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A woman has managed to bag herself £900 worth of freebies and she says it's as easy as signing up to Facebook groups.
While most of us feel pretty chuffed when we manage to wangle a perfume sample from Boots, Alina Andreea has truly got freebies down to a fine art.
The 25-year-old from Bath joined an online freebie community back in March and reckons she's saved herself a total of £900, gathering tons of cosmetic and food samples. We are in awe of her skills.
She checks the Latest Free Stuff Facebook group and applies for samples. The group flags the best deals daily, while other members share tips and after signing up you'll also get emails when freebies drop.
Alina said: "I apply daily and receive freebies three to four times a week - I'm always following the postman!"
"I like the Facebook pages of cosmetic brands, for example, MAC, Estee Lauder, Clarins and YSL, as there are active ads from where I get free samples," Alina added.
Beauty samples are Alina's favourite thing to receive - and she's bagged the equivalent of ten full size bottles of foundation from her freebie hunting.
She said: "I have around 60 foundation samples, so this means around 10 full size bottles that would have cost me probably £280!"
Alina says the samples are great for holidays too and even small gains can save hundreds of pounds.
In her collection she's even got a Benefit brow kit - we want one of those.
Alina added: "I always feel happy when I get a freebie, especially when it's make-up, as working as a duty manager I always need to look good so a make-up freebie is always a joy."
However, she's heard others haven't had as much luck - so what does she suggest so we can all revel in the freebie joy?
Persistence is key, she says: "Do not give up!".
"I always see people saying they are applying but they don't receive anything or the lady from the counter was rude and didn't give them any samples - this takes time and if someone says no just try again tomorrow when is a different person at the counter," she added.
Bring on the samples.
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