SampleSource provides free samples in exchange for your opinion. Register and fill out your profile. If samples suited to your profile become available, they will send you an email. Quantities are limited, so respond as soon as you get the email to make sure yours do not run out of stock. A few weeks after your samples arrive, you will get an email asking to review the products. The review is an exit survey that only has a few questions per product.
I ordered this order on 04/26/16 and received a shipping confirmation on 05/23/16. The items actually arrived a few days before the shipping confirmation, so it took less than four weeks. That is a little slower that the last order, but it is still faster than their 4-6 week quote.
I was supposed to received Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola in the last box, but they sent me Flax Plus MultiBran Flakes instead. The MultiBran Flakes were pretty bland, but this Pumpkin Flax Granola is delicious without being overly sweet. It is higher in carbs than I prefer for a healthier cereal, so I would not consume this while I am eating healthier. Anything with pumpkin is almost always welcome when I am not watching my diet carefully.
The 0.75oz Colgate Total Toothpaste is the perfect travel size. We’re taking a trip in a few weeks, and I plan to take this with me then. It is a fluoride toothpaste, which my sensitive teeth prefer.
The 2oz Colgate Total Daily Repair Mouthwash is also a great travel size, so I will take this on the same trip. It is alcohol free and has the fresh mint flavor I like.
The Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies is something I’ve actually wanted to try for a while. Although I doubt I will be able to notice a difference with this 2 piece, single-serving pack, I will be able to see if I can tolerate them enough to buy them. I usually cannot stand the way vitamins taste and prefer to take coated gel tabs. If these do not taste bad, I will consider buying the full-size to see how they perform.
The Sundown Naturals Adult Multivitamin Gluten-Free Gummies are a sample I was not overly interested in it. I will give a fair shot, but I already take a coated multivitamin I love that is tasteless.
I am already a fan of the Breathe Right Nasal Strips, so I welcomed receiving more. There are two strips in the sample, so I will have two nights of improved breathing when I am congested. It helps me get deeper breaths and reduces the amount of mouth breathing. This was actually one of the samples I received in my last Sample Source Box, so samples can repeat.
I am so into oils, because they add much more moisture to my skin than creams alone. Avalon Organics is a brand I’ve heard of but have yet to try, so I really wanted this Intense Defense with Vitamin C set. This has 3 0.07oz foil samples, which will be perfect for traveling. The samples are the Cleansing Milk, the Antioxidant Oil, and the Sheer Moisture SPF 10.
My hair is naturally wavy on the top and curly on the bottom, which you can see in this review. I need help from product to hold my curls. They are usually dry, which my scalp over compensates for by creating excess oil. This Garnier Fructis sample set has 3 0.34oz foils, and I really want to try them. It includes: Curl Nourish Triple Nutrition Fortifying Shampoo, Curl Nourish Triple Nutrition Fortifying Conditioner, and Curl Stretch Loosening Pudding.
The Garnier Fructis Grow Strong Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner also has 0.34oz foils. This one helps hair grow 10x stronger. While I should not notice any change from the 1-2 uses this sample will give, it is big enough for me to know whether I will purchase it. I only need a single sample to see if I like the scent, the cleanse, and the finish (smooth, frizzy, tangled, etc).
One of the best things about receiving samples is they shower you with coupons to purchase any you love. I am definitely going to use the Breathe Right coupon and will use any others I decide to purchase once I’ve tried them.
The exit survey usually arrives 2-3 weeks after the samples. It asks a few basic questions about each item and for permission to contact me by phone if they have any follow-up questions. This whole process takes between 5-10 minutes, and I am eligible for the next sample release in a few months. Samples ship once a quarter (except Winter), so anyone who signs up now will be eligible for Summer samples.