Reviewing Amazon Products

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    @Yvonne Smith , I'm probably going to order the moisturizer today but wanted to know if it has a strong coconut smell.

    I don't like moisturizers having strong smells, either no smell or maybe a vanilla sugar mild smell.

    Thanks.
     
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    We are still getting offers every day, plus I am looking through the websites that are specifically for trying out Amazon products in exchange for a review. Those websites can be used by anyone; so you do not need to be an Amazon Top Reviewer to sign up and test products.
    One nice thing is that we can try out products which we would spend money on anyway; but now we get them almost free. As an example, health supplements. Bobby and I both take several supplements and vitamins to help out with our health regimen, and those supplements are often expensive.
    Plus, there are also some that we would like to try out, but at $20-$30 per bottle,, we can't afford to do that. However, when we can try something out and only spend a dollar or two instead, then we are very happy to do that.
    Since you can choose which products you are interested in, like clothes, jewelry, beauty products, or household items; there should be something of interest for almost everyone.
    Truly, I would recommend doing this just for the pure enjoyment of getting a surprise package in the mail almost every day; but if you are living on a tight budget, then saving money this way is totally awesome !
     
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    Ok, too much to reread for the info I'm looking for....so if you mentioned it already, I'm sorry.

    I thought I wouldn't be interested in doing this but now that I think about it, I wouldn't mind getting moisturizers or body lotions cheaper, things like that. My want list is limited so is it worth it for me?

    Do I have to commit to anything?

    Is it sent prime? When I get something is always an issue with me because of my trips.

    Can you do just a limited number of reviews?

    Do the reviews have to be long, some I read yesterday were way too long.

    I think that's it, @Yvonne Smith :)
     
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    There are a number of websites that offer the discounts to reviewers, @Chrissy Page . The best thing that I can suggest is for you to look at some of them, and if it looks like they have test products that you are interested in, then sign up at those websites.
    If you do a search for "amazon reviewer", it is sure to bring up a lot of results, and then you can look through those and see which ones you like best, and they will have full instructions on becoming a member.
    The ones I have joined do not have any specific number of products you have to test, although some do limit the amount ,such as Elite Deals, which allows 2 per day.
    That one does usually have a lot of beauty items though, so over a week's time, you could have a lot of them, and some are free.

    With your Prime account, shipping should be fast and free, same as always, unless the product information specifically says no prime, and requires shipping. I have seen a few that said this; but not many, and I just skipped those.
    The reviews do not have to be long, but at least long enough to describe what you thought of the product. I usually don't read all of people's really long reviews, and probably most other folks don't either; but something more than one line long is definitely called for .
    Other than that, the only thing different than usual is getting the discount code and copying it into the checkout box where it asks for one.
    Then, you will see the price of the item change, so it might go from $20.99 to .99 in the payment box, depending on the discounted amount.
    Each item will say what the actual price is and also the discounted price.

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    Ok, Thanks Yvonne. I'll take a look at Amazon Reviewer. Sounds too good to be true but you've obviously done it.

    Watch, with my luck I'll really get into it and they'll stop doing it. :)
     
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    I have been looking at the really cheap items that were available, and then I decided to try running the search from the most expensive down to cheapest instead just to see what might be on the high-end items.
    There are camping items, like solar backpacks, metal detectors,hunting bows, fishing poles, tents, and also a lot of household items. I found patio furniture, robot vacuums ($49), dinette sets, and just all sorts of more expensive items at discounts.
    We are not buyng any of those right now; but next time we might be looking for a more costly item, I am for sure going to see what is available with the discounts.
    if you do not mind writing a review, you can sure save some money this way !
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    I just can't say enpugh about how happy I am with doing the Amazon reviews for testing products ! ! We have things that we NEVER could have afforded, if we had to buy them, and most of the vitamins and health supplements that we take, we are now getting for free. The last one that was the BCAA's that Bobby takes were usually $49 per bottle, and we only paid around $1-2 for them.
    We now have two awsomely nice fishing poles and reels that normally sell for almost $80 each, and we got them for under $20; so as soon as the weather cools down a little bit this fall, we are going to take the new fising poles and head for the lake, or maybe even venture all the way down to the Tennessee River and do some fishing. Since seniors don't need a fishing/hunting license here, we don't even have to buy a license to fish.
    I wrote about the pickle lids in the sauerkraut thread, and there is just so many other things that we have received and are enjoying now.

    I sure recommend this to anyone who is living on a tight budget and wants to stretch their money. It works just about anyplace that Amazon is available, so not just here in the United States.
    The best value we have gotten thus far is a whole house air purifier.
    It has a HEPA filter in it, and removes all kinds of dust particles in the air, cigarette smoke, bacteria, and even kills black mold. Amazon has it listed for $229, which is SO far out of our budget that it wasn't even on the list of wishes.
    However, when I found it on the Amazon Review Trader for $29, I applied for the discount code right away, and did get one. (You do not always get to test everything you apply for, but it is always worth asking for it.)
    Here is a picture of it.
    The one we got is clear acrylic on the outside, and you can see the filters and easily tell when they need to be cleaned; but it also comes in cherry-wood or black finish. With a $200 savings, we were very happy to have it and write a review for it. We LOVE it, and the air was fresher smelling right away after plugging it in.

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    One of these days I'll get around to it, I just hate the thought of writing a review hanging over my head. Except for forums and even on them I despise writing.

    I'm also trying to get rid of things so I don't want to add to my stuff, even if it's free. Only thing I need is a new ipad soon.

    Except for food, I don't even look at anything. Chances are I already have it and it's still in a box or it's something I don't need.

    I still haven't written a yelp review for that plumber that I promised in the fall. Now I can't even remember his name or company, hope I don't need them again, lol.

    The fitbit I got in December, I haven't used since Feb, but I'm charging the battery and will start wearing it because DIL and son in Illinois were I'm going soon said they all wear one, even my 10 yr old grandson and they
    Have fun getting their steps in.

    So I added them as friends today and wow, my steps are an embarrassment compared to theirs.
     
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