Has anyone else out there heard of this glorious offer from P&G? It’s called the P&G brandSampler, and mine just arrived today! I’m pretty sure I was put on the brandSampler trail by Bargain Moose, but I can’t quite remember, and maybe that’s because my mind was busy being blown by what I perceived to be unbelievable free samples.
What the P&G brandSampler does is provide you with the chance to try out some of their products absolutely free, and today in the exciting package that was wedged in my mailbox was travel-size Scope Outlast Mouthwash in Long Lasting Mint and $3 in coupons for Scope, Crest, and Oral B; mini-sized Secret Scent Expressions Cocoa Butter Kiss Body Splash; a full-size Febreze Set & Refresh Air Freshener in Hawaiian Aloha scent; a one-load sample of Tide Acti Lift; and $2.75 in coupons from Pantene.
All you have to do to get the brandSampler is register, answer a few questions about your shopping habits and household-product use, and then choose which samples you want to receive. I’m not sure if you get everything you sign up for, because I thought I checked the Head & Shoulders sample, but beggars can’t be choosers, after all! The Scope and Febreeze samples are no longer available, but the others I mentioned are, as well as a Crest 3D White Whitestrips Advanced Vivid sample. (I shied away from this one like a frightened animal, after repeated use of Crest Whitestrips about six years ago has left me terrified of the singing-and-sensitive-teeth reaction I had and still continue to have in the way of a phantom-limb-type sensation. *Shudder*). However, I do suggest trying out what’s left of this cycle’s P&G brandSampler before more of the products run out!
I have had some other samples arrive in the mail lately, and these include: travel-sized bottles of Pantene Fine Hair Solutions Flat to Volume Shampoo and Conditioner; a single All-Bran Bar, Honey Nut Flavour, plus a $0.50 coupon; and one Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheet. I haven’t tried the shampoo and conditioner yet, so no review there, but I did give Darcy the All-Bran Bar in his lunch a couple weeks ago, and he liked it enough to encourage me to buy a box of them. So, the $0.50 coupon was put to good use! I also used the Purex Laundry Sheet today, and while I thought it was strange that something resembling a fuzzy Bounce sheet could wash my clothes, as well as soften them and guard them against static, I was too curious NOT to try it. The Spring Oasis scent smelled great, and the clothes seemed to be clean when I pulled them out of the washer, but Purex didn’t send a coupon, and my mom told me she’s noticed the expensive price of the Purex Laundry Sheets at the store, so I’m doubtful about actually purchasing them. The sheet was fun to use for the novelty of something new, but as Darcy has said a few times, is this product really saving me anything? The sample’s tagline says “Laundry Simplified,” but I don’t exactly feel exhausted (or confused) after pouring soap into the washer, and then taking a Bounce sheet out of the box, so unless the cost of the package of 24 sheets in the store is less than a bottle of Purex 2X Ultra Concentrate and a box of Bounce sheets (my chosen brands), and would last longer than both, I am not sold. Besides, the Purex soap I DO use often goes on sale – I just bought a 40-load bottle at Sobey’s for $3.99 two weeks ago.
What are your thoughts? Have you received any good samples lately?
*ADDENDUM* I was just going through my coupons, and it turns out Purex DID give me a coupon for the 3-in-1 laundry sheets. It’s for $2 off the starter kit or a refill pack, but I still don’t think I’m convinced. Here’s the link to the free sample if you want to try it our for yourself: