How to get free or discounted products on Amazon.

I have had several comments as to how I get free/discounted products from Amazon.

I have to go back around 26 years ago when I started freelance writing, and at that time I was earning money doing it.  Then Epinions came along, and I was a member of that community until they closed down.  I had to buy the products, go to the restaurants, travel, write about it, and get paid for it.

Then a fun one called Bubblews.  They paid way too much money, that in the end they just couldn’t pay us anymore.

I then joined Elite Deal Club, and am still a member of it.  Anyone can join.  They have highly discounted Amazon products that you can get a code for, and buy.  They ask for seller feedback, but reviews are not compulsory.

From here I started joining groups on Facebook, and a few more sites.  I wrote on Amazon for 12 years, and then started my blog.  I love this blog, because I can write exactly what I think of a product, and do not feel under any obligation to write a 5* review.  I do believe that some sellers pressure reviews to do just that.

I now tend to receive most of my products from a great group, that gives good discounts, for seller feedback.  However, I usually write a review as well, but that is because this is what I do.

Any questions you have?  If so, please leave comments below.  I will reply to them all.  Also I do have my email address on my contact page.


Uptown Cosmeceuticals Eyelash Growth Serum for longer, thicker lashes.

I am using my third tube of Uptown Cosmeceuticals Eyelash Serum, and thought I would update this review. My eyelash are not 75 % thicker or longer, but do look good. I believe that it certainly helps, and wouldn’t like to see my lashes without using this product.


I am someone who tries lots of facial, and eye treatment products.  I have lost weight, and it has gone from my face, as well as the rest of me.  Therefore I use serums, moisturizers, and any other products that I hope will help.

It is ‘a cutting edge eyelash growth serum based on Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 (10%), Swiss Apple Stem Cell Culture Extract and Botanical Complex Tricholastyl(BASF); also effective as an eyebrow enhancer.’

I have been using the Uptown Cosmeceuticals this week.  It is simple to use.  You take the brush, and stroke it across the eyelid, as close to the lashes as possible, without it going in your eye.  It is not to be used for the lower lashes.

It states that a 25% improvement in growth, and thickness is possible in 2 week, and up to 75% over a 6 week period.  I have been using a eyelash growth serum…

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ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean Sea Wall Hanging Tapestries for Bedroom Yoga Beach (Shining Clean)

I have always loved the beach, and ocean, and am always taking photos of sunsets, however the moon can be just as beautiful.  This is why I am so happy with the ACRAFT Wall Tapestry Moon and Stars Blue Turquoise Décor Ocean

 Sea Wall Hanging Tapestry.

The name of it is Shining Clean, and there is also Serenity.  They are both stunning, and you can check the other one out at the Amazon link below.

Initially I laid it out on my floor to get the full effect.  The colors are so authentic, and the sea just sparkles, like it does when you are there.  As soon as my husband saw it, he loved the design too.

A little from the Amazon website:

These Tapestries are completely screen printed in a traditional Indian method. This tapestry is printed on 100% pure cotton fabric, not quilted or woven. They are thin as sheet. Good, tight power loom construction. Each tapestry has its unique imperfections. In some cases what printers would call registration errors are intentionally included on the screen print to simulate hand woodblock prints.
It has many functions, besides tapestry, it can be used as picnic blanket, table cloth, girl’s shawl, Yoga mat, bed cover, curtain or any other décor purposes and practical use.
The size is 57 X 57 Inches.’

I haven’t decided yet whether this is going on a wall in my bedroom, or whether I am going to use it as a bedspread.  I kind of like the idea of seeing it on my bed, so I think that is where it will end up.

I did receive this tapestry for free, and am hoping that from my photos, you can see how gorgeous it is.

ACRAFT Christmas Decoration Handmade Lantern String Lights for Patio Rustic Metal Cage with Industrial Style Black Pendant Lighting for Tree Branches Outdoor Garden 10 Bulbs 7.1ft

ACRAFT Gift Turquoise Teal Blue Boys String Lights for Teen Bedroom Battery Operated 10Led 7.1ft Cotton Balls Lights with White Wire for Tee Pee

Deals on Amazon!

I belong to a few Facebook groups where they put links to deals on Amazon.  I often check them out, as the prices are pretty amazing.

This past week I bought the Nut Cravings California Raw Walnuts – 100% All Natural Shelled Halves and Pieces – SAMPLER SIZE, which is 8 ounces, for only $2.

Then I got the Casa Aromatherapy Sweet Orange 100% Pure Therapeutic Essential Oil 10ml/0.33oz, and also the Casa Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Oil for only $1.50 each.

Both the essential oils are still available, but the Nut Cravings one isn’t available right now.  You may wish to check it often to see when it comes back into stock.

I love these little items, as they are so inexpensive, and it gives me a chance to try them, before spending a lot of money.  I have more coming, so will do another one of these, when I have received a few more.

Ketone Strips Keto Test (150 ct) for Ketone Urine Testing. Ketosis Test Strips for Keto Diet, Paleo, Ketogenic, Atkins, Low Carb, and Diabetic Diet

In the past my trainer has given me a strip to test my urine, after I have been boxing, and feeling light headed.  This could be due to Ketosis or low sugar.  I saw the Med Lab Diagnostics Ketone Strips, and figured I would give some to my trainer, as he gets through so many.

They are so simple to use, literally pee on one, and then check the color with the chart on the bottle, or leaflet that comes with them.  That’s it.

If you are on a Keto, or one of the many other diets it will show how well you are doing on your diet.  I personally wouldn’t use them with a diabetic diet, as my husband tests his sugar readings 4 times a day with his meter.  This is a more accurate way for someone that has been diabetic for 44 years.

Mine worked great, and my trainer used them with his clients.  He said that they worked as well, as the ones he pays around $15 for, and only gets 50 test strips.  These are only $8.99 for 150 strips.  He told me that he will be switching over to these, as he has Amazon Prime too.

Paying over the top?  Check these out at the link below. I also found a $1 off coupon right next to the price, so even better at $7.99

I did receive mine at a discounted price, and as you can see by my review, would have willingly paid full price for them.


Ca Kra Women’s Short Sleeve V Neck Flowy Tunic Top Casual T-Shirt Sleeveless Tank Tops

This time of the year I often wear a top, and leggings, rather than a dress.  That is why I was happy to receive the Ca Kra Women’s Short Sleeve V Neck Flowy Tunic Casual Top.

It comes in beige, black, blue, green orange, and wine red.  As you can see in my photos, I chose the wine red.  The sizes are medium through XXX L.

The tunic top is fairly thin, but warm enough for me.  It is very soft, and the material is 95% Cotton, and 5% Spandex.  It is stretchy and very comfortable.  Also great for traveling as it really doesn’t wrinkle.   The top has short sleeves, a asymmetrical hem with a V neckline.  There are 3 wooden looking buttons at the bottom of the V to create a nice style.

This can be worn on most occasions.  I wore it last night at a dance, with black leggings, and it looked great.  It was so comfortable that I didn’t feel I was wearing it.  Great for work, casual, shopping, dining, etc.

I haven’t washed it yet, but when I do, I will put it in a mesh laundry bag, cold wash, and delicate cycle.  I will then air dry it on a hanger.  That works for all my tops.

I did receive this at a discount, and am very happy with it.

For more information you can go to the Amazon webpage:

Dimmable LED Candelabra Bulb – Filament – 6 Pack – UL Listed – 5 Watt – 450 Lumen

These bulbs are supposed to last for years, and 4 out of the 6 are still working well. 2 of them had to be replaced.



I am so happy with the Hudson Lighting Dimmable LED Candelabra Bulb – Filament – 6 Pack – UL Listed – 5 Watt – 450 Lumen E12 Base – C11 – 2700K – Warm White – Indoor or Outdoor – Perfect Incandescent Replacement bulbs.

I had 2 areas where I needed them. Firstly in the lounge area. We have a fan, with a light below it. When we took the glass off of it, there were 2 candelabra bulbs. Both were 60 watts. About a week ago one of them went out. Therefore I was happy to change them to these LED 5 watt bulbs. They have the smaller screw in end, and lay sideways, so were a perfect fit. Now the light is brighter, and I am saving a lot of energy, and money.

My bathroom has the small round bulbs, and there are 8 of them. I only…

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Aprilis 20% Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Vit E, Organic Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum, Dark Circle, Fine Line & Sun Damage Corrector, Restore & Boost Collagen.

I am a true believer that you need to take care of your skin, as the sun, wind, etc., will dry it out.  That is why I received the Aprilis 20% Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid.

The 1 ounce bottle comes with a dropper, and is in a dark brown bottle to protect the product.  I like that it isn’t too runny, and that you can get a single drop at a time.  This doesn’t always happen with beauty products.

I am 70 so have lines/wrinkles, and dark spots.  My skin is really soft, and hydrated, as I do take care of it.  I am using this product in the mornings, after cleansing my face, and using a toner.  It is easy to apply, and then I dab it, so that my skin absorbs it.  Once it is dry I use an anti-aging moisturizer.

I have ladies coming up to me, in the gym, and saying that my face looks full of moisture.  I suggest that they do a similar regime.

A little about the product from the Amazon page:                                                           ‘Benefits

1. Improves your skin by making it firmer and more youthful.
2. Helps prevent premature aging and wrinkles.
3. Fades dark spots and brightens your skin.
4. Makes your sunscreen more effective and boosts your skin’s defense against UV exposure.

Magnesium L-Ascorbyl-2-Phosphate, Deionized Water, Ferulic Acid, Carnosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Barbados Aloe Juice, Butylene Glycol, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Vitamin E Acetate, Algae Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Caffeine Extract Cyclosystem Complex, Ceramides, Hydroxyacetophenone.’

I like that added bonus of it to help me against sun damage, considering I live in Florida, but I still need to use sunscreen too.

I will update this review at a later date, when I can determine how it is working for me.

I did receive the Vitamin C Serum at a discounted price, and have been honest with you.



First Botany Advanced Night Repair Cream and Best Retinol Moisturizer 1.7 fl. oz.

I promised I would update this review, and it isn’t about the product, as it did as good as any other ones I have used, but about the design of the jar. When none would come up the middle, the jar still felt heavy. So I got scissors on the top, and opened it up. There was so much cream in the bottom of the jar. Therefore if you decide to buy this, remember to get another 4 weeks supply, when you cut through the top.


I have wrinkles, lines, and crow’s feet, but at 68 that isn’t surprising.  I like to try different creams, and use them for several weeks, and then compare them with what the website says should happen.  As yet I haven’t found a product that gives me improvement.  I feel that they just keep it the same, which is a good thing for me.

The First Botany Advanced Night Repair Cream comes in an elegant jar, that has a clear top.  You take it off, and then open the hole in the middle of the white top.  Push down several times, and then the cream comes out.  It is thick, and has little smell to it.  It goes into the skin easily, and yes, my face feels really moist.

I certainly like it, but having only used it for a week, I need to continue using it, and come back and…

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TripComfy Zen-Cradle Hooded Memory Foam Travel Pillow Set w/ 3D Contour Face Mask Provides Optimal Head & Neck Support, Blocks Out Light So Your Airplane Ride Transforms into a Relaxing Oasis

I received the TripComfy Zen-Cradle Hooded Memory Foam Travel Pillow Set a couple of months ago, and waited to write about it, as I haven’t done much traveling recently.

I love that it’s a set, and has the face mask too.  With the pillow, the attached hood, that has a neat locking tie under the chin, this is the perfect combination for relaxation.  I usually am so uncomfortable when travelling.

It is made of Polyester & Polyester Blend, and feels so soft to the touch.  You can wrap it around your neck, secure it with the toggle on the bottom of the hoodie, and don’t forget to put your eye mask on.  With everything in place, you can block out the light, and feel more at peace.

A little from the Amazon page:

‘Zen-Cradle Memory Foam Travel Pillow w/Carry On Bag provides OPTIMAL SUPPORT for your head and neck – so you CATCH ZZZZzzzzzsss with ease.
SUPPORTS YOUR HEAD at EVERY ANGLE: When you slip this premium, plush, pillow around your neck you’ll feel support from even angle, even if your head falls left, right, back or forward on your airplane, car or boat.
ZEN-CRADLE TECHNOLOGY – LIKE SLEEPING ON A CLOUD: Most memory foam pillows are too hot or too hard, pushing back on your neck and causing cramps and kinks (ouch!) Ours is engineered using a NEW technology that CRADLES your head in a PILLOW of CLOUD-LIKE COMFORT with a PLUSH, BREATHABLE exterior that keeps you cool. ‘

I keep mine in my suitcase, so on my next trip I won’t have to hunt it down.  Also a great product for hospital stays, as you can never get comfortable, or when you are spending hours at a family members bedside in

hospital.  I know I have wanted to fall asleep, but been too uncomfortable.

I did receive this item at a discounted price, and really like it.