Tom Locke says he is an average guy– not rich, not poor. He had an interesting idea one day when he was staring at a $39 roll of stamps wondering what on earth he could get for $39 in this day in age. Long story short he used the stamps to send 100 individual letters to 100 separate and random companies asking for free stuff– he called it The $39 Experiment. The letters he wrote to companies, not to mention the responses he received from them, are priceless and totally hilarious. If you’re looking for a quick laugh from a good project they’re definitely worth checking out. So far all the coupons and free samples he has received add up to just over $270 from 35 companies.