I like trying new products and giving my feedback – especially when it’s free products. That probably makes you think “oh, must be nice to be a blogger” or “that kind of sounds too good to be true” – but hang with me because it has nothing to do with either of those! But I get it- it’s like when you read about the “work from home opportunities” that promise you all kinds of money with little to no work and they end up being a scam, right? Well friends, today I’m sharing opportunities that have nothing to do with being a blogger and nothing that is scammy. Everything I am sharing I have tried firsthand and would (and do!) recommend to anyone I know. Who doesn’t love free products?
Although there are likely dozens of “get free stuff” sites today I wanted to share with you the onesthat I have tried and have been using for several months or years. I’m going to share with you all the details about it and give you my honest feedback and why I use these particular sites. Now, before I even begin I am going to tell you that all of these sites take some sort of effort for you to continue getting campaigns and sample boxes. Yes, you’ll get free products but you’ll have to do some work to keep getting the items. Nothing is extremely complex about these sites but like with anything, you will likely get more out of these sites the more that you put effort into them. You’ll see examples in the images below of different campaign boxes I have received with each of these so you can see what they really look like.
I signed up for BzzAgent in 2012 and Ryan signed up in 2013. I have received 43 BzzCampaigns and he has received 25. We have received a wide variety of campaign types since joining BzzAgents. We’ve gotten everything from food items, household items, pet items and Ryan even scored two electric razors to test out. Some campaigns come with the products themselves, others come with coupons to redeem locally. Some campaigns include multiple items and others include one. All campaigns include coupons for you to use and for your to pass on to you friends and family. The surveys help Bzz Agent match you with campaigns that will fit you and your lifestyle. Sometimes you get several campaigns, sometimes you get none for a while but the more up to date your surveys are the more campaigns you are likely to get. Once you get a campaign you will have a variety of tasks to complete. You can complete as little or as many as you would like – but the more you do the higher your BzzScore will be and the more campaigns you will likely get in the future. When you do your surveys and campaign activities you earn MyPoints which you can cash in on gift cards which is pretty awesome. The gift cards take quite some time to earn anything substantial BUT you are already getting awesome stuff for free and to keep that up you have to participate in the campaign activities anyways so it’s just icing on the cake really. Extra free stuff that I can use on purchases? Yes, please.
I’ve been with Influenster since 2012 and have had a wide variety of campaigns since I joined nearly 4 years ago. Some VoxBoxes are based around one specific brand or product – others have a wide variety of products in them. I’ve probably had over a dozen boxes with them. I’ve shared a few on here like this Vick’s Thermometer and I’ve also posted on Instagram before like this Holiday VoxBox. Most recently I got a L’Oreal box with full size Shampoo, Conditioner and Nourishing Oil. Influenster offers a lot of campaigns to a lot of people usually 500-1500 at a time. Some are one product or some have several items. You can earn more opportunities by connecting your social media outlets. Influenster has an app that helps you stay connected easier and complete campaign activities and snaps. Sign up here.
I’ve worked with Crowdtap on 4 campaigns now. Some have been more plentiful than others but there is several components to working with Crowdtap. You can earn Amazon gift cards in $5 increments for campaigns and when you don’t have campaigns by doing brand activities across the site. You are able to opt into communities and do activities and missions for them across the site. They recently updated how they run the site and you hit your $5 gift cards based on activity points you have completed, as well as, the opportunity to earn them within the brand missions. However, their most recent change was adding the requirement to connect your Facebook account to confirm the account to fight against fraudulent abuse of people making multiple accounts to cheat the system. If you have a Facebook, it’s not a problem – however, I do not so I can no longer earn Amazon gift cards. If you don’t have a Facebook you can participate in the site and campaigns you just can’t earn the bonus gift cards.
This one is much more sporadic and much more low key when it comes to actual free stuff campaigns. I’ve gotten a package of pantry liners and most recently I’ve gotten two King Size Crispy Snickers Bars. They are a lot more streamlined on their selection process I think based on needs. They do offer a variety of surveys that you name gets tossed into for gift cards and they do a lot of giveaways on their site. I’ve also done a lot of fun twitter parties with them and had great luck – like when I won red carpet mascara just for being one of the first 500 to RSVP and show up to participate and the time that I won a Keurig 550 with a full selection of Folgers Gourmet Coffee in K-Cups and bags. So, this one official campaigns are less but the opportunities are great in other areas. Plus – they have lots of places you can just put your opinion on there about a variety of things.
PinchMe offers samples once a month and you can fill your box based on samples that are a good fit based on your basic profile questions. You can usually get 4 samples to a box and it’s on a first come first serve basis. I’ve gotten some good boxes and I’ve also struck out with minimal to choose from. Keep in mind – no matter how many you do get – it’s free. You can’t really complain too much about free stuff. I usually keep the upcoming sample date in my phone reminders so I can log on as soon as they are available at 10 EST on sample day. Sample boxes usually arrive within 21 days, so it does take a while to get the boxes, however – once you receive the samples you only have to fill out a quick survey and receive about your thoughts on the products you tried. Sign up here. Today (5/10/16 at 12 EST is sample day!)
Chatterbox by House Party
This one I have the least amount of experience with but I have done one campaign with them. Chatterbox is an extension of House Party where they send you a product and you complete a check list of items and you get the products. More about House Party – they select people to have house parties that are sponsored people come to specific parties and the products are supplied to you for hosting it. I’ve haven’t been selected for hosting a House Party yet so I can’t give feedback on that portion. Also – House Party has an app that lets your easily do your activities for both Chatterbox and House Party! Sign up for Chatterbox and House Party here.
Have you tried any of these sites to receive free products? Do you have experience with any other free product sites that we don’t have in this post? Tell us below!