ExpoTv is a cool program! I joined several months ago and have gotten many invites to share my opinions on everything from cosmetics to cereal and cat food. Sometimes, ExpoTv will send you a free product to try. I have received wonderful freebies from them, but my favorite was Febreze candles. Sometimes, they ask you to review one you already own. Either way, you review the product and earn points for your review. Redeem the points for awesome things like Gift Cards, store gift certificates, electronics (like a web cam or Wii remote chargers) and more.
Prize redemption does not need a lot of points either. Most reviews are worth about 500 points each and there two pages of things you can choose from in that point range – including Amazon.com gift certificates. ExpoTv is generous with their invitations, as well. I get ExpoTV invitations weekly – and sometimes, several a week.
Influenster Sugar N Spice VoxBox – Free coupons and Samples
As a member of the Influenster program, I am sometimes sent free boxes of products to sample. I got selected for the February Sugar N Spice VoxBox. They always send out the coolest boxes! Check out what was in my VoxBox! Some of these products even have coupons or samples associated with them. If they do, I linked to each blog post that has that sample below the video. Please note that you can apply to join Influenster, but currently, it is by invitation only. You can click on “Request an Invite” and fill out their profile information and you may get invited! It’s an awesome program!
The Sugar N Spice VoxBox Contents and Promotions
Even if you aren’t an Influenster, you can still take advantage of some promotions some of these generous companies are hosting.
I’m not sure how to pronounce this, but I’ve been using it for a while. Our canister was almost empty of packets, and it was on our grocery list. Nectresse is a new staple in our house. While it’s from the makers of Splenda, it has no Splenda in it. It’s an all-natural low-calorie sweetener made from Monk Fruit. It tastes more like sugar than Stevia does without the aftertaste. You can get a free Nectresse sample of it an try it for yourself. Here is my blog post about that sample. By the way, on the same page you request your sample is a coupon to save $1.50 off Nectresse.
Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer
Who would have thought about putting a moisturizer into a spray bottle? I love this! It makes getting hard-to-moisturize places (like your back) so much easier to reach. It’s got a lightly sweet fragrance and doesn’t feel greasy. Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer dries quickly, so you can jump right into your favorite clothes and go. It makes moisturizing after a morning bath easy. You can get dressed for work right away and it only takes seconds to dry. They have a sweepstakes where you enter to win a free container of it. Check out my blog post that links to the sweepstakes where 600 winners will score a free Spray & Go Moisturizer for themselves.
BelVita Breakfast Biscuits
Crisp and crunchy, these were perfect dipped in my tea this morning for breakfast. I enjoyed the cinnamon flavor. Belvita Breakfast cookies are a good source of fiber, have no high fructose corn syrup and are great to grab on the way out the door for breakfast. They have a little over 200 calories per serving, so are a pretty good meal replacement. While they were tasty, I prefer oatmeal or cereal for breakfast. I don’t eat on the go often, or these would likely be a staple in my purse. You can enter to win a free box of Belvita Cookies in the All Morning Challenge. 9000 winners will walk away with a free box. This giveaway expires on April 2, 2013 Read my blog post about that instant win for more information. You can also print a coupon to save $1 on BelVita Breakfast Biscuits. Of course, I made a blog post about that, too. You only have to March 31 to print it, so step on it!
Colgate Optic White
The box also had a full size bottle of Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, Toothpaste and a toothbrush. I was a bit dismayed to see that Sucralose is an ingredient in both the mouthwash and the toothpaste. I don’t let the kids have artificial sweeteners and my husband has issues with sucralose. However, I will pass them on to a friend. It never would have occurred to me to check the ingredients for that. I couldn’t find any current coupons or samples for you, but if you sign up for the SmileTalk newsletter, they will keep you updated with current promotions.
Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel oil Controlling Towelettes
My skin doesn’t really have a lot of problems with oil control, but I have a son who has had problem skin for a long time. He liked the towelettes because they are easily portable. They are small enough to stick in his pocket. If he happens to be out and about, he can just open it up and wipe down his face. The combination of witch hazel and aloe cleans away dirt and oil and is good for his sensitive skin. They also didn’t have any promotions that I could find. However, you can find out more about Dickinson’s on their own website.
Be rewarded for being online with SWAG BUCKS, the web’s premiere digital dollar! Swag Bucks are fun and easy to earn, and can be redeemed for FREE prizes like autographs, mp3s, apparel, even consumer electronics like iPods and plasma TVs! No credit card required! Get 30 free points just for signing up. US/Canada/UK
Swagbucks is a loyalty program where you can earn free stuff including 1,000’s of products for doing the things you do everyday. You can redeem your points for Paypal or prizes. You can also use them to enter Swagstakes (basically, a a sweepstakes to win a prize from them). You earn them for actions like printing a coupon, searching the internet or finding their secret swag code. Swagbucks Reward program is pretty cool in my opinion.
Also, every Friday is MegaSwagBucks where you can earn even more SwagBucks for searching! This site is a lot of fun and always has something fun and new going on!
As an update, my birthday was in October, and they sent me an email containing 50 more swagbucks. Seems like they just love rewarding their people 🙂 Are you a member of SwagBucks? How has your experience with them, been.
I am big into recycling and saving the planet. I got excited when my friend, Christy, told me about this RecycleBank program and wanted to share a bit about it with you. RecycleBank is working towards a world without waste by rewarding people for taking everyday green actions. It’s free to join and as easy as 1, 2, 3. Earn points for taking everyday green actions, redeem them for great rewards, and learn ways to save money and live greener every day!
If you want to read Christy’s entire post (which is chock-full of good information), you can read about RecycleBank here. If you would rather explore on your own, check out RecycleBank’s website.
I have been pretty active on Crowdtap.com lately, as many of you know. You guys have clicked on my “Support Autism Speaks” links and some of you have also gotten involved and started supporting your own charities through it. Some of you are wondering what all the fuss is about.
Crowdtap isn’t an opinion poll site, although they do ask your opinions on many things. They are not a free sample site, though some users have been picked to try new products and share their experiences with them. They don’t pay for referrals, so I don’t tell you all about it because I get paid to. I am telling you all about it because I love the program.
You sign up and pick the charity you want to support. I picked Autism Speaks because I have a child with autism and it’s a worthy cause. When you have $10 in your account, you can cash out and make a donation to your charity. Additionally, when you earn money through them, Crowdtap also donates to your favorite charity.
Every week, they have new topics of discussion. You reply to their questions and join the join the discussion with other people. At the end of the “activity” – most seem to be a week, people that they feel have contributed valuable input are awarded cash prizes. I have only involved in a few activities so far and have already been picked twice. I have earned over $30 – which I can either cash out for Amazon gift cards OR add to my and Crowdtap’s donation to the charity of my choice.