Why You Should Request Free Samples Before Summer Vacation

Before you head out on summer vacation, be sure to request free samples. Find out why at www.drugstoredivas.net.Pete and I went on a mini-vacation during his Spring Break, and I opened my travel bag in the bathroom. “I better find a new free sample of toothpaste because mine is running out,” I thought. Because yes, my entire travel bag is filled with trial-sized free samples. We have a few overnight trips planned for this summer that we’re really looking forward to … and I need to brush my teeth during them, of course. So I need to request free samples because packing a full-size of everything while you’re living out of a carry on bag just doesn’t make sense.

Do you have any trips planned? If you do, you should definitely request free samples. It makes traveling so much easier.

Why You Should Request Free Samples Before Summer Vacation

They’re Convenient.
It’s so much easier to pack a sample, finish it, and then throw it away before you head home. That way, you’re not lugging a full bottle of shampoo and conditioner on vacation, then dragging an almost-full shampoo and conditioner back home. Same with something like toothpaste, body wash, floss, and anything else you might need for the bathroom.

They Weigh Less.
If you’re checking a bag when you’re flying, you have to worry about the weight of it. You only get a certain number of pounds for free. After that, you have to pay an additional fee. How awful would it be if a few ounces of a full-sized body wash was the reason you had to pay more for your checked bag? If you pack samples, there’s a much smaller chance of that happening.

You Can Carry Them On A Plane.
Post-9/11, you can’t carry liquids over 3.1oz. onto a plane. Cumulative, sure, no problem. But individually, nope. Sample sizes are always exactly that size or smaller, meaning they comply with the 3.1oz limit and you can put them in your carry on. That’s great for people like me who only bring a carry on (because we’re too cheap to pay for checked luggage). After you finish a sample, keep the bottle. You can refill it with other products (in case you can’t find a sample of your favorite mouthwash before your trip) and it will still be within the 3.1oz limit.

You Won’t Feel Bad If You Forget To Pack It To Go Back Home.
After I got my belly button pierced, I had to clean it with expensive soap for quite a while. During that time, my family stayed overnight at a hotel, so I packed my full-size bottle of soap. And, in the bustle of leaving the next morning, I forgot it. I was so mad the whole car ride home. If I had a small free sample and left it at the hotel, I wouldn’t have cared. After all, it was free.

They’re Free.
This is the most obvious reason. If you’re frugal like me, you want to save as much as you can … even if you’re on vacation. So instead of spending money and bringing your actual products with you, use free ones. Those pennies add up. And, even if you pack your own body wash, the hotel might provide you with small bottles. Use those instead and save yours for your next trip!

  1. Nina

    March 31, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Great ideas for getting ready for a summer vacation. We haven’t been able to take a vacation for a while now, so we are looking forward to getting away this summer.

  2. Amberjane

    April 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I never thought of doing this great idea.

  3. Pamela smith

    April 2, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    I love taking the small bottles along, especially when flying. Thanks for the tip!

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