Hold the phone – there really ARE free sample boxes, free shipping and no credit card required? Here are my favorite free sample boxes for snacks, beauty products, and more.

A few years ago, if someone had told me that there were free sample boxes with free shipping…and I didn’t even have to input my credit card info, I would’ve laughed them off the stage.

red-headed woman holding a free sample box, smiling, text overlay, "my fave free mail sample boxes, no shipping costs, no credit card, no catches"

That’s why I’m writing you this article today – because these things actually exist.

Let me run that down for you:

  • Free samples, in a box
  • Shipped to your door, for free
  • No credit card required
  • No “catch”

*does happy dance*

Not only am I going to share with you examples below, but you can rest assured that I received each of these in my own home in the last few months (in prep to write this article – I like to try things out first before I recommend them to others).

Hint: for maximum free samples goodness? Sign up for all three below. It won’t cost you a dime! Also, I’ll be adding to this list as I find + test out more.

Free Sample Boxes, Free Shipping (No Catch)

What I love about trying free samples in my own home? Well, for starters, many boxes send snacks. Who doesn’t love to receive snacks?

And also, I think it’s so fun to get to try out products that are really new to the market – not all products are brand new, but many are.

Anyway, let’s do this!

Here is my list of favorite free sample boxes with free shipping and absolutely no catches.

1. PINCHme

Of the legit companies that give free samples, PINCHme is one of my favorites.

Theirs is the first free sample box with free shipping that I stumbled across, and boy was it a good one.

screenshot of pinchme free sample box free shipping no catch

My personal boxed free samples included:

  • 1 Bausch + Lomb Lumify sample
  • 2 Compeed Advanced Blister Care Samples
  • 1 Coconut & Vanilla Native Deodorant sample
  • 4 Cookie Squares baked in France (these were DA BOMB)
  • 1 Ghirardelli chocolate square
  • 1 Ester-C Effervescent packet
  • 1 Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense sunscreen sample
  • 1 Aquaphor Ointment Body Spray sample

I love how there was a great mix of free health products by mail, free beauty samples, free snacks, and more.

All in one, cute, box!

2. Daily Goodie Box

Is Daily Goodie Box free? You betcha.

No shipping, no credit card, no fluff…just awesome free samples.

And I would know, because theirs is the second sample box I just had to try out, given my success with the first one. And I was pleasantly surprised with the results!

In fact, getting a second sample box from an entirely different company – and having a great experience while doing it – confirmed for me that this whole free-samples-thing isn’t a fluke.

Here’s what my unboxing of Daily Good Box revealed:

  • NEATsheets – 4 Count Sample Pack
  • Rejuva Minerals – Sheer Tinted Moisturizer
  • We Are Rugged Beauty – Long Lasting Nail Polish
  • Rowdy Bar – Chocolate Coconut Cashew
  • Wholeberry – Passion Fruit Snack Rounds
  • Nature Nut – Shampoo
  • Jada Spices – Vegan Chicken Salt
  • Coco Luxe – Hydration

Pro Tip: increase your chances of getting a Daily Goodie Box after you sign up by commenting on their Facebook Page. They post new boxes, daily, and choose 50-100 people to send them to!

3. Sampler

Here’s what I got from my Sampler box:

  • Builders Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
  • Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner (4 oz.)
  • Monistat Care Chafing Relief Powder Gel (0.3 oz.).
  • Better Natured Color Care Shampoo (2 oz.)
  • Better Natured Color Care Conditioner

As with the other ones, you'll be asked to fill out your profile and answer survey questions so that they can cater their free samples from products you'll actually want to use.

Here's what I got to choose from, after filling out my info:

screenshot of free samples free shipping options from the sampler box

Hint: one of the things I love about receiving free beauty samples by mail? Well, they’re typically the perfect size to stash in my online bag at the airport.

Reasons I Love Receiving Free Sample Boxes of Products

In case you haven’t noticed from reading above, I just love it when I receive a free box of goodies in the mail.

In fact, I’m so excited by this, that I want to lay out the reasons why I love doing it (and I think you will, too):

  • Makes Getting Mail FUN Again: I don’t know about you, but we got tons of junk mail and bills in our mailbox. Not a lot of fun. But when I open my mailbox to one of these cute, fun-shaped size boxes? It brings a smile to my day.
  • I Don’t Have to Buy Travel-Sized Beauty Products: Getting these free samples saves me money. How? Well, when I travel on an airplane, I can just bring along one of my travel-sized shampoos, conditioners, and other items that’s been sent to me (I store them for when I know I’ll be taking a trip).
  • Feeds My Snack Appetite: I am a snacker. I love to snack throughout most of the day. These snack-sized samples are just perfect for me to throw in my purse or the pantry, and then take out when I’m looking for something new to try.
  • Give Free Samples to Family and Friends: Every so often, I get a product that I just won’t use. Which means I get to give it to a family or friend when I see them next! For example, I do not color my hair, and so the Better Natured Color are shampoo and conditioner that I received won’t work. However, my mother – who dyes her hair – will be visiting us this Fall. It’s the perfect way for me to stock the guest shower with a new product she gets to try out!

I’ve tried each of these free sample boxes (free shipping) out in the last few months, and couldn’t be happier. Not only did I get to sample new products I wouldn’t want to purchase in the store without testing out first, but I felt nicely pampered by the whole experience…all without even whipping out my credit or debit card.

Now, it’s your turn!

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Amanda L. Grossman is a Certified Financial Education Instructor, Plutus Foundation Grant Recipient, and founder of Frugal Confessions. Over the last 10 years, her money work helping people with how to save money and how to manage money has been featured in Kiplinger, Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, LifeHacker, Woman's World, Woman's Day, ABC 13 Houston, Keybank, and more. Read more here.
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