7 Cool Things You Can Try Before You Buy Completely FREE of Charge!

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Here are a few things you can try before you buy!

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Bye, buyer’s remorse! From cars, clothes, rings, & weird fruit, check out these cool things you can try before you buy with no upfront cost! 🤩

1. Warby Parker lets you try glasses and sunglasses free for five days.

hand holding a box of warby parker glasses

Warby Parker lets you try on five pairs for FREE with Home Try-On! Just choose the pairs to try and ship them back with the included return label within five days. Not only are they fashionable and reasonably priced, but they even donate a pair of glasses for every pair sold. How cool is that?!

*Note that the free pairs are “prescription-free”, so you’ll have to send them back to order the pair you’d like to keep.

2. Try before you buy makeup in-store at Sephora or ULTA and get color-matched free.

hand grabbing bottle of Sephora Collection Best Skin Ever Liquid Foundation

Scoping out the latest makeup products? Sephora and ULTA offer testers on many of their cosmetic products so you can try them before you buy. Plus, if you’re not sure of the color you need, you can ask someone in-store to color-match you.

Psst…Sephora also sends 2 FREE samples with every online order!

Hip Tip: Other make-up stores like MAC and some large department stores normally let you try beauty products before buying, too.

3. Taste test new (and new-to-you) grocery items.

dragonfruit stacked on store shelf

See a unique food in the produce section (or a new boxed product) that looks exciting? Stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s will let you try before you buy! Just ask a team member.

Oftentimes, smaller co-op grocers also offer this same service. As a rule of thumb, it never hurts to ask and the worst they’ll say is no. If you’ve already bought an item and aren’t satisfied, many grocers also offer a 100% guaranteed return policy worth asking about too.

4. Test the latest models of Toyotas and drive it home to try it before you buy it.

white toyota suv car sitting on cement road with building behind it

Take it home, load up the family, and hit the road! When you need more than a test drive, Toyota’s Try Before You Buy program at participating locations lets you rent the latest model cars at competitive prices before you commit to buying them!

Just keep in mind there may be fees before they hand over the keys, but the cost will pale in comparison to purchasing the vehicle. This try-before-you-buy program is recommended for serious inquiries only.

5. Try before you buy clothes and accessories for an entire week with Amazon Try Before You Buy.

woman holding up pair of sandals with amazon box

Amazon Try Before You Buy is free to all Amazon Prime members. Their program offers you a convenient way to shop for clothes, shoes, jewelry, and even accessories without even leaving home.

You only keep what you love and returning Try Before You Buy orders is always free! 👏🏻 Pick up to 6 items and try them out for a whole week! You’ll receive a prepaid label, so you can return the items you don’t want for free (just pay for whatever you keep)!

Keep in mind that they’re typically an order minimum with every Amazon Try Before You Buy order. Personally, I’ve never been able to exceed a total of $300.

Read my full review about Amazon Try Before You Buy.

6. See what furniture and other decor will look like in your home before you buy it with Wayfair. 

hand holding phone with wayfair view in your room feature

Wayfair gives shoppers the ability to view thousands of different items before you buy them. With AI on the rise, this is becoming a preferred way to shop. When browsing an item, swipe left on the photos to see if an item offers the View in Room 3D feature. While you don’t get a physical item mailed to you for free, you’ll have a better idea if something is fit for your space or not. As a bonus, you don’t even have to deal with the hassle of returning it if it doesn’t work out!

The 3D Room Planner is ideal if you’re thinking about purchasing multiple items for your space. It allows you to add various items to your room’s exact specifications!

Bookmark our Wayfair page for the best deals year round!

7. The Gemist company allows you to try up to 3 rings for free. 

hand holding a green and pink box with three diamond rings inside

From everyday rings or wedding rings, Gemist allows you to try up to 3 rings completely FREE before making a commitment and the process is way less complicated than a dating app. You’ll choose 3 rings and you’ll receive replicas designed to look and feel like the real deal. Their try-on rings come in sample sizes 6 and 7 and your box includes a ring sizer to help you find your exact size. What’s even cooler, they offer the most

Note that at checkout, your card will be billed for a refundable $45 security deposit. However, the Gemist will provide you with a prepaid return label inside the Try-On box and the $45 deposit will be refunded once they’ve received the Try-On kit back in its entirety.

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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger & photographer and brings 9+ years of experience to her craft. Her work has been featured in numerous esteemed publications, spanning building, travel, and fashion. Beyond her creative pursuits, Saraโ€™s primary mission is to empower others to embrace a toxic-free & sustainable lifestyle.

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  1. Maria

    This is so cool! Thank you, didn’t know about Amazon Wardrobe.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome, Maria! Hope you love it if you decide to give it a try!

  2. Amy

    I have done Amazon Wardrobe, and it is great! I tried it with shoes bc I wasn’t able to find them in a store near me, so they sent me like 10 pairs in a big box. Then I knew the brands and styles I liked, and I could track them down on sale. It is also great if you need a special outfit for an event and you want to try several options. Load up a cart and try them all.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with Amazon Wardrobe, Amy! ๐Ÿค— So awesome that you were able to try on several different brands and styles of shoes to decide what you liked! I agree- this would be a great option when shopping for a special occasion outfit too! ๐Ÿ’ž

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