May 7, 2019, BY Sandra
A lot of our fans have asked us how we know if a sample is real or a scam. To make sure that everything we post is a real offer, we go through a few steps to make sure that it is a true freebie first.
Before we share samples on our site, we fill in everything to make sure it is working and get a clear picture of the ordering process. This helps us to make sure that everything is up to date and our fans know what is involved to get the offer.
It can be hard to tell whether a sample is real or a scam at times, so here are some tips to help you figure out whether you have a real or fake offer.
When you first find a sample, it’s always good to take a look at their website, Facebook page and other social media platforms they are using.
This will give you an idea of how large of a company they are, how many fans or followers they have and what level of support they provide. Generally, if it is a Facebook page or Twitter account with only a few thousand fans, we won’t post their sample as they likely won’t have enough for everyone.Generally, a website should have links to their social media profiles.
A major red flag is if you can’t find any information about the company.If the company doesn’t have its own website, this is generally a warning sign. If the company is giving away a sample and doesn’t have a site to sell the product, tell you where to buy it or give more information about it, this is definitely a warning sign.
When in doubt Google it.Often the freebie community will try and post when there is a fake sample out there so this is always a great resource to get other people’s feedback about the sample. Also, Google can help you find out more information on a company.
The best kind of samples out there are from big brands that you know well such as L'Oreal samples, P&G samples, Kellogg's freebies, Poligrip samples, and even Tena sample packs. These are brands that you know you can trust, so if you are ever in doubt about a sample, ask yourself- is the risk worth the rewards?
A free sample should never require you giving your credit card information unless the sample requires payment for shipping is for a free trial of a subscription service.Even then, you should only give this information to large reputable companies. When we post a sample or free trial offer that requires payment for shipping or a subscription service, we always specify this in the text.
What was the best sample that you have ever gotten? Comment your finds below!