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If you love trying out new products and sharing your opinions, then the Try It Sampling Community, now merged with Influenster, is the perfect platform for you. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about this exciting program, from how it works to how you can become a member.
We have some new big Try it news. On 12/14 Try it sent out an email detailing their merger with Influenster. Here’s what they said:
Dear TryIt Sampling Community,
We’re excited to share an update about the TryIt Sampling Program. TryIt is joining forces with Influenster to make your sampling experience easier and better than ever. This means that the campaigns you’re used to seeing in TryIt will soon be run in Influenster instead, and eventually the TryIt program will be retired.
The good news is that we see that you’re already a member of Influenster! Check that you have the latest version of the Influenster app downloaded by clicking on the link below, and that your profile is complete and up to date by tapping the “Profile” icon in the lower right corner of the app and answering the questions in the “My info” section.
For now, you will see campaigns running in both TryIt and Influenster and should continue to complete reviews for TryIt products in your TryIt account, but also keep an eye on the Influenster app for new opportunities!
If you have any questions, please visit FAQs for more information.
How do I sign up for an Influenster account?
Check out my Influenster post for all the details on the merging of Influenster and Try it sampling!
You can register directly at https://www.influenster.com/registration or within the Influenster app, which you can download from your preferred app store.
If you love free stuff and you love giving your opinion, then this article is for you! In exchange for a review, companies will send you free products. It’s a great way to get your hands on the latest products and try them out before anyone else. Plus, your feedback can help shape the future of the product.
If you’ve landed here, you probably want to know more about Try It Sampling. I have been a member for a little over a year so let me tell you what I know.
What is Try It Sampling?
Try It Sampling is a website that gives you access to sampling offers where brands provide FREE products in exchange for your honest reviews. They will send you products and all they ask in return is your honest opinion in the form of a review. I have been a member for awhile now and I have got some AMAZING things!
Many of the products offered are new to market, so Tryit helps these companies get some initial reviews on these new products. Reviews help other customers make educated purchase decisions on brand and retailer sites across Bazaarvoice’s network.
Is Try it Sampling Legit?
A big HUGE YES! I have been a member personally and I have never had to pay for anything. I have got tons of products to review for FREE and I have never been asked for a dime. I have also never been asked to write a positive review or felt like I had to.
Do I have to write reviews to stay in the TryIt Sampling Community?
Yes. The whole purpose of the program is to obtain reviews for the participating brands. Once members are invited into the program, to maintain their status as a TryIt Sampling Community Member, they have to review at least 75% (3 out of 4) of the products they receive as free samples. It’s really not hard, you just log in and write your review and you don’t need to sign up at any other retailer’s sites.
If you do not like to write review and will not commit to writing them then this program is not for you.
Now here’s the important part. You do not have to write only POSITIVE reviews. They want your REAL unbiased, honest and authentic reviews. That’s why the program exists, real reviews from real people. To ensure authenticity, any reviews gathered through TryitSampling are labeled as being associated with receipt of a sample product when it is displayed.
What Kind of Products can I get?
I have been a member for a little over a year now and I have received 135 products as of this post. The fun thing about TryitSampling is that you never know what your going to get! I have received products ranging from chocolate milk to a very expensive generator and everything in between!
Just recently I got a Shark Vacuum, frying pans and even a laptop computer. Everything it completely FREE!
That’s a $20 men’s polo shirt, a $150 Ralph Lauren purse, a $300 Hunter fan with Alexa, and $60 pair of Tommy Hilfiger pants! TryitSampling does not disappoint!
It’s fun because you never know what your going to get.
How does Try it Sampling work
Once your a member, you will fill out your profile and tell them everything about you and your household. They use your demographics to target you for certain products. So if your a mom they may offer you baby products, or if you have pets they may offer your pet products. Every question they ask is just so they can offer you products that are relevant to you. The more they know, the better they can curate product offers for you.
When they have a product they think you are a good fit for, they will send you an email with a link to request your products. It looks like this:
When you get one of these emails you’ve got to be QUICK! Products go fast, sometimes in minutes. So if you get the email, log in immediately. Once you log in to your account, you’ll see the products that are available and you’ll be able to select them. You can usually pick one thing, but sometimes more. Again… make your decision quickly because things tend to go VERY fast.
Here’s an example of product selection:
You usually get to pick one thing, but there have been a small few where you could pick more than one item. Once you select your product and they will ship it to your home free of charge.
How many offers should I expect to receive?
Try it says that they cannot guarantee the number of offers you will receive. It depends on several different factors such as product availability, campaign targeting etc. They do not guarantee offers, but they encourage members to make sure they leave timely reviews, as this will increase your likelihood of being invited to try a product.
How Do I become a Member of Try it Sampling?
Wondering about Try it sampling signup? This is one of the top questions I get asked, and I’m afraid your not going to like the answer. The TryItSampling program is invite only. That means that you have to be invited by Bazaarvoice (the creator of the program) directly. No current member can invite you. There is not a whole lot of information online about Bazaarvoice or how to get invited. I know many people that email them do not get a response.
According to their website:
[su_quote cite=”Bazzarvoice”]”Individuals are invited to become TryIt Sampling Community members based on the trust they have earned by writing accurate and insightful reviews in the past or by being involved in another feedback forum through Bazaarvoice.”[/su_quote]
Membership is currently granted by invitation‐only based on our membership capacity and community needs.
So, I know that is not the answer we all wanted, but at least it is something. That was from the company directly… so the first thing I would do is email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invite. Now they probably won’t email you back, but at least it is a start and you’ll be on their list as someone who wants an invite.
Update 6/17/19: Tryitsampling now has a waitlist!!
You need to click this link and then click on apply. Fill out the form and tell them about yourself, then click send. Then you will be added to the waitlist.
Join Try It Sampling!
If you are already on the waitlist DO NOT sign up again. According to their email they will not pick you if you keep adding yourself to the waitlist over and over.
If selected to join, you will receive an email containing a personalized link to join the TryIt community. *Invitations from the waitlist are not guaranteed.
Remember you must live in the contiguous United States; excluding Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. Unfortunately, they cannot ship to P.O. Boxes, so a full street address is required
TryitSampling is really amazing and it is so worth the wait to get in. Are you a member already? Tell us HOW you got in!
How many accounts can I have at the same household?
Try it Sampling allows up to two user accounts per household. This is intended for a family member or someone else living in your home. Only one user account is permitted per person.
Do TryIt Sampling Community members get paid for writing reviews?
No. Members are not paid to participate in the program, nor are they paid to write reviews.
Need some help?
We have tons of members who are already members of Try it sampling as well as other sampling programs that can answer questions.
Once you join our group, your going to want to check out the units. There you can see a HUGE list of product testing sites you can sign up at right now.
Michelle Harler is the founder of Guide2Free, a website dedicated to finding and sharing freebies, product testing opportunities, and other ways to save money. With over a decade of experience in the industry, her expertise in finding quality offers makes Guide2Free an invaluable resource for anyone looking to try new products and save money.