A great way to get free samples of products (often full size) is to join a research panel. There are lots around but some of the best ones are Tesco’s Home Panel, The Elle Panel, BzzAgent and supersavvyme. If you know of more good research panels please feel free to add to this post or give us your comments on how you have got on with being on a research panel.
I am a member of several research panels myself and have tested out everything from hair dye to saucepans. I have saved many a pound this way and tried out many products that I would not have normally brought.
One of the first products I ever had to test was a saucepan (which I still have over ten years later LOL). I had to test it over two weeks, which was no problem at all. Then I had to fill in a shortish questionnaire. All in all (including time spent cooking with the saucepan) was about two hours. What did I get out of it? A saucepan that would have cost me over £50 in the shops. This is how I got hooked on research panels!