If you're interested in buying a new product and you want to know if it works well or not, you can obtain the product as a free promotional item. Promotional products are especially helpful for new businesses that don't have widespread recognition. The business owners can use these items to explain how their products differ from the competition.
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Write the company. If you enjoy products from Sara Lee and you've heard a line of fruit-filled whole wheat breads is coming out, visit the Sara Lee website and click on "Contact Us." Note the name and e-mail address of the marketing manager. E-mail the person, stating your name and e-mail address and the Sara Lee products you like. Then ask about receiving a free sample of the new whole wheat breads about to hit the market.
Visit websites that offer free items for promotional purpose, such as Start Sampling.com, Freebies.com and DealNews.com. Click on the promotional items you're interested in receiving and provide your mailing address. Also sign up for these websites' newsletters so you'll learn about any new products that are available.
Attend community events. If a local boutique is holding a beauty seminar at a community centre and will be giving away bags of promotional beauty supplies, go to the seminar with two or three friends who enjoy beauty supplies. Or if a local wine store is giving away imported cheeses at its monthly wine tasting, sample some of the cheeses before deciding to bring them home.
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