Featured Member: Jaime

Jaime

Tell us about yourself, your family and where you live!

Hi! My name is Jaime, I’m married to a wonderful man and we have one son together, and a great niece we care for as our own. I am a stay-at-home mom that recently founded Bless Their Soles, which provides footwear for low-income children here in our small country town Jackson, Ohio. When I’m not doing Missions on Smiley360, I can be found Volunteering at RSVP of The Ohio Valley fighting poverty.

How did you discover Smiley360?

I discovered Smiley360 from a blogger on Facebook in 2012.

What’s your favorite thing about being a Smiley member?

I love the sampling opportunities. Smiley360 has by far the best Missions. I love being able to give my honest opinion on Smiley Connect, telling people face to face about how I get my free products and being able to influence their brand purchases.

What has been your favorite Smiley Mission you have ever done and why?

I absolutely loved the BIC Mark-It Mission. I use them all the time, from doing crafts to marking freezer bags. They still work like they are brand new.

How do you share when you’re on a Mission?

I love sharing on my Missions! I post to Facebook and Twitter multiple times. I explain how I received the product and then try to recruit my friends. I use Smiley Connect and always post on StumbleUpon. It makes me feel good that someone really cares about my opinions on a brand and actually hear me out.

Do you think it is important for brands to listen to their customers? Why?

It’s absolutely important. If companies want us to incorporate their brands into our homes, they should listen to our opinions. There is always a way to improve a brand and it just might be one person’s opinion that makes all the difference.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Being a middle class, paycheck-to-paycheck family, I would love to take my family to Hawaii for a vacation. We have never been on a vacation, and the beaches of Hawaii look do inviting!

What brands or products would you love to see on a Smiley Mission soon? 

Personally I would love to see a Keurig or Tassimo Mission. I am a coffee addict and would love to have one of these makers!

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#MomKnowsBest Twitter Party – Thursday, February 26th

Achoo! Winter is in full swing and with it come the dreaded colds. Join us as we’ll be talking about how you identify a cold, how you treat it and much more. With thanks to Children’s Mucinex, eight lucky winners will each receive a prize pack containing a Mucinex blanket, Mucinex mug and a $25 gift card!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, February 24th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: Children’s Mucinex
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #MomKnowsBest and #ChildrensMucinex in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#MomKnowsBest on Twitter

#MomKnowsBest Tweetchat

#MomKnowsBest on TChat.io

Twitter Party Guide

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#TrulyRadiant Twitter Party – Tuesday, February 24th

Get your biggest and most radiant smiles ready because we’ll be sharing tips and tricks to help keep your teeth looking their best.  With thanks to ARM & HAMMER, 24 lucky winners will each receive a gift pack containing Truly Radiant Toothpaste, Toothbrush and Rinse!

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RSVPFacebook Event

For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, February 24th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: ARM & HAMMER
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #TrulyRadiant in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#TrulyRadiant on Twitter

#TrulyRadiant Tweetchat

#TrulyRadiant on TChat.io

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Featured Member: Jamie

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Tell us about yourself, your family and where you live!

We live in Lakeside, which is in the White Mountains of Arizona.  I own my own graphic design business, am a blogger and a mom of my thirteen year-old son DJ. My husband David and I will be celebrating our 14th anniversary next month and have known each other for over 20 years.

How did you discover Smiley360?

I found out about Smiley360 on Facebook from another blogger friend who recommended it.

What’s your favorite thing about being a Smiley member?

I love learning about new products and being able to tell my friends about them. Also, I like being able to give my opinion and not having to hear from paid celebrities that are so popular today.  I trust the word of real people, such as moms like me, to learn about new products.

What has been your favorite Smiley Mission you have ever done and why?

I loved the Mission for Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes.  I learned about a new product that worked great and this is something I will definitely use again.  Living in a small town, we always get things later than everyone else, so being able to try these out before they were even available where I live was great!

How do you share when you’re on a Mission?

I share on Facebook, Twitter and Smiley Connect, as well as sometimes adding a story on my blog.

Do you think it is important for brands to listen to their customers? Why?

Absolutely! We are the ones that keep them in business and getting our opinions is worth a lot.  I love it when brands care about what we think and make an effort to change or add things. This makes me feel like a valued customer.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

I would go to Wales.  My grandmother is from there and I would love to visit Tonyrefail and see what the place is like to get a picture to go with her words.

What brands or products would you love to see on a Smiley Mission soon?

I would love to see anything to do with coffee, wine or office supplies.  All of which are staples (ha/ha) in my home!

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#HealthyObsession Twitter Party – Thursday, February 12th

Get ready to show off that healthy smile—you’re invited to a party! Crest Pro-Heath HD is upgrading your smile with a new daily two-step toothpaste system… and we have ten to give away!

Join us and @Crest on Thursday when we will reveal an exciting new video. You’ll see why Crest Pro-Health HD may just become your new #HealthyObsession. You won’t want to miss it!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Thursday, February 12th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: @Crest
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #HealthyObsession in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#HealthyObsession on Twitter

#HealthyObsession Tweetchat

#HealthyObsession on TChat.io

Twitter Party Guide

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#EffortlessInkJoy Twitter Party – Tuesday, February 10th

Write this party in your calendar! You’re cordially invited to tweet with us and @PaperMate all about the joy of writing. Get your doodles ready and join us for your chance to win one of eight prize packs full of products from Paper Mate!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, February 10th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: Paper Mate InkJoy
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #EffortlessInkJoy in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#EffortlessInkJoy on Twitter

#EffortlessInkJoy Tweetchat

#EffortlessInkJoy on TChat.io

Twitter Party Guide

Smiley360 On Pinterest

On A Mission: How To Use The Pinterest Sharing Tool

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We’re excited to announce the latest addition to the Smiley360 Sharing Tools: Pinterest!

Eager to test out the new tool? You’ll find it on your Introduction Mission. Look out for more opportunities to get pin-happy on upcoming Missions!

How To Pin On A Mission

It’s easy to earn points for sharing about your Mission on Pinterest! Look for the tool on your Mission Page and follow these simple steps:

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  1. The image to pin will appear on the left. Click the red “Pin It” button.
  2. A new window will appear where you can select which of your Pinterest  boards to pin to. If you are not already signed into Pinterest, you will be prompted to log in first. Select the board you wish to pin to, and click “Pin It”.
  3. Click “See It Now” to view your pin on Pinterest. Copy the link to your pin. It should look something like this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/46302702394831626/
  4. Paste the link to your pin in the box on your Smiley360 Mission Page and check the box to confirm that you disclosed how you received a product for free.
  5. Click ‘Share’ at the bottom of the page. Your pin will be verified by Smiley360 and your points credited within 7 days!

Why Pin?

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests. We know that many of you are Pinterest fanatics…because you’ve told us!

Pinterest is a great way to spread the word about your Missions and that’s why we’re introducing this new tool — just for you.

Check out these boards to see how two Smiley members are keeping a collection of the their Missions:

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We love Pinterest at Smiley360, and if you’re not already doing so, follow us now!

Happy Pinning!

Meet the Smiley Team: Mandy

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In our Behind the Scenes series, we’re shining a spotlight on the people behind Smiley360. Take a moment to get to know Mandy!

What is your role at Smiley?

I am the Insights Manager–I design and analyze the surveys you take on Smiley360 to qualify for Missions and give your feedback after Missions are over. I also design and analyze the community surveys so that we can learn more about our members and make your Smiley360 experience even better!

Where are you from and how long have you been with Smiley?

I’m originally from Boulder, Colorado, and I have been with Smiley since March of 2014.

What is the best part about your job?

I’m a huge data nerd so I really enjoy being able to aggregate people’s responses and sum things up with numbers.

What has been your favorite mission so far?

The ARM & HAMMER Clump & Seal cat litter Mission. I loved seeing everyone’s kitty pictures, especially during the Twitter party!

What are three things you can’t live without?

My 3 sweet cats (they count as one thing, right?)–Queen, Boo Boo and RePete. The internet–I do almost everything online nowadays. A space to call my own.

What is one thing you’d like to say to members of the Smiley community?

Don’t get discouraged if you think you are perfect for a Mission but don’t qualify. Often, brands are looking for a very specific type of person–you may not be that person this time, but you could be next time! Be honest when answering surveys and something just right for you will come up!

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#ColdSoreRelief Twitter Party – Wednesday, February 4th!

Cold weather is prime time for cold sores, and winter is upon us! If you or someone you know has ever suffered from one of those pesky blisters, join us for the #ColdSoreRelief Twitter party where you could win a prize pack containing a $25 gift card and Orajel Single Dose Cold Sore Treatment + Moisturizer!

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For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, February 4th at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Sponsored by: Orajel Single Dose Cold Sore Treatment
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #ColdSoreRelief in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#ColdSoreRelief on Twitter

#ColdSoreRelief Tweetchat

#ColdSoreRelief on TChat.io

Twitter Party Guide

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#CrestSmile Twitter Party – Monday, February 2nd!

A party is a great reason to give a big smile and this one is no exception! Join us and @Crest as we talk all about how to keep your pearly whites shining bright and healthy. With thanks to Crest, eight lucky winners will each receive a prize pack filled with Crest products!

RSVPFacebook Event

For a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards, RSVP on Twitter and Join the event on Facebook!

Party Details

  • Date and Time: Monday, February 2nd at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT/ 11am PT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Hosted by @Smiley360 (you must be following us to win prizes)
  • Special Guest and Sponsor: @Crest
  • Hashtag: Take part by using #CrestSmile in all your tweets

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How To Participate 

Twitter parties are an optional (and fun!) way to participate in the Smiley360 Community and meet other members. All you need to do is show up at the time of the party, answer our party questions throughout the hour, chat with others and have fun!

#CrestSmile on Twitter

#CrestSmile Tweetchat

#CrestSmile on TChat.io

Twitter Party Guide

Be Heard. Be Happy.