PINCHme Free Sample Box Review – July 2017
PINCHme is a service that delivers free samples of personal care, pet, home & family, and food & drink items from the leading brands to your doorstep, free of charge! You simply need to fill out a questionnaire to determine eligibility for various samples, and offer honest feedback in exchange to continue receiving more.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: Free, including shipping!
The Products: A variety of samples curated based on your shopper survey
Ships to: US
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
In addition to the samples you choose to receive, you’ll get a bunch of offers and coupons as well:
WSJWine by The Wall Street Journal – $100 Voucher
Anytime I can receive a free voucher for an amount this large, I raise an eyebrow. If they’re giving out $100 off a subscription, it must cost a lot, right? The back of the card breaks it down pretty clearly. You can redeem this card for $100 off an introductory case of wine that normally costs $169.99. You’ll still have to pay tax and shipping, and sadly, they don’t ship to my state (PA) because of our liquor laws. Whomp whomp. However, check out Shawn’s WSJWine review to see what it’s all about!
Free Graze 4-Snack Sampler Box Coupon
We are well-versed with Graze here at MSA, so this coupon doesn’t exactly thrill me. There’s a code to get your first 4-snack sampler box for free. You’ll get the same deal just by going to their site.
Hello Fresh $30 Gift Card
You really can’t escape these Hello Fresh Gift Cards in the subscription box world. They’re given out like candy. Not surprised to see one here. Check out our Hello Fresh reviews to learn more about this box!
Free 8×8 Photo Book from Shutterfly
I’ve never ordered a photo book before, but it’s pretty nice that they are offering a $29.99 value one for free here (you’ll still need to pay tax and shipping).
Next up are the samples I “chose” after filling out the questionnaire on PinchMe. A few of us at the MSA office all filled it out and we all got the same 4 samples offered to us. At first, we thought it was a coincidence because we are similar demographics, but then realized that Anna doesn’t have a cat, and none of us identified as being male, yet we all were offered the following four products to receive:
Fancy Feast Creamy Delights in Salmon Feast, 3 oz. – Value $0.59
This is a full size can of fancy feast, which means it’s a small can of wet cat food. 😉 I feed my two boys (Kit and Gregg) dry food only because they are on a diet, but I let them splurge on this. They are both extremely motivated by food almost exclusively, so they both gobbled this up as fast as I could put it down. My boys are not picky eaters and really love salmon especially, so I’m glad I got that flavor.
Fancy Feast also included a card to ask you to share your thoughts with them. No coupon though. 🙁
Gillette Endurance Anti-perspirant/Deodorant Clear Gel in Cool Wave, .5 oz. – Value $0.52
The next item is an anti-perspirant/deodorant presumably intended for men. I’m not super picky about how things like this smell or whether it’s packaged in blue or pink, but even though I identified as a woman in the questionnaire, I received this product, which when asked to review on the PinchMe site later, only wanted a man to review. 🤔
They’ve thrown in a coupon for $1.00 of a full-size version as well.
Sensodyne Deep Clean Toothpaste, .8 oz. – Value $1.10
I’ve never used Sensodyne, but am always willing to take travel sized toothpaste for when I leave town. I tried it out and it’s your basic minty toothpaste, but seemed to foam more than my usual Crest Whitening. It got the job done.
Hidden Valley Ranch Simply Ranch Dressing in Classic Ranch…RANCH, 1 oz. – Value $0.27 (buy a 12 oz. bottle for $3.28 on Walmart.com)
I live in Pittsburgh, which means I consume a great deal of ranch dressing on the reg, usually by way of french fries. PINCHme has been so kind as to give me a travel size of probably the most famous ranch dressing of all, so I can keep it in my purse and be prepared at any moment.
Verdict: With PINCHme, I received three sample sized products and one full-size product, along with a bunch of coupons and vouchers, for free. All I gave in return was my time filling out the questionnaire, and the time it will take me to do a short survey on each item. The value of the items I received was under $3.00, so it was nothing that blew my mind, although I now have travel deodorant and toothpaste, and my cats like me a little bit more. I’m not sure I will bother filling out the surveys, but perhaps if I’m bored, I’ll go for it. Note that you have 30 days to complete the surveys to be eligible for more samples in the future. It’s also good to note that once you have the account, there are a bunch of other deals and offers online that you can sign up for. I happened to exercise an offer for a free year of Vogue Magazine and started getting it this month, which is pretty cool. I will also mention that it took over a month from when I chose my samples to when they arrived, but what do I want for free?
Will you be signing up for PINCHMe? If you already have, did you receive the same samples as us?