Have You Tried HouseParty.com?
A few weeks ago I was invited to a party by a friend of mine. She sent out invitations via e-mail and at first I was pretty apprehensive because it said something along the lines of “Come to my HouseParty!” which to me screamed of a home party where you have to sit through cheesy presentations and then tick off the hostess if you don’t buy something. Upon further investigation I found out that nothing is sold at the party, but you get to go home with a ton of free samples.
Apparently the hottest marketing scheme lately is to send people free stuff to host a party so folks can get their hands on products and think positively about the brand. The party I attended was awesome; we watched the season premier of Lipstick Jungle before it was on television while munching on flavored popcorn and then left with gift bags stuffed with microwave popcorn, makeup, coupons, and other goodies. Nothing was sold at the party and it was a lot of fun.
So of course I hopped onto HouseParty.com and signed up to host a party too. Soon I received an e-mail saying I was approved for a party and the next thing I knew there was a box at my door filled with pasta, coupons, timers, hacky sacks, and other fun stuff. I had a bunch of friends over for a party that was essentially catered for free by Barilla, and all my friends got to leave with gift bags filled with goodies. It didn’t cost me a thing.
If you’re like me you love free stuff, and it’s even better when you can share free stuff with your friends!