All day i've been wondering what my blog post would be about today. I'm not short on material by any means - but nothing was jumping out at me. When I got home from work the mail was bundled by the front door. Too much to fit in the mailbox today (thank you New York Life for 12 lbs of prospectus reports that only 2 people in the world actually read). Ahhh by the little brown box in the stack caught my eye! Christmas in May! Not really...but who doesn't like surprise packages?! Ok, it wasn't REALLY a surprise, but I didn't know exactly when it would show up. Today is the day - behold...the box.
Let's open it shall we?
Awww cute little bees - well some sort of bumble bee lookin' stinging insect anyway. BzzAgent? What's that?
There's my welcome to the campaign letter! And peeking out from under that - my BzzGuide! This BzzGuide tells me about the products I'll be trying out. In this case Cover Girl & Olay Simply Ageless foundation, blush, concealer and color corrector. Who doesn't love new make-up?! Even better that I didn't have to pay for it to try it out!
Lookie there! My full size products to try out! Might have to do a test run tonight before wearing it to work tomorrow...
What's that in the bottom of the box?
Coupons! I need to vacuum my floor...$2 off on any Simply Ageless product. Sounds like a give-away to me! The first 5 ladies to leave a comment get a coupon! I'll contact you for your mailing address.
Let me tell you about BzzAgent
I admit it...I am a BzzAgent. It's all about word of mouth adveretising. I fill out surveys and based on my answers I get offered "campaigns" to join. Just because i'm invited, doesn't mean I have to! If I choose to join a campaign, BzzAgent will send me stuff to try out - most of the time it's FREE, other times it's a really discounted price on an item. Like I said, I don't have to accept it...if I find out it's not free and i'm not interested enough to pay for it, I just don't join.
Campaigns i've done in the past - Chili's (when they had a batch of new burgers coming out - I got 5 or 6 coupons for free burgers), Pledge Multi-Surface Products. I got one of the dusters with the spray in the handle, wet wipes, a zillion coupons for free Pledge products. Yo Baby yogurt. Coupons for free yogurt, plus a snack bowl with a lid and a toddler fork / spoon set with the logo. Perfect for my Bento Box lunches! My sister-in-law turned me on to Bzz Agent...right after she scored one of the latest and greatest SoniCare toothbrushes with the UV sanitizer! NICE!
Once you've tried the product, you tell people about it and then report the "bzz" on BzzAgent. Basically, write a short blurb about who you Bzz'd to and what about. The more you Bzz, thing higher you go in the Agent Ranks...the higher your rank, the more and "better" campaigns you get invited to join (like that electric toothbrush!)
It's free to join. It's your choice to accept campaigns. It's your choice to Bzz, good or bad. Companies want to know!
So sign up if you're so inclined! And leave a comment if you'd like a coupon to try this stuff out!