How to Score Free Stuff: 4 Product Review Companies by Kathie King
Hey everyone! If you’re anything like me, you love free stuff. Free samples, free food…count me in! Today, I’m going to fill you in on how to score free stuff on an ongoing basis.
Within the past year or so I’ve discovered that there are websites in existence that will send you free products to try in exchange for an honest review. You may be asking yourself, why do companies do this? Well, for several reasons: 1. As a consumer, they want your opinion on how you feel about a particular product. This gives them an idea of how well an item will sell in stores; 2. They hope you’ll spread the word about their product so that other consumers will purchase it; 3. And to introduce you to a new, upcoming product that you may not otherwise be familiar with. In short, it all boils down to more money in the bank for them. But hey, that’s fine by me as long as I’m able to receive products for free!
Without further ado, here are four product review websites to sign up for if you want free stuff:
This is an online community that allows you to flex your social media influence by testing free full-size products and sharing your opinion about them with your friends and followers.
How it works: As you complete surveys (known as “Snaps”) you earn badges. You can also unlock badges by leaving reviews, answering questions about a product, and sharing with your followers. The more badges you unlock, the more likely it is that you’ll receive a “Vox Box” containing coupons for free items, full-size products, and/or free samples. After you receive your Vox Box, be sure to check it in and complete the tasks under your “Campaigns” in order to increase the likelihood of receiving more free goodies
Interested? Sign up by using this link: http://www.influenster.com/r/937264
Much like Influenster, BzzAgent is a network of consumers who voluntarily participate in word-of-mouth (WOM) campaigns for a variety of products and services. As a BzzAgent, you try these products and services then share your honest opinions about them with people you know. By leaving honest, quality reviews about the stuff you test, you increase your “BzzScore” and therefore earn more awesome stuff.
Sign up using this link: http://u.bzz.com/w88px
PINCHme is a website that sends you free samples once per month on “Sample Tuesdays.”
How it works: Fill in profile information about yourself and your household. The information you enter will determine what samples you receive. On “Sample Tuesdays”, log in to your account and add samples to your box then checkout. After you receive your samples and try everything, you must provide feedback about your experience. Did you like it or dislike it? Do you plan to purchase the item in the future? Your samples aren’t limited to sample-size products either. I’ve actually received full-size nail polishes before! The key to receiving free samples on a monthly basis is – yep, you guessed it – completing those surveys.
Sign up at http://www.pinchme.com!
This is a website I just recently discovered that allows you to receive discounts and free products from Amazon in exchange for reviews. To sign up, you must have an active Amazon Prime account (meaning you regularly purchase items from Amazon and leave quality reviews about the items you purchase). How it works: Once you sign up, click on the “Go Shopping” tab. There you will see various merchandise under different categories that are available for review. When you click “Request Review” your request is sent to the seller of that product. If you are approved to review that item, the seller will send you a promo code which you will enter at checkout on Amazon, making the item either free or deeply discounted. You can request as many as 30 products to review. Just last week I received a free phone case for my iPhone!
Interested? Sign up at http://www.amzreviewtrader.com!