Coupons for discounts or two-for-one are great, who doesn’t love a good deal? But coupons for free products are even better. Companies make their products available to spread word-of-mouth and to encourage you to tell your friends about them. Often this is done to debut a new product, or as a relaunch when a product has a new design or packaging. At other times, it’s done to promote seasonal products, such as grilling sauces in the summer or holiday items. Here’s how to snag your share of freebies.
Like Companies on Facebook
Everyone is on Facebook, including your favorite brands. They have fan pages for their company and individual products. Like their fan page, and you could be rewarded with free product coupons, either when you sign up or in the future. Be aware that you won’t see every posting that a brand makes to their fan page, so it is smart to stop by their page frequently to look for free offers.
Companies That Like to Show the Facebook-Freebie Love
Tip: Set up a Google Alert for the phrase “Facebook freebie,” and you’ll be among the first to know when a new deal goes live. You’ll receive an email that will have links to announcements about freebies. You can set how often to receive them – as they are found or daily.
Get serious about redeeming rebates. It’s a great way to earn both rebate checks and free product coupons. You may want to explore using an app to find and organize your rebates. You will be amazed how a little technology opens up many more opportunities to get money back, plus freebies.
Make a list of the products that you regularly use (food, cleaners, toiletries, etc.). Then, email the manufacturer of each one to let them know what you think of their product, either good or bad. A bit of feedback could (and likely will) net you a mailbox full of coupons for freebies.
Sign Up for Product Tests
If you agree to test products for companies, they’ll hook you up with plenty of loot. What you receive to test may not be the final product that ends up on the shelves, and you’ll be part of the development process. Free product coupons are often a benefit that is included.
A Couple Test Sites
Spread the Word About New Products
Businesses know word-of-mouth advertising (WOM) is powerful stuff. This is even more true with social media. You aren’t just talking to neighbors over the back fence or co-workers around the water cooler anymore. If you have a lot of social media friends and followers, you will be especially desirable to get hooked up with freebies. Sign up to spread the word about new products, and they’ll send you coupons so that you can try them first.