have you ever accidentally requested the same free sample more than once

September 5th, 2007

Have you ever accidentally requested the same free sample more than once?

I was reading a post on My Two Dollars about a free sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee. Being that it is my nature to jump right on any free sample opportunities, I clicked on through and saw a very familiar looking screen. I looked at it for a few minutes, trying to decide if it was familiar because I have been to about 500 Dunkin Donuts in my life, or because I had already requested this particular free sample before.

I don’t have a free sample of Dunkin Donuts coffee. I do have a free sample of Folger’s coffee in my freezer waiting for coffee-drinking inspiration to strike, but no Dunkin Donuts. But the samples take a while to arrive after you request them, and I can’t guarantee I haven’t requested it before. I thought about it for a while, then I decided to just go ahead and request it. After all, I wasn’t certain that I had requested it, the page just looked familiar.

Once I filled out the information the page got hung up and wouldn’t go to the confirmation screen. I waited for a while doing other things but then I closed the window and gave up. I hate having too many browser windows open, it makes me feel uneasy, and I cannot make myself like tabbed browsing (don’t berate me, I try to like it but tabs are weird to me). So no free coffee for me. Or no *more* free coffee, I still have the Folgers after all.

Maybe I should start some kind of list or spreadsheet of the free samples I request, just to keep track. Maybe that’d be a little *too* obsessive. Or maybe it’d just be organized. I could use all the organization I can get. And I could always use a few more free samples.

~J

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3 Responses to “Have you ever accidentally requested the same free sample more than once?”

  1. I think you would be safe to just go ahead and sign up if you are not sure. I’m sure they weed out the duplicates.

    I am really enjoying your blog!

  2. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!

    I tried to sign up and it thwarted me. lol

  3. Funny you should post about this. I recently came across the same sample myself and wondered if I had already requested one as I also had not received it. I finally received my sample yesterday. Talk about timing!

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