If you are on a tight budget, there is nothing wrong with using free samples to help you to put on a party and give the birthday girl or boy some simple gifts and a good time. Here are some ideas to help you to do just that.
Use coupons to collect freebies to use as gifts
You can get some really fun free samples when you’re a couponer. Luxurious skin care items, gift cards, bath products, cosmetics and housewares are all products you can find with free samples. Here is how to make the most of your coupons and free gifts:
• Save a few of the less day-to-day samples, you get with coupons and create a gift set. Fragrance samples, candles, soaps and beauty products all add a nice little treat to a birthday hamper.
• Look for free samples in restaurants and food establishments and take your birthday boy/girl on a tour of sample heaven.
• Stock up on food coupons and serve your birthday celebrator a day of delicious, free and special food. From new breakfast cereal to pizza for lunch, look for dessert samples to enjoy all day!
• Look for free trials. Often you will find movie tickets and similar offers available.
• Stock up on tape samples, gift cards and novelty paper to make your gift extra pretty.
• Present your beau with a free newspaper or magazine in bed on his birthday morning.
• Sign up for free extra TV channels for birthday week.
• Look for clothing coupons and use as gifts if they suit the recipient (use as a gift for yourself if they do not!)
• Save a pile of free gift cards and present in one big birthday envelope.
• Make your own coupons for free samples. If your recipient also loves coupons, give out a stack for a free coffee on a weekend (bought by you), free hug, free dishwash, free foot rub, free back massage, the list goes on and it does not have to cost you anything.
Even if you are not on a tight budget, you can use free samples to pad out the gifts you buy. Giving someone a free sample of a beauty product can be a good way to let them know you are thinking of them and give them a little lift. Everyone likes a little treat.
Using free samples is a smart way to provide love and gifts on birthdays. It still shows how much you love the recipient, even if you did not spend a lot of money. The point of free sample gift baskets and treats is the time you took putting your ideas together and having fun thinking about your friend or family member.
We all go through periods in our lives when cash is really tight, so do not feel ashamed of using these ideas. Your friends and family normally understand your circumstances and will be really pleased that you have thought of them and taken the time to put together a gift for them.