Monday, November 7, 2011
I got a nice package of 3 Root candles for my latest Bzz campaign - Pinot Noir, Lemon Frosted Scone & Pumpkin Spice Latte...they all smell fantastic! I already lit Pumpkin Spice Latte – such a warm, yummy scent! The candles are in a nice, simple jar without a big gaudy label.
I have my eye on a few scents to try – I think I’ll get Peppermint Bark for the holidays!
I’ve been a BzzAgent since 2005 and have been part of a lot of fantastic campaigns – and received some fantastic freebies!
If you'd like to join BzzAgent you can click here - it's a referral link or just visit Bzzagent.com I don't think you or I get anything if you sign up through that link.
Here's a blurb from the referral email about becoming a Bzz Agent:
I get to try products and services at no cost with samples, coupons and stuff like that. Then I make my voice heard by sharing my honest opinions with others, including some of the largest companies in the world. Want to learn more and sign up to join in the fun?"
As a BzzAgent, you'll get to:
* Discover and try new products and services (often for free!)
* Spread sincere word of mouth about them
* Have your opinions influence some of the biggest companies and brands around
If you'd like to receive those benefits, become a BzzAgent today. Don't worry, BzzAgent respects its members' privacy and will never, ever share your information without your permission or even think about selling it. And spam? Forget about it.
I’d love to hear about Bzz campaings you’re in or get if you sign up!
Monday, August 29, 2011
I’m a little embarassed about how excited I am about this!
Zaycon Foods offers high-quality foods in bulk quantities at fantastic prices. I’ve never tried them but am so excited because I’ve read fantastic reviews about them and they’re coming to MIchigan this fall! Zaycon Foods delivers fresh (never frozen) meat and farm ripened produce directly to the consumer with no extra shipping fees. Customers register and order on their website and then Zaycon Foods bring their products to a nearby location set up for the event. Zaycon is well known for it’s 40 lb. cases of chicken breasts that are usually sold for $1.49 a pound or less (prices vary according to location.)
• 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients
• Comes directly from the farm and has never been frozen
• Sold by the case — 40 lbs in each case
The information about the Fall Event is not on their website yet. To view all the dates/locations and full details for these events(when they’re added to the site.) you’ll need to register on the Zaycon website. (If this is your first visit to www.zayconfoods.com be sure to select the REGISTER button and create your account.) Zaycon Foods also offers a referral program – so you can earn credit for introducing the program to your friends. Zaycon will be coming to 48 states so don’t forget to tell your friends!
Here’s where they’ll be in Michigan (scroll down for other U.S. locations):
To view all the dates/locations and full details for these events you’ll need to register on the Zaycon website. (If this is your first visit to www.zayconfoods.com be sure to select the REGISTER button and create your account.)
After you have logged in, you will see a list of all the Savings Events in your area. To view events in other areas, simply select additional states from the My Regions page. Make sure to sign up now with Zaycon Foods so that you can place your order as soon as the dates for this Fall event are announced!
Locations Zaycon Foods will be coming to during their Fall 2011 Savings Event (dates to be announced soon!):
New Port Richey
W Des Moines
North Las Vegas
Oklahoma City area
Salt Lake Area
Friday, June 3, 2011
(Up to a $3.99 value)
Lots of great Father’s Day cards to choose from at Tiny Prints! You can customize the text and add pictures!
Use the code 4FDAY at checkout. They’ll even mail the card for you!
Cards are $3.99 unless you pay to become a member – then the cards are either $2.99 or $1.99 (depending on which plan you choose.)
Although the card is free you’ll still need to pay .44 to have it mailed if you don’t sign up for a membership. Not a bad deal for a customized card!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Offers good on Earth Day, 2011 (April 22) unless otherwise noted.
Lowe’s is giving away 1 million trees. Click here for more info!
Office Depot – (through Saturday) bring in 10 used pens, markers or mechanical pencils and receive a coupon good towards new products like Sharpie, Expo or PaperMate. TerraCycle will turn the old pencils, pens & markers into new office supplies.
Disney Store - Bring in five used plastic bags and get a free reusable tote bag.
Free admission to our national parks during National Park Week of April 16 –24
Origins stores are giving away free samples when you bring in an empty cosmetic package (of any kind).
Starbucks – bring in your reusable mug and get free coffee or tea!
Whole Foods – bring in your reusable mug/tumbler and get one free fill of Earth Day Tea or Rainforest Coffee
Thursday, April 14, 2011
In the 6+ years I’ve reviewed lots of products/services after being given free samples/trials including these:
The Domino Project from Seth Godin, Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dip, Silk, COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary, Carbonite, Elmer's Crafters', mark. body care that cares, AMEX Starwood Consumer Credit Card, CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion, LifeLock, ,Barely There CustomFlex Fit bras, Reinvented Dove Hair, COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless, L’Oréal Advanced Revitalift Deep-Set Wrinkle Repair, Children's Claritin, AfrinPureSea, Neutrogena Cosmetics, Boston Market Catering, Smucker's Uncrustables, Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber, Back to Nature Nuts and Trail Mixes, 2008 AVEENO(R) POSITIVELY AGELESS(TM) Lifting & Firming, Canadian Club, Tropicana Pure Valencia, Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA, Oust(R) Surface Disinfectant & Air Sanitizer, LISTERINE WHITENING Quick Dissolving, Sonicare UV Sanitizer, Mrs. Dash, TV Guide, Grey Poupon, Raid Disposable Yellow Jacket Trap, Coppertone, OFF!, Hillshire Farm Entree Salads, Atkins Advantage Bars, Aquapod, Gusto!, Storyville Coffee, Sonicare, Pledge Duster Plus, SmartBargains.com, November 17, Arby's Chicken Naturals, Fantastik OxyPower
My latest Bzz campaign is for Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Veggie Dips. Coupons were mailed to me & redeemed for free product. I tried the Cucumber Dill Feta Dip. It’s delicious! We eat lots of raw vegetables in our house – usually with ranch dip I make with low fat sour cream. I really like the idea of a yogurt based dip – the kids eat fruity yogurt but I wasn’t sure if they’d like this dip. They did! Even used it as a dip for their fish! We will be trying the other flavors of Marzetti Otria Greek Yogurt Dip in the future! I have a few extra $2 off coupons that expire at the end of June.
There are surveys to fill out – so that you can be matched up with campaigns that would interest you – and reports of any “bzzing” activity to be filed (on their website) The whole point of this word of mouth campaign stuff is to not only try out the products, but talk about them, too! That isn’t very hard – almost all of the products I’ve reviewed have been fantastic & I’m always willing to share things I love w/friends! The coupons help, too! The more sharing of information (bzzing) you do as well as surveys you take will get you more campaigns! Bzzing can be done in person or online via Facebook & Twitter! (See that info above – that was a Bzz!) Easy Peasy!
This is taken from an email that is sent to people I refer to BzzAgent:
As a BzzAgent, you'll get to:
- Discover and try new products and services (often for free)
- Spread sincere word of mouth about them
- Have your opinions influence some of the biggest companies and brands around If you'd like to receive those benefits, become an Agent today. Don't worry, BzzAgent respects its members' privacy and won't share your personal information or spam you.
We're a community focused on word of mouth, so what better way to recruit new members than referrals and recommendations from friends?
I’m happy to email you an invitation to join BzzAgent.com or you can visit their website to sign up!
Got an elementary school student? These free apps are great ways to help them learn or maybe even help parents brush up on their basic skills. They’re free until April 16th. After that I think they’re around $1.99 each.
Top-It Addition and Subtraction (2 separate apps) – Great way to practice and reinforce basic addition facts (0 – 10) and number comparisons or 2 digit subtraction computation and number comparisons. One or two player game.
Tric-Trac – Competitive one or two player game makes practicing addition facts fun!
Baseball Multiplication 1-6 facts – Quick, easy way to practice & reinforce multiplication facts (1-6)
Beat the Computer Multiplication – Practice and reinforce basic multiplication facts (0 – 10)
Name That Number – Practice computation and order of operations
Equivalent Fractions – Practice and reinforce fraction concepts and relationships
Divisibility Dash – Practice recognizing multiples of a number and applying divisibility tests
Monster Squeeze – This fun & easy game helps reinforce number recognition and offers a way to practice number line concepts and number comparisons. One or two player game.
You might also be interested in Bluster! (also from McGraw-Hill who developed the Everyday Math Apps) Bluster helps build your vocabulary and word understanding while matching words. It is a free app.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Amazon.com has introduced Amazon Cloud Drive – an online storage site – and is offering 5 GB free storage. New MP3s purchased from Amazon can be backed up to your Amazon Cloud Drive for free and accessed and downloaded at any time.