Guest Author - Charisse Van Horn
I’ve been a Bzz Agent for several years now. What this means, is that I join campaigns where I am allowed to test and keep products under the condition that I will “bzz” or talk about them. The Boston Company, Bzz Agent works under the premise that word of mouth marketing continues to be the best form of advertising. By joining the program as a Bzz Agent, I list my personal information, family size, household interests, hobbies, etc and in return I am offered various campaigns that I can participate in. When a campaign is offered I can preview the items then determine if I’d like to sign up.
Upon signing up, I will receive in the mail a Bzz Kit. The Bzz Kit contains the product, coupons that I can give away to other people (usually these coupons are to select the product for free or at significant discount prices), and instructions for how I complete a campaign. A campaign consists of my own personal use of the product, sharing the product with other people, and then making a report giving my honest and truthful opinion regarding my use of the product as well as the reaction of the people whom I shared the product with, including their initial reaction when I told them about the product.
Bzz Agent does not pay you for testing and keeping the products, however they will provide you with points. They have partnered with My Points, and every time you complete a campaign or perform other action associated with Bzz Agent, you will accumulate points at My Points. Previously they had a list of gift items that you could select with your points, and in the past I’ve received many nice items. However, I am currently well over the amount of My Points to select any number of gift cards, but am storing them up for Christmas time. My Points has over 70 merchants that you can select gift cards from and this is an excellent way to be rewarded from Bzz Agent.
Another wonderful aspect of Bzz Agent is that they never send Spam mail. In fact, in all of the years that I’ve been a Bzz Agent, the only emails I’ve received were notifications of new campaigns. I’ve also tested a wide variety of items including bottled water, credit cards, makeup, candles, software, candy bars, books, movies (that was neat, I received tickets to attend a movie before the opening), even stores such as Overstock and many more. It is free to join and easy, so why not visit Bzz Agent today and start testing and keeping products for free.