If I don’t do anything else, I do my best to stay transparent with my readers. Yes I talk about a lot of free stuff I receive, but I’m always honest about how I feel about it, good or bad. So, if you’ve been following Naturally Stellar for a while then you may remember that I used to frequent a free sample website called PINCHme.com and often posted pics of my samples on social media. For those that don’t know, PINCHme is a free consumer sample service that allows you to fill a box with free product samples to try.
Disclosure: Everything you’ll see in this post, I was given for free in the hopes that I’d want to write about it.
For a minute now I’ve been unsubscribed from the PINCHme service and even opted-out of promotional emails because I used to get so frustrated with their “Happy Sample Tuesday”. I mean it was like those people who rushed H&M last week for the designer collection. Did you see that on the news? For real, on Happy Sample Tuesday, PINCHme gives you a certain window of time to go to the site and select your products before they’re gone. Now normally that window would open at Noon EST and by 12:10 p everything would be gone. The stuff that interested me the most were the health and beauty samples, but they would always run out of everything I wanted to try. So most times I just settled for what was left.
Another thing that used to frustrate me, to no end, was their site load time. If you were lucky enough to have made it through the log-in process, you’d then have to wait for the page to load to see what products were available. Then, if you made it that far, you’d have to wait to select each product and get it in your box before the last one was snatched up. Lastly, if you were fast enough you may even be able to get a confirmation that your box was on its way…unless one of your products became “out of stock” right before you hit that submit button. Then you’d reach the point of pissed off-ness because you just spent 20-30 mins of your life waiting to get 3 samples.
I know some people would say, “Well it is free so what do you expect?” or “Why are you complaining about something you’re getting for free?”. Trust me, I hear ya. So here’s why I decided to give it another try.
I was recently contacted by PINCHme’s community manager, who offered to send me a box full of products to try as part of their free monthly subscription box service and as an incentive to join their blogger network. I thought about it and decided to give it a go. What I received is what they’re calling the Blogger Box. I must admit, it has some pretty good stuff in it but I am still super skeptical about the consumer side being any different from what it was before. But this way I get to try samples and show you a bit more of what you can expect to find on the site for yourself, should you decide to sign up.
Here’s What’s In My PINCHme Blogger Box for November
I’m told the contents are worth $50+
- Skinny Pop Popcorn
- Starbucks Sweetened Iced Coffee K Cup
- Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid
- Olay Ultra Moisture with Shea Butter Body Wash
- ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash
- Dentax Comfort Clean Floss
- Playtex Sport Combo Pack
- Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
- $3.00 Off Boudreaux Coupon
- Purell Sanitizing Wipes
- Goldbond Ultimate Healing Aloe
- Sesame Street Extra Sensitive 3-in-1 Body Wash, Shampoo and Conditioner
- Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Steps 1 and 2 – 1481 Shining Couture and 1600 Top Coat
- NexCare Tegaderm Film
- NexCare $1.00 Off Coupon
- No7 Protect and Perfect Advanced Serum
- Kellogg’s Special K Chewy Nut Bar – Chocolate Almond
If you’re interested in finding out more about PINCHme, Click Here.
See Anything That You Like In My Box?