How to Get Free Products to Test Without Being a Blogger

    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?
    Learn how to get free products to test without being a blogger... seriously, it's a real thing! | Slashed Beauty

    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).

    Learn how to get free products to test without being a blogger... seriously, it's a real thing! | Slashed Beauty

    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.

    Learn how to get free products to test without being a blogger... seriously, it's a real thing! | Slashed Beauty

    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.

    Learn how to get free products to test without being a blogger... seriously, it's a real thing! | Slashed Beauty

    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

    Learn how to get free products to test without being a blogger... seriously, it's a real thing! | Slashed Beauty

    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?



    1. I got a notice email today, after already being a PinchMe member, indicating I was eligible for free samples now. Immediately after receiving email I logged in only to find I am not eligible. What?

    2. i love pinch me even when they are not doinging my area cause later they will its great getting a chance to try out new products and if you get beauty fantastic that not easy to get sometimes

    3. I received my first box this month. However they were just one time use sample packets. The problem is idk if I really like a face, for example, with just one use. I think you only get the bigger size when you are a blogger.

    4. It only allows me to choose 3 samples when I am eligible. I have a face and skin yet I never get picked for those products. I have cats too. I have heard of people getting a box full of samples, yet I am allowed only 3. Why? How do I get more. I used to be a secret shopper and I worked for a marketing research company. I went door to door giving full sized samples and then doing a follow up survey. So I think I know what they are looking for,yet only 3 samples of things I can’t use. Like gummie vitamins,and they give you two and you are to answer how those worked. You cannot get anything except to sample to taste, texture, etc. on two vitamins, or two gummie bears for your hair and nails. Two will not make any difference. With all the money these corporations make, you would think they could do better especially when we are to give feedback and our opinions on a product.

    5. I received the V8 veggie blend and the V8 energy
      Pinch me but idk where to submit my review of the products. My e-mail is,
      would you please direct me what to do to review it.
      I don’t want to get penalized and lose my boxes.
      They both were very good but the veggie blend was kind of bland. Orange pineapple energy drink what’s good and it helped me get through the morning. Thank you.

    6. I love PINCHme, have been a member for a year now and have been able to try out a variety of products, love getting my PINCHme boxes in the mail

    7. I love #PinchMe, been a member for almost 2 years, loves my free sample boxes only reason I go to the mailbox!!

    8. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing this Miranda – I’ll definitely be signing up! Also, Sir Pounce! <3 What a great kitty name!!! 🙂


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