Of course, clothing is something we need every day, whether we like it or not.
And if you’re like me, you probably don’t spend a lot on clothing if it isn’t necessary.
In fact, most of my clothing is often less $10 each since I’m not a big fan of brands nor do I care what other people think. Hey, as long as it’s comfortable, I’m good with it.
In today’s post, I wanted to share with you some tips I have learned over the years on ways to get FREE clothing.
Yes, you heard that right — FREE.
And if you have been following my posts for a while now, you know we are not out to scam you nor are we going to trick you with free offers that require you to pay shipping and handling offers.
As a fair warning, however, some companies need to select you and it will be highly dependent on your demographic.
What’s known as product testing groups, a lot of big designer brands that we all know are looking for people like you to test out their clothing products in exchange for your opinion.
If they choose you, then you could be eligible for some awesome free clothing opportunities!
Every offer noted below will be 100% free and will require NOTHING on your part. No surveys required, I promise. And if it isn’t 100% free, I will be sure to tell you in the subheading.
How to Get Free Clothes from Companies — 26+ Super Easy Ways
Schoola.com is an online clothing retailer which helps you save up to 70% on name-brand clothing, all while helping schools in the process with your purchase.
All of their inventory comes from one of the 20,000 participating schools, with clothing available for all sizes and ages. Picture it as a large community garage sale.
And the great thing? The company ALWAYS offers free shipping promotional events, meaning you can spend $10 to test out the service.
$10 can actually get you a few articles of clothing since the retailer works in a similar manner to that of a consignment store. For example, I was able to find some clothing for $2 and $3!
Don’t believe me?
Here’s one of the HUNDREDS of items I found while I was shopping:
Now, do not be discouraged if you’re not seeing the free shipping promotion. Even if not, your total will be less than $5 to $10, I can say that much.
If it’s not around, then I would recommend you check out the website at least daily for the next few weeks as the company will offer it every few weeks it seems.
AGAIN, you have to use my link to get that free $10. If not, then you will miss out.
- Website: Schoola.com
I know, you came here for free clothes, but I had to include ThredUp.com since I often find so many awesome offers, such as their $0.99 deals. This may be a free deal, be forewarned.
Now, here’s the cool thing…
Known as the largest thrift store and consignment store on the web, it works no different than a local Goodwill or Salvation Army in your town.
People will send in their clothes and the website will list the clothing, which comes from all of the top designer brands, on their website. Honestly, think of a brand and they probably have it.
Either search for your favorite brand, or if you wish, you can browse the $0.99 section or even check out the latest deals. I promise you that you will be quite surprised at what you can find.
Take a look at these cheap options, for example:
And the greatest thing is that they are always running promotions and adding inventory daily.
For example, when I first tried out the website, they gave me $10 to spend, and yes, while I did have to pay to have my clothes shipped, I was able to snag a few shirts for a few dollars. But if you do spend more than $79, shipping is free.
- Website: ThredUp.com
Bob’s Store will send you a free $10 reward just for signing up for their FREE rewards program.
If you’re not familiar with this retailer, most of the clothing and gear you will find on the website will be “active/sports” related. Picture jerseys, running shorts, etc. Kind of like a Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Add the $10 reward along with a promotional code and your checkout balance could be FREE in some cases. If not, it could be extremely close or less than $10.
To sign up for the company’s free rewards program, you can do so here.
- Website: Bob’s Store
Nike Product Testing
If you’re an athlete, then Nike may want to send you free clothing and/or shoes in exchange for your review, all depending on your demographic and a few other factors. I wrote about this very program in depth if you want to learn more about how it works.
To learn more about this information, refer to their official link at ProductTesting.Nike.com to learn more about the program and how you can receive free items.
Again, not everyone is guaranteed to get in, and from what I did research, it appears athletes often get approved and not the average consumer.
You can test your luck, however, but do not be surprised if they deny you.
But hey, sign up and see where it takes you.
- Website: ProductTesting.Nike.com
Reebok Product Testing
Again, if you’re an athlete and meet the company’s requirements, then you may want to join the Reebok Product Testing group as well to test out new shoes and clothing.
According to the description, Reebok is looking for fitness enthusiasts and can provide accurate measurements, so you do not necessarily have to be an athlete, per se.
You must also be a U.S. resident, 18+ years old and meet the weekly activity requirement.
You can read all about the requirements here, and if you decide to participate, the company will let you know if they select you to test out their future products.
- Website: Reebok Product Testing group
Want to test out new Adidas apparel and shoes for free?
If so, fill out the application via the official Adidas website and then, if approved, the company may contact you if selected for a future product test.
If you like the pitch, then they will send you the product, ask you to test it for a few weeks and share your thoughts.
The company does state you have to return your products, but it does appear you can keep your products for up to four weeks in some cases.
- Website: Adidas
Yes, the list continues with product testing opportunities, with this opportunity coming from another behemoth, Under Armour.
I highly recommend you sign up for as many as these groups as possible to increase your chances of being approved, and even if ONE approves you, it could mean a free pair of $100 shoe or shirts, you never know.
Just like Adidas, Nike and the select few I mention here, the sign-up process works in the same way.
Follow the application link, sign up and answer the questions honestly to put yourself into the company’s system.
And in the future, if you meet the qualifications, the company will contact you with more information. You can check out how it works in detail in my Under Armour Product Testing review.
- Website: Under Armour
If you like the idea of Nike and Reebok, then you may want to consider yet another testing panel — the New Balance Tester Community.
This elite group of people is dedicated to helping New Balance improve its products, and if you’re chosen as a member, they will send you free apparel and shoes directly to your doorstep.
If approved, simply try out the products, fill out the questionnaire and let them know what you think.
- Website: New Balance Tester Community
Another popular brand like New Balance, Saucony is also looking for runners who are willing to test their latest apparel and shoes.
If interested, the company will just want to know a bit about yourself, such as your shoe size, and then, if they have products available, they will contact you.
In exchange, all they ask is that you share your thoughts, and of course, you get to keep whatever they send!
Applying is free, and while not guaranteed, it’s a great way to potentially receive some great freebies.
- Website: Saucony
Brooks Product Testing Program
If you want to make gear even better, then the Brooks company wants to send you shoes and clothing for free as long as you qualify.
The “wear tester” requirements, as per the website, ask you to be 18+ or older, keep everything confidential and provide accurate information, etc.
If interested in the program, you can apply for free here.
Once you apply, your information is entered into a database, where you may be contacted if you meet the company’s specifications.
- Website: Brooks
Carhartt Crew Community
The popular brand, Carhartt, wants to make sure its products are serving the needs of the hardworking men and women.
And if you want to participate in the community and potentially receive free Carhartt clothing, then you can join here.
I cannot guarantee you can get free clothing here, but it can increase your chances, so there’s nothing to lose!
- Website: Carhartt
If selected, Lane Bryant wants to send you free bras, clothing and so much more.
To qualify, just visit this link, fill out the appropriate information and in doing so, you can enter your name into their database.
And if any of their upcoming product tests meet your demographic profile, then the company will contact you to sample their products.
Signing up is 100% free and can be done so here.
- Website: Lane Bryant
For women, if you want to receive bras and/or shapewear to test, then the Glamorise retailer wants you to join their Wear Test Panel.
Based on your preferences, and if they choose you, all they ask is that you wear the products, fill out a questionnaire related to the product and mail it back.
Yes, you get to keep the garment, and if you’re interested, you can fill out the form here to see if they want to work with you.
This isn’t guaranteed, but hey, it increases your chances at landing free clothing, right?
- Website: Wear Test Panel
Become a Lemon Ambassador and you could be eligible to receive FREE lemon clothing plus exclusive offers.
Looking at the list, they do ask for an Instagram account, so there’s probably a good chance they are looking for accounts with a large number of followers.
But, even if you do not have a popular Instagram account, it doesn’t hurt to apply to increase your chances because I cannot be certain this is all they are looking for.
If interested, you can apply here.
- Website: Lemon Ambassador
BoardVitals Free Nursing T-shirt (for nurses only)
If you’re a nursing student AND you’re almost graduating, then BoardVitals.com wants to send you a free t-shirt.
Now, don’t think you can trick the system and just pretend you’re a nurse since the company will want you to verify your credentials with a school e-mail address.
You can sign up here.
- Website: BoardVitals.com
AwesomeShirt.org (free Jesus shirt)
It appears that Awesome Shirt will give you a t-shirt as long as you use it for its “intended purpose.”
To receive yours, they just want you to share your Jesus story and why you want the t-shirt.
If they like your submission, then there’s a good chance you could get one.
Now, this isn’t guaranteed as the website claims, but they always keep the requests open so there’s a good chance you can get one in the future.
- Website: Awesome Shirt
If you solely need help with clothing due to financial restraints, it would take me months to talk about all of the great resources that are able to help you.
Thankfully, NeedHelpPayingBills.com did all of the dirty work for us, locating all of the organizations in your area who are willing to help needy families.
To find a charity near your home, simply head to this link, scroll down and select the county you live in.
From there, you should then be able to get into contact with a shelter, church and/or organization who is willing to help you find the assistance you need, including helping you with free clothes. I promise you that there should be an organization that’s willing to help.
This entire website is filled with a ton of great information and is 100% free to use.
- Website: NeedHelpPayingBills.com
Salvation Army or Goodwill
Touching upon the financial assistance subheading above, the Salvation Army and Goodwill usually will provide a voucher for a free piece of clothing as long as the recipient meets the organization’s criteria.
By calling or visiting in person, they will be able to point you in the right direction to get you the clothing you need.
Of course, the Salvation Army and Goodwill are not the only organization that can help you.
I just list them as they tend to be in almost every state and can be an extremely helpful resource for those in financial need.
Clothing swaps, as you can imagine, are a great way to swap clothing with a nearby member.
For instance, let’s say your child is slowly outgrowing their 2T clothes and now needs a 3T-sized wardrobe.
Well, what if there was a mom looking for the 2T size and was willing to trade their 3T?
To find a clothing swap, there are a variety of ways to do it, but usually, Facebook or searching for “clothing swap + (your city)” could yield some results.
Touching upon the clothing swap idea, there are many resale shops across the United States, such as Once Upon a Child and Plato’s Closet, which will give you store credit in exchange for your clothing.
Of course, the clothing needs to often come from a top retailer and be in good condition. You can find more information on the retailer’s official website.
So if you have clothing you want to get rid of, it is a great way to trade and get new clothing for free, essentially.
Craigslist Free Section
The Craigslist “free” section is a hit or miss with clothing and anything for that matter, but if you’re fast enough, you can sometimes find an amazing deal.
And no matter where you live in the United States, Craigslist will have a free section for your city. To find it, just search for the “free” link beneath the “for sale” section via the official Craigslist website.
Again, a good freebie will go fast, and most people will either place it on the curb, stating it’s a first come, first serve or some people will never respond.
It can be frustrating, but if you keep at it, it may be worth a shot.
- Website: Craigslist
The Freecycle Network is made up of more than 5,000 groups with more than 9.3 million members.
Similar to the free section on Craigslist, you will want to search for listings near you, and if any exist, you can browse through the listings.
Depending on where you live, the website can be very active or you may only find a new post every few days.
Regardless, it’s a great place to browse the listings or even post a want ad if you’re desperate for a piece of clothing.
But if you do plan on using it, you will need to register in order to communicate.
- Website: Freecycle Network
Like Craigslist, almost every city will have a local group on Facebook, where you can discuss just about anything related to your city, including placing wanted ads and viewing others as well.
However, before you join one of these groups, read the rules to just make sure that it’s okay to either post a want ad, in case this is what you want to do, or know if they even offer classified ads from other members.
If you can’t find a local city group of interest, consider creating one and inviting your local neighbors.
Local Facebook Groups are awesome because you will deal with a lot of locals and you can be comfortable knowing who you would do business with in the case you did find a freebie of interest.
The Nextdoor app is an amazing way to connect with your local neighborhoods, and like the Facebook Groups, you will only deal with neighbors nearby.
If you’re already a member, be sure to search the classified sections, only selecting the “free” items. And if you’re not a member, I highly encourage you to join.
It’s not only a great way to keep in the loop with local events, but it’s a great way to post things for sale and/or ask questions about the community.
- Website: Nextdoor
Companies are always giving away free items, including free t-shirts, and while I would love to keep this page updated, I simply cannot.
Thankfully, there are some awesome resources online that scour the web and post the current free t-shirt offers. But if you do go this route, keep in mind that a good freebie goes fast, so if you do see one you’re interested, be sure to act fast.
For your reference, here are a few freebie websites I recommend you add to your bookmarks to keep up to date on free clothing offers:
Giveaways or contests
Every day, the Internet is jammed pack with tens of thousands of giveaways, and yes, there’s a good chance someone or a company is giving away clothing.
To find these giveaways, there are a few things you can do…
You can either search for “clothing giveaways” on Google, but if doing so, just make sure you’re looking at the most recent results.
Here’s what your search should look like, for example…
In doing so, you can make sure your results are as fresh as possible. Just click tools after searching and select either “past 24 hours” or “past week” to be certain the links you click on still work.
Aside from Google, be sure to check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see if you can find anything of interest, using the same search parameters.
And of course, since it’s a giveaway, your odds greatly depend upon the entrants, but hey, it doesn’t hurt to try, right?
Finding free clothes can be a pinch tricky, but some of your best bets are simply by joining a lot of those product testing panels or browsing the freebie sections on Facebook, Craigslist, etc.
And with those product testing groups, even if you feel you don’t feel you fit the demographic, don’t fret as the worst thing they do is simply ignore your request!
Aside from these few tips, be sure to check out those freebie websites I mentioned above as they are consistently adding new freebie offers daily, but just remember, they GO FAST. So if you do see one that’s interesting, apply as fast you can to get your hands on one.
And for those who are suffering financially, then your local Goodwill or Salvation Army or that NeedHelpPayingBills.com can help. It shouldn’t be too hard to find clothing from an organization.
I could be missing some stragies, and if that’s the case, let me know in the comments below as I would love to add those strategies to my list!
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