In this post I am going to give you an honest PINCHme review. I was sent over this VIP Box to share with you an example of some of the products you can get when you sign up, too.
I’ve had an account with PINCHme for quite a while now and have received some really cool items that I still use to this day (a Scotch Brite dishcloth). Most items are from well-known brands while other products may be from newer companies. The type of products vary, but it could be a single size sample or the full-size product and can range from vitamins, cleaning, food, cosmetics or anything in between.
How Does PINCH Me Work?
For those who don’t know, PINCHme is a company gives out free samples of products from new and familiar brands. I know what you’re thinking, “Well, what’s the catch?” And, you’re right, you should be skeptical of any company trying to send you something for free.
In return for the free items PINCHme sends you, all they ask is that you leave an honest review of the product, no need to sugar coat anything either. Pinch me works on behalf of various companies to send out samples of new products to collect feedback.
A limited amount of free goods is only available once a month, but you do have the option to get more free items by filling out surveys. This is totally optional and I don’t do it.
If you are interested in signing up, you can do so here. Let’s get on with the VIP box PINCHme review.
Example of products you could receive by signing up for PINCHme
Starbucks PLUS Coffee with 2x Caffeine, Dark Roast
Starbucks coffee with two times the caffeine. The dark roast is supposed to be “well-balanced and rich with a dark cocoa texture.” They also recommend eating a piece of dark chocolates to bring out the sweetness.
Full size price: $9.81
Full size amount: 10 K-Cups
Final thoughts: I’m scared of this one. I am very sensitive to caffeine and I prefer medium roast coffee, so I’m saving this one for when I really need that extra boost.
Native Deodorant in Coconut & Vanilla
An aluminum free deodorant that is supposed to go on easily and provide effective protection.
Full size price: $12
Full size amount: 2.65 oz / 75 g
Final thoughts: I tried using Tom’s of Maine a few years ago and I ended up breaking out in a rash and stinking. I was skeptical with this deodorant, but tried it anyway. The scent was pleasant, it went on smooth, I didn’t break out, and I didn’t stink. I like it, just wish the price was a little lower and it was available at Target and Walmart for easy access.
Anyway, I recommend this deodorant.
Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30
There are two types of sunscreen: chemical and physical. This one is a sheer physical sunscreen, containing 20% zinc oxide. They claim that this is supposed to be sheer
Full size price: $34
Full size amount: 90 ml / 3 fl oz
Final thoughts: This is not sheer. I could have applied a little too much, but I definitely had a white cast all over my face. I was able to apply my makeup over it without any problems so it wasn’t a big deal.
Loreal Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten
A 10-minute face mask with 3 pure clays and charcoal.
Full size price: $12.99
Full size amount: 1.7 oz / 48 g
Final thoughts: My face did feel cleaner after using it; however, I’m not convinced there is anything remarkable about it.
Compeed Blister Cushions
A cushion to wear when you have a blister on the back of your ankle.
Full size price: $15.50
Full size amount: Two packs of 5 cushions (10 total)
Final thoughts: I haven’t used these yet because I wear chanclas almost daily, but they are definitely something I will keep on hand for those times I have a new pair of shoes that need to be broken in.
Pacha Soap Co Clarifying Charcoal with Activated Charcoal Powder
Highly scented soap that is infused with activated charcoal powder. Scent is lemongrass and peppermint.
Full size price: $6
Final thoughts: I haven’t used this yet, but the fragrance is strong. I happen to like the way it smells but if that’s something you’re not into, you might want to look elsewhere.
Sauce Beauty Deep Moisture Mask in Guacamole Whip, with Avocado, Argan Oil and Monoi Oil
A whipped avocado, Jarrah honey, argan oil, and monoi oil infused hair mask. Provides thick and creamy moisture to the hair.
Full size price: $9.99
Full size amount: 12 fl oz
Final thoughts: I was able to get 2 uses out of this packet and I loved using it both times. Oftentimes a conditioning product will feel creamy but when it’s applied to the hair, the formula thins out. This hair mask doesn’t do that.
I recommend this and will buy the full size for myself.
RX Nut Butter Peanut Butter Nut and Protein Spread
A high protein peanut butter snack made with simple ingredients. Can be used like regular peanut butter or eaten right from the package.
Full size price: $15.99
Full size amount: 1.13 oz (Box of 10)
Final thoughts: I haven’t tried this out yet but figure it is something that’s good too keep on hand for quick and healthy snacks. That is if you like peanut butter and egg whites. I’m a little apprehensive of this combo, but I know that egg white have almost no flavor, so I’m sure you wouldn’t be able to tell.
Garnier SkinActive Glow Boost 2-in-1 Facial Mask & Scrub
A 2-in-1 face mask and scrub designed to give your skin a healthy glow. Made with apricot seed to exfoliate.
Full size price: $8.99
Full size amount: 6.76 fl oz / 200 ml
Final thoughts: Smells great. This was a very thick formula with big chunks of apricot seed. I applied a thick layer all over my face and let it sit for a few minutes before I started to “scrub.” It irritated my skin, nothing too bad, but my skin just doesn’t agree with physical exfoliants so I wont be using it again. If you don’t mind this type of exfoliator, then you will probably like this.
Sundown Naturals Multi + Daily Immune Support with Vitamin C
A daily supplement meant to support immune health. Features 8 essential vitamins and zinc.
Full size price: $9.26
Full size amount: 60 softgels (2 daily for a 30-day supply)
Final thoughts: I took this for several days and quite frankly forgot to continue. I did not experience any reactions. I didn’t get sick either, that’s not to say that it was because of these supplements because there is no way to tell if I would have otherwise got sick if I didn’t take them.
How to Sign Up for PINCHme
As I mentioned above, PINCHme is a great place to try new products where the only expectation is a review. The daily surveys and other offers they have are purely optional.
One last thing I’d like to mention is that they only offer a limited amount of free items once per month and you have to go to the website and select which you want. They won’t automatically send you anything because you’d have to be willing to go back and leave a review of the items you tried.
If you are interested in signing up, please visit this site.
I’d love to know what you think in the comments below.