Great Website For Testing Products!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    I just discovered this wonderful website this afternoon, and I wanted to share it with everyone. It is called "Elite Deal Club", and they will give you products to try and then review. Some of the products are half of the regular price, and many of them are much, MUCH cheaper than that.
    I ordered some expensive face cream that is usually almost $90, and with the Amazon discount it is more like $19, but from the Deal Club, I got it for just $1........yep, just one dollar. Because I also have Amazon Prime, it was free shipping; so this is another great reason to have Amazon Prime.
    How it works is that each day (several times per day) they release lists of items that you can test. You order the ones that you want, and as many as you want to order.
    After you get the product and try it, you simply write a review on Amazon for the product.
    In order to register for this website, you will need a Facebook page, a PayPal account, and an Amazon account.
    Every day, they send you an email telling you about the new products that you can try that day, and they are good until the product is all taken.
    Here is my referral code to sign up. When you sign up, be sure to get your own referral code to use when you refer other people because they give people Amazon gift cards for referrals.

    elitedealclub.com/?invcode=klx7zcNx
     
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    Are there any catches? It's not one of those where you order something and then every month you get it and get charged no matter how many times you try to tell them no, or there is never anybody there to talk to.

    All you have to do is write a review? That's it?

    I have everything but paypal.

    What other types of products are there? Can you quit whenever you want?

    I've never done anything like this so I have lots of questions.

    So, what you are saying is you can get $90 face cream for $1 and all you have to do is try it and write a review about it?
     
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    image.png Actually, for getting the Amazon products, all you will need is your regular Amazon account that is set up with your credit card, just like any other order that you make on Amazon.
    I just started today, so I do not have all of the answers yet, @Chrissy Page , but if you go to the webpage and read the FAQ's, it explains everything.
    There is really NO hidden charges. They want people to try products and write reviews. If you read Amazon reviews, you may have seen some that stated that the person received this product at a discount for writing a review. That was someone who tested products from this site, or one similar to it.
    I am adding a screenshot of the face cream. It shows the regular price, the Amazon price, and when I used the Elite Deals discount code, then it was only $1, and free shipping since I have Prime.
    There are different offers every day, and most of them that I looked at earlier are gone now; so it will probably be morning before they have new ones out.
    Some of the other products that I saw today are pet items, computer and cell phone gadgets, and there were also vitamins and health products, all of which were already sold out.

    Also, here is one of the reviews of this cream, and you can see that it was written by someone who was testing this product for the discount. (Sorry, it posted it up at the top of this post instead of at the bottom where it was supposed to go. )

    Here is the link to the website. If it does not come out clickable, then copy and paste it.
    • elitedealclub.com/?invcode=klx7zcNx
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    Thanks, Yvonne. I will look into it. That cream does look good, it has retinal and is for sensitive skin.

    Curious to see what you think of it? Creams are deceiving. Hard to find a good one.

    My daughter gave me a La Mer Cream she didn't like, I didn't like it either and it was expensive!
     
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    They just added a bunch of new products online from Amazon this morning. I got a thyroid supplement that is normally almost $30, and on sale at Amazon for $17; but it only cost me $1 to try a bottle of it. There are a lot of health items on the list today, as well as cases for iPhone 5 and 6, and cases or holders (like armbands) for several other brands of cell phones.
    There are some of those portable chargers that you charge up at home and then carry along when you will be gone all day and your cell phone might need re-charged. (I can see @Ina I. Wonder using something like this on the days that she is working at the VA), and some items that are pet related.
    It looks like they add different items each day, so you never know what good deals you might find to try.
    When you can try the products for as cheap as a dollar, @Chrissy Page , you might as well try them yourself, as to see what someone else thinks about them.
    Like perfume; supplements and beauty products will react differently for each person, so it is best to see how they work for you personally, at least that is what I think.
     
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    What is the "penalty" for giving a less than stellar review of a product? I do know that there was a big stink in the past about Amazon having padded reviews with companies giving away free or nearly free products. Does the fine print say anything about it having to be a "3 star or higher" review like some of those defunct places used to?

    I'll check it out, too, but that was the first question that came to mind. :)
     
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    Sounds good, Yvonne! I'm just lazy at writing reviews. I promised a plumber a few weeks ago to write him a good review on Yelp because he didn't charge me for an extra visit but haven't done it yet. :(

    Also , slow at trying things. I have one of those juice packs for my iphone but haven't tried it yet.

    I will look into it eventually, it does sound good.
     
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    This sounds interesting, @Yvonne Smith. I love working with Pinch Me and getting to try free products. They only give around 3-4 per month, and prompt me about leaving reviews, which is good, since I have a lousy memory. I did see this "Although reviews are greatly appreciated, you are NOT required to leave them." when I went to look, so it sounds as if there's no penalty for not leaving a review, and from what I saw, there's no requirement to leave good feedback, since it states honest feedback is desired.
     
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    @Krissttina Isobe I see at least one laptop listed on this site under the Elite Deals, so this could be a way for you to find a low cost laptop that will work for you.
     
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    Ah, that makes it so much better than the "old school" places then, Diane! I shall have to mosey on over there and see what I can get myself into. :) I do have Amazon prime...

    I've always enjoyed getting test products. Just finished with toilet tissue and mayo. (Hehe Not together! Two separate companies!) :p
     
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    I didn't see any kind of requirement as to how good your review has to be, @Mari North , and when I started looking at the reviews that were already posted for some of the products, they are all lengths and quality. Some of them seem like a very good actual review, some you can tell they just copied information about the product, and one person simply copy/pasted another person's review as their own ! I think that if they do that very much and are found out, they won't be kept active as a reviewer; but I didn't see anything that said reviews have to meet any quality requirements, other than being an honest review, just like we would leave for any product we try and write a review for.
    I discovered that until 2pmEST, you can only buy one product, so that more people get a chance, and after that time, then you can order as many as you want to test.
    I also see some products today that are totally free to try, like a little bottle of Vitamin C drops; so I am definitely going to get some of the free items , too.
    You do have to give them your Amazon profile when you sign up. If you are like me, you might not have even realized that you have an Amazon Profile Page, but we all do, and it is located under our account settings.
    Just go to your Amazon account page, and scroll down to personalization/community, and it will show the link for your profile page.
     
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    *Thanks!
     
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    Well, Guys..........Boy, have I been having FUN ! !
    In the last couple of days, I have ordered over $350 worth of merchandise (at the retail price) from Amazon, and have packages coming in the mail, starting today.
    Since Amazon already sells these products way below retail, it would not have cost anywhere near the $350 for me to buy them at Amazon prices; but using the special discount coupons, I only paid $6 for EVERYTHING. ! !
    Now , that just plain makes my little savings-minded heart go pitty-pat.
    In the morning, you only get to order one item (so that everyone has a chance); but this afternoon, I will check out some more products and get anything that I think that I can use.
    This is just my kind of fun ! !
     
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    Every day (it seems like) we have new product arriving for us to try out. there are a whole lot of skin and hair care products; and a lot of things like cases for cell phones or tablets. I have ordered some of the; but obviously, not everything is going to be something I need or can use.
    They had dog beds; but I didn't get there before they were all gone, but I did get Chipper some vitamins (which he loves) and a new cute little red harness for if we go out walking once Spring gets here.
    Health products is also something that there seems to be a good supply of, and I ordered a thyroid supplement , which I have been taking, as well as a weight-loss one that should be here next week.

    Yesterday, they had one of those little spiral cutters that turns veggies into pasta-looking strips, and I have ordered one of those. I am really looking forward to trying that out. Veggie pasta is not only healthy, but it is not full of empty carbs like most pasta is; so we can eat all of it that we wanted to , and try different sauces with it..
    Mac and cheese is one of my favorite dinners; but we seldom have it because of the carbs in the pasta; so if I can make it with zucchini instead, then it will be healthier to have.
    I just love being able to get these expensive products for a dollar or two, and most of them are things that I would never be able to try at the full price.
     
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    Thanks for sharing this link Yvonne, I am going to go over and check it out. If your paid for the review then It makes it worthwhile to try. I do know that Amazon is trying to control random reviews that were posted by people who did not really buy the products. Some were bragging about it on Youtube, how they wrote and made up all the product reviews and got paid to do it. But actually using the products and then telling how they worked or did not work really helps others interested in buying those products.
     
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    You are not actually paid for writing the review, @Sandy Wood . How it works is that companies that sell products on Amazon want people to try those products and leave an honest review. What they do is let you get the product for almost free so that you can try the product. Some products are actually free, some cost a dollar or two.
    What you get for doing it, is the product that you are trying. So, when I pay $1 for a $15 item, and just have to write a review on Amazon , it seems like a great deal to me.
    While this's will not put any money in your pocket, it will save you money on items that you would have to buy anyway, or might want to buy anyway.
     
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    Wow, I know some reviews can't be trusted because some people just have an axe to grind in a negative review.

    I really don't know what or who to trust anymore online. :(
     
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    I think it's definitely worth it if you have Amazon Prime or don't mind paying for the shipping. I did look into one of the products they were offering that I actually needed, but shipping was around $7.95, so I didn't go through with the purchase. I just don't have the funds right now, and I don't have Amazon Prime. If in the future I sign up for Prime, I will probably go back and sign back up for this, it seems like a great way to try new things and purchase ones you need at very low prices.

    I know many are struggling these days (this is totally separate from Yvonne's post, just addressing the issue of fake reviews), but despite my lack of money, there are some things I just refuse to do. Others apparently don't have those limits. I've seen people bragging about how much they've made on Fiverr and other sites from writing reviews when they've never even tried the product, writing school papers, etc. I worked my butt off in school, and earned my degrees. I don't think it's fair that others can slide by because they can afford to pay someone to do the work for them. Also, I don't have money to throw away on crappy products that I've purchased based on fake reviews, so I take exception to those types of activities.
     
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    Being paid to deceive others is not right in my book either, Diane. I have more respect for the review or poster or whatever if they state the review is paid for....being deceived is a big pet peeve of mine.
     
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    I totally agree with both of you , @Chrissy Page and @Diane Lane , about how terrible it is for people to either write fake reviews or just negatives ones for no good reason. I have actually seen where people literally copy/pasted someone else's review for a product, and that is totally disgusting ! When a company is willing to give you a product to test for free , or very cheap, and all you have to do is say why you did or did not like it, then at least you should actually do that.
    I have written a negative review when there was a problem with an item, and I think that a person should do that. For example, @Bobby Cole just ordered some new t-shirts, size XXX. The shirts arrived, and were really nice quality t-shirts; but they were maybe a large (at best) and NOT a XXX size. They were, however, extremely long, and probably went almost to Bobby's knees (and he is a tall man); so not any good for him at all.
    Maybe they will work for a summertime nightgown for me ?
     
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    But that wouldn't be a negative review, just an honest sizing one. I do read reviews mostly if something I ordered online is true to size, that's important. Of course you can return it but an extra hassle.
     
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    The sizing seems to be off quite a bit on some clothing items made in Asia. I've noticed that as well. Every time I purchase anything, i look around for measurements first. I'd definitely use them as nightgowns, or even for working in the garden in the hot summer months, if they're not too thick. i love long t-shirts for bed and wearing around the house.

    I've left all positive reviews so far on the Pinch Me reviews I've done, but that's because I've been pleased with the products. I've also done a few reviews elsewhere, after trying products, and haven't left a bad review yet, but would if the product or service warranted it. I've certainly griped enough on social media about my cable providers over the years, as well as other companies that don't provide good services or goods. I think people have a right to know what is going on and how a company treats customers. I would definitely want to know about that size issue, because returning items can be a real pain these days.
     
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    I've had a real problem with this, too... it's maddening. I had to start looking a lot more closely and then I started seeing the disclaimers about being given a discounted or free product for an "honest review." But then some of them started to admit that they felt pressured to write a good review if they wanted to be allowed more products... and I came away totally frustrated about not knowing if it's a real review or not.... exactly the same as not having any reviews at all. :(

    Last thing I saw like that was something with 500+ five-star reviews and when I got past all that, I started seeing the lower star reviews saying that the company was sending their product out for nearly free to harvest reviews. Unfortunately I had already ordered without seeing that... totally sucky product. :mad:
     
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    Okay, my mistake I understand how it works now. I might consider doing it that way at some point. Right now I do a lot of surveys where I am sometimes ask to try something and then give the company that made the product the review. That way if like or I did not like something for some reason my review is legit and the company has a chance to review it's product before releasing it on the market. In doing these surveys I get paid a little for being willing to do the surveys.
     
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    We just got a great 7-step water filtration system from Elite Deals. It is normally listed at about $150, but Amazon has it marked down to $50.
    With my Elite Deals discount, it cost me $15 ! !
    Bobby has it set up in the kitchen, and it is filtering the first tank of drinking water now. The water goes through several stages of purifying, then filters through special mineral rocks to add minerals into the water, and then it is ionized to make it alkaline, and goes through a magnet as it is dispensed, so it becomes structured water, as we were talking about in the health thread.
    I am excited to see how it does and what the water tastes like once it has been filtered. We have a lot of chlorine and chemical stuff in most city drinking water everywhere, so this should make a lot of difference in the taste.

    Here is what it looks like.

    http://www.allhomefragrance.com/product/7719497/
     
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