What companies have you gotten samples from?

What companies have you gotten samples from?

I just wanna ask what companies give out free samples when you contact them. I only know of Mario Badescu and L'occitane. Smiley Happy

 

Who doesn't love free samples anyway? Smiley Happy

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Yup, this is what I put in my email. 

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how do you like mario badescu line? I tried samples they sent me, but did not like any of them (

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I was actually really impressed with the items Mario Badescu sent me and was not expecting to be.  Their samples changed my mind and I have purchased some of their items now!

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I am not really that impressed with the Mario Badescu line. I am glad I tried the samples first; I don't think that I would purchase them. 

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La Mer can take over a month to receive the 2piece sample..just be patient Smiley Happy

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Thanks, I will!

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WOW- Murad was really generous to you! I got 2 deluxe samples and a foil packet!

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Oh wow, I thought Murad was that generous with everyone. Did you get samples from the same "Environmental Shield" line, or a more expensive one?

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I've been looking to try out some new products, and since I am on a no/low buy right now I figured it would be a good time to try out samples from brands I haven't used much before!  Almost every company I wrote to said they would send me some samples to try out (some more generous than others), here's what I got from 2/3 of the companies I wrote to, will update with the last set when they arrive!

Ole, Nia24, L'Occitane, Dermalogica, Dr. Hauschka

Clarins, FAB, Murad, Jane Iredale, Paula's Choice

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Clarins wrote me back and told me no! I am so sad now! And you got a full sized Murad cleanser too! Wow!

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Clarins told me no at first, said to try a Clarin's counter, so I replied saying "It's too bad that you no longer offer samples outside of orders, as I saw on the Sephora message boards that many people really enjoyed the samples they received from Clarins and were able to figure out if the products would work for them!" and said that the next time I had some free time I would try to stop by a counter if some of the samples sent to me by (name of competitor that did send me samples) didn't work for my skin.  A few hours later I got an email from a different rep.

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For anyone that received from L'Occitane:

 

Did you receive with postage due? If so, did you contact L'Occitane..how did they make up for their error?

 

I am waiting for L'Occitane to respond on this issue Smiley Happy

 

Update: They offered to resend, which has been received.

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I actually just received samples from L'occitane yesterday. No postage due issue and the postage was only 63 cents. How much do you have to pay?

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Thanks, sounds like we received a different amount of samples. I guess due to thickness, and they put 48 cents on it, I need to pay a couple of dollars.

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how many foil packets did you receive?

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I did not have this issue with L'Occitane but I did have 24¢ postage due on Ole Henriksen.  I'm just going to pay it though.  I have some stuff to take to the post office today anyway.  Good luck, I hope they respond soon! Smiley Happy

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24 cents is nothing Smiley Happy

 

I did get a response, but they stated they were confused and asked why I think I need to pay for samples..I simply stated I received a postage due notice..we'll see.

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Mine did not arrive postage due, but I definitely would not expect them to reimburse me or anything if it did.  They were generous enough to provide samples.  I wouldn't expect anything further.

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Yes, they were nice to send samples. I only emailed them to inform and was surprised with the postage due. Just wanted to see if this happened to anyone else...even though mistakes do occur. I probably wouldn't be wondering if it was a few cents, but it's a couple of dollars..

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Here are a few pictures of what I received. Not everything but what I ended up keeping.  I made a few goodie bags for some friends/family since it was a little too much.

 

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Acure face oil, Jane Iredale, Neostrata, Epionce, Murad, REN, Shankara and Yu-be

 

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Le Prairie, Kate Somerville, Dr. Hauschka, restorsea

 

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Elemental Herbology, Omorovicza, Dermalogica, Vbeaute, Nia 24. X-tend life, Verso

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How do you ask for samples? Do you just email them and say that you're interested in their products but want some samples first?  

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