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Whole Foods does it. So does Trader Joe's. And fruit vendors at farmers' markets. We're talking about handing out free samples. Hit the grocery store at the right time, and you can practically make a whole meal out of the freebies. At Whole Foods alone, we've scored pizza, tabbouli, handfulls of some sort of healthy dried berry and of course, plenty of little cheese cubes. But how far should you go in taking advantage of these stores' generosity? Let us know your thoughts in the poll below, and take to the comments section if you feel the urge to elaborate.