I was surprised to learn Amazon quietly launched a pilot program towards offering freebies! Their initial foray into the freebie world is technically called their , but differs slightly than how we're used to getting samples.
Unlike traditional freebies, where you request a sample and receive it weeks later, Amazon is using a secret sauce to randomly send out freebies. Some users reported receiving free samples related to previous purchases, while others hinted all they did was have a lot of similar products sitting in their cart!
— Aman (@amanfbaby) August 25, 2018
Initial freebies have been reported from all the usual players – Folgers, Maybelline, Purina, and KIND.
In the long run, this will help speed up the death of freebie sites like HIF. Whereas the Golden Freebies Years (2008-2013) had 5+ samples and freebies every day, now we're down to much, much less. One of the large reasons why is because companies began demanding more analytics, data, and a higher ROI for their freebies. With Amazon, they get all three at a fraction of the cost.
But in the short run, hey, more freebies!
How to Get Amazon Freebies
One great feature of Amazon freebies are they're open to everyone – not just Prime members!
All you have to do is make sure you have a default address selected under Your Account > Your Addresses. Then make sure you have the.
So have any Hiffers randomly received any freebies from Amazon yet? If so, what did ya get?!