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spidersloveme
31 December 2012 @ 01:10 pm
I'm a broke college kid and I want to sample cups before committing. I see the owner of http://menstrualcupinfo.wordpress.com/ gets samples from companies that are either much thinner or defective. Is this only if you promote them? How, if I can, get a sample of different cups? I'm particularly interested in sampling a LadyCup and MoonCup, but I wouldn't mind sampling other companies as well.
 
m03m on December 31st, 2012 07:23 pm (UTC)
As far as I know, samples are only given to (some of) those who promote cups.
If you want a cheap cup, and don't mind if it's been tried on and sanitized, maybe try mc_sales?
spiderslovemespidersloveme on December 31st, 2012 07:51 pm (UTC)
I've looked around mc_sales but never seriously. I will look through and see if something catches my eye!
moonhoney925 on January 1st, 2013 04:37 am (UTC)
Sample cups are given to those who promote cups, you have to send a letter to applicable companies confirming your intent and protocol of promoting cups. The only other way I know of is if you purchase a Meluna through their website, you maybe be lucky to receive a free one as well- however this is not always the case.

Fleurcup are currently having a sale with their cups too EUR9.99 + EUR3.99 for postage. You won't get much cheaper than that.

Feminewear are having a competition later in the week too. Check their website and/or FB page.

I agree with the previous poster, check mc_sales too.

Hope this helps.
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
I actually snagged a fleurcup from that sale yesterday!
moonhoney925 on January 1st, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
That's great!!!

BTW "Feminewear" should read "Femininewear". Sorry about that.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! Sales ! YAY ! :D

(Sorry I've just spent so much time promoting this sale... I'm so glad it allowed a broke college student (like myself) to try a cup !
mood_swinger23 on January 1st, 2013 11:28 pm (UTC)
I think I maybe missed the memo on this! Also looked on their FB page & website but don't see anything about a competition?? Do you have more info on it?
moonhoney925 on January 1st, 2013 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm on Femininewear's mailing list and they sent me an email regarding the new year and gave the head's up on the upcoming competition.

I don't have any more details yet. I should know something soon though.
mood_swinger23 on January 1st, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I subscribed myself...hopefully I will still get the same info now!
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Also, where did you see that Melissa's samples were defective ? I don't think so. I did come across a teenage youtouber who got a whole box full of Melunas to try out and give away, and apparently all she did was write to them and post a review... Let's hope at least she got many followers... such a waste to give a whole box full of cups to one person !

Edited at 2013-01-01 05:15 pm (UTC)
spiderslovemespidersloveme on January 1st, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
I thought that keeper gave a sample but with a large hole in it so it was unusable and the Ladycups were much thinner than the regular ones and tore easily.
juliiie87juliiie87 on January 1st, 2013 07:09 pm (UTC)
Oh ok. Sometimes companies punch a hole in samples, but looking at her comparison pictures and videos, all cups look like they are whole, and I'm pretty sure she didn't pay for the bulk of them. She's also a reseller and has made detailed reviews of most brands, except for the latest few.
m03m on January 1st, 2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
I think that the Ladycup manufacturers just happened to make a bad batch, and decided to make the best of it. But that's a few years ago.
mood_swinger23 on January 1st, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
A user on the cloth LJ recommended I check out Diaperswappers to find some stuff. I saw there was someone who had listed a purple LadyCup. It was last bumped in November by the OP, so she may or may not have it. She was asking 20 for it but you may be able to work something out with her?

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1452252

You can't PM on that site without having 6 forum posts first, though. So if you are interested you may need to find some other places to post and then PM her!