Monday, May 6, 2013

The Social Stigma attached to free samples..

Is it just me or is there some sort of social stigma about asking for a free sample of a product inside in the likes of Brown Thomas or Debenhams? (For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about.. These two department stores would be like the Irish equivalent of Sephora or Ulta.)

Is it a case of "God no.. I'd look poor!" or what? I mean seriously *News Flash* The whole country is poor, well unless you've won the Lotto or something!?

 Just think about it..

 The people working at the counters in these department stores are working on commission, meaning the more YOU spend the more THEY make! So, is it not in their best interest to entice you into coming back again?

Me? I've never been one to shy away from a free sample, whether its from a magazine or from a counter in Brown Thomas or one of the larger chemists that stock high end brands! Companies provide these samples for a reason.. To boost their business! Why should we be the ones to deny them of that right? 

Have you ever spent €30 odd on a foundation that promises you the world, only to take it home and try it out a couple of times and it makes you look like Sloth from 'The Goonies', maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but you catch my drift...

Why not spare yourself and your pocket that unnecessary ache? And ask for a sample.. 4mls won't break anyone! You might end up pleasantly surprised and find something that actually works for you and is worth spending your hard earned money on! 

So if you are gonna take nothing else from me or from this blog at least take this one piece of advice and be daring with them.. They're quick enough to pounce on you when you walk into a shop, why not return the favor?


Giovanna said...

Love this post! Samples are very important before purchasing, especially with foundations. xx

Unknown said...

Definitely, a sample is the reason I did not buy a Chanel foundation and saved myself an absolute fortune! x

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