GIVEAWAY – $25 Cash from Buzzillions

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

When we have a big purchase to make, I usually go with what my Dad thinks or just get whatever my sister got – I assume they did the research for me! That’s probably not the best way to choose a brand or product, but until I heard about Buzzillions, I didn’t know what else to do.

Exactly what is Buzzillions? Here’s what they have to say:

Buzzillions is your premier hub for product reviews. We’re not sure how many a buzzillion is, but it sounds like a lot – and that’s our goal, a lot of useful reviews to help you make an informed decision. These reviews come from companies like Toys R Us®, Staples® and Zappos®, just to name a few. They share their customer reviews with us and we collect and display them here at Buzzillions. We collect thousands of customer reviews a day from across 2,300 websites. That means you get to see a huge amount of reviews on a wide range of products, from GPS units to baby strollers, hiking boots to moisturizers.

Checking Buzzillions is kind of like asking my sister and Dad what they think, only on Buzzillions, I can read unbiased product reviews about all different brands and price points from actual people who have actually used the items in question.

One of my favorite features about Buzzillions is what they call their “Review Snapshot,” which tells you the average rating for the product. I like that they tell you how many people have reviewed it right up front – that’s the most important thing to me, seeing that 283 people have given this item an average of 4 out of 5 stars. I think I can trust the opinions of 283 people! I also like that they list items in order of popularity so I get to see the best stuff first.

In their toy reviews section, you can choose to see reviews from first time parents, parents of 2 or more children, grandparents, or working parents. These options allow me to view the opinions of people in my particular parenting situation, which makes a difference. Each of their categories has options like this – you can view the opinions of people who are similar to you.

And lastly, I like how they have a review snapshot right on their listing page. You can see all the information about a certain product just by hovering over the image.

For me, Buzzillions is a place where I can quickly and easily compare brands and products without having to do any research myself. I get to shop around without having to having to shop around!

Check out Buzzillions and see what you think.

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GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES

Buzzillions is trying to find out from you how they could improve their site, and they’re offering 2 people $25 cash via PayPal each for this simple information. To enter:

  • Visit www.buzzillions.com and spend some time getting to know the site.
  • Leave a comment before midnight Wednesday, February 4th including the following information:
    1. What you like about the site
    2. What you don’t like the site
    3. How you would improve the site
    4. Whether or not you bookmarked it
  • A random winner will be selected and announced in a new post Thursday morning.
  • Only one comment per person, please.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn extra entries for doing any of the following things:

  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Blog about the contest with a link back here and to Buzzillions
  • Add my button to your sidebar

Each of these things will get you 1 additional entry. To get credit for extra entries, email your total number of extra entries to contest@vanillajoy.com. Good luck!

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberly S. January 29, 2009 at 3:29 am

What a great giveaway! i hope I win!

-Kim

2 Jingle January 29, 2009 at 6:42 am

I really like this site. I find it to be one of the easiest review sites that I have been exposed to. I can quickly and easily search for exactly what I am looking for. The first order information is right there in the “blurb” and then the second order information is so easy to get to! I love it!

3 Mel January 29, 2009 at 10:45 am

What you like about the site –easy to navigate
What you don’t like the site –might not have everything (product-wise) I might search for
How you would improve the site –I really don’t have a suggestion.
Whether or not you bookmarked it –Yes, I did!

4 Susy January 29, 2009 at 11:10 am

I. I love how easy it is to navigate throughout the site and all the categories offered.
2. Still need more reviews. Some of the items I was searching only had 2 reviews and that isn’t enough for me to make a decision on purchasing an item I’m undecisive about.
3. If a certain item doesn’t have enough reviews I would maybe add a link to other places where I can find more reviews of the same product.
4. Yes I bookmarked it!
Thank you for this giveaway! I’m a subscriber!

5 Annette January 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm

1. I like that there a pictures, price, and even a place to purchase.
2. More reviews of items would be better. I also think there should be several stores so price comparisons can be done.
3. More reviews and more stores to purchase items.
4. Yep. :)

Great giveaway! I have you bookmarked and check in daily!

6 lisa J January 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hi I think this is a great site. Very user friendly with lots of great information. It would be great if you could compare items and some items don’t have enough reviews yet.
if there were more stores to purchase from that would be great….I like to price shop and if I find an item I like and think I can get it cheaper at another online shop I will do that.
Yes I added this site a s bookmark. thanks for the giveaway.

7 Angel S. January 29, 2009 at 5:29 pm

1. Easy to use
2. More reviews
3. More Pictures
4. Will Do

Thanks!

8 Misty January 29, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Easy to use
Not all products looking for
Add more products
I did!!

9 Julie B January 30, 2009 at 7:13 am

I loved the site for the ease of use, pictures and also a mention of where you can buy it.

It doesnt have everything, and more reviews would be helpful, but I guess that will fix itself once more people hear about it and add reviews.

I would maybe add a few more categorys to break it down more. I clicked on something and the results were well over 2,000.

I’m always looking for reviews before I buy children’s toys and very glad to see this so I did bookmark it. I have done reviews on products from certain stores, and if I gave the item a poor review, the store wouldn’t post it on the site. Unless you say its wonderful, they don’t post your review.
That doesn’t seem to be the case here so I appreciate the honesty in that they also post unfavorable reviews as well.

10 Gigi Griffis January 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

Thank you for this site! I really whish I would have had it before some of my latest purchases. But after doing a little research I didn’t do to bad. Thanks I have added this site to my favorites.

11 Michelle January 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm

I love this site! I’ve had it bookmarked and have been checking it regularly for awhile now. Aside from the helpful reviews, I like that the site has the top 10 lists for different categories.
I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about the site!
I think it would be better if there were more pictures of the products, either from the manufacturer or users.
Thanks for the great giveaways!

12 Jen T January 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm

1. Easy to use, liked the pros/cons listed
2. The automatic pop ups were a little annoying. You just move your mouse and they come up when you don’t want them to
3. Don’t have the pop ups come up automatically. If you want to see more detail, then just click on the item.
4. will bookmark it

13 Selina February 1, 2009 at 12:37 am

Great giveaway! I have bookmarked the site so I can look more closely at it, but I do like that it can be downloaded to my iphone – so helpful when we are out shopping. Thanks! iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

14 Rebecca C February 3, 2009 at 10:41 pm

1) I did some searches for products I love and they were all there and seemed to have accurate reviews!

2) It would be good to have a side by side comparison, so I don’t have to open a new tab.

3) There seems to be a lot of ads, it would be great if those can be cut down some.

4) I didn’t bookmark it, mostly because the name is memorable, and I only bookmark things I use multiple times daily or have a really weird web address that I can’t recall off the top of my head.

15 Kelly February 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm

I specifically am looking at carseats currently, so I tried that at buzzillions.

I like that they have sections with pros / cons / best uses and how many reviewers rated it that way at the top – it gives a nice quick overview.

However, I would LOVE to see a feature that allows the user to sort by those attributes – to be able to read the, say, 41 reviews that checked off “bulky” as a con and see just what about it didn’t work for them if they mentioned details in their review… there were so many reviews that to read through all of them was getting to be too much, so I found it frustrating that I couldn’t separate out the ones that had checked off a given feature that I might be interested in.

I didn’t bookmark it, because it’s easy to remember and frankly my bookmarks list is so long I can’t find anything in it anyway – I don’t bookmark epinions or amazon either. :-)

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