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PINCHme is a free sampling service. Complete your profile where you answer questions about your household and shopping habits. On select Tuesdays at 9amPST when new samples release, you can order any available that match up to your profile. The better samples tend to run out quickly, so log in as early as possible. Once you’ve tried the samples, you complete a short survey. As long as you complete your surveys in a timely manner, you are eligible to receive future samples.
I ordered these packages on 12/04/15 and 12/15/15. They arrived together on 01/20/16. Shipping usually takes 4-6 weeks, but I did not expect them to arrive together (as I ordered them 11 days apart). The survey deadline is 02/29/16. I completed them all.
Rather than photographing them based on date ordered, I photographed based on which I kept and which I gave away. For some reason, they keep offering me baby and toddler samples even though my youngest is 4 and 1/2 years old. When they send me these things, I give them to my brother’s daughter. She just turned 11 months old today. I was able to order each sample on the 4th and 15th, except the soap. It only let me order that once, but I have received it once in the past. There is probably a two sample limit.
The number varies. On sample days, you may find zero available based on your profile. Other times, you may find 6. I found four one day and three the other. There are times when they limit how many you can select, so the days of getting 9-10 are probably over.
I always welcome coupons especially on items I want to purchase. This box had some, but I did not photograph them. There was a loose one for the cleanser, one inside each ZzzQuil box, and I believe I gave diaper and formula coupons to my brother.
In addition to the four items I ordered, I got a $100 nakedwines.com voucher. I do not drink alcohol. My husband says he does not feel like ordering anything. The last order had a card with the same code and password, so this offer code is not unique. Multiple people can probably use this.
The Olay soap is something I regularly used a few years ago. This specific product, Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter Body Wash was also in my last box. It is thicker than your average soap, leading me to believe there is a high concentration of shea butter inside. Despite the thickness, it lathers really well. At first, I forgot how well it lathered, so I used more product than I needed. To test how well it moisturized, I purposely left parts of my body without moisturizer. While I do believe it helps, I think this is another case of people with dry skin needing a moisturizer no matter how moisturizing their soap is. If your skin is dry, I think a moisturizer will do more for your skin than a soap, because moisturizers lock in moisture. That said, I think a combination never hurts.
My husband lives for Niquil and DayQuil when he is sick, so selecting ZzzQuil was nice. I received this sample directly from Proctor & Gamble in the past. The active ingredient in this is diphenhydramine. Benadryl has the same active ingredient in the same 25mg dose. He already liked Benadryl and said this worked exactly the same, only faster. As they are now marketing the active ingredient in Benadryl as a sleep aid, it is probably a good idea to limit Benadryl during the day time.
The Members Mark Comfort Care Diapers were nice according to my sister-in-law. She says they work great, and she will consider purchasing them again in the future.
The EnfaGrow Milk Drink is the only sample not yet tried. My sister-in-law is considering giving this to her after she turns one on 03/04/16, which is too late for the deadline. There was an option in the survey for did not give this to my child, so I selected that. If she tries this and tells me what she thinks, I will come back and edit it.
The surveys take 1-2 minutes to complete. Here is the complete survey on an item.
They also want a quick follow-up down the road to see if you purchased any of the items. That is even shorter than the survey above, so it is relatively painless.
Once you’ve completed the survey(s), you’re done and ready to order samples on the next release. You can also review the products on the brand’s website, but that is not necessary. If you really love or hate something, it is probably a good thing to do. It takes very little time all together. Learn more about PINCHme or any of the other free sampling programs I trust. The next sample choice will be available on 02/23/16 at 9am PST. If you want to join or have already joined, make sure your profile is up to date. Samples are available based on answers to your profile questions, so you should have all answers ready to go before the next arrival.