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.

Li-Ning Knee Brace Compression Support Sleeve for Sports, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Injury Recovery, Single

Being a gym rat, I often get injuries.  Therefore I need protection at that time.  Right now I am using a back brace, as I twisted my back a couple of days ago.  That’s why I wanted the Li-Ning Knee Brace Compression Support Sleeve for Sports, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Injury Recovery, Single sleeve.

When I do boxing, and lifting weights, I sometimes get pain in various parts of my body.  That’s when compression products help.

First off I have to say, that this knee brace, is the thickest, and strongest I have seen.  It does have a little stretch in it, but fits really tight.  It is made of rubber, nylon, and spandex.  I love the bright colors too.  I ordered a medium, which fits both my husband who it 163 lbs., and myself 110 lbs.

When I squat, I can feel it supporting my knee, and protecting it from injury.  It is also great when I am kickboxing.  It allows me to raise my leg, and know that it will be fine.

What I found on the website about Li-Ning Knee Brace is: ‘COMPRESSION SLEEVES: Double curved surface designed ergonomically ,best elastic, non-slip, provide full range protection. Minimize joint damage, protect the muscles and joints in training and daily activities. JOINT RECOVERY: Joint injury, knee joint stability can be maintained, avoid joint ligament and tendon injury. Can also improve leg blood circulation, relieve pain, repair joint injury. Improve leg arthritis, tendinitis, vasculitis, varicose veins etc.’

I have another brand of knee braces, but much prefer this one, as I can feel it works.  It holds it totally in place, and I have no fear of doing any harm to my knee.  I am seriously thinking of getting another one.

I received this product for free, and wanted to test it myself, and am happy to share my experience with you.




Qualcomm 4 USB Quick Charger 3.0

In this day and age we all seem to collect so many electronic, and all of them need to be charged. I have a big charging station, that takes 4 plugs, and 4 USB ports, that stays by my chair.

However, when I am on the move, or at out timeshare, the Qualcomm 4 USB Quick Charger, is going to be a great asset. it is really small, and measures two and three quarter inches x two and a quarter inches x one and one eighth.

The prongs that go into the socket comes out of the opposite side to the ports. They then push back in when finished.

It is suitable for Samsung/iPhone/smartphone/tablet/Camera/Mp3 player and much more.

This is going in my travel case, and when I go away most months of the year, it will be perfect to use. There are never enough outlets for me to keep our smartphones, tablets, and laptops fully charged.

I don’t do technical stuff, so if you are need that, leave me a comment and I will copy it off the box.

I received this product for free, and choose to write a review about it. It is totally my own opinion of Qualcomm 4 USB Quick Charger.

BC Belts Canvas Web Belt D-Ring Buckle 1.25″ Wide with Metal Tip Solid Color

I received this belt, and it didn’t have a seller’s name on it, so have had to do some detective work, to finally pinpoint which one it is.  I am happy to say that I have the BC Belts Canvas Web Belt D-Ring Buckle belt.  The color is navy blue, and the rings, and end are a silver color.

I have the small/medium, which is for waist sizes 30 to 35 inches.  This was the smallest one I could get, and I do have a small waist, so this is going to be used with my hipster jeans, and trousers.  It will be the perfect size.

The canvas web has a very tight weave, so this is a very strong belt.  The silver color tip, and rings, make it look classy.  The belt is very well made, and will be part of my wardrobe of clothes.  It comes in fourteen colors, and you can see them, by clicking the link below.

I received this belt for free, and no one is expecting me to write a review on it, as they never followed up.  So I am doing this, because I love writing reviews.



Simplicity Women’s Batwing Knitted Tassel Pullover Sweater Poncho Shawl

I was really surprised when this beautiful Poncho showed up on my doorstep.  A seller had sent it to me, and I had no recollection of it.

We have had a few chili nights recently, so the Simplicity Women’s Batwing Knitted Tassel Pullover Sweater Poncho Shawl has come in really handy.

It is surprisingly long, as you can see in my photos.  The point comes down below my knees in the front, and covers to almost my wrists.  It is made of 65% Cotton + 35% Acrylic, but to me is so soft, that it could have been wool.  Warm?  Yes, it is really cozy, and warm.  It is really great to snuggle into.

The pattern is large diamonds, and small squares, and it is finished with a cute fringe/tassels.

When I put it on, the neckline can be a V shape, or it can be pulled more across on both sides, and becomes a ‘boat line’, as we used to call it.

It can be worn with almost anything.  I feel it will be great with trousers/jeans, or a flowing long dress.  It comes in several colors, and 2 different necklines.  You can check these out by clicking on the link below.

I have never had a poncho before, so am enjoying mixing, and matching it, with my other clothes.

I received this item for free, and am writing a review as I want to share my thoughts with you.  As I don’t know who sent it to me, I certainly didn’t have to write one, but chose too.

Afrodita Leggings for Women – Durable Quality Wool Blend French Terry Long Pants with Elastic Waistband

The past week I have been wearing the Afrodita Leggings for Women.  I have worn them a couple of times, and then washed them, to see how they perform.

I have to say that these are a great pair of leggings.  I ordered the small/medium as I am a size 2 – 4, and they fit perfectly.  I read other reviews on these, and they work well with size 4-6 too.  Also I am 5’6″, and they come right down to my ankles, while coming up to my waistline.  One reviewer was 5’1″, and another 5’9″, and both said that they fitting them too.  To me that is very impressive.

The material is spandex and cotton, which gives it a great stretch.  When on, they are relatively thick, and as the temperatures got cooler in Florida, I have kept nice, and warm.

The waistband is elastic, and feels comfortable, even after eating a big meal.

I have been at the beach, so didn’t try them out at the gym, but can’t wait to wear them for my Zumba class.

From the Amazon webpage: ‘The material is medium thick with a breathable feature. It will also absorb sweat and dry quick.’

I put my Afrodita leggings in a mesh laundry bag, wash them on delicate, and also dry them in the bag, on delicate.  It states hand wash, and dry in the shade, but mine still look amazing, using the delicate cycle.

The color is gray, but it is a really dark gray, and if you look at my photographs, it almost looks black, like my Zumba razorback top.

I am extremely happy with mine.  They do come in various sizes, that you can check in the link, at the bottom of this post.

I received these leggings for free, and wrote a review to inform my readers, of my view on them.  I was not compensated in any other way.




Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil

I have at least 20 essential oils, that I use in my diffusers, and I also add them to Shea butter, for my moisturizing cream.  However, the moisturizer is often too thick, so receiving the Majestic Pure Fractionated Coconut Oil has given me a better option.  I can now add a few drops of this carrier oil to the homemade moisturizer, and now have a softer, creamier product.

As the coconut oil comes in a 16 ounce bottle with a screw cap, it will keep well.  It also has a pump dropper to use as little, or as much as you need.

I use the oil on it’s own, and it’s amazing on my hair.  It takes away any frizz, and leaves the hair really soft, and so shiny.  I have also used it to rub into dry skin.  Having been on the beach this past week, I have also used it as an after sun product.

From the Amazon webpage: ‘PREMIUM QUALITY 100% PURE AND NATURAL FRACTIONATED COCONUT OIL – It is a fraction of the coconut oil from which almost all the long chain triglycerides are removed, thus leaving mainly the medium chain triglycerides and making it a great MCT oil. It is ODORLESS, COLORLESS and NO GREASY FEELINGS, does not stain and easily washes out of clothing and sheets. Does not become solid like regular coconut oil but keeps all the great properties. It has very long shelf life.’

The uses for it are endless, and I still have many to try, even though I have had the product for over a week now.  I think that being non sticky, and no smell to it, makes it such a great product.  As I continue to test it, I may come back, and add more to this review.

I received this product at a discounted price, and chose to write a review of it.  In no way was I obligated to write a positive one.



SIFAN Emoji Silicone Wristband Bracelet

If you have children, grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren like we do, then you may want to check out the SIFAN Emoji Silicone Wristband Bracelet 9 Different Mood Face Emotions.  There are ten in the bag, and work out at $1 each.

The bracelets, or wrist bands are made of a good quality rubber, and seem very durable.  I love all the emoji expressions, even though I don’t know what all of them mean, unless I check on the Internet.

Being a yellow bracelet, with red, black, and gray, they seem to come to life.  I am wearing one right now, and am giving the rest to friends, as a gag gift.  They will get a kick out of them.  The size of the bracelet is 8″ long x 0.66″ wide.  You can make them smaller for children by looping the end over one of the emoji’s.  They also come in blue.

Do you have a birthday party coming up?  They would be great in the little ‘Thank you for coming’ bag.  I can see them being worn by all ages, especially as even the 80 and 90 years olds are on laptops, or smartphones nowadays.

I was lucky enough to get these bracelets at a discounted price, and chose to write a review, which is honest, and unbiased.

Christmas Tree Lights – Battery Operated LED Light with Suction Cup by RECESKY – Window Hanging.

When we moved from our townhouse earlier in the year, to the condo, I gave most of my Christmas stuff away.  This included 2 artificial trees, so now I don’t have any.  As we aren’t home too much for the Christmas period, I thought that the ‘Christmas Tree Lights – Battery Operated LED Light with Suction Cup by RECESKY – Window Hanging Decor for Indoor Lighting, Party, Holiday, Xmas, Wall, Festival, Christmas Decorations (Warm White)’ may put me in the holiday spirit.

The Christmas tree measures 6.3 inch, height 19.7 inch. (Length from battery case to Christmas tree ornament 7.9 inch.  I misread it when I first saw it, and only realized that the height was 7.9 inches, after receiving it.  That isn’t a problem, because it is so cute.  It has 8 LED lights around the tree, which do light up well, when the room is darkened.

It is battery operated, so you will need 3 AAA batteries.  Once put into the circular top, it is ready for use.  You push in the button to switch it on, and off.  It comes with a suction cup so that it can go on a window, or wall.  You can also stand it on a flat surface.

This is going down to our timeshare with us, as it will make it more festive.

This is an ideal gift for someone that doesn’t have a tree, a very small apartment, or room.  It definitely lights up the room, and puts joy into your heart.

I received this product at a discounted price, and wanted to write my own review about it.

Merry Christmas Lights – 14 LED Letter Shaped Battery Operated String Light by RECESKY20161202_145456

Vansky Portable LED Rope Lights Lantern for Camping, Hiking, Safety, Emergencies – Waterproof Flexible LED String Light That Doubles as an Camping Lantern

The Vansky Portable LED Rope Lights are one of the most versatile lights I have seen.  They are so simple to use.  You don’t have to put batteries in them, or put them in the garden like solar ones, to charge up.

As long as you have a USB slot you are set.  So that I could take some photographs I used one of the slots on this laptop.  The lights came on immediately.  They are really bright, come in a long white flat strip, and can be used almost anywhere.

If you want them as a lantern, you just put them into the cute white bag, that they come in.  This bag has a locking carry handle, which means that you can hang it up.  It also comes with ties, if you want to loop them, and 3 magnets on the lights, to attach them to a metal surface.

They can be fun lights for indoors, or safety lights when you are out.  You can have them on a bicycle, or even around you if you are walking in a dark area.  Use them in a badly lit area in your garage, a closet, or even if you are working on your car.

These would be very handy to keep in the vehicle in case of a breakdown.

A battery bank is not included with the lights, but I do have several of these already.

Get a better look at these lights on the Amazon page, which I have linked below.  I am delighted to have these, because you can never have enough emergency lighting.

I received this item for free, for an honest, and unbiased review.

Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV USB LED Strip RGB LED Neon Accent Lighting Kit for Flat Screen TV LCD with Remote Control

Just read this review from a fellow blogger