Next time you’re walking through a store that’s offering sample or trial size items, consider taking it. Sample and trial size items make great travel companions for your 3-1-1 “ziploc” carry-on. Most sample and trial size items travel well and will give you enough for a 3-5 day trip. If you are fortunate enough to live near a Kiehl’s location or order from them on-line, you always have an opportunity to get free samples. Another great place is the cosmetics counter of most larger department stores such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, Barney’s, etc.
You can get almost anything in trial and sample sizes, from perfume and cologne, to face wash, shaving cream, lotion and more. Some companies, like Procter & Gamble, also have a website where you can sign up for free samples. You can also purchase smaller travel or trial size items at most Target or Wal-Mart stores. Online, you can find things you never even knew came in trial or travel sizes at Minimus.
Trial, travel or sample size items make travel easy. You can take just what you need for a trip. You don’t need to worry about filling up your limited “ziplock”, 3-1-1 bag. You also save space and weight coming home, since you’re taking only what you use.
Last modified: April 14, 2014