Practical ways to live better on less.
We all love finding a great freebie at the mall! It’s fun to shop, but not as exhilarating as finding something for free! I have compiled a list of some of the various stores that give out freebies. Check out my list and feel free to add any that I have missed!
How to Find Free Stuff at your Local Mall
Teavana – Stop by for a free sample or 2 of tea. You can test any of the samples out on display in the store (typically about 5 or 6 flavors are on display). They are all delicious, especially Youthberry!
Godiva – Sign up for their free rewards program and you can pick up a free piece of candy each month! The candy is absolutely delicious – I recommend the Dark Caramel Embrace and Midnight Swirl!
Brookstone – Have you ever tried the massage chairs at Brookstone? They are the perfect treat after strolling around the mall all day. The I Squeeze foot massagers are nice too! At some locations, there may be a waiting line to use the chairs, it just depends what day/time of the week you visit.
Macy’s, Nordstrom – All the department stores offer you the ability to test out new perfume scents and makeup. You can also receive a free makeup application at many of these stores.
Sephora – A free 45 minute makeup application is offered with a $50 purchase. You will also receive a few free samples with your purchase.
Food Court – There is always someone handing out free samples.
Bath and Body Works – You can try out all the various sample sprays and lotions at the store before committing to any purchases.
Dave and Busters – Get a free $10 gamecard when you sign up for their Rewards Program.
Bare Escentuals – Often offers free makeovers throughout the year. Visit their website to stay updated on current promotions.
Apple – Forgot your phone? Run into the Apple store and check anything you need to on the internet.
Sur La Table – Enjoy a free cup of coffee or Espresso while you shop!
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics – They frequently give out free samples in the store.
Victoria’s Secret – Sign up to receive their catalog and you will receive a coupon for a free pair of VS underwear – bring it with the next time you shop!
P.F. Chang’s – An order of free lettuce wraps is loaded automatically to your card when you sign up for Warrior Rewards.
Origins – Free mini facial (no purchase required!) They also offer free gift wrap on all purchases.
Best Buy – Test out any of the display video game systems for free! They usually do a great job at putting the most current games on display.
Perfumania – There are dozens of display perfumes to test out.
Visit the toy store – There are always tons of toys out to test out.
Spend the afternoon at Barnes and Noble – You can relax and read for free. Bring your own coffee in a mug instead of wasting money at the in house Starbucks.
See if your mall has a Walking Club – This is a great way to exercise and socialize before the hectic afternoon hours. Most clubs take place in the early morning hours well in advance of normal operating hours.
Sign up for your mall email club – For example, if you sign up for the email list of General Grown Properties (GGP), you will receive a free $10 gift card to be used anywhere in the mall! Find a GGP mall near you.