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Do you try the samples in the stores and if so do you buy the product?

I went to walmart today and they were giving out samples of a Kashi cereal. I let my 5 yr old try it and he liked it and it is good for him but I didnt buy it. Most of the time I do buy what we sample. So do you try the foods and do you buy them??


Asked by mandynjohnsmom at 5:24 PM on Jul. 22, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I don't like to try samples because I'm picky about my foods and they are prepared before and during cooking, who opens the packages, how long the product has been sitting out, what the ingredients are, etc. It's just too much time to stand there to ask them those questions so I just bypass them and purchase what I want.
    Sampling is just a way of suggestive selling to entice a customer to purchase an expensive product from a company that the store gets a reimbursement from if they sell a certain number of units in a certain period of time. That's all.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 9:12 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Sometimes, but not often. I have to REALLY impressed to buy something I that isn't on my list.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 5:25 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • yeah sometimes when they give sample we buy it but not all the time

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 5:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I love to sample, I will buy it if I like it and it is something we will eat. And that is more often then not.

    Answer by QandA at 5:26 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • My kids always want to try the samples, but I very rarely buy the product.

    Answer by JeanetteRene at 5:31 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • If we like it...but most of the time we just enjoy the free sample! lol

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 6:50 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I never buy them.

    Answer by reesemom at 7:37 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I don't usually try them.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:56 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I try them, but unless they are crazy unbelievably good, I don't buy them

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 9:52 PM on Jul. 22, 2010

  • I love Costco samples! It has to be awesome to buy it though since there are always SOO MANY! I have found some awesome products that way though, like thier spinach ravioli!

    Answer by mamasitax2 at 4:25 PM on Jul. 25, 2010