January may be finally over, but I bet you’re still feeling the pinch in February right? I’ve had to get extra savvy with some cost-saving initiatives and the rabbit hole led me to product discovery boxes. All of them I found by accident, but I’ve continued to use all three after positive experiences.
All of the following product discovery boxes are in exchange for your time and honest feedback rather than your purse strings. So if you love trying new products then read on….
(Featured image credit – Try It Product Discover Club)
Triy It was the first product discovery box I came across, and while they’re far and few between, the products you receive are sizeable and of a great variety. All you have to do is sign up, create a profile and they’ll match the boxes based on your interests and demographics – simple!
I received my first box in August 2019 that contained a Starbucks coffee, Carabao energy drink, The Cheeky Panda pocket tissues, a packet of Retrocorn and DRGN drink. These were all full-sized products.
I received my second box in December 2019 that contained an entire bottle of Fairy delicates detergent, four foccacio pockets, a single Gin gummy, a Pro 2 Go protein bar and a packet of mug shot.
There are even extra initiatives such as prizes for sharing unboxing videos and content involving the products inside. The only downside is the feedback surveys are quite lengthy, you have to complete them for every product within a set time to be considered for a box in the future.
The Social Review Club
So I’ll admit this was a bit sketchy at first but I took a leap of faith and it paid off, I’ve since recommended it to three friends who have also had success with it so stay with me ok?
The difference with the Social Review Club is it’s based solely on gaining honest Amazon reviews. To get involved, just like the Facebook page and a bot is activated, this is the process I followed via the bot:
- Confirm country
- Received an invitation to try Grace & Stella products
- Confirmed I have both an Amazon Prime account and a PayPal account
- Provided my PayPal email address
- Navigated to the supplied link, selected three products to try and confirmed them in messenger
- Added them to my basket and screenshotted the total, sent the image of the basket total on messenger
- The total amount of the basket was added to my PayPal almost immediately, placed order and confirmed in messenger with the order number
- Received the products, used the products, reviewed on Amazon after 5-10 days of delivery
- Confirmed the reviews were live with screenshots
Throughout the process I received and reacted to prompts from messenger, the products arrived on time and there were no issues at all. The products I chose were a foot peel, face masks and eye masks – they were excellent quality and I actually would purchase them again.
I’m unsure at this stage if it’s just beauty products or it involves any category – let’s wait and see shall we?
Gems at Work
I write this having received a huge box of Graze Protein Oatbites today, and it’s something more employers should be aware of. Gems at Work provides free samples to employees in exchange for feedback surveys. You get a treat for your employees, and the brands get honest feedback, it’s win-win.
To join, you state your employer address and the number of employees, they’ll email you with available products and when you find one you think is suitable you sign up, they post it out and hey presto!
The best part? It’s completely free!!