Amazon Prime members, did you know that...
You can order a sample box, then get a credit for that box on regular purchases afterward?
I'm a big fan of free stuff, especially when it applies to dog items or groceries. And Amazon's offering a particularly nice box of snacks and entrees for the canines in your life. ($11.99, free shipping...and a $11.99 credit on regular dogfood after that.)
This one, too:
Yes, cat food sample boxes are available. (These got particularly high scores in the reviews.)
There are also women's daily beauty sample boxes:
(Just one pictured -- more are available)
And a nice-looking nutritional product sampling. (Hmmm...maybe for Christmas stockings or gift baskets.)
Remember: whatever you pay, you get back as a credit to be used on general purchases in that category. Not bad.
I'm not an Amazon Prime member yet, but have been flirting with trying their 30-day free trial. Maybe this is a good reason to go ahead with it. Regular membership is $99/yearly (or $499 for up to 10 business users), and includes free shipping, access to movies/tv series...and a bunch of other stuff.