This New Amazon Prime Deal Lets You Sample A Bunch of Cool Products for Free


It’s hard to dispute that an Amazon Prime membership is one of the most convenient and cost-effective things you can do to save time and money. It’s not just about free shipping anymore, but a growing list of benefits that get rolled out on a seemingly weekly basis.

Amazon Prime is a big priority for founder Jeff Bezos. He’s dedicated hundreds of people in Seattle to constantly devising more ways to create more value and loyalty for Prime members.

As recent numbers show, it’s working. Last July’s Amazon Prime day generated single day record profits for the ecommerce king–more than Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2016 which held the previous records. Amazon doesn’t release sales figures, but it did say, “tens of millions” bought something that day and record numbers of new Prime members were created.

With so many new benefits being released so rapidly, the challenge Amazon has is keeping its members informed about the cool new stuff they can take advantage of.

This latest benefit, Prime Samples, allows you to order a large variety of products from categories like Beauty & Grooming, Pet Treats, Snacks and Beverages, Vitamins and Nutrition and Baby Products just to name of a few.

Here’s how it works: You buy samples from either individually or in boxes, you get a cash credit for each sample you buy and then redeem your credits for the full sized products. So as long as you intend to buy particular snack bars or skin cream or dog food, for example, the samples you order will be free.

Individual samples are available for $2 and $4, and sample boxes typically range from $4.99 – $19.99. You do need to redeem your credits within 180 days of the samples shipping. If you’re a fan of BarkBox, BirchBox or other subscription box services, this may give those services a run for their money. Check out some of the sample boxes below: 

  1. 1 Women's Luxury Beauty Sample Box


    What you get: Sample box includes 15 or more items. Luxury samples for skin care, hair care, fragrances and more.

    $19.99 with a $19.99 credit for a future Luxury Beauty purchase.


  2. 2 Optimum Nutrition Sample Box


    What you get: 

    Sample box includes 8 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey: Extreme milk chocolate, 0.6 oz
    • truesource Protein+Energy: Chocolate Mocha, 0.6 oz
    • BSN Pumped Edge: Fruit Punch, 0.6 oz
    • BSN NOX XE: Fruit Punch, 0.6 oz
    • BSN Syntha-6 Edge: Chocolate, 0.6 oz
    • BSN AminoX Edge: Fruit Punch, 0.3 oz
    • BSN R3build Edge: Strawberry Orange 0.3 oz
    • BSN Ripped Edge Capsules: 2 count
    • Isopure Amino: Cherry Lime, 0.4 oz

    $7.99 & get a $7.99 credit for a future Optimum Nutrition purchase.


  3. 3 Dog Food and Treat Sample Box


    What you get:

    Sample box includes 6 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • CANIDAE Grain Free PURE Sea Dog Dry Formula with Fresh Salmon: 3 oz
    • Hill's Ideal Balance Adult Slow Cooked Chicken & Zucchini Stew Canned Dog Food: 12.5 oz
    • GlycoFlex Plus, Hip and Joint Supplement for Dogs: 4 oz
    • BLUE Adult Chicken Stew with Potatoes, Carrots & Peas: 8 oz
    • Hill's Science Diet Adult Beef & Barley Entrée: 5.8 oz
    • Wellness CORE Marrow Roasts Natural Grain Free Dog Treats: 8 oz
    • WHIMZEES Natural Grain Free Dental Dog Treats: 2.1 oz

    $11.99 & get a $11.99 credit for a future Dog Food and Treat purchase.


  4. 4 Men's Luxury Grooming Sample Box


    What you get: 

    10 or more samples of cologne, shaving cream and other men's grooming products. 

    $19.99 & get a $19.99 credit for a future Luxury Grooming purchase.


  5. 5 Purina Cat Food Sample Box


    What you get:

    Sample box includes 6 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Chicken & Rice Formula Dry Cat Food: 6.4 oz
    • Purina Pro Plan Prime Plus Adult 7+ Canned Cat Food: 3 oz
    • Purina ONE Tender Selects Blend With Real Chicken Dry Cat Food:6 oz
    • Purina Fancy Feast Broths Classic Gourmet Cat Complement: 1.4 oz
    • Purina Beyond Natural Grain Free White Meat Chicken Recipe Dry Cat Food: 6 oz
    • Muse by Purina Masterpieces Natural Chicken Recipe Accented with Carrots & Spinach Cat Food: 3 oz
    • Purina Muse Infused Natural Salmon Recipe Cat Food: 3 oz

    $6.99 & get a $6.99 credit for a future Purina Cat Food purchase.

  6. 6 Women's Luxury Beauty Sample Box


    What you get:

    Sample box includes 8 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream for Dry Skin: 0.1 oz
    • La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Face Sunscreen: 0.06 oz
    • iS CLINICAL Hydra-Cool Serum: 0.12 oz
    • CObagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen: 1 oz
    • PCA SKIN weightless protection broad spectrum, SPF 45: 0.25 oz
    • Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan: 0.5 oz
    • Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50: 0.46 oz
    • MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30: 0.5 oz
    • jane iredale LipDrink Lip Balm with SPF 15, Buff : 0.05 oz

    $14.99 & get a $14.99 credit for a future Luxury Sun Care purchase.


  7. 7 Gatorade Sports Fuel Sample Box


    What you get:

    Sample box includes 4 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • Gatorade Whey Protein Recover Bars, Chocolate Caramel: 2.8 oz
    • Gatorade Whey Protein Almond Butter Bars, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: 2.0 oz
    • Gatorade Prime Energy Chews, Fruit Punch: 6 individual chews
    • Gatorade Prime Fuel Bar, Chocolate Chip: 2.1 oz
    • Gatorade Recover Whey Protein Powder, Vanilla: 1.0 oz

    $6.99 & get a $6.99 credit for a future Gatorade purchase.


  8. 8 Aveeno Sample Box


    What you get:

    Sample box includes 6 or more items. Samples may vary. Participating brands include:

    • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Vanilla Wash: 1 fl oz
    • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Vanilla Lotion: 0.5 oz
    • Aveeno Positively Radiant SPF 30 Moisturizer: 0.3 fl oz
    • Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo: 0.3 fl oz
    • Aveeno Pure Renewal Conditioner: 0.3 fl oz
    • Aveeno Eczema Therapy Cream: 0.5 oz
    • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30: 1 oz
    • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion : 1 oz

    $7.99 & get a $7.99 credit for a future Aveeno purchase.