If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get more free stuff (and really, is that ever a bad idea?), then you should check out ChickAdvisor!
Founded by Ali de Bold in 2006 with her husband Alex, the company works with major brands, sending out samples to people in exchange for product reviews. Their website has now expanded to videos, chat forums, and blog posts.
Joining their product review club is pretty simple: register for an account, post reviews for five products of your choice, fill out a survey, and boom! You’re in! From there, you’ll regularly get products to review and keep, plus you’ll get access to fun events including ShopCrawls (with a goodie bag at the end of the night!) and online classes like their Master Cheese Class a couple of months ago.
I have to admit that I haven’t officially signed up yet, but I did attend a ShopCrawl in October and there was some great swag to be had. I know a few people who have been part of ChickAdvisor for years, and you wouldn’t believe the amount of stuff they get: chocolate and cosmetics and a lot more! The website is easy to use and, even if you’re not interested in writing reviews yourself, you can still see what other people are saying about certain products from a large number of well-known brands.