The $39 Experiment

Posted on May 2, 2006 Under Life

Tom Locke says he is an average guy– not rich, not poor. He had an interesting idea one day when he was staring at a $39 roll of stamps wondering what on earth he could get for $39 in this day in age. Long story short he used the stamps to send 100 individual letters to 100 separate and random companies asking for free stuff– he called it The $39 Experiment. The letters he wrote to companies, not to mention the responses he received from them, are priceless and totally hilarious. If you’re looking for a quick laugh from a good project they’re definitely worth checking out. So far all the coupons and free samples he has received add up to just over $270 from 35 companies.