Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shampoo Samples

I have written before about the money saving wonderfulness that is sampling.  I just wanted to show one of the many benefits from collecting samples.

This is my linen closet.  I can honestly say that I probably spent around $15 for everything you see here.  What wasn't received as a gift, I either purchased with a coupon for free or less than one dollar, or I got the item as a sample.  Now what do I do with all of these lil bottles, besides save them for travel?    I simply collect enough of a like kind of shampoo, etc, and fill a regular size bottle. 

I just set it on a high shelf, undisturbed, and then whenever I'm in the bathroom during the day I switch out the empty bottle.  It doesn't require much time, and by the end of all those samples I had nearly filled the whole shampoo bottle.  Not bad, for free.  

Samples received a day in November

If you haven't already considered sampling, it is a serious money saver.  Additionally, samples usually come with high dollar coupons that, when combined with a sale, can result in very inexpensive full sized products.  And always, the excess can be donated to local food banks and women's shelters. 

I highly recommend it.


  1. How do you empty completely all those tiny sample sized bottles? I'll bet, all together, the remainder in all those would add up. When they're "empty" do you take them in the shower and rinse them with water and use the rinse to wash your hair? That's what I would do.

  2. I leave them upside down for as long as possible. Then I stick my baby finger in and swipe it around to get the little bit that is left. I have also cut the bottles in half if it is possible. I might just try your method though.