Who doesn't like free stuff? In Toronto, if you look hard enough, you could probably survive an entire day without spending a single dime.

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Here are 18 places to get free samples in Toronto:

(Note: Promotions are subject to change at any given time. Please contact each establishment for the most updated deals.)

Amsterdam Brewing  // 45 Esander Dr

Amsterdam Brewing offers free brewery tours that come with free beer samples throughout.

Cheese Boutique // 45 Ripley Ave

The Cheese Boutique is a hub for dedicated foodies. Although there are several options in the store to sample, their cheese counter is perhaps the most popular as they let you sample several tasty cheeses.

COBS Bread // 370 Bloor St W

Other locations also available

At COBS Bread, you can enjoy free samples of their delicious house-baked breads to help you with your purchasing decisions. You can also appreciate the fact that very community focused; giving away all leftover breads to local charities at the end of the day.

Costco Wholesale // 50 Queen Elizabeth Blvd

Other locations also available

Costco Wholesale is king when it comes to freebies. There are several stands throughout the store that hand out free samples of various products that are sold in the store. Although you need a membership to make purchases, you can always obtain a day-pass to browse through the store.

David's Tea // 100 King St W

Other locations also available

David's Tea is a must-stop for tea lovers because they allow you to try different teas in a small cup as you browse through the store.

Empanada Company // 122 Fortieth St

While you're waiting for your empanada order, the kind folks at the Empanada Company usually go around the shop to give out free samples of their tasty avocado fries!

Global Cheese // 76 Kensington Ave

At Global Cheese, you can get free samples of cheese. They have such a wide variety of cheeses you're bound to discover a new favourite.

The Hassle Free Clinic // 66 Gerrard St E

Other locations also available

The Hassle Free Clinic usually has free condoms for the taking. Several other clinics do as well, such as The Sexual Education Centre (21 Sussex), The LGBTOUT Drop-In Centre (73 St. George), and the Arts and Science Student Union (UofT Sidney Smith Hall).

Hotel Gelato // 532 Eglinton Ave

Stop by Hotel Gelato during your errand run to try a free sample of one of their delicious sorbets or gelatos. Sugar-free options are also available.

IKEA // Various locations


If you join the IKEA Family program, you will be entitled to a free coffee or tea every time you visit an IKEA restaurant.

LCBO // 10 Scrivener Square

Other locations also available

The LCBO at Summerhill (and other locations) will be holding complimentary tastings of various drinks throughout the summer. A list of dates and locations can be seen here.

Mill St. Brew Pub // 21 Tank House Lane

Mill St. Brew Pub is yet another place that offers free beer samples. Go in today to sample some of their smooth lagers and ales.

Proctor & Gamble // Various locations


If you register a free account on the Proctor & Gamble website, you can get a box of free samples that includes brands like Olay, Crest and Pantene.

Sephora // 131 Bloor St W

Other locations also available

Sephora frequently has promotion events where they hand out small samples of different products. Also, as many of you probably already know, if you sign up to be a Beauty Insider, you can get a free gift on your birthday each year.

Steam Whistle Brewery // 255 Bremner Blvd

At the Steam Whistle Brewery, you can get a free sample of their signature beer upon walk in. Free samples are also included if you decide to take a tour of the facility. Tour prices range from $10 to $30.

Subway // Various locations


According to this article, various Subway franchises across Ontario is implementing a program where you can get a coupon for a free 6" sub if you sign into their in-store WiFi.

Teavana // 601 Queen St W

Other locations also available

Teavana offers a whole list of in-store tea samples that you can try, from leaf teas to black teas. Visit a Teavana today to get yours!

Wine Rack // 560 Queen St W

Other locations also available

The Wine Rack is typically generous in offering free samples. Go in today for a free taste of one of their wines, ciders or specialty items.

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