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My husband and I got ourselves into quite a financial mess, after him needing an operation, losing his job, then me sustaining a crippling back injury. Debts mounted that badly that I became afraid to open the mail or answer the phone to another debt collector or finance company.

Leading up to the birth of our first child, we finally got ourselves on the right track. So, I decided I needed to do something to cure my fear of the evil phone and mailbox. I started asking for baby samples, as I was overwhelmed as a new mum. That lead to trial websites, surveys and competitions. I can now say my fear is cured. Less than a year later, my list is endless. Nappies, baby food, beauty products, haircare, home cleaning, food, DVD’s, movie tickets (I once one a free movie ticket while I was watching a movie that I had won tickets to), movie premieres, and my favourite- the 60inch 3D television I won.

It takes effort, don’t get me wrong. But I love the feeling of winning or getting chosen! I am addicted!


Posted anonymously, 15th March 2014


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  • Good on you for on your wins,hope you have many more to come!

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  • Inspiring story! I first became addicted to free samples when I was in highschool. There weren’t many at all back then, early 2000s, but getting anything for free was the greatest feeling in the world at the time, haha!

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  • Same! I enter every competition I cone across! Radio call ups, puzzles, 25 words or less, 50 words or less, jokes, photos. I am addicted. If I win something I won’t use, I pass it on to someone who will or give it as a gift. It’s such a buzz to win, even the local cricket club chook raffle ;)

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  • I wish I knew what these sites were!

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  • lol where are all these comps! i don’t knowwwww!!!!!! lol

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  • i like reading these stories

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  • a good win for all

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  • Congratulations on your wins; well done!

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  • Dear Freebie Addict, I am the same. I win my fair share of competitions, I take part in product reviews and of course I love a free sample, many of these products I’ve gone on to purchase or even change brands. I have a rule of thumb though, I never take what I’m not going to use or want to try – I have a very low opinion of those that just take because it’s free, I see them boasting on many forums I belong to, taking for the sake of a freebie is why many other people miss out – I wouldn’t request a free sample of bird seed when I don’t have a bird.

    You are right, it does take effort especially with the competitions, however my prizes keeping me going.

    Hope you continue to win :-)

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  • Congratulations on getting things sorted out. I am glad you are having some success with the comps and freebies. Not easy though.

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  • Good on you and well done for getting it all back on track, that is fantastic. Sometimes things hit you like a tonne of bricks and sometimes in the pocket too. So glad for you and your wonderful wins. I have only just found all these wonderful opportunities and love it as well.

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  • We all love a freebie. Good luck to you, especially if it helps you make ends meet.

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  • I too am addicted :)

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  • wow – sounds like you are doing great with it :)

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  • I must admit, having fallen on hard times I’ve become a bit of an addict as well.

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