If you buy department store makeup, you probably stock up when there's a free gift promotion. They can be really hard to resist! That's a great way to get travel sizes. and try new stuff. But there's another way you can score these samples.
According to Consumer Reports, the first thing you should be doing is following your favorite brands on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you check their posts often.
Also, make sure you start checking and shopping these sites:
At Bluemercury.com, you can pick out three free samples with every purchase. Better yet, go to their store at the Town Center and Consumer Reports said you will likely score even more freebies. They tend to give them out even when you don't buy anything.
Website www.Ulta.com also gives you freebies with your online purchase, but there's another feature on the that can help you find even more samples. Click on the "Gifts" tab to view all of the freebies with purchase offers.
The site www.Nordstrom.com does something similar. There is an entire section with a list of all of the current and upcoming gifts with purchase.
Then there's the mother of all gift with purchase sites, www.mygiftwithpurchase.com. There you will find up to the minute details about bonus-gift deals from brands like Estee Lauder, Clarins, Lancome and more.
If you have curly hair, try www.MissJessies.com. This hair care company gives first time customers two free sample products, including shampoos and straighteners. They also have an annual Buy-One-Get-One-Free sale on full sized products at the end of the year.
Finally, www.YvesRocherUSA.com. This French brand has been offering complimentary goodies to shoppers since 1959. According to Consumer Reports, you get something free every time you make a purchase.