My opinion of Freeflys

by SharonW on July 23, 2011 · 25 comments

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Many people have been talking about Freeflys, which is supposedly a great place to get freebies and samples. If you have used Freefly and had great experience with it, I’d love to hear.

Several years ago I signed up and tried it out but wasn’t impressed. So yesterday I decided to try again.

Here’s what I found:

After you sign up for free (no credit card needed of course), you are guided through a series of pages where you must say yes or no to offers. I said no to ALL of them and moved on through them. (I counted 8 pages before I got to the list of sample offers.)

Once I got to the free offers the very first one for free full size Snuggle would have required me to fulfill a list of requirements. The 2nd offer took me to a facebook page where I couldn’t even find the free sample offer.

So, will I go back to Freeflys? Probably not. Do I recommend you to try it out? Maybe. Maybe there’s a great treasure of samples and free offers that I just missed. I’d love to hear your experience.

***Just be very careful before you agree to try out an offer. Check the fine print to make sure you haven’t agreed to something you don’t want to pay for.



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angela July 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I am so glad you posted this! I am also a non-fan of freeflys and am baffled over all of the good press they get. I am a new GFC follower from the weekend hop! I would love for you to stop by http://aboutamom.com to say hi & return the follow! :)

virginia July 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

Sorry but i don’t have anything good to say about them. I have been signed on quite a long time as in a few years and have not recieved anything. So BEWARE.

Di October 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Thanks for the info- I just saw them on the sidebar of FB & was wondering if would be worth it- guess not!

Krista Sherman November 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I cant even figure it out.. so not even going to continue to waste my time..

Sally Trante November 28, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I love Freeflys! I have received so many freebies thanks to this site. Freeflys doesn’t send the products themselves, they’re essentially a directory of the freebies that are available so people need to request each individual freebie they want. I particularly like the beauty samples the best. I have been able to try a ton of new shampoos, creams, make up etc… without having to pay. One of my favorite sites!

JT March 12, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Welcome person paid by freeflys to tell people lies.

Stefanie January 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Thank you for the info… Saves me from wasting my time on trying it out.

Edie April 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

I tried using freefly and was impressed with their “freebie” offers until I received skincare items where you are led to believe you only have to pay for shipping and for that they need your credit card number. That is when you get yourself in trouble. I was charged full price for items along with being enrolled in their autoship program. I wasn’t aware of this until my credit card was charged and by that time, your trial period is over and you are expected to pay for the products because afterall, you signed up for all this. They make sure the terms are hidden so you do not see them and you think you are getting them for free when in fact you are getting yourself in debt. You actually have to search diligently for the terms as they are at the very bottom of the page. Over $300 was charged to my credit card and it is very difficult to get a refund. There are countless companies out there doing this I was shocked to see. Shame of this website for allowing these bottom feeders to advertise on their site with the pretense that they are legimate. They are a scam and should be arrested for stealing money from innocent hard working people. If something is advertised as free, do not ever pay for shipping. They are after your credit card and once they get it, they take full advantage of you.
I hope this info helps. I wish someone had warned me.

New user May 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Thank you for this post! I was about to sign up, but definitely learned from these posts. So glad I found your site before getting spammed

merebear666 May 15, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Sally Trante, Did you get paid to write that comment?

Jeena May 21, 2013 at 3:55 am

Obviously Sally Trante works for the company and indeed got paid to write that comment as she knows exactly how the company works. She’s probably the one behind all these horrible scams against good hard working people!

Marianna May 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm

I was curious about this as well. I almost signed up but then realized that the page where I give out my information to register was not secure. No thanks!

Weavre May 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

Kept seeing this site pop up and never clicked on it because it screams “spam” to me, and a trial-size anything isn’t worth clicking through an hour’s worth of “offers.” I finally decided to see if that perception was accurate, and the reviews I’ve found suggest it is; the people who like it, who I know don’t work for the company, tend to be people with hours to spend clicking through pages and less money to buy products directly, so apparently they eventually get their samples. But I’m not signing up.

I have used some companies’ direct free samples pages, such as P&G and Walmart, and they’re a bit more straightforward: give your address and get a trial size of something they hope you’ll buy from them in quantity later. (Walmart’s is http://instoresnow.walmart.com/In-Stores-Now-Free-Samples-and-Savings.aspx ; P&G’s is https://www.pgbrandsampler.com/brandsampler.jsp )

Stacey Werner May 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Thanks for the links Weavre! So glad there are some sites that don’t make you jump through hoops and sign over your first born for a small sample!

Danielle July 31, 2013 at 2:16 am

So I was just investigating to find out if Freefly was legit and just noticed Sally Trante’s comment on another review blog and it is word-for-word identical. So glad that I did my research before getting scammed!

NateyBaby February 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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donna August 4, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I fell for it a month ago. I got 2 “free samples” from Sensa and Auravie. both charged under $5 for shipping and both got me signed up for an auto delivery program and almost $100 from each for the sample. I found the small print for teh Sensa scam and paid $8 to send it back to avoid the $86 monthly charge. I missed the fine print on the Auravie scam until I reviewed my charge card statement and googled the phone number. That was a $97 lesson about free samples. So far, I have not received any other free samples that I have asked for from Freeflys. I will never pay for shipping again since it is just a way to get your credit card number so they can bill you for the free sample!

Caite October 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I really like freeflys! I actually just got some samples today. Ive gotten multiple shampoo samples, prevacid sample, body wash, emergen-c, tampons, pads, a bracelet, and perfume. Its all tiny sample sizes but its completely free so I cant complain. It also took at the least 4 weeks for me to get the samples and at the most so far about 2 months so if you havent gotten anything yet keep waiting it might come! I dont like that half the offers dont work out but if you stay with it you can find some nice samples.

buffy October 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I saw an ad for this in my facebook feed and was intrigued and went to google to search for more information and as i typed freeflys, “freeflys scam” showed up, which led me here. Thanks for the heads up.

When I do buy beauty products, I go to ulta.com, they almost always send a sample with whatever i buy and sometimes it is a little bag with a bunch of samples. I’m going to try out P&G now too, thanks!

Kat November 4, 2013 at 3:06 am

I’ve been skeptical about signing up so I decided to do research and decided to not go with them.

I have always loved {link removed} in which the guy that writes the blog hunts down completely free offers and provides links as well as any instructions (such as like them on facebook, blah blah.)

STELLA.DALLAS November 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I MUST HAVED SIGNED UP AT SOME POINT, BUT NEVER RECIEVED A FREE SAMPLE OF ANYTHING. I TRIED AGAIN ON 11/5/13 AND IT SAID I WAS ALREADY SIGNED UP , THE SITE NEVER REDIRECTED TO THE ORIGINAL SIGN UP SCREEN…SO WHAT HAS FREEFLY DONE WITH MY ACCOUNT INFORMATION…THEN AGAIN I GUESS THAT’S WHAT I GOT FOR FREE TO GIVE THEM MY INFORMATION

Edith Ann November 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Just another fake promise, the only thing I get free is when I go to the grocery store and it says buy one, get one free, but that Freeflys is like that job that advertises Mystery Shopper, its all bull crap.

Melissa January 14, 2014 at 10:11 pm

Freeflys works fine and there are plenty of samples that don’t require a credit card. I’ve got tons of things completely free. If you’re dumb enough to give anyone your credit card info then You deserved to be scammed, it’s not the websites fault, it’s yours.

betty January 15, 2014 at 12:24 am

i am not being paid to post this. i do use freeflys and i can honestly say they are not bad. U just have to read the requirements and why would u give them a credit card when u sign up for “free samples”… I have been getting free samples usually 1 or 2 times a week. a lot of the samples just redirects me to a facebook page where all u have to do is like the page. Read before signing up. All u have to do is read and you will understand it.

Tomasa February 19, 2014 at 10:26 am

I joined and now it won’t let me submit. It tells me I am not registered and when I try to register it tells me I am all ready registered.

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