If you’re like most people, staying good in shape isn’t cheap. You might be paying for a gym membership each month. On top of that, you’re also spending money on groceries to help you get the protein and other nutrients you need. And then, there are the supplements.

You’ve got protein powders, pre-workouts, creatine, glutamine, you name it! With these supplements retailing for anywhere from $30-60, those costs can add up fast. Fortunately, I’ve got seven proven tips to help you learn how to get free supplements.

7 Easy Ways to Get Free Workout Supplements in 2020

Throughout the world, many people are unfortunately dealing with some hard times. So, I thought now would be a good time to share my tips to help you build up your supplement collection. Let’s get started.

1. Create a List of Supplement Businesses

Whether it’s helping you lose weight or strengthen your immune system, it seems like there’s a supplement out there for everything. Considering that, there might be a lot more companies (and free sample opportunities out there than you might think).

So, one of the best things I can recommend is to make a list of supplement companies. It’s understandable to wonder what makes this such an important step. Let me explain. I’ve run into plenty of times where someone posts about companies giving out supplements online. As you likely know, the internet is an extremely popular place.

This often leads to a company running out of samples before you can get one. When you create a list of supplement companies, you don’t have to worry about this problem. Here’s how to do it.

To start building your company list, you only need to start a Google search. Yes, the king of search engines is an amazing way to find supplement companies to add to your list. If you take some time to search for words relating to supplement companies, you’ll find many pages of results.

Open up Notepad or grab a piece of paper and start taking note of each company you find.

Why Creating a List is Worth It: A Personal Story

Do you want to know why it’s worth it to spend a little time and effort building a list? Let me share a quick story from several years ago. I recently heard about a company called Gamma Labs that was giving away samples of a brand-new pre-workout supplement. Unfortunately, I was a day late and unable to enter the contest.

After this, I went ahead and sent an email to the company nicely asking for a sample of this pre-workout when it became available. A few days later, I got an apologetic and nice response from the CEO, Clifford Morgan, asking for my address. So, I sent over my information and expected a single-use sample in the future.

About a week later, my girlfriend at the time, informed me that there was a package at the front door. Neither of us ordered anything online recently, so it was strange to see a box on my porch. What was even stranger was that this box was huge. I took the box inside and this was what it contained:

  • 3 full-sized pre-workout supplements
  • 1 90-day supply of a testosterone booster in capsule form
  • 1 30-day supply of a liquid testosterone booster
  • 15 awesome shirts!

If you’re reading this: Thanks again, Mr. Morgan! You are awesome!

How did things work out (no pun intended) for Gamma Labs? Amazingly well. The brand-new supplement (at the time) Gamma Labs was releasing was G Fuel. The same G Fuel that sponsors Pewdiepie, the world’s most popular YouTuber. This company is doing extremely well promoting its products in the e-gaming and fitness worlds.

2. Join Popular Fitness Forums to Get Free Supplements

There are many ways to find supplements on fitness forums including checking out two sections involving either contests/giveaways or what’s known as a promoted content section.

Now, forums can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re now in a smaller group of people that knows about this forum’s samples and giveaways. Considering that, it’s important to add value when you’re trying to get free supplements on fitness forums. These types of communities are, for the most part, tight-knit. They’re also good and weeding out the people who are only there for free supplements.

So, how can you add value on fitness forums? The best way to do this is by contributing. You don’t have to overthink this. Find a topic in this forum that interests you and start there. Chances are, you’ll find plenty of topics that you feel like adding a reply or quick response to. Also, most forums have a section where new users can introduce themselves. This is another great way to get started adding value.

By joining fitness forums, I’ve been able to get free workout supplements and build up quite a collection. For about six months, I got so good at learning how to get workout supplements for free that I built up quite a collection. I had pre-workout supplements, protein powders, creatine, and much more.

Fitness forums are also great source of information for everything about supplements to learning how to get bigger arms.

3. Follow and Message Supplement Businesses on Social Media

Another one of the best ways to get free supplements involves getting on social media. Most likely, you have one or several social media profiles. Start using these profiles to search for and follow supplement companies. 

As far as social media platforms go, I recommend using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Here’s what one Twitter search found in a matter of seconds.

Here’s what I got just from typing in “supplements” into Twitter’s search engine.

how to get free supplements on social media

Source: Twitter

If this is a company you’re interested in, but you can’t find an email address, send a private social media message to them.

4. Visit Local Supplement Shops in Your Area

Not every way to get free supplements has to involve being online. Sometimes, local supplement retailers have free samples they’ll give to the public. First, you’ll need to see if there are any supplement shops in your vicinity. Fortunately, a quick Google search makes this an easy task to complete.

After finding out if there are any supplement retailers nearby, visit them. Next, ask an employee if they have any available samples. Now, you might get further with this strategy if you’re buying something. But, certain places will be cool with giving out free samples whether or not you’re a paying customer.

5. Start Sending Emails Asking for Free Supplement Samples

You’ve probably heard that, in life, you sometimes have to ask for what you want. This is also true when it comes to learning how to get supplements for free. It might be difficult to find many supplement companies on social media. Fortunately, many of these businesses have either email addresses and contact pages.

So, where do you find this information? In most cases, the bottom of a website’s homepage is the best place to start. You’re wanting to find something that has the word contact or contact us in it.

From here, you’ll either find a contact page or a page that shows you a list of company email addresses. If possible, use the contact page as it’s basically the same thing as sending an email.

website's contact area

Source: AI Sports Nutrition

Don’t worry about what you need to say in the email, we’ll cover that in a minute.

6. Review What You Receive

When you start asking companies for supplements, the subject of reviews is likely to come up. Certain companies will send out supplement samples, hoping the consumer enjoys it and leaves a review on the internet. In some cases, mostly with forums and social media, you might be required to leave a review about the supplement you receive.

This is another important tip, which is to review everything you receive. These don’t have to be novels or 500-word term papers. To do this, take a few minutes to note how you felt about the supplement sample you tried, type it in, and you’re all done.

Why is reviewing supplements is so important? Most supplement companies scan the internet, learning how others feel about their products. If you tried something and reviewed it, this often leads to supplement companies choosing you for reviews in the future. Why? Because reviews are great for company exposure and word-of-mouth advertising. It can also lead to companies contacting you about free supplements for reviews.

If you’re reviewing supplements because you want to, there’s not much of a concern about what score or rating to give a product. However, your honesty might change a bit when it comes to receiving supplements in exchange for reviews. After all, it’s human nature to feel like giving a positive review to a product you received for free.

But, if you didn’t like the supplement, do you care if you never try it again?

7. Create a Supplement Review Website

You can also get a massive amount of free supplements by creating a review website. This isn’t for everyone but it’s a great way to get your name out there as a legitimate supplement reviewer.

You’re here to learn how to get free supplements, not web design. Considering that, I won’t go into too much detail about this process. But I’ll give you a quick run-down. The first step is to use a service like GoDaddy or NameCheap to buy a domain. Next, you buy hosting that makes your website viewable to the world.

After setting up your website, review any supplements you have lying around. If you don’t have anything right now, I promise the tips I’ve taught you will change that. Write a few reviews, post them, add a contact plugin and you have everything you need to get started.

Bonus Tip: Share What You’re Unable to Use

If you’re applying the secrets I’m sharing with you, you’ll soon have a huge collection of supplement samples. With that said, almost every supplement on earth has an expiration date. So, you might soon find yourself with lots of supplement samples that are about to expire. 

Instead of letting these products go to waste, give them to someone who is financially unable to buy supplements for themselves. It’s a small gesture but something that most people will appreciate. Plus, who doesn’t want a little extra good karma in life?

How to Get Free Supplements by Asking Nicely

Not to sound like your mom or anything but “you get more flies with honey than vinegar.” What does that mean? It’s a saying that means you get more in life when you’re sweet than if you’re not. 

Remember, you’re going to be communicating with people who are spending their time at work. To show them respect, try to make your email nice and concise. Here’s a helpful guideline to follow.

  1. Quick introduction (know + include the company’s name in the email so that it doesn’t look like you’re a spammer)
  2. Give them a reason (need better workout results, looking for a new supplement, etc)
  3. Wrap it up

Don’t worry if this sounds confusing, I’ve got real examples that you can use as a guide below.

Examples of How to Ask for Free Supplement Samples

If you’re like me, you learn by seeing examples. Here are a few examples of emails that I’ve sent to supplement companies in the past with great results.

Note: Make sure that you don’t copy and paste these. I’ve also included parenthesis for where to add your own information.

Example 1:

Hi, 

My name is (insert your name). I’ve been looking for a new (type of supplement) and I’ve heard amazing things on the internet about (insert name of supplement). I was just wondering if (insert company name) is giving out any free samples of this product right now? Thanks!

Example 2:

Hi, 

My name is (insert your name). I’m new to working out and trying to get the best results. I’ve heard that (name of supplement) is great for (fitness goal). Is it possible to try a sample of this supplement before I purchase a full-size container? Thanks in advance for your help!

As you can see, you don’t need to overthink this step. The bulk of your time here will be spent sending out these actual emails. At first, this can seem a bit boring. But, I promise, it pays off if you’re willing to put in a little time and effort.

To Wrap Things Up

To summarize, there are many ways to get free supplements online. These are all things I’ve picked up throughout the years I wanted to share with you. If you follow the steps above (at least #1 and #5), your mailbox is going to start filling up with supplement samples. Before long, you might even start getting full-sized supplements.