Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes!

GET READY Starting August 1, 2013 the Purex brand will be launching a MEGA Sweepstakes where they will be giving away fantastic prizes EVERYDAY for 31 days! **This sweepstakes is only open to fans of the Purex Facebook page, so be sure to like their page so you have a chance at winning some awesome prizes.  This is Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes! As soon as I have the link to this sweepstakes, I will update this post with that link so you can all enter the sweepstakes.

I am so excited for this sweepstakes! I am especially looking forward to the Xbox One or PS4 prize. Could you imagine being one of the first people to get one of those systems? That would be so cool. I also would love to win the, Movie Buffs package, because I am a huge fan of movies. I don't know what's all included but it's worth $600 so you know it has to be a big package. Another prize I would love is the Back To School Shopping prize. That would come in very handy about now. However, the Family Bike Set giveaway is another one that is really calling to me. I have always wanted everyone in my family to have bikes and I would love to be able to go bike riding with my son. It's so hard to choose. They are all great prizes.

I will be entering the sweepstakes every day and if you want a chance to win some awesome prizes you won't want to miss out either. **Remember you have a chance to win every day in August and ONLY for Facebook Fans.  Enter here for the Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes!

This week the prizes you could win are:

Don't forget to check out the Calendar of prizes to see what you could win! If you win something please let me know. Good luck everyone!!!

Which prizes are you hoping to win? Are you going to enter? Please comment below, I'd love to know!

Great News!! Purex Insiders is allowing me to have a Mini Sweepstakes! They will give one of my readers a $10 Amazon Gift Card! To enter this sweepstakes just complete the tasks. Good Luck Everyone! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Infuenster's New Changes

***This was written a couple days after Influenster's update but was forgotten about until today. Some problems on their site have now been fixed. There have been other changes since the update too.***

Influenster's now have a score attached to their profiles, as well as, many other changes

I have mixed feelings about all the different changes on Influenster. I like that there is more to do on their site. However, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the changes so suddenly and all at once. I felt totally lost. I didn't understand anything and I had to really take some time out to read about all these changes on Influenster.  Now I am starting to get the hang of it. However, since this is so new and there are a ton of changes, I am discovering some technological problems. I know that Influenster is working on them but having so many changes on a website at once is inevitably going to cause some problems for members.

Technical Errors or Problems

  1. I could not fill out my demographic survey on Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Finally after three days, I was able to complete the survey on Internet Explorer. Google Chrome still would not let me. 
  2. However, I now cannot log-on to Influenster using Internet Explorer and I have no idea why this suddenly happened. 
  3. Fortunately I can on Google Chrome but I cannot sign in with Twitter. When I try, I am given a message that says, "It looks like you have not yet connected your social media to Influenster." That is not true.
  4. There were missing brand badges that I have earned that should have been in my account.
  1. After completing my Expert and LifeStage badges, my Influenster score did not change. I was very disappointed. I kept sharing product reviews and answering questions in the different categories but still my score never changed.
  2. What do you mean sumit a beauty blog, cat blog, mom blog, wellness blog, and many others? I hope they don't mean a separate blog for each catergory. Most bloggers won't have that many different blogs. I feel those instructions need to be a lot clearer.
I am assuming they mean if you blog about beauty on your review site you would submit it under your beauty badge and if you also blogged about cat food on the same blog then it would be approriate for to also submit it under the cat badge also. However, I don't know for sure what is allowed and what is not in regards to submitting a blog since the instructions do not make that clear.
More Thoughts
Under each badge section it tells you the different tasks you can do to increase your badge score. One is to answer questions that other people have asked. You will see a picture of a light bulb, like the one below that will state, "Answer (badge) Questions" next to it. Another task you can do is to share your favorite reviews pages. That one will have a picture of a megaphone and will state, "Share Your Favorite (badge) Review Pages."


The bottom of all badge pages

I did notice that at the very bottom of ALL badge pages it tells you what each symbol means. I did not see this information anywhere else on the website. Those symbols will be put on the task picture when you have started or completed that task. I noticed that by the + sign it specifically states, "Repeat for different pages to increase your score." Now I am very eager to see my score go up. Nothing I have done has helped, yet. So I started sharing many review pages from different badges, hoping that I would see a difference in my score. Nonetheless it was fruitless. I don't have any idea if Influester is monitoring how many times someone shares something or not, at this point.

Everyday since Influester changed their website, I have managed to login someway (read technical errors above) and my score hasn't budged. What is going on? Maybe they tally up everything we've done once a month so you will have to wait a full month to see any changes. I don't know for sure because I could not find that information anywhere on their site.
Influenster's new changes remind me a lot of Bzzagent but much more confusing. BzzAgent also scores each person's profile according to what they do when they participate in a campaign. Bzzagent also gives out achievement badges as a person completes certain milestones.

If you want to join Influenster, you will now have to be invited by a fellow Influenster or request an invite from Influenster on their website. Much like how Pinterest works when you first join them. What isn't clear is, whether or not their will be a some sort of wait before you are invited or if Influenster will send out an invite right away. The details of that are not mentioned on their website. To find out more information about Influenster simply click Influenster.

I hope this information is helpful to other Influenster's who are trying to figure out this NEW Influenster. I'm sure with time Influenster will be fixing all the bugs that they seem to have right now. This is a completely new update for them so there bound to have a lot of bugs and kinks to work out before the sight starts to feel normal and functional again.

If your a member of Influenster, have you noticed any problems? I would love to hear what your problems have been on their sight. What do you like about this new Influenster?