Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to the fifth installment of items I’ve received for free. Past free sample articles feature different freebies. The offers at times come in emails. Sometimes, you will see them on a blog or the direct brand’s website. Other times, you can find free offers on social media or even through snail mail. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities. Offers can at times come by phone, but I never answer numbers I do not recognize. I will miss out on any that come that way.
Someone alerted me to this free sample via the brand’s Facebook page. It never hurts to follow the brands you love on social media. Sometimes these online accounts post exclusive deals and promo codes you cannot find anywhere else. When the offer is completely free, you want to see it as soon as possible. No one passes on a free offer, so they go fast. This CeraVe free gift includes: a 0.17oz Moisturizing Cream and a 1oz CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. I love the size of the cleanser. Earlier this year, I purchased the Moisturizing Cream despite the fact that I’ve never tried it. I still have not tried it, so I will sample this small one before I open the large one.
Did you know Target offers completely free samples online? The better items go fast, so I regularly check to see if any are available. This John Frieda Frizz Ease 0.28oz Shampoo, 0.28oz Conditioner, and 0.17oz Primer are perfect samples for me. My hair is so frizzy. When I used to travel to Central Florida, I always purchased Frizz Ease. It really helped and the price was good enough that I never stressed over tossing it mostly full. Those were the good old days before my hair got so frizzy that I have to use something everyday, even in my dry climate. I’ve never tried the shampoo, conditioner, or primer from this line. If they work anywhere near as well as the serum, I am in luck.
I stumbled across a blog that mentioned this Simple Micellar sample more than two months before it actually arrived. If I remembered the name of the blog, I would link it. It can take a long time for samples to arrive, but they do eventually arrive mor often than not. Sadly, this sample was not worth the wait. As I mentioned in my September Empties, it came with an extremely tiny porous wipe and a little water surrounding it.
After unsuccessfully trying to rub this tiny thing on my face, I used a Shiseido Facial Cotton to soak up the product on the foil. There was not enough product in it, because the pad felt almost dry. It left me with a wasted cotton, and no closer to figuring out if this product is any good. I can say I am not allergic to it, so I’d be willing to try this again in a better package. If it came this way again, I would not even bother.
Philosophy is a brand that regularly offers free foils when it launches a new product. I periodically Google Philosophy free sample. Every once in a while, I get a hit. Products are hit or miss, so I love that Philosophy offers free samples without a purchase. This ultimate miracle worker is no longer available, but I am sure a new one will come along soon. As I mentioned in my September Empties, I need a bigger sample. There was barely enough in this foil to cover my whole face. It is on the thinner side for a facial moisturizer. I imagine this is best suited for someone with dry skin.
I love that all four of these samples came with coupons or promo codes. The two I’ve sampled so far were misses, but I hope I can use one of these. If you missed out on any of these offers, no worries. New ones always come along. I have a dedicated spot on the front page where I share specific offers and you can always find general ones from the sites I trust. See all free sample articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (12 and 7) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 12-year-old to apply it.