With the success of new freebie sites like Pinch.me, I've been looking around for similar sites that I may have overlooked years ago. One such site is Toluna, which specializes in paying cash for surveys, but which also turns out to have a healthy freebie section! They're currently offering free Schwarzkopf Taft hair gel, which retails for around $5-$10!
In order to request this freebie, you'll need to sign up, then click the “Explore” section followed by the “Test Products” link. You should then see the free hair gel option! It's not 100% guaranteed you'll be chosen as a tester, but if you are, you'll be notified and sent a free full-sized sample. After you get the freebie, they'll ask you to take a short survey as a product tester to let them know how you liked the freebie. It's not 100% required, however if you take the survey, you'll be far more likely to get more higher-end freebies down the road.
I've only been signed up for a month or so, but so far I'm digging what they have to offer. However I'd love to know if any Hiffers out there already use Toluna and what your thoughts are on them!