Happy 2018! Hope everyone has had a good start to the new year. My apologies for the delay for this update of all the freebies and complimentary products I have been sent in exchange for an honest review and/or social sharing. Things got a little crazy over the holiday season and I am still in the process of readjusting to my boyfriend’s new schedule at his job.
I have decided, after much thought, that I need to take a little bit of step back from freebie hunting. So these monthly e-mails updates will no longer be sent out. I will still do posts from time to time, just not these monthly updates. I would like to spend the next months focusing on getting this blog more organized and posting more 27 Shades of FREE series posts.
I would like to take the time to address a subject matter that I know there are people who have questions about. If you are a part of the product reviewing community on Instagram, you may have noticed people talking about being sent clothes from certain individuals to review on Amazon. When I first started seeing this a lot, they offered to send it directly, and then you got the item via promotional code (only having to cover a few bucks out of pocket), and now they ask people to purchase the items first and then they will refund the money to you via Paypal. Why are they doing this? The simple answer is because of Amazon and their guidelines for reviews. If you receive an item for free or for deep discount they may not let you post a review for it due to concerns that your review will be perceived as bias by readers of the reviews. I have just recently within the last 48 hours became aware of this fact. Additionally, I also found out (the hard way) a few of my most recent reviews of clothing were removed without my knowledge (due to the bias concerns). While I understand why Amazon removed the reviews, it does bother me that I received no kind of notification of the removals including the reasons why. They didn’t have to send an e-mail for every single one, but after removing a few they should have notified in my opinion. I didn’t mean to complain, I just wanted to pass along this new knowledge information I have gained for readers who may find it useful to know.
Now to the free stuff! As usual, a bunch of magazines were received but I decided to not post every single one. I did, however receive one new one (listed below).
Thank you, again, for taking the time to read this post.
*** New Complimentary Magazines***
Magazine Gold Card ( via PinchMe) –Vogue
***Freebies & Free Samples***
Good Earth tea sample of Mango Chili Bang Bang
3 pairs of GoodNites
Secret Freshies product in Luxe Lavender (Shopper Army)
Nightdress via Instagram (joy_fashion799)
Smarty Squad pack (2018 Calendar with stickers & Vitamin samples of Masters, Teen Complete, and Kids Complete)
Artiste Headphones (JumpSend discount + Amazon gift card balance to pay remaining balance)
A free mini-snuggle bear (Snuggle Bear Den)