This dude decided to have a $39 experiement in which he mailed letters off to 100 companies basically asking for a free sample. Some said yes, some never wrote back and others flat out refused. His letters are pretty funny. This is a great hobby of mine, except I love writing letters of complaint more. Check this one out:
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am a gum addict. I have tried every flavor of gum made, and nothing compares to your Eclipse “Cherry Ice”. Did you stop making that flavor? I’ve heard people say that it tastes like a cough drop to them – but I love the flavor. Please send me free samples of any and every single gum flavor you have and can send me. I love gum more than I can put into words. Remember that girl from Willy Wonka, always chewing gum? I put that girl to shame. Thank you.
Tom Locke, gum enthusiast
I have written to Wrigley’s complaining about this exact gum and I got free Lemon Ice in return! He got nothing! Also be sure and check out the Quiznos/Subway letters.