Product Reviews Anyone?

June 16, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under blogging

Thank you to everyone who informed me about my site being down. I’ve also been trying to access it for the past couple of days with no luck. Of course, the minute I contact BlueHost to find out what’s going on, it starts working perfectly. Isn’t that always the case? *sigh*

Anyway, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails recently from bloggers interested in conducting product reviews on their sites. Here are some links to help you break into the wonderful world of free stuff.

  • Mom Central conducts two-week blog tours where participating bloggers post their reviews on a particular product. In return, you get to keep the product and if it’s value is less than $50, you also get $20 usually to Amazon.com, Target, or Best Buy. They’re most recent campaigns are for Preserve Toothbrushes & Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber.
  • I also recently joined MomSelect, a program operated by BSM Media which helps companies speak to Moms about products and brands that relate to their lives. It allows you to participate in marketing programs through product samples and review opportunities. If you’re interested in this sort of thing, hop on over and check it out!
  • Even if you’re not interested in doing product reviews, MomSelect is currently hosting a giveaway where 5 lucky people could win $100 to Land’s End. Just fill out the 18-question survey and you could win this amazing prize perfect for back-to-school shopping! You have until June 25th to participate.
  • Props and Pans prides itself in “keeping it real”. They want your honest feedback – good and bad – on all the items you review. This is a unique site in that you can submit your own reviews on items you currently use at home as well as reviews on items sent to you from their sponsors. The review opportunities available to you depend on how active you are with the site.
  • Team Mom, a division of Child’s Play Communications, specializes in products and services designed for kids and Moms. Their membership is open to “a select group of leading mom bloggers who have been recognized for voicing their opinions thoughtfully and honestly. Members become ‘the first on the (virtual) block’ to have access to the hottest new toys and other great children’s products.” I’ve only recently joined and am already working on my first review of the TripFLIX DVD.
  • My experience with The Parent Bloggers Network have been nothing but amazing. They email you with review opportunities and allow you to decide which ones you’d be interested in. If you’re selected, you’ll be sent the item (plus Amazon.com gift certificates some times), given ample time to review it, and sent a date in which to publish your post. The great thing is that they work around your BlogHer Ad campaign . They will let you post your reviews on a separate review blog as long as you link back to it from your main blog. Some of the reviews I’ve done for them are for the HP Photosmart Printer and Photo Books, Discovery Channel Store Toys, School Zone Educational Products, Highlights High Five Magazine, as well as various books, CDs, and DVDs.

This is not a product review site but thought you may be interested anyway.

  • There’s a new tool bar out aimed specifically at Moms – The Mommybar. It’s really easy to download and provides you with quick access to your favorite blogs, shopping websites, valuable coupons, your Flickr account, and many other online resources just for Moms!

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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13 Responses to “Product Reviews Anyone?”
  1. 1
    Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says:

    I already knew about some of these, but not all. Great information – thanks! :)

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    Kristin says:

    I love Mommybar, og and Mom Central the best thing about blogging! These are all fabuklous tips kai (if I may call you that. It’s easier, and well I’m lazy) I have seen many posts before about Mom blog reviews both thating about the sites that do them. fabulous!!

    Kristin’s last blog post..Lets Get Brainy Giveaway

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    Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland says:

    Wow great resources. thanks for the links!

    Mary @ Adventures in Mommyland’s last blog post..Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

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    Sandier Pastures says:

    Oh if only the reviews are open to international bloggers as well! But I understand… :-)

    Sandier Pastures’s last blog post..two barely clad ladies and a baby

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    Desert Songbird says:

    I’m all over that Lands’ End survey. I am one of their biggest fans.

    Desert Songbird’s last blog post..A Loss of Faith

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    happyathome says:

    Thank you thank you thank you! The fog has been lifted and now I am looking forward to seeing what I can do with all of this info!
    http://lifeislikechampagne.blogspot.com/

    happyathome’s last blog post..Instant Garden!

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    Suzanne Bastien says:

    Thanks a ton! I’m trying some of these things, I hope to start getting some soon!

    Suzanne Bastien’s last blog post..Weekly Update!

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    jane - pinks & blues says:

    Great round-up. As you know, I recently began working at Mom Central as the Social Media Manager, and I must say, this is truly a company that values its relationship with the blogging community! Thank you for including us! :-)

    Jane

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    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says:

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kailani!

    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer’s last blog post..Sleep better with white noise

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    Christi says:

    Very cool! I signed up for some of these! I really appreciate it!

    Christi’s last blog post..Look what was in last Sunday’s paper!

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    Kim @ What's That Smell? says:

    Thanks for sharing the list!

    Kim @ What’s That Smell?’s last blog post..Emergency? Really?

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    Kimberly @ AllAboutKimberly says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this information. I have googled and googled and not been able to find this type of information. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I signed up for the top two and sent a contact form to the third one. I bookmarked the 4th one and will go back to it, but couldn’t find where to sing up with the last one, http://parentbloggers.com/?

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