Do you LOVE free stuff and enjoy finding new beauty products to try for free? Feel a rush when you head to your favourite beauty counter to ask for a freebie? Struggle to contain your excitement filling out a form for the latest beauty freebie online to claim your favourite sample? We hear you!
We're beauty freebie addicts here at Magic Freebies, and we're so thrilled we're not the only ones. Whether you're a newbie freebie hunter looking to find new places to find free beauty samples , or sharpen your savvy beauty hunting skills, you've come to the right place. Before I get started with my top tips on how to find these online and show you my current favourite offer from Feel Unique, I think it's important for you guys to know why free stuff exists, especially for those of you feeling a little suspicious about the prospect of freebie hunting, this will hopefully put your mind at ease.
Why do free beauty samples exist?
Companies are dying for potential consumers to try their products and give feedback in return. What does this mean for them? It means they won't have to pay a middleman to do the research for them. The movement of companies to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter means that they can speak directly to their consumers, listen to their concerns, and reach out to potential new customers at the same time, which is amazing for them! This should remove any guilt you feel for taking their stuff for free because they actually want you to!
How can I get my hands on beauty freebies?
Glad you asked! There's a whole world of beauty freebies out there, you just need to know where to find them. Here's how to do it:
Join Magic Freebies
You're already reading this so that's a brilliant start! With more and more brands offering free beauty samples every day, our team is full of professional freebie finders just bursting to tell you about our latest freebie finds! We do all the hard work so all you have to do is visit us and enjoy the freebies rolling in every day. The easiest way to keep up to date is to sign up to our newsletter and receive 8 new freebies every day straight to your inbox! We also host beauty competitions so keep an eye out for our latest competition.
Get free samples on social media
Social media is now one of the most powerful ways a brand can create buzz about a new product launch. Facebook is usually the best option to follow brands, as companies will create custom tabs with a free sample page where you can fill out your information instantly to receive your sample. Be sure to 'like' official fan pages to get free beauty offers straight to your newsfeed.
Twitter and Instagram are also great options when exploring at platforms to find free samples. Follow brands on these channels and keep an eye out for any popular hashtags. Some brands may ask you to like and comment or 'retweet' and 'regram' so if you like interacting with brands, make sure you get involved and leave a review - they may even ask you to review more products in the future, winning!
Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, too. We post all the latest freebies and love to hear from our fans about the freebies they've received!
Bag freebies from your local beauty counter
We love the saying 'If you don't ask, you don't get!' Scoring freebies from beauty counters is still one of our favourite ways to bag freebies and most counters will encourage you to try out more free samples. There's no pressure to buy either so don't be shy, just be honest and they'll be more than happy to offer you freebies. Luxury brands like Clinique and Mac even stock small pots and tubes from liquid foundations to skincare products which usually last for 10 days - 2 weeks. These are perfect for travel-sized cosmetics for your next holiday!
Stores like Lush are also happy to distribute samples and will even label them and pop them into individual bags for you. These are really useful for gifts or if you enjoy making your own beauty concoctions at home. Be brave and see what you can get for free!
Sign up to a beauty panel & trial new products for free
There are so many beauty panels you can sign up to for free! Some of our favourites include Beauty on Trial and Savvy Circle. These work with popular beauty brands to reach out to consumers just like you. These types of websites all differ and some may exclusively invite you to trial a particular line of product depending on your profile e.g. skincare for acne, and others reach out to all members and pick you to trial at random.
Free sampling is such a useful way for brands to ask for feedback and sometimes they will post blogs on their website and link to beauty panel sites. For this style, you will be sent the product and asked to fill out a quick survey or comment on the product in a short written review.
Start a beauty blog
If you like reviewing products and your friends consider you a beauty or makeup pro, why not start your own blog or YouTube channel? It's free to set up and once you've built authority, you can approach brands or they might even approach you!
Browse magazine freebies
We're obsessed with these so make sure you check out our magazine freebies page dedicated to magazine freebies! With the rise of the internet, magazines are now working harder than ever to entice readers. This means you'll find more gifts with your purchase so make sure you check out the magazine stand on your next trip to your local supermarket or newsagent.
Recent offerings have included Benefit mascara, Burt’s Bees lip balm, and a Nails Inc nail polish – often found in luxury spas and nail bars. You can also find free stuff within the pages of magazines, too. Flick through to discover exclusive discounts and freebies. There are even coupons for free skincare treatments and haircuts - wow!
Join a Beauty Rewards club to earn free stuff
To encourage customer loyalty, big brands and shops offer beauty clubs that reward their members with exclusive freebies and discounts, how exciting! The most obvious one is the Boots Advantage Card, which also offers members a free magazine.
Other great beauty loyalty cards include The Body Shop - Love Your Body Scheme where you get 10% off purchases and are also guaranteed £20 worth of free products during your subscription. Another favourite is Debenhams Beauty Club where you can also gain points on and redeem for free products.
Further perks include special free gifts, samples and unlimited makeovers to all members. This is a great freebie for times you want your makeup professionally applied.
Pick 'N' Mix Samples from Feel Unique
This is definitely my new favourite way to get beauty freebies! Feel Unique are currently offering a whopping 5 FREE Sample Selections when you sign up to their Pick 'N' Mix offer and all you pay is £3.95 for the shipping and handling fees - wow, that sounds like a good deal to me!
You can choose from a massive selection of up to 440 samples and it's so simple to do. Here's how it works:
- Choose up to 5 samples per month for FREE
- Pay only £3.95 shipping and handling fee
- Get a £3.95 gift voucher in your follow-up email which you can redeem on a future purchase (excluding Pick 'n' Mix)
- One Pick 'n' Mix sample selection per person, per month
They're also offering a 'Try me' option where you can buy a full-sized product with the "Try Me" icon and they automatically send you its matching sample-size so you can try it first... Not for you? Simply return your unopened full-size product free of charge for a full-refund, simple and waste free! Love it? Mission accomplished.
So that's it, my entire guide to getting free beauty samples, do you have any of your own? Share them with us!