Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The $39 Experiment




Tom Locke decided to put a roll of stamps to interesting use and write to 100 companies asking for free stuff. His website documents everything he received, didn't receive and the hilarity in between the cracks.

Have you ever written to a company asking for free stuff? Maybe you should! I know I plan to now that I've read over his site. It never hurts to send a letter and in this case, you may actually get something other than just a letter in return.

What companies would you write to? I think I'll start a list based on his to begin with (the ones he had success with) and then tear apart the house to find my own product ideas.

Snail mail is a wonderful thing and I can't wait until he does it again with "Another $39 Experiment". The URL has been purchased and I'm just waiting for updates now.

23 comments:

Felicity said...

I was going to say gum and chocolate, but I see Hershey's and Wrigley's both rejected his request. I once emailed Kiss My Face requesting a coupon, they said they would send something, but it never arrived. I think i'll check out Stash and Celestial seasonings, I love trying new tea flavors without having to commit to a whole box.

Cheers! : )

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Anonymous said...

I only write letters to companies when they sold me sucky stuff to complain about it. That has given me a whole bunch of free things. :)

Insa

Marcus said...

Hi there, now after about 2 months of your post, can you post an update please?
How many letters have you written, how many replies and what kind of freebies have you received?

andytgeezer said...

This is a great experiment! Thanks for the tip, I may one day see what a roll of £39 worth of stamps gets me

maddy said...

I have a website on a related subject and I think it might be of interest to your readers.

Letters

I hope you find the link appropriate and useful.

Bose said...

Awesome!
Letter writing

BANGBANGvixen said...

Giving me ideas. I wanna try this.

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