What's in Sample Room

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Have you ever excitedly bought something but ended up hating it because the product didn't work for you? More often than not, situations like this happens when we get enticed by a marketing ad or someone we know recommended the product or we felt the itch to buy it since it's all over Facebook or Instagram. I'm definitely guilty to all given scenarios. 😂
I have stumbled upon Sample Room earlier this year and basically they promote the "Try before you buy" concept for consumers like us. Sample Room is a beauty, health and lifestyle digital sampling and review website. It is the first and only website in the Philippines that combines the service of sampling and digital media campaigns.
This type of set-up is beneficial to us as we won't take a risk at a full-sized product that may not work or may give us an allergic reaction. Relying on reviews alone might not be enough as we really need to try it onto ourselves. I had this personal experience where I bought an expensive face serum since it has good reviews online. Unfortunately, it did not work for me and it caused a lot of my breakouts. It's such a waste of money.
This is what Sample Room is all about - it offers us a chance to road test the product we are interested in purchasing. Sample Room Members experience the product and decide after finishing a sample size if the product is right for them. More so, reviews from other Sample Roommates who have the same skin type as yours are posted on the site. We will get to enjoy our purchase, as it is a well-reasearched and well-informed one. We will definitely get the value of our money! 😍
Once you sign up, you will get points in which you'll use to get your desired sample. Basically, you get a product by just signing up! 💕 Too good to be true, right? The catch is, you are obliged to make reviews based on the rules given by Sample Room. Mind you, these rules aren't really hard to follow but you have to submit your review so your points will be returned and an additional 1 point will be given. Consequently, without points you cannot avail any of the samples.
Here's how it works:
1. Register. Being a member makes you qualified to get free samples from the website. You will create your profile and indicate your beauty preferences and details. Your profile will be helpful when you write your reviews as it shows your skin type, skin tone, and hair type.
2. Get free 100 points upon registration which you will use to get samples based on the sample roster that the site has.
3. Choose your sample. Your points is somehow your 'money' as each sample has given number of points for it to be availed.
4. Once you have your desired products, go check out and pay for the shipping fee and handling fee. Yes hun, only the samples are free, you have to shoulder the shipping fee which varies on the package weight and your location. You can ship a maximum of 3 products per transaction. It takes around 3-4 working days to ship within Manila and 4-7 working days outside Manila.
5. Receive your samples and have your product road-test ladies!
6. Rate and review each of the products you have choose to try at Sampleroom.ph
7. The Sample Room team will approve your review and you will earn 1 point as you rate/review each product you got. The more samples you review, the more points you get, and that means more samples to try.
Some products are valued greater than 100 points, and this is where your option to buy points comes in. You may opt to sign up as a VIP member where you have to pay P799 for a 1000 point credit or pay P1299 for a 2000 point credit. As you get a higher number of points by being a VIP member, you can avail more samples especially those valued at around 300 and up. More so, a 'mystery gift' will be included on your package which guarantees more than the amount you paid for. You may learn more about the VIP membership here.
Aside from the advantages mentioned, another good thing about Sample Room is you get to choose what items you would like to try. Comparing it to a subscription box, both parties guarantee us to receive more than what we paid for. However, a subscription box doesn't let us pick the items we like and some inclusions are not of our interest. For me, I can say that I get the value of my money if all items are of my interest and needs.
For those having second thoughts on signing up for a subscription box, Sample Room might be the one for you! 💕 Go on and give it a try!
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