I think that they are meaning for you to buy more when the sample runs out! LOL Do you buy more when the sample goes out if you really like it? Just curious! :)
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
27 Mar 07
*sitting in back and raises hand reluctantly* My name is crazynurse and I too am a sample junky. I have been a sample junky for 10+ years. Samples have seen me through times when I have forgotten to buy something at the market and thankfully found a sample to suffice! Samples have introduced me to some of my favorite products. Baskets product samples which I do not use are so appreciated by our local homeless shelter and our battered women's shelter. Samples are great to throw in the teen's luggage when they go on school trips. That way they have nothing to remember to bring home! I love samples. On second thought, I will be leaving the 12-step meeting as I do not want to kick my habit afterall! I have sat here and convinced myself that I love this addiction! Ha! *slips nervously out the door*
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• United States
29 Mar 07
Crazynurse you are a hoot! Welcome to Samplers AA.
@draconess (651)
• Canada
11 Apr 07
Haha, I've been addicted to freebie mail samples lately too. I don't order all of them, I try to stick to things I might actually want to use, but sometimes I just can't resist because it's free. I have tons of different brands of shampoo samples I'll probably never use (I only use shampoo from Lush now, and my hair loves me for it), but stuff like that makes good stocking stuffers and little basket fillers for gifts to other people. Sometimes it's hard finding ones for Canadians though, I've been seeing tons that are US only.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
My name is Giftsandbagscom And I am addicted to http://www.seaofthings.com I am having so much fun getting my samples. I love the new scented tide. I have to wash my face with my biore skin care. I am waiting on my dove night creme. I can't believe how much fun collecting free stuff can be. I am saving some for my gift baskets for the coming holidays. These are good products. :)
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• United States
28 Mar 07
I am also a sample addict today I got a sample, enough for a 10/11 cup pot, of Folgers Gourmet Coffee. Yippee! What makes it fun for me is that as it takes between 4 and 6 weeks for the samples to arrive when I do get them it is like a surprise because I have forgotten I ever ordered it! I also go to the websites of products that I buy all the time and get coupons. So what with the freebies, senior discounts, manufacturer and store coupons I save beween $80.00 and $100.00 a month.
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@kaperkitty (1097)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
lol i can relate thats me i belong to sooo many freebies forums I love going to the mailbox and finding free stuff just this morning i got to beach bags for the summer free and last week I won a webcam..I find it fun and i send for something each and everyday..so from a fellow addict i understand Cheryl
• United States
27 Mar 07
please share these sites with your fellow addicts!
• Canada
27 Mar 07
sure hon i will add you to my friends list if thats is ok and send you the link Cheryl
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Thank you Cheryl!
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
14 Apr 07
Wow, I have never met anyone addicted to samples! Just kidding, everyone likes to have a little sample of somethings, and sometimes...one has to try something out to see if they like it. My mom and I have tried to get a sample of Degree deodorant before, so we would know if we should get it or not. Who would want a deodorant that doesn't work right? So, as we waited...it never came. Later we got the guts enough to try it! LOL :) Its okay to be a sample junky! :)
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• United States
15 Apr 07
I sign up for many of the freebie samples. free is good.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Apr 07
What fun! It must be like Christmas at your house everyday. I have done a few of those, the ones that they don't want you to pay for S & H. It's fun to try new things! GOod for you. Maybe you can get a sample of a new car? LOL. GO girl !
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• United States
13 Apr 07
Well that would be one freebie I wouldn't mind getting!
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I am also a sample junky. Samples are so much fun, best of all they are free. I like to be surprised when I open something up, by the time I get it I have forgotten I signed up for it.
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• United States
29 Mar 07
I do that too. Hubby will ask where I got it from and I often haven't the slightest idea. I love the offers that send full-size product or a coupon to purchase one!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
27 Mar 07
My Name is VillageAnne and I too am addicted to samples. I love the thrill of opening my mailbox to find not only freebies but free magazine. I get alot of free magazine. ElusiveButterfly, together maybe we can get more samples and freebies. LOL Free is good. You go Girl!
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I am not looking for a cure for this addiction, but more to feed it. Fellow addicts join forces!
• Canada
13 Apr 07
I love free samples also ! I don't get many in the mail because as much as I love getting them , I am terrible at filling anything out to get them and if I take the time to fill something out , I never get it in the mail on time . There are a few sites online that I came across that were good though and only had to fill out on there and didn't have to worry about mailing anything :)
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@killj0y (618)
• United States
13 Apr 07
My name is killj0y and I have just recently become addicted to samples!!! I have a website that is mainly dedicated to GPT but I've started a section that has a bunch of links to free samples that you might be interested in. Http://www.freewebs.com/moneytrooper Have fun!
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
12 Apr 07
Oh, I get emails all the time for free samples, then I scroll down to the bottom where it says "for US residents only". Same old story. I wish there were more freebies for us Canadians. The most I get is a packet of two Tylenols. I have received a one use bottle of laundry detergent. I have to rely on coupons more. I like to wait until stuff is on sale and THEN use the coupon. Today I payed $2 for a regular size bottle of Downy fabric softener. Guess the Canadian companies are just too cheap.
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• United States
12 Apr 07
Haha, I love samples too! I always sign up for free samples, even if it isn't necessarily something that I need. If I can't use it, someone I live with or know can! I also like getting mail that isn't a stupid credit card offer, and signing up for samples is good for that too :)
• United States
11 Apr 07
I also love receiving samples! I get about 5 samples a day, and it's so exciting each time I open a package. I also receive tons of coupons from companies and from other mothers trading coupons. (=
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@patootie (3593)
8 Apr 07
You'd love me then .. I have a shoe box full of samples of all descriptions .. I simply cannot resist picking up a little sachet or sample sized bottle .. for years I never bought shampoos .. just had enough of the samples to keep me going .. Due to the post office (UK) bringing in new size rules for letters samples are now much harder to source as it's cheaper for them to be sent through the post ... sigh ..
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• United States
6 Apr 07
I am also addicted to free samples! I love getting the newest products to try and smaller sizes of the ones I already know I like. I think my favorite to get is stickers, I am silly like that :)
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
6 Apr 07
You too!!. Hi I am CatEyes and I am addicted to Samples. Fhewww that felt good. Now when are the meetings?? Do they have samples too?? Hee HEE
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@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I love samles! I used to be so addicted that I ordered stuff I didn't even like or need lol! Any good links? I only have startsampling.com right now...
@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
2 Apr 07
So am I. I love receiving free samples, but most sites that offer them are for the US only. I love the free samples that come with magazines and the ones I get when going to the cosmetic section of a department store. Mostly just enough for one use, but if I get ten or more it´s enough for a week.