FREEBIES WITH FRAGRANCE
If you visit (in person) department stores like Debenhams, House of Fraser, John Lewis etc you have the added advantage of getting your hands on lots of testers – free of charge. You can work the floor and ask all the sales assistants for testers and enquire about which fragrances are currently offering a free gift – like bags.
Note: unless you’re buying a packages gift set, these extra freebies are not normally on display.
The last time I bought an ESCADA ‘Born in Paradise’ fragrance, the Debenhams sales assistant dug out this nice little bag from the bottom of a very deep draw!! The bag was actually linked to another ESCADA fragrance, but she let me have it anyway. I didn’t ask for this – so I felt like I’d struck lucky that day and have walked out of stores with other free bags since, when buying perfumes.
The bag is lightweight and feels like quilted soft leather – it’s strong and useful, great for storage, not to mention vibrant in gold and pink.
Not that I have any special allegiance to Debenhams, but they also do a beauty points card…you probably need to benefit from it!
Whenever you buy perfume, always ask for testers, they are fantastic whilst on holiday or away for the weekend – you don’t want to wear the same perfume all day every day, but you don’t want to weigh your luggage down with 10 bottles of perfume either!!
54 thoughts on “Freebies with Fragrance”
No freebies for me this year – just unlucky i guess
The freebies I managed to get were mini sized through magic freebiesi have got mini mascara and sachets of cream before
I’ve often got samples from magazines or when I’ve bought things from companies like Avon. It’s always good to have a look for beauty counter offers. Usually there’s promotions on for the first X amount of people to go will get a free product. Lots of benefit make up samples. Freebie sites can be good to check. I’ve received decent sized samples like mac primer or flower bomb and bon bon perfumes.
Beauty counters are always willing to give out a sample if you ask nicely xx
sample sizes r perfect for travel
I often see free sample vouchers in magazines for things like foundation (Clinique do them regularly!)!
Not won much recently unfortunately hoping my luck will change, as skint as anything and need to win Christmas 🙂
the only freebies I get would be a competition win – fingers crossed
I am getting the freebies from Magic freebies
jo (joanne)liddement (@joliddement)
I always stockpile freebie sachets and use them for travelling and on holiday. I’m loving the John Masters Organics shampoo and hand cream that i received as samples.
I’ve not win any yet, but I’m always hopeful!
When at the department store, always ask for a sample of the foundation you’re trying before buying. Chanel will give you a big pot which will last for a good few weeks. Totally gives you a great chance to test it out.
The sample freebies are really useful when I go away for the weelend
I only buy full price if freebies or samples come as part of the deal and always smile sweetly in beauty halls to see what I can try that new (and free!).
Like Cheryl I get sample sizes which are excellent when travelling. I love them.
I have some samples of perfumes, a really wonderful way to try new fragrances
Hopefully win a competition
I haven’t managed to bag any but would like to!
I enter lots of competitions, like this one and occasionally I win. I look out for coupons, money-off and sales!
When you enter competitions always ask for samples of the product you will be surprised at how much free stuff you can get….
Jess Powell (Babi a Fi)
I enter loads of competitions and apply for samples which are great, especially for holidays, etc. I also try and go to local salon / shop openings – even if there are no samples there’s usually a glass of bubbly!
Free bubbly as well!! The more things you enter, there greater your chances – I hope you bag a few nice things before Christmas.
I wait to buy beauty products until they are offering free beauty gifts/bags. That way I can get as many as 20 samples/freebies alongside what I was going to buy anyway!
Good idea 👍😊
Anne Plumb (@FloridaPlum)
I recently won a selection of spa products from Top Sante. Most important is you ‘must be in it to win it’. I’m not great on beauty advice so I tend to stick to the more basic/easy competitions.
‘You’ve got to be in it to win it” never a truer word said – you have to keep entering and asking to maximise your chances. I hope you enjoyed your spa products 😊💛
None lately 🙁 No freebies for me
Hang on in there – I’m sure your turn will come 😊
I have managed to win quite a few beauty prizes over the years through giveaways and reviews including lots of different concealers, tea tree product, Nivea moisturisers and BB Cream and Johnson’s face wash.
Fantastic – and inspiring for those of us still trying to bag a freebie – sometimes it’s hard to know which sites to trust 😉
I won a competition for a bag full of trial size Korean cosmetics. I was so fun to try out all the creams and masks. @Natterjacktoad7
Very nice, I hope you got some useful bits in there 😉
The freebie sites on Facebook have recently got some purfume and some Tennant lasies lol
Thanks for sharing this 😉
I use the freebie sites to get my freebies 🙂
I have managed to get freebies from L’Occitane on several occasions without any purchases
The have some lovely things in there – I might ask next time I’m around one 😊
i use magic freebies great site
I love Magic Freebies, have had all sorts of lovely stuff from them
This seems like a popular one for freebies 😊
I’ve done some boots trial testing. Tried some really nice products
Sounds good 👏😊💄
My friend signed up to be a Lush product tester – she was on a waiting list for 3 years but now gets lots of lovely freebies to test with us.
Oooo lovely, so it pays to be persistent then! These companies must get overwhelmed with requests 👏😊
samples and competition prizes, plus some sites do trials for things sometimes
Thanks for the tip
I always ask for samples you’ll be surprised how many they have under that counter if you don’t ask you don’t get x x
I couldn’t agree more Michelle!! 🙌😊
Hi Cheryl! I always go on Magic Freebies website and they send me new perfumes (samples) and aftershaves, which is great. I also go on Loquax and have been a member on that site for over 20 years! I love it, such a great site. I have won many things on there, but not so many beauty things, mainly holidays abroad and only just very recently a £100 gift card for Waitrose, which I can also use in John Lewis and will be hoping to get some beauty/fragrance stuff from that! I’ve been a very lucky girl, but its like a second job, with the hours I put in! xx
I’m inspired, sounds like your doing very well in the freebie stakes. I’d love to win a holiday – never been so lucky yet though – I’ll keep trying though 😊
The little net scrunchies in christmas packs to exfoliate skin.
I find the ladies on the beauty counters at John Lewis very helpful and will often give free samples if you are unsure of whether a product will suit you. I have bagged foundation, scent and skincare. Some didn’t suit and others were fantastic so I have bought the product and saved the rest of the sample for weekends away.
Sample sizes are perfect for travel – especially if it’s just a weekend away – good point.