Is saving money your thing? If so, you might like taking advantage of free samples on items you regularly use. Or ones you want to try. Did you know that Walmart has a page on their website where they offer free samples to customers?
Big box stores like Walmart and Target often give away free sample items for two reasons. First, they like to give free samples as a way to reward customers for visiting their website or store. Second, giving away free samples is a great way to advertise for single products.
Things happen when customers get a free sample of items they wouldn’t usually buy. The customers get to try new products. And they just might become regular purchasers of that product at their local big box store, thereby driving up sales.
Free sample giveaways are a win-win for customers and stores alike. You get free stuff, and the store gets a chance to introduce you to new products for yourself and your family.
Read on to find out the best ways to get free samples from Walmart. Some options might come with terms and conditions, so be sure to read the fine print.
Walmart offers samples on a lot of different products. You can get some samples online. But to get others, you’ll have to go to a store location. Here are the details on each avenue to free samples.
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Get the Most Out of Free Samples from Walmart
Walmart offers free sample giveaways on this Walmart page. When you click on the page, you’ll see a sample of the type of boxes they give away. All of the boxes have free samples for you to try. When I checked the site while writing this article, they had two sample boxes available.
The first was a “beauty box” that contained a variety of samples of different beauty products. They had samples such as makeup, skin care products and more. On the picture, they had lip gloss, deodorant, mascara and lotion.
The second was a men’s grooming box that contained items such as razors, mouthwash and a shaving brush. If you go to this Walmart page, you can sign up to get a sample box with baby supplies.
The cool thing about the baby box was that there were three different boxes you could choose from. There was one for expectant mothers. And there was one for those who have babies under one year old. Plus, there was one for those who have toddlers ages one to three years old.
As you can imagine, getting free stuff could bring down your budget costs for items you might use anyway. Also, it could allow you to try new items that you might not normally spend money on.
Follow Walmart Social Media Sites
There is another way you might be able to get early information on free sample giveaways. Follow Walmart social media accounts. Big box stores are pretty active on their social media sites. And they love to share information that will draw in consumers.
Here are links to Walmart’s main social media sites:
When I checked Walmart’s Facebook page, it had information about sampling events and more. Also, download Walmart’s free mobile app. You’ll get alerts for chances to save money and get freebies at Walmart. Knowing early about any free sample giveaways means you have the best chance of grabbing them before they run out.
More Information about Free Samples Online from Walmart
There are some additional things you should know about the free online samples that Walmart offers. First, the sample offerings change regularly. Therefore it’s a good idea to check the site often. This will help you to be able to take advantage of all of the free sample boxes Walmart offers.
Second, sometimes there is a $5.00 shipping and handling charge for mailing the box to your home. Each sample box offering will tell you if there is a charge for shipping and handling. You get that information after you click on the sample information box located on the web page.
Third, they will require personal information from you such as your name, address, etc. They need this so that they can properly ship the free items to you.
Also, there is a disclaimer on the site that lets you know that contents vary for each box. You will still get cool stuff for free. But you might not get exactly what the picture shows on the site ad.
Delivery for each box generally takes about four weeks. At this time only U.S. citizens are eligible for the free sample boxes from Walmart.
Subscribe For Freebies From Walmart
Another fact to know about the free online samples from Walmart is that they can include offers. Sometimes, your box will come with an offer to subscribe to regular delivery of freebies.
This is the case with the beauty box that they’re offering at the time of this writing. The automatic subscription allows you to receive your free beauty box every three months.
If you sign up, you can cancel the subscription at any time. However, you need to make sure to cancel it if you want to stop receiving the freebies.
Before you subscribe, read the “Terms and Conditions” box listed on each freebie offer. It will let you know if there is any relevant information about your free sample that you need to know. By reading it carefully before ordering your free sample, you can avoid any hassles.
Free Samples from Walmart Stores
Another way to get free Walmart samples would be to check with your local Walmart store. Call customer service or ask the manager about any upcoming in-store events. At times, Walmart locations offer in-store events sponsored by different vendors. The vendors sponsor giveaways of samples of single items.
The sample giveaways might include a new beauty product. Or it could be a sample of a snack food or a household item such as laundry detergent. These events vary by store location. So it’s a good idea to check with your local store which should have a list of upcoming events.
If you’re unsure about all of the Walmart locations near you, you can visit their website. Use the Store Finder button at the top of the homepage. With the Store Finder button, you can enter your city or zip code.
The site will show you all of the store locations near your home. This will give you extra access to free samples at in-store events.
Get Free Walmart Samples by Checking Freebie Sites
Another way you could find out about free samples from Walmart is to check freebie sites. This post on how to get free stuff online includes links to popular freebie sites.
Freebie sites share extensive lists of companies that are giving away free stuff. It also shares what they’re giving away and how you can get it. The freebie sites share freebie information from all over the world. They share about free stuff offers for items such as:
- kid and baby products
- beauty products
- health products
- pet products
- household products
Also, some of the sites have coupons and restaurant freebie information too. You could probably find yourself getting free stuff every day if you visit the sites often enough.
But as far as getting free stuff from Walmart, here’s how you can do it on the freebie sites. When you visit each freebie site, you can punch “Walmart” in the site’s search bar. That should populate a list of current free samples Walmart is giving away.
For instance, I searched “Walmart” on several of the sites. Every one of the sites I searched populated the baby box giveaway I talked about above. However, only a few talked about the other free sample boxes.
For that reason, it’s good to check Walmart social media and other sites too. All of these sites usually have instructions on how to get each free sample. This info means it’ll be easy to find out how to get your hands on the free samples.
The key to success in getting free samples from Walmart is to check early and check often. This is true whether it’s the in-store offerings or online offerings. Know that these free samples are often limited. So you want to make sure you claim your freebies before they’re all given away.
Getting free stuff from stores like Walmart means less money is coming out of your pocket for items. And the more money you can save, the more money you have for reaching your financial goals.
I’m a big believer in living on a Challenge Everything Budget. And getting free stuff is a part of how I spend as little as I can on the things that I can get for cheap or free.
That leaves more money for things I want to spend money on, like building wealth, helping charities, etc. So what types of items do you try to get for free? Do you visit product demos at stores? Or sign up for mailing lists on freebie sites?
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