As another month draws to a close it’s somehow that time again, to post an end of the month round up. It’s starting to feel as though Autumn is fast on the approach now which always makes me think the countdown is on to plan Christmas gifts.
I didn’t get a lot of free food at all this month. I struggled to find some items in my usual stores and just haven’t had the time to vary up my shopping trips. Thanks to my favourite food cashback app I was able to try some amazing vegan cake bites and other snacks for nothing this month. One pack of crisps I claimed and gave to a colleague who regularly forgets lunch and is counting the pennies. I love that picking up free items can be a nice way to do a good deed, I sometimes donate free items to foodbank collections in supermarkets as well as I think it’s important to do our bit where we can.
2 x packs of Oggs Bites – one brownie and one millionaire’s shortbread via my favourite cashback app Green Jinn
2 x packs of Beppes Popped crisp snacks – one salt and pepper the other BBQ again via Green Jinn
3 x Greggs sausage sandwiches – via O2 Priority Moments on a Saturday morning. The offer works on sausage rolls, vegan sausage rolls, bacon sandwiches, sausage sandwiches and this month I even saw the new vegan sausage, bean and cheese melt included.
Bulldog Bamboo razor and two blades via Shopmium. The offer was £6 cashback but as these were on offer in Wilko’s for £6 and due to the way the receipt printed Shopmium refunded the whole amount making it free. For anyone wondering why I claimed this given that I switched to Friction Free Shaving razors earlier this year – I’m picking up free bits over the next few months to either add to friend’s Christmas gifts or donate to local shelters.
Gilette razor – via Super Savvy Me. I’m intending to add this to a food bank or donate to a local refuge centre.
YSL Black Opium perfume sample – via a sponsored social media advert
Phillip Kingsley 40ml Bond Builder hair treatment – via the Marie Claire Beauty Drawer club. I’m really excited to give this a go as the results images look incredible.
Thierry Mugler Alien perfume sample – via a sponsored Facebook advert
Carolina Herrera perfume and aftershave samples – I believe these came from a sponsored social media post. The Good Girl perfume is one of my absolute favourites.
Valentino Lipstick sample – I received this from being signed up to Vogue Insiders which is a free sampling opportunity. You fill in details of your skincare, haircare and make up preferences and periodically are offered samples that match your likes. I’ve been signed up since last year and this is the first item I’ve received but it’s a great mini size one!
- Part 1: How To Get Free Make Up And Beauty Samples
- Part 2: How To Get Free Make Up, Beauty Samples and Products
Alpha H – I received one of my most exciting gifted packages to date from the skincare brand Alpha H. They kindly sent me their iconic Liquid Gold glycolic acid exfoliant, a cream cleanser and SPF product in exchange for progress photos and filling in their review form. This is a brand I’ve been keen to try for a very long time. At the time of writing I’m 1 week into my 3 week trial period and have experienced zero irritation which I’m impressed with. My skin hated the Pixi Glow glycolic acid.
Beauty By Zero – this brand really generously sent me one of each of the products in their range to try out. I’m really excited by this brand as their packaging is all eco conscious using materials like recycled rubber, glass and bamboo. They’re also really affordable with prices ranging from around £10-13 per product.
Monica Vinader – I’m still blown way by this but I received a voucher to spend on their website which I could use on any item I wanted. I chose two beautiful pairs of gold vermeil sterling silver earrings and have worn them almost every day since. They’ve helped me to fall in love with my jewellery collection all over again and start experimenting with new styles and combinations. They’re made with recycled precious metals and have an eco policy which I found really interesting to read about.