If you want to know how to get free pens, then this is the post for you.
Maybe you’re a business owner looking for pens to promote your brand?
Or maybe you’re a teacher or parent of students and want to save money on back to school supplies.
Lots of companies who produce promotional products for businesses will mail out samples to business owners who request them.
It’s not just business owners who can get them though. Some websites also give out pens to individuals.
This is great because pens are one of those things that we all need at some point but paying for them seems sort of pointless! Especially when you consider that there are so many places where you can get them for free.
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In today’s post, I’ll cover websites and companies that will ship pens right to your doorstep and you don’t have to pay for them!
What will I learn?
How to Get Free Pens
Here’s a list of companies that send you free pens by mail.
Try out pens from 4imprint by clicking “request a free sample” on any product page or give the company a call.
This website will provide you with up to two samples. So you could get your hands on two sample pens from the company. Just call to request them (the number can be found on the page linked above).
Claim your free pen samples from AnyPromo.com. You even get free shipping. Create your account to get them.
Just go to any product page on NeedPens.com, and you can request a sample of the pen. Simply scroll down the page to the “Free Sample” tab.
If you’re a teacher in the Portland area and you’re looking for pens for your class, then visit SchoolhouseSupplies.org. The website has a program called the Free Store for Teachers that you can use to get pens.
The program provides school supplies at no cost to classrooms in the:
- Centennial School District
- David Douglas School District
- Parkrose School District
- Portland Public Schools
- Reynolds School District
Teachers can get supplies for their classrooms through the program, which is great.
If you’re a business owner looking for pens, then you can request them from Amsterdam Printing.
Just call the company to request your samples. You can request up to 5 samples. Items must be under $7 to be sampled free of charge. Samples over $7 will be charged to your account. Validation of business is required before your sample request is honored.
7. MARCO Promos
You can request up to 5 samples from MARCO Promos. What’s good about the site is that it provides samples of pens from well-known brands like BIC, PaperWhite, and Sharpie.
Click on the brand you want and you can then click the orange “Get a Free Sample” button. It’s more designed for business owners who’re looking for samples.
While 98% of the site’s samples ship for free within the Continental United States, the site’s expensive samples that make up the remaining 2% require payment by credit card.
Qualifying businesses and organizations can get samples from Myron Promotional Products. All you need to do is call and ask (the number can be found on the page linked above.) You can also use the chat feature (this can also be found on the website linked above.)
Eco Promotional Products offers a range of environmentally friendly, green merchandise, including pens.
To get a sample, just click on the product you’re interested in. On the product page, click the blue “Request a Sample” button. The website offers up to $10 in free samples including shipping. Samples may be blank or include a random imprint. There’s a limit of two sample requests per customer per day. You’ll need to register and login to the site to get your samples.
Businesses and organizations can get free pens from My Promotional Pens (Save your Ink). Simply click on the pens you want and then on the product page click “Sample Request.” You will need to register with the site to get the samples.
Offering everything from ball-point pens to executive pens, Deluxe.com provides a range of promotional products for businesses. You can sample many of the site’s pens for free. Just click on the product you’re interested in and then on the product page click on “Request Sample.” With this one you will have to specify how many products you’ll want in a future order.
12. Zebra Pen
This is one of the top pen makers. They have promotional offers from time to time where they give away pens to professionals in different industries. For example, nurses and doctors can request their STEEL F-301 pen for free. They also give away totally free pens to anyone during events like National Ballpoint Pen Day. The link above will take you to the request form. Fill it out to receive your free Z-grip pen.
They send samples only to corporate/business entities with a valid address. So if you have a company, fill out the form to request your free pen samples.
Intur is a travel agency that gives away their compact ballpoint pens which are “perfect for tucking into a pocket, purse, or notebook“. Simply fill out the request form and they’ll send you a free ballpoint pen
If you’re a business owner and have an existing account with them, they’ll provide free samples to you. If not an existing customer, fill out the form on the page we linked above and a Crestline Account Manager will reach out to help you with your request.
Bonus: Contact Your Favorite Pen Brands & Ask!
Ok, this may not work every time and for everyone, but it’s worth a shot.
Got a favorite brand of pen? Find the company’s contact info or follow them, on Facebook and Twitter. Then simply email them or ask on social media if they can send you free samples of their pens.
Here are some of the top everyday and luxury pen makers:
- Parker Pens
- Paper Mate
- Cross Pens
- Sheaffer Pens
Not every company will respond with “oh sure, we’ll send you some free pens just because you asked for!“, but I’m willing to bet a few will.
You have nothing to lose and a lot of pens to gain!
Contact these companies if you’ve wanted to know how to get free pens. Although many of the above companies only send out samples to business owners, there are still websites out there that will send out free pens to individuals.
Give our list a try!