Word-of-mouth programs are a great way to try new products for free and get access to high-value coupons. Most are easy to participate in and don’t take much time to do so. I’ve had the most experience with SheSpeaks so I’m listing it first as my top pick! But please browse my entire list because I’ve added some new programs for you to check out.
Here are the word-of-mouth programs I recommend:
SheSpeaks It’s a great “word-of-mouth” marketing program that invites members to try new products, review them, and help spread the word about them. There is no catch, you simply sign-up for free and they will invite you to try new things. I got to try the Ore-Ida Steam ‘n Mash Potatoes and Emergen-C Kidz products for free (plus they gave me coupons to share) and they gave me a free subscription to Ladies Home Journal. I even hosted a SheSpeaks Party for Haagen-Dazs Five ice cream (yummy).
Tryology Can you create a product review video? Then sign-up to try free full-size products and submit your video review. This is a brand new program for me to learn about so I’d love to get some feedback from readers who try it.
VocalPoint Receive great samples and coupons in your mailbox as part of their campaigns. They love to mail you new stuff to try and offer special opportunities that you can sign-up for to get even more free products. Super easy to participate in and surveys are optional.
Kraft First Taste High-value coupons so you can try new products before anyone else.
Pssst General Mills has got something to whisper in your ear, like a high-value coupon for one of their new products.
All You Reality Checkers Specific opportunities to review products and gather info for upcoming features are emailed out. Even if you don’t get to try a product for free you might just get your picture in a future issue of the All You magazine which would be a big thrill.
House Party Throw a party focused on a specific product, TV show, or service and all your party favors are provided! Just apply for the party you’re interested in and keep your fingers crossed. New applications open up weekly and I share them on Freebie Friday at MomAdvice.
BzzAgent Try new products and spread the word among your friends. This program requires a lot of report writing to document exactly how you spread the word, but is still fairly easy to participate in and offers some great things to try for free.
RepNation Fill out surveys and share your opinion to earn “RepRewards”, but even more importantly be the first to join new campaigns because sometimes they offer special “Welcome Kits”
What has your experience been with word-of-mouth marketing programs? What have you gotten to try for free? Which program is your favorite?