Everyone loves the word “free.” That’s why you will find countless people lined up outside of Krispy Kreme when they announce they are giving away free doughnuts. Truth is, there is no length that many won’t go to get something for free. This can put blinders on people. When you are getting into the freebie game, you will want to follow certain rules to ensure you are getting the most out of it. If you’re someone who is well versed in freebies, you may learn something from the tips below.
Don’t Believe Everything You See
A lot of times you may have your judgement clouded by the thought of getting something you want. When your favourite brands start offering some of their most desirable products for free, you’ll want to be certain that you are looking at things. Don’t allow your judgement to be clouded by the potential of scoring a free product. Getting something for free can give us a very powerful emotional charge that can trick our brains into valuing it more than it is worth. This can cause a lot of us to not use our common sense which can lead us into making poor decisions. With companies looking to acquire more data than ever before, you must know what you are giving away to get what you want. You want to ensure that not only the freebie sounds genuine, but you also want to ensure that you are reading all of the terms and conditions for getting it. There will be terms and conditions that you want to look at before making your decision.
Don’t Allow Your Expectations to Go Unchecked
The truth is, most of the freebies you’ll get when you are in the game are going to be relatively small. Companies are giving away freebies for a specific reason. That reason is typically to get you to try their product so you can become a repeat customer. They know that if you try and like their product, they are likely to win you over as a customer. Thus, you should expect to get smaller sample sizes when you are getting something for free. Don’t expect to get a full-sized product. Likewise, you shouldn’t expect to get every single freebie you sign-up for. That’s simply not realistic. These companies get so many freebie requests that you cannot get everything you want. You should expect to get around 70% of them if you’re lucky. If you do find that you’re not getting 70%, you should continue to try as your luck will turn around eventually. To ensure that you aren’t completely wasting your time, you should be looking at and examining the terms and conditions whenever you are looking to apply for freebies. Generally, you can find your odds of getting the freebie in there.
This goes for pretty much everything on this planet. You aren’t going to get what you don’t ask for. It’s always worth trying to get whatever you can by emailing or even physically mailing these companies. That way, you can see who is willing to give away their products and who isn’t. Let them know that you want to try out their product or that you enjoy using their product. Some of them might be willing to let some go and some companies will even replace freebies if they didn’t live up to your expectations.
Don’t Feel Guilty
When you are looking to get yourself some freebies, avoid the guilt that you might have creep up on you. You may think you are taking advantage of the system or a company. The fact is, they aren’t doing it for the benefit of you. They are giving away products and freebies because they know that it can help them win over a customer. They know it can boost their conversions and help them decrease customer acquisition costs in the long run. Therefore, you shouldn’t go into this thinking you are taking advantage of someone.
Get a Second Email Address
Don’t dish out your primary email address. When you sign up for freebies, a lot of them are going to require you to input your email. This will give them a place to send marketing offers to. The last thing you want is to clog up your primary email address with offers from all of the brands you’re applying with. Get yourself a ‘freebie’ email address and stick to using only that one for the offers.
Get Ahead Of the Competition
As we said earlier, everyone loves freebies. Because of this, you aren’t going to be alone when you are applying for them. You will have a lot of other freebie hunters applying for the same freebies as yourself. The best way to stay on top of all of the latest freebies is by signing up for our curated newsletter. You’ll get all of the day’s top freebies sent straight to your inbox at around 11 am.
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