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FREEBIES Vending Machine?! These Vending Machines Give Out Samples for Free!

Did you know that there are vending machines giving out FREE samples of snacks, cosmetics, and other products located at select locations across the island? Read on to find out how you can satisfy that kiasu Singaporean in you and head down to collect a freebie!


Vending machines with free samples first became a thing almost a decade ago in China and Europe, and it’s about time they finally reach our shores. Recently, start-up companies have been introducing this concept to locations around the island.


While they created quite a buzz when they first appeared last year, these vending machines quietly disappeared in the midst of the COVID situation. Well, they are now back! Maybe you have seen one around or even queued up to collect a freebie. But as of now, these machines are still quite a rare sight.


Our most recent sighting is this Auntie Sam vending machine at Ang Mo Kio Hub. A relatively new venture, Auntie Sam gives out freebies on a subscription-based program – one redemption is free, but you can top up $0.99 to collect 3 freebies or $6.50 to get one of everything! Prices are updated on a promotional basis.


Snacks in the machine include chips, cereal, and even Carlsberg beer! You even get points for redemptions, which can get you even more free stuff. A pretty good deal, we must say.

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We can’t wait to see more of these around! After all, who can say no to free snacks?

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