First Posted: 4/1/2012
Have you ever wondered how people try products for free? Big brand companies look for opportunities for customers to try products and share with friends during a House Party.
House Party is a company who offers products for customers to share with friends during a party at their home. Each month, www.houseparty.com offers people the chance to host a party from a leading brand. Companies will send the host a number of samples, coupons, and unique party packs to share with friends.
You don’t pay anything or sell anything at the party. All you have to do is share with House Party what you and your guests think of their product.
The first house party that I hosted was from Huggies and had certain requirements in order to apply. The party was for Pull Ups, so it was essential that the host had a toddler who was potty training.
A few weeks after receiving an email that I was approved to host a Pull Ups Party, I opened my door to find a box of goodies from Huggies. Included in my House Party Box was Potty Training DVDs, samples, coupons, games, and advertising materials.
A few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity to host a Keurig party. It’s one product that I cannot live without. Little to my surprise, I was sent a brand new Keurig Vue to share with my guests. This is valued at over $250 and is not for sale in stores. My party pack also included 90 K-Cups, coupons, and aprons. At the end of April, I will be sharing this new Keurig brewer with friends and family. After the party, I get to keep the new Keurig Vue. Not a bad deal for a few hours with friends and family.
Once you sign up for the mailing list at www.houseparty.com, they will email you all the new and exclusive House Parties that you can apply to host. You will be emailed again when new parties become available.
In order to be selected to host a House Party, you first have to apply. You will be asked to answer a few questions about your relationship with the product.
Make sure that you answer all the questions asked, so you can increase your chances of hosting the party. Thousands of people apply for each party, and only hundreds are selected as hosts. The next step is to list friends who you would invite to the party.
Are you interested in hosting a House Party? Currently, there are two parties that have open applications: “Because I Am A Girl” House Party, sponsored by Plan International USA, a non-profit charity; and “Sweet Freedom to Indulge” House party, hosted by Blue Bunny. Visit www.houseparty.com to find out more information.
If you’ve hosted a House Party, share your experience with us at www.facebook.com/ golackawanna.