Although this post is sponsored, I’ve used PINCHme for years, and all opinions are my own!
Free stuff. Everyone loves it. There’s just something about a product being free that makes items you may not have ever given a second glance suddenly seem appealing. Well, it definitely has to do with the fact that there’s nothing to lose if you don’t like them, right?
Luckily, as a blogger, I get to try out many products for free— but obviously that’s a luxury not everyone has. That’s where PINCHme comes in! It’s a membership site that’s totally free to join, and sends you product completely free (including shipping!) in exchange for your feedback. It’s basically the perks of being a blogger, without the stress of actually maintaining a blog (yes, it can be stressful).
I signed up for PINCHme when I first started blogging as a way to get product before I knew how to connect with brands. However, you don’t have to be a blogger, social influencer, or have any type of following to sign up and grab products. In exchange for the free products, they give you a survey after you’ve had a chance to try them so the brands can get a feel for how you like them or don’t like them.
I’ve received full and sample sizes of products from categories across the board: grocery, bath and body, baby, home, health, and of course BEAUTY! Heck… I’ve even gotten samples of cat food for Sir Pounce to try out! But the beauty samples are always my favorite, as I’ve gotten moisturizers, mascaras, brushes, and bar soaps. Recently I got a gorgeous SinfulColors nail polish in the shade Too Cool for Pool from PINCHme, which is a beautiful blue with iridescent glitter, and it’s easily one of my favorite samples so far.
PINCHme releases new products from popular brands every month for users to claim, but you have to move fast— there are already two million users on the site and the community is growing! You can usually choose 3-5 samples to add to your free box, and the more often you fill out the surveys at the end of the testing period, the more samples will be available for you. The next “Sample Tuesday” is on May 10th at 12 Noon EST, so be sure to sign up ahead of time and complete your member profile to receive the alerts when products are up for grabs.
Here are the samples that will be available on May 10th:
- V8 Veggie Blends and V8 +Energy
- SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Mud Mask
- Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer Body Lotion
- ZzzQuil™ Sleep Aid
- Purina Dog Chow
- Purina One Cat Tender Selects Blend
- Tide Pods
- Raid Bed Bug Detector Kit
- Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dressing
With most of the samples, there are also usually coupons attached that you can use to repurchase the products you like. The whole service is a great way to play the field and introduce new products into your daily routine without spending any money at all!
What types of products would you want to test most for free?