There's nothing better than getting a chance to try a new product before you buy it – and that's where free samples come in. They give you the chance to test things before you break out your wallet, and who doesn't love getting a little bonus gift in the mail?
Of course, you can never really go wrong with free beauty samples, but there are so many more freebies out there to try! And to help you find 'em, we put together this list of all the best places you can find free samples in Canada – so sign up and get testing!
Free Samples By Mail in Canada
Really, there are tons of stores, brands and companies out there that will send you free samples in the mail. But to make things easiest on you, we narrowed things down to our three favourite sample sites in Canada. These are places that send samples of things you'd probably actually buy right to your door – at no charge to you.
We've talked about SampleSource many times before on this site, and it's for a good reason. They're famous for mailing out absolutely free samples to Canadian households three times a year, and all you need to do is become a member on their site, fill out a quick survey and hurry to claim your freebies as soon as they become available in the spring, summer and fall.
When you create an account on Sampler, they'll ask you to choose between Family & Home and Fashion & Beauty (based on what you like to read). Then, they'll connect you to where you can get free samples in Canada. from that category – just like that.
Chances are you've probably heard of Influenster from friends or family on social media. Once you register, you can qualify to receive a VoxBox (or two or more) full of free, (often) full-size products for you to try. The only catch? They'll ask you to leave a review and share what you think.
Free Baby Samples in Canada
If there's one thing all new parents know, it's that babies can be expensive. All the furniture, gear and toys (not to mention diapers) that come with a new bundle of joy can add up pretty quickly – which is why it's so great that many stores and brands offer free baby samples! Here are a few of our absolute favourites to share with any expecting parents you know.
1. London Drugs Welcome Baby Package
This is a must-have for all new parents – especially if you want to try different baby products before you buy anything in a jumbo-size pack. The London Drugs Welcome Baby Package is free (with a purchase), and it can include everything from free diapers to Sudocrem samples.
2. Nestlé Baby Club
To score freebies from Nestlé, all you need to do is sign up for the Nestlé Baby Club. When you do, you'll get a welcome kit that includes up to $130 worth of free baby samples and coupons, including formula samples, a free changing pad and more.
3. Enfamil Family Beginnings
When you join the Enfamil Family Beginnings community, you qualify for about $160 worth of coupons, free baby products and free formula samples, as well as a Your New Baby magazine subscription. But what makes this one extra special is that you can opt for an Earth Friendly delivery option, which lets you pick up your freebies in-store and gives you a digital magazine.
4. Heinz Baby Club
If you want to try Heinz products before anyone else, register for the Heinz Baby Club. It'll give you the chance to participate in monthly giveaways, get coupons and – yup – receive exclusive free trials and samples of new products for you and your baby.
5. Similac Club
Like Enfamil Family Beginnings, the Similac Club promises about $160 worth of free gifts (including baby samples, rebate cheques and newsletters full of advice for new parents) when you sign up. You'll also get an exclusive Similac starter pack just for joining the club.
6. Best Buy Baby Samplers Club
This one is different from the other options on this list, because the free samples aren't guaranteed – but it's still worth signing up anyway! The Best Buy Baby Samplers Club is open to Canadian residents who are going to become parents or who are parents of at least one child under two years old, and anyone who registers has the chance to sample products for Best Buy.
Know any other ways to get free samples in Canada? Let us know below!