Is Pinchme Legit, can you really get free samples sent to you?
Pinch Me is a company and website that claim to send you a box of free samples in the post for you to check out. These are not full sized products, but small samples of the products they have on offer.
In exchange for a box of sample products, you just need to share your opinion on these products, whether positive or negative. All sounds Ok so far….
But is Pinch Me a scam? Or are you really going to get these freebies delivered to you?
Pinch Me Review In Brief:
Company & Website: pincheme.com – only available if you’re a US resident.
Type of opportunity: get free samples.
Cost: free to sign up.
Overall rating: Legit, but there has been some negative feedback online. Read on to learn more.
How does Pinchme.com work?
The concept of Pinch Me is simple. You sign up as a “pincher,” on their website and complete your profile.
You’ll need to answer some questions about your household, your shopping habits, hobbies, interests, that sort of thing.
These are the questions they ask to match you with relevant products, so you may want to bear this in mind.
You can pick the samples that you want to check out. There are various categories to choose from. These include:
– Personal Care.
– Home & Family.
– Food & Drink.
The company then sends you a box of free samples for you to try and you share your opinions about the products on their website. Rinse and repeat.
What sort of samples can you get at Pinchme?
As mentioned in the previous section, there are a whole bunch of different products you may be sent. See a selection in the image below….
As an idea, this could include things such as, cleaning products, personal care products, pet food, snacks and drinks, health supplements and so on.
It just depends what companies are looking to promote their products at that time and who Pinch Me connect with.
You don’t need to pay anything towards postage and packaging, they send everything to you free of charge.
You just need to get there in time to get the freebies, (a set time that is always available to see on their website) and wait for them to arrive. Typically, 3-5 different products a week will be on offer.
You can also earn Points, which you can use to potentially win giftcards, although there are no guarantees with that one. You earn points by referring others to sign up, fully setting up your profile and providing feedback for their freebie samples.
PinchMe feedback & reviews online?
This company has some mixed reviews and feedback online from people.
Some people have complained that Pinch Me sell on your personal information to third parties, who will then be in contact with you, trying to sell you whatever they’re promoting.
Other complaints include…
– Not qualifying for the free samples as they used to, as there is now too much competition.
– You need to logon during a specific time on sample days, which is when people say the site crashes, due to the large wave of people attempting to access it, the samples are gone in an instant.
– Not being able to get enough samples to make it worthwhile.
– Some people complain about the sample size, as though they expect full size products. This complaint isn’t valid however, as the website is clearly stating they’re going to be sending you samples… not the full sized product.
– Taking too long to ship the boxes, (some saying they waited 2-3 months…).
– Being told their profile no longer matches the criteria to get samples; when they believe it does.
PROS VS CONS
– Who doesn’t like a freebie? Some of these samples can be useful & cost you zero.
– A variety of products for you to try, that you may not have discovered otherwise.
– Lots of competition
– Perhaps not as much available as there once was.
– How much is your time worth, for a small amount of freebies that you may not really need nor want anyway?
Conclusion: is PinchMe legit, or a scam?
Pinch Me is not a scam in my opinion. That being said, it could be a waste of time! Why spend the time and energy trying to get a few measly free samples…. which, in many cases, it seems you will struggle to get in the first place.
The cost of these samples is likely to only be a few dollars. The only time I’d suggest you do this, is just for the potential fun of trying out products that you may never buy otherwise.
Ultimately, it’s free stuff … so, if that is of interest to you, there is really little harm in giving it a go. That being said, I’d be cautious of what info you give out, if you want to avoid getting spammed.
Beyond Freebies – Making Your Own Money Online:
I understand being a bit of a freebie seeker. I used to enter thousands of sweepstakes and competitions a month, in the hope of winning big.
Actually, I did win pretty big. But the time I put into winning, vs the amount I actually did win, still didn’t really add up most of the time.
I do miss it, because there are some money-can’t-buy prizes that you just can’t get otherwise. But the time investment for me was too much & I’m currently having a break from that.
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All the best,