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Saturday, October 18, 2008

2 $25 Giveaways!


I want to introduce you (if you haven't already heard) to a site called Buzzilions.com

I think you will find it really helpful, especially for gift giving this year. Buzzilions.com is a hub for product reviews. They aren't selling anything, just giving you the reviews so you can make an informed decision when going out (or online) to purchase your items. I read up today on a couple of toys that I was interested in buying. I found it really helpful to hear what other moms were saying.

As we all know word of mouth means a lot and at least I found that this sight gave me some information on how other people who had already made the purchase were feeling about it. As we all know (especially those of you reading at this blog!) we like to save our money and when we do make a purchase we want to know we are getting a great buy and something of quality.

Real buyers purchase products at retailers such as Toys R Us®, Staples® and Zappos®, just to name a few. They share their customer reviews with Buzzillions.com and then they collect them at Buzzillions®. They collect around 8,000 customer reviews a day from across 2,800 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.

Here's why it should matter to you!

Buzzillions.com wants your opinions and they are giving 2 readers a chance to win $25 each in this giveaway! Thats Free $25 for 2 Lucky Winners!

Here’s how to enter:

Browse Buzzillions Product Reviews. Take a good look around. See what the site is all about.
In the comments, tell us what you think about Buzzillions and its usefulness for product research. What did you like? What could they improve upon? How did you use the site? How could you use it in the future?

Next Saturday (October 25) I will choose two readers (chosen randomly) who leave a relevant comment beneath this post on how useful they think the reviews and shopping tools on Buzzillions are to win the $25 each.

Be sure to enter by Friday (Oct. 24) at midnight! Then check back Saturday to see if you are the winner!

105 Comments:

Mommy Managing said...

I really liked how they had top ten lists, but my favorite was the reviews of cloth diapers. It's something I've been considering, and these aren't product endorsements--they're honest opinions! Cool site.

Thanks for the opportunity!

mommymanaging@live.com

Anonymous said...

I was amazed at the number of product reviews. I was interested in the Fisher Price doll house and the review was very helpful. Thanks.

epfender@verizon.net

kangaj1 said...

Wow, I'm really impressed by this site! I think I'll be using it. I really like the Review Snapshot feature where you can see a list of pros and cons at a glance. And I like that it covers reviews for almost anything, and it's free to access!
kangaj1 at hotmail dot com

Nanci said...

Wow! This is a great site. I like that they are honest oppinions. I will definitly be using this site. Thanks for the giveaway, too.

schoolmarm03@yahoo.com

Jen said...

I have never heard of this before. How helpful this site is going to be for our family! Thanks!

Tiffany S. said...

The first thing I have to say is that I am trying to save money, but not be cheap! I was considering a lower priced mattress, and the reviews have convinced me to go with a better one that will last longer (therefore it is more economical). I like that you can search video games by age, since I don't know what is appropriate for kids anymore. My only complaint is that there aren't enough users, I need more reviews!

gbmom2407 said...

I want to thank you. I had never heard of this site. I will be using this site for all purchases considered. I have also passed it on to my siblings. As of the browse around that I did I can not see anything that I didn't care for, pretty user friendly.
Happy day.

nancijin said...

great site, I am looking for a gps and found the info helpful looks like the garmin is very well liked, I will bookmark it and use it for future purchases
thank you
nanci

conbre said...

conbre
I'd never heard of this site before, but greatly appreciate it. I've bought terrible vacuums etc. in the past and wished I would have known. I will definitely use this in the future.
conbre1@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

Thanks for posting this site! We love to review things before we buy them and you have to subscribe to Consumer Reports. This is FREE! Woohoo! Great for all those baby things I'll shortly be buying.

Nan said...

Thanks for the heads up on Buzzillion site. I have already looked up laptops, mp3 players, boots, pearls and dog beds! This will be a great "go to" site. Thanks again! Nan/MI

LeAnna said...

I thought the site was pretty helpful! The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that the search option is generalized. Meaning, I had to weed through a lot of irrelevant items when searching for a particular name brand. It would be helpful for them to categorize their search options. Other than that, it's a great site!
flowers7886 at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

I found this site very helpful. I liked the simple front page with the large search window at the top. I am looking for a freezer and found serveral helpful reviews. I saw the prices but I didn't see where to buy the items? but all in all very helpful.
beth(dot)hackworth@gmail(dot)com

stickmayo said...

This is a cool site; I will definitely bookmark. I'm in the market for a new tv. The only bad thing I saw on my search was there is not link to look at specific screen sizes, so I had to go through many pages of tvs.
rands91@hotmail.com

Catrina said...

This info came to me just in the knick of time! My washer went out this week and I was just heading out to look for a new one when I read your blog update. So I searched through Buzzillions for some washer review. I wound up choosing a Fisher & Paykel based on the Buzzillion reviews. It was so wonderful to get the opinions of real people who actually have and use the product. THANKS!

icunursemicki said...

Wow...excellent site. The feedback seems honest. This will really come in handy because I don't know muh about electronic brands and I will be giving mostly electronic gifts for Christmas. Just in time!! Thanks!!

MamaFeelgood said...

I like the top 10 list and found out a lot more info on the Dirt Devil vac I was interested in.

vch said...

This is great! Just in time for my Christmas shopping. I was able to look up the doll I considered getting my youngest granddaughter and saw two others ranked higher that sounded more her type.
That led me to check out the GPS section before we purchase one and I found lots of helpful information.
You can bet I will be going back often before Christmas shopping and winter birthdays.

Jess said...

I'm really pleased with the overall layout. Not only do you have the top ten list setups, but you also have a really nice sidebar with reviews by type. I found the mp3 player reviews to be the most helpful, as I'm pondering what to get besides an ipod.

Ginny said...

Love reading product reviews, really helps in deciding what products are worth the money. Especially in this day & age. I like the site design, I love that the search is so big & right on top!

Krissy said...

i hadn't heard of this site before-- i appreciate that the reviews are written by people like us. i really like the top ten lists and find the site very user friendly. i can't believe they even have reviews for bras! thanks for introducing us! krissyldavis@hotmail.com

wv_mom said...

I like the site and expecally how you can see the reviews from different types of people. Like the parents of 2 or more children as oposed to the first time parents. It helps me understand where the people are coming from that wrote the review, because as a parent of more than 2, I know my opinion on somethings is different than a first time mom.

Wendy said...

I like the top ten lists a lot. I also like the way you can narrow the categories down more specifically, the categories really help narrow down.

Lindsey said...

I love the reviews! It helps to really know what the pros and cons are and what products are the favorites!

Anonymous said...

Love the site. Honest opinions instead of paid endorsements

missemilysmama at yahoo dot com

Shannon "Coupon Princess" said...

This website looks great, I will have to use it often when looking for presents for Christmas for my boys!

robin_titan said...

wow! i had never heard about this site ooh i know who i'm telling about it haha

i love the site! it's so easy to navigate through the searching is amazing and the reviews are extremely helpful now i know where to go when i want to buy something thank you so much for letting the world know about this site! :D they even have movie reviews! this is great!

Tara Hobbs said...

Great site!!! And so useful!! I did a little researching around on toddler costumes because I have procrastinated on finding my kids costumes!
I also loved that it was really product reviews from other people like me!
I am not sure I need the "reviewers in action," but everything else is very useful.
I definitely will be back when getting buying for Christmas.

Jennifer said...

Fantastic! I wouldn't dare spend a lot of money on something without reading some reviews first - I like to know what REAL people think. Thanks for the tip - it will come in handy during holiday season!

Danielle Porter said...

This is great. I've been thinking about buying Photoshop, and it was great to get some real people reviews. Found it fast too!

Dabell Family said...

I loved the site, I will definately be using it in the future. I think reading what real people think counts for a lot!!

Chris in TN said...

I'd never visited this site before. It will definitely come in handy from now on. Nice to get unbiased opinions for potential purchases.

TNCM@twlakes.net

Kelli said...

Checked out a KitchenAid Mixer. Love the Pros, Cons and Best Uses. I'm bookmarking the site as I love reading "real people" reviews. Thanks for telling us about it.

Club Amaro said...

I couldn't believe how many product reviews they had and why I haven't heard about this before.

Overall, it was a pretty good resource. I just have to remember to use it.

Michelle said...

This is a great site! Could have used it several months ago when shopping for baby furtniure online. My husband and I would check Target.com, Walmart, and BabysRUs.com for reviews on the same item to get a variety. This eliminates the need for that - one stop shop!! We are in the market for a new camera soon and will be using this site.

Andre'a said...

I like that it is very user friendly and easy to navigate, and all of the reviews.

Elissa said...

This is a nice resource to have! I like to read reviews before I purchase items for our home.

Melissa in TN said...

I like the top ten. It let me know about products that I hadn't heard of. It is an excellent site that I will be using.

Allison said...

I just discovered this site recently and love how you can choose to read reviews from moms of more than one kid, or narrow down the pros and cons. I love reading real reviews, so this is a great help as we pick out Christmas gifts, etc.

Anonymous said...

I loved the pro and con lists with almost every review. That was very helpful to me. I was looking at some toys I am thinking of getting my kids for Christmas, and the major drawback I found was that there were not enough reviews of toys. I could not find the specific doll house i had been looking for on this site, even though I have found it on others. Hopefully it will keep growing, because I love how it includes so much information from so many sites in one place. Another complaint I had was it took an extremely long time to load the pages, and I have a decent internet connection. Thanks!
Katherine
kccuties(at)gmail(dot)com

HeatherLow said...

I loved this site...it is GREAT for checking out gifts for Christmas. Everything is in one place.

The Sayler Family said...

GREAT site! Thanks so much for the heads up. I check your website regularly. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it.

Michelle said...

I found this site to be very useful. It is very easy to find what you are looking for. The categories and top ten lists are great. I will definitely be using this site to find the right toys for my little ones. This is just in time for Christmas shopping. Thanks for the tip and the giveaways!

michellerdodson@gmail.com

Kama said...

I love how many different categories there are on this site but my favorite is the furniture reviews. I have found reviews of other things at a lot of places but i have not yet found a place for reliable furniture reviews and buzzilions looks promising!

Anonymous said...

I liked the site.....it seemed like a very good site to check things out before making a purchase of an item.

Nancy Ward (nanbob06_76@yahoo.com)

SammyJ said...

I really think this site is great. I am very interested in reading about the reviews of the products.

Sheppard_s@yahoo.com

MarieMc said...

I will be checking this site as I do my Christmas shopping. Thanks for recommending it.

debbielynne said...

I'm big on kitchen items and I loved the thousands of reviews available to read. I'll definitely be doing more research before I buy my next gadget.

Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said...

Wow, what a sweet site! I love how everything is categorized so helpfully!

Anonymous said...

I am very empressed on the site it is just what we needed. I am always looking to see what other people who have bought an item think of it. I mostly looked at the kids toys being christmas is almost here and I want something that will be worth my money. I loved the fact that I could change it to categorize from less expensive to most expensive. I would not change anything from it.

Araceli
ada51654_@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful site! I am in need of a new DVD player and this site makes it easy to figure out which one to get with hnest opinions.

Katie
Katers2714@yahoo.com

AJ said...

Love the organization of the site. Everything is easy to navigate. Thanks for the tip

Miranda said...

good organization of the site. It's a good deal easier to use than sites like epinions.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing company! I have already started doing my Christmas shopping and don't have a lot of money to do so, and it has helped me decide on a safe yet inexpensive toy for my 2 year old.
Thank You.

Sarah
sariesue_18@yahoo.com

rachel S. said...

Wow! this is an awesome site! I love it!

rachelsarella(@)gmail.com

Tricia York said...

Great site and just in time for Christmas! I will definitely be using this site before doing any of my shopping!

Crazy_in_MD said...

I will be using this site as part of my Xmas shopping. It is hard to get product reviews on certain things. The site seemed pretty user friendly. I am excited to be able to use it for the product reviews. Before I buy something I want to see if others really liked it or is it all smoke :-)

Michelle said...

I just found your site like a week ago and I'm already addicted!! Thanks!

StaceyV said...

I thought the site was very easy to use and easy to search for products by brands.

Leslie said...

I love, love, love this site! I always like to do my Christmas Shooping on sites with product reviews...I think it has saved us a lot of money and a lot of headache. Some sites don't offer reviews and often times the product I'm looking for hasn't been reviewed yet. This site seems to be the answer for us! I loved the top ten and pros and cons. Thank you very much!

Kristen said...

I love that you can read what people said and they list pros and cons from each reviewer. I also think it's great that you can click right into the product at the store and buy it if you would like. skanderson_Family@hotmail.com

jenn said...

I do like the setup of the site. it was nice to see what other people thought of the products.and also very easy to find what ur looking for.Thanks
jenn.2001@hotmail.com

Courtney said...

I really like the Top 10 lists, especiall the Point and Shoot Camera list. I was just looking around for an easy, but good, digital camera for my birthday back in September and would have liked to have seen this list. I do enjoy the camera I got, but as far as I can see it's nowhere to be found on this list!

Thanks for the giveaways, hope to win!

cbicenhour@hotmail.com

Christie said...

Thank you for your Blog. I check it every day. I love all your ideas and information. Everything is very helpful.

chic10001 said...

I'm in love! Thank you!!

dawnie said...

The toy section really helped me with my Christmas shopping research. When trying to save money, buying one good thing is better than five awful ones. This site really helped me find the right toys for my little ones. Thanks!

Nania said...

This site is like being in heaven!
I spent over a hr just reading reviews on 'Cat food' at Petco.
The "Natural Balance' cat food
had reviews that helped me with my decision on weather to purchase it for my cat or not. I can not say enough about this site. I will be sharing there link with many of my friends also.
Why not spread the word when you find something as awesome as this.
Thank you so much for sharing this with me. My cat will be so happy to.
Nania

Nania said...

Oppps!! I forgot my email..
Nania..
Nannahas2@aol.com

Natalia said...

Thanks it was very helpful to search for christmas.
Really like it.

liahec@yahoo.com

Sponge~bob fan said...

I really like the whole concept of Buzzilions.com, i plan to use it often!

bookitty777@gmail.com

Emily said...

I really like this website and all of the reviews it offers. I've never heard of it before, but I'll be using it often!

Kristina said...

this site is awesome! i will definately be using this site often when looking for an opinion on a certain product. i have actually been looking for a new artifical christmas tree for a decent price and actually looks real when decorated. i couldn't find any sites for opinions, but i typed in artifical christmas trees on this site and i got tons of results. i will also use this sites for christmas toys for my kids and my niece and nephews!

webbeach said...

Love all the opinions in one place. I usually spend a lot of time researching things like this. This site will save me a lot of time.

Anonymous said...

the web site looked great. esp for christmas shopping.debrap@live.com. love your website.

Liz said...

I admit, I was skeptical; I've been at review sites before, and I generally find them a bear to navigate. However, the layout was clean and understandable, and navigation was super easy.

Heather said...

I have been searching online for a review of the Playskool Rose Petal cottage. I've checked Toys R Us and Amazon and could not find any reviews at all. I checked this out on Buzillions and sure enough there were a few reviews, all positive and one from a grandma of an 18 month old who loves it. I was concerned that my daughter would not be old enough for it since the age was 3 and up. Now my doubts have been answered. Looking forward to using the suggestions and reviews for to research Xmas gifts. Thanks for blogging about this site.

threeromos@verizon.net

MJ said...

The website is a great idea but I can see where improvements in areas such as their electronics to make it easier for people to navigate and find what they are searching for. I like the overall idea and plan to use it a lot this holiday season

The Stemps said...

I love all the reviews! Awesome site!!


katiestemp@yahoo.com

Lesley said...

I like the reviews on pet products. I spoil my new rescue dog more than I ever did my kids. It gives great testimonals on how the different dog foods help with certain problems.

Crystal said...

Great site. I love all the reviews. I am trying to save money but in order to do that I need to get the best for what I do spend so this site will be a great one for that.

midnitemoon_dove@yahoo.com

Diane said...

AWESOME site! I ddn't know this was out there, but I will definately be using for the holidays this year! The amount of information available is astounding.

diane@diane-anderson.com

Misty said...

AMAZING!!! I have always wished I could find a site like this! This will be incredible for Christmas shopping help and for all other gift-giving events! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope I win that $25.

tuckersydney said...

Thanks for the intro to this site. I always love product reviews by people as opposed to company reviews. I've already bookmarked it !

Becky said...

This is a great site. I marked it in my favorites. All of the categories and countless items to review - it looks like a great tool to have handy.

Thank you!

cc11395 said...

I really enjoyed the "Top 10's" - the problem is that I would like to see all 10 at a glance. Maybe having less categories and more content would be appropriate.

Although easy to navigate, slightly too "vanilla" seems like there is too much on front page (maybe an effort to grab SOE ratings)? Could be a little more "glitzed"! :)

Thanks for letting me share!

Anonymous said...

First off, this site looks great. It's not cluttered and I'm a huge fan of the white space. :) It also seems that everything I tried to look up already had a review. It was awesome. And I will definitely be buying a certain vaccuum cleaner after reading the reviews.

Thanks so much!

gaffinl1 at gmail dot com

Heather said...

I am in the market for a new printer, so this site is perfect for me. I love the top ten lists and the diverse categories of items on the site. The display is very pleasing to the eye, too.

hannah said...

I love that you could see the prices from Wal-mart listed, along with all of the review from people who have actually bought and tried these products. I'm looking for a new digital camera, and I will definitely be looking at this site again!
Jen
jenbrookern@hotmail.com

dana said...

WHat a great place for resources, I never heard if this site till now and its great. I am going to pass it along to my friends and family!!

Dana

dana914s @ yahoo.com

Team Sherman said...

I like this site. Everything that I tried to look up actually had a review. I'm sure I'll be back to the site often for advice.

Sarah
sarah_sherman@verizon.net

mei said...

i think its great to get honest reviews an its nice to see the products next to the reviews. i will be using the site for xmas

Bittersweet Memories said...

Looks like a nice site to bookmark for future purchases. The navigation was easy and it looks like they match comments with star ratings. I ALWAYS check out comments on my bigger purchases to make a more informed decision.

Keep up the fantastic job on your website - I look forward to reading your blog every day!

tammy uu said...

I love how they have the top 10's and the honest reviews.. this will be very useful for christmas shopping for the family! I also love the that its easy to search.

tammy916@tmail.com

Caffeine Queen said...

It is nice to see top 10 lists for products that people have already reviewed. I like the pros and cons. I like the baby section also. Nice site to think about in the future!

Thanks,
Katie

kroberts81@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Really great site. Very useful for
Christmas shopping. We are looking to buy a Didj gaming system for our daughter. This is great info.

Susang said...

This is a very helpful site that I will definately use again. I am shopping for a new camera and the information was very helpful.

peterpan said...

Learning about Buzzilions has happened in just the nick of time. I have three children and am always at a loss as to where to look to get honest opinions about the things they want for Christmas. It looks like I now have a "one stop" shop for my questions. Thanks for letting us know about this site.

Ann s said...

Easy searching, like the variety as well as the frankness of reviews. Very interesting site!

londa said...

Buzzilions is like getting a Consumer Reports for free! Thanks for tipping us to this site!

londacrigger (@) gmail.com

Heather said...

Great Resource!!!

cheapcindy said...

I'd never heard of this site, so thanks for sharing. I love getting honest opinions because it helps me decide whether or not to purchase a product. Of course that translates into saving money!

I did find the search results were not as specific as I would have liked; that is some of the results that came up in my search were not what I was looking for.

I used this to look up an organic cereal I have been thinking of trying. I was happy to find some reviews that helped me make a descision to try the cereal.

I will use this site in the future if I am unsure whether to buy a product. I will definatley use it to do research before making any large purchases.

Thanks again!

Carey W. said...

What a great idea for a website...

I really liked the top 10 lista and the product revies. I think they seemed to be genuine, but I had a hard time searching around.

runinshort@wavecable.com

Faerie Mom said...

So glad to find this site! I have needed something like this. I was able to find all of the toys I was thinking of buying for xmas and get the reviews and pros and cons from actual parents. Love it!

Cheap Cindy said...

Where are the winners posted?

miss cottrell said...

Hi Everyone
I'm the Web Producer at http://www.buzzillions.com and wanted to let you know we launched a feature this week to improve the site. Now you can search within category. So for example, instead of searching the whole site for bedding, you can do a search for bedding within the baby category to get only crib sheets. Thank you so much for your comments, we’re noting them all. We’re always listening to our users, so keep the feedback coming!
Tara