Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How I Get FREE Products To Review From Amazon + More!

About 15 months ago I started reviewing products on It is a very well-put-together "influencer marketing" site where brands (companies) can get their products into the hands of bloggers or "influencers" and get the word out via social media channels.

I got hooked! I love getting products for free. And now that I have been doing it for awhile, and my audience reach is over 25,000, I am getting more and more offers and better products.

And many of the brands want you to review their product on Amazon as well. And as a result, my Amazon ranking is getting better and better.

So I want to give you some tips and websites of places you can go to try and get free products!

As I mentioned, Tomoson is the place I got started. Initially you had to have a blog but I believe you can now register without having a blog. Many brands want you to do more than just write a blog post about their product. There are options for posting on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and a 3rd party site like Amazon.

This is one where they only request an Amazon review. It is free to sign up as well, but not all the products they offer are free. Some of them will be $0.01 to about $2. I have only gotten about 10 products total from this site. Many of the products don't interest me at this time, but I have gotten some good car chargers, USB cables, etc.

Another one similar to Elite Deal Club. Not the BEST products to choose from, but still a way to get some products to start the review process on Amazon to get your ranking better.

Similar to the above two.

I don't know much about this site but it might be worth checking out.

My brother gets a lot of neat electronics -- from Rokus to wireless gear from this site. I signed up and have never been approved to review any products yet.


So, what is so great about Amazon? Other than being my favorite place to shop, you can get a lot of perks if you know how to find them.

When you get a product to review for free (even some of the minor products from some of the sites above that don't have a super high value), and if you have Amazon Prime, then you can choose the "No-Rush Shipping Option" at checkout. See image:

Many times they offer you $1 digital credit that you can spend on eBooks, MP3s or movies. Lately I have been getting the option to get $5.00 toward Prime Pantry. FREE FOOD!! YAY!! So for each free product I get to review, not only do I get that product, I also get $5 toward free groceries! How cool is that?

Also, if you set up your profile correctly on Amazon, you can draw companies to you. {To get to your profile on Amazon, click on your account, and scroll all the way to the bottom under personalization, and click on your public profile}. See mine here:

You can see how I put my URL and also my email address to a free hotmail account on the bottom left of this picture. That way, they can email me directly to request me to review their products.

**Please note that Amazon recently changed policies and you HAVE to make reference in your review that you received the product for free in exchange for your review**

Here is one email I received the other day from a company who wants me to review some of their products. I can always tell when they are from out of the country:

Another cool thing about Amazon is their free eBooks. Click HERE to get to the Kindle eBooks section. Then, scroll down on the left hand side to where you can see all the categories of books. Choose one... then drill down in the categories again until you get to a subcategory that interests you.

Now, on the top right of the search results you can sort. Sort from LOW to HIGH in price. All the free books are now at the top of the search results. I have about a thousand cook books on my Kindle as a result of this!

Some other sites that may interest you:

You can watch short videos or ads to get e-miles or "points". 600 points gets you a $10 Amazon gift card, but you have tons of other options as well, including transferring to many airline rewards programs.

This is a survey site but you seem to get rewarded well here. Many surveys take 30-45 minutes to complete. I used to do this often but haven't in a long time.

This is another survey site. I am not on it but you may be interested in signing up.

Bing Rewards requires you to use their search engine to get points toward Amazon gift cards.

There are many other sites out there that offer free rewards or products, but I don't know them all. I have my hands full and can't do more than I am doing! But if you want to comment, I can add them to this post.

Thanks, and enjoy all your free stuff! And please PIN IT below and share!