When considering a trial offer from any kind of ad, read/listen to the whole offer before you decide. Make sure you understand the terms and conditions. Here are some questions to ask the seller.

  1. Is the free trial offer related to a membership, subscription or extended service contract?
  2. Do I have to contact the company to avoid receiving more merchandise or services? If so, how much time do I have? What is my deadline?
  3. Who do I contact to cancel? How do I cancel? By letter? By phone? By email?
  4. Will I get other products with the free item? If so, will I have to pay for them or send them back if I don't want them? How long do I have to decide before incurring a charge?
  5. How do I stop getting additional merchandise or services?
  6. Is there a membership fee? If so, is it refundable?
  7. Will you automatically bill my credit card for anything?
  8. Who is offering the trial - you or another company? What is the name and address of the company?