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Fall 2017
May Not Be So Free
BY LAURA GRAY
NGA PROMOTER CA LAURAGRAY38@YAHOO COM HTTP://SANTAROSANATURAL COM COM Free
Samples! Everyone Loves Them!
These types of of ads for products are often very enticing and can can also appear to be be a a a a a a a a a a a a a better deal than ordering a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a new product which can can save lots of money and potentially be a a a a a a a a a a a a smart smart move move However is it really
a a a a a a a a a a smart smart move? Before you order that free sample of supplements personal hygiene products or or or cosmet- ics consider the following helpful tips:
• Do your research Call or or or email the company before you you order that free sample to to get a a a a a a a a sense of how they treat their customers • Make a a a a a a a note of the the questions that you have before contacting the the the company Consider asking questions about the the the the estimated time of arrival for for the the the the the product how the the the the the order is is tracked as as well as as if there is is is an introductory price price expiration on on the the the the the product In some cases the the the the price price that is is is adver- tised has expired by the the time you are ready to order it There are many other considerations when decid- ing on on on on on whether or not a a a a a a a a a free sample is is actually a a a a a a a a a benefit One such consideration would be be is is if you you are using using a a a a a a a Post Office Box Box to receive your sampled prod- uct If you you are using using a a a a a a a a P P O O Box Box remember that com- panies normally use the the the the date date the the the the post office receives the the the the sample as as the the the the date date that it it was delivered not when you actually sign for it it which could be days later! It is important to retrieve and try the the free sample product as as as soon as as as possible in the the case that you have a a a a a time limit to to to lock in in an an introductory price You can check your your local post office at www usps com to to to see if this service is is available in your your area Before ordering read the the the fine print! It is important to to determine whether you you actually like the the the product after you you have tried it before ordering ordering a a a a a a a a a 3 to to 6 month supply Also be be be certain that ordering ordering a a a a a a a a a sample does not lock you into a a a a a a a a contract or or monthly membership charge These are two things often hidden in in in fin in in in in the the fine print Furthermore keep in in fin in in in in in mind that that when ordering a a a a a a a a a a a “free sample” with a a a a a a a a a a a credit card that that information
is stored and and can can be be be used for for future automatic ship- ments and and membership fees that can can be be be be difficult to to to to reverse Additionally there could be be be a a a a a a a a a a a “re-stock” fee fee after after you have cancelled an an an order on on on a a a a a a a a a a a a “free “free sample” and that no longer makes the item “free” even after after you have returned it If you you decide to to to request use of a a a a a a a a freely sampled product that that requires that that you you agree to to to to an automatic shipment fee to to to secure a a a a a a a a a a a more affordable price discuss paying ffor for for the sample in in in lieu of of any form of of shipment fees or or or or hidden commitments The nominal cost for a a a a a a a a a a sample plus shipping and and handling is often much cheaper than cancelling the the order after a a a a a a a a a a a a a ship- ment has been dispensed and then paying to to have it re-stocked Offering free samples is a a a a a a a a good marketing tool for businesses but be be be a a a a a a a a a a a a a careful consumer and learn all the the details because what may may be be be presented as free may may cost you in the the long run n n n n NGA NATURAL mag 13


























































































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