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Amy Baughman Amy Baughman 12/22/2015 10:28
Can someone please tell me if it's only me.....I've yet to be approved for any promotions here. Yet I'm a member of several other groups and get approval all day every day. For amazing things. Not junk. Not to mention I'm almost a top 10k reviewer on Amazon and I have sellers contact me directly to get my reviews. Shoot. I've received things in the mail (two this week alone) that I didn't order nor was contacted about so that I can test and review. What gives? Nothing here is any more special than on any other site.
Nicole Vreeland Nicole Vreeland 12/22/2015 12:45
You are not alone! It has been over a month now, and I've applied to review several different products without a single approval. I'm about to give up on this site altogether.
Lori Kroeger Lori Kroeger 12/22/2015 13:03
Same situation here. I have applied several times, no response and it's been weeks. I am also a reviewer on other sites. I'm also frustrated and I'm ready to throw in the towel.
Amy Baughman Amy Baughman 12/22/2015 13:20
Sorry ladies. It's been months for me. I've connected all my accounts and done everything they ask. I've even begun trying for insanely ridiculous items that anyone would be approved for and am still either denied or ignored. I feel like there are a select group that get asked an no one else. It's sad but I'm glad I'm not alone. If you all want feel free to hit me up on Facebook or other site. My email is on Amazon. I can give you the names of two outrageously great groups.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/23/2015 03:22
Hello ladies. What I can suggest is to contact brands directly. There is "Send message" button next to the promotion. They will read your emails, and you can convince them that you are the right person to write a review. Paul
Carri Hudson Carri Hudson 12/29/2015 16:53
I thought I was the only one not getting approved for anything! I, too, am a reviewer on other sites, and get approved (if applicable) on my share of products. I am going to take Paul's suggestion and message one of the sellers to see what happens.
Clint Adams Clint Adams 12/30/2015 11:48
Yeah, this site is pretty lame. No approvals and I'm a top 1,000 on Amazon.
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/30/2015 11:51
Dear Carri and Clint, I checked your profiles. You haven't connected any social account (Facebook, Twitter, etc). When you apply to a promotion, brand will see all your stats from connected social networks + stats for your URL and profile. If you do not connect social networks, brand will see zeros. Best, Paul
Clint Adams Clint Adams 12/30/2015 12:05
Thanks Paul for your response! Right after I left the comment I disconnected all my social media sites from my profile (Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon) because this site has the most information from me yet yields no results. I really love the concept and the products "available" on this site but I'll continue working with other sites and companies directly. Based on this thread and other co-workers that have signed up, it seems to be a common issue here.
Lori Kroeger Lori Kroeger 12/30/2015 12:40
It's about time we all give our honest review of "Giveaway Services." This website is a joke. I'm deleting my information and suggest you do the same. Who knows what they are doing with our information!
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/30/2015 12:49
Dear Lori and Clint, in the past 10 months we worked with over 1,500 brands. They have created over 1,800 promotions, and they worked with a lot of authors. As a result we have over 26,000 published reviews.

You can easily checks stats for our website, number of backlinks, etc. You can actually read reviews. If you open any promotion that has ended 60 days or more ago, you will see bellow promotion details Facebook posts, Twitter posts, Amazon reviews (with links to reviews), etc.

Examples: https://www.giveawayservice.com/promotions/valdler-silent-non-ticking-8-inches-wall-clock-with-arabic-numerals-promotion , https://www.giveawayservice.com/promotions/liamtu-resin-fishing-boat-aquarium-ornament-decoration-for-fish-tank-accessories, https://www.giveawayservice.com/promotions/rfid-passport-holder-promotion-promotion-1, etc.

I do not know why brands do not want to work with you. We always suggest you contact them and tell why you are the best choice for them.

If you do not like the website you can close your account. Your comment regarding using your information is not OK - I can expect similar comment from competitor, not from regular member.

Clint Adams Clint Adams 12/30/2015 13:04
Paul, I appreciate your response. Perhaps I need to be more patient. I'll give it another week or two and if I don't see any approvals, I'll request to have my account closed. Thanks
Carri Hudson Carri Hudson 12/30/2015 13:11
Dear Paul, Maybe you are right. But, I do not apply for products that require anything more than Amazon. I am new to reviewing, Retired now, owned my own (successful) business, and never had time for Facebook, etc. It is something that I guess I need to learn. Need to find a mentor to give me pointers so I don't waste time doing the wrong thing. I did, however, send a message to one of the products I was interested in. Didn't realize I could do that. Thanks for your suggestion. Maybe that will work. Wish me luck! :)
Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/30/2015 13:27
Hey Clint, I saw that you have applied for 13 promotions. Please open any one of them and you will see the Final Approval Date. It is different for each promotion. And you will see that promotions will end in January. Usually brands wait until that date, because they want to have as many authors applied as it can. Then they start approving authors and shipping them products. We are sharing stats with brands. For your blog we are grabbing number of likes, shares, tweets, +1s, estimated visits, etc. Also we are sharing with brands number of Facebook page fans, number of Twitter followers, Instagram medias... Based on number, website design, your past reviews and your messages with them, they will pick 5, 20, 30, 50 or more authors.

Also I have to repeat again - we are keeping all private informations safe and we are not sharing your informations with anyone. As you can see we do not delete comments in Community section because we are all open to criticism, complaint, suggestion, idea.

Paul Blum Paul Blum 12/30/2015 13:30
I wish you all happy holidays...

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