A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about a new addition to my beauty maintenance routine. Shortly thereafter, I received inquiries by several companies who wanted me to try their products and write about them. This was a little flattering and a little nerve-wracking. Flattering because, well, I like that they care what I think. Nerve-wracking because I didn’t really care for a few of the products I tried and I felt a little awkward saying “sorry”. I just don’t want to waste a blog post on a product that I’m just “meh” about.
Since I work in the marketing business, I’m pleased that I and the readers of this blog are such a desirable target. We know what we like and we’re not really susceptible to outrageous or questionable claims.
Fortunately, one of the products that doesn’t fall into the so-so category is Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Cream. Funny that this one would come my way because I’ve been using it for quite awhile. I fell in love with this product a few years ago, after wasting maybe thousands of dollars on high-end skincare creams that were just doing an okay job. I discovered Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Cream while watching a newsmagazine show on TV that compared expensive skincare creams to drugstore brands.
I felt a little foolish because the moisturizer I was using at the time cost twice as much as the Olay product but, according to this show, the two were comparable in results. The next day, I became an Olay chick and I’ve been one ever since. And I’m happy with it. My skin looks good. I don’t know if it’s solely because of Olay, but I can’t help but think it must play a role. I’m in that “woman of a certain age” category, but the condition of my skin doesn’t shout my age…does it? (Say “no”.)
So I was delighted to be given the opportunity to join with BlogHer (of which I am a member) and P&G, the makers of Olay products, in this new affiliate marketing program. Here’s how it works: I earn a commission on any sales from readers who purchase the product through this link. That’s kinda cool, right? Clearly, I’d love anyone who is interested to do exactly that. But here’s something else you can do…something that might feel a little less “sales-y”: check out the site, see what other P&G products are included in this same program, and leave a comment on this site as to which is your favorite.
A few more details:
- 10% off all items now through August 31st, 2012
- Free shipping over $25
- Lots of great Olympic-themed bundles and deals right now (P&G is a big Olympic sponsor.)
- If you buy something, please do so through this link or the others on this page. That way, I get credit for it.
This is a test program so P&G is curious to know your thoughts. So am I.