How to Get the Best Facebook Samples and Coupons
Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011 at 8:11 am
Facebook can be a great source of free samples and high value coupons. Many brands offer some great stuff as motivation to get you to “like” them and build awareness of their brand. From contests, to coupons, to full sized samples, you can take advantage of these promotions to get the best Facebook goodies.
So how can you get started with getting all of the best offers? First you have to get familiar with Facebook. If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to sign up for one. Make sure that you visit the account settings and adjust your privacy and security settings to where you need them to be.
Next, it is just a matter of finding the offers and knowing what you have to do to complete them. Most Facebook promotions simply encourage you to like the brand page in order to get your offer. That is pretty easy to do. You can always unlike a page once you print your coupon or request the offer.
Some of the best offers, such as full sized products for free make you do a little bit more to complete the offer and get the gift. We will talk more about that below, as well as specific strategies to make it easier for you win.
Watch for Offers
Some Facebook offers come and go quickly, while others may linger for a while. Whenever you hear about a new Facebook offer, you should check it out. Also, sometimes Facebook coupons can be reset, so you may be able to reprint a coupon that you already printed days or weeks earlier.
Check the FreeCoupons blog frequently to learn about the latest Facebook coupons and offers.
You can also see what brands your friends “like.” If you see a particular brand name come up frequently, then this is usually a clue that there is a good offer available or about to appear.
Follow your Favorites
If you have a favorite brand that your family always uses, such as Tide or Tylenol or Pampers, it makes sense to follow that brand and watch for announcements of offers. You can either like the page right away and then pay attention to status updates, or simply make visiting the pages of your favorites on a regular basis as part of your routine.
Brands will often announce in advance when an offer is about to be made available.
Ready, Set, Go!
One of the new ways that brands are promoting their products and getting people to check in frequently with them is by giving away freebies for a short limited time. These giveways can be hard to win and are often gone within the first minute.
There are two ways this works. The usual way is for a brand to announce a giveaway that will happen at a certain time. Once that time passes, a link will be posted. Click on the link, fill out the form, and if you are one of the first people to complete it, you’ll win one of the items. It is very hard to be one of the first people on popular products, even when there are thousands of gifts available.
The other way this type of giveaway works is that the brand will announce that there will be an offer, but it won’t announce exactly when the offer will appear. Anyone who is interested in the offer will have to check in on the page many times a day in order to find the offer when it is posted.
When applying for these hard to get offers, there are a couple of strategies that you can employ.
First, make sure to like the page ahead of time. This way, you won’t lose valuable time if the offer requires you to be a fan of the page.
Next, use the fastest computer and connection that you have available. When everyone starts hitting the server for the link, you’ll be glad to be able to get in before the traffic shuts you out.
When the time is close, refresh the page every few seconds so you can get the link right away.
Make sure you are ready to type fast, or use the auto-fill feature on your browser. This will help you fill out the form in as little time as possible. You often won’t know if you missed the offer until after you have already put in all your information. If you have to do all fo that work anyway, do it fast and get the freebie!
Finally, work in a team with another friend or two. You can share alerts about different offers and remind each other when an offer is scheduled to appear.